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Thursday, May 9, 2013

CRAFT birthday blog hop

Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday Dear CRAFT Challenge
Happy Birthday To Us!

Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 4 years old. Originally started by Tracy from Just Tracy Crafts and with a DT mostly recruited from Trimcraft forum members (Hence the term CRAFT Challenge, which stood for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies. Or if you wished alternative meaning of Can't Remember A Flipping Thing) on the 4th of May 2009.

We have now grown to be a large team of Design Team Members from all around the world, supplemented with lots of Guest Designers who join us for a month at a time.

We have always welcomed all kinds of craft, not just paper craft (unless specifically stated so in the challenge at the time) and are happy to have such a large group of faithful followers.

So, how are we going to celebrate this milestone?

Well, how else can we celebrate than to have our yearly Blogaversary Blog Hop?

We all feature one of our sponsors for this blog hop on our blogs and I have the honour of featuring and offering a prize from the following sponsor. You can win this prize by adding your name to Inlinkz at the end of this post. I would love to see your comments as well.

Prize: $6 USD gift coupon

How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors?

That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop (you can also find that in our side banner), Our Blog Hop lasts for the duration of this challenge, which means a closing time of Wednesday 6pm GMT on the 15th of May 2013.

And here are our little rules for this challenge/blog hop:

  • Our challenge this week is Birthday
  • Create something with this in mind
  • Add your project to our Inlinkz on our Challenge blog to be in with a chance of being one of our Top3 and win a prize from Karen's Doodles
  • Follow the route of the Blog Hop
  • Add your project to the Inlinkz at each of these stops to be in with a chance of winning the prize advertised on that blog
  • Collect the letters on this and the blogs on the blog hop
  • Form a sentence with these letters
  • Return to our challenge blog and put your winning sentence in our comments under the post.
  • We will enable comment moderation for the duration of this challenge/blog hop to ensure there is no cheating, lol.
  • And the main rule: HAVE FUN!

What can you win on our challenge blog?

  1. The winner of the winning sentence wins My Memories Suite 4amazing software, for free.

Everyone else can also get this software with a $10 discount. Just follow the links to My or My Memories Suite 4 and use ourcode in the discount box on purchasing this software you get a fabulous $10 off this software. That is not to be sneezed at.
In order to get $10 off this great software, copy and paste our code

and enter it in the discount slot while purchasing this software. It will take it automatically off the purchase price. It is however only valid for this software and nothing else!

    2. Our Top3 this week will win a prize from Karen's Doodles
  • Top3, 1 : 3 images of choice
  • Top3, 2 : 2 images of choice
  • Top3, 3 : 1 image of choice

You should have come here from Lyndsay (from LEJ Designs)'s blog and as you can see your next stop is Rachel (GDT)'s blog. The start and finish of this blog hop are at CRAFT Challenge Blog.

And here is my project for this week, hope you like it. 
 I have used Garden Fantasy by Floppy Latte.  I used my alcohol inks to make a background and then printed the image onto it.  The papers are by Kaisercraft and the butterflies and sentiment were from a kit I bought years ago when I first started card making and have never used.

And now for our Blog Hop route:

Nikki (you are here)

And here is the letter to be collected on this blog:

Your next stop is Rachel (GDT)'s blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Don't forget to add your name to Inlinkz below to be in with a chance of winning the prize on my blog.


Kavitha Vadhri said...

lovely easel card. submitted my entry,cannot find the letter here,the pic is not displayed.

Gail said...

HI Nikki - I collected the letter - I viewed your lovely creation - love the easel card and the technique of using alcohol ink for the background - thank you for the hop and for giving me an opportunity to win a prize - have a crafty week! Gail

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, a really pretty design and the silhouette looks stunning againds the lilac background :) x

Maryann said...

Weird There´s no letter displayed here for me now, just an empty pictureframe, so can´t see anything here I´m afraid, but your card is awesome.

Emily Thubbron said...

I love your card. It's so pretty. Thanks for the great hop and the chances to win some great prizes.


Anonymous said...

I love your gorgeous silhouette card, stunning fairy image!

Love the purple and teal colour combo!!!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nikki I am not on the hop but I just had to tell you that your card is stunning that image as well as the colours look beautiful.
lorraine x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Pretty card for a pretty image. I have the Garden Fantasy image and you have inspired me to create with it.
"Sunshine HoneyBee" I

Leeann said...

Beautiful card! I love the purples and the silhouette.

Bonnie said...

Amazing card! You made a really beautiful background & I like the easel design

Nonni said...

Your card is stunning, the feel of it is really fairytale-like. So beautiful!

Pam D said...

So pretty, nicely done, TFS!

Trimgym said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, just hopping along to see things are running ok. Hope you are enjoying the hop.



Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, I love the silhouetted image and the colours and layout are gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Lovely creation. Congratulations on CRAFT Challenge 4th Birthday and thank you for the Blog Hop. Best wishes, Kym xxx

sammi said...

What a stunning easel Card! love the colors! Happy Birthday CRAFT! Congrats!

Anda said...

Love the easel card, thanks for the fun hop!

CTgirl said...

What a lovely easel card! I really love the image and the way you used it.
Great hop!

Theresa said...

Lovely card...great design!