Sunday, November 23, 2014

Starting the Holiday Season early with a FIFTH SUNDAY Challenge at Anything But a Card Challenges

Good Morning Everyone! It's the last weekend in November and this week brings Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. which ushers in the Holiday Season. The moon and stars have aligned to give us an EXTRA Sunday this month which messes up our 3 +1 system of challenges.

NEXT SUNDAY is a FIFTH SUNDAY! This is an oddity in the calendar that has happened numerous times in 2014... CLICK HERE to view March, CLICK HERE to view June; and CLICK HERE to view August.

Since it's a Fifth Sunday and also a holiday week we have added this fun MINI-Challenge today here at Anything But a Card Challenges and will RUN FOR TWO weeks!!! Are you ready to play and have some fun??!

The Fifth Sunday Challenge... "USE FIVE"!! Use the number 5 or five items, five colors, five words... what ever FIVE represents to you. For those who want to go a little more literal - here's the definition, too! Loads of inspiration could be had over at Wikipedia's page for 5 (number).

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five (faɪv)
1. a cardinal number, four plus one.
2. a symbol for this number, as 5 or V.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. a five-dollar bill.
5. amounting to five in number.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English fīf; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon fīf, Old High German fimf, finf, Old Norse fimm, Gothic fimf, Latin quīnque, Greek pénte, Skt pancha]

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Please share any current project you have created and JUST REMEMBER... create anything EXCEPT a card for this challenge. Please mention and LINK BACK to this challenge. ALSO - Please new projects only {no-backlinking}. :)

**A REMINDER** This Mini-Challenge will go through midnight December 5th giving you 2 weeks to play along and ENJOY the creative process!

Let's see what our DT has created!!

Please click on the designers' name to visit their blog. We hope you’ll take a minute to go see their work up close... and as long as you’re there – please leave them a little love!

I'm participating in a Christmas tag swap and here are 5 of my Christmas tags. You know how you purchase Cricut Cartridges with the hopes and inspirations that it's a cartridge you can't live without - well, this is one of those cartridges. Come check out my blog at Her Craftiness and see how I made this and what I used.

Five inspired me this time to create a set of dimensional ATCs. My magical "Five" ATC set contains exactly five ATCs of course. Jump over to my BLOG to discover all techniques that I used to create these ATCs.

My 5 Ginger Dolls were abandoned and bedraggled in a box I took a peak into, while searching for something else. I'm into recycling so I decided to give the dolls, from a Christmas long ago, a Magic makeover. Christmas is going to be a very different celebration this year and this hanging just might delight our young visitors. There's makeover details on my BLOG.

I like to make giving gifts of money fun when possible. I created these "lolly" flower package embellishments for my most recent opportunity to give a gift of cash (rather than a gift card). Since I used $5 bills for my flowers, I am using it as my "5s" challenge this month at Anything But A Card Challenges! Stop by my BLOG for instructions.

My Five for November is a hanging showing five simple and quick (and some of my favourite) techniques to create your own original backgrounds. Pop on over to my BLOG to see what I used to create these.

I decided to go for a 5 pointed star for this month's challenge and have made some hanging decorations. There are actually 5 in total so buzz over to my BLOG if you'd like to see the full set!

Hi there crafty peeps. 5 Easy Steps to complete these ornaments. Stop by my blog HERE for more pics and Snapguide tutorial on how I achieved this.

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We hope our designers have you INSPIRED to take some time to be creative!! We can't wait to see your creations and we hope that you will join in and share them with us! Stop back next Sunday to for a brand new Challenge No. 42.


  1. Thank you so much for the challenge :)
    Amelia xx

  2. Gorgeous creations from the DT!! Love all the different ideas... Love that money rosette! LOL Thanks for another fun challenge!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges