Friday, January 19, 2018

Color Dare #276 - Mink, Sweet Leaf and Heather

Thank you to all the Talented Crafters who join us to share their artwork using Close to My Heart colors (or similar colors when necessary). 2018 is a great year of new and exciting Color Challenges! We are happy to have you sharing art in our Gallery and please invite your friends to our Buddy Program.

This week we are challenging you to use all and only these Close to My Heart colors:  Mink, Sweet Leaf and Heather.  


If you do not have these exact colors you may substitute similar colors so you can still join in on the fun.  Black and White Daisy are always free to use but please do not add extra colors.  Our challenges last for 2 weeks to give you extra time to get your creative juices flowing.  The Design Team will award weekly blog badges for their favorite entries and a random prize winner will be drawn from all winning entries each month.

Here is some inspiration from our awesome Design Team. If you have a chance please stop by our blogs to see how we made these projects and leave a comment.








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Now it's your turn. Take some time this week to create a project using these colors (All and Only, without adding new colors). If you don't have the exact colors, just use the closest ones you have. Next, take a picture of it and upload it to your blog.

Make sure you include our link and challenge picture in your post. Then link your post to our site, using the link to your post, not your blog. See our Rules Tab for complete rules. Most importantly, have fun! We look forward to visiting your blogs and commenting.

Don’t have a blog? You can still enter by posting your photo to our Facebook page here...Or other Online Galleries such as Pinterest, Split Coast Stampers or Instagram. Include in the comments section how you made your card, then copy the URL and paste the URL into the Linky tool below.

Our Weekly Challenges are open for two weeks, you have until Feb 1st to enter this Challenge.






Our previous challenge, Color Dare #275, is open until Thursday evening January 25th so you can still share your work here also.




Friday, January 12, 2018

Color Dare #275--Bashful, Fern and Heather with Gold Option


Thank you to all the Talented Crafters who join us to share their artwork using Close to My Heart colors (or similar colors when necessary).  2018 will be a great year of new and exciting Color Challenges!  We are happy to have you sharing art in our Gallery and please invite your friends to our Buddy Program.

This week we are challenging you to us all and only these Close to My Heart colors:  Bashful, Fern and Heather with an option to add Gold. 


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If you do not have these exact colors you may substitute similar colors so you can still join in on the fun.  Black and White Daisy are always free to use but please do not add extra colors.  Our challenges last for 2 weeks to give you extra time to get your creative juices flowing.  The Design Team will award weekly blog badges for their favorite entries and a random prize winner will be drawn from all winning entries each month.

Here is some inspiration from our awesome Design Team. If you have a chance please stop by our blogs to see how we made these projects and leave a comment.



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Now it's your turn. Take some time this week to create a project using these colors (All and Only, without adding new colors). If you don't have the exact colors, just use the closest ones you have. Next, take a picture of it and upload it to your blog.

Make sure you include our link and challenge picture in your post. Then link your post to our site, using the link to your post, not your blog.  See our Rules Tab for complete rules. Most importantly, have fun! We look forward to visiting your blogs and commenting.

Don’t have a blog? You can still enter by posting your photo to our Facebook page here...Or other Online Galleries such as Pinterest, Split Coast Stampers or Instagram. Include in the comments section how you made your card, then copy the URL and paste the URL into the Linky tool below.




Our Weekly Challenges are open for two weeks, you have until Jan 25th to enter this Challenge. 





Our previous challenge, Color Dare #274, is open until Thursday evening January 18th so you can still share your work here also.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Color Dare #272 and #273 December Holiday Linky Party - Badge and Random Draw Prize Winners

Thank you to all participants for sharing amazing Artwork.   We are inspired by your unique and creative take on our challenging color combinations and hope you had fun playing along with us in 2017. 

Before we get to the Badge Winners for the December Holiday Linky Party, it was noted that we neglected to have a random draw for the November Winners.  Our Random Draw Winner is Lisa Bzibziak from our CD#269 November Challenge.  Our apologies and Congratulations.


WINNERS - CD #272 - TRADITIONAL



Our Diamond Award Winner is:  Miss Carrie's Creations



Our Emerald Award Winner is:
  Meg Simoni



Our Ruby Award Winner is:
  Ann Chuang



Our Sapphire Award Winner is:  Karen Ladd



WINNERS - CD #273 - NON TRADITIONAL




Our Diamond Award Winner is:
  Lisa Bzibziak



Our Emerald Award Winner is:  Mary Gunn Funn



Our Ruby Award Winner is:  Becca Whitham



Our Sapphire Award Winner is:  Krista Hershberger



Congratulations to our Winners


Please stop by the Award Winner's Blogs and leave them some love about their fabulous creations and be sure to grab your Winner Blog Badge found under the Blog Badges tab at the top of this post. 



RANDOM DRAW WINNERS


Now to get into our Random Draw Prize Winners for the December Holiday Linky Party. Some of you took advantage of increasing your chances if you entered into either of the Heart2Heart partnered themed challenge or used CTMH Products.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS


SwedeMom
$25 Gift Certificate - Traditional
Your choice for a Scrapbook Store
(Michaels, JoAnne, Hobby Lobby, Internet) Or
favorite Coffee Shop (Starbucks, Tim Horton)

Jody Gustafson
$25 Gift Certificates - Non-Traditional
Your choice for a Scrapbook Store
(Michaels, JoAnne, Hobby Lobby, Internet) Or
favorite Coffee Shop (Starbucks, Tim Horton)


OTHER RANDOM DRAW PRIZES combining both the
Traditional and Non-Traditional Entrants are:


Paper Dragon Fleur
CTMH Embellishment Packet from CTMH SE1

Mary Gunn Funn
$10 Gift - Winner Choice - Coffee Shop
(Choice of Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts)

Melanie R
CTMH $10 Gift from SE1 - Winner Choice

Paper Canvas
CTMH Packet "Better Together Complements" and 2 Pkgs assorted clear sparkles



All Random Prize Winners
, please send Email
to
momrey200431 at msn dot com
with subject being the prize you won
or, if applicable, your choice
providing your name and mailing address




2018 The Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team is looking forward to another fabulous year of color challenges and we hope you are looking forward to sharing with us too! Thank you to all our blog followers and participants--we love visiting your blogs and seeing how our color challenges inspire you to create.

Our weekly challenges are two weeks, click here or at the side bar for our current challenge(s).  Hop
e that you'll come join us again and bring a Buddy along.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Color Dare #274 - Glacier, Charcoal, Bashful and Optional: Silver

Thank you to all the Talented Crafters who participated last year and welcome back to 2018 New and Exciting Color Challenges!
We are happy to have you sharing art in our Gallery and please invite your friends to our Buddy Program,



This week we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these Close To My Heart Colors: Glacier, Charcoal, Bashful and Optional Silver.  If you don't have these exact CTMH colors yet you may substitute similar colors so you can still join in on the fun!




Black and White Daisy may be used freely with all Challenges (except those that say "No Black" or "No White".) 



Here is some inspiration from our awesome Design Team. If you have a chance please stop by our blogs to see how we made these projects and leave a comment.








Now it's your turn. Take some time this week to create a project using these colors (All and Only, without adding new colors). If you don't have the exact colors, just use the closest ones you have. Next, take a picture of it and upload it to your blog.

Make sure you include our link and challenge picture in your post. Then link your post to our site, using the link to your post, not your blog.  See our Rules Tab for complete rules. Most importantly, have fun! We look forward to visiting your blogs and commenting.

Don’t have a blog? You can still enter by posting your photo to our Facebook page here...Or other Online Galleries such as Pinterest, Split Coast Stampers or Instagram. Include in the comments section how you made your card, then copy the URL and paste the URL into the Linky tool below.



Our Weekly Challenges are open for two weeks, you have until Jan 18th to enter this Challenge. 







Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year from the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team

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The Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team is looking forward to another fabulous year of  color challenges and we hope you are looking forward to sharing with us too!  Thank you to all our blog followers and participants--we love visiting your blogs and seeing how our color challenges inspire you to create.

Each week we will challenge you to use the exclusive colors from Close To My Heart to create with.  (If you don't have the exact CTMH color designated you may substitute similar colors so you can still play along).  At the end of each challenge winners will be selected and awarded "Blog Badges" to post on their blogs.  At the end of each month a random prize winner will be drawn from all the winners to receive a prize in the mail.

One of our fabulous Design Team members, Tracey Pierce, is stepping down from the Color Dare blog.  We thank her for all her wonderful contributions and inspirations to this challenge blog.  She will be missed and we hope that she returns soon!

We are happy to announce that we have 3 new Design Team members!  Melanie Richards is brand new to our Design Team and has been a regular participant for several years.  Jen Benner and Shirley Ross are returning to our DT after some time off.  You can read their bios under the tab above that says "Design Team".  Feel free to click on their names to visit their blogs.

