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.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Festive Friday Challenge #35 - (FFC35)

Happy 4th of July to our American friends! And a belated Happy Canada Day to our Canadian friends! Wow! It's been a week of celebration. But let's not forget that big celebration that gets closer each day! By joining us at Festive Friday, you'll have a stash of Christmas cards to get you through the season while others are frantically making (or, gasp! buying) their cards! lol! We have yet another beautiful inspiration photo for you this week:

Here's how our DT members were inspired:

We can't wait to see how you interpret this inspiration! Link up below before midnight on Wednesday, July 16.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

FFC34 - Winners Post

It's been a challenge of glittery goodness - so many beautiful creations! We always have a hard time choosing favourites from all the gorgeousness in the gallery, but here are 3 we thought really stood out! We're so glad you all linked up!


Kimberley M - we love the delicate detail with the embossed wreath and the soft subtle pops of colour on the pearls she used. 

Shout Outs:

Nancy Thomas - we love Nancy's use of embellishments on her card. The whimsical feel is perfect!

Laurie - The white on white is stunning and the intricacy of the die cuts mirror the tree intricacies perfectly.

Congratulations ladies! Email Ardyth at to receive your blog badges.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow when we'll have a new challenge for you!