vendredi 5 décembre 2014

IT'S SNOW TIME AGAIN AT A CREATIVE NEED CHALLENGE FOR DECEMBER

Greeetings to all,

Guess I am in a festive mood today. Snow started falling on wednesday night but it melted a bit. What with the warmer temps' and then it gets cold again. Anyway, we didn't let that stop us at A CREATIVE NEED CHALLENGE for December is snow time for us Quebecois anyway. He, he, he!

So take out your cardstock, be it white, kraft, design papers and tear them up to make beautiful snow scapes.Or use your punches, I used a blue die snowflake I had in my stash to embellish the already cool image from Deena's beautiful mind, it's simply called SNOW HAPPY. And doesn't it make you smile just looking at the sweet expression on this child's face.

Finally, I used white puffy paint to make a whirlwind of a snowstorm scene in my second card. I love the little punched circles I added with foam tape to give them a little depth. The idea is to create a snow scene, right.
So there you go,
have fun
and keep well.

Peggyxo

mardi 11 novembre 2014

A DAY FOR DAISIES AUTUMN CHALLENGE 108

Hello everyone,

I made this card for the a day for daisies challenge 108 krafty tags, but first for Sarah Selecky. She is a beautiful person, talented writer and even a more a woman with a generous heart and knows how to use it and her talents to encourage writers in any stages of their career. I experiences her kindness since last june of this year. A very sweet friend Pat had sent me the link to an online writing class she offers to the world on the web.  (Story is a state of mind)So I joined and you can read about here on my writing blog; AS I WRITE I BREATHE I still find it very hard to write and share with the whole world but I am getting there. I have notebooks filled with stories waiting to be shared. 

Anywho I should go on about the card I sent to her this morning. I thought Autumn blessings was just the right kind of sentiment for what my heart needed to share with this beautiful person.

I also want to thank Tammy for such beautiful images and Arielle of course for the sentiment.

I wish you all a magnificient day.

Kindly, Peggyxo

vendredi 7 novembre 2014

BUTTON UP FOR NOVEMBER ACN CHALLENGE

Hello to all,

I have just so excited to show you
 Deena's  new digital image Gnome and deer 
 for the Christmas holidays.
 It's so cool isn't it. It is inspired by the Sweedish Santa
 and I know just who to send it too. 

With the chills of winter nearing, we do feel it here
in the Montreal and northern areas of
our beautiful province of Quebec.
So I guess that is what inspired Deena this challenge.
Because the first thing we Quebecers do before
walking outside is
BUTTON UP.

So go ahead and use buttons anyway you want, be sure to have fun
while playing. I used a vintage looking button done up with a simple 
loose knot I made. 

Hope you like it.
Join us will you, we are always here at:
Of course, there is always amazing images to
be won.

I also used Karen's sketch from 

Have a beautiful day!
Peggyxo

jeudi 9 octobre 2014

SWEET BABY GIRL BIRTHDAY


Hello,

Just wanted to add this little birthday I card I created using a precious image from Mo Manning's. I had this one colored in for a while and thought it would be perfect for my youngest grand-daughter who turned 2 yesterday. Yeah, time flies.

I used a sentiment I had printed out a while ago too and the sketch is from Sweet sunday sketch from sept 28. So glad I got to finish it up before she got here, she love the card sooo much and we, her.

Thanks for stopping by,

Peggyxo

mardi 7 octobre 2014

A CREATIVE NEED OCTOBER CHALLENGE

YELLOW & ORANGE JUST LIKE AUTUMN
Hello to all, yes I know I'm a bit late to post my card for the ACN Challenge this week. Computer was down and now with the help of my son the genius again, I recup'd everything I thought I had lost. 

So on to this month's challenge: Deena has beautiful images as always for this month's Yellow & orange challenge. So join in and get a freebie and a chance to win some of her beautiful images. 

Thank you all for looking and have a beautiful fruitful day!