Here are some things that you can look forward to with our upcoming challenges:
  •  Black and White Daisy may be used freely with all Challenges (except those that say "No Black" or "No White".)  Black and White Daisy will not be pictured with the challenge colors but their use will be allowed.
  • We will be having fewer colors in each challenge--just 3--which can most always be combined with Black and White Daisy. (In previous years we challenged you with up to 10 colors!)
  • You will have 2 weeks to link up your creation!  We will be posting a new challenge every week  so there will be overlapping challenges.
  • For the last challenge of the month we will have  a "Tic-Tac-Toe" board where you can choose which 3 colors you want to create with.
  • You may enter our challenges by posting a direct link to your blog post, or if you don't, you can link from an Online Gallery such as Splitcoast Stampers, Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest sites. 

There were lots of participants in our month long Traditional and Non Traditional Christmas colors challenges.  We will be choosing several winners from all of our participants in a random prize drawing so you will have to check back soon to see if your entry is a winner!

Our first challenge of the year will be posted on
Friday morning, January 6.

Wishing you all the best of everything in 2018!

The Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team:

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

DECEMBER HOLIDAY LINKY PARTY

 STILL TIME (You have until December 31st) to enter into the Color Dare's December Holiday Linky Party and be eligible for one of the following Random Draw Prizes:  


(2) $25 Gift Certificates 

One Winner Traditional and One Winner Non Traditional

Your choice for a Scrapbook Store

(Michaels, JoAnne, Hobby Lobby, Internet) Or

favorite Coffee Shop (Starbucks, Tim Horton)

OTHER PRIZES
CTMH Embellishment Packet from SE1
 $10 Gift - Winner Choice - Coffee Shop
CTMH $10 Gift from SE1 - Winner Choice
CTMH Packet "Better Together Complements" and 2 Pkgs assorted clear sparkles


Choose one or both of the Challenges below to create your first Christmas Card for 2018, or create some New Year's Cards and/or Winter Holiday Card...Join in the fun. 




Non-Traditional (Other Colors No Reds and Greens) 

White and/or Your choice of one Neutral with Optional Gold and/or Silver



Traditional Colors (Reds & Greens) 

White and/or Your choice of one Neutral with Optional Gold and/or Silver









Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Extravaganza "December Holiday Linky Party"

DECEMBER 1 - 31, 2017 


For those of you who are looking for open Challenges in December and still working on your Christmas and New Year’s Cards ... this is the Challenge for you.   You decide some of your color palette to fit into the Traditional or Non-Traditional Challenges below ... how fun is that. 

To make the holidays even more festive, we are partnering with the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog!   Enter to win and share some holiday cheer. 


There are  two Challenges you can join: 

Use Only Reds & Greens
White and/or Your choice of one Neutral 
with Optional Gold and/or Silver 
CD #272 - Click Here to Go to Linkup


Simply combine our Traditional Color Challenge above, working in the Critters, and you can also enter the H2H Theme "Christmas Critters" 


#273 Non-Traditional Color Challenge Your Choice of 1 (Monochromatic),
or 2-3 Colors (NO Reds or Greens)
White and/or your choice of one Neutral with Optional Gold and/or Silver 
CD #273 Click Here to Go to Linkup 

Simply combine our Non-Traditional Color Challenge above, and by working in Silver and Gold you can also enter the H2H Theme "Silver and Gold" 


You are unlimited to the number of projects you enter for both the Traditional and/or Non-Traditional challenges ... the more you enter the more chances to the random draws.  Invite a Buddy to join our Christmas and New Year's Extravaganza, If you stop by our blogs to see how we made these projects and leave a comment you can earn an additional chance for random draws.  AND, if you follow all DT member Blogs you can earn another chance. Click HERE for additional information how to earn additional chances.  

Random Draw Prizes:  


For ALL those that link up projects in December YOU will be eligible for random draws at the end of the month.  


(2) $25 Gift Certificates 
One Winner Traditional and One Winner Non Traditional
Your choice for a Scrapbook Store
(Michaels, JoAnne, Hobby Lobby, Internet) Or
favorite Coffee Shop (Starbucks, Tim Horton)

OTHER PRIZES

CTMH Embellishment Packet from SE1
 $10 Gift - Winner Choice - Coffee Shop
CTMH $10 Gift from SE1 - Winner Choice

CTMH Packet "Better Together Complements" and 2 Pkgs assorted clear sparkles



Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year!

We hope your enthusiasm for Color Challenges will bring you back in January for new Color Challenges to pair up with your favorite Sketch or Theme Challenges



Design Team openings starting in January 2018. No experience is required ... Please click HERE for additional details.