Sunday, 27 May 2012

Window Cards

Hello Crafter's! 

This week our challenge will be very eye opening. LOL. Hello... Leslie again and I am your Hostess for this week.  I would like to challenge you all to create a "Window Card".

Now if you Google 'window card' you get many configurations all the way from a card with a hole in it to a card with an actual window. My definition would be a card or project with some sort of shape cut out of the front, creating a 'window' to an image inside. But creating the card is the fun part. As usual, all of our designers have their own unique view on this idea and have made some terrific cards for this week.

Hope you will try this challenge and have some fun with it.


Thanks for joining us, can't wait to see what your window card looks like
The Design Team

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Top Picks for May Sketch Challenge

Great Cards this week...thanks to all who played along! My choice this week is # 9, Sandy I LOVE the silhouette, and the black and white color scheme. Very Elegant Wedding Card~

My Top Pick for this week would be
# 4 from Artful Creations …. love the image from Fred She Said that Crotnem used, how it’s cut out then placed on the die-cut scallop and the unique designer papers ! Fabulous job!
Hugs Shell♥


My pic for this week is #6, Jane's from Jane's Creations. I love the colour combo on this one. So bold and lovely. Leslie

My top pick this week is Mary D's card. Mary made great use of the sketch and I love the image and all the co-ordinating colour and paper. Great card Mary! Regards Meighan
My choice for winning card this week is Karen’s (#7) “To a Wonderful Teacher”. I love the image she chose for the card, so fitting. I also liked the boldness of the design papers she used and her coloring of the image.
My Choice this week is Lisa's beautiful Hibiscus. I love the colors, the softness and the paper and ribbon she used. Great job Lisa.
 Now onto the winner of the $15.00 Gift Certificate from Fred She Said as picked by the random generator

Here are your random numbers:
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Please contact Cindy at to claim your prize.
Thanks to all who played along, have a great day and see you with a new challenge tomorrow

Sunday, 20 May 2012

May Sketch Challenge

Happy Sunday! Today we have a Great Sketch Challenge for you to try! Please feel free to use creative license and change the shape of the main image, or flip the sketch if you would like. As long as we can see the original sketch, it works!
 Please Welcome Fred She Said as our New Sponsor! 

Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files.  Have some fun with Fred! will choose a winner, and the winner will receive $15 to spend at Fred She Said!

Here are the creations from our Design Team~

And Our Guests from Fred She Said:

We hope you will play along with us this week, and get the chance to win some gorgeous Digis from Fred She Said! Have a GREAT WEEK!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Top Pick for Shell's Color Challenge

Thanks to all who played along with Shell's Color Challenge, it was a fun challenge, Next up is Julie and her sketch, so be sure to join us tomorrow. Have a great Saturday everyone. 
 Top Pick for the week would be # 5 Susie, first off I love the LOTV image that she used it’s so adorable, the overall presentation of her card just stood out and if you seen on her blog she even added a touch of designer paper to the inside of her card……Fabulous job Susie! Thank you for making my color choices so pretty

My Choice is also Susie's card, The image is adorable, looks like she's really celebrating, the extra flowers on the borders is just a nice touch, but not overly done, and the over all card is just great.
All of our entrants did a GREAT job this week sticking with the Colors of our Challenge, making it very difficult to choose a favorite! I have chosen #1, Caroline! I LOVE her adorable image along with the DPs she has chosen. All the little extras she added just make it perfect~ Thanks so much Caroline!
 My Pic for this week is # 1...Caroline E's card. I love the images and all the detail she put in. Well done! Leslie

My choice this week is Card #2 by Marilyn Webb's birthday card.
I like her interesting layers of card stock, flourishes and flowers. I also liked her details in the colouring of the image.

Marilyn has created a great card and made fantastic use of the colours for the challenge. A great card layout and a very cute image which has been coloured in perfectly. I also love the added extras such as the sky background behind the image, the papers, flowers, ribbon. Lovely work Marilyn.
Regards Meg

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Color Challenge

Hello and Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!  

Shell here hosting this weeks challenge and we would really like to see you using the colors listed.