Peggyxo

vendredi 5 septembre 2014

TEXTURED CARDS FOR SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE ON A CREATIVE NEED

FUNKY TEXTURED CARD FOR A TRUE FRIEND



Hello to all,

Yes, I have been a busy the past months. I am writing more, exercising more, reading more, even went out on labor day week-end to see more whales and yes I have been eating more....what? Well that is another topic alltogether. :) 
I just love Deena's september challenge this month (as always) it's all about textures and patterns. Whoo, did I have fun with this one. I added a little textured frame for my sentiment that has been on my craft table for a while, so I'm happy I did and it makes imy card look even funkyer!

If you all want to play along come here to  a creative need challenge blog and just go where your whimsical self will take you. I did and it felt soooo good.

There are some images to be won and of course a beautiful gallery to admire.

I did use  Jen Cochran (Fattire7) card as inspiration for mine, in honor of her becoming the new hostess for the QUEEN FOR THE DAY challenge as our sweet Trish is retiring. Thank you both for your commitment and I hope I can play along as often as possible.

Have a beautiful week-end will see you all in blogland.

Peggyxo

lundi 21 juillet 2014

TRAVELING THIS SUMMER A CREATIVE NEED CHALLENGE #21



Hello to all,

I am so glad I could join this week in the A creative need challenge. My printer was out because we had a power outage a few weeks back and my sweet son was out of town and could not help with the solution. See, unlike him, I wasn't born with a computer mouse in my hand. How does that song go again...times, they are a changing. :)

Anywho, this week is still about vacations, holidays, traveling and we also are planning on traveling too, but don't know exactly when though. But traveling is part of a good summer holiday for alot of us and when you do, drive safe and be sure to have good sing along songs they seem to make the trips shorter somehow.

Join us all won't you, we always enjoy your company at
A CREATIVE NEED .

Thank you for stopping by, Peggyxo

mardi 10 juin 2014

A DAY FOR DAISIES GETTING CRAFTY & QUEEN FOR THE DAY ON SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS



Hello to all, 

Today I have two cards for two different challenges. My story is this: Above is the second card I created for A DAY FOR DAISIES challenge and getting all KRAFT-Y it is.
Using kraft colors or papers on your project. I really just used my little imagination to make up the sentiment by hand and my little shabby/distressed tearing and little embellies to spruce up the funny kind of blending I did for the little baby geese. :) Still, I kind of like it.


So this was my first card for both of the challenges as I used this week's QUEEN FOR THE DAY NANCY'S CUTE CARD (stiz2003) as inspiration for mine. Although, I forgot all about using kraft papers and colors for A DAY FOR DAISIES, hence two cards for the price of one. :) 
You have to love her (me) right.
I am happy I played QUEEN FOR THE DAY , it's been so long. Glad to send some love Nancy's way in honoring her beautiful work.
Hope you have a beautiful day, I know I am off to my other day job and that is writing.

Hugs, Peggyxo

vendredi 6 juin 2014

JUNE CHALLENGE WITH A CREATIVE NEED ANYTHING GOES

Hello everyone,

I am so happy to show these 2 cards I created for the A CREATIVE NEED CHALLENGE for JUNE. Deena is suggesting we use one of her images and  it's anything goes as for our project.

Mine is coffee girl, she is my favorite.

So why don't you join us in the fun, there are always beautiful images for the selected winner.

SPECIAL NOTE: For this month only, Deena thought that if you used one of her images in your project you automatically get an image. Cool idea.

Always fun to see you have stopped by.

Hugs, Peggy

mardi 27 mai 2014

SWEET SKETCH SPECIAL FOR DAD'S DAY


Good day to all,

Today, I tried Karen's SWEET SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE, I am one who needs guidance in my layout always. So this week she is having a little rest along with the team. She did invite us to choose one of our favortie sketch and play along anyway. I thought that a great idea, so I just played along.

I used Sketch 159, it is different but that's the whole idea behind the challenge right.
I'm glad  I played, hope you enjoy!

