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A little Snow for Christmas

We are playing in the SNOW for our DECEMBER ACN CHALLENGE!  Here are two lovely creations from Peggy and Gloria to help inspire you to join us! Peggy Gloria The digi stamp featured in their creations is available in my ETSY SHOP. Join us for a some fun and bring us a little snow for Christmas!  

December Challenge and Inspiration!

WELCOME to the DECEMBER CHALLENGE! This month’s challenge is PLAYING WITH SNOW! Be creative in how you bring SNOW into your creations! ‘Tis the season! We have the real thing here already in Montreal and it’s getting mighty cold too. Thank you all for your wonderful entries last month!! The WINNER  of our NOVEMBER CHALLENGE is MARIA of Lollyrot Scapbooking! Congratulations MARIA, please e-mail me at with your 2 Image choices from my  A Creative Need SHOP! Our DESIGN TEAM has been creative with their snowy creations; have a peek and enjoy! Then come and join us for this month’s challenge!! Please welcome our newest design team member Kitt! She has used ACN’s newest image  SNOW HAPPY. What a beautiful combination of elements on this wonderful wintry card!  Peggy has made a lovely snow swirled background for her winter scene!   and Larissa used FOREST FRIENDS WINTER HOLIDAY BIRD  to make a cute Christmas TAG! I hope these lovely creations help inspire you all to join in our SNOW CHALLENGE! Thanks for stopping by! Deena x

A Couple of Post Christmas Cards

Just before Christmas I cased a card from my friend Peggy’s SCS gallery; I loved all the layers!  She had suggested that we case a card from each other’s gallery when we got together last, which was a lot of fun!  So here is what I did… I used ACN’s Christmas Wreath for my image. and Peggy made this card casing a card from my SCS gallery…. I love the papers she chose! She also used an ACN Image called BELLS and HOLLY. Thanks for stopping by; I hope you are keeping well as I know there are alot of colds and flus around this time of year!  Try to stay healthy and have fun crafting!  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 …

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!! 

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 

Wise Words Challenge

Crafty Creations challenge this week is WISE WORDS – use a quote or saying in our creations!  Simple enough!  I decided to use a Christmas quote as I am still making my Christmas cards. I’ve designed my card using My Memories Suite, adding in snowflakes and my Vintage Holiday Mailbox.   I’ve colored the ribbon in Christmas red, and added a little sparkle to the snowflakes.  I thought this quote by Marjorie Holmes was appropriate to the season, as well as the image! Thanks for stopping by, and have a creative day!  Deena   

Winter Scene

It’s snowing here in Montreal!  Well, it’s melting at the same time so no white fluffy stuff on the ground yet, but I’ll bet there will be more than we would wish for very soon!  This week’s Crafty Creations Challenge is to create a WINTER SCENE!  Join in with your winter creations HERE! I made a CAS card using my new A Creative Need ‘Holiday Door’ image available at C.Y.D.I on Friday. A little sponging around the .png image which prints in this circular fashion, and a dash of red for the bow! CAN YOU DIGI IT? has a ‘BABY IT”S COLD OUTSIDE’ challenge going on too!   Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to pick up your ACN FREEBIE and join in my MONTHLY CHALLENGE!  This month’s freebie will work in a lot of different holiday challenges too! Deena 

December New Releases and CHALLENGE with FREEBIE

Happy December to you!  Christmas is right around the corner and I am making my wish list….I need a new washer/dryer and a new refrigerator! Do you think they will fit in Santa’s bag??  🙂 Yup, just in time for Christmas my dryer has decided it doesn’t want to dry. It likes things damp and cold!  Apparently it’s well suited for this coming winter!  It seems that my refrigerator isn’t quite as enthusiastic about the cold though! 😦  No matter, I’ve been a good girl this year and I think Santa will treat me kindly. So what’s on your wish list? More exciting and interesting things than appliances I hope! I have been busy with my drawing and happily I have new images to share with you. Here are the new images for your December crafting!   I hope you like the vintage inspired HOLIDAY MAILBOX and CHRISTMAS STOCKING, and we couldn’t celebrate the holidays without some CHRISTMAS CANDY could we?!   And for those ‘expecting’ more than Christmas wishes this year…we have the cutest …