Monday 28 November 2011

Blog hop & Anything goes & lots of blog candy!!

Well hello Crafty Booters and welcome back to another challenge.  We have a very special and exciting challenge for you this week but before we get to that....

All of the entries into the Young at Heart and Fantasy challenges have been combined and a winner chosen using  That winner is......

That's Gillian!  Congratulations Gillian!  Please contact Stephanie-Emma on to receive your £10 voucher to spend in the Crafty Boots store!

So onto this  fortnight's challenge... where to start!!!

We have so much news to share so this is likely to be a long post.  Please bear with us to the end, it WILL be worth it!

First of all we have a new member of our Design Team to introduce - Denise!  We are really pleased to have Denise on board so I hope you'll all pop over to Denise's blog to welcome her too!

Secondly, we have a guest designer joining us this week - Claire!  Claire is the artist behind the fabulous Hope Jacare Doodles and each of the design team members has used one of Claire's images this week.  Claire and Crafty Boots are working together on an exciting new venture which you may be able to deduce if you join in the first part of our challenge this week!

We are having our first ever BLOG HOP!

If you haven’t blog hopped before it is really simple, just start here and hop through the design team blogs in the order set out below.  Each of the design team members has a word or two for you to collect which will reveal a message at the end.  Once you have collected that message email it to to be entered into the draw to win a prize of three digis of your choice from Hope Jacare Doodles.  

Each of the stops on the hop also has prizes and blog candy you can win by leaving them a comment and following their blog.

In addition to the blog hop we will be having a challenge as normal and our theme this week is nice and easy:


A quick reminder of our "rules"

- The challenge will be open until 12 noon (UK time) on Sunday 11 December 2011
- You can enter as many times as you like as long as it is a NEW project - no backlinking
- If you have used any products you purchased from Crafty Boots *OR HOPE JACARE DOODLES* add CB at the end of your entry and you will receive two entries into the prize draw
- Entry to this challenge can be combined with as many other challenges as you like
- Your blog post must mention that you are entering your project into this challenge and include a link to this page
- Please link to your blog post rather than just your general blog address

The deadline for both the Anything Goes challenge, and the blog hop (and candy) is Sunday 11 th December at 12 Noon (UK time).

Please note that the blog hop and the Anything Goes challenge are completely separate so you do not have to enter both you can enter either the challenge or the blog hop without doing both but we hope you will join in both as that of course means there will be more chances to win!!! 

The prize for the challenge will be done in the normal way with all of the entries being combined with those of the next challenge and a winner chosen at random to receive a £10 voucher to spend at the Crafty Boots online shop.

Here is our design teams inspiration using Hope Jacare Doodles, don't forget to read right to the end to find out the order you need for the blog hop!!

Dionne, using 'Christmas Rooftop':

Amy using 'Mouse House':

Faye using 'Snowman Wreath':

Now what you've all been waiting for!! To join in our blog hop your first stop is to visit the blog of guest designer Claire.  From Claire's  blog you will be able to "hop" through and each stop will tell you where to go next.  Collect all the words along the way to reveal the message.  Once you have revealed the message be sure to email it to to be entered in the draw to win 3 digital stamps of your choice from Hope Jacare Doodle.

If you get lost along the way of the hop head back here and make sure you have visited the team in this order:

(Click on the names to go to their blogs)


  1. Hi
    Congratulations on your FIRST Blog Hop! Warm welcome to a new member of your design team Denise and also another welcome to a guest designer Claire. As always all the cards by DT members are fantastic!
    Michaela xx

  2. Lovely cards everyone..

    Caz xx

  3. Awesome work by the DT. Claire's work is topnotch also! Congratulations on your first blog hop. Hugs, dj1952

  4. Thanks so much for choosing my card as a winner and congratulations on the blog hop and the fabulous DT cards. Hugs Gillian.

  5. What lovely DT projects, I love anything goes :-)

  6. Fabulous first blog hop!! Gorgeous creations from the DT!!!!
    Hazel xx

  7. Brilliant collection,Looks Such a Hugh amount of work but the results are fabulous. GREAT JOB AS USUAL.......:):):)Especially this one "159. Crafty Teacher "
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