Saturday, April 30, 2011

CS Designs New Weekly Challenges

 Starting the 2nd of May CS Designs will be hosing weekly challenges on the CS Designs groups on Simply Scrapping and Paper Craft Planet. Please come join us in some creative fun for a chance to win some designs from the shop. There will be a different surprise challenge every week. This week's challenge is a color challenge inspired by the release of Two New new Blossom Designs and the theme is Nature.  

If you are not a member of my groups on these communities please check them so you can join in on our challenges.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lulu's Shopping Bags Card

After spending almost all of my time lately creating digital designs, I am finally getting some time to play with my own paper art. I created this card for a the April 19th, Color Combo Challenge on Simply Scrapping Community and the main focal point is Lulu's Shopping Bags. Lulu is one of my Original Digital Designs and she has been colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with orderless turpentine.

The color combination for this challenge was Yellow, Green and Teal and I love the fact that these colors blend into each other so well. The Yellow and the Teal combined produced the green for this card.
Another great color combination.
Chrisssie Tobas who is also one of my Designers
has been picking some of the colors for these challenges
and I think she is doing a fabulous job.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring Cards Hildie and Blossom

 Hildie and The Big Flower Art Tag

I made the Art Tag above for the April Color Combo Challenge on the Simply Scrapping Community. The main focal point is called Hildie and the Big Flower and she is one of my original Digital Designs. She has been colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with orderless turpentine. 
Isn't this a wonderful color combination?

 Blossom and Her Spray of Flowers / Spring Card

This card was made for the Simply Scrapping Monthly Blog Hop and the theme was Spring. The main focal point for this card is Blossom and her Spray of Flowers, she is one of my original designs and is soon to be released. I though she was perfect for Spring and hope you enjoy the card. Blossom has been colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless turpentine. I love utilizing everything in my art and the floral background on this card is a piece of a recycled greeting card.

This post was created especially for the Monthly Blog Hop hosted by the Simply Scrapping Community. This community is a great place to share your art, have lots of fun and meet some wonderfully creative people. If you are not yet a member consider joining and be sure to check out my CS Designs Group while you're there. We'd love to have you join us and I look forward to getting to know you.

Also please be sure to become a follower of my blog
and leave me a comment so I can visit you as well.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hazel's Candle with Hildie

This adorable candle was made by Hazel Parr, and she is one of my Guest Designers for April. Isn't this just the coolest thing.

I just love what Hazel did with my Hildie and the Big Flower design and when she posted this photo of this beautiful candle on one of my groups, everyone was just dying to know how she did it, me included. I asked Hazel if she would be willing to write a tutorial so everyone could see how she made this gorgeous piece and she very graciously agreed to do so.

The tutorial for the wonderful piece will be available on Hazel's site in May so be sure to visit her site, book mark her blog and become a follower so you will know when her tutorial becomes available.

I can't wait to see how she did this.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Little Babushkas from the Design Team

Some Fabulous Babushka Projects by the Design Team

This is Olga and she has been paper pieces
and accented with some stitching
 Sharon Rogers

 Just look at all those fabulous little Babushkas
Sharon Rogers

Oh My!!! Little Natasha  looks like she needs some loving
and I am wondering why everyone is leaving her in the dark
Sharon Rogers

 The main focal point of this card is Anastasia
and utilizes my Thinking of you sentiment.
Sharon used a Paper Piecing Tecnique on this card
as well as did a little sewing machine stitching.
Sharon Rogers

 Dana used copic markers for this and I think the colors are very festive
The Babushkas used are Anya, Pasha and Olga
Dana Seymour

 This card uses Anya, she is the sweetest Babushka 
and all the different sized make this look just like the real stacking dolls.

 This is Nikita and I love the blue jean effect
and clip and scrap embellishment
 Melissa Oeters
This card also uses Nikita as well as my Dream a little Dream Sentiment.
Melissa has a real flair for flower embellishments and glam
and I think this one is stunning

Melissa Sackman

 Little Anya, just seems to pop right out of this card
and that lovely frame really sets this off.
 Theresa Gerber

Chrissie made this Easter Basket for her little girl's second Easter.
What a wonderful and lovely idea. I just love this.
Chrisssie Tobas

 Hey, did you notice that little beauty mark on Pasha's Face
Chrissie wanted her to look just like Marylin Monroe
and I think she did a pretty good job
Chrisssie Tobas

Hazel's Pasha card is all glitz and sparkle
and I love the colors and the 3d effect

Hazel Parr

Yes they're still on sale until the end of the end of April

Friday, April 22, 2011

Babushka Hunt, Easter Parade and Sale

Two Great Opportunities to WIN 

CS Designs Babushka Digital Stamps This month we are having two separate events the Babushka Hunt and the CS Designs Easter Parade. You can participate in one or both. Each has it’s own requirements and it’s own prizes to be won.

We are also having a  Great Sale!!!. on my Babushka designs. It is a buy 2 get 1 Free. The sale ends April 30th, so be sure to check it out before the end of the month. There are 7 little darling Babushkas and they are oh so charming.

CS Designs Babushka Digital Stamp Art Tag
All my designers have been busy creating some wonderful pieces in honor of the April CS Designs Babushka Hunt and Easter Parade and I have been so inspired by their work that I decided to create a piece of my own. The main focal point of this art tag is my Nikita Babushka Design. She is colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless turpentine. The big orange flower and leaves in back of her is part of a recycled greeting card and the tag is decorated with various fibers and assorted beads. I really enjoyed creating this piece and hope you enjoy it too.

Join us in the Babushka Hunt and Easter Parade
Have a look at the new Babushkas

Saturday, April 2, 2011

CS Designs Changes for April

March was an exciting month for CS Designs, we held our very first contest, started some new groups on the Simply Scrapping and Paper Craft Planet communities and had some wonderful and very creative Guest Designers.

There are a few changes for April. This month we will have the privilege of working with 4 new Guest Designers.  

Those joining our Team for April are:
Chrissie TobasDana Seymour, Hazel Parr, and Theresa Gerber
To have a look at their bios and visit their blog click on their individual names above.

Joining our team as a regular Design Team Member is Melissa Sackman who was one of your Guest Designers for March. We are so pleased that she decided to stay on with us, she is a joy to work with and her artwork is exceptional.

Two Designers that won’t be returning  are Aletha Jane Williams and Janna Werner.
Due to ill health Aletha has decided to step down as a regular designer and Jana has so much on the go in her busy life that she won’t be returning for the moment. It has been fantastic working with these ladies and they have shared some fantastic art work with us as well as friendship. We hope when their lives are a bit more settled they will return and give is the pleasure of working with them again. Thank you ladies you are both top-knotch and we will miss you. --   :) Chris

Friday, April 1, 2011

CS Designs Big Extravaganza Winners

I am so excited to announce that we finally have the Winners of the Extravaganza Contest. While it was easy to determine the winners for some categories, some were almost impossible because of  all the fantastic entries we received. This was our first contest and I must admit that I did not realize the range of unique pieces we would be receiving or the complication, mixing my regular store designs with my freebies would add in trying to fit the entries into any particular category. Because of this I decided to add some additional categories to allow and acknowledge those entries that didn’t quite fit in any particular section but were amazing all the same.

 I am so very pleased with the all the creativity these wonderful ladies have shared with us. While all the cards were absolutely gorgeous we also received some wonderfully unusual pieces which include pieces done on canvas, altered brie and candy boxes and even a mixed media journal cover . We had bows, baubles, glitz, pink skeleton leaves, fabulous lace, buttons, gold cord, embossing and even some new clothes for Lulu. I have been so blown away by the amazing creative of the entries and want to thank all of our participants for taking part in our very first contest. Thank you all for making it so much fun for my Design Team an my self, we had a wonderful time checking out all the wonderful art you submitted.

To check out the wonderful creations of our winners, go to the following page and click on the individual entries.

Once you visit their blogs, be sure to leave a comment and congratulate them for their fabulous work
:) Chris

Our  Top Winners Are:

1st Prize: Best of Show / Most diverse Collection or unique piece using Only CS Designs Regular Designs
Winner will receive their choice of 4 designs from the CS Designs online shop
Elenor Sandström

2nd Prize: Best of Show / Card Category using Only CS Designs Regular Designs
Winner will receive their choice of 3 designs from the CS Designs online shop
This was a tie: Anita Hovey and Theresa Gerber

3rd Prize: Most projects Combining CS Designs Regular Designs and Freebies
Winner will receive their choice of 2 designs from the CS Designs online shop
Elenor Sandström / Ellis 1, 3, 4, 7

4th Prize: Most Projects using Only CS Designs Freebies
Winner will receive their choice of  1 design from the CS Designs online shop
Rene  /  CTGirl 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Additional Categories for Fantastic Entries, Imagination & Creativity
Each winner will receive a design of their choice from the CS Designs online shop.

Most imaginative using only my Freebies. This one was really hard so it is a tie
Amy Lynn, Mixed Media Garden Journal Cover
Chrissie TobasAltered Candy Box

Best Sentiment Card Using A Freebie
I never realized that a simple sentiment card could look so fantastic
Jennifer Scull Sentiment and lace

Best optical illusion. Negative space done with color. Blue and white a
Is the white on top of the blue or is it underneath?
Dana Seymour

Categories Created Especially for Lulu Fashion Diva
I had to create these special categories because Lulu just loves to sparkle, have new clothes and show off.
Each winner will receive a design of their choice from the CS Designs online shop.

Cards with the most Glitz using only Freebies
Hazel Parr - Lulu Fashion Diva cards

Haute Couture  / New Outfit for Lulu
Rene /  CTGirl  Enter #16

To see the wonderful creations submitted to the CS Designs Extravaganza Contest please visit the following page: