Thursday, November 20, 2014

Challenge #214

A creative challenge open to all members of Etsy! Create a treasury around the Inspiration Item. Win the Challenge and the Inspiration Item for the next Challenge will be something of yours! Who knows how many treasuries will be created with your item!?

Karma from 69AlltheTime will be judging the Challenge this week. It is totally up to her as to what she is looking for. Make the best treasury you can and just maybe one of your items will be featured in our next Challenge! Please read the guidelines carefully before creating your treasury.

Our inspiration item is...

Failure to follow these 9 steps will disqualify you from the challenge:
 
1. Read the guidelines. 
2. Include the Inspiration Item in any of the first 4 spots. 
3. Do not use more than one item from any shop in your treasury. Use sixteen separate shops.
4. Leave a link to your treasury in our Entry thread on our team page before Sunday at noon eastern. Please leave it one time only. Judges and volunteers use this thread to find the current treasuries. You must leave your link in the correct thread by the deadline to have your treasury judged. Your link also needs to be there to have your shop added to the sidebar list and to be added to the buyer account. 
5. Tag your treasury with "nonteam" and "nonteamchallenge 214" (separated by a space before the number).
6. Be sure to include a link to the blog in the treasury description. If it doesn't fit into the description, you may leave it in the first comment. http://treasurychallengenonteam.blogspot.com/ 
7. Only one entry per person if you have more than one Etsy account. Only one entry per account if you have multiple people running a single shop. 
8. Support other participants - View/Comment/Click on as many other treasuries in the Challenge as possible. Do not leave a link to your treasury in the comments of another person's treasury. 
9. Don't tag your non-team treasury with tags for other teams that you are a member of. Our non-team treasuries are not meant to promote your other teams. 
*** Only participate if you'll be available to judge the next week's Challenge - and report the winning treasury by the next Tuesday. Judging is a hugely time-consuming job. There may be hundreds of treasuries. Please only participate if you have the time to judge next week. 
*** Make sure that your shop is in compliance with Etsy's TOS. We won't promote shops that are resellers, blatant copyright infringers, purposeful mis-taggers, etc. Those shops are disqualified from winning challenges. 

Recommended (not required)... 

* Become a follower of this blog to stay in touch with each new challenge, challenge winner, announcements, etc. 
* Use items from other participating shops if you'd like and if their items fit your theme. Visit our Etsy buyer account to see items from shops that participated in the previous challenge. 
* Replace missing items in your treasury. Don't replace sold items. 
* Tweet, Facebook, Blog, etc to spread the word about your treasury and our Challenges.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Winning Treasury #213

Some words from Eveline...

First of all, i would like Nari to know.......you made sure that i had some awesome days by choosing my treasury to win the challenge, thank you so much for that! xoxo

These past days where just overwhelming to me,
i want to thank everyone for taking the time to create these stunning treasuries, i LOVE every single one of them.......
still smiling by the thought of them..........
Thank you all!!! Big Hugs and Kisses, Eveline.

And now......what you really want to know......the winner :-)

I can give it away by saying it is a theme most people don't like to talk about........but she made this treasury with so much power, tenderness and beauty.........i just love it......
Thank you Karma for this unique treasure Fear Not Death.

Fear Not Death

She Wants The Silence - FREE SHIPPING - Print Girl Death Face Skull Black White Gray Plastic Creepy Haunting Portrait Surreal BoneArtLife and Death, Wall Art , Wall Decor , Decorative PrintCemetery Plaque Photo - Cemetery Photography - Weep Not She is Not Dead but Sleepeth - Victorian Death Plaque - Weep Not SayingFabric Wrist Cuff Bracelet, Vintage Lace, Vintage Crochet, Wearable Art, Bohemian Hippie, Assemblage Bracelet, Fabric Jewelry.
Group of 17 Fun  Flower Heads. Wedding Table FlowersNotions Photography sewing thread knitting circles wood rustic bobin cylinder spindle brown cocoa sepia - Grandma's spools - fine art photoVintage Cotton Fabric Lace Trim Ecru Lace Trim Crochet Lace TrimLove and Death, Heart in Old Tree in Cemetery, Handmade Greeting Card, Blank  Inside, Fine Art Photography, 5x7 card 4x6 photo, Home Decor
Art -- “Winter Sunflower” Limited Edition  Gallery Quality Print, FREE US Shipping and InsuranceNEW Earthy Natural Turquoise Barrels - Average 15-25 x 8-13mm, 1/4 stranddead fish photograph image digital photosewing photograph, buttons, ribbon, neutrals, beige, cream, pastel, blue, still life photography, nursery wall art, shabby chic decor
Death Will Give Us Back To God 8x12 Fine Art Photography Wall Art Home Decor Man Portrait Deer Skull Nature Tree Stand StrongPhoto of Dried Sunflower in Autumn - Fine Art Photo Entitled Finishing - 12 X 18SALE Bohemian Turquoise Blue Poppy Pods Original PaintingDeath Becomes Her ~ Digital Download, Fine Art Photography, Sepia, Haunting, Macabre, Creepy, Halloween, Doll

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Congrats to Karma!  She will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #214 from her shop 69AlltheTime.  She'll also be judging the Challenge.  Check the team discussion page for a "Laying Odds" thread to make suggestions / predictions on the inspiration item.  We only have today to help choose the item, so please be sure to pop in.    

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Challenge #213

A creative challenge open to all members of Etsy! Create a treasury around the Inspiration Item. Win the Challenge and the Inspiration Item for the next Challenge will be something of yours! Who knows how many treasuries will be created with your item!?

Eveline from moonwingcrafts will be judging the Challenge this week. It is totally up to her as to what she is looking for. Make the best treasury you can and just maybe one of your items will be featured in our next Challenge! Please read the guidelines carefully before creating your treasury.

Our inspiration item is...





Failure to follow these 9 steps will disqualify you from the challenge:
 
1. Read the guidelines. 
2. Include the Inspiration Item in any of the first 4 spots. 
3. Do not use more than one item from any shop in your treasury. Use sixteen separate shops.
4. Leave a link to your treasury in our Entry thread on our team page before Sunday at noon eastern. Please leave it one time only. Judges and volunteers use this thread to find the current treasuries. You must leave your link in the correct thread by the deadline to have your treasury judged. Your link also needs to be there to have your shop added to the sidebar list and to be added to the buyer account. 
5. Tag your treasury with "nonteam" and "nonteamchallenge 213" (separated by a space before the number).
6. Be sure to include a link to the blog in the treasury description. If it doesn't fit into the description, you may leave it in the first comment. http://treasurychallengenonteam.blogspot.com/ 
7. Only one entry per person if you have more than one Etsy account. Only one entry per account if you have multiple people running a single shop. 
8. Support other participants - View/Comment/Click on as many other treasuries in the Challenge as possible. Do not leave a link to your treasury in the comments of another person's treasury. 
9. Don't tag your non-team treasury with tags for other teams that you are a member of. Our non-team treasuries are not meant to promote your other teams. 
*** Only participate if you'll be available to judge the next week's Challenge - and report the winning treasury by the next Tuesday. Judging is a hugely time-consuming job. There may be hundreds of treasuries. Please only participate if you have the time to judge next week. 
*** Make sure that your shop is in compliance with Etsy's TOS. We won't promote shops that are resellers, blatant copyright infringers, purposeful mis-taggers, etc. Those shops are disqualified from winning challenges. 

Recommended (not required)... 

* Become a follower of this blog to stay in touch with each new challenge, challenge winner, announcements, etc. 
* Use items from other participating shops if you'd like and if their items fit your theme. Visit our Etsy buyer account to see items from shops that participated in the previous challenge. 
* Replace missing items in your treasury. Don't replace sold items. 
* Tweet, Facebook, Blog, etc to spread the word about your treasury and our Challenges.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Winning Treasury #212

Some words from Nari...

Of all the treasury competitions I've participated in so far, this was the most exciting, most artistically satisfying and most difficult to judge. I wasn't really sure about choosing a rose-related item at first, knowing that it would be limiting the color and theme choice when making treasuries. But then I decided to trust your creativity (and I wanted to make it a real 'challenge') and wow, you really went beyond my expectations. I honestly never thought that so many original ideas and color combinations could come out this little brooch.

