Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Battle Challenge Week 1

Greetings my talented teams! I know many of you have been anxious to get this contest going so here is this weeks challenge. Good Luck and let the games begin!

BATTLE WEEK 1
Going Retro


The Challenge: Create a retro-esque card using the above color scheme.

What teams need to do: Discuss amongst your team members who will be creating this card. Only one member will be doing this. The member will have to email their team leader their finished project.

Due Date: Team Leaders will need to email me the final project no later than Saturday, March 27th, 11:59pm. You can email your projects as early as you wish.
Please email me at: thegreetingfarm@gmail.com
Subject Heading: Battle Week 1
Please include: Your team name in the email and also the member who did the project. Please name your file with your team name. For example: MyTeam_week1.jpg

Teams are not to upload their projects. TGF will be in charge of uploading everyone's projects.

Voting: Voting/commenting will last Sunday-Tuesday evening. Everyone has 3 days to cast their vote, so don't feel rushed. It's actually better if you all don't vote at the same time and crash the website. haha.

All entries will be located in the
galleria > contests/challenges > TGF ROYAL BATTLE > Week 1. 

Please DO NOT vote/comment on your own team. Each person can vote 3 times so please select your top 3 favorites and vote for them. 

Next Wednesday we will announce the top 30 teams that will go onto the next round. So best of luck to everyone and remember... more than anything, HAVE FUN!


Today's question is: What's your favorite decade?

Hmm I liked the 20s!

71 comments:

Sandra MacLean said...

Oooooo!! Loving this challenge Marie!! I know just who should do it from our team too!! LOL

I definitely love the swinging 20's and the roaring 50's!

donna mikasa said...

What a fun battle! Can't wait to see the different cards and the final outcome! My favorite decade has to be the 70's. Mostly for the music...

djones said...

Love the colors on the challenge. 80's music was the best!

Shaela said...

so fun! can't wait to get started. :) the 90's were my favorite during my lifetime... but I would have loved to live in the 50s :)

Kristy Young said...

Oooh yay let the fun begin!! yippe.
Kristy xx
I think the mid 90's were my fav! When i was a teenager heheh.

Sammi said...

whoo hoo! And it's started! YAY!! :D
mm.. I think the 80s :D
Sammi
xxx

Sammi said...

or the naughties maybe :D

Fran said...

ohhhh, great inspiration.I can't wait to play :)
I would have to say I had the most fun in the 90's, hehehe!!

spikescreativeside said...

Yippee!! It's started already!! I think my fave was the 80's because I lived it but I think the 20's would have been alot of fun!!

Hugs

Angie said...

This is going to be so much fun. My favorite decade? I'm not sure, but I love the 40's. We came out of the great Depression, and even though war was all around us, women were getting empowered. Oh, and Pin up Girls were popular!

MicheyMoo said...

And the challenge is here.......ta da!! :)

I've only been here from the 70's decade onwards......but I think my favourite for fashion and all round fun would be the Roaring 20's too!! Flappers, feathers and sequins!! :)

xxx

Christine said...

I'm so excited for the games to begin!!!

There is no doubt my favorite decade. I LOVE the 50s. My kitchen is decorated with vintage and retro 50s. I have collected 50s vases, teapots, canisters, etc., that can be found all around my house!!!

Blessings,
Christine

COSTAR said...

MMM from my age ( 38) I must say the 80th's , what the colors and designs concern I think it must be the 20/30's

Huggzzz Colinda

Toni said...

I was an eighties girl but I should have been born in the 20's I think just love the deco style

Cheri Howard said...

I grew up in the 80s, but I'm a WWII history buff, so maybe the 40s?

Krista's Design said...

I think my favorite decade has to be the 50's/60's...
Than I could be one of the cheeky girls... ;)

We are starting with this challenge...
Luv&Hugs,
Krista

Mrsqueenvee/mrs-flopsybunny said...

Sound like great fun!!! I like the 20's and 40's. Classy, chic and women were women! Dresses and pretty hair. What's not to like?

JOAN said...

I would have love to live in the 40's & 50's. Life was less stressful or so it seems LOL!

