Monday, March 16, 2015

Chalk Challenge Closing

Today is the day I announce that I'm closing the chalk challenge blog. There too many reasons to explain why I need to close the blog for now. I thank everyone that joined in on the challenges and appreciate all the nice comments people would leave. 

I had three wonderful ladies play the last challenge and I would like to send you each a gift for playing. Please send your name and mailing address to
grohcm at gmail dot com.

Thank you.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Challenge #75

Our winner for challenge #74 is Dorothy S
Dorothy email me at with your address to claim your prize.

So for the next challenge I would like for you to use a 

Sketch with chalk

 Just link to the sketch you are using in your blog post. It doesn't have to be new just linkable so I can see it on another site. I will add the inlinks tomorrow when I'm in the basement. For now just leave a link to your card in the comments field. I will add it too the linky.

Thank you for playing last time everyone.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Winner Re-Draw

There is re-draw for the last challenge. The winner of challenge #73 is

Gail contact me Cindy at to claim your prize before the start of the next challenge on Feb 28th.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Challenge #74

The winner from Challenge #73 is

Make sure you are follower of the blog and then please email me Cindy at to claim your prize.

Challenge #74 is 

Love with chalk
Go wild with this one with say for example I love the color green or I love this stamp or it could be a Valentine or a wedding card or whatever. I just want you to know it's not that specific and step outside the box with your interpretation.

Please tell me in your blog post in what direction does your card fit the theme.

This challenge will run through February
I'm not able to drive to the post office to send out a prize as of now but hope to be back on the road by the end of the month.

You are allowed 5 entries for this challenge.
I will post a picture of the prize soon.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Challenge #73

Running a little late these days. Sorry for the delay. 
The winner of Challenge 72 is

I know she won last time but #1 is the number random chose and I always stay true to it.

Challenge #73 is

Anything goes with Chalk

We are sponsored by

We have two chalk examples from the Sweet Pea Stamps DT.

First card is by Jane and she used chalks to create the background as well as the digital stamp by Connie Fong called Spring Flowers. You can visit Jane's blog at Crafty Animal.

The second card is by Tera and her blog is Stamp Queen where she explains her card in great detail. Please visit her blog and show her our love and support.

I hope you will join us in the challenge Anything goes with chalk.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Challenge 72 Continues...

Challenge #72

Something inspired by God with chalk 

is still going until next Saturday at noon EST. Scroll down to the previous post for the linky tool.

I made a card using powdered chalk mixed with paint by Stamp N Plus and colored the embossed image. If you would like to read more about my card please go to my blog at

I hope you will join us for this challenge.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Challenge #72

Challenge winner for #71 is 
Please email me with your address.

Challenge #72 is
Something inspired by God with Chalk

Mine is the sentiment but you could make a Christmas card or say the leaves on the card are created by God. Just go wild with it. 

For my card to day I used a mixture of lime powdered chalk with paint both by Stamp N Plus. I used a paint brush and applied the mixture to the raised embossed design. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Challenge #71

Winner of Challenge 70 is 
email me Cindy at

Challenge 71 is Red with chalk. Prize to be posted later this week.

My card uses Stamp N Plus powdered chalk mixed with paint where I painted the mixture onto the raised embossed design as well as the Thanks die cut.
I hope you will join in on the fun.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Challenge #70

Welcome back to the new challenge. I wanted to announce the winner of challenge #68 

Please email me at grohcm at gmail dot com

There were no players for challenge #69 so let's move on to challenge #70

Thanks/Thankful/Thanksgiving with chalk

The winner will win these two embossing folders. 

For my card today I used a Thanksgiving stamp and powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus. The image was stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with a gold embossing powder. Then I mixed multiple colors of powdered chalk with Stamp N Plus paint and colored in the image. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Chalk Challenge #69

The winner from Challenge #68 will be posted later on today since I am out of town with no internet for the last few days I wanted to give everyone every chance they could to get their projects linked up. 

Challenge #69 is

Birthday with chalk

I made a card using Stamp N Plus Stardust chalk mixed with their paint to create this ombre' looking background. See below for the tutorial. 

I can't wait to see what you come up with. The prize this week is this stamp set from myStamp Box:


I inked The Crafter's Workshop stencil with these three distress inks by Ranger Industries.

This just shows the way I tape the stencil down with painter's tape that I stole from my husband's barn. The paper I use is watercolor paper by Strathmore. In retrospect watercolor paper is not necessary for this process. I just didn't know where I was going when I started. 

Then I mix the Stardust powdered chalk with paint in this little tray and use a Ranger Industries ink blender tool to add it to the stencil.

Here's the shimmer you get from the Stardust powdered chalk mixed with Stamp N Plus paint. Love it!

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Challenge #68 Anything goes

Welcome back to another wonderful challenge here at Chalk Ah Lot.

Our winner from Challenge 67 {Green w/ chalk} is

Please email me, Cindy, at grohcm at gmail dot com to claim your prize and thank you for playing.

