Friday, November 30

Fun Christmas Tag

This looks like a tag, but it's more than that! It has a dot-to-dot activity on it!
And it's a gift card holder!

 
 
digi from Melonheadz
Challenges:
~Scrapbooking Queen-Christmas
~Eureka-holiday fun
~Colour Q-color inspiration
~Use It Tuesday-ink up a new stamp-the sentiment stamp came in the mail yesterday!
The hoarded items are the paper, brad and fibres.
~ABC Christmas-X is for X marks the spot
~Paper Shelter-Christmas
~Daring Cardmakers-Christmas fun and games
~Crazy Amigos-gifts

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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i HEART u

digis by Paper Smooches
Challenges:
~Scrapbooking Queen-Christmas
~Crafty Pad-glitter
~Eclectic Ellapu-celebration with glitter
~OLLCB-spots and dots
~Crafty Sentiments-red,green and white
~Word Art Wednesday-anything goes
~Crafts 4 Eternity-Christmas
~Crimbo Crackers-anything goes
 
This is WHO I love! My man!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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DT Calls 4 U

Would you like to be on a design team (or maybe a few)?
Don't know where to start looking for Design Team calls?
Well, have I got the blog for you!
I've recently created a blog just for DT CALLS.
Go check it out at DT CALLS 4 U.
Become a follower. You won't get any other blog post other than DT Calls, I promise!
 
For example, today's post consists of these links:
 
Go check out the blog!
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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For the LOVE of Gingerbread #2

The challenge at DIGI HAVEN for the next 2 weeks is {Merry Christmas}. Please use a FREE digi on your creation. I have a blog to help you find some awesome freebies out there!
It's called JUST FREEBIES 4 U.
 
I created this sweet scene by using a gingerbread house freebie found at Waltzing Mouse.
The gingerbread boys and girls were found  here.





Challenges:
~Go Fish-home decor
~Opus Gluei-3D project
~Whiff of Joy-photo inspiration
~Decorate to Celebrate-holiday choice party decoration
~Fairy Tale-in the bakery
 ~Scrapbooking Queen-Christmas
 ~Crafty Pad-glitter
~Craft Your Passion-holiday edibles
 ~Crafty Boots-anything goes
~Squigglefly-glitter and bling

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Enjoyment

The challenge at CHOCOLATE, COFFEE AND CARDS will only be for one week this time (error in scheduling). It will be a { CAS theme }. (clean and simple).
The sponsor is Delicious Doodles. I used one of their digis.
 
Enjoy
Challenges:
~ABC Challenges-anything goes
 ~Artistic Inspirations-anything goes
~Crafty Boots-anything goes
~Paper Pretties-anything goes
~Songbird-shades of blue
 ~LEJ Designs-favorite technique (inking)
~Party Time Tuesdays-anythibg goes
 
Speaking of ENJOYMENT, here are some of my beautiful plant that I enjoy caring for.




 
Have a Happy Friday!!
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Wednesday, November 28

True Story about a Wee Snowman

Once upon a time there was a wee little snowman.

He met a furry pal named Lexi. 
 
He wanted to be Lexi's friend. All Lexi wanted was to smell his nose!
 
"Come on Lexi, lets frolic and play in the snow!!!", he squealed.
 
But sadly, Lexi didn't want anything to do with frolicing...
 
So then, the wee little snowman wasn't. True story. But sad.
The end... of the snowman and the story.

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Here Comes Santa Claus

At PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY challenge blog, the challenge this week is {more than one fold}
The sponsors are Milk Coffee, Crafty Sentiments, and Scrapper's Delight (I used one of their digis).
 
Ho Ho Ho


Challenges:
~Wags N Whiskers-Christmas
~Little Claire's-Christmas
~Cards For Men-Christmas
~Craftyhazelnut-for someone special
~Totally Gorjuss-don't be square
~Aud Sentiment-BINGO (MERRY, bling, diecut)
~Crimbo Crackers-anything goes
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Hey Ducky!

 Amanda, from AJ's DIGI SHOPPE sent me a cute duck digi and here's the card I made!
Thanks, Amanda!
 
Happy Holidays Ducky
Challenges:
~Crafty Ann's-birds or animals
~Totally Papercrafts-all stitched up
~Addicted to Stamps-Christmas
~Challenges 4 Everybody-anything goes
~Christmas Card Challenge-paper piecing
~Dream Valley-non-traditional Christmas colors
~ABC Challenges-anything goes
~Artistic Inspirations-anything goes
 
 Have a Happy Hump Day!
We're supposed to get some SNOW today! Yikes!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Tuesday, November 27

I Love You

 
closeup of verse
Challenges:
~Happy Camper-inchies
~Sweet Stamper-flowers
~Gingerloft-leaves
~Crafty Boots-anything goes
~LEJ Designs-fav technique (inking)
~Party Time Tuesdays-anything goes
~Shopping Our Stash-odds and ends (I used pieces left over from a scrapbooking swap)
~Tuesday Alchemy-anything goes
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Rock 'N' Roll!

At THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE, the challenge is {inspired by music}. Here's my card.
 
You Rock
Challenges:
~Top Tip Tuesday-kids/teens
TIP: play around with your lettering! Tip a letter on it's side, mix fonts, mix colors! Have fun with them!
~Lollipop Ladies-photo inspiration (race car candy)and add stripes
~Craft Us Crazy-inspiring and why (the boy's wristband inspired me to pull out my brads and find something to go with it. I found some awesome star brads!)
~Brown Sugar-anything goes
~Daring Cardmakers-stars (3 brads)
~Dilly Beans-anything goes
 ~Challenges 4 Everybody-anything goes
~Corrosive Challenge-anything goes
 ~Whoopsie Daisy-use a digi
 ~ABC Challenges-anything goes

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Adore!!!!!!!!

