Monday, 1 February 2016

February 2016 Anything goes link-up

It's time for the February 2016  link-up at Just Keep on creating, I hope all of you lovely people will continue to share your creations and I look forward to seeing new participants share their work in the February link-up as well. Just remember you can post any of your creations, even ones you have made prior to this link-up being posted. I look forward to seeing what everyone will be submitting this month.


-You can share your creations from your blog or any public gallery such as flickr, instagram or facebook. If any  problems in submitting your work just email me. The link to email me is on the right sidebar. Please note when sharing your projects from instagram or facebook please provide a direct link to a handmade project and not your whole instagram or facebook account.
-I will be picking a group of featured artists by 01.03.2016, the featured artists will get a badge to display on their blogs.

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-It would be greatly appreciated if you upload the Just keep on creating badge on your blog. Since I run this blog myself I need your help in spreading the word about the monthly link-up. If submitting from instagram please re-post the Just keep on creating picture that is on my instagram account.
-Please visit each other and leave some encouraging words about each others awesome creations.


Just keep on creating is being sponsored this month by Digital delights by Louby Loo who is very generously donating a $10 voucher to be used in their online store. There will be one winner for this prize that will be chosen by Random.org.


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  1. You can enter as many times as you want, the more entries the better. You can share creations  made before or after the start date of the link-up but please make sure you only share a creation once. 
  2. You can combine any amount of challenges with your entry.
  3. Please link back to this blog post and mention that you are entering this link-up in your post.
  4. Please provide a direct link to your project and not your general blog, this makes it a lot easier for me to comment.Please note when sharing your projects from instagram or facebook please provide a direct link to a handmade project and not your whole instagram or facebook account.
  5. Please become a follower if you want to be picked as a featured artist or go into the draw for the random prize offered. Exceptions will be made for participants who aren't able to become followers ie people  submitting from facebook or intsagram. I would really appreciate it though if you re-post the Anything goes link-up picture that is on my instagram page and become a follower on my instagram page.



Challenge stays open till 29th February 2016. 

UPDATE YOUR CREATIONS BELOW




Random winners and featured artists for December

A huge thank you to everyone who shared their beautiful creations in the December link-up. Thanks so much for your patience in regards to me announcing the winners for the last link-up and also a huge thanks in regards to your understanding in having to take a break in January. It's so good to  see  the number of people sharing their creations is increasing, awesome stuff. It's always great to see the loyal participants of JKOC continue to share their work and it's fantastic to see so many new people share their work as well. Everyone's entries were truly inspirational and there was such a variety of entries in the December link-up. I sincerely apologize about not being able to comment on all the submissions but now that my life is back to normal I will be commenting on all the submissions that are entered in the link-up's, all the submissions are all greatly appreciated. This time round there are twenty featured artists to make up with delay and having to take a break at short notice. It's great to be back at JKOC and I look forward to seeing everyone's work in the February link-up.

RANDOM PRIZE WINNER'S FOR DECEMBER

At long last I am able to announce the two random winners for the December link-up as chosen by Random org. The first winner is

Regina.267

who has won $15 worth of digi's from From the heart stamps

The second winner is 

Deanne.352

who has won 2 digi's off her choice from Dr Digi house of stamps

Congratulations to the both of you and I look forward to hearing from you'll in regards to claiming your prizes.


FEATURED ARTISTS






Ursula

















Congratulations to all the featured artists, everyone's work was absolutely amazing.
Make sure to proudly display your featured artists badges on your blogs.
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Monday, 11 January 2016

I have to take January off

Hi everyone,


Don't worry, this is not going to be an abrupt ending like before. I have decided to take January off as I need a break. I will definitely have everything up and running again for the 2016 Feb link-up.



Today one of my absolute favourite singers passed away, David Bowie. He pushed boundaries and created awesome music. May he be an example to us all to go after what we love and do things that make us happy although it may be weird to others, we should never be afraid to be different.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Happy New year and an update

Happy New year everyone, I hope this year will be great for all of us and I look forward to you all sharing your creations here at JKOC throughout 2016. 

Everything got crazy busy during Christmas and so the featured artists, random winners and new link up won't be online till 11.01.2016, thanks so much for your patience.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas


A  Very Merry Christmas. Hoping this time is filled with much joy and happiness for you all xx

Monday, 21 December 2015

A little bit of Christmas inspiration

The Gold Wrapping Paper 
Once upon a time, there was a man who worked very hard just to keep food on the table for his family. This particular year a few days before Christmas, he punished his little five-year-old daughter after learning that she had used up the family's only roll of expensive gold wrapping paper.
As money was tight, he became even more upset when on Christmas Eve he saw that the child had used all of the expensive gold paper to decorate one shoebox she had put under the Christmas tree. He also was concerned about where she had gotten money to buy what was in the shoebox.
Nevertheless, the next morning the little girl, filled with excitement, brought the gift box to her father and said, "This is for you, Daddy!"
As he opened the box, the father was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, now regretting how he had punished her.
But when he opened the shoebox, he found it was empty and again his anger flared. "Don't you know, young lady," he said harshly, "when you give someone a present, there's supposed to be something inside the package!"
The little girl looked up at him with sad tears rolling from her eyes and whispered: "Daddy, it's not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was all full."
The father was crushed. He fell on his knees and put his arms around his precious little girl. He begged her to forgive him for his unnecessary anger.
An accident took the life of the child only a short time later. It is told that the father kept this little gold box by his bed for all the years of his life. Whenever he was discouraged or faced difficult problems, he would open the box, take out an imaginary kiss, and remember the love of this beautiful child who had put it there.
In a very real sense, each of us has been given an invisible golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family, friends and God. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Half way reminder

Hi everyone,

Thanks so much to all you have shared their work so far in the December 2015 Anything-goes link-up. It's great to see the variety of work being shared by JKOC's loyal participants and also some new faces as well. You have until the end of December to get your entries in so keep em' coming :). I have been extremely busy with having one market stall after the other, very exhausting, challenging and fun at the same time. I am hoping to catch up on commenting and blogging very soon. My aim is to be much more organised during the Christmas season from now on, it will definitely make my life much easier.