Linky Party #11 – Anything Goes

Hello, crafty friends of CropStop!  I hope you’re all ready for another really FUN challenge here on our blog because we’re super excited to see all the fabulous cards and projects you’ll make and share with us this month. For those of you who played along last month, thank you SO much!  And for those of you who are new to CropStop Challenges, we warmly welcome you.  Here’s a little inspirational project that I created for this month’s Anything Goes challenge:


I used some patterned paper and and vintage sheet music that I machine stitched together and inked with Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink.  Then, I added half of an ivory doily.  I embellished the card with a small tag that I stamped a sentiment onto, again using Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink.  There’s a sweet Petaloo Flower in the upper left corner that has a few bows under it that were made from Ivory Burlap String.  The sentiment tag has a small snippet of the Aqua Organdy Swirled Ribbon.  There are LOTS of great products at CropStop to help you create something wonderful!

Here’s how the challenge works:

  • Create any new project using product sold at CropStop store. It’s okay if you didn’t buy it from us – just have a look in the store and see if we have what you’re using (we probably do).  If it’s a company we carry, then it’s fine if we don’t necessarily have the particular color or style you use.  Please, no back-linking old projects.  Limit five (5) entries per month/challenge.
  • Link your project here in our linkup using this handy dandy linky tool below.   Link back to this post, and mention the CropStop Challenge in your post.
  • We’ll choose one winner who will receive a prize pack of CropStop goodies!  The winner will be announced on the second Wednesday in January, when our new challenge begins.

And now……Our Lucky Winner!  The winner of November’s challenge who was chosen by random draw is:

It’s Entry #17 – Janis in Idaho.  Isn’t her card absolutely LOVELY?


Winners:  Please email us at within seven (7) days to claim your prizes by giving us your physical mailing address, and we will get your prize out to you right away.  In fairness to everyone, there are no exceptions to this rule.

OK……now it’s your turn.  We look forward to seeing all your great entries.  Thanks so much for linking up with us, and best of luck to everyone in the random draw.   We really want you to help us spread the word that CropStop is a great place to play along!

Happy creating and good luck!

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16 Responses to Linky Party #11 – Anything Goes

  1. Janis in ID says:

    Oh…..HOORAY!!! I am so excited to be your lucky winner!! Thanks soooooooo much for drawing my name. Christmas is coming early this year. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I am emailing you right now!!!

    Also, Karen, I totally LOVE your turquoise card. The color is so rich and looks gorgeous with the doily and music paper. Just beautiful!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Gail Scott says:

    Happy dance to the winner – Yippee! Nice Christmas gift – thanks for the challenge and for your lovely creation Karen – have a blessed day!

  3. karenladd says:

    Congrats to Janis…who has been whipping out those Christmas cards like mad! Karen, your card is just gorgeous with that doily and my favorite color combo!

  4. Dr Sonia S V says:

    what a lovely color you have used and love how effortlessly you used the doily ! Love the stitching too!

  5. What a stunning card!
    Wishing all of you at the Crop Stop a blessed Christmas season!

  6. Beth F says:

    Karen, your card is gorgeous! You always create such beautiful cards.

  7. WOW.. your card is gorgeous, Karen! Thank you for inviting me to play along here 🙂

  8. Lidia R. says:

    Gorgeous creation!! I love the colors!!Thank you for invite me to participate! GBYM !!!

  9. Graciellie says:

    I’m new to the challenge and the store! I’m glad to know there’s a new place where I can get crafty goodies! Your card is fabulous! Love it. Congratulations to the winner. I just added my card to the linky party and I look forward to visiting again soon! Thanks.

  10. Karen P says:

    Gorgeous card, I may have to CASE it! Congrats to the winner.
    Thank you for another fabulous challenge and I wanted to say thank you for all your hard work with the challenge and for inspiring us every month. I hope you have a happy, fun and prosperous New Year too Karen x

  11. Bunny says:

    Beautiful birthday card. Thank you for the challenge.

  12. Penny H Sunshinepen says:

    Thanks for the invite – and have entered.

  13. Thanks Karen L. for heads up on other challenges I can enter my Snowman Tags in. Entering 1st Snowman tag. Read rules and saw rule about no stacking so I will wait to enter other.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  14. Entered 1 yesterday and noone else entered so today I entered 2nd from yesterday’s post and then today had 2 posts that I entered so yes I have 4 in a row. Please let me know if I need to delete 3 of the 4 and wait to enter when hopefully someone else enters before end date.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  15. Lucy Patrick says:

    What a stunning card Karen!! I love the colours, the tag and that beautiful flower too, I love it all!! Thank you for always leaving such sweet comments about my cards, you always make me feel special. I’m not quite sure how to follow this blog but I will try to remember to join in the fun. Big hugs to you, XOX Lucy

  16. Stephanie W says:

    I always look forward to this challenge. Karen’s card is gorgeous….as always!!

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