All posts tagged: stamping


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 …

A Photo Inspiration Challenge

Crafty Creations Challenge this week is a PHOTO INSPIRATION challenge that my teammate Bernie suggested!  It’s a lovely festive photo that inspired me to use the colors and celebratory theme in my card. Here’s what I was inspired to make…I also used two types of RIBBON  to qualify for the Crafter’s Cafe Challenge! It runs all month long, so check it out! I used a Unity stamp colored with copics,  a Kaiser craft sentiment and some lovely new Echo Park Springtime paper.  I added the sheer wired ribbon for embellishment. Come join us at Crafty Creations for this week’s challenge! Thanks for stopping by;  it’s great to see you here and I am so happy to be finding some time (and being inspired) to craft!! Hugs, Deena

New Images and a Challenge

Anyone up for a little CHALLENGE? How about we make some Valentine cards?  Easy right?? You can use my current digital freebie ( SEE top of blog Digital Stamp Freebies), or use any other  image that you want.  If you do use  an A Creative Need digital stamp image, your entry will count as two!  I will have a random pick draw for the WINNER on FEBRUARY 14th and the winner will receive their choice of… Any 3 digital stamp images from my A Creative Need shop. CHALLENGE: Your card/creation should have at least 3 hearts and a ribbon on it!    ‘Love Birds’  Link your entries by Feb 23rd 11:59pm est. Powered by Linky Tools Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list. Now on to my card for today!   I made a CAS card using my new  ‘COUNTRY HEART CHAIR’  image.   These NEW  IMAGES are available as of today at SQUIGGLEFLY and A CREATIVE NEED… A chair can have so much ‘character’ and charm don’t you think?  They are so appealing to …

Spring Tags

This little bird and sentiment are Flourishes stamps, stamped in vintage photo ink on soft blue card stock.  The edges are sponged as well for a vintage inspired look.  They are strung with paper cord in a dark chocolate. The Easter tags below are stamped  with Stampin’ Up! stamps on vanilla cardstock with rich cocoa ink and sponged around the edges with Ranger Distress broken china ink. The sun is out but it’s still quite cold here in Montreal…I’m so looking forward to warmer Spring days! Thanks so much for stopping by!  You know I enjoy your company! 😉 Deena

Sweet Friend

Let me share a few of my favourite things… CAS CARDS– clean and simple designs! RIBBON–  Ribbon can add style to any card! Bows can be formal, prim and proper, whimsical, tied up tight, or free and flowing; there is a ribbon for every design. STAMPS– I enjoy many styles of stamps, but one of my absolute favourites and go to styles is FLOURISHES!  Easy to color and shade because of their tremendous attention to detail and lines…always beautiful and original…I love ’em!! TEXTURED CARDSTOCK– Texture adds richness and depth to your designs, so when I’m making a card with limited elements I like to let the card stock shine! If I want super texture, I emboss! (Swiss dots is still my favourite cuttlebug folder) COPICS–  Once I decided to give these a try, I could not go back to anything else.  Other markers are not the same, if you enjoy coloring…indulge…they’re worth it!! UNEXPECTED and INEXPENSIVE elements- On the card below I added a cut dollar store  paper doily as an accent.  I saved …

Primarily Masculine Birthday

This was made for my own challenge to make a birthday card using light bright primary colors.  I had a hunch that these colors would work well for  a more masculine birthday card.  After all, most men are just boys in man sized bodies! 😉  They are kids at heart! I used this multi stripe dp from Cosmo Cricket called GET HAPPY. I stamped the VOILA! chef from SU!, colored his cuffs, pants and necktie in bright colors, and popped up his chef’s hat on dimensional foam dots.   The sentiment says “Happy Birthday” in french.  I added two black brads and voila!  What do you think?  Does it work for a masculine birthday? Show me how you use your primary colors on a birthday card and leave me a link in this CHALLENGE POST ! Have a creative day everyone! Deena

A Birthday in full Bloom

Birthday blossoms in the shape of a cake!  This cute stamp is an oldie but a goody from MFT You Take the Cake set.  I stamped the background in Rich Razzleberry with a flower stamp from SU! Live Like You Mean it! set.   The “Bonne Fete” birthday greeting is from Bonnidee stamps.  I cased this lovely card HERE from the SCS featured stamper.  Of course I changed things…flipped the sketch, changed the colors and used different stamps, and a different border punch.  I used my Cricut to cut the frame. Hope you like it! It was a busy weekend with my  Son’s 9th birthday party on Sunday.  He had a great day for his pool party! We were so happy, because it rained for three days leading up to it!  We couldn’t have had a better day; it was hot, sunny and perfect. Thanks for stopping by, and have a creative day! Deena


My neighbor’s daughter who has been my boy’s sitter for over 4 years,  has been accepted into Vanier College here in Montreal. We’ve known her since she was 3 and we are all so proud of her!! I made her this congratulatory card in these color challenge colors from SCS.  I know she’ll love them; they are so “her”!! 🙂 Our theme this week at Crafty Creations is ‘congratulation/achievements’.  I’d love for you to come join in the challenge!  This week’s  sponsor is Wink Wink Ink!! I’ve also used the Simon Says Stamp sketch for their challenge this week. I love it! Stamps: Kolette Hall, Paper: Stampin’ Up! razzleberry lemonade, razzleberry cs, white cs Ink: Distress dried Marigold, rich razzleberry, Accessories: yellow buttons, cricut flowers Accent Essentials Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a creative day!! Deena

Frosted Window Technique

I hope all you Mom’s out there are having a great day!! My boys brought me breakfast in bed!  Their Daddy had made fresh strawberry pancakes, coffee and orange juice  and they brought it to me with big grins after letting me sleep in until 10am!  I got some sweet cards and kisses too! I am getting some “quiet time” to myself now and thought I’d post the card I made last night… I was inspired to make this after visiting Allee’s gallery.  She is the reigning queen for the Queen for the Day game on SCS.  If you would like to join in on the fun and games and honor Lynn as QFTD08 the SCS forum link is HERE. I used this “frosted window” technique that I first heard of at Toy’s Haven.  Holly came up with this technique and made a gorgeous floral card for the technique challenge she made it for,  so be sure to have a look! Here’s what I did (slightly different from Holly’s, because I used two different stamps …

Flourishes Vintage Style

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge is asking us to bring our “vintage style” to the table!  For some reason, I reach for vanilla, or yellow when i think “vintage”.   So this is how I interpreted this vintage challenge… Everything is distressed and sponged using  Tim Holtz Distress Tea dye ink.  I even sponged some tea dye ink on the lace ribbon, which gave it a nice tattered look, that I like.  The button is mother of pearl from my stash of vintage findings that an antique shop owner had given me years ago.  I cut the bird and frame with my cricut and Home Decor cartridge at 2 inches and sponged it too. Stamps: The sentiment and corner flourish is from Flourishes Timeless Quotes set. Ink: Distress ink tea dye paper: Basic Grey Nook and Pantry, vanilla cardstock Accessories: vintage button, cream lace ribbon, distress tool, Cricut, home decor cartridge Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Have a great weekend! Deena