Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Challenge # 9 - Flowers

Flowers make the world go around, world go around, world go around.......

You guessed it, its time for another Little Red Wagon Challenge and this week my challenge to you is to use flowers in some way. It could be a stamp, a die cut, in your paper, you name it, just get your flowers on!

And to help get those creative juices flowing here's my card:

For more inspiration check out the rest of the girlfriends blogs or their links in the comments below.

We hope you will play along, we love to see what you create.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Featured Cards...Man Cards

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Hope you all had a fantastic Chistmas!!
Just popping in to feature a few awesome cards from our readers.

First is Hazel
How cute is this image??

Next is Gena..

totally in love with this little guy!

Finally Rosemary

What a cool way to make a man card!!
Thanks everyone for participating despite the busy Holiday season!!
Be sure to check in tomorrow...Rosanne has the next challenge!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Challenge #8 Man cards

I don't know about you but I always struggle with "man" cards, even cards for boys are hard for me.

My challenge this week was to make a man card


I have NO little boy cards and I am in need of a couple so that's what I decided to do. It was easy actually once I remembered my Sassafras stuff.

Please play along and link up your creations in the comments..we LOVE to see them!


Featured Cards!

Well I have to admit I have been totally enjoying checking out all the submissions from this weeks challenges! Everyone did such a wonderful job! Thanks for playing along with our Sewing Challenge this week! This is just a sampling of the wonderful projects that everyone submitted!

Clare created this this card and used stitching all around the edge!

Look at this wonderful layout that Irit Shalom Created

Marureen Created this card... is that image not the cutest!

And such a cute card from Nikki

Thanks for all your inspiration and we hope that you will join us again soon. Feel free to post this award badge on your blog.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Challenge #7 - Sewing

Well it is Wednesday and time for another Challenge on Little Red Wagon. I have to say that I have totally been enjoying completing these challenges on a weekly basis... it has been so inspirational to play with items I have had for a while and never even touched!

I specifically keep this in mind when creating a project for this blog and this week was no exception! I have owned these In Stitch Templates from Bazzill titled "Bring me Flowers" and have not used them on anything yet, hence why I chose Sewing as the challenge for this week! I used the Leaf template from this on felt to create the leaf for the flower. Here is my project for the week!

I used my spellbinder Nested Flowers and cut two sizes out of two different pieces of fabric and a small circle out of felt and hand sewed them together using a needle and some Floss. I created the stem of the flower by cutting a strip of fabric and folding it over and then sewing it with my sewing machine to the card and scrunching it as I sewed it to the card. I also used my PTI Backround Polka Dots I and II to create the patterned paper look...

Now don't be disappointed if you don't own a sewing machine... you can still play along by doing some hand sewing or even faux stitching by using a stitching stamp! I can not wait to see what all of you come up with for this weeks Challenge! Thanks for playing along with us! ~Avril

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Featured Cards!

We have had another great week of challenges at the Little Red Wagon. The creativity each week amazes me. This week I posted a photo and the challenge was to get your inspiration from it and create something. Here are this weeks highlighted cards.

Dee created this beautiful Peace card

Rosemary created this amazing Make Merry card

Hazel created this gorgeous window card

Clare created this stunning thank you card

Thanks for all your inspiration and we hope that you will join us again soon. Feel free to post this award badge on your blog.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Challenge #6 - Inspiration from a photo

It is Wednesday again, and that means another great challenge here at the Little Red Wagon. Christmas is just around the corner and I have been having so much fun making cards, ornaments and gifts for the holidays. I couldn't pass up the opportunity for one more Christmas creation!

My challenge is for you to get your inspiration from this photograph. It could be the colours, the images, the details.....whatever inspires you.

I just loved the colours and the ornaments so I decided to include both on my card.

I used my Copic markers to colour these ornament stamps from Bo-Bunny. I added glitter and Glossy Accents as well as bling and ribbon. I pulled the flourishes in by using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and finished it off with a Kaisercraft rub-on.

Play along and have fun with the challenge. Be sure to check out our design team creations by visiting their blogs. Leave a comment with a link to your creation. Can't wait to see what you do!



Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thanks For Playing!

This week's challenge was to create something using metal embellishments and those who joined us did an awesome job! Here are just a few of the great creations we saw.

Itzuvit created this card with a gorgeous 'soulmates' charm!

Clare's bookmark with a metal key was stunning!

Hazel's Sweet 16 card is complete with metal flip flops!

Maureen's adorable Christmas card includes a sweet metal charm!

Congratulation on the great creations ladies! Grab your badge and be sure to join us tomorrow for our next challenge!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Challenge #5 - Heavy Metal!

