Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

The Corrosive Challenge is taking a break for the holidays. We will return January 8th with new challenges and sponsors for 2012! We'd like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support this year! We love seeing your creations! To all our fabulous and generous sponsors - you are amazing and we couldn't run this challenge blog without you! I'd also like to thank our wonderful design team.... Linda, Debra, and Kellie, thank you for all you do, ladies! And lastly, I'd like to ask that everyone send some healing wishes to Susan of Susan's Crafty Chaos! She has been laid up with a broken leg and is very much missed here! Get well soon, Susan!

From all of us here at The Corrosive Challenge, Merry Christmas to you and yours! May your holidays be wrapped in the warmth of family and friends! And may your New Year be safe, happy, and bright!
(image by Saturated Canary, our December sponsor)


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Challenge #139 - Anything EXCEPT Christmas and Design Team Call

Welcome to our last Corrosive Challenge of the year! We will be taking a little hiatus for the holidays so the design team can enjoy time with family and friends and rest up for the wonderful things we have planned for you for 2012! Before we get to our new theme, though, I want to thank the few brave souls who attempted our "CASE a Design Team Member" challenge. Some of you really seemed to enjoy it!

Our winner for November is: Sarah of Aunt Bee's Pickles! You can see her adorable Pilgrim Sheep card here.
Sarah, you have won a $20 gift voucher from Inktegrity! You also have the opportunity to be our guest designer for January. Please contact Regan at charmed_stamping(at)charter(dot)net to make arrangements for your prize.

A new month means a new sponsor and do we have something fabulous lined up for you! We are proud to welcome Krista Smith of Saturated Canary digis (and Simply Sassy rubber stamps)! Krista is amazing and if you'd like to learn more about this dynamic wife, mother, artist, and fashion lover visit her blog Saturated Canary. Krista has generously agreed to provide our winner for this challenge with two Saturated Canary images of choice from her shop.

And now on to our challenge! Is it me or does time seem to be going by faster these days? It seems like we just started the last challenge and *poof* it's over and time for a new one! The hustle and bustle of the holiday season always seems to have this effect, doesn't it? With all the planning and prep that goes into to our holiday festivities, we thought you might be on Christmas overload at the moment. After all that decorating, shopping, wrapping, baking, and assorted merry-making we thought you might be just a tad burnt out on all this 'tis the season fa-la-la-la la-la-la-la! So before you go bah hum bug on us, we're going to give you a crafty break from the holidays - an excuse to create "Anything EXCEPT Christmas"! That's right. No holiday stuff AT ALL. Nada. Zip. Zero. Give us birthday. Valentine's Day. Groundhog Day. Whatever your little hearts desire as long as it's NOT any of those December holidays.

We are also looking to expand our design team for 2012! If you love the Corrosive Challenges and want to work with some fabulous digi companies in the new year simply put "DT" after your name when linking your creation. Candidates selected will be notified via e-mail after January 1st to discuss details.

For this fortnight's challenge, the Corrosive design team ladies were lucky enough to each chose an image from Krista shop. Let's see what non-holiday creations they have for you:

Linda's adorable Queen of Hearts card will steal yours!

Regan created a Thinking of You card with the darling image Wispy, a Fairy.

Kellie's cute card uses the image Hot Cocoa, A (chilly) Ragamuffin.

This gorgeous snowy scene is Debra's project using A Winter Ragamuffin.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Challenge #138 - CASE a Design Team Member

Welcome to another Corrosive Challenge! Time goes by so quickly these days! It seems like our "Give Thanks" challenge just started and now it's time for a new one! Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun last time! This fortnight we have something a little different for you... We've all done it before - seen a card or project we absolutely loved and copied it. We even have an acronym for it: CASE (Copy And Share Everything). Well, they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? So for this fortnight we would love to see YOUR creations inspired by OUR creations. That's right the challenge is "CASE a Design Team Member"! In your post we ask that you tell us who you chose & why and what elements from their design you incorporated into yours.

We have a fabulous sponsor this month, Inktegrity, and owner Joni Wilson has offered up a generous prize of a $20 gift voucher to spend in her on-line shop for November's winner.

On a personal design team note, I just wanted to let you know that our lovely and talented Susan will be out of commission for an indefinite period as I learned today that she was admitted to the hospital yesterday with a broken leg and DVT. We are all sending her healing thoughts and hope she will be back to her crafting soon! Now, let's see what the rest of the design team has created for you:

Kellie has an enchanting Christmas card to share.

Regan's vintage card features two of her favorite things - flowers and bling!

Our guest designer, Jennifer, has used the adorable Takoda the Kitty image from sponsor Inktegrity.

Linda's sweet card features a snowman from Penny Black.

Debra's sweet card uses a fairy image from sponsor Inktegrity.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Challenge #137 - Give Thanks

Hello and welcome to a new month of challenges at The Corrosive Challenge! Before we get to our new sponsor and our new challenge, I would like to thank everyone who joined us for our "With a Flourish" challenge! We have just been amazed at the participation we have been seeing, and we are so happy you are enjoying our challenges!

Our winner for October is: Julie Temple! Congratulations Julie, we love your witchy card :D
You get a fabulous prize from Doodle Pantry and Karen's Doodles! You also have the opportunity to be our guest designer for December! Please contact either Susan or Regan to make arrangements to receive your prize!

This fortnight the theme is "Give Thanks". For some that might mean Thanksgiving and turkey and football and family. To others, simply a thoughtful thank you card. Either way, we want to see them here! And we have a fabulous new sponsor and prize for you as well!

Our sponsor for November is Inktegrity:! Here is a little bit about the company from owner, Joni Wilson:

Thank you to the wonderful team here at Corrosive Challenge, I am so excited to be here!
First and foremost, I am a Christian who has been blessed with an amazing life. My husband and I have 6 children, ranging from 3 to 16 years old. Our 3 boys and 3 girls keep our hearts and scehdules full. My husband is currently in the Army (his job) and also coaches high school football (his dream career). Being a SAHM in a military world has taught me so much about myself and the importance of family, especially since I am so far away from my home state of Hawaii.
I have always loved drawing and wanted images that were user friendly, regardless of age, for my card making. At first I would send them to friends to play with when I started receiving emails asking when they would be available for purchase. I opened Inktegrity, a tiny digi company with a variety of digital images for crafters to use. My site can be found here, and although the blog has been on hiatus since my recent move, the inspiration is always a joy to peruse through!
One of my favorite things is meeting new friends in the blogging world. I love sponsoring challenge sites and meeting new friends who create with Inktegrity!

Joni has generously offered up a $20 gift voucher to her on-line shop as our prize this month so you'll want to join in the fun!

Now let's see what inspiration the design team has created for you this time!

Our guest designer for November is Jen from JLJDesigns and she's created this beautiful card to start things off.

Linda's card this week features a cute little squirrel from our sponsor, Inktegrity.

Kellie's has created a charming pocket card with the Pumpkin House image from sponsor Inktegrity.

Regan used the Fall Tractor set from sponsor Inktegrity to make this fun Fall card.

Susan has gone vintage this week with her Thank You card.

Debra has made a very cute Thanksgiving card for us this fortnight.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Challenge #136 With a Flourish

Hello! It's Regan here to let you know that it's time for another Corrosive Challenge! We were so pleased to see the wonderful response to our "Flying Things" challenge! Thanks to everyone who shared their creations with us! The new challenge for this fortnight is "With a Flourish". We want you to do exactly that - add a flourish to your project! It could be chipboard, bling, die cut, a stamped image, or patterned paper.... The type of flourish is entirely up to you! We can't wait to see your interpretation of the theme!

This is the last challenge for the month of October, and we would again like to thank our two generous sponsors - Doodle Pantry and Karen's Doodles! They have each provided a lovely prize for this month's winner so if you'd like a chance to win, this is your last chance to join in.

Finally, I would like to wish everyone who celebrates it a Happy Halloween! It is a favorite holiday here at the Corrosive Challenge, and we wanted to wish you a fun and safe All Hallow's Eve!

And now the Corrosive Challenge design team ladies have some sample projects to share with you:

First up we have this beautifully macabre creation by our GDT for the month, Fiona.

Kellie created this adorable winter card using an image from Doodle Pantry.

Susan used a Karen's Doodles image to create her Halloween card.

Linda's project is a sweet birthday card in lovely autumn colors.

Regan's creation is a winter wonderland with this gorgeous angel from sponsor Karen's Doodles.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Challenge #135 Flying Things

Welcome to another Corrosive Challenge! Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Purple Passion challenge! We enjoyed seeing your take on the theme and hope you'll play along again this fortnight with our new challenge. "Flying Things" is our theme for the next two weeks. What comes to mind for you? Fairies, angels, dragons, witches, bats, birds, butterflies, bugs, balloons, planes... We'll leave that up to you, but as long as it can take to the sky - real or imaginary - we want to see it on your projects!

We are sponsored this month by two fabulous companies: Doodle Pantry and Karen's Doodles! Both have offered up wonderful prizes for our October winner so link your creations below for a chance to win!

To get your creative juices flowing The Corrosive Gals have some inspiration for you! Let's see what the design team has been up to:

Our GDT Fiona has created this stunner using an image by Karen's Doodles.

Susan used a Doodle Pantry image to create her fun ATC.

Linda used an adorable image from sponsor Karen's Doodles to create this fun birthday card!

Kellie has some sweet treats for us using sponsor Karen's Doodles image.

29 again? Your wish is the birthday fairy's command! Regan used this sassy image from sponsor Karen's Doodles for a fun, funky birthday card.

Debra has a fun Halloween card for us, using an image from sponsor Doodle Pantry.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Challenge #134 Purple Passion

Hello... Regan here with your new Corrosive Challenge! We were just blown away with the response to our Punches and/or Dies challenge!!! Thanks to everyone who played along! It's the start of a new month, October - my favorite one of the year, and that means new sponsors and prizes so let's learn a little about them before we get to this fortnight's challenge.

