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Thursday, 13 January 2022

River of Creativity December Shoutouts

 Hi, I am so sorry this is late but the team really took their time deciding.  We now have our December Shoutouts.   Once again we loved seeing all your work and very much appreciate your support.   

Changes are afoot but for now we have just an easy Anything Goes challenge.  As you know we encourage creativity beyond run of the mill card making so if you do Macrame or any of the Japanese knotting crafts, make jewellery, bake, or anything at all creative we would love you to join us in our Current Challenge.

Time for our Shoutouts

No. 9 Lesley T

No. 10 Bonnie

No 13 Liz Cavill

No 15 Lesley T

Congratulations to each of you we hope your blog will wear your Shoutout badge with pride.

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

River of Creativity - Challenge 9 Anything goes

Hi,  as you might know we are having a re-think/re-shuffle at River of Creativity.  Rather than leave things with nothing going on I'm making the challenge this month one of Anything Goes.  We are a challenge for any all kinds of craft and not just cards.

If you are a Mixed Media artist or a stitcher a model maker, a cook or an up-cycler your work is of interest.  There are very few challenges now that cater to crafters other than card makers and/or digital stamp users.   We do not offer a prize but do give a shoutout to those whose work strikes us as especially worthy of note.

Christi and I are busy working out our new format and plan on re-launching on the 5th March.   But you can join in this month with Anything Goes.  

Zoë thought you might like some inspiration!

No badge for the challenge this month like we said this is just a holding patten to keep the challenge open for everyone to join in.  So what have you got to show us?  We are very eager to see.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, 12 December 2021

River of Creativity November Shoutouts

Well hello, it's that time again for us to tell you who we are giving a Shoutout to for our November Challenge.  Once again we were amazed and very happy with the high standard of entries and the wonderful mix of crafting styles.  

If you are looking for our current challenge there is a link in the side bar.

After much deliberation we have chosen our top picks, as is the way with us if more than one of the team wants to give a shoutout to the same person then they do.  

No 7 Marjeta

No. 9 ScrappyHorses

No 16 Winter Wraps

Congratulations to each and everyone of you.   We hope you will be proud to display your Shoutout Badge.

Saturday, 4 December 2021

River of Creativity - Challenge 8 - Celebrate

Hello here we are in December nearly the end of 2021!   As promised previously stock has been taken and after this month the challenge will be taking a little break.  We will be back in 2022 but not for a month or two an in a different configuration.  We have started to find ourselves with a small following and getting entries that are exactly the sort of thing we want to encourage.  We do believe that the world needs challenges like this that encourage people to express themselves and be individual.  That is why we will be back, just need to sort a few things out.

On with our December theme then.  It's time to Celebrate and we hope you will.  Remember we encourage you to do your thing, from painting to pyrography, to crochet, to what ever craft you choose. Just have fun with it.

This month for the first time we are joined by a guest.  Carol Gill has been a supporter of this little challenge since day one.  On top of which she is a very talented crafter.   As it happened Carol had a Birthday to help celebrate and is sharing her creations with us.  Just look at the gloss on those Gin glasses.

And then she made this delicious looking cake.

Here are some ideas to inspire you from our amazing Design Team.  (there are links to each team members social media set up on their name.)

Art Angel

I love looking at different cultures and the history of traditions so heres a little bit of Krampus, who accordung to Alpine folklore, helped St Nicohlas out by dealing with those on Santas naughty list with punishmnts by birch rods while Santa rewarded the good children with gifts of nuts and dried fruit. Krampus is still celebrated today in Barvia, Austria, Germany and throughout Eurpoe with a festival on 6th Dec x x


Brenda has loved the way our challenge has encourage us all to step outside our comfort zones.  On a recent shopping trip she saw a paper mache mask form.  Don't you love her party piece here.


If she could Christi would have made an other Halloween piece! Being American for Christi this is a time of year full of celebratory events with Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas.


Me oh I just enjoy playing around with an idea and getting inky, messy and hopefully creative.

You can join us from your own blog, Face Book, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media site you use.  Please use the Inlinkz tool to enter the challenge with a link back to your post.  It will also help if you can use #ROCcelebrate08 on entries from places other than Blogger.

A quick reminder of the rules

We should be able to see how the theme inspired you without explanation.

Please pop the challenge theme badge on you post and a link back to us.

You can enter as many times as you wish

You can enter as many other challenges as you wish.

New projects please, no back linking

We might not be able to comment if your site requires us to sign in or provide our email etc.

If entering from social media other than a Blog please use the challenge hashtag #ROCcelebrate08

Please be aware that by entering the challenge you are providing public access to your blog and/or social media.  We will use the information collected to visit and view your project and to comment/communicate with you.   We will also re-publish your project picture and a link if you are selected for a shoutout.  Shoutout winners will also have their work published on our Pinterest,Twitter and Instagram sites. We will not use your information for any commercial gain.  We are not responsible for the use made of your public information by any third party.  You will retain copyright to your work by entering here you are giving us permission to reproduce it as outline above.

So let the spring of creativity start to flow.  

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

River of Creativity - More inspiration from Brenda

We are working with the prompt "The Gift" this month.  It can take you in so many different directions including for some of us Christmas.  After all we are all busy with our arrangements and gift giving for the festivities.

Hand made gifts are always something special and for many of us much more meaningful.  Like this charm by Brenda, who describes it "It's a twinchie, hole punched in the corner, inked with oxide sprays, stamped with Versafine Clair, left to thoroughly dry, then three coats of Versamark and UTEE.".

Fab isn't it.

Do you have a gift to share with us?  Maybe a knitted scarf for someone?  We welcome all kinds of craft however or what ever you are inspired to create we hope you will share it with us.  A link to the challenge is at the top of the side bar.

Friday, 19 November 2021

River of Creativity - The Gift Inspiration

We love themes that are open to interpretation and seeing all your ideas.  The gift as we have seen can be thought of is many different ways.

Today's sample can be viewed on one of two ways, the hanging might in itself be a gift.  It is also an expression of the gift of Dance.  Zoë made this using resin in a mould for the first time!

Do you have a gift to share with us?  The gift might be your own creativity we see so many pieces by incredibly talented people and would love to see something from you.  Any craft style and/or technique is welcome,  there is a link to the challenge post in the side bar.

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

River of Creativity - Some mid month inspiration

How is your month going?  Getting all your Christmas preparations sorted and gifts all selected?  The Gift is our theme this month and encouraging you all to use the word in any way that inspires you.

It might be a Christmas gift or it might be something else completely different.  Art Angel thought about in a more philosophical way, this is her second inspiration piece this month. 

We hope you are inspired by our theme in some way.  Remember we encourage all craft in all it's many types and styles from cards to sculptures if you have a gift we would love to see it.  join us via the link on our side bar, or scroll down and see our shoutouts for October.

River of Creativity December Shoutouts

 Hi, I am so sorry this is late but the team really took their time deciding.  We now have our December Shoutouts.   Once again we loved see...