Challenge # 30 Mega Cluster - last month, I challenged you to make 2 or more clusters on your page. This month, for a point, you only need ONE cluster but it must include at least 5 different items. If you want 2 points, you must have a cluster of 10 items!!! - sequins, nuvos, enamel drops count at only 1 item in a cluster - die cuts each count as 1 item. A banner would be 1 item however, not counted as each flag iykwim. - background elements like mist, stenciling works, counts as an element if it's under/connected to your cluster - you can count a title as an element too
This is for all your other crafty activities. (I’ll come back and update with points when I have access to a computer)
UPDATED This challenge is for sewing, knitting, or any other type of crafting, other than cards/layouts/PL. Are you working on school room decor, home decor, flower arrangements? This is the place to be.
The points for this challenge are 1 hour of sew/craft time = 1 point
if you spend 1-3 hours on your project, take an extra 5 point for the finished item.
If you spend 4-6 hours on your project, take an extra 10 points for the finished item.
If you spend 7+ hours on your project, take an extra 15 points for the finished item.
Give yourself an additional 1 point for each time you are working on learning a new craft, new technique (can be scrapbook/card making related), etc. Motivation to learn new things is always good.
If you’re teaching someone crafty skills:
Give yourself 1 point for each hour you spend teaching.
Challenge #34 Minimalist | Keep it clean and tight. Less than 5 embellishments on your project to claim a point for this one. Splatter, glitter, sequins, alpha stickers, Nuvo/enamel dots and any other teeny tiny embellishments count only as 1 item towards your total. Example: 2 die-cuts, a title, a piece of twine, a few enamel dots and a chipboard piece would bring you to the maximum total of 5. No specifications for your background (you may layer as much paper or stencil/paint/stamp away as you wish).
Challenge #35 Languages of love | Give yourself an excuse to work on travel LOs or any projects that would include other languages. It's the month of love so let's show some appreciation for foreign countries and cultures. A single word in a language other than English suffices, be it trendy terms like "hygge" or greetings like "hola" or pretty much anything else besides names of places and people ("Fumiko" or "Hong Kong" don't qualify for this challenge). Guess what? Food is allowed (taco, sushi, guacamole, pain au chocolat, etc.)!
It looks like JaneB is not joining this month. Is it all right if I add her 2 challenges? If this is not OK, I can take them out.
#41 - Rock Those Rectangles - Use rectangular photos OR a rectangular page size (8.5x11, 9x12, 6x12, 3x8, TN, etc.) cardmakers, any size rectangular card or rectangular design/embellishment on the front of a card will count.
#42 - Be There Or Be Square - Use square photos OR a square page size (12x12, 8x8, 9x9, 6x6, etc.) cardmakers, any size square card or square design/embellishment on the front of a card will count.
#43 Mud Month - Before we adopted the Latin name for our second month, Old English used much more vibrant names to describe the month now known as February. The most common Old English name was Solmonath, which literally means “mud month.” Get down and dirty and create a layout with photos that have something to do with mud or dirt, or using primarily the colour brown.
(I'm thinking of a photo of my niece and I with chocolate covered faces after we made brownies!)
#44 Chinese New Year - Chinese New Year begins on 5th February, and 2019 is the Year of the Pig. Include something with an Asian flavour on your project - one of the 12 zodiac animals, lanterns, a dragon, Asian food, red pockets / envelopes, Chinese font etc.
#45 Digital Love | Claim a point for a digital or hybrid project. Putting an overlay or brush on your photo before printing it, printing out some die-cuts/PL cards/papers from a digital designer, making a digital LO, typing out your journaling on your computer and printing it out on your project and making photo book pages all count.
Challenge #46 From the Heart | The month of love, the month of hearts. Make your project predominantly about (a) heart(s). Let the heart shape dominate, make a page about hearing baby's heartbeat for the first time, embellish with mostly hearts, etc. You may substitute the heart concept with "XO" if preferred. Can be combined with challenge #4.
Challenge #48: Let's do chipboard! Put at least one cb element on your project. It can be naked, painted or coloured by you, or a precoloured piece. Let's get those pieces out of our stash and onto our pages and cards!
Challenge #50Project Life Cards, or 3x4 or 4x6 cut-aparts, or cards you got in a kit. I have stacks and stacks and need incentive to use them. Consider layers, consider punching them - whatever it takes to get them on a project!