Jac said...

Good Luck everyone, am really looking forward to seeing all the wonderful creations. My decade would have to be the 80's its when I found my independence and started living my own life. xx

~Rach said...

I LOVE the 20's/30's era. I love their clothes especially!

SO EXICTED about this first challenge woo-hooo!!!

April said...

This challenge is wonderful - love those colors.....70's, baby......

~*Joni said...

Holy Royal Battle!! Awesome challenge! :D I thought the 50s were awesome, I grew up listening to all the music around my parents. Very simple and sweet. However, I also have to stay true to my 80s, it was right before the world got complicated. haha!

Karin said...

Love the 80's!

Hard one to start with... browns with blue/greens... :)
And retro, i do like that!

Luv, karin

Lynda Nielsen said...

Oh boy this is exciting... I love this challenge idea. My favorite decade would probably have to be the 50's. I don't know what it is about it, but the 50's were just SO COOL.
I love the music, the dance, the old time soda shops, even their clothes!

Susan said...

*~*~* squealing with delight *~*~*

What a fantastic kick-off challenge! I can't wait to see all the fabulous creations for this! It will be so hard to vote for just 3!

I LOVE the 40's and 50's! The patriotism & post-war boom, the Hollywood glamour, movies, & pin-ups, the whimsical decor, fashion to die for, and '56 Thunderbirds and '59 Caddy convertibles (pink, of course)!

My parents were married in 1950 and looking at all their pictures & movies and hearing their stories - it was just such a whimsical and carefree era!

*sigh* Oh if only time travel were possible ...

Sonya said...

Love the challenge. Anxious to see who and what our team will will subbit!!!

Picking one decade is hard! There is something something so fun and vibrant about each decade.

Picking just one I guess I would have to say 20's or 60's. Let's go with 60 since that is the decade in which I arrived and it of course Maryalyn was popular.

Sheng said...

Oh gosh...the contest has begun. woo hoo...let's see the best decade would be the 90's because it wasn't as bad then as now.

Pryn said...

Apparently I am not awake this morning...I posted my comment under the wrong blog entry...no wonder when I was reading the other comments I saw no one mention a decade...lol!
Awesome challenge! Love those colors!
My favorite decade is the 80's...so much fun and unique designs, colors and trends...I am also a fan of the 50's as well...cool colors and awesome shapes...diner signs..love it all!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Oooh fun battle! I LOOOOVE the 70s. Fabulous music and way cool clothes. It doesn't get any better than that.

Jessica said...

I like the 60's-70's. I'm a child of the 80's but love anything vintage or retro. :)

Rachet said...

Hmm.. I would have loved to have been an 80s child! I love JEM! So excited about this challenge! It's finally started! x

Carol said...

Love the colors! Cant wait to get going on the battle!!

I love the 70's! I love disco!

Sandy S. said...

Love the 80's!! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

AShu93 said...

I think the 40's were great. I love the music from that time & everyone worked together for a common goal.

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

In terms of what I've personally experienced, I guess the 1990s. I went to graduate school, met my husband there, got married a few years later.... I also liked being in my mid-20s -- great age to be!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Sounds like a fun challenge!! I would have to say the 80's.

Heather said...

I will go with the 90's as well, but I agree that I loved the 20's themes and the 50's and the 70's, lol.

Fun challenge. Thinking cap is on!

Bobbi said...

Love the challenge, the retro colors are great. I love the 50s. My parents meet and got married in the 50s I love looking at their old photos with the fashion and just the look of everything.

momcgw said...

I'm fond of the 50's a simpler life style. It seemed like life was safer and kids were more free to play and enjoy life...

Thanks for the awesome challenge...can't wait to play.

GobeaGirl said...

This is going to be such fun. I would have to say the 40's. Men were men, women were getting into everything, but they were still glad to have their hard working men. It just seemed to be a time with more respect...lol...Let's face it, the clothes for both were just so beautiful.

Annie said...

I LOVE the 20's... It seems that people actually cared about how they looked and how they dressed. I love watching 3 stooges for that reason only :)

This N That said...

