Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Mr Linky problems - August Challenge relaunched

As some of you will probably have noticed, the August Stampalot challenge was taken down yesterday, and we are relaunching it today.

We had major problems as our Mr Linky widget appears to have been hijacked and had over 350 bogus entries, including some from our own DT without them knowing! We tried for days to sift through them, but it was an impossible task. Brenda has been in touch with the Man from Mr Linky who said 'I am sorry to say I can offer no sure explanation why the widgets appear to have merged at some point.' - Guess that's a no then.

Therefore we decided to start again. For those of you who had already entered please accept our apologies and we'd be very grateful if you could pop your link into Mr Linky once more, even if we had already left you a comment.

So, here it is again, and lets all keep our fingers crossed that he behaves himself from now on!As it's holiday time and lots of peeps have things planned, we would have another nice simple theme for you:

*************Whatever You Fancy**************

That's it in a nutshell, you can create whatever you like, although I must remind you to please check the challenge rules before you link up your work.
Here is the fabulous prize from Sir Stampalot.


Our Guest Designer for August is Esther and look at the super creation she has made for us................







Chris
Sorry, no project this month









Thanks for your patience! Let's hope normal service is resumed, and that Brenda can get back to her unpacking.

Sally

Should Mr Linky go AWOL, or throw another hissy fit, you can leave a message with an html link to your post in the comments section.

Have you checked your entry is valid and that you have combined your entry with no more than five other challenges........if you have the DT will not comment on your work and you will not be eligible for the prize or Top 3.


62 comments:

Sarah said...

I am so sorry to read of the problems you've had with the challenge xxx

bettand said...

So sorry for your problems but lovely DT samples

cockney blonde said...

Hope Mr Linky is working now. I've been MIA for a while but hopefully I'm back in full swing with the challenges again, lol, x

Toulouse31 said...

Lets hope Mr Linky is behaving himself! beautiful DT inspirations as usual!

Karen said...

Better luck with this one guys - and I hope it's not "unlucky" 13 for me!! rofl. Lots hugs. Karen.xx

Di said...

Thankyou sooo much for allowing us to re enter.I feel for you with Mr Linky, he can be a real pain sometimes!
Hugs Di
xxx

Linda said...

I have re entered my card what a pain for all of you Mr Linky going rogue love Linda

Denise Goeldner said...

What a major shame what happen but also A BIG thanks for allowing us to reenter our creations :0

Cor* said...

i've entered my card,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but it was for JULY! Pls feel free to erase my entry #32. Sorry! Like you need my mistakes on top of everything else hey!! lol. Sorry again.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Beautiful cards - lets hope there is no problems this time!

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a dreadful thing to happen for you! I had entered two entries and have just done them again. Thank you for a lovely challenge and for showing us such brilliant DT work too! Good luck this time, Judy x

Danielle said...

I am sorry to read you had problems. I re-entered my card. Thank you

JannaStamps said...

Great cards and projects! I admire everyone's talent! Looking forward to continued participation in your challenges :)

Tiggerbird said...

I have relinked my boxes... hopefully it will be ok this time :) x

Violets Corner said...

Hope Mr Linky will behave now, men...eh?!

Hugs
Maarit

Meggymay said...

Love all your inspiration DT. Hope Mr Linky's on his best behaviour now.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Brenda I do apologise! I am so sorry I did not comprehend that a second entry must be a different TYPE of creation, please accept my apologies and by al means delete my entry. Sorry to put you to so much trouble, Smack hands Jude! Judy x

Leah the Orange said...

loved 'em before, love seeing them again! fabby little projects from the DT - very inspiring! thanks for another lovely challenge, and i hope Mr. Linky treats you better this time!

Craftdee said...

Thanks for the challenge, hope it all goes smoothly from now on! Great DT inspiration too, Dee

Marfa said...

This was a lot of fun. I just added my little project. Hope ya'll like it.

Sasha said...

Thank you for this months challenge, and for letting us know that Mr Linky had gone berserk! - lol! I have re-entered my card.

Teresa said...

FAB DT CARDS AND A GREAT CHALLENGE THANK YOU. HUGS TERESA XX

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oh how frustrating for you! I imagine you must have been tearing your hair out. Hopefully, Mr Linky will behave now. Fab DT cards - so much talent. Just linked my card up - TIA for peeking :-)

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn

Joanne said...

