Monday, February 19, 2018

Challenge #64 BINGO!

Oh boy!  We've loads of excitement at Aurora Wings today.  I'ts new challenge day here  and our 64th challenge is a fun one for sure.  Let's play


Our rules are a bit different for our board with lots of possibilities to choose.  Of course you do need to choose a vertical, horizontal or diagonal column, but you can choose any combination within that column, ie all the colors, all the elements, BOTH colors AND elements, or ANY combination of the two.  We just need to know your choice, so be sure to post it, okay?  So here's the board.  WooHoo!  Ready to have some fun?


Please remember our rules.

No Back Linking
Must be a finished project with a hand colored image following the set theme
ONE ENTRY LIMIT if using an image other than Aurora Wings
THREE ENTRY LIMIT if ALL are Aurora Wings images
Link to specific post, not entire Blog
Link back to Aurora Wings Challenge
You may link to as many other challenges as you like

Our prizes this month include:

1(one) Artist's Choice Winner to be chosen by Mitzi from all entries using an                 Aurora Wings image (Custom badge+3 single digital images)

1(one) Random Winner (3 single digital images)


Top 3 To be selected by the Design Teams from all entries (Custom badge+1 single digital image each)



We are thrilled to have Fikreta Posavec of Bad Kitty's Craft Room joining us as Guest Designer for this challenge.  Shall we get to know her?


 "My name is Fikreta but friends call me Fiki.
I'm from Bosnia and Herzegovina, but I live in Kalinovac, Croatia.
I'm married to wonderful man and I'm a mom to one beautiful 14 year old girl whose name is Paola.
I have five cats, turtle, bunny, guinea pig, fish, two birds and a dog.

I love all animals but cats are my addiction!

I love to make anything crafty,

My inspiration is everywhere.

I'm big dreamer.

And I like to take photos, especially my cat's."




Fikreta using Sunflower Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy

(Diagonal from top right, Sentiment, Die Cuts, Ribbon or Bow)


We are also excited to announce three new members of the Aurora Team.  Please welcome




You can read their bios under the Design Teams tab here on the Challenge Blog.  We are so thrilled to have them join the Aurora Wings family!

Now, shall we get on with the Aurora Team inspiration?



Alison using Primrose Sprite available exclusively HERE on AW.com 
(Top row across purple, yellow, red and lace/doily, glitter, sentiment)


Dawn using Mermaid on Crescent Moon available exclusively HERE on AW.com
(Top row across, purple, yellow, glitter, sentiment plus Right row down, doily or lace, flowers, ribbon or bow)


Susan using Primrose Elf available exclusively HERE on AW.com
(Double Blackout, ALL colors and ALL elements)


Laila using Bat Flower Sprite available exclusively HERE on AW.com
(Left row down, purple, green, black plus Middle row down,
glitter, die cuts, layers)



Debbie using Veil of Petals available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy
(Middle row down, yellow, pink, blue and glitter, die cuts, layers)



Silvia using Elven Princess available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy
(Top row across, doily or lace, glitter, sentiment)



Donna using Ice Flower available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy
(Middle row down, yellow, pink, blue and glitter, die cuts, layers)



The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday February 19th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday March 17th 2018 with a mid challenge inspiration post on March 5th. Entries posted prior to February 19th will be deleted. All entries must have a hand colored digital or rubber stamp on their completed project to be eligible. Please follow the chosen theme.  You may enter your project in as many other challenges as desired. Please link to your POST address, NOT your BLOG address and link back to the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog. We would greatly appreciate you removing word verification and switching to comment moderation if you fear spam. In fairness to all, those not following the rules will be deleted. Thank you for your understanding and please have fun. We look forward to your fabulous creations.

Also, because of the difficulties we have experienced with Facebook entries, I regret that we will no longer be accepting them on the Challenge Blog.  Thank you for your understanding.  Feel free, however, to enter your Blog challenge entries in the AW FB Group contest if the theme fits there as well.


If you do not have a blog and would still like to enter this challenge,  please email me at donnamundinger(at)gmail(dot)com with your name, a picture of your entry and Aurora Wings Challenge #64 in the subject line, and I will add it to our Aurora Wings Submissions Blog, where it can be viewed and commented on, and to the Linky so you can participate here. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx







Challenge #63 Winners

Mitzi and the team want to thank all of you who entered our Anything Goes challenge.  We hope the new format gives you a bit more time to play and you enjoy the fabulous inspiration from both teams.  We were thrilled to see multiple entries by some of you too.  It's so exciting to see the wonderful talent of our participants.  Congrats to our first winners of 2018!

The ARTIST'S CHOICE AWARD (3 images and Badge) chosen by Mitzi from among the entrants using Aurora Wings images goes to


#63 Mimi
In Mitzi's own words,  "This greyscale piece with a spot color just on the eye by Mimi is absolutely stunning. The way she used the square and diagonally arranged the negative space into black and white is bold and elegant. Glitter adds just the right amount of sparkle for a gorgeous project."

The Random Winner (3 images) goes to





And the Top 3 (1 image and Badge) in numerical order as they appeared in the challenge, chosen by the Design Team from ALL the entries goes to




A huge Congratulations to our fabulous winners! Please e-mail Mitzi at studiomiyabi (at) aol (dot) com, with subject line "AW challenge blog ACA winner/top 3/random winner (*select the award prize that applies to you)" with your list of LINKS (not the titles) to the digi/digis you wish to receive.


PLEASE NOTE:  Prizes not claimed within a two week period will be forfeited.

