Thursday, April 23, 2015

Challenge 130

Welcome to Challenge 130
April 23 - May 5
Things With Wings plus a Sentiment
This can be anything with wings: fairies, birds, bees, airplanes... surprise us!  What amuses you for this challenge?  Just make it the focal point of your project - and don't forget the sentiment!

 Quick NOTE: Julie posted the winners last night, 
so if you want to see some talent - [or see if you won!] - 
just scroll down to the WINNERS' POST!

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Here is your Thursday
FREEBIE SENTIMENT
Since we require a sentiment on your project, Ginny H from our Design Team is providing a sentiment every week for you!  You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use, or use it as inspiration for your design.  If you use Ginny's sentiment, she would love it if you leave her a comment, either here or on her website As.I.Do.Rodos.
 Thanks!

Come back next week for another FREEBIE!
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Our teammates are using images provided by The Paper Shelter who is pairing up with us to sponsor this challenge.  TPS is also generously offering a prize for the winner of this challenge!!  If you see an image you like, or if you want to shop around in their catalog of images, you can click on their name to go directly to their on line store!


Now here is inspiration from the DT using TPS images [not required in your submissions].  If you want more details on the project, or want to comment on the DT's work - their blog names are linked for your convenience.  If you like and want the TPS image we are showcasing, the name is linked directly to where you can find it in their store.
To keep you motivated, our 2nd team will provide even more inspiration at the 2nd week's post next Thursday! 

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using Hope

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using Hope

Ginny H from As I do Rodos 
using  Rose

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using  Spring Swing




 NanaConnie from Grammy's Attic
using Hope

Quick Summary of our Rules
1) As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT!  
Your sentiment needs to be appropriate for the theme/challenge.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture [in your blog post] that shows us the sentiment.
2) You may submit up to 5 projects and enter as many other challenges as you like.
3) This is a 2 week challenge that begins every other Thursday.  The due date for entries always will fall on the Tuesday before the new challenge begins. 


Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab titled 
"Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.

Challenge #130 - Things with Wings plus a Sentiment
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Winners and Top 5 for Aud Sentiments 5th Birthday Celebration

Thank you so much for helping us celebrate our 5th Birtdhay at Aud Sentiments.
We have enjoyed crafting and creating with all of you and hope that we can continue to do so for the next 5 years.
 
Thank you to our fabulous sponsors: The Stamping Boutique and Doodle Pantry for celebrating with us.
 
Since we have two sponsors, we will have two prize winners. 
The winner of the prize from The Stamping Boutique is...
 
#43 Mags
What the DT had to say: "Love the simple card design and the black and white flowers and gorgeous pearl embellishment"
 
 
The winner of the prize from The Doodle Pantry is...
 
#78 Bonnie
What the Dt had to say: "love the purple and touch of green the fuzzy paper behind the image and bow are a great touch"
 
 Congrats! 
Please read the following directions and complete BOTH steps to claim your prize:
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it
2. You have two weeks to email me with winner of challenge 129 in subject line.  
so I can send you details about how to claim your prize.
 

Top 5 in no particular order:
#15 Denise
 
#12 Nancy H
 
#29 Kitty
 
#17 Lesley
 
#102 Olga
 
 


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Challenge 129 - Birthday Celebration -Week Two

Welcome to Challenge 129
 Week Two of our BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!
April 9 - 21
Theme: 
Use a Birthday Sentiment or 
the Number 5 + a Sentiment
Click HERE for the Winner and Top Five for Challenge #128

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Here is your Thursday
FREEBIE SENTIMENT
Since we require a sentiment on your project, Ginny H from our Design Team is providing a sentiment every week for you!  You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use, or use it as inspiration for your design.  If you use Ginny's sentiment, she would love it if you leave her a comment, either here or on her website As.I.Do.Rodos.
 Thanks!


 Come back next week for another FREEBIE!
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I want to mention again how much we appreciate 
for sponsoring this challenge!  They have provided images for our DT to showcase for your inspiration and they are providing the prizes for this challenge's winners!

Now, more of the Aud Sentiment's very creative Designers 
have provided their take on the challenge:

Mandy from Paper Panda
using Balloon Ants from The Doodle Pantry

Marie from Kompis-Kort-By-Mi
using Classic Bug gas can set from The Doodle Pantry

Amy  from AOCreations
using Balloon Ants from The Doodle Pantry


Ann  from Just For Fun
using Pirate Birdie from The Doodle Pantry

Ginny G from RubberMad
using Birthday Fairy from The Stamping Boutique

Quick Summary of our Rules
1) As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT! Your sentiment needs to be appropriate for the theme/challenge.  That's it. You are not required to use anything specific, just the sentiment.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture [in your blog post] that shows us the sentiment.
2) You may submit up to 5 projects and enter as many other challenges as you like.
3) Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab titled "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.

Challenge 129 - "Use a Birthday Sentiment or 
the Number 5 + a Sentiment"
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, Apr 21
 To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
& locate the linking tool at the bottom of the post.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

5th Birthday Celebration & Challenge 129

We are celebrating FIVE wonderful years providing challenges for paper artists!  
I thought on this milestone birthday - I would like to do something a little different and celebrate the people behind the curtain!  I am talking about the wonderful sponsors who provide us with images and prizes, the 10 very creative artists who generously give us their time and effort every week to provide inspiration and tutorials, and finally, the three Senior DT who contribute the weekly, behind the scenes efforts to keep this blog running!  Have you ever thought about the fact that all of these people are not on a payroll - they voluntarily provide these services out of their love of the paper arts.  Yes, there are benefits for all concerned, a free image to play with or free exposure for the sponsor's brand or product, but the constant endeavor put into a Challenge Blog like this one is fed by the love of our craft!  Here's to YOU Team!
Thank you Aud's Design Team:
Billie, NanaConnie, Sandy, 
Amy, Ann, Mandy and Marie!
and to the Senior DT:
Julie, Ginny H and Ginny G
And finally, Here's to YOU, our creative guests, who come and play with us and give US the motivation and inspiration 
to keep on keepin' on!  Thank you for coming to our party!
And now, LET'S PLAY!  
Welcome to Challenge 129
April 9-21
Theme is to use (what else!):
Birthday Sentiment or the Number 5 + a Sentiment

 Quick NOTE: Julie posted the winners last night, 
so if you want to see some talent - [or see if you won!] - 
just scroll down to the WINNERS' POST!

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Here is your Thursday
FREEBIE SENTIMENT
Since we require a sentiment on your project, Ginny H from our Design Team is providing a sentiment every week for you!  This week Ginny is providing you with a big handsome 5 so you can use it in the challenge if you want!  You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use, or use it as inspiration for your design.  If you use Ginny's sentiment, she would love it if you leave her a comment, either here or on her website As.I.Do.Rodos.
 Thanks!
Come back next week for another FREEBIE!
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The Stamping Boutique and Doodle Pantry!

These two  great companies are pairing up with us to sponsor this challenge.  They are also each generously offering a prize for the winners of this challenge!!  If you see an image you like or if you want to shop around in their catalog of images, you can click on their name to go directly to their shop.  Thank you to you both!



And finally, let's see what our Aud Sentiment Designers have created!  If you want more details on the project, or want to see more of their work - their blog names are linked for your convenience.
To keep you motivated, our 2nd team will provide even more inspiration at the mid week post next Thursday! 

Our teammates are using images provided by our sponsors: 

 NanaConnie from Grammy's Attic
using The Stamping Boutique's "The Magic of Pretend"

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using Doodle Pantry's "Piratey Ship"

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using Doodle Pantry's "Cupcake Ants"

Ginny H from As I do Rodos 
Using Doodle Pantry's " Iris" 


Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using  The Stamping Boutique's "Pocket Patootie Monkey"

Quick Summary of our Rules
1) As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT! Your sentiment needs to be appropriate for the theme/challenge.  That's it. You are not required to use anything specific, just the sentiment.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture [in your blog post] that shows us the sentiment.
2) You may submit up to 5 projects and enter as many other challenges as you like.
3)Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab titled "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.
Challenge # 129 - 
" Use Birthday Sentiment or the Number 5 + Sentiment" 
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Winner and Top 5 for Challenge 128

A great big thank you to all of our wonderful participants.  We had 264 entries!  That makes it very difficult for the Design Team to choose a winner and our top 5. 
 
Thank you also to our fabulous sponsor, Lacy Sunshine Stamps
 
The winner of the challenge is
#216 Gerrina
Comments from the DT: " A fun and charming CAS card with a matching fun sentiment"
 
 
                                                                       Congrats! 
Please read the following directions and complete BOTH steps to claim your prize:
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it
2. You have two weeks to email me with winner of challenge 127 in subject line.  
so I can send you details about how to claim your prize.

Top 5 in no particular order
 
Comments from the DT: "There are so many extra little touches like the frosting, recipe card and the fun sentiment that make this project stand out"
 
 
#23 Ria
Comments from the DT: "fun card, love the colours and use of all the embellishments"
 
 
#263 Naz
Comments from the DT: "Fabulous image beautifully colored and brilliant sentiment to match the image"
Picture
 
#165 Karasiowa
Comments from the DT: "Stunning Easter card with a fabby design and lovely details"
 
 
#256 Julie
Comments from the DT: "Love all the details, its beautiful. That bird is too cute!!!"
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Challenge 128 - Week Two

Welcome to Challenge 128
 Week Two
March 26 - April 7
Theme: Anything Goes plus A Sentiment
Click HERE for the Winner and Top Five for Challenge #127

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Here is your Thursday
FREEBIE SENTIMENT
Since we require a sentiment on your project, Ginny H from our Design Team is providing a sentiment every week for you!  You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use, or use it as inspiration for your design.  If you use Ginny's sentiment, she would love it if you leave her a comment, either here or on her website As.I.Do.Rodos.
 Thanks!
[Cute Ginny!] Come back next week for another FREEBIE!
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I want to mention again how much we appreciate Lacy Sunshine Stamps for sponsoring this challenge! They have provided images for our DT to showcase for your inspiration and they are providing the prize for this challenge's winner -  THREE images of winner's choice.



Now, more of the Aud Sentiment's very creative Designers 
have provided their take on the challenge:
Ginny G from RubberMad
using "Splitz - Cherry On Top Cupcake"
Quarter Fold Card


Mandy from Paper Panda
using Marcela Carnivale Enchantress


Quick Summary of our Rules
1) As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT! Your sentiment needs to be appropriate for the theme/challenge.  That's it. You are not required to use anything specific, just the sentiment.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture [in your blog post] that shows us the sentiment.
2) You may submit up to 5 projects and enter as many other challenges as you like.
3) Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab titled "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.

Challenge 128 - "Anything Goes + a Sentiment"
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, Apr 7
 To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
& locate the linking tool at the bottom of the post.