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Friday, November 30

Cyber Crop Challenge - The Happy Craft Challenge Community

Hi lovelys

Its today, our first ever Cyber Crop day, if your all wondering where the challenges are please head to the official website blog for all the details and make sure you have subscribed to the website to eligible to enter.

All 4 challenges are now live

and our 5th and final crop challenge will be in a live via the Happy Craft Creations facebook group shortly.

You have until the 7th December to register and enter there are prizes and many opportunities for us to show case crafty creations.


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Thursday, November 29

Envelope Mini Album - Christmas Theme

It was a joy to have a go at creating a mini album from envelopes a great challenge when you have heaps of envelopes and wondering what to do with them, just glue them together at your free will and decorate per theme or as you please, this is how mine turned out, I am going to try another mini album version next. Have you created one of these? feel free to comment below your links so I can come on over and admire and be inspired by your craft. Pattern Paper - Creative Memories Plain Paper - Kaisercraft Woodchip front cover - Creative Memories Embellishments - Kmart - Reject Shop and or Kaisercraft No automatic alt text available.


Tuesday, November 27

No more messy inky fingers

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I got myself a stamp press today, my order arrived I'm so excited and couldn't open the package fast enough. I love that I can stamp in place first time perfectly every time now, and if it's not the right shade first go I can re stamp over and over in the exact same place until I get it to where I want it. No more messy inky fingers,

I highly recommend a stamp press anyone who loves stamping as much as I do, there are many versions out there I got mine from craftonline with free delivery over $50, as well as the mist and the new ink color all craftonline.

I cannot stop using them. :-)

Official Website now open!!

Hi everyone 

The happy craft challenge has its own domain www.thehappycraftchallenge.com  there we have our own official blog as well, where all official news will be posted from now on.

We have our first ever Cyber Crop this Friday all the challenges will be posted via 

You still will be able to enter the challenge here that wont change, but most of our news and cyber challenges will be via our own website. Please be sure you are still following this blog to enter the challenge, and or have subscribed to the website.

It's an option for those who do not have blogger or even facebook, the windows are open more.

For a while we will briefly share news here, mainly with an update and link to say we have posted on the website for you to read there.

Just remember that our Cyber Crop Challenge will be hosted via the website blog more information is found there



Friday, November 23

Have A Rosy Day


Miss Nelly Collection from Kaisercraft

The quote is from Happy Mail Stash, the rhinestones are from Kmart or a $2 shop I shop at in town

I get most of my collectibles now from Kaisercraft I will have to take note of each collection now so I can share what ones, maybe one or two saved from happy mail

I have a few $2 store stamps, but most now come from Kaisercraft

I'm entering this in the following challenges
Crafting with Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude

Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/
Little Miss Muffet Challenges




Wednesday, November 21

How to store stamps?

Today I have asked how do we store stamps? 
 share your ideas, and stamp storage below, we'd love to hear from you. I'm getting quite the collection now, and just love stamping when they are at hand and easy to use, why not share any stamping tips and tricks and must have tools, love to hear and read and watch all your videos, blogs, and pages on this, I have been you tubing many ideas, and thought it would be a good resources for the Happy Craft Community to look upon for their own ideas and thoughts too.

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A pillow envelope and a few of the latest stamps I have purchased

This is how I store them now





Please feel free to comment below your posts links on this topic, video links related, pages I'll look at them all thank you, and share your tips and tricks in the comments below.

Kaiser Mists

Today I got hold of my first couple of mists, I see everyone else using them and they are so darn pretty, I thought I'd share my first result with you all, and I used it with a new stencil as well. I thought it looks quite pretty on this tag.

https://www.kaisercraft.com.au/newsite/index.php

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This is the stencil I used from Kaisercraft, I think its my new favorite store now, it's even online, but so much more fun when visiting it in person.

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Tuesday, November 20

Under 18s

Next month starts our 18s challenges, it will be a coloring competition, you'll be able to color, use it on a card, on a layout anything your heart desires on paper. Under 18s will have their own linky and of course are welcome to email their entries to us at the Happy Craft Challenge if they don't have access to the site.

Entries to The Happy Craft Challenge under 18s 
info@thehappycraftchallenge.com

All entries will be displayed via the Happy Craft Creations group and added to linky via the official website.

We will share a mini challenge via the facebook group here today, come along and join the group print the coloring paper and have ago, it's free to enter and you could win a prize there will be under 18 social media badges available soon

Cannot Wait
Here's our mini challenge for the month for under 18s, there will be no linky for this just email your entries through. Winner announced at the end of the Month, its a mini as it started half way through our main will start at the start of the month with the linky app!!

Good Luck ALL cannot wait to see your entries
Happy Crafting


A Christmas Tradition

Within a challenge we had to show case a Christmas Tradition, so I decided on Christmas Carols, I hop you like my take on it.

Thanks for stopping by


I made this with the following elements
The card
Christmas blue and bells boarder
We Wish you are Merry Christmas Stamp
A set of musical notes
and the middle mistletoe image

I am entering this in the following challenges

Anna's Craft Cupboard - Mini Challenge
https://annascraftcupboard.com.au/
Anna's Craft Cupboard

Monday, November 19

The Butterfly Challenge

From now and until the end of the year we will be setting free a social media butterfly, its one butterfly you'll find on different pages each week.

When you find this butterfly please email the location code with it to info@thehappycraftchallenge.com - Note new email

You'll get spot in the end of year random draw for a $30 online store craft voucher  that we surprise the winner with. It's time to celebrate a full year of operations with the Happy Craft Challenge, it's had it's highs and lows, but finally we are on a role.

So at the end of the year during the first week of Jan we will randomly choose a winner on the butterfly list via random.org.

Be sure you have subscribed to our new website for the first clue on when we release the butterfly, very soon.

Please do not post your answers publicly, butterflies fly quiet, so please quietly email your butterfly codes to the Happy Craft Challenge.

All social media pages found via the website
Subscribe here

The butterfly will be seen on all our pages from now until the first week of Jan, once you find it you have caught it. and then email the code to us here at the challenge, eg butterfly caught is another opportunity to win the $30 craft voucher.

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Sunday, November 18

Celebrate


I created this layout using the CSI guide for case FILE 266, this is my first entry for the CSI challenge, as I am not really sure how and what to make of something that is blank, so I gave it ago following the picture and colors they have provided and came up with this layout, which has quite a few elements to it, as you can imagine, it was quite difficult putting this one together as I kept going back checking colors and the layout requirements etc. But it was fun and a great experience, and a different type of challenge, the details are below of what was required.



EVIDENCE
  • Geometric patterns
  • Bricks
  • Embossed or textured paper
  • Stars
  • Hearts
  • Birds (or other animals)
  • Frames
  • Clock
  • Puffy stickers
  • Telephone or other gadget
  • Flowers
  • Phrase sticker
  • Bottle or jar
  • Mimic the boxed shelving as a design element
  • Fabric
  • Dangle something
  • Add something (or many things) completely unexpected to your page.
TESTIMONY (JOURNALING IDEAS)
  • Topic: Document something you do every day.
  • Prompt Idea: It’s Thanksgiving month. Thank something unexpected. Check this out for ideas of what I mean. 
  • Presentation: Display your journaling in a frame or on a shelf-of-sorts with some other decorative elements.
  • Writing Format: Write a list of random things about your subject.
  • Inspiration Words: vibrant, quirky, unexpected

Hope you enjoyed my interpretation, thanks for stopping by.

I'm entering this layout in the 

CSI, color, stories, Inspiration challenge


NHILL


This is one of many photos I found from the 100s of kms I walked years ago in the name of charity when I able to, now cannot not even walk to the shops and back due to stroke complications, but will always have the memories and achievements on the walk that will last a life time, plenty of happy memories to be proud off, despite getting trolled upon, I kept walking where ever I possibly could in the name of charity, now I scrapbook the happy memories I had, on a much brighter note.

I remember camping out in the tent the night I stayed in this town, and it was cold wet and rainy, I also remember getting invited for dinner which was lovely and appreciated. 

Then it was time to walk around town again, get a few more ks in and then it was the coach to the next town and more walking, at this stage I had given up the buggy and walking the highways due to it being to dangerous and or people didn't believe me. Lol. But one foot in front of another I kept going. I did not take many photos as I should have as I was on my own most of the time but these day I'm more confident in taking many more. But many knew where I was up to and where I was going to next. I would not ever do something as big as this again, even if I could it's very demanding and time consuming and exhausting and most of all it is rewarding, but happy to assist and guide anyone that would love to do something similar back of house.


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