Thursday, December 14, 2017

Snowflakes

It's time for another challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (our last challenge for the year).  The prize this time is digi images from Fabrika Fantasy. 
To play along, just create a project inspired by the cookies and link it up.
For my card, I used the technique that goes by names such as Triple Play. (I like this technique because it's quick and easy but looks impressive.)  I used a variety of different snowflake stamps and topped it off with a little baker's twine.

My card is entered in this challenges:
Crafty Sentiments -- snowflakes
Catch the Bug -- naked stamping/no coloring
Winter Wonderland - - anything Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #363 -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #312 -- anything goes
CRAFT #446 -- Christmas

Monday, December 11, 2017

Stockings were hung

No pressure, but Christmas is just 2 weeks off, you know.
Here's a card using very traditional colors. I took a stamp that is an image of four stockings in a row (pretty sure it's an old Stampendous image) and stamped it repeatedly to create a design for the background.  I used lots of snippets to create red and  green letters. The glittery stocking came from the Dollar Store -- I got a whole  bag of them .... I think they are supposed to be table confetti but there are perfect for cards.  The sentiment is from an Hampton Arts set.

These were perfect for our family's Christmas stockings since we don't have a fireplace! https://www.etsy.com/listing/244801883/christmas-stocking-holders-set-of-4: Entering these challenges:
Time Out #98-- stocking inspiration photo
Winter Wonderland -- anything Christmas
Pattie's Creations  #141 red glitter
Pixie's Snippet Workshop -- use snippets
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #363-- a touch of sparkle
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra/December -- anything Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #312 -- anything goes
Catch the Bug -- no coloring

Friday, December 1, 2017

Snowy Fun


There are so many cute snowman images, and this one from From The Heart is one of my favorites. I wanted lots of sparkle in this one, so I added Spica pen to the snowflakes, Wink of Stella on the snowman, and some microbeads to the little heart. There's more sparkle from the silver metallic paper, snowflake sequin, and acrylic dots.  Way more embellies than is typical for me, but lots of sparkle.
I got the die-cut snowflake panel beneath the snowman from a friend, so I'm not sure of the maker.  (I did a Google image search and nothing like it popped up.)

I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday for this card.

Entering these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #126
Cuttlebug Mania -- Snow
Die Cut Divas -- winter
The Paper Shelter -- Use 3 different kinds of embellies (microbeads, large sequins, acrylic dots)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday  #310 -- anything goes

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Santa

There's another challenge up at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie, and if you're still making Christmas cards, there's inspiration for you here. This fortnight's challenge has two prizes available -- gift certificates for digis from Scribbles Designs and Fred She Said. To be in the draw, just make and link a project inspired by the cookies.

My project uses the Forest Santa digi from Scribbles. I did a tent-topper style card and incorporated some tree patterned paper to fit the theme. Santa is colored in pencils with some Wink of Stella on the furry white parts of his suit.The star on the  tree is embossed with glittery gold EP.

This care is for these challenges:
Scribbles Designs -- Tree-mendous Time of the Year
Winter Wonderland -- Red and Green
Simon Says Monday -- starlight
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #361 -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge/November -- anything with patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday -- anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie #409 -- Christmas



Sunday, November 26, 2017

Spirelli Christmas

I haven't used spirelli for a while, so I trotted it out for this card. The green piece with the ornament was actually a leftover snippet. I had stamped/embossed the ornament two times, and when I centered the other for the diecut, there wasn't  enough left to center this one, too. So, I filled the space with some white twine and the spirelli technique.  The sentiment is stamped and matted on snippets as well.

Enteriing this card in these challenges:
Winter Wonderland --Red and Green
ABC Christmas -- X marks the spot
Rudolph Days -- November
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #361 -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Pixie's Snippet Playground -- use snippets
Word Art Wednesday#310 -- Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmie #409 -- Christmas
The Paper Shelter #319 -- A Christmas Card

Another tag



Here's another tag inspired by the 25 Days of Christmas Tags at Tracey McNeely's blog.  This particular one was inspired by Lindsey Larsen's bold graphic HO Ho HO tag on Day 14.  (Lindsey is with the Concord & Ninth DT)




Friday, November 17, 2017

Tags and More Tags

I am having a lot of fun playing along with Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I like the fact that I can make a tag any size and shape I feel like, and add as much or as little detail as the mood strikes.

This tag features a Tim Holtz stamp, and the tag was  inspired Audrey Tokach of the Reverse Confetti DT  on day 4.  She used a lovely pastel palette that inspired the colors I used for this tag.

I am entering this tag in several challenges.
25 Days of Christmas Tags
Winter Wonderland -- tags
STAMPlorations -- November theme stamps and tags
Happy Little Stampers Christmas -- tags
Catch the Bug -- house
CRAFT #442-- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge -- anything goes





Thursday, November 16, 2017

Coffee and Cookies






It's time for another challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie. Two prizes are up for grabs -- from Cute as a Button and Sasayaki Glitter. To be in the draw, just make a card inspired by the cookies. With all the great coffee images out there, it should be easy.


For my card, I used a little masking to create a scene of three cups of coffee, using a single stamp of a coffee cup.  For embellies, I added tiny red gems to the sentiment and a nice gingham ribbon to complement the dots.

The card is for these challenges:
The Ribbon Girl -- November Card challenge
Word Art Wednesday #309 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper.

And a Tag....

I'm still being inspired by the ongoing 25 Days of Christmas Tags at Tracey McNeely's blog. This tag was inspired by a white and pink tag Carol Mayne from SSS showed on Day 1.