Peggyxo

jeudi 22 mai 2014

CASEING ARIELLE


Good day to all,

This week on A DAY FOR DAISIES CHALLENGE, 
we had to case someone's card, so I used 
Arielle's inspiration card shown here:



The changes I have made are in the shape of the card, added the writing on the bottom and 
pierced the bottom corner.
 Instead of using a button, I stapled my embellishment. 
I also used some embossing to soften the scene. 
Hope you like it.Make sure you swing by her blog, it's an amazing blog to surf if you want to go: OOOH AND AAAH alot. Well thank you for stopping by, it's always fun to see you did.

Kindly, Peggy

jeudi 1 mai 2014

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY

Hello to all,

Today is my son's birthday and I made a masculine birthday card inspired by the song HAPPYNow tell me you can stay put when you click on this link and hear this HAPPY song! :)  If not, just get up, dance and be happy, happy, happy, happy!
And by this cool card on Jacquie's blog

Thank you for stopping by, it's always good to see you did.

Peggyxo



mercredi 30 avril 2014

A DAY FOR DAISIES FOR MOMS, SCS COLOR CHALLENGE & SWEET SUNDAY SKETCH

Good day everyone,

Do we really want to talk about the weather...Well, the sun is shining in my scraproom anyway. (huge smile) I made this card playing with old dps I had from K & Company (amy butler collection. It was a gift from my niece. I am happy I took them out. A day for daisies is having a fun challenge for mother's day so I used one of  Tammy's pretty mom and daughter image A GOOD BOOK.

I used Karen's SWEET SUNDAY SKETCH and cutting the circle was different and I like the end result as alot of the cards on Karen's blog. Almost forgot about the color challenge on SCS. 

Peggy xo

mardi 22 avril 2014

SATURDAY & SUNDAY SKETCHES & DAISIES



Hello to all,

Hope everyone had a beautiful Easter holiday. Here, both my husband and son were off from friday straitght through to monday. It was nice to have my daughter also. Of course we had the grand baby girls over, it was fun. Still, I manage to play in my craftroom early in the morn'. My first card is The Sweet sunday sketch challenge, which I so enjoy playing along with A day for daisies challenge all about stripes! I paper pieced the little one's dress and added a few RAIN DROPS ( I was hoarding) on the flowers and bigger ones as embellies. I really love Tammy's images so I used this one for spring is in the air too and it's starting to show finally.
My second card is for SKETCH SATURDAY CHALLENGE #306  and to my surprise is hosted by A DAY FOR DAISIES, so for me it's double the fun. I love the simple sketch and I worked in the stripes too. (he, he, he). Paper pieced the little balloons too.

I hope you have a beautiful day and enjoy the view. It's always so cool when you stop by and say HEY!.

Peggyxo

vendredi 18 avril 2014

EASTER BUNNY PARTY

Hello to all, here I am on a beautiful friday with a new challenge from A CREATIVE NEED. I have this cute little bunny image from Deena's website I would like to intoduce. Isn't he sweet? I had fun coloring and inking them with different ink colors from Tim Holtz.

Hope you can join us all and have a peek at Deena's newACN PRINTABLE art website too.

mercredi 16 avril 2014

FRIENDS SPRING WALKIN'

Hello to all,

How glad I was to see the sun shine 
out this morning. 
Yes, it was a cold -14 celsius but seems 
we just can't win 'em all just yet.
Still, my walk was beautiful even
 if a little briskier than usual. :)
I am going out this afternoon, having a facial done.
This is not a habitual thing so I will make sure
 I enjoy every second of it.

So here is my card and yep, I will be joining my friend there so she beeing the initiator of this fun experience, I thought of making my card for her today.

Hope you enjoy the Card sketch and Color challenge from SCS.

Thank you for droppin by, 
 always good to know you did.

Peggyxo

lundi 14 avril 2014

EASTER IN STRIPES & FLOWERS




Here I am early on monday with a card I barely finished. I just love the acrylic crafter's I added on the popped-up bunny that the wait ( all night) was worth it. I know you don't usually have to wait so long, but I was a bit late starting the card, he he he.

I usedt this week's Featured Stamper on SCS; Sandy's beautiful card as inspiration for mine and entered Tammy's challenge for A DAY FOR DAISIES, which is all about EASTER. 

So glad you could stop by and enjoy the day!

Peggyxo

vendredi 4 avril 2014

LITTLE GIRL BLUE


Today was busier than yesterday but I did find some time after all the hustle & bustle to wind down and make this for your pleasure and mine. LOL

Glad I got to play again, I did the Free for all, great idea for the tone on tone Wendy. The CAS...hum is it really cas, don't know but I used the beautiful pallet of colors as inspiration. Last but not least, I did the mojo sketch .


So glad you could stop by, have a pleasant evening.

Peggyxo

jeudi 3 avril 2014

MAXIE SPRING GIRL

Susan, you got me out playing today. I finally got Maxie out too. Well I had to resize the image I stamped, just didn't fit my card with my new printer/scanner (new beginning ha!) 

I made the sketch pretty much as is, the color challenge was the right fit for my mood which followed right into the ways to use it challenge and new beginnings; my stepdaughter is having a birthday (new year beginning) and just signed a lease for an appartment the is brand spanking new. Talk about a new beginning. It's so cool. Has all the new settings in the kitchen, integrated airconditioning/dehumidifier/air exhanger. The whole shebang! Anyway we are all thrilled and well, yeah Maxie loves anything new and she will be making sure she can find some place to 'niche' in my stepdaughter's new place.

Glad you gave me the challenge bug today Susan! You are a darling! And thank you all for stopping by today, it's always fun to see you did.

Here is a link to Maxie's gallery on SCS.
NOTE: Someone was asking about the image is it really named Maxie...yes, it is and it was created by Uptown rubber stamps. I could not find their website though.

dimanche 30 mars 2014

A CUPCAKE DAISY DAY+ SPLITCOAST SKETCH CHALLENGE



Good day to all, I was fiddling around the house today recuperating (the food was so good, I did indulge quite a bit :) from yesterday's suprise 50th birthday of a friend of ours. It was quite a special celebration since he has lost his dad not long ago and was very touched that his wife put all this together for him and to see all of us come together for him. Ah! The simple joys of friendship.

I was looking at this week A DAY FOR DAISIE'S  challenge (all pastels) ,  the pastels I used were from CUPCAKE INSPIRATIONS. ( here is the picture), and thought I would use this week's SPLITCOAST SKETCH CHALLENGE since I hadn't joined in since the beginning of this month.
I'm so glad I did!

 Thank you for stopping by always good to see you.

Peggyxo

samedi 8 mars 2014

A CREATIVE NEED CHALLANGE WITH CUPCAKES FOR BIRTHDAYS

Hello to all,

Here I am a bit late but none the less happy and proud to post these fun cards for A creative need challenge this week. Well the first one is anyway. The image is from Deena, she is the master image designer for me always.

The next one is a birthday card I had made for my dear daughter and used a house mouse image with cupcakes. Just thought I would show you where the inspiration came from:




Please take a minute a stop by Deena's blog to see all the DT'S cool and happy birthday creations.

Have a nice day, Peggyxo

lundi 10 février 2014

HAPPY EASTER IN LAVENDER



Hello to all this is a card I made inspired by a sweet cardmaker friend from SCS, you can see it here. I just love her work and spirit too. She has a knack for CAS style and always adds just enough of her fabulous coloring and  heartfelt art to a card. I am so happy to add this one to show off to you guys. Here is her card:


Cookie, sweet friend I am proud to have finally cased your beautiul Bunny and tulip Easter card. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us.

Have a beautiful day and if you have a minute stop by her CARDS BY COOKIE BLOG. You will be amazed.


dimanche 9 février 2014

WILD THING....I THINK I LOVE YOU


Hello to all, I have finally got my card uploaded for Deena's fun february A CREATIVE NEED challenge. It's all about WILD THINGS, I chose these cute love birds from Deena's collection and the sentiment I chose,  just had to be! I am so glad to be playing along with all these talented ladies. Feel free to have a peak at what the girls on the DT created. Just love Deena's love birds, chickies and chick and the eggshell. 

Cuuuute to boot!

Have a nice day and so happy you could stop by!

Peggyxo