Year: 2013

Canadian Artisan Etsy Boxing Day Sale

Etsy Canada is hosting a BOXING DAY SALE celebrating Canadian Artisans! Participating shops will be offering a shopwide 20% discount, including my shop: A CREATIVE NEED!  Just use coupon code BOXINGDAY at checkout!  There are about 500 participating sellers representing all Provinces and Territories!! The Boxing Day promotion closes on Dec 30th at 12am so be sure to stop by between Dec 26th through Dec. 29th and explore all the wonderful Canadian artisans have to offer on ETSY!   I hope you are all having a wonderful Holiday! Merry Christmas!! Deena

Christmas Challenge Inspiration

A few more CAS CHRISTMAS cards,  from a couple of our lovely ACN ladies for our challenge this month. Aren’t they beautiful? Gail has embossed her layers which has huge impact on a CAS card, and Kren has used  color and pattern while keeping embellishments to a minimum to maximize visual interest in her CAS card! GAIL using Vintage Christmas Stocking KREN using Holiday Door and I’ve made a CAS card with my vintage style SANTA adding a simple punched border… Come join in our CAS Christmas challenge! And don’t forget you can pick up your FREE DIGI IMAGE HERE. Have fun crafting and enjoy the Holiday Season!! Hugs, and happiness to you and your families, Deena  

Printable Christmas Designs Cards

Hello, I have some new CAS cards to share today!  I decided to transform some of my ACN images into solid color silhouettes to make some more Christmas cards.  I’m so pleased with them that I’ve decided to make them available for INSTANT DOWNLOAD on Etsy.  I know how busy everyone gets around this time of year and I thought that some people may enjoy having original art design cards ready to print and give!   Be Merry. Joy to the World   Thanks for stopping by! I always enjoy your company! 😉 Deena


OUR DECEMBER CHALLENGE is here! Will this be the month that you join us?  CHALLENGE # 14: CHRISTMAS CAS Challenge (clean and simple)  Our NOVEMBER (Ribbons or buttons)challenge WINNER is… PAM RAMESH with this sweet card: Congratulations!!  PAM, please choose 2 images from the A Creative Need shop and e-mail your choices to! I would like to introduce our newest ACN Design Team Members…A loud and cheerful welcome to GAIL and kReN!  They are joining Lisa, Maria and myself  here at A Creative Need and we all enjoyed creating some CAS CHRISTMAS creations to share with you this month! GAIL LISA KREN   MARIA DEENA Now let’s see what you will do! Have fun and be sure to  link your creations back here when you are done! GUIDELINES FOR ENTRY: I would love to see what you do with any of my ACN images, and I’m making it easy to do so by giving you a FREE IMAGE every month! Join in the challenge ANYTIME THIS MONTH and leave a link to your creation(s) (card, journal page, jewelry, scrap page etc.) in the comments and …

Christmas Morning Scrap Page

I was inspired by Let’s Get Sketchy to create an 8 x 8″  Christmas scrap page.  I chose one of last year’s photos of my son on Christmas morning. I used My Memories Software Suite V5 to design the LO.  This is the easiest software to use for scrap layouts! I love it!  The digis are elements and papers from Time For Christmas, and Letters to Santa. Challenges: Let’s Get Sketchy-sketch lo Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge– Christmas Papertake Weekly– anything goes Thanks for stopping by my friends! Deena

Tangerine Dream Birthday

December 2nd already!!  Only 23 days till Christmas! WHAAaaaat? Well I thought it might be a nice change to show something not Christmas related since everywhere we turn soon, that is all we’ll see! Not that I have anything against Christmas! It just gets a little overwhelming by times don’t you think?  I recently made a bundle of birthday cards and thought I’d start by sharing this one today.  I punched 6 squares in coordinating patterned papers and used a lovely tangerine colored cardstock to layer them on.  I then stamped the happy birthday sentiments over the papers and added a few tiny gems here and there.   3 simple steps really, and I love the results! Challenges: Crafting for all Seasons: Birthdays D11 Bearly Mine– Anything Goes D3 Thank you for stopping by! Have a creative, wonderful day! Deena


Have you entered the ACN contest giveaway yet? You could win 3 A Creative Need digital images just for leaving a comment on this POST. Check it out!  AND you only have a few days left to pick up the November FREEBIE before it’s gone!

Holly Ribbons Christmas Card

I’ve created the sentiment using My Memories Suite Software‘s word art feature.  I replaced the O with my ACN CHRISTMAS WREATH image, and embossed the whole panel with a Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons folder.  I love the festive look the embossing gives this simple card!   What do you think? Have you entered my contest? You could win 3 A Creative Need digital images just for leaving a comment on this POST. Check it out! Challenges: City Crafter Challenge– Snow white (mostly white) Paperminutes- Christmas CaS Crafty Cardmakers-CAS Lexi’s Creations– Christmas Dream Valley Challenges– CAS Polkadoodles– Inspired by a Christmas Carol- (JOY to the World) Thanks for stopping by, I love it when you do!! Have a creative day!!