Friday, November 1, 2013

Challenge #2 at DDCC :)

Hello our lovelies :)

We may have only had two entries to our challenge last month but WOW they were & are fantastic!  Have you been over to check them out?  

These wonderful ladies have taken the challenge by the horns & ran with it & their results are excellent!  It has been great getting to know each designer a little more just through the challenge itself.  Thank you ladies for doing such a brilliant job :)  We are going to find it sooo difficult to nominate a winner but we will let you know who that is very soon :)  

Thank you so much for participating & we hope to have a few more of you participating in this challenge :)

Not to worry, you can still enter :)

All of our previous challenges will be re-opened so that you can try them out at any time you like. For every single previous challenge you complete, you will be entitled to win the DDCC Conquered Badge :)

Would  you like to try your hand at Challenge #1 - You can still enter here.


It's November & it's time for another
Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge.

Before I tell you what the theme is, let's see what you can win :)

Our Shining Star Winner will
(Australian Dollars via PayPal)

Our Top 5 will be carefully selected in order of 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc, by our DDCC DT ladies.  
A Top 5 badge will be awarded in recognition to the winning places. 

We reward ALL those who participate & complete our challenges with a DDCC Conquered badge.  All you need to do is enter the challenge :)

This is the badge for when you complete Challenge #2

At Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge everyone wins something.
We believe YOU deserve the recognition of all the hard work you put into your project :)


What is the theme focus this month?
Your Craft Room

This month we have a wonderful challenge for you.  It is based around you, the Designer & the focus being on your craft room.  We hope it will help many of you in regards to your photography environment when taking photo's of your gorgeous creations. 

Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge #2:
My Craft Room - Construct A Lightbox.

This challenge revolves around creating a lightbox which will enable you to take better photo's of your designs & / or projects.  It will help you to eliminate items from the background & provide better lighting during your photo shoot.

* If you already have a lightbox that you have already created please try to remember how you put it together.  Use photo's where you can & follow the challenge as much as possible.  This applies even if you have purchased a store bought lightbox.

Please note: The questions are to be included & are an important part of the challenge. They need to be added to your challenge blog post along with your answers.

Challenge Part A:
Do some online research about creating a handmade lightbox & decide which design will better suit you & your needs.  Use your research as a guide / reference & remember to give credit (if needed) in your challenge post.

Challenge Part B:
Create your lightbox taking step-by-step photo's as you go. Remember to explain each step with how you are putting it together until you have completed your project. It would also be a good idea to include a list of the supplies you have used.

Challenge Part C:
1) Take a photo of one of your designs without the lightbox as you would have done before you created it. This is your 'before' photo.
2) Take another photo of the same design but this time inside your lightbox. This is your 'after' photo.

Challenge Part D: 
Explain your experience including:

1) Has the lightbox helped you?  If so, how?
2) Are you using the lightbox inside the house or outside?
3) Are you using lights?  If so, what kind?
4) Tell us two tips or tricks about creating or using a lightbox.

I hope that this challenge & completed lightbox will be a great help to you.
Remember, try not to feel too intimidated by the challenge.  Simply break it down & concentrate on one step at a time.  Before you know it, you have conquered our challenge :)  We are looking forward to you joining us & having some fun :)


Here are the DDCC Design Team & their projects :)

You will notice that there is only a sneak peek so you will need to click on the image which will take you to their blog to see their completed project.  Don't forget to leave a comment on their challenge post as they have worked extremely hard on their projects & they would love to know what you think on their take of the challenge.

All of the DT ladies have come up with different lightboxes so we hope that we inspire you :)

Dreamette Sam

Dreamette Cindy

Designette Emmey

Dreamette Julie

Dreamette Roberta

Designette Joanne

Dreamette Mikha


Woo hoo :)  So what do you think?  We hope that we have provided some wonderful inspiration for you :)  It's your turn now & we can't wait to see what you have create :)


Challenge Guidelines:
Who can enter: Anyone
Specifications: You must have a blog
Number of entries:  Only one entry per person is allowed
Deadline: 30th November (Australian Timezone)

(To see the complete rules & guidelines click here)


Want to chat about the challenge, share ideas & make some friends? 
Come & join in on the conversations in our new Facebook group. 
You can join here.


Are you up to the Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge?
Enter your challenge project below with our wonderful Mr Linky :)
(If in the event that Mr Linky isn't working please submit your entry blog link to the comments section below).

Good luck & don't forget to have fun with this challenge.
Enjoy the journey :)

Take care & see you back here tomorrow as I will be sharing my project & take on the challenge.  Thank you very much for visiting.

Big hugs xx

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Unknown said...

I just can't thank you enough for this assignment! The amount of time that I have to spend editing my pics (to correct the colors) has been cut in half.
I really hope that people will take on this challenge. They'll be amazed by the difference it can make in their photos.
Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge Design Team
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

Merry said...

I just popped on by as I saw Mrs A's wonderful post about her light box entry. What a great idea for a challenge.