Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thanksgiving Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hi paper crafters! I'm Holly, your hostess for this happy holiday week. Thanks to all of you who shared your talent with us last week during the Pumpkin Pie challenge. And now that we've finished paper crafting along that tasty theme, I'm ready for some real pie this week - pumpkin or otherwise! What about you?

To get this special week going, I'd like to challenge you all with a photo inspiration challenge.

Design by Eddie Ross

This beautifully unique Thanksgiving table is far and away more fancy than ours will likely be for Thanksgiving but isn't it just gorgeous? Find some inspiration in it and create a Thanksgiving, Holiday or New Year's card or other paper project based on that inspiration. Make sure you include in your posting where your inspiration came from and how you incorporated it into your project.

Guest Designer - Audhild

Holly Kean - Kean On Paper

Sharon Wheet - Designs by Sharon
my inspiration came from the color scheme, 
the flowers, the napkins and the table cloth.

Lori Rider - The Diva Stamper
I took inspiration from the patterned tablecloth, the cream background, the golden bird on the table, and the black and blue accents.

Marjie Kemper - She Who Stamps & Scraps
I was inspired by the pattern on the tablecloth, and cut the sign and tags from grunge board that was embossed with the same pattern.

Vicki Burdick - It's a Stamp Thing
I was inspired by the colors, the gold accents, and the pumpkin floral centerpiece.

Wendy Janson - It's All About Stamping
I used the colors and the diamond pattern on the tablecloth as inspiration

Jennifer Rzasa - Our Change of Art
I was inspired by the tablecloth, and the gorgeous orange roses!

Tui Nathan - Stampin Time
My inspiration came from the tablecloth and the flowers



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Masculine Challenge Winner

Welcome back ... and a huge big thank you to everyone that played along with us in our Masculine challenge. We had a fantastic turnout and you definitely turned up the creative heat which were every bit impressive, creative and definitely masculine.
It was such a difficult decision to select our Top Talent for the week, but after much deliberation we are happy to announce Diane W of Dianes Rambles.

What is there not to love about this adorable card, and how cute is that gorgeous lil scarecrow. Everything about this card is fresh, bright and definitely not your traditional masculine colours ... yet it is unmistakably masculine! Diane's colouring is superb and combined with the paper piecing she really captures an adorably colourful little character. And, then to top off her detailing the addition of the raffia and a simple button embellishment, a lovely final touch! Oh, you may not have noticed, but this card is actually a pocket card - behind the main focal panel is the little pull out tag and a packet of seeds .... how divine!

Congratulations Diane on being the Top Talent pick at Our Creative Corner! Please feel free to grab the Top Talent badge to display on your blog!

Don't forget you still have time to play along in our current challenge which is the Pumpkin Pie challenge. It is open for 3 more days. The design team have posted a variety of inspiration pieces, and there are already dozens of entries posted.

This challenge is open through to midnight on Friday, November 18th. All are welcome... we can't wait to see what you create

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pumpkin/Pumpkin Pie Challenge

Welcome to Our Creative Corner's weekly challenge.  I'm Wendy Janson, your hostess for this week's challenge.  We want to thank all of you who participated in last week's masculine card challenge.  Masculine cards are usually a challenge for most crafters and there were some really great entries from you talented people!

We also want to welcome back Silke Ledlow, our guest designer for this week's challenge and a previous design team member for Our Creative Corner!  Welcome Silke and you're card is gorgeous as usual!  Also, congrats to your daughter!




CHALLENGE:  Who doesn't look forward to pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving?!  Well Thanksgiving is soon approaching and with the anticipation of pumpkin pie, the challenge this week is to create a project using pumpkins or the color pumpkin pie as the focal point or main color of your project!



Guest Designer - Silke Ledlow


Lori Rider - The Diva Stamper


Marjie Kemper - She Who Stamps & Scraps

Linda Coughlin -

Tui Nathan - Stampin Time

Wendy Janson - It's All About Stamping


Vicki Burdick- It's A Stamp Thing

Anne Marie Hile - Stampin' Anne 

Kristin Tierney - LilyBeth Boutique


Sharon Wheet - Designs by Sharon

Holly Kean - Kean on Paper




Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fancy Folds Challenge Winner

Welcome back ... a huge big thank you to everyone that played along with us in our Fancy Folds challenge. We had a fantastic turnout and your creations were every bit impressive, creative and totally fancy. Thank you also to those of you who kindly shared your links and tutorials!
It was such a difficult decision to select our Top Talent for the week, but after much deliberation we are happy to announce Michele Spera of Magical Creative Inspiration by Michele Spera.

What an "awesome" centre step card this is, not only does this fold highlight and feature a beautifully coloured image, but how adorable is this little guy all dressed up and ready to do battle - Michele's colouring is superb and she really captures the highlights and lowlights in the image. I also admire all the patterned papers she has used, what a great array of colours, patterns and layers, which all complement and add interest wonderfully. Congratulations Michele on being selected for the Top Talent Award - please feel free to display our badge on your blog.

Don't forget you still have time to play along in our current challenge which is to create a masculine card. It is open for 3 more days. The design team have posted a variety of inspiration pieces, and there are already dozens of entries posted.

This challenge is open through to midnight on Friday, November 11th. All are welcome... we can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Masculine Card/Project

Happy Saturday and welcome back to another challenge week. Thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun last week with our Fancy Folds challenge, you certainly turned up the heat and created some fabulous cards and projects. Stay tuned for the the winners announcement on Wednesday.

Hi, it's Tui here and I am delighted to be hosting this weeks challenge with you again. Masculine cards are the type of cards I have the most difficulty with, therefore my challenge is to create a masculine card or project. However, if you would like a real challenge and to step up the heat a bit try creating a masculine card .... using .... non-traditional masculine colours - plus, any neutrals of your choice.

Tip: Think about using textures, plaid, checks, stripes, argyle, stamped images and sentiments also brads, grommetts, twine, string, burlap, then add the colour - think yellows, oranges, pinks, purples, reds, pastels, and finally add in your neutral. Be creative and have fun!

Lets see what our fabulous Guest Designer and Design Team have in store for your creative pleasure!


Guest Designer - Lin Brandyberry



Tui Nathan - Stampin Time



Marjie Kemper - She Who Stamps & Scraps




Vicki Burdick-It's a Stamp Thing




Lori Rider - The Diva Stamper



Jennifer Rzasa - Our Change of Art





Designed by Jennifer Meyer




Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie



Anne Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne



Sharon Wheet - Designs by Sharon









Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fabulous Faces Winner

Wednesday is Winner's Day and time for another Top Talent Award. Thanks to all who participated last week! We're delighted to pass the crown to Jorunn for her stunning entry into our Fabulous Faces challenge.

We loved Jorunn's eye for color and how she embellished her card to flatter the featured face. Her flowers, feather, and lace all drew our attention to her beautiful image. Congratulations, Jorunn! Please take our Top Talent Award button from the sidebar for your blog.

The current challenge is to include fancy folds on a project, and it's open for 3 more days. The design team has posted a variety of inspiration pieces, and there are already dozens of entries posted.

This challenge is open through midnight on Friday, November 4th. All are welcome... we can't wait to see what you create!