Month: November 2013


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!! 


There are 3 new Christmas images available in the A Creative Need Etsy Shop!!  SANTA is getting ready to make a toy run, but first we have to decorate our homes with bows like the one on this HOLIDAY DOOR, and we’ve been good this year, Santa will fill our VINTAGE STOCKING WITH GIFTS! Be sure to stop by on DECEMBER 6th to see what our wonderful ACN Design Team members have created with these Holiday images and join in the new month’s challenge too!! What do you think of these Holiday images?  Do you have a favorite? Leave me a comment, say hello, let me know what you think,  AND  YOU COULD BE THE LUCKY WINNER OF ALL 3 IMAGES!! I will randomly pick, and announce a winner on Dec. 6! Thanks for stopping by! I always enjoy your company!  Deena

CAS Christmas Wreaths

I’m slowly getting my Christmas cards made!  These are my classic Christmas Wreaths in traditional colors of red and green. How are your Christmas cards coming along?  Visit A Creative Need ETSY SHOP to use this image in your own unique creations! These are the CHALLENGES I am entering: My Heart Pieces-red and green CAS-ual Fridays– CAS Christmas Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!  Deena

Christmas Holly

This CAS  card is accented with 4 scored lines across the top, and colored in traditional red and green, the SPRIG OF HOLLY takes the spotlight and finishes with a simple sentiment.  Not much more to explain here right?!  I do so love a simply festive card!   I colored the image using airbrushes in COREL Painter Essentials 4.  My hand drawn digitized image SPRIG OF HOLLY is available at A Creative Need Etsy. The sentiment is computer generated.  I’m entering this CAS card in the following challenges… CAS on Sunday– One Layer Wonder! CAS-ual Fridays: CFC120-Curtain Call CAS-ual Christmas Speedy Fox and Friends #186– Red Christmas The Crafty Bloggers Network– Christmas Dream Valley Challenges– CAS ACN Challenge– Ribbons or Buttons (ribbon on image) Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day!!  

Oh, My! Melting Snowman

Have you noticed that I love to make CAS cards?  Well I do!! Today’s CAS card made me laugh, and I hope it will make you smile too! The inside sentiment reads: I’m so sorry I missed your birthday! The image is one of my own ACN digis now available in my SHOP.  I created the sentiment using My Memories Software and printed the card front. It’s popped up using dimensional tape on a red panel and mounted to a white card base. I’m entering these CHALLENGES: Creative Moments– CAS/Anything Goes Artistic Inspirations– Use a sentiment Love to Scrap! Anything Goes My Creative Moments– Snowman Brown Sugar Challenge– Anything goes Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!! Deena

Design Team Call

DESIGN TEAM CALL If you are interested in designing cards, journal pages, scrapbook pages or other paper 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 or 2 projects (card, scrap page, journal page etc.) 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(s) 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 weeks prior to posting date) You may choose to use only one a month in your …

Warm Autumn Colors

When I think of Autumn colors I think golden hues, rustic reds, burnt oranges, browns and beiges.  Warm colors for a cool season!  Crafty Creations Challenge theme this week is AUTUMN COLORS.  I was missing my friends from CCC and thought I’d join in the challenge this week. I went a little shabby chic with this one,  adding a ragged lace trim ribbon in cream, some gold drops in a scattered formation, and a rich red ribbon which also qualifies this card for the A Creative Need challenge this month which is RIBBONS or BUTTONS! 🙂  A kraft base seemed appropriate for these colors and the tag is stamped in Memento rich brown. A scrap of ric rac finishes the edge of the card in cream. Stop by Crafty Creations and be sure to say hello for me!!!  Have a fun, creative, fabulous day!! Deena 

November Inspiration

Our November challenge is already under way and today I want to show you some images now available in my A Creative Need ETSY shop and share some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing! BELLS AND HOLLY is a fun image to help you decorate for the Holidays!  LISA has kindly made this beautiful Christmas candy box for your inspiration!  Wouldn’t this be a sweet hostess gift during the Holidays? I made this TAG adding lots of glitter and shine… SPRIG Of HOLLY is another image available for the season… and LISA made this lovely pin for her coat using it! Come join us for the November CHALLENGE # 13: ”RIBBONS OR BUTTONS ”  and don’t forget that we have a new FREEBIE up for grabs! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


OUR NOVEMBER CHALLENGE is here! Will this be the month that you join us?  Jump right in, it’s all about having fun! CHALLENGE # 13: ”RIBBONS OR BUTTONS Challenge”   Our OCTOBER (RED AND BROWN) challenge WINNER is… NADJA (scrap Dragon) Congratulations!! NADJA , please choose 2 images from the A Creative Need shop and e-mail your choices to! 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 I will pop on over to see what you’ve done. **If you enter and follow the CHALLENGE, you will be placed in the random draw for 2 digi images!  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 …