All posts tagged: card challenge

Mid Month Challenge Inspiration!

It’s not too late to join in our January CHALLENGE! This month’s challenge is CELEBRATE SOMETHING NEW – Let’s celebrate newly-weds, new babies, new homes etc.!!  I love what I’m seeing so far!! Keep them coming creative friends! Gloria has created a lovely heart to frame her chosen image “Just Married“!  What a lovely greeting for the lucky Newlyweds! Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day! Deena x

January Challenge Inspiration

It’s time for our January CHALLENGE! This month’s challenge is CELEBRATE SOMETHING NEW! Let’s celebrate newly-weds, new babies, new homes etc.!! Wow! You brought us lots of Snow entries last month! Thank you!! The WINNER  of our December CHALLENGE is Rachelle G!! Congratulations Rachelle , please e-mail me at with your 2 Image choices from my  A Creative Need SHOP! Now for some inspiration from the creative ACN team!! Kitt has used “His and Hers Towels” to make this wonderful dimensional pop out card! Merlina created this little gem! Peggy is congratulating friends on their new home! Larissa has used ACN’s “Just Married” image to create this sweetheart of a card! and I’ve joined in this month with a water coloured square card using “Just Married” .  I hope you’ll join us with your own creations celebrating SOMETHING NEW!  Until then…have fun crafting! Deena x

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

November Challenge: Button Up!

The WINNER  of our OCTOBER CHALLENGE is Nancy in Iowa! Congratulations Nancy, please e-mail me at with your 2 Image choices from my  A Creative Need SHOP! This month’s CHALLENGE just might help you use up some of those buttons that you hoard! Yes, you know who you are!  The ones with bags and even boxes full of cute buttons! Well, what are you waiting for…this one’s for you!! Let’s BUTTON UP this November challenge! You can add your LINK HERE. Here with some inspiration for you; our lovely designers using ACN’s brand new Christmas Digi Stamp Deer and Gnome (Tomte)… Larissa   Peggy   Did you know that the TOMTE /gnome is a mythological creature from Scandinavian folklore  associated with the Christmas season?  He is usually depicted as  no taller than three feet, with a long white beard and colorful clothes.  It is known as a gift bearer and is considered the Swedish and Norwegian version of Santa Claus! Have fun with this month’s challenge! Add your project link to the CHALLENGE PAGE. Thanks for stopping by!  Deena

ACN MARCH Challenge

 This month we have some fun color inspiration for you! MARCH CHALLENGE #17 – BLUE, YELLOW, & PINK Thanks so much to all of you who entered the February challenge!  I can’t wait to see what else you have to share with us this month! Keep that creativity coming! Pinterest Inspiration Photo TO JOIN IN THE CHALLENGE CLICK HERE OUR FEBRUARY WILD THING challenge WINNER is …  JENNIFER SCULL Congratulations Jenn! Please go to the A Creative  Need SHOP and choose any 2 digital images you would like! E-mail me your choices at Here is what our creative team came up with for this challenge using some of the new ACN MARCH IMAGES… Deborah Gail Gloria Kren Larissa Lisa Peggy Deena Find all the new MARCH RELEASE IMAGES in the ACN ETSY SHOP! CELEBRATE WITH CUPCAKES  SERVING CUPCAKES TO JOIN IN THE CHALLENGE CLICK HERE


ARE YOU READY FOR OUR MARCH MONTHLY CHALLENGE?? CHALLENGE # 5 : Birthdays! Sadly, we had no one play in our February challenge…so the first comment entered on this post to say “Top o’ the morning” to me will be our WINNER!! Edited to add: Jill was the first to comment so JILL is our February WINNER!!  Jill, please send an e-mail to me at with your 2 digital image choices from A Creative Need. Please join us this month with your BIRTHDAY creations!! I would love to see what you do with any of the 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 (card, journal page, jewelry, scrap page, art journal etc.) here in the comments and I will pop on over to see what you’ve done.  If you followed 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 …

February Images and Your Valentine FREEBIE

I hope you had a good first week of February!  The  ACN  Team has been busy crafting some new designs to share with you! We’re excited, because the A Creative Need FEBRUARY NEW RELEASES are HERE!! This month in the A Creative Need Etsy shop we are sending you love from Paris with the EIFFEL TOWER AVEC AMOUR image; it’s perfect for Valentine crafting or scrapping Paris travel memories!   Want to share the love? Send someone special a beautiful CLUSTER OF ROSES! You will also find an adorable GET WELL LITTLE BEAR,  SEALED WITH LOVE wax seal and envelope, and a special Valentine pie BAKED WITH LOVE  at Can you Digi it?!! NOW, ARE YOU READY FOR OUR FEBRUARY MONTHLY CHALLENGE?? CHALLENGE #4 : Be inspired by a LOVE SONG and tell us what it is! For more details on the challenge click on the link at the top of my blog. OUR January WINNER is…. MERETHE!!  Thank you for participating in our soft blue, beige and white challenge! Congratulations MERETHE, you can choose 2 digi images from A CREATIVE NEED!  Please send me an e-mail with your choices …

Squigglefly Monday

Happy Monday everyone!   I hope you are having a good one!   SQUIGGLEFLY always makes Monday’s better with a  fun new challenge!  This week’s challenge is my first as a new DT member and I’m happy to say that I’m one of Marloony’s Marvels!   Heather’s Headliners were up this week with their Good Ole Summertime challenge, and this week Marlene wants us to show our metal, so steel yourselves and show us what you’re made of!    WATCH OUT Heather’s Headliners, Marloony’s Marvels are elbowing their way in!  teehee a little in house rivalry, but all in good fun! I used metal brads on the tires of this cute new image by Diane Carubia called TALLY HO!  I added two more metal brads as accents at the top of the faux ribbon strips.  The image is colored with copics and I’ve used a wonderful sketch for this card from My time made Easy. (Pretty Patterns Sketch #17) Challenges I enjoyed playing in: My time made Easy: sketch Daring Cardmakers: (Suitcase) strapped to the boot of the …