Thursday, December 29, 2011

Crazy Egg Challenge #70 - Something New!

Welcome back to all our crafting PEEPS! I hope you had a super holiday break...filled with warm memories, great food and lots of laughter and fun :) We would like to take this time to wish you all a very Happy New Year - may you have a new year filled with peace, love, joy, and good health!

For this week's challenge, which also happens to be a Crazy Egg challenge, I am bringing you a theme of "Something New." This can be whatever you have that is new - a stamp, papers, embellies, ribbon, a scrapbook layout, whatever you want!!! Have fun with this one...there are soooo many possibilities!

It is my turn to offer the prize for the Crazy Egg and the picture below shows some pearls, flowers by Maya Road and a stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie! I will even throw in some assortment of ribbons!! One lucky participant will win this little crafty package of goodness via Random.org next week!


Our wonderful Guest Designer for December, Dee, has such an adorable card for you...thank you so very much, Dee, for joining us this month! Your creations and talent are over the top and we sure appreciate all the crafty goodness you supplied for us! Hugs!!!!

Dee


Now, onto us Chicks....Here's what we created for our SOMETHING NEW challenge. Under each card/project, we indicated what was new for us:

Leanne


The new items on this card are: The stamp from Whimsy Stamps, the push pin (I made it), and the pattern paper from Bo Bunny.

Tamie



New items are: Parisian Accents Spellbinders Shapeabilities, Cherry Cobbler Twine, gems and Fiskars clear stamps.



New Items: Christmas chipboard album kit from Bo Bunny - paper line was St. Nick!



New items: Freezin' Season stamp set (TCP), Yours Truly 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park Paper)

If you would like to join us for this challenge, please link directly to your post (not just to your blog), using Inlinkz below. If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword 4CCC-70 (eg. Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, etc.)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winners from Anything But A Rectangle or Square Challenge

Welcome back, everyone! I hope you all have recuperated from all the hustle/bustle of the holidays (for some, it's still going on LOL) Thank you to everyone who participated in my "funky-shape" challenge....we thoroughly enjoyed all of your different shaped projects this past week! It is always so interesting to see what different projects come of a challenge such as this one!

Here are the 3 Golden Egg Winners in alphabetical order:







Congratulations, ladies! Please grab your Golden Egg badge and display it proudly on your blog! We'd love it if you could link it back to our challenge site too.


Again - thank you to everyone who played along with us last week! We hope to see you back here tomorrow for a new challenge...this one will make you giddy!! Wheeeee!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's All About the Shape at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Welcome back to another fun and exciting challenge from us Chicks!! Are you all ready for the big day on Sunday?! Only 3 more sleeps...ACK!! Every year it seems to creep up faster and faster - is that just because we are getting older and the time just gets away on us quicker because we can't keep up? LOL...whatever the reason, it always seems to come before we are ready for it. 

Alright, enough jibber-jabber :) This week's challenge is being brought to you by me, Lori, and I am requesting "ANYTHING BUT A RECTANGLE OR SQUARE."  Now, that does not mean it has to be cards - can be anything crafty as long as it is NOT a rectangle or square shape! Waahhoooooo....let's see 'em folks - I know there are a lot of gorgeous, wicked-shaped projects out there - bring them here!!! 

Our wonderful Guest Designer, Dee, has brought us such an adorable card.....


Now, onto the rest of the Chicks' creations:

Leanne










If you would like to join us for this challenge, please link directly to your post (not just to your blog), using Inlinkz below. If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword 4CCC-69 (eg. Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, etc.)

Leanne, Tamie, Melissa and I would like to take this time to wish each and every one of you and your families a very Merry Christmas! May you find peace and joy this holiday season....(and hopefully a little time to sit, relax, have some holiday music on, hot apple cider, and CRAFT! - we realize it's a busy time of year, but we *know* how therapeutic crafting time can be - *wink*) See you all next week for our Crazy Egg Challenge!

Thanks for playing with the 4 Crafty Chicks!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winner's of Challenge #68 - Christmas

Good Afternoon! The count down is on and well hopefully we are all excited and not too stressed out about Christmas. Are you ready for Christmas or are you like me and still trying to find a few presents? Here is hoping you all get a little chance to relax and a whole bunch of peace before Christmas day :)

WOW FACTOR!! Boy did every single one of you who participated in our Christmas Challenge have it. There were so many cool cards, boxes, tags, books and candles. The images, textures, colors and coloring were fantastic! We wish we could have picked you all but alas we had to stick to the rules. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us and everyone else. Onto our Top 3 :)



Tracy you have put so much detail into one card, it is just incredible and stunning. It has a touch of vintage with that feel of being right here and right now. Fabulous inspiration :)




Your project is amazing! You decorated the inside and outside of it just perfectly with such amazing detail. Your coloring is stunning. Awesome inspiration.



Lovely image and one that brings back memories I am sure for more than one child. Amazing coloring, layout and inspiration.

Congratulations, ladies! Please grab your Golden Egg badge and display it proudly on your blog! We'd love it if you could link it back to our challenge too.



Thanks to all who participated in our Christmas Challenge. We will see you tomorrow with another fun challenge! Stay warm!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

What time of year is it? Christmas (4CCC-68)

Good, good morning to you. Can you believe that there are only 10 days left until Christmas? This is my favorite time of year because you see so many more acts of kindness, Christmas concerts, memories of loved ones and time spent with loved ones and many more smiles. Christmas music just makes me smile and bounce around the house. Enough of my blabbing about how much I love Christmas and onto our challenge for this week. Your hostess this week is me *Tamie* and oh I just know you will be able to share some inspiration this week. My challenge to you is to share your Christmas cards with us Chicks. Nope, I didn't stop talking about Christmas, just added it to our weekly challenge :)

CHALLENGE #68 - CHRISTMAS CARD

Dee

Look at these awesome snowflakes and the adorable little girl. Dee did an amazing job capturing Christmas in her card.

Here is my clean and simple Christmas card, one you can use when having to make a bunch and are short on time. My fellow DT's have some really classy and inspirational creations for you. Enjoy the spirit of Christmas :)







Are you ready to play? If you would like to join us for this challenge, please link directly to your post (not just to your blog), using Inlinkz below. If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword 4CCC-68 (eg: Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, etc.)
Thanks for playing along with the 4 Crafty Chicks!
We can't wait to see what you create!

Please link your fabulous creations here! Enjoy!





Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Winner's of Challenge #67 - Color Combo

Good afternoon. So how are you all fairing with your Christmas shopping, Christmas card list, and decorating. Well I am doing pretty good with two out of the three. Today, I was trying to complete my shopping but wouldn't you know it what I am looking for was no where to be found *sigh*. Any how I hope that you all are having better luck :)

It must have been a super busy week for everyone. Thank you so much to those who joined us for Melissa color combo. We appreciate that during this busy time that you were able to take the time to share your wonderful creations with us. Here are our TOP 3.



Girl you really worked these colors. I love the texture on the paper with the snowflake embossing folder, the layout of your card rocks and the punch/spellbinders are a perfect touch.. What a super dooper cute image and your coloring is fabby!

KBRANDY4


Your Tilda is super, super cute! Your coloring is amazing and the layout of your card is awesome with these colors. It is so cool how you used the two clocks. Awesome inspiration.

KIMBERLY


FANTASTIC INSPIRATION! the layout is awesome. The pattern paper is so neat with our colors. Love the pictures too and the way they are highlighted with the awesome border.

Congratulations, ladies! Please grab your Golden Egg badge and display it proudly on your blog! We'd love it if you could link it back to our challenge too.



Thanks to all who participated in our Color Combo Challenge. We will be back tomorrow with a brand new challenge...can you believe we are up to #68 already? Crazy... :) See you in the morning along with our Guest Designer DEE, what an fun day it is going to be!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Color Challenge {4CCC-67}

Welcome back for another 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge!  Thank you to all of you that played along with Leanne's birthday challenge last week - you sure showed us some fabulous cards.  This week I am your hostess-with-the-mostest and you all know how much I {love} my color combos so here's a fairly simple one for you to play with:

As always, don't panic of you don't have these exact colors - just use whatever you have on hand that is close.  We also ask that our colors are the focus of your card - you may add another neutral (white or vanilla) if necessary.

This month, our Guest Designer is Dee - please make sure to stop by her blog and leave her some love.  Let's see what she created for us this week:


Here's what I and the rest of the Chicks made using these colors:









Are you ready to play? If you would like to join us for this challenge, please link directly to your post (not just to your blog), using Inlinkz below. If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword 4CCC-67 (eg: Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, etc.)
Thanks for playing along with the 4 Crafty Chicks! 
We can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Winner's of Challenge #66 - Birthday

Good late afternoon! So today felt a lot like winter...every where I went :) The wind was blowing, no sun and at times even a little bit of snow. You know it is Christmas time when you find everyone in the stores running around with lists...including me...LOL.

Leanne's challenge to us last week was Birthday and there was only superb inspiration going on here at 4 Crafty Chicks. We had 52 entries...from cards, to easel cards and boxes! Oh ya it was fabulous. Thank you to everyone who shared there beautiful creations with us Chicks. Without further adieu here are our TOP 3 picks this week.




Your easel card is sooooo beautiful! The spellbinder is awesome, the pearls and jewels that you used along with the flowers creates such elegance. The pattern paper works so perfectly with the image you colored. Great inspiration :)




Perfect card for two little boys. It is awesome how you flipped the image to make two and the coloring on the image is just awesome. The card candy is sweet and goes soooo well with that color of paper. Great border punch and the twine just sets it off perfectly. Great inspiration :)

Anita Kejriwal



An exploding box card is awesome! Never seen this before and well there is soooooooo many details put into one card, it is just amazing! Your card is stunning, gorgeous and totally elegant. The most outstanding part is the Lilies and the fact that they are made with paper and made with punch craft. They look like a real group of flowers. Thanks for your beautiful inspiration.

Congratulations, ladies! Please grab your Golden Egg badge and display it proudly on your blog! We'd love it if you could link it back to our challenge too.



Thanks to all who participated in our Birthday Challenge. We will see you tomorrow with another fun challenge! Stay warm!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks Birthday #66

Hello and welcome back to 4 Crafty Chicks! Thanks to everyone that played or commented last week - awesome once again, and the talent just amazes us.  Thank you all for playing.  

Welcome December...whew, where did November go? It was another fast month.  I am sure you are all working on those Christmas cards, but I wanted to change it up some, as it is my (Leanne) birthday month in December so our challenge this week is BIRTHDAY

Also we have a new Guest Designer this month so the Design Team and I would like to welcome Dee!   Please take time to stop by her blog and share a note and a welcome.  

Now here is what the design team created for my Birthday Challenge!














Are you ready to play? If you would like to join us for this challenge, please link directly to your post (not just to your blog), using Inlinkz below. If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword 4CCC-66 (eg: Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, etc.)

Thanks for playing along with the 4 Crafty Chicks! 
We can't wait to see what you create!