Friday, June 3, 2022

Challenge #6: In the Garden sponsored by All Dressed Up

Welcome to Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges!  
We're so happy to have you playing with us and appreciate all your wonderful support❤️

See if you're a winner in our May Challenge #5 - MERMAIDS!


CHALLENGE #6 - In the Garden
Sponsored by
All Dressed Up

We’re so excited to have All Dressed Up as our sponsor this month, YAY!  All Dressed Up is sponsoring our main challenge prize and also provided the lovely digi image the PD CDT ladies used on their projects today!

PRIZE
The main challenge Winner wins 2 images of their choice from the All Dressed Up Etsy shop!

This month's theme is In the Garden with the optional twist to include a Dragonfly!
We challenge you to create anything you want from cards to 3D projects, using rubber stamps or digis, cute or scary and everything in between following this month’s In the Garden challenge theme which can be anything garden related really!  Enter your In the Garden projects in the Inlinkz link-up below following the challenge rules provided by June 24.

DRAGONFLY AWARD - OPTIONAL CHALLENGE TWIST
Every month our challenge has a fun optional twist.  We challenge you to include a dragonfly in some way or form regardless of the challenge theme.  Those who choose to rise to the Dragonfly Award challenge in the most unique way wins our coveted Dragonfly Award badge.  Please put “DA” after your name in your entry description to indicate you’ve entered the challenge twist and make sure to mention how you included a dragonfly in your post.


All Dressed Up has a wonderful selection of whimsical digi stamps for you to see in their Etsy shop from sweet little girls to animals to digi papers and seasonal images too.  All Dressed Up has a monthly Anything Goes Challenge you can play in so if you use one of their images on your Paper Dragonfly entry then don't forget you can also play in their June challenge too!

Paper Dragonfly’s Creative Design Team have made some wonderful In the Garden projects to inspire you using the lovely Little Gardner provided by All Dressed Up.  I'm also delighted to introduce you to our two new CDT ladies, a big welcome to Erin and Nan!

Created by Val


Created by Diane


Created by Helen


Created by Erin


Created by Nan

Created by Patricia


Also joining us today is Katrina, our Challenge #3 winner, with her absolutely gorgeous "In the Garden Junk Journal" full of flora, flower gardens and dragonflies!


She also has a flip through and a tutorial video you can see HERE and HERE!


CHALLENGE INFO and RULES

INFO
Our challenges are monthly and start on the 1st Friday of each month.
Each challenge has a different theme.
For most challenges including a dragonfly is optional - see DRAGONFLY AWARD info.
Occasionally a challenge will be dragonfly themed.

ANYTHING FLIES aka anything goes
Anything Flies Challenges are our fun take on Anything Goes which means you make anything you want.  

DRAGONFLY AWARD - OPTIONAL CHALLENGE TWIST
Regardless of theme every challenge has a bonus optional twist.  I challenge you to include a dragonfly in some way or form regardless of the current theme.  Those who choose to rise to the Dragonfly Twist challenge in the most unique way wins our Dragonfly Award badge.  Please put “DA” after your name in your entry description to indicate you’ve entered the challenge twist and make sure to explain how you’ve incorporated a dragonfly in your blog post.

WINNERS and PRIZES
Non- sponsored challenges are "just for fun".
Sponsored Challenges - the main Prize winner will win the sponsored prize when offered.
The main Prize winner, Dragonfly Award winner and Top 3 winners win badges and invited to guest DT for the next challenge. 

CHALLENGE RULES

Challenge rules are subject to change when necessary and the most current rules will always be listed under the Challenge Info tab above for easy reference!

