Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Crafty Creations Challenges: Tic Tac Toe

We have a "Tic Tac Toe" theme for the next two weeks at Crafty Creations Challenges

I'll let you in on a little secret . . . 
     I have a very difficult time making a decision when I'm told I can have or do anything I want.

 Which items do I pick? I want it all . . . 
 What do I want to do? I want to do it all . . . 
 What are my options? Am I missing anything? 

So while a Tic Tac Toe Challenge should be easy . . . it's not. At least it's not for me.
And I created the Tic Tac Toe board for Anna so you think I would have created a board with my favorites all in a row.

But I didn't. I put all my favorites on the board . . . which only made it harder for me to pick 3 . . . in a row!!

However, I was making this card for a good friend, 
so that made it a bit easier for me 
(I love making cards with a particular person in mind). 

Our Sponsor, A Creative Need, sent me the beautiful "Blossom Bouquet" digi to use.

My original plan was to watercolor the image. But . . . when I began to color it, the black ran (image on the right).  Duh, I forgot to print it on the laser printer (watercolors and inkjet printed digis don't mix well).  So, I grabbed my Copics and colored a 2nd image I had printed (image on the left).

I don't normally share my "mistakes" but I thought you would appreciate the final colored image more if you saw my original attempt also.

Here's the Tic Tac Toe Board. As you can see from my card, I used:
 Flowers, Embossing & Die-Cut. 
Or, Flowers, Ribbon and Digital Image. 
Or, Die-Cut, Ribbon and Circles (those are circles behind the digi image).

Stop by the Crafty Creations Challenges blog to see what the other DT members have created. Then, pick your favorite row, column or diagonal on the Tic Tac Toe board and play along.

Update: I also used a freebie sentiment from Netty's Cards (click here).  I met Annette when I won my very first challenge (sponsored by Stamp Fairy).  She has LOTS of freebie sentiments. Be sure to check out her blog.

I'm entering the above card in A Creative Need's Monthly Challenge: Anything Goes
  Word Art Wednesday Challenge #136: Anything Goes
  Whimsy Inspirations Challenges: Tic Tac Toe (Ribbon, Flowers, Sentiment)


  1. Ah your card is super, I too had issues with picking what to use. Went one way then another!! Love Hazelxx

  2. Great card and I think you've used one of my freebie circle sentiments too. I love seeing them on people's cards. Thanks so much Heather.
    Netty's Cards

    1. Oh no. I was in such a rush to get the post done that I completely overlooked the sentiment. I've amended the post to include your information. I'm so sorry.

  3. That's what you get for leaving yourself with too much choice! ;) What a beautiful card, Heather.

  4. Heather, this is gorgeous!! Your colouring is superb. lovely colour choices for your card too. It's a real treat for me to see my image on this beauty of a card!

  5. Heather this is gorgeous! Your colouring is superb!! It's a real treat for me to see my image on this beauty of a card!!

  6. You can color. This card is so creative, especially the color combo and layout. Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. God Bless You!
    Carole Robb Bisson


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