Sunday 28 October 2012

Time for a Sketch

Welcome once again to our Challenge this week!

Shell here to bring you the sketch below that we'd like you to use this week.  You can turn it sideways, rotate it any which way you'd like as long as the Design Team can see the basic grab your stamps, ink, paper and embellishments!
I will be away for a much needed vacation  to reconnect with family and friends as well as a break from work and crafting.  

Now some lovely samples from our always wonderful Design Team!

Saturday 27 October 2012

Halloween - Top Pick

Wow, we've had a great turn out for our Halloween themed challenge, thanks to all who have participated this week. Here are the designers picks for their favorite projects.

My choice for top pick this week is Donna's Criss Cross card.  Donna created a wonderful Halloween scene with so many wonderful details.  Judy


Top Pick for this week's Halloween Challenge would be #56 from Tracy.  Super sweet and simple, love the Day for Daisy image she used and adorable designer paper and wouldn't you know they happen to be freebies too.....Fabulous fun & spooky card Tracy!
Haunted Hugs Shell♥

Ann Marie

I just LOVE this card by Ann Marie! The image is adorable, and I love how she has him colored. all the little extras just make it interesting...the tulle is TOO COOL! Thanks for playing with us this week!


My Pick is #75, Susie. The colors, the candy buttons, the use of mesh to cover the background, all add up to a really cute card, full of fun. Great job!

I chose Rachelle's project, as my top pick, the coloring is great and the images used are perfect for our Halloween theme and making it a treat holder is just a bonus. Thanks for playing along this week.

I have chosen Kruemel's spooky Halloween project as I love the spooky dark look,but then you have some wonderful bright treats tucked inside.
Great Project Kruemel! Thanks for sharing with us this week. Regards Meighan

Now onto our winner of the Bugaboo Digital Stamps

Here are your random numbers:
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to claim  your prize

Sunday 21 October 2012


Hi Everyone, Well it's that time of year again for all the witches and goblins and ghosts, to come out to trick or treat, and this week we have Halloween coming to Come and Get It Challenges, and we are sponsored by none other than Bugaboo, so you get a chance to play along and also win some Digital Stamps from Bugaboo.

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.

Now onto some inspiration from our Design Team this week

Saturday 20 October 2012

Top Picks for Olive, Razzleberry, and Pumpkin Challenge

Hi Everyone, some great projects once again. Here are the designer's Picks for this week.

I have chosen Tammy's card for the simplicity of the card, using the colors perfectly. I love the little cat costume and the flags on the bottom of the card add some interest to the card. Thanks Tammy for joining us this week

My pick this week for top card is Fae’s “All Boy”.  I especially love the cute boy image that she chose and and all the little details she added.   

My pick this week is # 5 Fae's card All Boy. 
I love how Fae has used the colours of the challenge 
and I love the layout of the card. A little boy's card with cuteness.
Love the image too! Great work Fae.  
 Regards Meighan

Ann Marie

My favorite is Ann Marie's,  #4...from the start. 
Her use of materials is so special. 
I love the papers, the image, the it all!


Beth M.

My Choice this week goes to Beth. Her image is just adorable, I love how the little witch/wizard is colored! 
The various Designer Papers are so cool, and really add a lot to the card! Thanks for joining us this week!

My Top Pick for this week is #9 Susie, What a great scene she has compiled and so beautifully colored  she used our choices in such a wonderful way!  But what caught my eye was the awesome glitter she used on the edges of her card! 
 Thanks so much for sharing with us this week Susie!
Hugs Shell♥

Sunday 14 October 2012

Colour Challenge- Olive Razzleberry and Pumpkin

Hi Everyone, Cindy here this week for your Colour Challenge this month. I've picked some colors you could use for Halloween, but could also use for other times too. So come and join us won't you. 

Unfortunately one of our Guest Designers has decided to step down, as she doesn't feel that making cards is for her, and she has other commitments in her life and can't continue. Thanks Rhonda for playing along with us and we wish you the best of luck in your new endeavors.