  • The project must be inspired in some way by the current challenge theme.
  • Optional Dragonfly Twist:  I challenge you to include a dragonfly in some way or form regardless of the current theme.  Those who choose to rise to the Dragonfly Twist Challenge in the most unique way wins our Dragonfly Award badge.  Please put “DA” after your name in your entry description to indicate you’ve entered the challenge twist and make sure to explain how you’ve incorporated a dragonfly in your blog post.
  • There are no rules as to what you may create - paper crafts, mixed media, use rubber or digis, sweet and cute, creepy cute, quirky, vintage, dark - whatever makes your creativity fly is welcome! 
  • You must follow the Paper Dragonfly blog and leave a comment on the challenge post when you enter to be eligible to play and win.
  • You may enter up to five times per month.
  • No limit on how many other challenges you can combine with Paper Dragonfly!
  • Your link must be a direct link to your project post. 
  • Projects must be blogged or shared on or after the date of the challenge, older postings and projects are not eligible.
  • You must mention and link to the current Paper Dragonfly challenge in your post to be eligible to play and win the prize. 
  • Optional but appreciated - include the current challenge badge in your post.
  • Optional but appreciated - display Paper Dragonfly's main blog badge in your sidebar to help promote Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges.  That's the one above and also at the top of the right sidebar.
  • It is OK to use another online forum such as Flickr and Instagram if you do not have a blog.
  • If you would like us to leave a comment, be sure you have comment verification turned off and/or that the site you’ve posted to does not require membership to comment etc.
  • Paper Dragonfly respects copyright, please do not use images that have been copied without the manufacturer’s or designer’s consent, this includes but not limited to unbranded dies etc.
Paper Dragonfly's Creative Design Team and guest DT has spots open for our 2nd term, have a read of the DT requirements to see if you'd like to join us!

Have a wonderful crafty day!
Cat
xox

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Challenge #5 MERMAIDS - Winners

Hello and thank you so much for play in our April challenge, it was lovely to see all your wonderful mermaid projects, everyone rose to the challenge theme beautifully and more of you took on the Dragonfly challenge twist too, lovely to see the dragonflies sneaking their way into your projects😉

Thank you to LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz for being our May sponsor! 

Now I've got the Winners and Top 3 of Challenge #5 MERMAIDS to announce and once again you made it really hard for me to pick the Winners and the PD Creative Design Team to select the Top 3!  Don't forget all Winners and Top 3 are invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge and I give you the option to pick from 2 future challenge themes ;)


The Winner with this lovely card is
#6 by Lisa K

You've won LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz $10 gift certificate, congratulations!  Please email Cat to claim your prize within the first 2 weeks of June at paperdragonflychallenges@yahoo.com!  Put Paper Dragonfly Challenge #5 Winner in the subject of your email and also let me know if you're interested in being a future guest designer!



The Winner of our coveted Dragonfly Award badge with this lovely card is
#1 by Gayle Chrvala.
I love how the dragonflies are interacting with your mermaid!



The lovely projects that took the Top 3 spots in no particular order are

#8 by Maikreations


#13 by Nan


#15 by Cornelia (fun stamping)


Congratulations ladies, enjoy your wins and proudly display your Paper Dragonfly badges!  All of you are invited to be a Guest Designer for our July or August challenge.  Please email me to make arrangements at paperdragonflychallenges@yahoo.com with “Challenge #5 Guest DT” in the subject.

See you all here on June 3 for Challenge #6!
Have a wonderful crafty day!
Cat 🐱 
xox

Friday, May 6, 2022

Challenge #5: MERMAIDS sponsored by LeighSBDesigns

Welcome to Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges!  
We're so happy you are here to play with us and having so much fun, thank you for all your wonderful support❤️

See if you're a winner in our April Challenge #4 BIRDS


CHALLENGE #5 - MERMAIDS
Sponsored by
LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz

The main Challenge Winner wins a $10 gift certificate to spend at LeighSBDesigns boutique!

Today is the start of our May Challenge and this month's theme is MERMAIDS!
We challenge you to make magical mermaid projects this month!  All kinds of projects are welcome from cards to 3D projects, use rubber and digis, cute to scary and everything in between following this month's Mermaid theme - whatever makes your creativity fly is welcome at Papery Dragonfly! 

DRAGONFLY AWARD - OPTIONAL CHALLENGE TWIST
Every challenge also has a bonus optional twist.  We challenge you to include a dragonfly in some way or form on your mermaid projects.  Those who choose to rise to the Dragonfly Twist Challenge in the most unique way wins our Dragonfly Award badge.  Please put “DA” after your name in your entry description to indicate you’ve entered the challenge twist and make sure to explain how you’ve incorporated a dragonfly in your blog post.

Enter your MERMAID projects in the Inlinkz link-up following the challenge rules provided below by May 27. 

We're excited to have LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz sponsoring us this month, YAY!  LeighSBDesigns is sponsoring our main challenge prize and also provided the beautiful mermaid and sea life digi images the CDT ladies used on their projects today!


LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz has a wonderful selection of a wide range of digi stamps in many theme with images that range from cute to creepy, from cats to bats and everything in between including a magical collection of Mermaid themed images too with a brand new Mermaid release launching this morning!  They are gorgeous and I've included the launch video and promotional badges below for you to see!  All these images are available at LeighSBDesigns Boutique on Etsy.  Leigh also designs wonderful SVG cut files for use with electronic cutting machines, be sure to look at her SVG Cutz section too if you're a Cricut girl or use another similar cutting machine!  All of LeighSBDesigns mermaid and sea life designs are on sale through May 31.


Be sure to pop on over to LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog because they are also hosting a Mermaid themed challenge you will want to play in this month!  You could win more prizes while supporting our sponsor at the same time, what fun!



Paper Dragonfly’s Creative Design Team have made beautiful MERMAID projects to inspire you using the lovely digis provided by LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz.

Created by Val 


Created by Diane



Created by Anita



Created by Patricia


Also joining us today as our Guest Designer is Darlene, our Challenge #2 Winner, with her lovely Mermaid and dragonfly project!



CHALLENGE INFO
Our challenges are monthly and start on the 1st Friday of each month.
Each challenge will have a different theme - FYI not all will be dragonfly themed but if you love the challenge of including dragonflies each month then you can do the Optional Challenge Twist where I challenge you to incorporate a dragonfly regardless of the current theme.  FUN right!

ANYTHING FLIES aka anything goes
Anything Flies Challenges are our fun take on Anything Goes which means you make anything you want.  

DRAGONFLY AWARD - BONUS CHALLENGE TWIST
Every challenge will also have a bonus optional twist.  I challenge you to include a dragonfly in some way or form regardless of the theme.  Those who choose to rise to the Dragonfly Twist challenge in the most unique way wins our Dragonfly Award badge. 

WINNERS and PRIZES
Until Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges are established with 5+ players, not 5 entries by one player, the challenges will be "just for fun" and then we'll have sponsored prizes so tell your friends to come and play!  The main Prize winner, Dragonfly Award winner and Top 3 winners will win badges and be invited to guest DT for the next challenge.  Sponsored Challenges - the main Prize winner will win the sponsored prize when offered.

SPONSORS
If you know of any companies who love sponsoring challenges please email me their details so I can reach out to them!

CHALLENGE RULES

Challenge rules are subject to change when necessary and the most current rules will always be listed here for easy reference!

  • The project must be inspired in some way by the current challenge theme.
  • Optional Dragonfly Twist:  I challenge you to include a dragonfly in some way or form regardless of the current theme.  Those who choose to rise to the Dragonfly Twist Challenge in the most unique way wins our Dragonfly Award badge.  Please put “DA” after your name in your entry description to indicate you’ve entered the challenge twist and make sure to explain how you’ve incorporated a dragonfly in your blog post.
  • There are no rules as to what you may create - paper crafts, mixed media, use rubber or digis, sweet and cute, creepy cute, quirky, vintage, dark - whatever makes your creativity fly is welcome! 
  • You must follow the Paper Dragonfly blog and leave a comment on the challenge post when you enter to be eligible to play and win.
  • You may enter up to five times per month.
  • No limit on how many other challenges you can combine with Paper Dragonfly!
  • Your link must be a direct link to your project post. 
  • Projects must be blogged or shared on or after the date of the challenge, older postings and projects are not eligible.
  • You must mention and link to the current Paper Dragonfly challenge in your post to be eligible to play and win the prize. 
  • Optional but appreciated - include the current challenge badge in your post.
  • Optional but appreciated - display Paper Dragonfly's main blog badge in your sidebar to help promote Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges.  That's the one above and also at the top of the right sidebar.
  • It is OK to use another online forum such as Flickr and Instagram if you do not have a blog.
  • If you would like us to leave a comment, be sure you have comment verification turned off and/or that the site you’ve posted to does not require membership to comment etc.
  • Paper Dragonfly respects copyright, please do not use images that have been copied without the manufacturer’s or designer’s consent, this includes but not limited to unbranded dies etc.
Challenge rules are subject to change when necessary and the most current rules will always be listed under the Challenge Info tab above for easy reference! 

Paper Dragonfly has open spots available on our full time Creative Design Team and part time Guest team, have a read of the DT requirements to see if you'd like to join Paper Dragonfly!

