Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Challenge and Chances to WIN!!

HELLO Everyone - does it sound like I am excited! I am :-) We have some exciting weeks ahead of us with all the Christmas stuff starting to become available and our new DT to announce soon. Last month we had so many entries for the Challenge and this month we hope to have even more!

Time to launch our new monthly Challenge and here is the theme:

**Let's Hear It For The Boys!**

We all have men in our lives - sons, fathers, husbands, friends, brothers and they sometimes seem to get a little neglected in the whole "scrappy" scheme of things so we want to see what you make with them, about them and especially for them!
  • a birthday gift for your husband
  • a layout featuring your son
  • a Father's Day card (Father's Day is September 4th)
  • something special for an anniversary
  • party ideas for a "little boy" birthdays (so many princesses - not enough dinosaurs!)
As always - anything goes!  All you need to do is email your entry to entries@artfullcrafts.co.nz
You can be in to win a great prize and for the next two weeks we will be having heaps of little giveaways as we build up to announcing our new Design Team! Remember we have two prizes per Challenge - one for the best "First Time Entry" and one for the overall winner.

Here is the first giveaway..

Leave a comment on this blog post OR on our facebook page before Thursday evening - and you could win two packets of Kaisercraft Sparklets.

What are Sparklets I hear you ask??  They are new,they are adhesive backed, they come in 12 fabulous colours and you can find them in the shop here. They will add some great "bling" to your male projects! Here is a sample of the colours available..

Kaisercraft have HEAPS of releases this month and 2 awesome new complete collections - Miss Nellie and Hunt and Gather. We will be featuring both of these on the blog later in the week - but look at how perfect this Hunt and Gather is for all your male-themed projects!

Here are some more inspired ideas for your "male" projects...

Some fabulous cards using Graphic 45 papers from Betsy 

A super quick mini-album with Bo-Bunny from Lowri

Gorgeous layouts from Shirl using Kaisercraft

Be sure to become a blog follower to find out details of all our upcoming contests and competitions!
Lowri :-)


  1. Yay im so glad that this months challenge will be dedicated to the boys! I lurrrrrrrve scrapbooking but find it a little hard at times to come up with super cute boyish layouts, I am looking forward to being inspired by all the different entries :)

  2. Love my man! His birthday is in September. On to doing something great for him.

  3. Its been a while since I've done a boy page especially with an unco-operative teenager. LOL. Love the new Miss Nelly range.

  4. Yay! I've just done 2 cards and a double layout with the new Hunt and Gather. Love it!! Will post soon...

  5. Exciting am looking forward to having a crack at this months challenge, have lots of ideas already.

  6. i'm looking around searching for photos of the 2 men in my life...bring on this mth's challenge..bit scared of entering, but MIGHT have a go. Great samples DT !!as always :)

  7. i love Betsy male cards they are awesome i do find it harder to do male layouts these have given me good ideas thanks guys