To ALL entrants, I want to let you know that I DO comment on all entries (with the exception of Splitcoast and Flickr) so if you don't see a comment from me, please check to see if there are any comments awaiting moderation or in SPAM. A lot of comments are in SPAM and bloggers don't realize it.

Thursday 15 February 2024

FEBRUARY A Barrel of Monkeys Challenge #12-REMINDER Curious George

 I'm popping in with a reminder about the FEBRUARY challenge!! Check out the blog post HERE for all the details!!






If you have a Cricut, you can make this card yourself!!!

Have a barrel of fun crafting and creating!!!

Thursday 1 February 2024

FEBRUARY A Barrel of Monkeys Challenge #12-Curious George (1st Anniversary)

 Whew! We made it to a year!!! I thought it would be fitting to choose this curious little feller for the challenge this month!!

Also, if I get 5 or more entries I'll offer a $10 CAN Gift Certificate from Beccy's Place to a random winner this 1st anniversary month!!


Use this item, the photo or colors to inspire you to create.

Here are the design team creations!!




Remember, you just have to use the toy monkey as a jumping off point to inspire you!

Top Pick for Challenge #11



#3 Marina


We're hoping that more people will participate in this fun challenge!! Get your friends to play along!! Challenge them to get creative!!

So, EVERYONE get your thinking cap on and get creative for challenge #12!!!

We HAVE to be able to see HOW the children's toy monkey inspired your creation. 

1. PLEASE do not back-link. Your projects MUST be new.

2. You can create ANY kind of craft project you like.

3. Please, if it is unclear how you were inspired by the photo, let us know.

4. You can enter each challenge up to 5 times, using different projects.

5. Challenge will be posted on the first of the month.

6. This challenge is just for FUN!! So, above all, have fun!
This month I'm offering a $10 CAN Gift Certificate from Beccy's Place, if I get 5 or more entries.

*Please note, entries that do not follow the requirements or entries that do not link back to the blog challenge post will not be chosen as a favorite and may be removed.

Challenge begins on FEBRUARY 1st at 12 AM and ends on FEBRUARY 29th at 9 PM. (Newfoundland time)

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday 1 January 2024

JANUARY A Barrel of Monkeys Challenge #11-Winter Sled

HAPPY NEW YEAR and welcome to out first challenge of 2024 and the first one to begin on the 1st of the month!

This month the children's wonderful toy is a sled! How much fun to be pulled around in the snow in one of these! My boys had a sled that they loved!


Use this item, the photo or colors to inspire you to create.

Here are the design team creations!!




Remember, you just have to use the sled as a jumping off point to inspire you!
Some things to note:
*the plaid pattern
*the wood
*the rope
*red

We're hoping that more people will participate in this fun challenge!! Get your friends to play along!! Challenge them to get creative!!

So, EVERYONE get your thinking cap on and get creative for challenge #11!!!

We HAVE to be able to see HOW the children's sled inspired your creation. 

1. PLEASE do not back-link. Your projects MUST be new.

2. You can create ANY kind of craft project you like.

3. Please, if it is unclear how you were inspired by the photo, let us know.

4. You can enter each challenge up to 5 times, using different projects.

5. Challenge will be posted on the first of the month.

6. This challenge is just for FUN!! So, above all, have fun!

*Please note, entries that do not follow the requirements or entries that do not link back to the blog challenge post will not be chosen as a favorite and may be removed.

Challenge begins on JANUARY 1st at 12 AM and ends on JANUARY 31st at 9 PM. (Newfoundland time)

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday 15 December 2023

Happy Holidays!!!



Top pick...




#6 Jill

Thanks to EVERYONE for participating. I enjoyed seeing all your entries!!

Remember, in January, the challenge starts on the 1st!!!
So, see you back here in a couple of weeks!!

Wednesday 15 November 2023

A Barrel of Monkeys Challenge #10-Legos

This is the final challenge for the year. New challenges will begin on the 1st of the month starting in January 2024.
This month the children's toy is the ever popular and always loved Legos!!

