Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Out of the BoX Challenge

Out of the BoX you say ... not sure what that means?!  Well, at ABC Christmas Challenge, we want to see your "non-square" creations.  Yup, that means NO square cards!

We have two fab sponsors for this challenge, Shape EZ by Tammy Louise and Zlatoena's Design!

I decided to make a gift tag by using Pedestal  Tag 1 by Shape EZ and I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the tag.  The digi is Skating Bunny by Zaltoena's Design.  I used my copy markers to color it up and glossy accents for some dimension.  I then added some Christmas sayings, bling and ribbon to the tag.
Prize offered to 1 lucky winner is : 2 Shape EZ templates of winner's choice.
Shape EZ is a product originating from the desire to be different.  The templates were inspired by one unforgettable template and has become an opportunity to share specialty shaped cards with everyone.   Every template is offered in 300 dpi in SVG,JPEG,PNG and PDF files so no matter your preference, they are perfect for everyone.  No cutter needed, instructions included and are only limited by your imagination.  

2 Digi images of winner's choice.

A little bit about Zlatoena: My mom and I used to make handmade cards and that`s how everything started. I'm last year graphic design student and I have always had to passion to draw and doodle and one day someone came with the idea for digi stamps and .. 3 years since then.. I am creating digital stamps and.. The Cats Pajamas Rubber stamps are producing my designs into real stamps.. and I am as happy as can be.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Anything Goes at CFM!

Oh, this is gonna be fun!  The theme for this challenge at Cards for Men is Anything Goes - man style of course!  Yup, we want to see your creations for the man in your life ... partner, brother, son, grandfather, nephew ...

We have an incredibly fun sponsor for this challenge, their images are perfectly fun and funny for male cards - Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and the winner will win a fab prize!

For my card I chose Duncan Disorderly, please disregard his bracelet, I really blew that one!  OMG, I just realized I wanted to add an embellie at the end of the banner ... I am losing my mind!! The sentiment is from the Card Chatter collection by Close to my Heart.

Make sure you check out the rest of the creations from our Design Team, I guarantee you'll love them!

DR Digi's House of Stamps is a site that aims to bring you digi stamps
with a sense of humour. We're not your average
Digi site, you wont find flowers and teddy bears.  Well you might.. 
but it'll be holding a bloody big chainsaw!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanks or Thanksgiving Challenge

It's time for another challenge at Digi Haven!  Our theme is Thanks or Thanksgiving and our sponsor is Beccy's Place!  The winner will receive 3 digi images of choice!

The image I chose for my card is Haunted Birdhouse by Beccy.  I stayed with "fall" colors, browns and oranges then added some burlap, button, string and pennants.  I also used an embossing folder that looks like wood for the background.

Beccy Muir is a very talented artist who's adding lots of gorgeous new images to her STORE all the time .. you will also want to take a moment to visit Beccy's Place Blog where you will also find monthly challenges, a long index of free digi images and a variety of detailed card folding tutorials and instructions.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Time Challenge at Creatalicious

It's time for our November Challenge at Creatalicious!  Our theme is Winter Time!

Our sponsor for this challenge is StampFairy and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to their store!

For my card I used a freebie from StampFairy.  I colored the image with my copic markers then added some rhinestones and stickles.  I also added some stitching around the edges cause I thought the card needed a little sumthin'.

Make sure to check out the fab creations from our Design Team, you won't be disappointed!

Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image in every new set published weekly on Fridays. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity.

Crafting for all Seasons - Stitching
Just Inspirational Challenge - Stitching
Paper Makeup Stamps - Stitching
Ooh La La Challenge - Stitching

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Winter Wishes at ABC Christmas Challenge

Time for our "W" Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!  Our "W" theme is Winter Wishes.  We have two sponsors for this challenge, Stamp & Create and Saturated Canary!

I chose to work with Snow Blower by Saturated Canary.  I colored the image with my Copic Markers then added some glossy accents and stickles.  The paper and ribbon is from my craft stash.

An awesome prize of: 

Stamp and Create is an on-line store based in the US. We ship worldwide with reasonable shipping prices.
We specialize in Rubber Stamps and Scrapbook supplies. Some of the companies we carry are: Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Whiff of Joy, The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Stampavie, Whimsy Stamps, Emerald Faeries, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Ribbon, Charms, embellishments, dies, and more!


1st Prize is 2 Digi images from her lovely Etsy Shop.
Saturated Canary

Hello!  My name is Krista Smith.
After opening up my digi shop in the beginning of September 2011, I've been busy filling orders and drawing new designs:).  I am really thrilled and very humbled that people are so receptive to my designs and seem to enjoy coloring them a lot!  I am so inspired by these amazing colorists!!  I have met so many wonderful, talented ladies through this business and look forward to building new friendships, too!   My personal blog,Saturated Canary, is filled with bits of my family life, artwork, and a slight obsession with fashion;). I also run a new challenge/ inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge with my amazing design team.  I'd love to meet you and be inspired by your own creations!  Do stop by and say hello!:)

Saturated Canary LLC


Cards and More - Baby it's cold outside
Deep Ocean Challenges - Winter
C is for Challenge - Winter is coming
Through the Purple Haze - Winter Scene

Monday, November 11, 2013

Merry Christmas at Cards for Men

Time for a new challenge at Cards for Men!  It's Merry Christmas time and our sponsor for this challenge is Scribbled Kidz.    The winner will receive 3 digis of their choice!

This cute image is Stolen Kiss by Scribbled Kidz.  When I saw this image it make me think of my boys and how I would always catch them underneath the mistletoe.  The background paper is from the Winter Fun collection by Carta Bella and the bingo card is called Handmade Holiday by Simple Stories.

 Note:  the image comes with a ball beside the boys feet, I removed it for this card.

Scribbled Kidz is all about fun images largely inspired by my family and what they might get up to. They are all hand drawn originals scanned in at 300dpi and saved as jpegs.   If you have any suggestions or special requests please let us know.Please pop along and see what we have to offer.

Friday, November 8, 2013


It's challenge time over at Digi Haven!  Our theme for this challenge is "Fall" as in Autumn not as in trip and fall!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Floppy Latte and the winner will receive a $6 gift certificate to their store!

This is the first time I have used my pinwheel die and have to say I quite like it!  The paper is Harvest Lane by Simple Stories and the Peace sentiment is from Floppe Latte.  I think next time I will use different papers to show a bit more contract between the background and pinwheel.

Our talented design team has rocked this challenge, make sure you check them out and leave them some love!  Thanks for stopping by!

Grab a cuppa and head on over to Floppy Latte's!  
Floppy Latte's Digital Designs is a Digital Stamp/Paper/Die Cut shop.  You will find all types of digital stamps, various papers and great digital die cut files for your cutting machines
We at Floppy Latte's would love to hear from you.  Simply email us at admin@floppylattedesigns with your comments, questions, ideas, or just to say "Hi!"  or swing over to Glitterbabe's Blog to see what's going on there!   

Friday, November 1, 2013

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Well, it feels like it could be getting close to a Winter Wonderland in our neck of the woods ... I'm hoping the snow will lay off for at least a month!  Don't get me wrong, I love the snow but not too early!

It's time for our monthly challenge at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round and yes, our theme is Winter Wonderland!  Time to show us your creations of winter themes!

Our sponsor for this challenge is our own Cindy Groh!  She has donated a fabulous prize for the winner of this challenge, check it out at the end of this post!

This is a LOTV image and is a pre-colored die-cut that I've had for a couple of years already.  They are fantastic to use, especially if you are making multiple cards in a short amount of time.  The red background paper is embossed with my Snow Sledding Winter Words embossing folder by Cuttlebug and the green polkadot paper is from my stash.  I added some red & white baker's twine, along with a sentiment by LOTV.

Prize graciously donated by Cindy: