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 April, 2020

April 2020 Prize Winners Gallery

Welcome to our April Prize Winners Gallery!

Thank you to Veena's World of Art and Craft who 
shared her winnings from Scrapmatts with us.




There are a number of ways you too 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, April 30th at 11:55am EST to get your entries in. 

For the Main Challenge, link up your projects at the bottom of this post 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 "ALL" graphic on our Facebook page and post in the comments under it.)

Please link up your Main Challenge projects 
by clicking on the "Add Link" button below.

PLEASE be sure to include your personal name and country in your InLinkz title.

Challenge closes April 30th at 11:55 pm EST.

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

21 April, 2020

Special Guest Spotlight on Margarita Shkludova

We are so excited to introduce you to Margarita Shkludova from Belarus this month! We absolutely adored her February entry that featured rust and old ships, so we were thrilled when she agreed to be our Guest Designer.

MARGARITA: Hello, creative souls! My name is Margarita Shkludova. And this month I will share my inspiration with you as a guest designer. I have loved creativity since childhood! I’ve been in scrapbooking for 5 years and I love mix media with all my heart! Paints, waxes, pastes are my passion. And I like to share my mood and inspiration.You can get to know my art in the following social media links. May the inspiration be with you!  Bye-Bye!


Here is a reminder of our April Main Challenge.

Word Inspiration:  EVERYDAY
Creative Inspiration:  BUGS AND BIRDS

Margarita's interpretation of our challenge:

Margarita: I live in Belarus. This is a country full of forests and lakes. So I made a forest layout embellished with some of the BUGS that live in it. The forest surrounds me EVERYDAY. I see it from the windows, I go for a walk there, I like to breathe air filled with aromas of fir and pine trees. This is my familiar world, which is full of natural magic!




A big THANK YOU to Margarita for joining us as our April Special Guest!

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

Link up your projects below, using our InLinkz Tool, by April 30th at 1:00am EST.

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

16 April, 2020

April 2020 Mini Challenge - ALL



Do you want it ALL this month? Then join in our Mini Challenge 

and you could win a prize!


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!



ANASTASIA TVERITNEVA - Card

ANNA IWANOWSKA - Tag

CECILIA ZERTUCHE - Tag

DAISY RAMSAY - Card

DANA TATAR - ATC

ELLE WILSON - Tags

HEATHER McMAHON  - Tag

HEIKES AUGENBLICK  - Postcard

JOLANDE vanOOSTERHOUT - Tag

KATRIN MERAGLIA - Card

PRIYA MISHRA - Card

ROSALIE DUKE STANLEY - ATC

LINDA PEKRUL - 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 CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS

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

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU


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 be ALL in to create a project for our Mini Challenge this month!

12 April, 2020

April 2020 2nd Reveal of Main Challenge - EVERYDAY & BUGS AND BIRDS

On this festive Easter Sunday, our Design Team reveals a second 
set of inspiration for you. Below we share how they interpreted our 
Main Challenge - EVERYDAY & BUGS AND BIRDS.


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

Word Inspiration - EVERDAY
Creative Challenge - BUGS AND BIRDS

Nature is very soothing and healing, and this month 
we are encouraging you to immerse yourself in it!

HELPFUL TIPS FOR THE CHALLENGE

We do many things in our EVERYDAY lives that we barely think about. It’s time to get those memories recorded in your art! What is something you do in your everyday life that you would love to look back on and remember later? Or is there something special you do every day that you’ve never thought to create about. Here is your chance! 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.

The creative challenge is easy – just add some BUGS and/or BIRDS to your project. You can add just one or as many as you like.



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 EVERYDAY & BUGS AND BIRDS Main Challenge!


JOLANDE: For me, I look for BIRDS EVERYDAY... especially eagles and other birds of prey. I think that when I see one my day is good. This picture is made by a good friend of mine Heidie Mulder. She takes lovely pictures.


SARAH: I chose to make a layout for April's challenge, and I chose to represent love... the love that we give ourselves EVERYDAY. It is especially about the one that is woven day by day between brother and sister. I chose to stencil butterflies for the creative challenge of BUGS, and I added some butterfly cutouts too. I love it and find it very poetic with this kind of photo.


YULIA: For our April Main Challenge, I made the "Smile Everyday" layout. EVERYDAY brings us joyful events - love of loved ones, creativity, the sun after a cloudy day, flowers, nature or a meeting with amazing people. The photo is from the workshop of my beloved Master Dorota Kotowicz. I still remember this wonderful day with a smile:) Butterflies are emotions that creativity gives us. I used them to fulfill the creativity part of the challenge - BUGS.


HEIKES: Something I do "EVERYDAY" is my Tai-Chi exercises. The slow stretching of the muscles and tendons, the conscious breathing... For me, it is part of a healthy life. For the creative challenge "BUGS and BIRDS" I have decided to stamp lots of bugs on my background.


CECILIA: EVERYDAY we have the chance to do small things with great love. Especially now, it is a great time to interact respectfully and carefully with others as nature does! I have created an altered wooden box lid from a wine box and added dragonfly and bee BUGS to it.

