Monday, December 4, 2017

Challenge #62 Anything But A Card

Welcome to our 62nd challenge here at Aurora Wings with the theme of



With a holiday season upon us, we're sure you're busy with all the festivities but hope you plan making at least a few special hand made gifts or wrapping for those you love.  We'd love to see tags, bags, boxes and more and because this is our last challenge for the year, and both Aurora Wings Design Teams will have a break for the holidays, this challenge will be open until JANUARY 13th.  


Please don't forget 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 will include:

1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge)

1 (one)  Random Winner ($20 GC)


TOP 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge)



Now let's see what the Stella Team has in store for us, shall we?

Cristena using Snowman Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Marion using Kitten in a Stocking available exclusively HERE on AW.com 


Ann-Marie using  Star Angel Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy




Julie using Reindeer Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy



Myndi using Christmas Puppy available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy, Little Santa available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy, Star Angel Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy, Winter Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy, Kitten in a Stocking available exclusively HERE on AW.com and Reindeer Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


RoRa using Reindeer Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy

Sara using Wine Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


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



The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday December 4th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday January 13th 2018. Entries posted prior to December 4th 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 #62 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

 Peace, Love and Joy to you and yours this Holiday Season from the Aurora Wings Family. 

PLEASE NO CARDS!  THEY WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LINKY.  IT'S ANYTHING BUT a CARD!

Challenge #61 Winners

Mitzi and the team want to thank all of you who entered our 'Metallics' challenge.  Again, the entries were few, but we so appreciated those who took part during the busy holiday 'kickoff' and delighted us with your amazing entries.  We're always happy to announce our fabulous winners, so here you go!

The ARTIST'S CHOICE AWARD ($20 GC and Badge) chosen by Mitzi from among the entrants using Aurora Wings images goes to



In Mitzi's own words,  "I love how Nicola gave a striking look to this steampunk canvas by adding splash of color - the silky royal blue on the dress and the minty green - to the traditional steampunk palette. The result is a unique and refreshing steampunk. Her coloring on the wing blades captures the coppery shine beautifully. " 


The Random Winner ($20 GC) goes to


And the Top 3 ($10 GC 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 of the digis) to the digis you wish to receive up to the total amount of your prize.  (all values are in USD, and PLEASE no overages) to receive your prize.


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

Hope to see you all back for our 62nd challenge, hosted by the Stella Team, which goes live at 9:00am EST today.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Challenge #61 Metallics

Welcome to our 61st Challenge here at Aurora Wings with the new theme of



We want to see metallic shine or luster on your papers, coloring and/or embellishments or use metal objects in some creative crafty way.


Please don't forget 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 will include:

1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge)

1 (one)  Random Winner ($20 GC)




TOP 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge)



We're thrilled to welcome Lori Podolsky as our Guest Designer for this challenge.

Lori using Steampunk Owl available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


And how about some inspiration from the Aurora Team?

Laila using Angel of Sympathy available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy

Sylvia using Holly Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy

Teresa using Poppy Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy

Debbie using Christmas Chihuahuas available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Donna using Little Santa available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday November 20th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday December 2nd 2017. Entries posted prior to November 20th 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 #61 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 #60 Winners

Mitzi and the team wants to thank all of you who entered our 'Recycled" challenge.  The entries were few, but totally amazing.  We loved seeing how you gave new life to forgotten stash or transformed throw aways.  All  were fun and creative, proving once again that something doesn't have to be new to be beautiful.  Another tough choice for us, but choose we must, so here are our winners.

The ARTIST'S CHOICE AWARD ($20 GC and Badge) chosen by Mitzi from among the entrants using Aurora Wings images goes to



In Mitzi's own words,   "This is such a fun up-cycling of an old bottle holder. I love Susan's creative use of corrugated cardboard and sliced cork. The Wine Sprite is colored beautifully and looks right at home on this fantastic wall piece!"


The Random Winner ($20 GC) goes to


And the Top 3 ($10 GC 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 of the digis) to the digis you wish to receive up to the total amount of your prize.  (all values are in USD, and PLEASE no overages) to receive your prize.


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

Hope to see you all back for our 61st challenge, hosted by the Aurora Team, which goes live at 9:00am EST today.