Monday, January 2, 2023

January 2023

 Hello all!  Welcome back to another month at the Colorful Options Challenge

This month we celebrate....

Basic Black

Thank you for joining us for the White Challenge, and we hope you will join us again this month too.

This month we challenge you to use black as your inspiration.  
ANY shade or interpretation of black is welcome.  

Please remember that you may incorporate any neutrals or metallics you need in your design and that your make does not need to be monochromatic.  If black is not your liking, join us with a rainbow-inspired craft. 

 Examples from our Design Team incorporate various artistic styles, and we welcome you to do the same!  Do not forget to click on the person’s blog to see all the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love.

Keep in mind that our contest is not limited to paper crafts.  Paint? Ink? Decor? Drawing? ANY artistic endeavor is welcome!!  

If you are a junior maker younger than 18, please post your age behind your name. Thank you!!

Show us your take on the challenge!  

We would like to welcome our guest designer this month, 

Kathryn, #kathrynkanadian: color of the month x 2

And now, our design team makes......

Deanne, A Little Bit O' Paper: Color of the month

Diane, Nellies Nest : Color of the Month

Edenmkccreate : Color of the Month

Makiramkccreate :  Color of the Month & Rainbow

Sarah, Sassy's Cards/Gifts : Color of the month

Vicki,  He "artful" Validation of Vicki : color of the month

Have fun making!  We cannot wait to see what you come up with this month!

For more inspiration, visit the January 2023 Colorful Options Pinterest Board.

We are happy to announce another prize to award this month, set of Tim Holtz's 3-pack Metallic Crayons.  To win, post below or on Instagram #colorfuloptionshcallenge.  All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! 

We look forward to seeing your creations!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, January 1, 2023

December Top 3

We had many beautiful entries.  A big thank you to all those who joined us with our white challenge.  Here are the top three cards listed in order of submission.

Samantha, seyonne1: #16

Melanie, Cards by Melanie: #66

On to the next top 3.  Anything-but-a-card makes listed in the order of submission....

Meghan, Made by Meghan, #26

Meghan, Made by Meghan, #46

Please be sure to grab your badge.  We hope you will share it proudly on your blog.

Thanks again for your support, and please stop back tomorrow
for a new Colorful Options Challenge! 

December Designer Spotlight and Prize Winner

   Happy Sunday, everyone!  

We want to say a big "thank you" to everyone who took the time to play in last month's white challenge.  

All the entries are stunning!  We appreciate the quantity and diversity of the entries this month.  

Now on to this month's winner is.....

Donna:  #40

And our DT's

Meghan, Made By Meghan, #16

Please be sure to grab your badge.  We hope you will share it proudly on your blog.

Prize Winner, please email me no later than
January 15th with your Snail Mail address.  All prizes
not claimed will be forfeited.  Please expect international shipping to be slow as economy shipping is used.

Best in Show, please email me before January 8th to discuss your design team contribution.  

Makira ...
Thanks again for your support, and please stop back tomorrow
for a new Colorful Options Challenge! 

Happy New Year!

I would like to thank the crafters who have supported our challenge over the past year; it has been an enjoyable year filled with fabulous makes by our followers.  

There are a few announcements to make this year.  By now, you should have noticed the website's redesign.  It is more tailored and colorful.

Our biggest announcement is......

 Introducing 3 new Design Team Members

Thank you so very much to each and every one of you who took the time to apply to join the Colorful Options Design Team. We loved visiting your wonderful blogs and viewing your unique makes. I am thrilled to welcome Vicki, Deanne, and Sarah Lihz to the Colorful Options DT.  We are so excited to have them share their amazing talent with us and all of you.  Keep an eye out for their gorgeous projects!  Please visit our DT page for all their details.

We look forward to seeing everyone's creations this coming year.  Come back tomorrow for a new challenge.