We are a papercraft challenge blog offering two challenges each month - a Main Challenge and a Mini Challenge.

Join in and have some creative fun! We have amazing sponsors and there are GREAT prizes to be won.


24 February, 2020

February 2020 Prize Winners Gallery

Welcome to our February Prize Winners Gallery!

Thank you to the following lucky prize winners who 
have shared their winnings with us.

Margarita Shkludova's winnings from 49 and Market


Coralee Crust's winnings also from 49 and Market

There are a number of ways you can be featured on 
More Than Words' social media:

SHARE YOUR WINNINGS

SHARE YOUR UNBOXING  
We would love to see your unboxing photos  or videos! Share with us using the hashtags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeUnboxing on Instagram when you receive your prize or by tagging the sponsor plus 
More Than Words Challenges on Facebook.

SHARE WHAT YOU MAKE
We'd also love to see what you make using your prize products, so please show us by using the hastags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeWinnerMake on Instagram and the same tags as above
on Facebook.

SHOW SOME LOVE FOR THE SPONSOR OF YOUR PRIZE -
Add their hashtag to your "share".

49 and Market - #49andmarket
2Crafty - #2crafty
AB Studio - #abstudio
Creative Embellishments - #creativeembellishments
The Dusty Attic - #dustyattic
Expressions Craft - #expressionscraft
Fabrika Dekoru - #fabrikadecoru
Kora Projects - #koraprojects
Lindy's Gang - #lindysgang
Maja Design - #majadesign
Mintay - #mintaypapers
Scrap Accent - #scrapaccent
Scrapmatts - #scrapmatts
Thompson's Craft Supplies - #thompsonscraftsupplies

We'd love to share your good news, so also tag your pics with #MTWShare for permission to be featured on More Than Words' social media.

We will spotlight the projects you have made with your winnings, on a blog post every month! They will also be pinned to a Prize Winners Gallery board on our Pinterest site, and shared on our Facebook and Instagram sites.

Now off you go...get busy creating and sharing!!

Don't forget about entering our current challenges that are now running. You have until the end of the month, February 29th at 11:55am EST to get your entries in. 

For the Main Challenge, link up your projects below using our InLinkz Tool.

For the Mini Challenge, you must add your photo to the Mini Challenge post on our Facebook page. (Look for the "WHEN" graphic on our Facebook page and post in the comments under it.)


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

21 February, 2020

Special Guest Spotlight on Lydia Guijt

Hello friends. Today we're very excited to put the spotlight on a long time entrant to More Than Words challenges, Lydia Guijt! We are great fans of Lydia's and are sure you will love the project she is sharing with us today!

LYDIA: Hello! Thank you so much for inviting me to be a Guest Designer this month. My name is Lydia Guijt and I live in Houston, Texas. I started with paper crafts quite a while ago and find that it's always evolving. That's the fun of it. Learning new techniques, new products, new styles. I love doing layouts using my own pictures and making cards. No project is complete for me without some flowers!

You can visit Lydia at the following links:



Here is a reminder of our February Main Challenge:

Word Inspiration:  THE PAST
Creative Challenge:  RUST



Lydia's interpretation of our challenge:
LYDIA: What a great mood board this month. I did not have to think twice on what subject it had to be. This castle (ruine of Brederode) has been featured on more than one of my layouts. As you can see, it's old, 13th century old. It fits THE PAST inspiration perfectly. This castle holds a special place in my heart. Almost 30 years ago I had my wedding pictures taken there and my parents did as well, 58 years ago. I used a RUST technique on all the chipboards for the creative challenge, and rust colored sprays for some added effect. Come join the MTW team, and enter this month's fabulous challenge!




What a stunning layout with so many gorgeous layers and colours!  Lydia's PAST inspiration has us wanting to take a trip to the the beautiful ruine of Brederode and her beautiful RUST pieces are a delight to the eye!

A big THANK YOU to Lydia for joining us as our February Special Guest!

We hope that Lydia's beautiful project inspires you to join us 

Link up your projects below, using our InLinkz Tool, by February 29th at 1:00am EST.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

16 February, 2020

February 2020 Mini Challenge - WHEN

WHEN is the new More Than Words Mini Challenge starting? NOW... right NOW!!!



The Mini Challenge runs on the last two weeks of each month and is for:
 cards, tags, ATCs and postcards only.  

This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project. 
We must see the actual word

*ATCs. or Artist Trading Cards, are small works of art,
about 2.5 by 3.5 inches or 64 x 89 mm.

You have two weeks - until the last day of the month - to enter, so be quick!

Entry for the Mini Challenge is only 
via our Facebook page under the relevant post.

You can see all our rules under the RULES tab above.

Is this word inspiring you to make a mini creation? We sure hope so!




