Month: November 2012

Christmas Wish List

Join us for a SKETCH challenge this week at Crafty Creations!  Our sponsor is MY HEART PIECES with some very sweet and  unique images!  I’ve used “Listing Your Wishes” from My Heart Pieces for my Christmas card today.   Isn’t this image fun?!     Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to enter the challenge at Crafty Creations! 

Vintage Lamp post CAS Holiday Card

I am finally getting started on my Holiday cards!   I made this quick CAS card with my A Creative Need  VINTAGE LAMP POST image and some holiday paper I distressed digitally.   I was wondering if I should make this image available pre-colored too.  Any thoughts? Here’s a sneak peek at one of the DECEMBER new releases… Be sure to come back to see all the new images on DECEMBER 7th along with the DT’s inspiring creations!  Don’ miss out on the Critter Sketch Challenge!   A Creative Need is sponsoring all month long, and  3 digi images will be given away to each week’s winner!! I am entering my CAS card in these fun challenges: CAS-ual Fridays: featuring blue Addicted to CAS– Snow Bearly Mine snowflakes Ladybug Crafts Ink – snowflakes Thanks so much for stopping by!! Deena

Christmas Tag

Hello! Have you seen this week’s CRAFTY CREATIONS CHALLENGE   We are challenging you to CASE or draw inspiration from this card by TIETS!   This gorgeous creation inspired me to make some tags!  I didn’t case it outright of course, but I loved the beige tones and Christmas theme and the tags so… here is what I did … I’ve used one of San’s Design images.  SAN’s DESIGN is our Crafty Creations sponsor this week! Be sure to take a look at her beautiful images, and come play with us at CCC! Have a wonderful, creative day! Deena

New Releases for November and MEET the DT!

A Creative Need NOVEMBER NEW RELEASES are HERE!! There are brand new images at A CREATIVE NEED!  Just in time for our Holiday crafting; there are three fun SNOWGLOBES to choose from, a beautiful natural HOLLY CHRISTMAS WREATH, a Vintage Lamp Post and an adorable PUPPY FOR CHRISTMAS image! I’d like to introduce and welcome A Creative Need’s first ever DESIGN TEAM!  I can’t wait to share what they’ve done as samples for you this month!  They each have their own lovely style and they had their choice of some of the new images to use in their crafting for the November Release.  So without further delay here they are!  SOMA Soma is a crafter with a creative vision and has artistic flair with colors! In her own words…”My childhood interest in colorful world and the magic of applying color on various material of my choice has brought me in to the world of craft…. I am very much interested to share the wonderful experience of craft designs that is still predominant in my mind.” Soma …

Delicious Autumn

  Another Autumn layout for the album!  I used a photo of my youngest son with his friend, from the afternoon we spent apple picking.  Boy did they ever eat a lot of apples that day! The challenge that inspired this page: The Digi Dares– Dare Flair: 1. Use as many papers, patterns as you please….I just want to see at least one plaid OR houndstooth paper in there. 2. Some paint. 3. Foliage… leaves, branches, berries, etc. 4. At least one ribbon. I’ve used papers from My Memories Suite Software various Autumn kits from the digital Design club. Elements, paper and stitches from Cottage Arts Garden Life. See you again soon!  Deena 


This is a digital page I made inspired by CASE FILE 44 at CSI color… stories…inspiration.  I am so enjoying these challenges!  I was so excited to see that my CSI case file 42 was featured last week too!! My Evidence: Flowers, swirls, transparent element My Testimony: journaling in a swirling shape, inspiration word; open, Write 4 things about your subject (in my journaling) This photo is one I took this past August while camping at Charleston Lake in Ontario.  It was overcast and rainy for most of the time we were there.  For the purpose of this page I wanted to try a technique I learned to enhance color and focus to one area of a photograph.  I altered it in Corel Painter.   Opening a duplicate of the photo, I created a black and white ‘painted’ layer, then tracing around my son with the lasso tool, I inverted the selection and ‘cut’ out the rest, leaving me with only the color image of my son on a black and white painted image of the …