Saturday 30 June 2012

Top Picks for the Hostess Choice - A Recipe

My Choice for top pick this week is Lawren's card, I really like how she colored the image as well as her use of designer papers. Great job Lawren. Thanks for joining my challenge 

My Top Pick for the week is #7 Christine’s card used a Paper Shelter digital image that was wonderfully colored, then lightly highlighted around the image….. she followed our challenge recipe perfectly!   

Hugs Shell♥

My Top Pick this week is # 7 Christine.  I love the layout of Christine's card, the paper and card stock that has been used.  The added ribbon is a great colour and love the swirls. The image adds the WOW to the card with the great colours and coloring of the image. Awesome card Christine!

Regards Meighan

This week my choice for favorite is #7, Christine. I just LOVE her image and how she has colored her! The paper choices are pretty, as are all the little finishing touches. Thanks for playing this week! Great Card~
 My pic this week is Einat Kessler (#2). I love her easel card and how she incorporated the recipe into the card. She has added many great details into the composition.


My pick for this week is #9, Sandy's. I love the bright colours, the square of the gingham print and the circles print. But I really love the matching ribbon. A really wonderful card.

Sunday 24 June 2012

Hostess Choice- A Recipe

Hi Everyone,
 My turn this week to host the challenge and I have a 123 recipe for you.
I want to see the following on  your card, layout or other 3d project.

  • 1 ribbon
  • 2 designer papers
  • 3 buttons/brads 

Now here is what the designers have come up with for this challenge.

Can't wait to see your projects using my recipe.

Saturday 23 June 2012

Top Picks and Bugaboo Winner

The Choices were difficult this week FOR SURE! Great entries from everyone! Thanks to all for playing along! Here are the cards the Design Team have chosen as their favorites:

Thanks for all of you that tried my Challenge. There were many great cards, but the one I have chosen for this week is Kathreen Barrett's doggy card. I thought the paper choice was great and I just loved the little dog as well. Great job! Leslie

My pick for this week is entry # 3 Kathleen's card.  The card fitted the sketch to a 'T', everything co-ordinated so well - the image, the papers, the colours.  Great card Kathleen. Well done!  Meighan

My Choice this week is #3 from Kathleen; love the designer papers she used in coordination with the cute doggie image and that clip that says “woof”…..Fabulous job using our sketch this week!  Thanks for sharing your art Kathleen!

My pick for top card this week is Janice’s "Toot, Toot". Great choice of image for someone getting their driver’s licence. I love the touch of the torn up "L".

My top pick for this week is #2, Janice's  card. The image she chose for the card is perfect. Great coloring and the paper choice perfect for a young man. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges Janice.

My Favorite this week is Shell's Wedding Card! I just LOVE the image she used, and how she creatively used the sketch. SO CUTE! Thanks for joining us this week, Shell!

We ALSO have a winner for the 7 FREE BUGABOO IMAGES, chosen via Random. org. The WINNER IS......Georgiana!
Georgiana, please contact me at and I will get you the information to claim your prize.
Thank you to all and see you tomorrow with a Recipe Challenge!

Sunday 17 June 2012

Time for a Sketch Challenge

Hello Crafters. Hey it is Leslie and I am your hostess for this week. I am very excited that we are doing my Sketch Challenge On Come and Get It. This is actually the first sketch I have done on My Digital Studio almost totally by myself. (thanks Cindy). I tried to make my sketch easy so hopefully many of you will give it a try. So you can try my sketch and make it even better by checking out some cool images from our Sponsors at Bugaboo Stamps.

This week's challenge is sponsored by BUGABOO STAMPS!  
We will use the Random.Org and the winner will receive.........

Here is a little information on Bugaboo's History:
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of paper crafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 
 If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at  Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT  for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug!
Our designers are also using images from Bugaboo stamps in our creations this week, we look forward to seeing your creations and visiting  your blogs.

Bugaboo Design Team Guest Designer

Saturday 16 June 2012

Top Pick for Julie's Color Challenge

Hi Everyone, Thanks for Joining us this week, We had some wonderful entries and we hope you will join us tomorrow with Leslie's Sketch Challenge. Here are the top picks for Julie's Color Challenge, selected by the design team.

