Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sending Warm Wishes

Hello, everybody!  Today I'm sharing a winter holiday card featuring a cute kitty who is enjoying the snowfall.

This kitty is part of Gerda Steiner Designs Three Carol Cats and I coloured him with markers, added Star Dust Stickles to his hat, and fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape.  Using dies from my stash, patterned paper, some punched snowflakes and two clear gems, I was inspired by the sketch at Sketch Saturday Week 629:


I would also like to support the following 9 challenges:
ABC Christmas S for Snowy UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 509 AG Optional for Someone Special
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September
Gerda Steiner Share Your Designs September
Rudolph Day September 1E C10
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Animal Antics 2/5
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Twist Gems and/or Pearls 2/2
Virginia's "Show and Share" September AG 3/4
Word Art Wednesday 458-459 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 2/5


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day! 

P.S. to my followers: I am behind in my blog visiting but will get caught up this week. Thank you to all who have been visiting my blog and leaving kind comments!

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Wise Words Bring Healing

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Kathleen - thank you for joining me!  This is my first time using New Blogger - I could no longer find "Revert to Legacy Blogger" (insert sad face).  

Today I'm sharing an encouragement card featuring a kitty and one of my favourite scriptures (Proverbs 12:18, NCV).  

For the patterned paper background, I chose to use a journal card (Pixel Scrapper) and digitally added the scripture.  I die-cut the background with a stitched rectangle (Gina Marie Designs).  I stamped the kitty (Fiskars) and fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape.  I added a punched heart to the banner at the top.

I would like to support the following challenges: Ally's Angels 38 AG 2/3; Arty Divas 29 AG 1/3; Cardz TV 124 AG 1/3; Crafter's Castle September AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore September AG 1/3; Crafty Calendar AG 1/3; Crafty Creations 413 AG 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September AG UE; Creative Inspirations Spots and Dots 1/3; DL.ART September AG UE 1/d; Show Us Your Pussycats Furrything Goes UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Animal Antics 1/5; The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ S2320 AG 1/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG 1E; Virginia's "Show and Share" September AG 1/4; Word Art Wednesday 458-459 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Have an Ice Day

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing my first slimline card, and I decided to create a winter scene.  I like to make at least two winter holiday cards each month, but last month I made only one.  This month I'm starting early so I can hopefully achieve my goal!

The images, along with the sentiment, are all from Scribbles Designs (Snow Couple, Snow Sign, and Have an Ice Day).  I coloured the images with markers and fussy-cut so I could pop them up with foam tape, including the sentiment. The fun sign reads, "Free Snow - U Haul."


My card began with a Distress Oxide background for the sky  I used a number of landscape die-cuts in various shades of white/glitter cardstock that were already cut and left over from last year (brands are Lawn Fawn, Poppystamps, Simon Says Stamp), and  I layered them together to create the scene.  I punched a couple snowflakes from the Distress Oxide piece and added a number of red snowflake sequins.  Here's an angled view of the card which shows the red sequins a bit better.


I was inspired by the following challenges: ABC Christmas S for Snowy UE; Allsorts 589 11th Birthday Celebration I love... making scene cards, using die-cuts, making Distress Oxide backgrounds, colouring with markers, fussy-cutting, snowflakes 2/3; Ally's Angels 38 AG 1/3; Artsystamper Digitals AG 1/3; Cardz TV 123 AG 1/3; Colour Crazy 36 Anything Goes 1/2; Crafter's Castle September AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore September AG 1/3; Crafty Calendar AG 1/3; Crafty Friends 144 AG 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 507 AG UE; Die Cut Divas Holidays 1/4; DL.ART September AG UE 1/d; Double Trouble 66 Make a Scene (Thing1 only) 1/4; Gem of a Challenge 19 AG 2/3; Kat Scrappiness September Slimline UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Frienda 141 AG 1/3; Polkadoodles 37 Anything Goes 2/3; Scribbles Designs 91 The Great Outdoors 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Humourous/Fun Card (punny sentiment and funny sign) 1/5; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up September 1/10; The Outlawz Festive Fridays Christmas UE; Tuesday Throwdown AG 1E; Virginia's "Show and Share" September AG 1/4; Winter Wonderland Snowmen and Snow 1/3; Word Art Wednesday 456-457 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 2/5


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Autumn Greetings

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a card for the September Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz.  I received this image for free (Signs of Autumn from Jan's Digi Stamps) because I participated in last month's challenge - thank you!.


I printed the image on mustard cardstock and coloured it with pencils. I fussy-cut the image and added Glossy Accents to the jar. I used a bunch of my scraps for this card - Yay! The background paper is an old book page, which I inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I tore some scraps of patterned paper to create a spot for the jar to sit. I added a fussy-cut squirrel and a leaf stem die-cut, both left over from other projects.  The two fallen leaves are from the same image, printed on orange cardstock. The sentiment was also part of this freebie and it was printed on mustard cardstock and fussy-cut. I added a self-made Hello sentiment near the squirrel.  To finish the card, I added a two-layered butterfly punched from my scraps and adhered a black gem in the center.

