Sunday, 12 July 2020

All Good Things Must Come To An End.....

10 years ago Tracy and I were entering challenges based in the US and UK and not being eligible for challenges.  We decided enough was enough and started our own challenge especially for NZ and Aussie crafters, but we didn't want to exclude anyone so we had 2 prizes, one for NZ/AUS and  one for anywhere else.  Things went well, then life started to happen to us, a separation, a move, health issues, 2 babies born, high school, university, parents unwell, a parent passing away.  
Still we kept it going with a massive amount of support from our DT Lovelies over the years.
But now it is time for the final curtain.
This has not been an easy decision, but it does feel like the right one.

Thanks to all our wonderful entrants and followers. You have kept us going with your wonderful entries each challenge.

Thank you to our hugely talented DT Lovelies over the years, you have been amazing.  We have made lots of lasting friendships that stretch so much further than the internet.

It has been an amazing ride and we really couldn't have carried on without any of the amazing crafters involved.  

Thanks to all our fabulous sponsors over the years, we are so grateful for your support and generousity. 
All of us here would love to continue to share the crafty so be sure to follow our DT lovelies on their social media platforms.

Thanks again
Lou & Trace xox

The current challenge will run through, the winners and top 5 will be announced and that will be goodbye.


TracyM #6773 said...

Dear Lou and Trace
THANK YOU for ALL the WONDERFUL years of INSPIRATION and challenges!
THANK YOU for giving me the opportunity to be part of the Design Team and Southern Girls FAMILY too!
YOU are VERY SPECIAL ladies and I wish you EVERY HAPPINESS for the future, keep well, safe and CREATIVE!
{{{ HUGS }}}

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Oh how sad :(
I will miss your fabulous challenge and gorgeous DT work.
Wishing you all the best for the future :)

Wendy said...

Lou and Tracey. All the best to you both as you move ahead in your lives. Although i havent been much of a participant i have been interested in what you were doing. I am sure your help and support to others will always be remembered. xxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Lou and Tracey
Goodluck what all you going to do.

Gr Karin

Liz said...

So sad the the challenge will be closing down, but good luck with wherever your craftying journey takes you. xx

Chris said...

So sad that this lovely Challenge is closing, as as a past DT member it's always held a place in my heart and I often join in with the challenges. I wish you all the best for the future, both in your crafting and in your family lives
xxx said...

Lou and Trace, well this is just sad. I would always check and see what was going on at SC and you always made me smile at whatever challenge it was. I enjoyed my time as a past DT member, getting to know you from a different part of the world! May your journeys from this point be wonderful, fun, exciting and full of adventure! You've been great leaders and friends and I hope to see you both around on the net. Blessings to both of you always!

kiwimeskreations said...

So sorry to hear you are closing the challenge, but "to everything there is a season" and I understand that it is time for you to move on in different directions. Thank you for ten years of challenges - I may not have been the most regular participant, but I did appreciate having a N.Z. based challenge.
Stay safe

Linda Mc Enery said...

Oh how sad! Wishing you all well for the future and looking forward to seeing your beautiful creativity on other platforms.

Marlene Atkinson said...

So sorry to read that the challenge is closing. Wishing all of you well for the future , I will miss seeing your beautiful creations. Marlene

Leslie said...

Very sad news but I totally understand. I thoroughly enjoyed being on your design team last term and will miss your challenges. Good luck to you and God bless.

Monica said...

I almost had my eyes welling up as I read your post. I can understand how you carried on, keeping calm and now it is time to step down. Thank you for sharing all that went in your lives and how you faced it all with your chins up.
I will miss your challenges.

Wish you the best and blessings,


Cynthia said...

I've just recently found your challenge blog. Still, I'm sad to hear the news. Thank you for the inspiration and Take Care!

scrapaddict said...

Congratulations Trace and Lou, 10 years is an amazing accomplishment, to keep things going when life was changing in so many ways, makes this an even greater accomplishment. Thank you for providing such a talented and endless selection of ideas, tips and inspiration. Whilst I havent been as crafty active lately, I still love looking at Tracy's latest "stunning as usual" cards, and am so glad she is back.