Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October Top Cards

Good morning and Happy Halloween!

The first order of business today is to randomly select our Halloween card winner.  The spooky choice is Suzanne Reynolds.  Congrats!  Please email me at cherylsteve.robinson@gmail.com so I can get your information and send you your prize.

Now for the top 5 cards for the month:

Great cards, ladies!  Thanks to all who entered this month.

Now for my last piece of business...
I have decided to give up the reins of this blog.  Kaylin will be taking over (starting tomorrow).  She will post the challenge for this week.  It will be a day late but November 1st will be a brand new start for the site.  The number of followers is up but the number of cards we get each week is down and maybe Kaylin will have the golden touch to get things booming again.
I have run this site for seven years and love it like a child.  There have been many designers (some have come and gone and come again), and I made some great friendships.  I will miss the site - but I will be checking in from time to time.
Kaylin will be a great administrator for the site as she is young, enthusiastic and extremely talented.  I wish her all the best and hope everyone will support her and the design team to keep this going for a long, long time.
So, for now, good bye and happy creating!
Thank you, everyone.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Top Cards...........

Hi, all!

This is where I would regularly post the top cards from two weeks ago.  But the numbers have been a little light lately so there will not be a top three this week.  It is too difficult to choose three out of four cards and leave one out in the cold.  So.............
Next week, we will choose our TOP 5 for the entire month as well as drawing for our Halloween card winner.  Hope you don't mind.  
Sorry but I think this is a fairer way to do it.
Thanks and have a great week!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Challenge #345

Good morning and happy Tuesday!  
Is everyone getting ready for Halloween? Sewing costumes? Decorating?  Do you have time to make a last minute spooky card?  If so, your Halloween-themed card will also be entered in our draw which I initiated last week (as long as you post it by next Monday below and on our Facebook page).  So, why not join n the fun?

Here is this week's sketch:
thanks to Kaylin
optional theme: Halloween

And here are the cards from our team:

Wow! Great cards!  And very inspirational.  I am sure our viewers will be full of ideas as well...and I cannot wait to see them.
Remember, everyone, that you must post your Halloween card below AND on our Facebook page by October 30th to be eligible for our draw.  
Also, if you have the time, check out our Facebook page every day until Halloween for some spooky themed posts.
Happy card making.  EEK!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Challenge #344

Good morning!  I hope you are ready for some card making.  It is getting close to Halloween so I am offering a prize for this challenge .  Just create your coolest Halloween card (inspired by our sketch) and post it ON BOTH this page and our Facebook page to be eligible to win.  We will have a random drawing on October 30th and all cards which show up on both sites will be entered.  I will announce the winner on our Facebook page on October 31st.

Now for the sketch (another thanks to Kaylin):
Optional theme(s): Autumn and Halloween

And here are the cards from the ladies on our team:

Great cards, team!  Very innovative use of the sketch.  Now it is up to our viewers to come up with interesting cards of their own.  And I am certain we will see some really cool entries.
Thanks in advance for playing along, everyone.  You have until October 30th to join in the fun.  Happy creating!
(And remember our contest)
See you later!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Challenge #341 Top Cards

Good Wednesday morning to you.  Hope all is well.
Just a quick post to showcase our top cards from challenge #341.
And here they are..........

Congratulations, cardmakers, and thank you to all who participated in this challenge.  We hope to see you again!

p.s. Please link your card to a blog or another site where I can download your card as a jpeg.  Some sites do not allow this and some pretty amazing cards go by the wayside. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Challenge #343

Good morning!  To all our Canadian viewers, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving...and to our American friends, happy Columbus Day (yesterday).  

Our sketch this week is another one thanks to Kaylin.
The optional theme is: Leaves
What a great sketch!

And here are the cards created by the talented ladies on our team:

Beautiful cards, ladies!  I am sure that you will inspire our viewers to create some very cool cards of their own.

Remember, everyone, that you have two weeks to play along and you can enter below or on our Facebook page.  Happy creating and wishing you a good week!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Challenge #340 Top Cards

Good afternoon, all!  I hope you and your families are all well.  This will be quick....just sharing the top 3 cards from Challenge #340 (in no particular order):

Beautiful cards, ladies! Thanks to all who played along. I hope everyone enjoyed this sketch .  A big round of applause for our top cards!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Challenge #342

Good morning and happy Tuesday!  
Before I  go on, I would like to thank the ladies on our design team.  They are not only talented but extremely dedicated to this site.  They do not hesitate to do anything they can to keep this blog running smoothly (especially when I fall behind) and I am so very grateful to them.  Thank you, team, and big hugs to you!

Now for this week's sketch....it is a very complex one with several elements involved.  Great to test the creativity (and use up scraps of paper).

The optional technique is "Mixing Patterns".

And here are the cards from the ladies on the team.  They are simply amazing!

Wow!  These are all amazing cards!  Now, viewers, what can you come up with?  I cannot wait to see.  Remember, you have two weeks to play along and you can enter here or on our Facebook page.  Happy card making!

And thank you to Kaylin for the amazing sketch!