All posts tagged: greetings

Vintage Swan Thank You

Hmmm, well it seems I am a little late with my cards this week!  I had a busy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and my Mom was in town visiting with us since Saturday.   I enjoyed our time together, but after she left this morning I was trying to play catch up with some challenges and card making! I made my card for a couple of challenges, one of which was the DIGITALLY SWEET CHALLENGE to make a 100% digital CARD FRONT.  I missed the entry time by 8 minutes! lol!! CRAFTY CREATIONS has a photo inspiration challenge … from which I was  inspired by the inky blues and the feather for my card… I layered my card with digital papers from STUDIO GARNET and used a vintage swan for my main image.   I added a double layer of stitching in black and navy, embellished with a vintage digi button, and then digitally stamped the sentiment all using My Memories Suite Software. Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!  Deena  At Checkout, copy/paste …

Back to School!

Didn’t the summer go by too quickly!??  It flew by for us! I can hardly believe that my boys are already back in school and either do they.  I wish I could have had just a couple more weeks…<sigh> But there is a positive side to everything I guess…it may just give me a little more time in my craft room! I’ve made a card for this week’s Crafty Creations challenge.  The theme if you haven’t already guessed is BACK TO SCHOOL! 🙂 I’ve used an image from Robyn’s Fetish as they are sponsoring the challenge this week.   This boy reminds me of mine as they are both computer savvy and spend a lot of time playing all kinds of games as well as doing projects and research during the school year.  I’ve use My Memories Suite software to create the paper background including the smily face, a +, and paperclips at the bottom.  I printed and copic colored the image, and attached the red paperclip.  I’ve used kraft cardstock on white cs for …

Inspired Artisan: Anastasia of Percival Road Designs

WELCOME  to another INSPIRED ARTISANS FRIDAY FEATURE!!  Please help me in welcoming Anastasia, here to tell us a bit about her craft today!   Hi Im Anastasia from Sydney Australia.  I  work part time in Finance so in my spare time I love to create and get as creative as I can!  Im a mum to two active boys and wife to a supportive guy, we live in a great city with beautiful beaches and lots of parks. I got inspired to start making and creating things after discovering craft blogs and the whole blogging community! What handmade product do you to sell on Etsy and what is the name of your shop?   The name of my Etsy shop is ‘Percival Road Designs’ and I make paper goods – collage style tags and cards, gift tags and toppers. I also make table decoration and favors for weddings and baby showers. I started selling supplies like ribbon, tape and bakers twine – love all that!  I also have a flea market section for paper ephemera and vintage books. Do you sell your work elsewhere?   I …

A Charming Idea!

This week’s Crafty Creations challenge is to use a CHARM on your projects.  I’ve glued a little dragonfly charm to mine.  I’m hosting and sponsoring this challenge so read on below to see how you can increase your chances of winning some extra images!  I’ve used my Hanging On panda image for my card sample today and used MMS to create the layout of the card, and to add the digital flowers too.  I tied a big  bow, glued on the dragonfly charm, and colored the image with copics. This week I am sponsoring our CRAFTY CREATIONS challenge with 3 digi IMAGES of the winner’s choice from  A CREATIVE NEED. (5 images if you’ve used one of mine on your winning creation) 30% OFF ALL IMAGES THIS WEEK!! Use code NEWDISCOUNT at checkout. You can use any image you like for the challenge, but if you win and have used one of my images, you will receive 5 free images instead of 3!  Don’t forget to use the discount code for 30% off if you …

Bear Hugs and New Images Available!

I made this card for a friend who could really use a hug, so I’m sending her bear hugs! This image is part of my new release today and available at  SQUIGGLEFLY  (artist -Deena Perreault) as of SATURDAY Jan. 14th!     This card was inspired by the MOJO MONDAY sketch and the color challenge from Paper and Such Design Blog. I love these colors!     A Creative Need ‘Polar Bear’ “Owl” and “Orchids”  are  also available at SQUIGGLEFLY as of SATURDAY JAN. 14th… along with a whole set of fabulous new releases from other artists!! Be sure to have a peek at them all at SQUIGGLEFLY. A Creative Need “Perched Owl” A Creative Need ‘Orchids’ All my images are available at A Creative Need Etsy too! Thanks so much for stopping by! I love hearing from you and hope you have a creative day!!  Deena 

Autumn Thank You

How was your Monday?  Aside from wrestling with a battery operated can opener for 20 minutes to A: get it to open the can  and when that failed…B: to get it to release from the can…which was also unsuccessful… my Monday was pretty good.    Seriously. I can laugh about it now…the opener is in the garbage along with the can it wouldn’t release itself from.  Yup. Modern Family meets Big Bang theory.  <grin> I made a card using a new image I drew…I promised you something more  in keeping with the season right?! A pumpkin bouquet  makes a lovely Thanksgiving table centerpiece!   I colored the Autumn floral arrangement with copics : R12, R14, YR68, E23, E31 E33, YG 93, YG95. The edges are inked with dried marigold Distress Ink. I’ve entered the CR84FN39 color challenge using YELLOW, BROWN, AND ORANGE. I’m also playing in the MAKE IT MONDAY  linky party (always anything goes) Would you like the image?   I’d love for you to have it!  Just click on the LINK below the image to …

Blue Bird

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS last night.   Jo (reddyisco) has many beautiful cards to take inspiration from!  I found one that I wanted  to case, but used a different stamp and colored it with copics.  The background embossing is done in the cuttlebug with the Floral screen folder.  I added a green edge punched panel in place of her ribbon and a button instead of a bow.  I’m so happy with how it turned out!  I really like this little Flourishes bird and branch together from the Home Tweet Home set. Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Deena

In Stitches!

Hello! The  Crafty Creations challenge this week is IN STITCHES!  We could choose to make our creations funny (as in, he had me in stitches, laughing! ) or we could sew on our cards.  Sadly, I don’t think I’m very good with either choice.  I decided to practice a few stitches with my mini sewing machine.   Four attempts later….here is my card! I have one short line of stitches down the side in white thread so it’s a little hard to see.  This was the straightest line of stitching I managed to get after 4 attempts.  I was trying to do more than just a single straight line…but it just wasn’t happening! I do think this little House Mouse stamp is adorable though!  I fluffed up the cotton ball that he is curled up on using some white flower soft.  He is colored with beige and pink Copic markers.  Wouldn’t this be cute for welcoming a new baby? Join us for the STITCHES challenge at Crafty Creations!  I’m sure you can outstitch me!! 🙂 Thanks …