Saturday, 1 April 2017

April Challenge: Swatch It Up!

Hello and Welcome to April
and of course a brand new Kraft Plus Challenge to hopefully inspire you!

Before we reveal the April challenge..
a HUGE thank you to those of you who played along with the
March Denim Revolution Challenge.
You helped make it a FUN and INSPIRING challenge.
And a special thank you to those who showed extra commitment by
cutting up their jeans, dresses, shorts etc..
and also those who shared the before and after pics
(some of them quite cheeky;) )
The winners will be chosen and revealed soon ;)

But now for the April Challenge.
This month we challenge you to
Swatch it Up!
That's right.. use paint swatches
(or chips or samples as some people call them)
on your creations...

There are so many options on how to use paint chips!

Criteria: Kraft + Paint Swatches

We welcome all kinds of craft as entries for our challenges, from traditional layout, cards, digital layouts, art journalling and tags etc. but please remember that it is all about the Kraft!!Your work MUST be on a KRAFT BACKGROUND (not merely mounted on Kraft) to be eligible.

**Please take the time to read the RULES before submitting your entry**
and upload your entry via the inlinkz section in our side bar.

(Due date: Midnight April 30th  )

Kraft Plus Design Team

Here is how the amazing Kraft Plus Design Team interpreted the challenge.
So many Inspiring ways to use the humble paint swatch!

Oh boy these girls are good!
I'm sure they have inspired you to run to your nearest paint store

and start chipping away with your April Swatch it Up Challenge!

K+ Guest Designer

Each month we invite a KRAFT PLUS member to play along with us and our challenges.

This month we are very excited to have

Lauren Tomacek

join us for the
April Swatch it Up Challenge

International Guest Designer

We are excited to announce

Heike's Augenblick

as our
International Guest Designer
for April

and her stunning layout
"Love Life"

Our Sponsors and Prizes

Kraft Plus Challenges would like to extend our thanks to  our wonderful sponsors
for their generosity and support for our first challenge.
Each month we will have a Guest Designer
from each of our sponsors to play along with our challenges.
Which means even MORE wonderful creations to inspire us all.

*Please note:  Unfortunately, due to high postage costs, prizes are for Australian residents only, but a Guest Design Spot will be offered to an international  entrant each month, to be chosen by the K+ Design Team  

Our Sponsors for April are

Creative Kit Club

Creative Kit Club are offering the May Card Making Kit to one lucky winner
(winner to be chosen by K+ DT)

Jo Tritton 

and her clever, vibrant and fun layout
(a few gorgeous and familiar faces there ;) )


A2Z Scraplets are offering a prize pack worth $30
(winner to be chosen by K+ DT)

Heidi Williams

and her magical layout
"Fairy Days"


Scraphappy Kat are offering a prize pack worth $50
Winner to be chosen by K+ DT


Charms Creations are offering a store voucher to the value of $25
(winner to be chosen by K+ DT )

Katie Howard

and her appropriately named  layout
To visit Katie's blog click here


Kit the Habit is on Facebook

Kit the Habit is offering a $20 prize pack

Tammy Klingner

 and her stunning layout
(with a clever title)

"Watch More Sunsets Than Netflix"
to visit Tammy's blog.. click here


Scrappy Chat Designs are offering their April kit along with ‘members only’ technique sheets for that month.  Technique sheets are the member’s only portion of this kit and will include the video tutorial to Beck’s layout below using the paint chips featured as part of this month’s kit. 

(winner selected randomly)

Beck Beattie

and her super gorgeous layout
"Believe (Life is Good) "


Digi Scrappers! If any digital creations are selected as a winner by the DT on any given month they will receive a $10 coupon to spend at The Nifty Pixel!

And there you have the April Challenge.. All swatched up.
We hope you join in!
How will YOU use paint swatches in YOUR K+ Creation?
We can't wait to find out!


  1. Wow what a great challenge this month, and I am blown away by all that inspiration (even if I say so myself hehe!!) Looking forward to seeing what entries we get this month... I think Kraft+ needs to get ready, I reckon we are gunna get bowled over by the entries again this month!

  2. Great DT reveals to get our thinking caps on! Bunnings will notice an unexpected rise activity in their paint sections this month!!

  3. What a great challenge and reveal! I looooveusing paint chips! And nice to see you here, Lauren Tomecek. What a creative idea to cut small hearts out of the paint chips.

  4. Amazing layouts!!! How inspiring!! Thanks for this challenge again!!

  5. I also wanted to ask if tags and ATCs are accepted as well as other cards.

    1. Yes Sala:)
      We do .. as long as kraft is the hero background .. the rules can be found in the tab above (under the header)
      Hope you play along :)

  6. Absolutely gorgeous examples and challenge.

  7. So so many stunning and inspiring​ ideas!


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