Friday, August 1, 2014

Festive Friday Challenge #37 (August 1 - 13)

As promised, here we are with our next inspiration photo for Festive Friday Challenge #37:

And as a special treat and for extra inspiration , this week we have a guest designer! We're thrilled to welcome Julia Aston who has made this adorable card based on the inspiration photo using a number of different stamp sets:

And from the rest of the design team:

Link up below before the deadline at midnight on Wednesday, August 13.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

FFC36 - Winners Post

It's almost time for our next challenge! Make sure you come back tomorrow to see our new inspiration photo and our DT members' cards!

But before that happens, we need to announce the winner and shout outs from FFC36!

Our winner was

 Pam A

We loved the pretty shimmer and embossing that makes this card so elegant!

And Shout-outs go to:


Myrna's use of various colours, images and techniques came together beautifully!


Darnell's card is full of lovely texture and pops of colour!

Congratulations ladies! Please email Ardyth at to get your blog badges!

See you tomorrow!

Friday, July 25, 2014

FFC36 - Mid-challenge inspiration

We're back with some mid-challenge inspiration! Don't forget to link up here before midnight (EDT) on Wednesday!

Here's the inspiration:

And here are the DT cards:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Festive Friday Challenge 36 (FFC#36)

It's time for the next challenge! Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Meredith has given us yet another wonderful inspiration photo that is mostly white, but it has so many details that will provide you with tons of ideas and directions to go in! Here's how our DT members interpreted the photo:


Link up below before the deadline at midnight on Wednesday, July 30.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

FFC35 - Winners Post

Here we are, back with the winners' post for Challenge #35! So many beautiful cards to choose from! Congratulations to these 3 ladies! We're so thrilled that you all play along with us and share your creativity and talent! Don't forget to drop by tomorrow - the next challenge will be here!


Runners Up:


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Farewell...

Hello there Festive Fans!

I'm taking over the blog from Ardyth briefly, and interrupting this weeks challenge... I hope you don't mind!

I'm sneaking in today to say goodbye to one of our designers, and my good friend Sarah. As we all can appreciate, life with families and little ones can get hectic, and so Sarah has decided to take a step back and concentrate on her private life at home. Of course I can relate!

When I first had the idea to turn this weekly post of mine into a challenge, I approached friends and designers whose work I was constantly inspired by,  feeling like it was such a long shot that they might even consider doing this with me. When Sarah agreed to join the team, I felt so honored... and maybe even a little surprised!

I have been ever grateful to have the opportunity to work with her on this team, and to have her beautiful creations contribute to our posts every week. She is the sweetest person, a great support and so incredibly talented... How lucky I am to call her a friend!

For now, we won't be replacing Sarah. We've got lots of talented designers to keep you inspired, but I'm sure you'd agree she will be missed and a difficult void to fill!

You still have a few hours to join in the current challenge, and a brand new one is coming your way on Friday so make sure you check back with us for that!

I leave you with Ardyth and the girls again, who are doing an amazing job of keeping things going while I continue to drown under renovations...

Happy Holiday-ing!

Friday, July 11, 2014

FFC35 - Mid-Challenge Inspiration

Time for some mid-challenge inspiration! Here's a reminder of the inspiration photo for the current challenge and some more inspiration from the members of the DT. Link up here before Wednesday, July 14.