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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Winner of Fascinating Faces challenge: IKE

It's that time again, and I've just completed the random drawing to determine the winner of our "Fascinating Faces" challenge. We had some gorgeous entries this time, don't you agree? Remember the drawings are random so everyone has a chance of winning ~ and using a Lunagirl image in your entry gets you TWO entries for double chances!

The lucky winner this time is #8 ~ Medusa ATC by Ike of suzy-ikesworld.blogspot.gr/

Congrats to you, Ike, for your beautiful work and your win! Email me to claim your $15 shopping credit to use at Lunagirl.com for some fabulous inspiring images :-)

Thanks for everyone who entered and shared these fascinating faces. Join us for the next challenge as well ~ the theme will be MOTHER.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Fascinating Faces inspire creativity

Fascinating Faces...

challenge continues this week
until Thursday 2 pm CST!

Show us your creativity for a chance to win a $15 shopping spree at Lunagirl.com... find some new digital collage sheets for Spring projects... or choose an image CD for hundreds of printable images!

Here is another gorgeous tag by Michele Storms of ArtfromtheWell.blogspot.com, featuring a fascinating face, lovely elements and a beautifully inspiring quote from Maya Angelou.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Fascinating Faces... Second Week

Don't forget to enter my Fascinating Faces challenge!

The challenge continues until Thursday... there is so much you can do with this theme.

Here is some beautiful inspiration from members of the Design Team, Michele Storms and Vicki Romaine. They have used faces from Lunagirl digital collage sheets, combined with other images and elements, Lunagirl and otherwise, and created these two beautiful pieces.

See more of Michele's work and her blog post about this tag at ArtFromtheWell.blogspot.com.

Visit Vicki at TheCheerfulStamppad.blogspot.com to read about her process and also join in her challenges!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fascinating Faces Tags by Michele


Here are some very fascinating faces on beautiful tags created by Michele Storms. See more of her work and follow her posts at ArtfromtheWell.blogspot.com! And show us some fascinating faces in my current challenge: Fascinating Faces.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Pocket Letter Swap at the Lunagirl Group on Facebook!

We're having a Pocket Letter Swap at the Lunagirl Group on Facebook! This is sure to be lots of fun ~ hop on over and join in! If you've never done a pocket letter project before, here is your chance to try something new and truly wonderful. If you've created them before you already know how much fun and loveliness and creativity they can inspire. I love anything with pockets, and I love letters and messages too, so I'm fond of this idea.

Pocket Letters are all the rage at the moment, but if you haven't heard of them or just want to know more, here is a great blog post by Janette Lane, the innovator of Pocket Letters... http://janettelane.blogspot.com/search/label/Pocket%20Letter%20Pals

This swap event was inspired by this beautiful pocket letter created by CorinneMarie for my Fascinating Faces challenge... Isn't it absolutely stunning? The Faces theme fits well with the swap, so we're coordinating them.

I owe a big Thank You to CorinneMarie for inspiring and suggesting this swap and especially for hosting it. Everyone is invited to join in!   https://www.facebook.com/events/1598031663811107/



Friday, April 17, 2015

Creative Challenge Theme: FASCINATING FACES

Welcome to my next challenge theme.. the theme is FASCINATING FACES.
The images I sent to the DT to work with this time featured faces that I find compelling in some way, because they are beautiful or mysterious or funny or quizzical, often because they are very expressive or because they make me wonder what that person was thinking! I think this will be a very inspiring theme... let's get creating!

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES:

  • Any craft or medium is OK.
  • Vintage style is encouraged but not required.
  • Use a Lunagirl image and your entry will count twice in the drawing!
  • 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 30.

  • 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, and enjoy vintage style. 




    LUNAGIRL MOONBEAMS DESIGN TEAM

    A charming pin created by VICKI ROMAINE http://www.cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/

    MICHELE STORMS http://www.artfromthewell.blogspot.com/

    CORINNE MARIE  http://digitalbycorinne.blogspot.com/

    CORINNE MARIE  http://digitalbycorinne.blogspot.com/
    VICKI ROMAINE http://www.cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/
    "This card shows the contrast of a busy and noisy background to the quiet and subtle face. Her face was gotten from a larger LG image. The background was created with various mixed media elements.  A sentiment is inside the card as there are so many elements on the front." 
    CORINNE MARIE  http://digitalbycorinne.blogspot.com/
    SHELBY PIZZARRO  http://sisterhoodofthemuse.blogspot.com/
    I made this one extra large so you could see the words that Shelby added to the white fabric draped around the woman ~ amazing!


    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    Spring Chickens Challenge Winner: Wendy Lynn!

    The challenge is done, and the chickens are coming home to roost... sorry, couldn't resist. The Spring Chickens challenge was great fun, and I send a big thank you to everyone who played!

    I've completed the random drawing, and the lucky winning entry is #4 by the ever-fabulous and creative WendyLynn of WendyLynn's Paper Whims. Congrats to Wendy ~ she will receive $15 credit for shopping at Lunagirl.com.

    Everyone come back for the next challenge theme... 
    FASCINATING FACES. 

    CBD Challenge Winner

    Congratulations also go out to Hazel (craftyhazelnut) who won the "Get Ready for Christmas" challenge I sponsored over at Crafting By Designs!

    Spring Chickens for a few more hours... cute chickens and springtime fun in the challenge!

    I just love all the entries in my Spring Chickens challenge! I wasn't sure people would connect with this theme, but it has turned out great and inspired some really fun, charming creations and also some great blog posts by my fabulous followers on their own blogs.

    You have a few more hours to enter, for fun and a chance to win some Lunagirl shopping credit. Here are some little Spring Chickens to inspire you.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Vintage Style Coloring Pages now at Lunagirl.com

    Since "adult coloring books" are all the rage now, I decided to make a download pack of some Victorian style coloring pages!

    See my coloring pages here.

    These are 10 digital downloadable and printable pages created from artwork by Victorian illustrator Walter Crane. They show charming scenes from nursery rhymes, fables, and fairy tales, and with all of the color removed the line drawings are perfect for coloring.

    You can download them instantly after purchase, print them out and start having fun. Color them with crayons, markers, colored pencils, watercolors... or color them digitally. I never outgrew my love of coloring. It's fun and relaxing... and when I was an art therapist I found that handing clients a box of crayons really brought out that "inner child"! Don't we all need to relax and get back to simpler pleasures these days?

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    More Design Team Fabulousness... Aquarian Michele

    I'm sharing three tags created by Michele Storms for a "zodiac" challenge at Tag Tuesday.

    She is an Aquarius, and created some amazing, beautiful tags inspired by her Sun Sign. I'm proud to say some Lunagirl images play a big part in them... but what Michele created is amazing!

    Here are the tags, but do VISIT ART FROM THE WELL and see what she wrote about these.




    More from the Design Team... Flappers by Mandy

    Here are some sassy flapper creations by Mandy Chilvers... bright and sassy for springtime. They didn't quite make it in time for the Flapper challenge (fashionably late!) You can see more from Mandy at her TagAlong blog ... and join her fun TAG challenges as well!




    More Easter chicks!

    They keep coming ~ hear them chirping? Here are more happy Easter wishes from our little spring chickens... these on a card by Mandy Chilvers! Visit her here as well: http://tagalongchallenge.blogspot.com/

    Sunday, April 5, 2015

    Happy Easter from Lunagirl and the Moonbeams!


    Here is a sweet ATC by Michele Storms of the Design Team, to wish you a very joyful Easter Day and also remind you to enter my "Spring Chickens" challenge! The challenge continues until April 16... join us for some creative fun!

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    Creative Challenge: SPRING CHICKENS

    Our next challenge theme is Spring Chickens!

    This theme is a little off the wall, I guess, but judging by what the Design Team has done I think you will have fun with it.

    This theme was originally inspired by Easter Chicks, but I know we're about to pass Easter so I'm expanding this theme to include hens, roosters, baby chicks, all chickens! plus BABIES! We can also include Mamas with their babies, as well as older folks who are "young at heart" and anything else you think fits with the idea of "spring chickens." Here's your chance to get creative and even silly if you like :-)

    Here is a small collection that might be helpful and give you ideas:
    Spring Chickens at Lunagirl


    Just fyi, in my challenge badge at left I have used images from my collage sheets Chickens, Spring Chickens, and Victorian Eggs, with a frame created from one of my favorite Lunagirl Vintage Labels

    I'm pretty fond of chickens. We used to have a few when we first got married, and I still miss them. (And I often miss having little babies, too... mine are teenagers!) 


    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 16.

  • 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:


    Two "poultry moos" by MICHELE STORMS of Artfromthewell.blogspot.comvisit her blog post if you don't know what "moos" are!
    Chickens Banner by CorinneMarie of digitalbycorinne.blogspot.com
    "How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm (After They've Seen Paree?)"
    by 
    by Shelby Pizzarro of SisterhoodoftheMuse.blogspot.com
    VICKI ROMAINE TheCheerfulStampPad.blogspot.com
    "I tried to make a mini art tile using two chick images from Lunagirl. The background uses tissue paper and distressed ink.  I picked to of the images and overlaid the whole tile whole time with 3D Crystal Lacquer. This was fun but I need to work on applying the lacquer. .This was difficult for me."

    Happy Easter ~ tag by Michele Storms ArtfromtheWell.blogspot.com
    Country Life digital art by CorinneMarie of digitalbycorinne.blogspot.com

    by CorinneMarie of digitalbycorinne.blogspot.com





    I hope you'll come join in this Lunagirl challenge!

    Challenge Winner for FLAPPERS: Kelly Deal


    The challenge is closed, the drawing is done, and the lucky winner is Kelly Deal with entry #4, this gorgeous Gatsby-esque mixed media creation!

    Congratulations to Kelly for winning the drawing (and $15 Lunagirl credit!), and congratulations to everyone for an especially lovely collection of entries this time.

    The next challenge starts bright and early tomorrow, and I gave you a hit with my dancing chickens post the other day... oh, and also I list the upcoming challenge themes over in the right nav bar, did you ever notice that?

    Anyway, the next theme should be a fun one: Spring Chickens! Inspired by Easter chicks but includes all chickens, babies, and whatever else you think could fit that theme! Spry older folks, perhaps? People who are afraid of springtime? (allergies?) I'm getting silly, but it can be a silly theme... I'm curious to see what you come up with. See you soon!

    Join the Flappers Challenge.. You'll be fashionably late, darling, but there's still time


    There's still time to link up your entry in my Flappers challenge! It continues until 2:00 CST ~ almost four more hours. Here are two lovely ladies FREE for you ~ one nice and one naughty? They both look a little mischievous, don't you think?

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Smile for the Day: Dancin' Posin' Chicks from Myrtle & Eunice


    Looking for Easter egg dye ideas, I found these guys on the blog MyrtleandEunice.com. Oh my, I'm in love! There is a pattern tutorial so you can make your own felt chickies with or without pose-able legs, but even if you're not up to a project the photos on the blog posts of these are worth a look. Guaranteed to make you smile! Here they are doing a Riverdance...


    And here's a happy coincidence: These chickies are also a hint for the next blog challenge theme which starts on Friday!

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