DAISY RAMSAY - Card

CECILIA ZERTUCHE - Set of 3 ATC's


DANA TATAR - ATC

DI GARLING - Card

ELLE WILSON - Card

HEMA - Set of 3 ATC's


SABRINA PERNA - Card

YULIA POPKOVA - Card





Thanks to our amazing sponsors, you now have more chances to win a prize when you enter our Mini Challenge this year!

MINI WINNER #1
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC
(image below is for illustration purposes only)


MINI WINNER #2
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU


MINI WINNER #3
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS


MYSTERY MINI WINNER
(hand picked by our Admin team - an entry not in our Top 3,
 that has that special something that captured our attention)

$25 USD value prize from SCRAP ACCENT 



We are very grateful to all our generous sponsors for these fabulous prizes. To learn more about any of them, click on the SPONSORS tab above.

We know you'll have fun WHEN you create a small project for our Mini Challenge this month!


12 February, 2020

February 2020 Main Challenge 2nd Release - THE PAST & RUST

Welcome back to the 2nd release of our Design Team's inspiration 
for our January 2020 Main Challenge - THE PAST & RUST

Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.

Word Inspiration - THE PAST
Creative Challenge - RUST

What does THE PAST make you think of? Do you have childhood memories to share? Perhaps you love everything vintage and want to create in that style. We'd love you to share your stories or creations about something old! We need to see in your project how our word inspired you. If it isn't obvious in your work, then please explain it in your post. To add to the effect, we want to see some RUST on your project.  It can be a rusty piece of metal, something you've added a rust effect to, or even a photo of something old and rusty.  Get your rust on! 


Please check out ALL our challenge rules in the RULES tab above.

Now let's see what our fabulous DT has come up with, 

inspired by THE PAST & RUST Main Challenge!


ANASTASIA:  I was inspired by the "Game of Thrones" series on this layout. (This time however, we were not able to tame the dragon, because it was made from sweets!) I achieved the effect of RUST with wax (Finnibair), and there is also rust in the design of the paper. For me, it was an interesting experience combining the rust with a dark background.


 CECILIA: In my PAST there's a wonderful person I'll always love and remember, my grandfather. Being with him at his office is one of the most happiest memories I have. I played with his typewriter a lot. I added "Hope is Never Lost" because he survived the Mexican Revolution as a child. He was a gentleman. For the RUST part of the challenge I used acrylic paints combined with sand.


 DANA: I always feel a connection to THE PAST when I visit my family lake house. The property has been in my family for 4 generations. This photo of my Grandmother, with her Spaniel puppy Taffy, was taken in 1952. The lake house is a place where the family gets together during the summer months, often times adding their dogs to the mix. I used acrylic glaze, paint, and paste to add a RUST effect to chipboard pieces and shells.


DI GARLINGDI: I was inspired by this month's challenge to create this layout about THE PAST. I used lots of vintage sewing ephemera like old scissors, an old thimble and needle threader, and even some labels off old cotton spools. My photo is of the exact old Singer treadle sewing machine that my great grandmother taught me to sew on when I was just a child. For the RUST element, I have given a rust paint effect to the dressmaker's dummy and also the flourish. I really enjoyed this challenge.


YULIA: For our Challenge, I decided to decorate a vintage alarm clock. This is a watch from the 60's that I found at a flea market. A watch is a connection between THE PAST and the present. They still work and remind us how fast time runs. To create a RUST effect, I am using sprays from Lindy's and Finnabair wax "Rich Copper".


 HEIKES: How did the word "THE PAST" inspire me?  Actually it was the photo from my mother's past that inspired me to design this layout in honor to her. Because of water damage that we had in our house a long time ago, many photos of my family have been destroyed. In total, I was able to save three original photos of my mother. These photos are now my little treasure from the past. For the creative RUST challenge, I tried to create the effect of rust with the help of acrylic colors: burnt sienna, yellow ochre and orange.


 JOLANDE: How has the word PAST inspired me? It was a picture of myself, as a baby in a puddle by the sea... alone... the way I have always stayed. The second photo is at a later time, and I literally walk away from the past. I am moving forward and do not look back, that is not the way I am going. For the creative RUST challenge, I have colored the gear wheels with paint in the colors: burnt siena, dark brown, yellow ochra and teal.


 SAB: I really loved this great theme!!! THE PAST and the RUST! The past means a vintage photo, sepia colors, and metal embellishments! Love all these things! I love the RUST effect I added in the middle, and you? Show us your interpretations!


 SARAH: Today I share with you my creation for the February challenge. The word PAST immediately inspired the thought of the clock, the passage of time, the memory. For me, the past is also the future and at the same time, the present. For the RUST effect, I altered a Tim Holtz alarm clock with Prima texture pastes. For the interior I chose AB Studio papers.


Our design team has shared their feelings about THE PAST with you
using old RUST colours. We hope that they will have inspired you to play along!

Here are the fabulous prizes up for grabs!




MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

$50 USD value prize from 2CRAFTY
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

4 RUNNERS UP
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from KORA PROJECTS
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

$25 USD value prize from LINDY'S GANG
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

$25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS

$25 USD value prize from SCRAPMATTS


RANDOM WINNER
(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from THOMPSON'S CRAFT SUPPLIES

MYSTERY WINNERS
(hand picked by our Admin team - two entries not in our Top 5,
but that have that special something that captured our attention)

$25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET

$25 USD value prize from MINTAY 
(image below is for illustration purposes only)


SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER
One participant, with a high number of votes and handpicked by our Admin team, 
will be invited to be our April, 2020 Special Guest Designer.

We are very grateful to all our generous sponsors for these fabulous prizes.
To learn more about any of them, click on the SPONSORS tab above.

We are looking forward to seeing your entries into our
February Main Challenge:  THE PAST & RUST

Please link up your projects by clicking on the "Add Link" button below.  Challenge closes February 29th at 11:55pm EST.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

08 February, 2020

Announcing our January Main Challenge Winners

This is always the best time of the month, when we announce our winners!  Without further ado, we present the winners of our January Main Challenge.




Winners, in your email to the sponsors, please clearly indicate:
** YOUR FULL NAME
** YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS
** THE MONTH AND PRIZE WON

(ex: January - Main / Runner Up / Mystery / Random etc)


MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

POOJA SHARMA (entry 14)
Congratulations Pooja!  You are the winner of our
 January Main Challenge! 
 Pooja, please contact Jennifer at dustyattic(dot)hq(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your $50 USD value prize at THE DUSTY ATTIC.


4 RUNNERS UP
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

SHYLAA (entry 10)
Shylaa, please contact Janene(at)49andmarket(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize at 49 AND MARKET.


RACHEL DUTKO (entry 9)
Rachel, please contact Bhavani at expressionscraft(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize at EXPRESSIONS CRAFT.


KAREEN DION (entry 7)
Kareen, please contact Aga at shop(at)agabaraniak(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize at AB STUDIO.


IRENA R. (entry 41)
Irena, please contact marie(at)majadesign(dot)nu to claim your $25 USD value prize at MAJA DESIGN.



RANDOM WINNER
(selected via Random.org)


KOYEL78 (entry 38)
Koyel78, please contact yulia_mozhova(at)ukr(dot)net to claim your $25 USD value prize at FABRIKA DECORU.



MYSTERY WINNERS
(hand picked by our Admin team)

ELLY BOOIJ (entry 17)
Elly's entry used SUNSET COLOURS as required, but it was her HIGHLIGHT that really captured our hearts! Her little foster grandchild, born 3 months premature had to fight off and survive a virus infection that developed in his stomach. No small feat! She thrilled us when she explained in her highlight, that he just celebrated his first birthday in December and is now healthy and strong. Way to go little Jax!
Elly, please contact Janene(at)49andmarket(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize at 49 AND MARKET.


Over these past few months, the whole world has cried along with Australia as fires wrecked their havoc across the country. Riptuparna captured the ferociousness of the flames with her SUNSET COLOURS. As a HIGHLIGHT she dedicated her project to the wild and human lives that were lost; with a salute to those fearless firefighters in Australia and from all over the world who came to help extinguish the flames and transport the injured to safety. Our prayers go out to Australia as they rebuild and recover from this terrible disaster.
Riptuparna, please contact Karola at info(at)mintaypapers(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize at MINTAY.


SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER
(hand picked by our Admin team)

ASIA SZCZUROWSKA (entry 18)
Asia, we are so thrilled to have you join us as our Special Guest Designer for the month of March.


Lastly, here are a few HONOURABLE MENTIONS who have not made it 
into our merit winners' list, but who we feel deserve to be highlighted:

IRISHAIRI (entry 19)
SARAH K (entry 21)
MERKKU (entry 5)
VEV SANTORINI (entry 25)
KRCMASTERPIECE (entry 4)
KOYEL78 (entry 38)
HELLO SUNSHINE (entry 39)

Congratulations to all our winners
and again a huge THANK YOU to all our participants!

We encourage all you merit winners, honourable mentions and participants whose project was featured on our Facebook page throughout the month to grab your badge from our left sidebar and proudly display it on your blog.

Share Your Winnings


SHARE YOUR UNBOXING - We would love to see your unboxing photos or videos! Share with us using the hashtags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeUnboxing on Instagram when you receive your prize or by tagging the sponsor plus More Than Words Challenges on Facebook.

SHARE WHAT YOU MAKE - We'd also love to see what you make using your prize products, so please show us by using the hashtags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeWinnerMake on Instagram and the same tags as above on Facebook.

We'd love to share your good news so also tag your pics with #MTWShare for permission to be featured on More Than Words' social media.

Thank you to our Sponsors
To lean more about all our wonderful and generous sponsors,
click on the SPONSORS tab above.

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Our February Main Challenge THE PAST & RUST
is currently underway and we hope that you will join in!
Link up your project below by February 29 at 11:55 am EST.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter