Saturday, October 29, 2011

Calico Collage's Designer Challenge

On September 30th I started a sign up for Calico Collage's very first design challenge.  This challenge was in celebration of Calico Collage's 3rd birthday.  The challenge for those talented people who signed up was to create a fashion accessory, this could be anything from a piece of jewelry to a belt & they only had about 3 weeks to do this.  Now it is time for the voting!  Please look thru all the images below & vote for your fave in the poll found to you right ---->

Now with out further ado here are the beautiful enties!

This beautiful necklace was created by the Bobbi Horst of BH Bead Creations
This time stopping necklace was created by the Donna Bradley of Stranded Beads
Glynna Gower created this stunning whimsical necklace
Another show stopping necklace from Glynna Gower
This beautifully unique necklace was created by the Holly Westfall of SilverRose Designs
This adorable charm was created by Jacque Holt
Kari Asbury of Hippie Chick Designs created this dreamy tropical necklace
This elegant necklace was also created by Kari Asbury of Hippie Chick Designs
Kristi Harrison of Keepsakes by Kristi designed this adorable pony tail holder
Here is another unique design by Kristi Harrison of Keepsakes by Kristi
This unique bracelet was created by Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp of Skye Jewels
Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp of Skye Jewels also created these adorable earrings.
This stunning necklace was created by Martha Eason of Menagerie Studio
This stunning Necklace was created by Valerie Martinier of Poppy in the Sky
This stunning bracelet was created by Shannon Chomanczuk of For my Sweet Daughter

Now that you have seen each entry scroll back up and cast your vote for your favorite!
Voting will be open from now till November 1st at midnight.

Thanks to all that entered & do hope to doing this again soon!
 ~Ella 


Friday, October 21, 2011

Sweet Poppies - New Digital Collage Sheets



Last week I listed a new set of Clock collage sheets.  I got a lot of positive feed back I'm happy to say.

Collage Sheet #770

These clocks can be found in the following sizes:
1 Inch Circles
1.5 Inch Circles (1)
1.5 Inch Circles (2)

A lot of people complemented the poppy clock and even suggested a Poppy Collage Sheet.  This has been lingering in my mind but personally I find it hard to design a collage sheet when other designers already offer the same theme. So I brain storemd... while doing this I even created this cute little treasury!


After much searching I finally found some great images from my photographs & some great vintage art that features Poppies. I added a bit of a vintage/grunge feel to them & Voilà!
Sneak Peak from Collage Sheet #773 "Sweet Poppies"
Be looking for this collage sheet on Saturday, October 21st!  As a special surprise here is a free "mini Sheet" of one of the 1x1 inch tiles.  You can print out this collage sheet now & use it in your next craft projects.  Please remember that even though this is a free that the Terms of Use still aply.
Free Mini Collage Sheet from "Sweet Poppies"


That is all for now! 
Thank you for reading & Stay Crafty!
~Ella

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Calico Collage & New Christmas Collage Sheets

I have been super busy since my last post.  After creating the Vintage Halloween Collage Sheets (which has been a new top seller) I was asked for some Christmas collage sheets!  WHAT?!?!  Christmas?  And at the time it was requested it wasn't even October!  Wow!  I wish I could get started on Christmas that early....Yes I am one of those who wait till the last moment to buy gifts...I am so pitiful sometimes.


A little news before I show you the Christmas collage sheets.  This month Calico Collage is celebrating her 3rd birthday!  It's so hard to believe that Calico Collage has been open for 3 years now!  As a thank you to all my great customers I would like to offer a Special Coupon for all of October!
Use Coupon Code HAPPYBIRTHDAY2011 at my Etsy Shop.

Now onto the New Vintage Christmas collage sheets!

This design comes in a lot more sizes & of course if you need another size that I do not have listed, just ask. 

Scrabble
1x1 Inchies

1x2 Domino
1 Inch Bottle Cap
1.5 Inch Rounds
2.5x3.5 (1)
2.5x3.5 (2)
2.5x3.5 (3)
2.5x3.5 (4)

Thats all for now!  Thanks for reading & stay crafty!
~Ella

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