Remember with our Colour Challenges, You must use only the colours that are picked plus you may add any neutral you wish, which are brown, black, grey, white, vanilla, kraft, or skin tones.  Any other colors added other than these will result in your entry being deleted. Thanks for playing along and we look forward to visiting your blogs. 
Now here is some inspiration from the designers.












Saturday 13 October 2012

Top Picks: Hostess Choice Pick 3

Wonderful Entries this week for the Pick 3 Challenge. Here are the Designers picks for this week.

My Fave this has to be the adorable Tilda Witch by Linda! Tilda is colored perfectly, and all of the added dimensions are so COOL! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that bat! Great card and thank you so much for joining us this week Linda!

My pick this week is Sandra’s very pretty card of a little girl carrying a pot of flowers.  Sandra’s colouring of the image was especially beautiful.  She added many great details along with a creative uses of designer paper, roses and ribbon.  

My pick for the challenge this week is #12  Deonna, her card is using a digital image "Dearie Doll" that is so super adorable she used the picks of (Black, Green, Ribbon and Glitter) Wonderful use of all the elements in your design!  Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us here at Come And Get It Deonna!  Hugs Shell♥

My pick this week is Tracey's adorable witch from Saturated Canary. I love that she used almost all the elements from the pick 3 in her card, black, purple, green, ribbon, circle, glitter, even a scallop on the dress of the witch. Lovely job Tracey. Thanks for joining us this week.

My pick this week is # 7 (Zenita), it is super pretty and matches well with the Pick 3 Challenge using circles, glitter, green black and purple . Rhonda

My pick this week is #51 by Larissa.  I love the layout of Larissa's card and this wonderful image. Everything is so co-ordinated and bow is just perfect. Wonderful work Larissa. Regards Meighan

My pick is definitely #22 Blackdragon. So cool! The moon is amazing. The combined images look like a photo.  Great work. So individually creative.

Sunday 7 October 2012

Hostess Choice - Pick 3

Good Morning! I hope you are all having a FANTASTIC weekend! It is getting chilly here in Eastern Iowa, but I guess that comes with the season, eh? Today I would love to challenge you to make a card or project using 3 items from the following list:

Purple, Green, Black, Glitter, Staples, Gems,
 Ribbon, Circles, Scallops

Here are some great examples for your inspiration from our Design Team:

Now it is YOUR turn to show us what you've got! Have FUN! 

Saturday 6 October 2012

Top Picks for Sketch Challenge

Thanks to all who participated in our Sketch Challenge this past week. Here are the designers top picks for this week.

My Choice this week is Sandra's card, for the unique flowers love that she used pearls instead of ribbon, and the sentiment is great and I'm sure the special friend will be very happy with this card. Thanks Sandra for taking part in our challenge.

I love Sandra's card she fit the sketch perfect and her flowers are beautiful on card

My choice for top pick this week is Lu’s sketch card.  I love the daintiness of her card along with the soft colours and pretty roses.    Judy

My pick of the week is #8.  CAS, beautiful and so right on with the layout! Great work, Lu!

My Pick this week is # 8  Lu's card.  I love the CAS of this card, the White on White texture and the splash of colour.  The sentiment is wonderful and the balance of the the flowers and bling are perfect. Wonderful work Lu. 
Regards Meighan

 What a great group of entries this week! My fave belongs to Sarah! I just adore her cutie pie ghost digi ( We all know I can't resist a Bugaboo image-) and she followed the sketch to the T! Love the buttons and ribbon...they are the perfect additions! Thanks so much for joining us this week, Sarah!


My Top Pick for this weeks sketch would be #6 Gail's card, the fact that she followed the sketch so perfectly and made sure that she added the sentiment, that is so fun & scary  with the googly eyes! Thanks Gail for sharing your fabulous card art!
Hugs Shell♥