Our new challenge {#68} is

Anything goes with Chalk

 I used the Elsa digi stamp by Sassy Studio Designs for my card. I applied Stardust chalk with paint onto the back of her dress by Stamp N Plus. You can read about my card on THIS post.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Challenge 67 continues

Welcome to week 2 of our challenge 

Green with Chalk

You can link up 

 I made this card using a metal stencil with white embossing paste and let it dry completely. Then I took powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus colors Teddy Bear (brown), Lime (green), and Dandy (yellow) mixed with water and a paint brush to paint the colors onto the raised surface. I had die cut the image and that shape didn't fit with the patterned paper scrap that I had so I cut off the sides of the die cut and distressed them with scissors and then distress ink. I add some pearls by Want 2 Scrap to the edges of the die cut and then on the sentiment to make my visual triangle.

The patterned paper is by Scribble Scrabble that I distressed the edges with distress ink by Ranger. The yellow cardstock is unknown but I do know that it is embossed with a Gina Marie embossing folder called Victorian Lace. The sentiment stamp is by Gina Marie Stamps on Great Bible quotes stamp set

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Challenge #67

Hi and welcome back to the Chalk Ah Lot blog. Our winner from the last challenge (#66) is

Contact me, Cindy, at groh at gmail dot com with your mailing address and I will send out your prize. Congrats on the win.

Our new challenge (#67) is

The color Green with Chalk

It can be any amount great or small. All I ask that it be green and not a blueish green like teal or aqua. If it's a small amount of green like such as small the green leaves in a patterned paper, can you please tell me where your green is in your post? That would be awesome but is totally not mandatory.

The prize this time around is a tree pack of embossed borders by Darice.

My card is really green but please don't feel yours has to have this much green because it doesn't. I mixed Lime powdered chalk with paint both by Stamp N Plus and painted the mixture onto one side of this fern embossing folder. I ran the folder and paper through the Cuttlebug and ended up with this pretty background. 

For a close up of the card please visit my blog:

Monday, October 6, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Challenge 66 Continues...

Challenge #66 
A Holiday with chalk 
Can be found 

Our lovely sponsor is 
 You can find them at 

For my card I used the Leaf Texture stencil with the Translucent Embossing paste mixed with Ritzy powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus to create the background panel.

You can read more about the card on my blog

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Challenge 66

The winner challenge #65 is 

Please email me Cindy at grohcm (at) with your mailing address.

Our new challenge (#66) is:

A Holiday with chalk

It doesn't matter which holiday you choose or if you use it in the sense of taking a holiday/vacation.

We are sponsored by the wonderful:

The prize stencil is :

Finally got my card photographed and uploaded. I applied white embossing paste onto the Large Poinsettia stencil and let it dry completely. The next day I used my first used an old makeup brush to apply Stamp N Plus Silver {Glitzy} powdered chalk to the center of the flower. It was at that point I realized that there was still some blush on the brush. {Ugh-Are you kidding me?} So I applied Stardust powdered chalk to the whole poinsettia with my finger to maybe cover up the blush {yea right} and to give it some major sparkle. Then I took my Zig glue pen and applied glue to the inside of the flower followed by sprinkling white glitter over top. After shaking off the excess glitter, I was really happy with how it looked and applied a little bit more. 

Check out my BLOG for more on my card. 


Thanks for looking

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Challenge 65

The winner to challenge #65 is

Gail I have your address and will get your package out to you.

The new chalk challenge #66 is 

Leaves with chalk

Our winner will receive this stamp by {and some goodies from me as well}

Friends and Underwear Rubber Stamp

Here is my card for this week.

I used a The Paper Studio embossing folder and lightly applied DandyTeddy BearGinger, and Brick Powdered Chalk by Stamp N Plus to the debossed side of the front panel.

If you would like to read more about my card, please visit my blog at

Thank you

Monday, September 1, 2014

August's Winner

The winner of the August challenge is 

Congrats on your win. 

Please email me Cindy at grohcm at gmail dot com with your mailing address.

Next post down for Challenge #64.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Challenge 64

I'm gone for the weekend and wanted to give people the remaining time to link up their projects. I will return on Tuesday and post the winner then. Sorry for the delay. {No wifi up north.}

This week at Chalk Ah Lot our challenge is

2 or more die cuts with chalk. 

The challenge will run for its normal two weeks and the limit is 3 projects per person. 

My card features 4+ die cuts; black behind strawberry, red behind strawberry, green, and the sentiment is layered die cuts by Cricut. 

I used a strawberry stamp by Stamp N Plus to make my focal image. I used powdered chalk mixed with paint also by Stamp N Plus as my ink to stamp the strawberry. I show how to do this in a Tutorial.

 Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Week 4

Hey gang! I'm back for week 4, our final week, of our August Anything goes with chalk challenge. If you would like to link up a chalk project please click 

For my card today I used Stamp N Plus powdered chalk with a regular paint brush and water. The sunflower image is a metal stencil that I covered with white embossing paste. Then I colored in the paste with powdered chalk and a little bit of water. I used the powdered chalk colors Teddy Bear {Brown} for the center, Dandy {Yellow} for the petals, and Lime {Green} for the leaves. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Week 3 August Anything goes with Chalk

Welcome back to our challenge.
The August Anything goes challenge is in full swing and you can link up your projects


For my card today I mixed some Stamp N Plus powdered chalk with paint to create a resist on the stamped chevron pattern. I used the powdered chalk colors Flesh for the top and Sunshine on the bottom. If you would like to read more about my card please see 

blog post. Thanks so much for stopping by and we will see you again next week.