27 July 2012


Hello!  It's that time again and we are looking for a few new members for our Crafty Creations Challenge Team!!  

If you are creative, crafty and confident that you want to be part of a great team, then you could be just who we are looking for! 
All experience levels are welcome to apply. 

A few requirements before applying: 
- You must have a blog that you post on at least once a week which would include a  post of your challenge project twice per month, if on the DT. 
-willing and able to use digital images in your creations, supplied by our sponsors
- able to create and post 2  projects/month
- able to comment on entries (divided up between members)
-willing to be on the team for a  minimum 6 month term
- have a positive team attitude and lots of energy to create! 

What you will receive if you join us:
- a casual, non stressful design team experience
- sponsored digital images from fabulous designers to create your challenge projects!
- support and crafting inspiration from fellow members
- opportunity to make new crafting community friends!

If you are interested, please send Deena an e-mail by August 8, including:
1. Name
2. Link to your blog
3. Your previous DT experience, if any.
4. Please tell us a little about yourself and mention if you have played our challenges previously. (not a requirement, but always nice! :)) 

Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you!! 

25 July 2012

WINNER Challenge #179


Wow! What fabulous TAG creations you all made last week!!  
Our  WINNER is...

Congratulations Lorianna!  Please contact Deena for your prize!

Thanks so much for joining us, and I hope you will all join us again this week for our BUTTONS challenge.  

Challenge #180 BUTTONS

BUTTONS is our challenge theme this week! 

Pull out your stash of buttons, big, small, plastic, metal, vintage or new, and see what you can create with buttons! 

LOTV is our generous sponsor this week!  Have a peek at their shop, and their Ideas to Inspire Blog!

Here's what the team did with our theme and some super cute images from Lili of the Valley!

Claire has made this gorgeous step card for Ella with an adorable LOTV image and button flower centers!

I made a get well card, keeping it cheerful and light with this sweet 'summer bear' image. 

Bernie is getting ahead with Christmas cards with this sweet little snowman! She used a great snowflake button and the tiny heart buttons too! 

Juelmarie comes bear-ing birthday balloons and best wishes! I love how she tied her buttons with purple fibers!

Rudlis has created a beautiful doily covered card with a pretty cluster of mini buttons for a lovely finish! 

Now, what will you do??  We can't wait to see! Have fun, and link up your entries below.

PLEASE SEE OUR POST FOR A DT CALL , and if you are interested, write DT beside your entry name when playing the challenge! 

18 July 2012

Winner of Challenge #178

WOW - you certainly showed us all that you love a "free for all" theme - thank you for all your fabulous entries - we enjoyed the inspiration you shared with us all!

AS always we randomly pick one winner for our sponsored prize - this week the prize goes to..........
..............Caroline with this gorgeous card! LOVE your KISS creation!

Congratulations Caroline - please contact Deena for details on how to claim your prize!

Tags Challenge #179

Happy Wednesday!!  TAGS is our challenge theme this week. You can use a tag incorporated into your project, or make a tag, it's your choice!

Have fun with it and link up your projects below.  We can't wait to see how you use tags in your creations!

MELJEN's Designs is back as our fabulous sponsor this week!
  Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog, and freebies and promos now and then on our facebook FAN PAGE!  Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at our store HERE to browse through all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!

Have a peek at what the team did with tags this week...

Juelmarie created this super cute tag/bookmark!

Lindsey paper-pieced Melissa's sweet cuddle dragon and popped him up on a spring for this fun little tag. 

Donelda made this adorable card and a color coordinated tag as a card element wrapped in baker's twine!

11 July 2012

WINNER Challenge #177

I think we may have stumped some of you with our recipe challenge as we didn't see a lot of you play last week, but that's o.k ladies, no need to worry, we have a fun (and easy) one this week!  Just scroll down.

Thank you to all who did fearlessly join in!

The WINNER is butterfly (Words and Pictures)!! Here was her gorgeous entry for our RECIPE challenge...

Congratulations!! Please contact JAIME for your prize!

Challenge #178 FREE FOR ALL

Hello everyone, I hope you're all having a wonderful summer! We thought this week we'd keep things nice and easy!

No one really wants to follow a schedule during the summer, nor do we like to be told what do do all the time, do we?!

So lets just have fun this's a FREE FOR ALL! Do whatever you like!

We have a FABULOUS NEW SPONSOR this week!! We'd like to introduce:

"Megan Tucker works from home as a freelance illustrator/designer under the name "Kindy Garden". She illustrates mainly for the children's & greeting cards markets predominately selling her artwork especially for little ones online (See her online store here!). She is passionate about illustration and early years education and loves combining both to deliver gorgeous, educational prints and materials for parents and children to enjoy.

Megan is very grateful that this working from home allows her to pursue other creative interests- the biggest of all being card making & paper crafts! She has always made cards but at the beginning of this year began teaching card making & paper craft classes- Thus her blog "Wonderfully Made" was born!

It seemed a shame not to team her illustrative skills with her hobby, so in May, Megan released a selection of her Kindy Garden artwork as gorgeous digital stamps and is looking to release more in the future as well as create some artwork especially for the range!"

Megan is offering the winner 2 FREE IMAGES from her shop! 

Thanks to Megan, we had the opportunity to use a couple of kindy garden's images and the team had alot of fun! 

Claire made this darling feminine tag with this sweet kindy garden ballerina!

This sweet ballerina was so fun to color in tea rose and shell pinks! I used Mojo Monday's sketch too. 

Juelmarie is sharing sweet dreams with this snowy kindy garden angel! 

Donelda made this little ballerina's special moment shine with her lovely yellow background!

Bernie's card is so magically sweet and feminine! 

Now it's your turn! Have some fun and share whatever you like with us this week!
Deena x

04 July 2012

WINNER - Challenge #176

Such a great variety of embellished entries this past week! Using embellishments is definitely popular. With so many beautiful entries, I'm glad that gets to choose, and not us! Our winner this week is... 

Congratulations! A winner for sure with the lovely image and perfectly chosen embellishments. Nicky, please contact Deena for information about claiming your prize from My Heart Pieces. A big, embellished THANK YOU to everyone who entered! 

Challenge #177 -- Recipe

Welcome back to another fun challenge! This week we have a recipe challenge for you. Take the following ingredients, mix well, and see what you can create this week! 

3 -- patterned papers
2 -- buttons
1 -- ribbon
1 -- sentiment

Sounds delicious, don't you think? We'd like to thank Whiff of Joy, returning once again as our generous sponsor this week.  They are offering one rubber stamp as a prize.

Let's take a look at what the design team is cooking up this week:

Donelda has taken the recipe, stirred it up, and created a "taste"ful floral birthday card. 

Bernie, playing on her week off, has concocted this delectable mix of colours and papers for this sweet friendship card.  

Lindsey went the collage route with the ingredients for this colourful card. 

Juelmarie chose to use one of her fav images of Whiff of Joy - is this guy too cute or what!


What will you do with our recipe this week? Link up your creations below!