Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Love is In The Air - STAMP-N-DOODLE

We're still promoting romance at STAMP-N-DOODLE!  Isn't this image just adorable?  Some projects are just fun to create and this was one for me.  I decided that a lot of flowers and lace, etc., would be a distraction from the simple innocence of the image.This challenge called for some embossing, but I did not like any of the embossing I tried because, again, I felt they took attention away from the mage..  So in the end I just embossed my sentiment.  The oval panel is also embossed around the edges.

Come BLOG A DOODLE with us!

As always, some lucky crafter will win this adorable image by leaving a comment on this site!
Thanks for looking!  I hope I will see your design in the challenge!  Chana

Thursday, February 23, 2012



This adorable image is from A Day For Daisies!
The Design Challenge winner will receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate. 
2nd Place Winner Design Challenge - $25.00 Gift Certificate

This is Family and Friends February Color Challenge


Here are the Rules
1.  Remember to link directly to your POST.  The InLinkz Tool is at the bottom of this post.

2. You may submit as many designs as you like, but only one will be considered for the prizes.

3.  There will be one Grand Prize Winner and two runners-up.  And the judges may award additional    "Honorable Mention" prizes (up to 2)

4.  Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be awarded to another contestant.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Friendship's Garden- Color Challenge

Hi, Cardies!  This week at Friendship's Garden we have color challenge to help keep those mojo juices running.  We would like for you to create a birthday card using the colors in the Pinterest inspiration photo!  Just Remember "NO STAMPING" except for your Sentiment.  You can use digis, but they must be pre-colored! Here is your inspiration

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Digital Image Puppy Love by STAMP-N-DOODLE

This is my first post for my new design team over at STAMP-N-DOODLE
I thought this images was just too adorable! 

This is my first week with STAMP-N-DOODLE and there are three other new members: ANGELA, BETH and QADIRAH . It is kinda nice not being the only newbie on the block.  And, Beth and I are Teammates on another challenge blog, so it was nice to see a familiar face.

Our NEW CHALLENGE this week is to use LACE AND FLOWERS on your creation. 
You have until 11:59pm EST on Monday, Feb. 27 to enter our LACE AND FLOWERS Challenge. Of course, we would love to see you use a STAMP-N-DOODLE image on your creation, but you are not required to use one to join us. Come have some fun and a chance to win a digi from STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP!

Just a reminder of our 25% off DIGI OF THE MONTH happening right now at STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP. Our February image will be featured all month at SPECIAL SAVINGS, so go check it out:) If you haven't visited our SHOP yet, make sure you cruise on over to STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP - Lynne has so many wonderful digi and rubber stamped images as well as her FABULOUS line of Crafts U Print items and NEW ITEMS being added all the time! Also, make sure you check out the work of our FABULOUS NEW Tutorial DT members at THE LEARNING CENTER part of the shop.

Monday, February 20, 2012


Recipe Challenge - Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Cardies, if you like Recipe Challenges, then we have a great one for you at The Outlawz.  THE RECIPE

2 Papers
 Purple, Brown/Swiss Dots, and Pinkish Purple

2 Embellishments 
Two flowers, One Brad, One Diecut

1 Ribbon
I was so good, I only used one ribbon.

The base cardstock looks black on the monitor I'm using this morning, but it is actually a very pretty color called Bagdad Brown.

Remember, you have to use at least the number of items called for in the recipe, but like any good cook, please feel free to season to your taste.

I found the sketch I used for this card in Paper Craft Magazine.

Thanks for stopping by!  Chana

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fairy Dust

Digital Image is By A Day For Daisies

Hi, Cardies!  Isn't this little pixie just adorable!  This is my second DT card for the Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.  Our sponsor this month is A Day For Dasies!  We would love to see your creation!  Rember this is a color challenge and the colors are: Purple, Red, and Pink. 

After you post your entry, take some tmie to check out the Crafter's Cafe site.  There are numerous design groups and almost all are currently running challenges.  You may find another challenge that is perfect for your entry.   Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Piece of Cake

Hello, Cardies!  I must apologize, I totally forgot to snip the little connectors on the flourish and once it was stuck to the paper, it was impossible to remove without damage, so!! 

The Beautiful "Cake" Digi  available at Guylou's Inimitability. 

You can win this digi by leaving a comment on this posting. 
Carla S and Sheila H are the winner's for "You Are So Not My Sweetheart" and will receive a gift certificate for "Pirate Bear" from Guylou's!  Thanks for stopping by, ladies!

Now on to this week's challenge at Guylou's Inimitability. This time our challenge is about being Girly Girly!Brenda is challenging us to use lace and pearls on our project.

A winner will selected randomly and will win:
1. A $10.00 gift certificate from Guylou's online store
2. and the winner will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges.

You can enter only one project per challenge, but if you use a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp, your project will count for two entries. If you don't have one of her digistamps and your budget is tight; please check her online store where several freebies are available.

You will have until March 1st, 10:00 pm (EST or click here to find out the corresponding time where you are) to enter your cards or project/s .. One entry per participant, please. Be sure to add the link to your entry and not your whole blog as this makes it much easier on the team to find your creations. Thanks for participating!

Monday, February 13, 2012

G-d's Promise

Digital Images by Robert Jackson

Hello, Cardies!  The theme  for the Greeting Challenge at Outlawz this week is "Find A Rainbow"! 
 I know we will see some pretty marvelous creations from our members.  I had two Robert Jackson digis  I thought would be perfect for this theme.  I combined the two images in photoshop and then chalked in a pastel rainbow.  I used a Memory Box Cloud Die to cut out the sentiment.
  This is a very simple card, but for the moment it is the favorite card in my studio!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Top Ten Reason

Case Study Challenge #77

Well, here's another submission to the Case Study Challenge!  I tried to stay as true to the Muse's design as I could with the embellishements I had on hand.  I really like this card...
it makes me think of chocolate!!!