 It's Color Theme time using  Brown, Pink and Blue ..........
This week's challenge is sponsored by BUGABOO STAMPS!  
We will use the Random.Org and the winner will receive.........

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 two 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!

Now for our always busy Design Team with their Fabulous creations and a Special Guest from the Bugaboo Design Team to get you started with some ideas!

Shell ~using sponsors image

 Julie ~using sponsors image

 Leslie ~using sponsors images

 Judy  ~ using sponsors image

 Meighan ~ using sponsors image

Cindy ~ using sponsors image 

Special Guest from the Bugaboo Design Team

Thanks for playing with us this week and we look forward to seeing your Color inspired creations :)

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Top Picks for Lets Hear it for the Boys

OMG this challenge had so many fabulous Masculine cards come across ……….wonderful job on each and everyone!  Thanks to everyone who participated, but please remember to read our rules first before posting your cards. Now onto the top picks as selected by our team.


 I've picked Deonna's card for the clean and simple layout, also she did a fab job of coloring it and the ships wheel and the use of the cuttlebug folder were perfect touch. Thanks for playing along. 

My Top Pick for this challenge would be # 48, Karin’s card was a great presentation of color and I love the image from Design Rubber Stamps.
Thanks Karin for sharing your wonderfully done art! 
Hugs Shell♥


My pic this week was hard because there were so many great cards. I have chosen # 68, Lorraine's card. I love the image, that is true. But more than I love her design and choice of papers. Excellent!


This will my favorite is #27 - Moshie. Her Hanglar image is adorable, and colored so sweetly. I also LOVE the music her son, I am a music lover, and would LOVE to receive this Birthday card! Great card!

What a hard choice for a pick of one card but I really like #21 by Wendy Fraser, I lover the image, the attention to detail and overall feel of the card. It just feels full of warmth and love - especially the teddy bear.
My favourite card is #55 " by Kimberly - "Just Wordz`blog
I chose the card for the choice of image, the colouring, mixture of interesting papers and the age appropriateness of the card.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Let's Hear It For the Boys

Happy Sunday, Crafters!
This week we are challenging you to make a Card for a man or boy in your life. Anything Masculine qualifies~
This week we have the very talented Meighan Wheller joining us, and we are so lucky to have her as a part of our Design Team thru the end of August! Please give her a warm Come and Get It Welcome!!

Hi everyone, my name is Meighan Wheller and I live in Sydney Australia.  I am the mother of a wonderful daughter and we share our home with Daisy the Dog (a Border Collie) and Flick the Bird (a cockatiel).
I attended my first card class about 10 years ago and I was hooked.  I am always inspired by new techniques, challenges and general curiosity of what everyone is else is doing and then finding the time to give this new inspiration a go.
I have been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator now for nearly 3 years, although I mainly create cards I have recently been challenging myself to make some 3D projects and some scrapbooking.
I am so lucky to have connected and to continue to be connecting with so many wonderful and very talented people who all love to share their passion and enthusiasm for creating.  You can visit me anytime at Stampin with Meighan.

Here are the great examples the Design Team have created this week:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will all play along with us this week!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Top Picks for Anything but a Card Challenge


My choice of Top Pick this week is # 31 Candy! Love the personalized sign that she did, especially love the colors and all the little touches of embellishments to make this wonderful project stand out! Fabulous work Candy! Shell

My pic this week is number 1, Ann's photo page. I just loved this when I saw it because it is not only a lovely picture, it is also a great idea to create a mosaic with a photo and make it into a page. Well done. Leslie


My choice for this week is the anniversary explosion box from Suzie's Card Den.  Suzie has put so many details into her project. Her presentation, with it's wonderful colour scheme, artwork, choice a pictures and verses make the piece very special.



My Pick this week are these very pretty tiles and box that Calypso made. the stamped tiles are just beautiful, and the box which can be found on her blog is just so pretty with the handmade flowers for embellishments. Great project through and through.


My favorite project this week is Gro's...#20. Her Princess Album is so cute, and I love how it all folds together. There are SO MANY spots for photos~ And of course, her colors and embellishments are so pretty!