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 March, 2021

March Prize Winners Gallery

Welcome to our March Prize Winners Gallery! Have you ever wondered just what you might receive as a prize in one of our challenges? 

Thank you to Shruti Doshi for sharing her prize from Sponsor LEMONCRAFT.


Thank you to Matilde for sharing her prize from MINTAY PAPERS.


Thank you to Iris for sharing her prize from THOMPSON'S CRAFT SUPPLIES.



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 and 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 tags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeWinnerMake on Instagram and the same hashtags as above on Facebook.

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

13@rts - #13arts
2Crafty Chipboard - #2craftychipboard
3Quarter Designs - #3quarterdesigns
AB Studio - #abstudio
ArtStacks Designs - #artstacksdesigns
Darkroom Door - #darkroomdoor
Decoupage Queen - #decoupagequeen
The Dusty Attic - #dustyattic
Fabrika Dekoru - #fabrikadecoru
Gecko Galz - #geckogalz
Gypsy Soul Lasercuts - #gypsysoullasercuts
Itd. Collection - #itdcollection
Lemoncraft - #lemoncraft
Maja Design - #majadesign
Mintay - #mintaypapers
Scrapmatts - #scrapmatts
Stamperia - #stamperia

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. You have until the end of the month, March 31st at 11:55am EST to submit your entries. 

21 March, 2021

Special Guest Spotlight on Fairuz Fabiha

 Hello again everyone!  This month we have great pleasure to introduce you to Fairuz Fabiha, our March Guest Designer!

We invite you to browse through her blog and social media and get to know her better through her beautiful work.  I hope you enjoy her Carpe Diem inspired project and please leave her some love in the comments!


Hi! My name is Fairuz Fabiha and I’m 21 years old, a student of Architecture. I live in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

I’ve been crafting since I was a kid but from 2016, I got more involved and dedicated towards it. Now crafting has become an inseparable part of my life and I don’t plan on leaving it anytime soon! 

Throughout the years, I have tried different styles and techniques but in the end I found myself leaning more towards scrapbooking, card making and doing mixed media art.

My crafty nickname is ‘Craftivation’.

You can see more of Fairuz's amazing "Craftivation" by clicking on the links below.


BLOG  FACEBOOK  INSTAGRAM  YOUTUBE

Here's a reminder of our current Main Challenge:



Word Inspiration - CARPE DIEM
Creative Challenge - MARKMAKING

And now, let's enjoy Fairuz's interpretation of our challenge:



Fairuz:  ‘CARPE DIEM’ is a word which I can relate more with when I’m crafting or traveling. Whenever I’m free, in high spirits or feel like following my heart and making the best use of my time, you can either find me in a corner of my craft room crafting my heART out or you won’t find me at all as I’m out somewhere on a trip lol. This colorful layout perfectly represents that side of me. 
For the creative challenge, MARK-MAKING, I marked the border of the layout with some faux stitching and also scribbled around the focal point with my favorite black pen!

Here are some closer looks at Fairuz's project...




A huge THANK YOU to Fairuz for joining us as our 
Special Guest for March 2021!  Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us.

We hope that Fairuz's colourful layout inspires you to join us 
in our March Main Challenge.

Engage with us!

Tell us what you think in the comments below!

16 March, 2021

March 2021 Mini Challenge - SEIZE

 Hello everyone!

Welcome to our March Mini Challenge where we are asking you to use the word SEIZE in your mini projects. Do you SEIZE the day, the moment or maybe the opportunity? Show us on your Mini project!

This year our mini challenge has relocated from Facebook to our blog so now you can enter the Mini Challenge by using the inlinkz below.  Now both of our monthly challenges are held on our blog!


How to enter

The Mini Challenge runs on our blog from today until the end of the month.

Enter your 
cards, tags, ATCs and postcards ONLY!

You MUST include the challenge word on your project! 

*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!

Please read the rules before entering.

Design Team Inspiration


OLYA RAGOZINA (CARDS)

Olya:  Hello, my darlings! My little girl is 6 years old. Together with her, we have created a collection of spring cards "Seize the moment"! With the captions: "Enjoy the moment", "Forever yours for always and evermore" and "Happy moment", because a birthday happens once a year and you need to enjoy this moment to the fullest! When you will be 6 more years old and you will have a carefree time.  Video tutorial in my youtube channel.


PRIYA MISHRA (TAG)

Priya:  My tag for SEIZE, March mini this month. I used old book pages in the background and some gear moulds. My quote is SEIZE the day...


ELLE WILSON (ATC)

Elle:  I used this quote from a song by Eminem called Sing for the Moment because it is one of my favourites and one of his best and this line is what I immediately thought of when I saw the word SEIZE.  Since the last word in the quote is golden I wanted the background to also be that colour, so I ended up using rainbow colours from this watercolour sample card to make a rainbow but not in strict rainbow colour order.


HEATHER MCMAHON  (POSTCARD)

Heather:  My quote is Seize the opportunity and I used papers from ArtStacks.





Jinal:  Seize the opportunity! I wanted to try something steampunky for a while now.. and this was the exact opportunity I got and I literally seized this opportunity and made this steampunk tag 


KAT PALECZNY (CARD)


Kat:  My card, SEIZE the day for the mini challenge in March, I used flowers with ABStudio papers and stencil in the background.


