Entering cards in challenges is something I thought I would never do, but I’ve now been doing so for most of this year. The biggest benefit I’ve found with this is that it makes me really think hard about my designs, as well as – in many cases – learning new techniques that must be incorporated into some of the challenges. (Often there’s a video to watch first.)
This week I’ve entered my first challenge for a few weeks due to school holidays. Actually, I’ve entered the card into two different challenges.
Here is the card I created for:
1) Stamp TV Challenge – CASE the DT (Melanie Muenchinger). You can see her original card here. Keep in mind you must keep the basics of the original design, but change things like the image, colour scheme, some elements of layout etc. So it’s the same, and yet it’s not. (!)
2) Outlawz – I’ve literally just joined this site. The concept of this site is they hold a new challenge every day. Since I do have to work sometimes, I won’t be joining as many of the challenges as I’d like. But this is my first entered card. The only stipulation for this challenge was that the greeting had to include the word “Happy”.
Since I’ve been entering challenges I’ve been crafting a heck of a lot more. And that makes me very happy!