All posts tagged: holidays

A piece of Montreal

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 …

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

Christmas Challenge Inspiration

A few more CAS CHRISTMAS cards,  from a couple of our lovely ACN ladies for our challenge this month. Aren’t they beautiful? Gail has embossed her layers which has huge impact on a CAS card, and Kren has used  color and pattern while keeping embellishments to a minimum to maximize visual interest in her CAS card! GAIL using Vintage Christmas Stocking KREN using Holiday Door and I’ve made a CAS card with my vintage style SANTA adding a simple punched border… Come join in our CAS Christmas challenge! And don’t forget you can pick up your FREE DIGI IMAGE HERE. Have fun crafting and enjoy the Holiday Season!! Hugs, and happiness to you and your families, 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

Christmas Morning Scrap Page

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

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!! 

November Inspiration

Our November challenge is already under way and today I want to show you some images now available in my A Creative Need ETSY shop and share some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing! BELLS AND HOLLY is a fun image to help you decorate for the Holidays!  LISA has kindly made this beautiful Christmas candy box for your inspiration!  Wouldn’t this be a sweet hostess gift during the Holidays? I made this TAG adding lots of glitter and shine… SPRIG Of HOLLY is another image available for the season… and LISA made this lovely pin for her coat using it! Come join us for the November CHALLENGE # 13: ”RIBBONS OR BUTTONS ”  and don’t forget that we have a new FREEBIE up for grabs! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Can You Digi It? New Images

Have you seen some of my newest images at Can You Digi It? ?   Don’t forget to leave out  SANTA’S SNACKS on Christmas Eve! and don’t forget to fill their VINTAGE STOCKING WITH GIFTS… and be sure to invite your friends and family to come through your HOLIDAY DOOR on Christmas day!   Just click on the links to go directly to Can You Digit It? if you would like a closer look!   Happy Holidays everyone! 

Cricut Cut Teacup Gift Holder

Hi friends, This post is for you CRICUT lovers!  A cheery little cup of tea for the holidays! You’ll find this project in the  Cricut Craft Room Project Center and you can download the cut file for free!  All the detailed instructions are there too. (Accent Essentials and A Child’s Year cartridges used for this project)  This is so simple and quick to make for those last minute little gifts for friends and family, teachers, and neighbors. Plenty of room on the back to write a thoughtful sentiment too!  It can easily hold a gift card instead of the two teabags if you prefer!  What I love about this little cup is that it stands on it’s own thanks to the ‘saucer’ under it!  Let me know what you think of this project and I’d love to know if you try it too! Have a creative day! Deena

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house  Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;  The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,  In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;  The children were nestled all snug in their beds,  While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; excerpt of poem by  Clement Clarke Moore, or possibly, as the claim has also been made, Henry Livingston, Jr. The Challenges that helped me make this  card: Simon Says Stamp Challenge: photo inspiration (stockings) For Your Inspiration: photo inspiration (colors) The Stamping Boutique– Christmas no traditional colors Paper Crafting Journey– Christmas Celebrate the Occasion– Christmas no green Cute Card Thursday– Anything goes Make it Mondays– always anything goes linky comment party! I have some NEW IMAGES available !  I am so excited about these as I was so in the Christmas spirit when I drew them!   I really hope you like them too. The first is my new image “All snug in their Beds”  that I’ve used in my card above.  I …