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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Winners and Top Three for Challenge# 19

Last fortnight Challenge #19 was asking you to:


Alter a tin or jar -  in the theme of Vintage

Seems as if you found it a bit difficult to fit this one in but
as Hilde said to the team "Hi girls, well it was expected in a way as it was a real 'challenge'. But I am so glad that we did have some brave ones take part..."

Our sponsor for this challenge was:


From being a bit of a ‘doodler’ her whole life, Margy Kieser saw a gap in 2010 and bought Digistamps4Joy from the previous owner, and can now earn a little money with her doodles! Margy has 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren, and lives in sunny South Africa. Together with another SA artist (Jen) and a fabulous Design team, Digistamps4Joy is now a well known online digistamp store, and is still the only online shop for digistamps in South Africa. With nearly 1,000 digis to choose from, you will find unique, cute, humorous, or serious images to play with. DS4J gives away 1 freebie on the first Friday of every month, as well as 1 digi to a randomly drawn winner in our Monday Facebook challenge. Our Blog showcases the newest digis released every Sunday, and bi-weekly challenges are held.

Digistamps4Joy is proud to sponsor this challenge, and is offering a prize of $10 worth of DS4J digis to the challenge winner.

So, who could this be?


A repurposed Bourbon (whisky?) bottle - isn't that soooo pretty!

Comment by Hilde: What a beautiful way to re use a bottle, just gorgeous, love the colours and all the embellishments, I would happily have this in my house

Congratulations Mrs A - remember, there are new rules about the prize winners from now on: 

NEW Rules for Guest Designers...
A slight change : Starting from this challenge, Winners and 
Top 3 have the chance to become our Guest Designer if they so choose....
So if you are a winner, you must contact us within the week for the details...... Our contact details are at the top tab and please put Guest Designer in the subject line...thanks. 
 Ina has put her hand up to be the Guest Designer Coordinator and if you choose to be a GD she will be in contact with you.

So, Mrs A, please contact Judith for your prize information, and if you wish to be a Guest Designer also, contact Ina - you will find this information at the top tab called Winners/Contact Details.  You can also copy/paste your winners badge from the side bar and brag a little! And perhaps get another bourbon bottle completed to make a matching pair?


Now, for the Top Three - our Teamie Wynn had the task of selecting these three this fortnight: remember, these are not in any order and I have added Wynn's comments.  Sorry, no prizes ladies but you can copy/paste the Top Three badge from the sidebar and share with your readers!


So pretty. Fab colour and I loved the sentiment


Altering the jar to a pin cushion was an inspiring idea.


Lots of details especially loved the cute bow and arrow and pretty heart.

Congratulations to all three of you and remember, please contact Ina if you are interested in being a Guest Designer for our blog by going to the Winners tab at the top of the page.

So, now we know who are winners from the last challenge are it is time to move on to the new challenge and see what fun Hilde has created for us this time!


CARD Challenge#20: Use a freebie

Our new challenge is a fun one for you: it is to
 use a freebie digi 

 and provide the link to it in your blog

There are so many wonderful blogs that provide freebies, and if you are not sure just check the Free Digital Stamps blog ..... they share links every day on freebies that are available on the net.

This is also an opportunity to say thanks to the Digi Artists that love sharing their talents for free.

There is no Sponsor for this Challenge #20 either: however, the winner for this challenge will receive a 

surprise gift 

 I can reveal it's a stamp or an embossing folder ....

There you are - time to go and create and enter the challenge - don't forget to be a follower if you are not already, and to link back to your post for your free digital card rather than your blog. It is part of the Challenge that you make a card only and also link to the freebie image: any entry that does not do this will not be considered for the prize or Top Three. 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Challenge # 20: Card - Use a freebie and provide link

How are you all this week? 
A big welcome to our new followers, make yourself at home.
How wonderful to see that some of you gave our last challenge a go, which was maybe a bit too challenging, lol......thank you to all who tried......winners will be announced next week.
Our new challenge is a fun one for you, it's to use a freebie and provide the link.....there are so many wonderful blogs that provide freebies, and if you are not sure just check the Free Digital Stamps blog ..... they share links every day on freebies that are available on the net......
This is also an opportunity to say thanks to the Digi Artists that love sharing their talents for free.

CARD Challenge: Use a freebie

Also just a reminder that we have changed the way we pick Guest Designers.....if you are chosen as the winner or the top 3, your are eligible to be our Guest Designer. But you will need to contact us and let us know if you wish to be one..........

The winner for this challenge # 20,  will receive a surprise gift as we have chosen to go sponsor free.
What I can reveal: it's a stamp or an embossing folder ....

So go and have some fun exploring which freebie to use, could be DP papers as well, can be from more than just one provider, but you must provide the link so others can see where you got it from.

Here are some wonderful samples from our Dragonflies

Beautifully coloured and presented by SammySammy she used: Cadie from Cuddlebug Cuties


Kel used this gorgeous Turtle from Whimsie Doodles


Wynn found these butterflies over at All Dressed up

I love how Ina used these flowers from Digital Two for Tuesday

Tania a beautiful way to present this image called ladies tea time from Free Dearie Dolls

Susan also used Froggy Valentines from Free Dearie Dolls for her image, love the sparkle

Judith has made this lovely card with another Cuddlebug Cutie called Ty (love the background)

CG made this cute card with a freebie from Wonderstrange

Hilde used pre coloured images from Doodle Pantry

So there you have, how wonderful are these cards? And you are most welcome to use the links to make your card if you like, or just use them as your inspiration. Looking forward to visiting you on your blog, have fun, blessings and Dragonfly hugs from us all, Hilde

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Winners Post for Challenge #18

Hello Peeps!