I think my favorite decade is the 20s. Class, fast fun....yes, there was a depression, but that made people break out of their box and become something fabulous!

Stacey said...

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! I think 60's--so much change going on.

Chelsea said...

Totally a 60's wannabe!

Amy said...

Yay!...the battle begins! I'd have to say the 1940's gotta love those pin ups! and life seemed much simpler then.

Kimberly S said...

Ooo...fun challenge! My favorite decade is definitely the 80's. lol

ninasanangel said...

60's I think....loved the make-up and big hair :-)xx

Amy said...

My fave decade has to be the 90's... both in the 19th and 20th centuries.
High school and college for me was during the 90's and I love the Belle Epoque beauty of the 1890's.

Jen Shults said...

Yay!! I can't wait to start!! I'd have to say without a doubt I'm an 80's girl... big hair, parachute pants...

"It was nineteen eighty-somethin'
And the world that I grew up in
Skatin' rinks and black Trans-Ams
Big hair and parachute pants
And lookin' back now I can see me
Oh man, did I look cheesy
I wouldn't trade those days for nothin'
Oh, it was nineteen eighty-somethin'"


Love that song!!

Kim said...

Im an 80s girl fur shur!

Kim Etherington said...

I loved the 80's and 90's. It's so fun to have my girls wearing stuff like I wore in the 80's, but way cooler and way more to pick from. Music was good too! I'd like to see some of the manners kids had from the 50's 60's. It's almost non existent these days!

Melly said...

Woo ho cant wait! Its gonna be so much fun hee!!
Oh my fave decade is the 60's, very Hairspry style!! Or I could defo have come from the Jane Austin eyre, very whimscal and very romantic hee xxxx

MommaJess said...

What a great challenge. I can't wait to talk to my team.

Wow what decade? Well I love the 60's, 70's and 80's music, and I love the clothes of the 50's. But I would have to say my fave was the 00's because that is when I got married and had both of my boys.

Heidi Brawley said...

Well the battle sounds fun!!! I think I can say I liked the 80s. lol
~Heidi Brawley

Anki said...

This will be so much fun! Thank you for the challenge. I actually love the style from the 20s, but the music from the 60s.

Kram - Anki

Tanya said...

This Challenge is going to be SO un!!!

I have two favorite decades. First I Love the 50's for their clothing style (who doesn't love the rockabilly look? LOL) and I am a child of the 80's so I have to love that one too :)

Stampi said...

My favourite decade was the 60's dig those crazy threads...and mini skirts and high boots...but the elegance of the 50's was pretty awesome too....tough call really...

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Cool Challenge, this is going to be fun!

My favourite decade, probably the 1980's, i'm a child of the 80's so i have very fond memories of the music and fashion, and life was so simple then :)

Suzi
xxx

JenRaff said...

Probably the 80's because I lived it but the 50's seem like it would have been simple and nice.
Now to think about this challenge!

Judy Applegarth said...

Love the challenge. I would say my favorite decade would be the 50's.

Mary said...

For me the 80' were the best for the music. I love those rock band like Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Europe, Def Leppard, Duran Duran and pop music Madonna and Cyndi Lauper.

CindyT said...

I graduated in 1985. Love the 80's! Hair bands, heavy metal & roller skating!!

Tina said...

Interesting challenge. I can't wait to get a look at what everyone came up with.
The 80s for me, for sure!

Tettiz said...

This is going to be a FUN challenge! Our team is plotting and planning already! :)

My favourite decade has to be the 80s! :D

Renie said...

I'm a late 60's Early 70's hippie girl!

Kristen said...

I definately am a fan of the 80's

Alyssa S said...

Looks like a fun challenge!
My favorite decade is the roaring 20's - I'm convinced I lived back then!

Sony said...

Quick question: Can anybody vote or do you have to be a member of a team to vote?

Thank you!!

Fika said...

so fun.. i can't wait to see all the creations and starts the voting.. my fave decade is 90s :)

Robin McK said...

Done and sent! Good one!

Virginia L. said...

My favorite era is the 80s..that's when I was in unversity and it reminds me of my younger days....