Challenge #9 – No coloring allowed

23 Apr

Hello, and welcome to a new Young Crafters Unite challenge! We hope you will be able to join us in this challenge =)


This month’s challenge


So the challenge this month is to make a card/project, without coloring anything at all. That means no copics, colored pencils, markers or anything of that sort allowed! We hope you’ll enjoy working with this challenge =)


Awesome Design Team contributions

We are so lucky to have a great design team to give you lots of inspiration for this fun challenge. We also have some fabulous news concerning our DT… We are lucky to now have two new DT members in our YCU design team! Please give a warm welcome to Chunyuan and Danielle! We look forward to working with you, and seeing your awesome creations =) We asked Chunyuan and Danielle to share a little bit about themselves with us (and you!), so you can get to know them better. We know you’re soon going to adore them as much as we already do!

Introducing… Chunyuan Wu!

My name is Chunyuan Wu.  I am a researcher in public health science area.  I live with my husband and two preschoolers in Seattle, WA.  I love the process of card making that helps bringing out my inner creative spirit.   I love all aspects of paper crafts – color, pattern, embellishments, and techniques.   Now, I have become a voracious reader of the online world of card making blogs. I feel so privileged to be part of this inspiring community!  I am honored to be a member of the Young Crafters Unite challenge team.

… and Danielle Walls!

Hello! My name is Danielle Walls, and I am a 27 year old teacher turned stay-at-home mom. I’m lucky enough to be married to my best friend, and biggest supporter. Even though he doesn’t understand this whole paper and stamps thing, he still pretends to be interested! We have two little boys, and a chihuahua, Lucy.

I stumbled upon the world of paper crafting a little over a year ago and just can’t seem to stop! I love everything about stamps, ink, and paper, and it definitely helps me keep my sanity in a house full of boys. I’d describe my style as clean and simple for the most part, although I’m always up for trying something new. I love bright, bold colors, and fun, whimsical stamps. Perhaps more importantly, I love the friendships I have formed since starting my paper crafting journey. I’m thrilled to be joining such an amazing group of ladies.

With happy starts comes a fond goodbye

Our lovely design team member, Jess Larsen, has decided to step down from her position this month. She’s been very busy growing a sweet little bundle of joy, and we can’t wait to see her back sometime very soon. You’re an amazing crafter and dt member, Jess, and we’d be happy to have you back any time! Sending you love, hugs and best wishes to you and your lovely family. <3

Without further ado, here are the DT’s amazing creations for this challenge:

Chari Moss –


Chunyuan –


Danielle Walls –


Jen Rzasa –


Britta Swiderski –


Marie Forberg –



Simon Says Stamp

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 May 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 May 20th. The next challenge will start on May 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 challenges, 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


18 Responses to “Challenge #9 – No coloring allowed”

  1. maria f. April 23, 2012 at 3:57 AM #

    Such varied and lovely DT work. Thanks for the inspiration. I personally can’t color – so I’m playing this one :)

  2. susan zuzarte April 23, 2012 at 7:02 AM #

    so happy to have come across this challenge, such great inspiration. I can’t color in so this is the perfect challenge for me :) :)

  3. Chunyuan April 23, 2012 at 11:23 AM #

    Gorgeous cards from DT. Thanks for having me on the team.

  4. Kimberly Lane April 23, 2012 at 3:51 PM #

    Looks like a fun challenge! And cute DT samples!

  5. Mrs. Hill April 26, 2012 at 5:32 PM #

    For the challenge rules, does following via Google Reader count?

  6. Annette Allen April 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM #

    Thanks for the fun challenge…the DT totally inspired me..

  7. Argemira April 28, 2012 at 7:24 AM #

    not so bad!

  8. Aléxia April 29, 2012 at 4:14 AM #

    thanks a lot for sharing this information with us all, it has really helped me that’s for sure.

  9. Cirlei April 29, 2012 at 7:47 AM #

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  11. Bibiana April 29, 2012 at 10:43 AM #

    you are such a hard worker.

  12. Colleen Wold April 30, 2012 at 4:19 PM #

    Just came across this blog a couple days ago! Such fun inspiration! I am so glad I could play along today! Thanks!

  13. Rose May 2, 2012 at 8:09 PM #

    oops! can you delete #31 please? i goofed and made it for a total of 4 challenges :( will get another card made :)

    awesome DT samples :)

  14. Rose May 3, 2012 at 12:27 PM #

    awesome DT inspiration :)

  15. sanketi May 11, 2012 at 3:45 PM #

    Am so glad I found your blog, looking forward to many more challenges!

  16. Jackie R. May 12, 2012 at 7:05 AM #

    So glad I found this challenge! The Design Team’s cards are all TERRIFIC! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  17. Grá May 13, 2012 at 12:02 PM #

    Great challenge, loved the DT inspiration :)

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