Thursday, June 15, 2017

June 15 Sketch and Moodboard Challenge

Hey everyone!  Welcome to another challenge round here at Colorful Creations!  This week we are bringing you a great sketch and moodboard to play along with.
Make sure you link up to the right for your chance to win this month's prize!

Design Team Inspiration

Here is my take on this fab sketch and mood board! I have replaced the paper strips with the palm leaf. I love these colours and they defiantly say summer and fun!

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

May Winner Announced!

Congrats Barbara Greenberg, you are our May prize winner!  Please email us at to claim your prize.  You have seven (7) days to claim your prize or else it will be forfeited.  Thanks and again, congrats!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Design Team Call!

Colorful Creations is hosting a Design Team Call!

Our terms will run for 3 months with the initial term beginning July 1st through October 1, 2017 and could very well be extended after that time. The design team would be asked to complete 2 projects per month.  You must be a flexible crafter as our projects will have a wide range.  You will also be asked to comment entries each week.  I am only looking for dedicated members.

Why apply for our team? 
  • To be inspired and to inspire others 
  • To be on the ground floor of an up and coming blog 
  • You will be a part of an amazing group of women and develop lifelong friendships with women from all over the world. 
  • Your work will be featured on Facebook and Pinterest. 
What is expected of our Design Team? 
  • You MUST be a follower of our blog
  • Complete 2 projects a month (you will be given challenges at least a month in advance). 
  • Comment on participants entries (THIS IS A MUST!).  Any team member not adhering to this rule will be promptly removed from the team so please make sure you can do this before applying. 
  • Commit to a 3 month term (Beginning  July 1, 2017 thru October, 2017)
  • Keep an active blog that is updated frequently 
  • Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the Colorful Creations blog.
How to apply:
  • FIRST become a new follower of this blog
  • Leave a comment below indicating you would like to apply 
  • Add our link and DT call to your blog
  • Create a project based on the color combo below
  • Email your project to: with DT call in the subject line
  • Provide links to your blog and any online galleries. 
  • Place our DT call on your blog to help get the word out.
  • You MUST have a Facebook account as we will have a private DT group on Facebook
No previous DT experience needed to apply.  Call will be open until June 20th. The first challenge will go live July 1st!  This is an open call, when means that the call can be closed at any time we feel all slots have been filled.

 International members ARE welcome to apply!

Friday, June 2, 2017

I Love Summer Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Colorful Creations's I Love Summer blog hop!  The ladies here at CC are excited about the change in the season and thus we are celebrating with a "Hello Summer" blog hop and giving away great prizes at the end of the hop.

To be eligible win any of our hop prizes you will need to visit each designer’s blog, leave some love on each of our design team’s blog’s and follow their blogs. Each member of the DT will be sharing a Summer themed project for your inspiration.  You will also find a special challenge word in BOLD on each member's blog.  You are to collect those words, form the quote and tell us below what you believe the quote to be!

How about a chance at an extra prize?  All you have to do is show us what you love about summer by sharing your NEWLY created summer project with us!  These projects must be new as of June 2, 2017. Link up BELOW

Thanks so much for joining us, see on the trail!

Here is the blog line up in case you get lost along the way or someone's link isnt working.

Blog Hop Prizes
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UPDATE: I realize not all the member's blogs have the bolded words on them so therefore I will be giving full credit for the phrase to all entries in the blog challenge :-)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Something Old, Something New!

Hello everyone. Can you believe we are mid way through the year already!  For the month of June we are asking you to dig through your stash and mix your oldies with your newbies to create something fabulous!
Let's see what our team members created for your inspiration!
exploding box - old dies : cupcake, cats, house and papers, new - Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and doily die
Something old is the clock, stencils and rub ons. Something new is the patterned paper and flowers.
I used a new collection (for me) from Amy Tangerine and threw in an older picture of my grandchildren from last summer.  
(Revamped an old money envelope and used new flower dies for the flowers)
ATCS: Old stamps and sticker with some new paints.
ATC: Made a collage using old images from a fashion magazine and emphera that I had for a while. New items used; new spray paints, inks and oil pastels. My first ATC, so it's new to me too.
I used an old frame with new watercolor and flowers 
I used old foam stamps and embossing powder with new paper and ephemeras!

Well I broke out my stash (which is ever growing!!) so this is all about new product and old product from my stash!

I have used the new Cocoa Vanilla Collection "Wild at Heart" and my flowers and the background stamp I have had for a long time!
new is Cocoavanilla collection Wild at heart
Old is Prima´s flowers, DCWV papers and stamps
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I used an old Webster Pages collection and new unbranded dies.

Ok, now its your turn, lets see what you can create!

This month's sponsor is DCWV:

DCWV (Die Cuts with a View) was founded over 20 years ago by Nancy Hill.  As a crafter, she began to manufacture beautiful sets of die cut shapes in the themes, colors, and varieties that were missing in the marketplace.  With the years of hard work, determination, and a passion for success that would follow, DCWV has evolved from its humble beginnings of a basement room and a staff of stay-at-home moms into an industry leader in the paper crafting, home d├ęcor, bead and jewelry markets.

