Thursday, December 4, 2014

FFC45 - Winners Post

Well, we've come to the end of 2014 for Festive Friday! And what can we say - we're so thrilled that you've all played along through the year and we've absolutely loved seeing all your creations! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us! All of us here wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! 

Now to the hard part. Let's just say, it's clear that you like pink!!!  There were so many amazing cards! As always, it was a very hard decision but here they are:


Joni's card with the watercolored ornaments is simply gorgeous, clearly inspired by our photo, and shows a stunning use of watercolors. The sequins added the perfect hint of sparkle!  


We love that Bonnie stepped outside her usual style for this card!  Her inky background is a beautiful, perfect backdrop for her pretty poinsettia!

Kimberly's card is clearly inspired by the photo! We love the sentiment stamped ON the tree! This is a fresh, whimsical card!

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

Friday, November 28, 2014

FFC45 - Mid-challenge Inspiration!

We bring you a quick interruption of your Thanksgiving festivities to remind you that this (final for 2014) challenge will be ending on Wednesday night at midnight! Link up here.

ETA (Saturday, November 29): We are now adding Kay's cards for this challenge - they were inadvertently left off the posts previously - get ready for even more inspiration!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Festive Friday Challenge #45 - Nov 21 - Dec3

It's here! The final Festive Friday Challenge of 2014! This one will run until midnight on Wednesday, December 3, at which time you'll have all your Christmas cards done! Then you'll have the rest of the month to relax and get ready for the big day! No? Oh well, we can dream! 

We've got some big bold inspiration for you and yet another amazing Guest Designer - Nancy Penir from Artful Notions! Check it out!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

FFC44 - Winners Post

What a gorgeous gallery! We so enjoyed looking at and commenting on all your entries! Here are a few that stood out:


#20-Maria F.  We love the wood paper and clever, contrasting green and white die cut wreaths!



#28-We love Pam's bright & cheery traditional card!

 #37-Cherry's  gorgeous, upcycled, altered project shows that we love more than just cards!

Congratulations, ladies! Make sure you email Ardyth at for your blog badges. 

Join us here on Friday for our final 2015 Festive Friday challenge - it's gorgeous and you're going to love it!

Friday, November 14, 2014

FFC44 - Mid-challenge Inspiration

Here we are, back with some more inspiration and a reminder that this challenge will close at midnight on Wednesday. Click here to link up!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Festive Friday Challenge #44 - Nov 7-19

It's November and we're heading into the home stretch! Only 2 Festive Friday challenges left this year! We've got a gorgeous inspiration photo for you this week: 

AND, we're beyond thrilled that we've got yet another amazing Guest Designer, Marybeth Lopez, who has created a gorgeous card to help provide you with even more inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us, Marybeth!

This challenge runs until midnight on Wednesday, November 19. We can't wait to see how you're inspired!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

FFC43 - Winners' Post

The gallery's getting more full for each challenge as we count down to Christmas. It's getting more beautiful each week as well, if that's even possible! We love it when you make it tough for us! Thanks to all of you who linked up for this challenge! Here are 3 that caught our eye this week:


Amy's beautiful card is full of festive details and texture! We love the classic feel!


We love how the different red and white patterned papers Beth used really evoke the different gifts from the inspiration!

Kylie's clean, crisp card is still full of interest and it feels very festive!

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

Don't forget to join us for the new challenge -  FFC44 will be up at 12:30 am EST!