Yellow and Orange Craft Challenge Inspiration

Hello friends! How is your October going so far?  It’s bee a bit difficult for me, as I’m suffering from some very bad allergies. However, the weather has been nice, warmer than usual for this time of year, and I’ve been out walking and enjoying the crunch of leaves under my feet, and I am appreciating all the beautiful Fall colours!

Today we have a couple of inspiration pieces for you to help inspire your creativity and hopefully entice you to join in our OCTOBER CHALLENGE!  It’s a color challenge, so all you have to do is create something with YELLOW AND ORANGE as your main colours.

On a sad note, we are saying goodbye to one of our Design Team members… Gail has to step down from the team for a time, as she is moving…and we all know how much work packing up a house that you’ve lived in for years, involves!  She hopes to be back in the New Year though, as soon as things settle down, so keep your fingers crossed that all goes smoothly for her and we will see her back here again shortly!

Gail is sharing a heartfelt sympathy card with us today using A Creative Need Chickadee image…

Chickdee ACN Gail ScottGloria has used the same image (CHICKADEE) and created a lovely piece of art work for us too…

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I am loving all your gorgeous yellow and orange creations, so keep them coming!! You can LINK UP HERE to enter the challenge.

Have a creative week!


Design Team Call

I would like to invite 2-3 new members to our A Creative Need team!


If you are interested in designing cards, journal pages, scrapbook pages or other crafts with A Creative Need digital stamp images I would love to hear from you!

Digital, hybrid, and traditional designers are welcome!

What would be asked of you…

  • Create and post 1 project (card, scrap page, journal page etc.) on the first Friday of each month on your own blog using the A Creative Need images provided to you, in keeping with the ACN challenge of the month.

  • E-mail me a photo of your creation so I can post it here on the ACN blog, on the first Friday of each month.

  • Provide links to the monthly images and to the A Creative Need shop in your project post.

  • Invite others to come and play in our ACN monthly challenge.

  • Add the A Creative Need badge and link to your blog sidebar.

  • Have fun!

What you would receive as a DT member…

  • 2 free images each month (provided to you approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to posting date) You may choose to use only one a month in your project, but both are yours to keep.

  • a 25% discount at A Creative Need for a period of 6 months from the beginning of your DT term, should you like to purchase other images.

  • your blog link and/or badge will be posted in my blog sidebar for your DT term.

  • your A Creative Need projects will be posted here every first Friday of the month with your credited name and active blog link.

  • my many many thanks! :)

INTERESTED?? Send an e-mail to DEENA at with subject heading DT CALL.

Please include your BLOG link, a few details about yourself, and mention any other design teams that you may be on.  No prior DT experience is necessary. No long term obligation.  This is all about being inspired and having fun!

Thank you for stopping by!! I always enjoy your company!! ;)

September Winner

Since I’m a bit late this month with announcing our winner for September’s challenge I thought I’d post it separately here. I apologize for my tardiness!

Our WINNER for SEPTEMBER’S pattern/textures Challenge is…TANVI! She made this lovely textured multi media tag…


CONGRATULATIONS Tanvi, please e-mail me at with your 2 digital images choices from my SHOP.

Yellow and Orange Challenge Inspiration

Our sweet design team member GLORIA has a lovely piece of art to share with us all today.  She apologizes for the delay, but I think it was certainly worth the wait don’t you?!   I hope it will help inspire you to join us for the YELLOW and ORANGE OCTOBER CHALLENGE.

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She has used the ACN CHICKADEE digi stamp and doubled them up so it looks like they are kissing! So sweet in these vibrant yellow and orange hues.

Be sure to check out the CHALLENGE PAGE and submit your own creative work! I can’t wait to see what you will do!

Have a creative day!


October Challenge and Inspiration

OCTOBER CHALLENGE: Yellow and Orange  Happy Colours for a change of Season!

I hope you will all be as inspired by these colours, as I have been.  Just walking around our neighbourhood I am enjoying the mix of golden yellow and beautiful warm oranges and reds that our once green leaves are turning into.

You can join in the challenge along with us by clicking HERE.

Here is some inspiration for you before you go…


Gail has made this beautifully coloured sympathy card using A Creative Need SUNFLOWER WREATH.

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Peggy has created this lovely card with A Creative Need image CHICKADEE. She used a cracked glass technique…so COOL!

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Larissa is sharing this lovely thank you card…

Muffins and Lace using A Creative Need Sunflower Wreath (1)

 and I have a small watercolour sketch to share…


Come and share your Yellow and Orange creations! Be inspired by your surroundings, take a walk and bring your camera and let your ideas take shape!

Have a creative day! Thank you for sharing your time with me, I hope you enjoyed your visit!


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