Saturday, 20 June 2009

How to Play Along


Welcome to BasicGrey Challenges, every second Saturday a challenge will be set here on the BasicGrey Challenges blog, Playing along with the BasicGrey Challenges couldn't be more simple, all you need to do is follow the specifications of the set challenge, Use at least one item from BasicGrey and give us a link to your creation :), simple eh!, so have fun (How to post a link is explained further down this page )

Oh and of course, all papercraft creations are welcome :)


The challenges on our blog will run every 2 weeks in a random drawing, we are trying to keep it nice and simple which makes it that much easier for everyone taking part, plus it also means that you can combine your creations with other challenge blogs much easier :)

We have taken the decision to limit entries to 3 per person.   Your entries must be new creations and not backlinked.


Taking Part

Participants must make sure to have their creations linked in the Mr Linky/In Linkz or emailed to us (Non blog owners only) by 11.00pm (UK Time) on the Friday before the next challenge is set, To make things easier a deadline date will be posted with each new challenge, Entries posted in the comments will not count, so please be sure to link via Mr Linky, also be sure to link to the blog post containing your entry and NOT just your blog as this makes it so much easier for us to find your creations.



Winners of the previous challenge will be announced in a separate post a few hours after the new challenge is posted, the winner then has until the next challenge to contact us to claim their prize, if the winner does not contact us in time then a new winner will be chosen.


Combining Challenges

Feel free to combine your entries to our challenges to any other challenge blog that allows you to do this , even if you do combine your card you can still be chosen as a winner :)

Please remember that we only allow up to 3 entries person.


How to link to your creation
(Mr Linky)

To give us a link to your creation (not your blog) follow these simple steps

1. Click on the post title that contains your creation

2. Go all the way to the top of your screen and copy the code that is in the URL box, this is the box you would type www web addresses into :)

3. Go to the Mr Linky on the BasicGrey challenge you are participating in

4. Type your name into the top box that asks for your name

5. Paste your code that you have copied from the URL on your blog post, into the box that says your URL

6. Click on the enter button, and hey presto your link is created :) :)

How to link to your creation
(In Linkz)

1. Click on the post title that contains your creation

2. Go all the way to the top of your screen and copy the code that is in the URL box, this is the box you would type www web addresses into :)

3. Go to the In Linkz Widget on the BasicGrey challenge you are participating in

4. Paste your URL code that you copied from your blog post into the box asking for your URL (Top Box)

5. Enter your name

6. Enter your Email

7. Click Next Step

8. Select the picture you would like to show up as your entry link from the images that have been generated from your blog, or you can choose to upload one of your choice by either entering an image URL (from your Photobucket or Flickr account etc), or upload one directly from your computer by choosing one of these options from the top of the web page you are now on.

9. When you have chosen your image simply click "select" if choosing from one of the images generated from your blog, "Submit Query" if you are uploading an image from a URL address, or "Upload" if you are uploading an image from your computer, and hey presto the In Linkz Widget will do the rest for you :)

If you do not have a blog or online photo gallery etc, then please feel free to email your creations to us here and we will be more than happy to place your creations onto the blog, but please this is only for non blog owners, thank you


Please Note

Please note that even though we really appreciate you taking the time to enter our challenges, And we love to visit all of your blogs , We unfortunately cannot promise to leave comments (although we will do our very best to try), as to be truthful this would take forever, we feel that crafting and blogging should be fun and not a chore, and if we spend all of our time commenting then that takes away valuable time that we could be using to craft and get on with day to day life, we do hope that you understand our reasons for this and we our sorry if this offends anyone in anyway

Thank you


  1. welcome back ! I have really missed this challenge blog !
    Kate x

  2. So glad I stumbled upon this blog. I love Basic Gray supplies and have been using them a lot lately.

  3. well, I tried to grab your blinkie, don't know if it's the computer I'm working on or not but for now I can't grab it. I will try to do this again from a different computer.

  4. I love BasicGrey and am very happy to have stumbled upon your blog! Thank you for coming back!!

    Kim Anderson

  5. Hello,

    I'm new to this blog, but now that I here I'm gonna stay! hehe LOL

    LOVE Everything, I will be following from now on! I just submitted my entry via email,,,, I hope I win!



  6. HI
    WORK .

  7. Basic Grey are my favourites - do you know how many times I have missed the date and not been able to send my stuff in to you in time???

    I have all your series the recent year... In papers or i LO:s.

    Want the new candy badly...

    La vikinga

  8. I love Basic Grey but I sure need more! Thanks for the challenge, though I am not sure I am finding what I need.

    My card is in my gallery at SCS, and I think I just sent it as an e-card.

    Dorothy / etsdas

  9. Just discovered your blog and delighted to have a chance to win this wonderful blog candy. I will be back often.

  10. I love BG so I would be happy to participate in your challenges. I will subscribe to your NL ;o)

  11. Hi!! I've only just started my own blog yesterday when I stumbled across yours!! I love Basic Grey!! My absolute fav product!! I'm in for this weeks challenge!! :)

  12. I am new to your blog and I am interested in participating in your challenges. I have noticed, however, that all of the submissions are cards but the rules don't seem to require cards. Will layouts qualify for the prize?

  13. I want to ask the same as Krystle - are papercraft creations other than cards allowed (provided all the other rules are followed of course)?
    Could you update the Rules to clarify this?
    Thank you!


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BasicGrey Challenges Team