Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Challenge #307 Favourite Cards

Good morning!  It is Wednesday and that means you get to see our picks for the top cards from challenge #307.  Only thing is...I will no longer be choosing the top cards.  From now on, this post will showcase our FAVOURITE cards.  The quality of the entries we get is very high and it is impossible to choose cards which are better than others. So, from now on, we will show you the cards which melt our hearts, make us smile, show exceptional technique or craftsmanship, or implement interesting supplies.  In that way, card makers of every experience level have an equal chance of making the list.  
So, here are this week's choices......

Congrats and hugs, ladies!  You made our list for this week.  Thanks to all who played along and I hope to see your work again next week!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Challenge #309

Good morning and happy Valentine's Day!  I hope everyone gets hearts and candy today.

Our sketch this week is courtesy of Vicki and the optional theme is .................. (in other words, "whatever you want").  I am sure you will just LOVE the cards from our team.
Our sketch:
And the design team cards:

Wow!  Such great cards from our talented team.  And very inspirational.  I know that all of you viewers will want to participate after seeing these samples.  They are amazing...and each so different.

As always, our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter below using the linky or on our  Facebook page.  Happy card making, all! and again, happy "Hearts and Flowers" day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Well, today is the first post of our new format.  We will be announcing our top cards in a separate post each week.  This should do a much better job of showcasing the great efforts of our followers.
Since our challenges run for two weeks, and this week is #308, here are the top cards from challenge #306. They are in no particular order.

There you go....our top cards for challenge #306.  There were so many entries and so many great cards that I simply could not stop at three.  A huge "hooray" for these talented card makers and a hugs and thank you to all who participated.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Challenge #308

Good Tuesday morning!  Well, good news, our design team is complete.  As well as Maria and Sarah who we welcomed last week, I want to thank Dawn Morris for also joining our team. I am so excited to have these three talented ladies on our team.

I would normally post the top cards from challenge #306 now but I am beginning a new format.  I will post the top cards on Wednesday in stead.  I have received emails from card makers who would like to see more posts here --rather than only once a week -- so I am going to try this to see if we can have a bit more interactive blog.  If it does not work, I will go back to posting everything on Tuesday.....but I will give it a go for a couple of weeks and see how it goes.

So, without further adieu, here is this week's challenge.  You will notice that the theme is the same as last week (HUGS AND KISSES) but that was so everyone could do a Valentine themed card if they wanted. Thanks to Donna for this sketch.
And here are the samples from our creative team:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Challenge #307

Good morning,
Before I begin I want to apologize for the look of the sidebar.  I am in the midst of changing - or adding- new photos of the design team and have not received new ones from everyone so have not fixed all of the sizes so some are larger than others.  By next week, this should be all fixed up.
As I mentioned last week, we have lost some of our team and gained Sarah Taylor and Maria Vanderform.  I have also invited one more designer but do not want to announce her name until I hear back from her.  Stay tuned until next week.

Our top cards from challenge #205 are as follows:

As you can see, there were so many entries - and so many great cards - that this week there was a top five.  Congrats, ladies, for your wonderful cards. And thank you to everyone who participated.  I love it when you make my job hard by having so many entries!!!!

Now for this week's sketch (thanks to Kaylin):
Optional theme: Hugs and Kisses

And here are the examples from our team:

Wow!  Gorgeous cards, ladies!  I am certain that we will have lots of participation when everyone sees these.  You are truly inspiration for us all.  Thanks so much for being on our team.
Remember, everyone, that our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter below or as a post on our Facebook page.  Happy creating, everyone!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Challenge #306

Good morning!
I hope all is well with you.  I am pleased to announce that Maria Vanderform and Sarah Taylor are now part of our design team.  Both are amazing designers and great additions to the team.  Welcome, ladies!

Our top 3 from challenge #304 are as follows (in no particular order):

There were so many great cards this week that my job was very difficult.....but that is a very good thing!  Thanks to all who entered and congrats to the top three.

Our sketch this week is another from Kaylin (she does some really good sketches) and has the optional theme is BOLD AND BRIGHT.
And here are the samples from our team:

Beautiful, ladies! I love how you all have such different ideas for each sketch.  Great inspirations for our followers.  Thanks so much for being on our team.

Remember, all, our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter below or on our Facebook page. Happy card making all!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Challenge #305

Good morning, all!  I want to thank those who applied to be on our team during the recent design team call.  I will contact everyone by Friday and the new team will be announced next week. 

The top three from challenge #303 are as follows:
(I loved both versions)

Great cards!  And, wow! it was so amazing to see so many of you participate in this challenge.  Thank you so much!

Now for challenge #305.  The sketch is courtesy of Kaylin and the OPTIONAL theme is "My Favourite Things".
And here are the examples from the team:


Beautiful....and inspirational!  I am sure these cards will inspire our viewers to play along.  Thanks, ladies, for being members of our team.

Remember, everyone, that you have two weeks to join in the fun and you can enter below or on our Facebook page.  Happy card making, all!