DANA: I try my best to enjoy the beauty of nature everyday. I can usually spot a bird nest on my daily walk. However, it is not EVERYDAY that I see a hummingbird nest. I had to document this special find, which happened during the excursion I took while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. I used patterned papers that featured BUGS and BIRDS on this page. I just love things with wings!

ANASTASIA: Getting older, we forget to pay attention to the EVERYDAY little joys. Personally, my children help me to remember them. With them I again began to deeply inhale the smell of flowers (I need to show an example), collect pebbles in the garden, walk through puddles in rubber boots, inhale fresh air in the park, and admire the stars at night! Appreciate your time and those everyday moments. My canvas is about my everyday moments and I have embellished it with both BIRDS AND BUGs. The paper collection is "Beauty in Bloom" by Mintay papers.

SABRINA: Sab here with a new, great challenge! This is very perfect for me! I love so much, nature and its creatures, little and big, BIRDS AND BUGS! Then spring is coming and I hope that this year which has started badly, can be better! And I say to you...take your time...EVERYDAY ♥️

HEATHER: I visited the Spider Market in Cambodia. It certainly wasn't your EVERYDAY market! There were all sorts of BUGS for sale, like crickets and cicadas, plus plenty of huge tarantulas. Everything was for eating! The critters were usually deep fried and flavoured with spices. The tarantulas in these photos were still 'fresh' (meaning well and truly alive!) and definitely creepy!

Our design team has shared their EVERYDAY inspiration 
with you using BUGS AND BIRDS.

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 KORA PROJECTS
(image below is for illustration purposes only)



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

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

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

$25 USD value prize from SCRAPMATTS

$25 USD value prize from THOMPSON'S CRAFT SUPPLIES

RANDOM WINNER
(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from 2CRAFTY
(image below is for illustration purposes only)


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 JUNE 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
April Main Challenge: EVERDAY & BUGS AND BIRDS

Please link up your projects 
by clicking on the "Add Link" button below.

PLEASE be sure to include your personal name and country in your InLinkz title.

Challenge closes April 30th at 11:55 pm EST.


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

08 April, 2020

Announcing our March Main Challenge WINNERS!

Such a favorite time of the month when we announce our winners!!! 
Thank you SO much for all the incredible entries!  It was tough, but without further ado, we present the winners of our March Main Challenge.


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

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


MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

VEANA R. (Entry #21)
Veana, please contact Aga at shop(at)agabaraniak(dot)comto claim your $50 USD value prize from AB STUDIOPlease note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in receiving your prize.

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

CATHY LU (entry #16)
Cathy, please contact Bhavani at expressionscraft@gmail(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize at EXPRESSIONS CRAFTPlease note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in receiving your prize.

TONE (entry #18)

Tone, please contact Janene at janene(at)49andmarket(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize at 49 AND MARKETPlease note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in receiving your prize.

CRAFTIVATION (entry #17)

Craftivation, please contact Marie at marie(at)majadesign(dot)nu to claim your $25 USD value prize at MAJA DESIGN. Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in receiving your prize.

VEENA CHOWDHRY (entry #32)
Veena, please contact Yulia at yulia_mozhova(at)ukr(dot)net to claim your $25 USD value prize at FABRIKA DECORU. Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in receiving your prize.

RANDOM WINNER
(selected via Random.org)

LYNE'S LABORATORY (entry #10)
Lyne, please contact Jennifer at dustyattic(dot)hq(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize at THE DUSTY ATTICPlease note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in receiving your prize.

MYSTERY WINNERS
(hand picked by our Admin team)

ELLY'S CREATIONS (entry #7)
You've heard the phrase "Happiness is Homemade"? Well Elly's entry made us very happy this month! Her beautifully decorated paper bag is the perfect presentation for the yummy jars of homemade Blackberry jam that will be tucked into it.

Elly, please contact Janene at janene(at)49andmarket(dot)com to claim your $25 prize at 49 AND MARKETPlease note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in receiving your prize.


HETTY KRUGER (entry #35)
Hetty's unique project also caught our eye this month. Hetty decided to do some scrapbooking on a table that she wanted to revamp. The result is a wonderful mosaic of purple tones and black and white photos. A lot of time and effort went into this project and we were blown away by it!

Hetty, please contact Karola at info(at)mintaypapers(dot)com for your $25 USD value prize at MINTAY PAPERSPlease note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in receiving your prize.

SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER
(hand picked by our Admin team)

VALERIE OUELLET (entry #15)

Valerie is well known to the More Than Words team, and we were really thrilled with her entry this month. Those blues and greens are so fresh and pretty, reminding us of springtime and fresh buds on the trees. Valerie has done us the honour of accepting our invitation to be the guest designer in May.

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:

MINA JUVELER  (entry #33)
REPOLAINEN (entry #26)
SARA K (entry #2)
MILIJUSCRAP (entry #27)
MARGARITA SHKLUDOVA (entry #3)

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

We encourage all 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.


Last, but not least friends, we would like to encourage you to
Stay Home & Keep Crafting
during these difficult times.


"Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness" - Anni Albers

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Our April Main Challenge EVERYDAY AND BUGS & BIRDS
is currently underway and we hope that you will join in!
Link up your project below by April 30th at 11:59am EST.


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