Hello, I did say I would be back to share some of what I’ve been up to right? Well here it is! My newest painting is a Montreal skyline. My friend moved this summer and I made this for her to put in her apartment. She loves it and I’m sooooo happy! She (and our beautiful city) really was my inspiration for this piece! Society6 is an online venue where I am selling some of my artwork. There are hundreds of thousands of artists on Society6 doing the same. So I’m just a small fish in a very large pond, but still, I have had some success! Yay! 🙂 For all my friends today I’m happy to offer (in time for the Holidays) a 20% discount and FREE Worldwide Shipping!! This is a really great time to get some art for your walls, or a friend’s wall! You have to use one of these direct links in this post to access my sale. Society6 LINK FOR 20% OFF SALE I hope you will take a moment to see what I …
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 email@example.com 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
The DECEMBER FREEBIE is here! I hope you enjoy it. I decided to celebrate the season with a solid colored red reindeer, Just click on the name to safely download the image without watermarks. Join in our monthly challenge HERE. It’s a CAS Christmas challenge! RED REINDEER
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 firstname.lastname@example.org! 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 …
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
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
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
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!!