Have a wonderful crafty day!
Cat
xox

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

  

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Challenge #4 BIRDS - Winners

Hello and thank you everyone for coming to play in our April challenge, it was lovely to meet you all and see your wonderful projects!  Everyone rose to the challenge theme beautifully and one brave crafter tackled our special origami dragonfly challenge twist beautifully too😉. 

This is such a bittersweet winners post to have to write because our wonderful sponsor for April, Ike of Ike's Art, sadly passed away last Thursday.  Such devastating news and all our hearts are broken!  I've known Ike for many years and I was so honored that she was our very first sponsor and we got to share her lovely bird themed digi stamps with you all!  We will miss her dearly...from all of us we send our condolences and loving thoughts and prayers to Ike's family❤️  

I know Ike would still want us to celebrate and enjoy her art so now I've got the Winners and Top 3 of Challenge #4 BIRDS to announce and once again you made it really hard for me to pick the Winners and my Creative Design Team to select the Top 3!


The Winner with this lovely card is
#15 by Ellibelle
You are the winner of Ike's Art $10 gift certificate, please select your digis from either of these stores and email Cat your picks at paperdragonflychallenges@yahoo.com



The Winner of our coveted Dragonfly Award badge with this lovely card is
#6 by Gayle Chrvala.
Your origami dragonfly is wonderful and I love the way you combined it with our Bird theme, thanks for taking on the Origami Dragonfly challenge twist!



The lovely projects that took the Top 3 spots in no particular order are

#2 by Debbie M


#14 by Zoë Sanderson 


#16 by Alice K 


Congratulations ladies, enjoy your wins and proudly display your Paper Dragonfly badges!  All of you are invited to be a Guest Designer for our June or July challenge.  Please email me to make arrangements at paperdragonflychallenges@yahoo.com with “Challenge #4 Guest DT” in the subject.

See you all here on May 6 for Challenge #5!
Have a wonderful crafty day!
Cat 🐱 
xox

Friday, April 1, 2022

Challenge #4: BIRDS sponsored by Ike's Art

Welcome to Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges!  
We're so happy to have you playing with us and appreciate all your wonderful support❤️

See if you're a winner in our March Challenge #3 - Mardi Gras!


We’re excited to announce this month we have our very first sponsor, YAY!  Ike’s Art is sponsoring our main challenge prize and also provided the lovely Birdie digi images the CDT ladies used on their projects today!


Ike’s Art has a wonderful selection of digi stamps from cute to creepy with her collections separated into two shops: IkesART Digital Images and  Ike’s Art Dark Side Digis.  Ike’s Art also has two monthly challenges you can play in at IkesWorld and Show Us Your Pussycats that’s just for kitty cats! 

CHALLENGE #4 - BIRDS
Sponsored by Ike’s Art

Dragonfly Award Optional Twist - ORIGAMI DRAGONFLIES

This month's theme is all about the Birds and the optional twist is to include an Origami Dragonfly on your Bird project in some way too!  We challenge you to create anything you want from cards to 3D projects, using rubber stamps or digis, make cute to scary and everything in between following this month’s Bird challenge theme!  Enter your BIRDS projects in the Inlinkz link-up below following the challenge rules provided by April 29.

PRIZE
The main challenge Winner wins a $10 gift certificate to spend at either of Ike’s Art online shops!

DRAGONFLY AWARD - OPTIONAL CHALLENGE TWIST
This month’s optional twist is to include hand made origami dragonflies on your Bird themed projects in some way.  Those who choose to rise to the Dragonfly Award challenge twist are in the running to win our coveted Dragonfly Award badge.  Please put “DA” after your name in your entry description to indicate you’ve entered the challenge twist.

There’s a few origami dragonfly variations you can make, here’s some links to get you started: 
YouTube videos:
Step-by-step photo instructions:

Click to see large photo

Paper Dragonfly’s Creative Design Team have made some wonderful BIRDS and ORIGAMI DRAGONFLIES projects to inspire you using the lovely Bird digis provided by Ike’s Art.

Created by Val using Winter Robins
includes an origami dragonfly


Created by Diane using Finch On Pine
includes an origami dragonfly


Created by Helen using Winter Robins


Created by Patricia using Bluetit Rowan


Also joining us today is Johanna, one of our Challenge #2 Top 3 winners, with her lovely inspirational Birds project that also includes an origami dragonfly!