My pick this week is #8, Emily. I love the Ava Angel ( of course..LOL) and how she has colored her. The bling made me smile, too! The papers and layout are perfect with her, too! Just such a cutie~
Thanks for joining us, Emily!
My top pick for this week is number 13 Lisa's card.  I love how Lisa has used the colours from the challenge.  The image is a perfect choice & wondefully coloured.  Love the flower, the swirls, the paper and the sentiment.  A Lovely card Lisa, thanks for joining us!  
Regards Meighan
This week my pick is # 13,  Lisa from Crafty Moments. I love the way she used the colours and the design of her card. It is terrific.
My Pick for this week is #1 Wendy's card. I love the sweet C.C. Design image she used, and the coloring is terrific. That edging of lace around the design and sentiment adds a sweet touch not to mention the pretty ribbon and flowers. Great job using our colors Wendy, thanks for joining us.
Top Pick for the week:  I have chosen #10 Jodi’s card is so adorable with that sweet image of the fairy taking a bubble bath; her colors were perfect for our challenge this week!  Thanks for sharing your wonderful card this week with us Jodi!
 Hugs Shell♥

 My choice this week is Jodi's card with the sweet image of the bathing fairy. I love her card design and colouring along with the way she added the sentiment and ribbon.  

Sunday 10 June 2012

June Colors Of Spring

Happy Sunday, Stampers! This week we have a Spring Color Challenge!
Here are some Gorgeous examples done by the 
Come and Get It Design Team:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We'd LOVE to see what you make with these pretty
 Spring Colors!

Saturday 9 June 2012

Top Picks Flowers and Butterflies

Thanks to everyone who joined our challenge this past week, it was great to see so many wonderful creations. Unfortunately we've had to disqualify a number of entries due to not following our rules. Please read the rules before entering. Thank you from the Design Team.

What an awesome response for the challenge this week!
My choice of project this week for Top Pick would be #15 Patricia’s Gate fold card is so stunning, the image from Nicecrane Designs is just adorable especially with all the sweet details she has added to her card! Fabulous Job Patricia, thanks so much for sharing your art work!
Hugs Shell♥

WOW, lots of beautiful entries this week! My favorite this week is #27, Heidi. It is such a lovely Vintage looking card...the image is gorgeous, and the flowers she used are just stunning. All the other embellishments just make it a stand out for me!

My pick for this week is #8 Birthday Wishes by Stampinganja. I just love the crisp, clean look of this card. It is just so striking and pretty. Excellent job!

My choice for top pick is #32 - by Carole. I love the way she used the stitches, lace and layers to create the card. I also loved her choice of image for the butterfly and the addition of the tag. Fabulous card all around.
The image that Carole has used is unique I have not see anything like it before and the dramatic colour choice really makes the image 'pop'. The hidden tag behind the image is a great idea. Everything about the card is lovely. A wonderful card Carole - lovely work!
 Regards Meighan
 My Choice this week is Karoline's wonderful vintage card. I just love all the details to the card, the swirls, butterflies and flowers, and the image she used is just so sweet, Great all around. Thanks for sharing Karoline

Sunday 3 June 2012

Flowers and Butterflies, Oh My

Good Morning and Hello Shell here, Sunday has come around again so it's time for a new challenge!
I hope you find some time in your busy summer days to join us for the challenge, we are continually amazed with your fabulous works of art that you share!

So on to the challenge, I would like to think my choice for this weeks challenge is mostly a favorite of everyone.........
so please use "Flowers and Butterflies" in your creations this week to qualify

Saturday 2 June 2012

Top Picks for Window Card.

 Here are the top picks for the Window Card Challenge. Thanks to all who played along, some great cards and great ideas from everyone.

This week my pic is Ann Marie Governale's card at My Eclectic Spirit. I love the baby carriage image and the way the rest of the card works so well with the image. Beautiful card.

My pick for this weeks challenge is Ann Marie's card. I love the card layout and the window which showcases the lovely baby carriage image. Ann Marie I think the colours you have used and the add glimmer to the card with all those wonderful embellishments have created a stunning card. Well done!
Regards Meighan

I was totally amazed by the sweet card that #3 Ann Marie made using the Wild Rose Studio’s Stamp set ……..(of course it’s from the UK) She did a wonderful job of composing her card with just the right amount of sparkle! Love it Ann Marie!  Thanks for sharing your Art! 
Hugs Shell♥
I like the over all design of the card along with the way she used the distressed inks for colouring. Great use of different images from her collection of stamps. 


Lovely creations this week! My favorite has to be #10, Laura! I LOVE how she did the Spinner in the window! TOO COOL! Her images are cute and of course, I LOVE a cute Christmas Card! Thanks for joining us, Laura!


 I've picked Karen's card as my top pick for a couple of reasons, first of all she made a different type of card it is a pyramid card not with one window but two, and on top of that made it into an easel card. The images are sweet and the card is just great. Thanks for playing with us Karen.

Again I want to say what a ray of sunshine and talent we have here Thanks again to all who played and hope you will join us tomorrow for another great Theme, which I'm sure you will all love, hosted by Shell.