Hi Papercraft friends, how you doin’?
Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve had no internet for a while? If you have, you’d know how frustrating it can be.
For the last two weeks, I’ve had zero access to the internet due to the fact that our modem decided to die! So far, it’s taken two full weeks for the service provider to give us a new one, which still hasn’t arrived yet.
Of course, I’ve had my phone data but after a week, the data depletes very quickly. Especially when it comes to uploading photos, doing research with watching YouTube, etc. So, we’ve had to be very specific & limited with how that phone data was being used.
During this time period, it’s certainly made me realize just how much I rely on having access to the internet to do my work & just things in general. Losing access has really made me wonder what on earth we all did without it & how much we all take it for granted these days. Truly, it’s amazing!
Regardless, I am just extremely grateful to have the (limited) phone data that I do have to be able to access the internet, especially to be able to bring you the next papercraft challenge.
Have you been without the internet for a while? Have you had this happen to you? Tell us your story in the comments below. We’d love to know 🙂
The Challenge Rules Have Changed! – PLEASE READ
A few things have changed in regards to our rules & guidelines for our Papercraft Business challenges. So please take a moment to read through this.
Myself & the DT members have had a few chats over the last month & have decided to make things more focused on the challenge themes. Here’s how it’s going to work.
Normally, we have our themes as ‘Anything Goes with the option of a ‘Challenge Theme’.
Now, we are changing it to ‘Challenge Theme with the option of ‘Anything Goes’.
This means that it now becomes a ‘real’ challenge for you to create your entry projects using that specific challenge theme.
In all respect, the concept of a challenge is when you can exceed your comfort zone &/or capabilities. A challenge allows you to reach new heights, gain new skills & adopt extra knowledge.
Therefore, our new challenge concept may trigger or require you to try something new & different. This, in turn, will give your projects that ‘something extra’ that you may never have thought of or tried before.
So, our new challenge concept will provide the opportunity for our challenge participants who want to step up, get out of their comfort zone & expand their papercraft skills. But also, if you just want to play along & submit your projects with our Anything Goes option, you can.
How to be a Winner of the Challenge
Now that our challenge theme concept & rules have changed, it means that the ways of winning the challenge have changed a little too.
Our challenge winners will be mainly based & chosen according to the participants who created their challenge project entries around the challenge theme. Here’s how it will work.
Prize Winner – Will ONLY be chosen at random from the participants that followed the challenge theme.
Ultimate Designer – Will also ONLY be chosen from the participants that followed the challenge theme.
Top 5 – Will be chosen from ALL of the participants that entered the challenge who either followed the challenge theme or the Anything Goes option.
From this moment on, the Utimate Designer & Top 5 winners will be selected & chosen by our monthly rostered Design Team member. Each of the DT members will take their turn, each month, to select their choice of winners.
This means that EVERY challenge participant will have a higher chance at being selected as all of our DT members have different styles, techniques & designs that they love.
Remember though, the Prize Winner will still be picked at random from the participants that followed the challenge theme. So, if you really want to win the challenge prize, you MUST follow & adopt the challenge theme when designing your project entry.
That’s it. I hope you like our new challenge concept & will embrace the new changes.
All of us in the Papercraft Business Challenge Team want to do our best by rewarding & giving recognition to the participants who follow our challenge themes. These are the papercrafters that are going to try their hardest to step out of their comfort zone, to try something new & in turn, expand their papercraft skills.
We’re a papercraft challenge blog & that’s why you’re here, to challenge yourselves, right? So, let’s get to it 🙂
August Challenge Winners
Wow, we had a whopping 64 participants to our August ‘Use a Circle’ themed challenge! Thank you so much for playing along with us.
We totally enjoyed looking over your entries & although it was hard to come to a decision, we have worked out our winners 🙂
Remember, if your name isn’t mentioned this time around, don’t be disheartened as we’d love to see you giving it another go this month.
The winners have been chosen by myself, Lisa Walsh, this month.
Congratulations to Linda @ Lovely Linda’s Craft Central (#53)
You have been randomly selected to receive the August Challenge prize. Please email me (address on rules page) with your postal address by the 15th September 2019 to claim your prize.
Congratulations to Hazel @ My Crafty Outlook (#23)
You are our Ultimate Designer Winner for the August Circles challenge. I loved the Mothers Day card that you created. It’s so elegant, pretty & stunning! Such a wonderful use of circles, the colours you used are gorgeous & the touch of gold really makes your design pop. Awesome work, I love it!