So sorry you had such a problem. I'm happy to resubmit my entry.

agapanthus said...

Added my card again - no problem! Thanks for the DT inspiration! Best wishes Karen x

Jayne said...

Great DT inspiration and hope all goes well this time for you x

Lillemor said...

Amazing cards from DT, thanks for sharing such inspiration! I give this challenge a try.
have a nice day!/Lillemor

Jemima's Jems said...

Fabulous challenge and beautiful DT creations, thanks for the inspiration:)

sue
xx

Catherine said...

Some fantastic inspiration here....

mypapermill.com said...

Hopefully Mr Linky will behave this time. I've added my card. :)

NancyD said...

Thanks for the great DT inspiration!

Helen said...

Great challenge and inspiration - hope you like my calendar!

Helen x

Margo said...

Thanks for hosting the challenge :)

Margo said...

I just realized that I added the wrong link first and don't know how to delet it. I am sorry about that.

Franz♥ said...

Wonderful card from the DT, i entered two of my works, they are a little different, i hope it's ok!
Thank you for the inspiration and for the wonderful challenge!
Francesca.

Jean Straw said...

Love looking at the inspirational DT cards. Thanks for a great challenge. Jean

Lori said...

Wow, wonderful samples by the DT!!! Love the blog look, glad I found you here!

Sandy said...

Love all the DT samples! Thanks for the chance to add to your challenge...

Marion E. said...

I'm sorry to hear that there was so much trouble with Mr. Linky. Thanks for doing all the effort to save the previous entries.
Glad that you could work it out.
Warm hugs
Marion

Jean Straw said...

I am sorry but I have just realised that I have linked to last months entry on my blog instead of the new one. I will re-enter and please feel discount the previous one.It's number173. Many apologies Jean x

Joan said...

Hope Mr Linky is behaving now, lovely challenge blog

cheryl craddock said...

Oh Dear- Im a beginner to blogland so even the experts have problems- I thought it was just me- Thank you for the chance to win the lovely stash Cheryl

cheryl said...

Thank you again- I hope Im doing this right XX
Cheryl

Marion said...

Great cards from all the DT.
hugs
Marion

Maureen said...

Fabulous DT cards...thank you for the challenge...my first entry in a long time..!! x

Linby said...

Fab DT inspiration as always.

ribenaruby said...

Hi Brenda, sorry to hear about the linky probs, have relinked again, no problem at all, thanks for all your efforts! Ruby x

Nicola said...

Beautiful DT samples, so inspiring!
Thanks for the chance to play along
Love Nicola xxx

Marianne said...

Lovely DT samples. Hope you like my card, too.
Marianne

Sue said...

Stunning projects from the DT and fun Challenge!
Sue xx

Annette said...

HI,

Great DT samples...I hope you like my Album.

Annette xx

Rose said...

Lovely inspiration here, as always. Thanks. ~ Rose

Gini said...

Fabulous projects for inspiration. Many thanks!
Gini
xx

Becky said...

This is the first blog challenge I have entered..hope I have done everything right!

Becky x

Nelly's Crafty Card Attack! said...

Ooohhh some inspiration on here!...I'm very nervous about my entry but quite excited too! Thank you for the opportunity to take part! ....x

chris richards said...

Wonderful DT inspiration ! Thanks for a fun challenge !
love and hugs
chris richards
xxxx

inkypinkycraft said...

great challenge, just fpound you almost missed the deadline!!better late than never! trace x

Becky said...

http://pixie-corner.blogspot.com/2011/08/gorjuss-ruby-tag.html

This is my second entry in this challenge..I cant seem to find Mr Linky!

Becky-Pixie Corner.

Janiel/ janny said...

HERE is my entry for your GREAT challenge this month. Thanks for all of the fun chllenges you do. It's aweful that you are having problems with you MR. Lnky thing!!!
TO see my BIG IBG PROJECT Clink on the link..
http://scrappyjandesigns.blogspot.com/2011/08/magnolia-vintage-first-aid-kit.html
big hugs, Janiel

salma said...

love seeing them again! fabric little projects from the DT - very inspiring! thanks for another lovely challenge...
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