Well, February already! Tempus Fugit and all that (time flees!) 

Time to announce the winners for our first Challenge in 2014, which was asking you to create a card. 
Theme: Anything goes 

We don't have a sponsor for this challenge by our own choice, but Susan (that's me) has donated a wonderful embossing folder from Stampin' Up as the winners prize. 

Winner is: # 83: J . Atterbury Creations

So many different and beautiful embellishments

Congratulations Jo Ann - can you contact Hilde please at craftingwithdragonflies@gmail.com
Please feel free to copy/paste the winner's badge too from the side bar here into your blog. 

Sammy had the very difficult job of picking the TOP THREE this challenge: here is what she said

Here's my favourites so far, though I could have easily doubled that amount... So many gorgeous ones.

1  - Avril Watson 
Great embellies

50  - Jane Savage 
Beautiful coloring

66  - Jessie L. 
Gorgeous ribbon

Congratulations ladies and please help yourself to the TOP THREE badge on the side-bar and tell everyone you were chosen!

REMINDER: NEW Rules for Guest Designers


Starting from the next challenge, Challenge #19 Winners and T
op 3 have the chance to become a Guest Designer for us if they so choose. 
So, if you are a winner of any kind, you must contact us within the week for the details. Our contact details are at the top tab and please put Guest Designer in the subject line...thanks. 

Now, what are we doing this week? 
This fortnight Challenge #19 is asking you to:

Alter a tin or jar -  in the theme of Vintage

Just a reminder to please, please read our rules, and you must be a follower to take part in our challenges....
For this challenge we would love to see the before and after pic: this is part of the requirement to have a valid entry.....so please be aware of this...

Our sponsor for this challenge is :


From being a bit of a ‘doodler’ her whole life, Margy Kieser saw a gap in 2010 and bought Digistamps4Joy from the previous owner, and can now earn a little money with her doodles! Margy has 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren, and lives in sunny South Africa. Together with another SA artist (Jen) and a fabulous Design team, Digistamps4Joy is now a well known online digistamp store, and is still the only online shop for digistamps in South Africa. With nearly 1,000 digis to choose from, you will find unique, cute, humorous, or serious images to play with. DS4J gives away 1 freebie on the first Friday of every month, as well as 1 digi to a randomly drawn winner in our Monday Facebook challenge. Our Blog showcases the newest digis released every Sunday, and bi-weekly challenges are held.

Digistamps4Joy is proud to sponsor this challenge, and is offering a prize of $10 worth of DS4J digis to the challenge winner.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with - there are already some stunning ideas entered and you have seven more days to create and upload your own idea!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Challenge # 19: Alter a tin or a jar : Theme-Vintage

Hi everyone, wow what a fortnight we have had...hope you have had an exciting one as well...A big warm welcome to all of our new followers and we hope you will feel at home with the Dragonfly girls.....
We had some of the most brilliant entries in our last challenge and we all know that everyone likes anything goes...good to see you all, it was difficult to find a winner though....
So check out next weeks blog post for the winner and top 3....
This fortnight we are asking you to
Alter an tin or jar in the theme of Vintage
Just a reminder to please, please read our rules, and you must be a follower to take part in our challenges....
For this challenge we would love to see the before and after pic, this is part of the requirement to have a valid entry.....so please be aware of this...

NEW Rules for Guest Designers...
A slight change : Starting from this challenge, Winners and 
Top 3 have the chance to become our Guest Designer if they so choose....
So if you are a winner, you must contact us within the week for the details...... Our contact details are at the top tab and please put Guest Designer in the subject line...thanks. 
Our wonderful Ina has put her hand up to be the Guest Designer Co ordinator, well done Ina...

Our sponsor for this challenge is :


Top secret (really?) information about Digistamps4Joy.
From being a bit of a ‘doodler’ her whole life, Margy Kieser saw a gap in 2010 and bought Digistamps4Joy from the previous owner, and can now earn a little money with her doodles! Margy has 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren, and lives in sunny South Africa. Together with another SA artist (Jen) and a fabulous Design team, Digistamps4Joy is now a well known online digistamp store, and is still the only online shop for digistamps in South Africa. With nearly 1,000 digis to choose from, you will find unique, cute, humorous, or serious images to play with. DS4J gives away 1 freebie on the first Friday of every month, as well as 1 digi to a randomly drawn winner in our Monday Facebook challenge. Our Blog showcases the newest digis released every Sunday, and bi-weekly challenges are held.

Digistamps4Joy is proud to sponsor this challenge, and is offering a prize of $10 worth of DS4J digis to the challenge winner.


Now some inspiration from our Dragonflies:

Susan transformed this small tin into a practical work of art,  love the shape




  Amazing what you can do with a tuna can Tania



What a wonderful idea for a money jar, love that flower Ina



Great idea CG


Beautifully decorated Wynn



From a tin of dog food to a useful scissors tin, Hilde





Sammy used this tin to make it into a untensil holder


Judith turned a glass jar into a vintage show piece


Well there you have, wonderful ideas for you to kick start your creation.
Remember it's Alter a tin or a jar (not anything cardboard) and we need the before and after pics....
You must be a follower to be able to participate in our challenges.
Have fun and we are all looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations,
many blessings Hilde and the Dragonflies