First up, we have Doodle Pantry:

Here is a little blurb from owner/artist Laurie Wilson: "I am honored to be sponsoring the Corrosive Challenge this month! I hope you like the Corrosive team's creations using Doodle Pantry images and are inspired to play along. Doodle Pantry has a variety of image styles and characters and even some templates. I would be honored if you stopped by and grabbed a freebie or two and took a look around the shop."

Doodle Pantry has kindly provided a $15 gift voucher for use in their online shop.

Our second sponsor is Karen's Doodles:

Karen Johnson has been drawing all of her life. She has worked on the feature film, "Ferngully The Last Rainforest" and has created animations for Disney, Fisher Price, and Mattel. She has illustrated several children's books and is currently teaching animation at a college in Wisconsin. She started Karen's Doodles so she could share her whimsical drawings with crafters from around the world.

Karen's Doodles has generously offered a prize of 3 digi images of choice.

It's now time to announce the winner for September's challenges: Congratulations to JLJ Designs! Please contact Regan or Susan to claim your prize.

And now on to the challenge.... The theme for this fortnight is "Purple Passion"! We want to see your creations featuring this royal and mysterious color PLUS one other color only. To get you started let's see what The Corrosive Gals have in the way of inspiration:

Our Guest Designer for October is Fiona, and she's made this gorgeous card using an image from Doodle Pantry. Thanks Fiona!

Linda is "batty" for sponsor Doodle Pantry's adorable Quirky Bat image!

Susan made an ATC with an image from Karen's Doodles

Debra's feathered "Trick or Tweet"er is courtesy of sponsor Karen's Doodles.

Bats in her belfry? No, just on her fun card! Kellie has used Quirky Bat from sponsor Doodle Pantry.

Regan has used "Birdie Bat" from sponsor Doodle Pantry for this sweet Halloween card.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Challenge #133 Punches and/or dies

Hello again! It's time for another fun challenge, and for this fortnight, we'd like to see your creations that use punches or punched shapes or dies on them somewhere. We loved looking at all your "punny" creations entered into the last challenge and we're looking forward to your interpretations of this theme too. We're sponsored by both Dude Time Doodles and Paper MakeUp Stamps, so don't forget to enter to be in with a chance of winning.
Here's some inspiration from the DT:

Susan went for a cutesie Halloween card, with this image from Dude Time Doodles.

Zulma's whimsical creation features an image from sponsor Paper Makeup Stamps.

GDT Sammibug gives us a fun masculine card using Ahoy Matey Matt from sponsor Dude Time Doodles.

Linda used punches and dies to create this charming card with a lovely silhouette image from sponsor Paper Makeup Stamps.

Regan's worked a little hocus pocus with this adorably sweet witch from sponsor Paper Makeup Stamps.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Challenge #132 Funny or Punny

This week is the first week for the Corrosive gals since Janet and Chris had to leave, so try to be gentle with us while we make the transition. We're sponsored in September by Dude Time Doodles and Paper Make-Up Stamps, so be sure to play along for your chance to win prizes and a GDT spot on the blog!
Here's a little blurb about Dude Time Doodles:

Dude Time Doodles carries all of your crazy "Dude" card needs. We work exclusively with the artists at Bonibleaux Designs to bring you guy images and ideas for those hard to make cards for the "Dudes" in your life.
Guys aren't about flowers and fluff. Guys are our heroes, our fighters, our beer chuggers and bug squashers.
Dude Time Doodles and Bonibleaux Designs have paired together to bring you Manly Man cards and gift ideas. We'll throw the gals an occasional froufrou image but we are really all about the "Dudes" here.
Dude Time Doodles are very kindly offering a $10 gift certificate to September's winner!

And here's some info about our second sponsor, Paper MakeUp Stamps:

Paper Makeup Stamps is a little company started by professional make-up artist Katie Cotton. An endeavor to bring her love of beauty, paper and card making together resulted in a company that prides itself on offering un-mounted deeply etched red rubber stamps and accessories! Paper Makeup Stamps offers various styles of stamps from numerous artists to suit your taste. They also offer a wide array of unique quotes and sentiments in various sizes. Not a rubber girl? Almost all of their images can be purchased in digital format. And just like any great beauty bag, Paper Makeup Stamps carries lots of essentials and accessories to simplify and beautify your card-making! So browse around and do a one stop shop!

Paper MakeUp Stamps are very kindly offering a $15 gift certificate to September's winner!

And August's winner is Fiona at "I Don't Do Straight". Congratulations Fiona, if you contact Susan or Regan we'll sort out your prize!

This fortnight we want to see your creations that are funny or that use a pun. Make us smile or use some wordplay. Lots of scope for interpretation, right? And don't forget that you now have TWO weeks to play along in each challenge, so you have an extra week to join in. Now let's see what our Design Team members have created:

Susan used two images from Paper MakeUp Stamps to create her fun "Ooh La Baa" card.

Sammibug, our GDT member for September, used a darling birthday fairy image from sponsor Paper MakeUp Stamps for her card.

Kellie used an image and saying from dudetime doodles.

Linda's little candy monster is an image from sponsor Dude Time Doodles.

Zulma used an image from sponsor Paper Makeup Stamps for her card.

Regan's card uses an image and "punny" sentiment from sponsor Dude Time Doodles.

Enter your Funny or Punny creations here