All posts tagged: challenge

March Challenge Inspiration

Hello.  I hope your schedules are not too busy because there’s still time to join in our MARCH CHALLENGE!  Here’s another lovely creation from our DT member Kren to inspire you! Kren I love her colorful background using this month’s challenge colors: Yellow, Pink and Blue. Join us and don’t forget to pick up your FREE IMAGE here! Have a creative day, my friends!

Keep on Smiling!

PAINT! What a fun cue word for a CAS challenge. I <heart> this cute “SNOWMAN LOVE” image! He really does make me smile.  I hope he makes you smile too! The background is a digital element that I painted using airbrushes in Corel. Challenges: Crafty Creations Challenge: Keep it Simple (Mar 5) Through the Craft Room Door: anything goes (Mar 4) Tuesday Throwdown: Anything goes (Mar 4) Have a creative day everyone!! Deena 

More Challenge Inspiration

Here we are already more than halfway through the month of February, and time for some more inspiration from the ACN team! GAIL is sharing this stunning pop up card! What a wonderful background she has created here for these ACN WOLVES.   KREN has created a magical look with her wintry background in hues of purple and greens while adding the fibers as a textural element.   …and I paint spattered my  background.  Inspired by the Snow wolves of the Canadian arctic, I went for a wintry white and blue. Come and join us for the ‘WILD THING’ CHALLENGE! We can’t wait to see what you will do! You will find the WOLVES image  and other nature inspired  images at the A Creative Need shop!

ACN February Challenge!

Are you ready for another fun challenge?  Your January entries were fabulous!!  Thanks so much to all of you who entered; I can’t wait to see what else you have to share with us this month! Keep that creativity coming! FEBRUARY CHALLENGE #16 – WILD THING (you make my heart sing) Use something ‘wild’ in your creations (images or an element of the wild) OUR JANUARY (DIE CUTS/PUNCHES)challenge WINNER is… Andrew Llewelyn-Brinsley !!  with this fun birthday card: Congratulations!! Please e-mail me at with your choice of 2 digital images from the A Creative Need SHOP! Now for some creative inspiration from the fabulous ladies on the DT!  If you would like more details about their creations, please stop by their blogs and do leave them a kind word as they work hard to inspire all of us!  And a big WELCOME to our newest member GLORIA! Larissa Deborah Kren Peggy Lisa Gail Gloria Deena Love Birds, Kissing Penguins and Wolves can be found at A Creative Need Etsy. Now let’s see what you will do! Have …

Case Study Cherries

This week’s Case Study caught my eye! This is my take on it. Instead of a painted backdrop, I made a sponged grunge frame in green and added my cherries image. I painted the CHERRIES using Corel Painter.  I created the sentiment (computer generated), printed it  on canvas textured card stock and finished with a little red button . Have a creative day and thanks for stopping by! Deena

Welcome the New Design Team Members!

Hello!  It’s the beginning of a new month and I have brand new images to share with you!!  I am very happy to introduce the newest members of our design team too! A warm welcome to JACKIE, LISA, and MARIA!!  I am so excited to share their creations with you!  Please take a moment to stop by their blogs to say hello and see what other amazing things they are up to! This month’s ACN challenge theme is: “FOR THE MEN”  and the team used 3 new images in their wonderful designs!  Scroll to the bottom for links to this month’s newest ACN  images. JACKIE LISA MARIA You will find these new images in my shop and at Can You Digi it?!… they are great for masculine card crafting/scrapping and keep in mind that Father’s Day is June 16th! First up are the RETRO style PHONE and PHONE TABLE and MARTINI GLASSES.  These are available at CAN YOU DIGI IT? AND available at A CREATIVE NEED… “Mad Men” inspired RETRO MAN and the classic “HIKING MAN’ …

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 …

ACN Thank You

The A Creative Need digital Freebie this month is this ‘Little Jar of Flowers’!  I thought I’d make a thank you CAS card with it.  I added a cluster of flowers for the background and then the sentiment.  What do you think?  It’s the first card I make for 2013…it was about time huh?! Pick up the Freebie and make your own! If you’d like to join in this month’s ACN challenge, it’s easy… It’s a color challenge: blue, beige and white.  Add your link to the sticky post at the top of my blog, and oh ya…have fun!! CHALLENGES: Everybody Art challenge-pastel colors Southern Girls Challenge– Thank you kindly Simply Create– linky party anything goes Have a creative day!!  Deena 

Freebie reminder!

I hope you all had a great holiday!  My boys are back in school after their two week break and all was very quiet in the house today!  I missed them! Who’d have thought?! 🙂  We all had a great break from the everyday schedules, but the Holidays were busy for us too, as we had a lot of family/friends over at different times.  We went to a great NEW YEAR’s party too!   Lots of fun and good food, but I have to admit, I’m exhausted!   We’ve had A LOT of snow this winter so far! What’s the weather like where you live? And it’s snowing again as I write this…I really hope it’s not a long winter… Anyway, I just wanted to let you know if you hadn’t noticed already, that I changed the FREEBIE for JANUARY and it’s available HERE.   Enjoy!   And don’t miss this month’s CHALLENGE: blue, beige and white!  See the sticky post at the top of my blog. 

Can You Digi It?

Hello friends, Have you seen the  challenge at CAN YOU DIGI IT?  BIRD is the WORD is the theme and you have until Aug. 13th to enter! Some of my newest A Creative Need  images are perfect for this challenge too!  Have a look… Feathered Friend Garden Shelf Garden Palette Don’t forget to pick up your FREEBIE for the month HERE too!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful, creative day!!