I was especially drawn to treasuries that have distinct themes, unusual colors and great overall balance. After narrowing my list down to four I had a hard time making my final decision, but I chose this in the end as it had that soothing appeal that made me come back again and again:

Little Miss Sunshine by Eveline

Clearly I was struck by the colors as soon as I opened the treasury - so unconventional! All those different colors blend in so well together that I get the impression of looking at a single work of art with many complementing elements. That is talent! And of course the gorgeous theme, and the way that theme is weaved throughout the whole page with effortless grace. When looking at treasuries, I often think what it would be like to replace some items or to change the arrangement a bit. For Eveline's I coudln't think of any different combination at all. Every element is perfect, and all sitting in their own perfect spots. Fantastic job, Eveline, thank you!!


Little Miss Sunshine..............

Bermuda Home, Travel Photography, Pink House, Green Botanical Fine Art - Pink Summer - pink green, Beach house Decor, modern styleFlapper hat, pink-burgundy cloche with veil effect, wedding hat, sun hat, retro hat, vintage style, 20s hat, garden party, great GatsbyRose Cream Textile Brooch. Rose Fiber Brooch. Mixed Media Half Moon Brooch. Wool Yarn Art. Fabric and Yarn with Seed Bead Embroidery.Ray Prohaska art girl in bright sunlight vintage illustration 1955 Magazine Clipping
Gold feather necklace, bridesmaid jewelry, Enchanted Feather necklace 14kt gold filled chain wedding party bridesmaid giftspeek ~ musings of the mind ~ a haiku a day 11.6.14Life Force - 16x24 Canvas Print Stretched, Ready to HangPhoto of Sun behind Fog and Trees - Fine Art Photo Entitled Hope - 11 x 14
Oval Antique Brass Necklace - Thicker Border - Epoxy Glass - Tiny Orange Tangerine FlowersFirst Light // Faerieland // Whimsical Photograph // Ethereal Photography // Fairytale // Fine Art // Print // Foggy PhotographDainty Floral Open Ring Colorful Flower Adjustable Ring Free Size Plated Jewelry gift ideaBUBBLES Original Nature Color Art Photograph
Red Doors on the Old Abandoned House, Signed Photography Print, Beautiful Cottage Decor, Color Photograph, Rustic PlacesPink Flamingo Surrealistic Alice in Wonderland Shoe SculptureSMALL Red and Green Jester Bracers (PAIR)Art Leaves Watercolor Painting Original by Cathy Hillegas, New Maples, spring, growth, emerald green, yellow, purple, red, brown

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Congrats to Eveline!  She will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #213 from her shop moonwingcrafts.  She'll also be judging the Challenge.  Check the team discussion page for a "Laying Odds" thread to make suggestions / predictions on the inspiration item.  We only have today to help choose the item, so please be sure to pop in.   

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Challenge #212

A creative challenge open to all members of Etsy! Create a treasury around the Inspiration Item. Win the Challenge and the Inspiration Item for the next Challenge will be something of yours! Who knows how many treasuries will be created with your item!?

Nari from NariDesignPot will be judging the Challenge this week. It is totally up to her as to what she is looking for. Make the best treasury you can and just maybe one of your items will be featured in our next Challenge! Please read the guidelines carefully before creating your treasury.

Our inspiration item is...


Failure to follow these 9 steps will disqualify you from the challenge:
 
1. Read the guidelines. 
2. Include the Inspiration Item in any of the first 4 spots. 
3. Do not use more than one item from any shop in your treasury. Use sixteen separate shops.
4. Leave a link to your treasury in our Entry thread on our team page before Sunday at noon eastern. Please leave it one time only. Judges and volunteers use this thread to find the current treasuries. You must leave your link in the correct thread by the deadline to have your treasury judged. Your link also needs to be there to have your shop added to the sidebar list and to be added to the buyer account. 
5. Tag your treasury with "nonteam" and "nonteamchallenge 212" (separated by a space before the number).
6. Be sure to include a link to the blog in the treasury description. If it doesn't fit into the description, you may leave it in the first comment. http://treasurychallengenonteam.blogspot.com/ 
7. Only one entry per person if you have more than one Etsy account. Only one entry per account if you have multiple people running a single shop. 
8. Support other participants - View/Comment/Click on as many other treasuries in the Challenge as possible. Do not leave a link to your treasury in the comments of another person's treasury. 
9. Don't tag your non-team treasury with tags for other teams that you are a member of. Our non-team treasuries are not meant to promote your other teams. 
*** Only participate if you'll be available to judge the next week's Challenge - and report the winning treasury by the next Tuesday. Judging is a hugely time-consuming job. There may be hundreds of treasuries. Please only participate if you have the time to judge next week. 
*** Make sure that your shop is in compliance with Etsy's TOS. We won't promote shops that are resellers, blatant copyright infringers, purposeful mis-taggers, etc. Those shops are disqualified from winning challenges. 

