Challenge Inspiration

Hello my kind friends!  Have you been creative? Have you been good to yourselves and allowed yourselves time to imagine/create/paint/sketch/write/design  something YOU love? It’s so important to do this you know!  You need to let go of all the reasons why you can’t create and give yourself permission to do what you love for a few hours a week!  Put everything else aside, it’s o.k. really!! You will see!  It’s a very LOUD world.  You need to make a choice to turn it all off sometimes. You will benefit from it immensely and you will find that the rest of your week will be all the better for it! Do it for yourself.

I gave myself time this week to make a MIXED MEDIA Digital Collage piece…and loved every minute of it! I used my digital image “Feathered Friend”.  This was a joyful piece to work on for our Textures and/or Patterns CHALLENGE this month, and I loved layering, gessoing and painting over the papers! I hope you can see this through the photo.

Mixed Media Canvas Creative Nature Preview 2Gail is also sharing with us. Here is her beautiful card to inspire us this week, filled with textures and patterns!   She embossed the background and used several layers of textured/patterned papers to mat the lovely coloured Lilacs image, tied it all together with a textured ribbon, and added a comforting sentiment in the corner.  Just gorgeous, don’t you agree?!

NEW ACN Gail Scott Texture Sept 19


I hope you will  join us in the Challenge! You have lots of time left until the end of the month.  Have fun, enjoy your time and make something you love!  Don’t forget to pick up my FREE IMAGE

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day! 

Deena x

September Challenge and Inspiration

Are you ready for some fun? Let’s try adding some texture or use patterns in our creative work this month!


Go to the Challenge page HERE for all the details and rules and to LINK UP your creation!

Here is some inspiration for you from Gail and Larissa and Peggy!


Muffins and Lace usinng Celebrate with Liliacs from A Creative Need


September 5 Gail Scott NEW Texture ACN



You will find the ACN images used on these lovely cards in my ETSY SHOP.  Stop by Gail and Larissa’s blog to see more of their beautiful work and spread some love!  Have fun with the challenge; I can’t wait to see what you will do!

 Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!!


Gardening Digital Images

Hello again!  Did you miss me?  I apologize for not posting more regularly, but it’s been a busy summer.  My boys are going back to school this week and I am a little sad of it.  The summer flew by and I will miss the long warm days and not having a schedule or routine.  I’m sure we will adapt again quickly to the bagged lunches, rushed mornings, and homework routines!

As summer is waning, I know many of you are still working in the garden and enjoying those late summer blooms and trying to rejuvenate others.  These images are for you, I hope you enjoy them!  This is the best way I have found to enjoy the garden as I do not have a green thumb!

Click on the image to take you to the Etsy shop.

ACreativeNeed Garden Shelf Preview

ACreativeNeed Garden Palette Preview

This month’s FREEBIE is a lovely GARDEN URN, so don’t forget to pick it up for your scrap booking or card making!

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!! Come back Friday for our SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE and DT INSPIRATION!

Mini Mushroom Village Card Set

Hello! I’m back from an all too short vacation! But,  I’ve missed you all!! :)

I do have an exciting announcement to make… I am now making some of my prints and patterns available on different products at Society6!  I’m super nervous about this but I’ve taken the plunge!

My MINI MUSHROOM VILLAGE cards are now available as sets of 3, 5 or 10 at SOCIETY6!  They will be printed and shipped to your door!

You can see more of what I have in store at Society6 HERE.  Let me know what you think…I’m being very selective as to what I will make available there so you will not see the same things as in my ACNPrintable Art Etsy shop.  Let me know if you are looking for a particular pattern or image for a product and I’ll see what I can do.   Thank you!  Your feedback, comments and support are so very much appreciated.

Mini Mushroom Village Card Set

July Challenge Winner

THANK YOU for playing in last month’s challenge!

We will be taking a holiday for the month of August, but don’t worry…

we will be back with a fresh challenge on


Our JULY challenge WINNER is MEL (Cards by Mel)! Mel used the Free Digital Image provided and for using an ACN image, she will receive a bonus image!

Congratulations Mel! Please e-mail with your 3 digital image choices from my Etsy shop.


Everyone is welcome to join in with a craft creation using any images you like! Of course I would love to see what you do with any of my ACN images, and I’m happy to share a FREE IMAGE with you every month! Join in the challenge ANYTIME THIS MONTH and leave a link to your creation(s) (card, journal page, jewelry, scrap page, art piece etc.) in the comments and I will pop on over to see what you’ve done. **If you enter and have followed the CHALLENGE theme, you will be placed in the random draw for 2 digi images of your choice!

**If you are the lucky random draw winner AND you’ve used an A CREATIVE NEED image in your creation, you will receive a bonus image for a total of 3 images!

LIMIT of up to 3 entries per/person please. The challenge runs from the first day of the new month to the end of the month. Winner is announced on the first FRIDAY of the new Month for the previous month’s challenge.

Would you like an ACN image of your own? Pick up this month’s FREEBIE !

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Sweet Elephant Mixed Media

I’ve been using my baby elephant digital image  in different ways, and here is the latest result….a mixed media print.

I painted and distressed a background in blue, teal and oatmeal  to create my paper…

Sea Green Painted Paper 2 preview


added in my blue bird and stencil stenciled in my elephant using a digital stencil I created from my original drawing…

ACN Elephant Art Childrens Illustration Preview

then I painted in some of my long stem florals that you may have seen used a few weeks back in my  Long Stem Floral Digital Paper Pack.

I gave a print of this to my friend’s 3 year old daughter who just loved it!  I’m quite sure the next time I go over it will be up on her bedroom wall and she will take me by hand to see it! :)

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day!