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Monday, October 3, 2022

CHALLENGE #102022 - ANYTHING GOES w/OPTIONAL TWIST: CIRCLES AND SQUARES

Hello Crafty Makers!

This month the optional twist is circles and Squares.

This is a fun twist that encompasses a myriad of design choices.  The circles and squares could be the shape of your card, the design of your background paper, stenciled designs, embossed designs, embellishments, tags, or the shape of your window on a shaker.  And, of course, any combination of the above would be delightful!

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Our Sponsor


Conie Fong is a self-taught artist residing in California, USA with her husband, daughter, pet hamster, and fish. In her early childhood years, she was inspired by every kind of art and craft. She loved watching demonstrations by artists on the streets and at festivals and spent most of her free time perusing arts and crafts books in the library, drawing, crafting, and experimenting with her art supplies at home.

Conie first started sharing her art with the world by selling ACEO reprints of her ACEO paintings of fairies, mermaids, and kitty art on eBay in 2010.  She was a full-time account manager for a University before becoming a full-time mom and part-time artist.  She currently enjoys spending time with her family traveling, exploring the outdoors, and designing beautiful, cute, and magical art for craft and coloring lovers.
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Prizes - October 2022
Winner
 will receive a choice of 3 digital images from
Conie Fong Art & Design Etsy store.

The Top Sprout
 will receive a choice of 1 digital image from
Conie Fong Art & Design Etsy store.

The Rising Star
 will receive a choice of 1 digital image from
Conie Fong Art & Design Etsy store.
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October 3rd - November 4th, 2022 
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SEPTEMBER HON0RS
(Fantasy)
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Playing the Twist
Debbie
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Playing Anything Goes
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DESIGN TEAM INSPIRATION

Cass using Maisie Mouse

 




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2023 Design Team

We are accepting applications for our 2023 Team.

Send an email to cmalkah613@gmail.com.  Place APTS DT in the subject line.  Include a link to your blog or two samples of your work.

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Monday, September 5, 2022

CHALLENGE #092022 - ANYTHING GOES w/OPTIONAL TWIST: FANTASY

Optional Theme: Fantasy

Create a project using anything related to FANTASY:  Fairies, Gnomes, Fairy Tale Characters, etc.

FEATURED ARTIST

Andrea Norris
 Owner 
Living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full-time as a Management Accountant, and currently working on 3 design teams, I’m an obsessive crafter and creator.  I have no actual style but do love the unusual and quirky.


I love anything arty.  I've always drawn stuff on and off for as long as I can remember.   In my younger days, I sold a few watercolor paintings.  I more recently found mixed media which is a joy and love creating canvases with flowers.


I had a battle with digital drawing for about a year and finally found some software I could gel with.  In January 2016, a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some.  I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey.


I have a Facebook group SheepSki Designs where I hold challenges, some for fun to win digis as well as my monthly card challenge.  I have a SheepSki Designs challenge blog as well.


We would love to see SheepSki images used in your projects!


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AUGUST HONORS
"By the Book"
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Rosi
Carol

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DESIGN TEAM PROJECTS
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Monday, August 1, 2022

CHALLENGE #082022 - ANYTHING GOES w/OPTIONAL TWIST "BY THE BOOK"

Hello, and Welcome to another fun challenge!

Share with us your BOOK THEMED Projects!

Bookmarks, Handmade Books, Cards with "Book Titles," door or wall hangings, etc.

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DESIGN TEAM CALL
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We are looking for designers to join our team!  
Prior DT experience is not necessary. 
International Designers Welcome
All Crafts Encouraged

  • Initial Term:  The initial term is 6 months.  
  • Production:  Each designer creates one project per month.  
  • Commenting:  Designers comment on entries ending in their assigned number(s.)
  • Deadlines:  Challenge projects should be posted to the team forum by 7 p.m. EST the Friday preceding the challenge start date. Challenges start on the first Monday of each month.
  • Influence:  Designers are asked to submit their challenge projects to at least three (3) other challenge blogs. This helps increase participation in our challenge.  
  • Photography:  Designers should provide quality photographs of their projects. Projects should be taken in a well-lit environment.  
  • We are a FOR FUN Challenge!  Occasional Sponsors.
  •  We average about 100 entries per month.   
  • We have a DT forum on Blogger, for posting projects, and a DT Forum on Facebook for general contact and communications.
If interested, please send an email to  
cmalkah613@gmail.com.  
Subject line: APTS Design Team.
Body:  Link to your blog.

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JULY HONORS

Winner
 will receive a choice of 3 digital images from
Conie Fong Art & Design Etsy store.

Priya
The Top Sprout
 will receive a choice of 1 digital image from
Conie Fong Art & Design Etsy store.

The Rising Star
 will receive a choice of 1 digital image from
Conie Fong Art & Design Etsy store.

Congratulations!  

You will be contacted by a member of the Coni Fong team.

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Design Team Creations

Cass

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