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24 August, 2020

August 2020 Prize Winners Gallery

Welcome to our August Prize Winners Gallery!

Have you ever wondered just what you might receive as a prize in one of our challenges?  Well wonder no more!

Thank you to Jinal Savla Ganger for sharing the unboxing of her beautiful prize package from 49 AND MARKET.  Jinal was our June 2020 Main Challenge Mystery Winner.  Click on the image below to see her Youtube video showing all the marvelous goodies she received!


Below is a screenshot from Jinal's video.


Thank you also, to Merja Kainulainen, a December 2019 winner, who shared these beautiful projects that she made...


with her prize package (below) from DANA TATAR. The prize package included items from sponsors LINDY'S GANG, CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS, 49 AND MARKET, and A.B. STUDIO, among other goodies.
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, August 31st at 11:55am EST to get your entries in. 

To enter the Main Challenge, link up your projects at the bottom of this post using our InLinkz Tool.

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

21 August, 2020

Special Guest Spotlight on Lena Blankenstein-Holmström


Our Guest Designer this month is Lena Blankenstein-Holmström.  Lena's work really amazes us and we are so excited to share it with you!

LENA: Hi, I’m very honoured to be the guest designer this month. My name is Lena Blankenstein-Holmström, and I’m a mixed media artist from Finland.
I have been creative all my life, but for the last 7 years, art has been a big part of me. Art brings balance into my life. I love using recycled materials when I'm creating art. Somebodys trash can be a treasure for me!

You can see more of Lena's work on her social media links below:




Here is a reminder of our August Main Challenge:

Word Inspiration - CHILL OUT
Creative Challenge - SKETCH


Here is Lena's interpretation of our challenge:
LENA:  The mood board this month, inspired me to grab an old book ( I love old books), and alter it. I love that you can use old books in many different ways. It’s so relaxing to carve them up. You should try it! If i feel stressed I just take a deep breath and make same art or spend quality time with my grandchildren. I love that.



A big THANK YOU to Lena for joining us as our August Special Guest!

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

Link up your projects below, using our InLinkz Tool, by August 31st at 1:00am EST.


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

16 August, 2020

August 2020 Mini Challenge - SUN

 Follow the SUN to our Mini Challenge 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!



DANA TATAR

ELLE WILSON

HEATHER McMAHON

HEIKES AUGENBLICK

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

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

$25USD value prize from LEMONCRAFT
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 look forward to seeing your Mini Challenge projects this month!




12 August, 2020

AUGUST 2020 2nd Reveal of Main Challenge - CHILL OUT and SKETCH

Welcome back to the 2nd Reveal of our AUGUST Main Challenge 
at More Than Words!


 It’s holiday time in the northern hemisphere, and we have a fabulous sketch drawn up to inspire you.




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



Word Inspiration - CHILL OUT
Creative Challenge - SKETCH

HELPFUL TIPS FOR THE CHALLENGE

Is it holiday time where you live or maybe you’re dreaming of that wonderful break you had last year? Or do you CHILL OUT by relaxing with a book or working in the garden? We want to hear about whatever makes you relax. 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 make you relax even more, our very own Heike Bruhn has created a fabulous SKETCH for you to use!




Cecilia: It is incredible how even a quick visit to the beach helps to recharge the enthusiasm and energy in these times! CHILL OUT and take a break! Pure joy on a wonderful evening!

Dana: I often think back on how lucky I was to be able to get away to the Dominican Republic this past January. It was the first vacation my husband and I took alone since we were married 16 years ago. I cherish the time that I had to CHILL OUT even more now that safe travel is no longer an option. I rotated the SKETCH one click to the left for a slightly different take on the original design.
  
Anastasia: I really liked creating a SKETCH layout. I didn’t have to think about the composition - I could just create for pleasure! My layout is about CHILLing OUT outdoors in the summer time. For my project I used the very summery "Better times" paper collection by Mintay papers.

Heather: I took the CHILL OUT theme literally, and wrote about us spending a cold winter at home because we can't travel due to the Corona virus. I loved using Heike's fun SKETCH!