Use this toy, the photo or colors to inspire you to create.

Here are the design team creations!!



Remember, you just have to use this toy as a jumping off point to inspire you!
*note the shapes (rectangles, squares, circles)! 
*colors in the picture (there are red and green that could be used for a Christmas project!!)


We're hoping that more people will participate in this fun challenge!! Get your friends to play along!! Challenge them to get creative!!


Since there are still a very small number of participants, I have changed things up a little until there are more participants. For now, I'm choosing a Top Pick. When entries rise, I will go back to Top 3 or 5.


#4 Jill

Thanks, everyone for your participation!! Please know that I appreciate you for playing along for the ninth challenge!!!

I comment on EACH and EVERY entry WHEN and WHERE I possibly can (unless it's Splitcoast and Flickr, and just recently Instagram as they won't allow me to comment). For those who don't see a comment, please know that I DO see your entry and make a point of visiting EVERY entry.

Now, EVERYONE get your thinking cap on and get creative for challenge #10!!!

We HAVE to be able to see HOW the children's Legos inspired your creation. 

1. PLEASE do not back-link. Your projects MUST be new.

2. You can create ANY kind of craft project you like.

3. Please, if it is unclear how you were inspired by the photo, let us know.

4. You can enter each challenge up to 5 times, using different projects.

5. Challenge will be posted in the middle of the month, on the 15th.

6. This challenge is just for FUN!! So, above all, have fun!

*Please note, entries that do not follow the requirements or entries that do not link back to the blog challenge post will not be chosen as a favorite and may be removed.

***Also, please note***
 Starting in JANUARY the challenge will start on the 1st of the month and continue to the end of the month.

Challenge begins on NOVEMBER 15th at 12 AM and ends on DECEMBER 14th at 9 PM. (Newfoundland time)

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday 15 October 2023

A Barrel of Monkeys Challenge #9-Yeti In My Spaghetti

 Hey, everyone!!! Welcome to our challenge #9!!!

It's the fun game of Yeti in my Spaghetti!

Use this game, the photo or colors to inspire you to create.

Here are the design team creations!!

Diane went with the spaghetti theme!!


Deanne went with the Yeti theme!!



Remember, you just have to use this game as a jumping off point to inspire you! You could use the layout of the game, the colors of the game, or the name of the game on your project!
*note the plaid pattern! 
*Also the round red bowl, you could use red circles!
*There's a blue oval shape
*Curved lettering

We're hoping that more people will participate in this fun challenge!! Get your friends to play along!! Challenge them to get creative!!

Since there are a very small number of participants, I have changed things up a little until there are more participants.


#4 Kez

Thanks, everyone! Please know that I appreciate you for playing along for the eighth challenge!!!

Now, EVERYONE get your thinking cap on and get creative for challenge #9!!!

We HAVE to be able to see HOW the children's game of Yeti in My Spaghetti inspired your creation. 

1. PLEASE do not back-link. Your projects MUST be new.

2. You can create ANY kind of craft project you like.

3. Please, if it is unclear how you were inspired by the photo, let us know.

4. You can enter each challenge up to 5 times, using different projects.

5. Challenge will be posted in the middle of the month, on the 15th.

6. This challenge is just for FUN!! So, above all, have fun!

*Please note, entries that do not follow the requirements or entries that do not link back to the blog challenge post will not be chosen as a favorite and may be removed.

***Also, please note***
 Starting in JANUARY the challenge will start on the 1st of the month and continue to the end of the month.

Challenge begins on OCTOBER 15th at 12 AM and ends on NOVEMBER 14th at 9 PM. (Newfoundland time)

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday 1 October 2023

A Barrel of Monkeys Challenge #8-Etch-A-Sketch REMINDER

 Reminder about the current challenge. The toy this time is Etch-A-Sketch.

Here's a card I made using it as inspiration.


Remember, you just have to use this toy as a jumping off point to inspire you! You could use the layout of the toy, the colors of the toy, or the name of the toy on your project!

Looking forward to seeing your awesome creation!!!