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.


08 March, 2021

Announcing our February MAIN Challenge Winners

 Thank you to everyone who entered our Romance and Rose Challenge!    

We really enjoyed each and every project!  You are all very talented and created beautiful projects.  We are very pleased to announce our winners for this Main Challenge.  As a reminder, we are now offering regional and international prizes so it is more important than ever, that you include your name and country on your entries when you enter our challenges, both of which are now held on our blog!


How to claim your prize


Winners, please contact the prize sponsor within 30 days, and in your email to the sponsors, please clearly indicate:
** YOUR FULL NAME
** YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS
** THE MONTH AND PRIZE WON

(ex: January - Australia / Europe / USA / International etc)
Prizewinners:  Please also refer to this handy guide.

Regional Challenge Winner - Australia/NZ

(as voted by our DT) 

#42 Amanda Hartmann

$25 USD value prize from 2CRAFTY CHIPBOARD



Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 1

(as voted by our DT) 

#62 Magdalena Niewiarowska

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU



Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 2

(as voted by our DT) 

#9 Kasia Nowakowska

$25 
USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN




Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 3

(as voted by our DT) 

#70 Haris

$25 
USD value prize from STAMPERIA



Regional Challenge Winner - USA


(as voted by our DT) 

#41 Sneha - USA

$25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS





Regional Challenge Winner - International 1

(as voted by our DT) 

#30 Fairuz Fabiha

$25 USD value *DIGITAL* prize from GECKO GALZ


*** SPECIAL OFFER FOR OUR FOLLOWERS ***

Gecko Galz have also generously offered a 50% discount to our followers during this month for all orders of $10 or more!  This offer is valid until the end of February by using the coupon code: MTW50FEB during checkout at Gecko Galz shop


Regional Challenge Winner - International 2

(as voted by our DT) 

#12 Cecelia Zertuche

$25 USD value prize from DECOUPAGE QUEEN




Regional Challenge Winner - International 3

(as voted by our DT) 

#52 Maria Rykodelnica 

$25 USD value prize from AB STUDIO

Honourable Mention

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.  In numerical order:

#22 Marina Smn
#25 Apoorva
#29 Priyanka Singh
#46 Lizzy Crust
#48 Elly Booij
#63 Mes Petites Crea So


Congratulations to all our winners

Congrats once again to all our winners and thank you to everyone who entered the challenge. We encourage all merit winners and honourable mentions to grab your badge from this post and proudly display it on your blog or social media. 


If you were featured on our Facebook page throughout the month, we have a badge for you too!



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 Facebook.

PERMISSION TO SHARE PHOTOS - We'd love to share your good news so please also tag your photos with #MTWShare for permission to be featured on More Than Words' social media.

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.



Special Guest Designer

We are happy to announce that our next Special Guest Designer, chosen from our winners, will be Fairuz Fabiha! 



Don't forget to enter our current challenge - links are at the top of the sidebar!


06 March, 2021

Announcing our FEBRUARY Mini Challenge Wininers

 

 Congratulations to the Winners of our February Mini Challenge!

Reminder: Our 2021 Challenges will operate differently than in previous years. Our new categories still offer awesome prizes from our generous sponsors.

How to claim your prize


Winners, in your email to the sponsors, please clearly indicate:
** YOUR FULL NAME
** YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS
** THE MONTH AND PRIZE WON
(ex: February - Mini)
Prizewinners:  Please also refer to this handy guide.


Regional Challenge Winner - Australia/NZ

(as voted by our DT) 



Michelle you have won a $25 USD value prize from DARKROOM DOOR. Please click here for details on how to claim your prize from Darkroom Door.



Regional Challenge Winner - Europe/UK

(as voted by our DT)



Bea you have won a $25 USD value prize from ITD CollectionPlease click here for details on how to claim your prize from ITD Collection.



Regional Challenge Winner - International

(as voted by our DT)



Inna you have won a $25 USD value prize from LemonCraftPlease click here for details on how to claim your prize from LemonCraft.



Thanks to our Sponsors

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

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:


Congratulations to all our Winners

Congrats once again to all our winners and thank you to everyone who entered the challenge. We encourage all merit winners and honourable mentions to grab your badge from this post and proudly display it on your blog or social media. 


If you were featured on our Facebook or Instagram Account throughout the month, we have a badge for you too!


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 accounts.


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

***

We are looking forward to seeing your entries into our February challenges:

March Main Challenge: CARPE DIEM and MARKMAKING
Challenge closes March 31st at 11:59 pm EST.

Entry for the Mini Challenge is now held on our blog.
Our March Mini Challenge will be revealed on March 16th.
Challenge closes March 31st at 11:59 pm EST.

Find the Inlinkz for our March Challenges on the top right sidebar of our blog under Current Challenges.

01 March, 2021

March 2021 Main Challenge - CARPE DIEM and MARKMAKING

 Hello again and welcome to our March Main Challenge!  

