Thursday, December 18, 2014

Challenge #218

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!?

Carice from ChatteJolie 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 218" (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, December 17, 2014

Winning Treasury #217

Some words from Adamandia and Dina...

it was a wonderful ride..:))
a huge thank you to everyone who participated
and especially to Iva for chosing our treasury last week and giving us the opportunity to see our purple heart in all these beautiful and inspired collections!!
It's true..there was not one treasury created that we didn't connect with in some way..stories, fairy tales, beautiful color combinations...so fascinated!..
Well...there was a treasury that we just couldn't pass up..."..we felt as if we had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragnant between its leaves.." -L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island.
"..we were looking at the world through rose-coloured glasses(la vie en rose..)" - Audrey Hepburn Sabrina.
"...eternally, devastatingly romantic, and we thought people would see it because 'romantic' doesn't mean 'sugary'. It's dark and tormented-the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can't attain..." - Catherine Breillat.
the winner is...Fallen Petals by Carice
Congratulations! :))
thank you so much for your entry and have a wonderful week ahead!!


Fallen Petals

Purple heart,decorative heart,rustic decorationLyra Natural Solid Perfume Bee Tin - Jasmine and Ylang Ylang Combine with Vanilla and Amber Fragrance Notes - Sweet and feminineDreamy art portrait 'Flowers' with minimalistic touch. Wall decor for a timeless home.Gold Feather Barrettes Feather Hair Clips Bridal Hair Clips Wedding Hair Clips Grecian Hair Rustic Woodland Wedding Bridal Hair Autumn Fall
Miniature Book --- Jane EyreCamellia 5 x 7 Photo PrintCottage, dried flowers, peony, romantic, french decor, cream, beige, botanical, girly wall art, floral print,  11x14 print, fine art photoMinimalist Film Photo, Dark, Moody Photography - Fall, Cool Tones, White Duck, Swimming, Negative Space, Haze, Mood
Wedding, Table Decorations, Crochet Lace Stone, Original, Table Settings, Handmade, Nature, Art Object, Home Decor, Large, Redish Pink StoneHorse mixed media printCharles Bukowski Typewriter QuoteSeeds -  Rustic Winter Poppy Capsules Photography Print
PoutPink Carnation & Roses Macro Still Life Flower Photography Home Decor Wall Art Nature Garden Photography Pink Home DecorSolid Perfume Locket Necklace with Rose Quartz Crystal - For Strange Women Natural Perfume - brass locket pendantbridesmaids necklaces. botanical vial necklace preserved specimen corked top romantic rosebud.

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Congrats to Carice!  She will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #218 from her shop ChatteJolie.  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, December 11, 2014

Challenge #217

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!?

Adamandia and Dia from byartroom2 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 217" (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, December 10, 2014

Winning Treasury #216

Some words from Iva...

What a whirlwind this past week has been! Your treasuries kept pouring in and delighting me, all of them artistic, funny, zany and thoroughly enjoyable. I am very happy and grateful for this shower of abundance and for the fun-loving spirit and exuberant creativity with which you handled my toast lady. We were thrilled by the attention, if a little overwhelmed. :) I could have sworn one of her curlers fell out as she breathlessly rushed from one treasury party to another.

So thank you to each and every one of you for this torrent of creativity and playfulness. You have made my task harder because I couldn't simply rush by without thoroughly soaking myself in all this beauty, toast in hand. Trying to pick the winner occasionally felt like pulling teeth (my own), so after narrowing it down to six worthy winners I decided to follow my heart and go with the one which brought a smile to my face every single time I opened it to imbibe its soothing beauty.

My choice of winner(s) are Adamandia and Dina with their Retry. If it were possible to bottle the treasury, it would without a doubt serve as an excellent and highly reliable anti-depressant and mood boost. Looking at it I catch myself fantasizing about café latte, cream and milk, cheese cake, then strawberry cheese cake, caramel, marshmallows and hugs. Have I mentioned I'm lactose intolerant and also vegan? Bet you wish you knew that beforehand. Looking at this treasury I feel no stomach upset and no forbidden cravings, just comfort, tenderness and boundless love for the pure-hearted curators behind this chilled and heavenly slice of perfection.

Congratulations, girls! :)


Retry

Room To Movetoast - drawing printConceptual Artwork: Original Cut Paper Art---Things that could have been--8 x10Strong Pulse -  Abstract-  Free US Shipping - Original- White Pale Gray- Black-7.5x10"x1/8"
Photo Postcard - Graffiti "Thought" - Urban Photography -  Breaking Reality PhotographyFine Art Photography, Nature, Shore, Gold, Water Photography, Transparency, Beach Photography, Lake, Sand, Print - Dreaming. 8X12" or 16x24"Black and White Abstract Modern Art Linocut Poster Minimalist art 16x20Brown sea, ORIGINAL oil painting, brown abstract, small painting, gift for her
Paralel worlds-> inner circleSandy Toes, 16x24 printBlack and white ethereal abstract art Giclee Print on PaperModern Home Decor Abstract Minimalist Grey Landscape Modern Wall Art
Original Encaustic Painting, Mixed Media Art - "Nest"  Encaustic Art with real Bee Hive, Nature Art by Angela PetsisOn the New York City Street -Original Art, Painting, Illustration, Manhattan,Street,sepia, brown, monochromaticCity landscape 29 - Mixed media - A3 - Limited editionThe Tame Little birds of Notre Dame Paris - feeding from hand flying motion wings French Parisian culture  Fine Art Photograph 10x10

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Congrats to Adamandia and Dina!  They will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #217 from their shop byartroom2.  They'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, December 4, 2014

Challenge #216

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!?

Iva from RustyandJoesScrap 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 216" (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, December 3, 2014

Winning Treasury #215

Some words from Nadja...

First I want to thank Karma for choosing my treasury as the winner last week! Winning a nonteam challenge is so very rewarding and so much fun! <3

I also want to thank each and every participant! You all made my week and you are all fantastic curators! Thank you!

This week's winning treasury is chosen because it is simply so very me in every possible way. It feels like my soul made treasury! Furthermore, it is a decadent pleasure for all the senses with lush colors, velvet textures, the sound of a cello, a taste of cranberries and the scent of patchouli! Simply sublime!

She Smelled Of Patchouli by Iva from RustyandJoesScrap.


She Smelled Of Patchouli

Light through the Dark - Paris, France. At the Pere Lachaise Cemetery. A subtle light filters through a crypt, infusing it with warmth.Fan Dancer - Limited Edition Giclee PrintLeaf photography, Personalized home decor project, Dewdrops on leaf, water drop,  black and white, interior design, black and whiteRustic vintage key necklace, handbraided brown cord and wood beads
Vivid and Colorful Nature Photography - AbstractThe Tear (a scene from King Lear) Jocelyn Woods and Michael MessinaAntique Books Photographthe wisemen
Cello Photography, Music, Antique Scroll, PegsIf Degas Had A CameraDark Red Spring, #112. Landscape Photography, Night, Dark, Red Black Orange, Sky, Abstract, Moody Art, Minimalist, Light Streaks, TwilightEurasian Jay Feather - Bird - Fine Art Photograph - Nature Photograph - Black Background - Blue - Stripes
Irredescent blue butterfly website background - pre-sized and optimized for websitesCranberry Bowl Print, Fruit Still Life, Food Photography, Red, Gray and Black Home Decor, Dark Decor, Fine Art Photography Wall PrintSet of 4 postcards by LAccentNouAntique Chinese Lock Silver Pendant Necklace Medium Sized

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Congrats to Iva!  She will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #216 from her shop RustAndJoesScrap.  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.