Friday, November 22, 2013


Welcome back Festive Friday fans!

We can't believe it, but the time has already come to launch our final challenge for 2013! It seems like just yesterday we were announcing a new kid on the challenge block, and that we were making our team introductions to you, and here we are, closing in on the Holidays! 21 challenges later, and we are ecstatic to see that our players are all celebrating their stash of cards, enjoying the lack of stress to get them made and mailed. Our goal at Festive Friday is to help you stay on top of your Christmas cards so you can relax and enjoy the season, rather than one more thing to tackle on the already demanding list of to-dos... and we're thrilled that so many of you are reaping the rewards!

Since it's our last challenge, we want to go out with a bang before taking a break until the New Year... so we're offering up some prizes! There are two prizes up for grabs:

For one of our faithful players, we are offering up a Grand Prize of a $60 gift card to your favourite online shop! You must have participated in at least 15 of our 20 previous challenges to qualify for this prize - we had so many regular and devoted players, we really wanted to extend our gratitude to you!

For all of the players of this final challenge, we are offering a Top Prize of a $20 gift card to your favourite online shop! Anyone who participates in the final challenge is qualified to win the prize!

This time around we're doing things a bit differently - instead of posing a challenge to you, we're asking you to pick your favourite challenge from the past year, and create something new! That's the only rule; you must upload a *new* project! You can find the graphics from all of the challenges under the tab at the top of the page!

Each of the Design Team ladies has created something with their favourite challenge from the year, and we'll just run this post for 2 weeks (no mid-week inspiration this time), so it's easy for you to enter as many times as you like!

Sadly, this is Amber's last post with us... she's been on hiatus for the past few months, as she took a break from blogging, but she's back to say farewell with one last challenge. She won't be back with us in the New Year, and we'll miss her, but it's so exciting to see the path she's taking!

Here are our favourite challenges from this year:

Ardyth also combined the Kid's Theme, and Merry Trigger challenges on her card!


Geri also included inspiration from our Bird Element Challenge and the Star Element Challenge as well!

Now that you've seen our favourites, we want to see yours! Link up your NEW project, and be sure to include the graphic so that we know what challenge you loved! You can combine our challenge with your other favourite challenges, and enter as many times as you like. This challenge will run until December 4, 2013 at 11:55PST. 


Geri said...

WHAT A FUN YEAR!!! I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone's creations throughout the year and getting to know so many of you! I must apologize for not getting around to many of you during the last 2, church and volunteering life totally took over!!!;) I'll be back with a bang for the new year though, and can't wait to see how everyone is inspired for this final project!!!

Sandi said...

I plan to play along with your challenges this next year and I am sorry that I just recently found your blog. I love your challenges!

wienerhoneymooners said...

I will be back with a BANG as well!
Thanks to the entire DT, Amber, Geri, Ardyth, Meredith, Melissa & Sara (and all the wonderful and inspirational GT Designers) !!!
You have inspired me to stick with it and look forward to MORE. Love it, have a Rockin' Holidays all!!

Karen M said...

Thanks for the tip, Ardyth! I think that's me sorted now x

Darnell said...

What a clever and fun way to end the year, ladies! Your cards are all so divine!! It was hard to pick a favorite of the challenges! Happy Holidays! Darnell

Katie Ann Brooks said...

i totally missed the deadline, such a dork. oh well, it was fun to play anyway. you all rock!