Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Let's Get Crafty!

OK, December's card challenge was a bust.  There were good intentions all around, but with the busy-ness of the Christmas season (and a lack of inspiration) challenge cards just did not get made.  I have no one to blame but myself.  I think I only managed to make a whopping 2 Christmas cards last year.  Not impressive.  Our intent was to extend December's challenge into January (to give us all a little more time) but that also did not happen.  We really dropped the ball with this one.

But that all ends now.

It's a new year, and time for a new challenge!

Since it is already the end of January, I'm going to give you a head start on February's challenge.  If all things go well, cards will be made and posted by February 28th!  I believe that we can do it.  We are confident, inspired, crafty card-makers!

So, your challenge (should you choose to accept it) is to create a card using the colour combo below from design-seeds.com (which was posted on today's date: January 29th):

I'm already finding this colour combo to be quite intimidating, so I'm going to leave it at that.  No other stipulations.  

Let your imagination soar!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

One year later...

For reals? Has it really been an entire year since our last Hazzard County Card Challenge?? Utterly despicable! Anyways, we're back - with a bang! Christmas is coming, so let's use this challenge to work on the ginormous list of Christmas greetings we are all hoping to send. One of our family's favorite Christmas traditions is making a birthday cake for Jesus - it is His special day after all :) So, for this month's challenge, take a look at our cake from last Christmas and 1.) create a card inspired by it (colour/shape/theme/whatever) and, to keep you on your toes, 2.) make it a shaped card. No 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card fronts!! That's it. You've got the rest of the month to get your creation posted. Have fun creating your cards and preparing your hearts for the holiday season!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November Challenge

October was a bust on the challenge front.  Sorry about that.  Life got in the way and the HCCC fell by the wayside.

However, November has arrived and your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a card using a stamp/stamp set that you've never used before.

C'mon.  You know you have them.  You bought that really great stamp set, and were so excited to use it, but just haven't found the time.....  Well now is your chance. 

Can't wait to see what y'all create.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

September - Autumn Challenge

Your challenge, 
should you choose to accept it,
is to create a gate fold card that is inspired by all things  

The first day of Autumn falls on Friday, September 23rd.  

I love this time of year.  The evenings are cool, and the leaves start to change colour.

I thought September's challenge would be a great way to celebrate this change of seasons.

Have fun :)
Can't wait to see what y'all come up with.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Chairs to You!!! - August Challenge

For this month's challenge, I wanted to do something
that we hadn't done for awhile...so I looked back
in the archives and discovered that we've never used
the same stamp to create with! Soooooooo, without
further ado, I present August's challenge!
Unity's September 2010 Kit of the Month
"When I am with You"
contains a stamp with the image of 5 chairs.
I got this kit solely for that stamp (otherwise I
totally would've skipped it)and have NEVER USED IT!
Gasp! The shame!!
Anyways, it's time has come. Pull out those trendy
little chairs and make something awesome :)
Those are your only parameters:
1. use the chair stamp
2. make something awesome

(And for those of you who are feeling
excluded because you never got on the Unity KOM
bandwagon...feel free to use any chair stamp/image
you'd like. Really, we're not product snobs)

Happy stamping everybody!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July Festive Challenge

Christmas is almost here (less than 6 months to go!) and I haven't made a single Christmas card yet... this is not good.

So in an effort to get my Christmas card supply started, the challenge for the month of July is to create a set of Christmas Cards that use the following colour combo:

Orange - Yellow - Green

That's it - Christmas and colour - the rest is up to you!

Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Something Borrowed...

Did you know that the Duke's have a book club?
It's unofficial, but it's true.
Our last co-venture into the world of literature
involved the story 'Something Borrowed' by Emily Giffin.
We both had a good love/hate relationship with the book
and its' characters and now we're waiting to go see it
in theatre...cause that's what members of book clubs do?

So for this month's challenge, I'd like to draw from the
theme of the book and give you these two stipulations:

1.) You must use at least one thing on your card that is NOT
from your crafty stash. Step away from your hoarded
supplies and BORROW something from another area of
your home to put on your creation.

2.) BORROW some inspiration from the 'Happy Mom's
Day Card' on page 75 of the May/June 2011 edition of
Papercrafts magazine. Whether it's the layout, theme,
colour scheme, etc. use this card to get your mojo flowing:

Alright, that's it! Pull up your stamping socks and
make something awesome!!! And have a happy June :)