My challenge blog for Lunagirl Vintage Images, featuring fun creative challenges with prizes, projects, freebies, holiday and seasonal info, and more!
A place for mixed media artists, card makers, scrapbooking enthusiasts, fabric artists, creators of jewelry, altered art and crafts of all kinds.
Would you like Lunagirl to sponsor a challenge on your blog? Email me at INFO@LUNAGIRL.COM. :-) I'll provide images for your DT!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fabulous Flapper Inspiration

Flapper fabulosity continues with the FLAPPERS theme challenge...

and who can be more fabulous than Josephine Baker? Here she is on an ATC created by Michele Storms of the Design Team and Art From the Well.

Flapper style can really be inspiring ~ just take a look at the entries so far. Show us your flapper inspiration!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Flappers Challenge Second Week!

MICHELE STORMS of artfromthewell.blogspot.com
More inspiration from the Lunagirl Moonbeams Design Team! We want you to get inspired and enter the Flappers challenge which continues for another week until next Thursday.

Here are some truly sassy flapper girls featured on cards by Michele and Vicki.

Check out the challenge to see more and join in!
VICKI ROMAINE of cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com:
"Card background is actually where I cleaned my brayer of acrylic paint and
then used a stencil on top of that.
"

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Chipmunks

A chipmunk and I almost gave each other heart attacks today!


I was walking out to the mailbox, my thoughts lost in the quiet of a spring morning, and just as I passed the corner of the house I heard a huge racket to my left, which made me jump. Apparently I had surprised one of these little guys and he (she?) scrambled across the metal covering of the HVAC fan causing a rather loud noise for such a small creature. 

We are lucky to have these little Eastern Chipmunks all around the yard. They are adorable! They tend to "lay low" unlike their more brazen cousins the grey squirrels. We must have dozens of the grey squirrels, and they are fun to watch leaping and playing with each others in the trees. They seem to enjoy taunting my (indoor) cats, who watch with futile fascination from the windows.

In Colorado last summer we visited a "ghost town" where this happens:


Monday, March 23, 2015

Dare to join my FLAPPERS challenge!


The FLAPPER theme continues! See the entries so far and join the challenge! The Flappers theme continues all this week and on until Thursday, April 2, so you have plenty of time, and at Lunagirl you'll find plenty of images to get you started.

Here is a flapper to inspire you, a lovely brilliant digital art creation by Corinne Marie. This lady certainly looks like she's up to something. What a twinkle in her eye! And she is totally carrying off that bright-pink-berries-headdress look. So DARE to do it ~ enter the flappers challenge!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Geisha "Gate" Card by Vicki

Just wanted to share some more work from the Design Team. I don't know how the find the time to create so many beautiful projects...

Vicki Romaine created this "Gate" card featuring some pretty geisha women and a great sentiment.
I'm including three photos to show how the card folds down and opens up.

Gorgeous, isn't it? I love gate effect and those backgrounds she used, and I'm proud to say the geisha images are from Lunagirl.com!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Creative Challenge Theme: FLAPPERS


Our next challenge theme is Flappers! 

Flirty and fabulous, sultry or sassy, romantic and dreamy or goofy and garish...
these ladies are always lovely to have around. I have literally hundreds of flapper photos, postcards, and illustrations in my collection available at Lunagirl, and I know you can find a flapper girl to inspire your creativity and enhance your creations. 


Don't miss what the Design Team has offered us this week! Scroll down to see their creations.

Here are the challenge guidelines: 



  • Any craft or medium is OK.
  • Vintage style is encouraged but not required.
  • Use a Lunagirl image or element and your entry will count twice in the drawing!
  • Remember to link to this blog and to Lunagirl.com on your site if you have one.
  • Prize:  Winner will be selected randomly to receive a $15 credit at Lunagirl.com!
  • Challenge ends at 2:00 pm CST on Thursday, April 2.


  • I love it when you use Lunagirl images, and I hope you'll go take a look at my collections... but that's not a requirement!  But do remember that if you use a Lunagirl image, you will be entered TWICE in the drawing! I welcome everyone and every style but also want to give a little something extra to my wonderful customers! Most important is have fun, get creative, enjoy vintage. 


    LUNAGIRL MOONBEAMS DESIGN TEAM

    A darling flapper from MICHELE STORMS of artfromthewell.blogspot.com
    "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" by Shelby Pizzarro of SisterhoodoftheMuse.blogspot.com
    By CorinneMarie of digitalbycorinne.blogspot.com
    A collage of flappers by CorinneMarie!
    From VICKI ROMAINE of cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com:
    "Here is a flappers card that was made while on the road after I forgot to pick up most of my crafting supplies for it.  The numbers down the side is Washi tape.  The Lunagirl flapper image was put on beige cardstock and a mat made from a book page.  The sentiment is Stampin" Up."


    Thursday, March 19, 2015

    Winner of Fruit & Flowers Challenge: Nicie Ibarra

    The lucky winner of the drawing for the Fruit & Flowers challenge is #8 by Nicie Ibarra! Congratulations to everyone who played on their beautiful work. I truly appreciate your contributions to my challenges!

    The next theme will be FLAPPERS ... who doesn't love flapper girls with their sassy and sultry styles? 

    I'll get the new challenge ready to start tomorrow, so be sure to come back and play for a chance to win the random drawing and $15 credit to spend at Lunagirl.com.

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    Another Freebie for Inspiration

    Here's another freebie for you to use in the Fruit and Flowers challenge, inspired by the cheerful yellow daffodils in my yard!

    See the challenge details here, along with plenty of creative inspiration from some talented folks... and find more botanical fruits and flowers at Lunagirl!


    Saturday, March 14, 2015

    Freebie: Botancial Print in Soft Vintage Pinks and Greens

    When I think of it, I like to give a freebie for the challenge ~ and I remembered this time!
    Here is just one of the beautiful digitized botanical prints we've collected over the years. Enjoy!


    Friday, March 13, 2015

    Second Week: Fruit & Flowers Theme

    As the FRUIT & FLOWERS creative challenge goes into its second week, here is more inspiration from the Design Team! Get inspired by dreams of spring, and enter the challenge!

    VICKI ROMAINE:
    "I am using my all-time favorite flower image from Lunagirl.  This is perfect for Spring or Sympathy."


    Grape Goddess tag by MICHELE STORMS
    Set of ATCs by MANDY CHILVERS

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    Inspiration!


    Join the challenge! The theme is Fruit and Flowers ~ I challenge you to create something featuring or inspired by fruit, flowers, blossoms, gardens... and share it with us here!

    My choice of this theme was inspired by the beautiful old Victorian botanical prints that I love, and as usual the Design Team has come up with some wonderfully inspiring work.
    Above is digital art by CorinneMarie, featuring vintage grapes and related ephemera.
    Below is another piece by CorinneMarie, this one a darling altered matchbox! She has incorporated the botanical prints in shade of pink and red with some charming ladies in red, a vintage pink background, and accents in red as well.
    I know this will get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to join in!
    The Fruit & Flowers challenge continues until next Thursday, March 19, 
    so you have plenty of time to link up. Get the details and see more inspiration!

    Oh, and you can shop for some images at Lunagirl:
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    Friday, March 6, 2015

    Craft Challenge Theme: Fruit and Flowers

    New challenge theme: Inspired by beautiful antique botanical prints, my next theme is
    FRUIT & FLOWERS

    Let dreams of gardens and orchards, bouquets and blossoms and colorful sweet fruit inspire you... any craft medium is OK, from cards and paper crafts to fabric arts and jewelry to assemblage and mixed media and of course digital art too!

    Your entry just needs to feature fruit and/or flowers in some way. The Design Team will be working with some of the Victorian botanical prints and other vintage ephemera from Lunagirl... we love vintage but your entry can be any style, just so it's fruit and flowers themed!



  • Any craft or medium is OK.
  • Vintage style is encouraged but not required.
  • Use a Lunagirl image or element and your entry will count twice in the drawing!
  • Remember to link to this blog and to Lunagirl.com on your site if you have one.
  • Prize:  Winner will be selected randomly to receive a $15 credit at Lunagirl.com!
  • Challenge ends at noon CST on Thursday, March 19.

  • I love it when you use Lunagirl images, and I hope you'll go take a look at my collections... but that's not a requirement!  
    But do remember that if you use a Lunagirl image, you will be entered TWICE in the drawing! I welcome everyone and every style but also want to give a little something extra to my wonderful customers! Most important is have fun, get creative, enjoy vintage. 

    DON'T MISS THE INSPIRATION FROM THE DESIGN TEAM BELOW!
    There will be more from the DT later during this challenge, and you'll want to check back to see all the entries as well. We hope you'll share yours!



    LUNAGIRL DESIGN TEAM

    CORINNE MARIE Digital by Corinne
    Botanical Life by SHELBY PIZZARRO Sisterhood of the Muse

    Cherry Goddess tag by MICHELE STORMS  Art from the Well
    3D Flower by VICKI ROMAINE  The Cheerful Stamppad
    "The Lunagirl image was printed three times the exact same size and cut apart and then put back into layers with dimensionals to give it a 3D appearance. 
    The 3D effect really doesn't show up on the scanning."

    I can see the 3D effect ~ it is stunning.

    MANDY CHILVERS Journal Page!  TagAlongChallenge.blogspot.com


    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Winner of SEWING theme challenge: Karla B

    Alright, I've done the random drawing for the Vintage Sewing theme challenge (with double entries for everyone who used a Lunagirl image) and the lucky winner of the drawing is this beautiful entry #4 by Karla B!

    Thanks to everyone who played in this fun challenge, one of my favorites.  BTW, as the winner of the drawing Karla has won $15 credit to spend at Lunagirl.com!

    Next time the lucky winner could be you! I'll start a new challenge theme bright and early tomorrow... the new theme will be
    FRUIT & FLOWERS ~ a lovely garden theme inspired by Victorian botanical prints but of course not limited to them!
    With Spring coming, get inspired by dreams of blossoming flowers and colorful fruit... see you soon!



    One last vintage sewing creation...

    Kelly Deal was a little too late to enter her fabulously shabby chic creation in the Vintage Sewing challenge, but it's so pretty I wanted to share it here just for fun!
    Great work, Kelly! Love the colors and all the textures and elements, and that lace at the bottom is just perfect.

    Vintage Sewing


     I've just extended the sewing challenge to 2:30 pm CST, and then I'm off to do the random drawing.  In the meantime I thought I would share some of my "vintage sewing" projects!
    My hobby (translation: obsession) is vintage-style aprons, which I'm not only collecting but now also creating.

    Here are just a couple I thought I would share. They aren't cards or altered art, but they are handmade on a vintage sewing machine, and I reproduce vintage styles!
    I also share them on etsy :-)

    I'll have to give another warning that if I disappear for a couple of days, my electricity may be out. Because, yes, we have another ice storm. This one was not as bad, and I think it will melt by the weekend, but I am a bit angry/sad that the daffodils that were about to bloom by my front porch are now encased in ice. *Sigh* I hope they recover.

    I'll post again shortly with the challenge winner, and bright and early tomorrow we'll begin the next challenge theme:
    FRUIT & FLOWERS

    The Design Team is already sending me some gorgeous work using some the Victorian botanical prints I have, so you won't want to miss them. 

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Tag Along...

    DT member Mandy Chilvers hosts great challenges over at her TagAlong blog... It's a place to get inspired and have some fun sharing if you create Tags... and to see some amazingly creative tags if you love tags like I do... lots of vintage style too!

    Here's a tag created by DT member Michele Storms for Mandy's FASHION theme. You might recognize this Lady in Red! I love love love the little hummingbird!

    You can join in the TagAlong fun at the TagAlong challenge blog, and see more of Michele's work at her ArtFromtheWell blog.

    P.S. You have one more day to enter my current challenge with the Vintage Sewing theme!
    And Friday I'll start a new theme, which I think I'm calling Vintage Flowers & Fruit ... sort of a garden theme, inspired by Victorian botanical prints but not limited to those... you'll see...

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    Shabby Pink and Aqua from Michele ~ with Buttons too!

    MICHELE STORMS
    I love the colors in this pretty vintage sewing themed card by Michele Storms ~ that dusky rose pink is so vintage, and I especially like the pink roses, stripes and tape measure with the aqua background. Such a pretty shabby-romantic color combination. Michele used some images from my Lunagirl Sew Shabby Pink collage sheet, combined with other beautiful vintage style imagery and some charming little buttons! I wish buttons were still 10 cents...

    Don't miss your chance to enter the challenge with our Sewing theme. Visit the challenge post for details and inspiration, and check out my sewing themed collage sheets too, just for fun and to spark your creativity.


    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Vicki Gets Her Sewing Machine Out

    VICKI ROMAINE
    So here's another piece for the Vintage Sewing theme of our challenge... and Vicki got her sewing machine out!  :-) Yay, Vicki ~ it turned out so sweet!

    Here's what she wrote:
    "I got the sewing machine out for this one.  First I had to learn how to thread the machine as it has been a long time since it was in use.  I decided to sew a piece of fabric to my card adding a little dimension to the Lunagirl sewing images."

    Remember you don't have to actually SEW to enter the challenge! Any images related to sewing will work, or any kind of stitchery or embellishments or pictures of stitchery, buttons, sewing machines, etc. are perfect. But isn't it fun to see some actual fabric on a card. 

    Lunagirl on Etsy