Friday, August 5, 2022

Challenge #8 Summertime Buzz - sponsored by LeighSBDesigns

Welcome to Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges!  
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CHALLENGE #8 - SUMMERTIME BUZZ
Sponsored by
LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz

PRIZE
The main Challenge Winner wins a $5 gift certificate to spend at LeighSBDesigns boutique!

THEME DETAILS
This month's theme is Summertime Buzz with the optional challenge twist to include a Dragonfly on your Summertime Buzz projects!

We challenge you to create anything you want from cards to 3D projects, use rubber stamps or digis and all kinds of projects from cute to scary and everything in between is welcome at Paper Dragonfly as long as they follow the Summertime Buzz theme which can be anything that means Summer to you and Bees!  Enter your projects in the Inlinkz link-up below following the challenge rules provided by 11:55pm pacific on August 26.

DRAGONFLY AWARD - OPTIONAL CHALLENGE TWIST
Every month our challenge has a fun optional twist to combine with the current theme - we challenge you to include a dragonfly in some way or form.  Those who choose to rise to the Dragonfly Award challenge twist 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.  Please note this is NOT an alternate theme or a separate challenge, your projects must still follow the current theme!


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

LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz has a wonderful varied collection of realistic and fantasy digi stamps with themes that range from cute to creepy, from cats to bats and everything in between so there is literally something from everyone!  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!


Be sure to pop on over to LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog because they also host monthly challenges as well as fun annual blog hops with the most spooktacular one just around the corner, their annual 31 Days of Halloween Hop so if you love Halloween you don't want to miss out on that one!  You could win more prizes while supporting our sponsor at the same time, what fun!

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

Created by Val
using the whimsical ZenBee Oddleigh set


Created by Helen
using the lovely HoneyBees set


Created by Erin
using the lovely HoneyBees set


Created by Patricia
using the whimsical Busy Bees


Created by Nan
using the whimsical Oddleigh Bee set and Busy Bees


Also joining us today as our Guest Designer is Lisa K, our Challenge #5 Winner, with her lovely summer garden scene filled with bees, a ladybug and dragonflies!


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
Every month our challenge has a fun optional twist to combine with the current theme - we challenge you to include a dragonfly in some way or form.  Those who choose to rise to the Dragonfly Award challenge twist 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.  Please note this is NOT an alternate theme or a separate challenge, your projects must still follow the current theme!

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. 

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:  Include a dragonfly on your project while still following the current theme.  Put “DA” after your name in your entry description to indicate you’ve entered the challenge twist and explain how you’ve incorporated a dragonfly in your blog post.  Please note this is NOT an alternate theme or a separate challenge, your projects must still follow the current 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 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

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful DT inspiration cards ladies! Beautiful GDT garden scene card!

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    1. Loving the DT cards this month! What a great theme.

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  3. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

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