Challenge #1 – Color a stamped image!

23 Aug

Welcome, welcome, welcome to our first ever Young Crafters Unite challenge! We are so excited to start our first challenge today =)

Before we give you the details on this challenge, here is some basic information about how this challenge blog will work. First of all, our challenges are on a monthly basis. On the 23rd of each month, a new challenge will be up here on the blog. You will have until the 15th of the next month to get your entries in. We will go through the entries  and determine the winner, as well as four others that will round out our top five. All of these five will get their card or project showcased right here on the blog and can proudly post a top five badge on their own blogs =)


This months challenge

It’s time to get out those Copic markers. colored pencils, distress inks or whatever other coloring medium you prefer! We would like to see cards or other projects where you have colored in your stamped image =)


Awesome Design Team contributions

We are so lucky to have a wonderful design team to give you lots of inspiration for the challenge! Without further ado, here are their amazing creations for this challenge:

Chari Moss –

Jen Rzasa –

Jess Larsen –

Paulina Nakamura –

Britta Swiderski –

Marie Forberg –




We are so lucky as to be sponsored by the awesome Simon Says Stamp for this challenge. They are giving one lucky winner a $25 gift certificate to their online store! If you haven’t checked out their online store before, it’s totally worth your time. They have a huge selection of stamping and scrapbooking supplies =) You can check them out here =) Thank you so much, Simon Says Stamp!

Challenge Rules

Please make sure you read and stick to these rules. We will not pick you as the winner or as part of our top five if you have not followed the rules. Please know that we are only doing this to keep it fair for everyone =)

- Your entry must be made after this challenge was posted. We want to see your new projects!
- Link back to our challenge in the blogpost for your entry
- Display the challenge graphic in your blogpost. (This does not apply for entries posted on Flickr)
- You can not enter more then three challenges with your card. In other words, this challenge may only be combined with two other challenges
- You may enter this challenge up to three times
- Follow our blog via email, Google Friend Connect or RSS feeds
- Add the link to the post of your entry, not to your entire blog, in the Inlinkz tool below


We also have some guidelines you can follow. These are not nescessary to be picked as a winner or in the top five, but we would love it if you would please:
- Disable word verification on your blog to make it easier for us to comment on your creation
- Help us spread word of our challenge; you help make us successful by telling your friends



You have until September 15th, at 11:59 pm central USA time, to link up your entry in the Inlinkz tool below. We will announce the winner and top five of this challenge on September 20th. The next challenge will start on September 23rd.

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. We hope you will be able to join in on our challenge =) We encourage everyone to enter our challenge, no matter what your real age might be. We’re celebrating our love of the craft and how we feel young at heart when creating!

- Britta and Marie

P.S. – The winner of the $10 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp from last week’s post is erin t! Congrats, Erin! Send Britta ( an e-mail, and she’ll get that little present right out to you. :)


13 Responses to “Challenge #1 – Color a stamped image!”

  1. Danielle Daws August 23, 2011 at 1:57 AM #

    I’m so excited about the first YCU challenge! And what a fabulous line-up from the DT!

  2. Sian August 23, 2011 at 3:10 AM #

    Congratulations on your first challenge! How exciting for you all!

    The Design Team have made a cracking start! I’m looking forward to many more to come :)

  3. Heather I. August 24, 2011 at 11:08 AM #

    So happy you’re up and running!!! The DT is fab & I love all of your projects!! Hoping to work on my entry this weekend!

  4. Noor Nahdi August 27, 2011 at 4:48 PM #

    Hey Marie,
    Loved your challenge so jumped in to play!!!!
    Thanks for the inspirational cards :)

  5. wendy September 12, 2011 at 8:29 PM #

    Great challenge, I am already looking forward to the next one and what it will about. Thanks for the reminder. i might have missed this challenge other wise. Time just flies by doesn’t it?

  6. Jenny M September 13, 2011 at 4:05 PM #

    Hi ladies, finally made a card I could enter and then forgot when I blogged it! Oh well better late than never :)
    Great first challenge.
    Jenny x

  7. Nona September 14, 2011 at 9:20 PM #

    Awesome challenge and DT cards :)

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