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 May, 2020

May 2020 Prize Winners Gallery

Welcome to our May Prize Winners Gallery!

Thank you to Shylaa Shree who shared the gorgeous layout she made with her winnings from 49 And Market

Thank you also to VTK RANI who also shared her beautiful project made with her winnings!  Her winnings came from Creative Embellishments.

Thank you as well to Fairuz Fabiha who shared two stunning projects she made with her winnings from Fabrika Decoru


We had a lot of happy prize winners sharing this month!  Here is Karen's prize package from Fabrika Decoru.

Last, but not least, we'd like to give a "shout out" to Louise from Thompson's Craft Supplies for the video she made sharing her take on our April Main Challenge: EVERYDAY & BUGS AND BIRDS. Such a beautiful plaque Louise!


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
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, May 31st 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 "LOL" 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 May 31st at 11:55 pm EST.


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

21 May, 2020

Special Guest Spotlight on Valerie Ouellet


It is a real honour to present our Guest Designer this month, Valerie Ouellet!  Valerie's entry in March blew us away with it's beautiful blues and greens!  We are so happy to be able to share more of her stunning work with you!

Valerie: Hello, I'm Valerie from Quebec. I've been scrapbooking for about 12 years. I have been part of many creative teams for the past few years. Now I create for myself and for fun. I also create my own hand-drawn stamps "Designed by Valerie". In addition to scrapbooking, I love drawing, and yoga. I hope my page will inspire you.


Here is a reminder of our May Main Challenge.

Word Inspiration:  FUNNY
Creative Inspiration:  STRIPES

Valerie's interpretation of our challenge:
 Valerie: For this challenge, I used a FUNNY picture of my little daughter. My daughter loves to have fun in the snow and I like to capture the moment with my camera. Every time I see this picture, I feel like I hear her laughing. I used "Funny" as a title. The creative challenge "STRIPES," inspired me to use only striped paper and washi tapes.




A big THANK YOU to Valerie for joining us as our May Special Guest!

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

Link up your projects below, using our InLinkz Tool, by May 31st at 1:00am EST.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

16 May, 2020

May 2020 Mini Challenge - LOL

We all need some laughter in our day. We want to see "LOL" on your 
Mini Challenge project this month!

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!



HEATHER McMAHON - Tag

ELLE WILSON - Tag

KATRIN MERAGLIA  - Tag

DANA TATAR - ATC

SARAH DORGERE - Tag

JOLANDE van OOSTERHOUT  - Tag

HEMA - Tag

LINDA PEKRUL - Tag






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 FABRIKA DECORU


MINI WINNER #2
(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 #3
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS


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 can't wait to see how you make us LOL with your projects 

for our Mini Challenge this month!


12 May, 2020

May 2020 2nd Reveal of Main Challenge - FUNNY & STRIPES

Today we're sharing the 2nd Reveal of our May Main Challenge 
from the Design Team.

They have created some beautiful interpretations for you!

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

Word Inspiration - Funny
Creative Challenge - Stripes


HELPFUL TIPS FOR THE CHALLENGE

Where would we be without the FUNNY things in our lives? Laughter is the best medicine and we all enjoy those funny moments. What does the word funny inspire you to create? 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 challenge, we want you to add STRIPES to your project. We don’t mind if they’re bold or soft, wide or narrow, so long as they’re stripey!


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 FUNNY & STRIPES Main Challenge!


DAISY: The word FUNNY inspired me a lot. I am a person who loves to have fun and do crazy things. To represent the word funny, I chose this funny photo that I took with the snapchat app. For the creative twist, I used Tim Holtz's STRIPES stencil on my background.

KATRIN MERAGLIA
Katrin: I was inspired by the May Main Challenge, to remember the magical and FUNNY Broadway shows from the 60s and 70s. Comedys were numerous and the lights made everything sparkle like diamonds.  This wasn't a simple project to do but the STRIPED design of the paper helped me create a layout with the strong contrasts of the red and yellow lights behind.

HEMA: I created this art journal page with stamped STRIPES, and for the FUNNY word element I captured a pic of three friends having a fun time. I have 2 best "crafty" friends, and we all live far away; but the element of fun that we share is tremendous. Even though we are in the same industry, where competition is ongoing every minute, we are still able to share so much fun girl stuff. Until the day this photo was taken, we had never met each other! Can you believe this!! Yes, we are the best of friends!  

LANUSIA: Memories... from my childhood... being little kids, we often had our own secrets, played different games, followed our special rituals. One of them was looking for flowers that were unordinary. We believed that they will bring us happiness... in those days it was very serious... but nowadays I find that really FUNNY. Just a superstition!!! For the creative STRIPES side of the challenge, I used straight lines in my background paper.  

ELLE WILSON

ELLE: Life is FUNNY now… every time I venture out of the house to go foraging (or rather food shopping)… the animals are outside looking in at us and we are inside looking out! My painted STRIPES came in handy for a little bit of pandemic journaling!


PRIYA: This is a FUNNY moment of my son, captured well. He loves mangoes, and he loved his mango fruit toy so much as a kid, he would carry it around always. He was just 7 months old here and didn't have any teeth. Still whenever he saw a mango, he tried to bite it. In this picture he is holding his mango toy. For STRIPES, I used two different striped papers, one in the background and one below the photo.


ANNA: I am not a big fan of stripes. I always prefer dots and circles, but... I have a friend who loves stripes and wears them a lot. :) We are completely different people in many, many ways, but there is at least one thing (ok! of course there are more!) in common for us... we can joke and laugh in almost every situation. We were laughing when our worlds were falling apart more than once or twice... we were laughing even when we were crying... we were laughing in the middle of the night in the ER... and we laugh every time we speak! :) When I think "FUNNY", when I think "STRIPES", she is the first person who comes to my mind! :)

ROSALIE: My FUNNY moments are pictures of my granddaughter Ameila dressed up in her work gear to go shoppng with her dad for hardware. She insists on wearing her 'work gear' just like dad. STRIPES are in the paper, mixed media and embellishments that reflect the stripes on Junior Tradie Hi Vis top.

Our design team has shared their FUNNY inspiration 
with you using STRIPES.

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 EXPRESSIONS CRAFT


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

$25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET

$25 USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

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


RANDOM WINNER
(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from AB STUDIO
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 JULY 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
MAY Main Challenge: FUNNY & STRIPES

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 May 31st at 11:55 pm EST.


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