Wednesday 1 October 2014

October Challenge 2014

Hi everyone, Darcy here. 

Thanks to everyone who joined in with our September challenge. We had an amazing month of inspiration. Our brand new Guest Designers are now familiar to you all, we also saw some gorgeous things from a handful of random guests and of course our signature designers at the weekends brought you everything from canvasses, candles and cards to boxes, frames and journals...with all manner of projects in between. We also had two experimental posts, fabulous fun!

You know we love seeing how you interpret these ideas in your own projects so keep them coming. Thanks too for all your support and comments over the month, it means a lot to our designers, and they read all of them. 

The winner of the September Monthly Challenge is: Janet

Please get in touch with Darcy ( to find out how to claim your prize. 

The final page of the journal challenge has now also ended, huge thanks to my little troupe of journallers who joined in. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your pages over the past 8 months, you all made great trees for the last page. 

The winner of the August Journal Challenge is: Craftyfield

Please get in touch with Darcy ( to find out how to claim your prize. 

October Challenge {2014}

Our challenge is now a monthly one, open from the first to the last day of the calendar month. 

We would love you to join in. We know our designers come up with utterly fabulous ideas, and often this makes you want to have a go and play along too. So go and make something, blog about it and share the link so we can see what you've been inspired by!

If you are prompted to creative-action by any of this month's guests who blog between Oct 1st and Oct 31st 2014 then join in and link up your creativity to this post.

You will go in the draw to win £50 (this includes VAT and postage) to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. (Think of it as £40 prize with £10 to cover the VAT and postage costs, worldwide) 

You need to add your link by 19:00 (London time) Oct 31st 2014. Please ensure you are familiar with our guidelines below

Challenge Etiquette:

1. The challenge is to show how you have been inspired by our designer(s) to try a particular technique. Your entry should contain:
- a mention of which designer inspired you and why, and 
- a link in your blog post to that designer's original post on the PA blog
The whole concept of this challenge is 'play along with us'. You are encouraged to put your own twist on ideas you see on our blog, don't feel obliged to copy an idea exactly.

2. The link must come directly from the specific post on your blog where you have explored the technique/ idea mentioned in point 1 above. You cannot link to the home page of your blog, or we will be unable to find the post to leave you comments. (NB. Linking to your home page also looks like you are spamming us to drive traffic to your blog)

3. Spam links will be deleted. We did have someone who linked to a competitor's product launch/ website, so it does happen.

4. We prefer your post is created exclusive to our challenge. Multiple challenge links in one blog post is poor etiquette and generally makes you look like a blog-candy grabber. We know you have busy lives, and it's easier to do multiple links, but from our point it can result in a conflict of interest. 

5. You are welcome to use stamps/ products/ substrates you have to hand from a variety of companies, we do not expect you to exclusively use PA products - but of course it's lovely when you do! Try to be sensitive to these things :)

6. You can enter as many times as you like. We don't want to restrict your creativity or participation!

6. Entries can be inspired by any post on our blog for the duration of that same calendar month.

7. The winner of the random draw will receive a £50 credit to be redeemed on the PaperArtsy Website. We request that one of your purchases is an A5 rubber stamp. You can add any other items to your basket, but the final total (including VAT and postage) must not exceed £50 The voucher can only be used once, so you must redeem it in a single transaction.

8. The first day of every month (in this, the Challenge post) is when the winner of the month will be announced, also, in the same post, the link for the new month is posted. It's your responsibility to claim your prize coupon from Darcy: email her

9. Good Luck! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!


Helen said...

Well done to Janet and Craftyfield!

Craftyfield said...

Exciting news! Many thanks to the PA elves.

Etsuko said...

Congrats to Janet and Craftyfield xx