Sunday, November 2, 2014

Starting November with #Cre8time Fun for Anything But a Card Challenges No. 41... ANYTHING GOES!

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks so much for all of the wonderful comments left for Lynne Kirsch with Post-It Holder Challenge. Since this mini-challenge fell during Halloween week, we are extending this challenge until November 8th... as this is a great project to make for giftgiving. Stay tuned for a new "Spotlight and Mini-Challenge" at the bottom of November {Thanksgiving week in the U.S.}.

Now we get down to business... it's time for a new challenge today here at Anything But a Card Challenges... let's get ready to play and have some fun! Thanks to all who put their thinking caps on and accepted our Autumn Magic/Spring Wonder challenge with Challenge #40... a creative celebration of the changing seasons! If you missed out on seeing all of the amazing submissions... please CLICK HERE to view week number oneHERE for week 2 and HERE for week 3 of our Design Team inspiration.

The new Challenge... is OPEN! We all love a good prompt to inspire us and let us stretch our creative muscle. With the holiday season fast approaching... we want to see what you're creating! For Anything But a Card Challenges No. 41 is ANYTHING GOES. Share you're creations, whatever it may be... scrapbooking, collage, ATCs, tags, art journal pages, altered shrines... whatever tickles your muse and her fancy!

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Please share any current project you have created and JUST REMEMBER... create anything EXCEPT a card for this challenge. Please do us the favor to mention and LINK BACK to this challenge using this permalink so that your readers may find us and play along and to be eligible for TOP 3 selection. ALSO - Please new projects only {no-backlinking}. :)

**A REMINDER** This Challenge will go through midnight November 22nd giving you 3 weeks to play along and ENJOY the creative process! We will share more of our Design Team's creations each Sunday to keep you inspired.

Let's see what part of our DT has created!!

Please click on the designers' name to visit their blog. We hope you’ll take a minute to go see their work up close... and as long as you’re there – please leave them a little love!

It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas, well not in my book anyway. This little cutie is living out my dream - all wrapped up in snowy white, ice skating under a fabulous Christmas tree. *sigh* Check out my BLOG for more details.

Took an art journaling class a couple weeks ago with DeeDee Catron in my new home town (Las Vegas), and created these pages. Please visit my BLOG for more details!

Inspired by the upcoming holiday, I decided to alter a printers tray with just some of the things in my life that I am thankful for. Lots of little compartments with lots of wonderful goodies. Check out my blog HERE to view a slideshow with more detailed pictures. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

I was lucky enough to get to go on a retreat a few weeks ago with some of my crafty friends! We relaxed in a cabin in the woods, and crafted when we wanted! I stopped by Walmart on my way up and picked up a couple of little 8x10 canvases. This is what ensued! Collaged yumminess if you ask me! Check out my BLOG for more info.  

As this month theme is open, I would like to take the opportunity and introduce my country a bit, with an custom that we keep in Flanders, and that is let's call it our Thanksgiving. Actually it is St Martin's day, as we write it Sint Maarten. It is celebrated on the 11th day of the 11th month. This evening we build bonfires, and children go through the streets carrying paper lanterns and candles, singing songs for what they are rewarded with preferable healthy sweets like nuts. My lanterns are ready for this year. If you would like to know more about Sint Maarten and the paper lanterns please jump over to my BLOG.

As a part of the Anything Goes Challenge No. 41 for November at Anything But A Card, I am sharing this microwave safe "cup cozy" I recently created. I know, if I would use a coffee mug with a handle rather than a glass that has no handle, my problem with burned fingers would likely be solved ;) However, since I prefer to use this glass for making tea and using a bulky hot mitt isn't easy to grab the glass with one hand, I came up with this little cozy to use in the microwave ! It matches the microwave safe bowl cozy I made earlier this year and use regularly. Stop by my BLOG to see how I made it. 


We hope our designers have you INSPIRED to take some time to be creative!! We can't wait to see your creations and we hope that you will join in and share them with us! Stop back next Sunday to see more of our Design Team creations!


  1. The design team's inspiration is AWESOME. Such creative diversity!

  2. Such a variety to see for this open challenge. Loving all the creations!

  3. Thank you for the challenge and inspiration :)
    Amelia xx

  4. Such a fantastic range of inspiration from the team! Chris

  5. What a wonderful array of projects from our talented team.Love them all!