Thursday, 5 January 2012

Going Buggy Challenge

Okay folks, so here's the first challenge, I have made it simple, and you have a whole month to come up with a card or project using the main colours of

GREY, WHITE AND RED
(or Black,White and Red)

I listened to all your comments, and most of you seem to dislike the fact that some people have dozens of online friends voting for them, and others felt that a random draw didn't take into account the effort and time people have put in, so I am taking a deep breath, and hoping that I won't upset too many people, and, enlisting my sister Gwendydd and my friend Anne to help me (I haven't told them yet!), and together we will choose our favourite cards for this month's prizes. Please continue to give me your feedback on this - if you feel that you are a beginner, and feel intimidated at the thought of judging, please tell me, or any other reason of course. We can always alter it next month

Edited to say, as always you have all come up with the perfect solution - one prize will be judged as my favourite, the other one will be randomly picked. Perfect!

The very generous guys over at Letraset (thanks Paul) are giving TWO of you the chance to win a wallet that is custom made for your ProMarkers, PLUS a set of six Promarkers of your choice. As you see, the wallets hold 24 markers, fold into a stand, and are a perfect solution to organising your pens


Here's my card to start you off........


Please put your blog link - direct to the post with your card please into Mr Linky below, and please link back to Going Buggy in your blog post. I will be dropping by to see your creations. (If you are not used to doing this, just post your picture on your blog, click on publish, then click on the header of the published post. Highlight this URL in the address bar and copy, then paste it into the Mr Linky box. When people click on your name, it will take them straight to your challenge post)


 It doesn't seem fair that those of you who don't have a blog can't join in, so if you email me a photo of your card, I will add it to this post. There will be a link to this post kept at the top of the blog for a month - challenge closes on 5th February 2012


Can I ask please, that those of you who don't do challenges, but enjoy seeing the cards, please click on the links to go to the various blogs, and leave a quick comment. It would be so encouraging for those who have taken the time and trouble to take part.


Good luck everyone - get crafting


Email entries - Marlene Killey



Abby



42 comments:

RAP said...

If you have 2 items to give away, one could go to a random draw and the other to one selected by you and your friends. That gives a chance to win either way. I think online voting does get skewed by those with popular online identities.

Donna said...

Hi Enfys,

I like the idea of having you and who you trust help out. I won't enter one if it's to be voted on because I've never wanted to be on Idol. I guess it's true of Linky, but that is the same for all. So, either way, you and your friends, or linky, works good for me!

Thank you, Enfys!
Donna

paperpapier said...

I agreed with RAP, to have random and selected winners. There are so many talented crafters (who are also DT) that take part in the challenge and beginners will not stand a chance.

Marianne said...

I agree with RAP and Paperpapier.
I think you should always try your best, but some crafters have more skills or stuff and can create more beautiful things. It is not only the time you put in it. So I think random is a good idea. And perhaps a top 3 of the most beautiful cards selected by you who get a Going Buggy Top 3 badge?
xxx Marianne MW

Jules said...

I got fed up of doing challenges and not having them looked at so this way I may not win but at least it is being looked at and judged so whatever happens good or bad my work is being judged for what it is

Julie

Jessica said...

Great idea, the two prizes, both peoples choices seen to. Although I always think that a challenge is about challenging myself. So win or not win, doesn't matter to me. Have a great day.

1CardCreator said...

Lovely card Enfys! So sweet of you to try to accommodate and include everyone in your challenge, you are such a sweet person.

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Debbie said...

You try to take a simple idea and it becomes most difficult. That's they way things usually go in my life ;- ) Hoping to get it together enough to join in and love your prize any way you cut it, ha ha! You know the saying, "You can please some of the people.." You are such a wonder flu person to try to please all of the people, Enfys ;- ) Have a wonderful day!

Brenda said...

ohhh I am soooo doing this challenge....when ever I enter a challenge I think of it as a win win for me because I am creating something plus using some of my supplies...
hugs
Brenda

Kristie Maynard said...

Adorable card! I think your solution is perfect!
I haven't been doing much in my craft room recently, but I need to get in there and start creating, so maybe I'll try to kick it off with something for this challenge. Thanks for setting it up, can't wait to see all the inspiration!

lizzies said...

Hi Enfy

Card uploaded, hope it fits the bill it is red white and black and very CAS. Thank you for the challenge.

Lizzie

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Enfys, thanks for visiting my blog. Will join in your challenge , I think your card is great. Will be back in a few days with my card. Take care. Hugs x ChrisB

Patty said...

Wow...I'm going to have to come up with something for your first ever blog since I love all your posts and your fantastic sense of humor!!! I don't have my own blog, but I'll make & link a card up!!!

Hugs,
Patty

kisatrtle said...

Love your card!

Linda said...

Oh boy this looks like fun and what a wonderful prize. I like the idea of you and your friends picking but it may be very hard. There are a lot of very talented people out there. I hope I get a chance to play. They are great colors.

Loopylou. said...

got my card done hun!!
pleased you found a way to pick a winner, that bit is so hard.
huge hugs Lou xxx

Maria said...

Fab card Enfys & great challenge, thank you for the chance to enter xx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

absolutely fab idea to have 2 prizes. The newbies with few supplies have a chance as well as the seasoned veterans with seemingly every die cutter under the sun. Love it

Tab said...

Thanks for such a great challenge. The cards are all great

SueH said...

Thanks for the chance to join in with your very first challenge Enyfs.

It can’t be easy making decisions on winners but I’m glad you had enough suggestions to help you come up with the perfect solution.

Sue
x

Christine B. said...

Hi Enfys I'm back uploaded my card hope it's ok. Hugs x ChrisB

Jenn Borjeson said...

Thanks for the fun color challenge! :)

Christy Beans said...

Hi, Enfys - I didn't have enough time to comment after I linked up this morning. Thanks for your comments on my card - I had a good time making it. I say... don't stress about this. It needs to be fun for you too! (Although maybe a challenge to pick your fave(s). haha) =)

cotnob said...

Couldn't resist entering your new challenge, love the black, white and red combination. Such a good idea to have a random winner and a judged winner.
Pauline
x

Debbie said...

Well, I got an entry in Enfys ;- ) Yea!!!

TantTherese said...

What a fun challenge! Love the color combination and the prices are awesome! I think it's great that you have one random winner and one chosen.
I'm happy I've finally had time to enter one of your exciting challenges, I hope to be able to join in on the next one too!
Take care!

S.Bayles said...

Enfys,
Thanks for the chance to win. Post my card in red, black, and white. Good Luck to everyone.............

Lena's Creations said...

Hi Enfys,
I love your card. I made one to enter your blog challenge. Thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs,
Lena

MaggieC said...

I am not too bothered if I win or not. It is a win for me to create cards to a given recipe, and to be reasonably happy with them myself. I do enjoy reading what others think of them. XX Maggie

Henriëtte said...

Hello Enfys,

Thanks for this great challenge. Uploaded my entry.
Good luck to everyone.
Henriette x

Mary said...

I Enfys! I just added my link. This ones for you,lol. Mary M
http://mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com/2012/01/hang-in-there.html

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
thanks for this great challenge
i'm glad to join you, i've linked it sweetie, i hope you like it
thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous prize sweetie
hugs angelique

Cindy :) said...

Hi Enfy, so glad to have found your blog, YAY....I remember your posts on the cricut msg board. I don't go there much any more, but I am still a happy lil crafter and finally got a blog of my own in Oct. would love for you to drop by and check it out. I will try and get something together for this challenge, sounds like great fun :) ttys miss you

littleeifwife said...

I just linked a card...I'm so excited..only because I've only linked about 5 other cards at the most in the last 2 years!! Woohoo!! It takes me a little while to feel comfortable about sharing! Don't have my own blog!!

peifert88@gmail.com

kim.scrapper said...

I think that is a really fair way to judge. Very hard to please everyone. Your card is adorable, tfs

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Hi Everyone! Will this is a first for me doing a Challenge,,, I was kind of pushed gently by Di to try it so here I am...
I'm so hornered to be among all these talnted people, how important can I feel????
Good Luck everyone!!

Grá O'Neill said...

Thanks for the great challenge. This is my first time so hopefully I've managed to do it correctly.
Can we enter a second card?

JB said...

I enjoyed playing along for your first challenge. Keep them coming!
JB x.

Kimbo said...

Great challenge. I combined it with our forum challenge and nearly forgot to post it!

Di said...

Hi Enfys, phew, I made it! Great challenge - hope you've recovered from the joys of Frankfurt! Di xx

Lulu/cy said...

Welcome Home Wow-za Most od the bloggers fm the USA are just getting Hm, Like Chistina frm Carpadia Designs. She been ALL over
the world, so I bet she sure Luv'ed
Be-in' there w/all of U. We who were NOT invited, or able 2 go, sure Are waiting 2 hear/see what U all saw/learned. Can't wait:) sure would like 2 B the 1 who wins BUT since I do not have a card to enter, I guess I'm automatically disqualified. HOWEVER I wanted 2 tell U glad Ur back! Hpoe u also had a good time.<(^O*)>