Digital image and sentiment:  Jan's Digi Stamps - Signs of Autumn
Digital clipart:  Squirrel (Gecko Galz Fall Into Nature Collage Sheet)
Die: Memory Box Flutter Vine
Patterned paper scraps: Torn scraps (Refined Autumn Garden)
Digital paper:  Torn scrap (Gecko Galz Flower Power Paper Pack FP09)
Other: Punches (Recollections Butterflies), Hello greeting created in Word, black gem

I was inspired by the following 10 challenges:
Allsorts 589 11th Birthday Celebration I love... my favourite season--autumn, autumn colours, autumn leaves, fussy-cutting, using scraps, torn edges, cute animals 1/3
Crafty Galz Corner 211 Fall Colours 1/3
Gecko Galz Autumn Calling UE
Gem of a Challenge 19 AG 1/3
Jan's Digi Stamps September AG 1/3
Pixie's Snippet Playground 386 Use snippets/scraps (described above)
Polkadoodles 37 Anything Goes 1/3 
The Outlawz September Progressive Freebie Challenge
The Paper Funday 21 AG Optional Twist Fall/Autumn 1/4
Word Art Wednesday 456-457 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Possibili-Tea

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card for the August Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz.  Because I participated last month, I received this month's image for free:  It's Tea Time from The Paper Shelter (thank you!).


For this card I used the precoloured version.  I fussy-cut the image and added Glossy Accents to the clocks, cup, and goggles.  I adhered the image to the background provided using foam tape and then adhered the background to a lace border and then to an embossed panel.  I printed a digital sentment on kraft cardstock and die-cut with a stitched tag, tied with baker's twine. For a close-up, see photo below. I punched two sizes of butterflies and added gems to the bodies.  I finished off the card by adding gems to the four corners of the background.


Digital image and background:  The Paper Shelter - It's Tea Time
Digital sentiment:  My Paper Crafting
DiesSTAMPlorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies, Die-Versions Whispers Lacey Dots border
Embossing folder:  Tim Holtz Sizzix Bingo
Punches: Recollections Butterflies
Other:  Baker's twine (American Crafts). Glossy Accents, gems

I was inspired by the following 10 challenges:
Cardz TV 122 AG 2/3
Carlin's Kaartenparadijs Anything Goes 2/3
DL.ART AG UE 1/d
Polkadoodles 35 Anything Goes 2/3 
STAMPlorations Summer AG UE
The Outlawz August Progressive Freebie Challenge
The Paper Shelter 438 Use a Number (see clock and embossing folder) 1/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 2/5



Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Have a Mice Holiday Season

Hello, everybody!  Long time, no see!  I'm popping in today to share a winter holiday card.  I haven't been crafting or blogging much lately, but I like to work on my goal of making two holiday cards each month.

Take a look at these adorable skating mice!  I coloured them with markers and fussy-cut so I could pop them up on foam tape.  I also added Star Dust Stickles to the fur trim on their jackets and skates.
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I recently won a prize from Polka Dot Orchard, and this Merry ChristMouse digital stamp set is one of the items I chose.  Thank you, Jessica!  The mice are so cute; I just couldn't resist!

My card began with a Distress Oxide background (Tumbled Glass) using the ink-smooshing technique. The die I used had two deer at the bottom so I trimmed them off to leave an open space as a skating pond for the mice.  I filled in the area with Glossy Accents to simulate ice. You can see it better in the photo below.  The sentiment is from the same digital set and I printed it in white letters on black.  I finished off the card by adhering a few red snowflake sequins.


I was inspired by the following 10 challenges:
Cardz TV 122 AG 1/3
Carlin's Kaartenparadijs Anything Goes 1/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 505 Beginning with S (skating, snowflakes) UE
Cute Card Thursday Inky UE
De Egel No Design Paper 1/3
DL.ART AG UE 1/d
Polkadoodles 35 Anything Goes 1/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Gingerbread Treat

Hello, everybody!  Today I'm sharing a yummy winter holiday card!  I haven't been around blogland much lately but I wanted to meet my goal of making two winter holiday cards this month, so here I am!


My card used a lot of scraps (snippets). Aside from the adorable image (Twinkle Lane Designs - Coloured Gingerbread Man), all of the paper and cardstock were scraps, including the kraft cardstock.  It wasn't quite wide enough for an A2 card front, so I added scraps of glitter cardstock along the left side.

I began by applying embossing paste on the kraft cardstock through a snowflake stencil (Hot off the Press Snowfall).  I added the strips of glitter cardstock and a torn scrap of music-patterned paper (BoBunny).  I printed two copies of the image and fussy-cut both.  On the second one, I fussy-cut only the gingerbread man so I could pop him up on foam tape.  I punched three snowflakess (Recollections punch) from the scrap of red glitter cardstock and adhered. I stamped a sentiment in the lower right corner (SugarPea  Designs Sweet Treats Christmas) and finished the card by applying Star Dust Stickles to the gingerbread's icing.

I would like to support the following 10 challenges:
Ally's Angels 36 AG 1/3
Build Your Stash Holiday Hop Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 500 AG Optional Twine/Ribbon UE
Creatalicious 191 AG Optional 3 of a Kind (red snowflakes) 1/3
Pixie's Snippet Playground 383 (all snippets as mentioned above) 1E C10
Rudolph Day July 1E C10
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5
The Outlawz Progressive Challenge July
Through the Craft Room Door July 28 AG 1/2
Virginia's Show and Share July 1/4



Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!