Hope to see you all back for our 64th challenge, hosted by the Aurora Team, which goes live at 9:00am EST today.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Challenge #63 Mid-Challenge Inspiration

Welcome to our mid-challenge inspiration post for Challenge #63, hosted by the Stella team.  Our theme continues with Anything Goes and will remain open until 11:55 pm EST Saturday, February 17th.



Although our format has changed back to monthly, our rules have not.

No Back Linking
Must be a finished project with a hand colored image following the set theme
ONE ENTRY LIMIT if using an image other than Aurora Wings
THREE ENTRY LIMIT if ALL are Aurora Wings images
Link to specific post, not entire Blog
Link back to Aurora Wings Challenge
You may link to as many other challenges as you like

Our prizes this challenge will include:

1(one) Artist's Choice Winner to be chosen by Mitzi from all entries using an                 Aurora Wings image (Custom badge+3 single digital images)

1(one) Random Winner (3 single digital images)

Top 3 To be selected by the Design Teams from all entries (Custom badge+1 single digital image each)


We are also thrilled to introduce a brand new member of the Stella team. 


Please welcome Laine Webb of Dream Laine.


Laine using Pansy Sprite available exclusively HERE on AW.com


Marion using Christmas Kittens available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Ann-Marie using Queen Moth (full version) available HERE on AW.com 
and HERE on Etsy


Myndi using Wings and Petals available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


RoRa using Woman with Masquerade Owl Mask in Lily Garden (AKA Lily, Lily) available HERE on AW.com HERE on Etsy


Sara using Dragon Lore available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy



Cristena using Bleeding Heart Sprite available HERE on AW.com 
and HERE on Etsy



Donna using Happy Pierrot Sprite Available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


For those of you who may have missed the latest AW New Release Showcase, the Coupon has been extended through Tuesday February 6th.  It is good for all digital stamps, at both AW.com AND AW Etsy, not just the 3 brand new Sprites.


The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday January 15th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday February 17th 2018 with a mid month inspiration post on February 5th. Entries posted prior to January 15th will be deleted. All entries must have a hand colored digital or rubber stamp on their completed project to be eligible. Please follow the chosen theme.  You may enter your project in as many other challenges as desired. Please link to your POST address, NOT your BLOG address and link back to the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog. We would greatly appreciate you removing word verification and switching to comment moderation if you fear spam. In fairness to all, those not following the rules will be deleted. Thank you for your understanding and please have fun. We look forward to your fabulous creations.

Also, because of the difficulties we have experienced with Facebook entries, I regret that we will no longer be accepting them on the Challenge Blog.  Thank you for your understanding.  Feel free, however, to enter your Blog challenge entries in the AW FB Group contest if the theme fits there as well.

If you do not have a blog and would still like to enter this challenge,  please email me at donnamundinger(at)gmail(dot)com with your name, a picture of your entry and Aurora Wings Challenge #63 in the subject line, and I will add it to our Aurora Wings Submissions Blog, where it can be viewed and commented on, and to the Linky so you can participate here. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx

Monday, January 15, 2018

Challenge #63 Anything Goes

Happy New Year and welcome to the 63rd Challenge here at Aurora Wings.  The brand new year brings a few changes in format for the Challenge Blog as we are returning to a monthly challenge, beginning the 3rd Monday of each month and a mid-month inspiration post on the first Monday of the following month.  We hope that gives you more time to join in, perhaps even with multiple entries, if you choose to use all Aurora Wings images.  We're easing in after our break with the easy peasy theme this time of...



The rules haven't changed however.

No Back Linking
Must be a finished project with a hand colored image following the set theme
ONE ENTRY LIMIT if using an image other than Aurora Wings
THREE ENTRY LIMIT if ALL are Aurora Wings images
Link to specific post, not entire Blog
Link back to Aurora Wings Challenge
You may link to as many other challenges as you like

Our prizes this month include:

1(one) Artist's Choice Winner to be chosen by Mitzi from all entries using an                 Aurora Wings image (Custom badge+3 single digital images)

1(one) Random Winner (3 single digital images)

Top 3 To be selected by the Design Teams from all entries (Custom badge+1 single digital image each)


Joining us this month as Guest Designer is Lisbeth Bengtsson, aka Scraplyan.




Lisbeth using Crimson Blossoms, available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy
and Poppies, available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Also joining us today are two members of the Aurora Wings Showcase Team.

Debra using Ice Cream Sundae Sprite, available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy

Jan using Wings and Petals, available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


And from the Aurora Team

Debbie using Fins and Pearls available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Laila using Snowflake Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Silvia using Lotus Sprite available exclusively HERE on AW.com.


Donna using Ballerina Kitties 3-pack Stamp Set available exclusively HERE at AW.com

The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday January 15th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday February 17th 2018 with a mid challenge inspiration post on February 5th. Entries posted prior to January 15th will be deleted. All entries must have a hand colored digital or rubber stamp on their completed project to be eligible. Please follow the chosen theme.  You may enter your project in as many other challenges as desired. Please link to your POST address, NOT your BLOG address and link back to the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog. We would greatly appreciate you removing word verification and switching to comment moderation if you fear spam. In fairness to all, those not following the rules will be deleted. Thank you for your understanding and please have fun. We look forward to your fabulous creations.

Also, because of the difficulties we have experienced with Facebook entries, I regret that we will no longer be accepting them on the Challenge Blog.  Thank you for your understanding.  Feel free, however, to enter your Blog challenge entries in the AW FB Group contest if the theme fits there as well.

If you do not have a blog and would still like to enter this challenge,  please email me at donnamundinger(at)gmail(dot)com with your name, a picture of your entry and Aurora Wings Challenge #63 in the subject line, and I will add it to our Aurora Wings Submissions Blog, where it can be viewed and commented on, and to the Linky so you can participate here. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx