Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Challenge #211

Happy spring to all!  I hope it feels like spring where you are - it sure doesn't here. It is -17 here this morning, brrrr.  Oh well, nothing we can do about it.
Our photo this week is another of Elli, this time with my husband petting her:

There were many wonderful cards entered for challenge #209 and here are the top three as picked by the team.  I am so glad I did not have to make the choices alone:

As I said, all of the cards were very good and all who entered deserve applause.  Congrats to the top three!

Now for this week's sketch, another courtesy of Hillary:
A great sketch with lots of possibilities!  Here are the cards from the team:

What great cards!  And each so different from the rest.  I am sure you will be inspired to create a card of your own based on our sketch.  I am excited to see what everyone comes up with.

One last item of business.....next week I will introduce the new members of our design team. Four talented card makers have been selected and I look forward to showing you their work each week.  So check back to see who they are.....

Have a great week.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Challenge #210

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  And happy birthday to my younger grandson, Ian.  I hope everyone is enjoying a bit of the green today.

Our photo this week is a bit different - a shot of my husband's boot lace.  Needed to do some macro work and this is what I came up with:
(Probably not interesting for everyone but I love the textures in this photo)

The top three for Challenge #208 were very difficult to pick.  We had several great entries and the voting was divided.  Congrats to these three cards and kodos to all of the other entries as well. Great cards from all.

Wow!  Simply amazing, ladies!

Now for this week's sketch....courtesy of Hillary

(we haven't had a square one in quite a long time)

And the inspirations from the team.....

Awesome, team!  I am always amazed at the number of different ideas which come from  a single sketch.  I hope the team has inspired you.  Cannot wait to see  all of your cards.
Have a great week!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Design Team Call

Have you ever thought you would like to be on a design team.  Here is a chance to join the best team on the web.  I am looking for two or three new designers to join our group.  
If you are interested, please email me at cherylsteve.robinson@shaw.ca  with a link to your blog, and include three examples which best illustrate your style of paper craft. I will be selecting our new designers by March 20th and will let everyone know by then.  I look forward to seeing your work.
Thank you


Challenge #209

Hi all!
I hope everyone is having a great week so far.  It has started to warm up here so I am one happy camper.  Elli and I are finally able to get out for longer walks since I do not have to worry about her ears getting too much cold.  Which brings me to our photo this week.  Elli will be one year old tomorrow and here is the photo from her birthday invitation.  Finn is coming over for a party....
That is her sad, happy, angry, excited face.  Hope she brings you a smile!

Now for our top three from challenge #207:

Great cards, ladies!  All of the entries were awesome and the decision was not an easy one.  Thanks to all who participated this week.

Our sketch this week is another from Sarah C.  
This is such a cute sketch and I can envision lots of great interpretations from it.
Here are the samples from our team:

(two entirely different ideas from one sketch ...by the same designer, wow!)

Beautiful cards, ladies!  You always amaze me with your ideas, and I am sure you inspire our viewers each and every week!

I am excited to see what everyone comes up with for this sketch.  Please post below... and have a great week.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Challenge #208

Good day to all you card makers out there!  I thought I would show you a photo of my daughter's dog after playing with Elli in the snow - just because it makes me smile.
  Hope it has the same effect on you!

Challenge #206 had some absolutely gorgeous cards and it was extremely difficult to choose a top three, but here they are (in no particular order):

Congrats, ladies and a huge thank you to all who participated.  Well done!

Now... on to challenge #208.  Our sketch this week is another courtesy of Sarah C.  
And here are the cards from the team:

Wow!  It is amazing how one sketch can inspire so many different creations.  I am sure that it, and the awesome cards from our team, will inspire you as well.  I cannot wait to see what you come up with.
Have a great week!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Challenge #207

Hi to everyone!  We are still wrapped up in bitter cold here and my photo for the week is one I took because of the frigid temperatures.  I went down to the waterfront on Sunday to capture the fog on the almost frozen-over river and this is what I got (at -30 degrees):
This is the bridge to the U.S. in the fog.

Now for our top 3 for challenge # 205.

Very cool cards, ladies!  And the other entries were awesome as well.  it was difficult to decide.  Thanks to everyone who participated.

This week, we have another sketch from one of our team members - Sarah C.  The ladies on this team are amazing and always willing to help out.  I appreciate them so much.
And the samples from the team:

Beautiful cards from the team!  I am sure you will be inspired to create something from our sketch.  I know I am inspired every time I see what the designers create.  I cannot wait to see your cards.  Have a great week!