At DCWV, we deliver great designs to inspire creativity at a great value. With today’s instant access to our customers’ projects through social media, we strive to create product that falls inline with their needs.
Inspire. Create. Connect. These values drive us to create products that allow the consumer to connect with family, friends, and others in meaningful ways.
The winner of this month's prize will receive this great paper pad from DCWV:


Dont forget our Summer Blog hop taking place tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Summer Blog Hop!

Help us welcome summer in with our "I Love Summer" Blog Hop!  There will be lots of great summer time inspirations and a great summer challenge for you. As well as a chance to win a box full of scrap goodies!

Mark the date on your calendar and tell a friend!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Colorful Creations May 15th Challenge

Welcome to Colorful Creations and to our Mid Month Challenge.. We are excited to inspire you and give you great challenges to get your wonderful photos scrapped. We are definitely excited about this mid  month challenge because we get to get glimpse into your life and what you like.  First I want to thank everyone who participated in our challenge last month. We hope to see you this month as well. So check out the challenge for the Mid Month....

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What inspires you to be the creator you are, what inspires your creativity, your goals dreams, what or who keeps you grounded. Think of a person, place, music, season, etc. Create something that inspires you. Along with who inspires you, use your favorite embellishments!  Check out what inspires our DT.

what inspire me? - colors ( especially pink, green and yellow ) and nature. I love to take photos. My favorite embellishments are chipboards, die cuts and embossing

(What inspires me are my two wonderful sons Riley and Harley, they are my world. My favorite embellishments I used are from the patterned papers themselves - fussy cutting them, I love doing this when ever I can)
(What inspires me are my three grandchildren, they are the loves of my life and the reason I am still cutting up and gluing down
(What Inspires us - Life, colours, beauty around)
Music has always inspired me to create. My favorite embellishments are metal, stones, lace and inspiring quotes.

Art has always inspired me; art of all forms. When feeling happy, when feeling down, creating art is truly the answer for me.  

(what inspires me are nature, colors and flowers )
I get inspiration from my family.
Taking pictures and making layouts of my loved ones is my passion and stress reliever:)
My layout is all about my passion for art. Art inspires me everyday!
My beautiful daughter always inspires me and I love creating memories for her to treasure in years to come!
My new inks Distress Oxide is my inspire just now. My favorite embellishments is thread, budges and text stickers.
My beautiful daughter always an inspiration.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

April winner announced!! (Finally!)

Congrats Wendy C you are our April prize winner!  Please email us at to claim your prize.  You have seven (7) days to claim your prize or else it will be forfeited.  Thanks and again, congrats!

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1st "Throwback" Challenge

Thank you for joining us for our May 1st Challenge.  We have had some great challenges so far and we hope to keep you going with more challenges that will get those creative juices flowing.  Thanks to everyone who continues to participate in our challenges and we hope you bring some friends along to play we would love to have them.  Check out our challenge below:
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Your challenge is to think Throwback. Something that suddenly reminds you of something in the past this could be in the form of throwback papers you have, embellishments, tools, throwback themed papers, colors, photos, memorabilia ANYTHING that will help you express any of your favorite past times. Whatever you choose have fun with it and think outside the box. Let's see what you got!  Here is some Design Team Inspiration for you and a little bit about what was used.  Make sure you participate in the challenge for this Month's prize!!!
(I decided to go back with my photo as well and use one from many years ago of my mum and dad. The papers were very old ones from my stash - G45 and Maja Designs. I decided to then go with old techniques that were being used on everything all the time when I first started scrapping - Fussy cutting, stickers and rubons.)
(I went way back and used one of my all time favorite collections from Crate Paper, which is the Maggie Holmes Collections.  I must have bought this collection three times!  For my favorite embellishments I used flowers and distressing, its a must for me!)
(We went back to a family holiday and used a picture from there; we used Gelatos and some dies that we've had in our stash since long)
Using old stickers I had for over 7 years (that didn't stick very well so had to glue on) and alcohol inks I hadn't used in over a year, on some old wood samples pieces.
Shabby Chic Wall Hanging made using vintage lace, fibers and flowers. 
I used to use a lot of dies cut out with my Big Shot Die Cut Machine. I also found my border punch I used to use a lot!
I remember when I started scrapping back many years ago and it was all about doilies, big buttons and rosette flowers! This is my modern take on this throw back challenge.
( I have used really old Kaiser Papers "Pennyroyale" for the large Damask Patterns and matching brads as they were very popular a few years back)
When I start crafting 2007 I made a lot of cards. And my favorite materials was buttons and Basic Grey papers. And of course I used those on this work. 
I used some throwback themed papers that includes old typewriters, cameras, travel themed items and old journal paper.  I also used a photo that took a while back after wearing these as a kid, they are back.  I also love things that are vitnage and old so I kinda used this in the layout. Vintage looking papers that are actually a couple of years old. 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  This month's challenges are sponsored by Let's Get Sketchy!  Please make sure you link  up to the right!