Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Challenge #2 - Always Anything Goes

Good morning everyone!

Well firstly this post almost didn't happen, what happened to August I thought there was still a week left....

Anyway now we have this little problem fixed lol.  The team and I were so excited to see so many fantastic entries to our first challenge.  Thank you all so much.  Thank you all for your lovely comments as well, they mean so much!

The Winner and the Top 3 have been chosen by the design team.

Top 3

Congratulations please take our Top 3 badge.  Thank you for sharing your artwork with us


Congratulations please take our Winner badge

Please email me with DDC Winner and which images you would like to the value of $15
Nicola -

A big thank you to Sparkle n Sprinkle for sponsoring us

Challenge #2
Always Anything Goes

Our fabulous sponsor this month is


Cute As A Button

Now for the DT's inspiration and our Guest Designer Shylaa


Using Bugaboo Dino Birthday

Thank you Shylaa for Guesting with us this month and for sharing your lovely card with us!

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I'm sure you will all agree the design team have created some amazing artwork.
Please click on their names to leave them some much deserved love!

We look forward to seeing your artwork.
Good luck everyone!

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Welcome to Day Dreamer Challenges - Always Anything Goes!

Good morning everyone!

 We are so excited to be here with you all because today is our very first challenge.

Please take five minutes to see our rules, they can be found at the top of the blog!

Challenge #1
Always Anything Goes

Our fabulous sponsor this month is
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Now let's share what the DT have created.

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I'm sure you will all agree the design team have created some amazing artwork.
Please click on their names to leave them some much deserved love!

We look forward to seeing your artwork.
Good luck everyone!
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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Meet the design team

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to our last meet the design team before our challenges start on the
26th July.

Today we are meeting

Nicola (thats me)

Hello everyone! I'm Nicola, I live in Essex with my partner Lee, our border collie Sadie and our cat Smudge. I am a Health Care Assistant working in the community and love it. I have been crafting for a little while now making gifts and cards for family and friends, creating scrap book pages, which soon turned into a new passion of mine. I haven't looked back since. I am also known for daydreaming hence the name of the blog!
I have finally taken the courage to launch my new challenge blog, whilst it has been hard work getting everything to come together it has been worth every second. I'm now looking forward to creating beautiful Artwork with my new teamies and inspiring you all as well, and of course I look forward to making new friends as I go along.

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Hi I'm Kelly I am 28 and live in Staffordshire UK with my hubby to be and 12yr old pooch, I have fibromyalgia and other health problems but crafting helps me through. I have been crafting over 7 years and love every minute of it and love inspiring others. I do a mixture of crafts from cardmaking, scrapbooking, 3d projects, art journalling and mixed media art. I also dabble in book folding and papercutting. Xxx

My name is Francine Perri.  I am a self-taught Mixed Media Artist.
I have also taken classes at an Art School as well

I love to make collages, Steampunk jewelry, Scrapbook, Journals and more
I live on Long Island with my husband two dogs Cocoa and Dylan

I have been published in several magazines and a lot in Just Steampunk
I also have been in three coffee-table books for a silent auction I did for Adelphi
University for Breast Cancer.  We had to decorate an entire bra.  My last one went
up for auction and the bid was $275.00

I was also in two galleries with my Collages
I have a lovely studio in my house and I love being in it creating
I was asked to be a Guest Designer on Alpha Stamps as well and
am being published in Bella Crafts Magazine in the Fall, which is an

online FREE magazine so everyone can see it.

I have taken pastel classes and drawing classes as wel


I am 42 years old and I have been married to my husband for 18 years, we have three wonderful children together, two who are young adults and an eleven year old. 
I have been crafting for around seven years and have a huge passion for paper craft. I love mixed media and anything vintage and shabby chic. I'm a bit of a bookworm,so love to read a lot. I have a love of the ocean too and am hoping to relocate from my home town to Tenby Wales to live by the sea. 

So that's all of us, we hope that you will come join us on the
26th July
for our first challenge.

Thank you for visiting us!

Nicola and the design team

Friday, 23 June 2017

Meet the Design Team!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to meet the design team here at
Day Dreamer Challenges.

So please join me as I introduce the team to you.

I am 51 years old, been married for 27 years to a really great husband but sadly, no children. I work as Accounts Manager for a Shipping Company. Been crafting for most of my life, always like to make things.
Enjoy stamping and colouring in digi stamps.
My other hobbies are Ten Pin Bowling which am in 2 leagues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. 
Also been tracing my family tree over past many years.

I am Nora from Uruguay, South America. After a few years of getting my law degree, I met an Italian guy, who would become my husband. Therefore, I moved to Italy in 2007. Massi and I live in a very small town, in the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region, with our doggie Lucky. I love photography, traveling and reading. Two years ago, I found a new passion of crafting, and I have been learning techniques and experimenting since then. I love mixed media and altered art.

My mother- Sunila Mahajan and me- Aditi Mahajan, started Dots to Lines and our forte is home decor, mixed media and altered art.  A brief background about us :Sunila Mahajan - has a diploma in commercial art, and displays her artwo rks in various galleries across the world. She has also worked as a Graphic Designer at Hameed Mugal, Kenya. Aditi Mahajan- With a MSc. in Clinical Psychology and Dip. in Special Education, has taken up arts and crafts since school days and also practiced art therapy when working with children with special needs. She took up an art course from School of Visual Arts, New York. 

Crafting, thus has been a part of daily activities mostly in the form of various altered projects, or making gifts. We run a home decor business by the name of Dots to Lines and we handcraft products using techniques of mixed media and decoupage. We are into paper-crafting, layouts, journaling, album making and scrapbooking. Our style of art and craft is a fusion of techniques and usage of vibrant colours and hence mixed media goes with us. We aim to spread joy.

Welcome to the team, I look forward to working with you all!

Please come back tomorrow when I will introduce you to

Me (Nicola)

Thank you for visiting us today

Nicola ♥

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Design Team Call Finished

Hello everyone!

Wow,  thank you to everyone who applied to be on my design team.
The choice has been extremely difficult to choose.  Everyone who applied is so talented.

I will announce the design team tomorrow, so please come back and meet us!

Don't forget our first challenge will begin on 26th July at 8.30am UK time.
Where all our challenges will be
Always Anything Goes

Nicola ♥

Friday, 9 June 2017

Design Team Call

Design Team Call

Day Dreamer Challenges is a new challenge blog starting on the 26th July.
I am looking for 2 designers who enjoy paper crafting, Mixed Media, Scrap booking and more to join the ladies already on the team.
The Design Team call is open to everyone.

Day Dreamers Requirements

  • Design Team term runs from July - December
  • Complete one project per month. 
  • Comment on participants entries and assist with choosing Winners and Top 3.
  • Have a face book account.  This is where we share all information for the DT.
  • Have an active blog account which you post on regularly.

Design Team perks

  • The opportunity to work with a number of craft sponsors and there products.
  • To join a friendly team
  • Blog exposure through direct links from Day Dreamer Challenges

If you would like to be considered for the DT please send the following information to
  • Attach 3 photo's or links to your best work that represent you as a crafter.
  • What DT experience you have, although it doesn't matter if you have never been on a DT before.
  • Link to your blog.
The Design team call will finish on the 21st June.  New Design team members will be notified by 23rd June.  The term will start on the 26th July.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017


 welcome to my new challenge blog Day Dreamer Challenges..

The first challenge will start on Wednesday 26th July and from then on the last Wednesday of every month.  The challenges are for everyone to enjoy whether you are just beginning or you have been crafting for many years, we want you to share your art work with us!

Nicola ♥