Lift up the Origami Dragonfly flap to reveal the birdie!


CHALLENGE INFO and RULES

INFO
Our challenges are monthly and start on the 1st Friday of each month.
Each challenge has a different theme.
For most challenges including a dragonfly is optional - see DRAGONFLY AWARD info.
Occasionally a challenge will be dragonfly themed.

ANYTHING FLIES aka anything goes
Anything Flies Challenges are our fun take on Anything Goes which means you make anything you want.  

DRAGONFLY AWARD - OPTIONAL CHALLENGE TWIST
Regardless of theme every challenge has a bonus optional twist.  I challenge you to include a dragonfly in some way or form regardless of the current theme.  Those who choose to rise to the Dragonfly Twist challenge in the most unique way wins our Dragonfly Award badge.  Please put “DA” after your name in your entry description to indicate you’ve entered the challenge twist and make sure to explain how you’ve incorporated a dragonfly in your blog post.

WINNERS and PRIZES
Non- sponsored challenges are "just for fun".
Sponsored Challenges - the main Prize winner will win the sponsored prize when offered.
The main Prize winner, Dragonfly Award winner and Top 3 winners win badges and invited to guest DT for the next challenge. 

CHALLENGE RULES

Challenge rules are subject to change when necessary and the most current rules will always be listed under the Challenge Info tab above for easy reference!

  • The project must be inspired in some way by the current challenge theme.
  • Optional Dragonfly Twist:  I challenge you to include a dragonfly in some way or form regardless of the current theme.  Those who choose to rise to the Dragonfly Twist Challenge in the most unique way wins our Dragonfly Award badge.  Please put “DA” after your name in your entry description to indicate you’ve entered the challenge twist and make sure to explain how you’ve incorporated a dragonfly in your blog post.
  • There are no rules as to what you may create - paper crafts, mixed media, use rubber or digis, sweet and cute, creepy cute, quirky, vintage, dark - whatever makes your creativity fly is welcome! 
  • You must follow the Paper Dragonfly blog and leave a comment on the challenge post when you enter to be eligible to play and win.
  • You may enter up to five times per month.
  • No limit on how many other challenges you can combine with Paper Dragonfly!
  • Your link must be a direct link to your project post. 
  • Projects must be blogged or shared on or after the date of the challenge, older postings and projects are not eligible.
  • You must mention and link to the current Paper Dragonfly challenge in your post to be eligible to play and win the prize. 
  • Optional but appreciated - include the current challenge badge in your post.
  • Optional but appreciated - display Paper Dragonfly's main blog badge in your sidebar to help promote Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges.  That's the one above and also at the top of the right sidebar.
  • It is OK to use another online forum such as Flickr and Instagram if you do not have a blog.
  • If you would like us to leave a comment, be sure you have comment verification turned off and/or that the site you’ve posted to does not require membership to comment etc.
  • Paper Dragonfly respects copyright, please do not use images that have been copied without the manufacturer’s or designer’s consent, this includes but not limited to unbranded dies etc.
Paper Dragonfly's first creative design team and guest DT still has spots open, have a read of the DT requirements to see if you'd like to join Paper Dragonfly!

Have a wonderful crafty day!
Cat
xox

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Challenge #3 Mardi Gras - Winners

Thank you everyone for coming to play in our March challenge!  It was lovely to meet you all and see your wonderful projects!  Everyone rose to the challenge and our special challenge twist beautifully and once again you made it really hard for me to pick the Winners and my Creative Design Team to select the Top 3!

I’m now pleased to announce the Winners and Top 3 of Challenge #3 Mardi Gras


The Winner with this lovely card is #6 by ScrappyHorses



The Winner of our special Dragonfly Award badge with this lovely card is #4 by Johanna.
She decorated both sides of her Mardi Gras mask with the tiniest fussy cut dragonflies!



The lovely projects that took the Top 3 spots in no particular order are

#1 by Granne


#3 by Gayle


#7 by Aimeslee


Congratulations ladies, enjoy your wins and proudly display your Paper Dragonfly badges!  All of you are invited to be a Guest Designer for the May or June challenge.  Please email me to make arrangements at paperdragonflychallenges@yahoo.com with “Challenge #3 Guest DT” as the subject.

See you all here on April 1st for Challenge #4!
Have a wonderful crafty day!
Cat 🐱 
xox