Just look at this adorable pic that is the inspirational pic for {PIN}spirational Challenge #35!
 
Here's my card using a sweet digi from 2 Cute Ink, who is our sponsor this week.
 
Adore
 
closeup of bow
Challenges:
~Crafty Ann's-birds or animals
~Frosted Designs-happiness is . . . a puppy!
~Pause Dream Enjoy-anything goes
~Top Tip Tuesday-kids/teens
TIP: Want to try a new way to make a bow? Check out the web. I looked and found many different patterns and tutorials. I loved making it!
~Craft Us Crazy-inspiration from... the photo!
~Brown Sugar-anything goes
~A Gem of a Challenge-paper piecing
~Crazy 4 Challenges-put a bow on it
~Artistic Inspirations-anything goes
 
Be sure to check out the {PIN}spirational blog and play along! There's also a DT call going on! Simply participate in challenge and add DT to your entry to apply! Easy as that!
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Monday, November 26

Joy at Christmas!

The sponsor is Meljen's Designs. Here's mine using a digi from Meljen.
 
Christmas Joy
 
closeup
Challenges:
~Little Claire's-Christmas
~Bunny Zoe's-winter
~Creatalicious-winter
~Oozak-winter
~Divas By Design-2 or more patterned papers
~Word Art Wednesday-anything uplifting/encouraging
~Meljen's-anything goes
~Crafts 4 Eternity-midnight magic
~Crafty Catz-snowflakes, stars and sentiment

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Links

~Coloring Skin using Copics
~Paper Bag Card tutorial (so cool!)
~Side Step Card tutorial

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Sunday, November 25

A Bouquet of Balloons to Say . . .

Thank You
free digi of the month
Challenges:
~Designed 2 Delight-use balloon digi
~Creative Belli-thankfulness (old items are the letters)
~Fresh Brewed-so thankful
~Word Art Wednesday-anything goes
~Milk Coffee-thank you
~Card Crafter's Circle-giving thanks
~Crafty Anne's-birds or animals
~Raise the Bar-thank you
~Di's Digi Designs-thank you
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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And They Call it . . .

At PILE IT ON, the challenge this week is {anything BUT a Christmas card}.
The sponsor is Flonz Craft and I've used one of their clear stamps.
 
Puppy Love
based on Card Sketch # 18 on my sketch blog
Challenges:
~CYDI-CAS
~Top Tip Tuesday-for kids or teens
Tip: Ran out of E stickers? Use the 3s or cut an 8 and you'll get 2 Es!
~My Mum's Craft Shop-inspired by a song (Puppy Love by Paul Anka)
~My Time to Craft-domestic pets
~Stamp N Doodle-anything goes
 ~Cute Card Thursday-girls only
~Dare to be Sassy-felt (flower)
~Craft Punked-best friends
~Emergency Crafters-anything goes
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Saturday, November 24

I've Got to Follow These Rules!



(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Merry Shabby Christmas??

 For the next week, the challenge at DRUNKEN STAMPERS is make a {distressed/shabby chic} card. I have admitted before and I'll admit again that I have major difficulties creating a shabby chic card, so basically what I did was used a vintage postcard, sanded and inked the edges a little, sewed around the edges and added strips of ribbon and some gold buttons.
Not sure if that makes it shabby chic or not, hehe!
 
Merry Christmas
Have a great Saturday!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Friday, November 23

For the LOVE of Gingerbread #1

I love gingerbread and I especially love all the adorable gingerbread digis out there! I have loads of them, some free, some won, some I got on DTs and bought some. So I'm going to try and post at least 25 gingerbread cards and other projects FOR THE LOVE OF GINGERBREAD.
 
Wishing You
Sweet Holiday Memories
 
free digi found at Dearie Dolls
Challenges:
~Crafty Pad-Christmas
~Stamptacular Sunday-ribbon, pearls, punch
~Crazy Challenge-decorate inside
~Everybody Art-angels
~Papertake Weekly-ribbon and pearls
~Paperplay-angels
~Pixie Dust Studio-gingerbread
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Soon be Time to Decorate that Tree!

Thr challenge at CHRISTMAS STAMPIN' ALL YEAR LONG is {to die for},the last challenge for 2012! Use lots of your diecuts on your Holiday creation!
The sponsor is Fred She Said and I used a very pretty ornament image.
 
Happy Holidays

closeup
Challenges:
~Crafty Pad-Christmas
~Crafty Creations-Christmas
~Crafts and Me-circles (holly berries and pearl dots on ornament)
~Divas By Design-2 or more patterned papers
~Little Claire's-Christmas
~Card Mania-pearls and swirls
~Crimbo Crackers-anything goes
~Polka Doodles-any die will do
~Joyful Stamper-inspire me Fridays
 
Have an enjoyable weekend, everyone!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Thursday, November 22

Colours of Fall

To all my American blogger followers and friends,
Happy Thanksgiving!
 
Celebrate Colours of Fall
Challenges:
~Party Time Tuesday-photo inspiration

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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It'll Soon be 2013!

At MY HEART PIECES, the challenge for the next 2 weeks is a {photo inspiration}...
 
... and here's my card.
 
2013 Have Fun
I used the stamp called Party Time.
Challenges:
~Squirrel and Fox-anything goes
 ~Artistic Inspirations-anything goes
~Creative Card Crew-anything goes
~Flourishes-makes you happy (Happy New Year card!)
 
Here's a couple of pics I took of Lexi today. Sadly, I can't find her dog bone again!
It's mysteriously dissapeared!


(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Wednesday, November 21

Note to Self



(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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