Sarah: I chose this photo because it is the first CHILL OUT weekend that we had after the period of the Covid and the confinement. At the same time, it was also the first time that daughter Léa discovered the sea as well as the sand. A real moment of happiness!


HEIKE: For this sketch challenge I chose yupo paper and I painted on it with watercolors in green and light blue. My photo is taken on the first day out after our Corona lockdown here in The Netherlands. My husband and I had so much fun, so much laughter, and happy chill moments in the woods.


YULIA: This month's SKETCH is very inspiring! I took the main elements of the composition as a basis and this is what I got. These are photos of the beach at night that I took in 2017. The night, the quiet lapping of the waves, and the white light of the moon above the water ... it is very relaxing. A night on the beach or in a house by the sea is my CHILL OUT.


JOLANDE: For the month of August I chose a CHILL OUT photo with all sunny colors around it. Sit in the grass and think about your day. This month it is easy for everyone. A nice sketch that almost guarantees a good result!

MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER 
(as voted by our DT) 

$50 USD value prize from MINTAY


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


$25 USD value prize from SCRAPMATTS

$25 USD value prize from THOMPSON'S CRAFT SUPPLIES

$25 USD value prize from 2CRAFTY

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

RANDOM WINNER
(picked at random from all eligible entries)



$25 USD value prize from LINDY'S GANG


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 OCTOBER 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
AUGUST Main Challenge: CHILL OUT and SKETCH

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 August 31st at 11:59 pm EST.


08 August, 2020

Announcing our July Main Challenge WINNERS!

Such a favorite time of the month when we announce our winners!!! 

What stunning entries we had for our GOODBYE & MONOCHROME challenge! Some sad goodbye's as well.  Let's cheer things up 
by announcing our Prize Winners!


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


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



MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

SIRISHA SETIA (entry #52)
Sirisha, please contact Janene: janene(at)49andmarket(dot)com to claim your $50 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET. Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact 49 And Market and/or in receiving your prize.


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

PATRICIA (entry #34)
Patricia, please contact Marie: marie(at)majadesign(dot)nu to claim your $25 USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN. Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Maja Design and/or in receiving your prize.

INNA BRIGANTINA (entry #21
Inna, please contact Yulia: yulia_mozhova(at)ukr(dot)net to claim your $25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU. Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Fabrika Decoru and/or in receiving your prize.

TRACEY BEER (entry #45)
Tracey, please contact Jennifer: dustyattic(dot)hq(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC. Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact The Dusty Attic and/or in receiving your prize.

HADRY DC (#3)
Hadry, please contact Aga: shop(at)agabaraniak(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from AB STUDIO. Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact AB Studio and/or in receiving your prize.


RANDOM WINNER
(picked at random from all eligible entries)
SEMONTI ROY (entry #12)
Semonti, please contact Bhavani: expressionscraft(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from EXPRESSIONS CRAFT. Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Expressions Craft and/or in receiving your prize.


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)

LIZZY (entry #18)
Lizzy's beautiful tribute to her dog, Cindy, captured our attention with all the layers and thoughtful details she added to her page while still maintaining the Monochromatic creativity challenge.

Lizzy, please contact Janene: janene(at)49andmarket(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET. Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact 49 And Market and/or in receiving your prize.

MILIJUSCRAP (entry #23)
Another beautiful monochromatic tribute to a beloved pet, Milijuscrap's poignant goodbye reminding Gordi "Don't forget to fly" really touched our hearts.

Milijuscrap, please contact Karola: info(at)mintaypapers(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS. Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Mintay Papers and/or in receiving your prize.


SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER
(hand picked by our Admin team)

We really loved Mukta's canvas, with its beautiful colours and all the stunning handmade embellishments.  We are so pleased that she has agreed to be our September Guest Designer!

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:

KERSTIN FILOU (entry#49)
EDYTA HULKA (entry #62)
KOYEL78 (entry #48)
MARIELA PAPELETAS (entry #14)
CLAIRE DAVIS (entry #25)
HELEN HOLLINGER (entry #1)
SHRADDHA (entry #28)
MARIA TARABUKINA (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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Link up your project below by August 31st at 11:59am EST.

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