Sunday 25 November 2012

More than 1 Fold

Hi Everyone,
Cindy here for this challenge, we would like to see cards, or anything else that you can come up with that has more than one fold . When I thought of this challenge, a few months back I was thinking about the gate fold, or Joy fold cards, you can get instructions for these and other types of cards at Splitcoast stampers, so why not give it a try. Now here is what the designers came up with for their projects. Also if you enter you have a chance to win

  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!
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Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Saturday 24 November 2012

Top Picks for Sketch

Only a few entries this week, but they all deserve a hand in trying out the different sketch.
Thanks to all who participated. The designers picks are as follows.


My pick is Karen.  Beautiful monochromatic card. Perfect example of our sketch. the ornaments are gorgeous! 



My pick for this week is Cathy's card, I love the border she used, and her take on the sketch is just perfect. Love all those baubles. Great job Cathy.

I have also chosen Cathy's card this week. Love the soft colors and the bauble trio. Great take one the sketch,Cathy!


My pick this week is Correna's card.
I really like Correna's take on the sketch especially the ornaments on
the bottom of the card.

Great idea with the rosette's too! Great work Correna.
Regards Meighan

My Top Pick for the week would be #4 Correna.....She did a wonderful
 display of the sketch, great use of the string of 
ornaments and awesome hanging rosettes!   
Thanks so much for joining in the fun creating using our sketch Correna, fabulous work!
Hugs Shell♥

Don't forget to grab your Top Pick badges on the side bar!

Sunday 18 November 2012

Sketch Time

Good Morning and Happy Sunday!

 I'd like to thank everyone who 
joined us last week...

WOW, so many gorgeous entries!
This week we have a Sketch Challenge. Just use it as a doesn't have to be a Christmas card, or be square as shown, you can use creative license as long as the basic sketch is there! 
Most importantly- HAVE FUN!

Welcome back Shell

Saturday 17 November 2012

Top Picks- Flourishes and Swirls

What a BUNCH of GORGEOUS entries this week...WOW! We have had a lot of fun going through the beautiful Flourish and Swirls cards, and have chosen our favorites- Here they are:

This week I have chosen Chris' gorgeous Cardinal card. I decided I would go with the card that caught my eye first, and this one did it! I LOVE the Cardinals...they are colored perfectly, as are the boughs they are perched on. LOVE LOVE LOVE the swirls of pearls...WOW, and the stitching finishes it off with a kick! Thanks so much for joining us this week, Chris!!

I love everything about this card done by Viv. The soft color of the rose, the swirls and the butterfly, the die cut area and overlapped by the actual cut out is really unique, but because she used all neutrals for this it makes the rose pop off the card. Great card

Dawn Lancaster

My favorite this week is #17 Dawn Lancaster. Love the embossed background design and the pink cake. All the white creates a lovely CAS card.
 Everything works together for a beautiful card.
 Beautiful job, Dawn!

Chris Olsen

This week I too chose a card by Chris, I loved this pretty Chickadee card trimmed in gold. What a lovely shaped card she designed and embellished with lace layers, a beautiful ribbon and flourishes. 
Spectacular card Chris. 

My pick this week is Julie B's card. 
I love the colours and the patchwork.
Great layout and wonderful card Julie. Looks fantastic. 
 Regards Meighan

Great job, Everyone! Please grab our Top Picks Badge to display on your Blog! Again, thanks so much for playing along this week! We hope to see you all again, SOON!

Sunday 11 November 2012

Flourishes and Swirls

Hi Everyone, Some great cards last week for our Monochrome challenge.  For this weeks challenge we want to see some swirls or flourishes on your cards.

Here are the  cards by the design team to give you some inspiration.

Saturday 10 November 2012

Top Pick - Monchromatic Sunday

Thanks to all who played this week for our Monochromatic Sunday Challenge. There were a number of great entries. Here are the designers picks for this week and the winner of the Fred She Said Gift Certificate.

This week I had a VERY hard time choosing! BUT I have chosen Christy's adorable Tilda in Pink! The image is adorable, and colored so cool! I LOVE all of the little details she has added with the doily and flowers...overall just gorgeous! Thanks for joing us, Christy!

My favourite card for this week's challenge is Pauline's Christmas Angel. The card is beautifully designed and has a great number of lovely details including a beautifully finished inside. 



My pick this week is #27, Nikki.I love the color choice, the texture of the background and the image is so cute for a boy. Very neat card, very cute.

I chose Liz's card as my top pick this week, as I love the  theme of the card. and the browns just make it look so sophisticated. I love the layout especially the row of circles with the anchors and ropes. Great card all around, and if you look what she did to the inside of the card, just great. Thanks for playing along Liz.


I really like the look of Peninia's card. Love all the various shades of browns with thelovely background.  Everything is so balance so well with a great layout.Lovely work Peninia! Please get your badge from the side bar. Regards Meighan

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Sunday 4 November 2012

Monochromatic Sunday

Good Morning! Thanks to everyone who joined us for last week's Sketch Challenge, they were WONDERFUL! 
This week we would like to challenge you to make a Monochromatic card. It doesn't matter what color you choose, as long as it is ONE color ( variations work, as well, of course, and you can use neutrals and skin tones, too).
This week our special sponsor is Fred She Said. 
Fred She Said offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files.  Have some fun with Fred!
We will use Random. org to choose a the lucky person who will receive a 
$10 Gift of their choice from Fred She Said.

Here are the lovely creations our Design Team have worked up for you:

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Have fun!

Saturday 3 November 2012

Top Picks Sketch Challenge

Thanks to the few people who played along this week it was fun visiting your blogs. Here are the designers top Picks for this week.

I love #3, Semsee. The colors are so beautiful. The papers are perfect together. Coloring is amazing, and the sewing is neat. Love it all,

I have chosen Semsee's card this week, as well. I LOVE the image and how she has colored it. The DPs are so pretty and the colors are, too. Overall, it is really a neat card!

I have chosen Joni's card for the coloring which is fabulous, but also I love the layout the background paper and those flowers are a wonderful addition. Thanks for playing along.

My pick this week is Joni's card.  I love the wonderful colours, papers and
layout of this card.  I love the image and wonderful colouring.
Lovely work Joni thanks for joining us this week.


My selection for top pick this week is Gail's clock card.  I love the sentiment on her card, the colours and the little details of the clocks.
Great work Gail.