LISA OXLEY (CARD)


Lisa:  I've adored this quote since reading it and also having a fascination with the moon and stars, I found it perfect for this challenge.  



SARAH DORGERE (TAG)


Sarah:  In life some doors open and others open. you have to know how to SEIZE these opportunities when they arise and especially at the right time. This is what I wanted to represent with this tag.  I used The Versailles Collection from ABstudio.


VIDHI JADEJA (TAG)


Vidhi:  ‘Seize the moments’ after all we all are defined by the moments we cherished in our life.  That is more important than anything else!






Regional Challenge Winner - Australia/NZ

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from DUSTY ATTIC

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe/UK

(as voted by our DT)

$25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS


Regional Challenge Winner - International

(as voted by our DT)

$25 USD value prize from SCRAPMATTS

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.


You have two weeks to enter below

We hope that you feel inspired by our challenge word and our DT inspiration this month and look forward to seeing your Mini Challenge projects!

Entry for the Mini Challenge is NOW held on our blog using the inlinkz below.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter



12 March, 2021

March 2021 Main Challenge 2nd Reveal - CARPE DIEM AND MARKMAKING

Welcome to the 2nd reveal of our March Main Challenge! This month we ask you to share what CARPE DIEM means to you and to add some MARKMAKING to your project.


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? Are you starting a new job? Maybe you're simply enjoying what life has to offer. 

For an extra challenge, add some MARKMAKING to your project. Add lines, doodles, or hand-drawn designs.

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


Anna: For our CARPE DIEM challenge I decided to make an art journal entry with photos cut out from magazines. I was focusing on photos that made me smile, were full of colors, textures, that made me dream of fun, traveling and discovering new places! I also played a little with MARKMAKING, which in my opinion is the best way to add personal style to the page.


AsiaI associated both the required elements of the challenge with fun in an art journal. I decided to vent my emotions, just have fun without thinking about whether the given colors and shapes fit together. In this project CARPE DIEM is also about using techniques that I am still learning. I captured the free moment and decided to use it for learning. In the project, I used a gelly plate and stencil from our sponsor AB Studio. When I was satisfied with the colors created with paints, I started MARKMAKING. I used acrylic markers and a hot foil pen, which helped me transfer the turquoise and purple foils from AB Studio into the paper.


AudeThe word CARPE DIEM makes sense for me especially when creating art. I love life and it's a real invitation to enjoy the moment. Every word is important to me especially in these difficult times. I used the MARKMAKING because I love to use my large collection of sprays and wax.



DanaI often wish I could carry the sun around on a string so that I could CARPE DIEM shining in bright light and warmth. It is definitely harder to get motivated on the darker days. I enjoyed MARKMAKING around the stenciled and stamped designs on these art journal pages.



Emma: Let's SEIZE THE DAY or CARPE DIEM in our lives and create days of creativity! This is my reality! For the MARKMAKING concept I have doodled a border around my pages and added scribbles to them. My pages feature Darkroom Door stamps.


Heikes: The month of March is my favorite month of the year. Not because it is my birthday month, but because it is World Women's Day on the 8th of March. The phrase CARPE DIEM is my honor to Mother Teresa. In my eyes she lived her life according to the words "CARPE DIEM." She sacrificed herself to the poor, sick and dying people. In it she saw the value of life, her personal "CARPE DIEM." The Mother Teresa image is from ScrapFX. I painted the word "CARPE DIEM" with black watercolor. For the creative challenge "MARKMAKING" I used Stabilo Woody 3 in 1 Pencils and Crayons for my "MARKMAKING" and as you can see I used the whole background, that was fun!

PRIYA MISHRA

Priya: The past year taught us how important it is to spend time with your dear ones, taking care of yourself and your health. Everyday is special and we should learn to make it beautiful in our own special way. This is what my layout shows too. For the word inspiration CARPE DIEM, I used the actual word in the background and a lot of quotes to complement it. For the creative inspiration, MARKMAKING, I created all background work with my black marker without any stamps or stencils. It's so much fun working on this project. I used watercolors too.


SharonOur youngest daughter, Anne, has shown us from day one that she is able to overcome many obstacles to obtain her dreams. I took this photo during the fall of her high school senior year, and to me, it definitely illustrates how she loves to seize the day, aka CARPE DIEM! For the creative challenge, MARKMAKING, I marked my border with hand-drawn squares to draw your eye in to the photo. And to accentuate it more, I drew scallops around Anne's photo.


AgaCARPE DIEM means 'seize the day.' For me it means 'celebrate every single day.' Time flies quicker than we think, no one will wait for us and we need to work at our top speed. That’s why I decided to create these art journal pages with acting words (love, laugh, be brave, etc.). I used color glows by 13Arts to paint the circles and a black pen to do some MARKMAKING between them.


  
And now for some of those changes mentioned above. There will no longer be Runner Up, Random, or Mystery winners for our Main Challenge. This year we have changed to a Regional Prize structure, whereby there will be multiple Main Challenge Winners, one or more from 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

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!