Top 5 Winners
Nominated for the Top 5 Winners in order of placement are:
1st – Congratulations to Tammy (#26) @ My Craft Central
OMGosh, Tammy! Your design is gorgeous! I am loving the bright, beautiful & fun colours on your mixed media card! I love how you have incorporated all the different stamps & all the cute little circles. The owl is simply gorgeous & makes me smile with those fun, googly eyes. You’ve done a fantastic job! Thank you.
2nd – Congratulations to Fox (#38) @ The Fox Raised
I absolutely adore your mixed media project! One of my DT ladies said in your comments that it’s a fabulously engaging use of mixed media & I have to agree with her. Straight away you can see the story behind your creativity. With the use of such great techniques & colours, your scene really comes alive! Brilliant!
3rd – Congratulations to Vicki (#21) @ Stamped Smiles
I love your bike & circle inspired card! It’s such a gorgeous cute image which you have coloured beautifully & the designer paper you chose of the wheels really adds to the theme. Everything, including your sentiment itself, inspires me to get outside, grab a bike, enjoy the ride & life itself. Very inspiring & cleverly put together!
4th – Congratulations to Vinita (#35) @ Vinita Jain
This is such an elegant, pretty wedding card with the intricate & beautiful die-cut circle. I particularly love your colouring of the gorgeous flowers & the stunning gems add that extra touch. Absolutely beautiful!
5th – Congratulations to Allisa (#5) @ Rocky Mountain Paper Crafts
One of my favourite designs are ones that are monochromatic & you have done such a fantastic design with using my favourite colour, pink. I love how you used a circle for the sentiment & also created your own background. Awesome job!
Thank you all SO much for your entries. All winners, please email me (address on rules page) to claim your prize &/or blog badges. Thank you 🙂
I would like to say for those who didn’t get a spot, please be sure to keep trying. Your project could win the challenge this month! Don’t forget to try your hand at the challenge theme.
PAPERCRAFT BUSINESS CHALLENGE #22 – September
Our September challenge theme is: There’s a Bear in there! (Use any type of bear).
Create your challenge entry project using the theme & you could win the prize PLUS you could also become our Ultimate Designer for the month, or one of our Top 5!
Optional: Anything Goes
You can create a project that doesn’t include the challenge theme & you will have the opportunity to be chosen as one of our Top 5. But if you want to be in the running for the prize or our Ultimate Designer position, you will need to follow the challenge theme.
Everyone is welcome to play along 🙂
The winning prize: Whimsy Stamps – Celebration Pennants
Our Design Team Challenge Projects
Our design team ladies have created some awesome projects to inspire & help get you started with the challenge theme this month.
Please don’t forget to honour their work by visiting their blogs & leaving them some comment love. They would love to hear from you with what you think of their projects & I know they would really appreciate your kindness.
Meghan Kennihan – https://madebymeghank.blogspot.com
Lesli Giertuga – http://vintagescrapscanada.blogspot.com
Diann Morris – https://acraftybarista.blogspot.com
Denielle Whicker – http://angelhandmadepapercraft.blogspot.com
Jeanie Ellis – https://scrapbookingmamaw.blogspot.com
Archana Sehgal – https://archusart.blogspot.com
Anna Celdran-Mahtani – https://craftyannastudio.wordpress.com
Jill Pehle-Killeen – https://thekhsbloghome.wpcomstaging.com
Jennifer Kotas – https://whostolemyglitter.wordpress.com
Nandini Karmarkar – https://nanspaintpaperscissors.blogspot.com
Erika Breezy – http://californialucky.blogspot.com
Lisa Walsh – www.papercraftbusiness.com
Thank you to my DT ladies. You have all done an outstanding job with your projects! All of your styles, techniques & designs are very inspiring & you should be very proud 🙂
Now it’s your turn. What are you going to share with us so that you have the chance of winning the prize? Remember, if you would like a chance at winning the prize, you need to create a project using this months challenge theme: There’s a Bear in there!
Please be sure to check out our challenge rules & guidelines to ensure you have the best chance possible to win. Remember, you can only submit up to 3 projects otherwise you won’t win the prize!
Have you got your Challenge Planner yet?
It’s an easy way to organize online papercraft challenges.
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Good luck, thank you for stopping by & happy papercrafting 🙂
We can’t wait to see your creativity.
P.S We are always on the look out for new Design Team members to join us, so if you would like to join our team please check out the DT Call so that you can apply.