This month, we are challenging you to Carpe Diem or Seize the Day! 


As always, our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.  The word inspiration can appear on your project or not but you must show that you have been inspired by it.  The creative challenge must be used on your project!

                    
Word Inspiration - CARPE DIEM
Creative Challenge - MARKMAKING

Helpful Tips For The Challenge

Carpe Diem means Seize the Day! How do you or your friends or family make the most of life's opportunities? Does your child love school? Is someone starting a new job? Or maybe you're simply enjoying what life has to offer like taking a walk in the sunshine or a swim at the beach. For an extra challenge, add some MARKMAKING to your project. Add lines, doodles or hand-drawn stars. We don't mind what it is so long as you make some sort of hand-drawn lines on your project!


Design Team Inspiration

And now let's look at our first DT Inspiration for this month:

Heather:  I love the saying 'CARPE DIEM'. I believe we should make the most of every opportunity life presents us with. We should get out and explore this amazing world.
For my MARKMAKING, I drew a tree based on one near us at our favourite beach destination. I drew lots of tiny branches and roots, making many marks in the process!


ELLE WILSON

Elle:  I found this woman in a magazine and I knew I had to use her to express Carpe Diem on my art journal page. I also used a handwritten quote from a poem by Mary Oliver that seemed to fit with the theme. For my markmaking I used pencils and crayons to scribble on the painted background and made small marks in groups of threes.

JINAL SAVLA

Jinal:  At first I didn't understand the term "Carpe Diem" fully only until few years ago, when I experienced life at its fullest when I had my very first Bungee Jumping..
Well, this quote explains well the exact understanding...  “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Using a black marker, I have doodled around the border of the journaling card as my markmaking.
Kat: CARPE DIEM is a slogan that should be repeated to ourselves at every moment, there are so many wonderful moments in our lives. In my work, I wanted to show that we can free ourselves from the cages that limit us and be free.
For the MARKMAKING, I created background work with my black marker with stamps and stencils. I was fun working on this project.


LISA OXLEY



Lisa:  Inspiration comes from capturing the joy of each day, being open to fresh experiences, new people and eternally seizing inspiration.  Filling ones cup everyday, with a colourful light of hope.  
Repeated mark making reinforces my signature style while creating interest and detail.


MARIE JOHANSSON



Marie: I took this photo an early morning at work. I was ending my night shift, exhausted and suddenly I saw this piece of paper flying around the floor, sun shining on it. Felt like someone was telling me something. There just as the day was starting. It fit so well with the quote. Making marks is something I do on always every project I create. It do it because it add a personal touch - one of the things I ”mark” with is straight lines & circles. As on this page I also added scribbles and arrows. 


OLYA RAGOZONI

Olya: Hello everyone! Carpe Diem means seizing the day! I really miss my russian village, warm winter evenings and hot tea from a samovar. I created a photo frame with a picture the other day! "Carpe Diem" - live this moment, take care of it in your heart!
For my MARKMAKING, I sprayed the foliage on the background, hand-painted the paper cut, wetting my finger in wax.



SARAH DORGERE
I wanted to represent CARPE DIEM with poppies. The poppy is an ephemeral plant and for me it is necessary to enjoy the moments of life even if they are ephemeral. listen to them and take the time to enjoy them.
Heure the MARMAKING are all the poppies that I made with a black felt. I also brought out the outline of my journal art with a black line and some zigzag to represent the heart rate


VIDHI JADEJA

Vidhi:  I have altered a cover and back side of my art journal book of 2021! Carpe Diem means “ live in this moment “! I guess butterflies are perfect example of this wonderful meaning ... through their journey is short from caterpillar to butterfly but they know how to live that moments the fullest.  Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over she began to fly ...  You will never have this day again so make it count and live happily to enjoy all wonderful days.  
I have added tagline and my name sign with a marker to add my mark



  
This year we have changed to a Regional Prize structure, whereby there will be multiple Main Challenge Winners, one or more for each Region.  The number of Winners/Prizes for each Region is dependent on the number of Sponsors for that Region.  Some of our Sponsors remain as International Sponsors but many are now Region specific. It is now more important than ever that you add your NAME and COUNTRY to your Inlinkz entries!   

For our March Main Challenge, here are the prizes that you can win. 

Regional Challenge Winner - Australia/NZ

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC


Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 1

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU


Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 2

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 
USD value prize from ITD COLLECTION

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 3

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 
USD value prize from 13@RTS


Regional Challenge Winner - USA


(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from DECOUPAGE QUEEN 



Regional Challenge Winner - International 1

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from LEMONCRAFT

Regional Challenge Winner - International 2

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value from FABRIKA DECORU



Regional Challenge Winner - International 3

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value from 3QUARTER DESIGNS




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.

Special Guest Designer

One participant, handpicked by our Admin team, may be invited to be our Special Guest Designer.


Challenge closes on the last day of the month at 11:59 pm EST.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter