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Welcome to our challenge blog. We will post a new challenge every Thursday. You can create any card, scrapbook layout, altered item with any stamp or technique as long as it is a new project, no backlinks please. To join in please post your card on your blog and then enter via the Linky Tools button at the bottom of every challenge post. You must leave a direct link to your creation as well as a link back here to the challenge post.

Entries close at 8:00PM MST/MDT the Wednesday before the new challenge is posted and winners will be announced at the close of the challenge (on the sidebar) as well as on the new challenge post.

Please make sure to follow our blog in case you are the lucky winner...winners will be chosen by random and posted and they have until the next challenge is posted to contact me and claim the prize or there will be a re-draw! You may enter 2 (two) times per challenge as long as the creation is new and follows the challenge guidelines, have fun! You may combine challenge to a maximum of 8.

We hope you will join in the fun!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Challenge #72: Open the gate

Happy Thursday everyone,
a big, big thank you to everyone entering our Valentinesday challenge.
All your cards were absolutely fabulous!!
The winner of the stamps donated by

is....

PEGGY


Congratulations Peggy!!

Please send Karin a email with your addy so the stamps can be send to you.


This weeks theme is called 'open the gate'
Monica wrote a tutorial on how to create this card.


Here's the tutorial

Gate Fold Cards come in many variations. The basic idea is just that your card doesn't open at the side, but in the middle. Just like a gate with two doors to open.
I will give you one instruction, but of course you are free to create your card at whatever size you wish. You can choose to create a square card, which I will describe to you, but you can also make a rectangle card by the same idea. You are free in many ways, as long as it is a gate fold card, because that's what the challenge is about.

Here's the idea:

This will make a 5" square card.
1. Cut a piece of carstock at 5" x 10"
2. Score at 2 1/2" on both sides
3. Fold both sides inwards and this is the gate fold

Decoration can be done like this:
1. Cut two pieces of designpaper at 2 1/4" x 4 3/4" and adhere to the the top of each gate folded side.
2. Cut a piece of (layered) white cardstock at 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and adhere it on the inside of the card.

Decorate a little more:
Cut or punch a (scalloped) circle measuring about 2", decorate it and adhere on the left top in such a way it looks like it is on the center of the card.
In stead of a circle, you could also cut a square or rectangle.
You can even adhere ribbon on both top sides, so you can close the card with a bow.

Our sponsor for this week is...

They kindly donate a $ 10 giftvoucher to 1 randomly choosen winner.

For inspiration on how to decorate your card take a look at the cards the DT-members created this week.

Desire Fourie from Doing Life

72-Front-Open

72-Front-Open2

72-Inside


Monica:


Loes



Tamara



Kelly





Monika at M.A.D. Stamper:


We are looking forward in seeing your creations.

Please leave a comment on this post with a direct link to your work so we can come over to visit.

Happy Stamping,

Karin and the DT-members

27 comments:

  1. Great Challenge... this one really got me thinking!
    Great DT cards!
    You can see my card here
    Chrissie

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Scrapbooking Challenges and Competitions category today (look for timestamp: [27 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi girls, all your creations are awesome, I made my card:
    http://moni-ustvarja.blogspot.com/2010/02/challenge-72-open-gate.html
    I am sorry I cant post the link! Hugs, moni

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for this greet challenge!
    Here is my card:

    http://noonsscrapplek.blogspot.com/2010/02/het-meisje.html

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hello,
    Great challenge!!
    nice dt cards!

    Here is my card:
    http://loesatscrap.blogspot.com/2010/02/challenge-72-open-gate.html

    Loes

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great challenge, and the DT cards are fab!!

    Here's mine!


    Esme x

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a wonderful challenge. Here is the card I made. Groetjes Monica

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a great challenge!!! I love it! Here is my card:

    http://gandi77.blogspot.com/2010/03/kek-angyalkas-rozsaszin-parja.html

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great challenge, beautiful DT-cards! Here is mine.

    ReplyDelete
  10. As I say in my post, I need to make more of these gate fold cards! Great job done by the DT memebers. Here is my link: http://fancyfree4ever.blogspot.com/2010/03/oi-yoi-yoi.html

    ReplyDelete
  11. Here is my card! Thanks for a fun challenge and the great cards to look at from the DT and other participants.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Karin,
    I was the winner of the last challenge of the surpirse package, and have sent two emails, and haven't heard from you, can you please contact me as I am usure if you received my mails, and I haven't received anything...
    Thanks Carmen


    Thursday, February 11, 2010
    DDCC #71: Valentine's Day Card
    Goodmorning everyone,
    boy are you all ready for summer.
    Don't think we ever had that many entries.
    Your cards were absoluty fabulous, and made me long for summer even more.
    The winner of the surprise package is...
    CARMEN SHERIDAN

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love all your inspiration and the instructions were great! I loved this challenge and it was so much fun to make! you can see my card here

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for the good instructions, and there's lots of yummy inspiration here.
    Here's my card

    ReplyDelete
  15. Fun challenge. Here is a link to my card:

    http://sandyescreations.blogspot.com/2010/03/challenge-3_08.html

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for the fun challenge. This is the first gate card I ever tried to make!

    You can go here to see my entry!




    http://moshiesmoments.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-first-dt-card-for-lexi.html

    ReplyDelete
  17. My first attempt at a gate card...thanks for the challenge!

    You can go here to see my entry!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hello everyone... I am new to this challenge and I just love all of the inspiration pieces that you have done. I am entering this challenge for the first time. here is my entry Pattie's Creations: Happy Easter Bunny

    Hugs
    Pattie

    ReplyDelete
  19. HI there,
    I still have not received anything from the challenge I won earlier in the month. After numerous emails.
    Carmen

    ReplyDelete

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Challenge #72: Open the gate

Happy Thursday everyone,
a big, big thank you to everyone entering our Valentinesday challenge.
All your cards were absolutely fabulous!!
The winner of the stamps donated by

is....

PEGGY


Congratulations Peggy!!

Please send Karin a email with your addy so the stamps can be send to you.


This weeks theme is called 'open the gate'
Monica wrote a tutorial on how to create this card.


Here's the tutorial

Gate Fold Cards come in many variations. The basic idea is just that your card doesn't open at the side, but in the middle. Just like a gate with two doors to open.
I will give you one instruction, but of course you are free to create your card at whatever size you wish. You can choose to create a square card, which I will describe to you, but you can also make a rectangle card by the same idea. You are free in many ways, as long as it is a gate fold card, because that's what the challenge is about.

Here's the idea:

This will make a 5" square card.
1. Cut a piece of carstock at 5" x 10"
2. Score at 2 1/2" on both sides
3. Fold both sides inwards and this is the gate fold

Decoration can be done like this:
1. Cut two pieces of designpaper at 2 1/4" x 4 3/4" and adhere to the the top of each gate folded side.
2. Cut a piece of (layered) white cardstock at 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and adhere it on the inside of the card.

Decorate a little more:
Cut or punch a (scalloped) circle measuring about 2", decorate it and adhere on the left top in such a way it looks like it is on the center of the card.
In stead of a circle, you could also cut a square or rectangle.
You can even adhere ribbon on both top sides, so you can close the card with a bow.

Our sponsor for this week is...

They kindly donate a $ 10 giftvoucher to 1 randomly choosen winner.

For inspiration on how to decorate your card take a look at the cards the DT-members created this week.

Desire Fourie from Doing Life

72-Front-Open

72-Front-Open2

72-Inside


Monica:


Loes



Tamara



Kelly





Monika at M.A.D. Stamper:


We are looking forward in seeing your creations.

Please leave a comment on this post with a direct link to your work so we can come over to visit.

Happy Stamping,

Karin and the DT-members

27 comments:

  1. Great Challenge... this one really got me thinking!
    Great DT cards!
    You can see my card here
    Chrissie

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Scrapbooking Challenges and Competitions category today (look for timestamp: [27 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi girls, all your creations are awesome, I made my card:
    http://moni-ustvarja.blogspot.com/2010/02/challenge-72-open-gate.html
    I am sorry I cant post the link! Hugs, moni

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for this greet challenge!
    Here is my card:

    http://noonsscrapplek.blogspot.com/2010/02/het-meisje.html

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hello,
    Great challenge!!
    nice dt cards!

    Here is my card:
    http://loesatscrap.blogspot.com/2010/02/challenge-72-open-gate.html

    Loes

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great challenge, and the DT cards are fab!!

    Here's mine!


    Esme x

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a wonderful challenge. Here is the card I made. Groetjes Monica

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a great challenge!!! I love it! Here is my card:

    http://gandi77.blogspot.com/2010/03/kek-angyalkas-rozsaszin-parja.html

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great challenge, beautiful DT-cards! Here is mine.

    ReplyDelete
  10. As I say in my post, I need to make more of these gate fold cards! Great job done by the DT memebers. Here is my link: http://fancyfree4ever.blogspot.com/2010/03/oi-yoi-yoi.html

    ReplyDelete
  11. Here is my card! Thanks for a fun challenge and the great cards to look at from the DT and other participants.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Karin,
    I was the winner of the last challenge of the surpirse package, and have sent two emails, and haven't heard from you, can you please contact me as I am usure if you received my mails, and I haven't received anything...
    Thanks Carmen


    Thursday, February 11, 2010
    DDCC #71: Valentine's Day Card
    Goodmorning everyone,
    boy are you all ready for summer.
    Don't think we ever had that many entries.
    Your cards were absoluty fabulous, and made me long for summer even more.
    The winner of the surprise package is...
    CARMEN SHERIDAN

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love all your inspiration and the instructions were great! I loved this challenge and it was so much fun to make! you can see my card here

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for the good instructions, and there's lots of yummy inspiration here.
    Here's my card

    ReplyDelete
  15. Fun challenge. Here is a link to my card:

    http://sandyescreations.blogspot.com/2010/03/challenge-3_08.html

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for the fun challenge. This is the first gate card I ever tried to make!

    You can go here to see my entry!




    http://moshiesmoments.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-first-dt-card-for-lexi.html

    ReplyDelete
  17. My first attempt at a gate card...thanks for the challenge!

    You can go here to see my entry!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hello everyone... I am new to this challenge and I just love all of the inspiration pieces that you have done. I am entering this challenge for the first time. here is my entry Pattie's Creations: Happy Easter Bunny

    Hugs
    Pattie

    ReplyDelete
  19. HI there,
    I still have not received anything from the challenge I won earlier in the month. After numerous emails.
    Carmen

    ReplyDelete