Recommended (not required)... 

* Become a follower of this blog to stay in touch with each new challenge, challenge winner, announcements, etc. 
* Use items from other participating shops if you'd like and if their items fit your theme. Visit our Etsy buyer account to see items from shops that participated in the previous challenge. 
* Replace missing items in your treasury. Don't replace sold items. 
* Tweet, Facebook, Blog, etc to spread the word about your treasury and our Challenges.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Winning Treasury #211

Some words from Vee...

First off I want to thank Amber for sharing a bit of her personal story. It is a hard thing to do, but needed. Often women feel alone, scared, and unsure of ourselves and our bodies. Meanwhile there are millions of others that have or will at one time experience similar pain. I hope women learn to talk more about their experiences with each other, so they know they are not alone and can help each other heal.

That being said.. I NEVER thought I'd win the Nonteam weekly challenge! Having also won the flash challenge made it super overwhelming and intense. Thankfully my husband and I had made plans that didn't fully work out and I had some time off of work. What an experience!

I didn't know what item to pick and went through your selections to decide. I wasn't sure about the item I picked, because I didn't want to get tired of looking at all the blue. I will say that those of you that did blue did it soo soo soo well!! Also, there were some very colorful and unexpected collections that really helped break up the monochromatic scheme. THANK YOU! This team is so talented and I feel so thankful to be part of it. I really do believe that each collection can be a work of art and should be viewed as such. This time is the best gallery I know. Thank you to everyone who makes that possible!

Without further ado, and because well we both know you scrolled down immediately anyways ;) I present to you the winning collection:

Nari's New Life

I love everything about it the title, the subject, the tone. The mood it evokes in me is one of peace and rest, of movement and change in stillness. The color palette is so dead on perfect and unexpected. The greens calming the intense blues and adding balance and warmth. This is beautiful. Thank you Nari and GOOD LUCK!

New Life

Winter flowers, flowers, winter photography, nature photography, green, blue, teal, white, home decor, botanicalSnowflake Winter Blues Artisan Lampwork BraceletWinter hydrangea, brown, beige, white, rustic photo, woodland photogrpah, flower in snow, 12x8, titled: Winter Impressions VIIWoodland Pom pom hat Kids winter hat Newborn, 6 Months, 12 months and up Made to Order
Mothers day gift - ceramic heart pebbles - wedding favor - beach decorDew drop, Fine art, Macro, Photography, Green, Home decor, Nature, Minimalist, Kitchen art, Cottage chic, Modern, Boho, Botanical, CanvasFlutter Sleeve handmade Pam KittyHandmade Table Runner - Brown, Blue and Green Flowers
Child, Teen, Adult Midnight Slate Blue, Black, Silver, Scarf with Sparkle and Fun Fur Yarn made by KnittingMemereChai Tea, Cup,  Cafe Photograph, afternoon tea, kitchen decorWinter Photography, pale green, white, seed pods, Winter Flowers nature fine art photography printBoot Photograph, Hiking Photo, Rustic Home Decor, Brown, Spring Green, Blue, Woodland Decor, Fine Art Photography, Rustic Nature, Wall Decor
A Country Winter, RGTPhotos, Pine Tree, baby pine cone, Green White, Wall Art Photography print, Nature woods woodland, holiday decor macroModern Heirloom Quilt- WAVES hand-dyed organic cotton, child's sizeGirls Leg Warmers-Winter fashion - Knit Leg Warmers - moss green girl leggingsBeaded oya flowers with Christmasy colors, (seed bead winter flowers)

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 Congrats to Nari!  She will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #212 from her shop NariDesignPot.  She'll also be judging the Challenge.  Check the team discussion page for a "Laying Odds" thread to make suggestions / predictions on the inspiration item.  We only have today to help choose the item, so please be sure to pop in.