Friday, January 7, 2022

Challenge #1 2022: Winter Dragonfly

Happy New Year!  Welcome to Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges!
My name is Cat and Paper Dragonfly is my new monthly challenge blog with a new challenge posted on the first Friday of every month.  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!  Not every challenge will involve dragonflies but it will be fun to see them sneak in regardless. 
 
Today begins Challenge #1 and the theme is Winter Dragonfly!  
Enter your Winter themed projects that feature Dragonflies in some way in the Inlinkz link-up below by January 28th following the challenge rules.
 
I've also got a call out for Paper Dragonfly's first Creative Design Team and Guest DT, have a read of the DT requirements to see if you'd like to be a Paper Dragonfly CDT!
 

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 challenges are dragonfly themed, some will but most won’t!

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

DRAGONFLY CHALLENGE TWIST
Starting with the Feb Challenge regardless of the current theme the Challenge will also have the optional Dragonfly Challenge Twist which is to include a dragonfly in some clever way!  The challenge entry that includes a dragonfly in the most unique way will win the “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 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.
  • 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 at the top of my 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 is 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! 

Don't forget to consider joining Paper Dragonfly's CDT, click the badge for all the info!

Have a wonderful crafty day!
Cat
xox
 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

16 comments:

  1. Hi, Cat...
    I saw your challenge mentioned over at Paper Playful and am very excited to participate. Congratulations on launching a new challenge!!
    I am not really into dragonflies.....bugs, you know!....but I have to admit their colors are amazing! I have one dragonfly die in my stash and I have begun to put together a winter-themed card with it. I love how it is turning out!! Will try to get this finished up and posted in the next day or so.
    Best of luck with your new challenge. I don't get a lot of readers on my blog, but I will encourage the ones who visit to pull out their dragonfly items and come join in.
    Happy New Year!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Janis,
      Happy New Year to you and welcome to Paper Dragonfly, I’m so happy you found me and my first ever entry SO EXCITING! I’m off to your blog now to see your beautiful Winter Dragonfly <3
      Have a wonderful crafty day!
      Cat

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    2. Hi, Cat...
      I just realized I hadn't put your blog badge on my post or on my sidebar! Sorry abt that. I have that fixed now so people can see your lovely work! Your challenge blog is really pretty, by the way.
      <3
      Janis

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    3. Hi Janis, thank you so much! I just realized there’s a typo on the badges, oops, I’ll stop by your blog and let you know ;)
      Cat

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  2. Coming over to join in as well, and I have a lot of dragonfly designs flying around my craftroom! Thanks for motivating me to use up some old stash and dig into my dragonfly stash.

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    1. Welcome welcome!!! I’m so happy you found Paper Dragonfly and inspired to use your old stash too, YAY!
      Have a wonderful crafty day!
      Cat

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  3. So glad to have a new creative challenge to test my mettle! Welcome to the blog world!!! -Donna

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    1. Thank you so much Donna, I look forward to your playing along!
      Have a wonderful crafty day!
      Cat

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  4. Congratulations on the new challenge. I love butterflies and dragonflies.
    Happy New Year

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    1. Thank you so much, I can’t wait to see your projects!
      Have a wonderful crafty day!
      Cat

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  5. How wonderful to have a new challenge! I happen to manage one of the daily lists on the Challenges for Days blog (which lists challenges for each day of the week and those which post only once each month) so maybe that will generate a bit more traffic for you. Paper Dragonfly is now on the Friday list under Monthly challenges. See you again next month. :-D

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    1. Thank you for your support and adding Paper Dragonfly to your list!
      Have a wonderful crafty day!
      Cat

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  6. Congratulations on the new challenge, I’ve added my card to the challenge!

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    1. Thank you and welcome, I’m so happy you found Paper Dragonfly!
      Have a wonderful crafty day!
      Cat

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  7. Congratulations to the top winners! 🎉

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