Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Challenge #202

Good Tuesday morning to everyone out there.  Once again it is bitter cold here (-25 degrees right now)Brrrrr!  I hope all of you are staying warm.
Since it is still snowy here, I thought I would show you this photo of snow on a pine branch.  Hope you like it!

Now for our top three from sketch #200.  Wow! we had so many entries that we could not just pick three - we have added a special mention.  Congrats to all the following ladies and thank you for the huge response for this challenge!
Top 3:

And special merit to.....

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!

Now for this week's sketch.  Once again, we are not using a theme.  Everyone seems to like Anything Goes so we are going to run with that for awhile.
And here are the inspirations from the team:

Double WOW! for our team this week.  The cards they have created are all so amazing and all so different.  I am sure they will spur you on to pick up your supplies and start card making.
Thanks, everyone, and have a great week!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Challenge #201

Good morning, everyone!  I hope it is warm where you live.  Here it is -22 right now ...brrrrrrr.
Our photo today is more snow (of course)since that seems to be all we have around here.
I am hopeful that there is another theme for next week. LOL

Now for our top three from sketch #199 (in no particular order):

Thanks to all who participated and a big "Hooray" for these three lovely cards!  

Now for this week's challenge.  Our sketch:

We have done away with themes for awhile so each week it will be "anything goes".
Now for the samples from our team:

Gorgeous, ladies!  I LOVE how you all have interpreted our sketch and i am sure our followers will be inspired to create some awesome cards of their own.  Cannot wait to see them.
Have a great week, all!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Challenge #200- Anything Goes

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope you had a great holiday season.  I know I did.  It was quiet and I feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle 2015.  I do not usually do this but I am going to start with some news of my own.....I have received the contract to photograph 700 soccer players for our local indoor league so it looks like my business might just be taking off!  This starts next week so i will be a busy beaver for the next three weeks.  I hope you all have good news as well this year.
 Now for blog news, there will be some really positive changes around here in the next little while...so keep checking back to see what is up.

Our photo this week is one I fell in love with by accident.
I started out just wanting to capture the snow and the lights on our eave but ended up loving the silhouette of the tree behind.  Christmas meets Halloween (LOL)
Thank you for indulging me each week and allowing me to show you some of my photography work.

Now, on with this week's challenge:

Theme: Anything Goes!

And here are the samples from the team:

very creative - she made two

Amazing, ladies!  These cards are so beautiful.  I know you will inspire our followers to create their own masterpieces.  I cannot wait to see them.

As a quick note, there were not enough entries for a top three from Challenge #198 but please go back and look at the ones we got.  They are both great cards.

See you next week......

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Challenge #199 - Friends

Happy holidays to all!  I hope you are all enjoying this festive season and will get the opportunity to spend time with family and friends.  I think that this is so important for us all.  In that light, this will be the final challenge of this year.  Our designers will have next week off and be back in the new year.  So this week, our challenge is a two-week one.  Maybe then, you will find a little bit of time to craft and relax during this busy season and I know our team will enjoy the rest.

First things first, here is our photo for the week:
It is a wee bit different and a wee bit strange but it is my favourite snow photo so far this winter.

Now to business.  Once again, there is no top 3.  Only two crafters entered our challenge for sketch #197.  I sure hope it is the busy holiday season.  

Our sketch this week is another holiday influenced one:
It reminds me of a chimney.  Our theme(use it or not) is Friends.
Here are the samples from the team.

Beautiful, ladies!   I love the different interpretations of our sketch.  Now, followers, it is up to you.

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and a joyous New Year!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Challenge #198- Family

Hi!  I am glad, at this hectic time of year, that you are making time to visit us and maybe even participate in our challenge this week.
First for our photo of the week:
The interesting thing about this photo - although it looks wintery, it really was taken in the fall and an infrared technique applied in post processing.

On to our top 3 for challenge #196:

Great takes on our sketch and our theme, ladies!  Thanks to all who participated.

Now, this week's sketch:
Another simple one....with our theme of family (use it or not)
Here are the gorgeous samples from the team:

Awesome, team!  I love all of your cards and I am sure you will inspire our followers to make some time to create.  I know that our schedules are very busy this time of year, but it is so important to take some time for ourselves.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Challenge #197 - Joy

Good morning!

As has become our tradition recently, here is our photo of the week:
It is of a puddle of ice which has frozen and thawed repeatedly to create an awesome pattern.

Now on to why we are here.  Our top three for sketch #195 are a gorgeous trio of cards.  Here they are (in no particular order):

Well done, ladies!  Beautiful cards.  And a huge Thank You to the other participants as well.  It was difficult to choose a top 3.

This week's challenge has a theme of "joy" (should you choose to use it).  But really, making - and viewing - cards should bring us all joy so everyone this week has used the theme in my eyes.
Our sketch:
And the cards from the team:

I am sure you will agree that all three of these cards are examples of joy and I hope you have been inspired to create a card of your own. Please post it below.
And have a great week, everyone!