Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Summer Holidays

WOW you treated us to such lovely projects last week with your Butterflies thank you.   Guess we know the summer is here, the school's have broken up for the holidays!     Time for family days out, picnics on the beach, exploring previously un-visited places and all the fun of the season.   So what could be more fitting than Hazel's choice of theme?

To be eligible for the Random draw and a chance to win £10 to spend at Craft-Room we look for the shop logo and a link to the shop in your side bar.

Could you ask someone to check for you to see if you have word verification, a few entries last week have it turned on but you may not realise and like many challenges we ask you to turn it off to help us visit and comment on all your lovely projects.

For the full rules please check the Pesky Rules page.

Here is Hazel who selected this fortnight's theme SUMMER HOLIDAYS.

Hi everybody. Summer Holidays seemed to be an appropriate choice for this time of the year with schools breaking up for the summer and people jetting of here there and everywhere. How do you like to spend your holidays? Do you follow the sun, go camping, have adventure holidays or do you stay at home spending time in the garden or going for day trips. You can interpret the theme many ways. For my example I had a trip down memory lane, perhaps there are holidays that you'd like to remember. I'm looking forward to seeing all your work and if you are about to go away on holiday I hope you have a lovely time and look forward to seeing you when you get back. 

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Winner's Tuesday

Hello, are you looking for the current challenge?   It is just one post down or a click.

Time to give you the results of the last challenge which was a Summer Birthday.   The Random draw with a prize of £10 to spend with our sponsor the Craft-Room goes to a lucky person who has displayed the shop logo and a link to the shop.   When the draw takes place the site drawn is check and this time it took a couple of draws before our random winner was selected.    Congratulations to

Please send me an email at zoechaos@btopenworld.com for details of how to claim your prize.  You might also like to take our winners badge for your sidebar.

At the end of each challenge the team get together to select our top three this can be tough so many great entries.   We managed it again and our top three are:

Congratulations, we loved your entries, and would love for you to take our Top 3 badge to proclaim your success.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011


Hello again welcome back for our next challenge.   We all enjoyed visiting your blogs over the last fortnight and seeing your fantastic Summer Birthday Cards.   Now it is time again for a new challenge.   The winner of the random draw and the teams top will be announced next Tuesday, don't forget to check back and see who we will be highlighting. 

To be eligible for the Random draw and a chance to win £10 to spend at Craft-Room we look for the shop logo and a link to the shop in your side bar.

Could you ask someone to check for you to see if you have word verification, we ask you to turn it off to help us visit and comment on all your lovely projects.

For the full rules please check the Pesky Rules page.

Here is Debi who selected this fortnight's theme,
I'm so excited to be picking the theme for our 4th Challenge, I have chosen Butterflies after coming across this beautiful quote by Primo Levi, who was a writer, chemist and a survivor of Auschwitz.

"The Butterfly's attractiveness dervives not only from colours and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign."

You might like to check this out and if you are interested send a butterfly of your own.

Inspiring aren't they?    Butterflies are always lovely to work with, we are really looking forward to seeing what you all share with us.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Challenge 2 Winners

Good morning, if you are looking for our current challenge it is here and continues until 8pm (UK time) next Monday.

Time now to announce our Random Draw Winner and the teams top 3 for the Altered Dolls challenge.

The winner of £10 to spend at Craft-Room on line shop is


Karen please take our winners badge for your side bar, if you drop me a line at zoechaos@btopenworld.com you'll find out how to claim your prize.

Our top three, well we had quite a time deciding who they are this time the entries were all for inventive and great fun to see.   There can only be three and so after some discussion I am please to tell you that they are

 No. 11 GIO
No. 13 SUE
No. 14 WENDY

Congratulations please take our Top 3 badge for your side bar, looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

Our Rules

We are refreshing things just a little and have some updates/revisions to the rules. Please read these and be sure your entry qualifies.

1 You must check the challenge details and comply with all the specifications. i.e. Tell us what about xxxx inspired you means we expect to see some information relating your project to our challenge on your post.

2 Token elements are insufficient if our challenge is for example "Wings" that tiny little flying thing in the bottom left background is not qualifying element.

3 Entries that are really promoting products and or other challenges are no longer allowed.

With these 3 rules we are looking to see that your entry is really a response to the challenge. We work hard on our team inspiration pieces, we have a system in place to make sure we will comment on all the entries we can and this team often comment on more than the those required by our system. All we ask is that you join in with the spirit of our challenge. Inherent is this is the requirement that your project be new and not a back line to an older project.

We are not going to spend a lot of time policing this, entries that do not qualify will simply be ignored by the team.

4 You may not enter more than 5 other challenges besides ours that is a total of 6 challenges entered.

5 You may not enter this challenge more than 3 times per theme.

6 Winner and Top 3 will be selected by team vote

7 While we try to comment on all entries some of us have a problem with WordPress and have found that we cannot always successfully comment on these.

7a We are also cautious about having to fill in a questionnaire before we can comment. We might not take the time if we have a lot to get through.

7b please turn off word verification

8 Our decision is final in all considerations of compliance with these rules.

9 Prizes are offer depending on availability, we are dependant on our very generous sponsors and from time to time we will provided the prize ourselves.

10 Please remember to add a link from your post to our challenge site here.

The purpose of this update is to encourage our followers who regularly join in with some fabulous work that is inspired by the challenge and who take the time to share it. We do not care what your style/standard is we just want to see you grow as artists and perhaps play a part in your journey.