Friday, August 29, 2014

Festive Friday Challenge #39 (August 29 - September 10)

And here we are, back with Challenge #39 - lots of texture in this one! 

We are thrilled to have Pam Allen as our Guest Designer for this challenge and we can't wait to see how you interpret the inspiration photo!

Guest Designer: Pam Allen

Thursday, August 28, 2014

FFC38 - Winners' Post

Wow! I admit that I thought that the black-white-craft colour scheme would make this a difficult challenge, but you all proved me wrong! What an amazing gallery - every single card was festive and inspiring!  Once again, we had a very, very difficult time choosing just 3 cards to highlight, but here they are:


Pam Sparks: We loved Pam's use of die cuts to make this festive, dramatic card!


Nancy Penir: The plaid background and stitched 'cookies' were a fun, cozy take on the inspiration.

Robyn: The simple, modern tree and snowflake pattern are the perfect backround for Robyn's punny sentiment!

Congratulations ladies - please email Ardyth at for your blog badges!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow - FFC39 will be here waiting for you!

Friday, August 22, 2014

FFC38 - Mid-challenge Inspiration!

Wow, you have all been inspired in such amazing ways with this graphic inspiration photo! We've so enjoyed seeing your creations!

We're back with some more inspiration and a reminder that the deadline is Wednesday at midnight.



Friday, August 15, 2014

Festive Friday Challenge 38 - (August 15 - 27)

Did you know there's only 131 days until Christmas?! What better reason to play along with our challenges - come Thanksgiving (end of November), you'll be smiling with your cards all finished - no panic in sight!

We're thrilled once again to have a Guest Designer for this challenge. Maureen makes gorgeous, elegant cards with lots of detail and texture and she loves to play with us here at Festive Friday! Welcome Maureen - thank so much for joining us!

Here's our inspiration for this challenge:

Now, black, white and kraft may not be the first colours that pop into your mind when you think of Christmas, but there are lots of elements in this photo to inspire you! Take a look at what the Design Team did with them.

To play along, link up below before midnight on Wednesday, August 27. We can't wait to see where this inspiration takes you!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

FFC37 - Winner Post

It's that time again - here are the winner and shout-outs for Challenge # 37! It's always so difficult to choose - you're all so talented and creative! We can't wait to see you back here tomorrow for Challenge #38!


Laurie's classic image, highlighted with traditional colours captured the feeling of the photo perfectly!


Ellen's whimsical card is fun, clean and conveys a feeling of excitement that is perfect for Christmas!

Pam's abstract take on this challenge shows us the wonder of Christmas!

Congratulations, ladies! Please email Ardyth at for your blog badges!

Friday, August 8, 2014

FFC37 - Mid-challenge Inspiration!

Just a quick reminder that the deadline for this challenge is on Wednesday, August 13 at midnight (EDT). Link your cards up here. 

We've got some more inspiration for you, too!

Inspiration Photo

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.