Sunday 28 April 2013

Joy Fold Cards

Hi Everyone, Cindy here with your next challenge, and that is to make a Joy Fold Card. They are one of the easiest interactive cards you can make. 

So lets see what ideas you come up with. If you haven't made one or don't know what they are, there is a great tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers;  
 Link to tutorial:  Joy Fold.

Here is some inspiration from our design team


Saturday 27 April 2013

Color Time Top Pick

Only a few people played along with the color challenge this week, but you all did a marvelous job on your artwork. Thanks for playing along. 

Here are the designers picks for this week.

My choice for top pick this week is Claire's card.  I love the way she designed her card with the lacey die cuts and the pretty flower in the center of the card.  Thank you for joining us this week. 

My top pick this week for our Color Challenge would be Claire's beautifully done card using a spellbinder die to create this intricate looking card. 
 Using the a simple flower and leaves makes a wonderful display!
Thanks so much for sharing Claire!

This week I have chosen Sandra's sweet card. I love the image and how she has colored her. The layout is neat, too, and the touches of gold finish it off perfectly! Thanks for playing along, Sandra!

This week I have chosen Sandra's card. 
Lovely layout and sweet image and lovely coloured.
Perfect touch Sandra with the gold brads.
Thanks for sharing with us this week.


My choice this week is Wendy's beautiful card with the lovely image and coloring. Her use of the colors was just perfect, and then the added buttons in the center of the flowers and the ribbon are all just the right touches to finish of the card. Great card Wendy. Thanks for playing along with us this week.

Sunday 21 April 2013

Color Time

 Welcome Back!

Shell here, with our challenge for the week at 
Come and Get It
So grab some of that card stock, stamps, ribbon and embellishments to join in our Color challenge using Brown, Pink and Gold.
Remember you can use any neutral color with your project! 

Now lets see what our lovely Design Team has come up with this week!


We look forward to seeing your projects!

Saturday 20 April 2013

Top Picks and Winner

Wow what a great turn out we had for our Children's Birthday Card Challenge. 

Thanks to all for participating, it was great fun checking out all your cards and projects, making our job of picking our top picks very difficult. but we did manage to do it, so here are the Top Picks by the Design Team.

Abram soccer 1

I have chosen Lacey's Card as my top pick for this week. She used a wonderful stamp from Kenny K called Soccer Boy. She colored the image perfectly. The paper she used is perfect for a little boy and by distressing the edges adding the grass and crimped stars gives it a lot of texture and makes it for a fun card. Thanks for joining us Lacey.

This week we had SO MANY great cards, but alas, I had to choose one. I have chosen Chris' Bright Cheerleader card. Such a cute image and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the background she created behind her star die! Overall it is just a FANTASTIC card! Thanks so much for playing along this week!

Wow, it was sure hard to pick a card this week.   I cannot believe what great birthday cards that were submitted by all of our participants. My choice for top pick is Kevin's Ballet Dancer.  I love the image and all the little details including the netting, flowers and butterflies. He has done such a great job of colouring.  Great birthday card for a little girl. 


What a lovely lot of projects we had this past week!  So my Top Pick is #25 Tanya, the reason I chose this card is because of the adorable image and the simplicity of how you can use just so little can make a fabulous card!
Awesome job Tanya.......thanks for sharing this week with us!


So many wonderful entries from our last challenge - thank you to everyone!

My top pick this week is #20 Julieanne.
I really love this image Julieanne and you have coloured it wonderfully.
I love paper and textured squares with the added branch of flowers.
Lovely work.

The winner of the Bugaboo Digital stamps is
Laurie B
Please email Julie at
to claim your prize. 
Congratulations from the Design Team
Cindy, Julie, Judy, Meighan and Shell.

Sunday 14 April 2013

Kids Birthday Cards

For this week we would like to see Birthday Cards for Kids Its a fun and easy challenge and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. We are sponsored this week by

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 three 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.

The random winner of our challenge will receive:

Now onto a bit of inspiration to get you started by our design team

using sponsors image Pig Present


using sponsors image  BBrat girl balloon sitter


using Sponsor's image WO Balloon Girl


Saturday 13 April 2013

Top Picks for Sketch Challenge

Thank you everyone that joined us for the sketch this past week, we enjoyed seeing your creations!
Now on to our Top Picks for the Sketch from our Design Team.


I love  Kathleen's Dog Days card.  It is stunning in black and white with a very interesting set of images, especially the little paw that she added.  Thank you Kathleen for playing this week. Judy

Top Pick for Judy's Sketch Challenge this week is #3 Pia.  Her wonderfully done card is using some great elements and the designer papers of her card match so well.  Thanks for joining us this week Pia......
Fabulous work!  Shell

I too have chosen Pia's card as my top pick this week.
Pia, I love the colours and the wonderful embellishments you have
used for this card.
Everything works so well together & love the colour choice too!Fabulous card for the sketch. Wonderful work.
Thanks for sharing with us this week. 


My choice this week is this beautifully quilled card. I have done quilling in the past and know how much work and effort went into this card. the colors are so bright and cheerful and the design of each piece is perfect.I also love the cardstock she used to make the window.  Thanks for playing along with us this week, hope to see you again. 


Sending You Warm Thoughts

This week I have chosen Patty's card. I just LOVE the various DP's she used for her punches, and how they are all so perfectly coordinated! The Zig at the bottom and flower finish it wonderfully and really follow the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week, Patty!

Sunday 7 April 2013

Time for a Sketch

Hi fellow crafters, Judy here.  My turn to chose the challenge and I thought this sketch would inspire the creativity in you.

The Design Team has create a few awesome cards to inspire you.  
Hope you will join in this week.