Here is the project by Karola Witczak

If you are looking for the COLOR CHALLENGE, Please SCROLL DOWN!  Thanks!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I'm Doing Fine On Cloud 9 - "It's A Love Thing"


Thanks, Michelle, for  the wonderful images given to the DT for the hop!!
Hello, Cardies, so glad you hopped inTO ENTER A PROJECT IN THE COLOR CHALLENGE, SCROLL UP,  BUT, after you have posted your project, come back here and join the hop!  Start the challenge at Friendship's Garden Challenge  and follow the links.  If you are coming from Ciska's Blog, then you are on track and closing in on the finish!  Leave a comment here and then go on to Carolyn's Blog and leave a comment there!  Remember each comment is another chance to win!  
My Blog Give Aways
All New Followers (Who Join during the HOP) - Gift Certificate for digi from
Robert Jackson or Guylou's Inimitability
Random Drawing from Comments   $10.00 Oozak Gift Certificate

And, if all of this is not enough to get your mojo going, remember, at Friendship's Garden we are still running our regular challenge.  That means you have an additional opportunity to win a GC from Tattered Angels.

In case you got lost along the way, here is the order of the hop!

Friendship's Garden Challenge Blog (If you did not start here go back and Please read the rules at FGCB)

Chana  - You are here!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Make A Wish!

Hello, Cardies!  For the past few months, I have been so busy with Design Team Challenges that I haven't had time to make a card just for fun!  I had fun making this one and I plan to submit it to the Case Study Challenge Blog for their current challenge. 

If you are looking for the Color Challenge, Scroll down!

Deets:  Neenah Papers Classic Crest Baronial Ivory;  Authentique Free Bird Series - Comfort & Familiar; Memory Box Die "Quinn Flourish"; Prima Flowers, Prima Lace; misc. charms.  Stick pin:  Made by yours truly; Tim Holtz Photo Corners.

Friday, February 3, 2012

WINNERS!! Blogaversary and Color Challenge

tineke triggs contemporary bedroom

Carla S. - $100.00 Gift Certificate!!

Show Me Something Sweet Color Challenge!
We have our WINNERS!!
Congratulations To:

1st Place
Alice B.  - $25.00 E-Certificate to Oozak
2nd Place
Theresa G. - $10.00 Gift Certificate - Ellen Hutson
3rd Place
Tia B. - $10.00 Gift Certificate - Robert Jackson
Honorable Mention
Beebeebabs - $5.00 Gift Certificate - Guylou's Inimitability.

Thanks so much to all the participants!  Your cards were wonderful!  We will start a new color challenge on Monday, February 6, 2012.  Look forward to seeing you there!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

You Are So NOT My Sweetheart!


Oh, come on, Cardies!  Admit that you are already tired of looking at red and white cards; walking into the local CVS or Rite Aid and seeing those tacky red boxes of chocolate candy!    Well, guess what?  This challenge is not about any of that!  You are ready for something different.
Kim is challenging us to make a card or project for someone other than your significant other and it must include black! Let's have fun with this challenge. 

Here is my project to help inspire you.  I made this card for my grandson's 1st grade teacher!

I just love this little bear!  He is one of the new releases at Guylou's Inimitability!  And guess what?  You could win this digi!  Just leave a comment containing the words "So Not My Sweetheart!"  There will be three lucky winners!

Now, here is the information for the challenge at Guylou's Inimitability
You have until 10:00pm on February 16th to link your project to the InLinkz at the end of Guylou's post. Please make sure your project matches the requirements before you link it.
One entry per participant.
Make sure you link back to your project url ...not your blog url!
A winner will selected randomly and will win:
1. A $10.00 gift certificate from Guylou's online store
2. and the winner will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges.
You can enter only one project per challenge, but if you use a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp, your project will count for two entries. If you don't have one of her digistamps and your budget is tight; please check her online store where several freebies are available.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - A Day For Daisies

Hello, Cardies!!! Today I am delighted to annouce my selection to the Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog Design Team!   Okay, so to start things off, our wonderful sponsor, A Day for Daisies, provided some fantastic, fun digis for our first design challenge. I chose to use "Butterfly Friends" in my design and this cool stand up banner that I learned about in a recent CAS class.  So make sure you READ THE RULES AND THEN click the link Crafter's Cafe Blog Challenge.  I look foward to seeing you there!

Crafter's Cafe Design Team Reveal - Color Challenge Sponsored by A Day For Daisies
Challenge Colors: Purple, Pink, Red

Deets:  Digital Image: Butterfly Friends by A Day For Daisies; Cardstock: Neenah Classic Linen Solar White, Neenah Classic Linen Red Pepper, DCWV Nana's Kids; Bazzill Purple; Die Cuts: Memory Box Cupid Heart and Spellbinders Classic Heart, Sentiment: Hampton Arts "We Make A Great Pair" clear stamps. 

CCCB's Challenge Rules
Please follow these guidelines.
·You MUST follow The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog. http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com
·You can enter just ONCE.
·You need to stay with the current theme. You can create any project you like, card, ATC, tags, layouts, mixed–media, altered art, vintage, etc.
·You MUST link your entry to your actual entry blog post or gallery, not your entire blog, with mention of and link to The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog.
·You will also need to HAVE FUN! That’s what we are here for!
If you do not honor these guidelines, you entry will be disqualified. We will use the “random generator” for the drawing and “InLinkz” for your entries.
(If you are looking for the CARD-D-OLOGY Challenge, scroll down) .