It's time for another challenge and those of you who know me may be wondering how it is that the ‘princess’ of the group would choose heavy metal for this week’s challenge at Little Red Wagon. My only answer to that would be Tim Holtz! Yes, some recently purchased metal embellishments by Tim Holtz totally inspired me for this week’s challenge! And now I challenge you to use metal on a card or altered item.

This is my card which includes a metal word charm, mini safety pin, metal clip and some brads. I also used some Cosmo Cricket paper scraps I had, a Stamping Bella stamp, Copic markers, a Jenni Bowlin journal card and ribbon from my stash.

OK girlfriends, start digging into your wagon - I know you will create something amazing!

Joanne xo

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Button Highlights!

Wow wow wow people! Amazing button projects!

Seriously gorgeous button on this card ...

And this amazing project...

Lots more pictures on her blog, so be sure to check it out Here!

And this ...

Snowflake buttons... love!

The clean and simple style of This card is very applealing to me!

Ok ladies... grab your badge and hope to see you next week! :)

Thanks so much for playing the button challenge everyone!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Challenge #4 - Buttons!

Hey Everyone, it is me Dee or Deanna or DeeWoodland (tee hee) and it is my turn to choose the challenge for this week and I chose BUTTONS, the more the better!

They are one of my favorite embellies!

Here is my card...


Don't forget to keep checking the comments for the DT contributions and all our participants! I can't wait to see all the yummy button-ness!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Featured Cards

We have enjoyed seeing all the great submissions for this week's challenge! Everyone did an awesome job with their inks, blending tools and edge distressing tools. It was so amazing to see all the different themes and styles. Here are some of our favs ---

Irit's Tea Card

Nikki's Santa Card

Alison's Trim the Tree Card

Itzuv's Vintage Musical Circle Card

Way to go girlfriends! Now grab your button and proudly display it on your blog - you deserve it!

We hope to see everyone back for tomorrow's challenge.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Challenge #3- Distress It Up

Many of you who know me, know how much I love to use my Ranger Blending Tool and Distress Ink. There isn't too much that I create, that I don't distress with ink or use my edge distresser to tear up my paper edges.

My challenge to you, is to use your blending tool and ink your edges or a background, and to ink/distress your chosen papers and other elements using your favorite colour of distress ink (mine is vintage photo). If you happen to incorporate any chipboard elements, then distress them up too!! Don't be afraid to use that edge distresser on your paper edges!

Here is my take on my challenge :)

I also used my blending tool on this Tattered Angel Chipboard Butterfly and then applied my clear Glaze pen.

Have fun with the challenge!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Such Pretty Creations!

It has been a busy week at Little Red Wagon and we have had a number of girlfriends take up our challenge to create something using last year's Christmas paper scraps! We wanted to share with you just a sample of some of the great creations that we saw.




If your card was featured in this post, feel free to grab this button and proudly display it on your blog.

Thank you to everyone who played along. We hope you had fun and that you will take up the challenge again tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Challenge #2 - Use Your Scraps

Welcome to the second challenge at Little Red Wagon!

If you've happened to visit my personal blog at all then you know I usually use scraps to create my cards.

This week, in addition to a card, I decorated a gift bag and created a tag all from last year's Christmas paper scraps.

So my challenge to you is to create an item, card, layout, etc. using last year's Christmas paper scraps. Or if you don't have any Christmas scraps, create an item using any scraps you have.

I hope my projects inspire you and hope that you will play along. Please link up your creations in the comments section, we'd love to see them!

And for more inspiration, check out the team creations also linked in the comments section.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Challenge #1 Use your packaging

Hey everyone!!!

I am soo beyond excited about this new blog!!!

I picked lucky#1 so I am the first to post a challenge..yipeee

I am always in awe of the cute packaging that comes with my scrapping supplies and I hoard it for future use..which never usually comes...LOL

Soooooo...I am challenging you all to use your packaging in some form or another. You can do a card, a layout, or an altered ...whatever you want



I used some sassafras paper whimsy packaging..I love the ledger lines

Please play along and link up your project in the comments..we would all LOOOVE to see what you do!!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the team posting their cards in the comments!

Thanks for visiting!!

Friday, October 30, 2009


Welcome to Little Red Wagon, a great new challenge blog! Each Wednesday one of The Girlfriends will be posting a challenge that we hope will motivate you to dig into your wagon full of paper crafting goodies and join in the fun.

All you have to do is complete the challenge, post your finished project on your blog and then leave us a comment with a link to your post.

Stop back on Wednesday, November 4th, to see our first challenge. We look forward to having you join us regularly and we can't wait to see what you create!