Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Holiday Card 14 - L for List

Hello, everybody! Today I'm sharing another holiday card! Inspiration has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge. Day 14 is "L" and I went with List.


I had fun playing with my rubber stamps for this card!  I began by stamping the postcard from The Artistic Stamper Carte Postale in black, the text stamp from the same set in grey, and the postmark in pink.  I inked around the edge of the postcard with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.  I then stamped Inkadinkado Surprise in red, generic snowflakes in blue, and the sentiment in black.  

The adorable Hanging Kitty clipart is from Imagine That Digistamp; I fussy-cut and popped up on foam tape. The little candy canes and reindeer clipart are from Gecko Galz Candy Cane Lane and Reindeer Game Collage Sheets, and I added two strips of metallic striped washi tape.  I layered the postcard onto black cardstock, then onto patterned paper (Martha Stewart Love Notes) and then red cardstock.  I stamped Special Delivery (from The Artistic Stamper set mentioned above) on the patterned paper.

I would also like to support the following challenges:  Craft Stamper Take It Make It November 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE;  Crop Stop November Link Party AG (Distress Inks available at Crop Stop) 4/5; Cute Card Thursday Snowflakes UE; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d; Gecko Galz November Challenge Jingle All the Way UE; Imagine That Digistamp Year-round Link-up UE; Joy Clair Inspiration Graphic (see below - I was inspired by the candy canes) UE; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3; SUYP Cats Only November Furrything Goes UE; The Artistic Stamper Square It (see tiny grid squares on patterned paper) 1/3; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Tuesday Throwdown Playing Dress Up 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk2

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

P.S. to my Followers: I am slowly getting around to visit your blogs and will continue again today. If I haven't been to visit you yet, please be patient as I will be there soon! I haven't forgotten about you, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you made!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Holiday Card 13 - K for Kitty

Hello again!  I'm back to share a second holiday card today!  Inspiration has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge

I won't have time for crafting/blogging tomorrow so I'm jumping ahead to Day 13, which I'm hoping will be "K" so I went with Kitty (what else?!). 


The kitty image is from Beccy's Place The Cat's Meow and I added a red bow digitally (bow from Pixel Scrapper), then fussy-cut and popped up with foam tape.  Patterned papers are from Studio Calico Magical and Pebbles We Belong Together.  You may notice I used two different embossing folders.  I embossed the patterned paper with Darice Snowflake Background and the white strip is embossed with Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow.  The fancy label and word dies were received in friend mail, and I finished off the card with a few snowflake sequins.

I was inspired by Sketch 204 at Feeling Sketchy:



I would also like to support the following challenges (total of 10):
Crafty Friends Use 2 or more Patterned Papers 3/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE
Joy Clair Inspiration Graphic (see below - I was inspired by the candy cane stripes) UEJust Keep on Creating November AG UE
Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3
Tuesday Throwdown Recipe - Use 1 image, 2 embossing folders and a word sentiment 1/3

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

P.S. to my Followers:  I spent a couple hours visiting blogs yesterday and will continue today.  If I haven't been to visit you yet, please be patient as I will be there soon.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you made!

Holiday Card 12 - J for Joy

Hello, everybody! Today I'm sharing another holiday card!  Inspiration has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  Day 12 is "J" and I went with Joy.


I used Memory Box Snowflake Joy die, without the snowflake.  Instead I used a poinsettia image from Beccy's Place Poinsettia set.  I fussy-cut two of the same image and popped up a layer on foam tape.  The letters were die-cut from sparkly cardstock, and I added some die-cut greenery from my stash.  The sentiment stamp is from Whimsy Stamps Joyous Holiday, and the woodgrain paper is from Pretty Painted Floors 6x6" paper pack. I finished off the card with a number of red gems.

I would also like to support the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Crop Stop November Link Party AG (Memory Box dies available at Crop Stop) 3/5
DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d
Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE
Joy Clair Inspiration Graphic (see below - I was inspired by the Christmas theme and colours) UE
Just Keep on Creating November AG UE
Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3

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

P.S. to my Followers:  I spent a couple hours visiting blogs yesterday and will continue today.  If I haven't been to visit you yet, please be patient as I will be there soon.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you made!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Holiday Card 11 - Bingo Grid

Hi, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my two new followers - Beccy and Harper - thank you for joining me!  (Harper, if you would like to leave a link to your blog in the comments, I will be happy to hop over and follow you too!)

Today I am sharing another holiday card!  Inspiration has come from the daily prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  Day 11 is a Bingo Grid (see below), and I went with Buttons, Red and Green, and Use a Sketch.


The sweet snowman image is called Snowy Snowflake from Beccy's Place Snowfolk set, and I fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape.  I freehand-cut a sparkly snowdrift and adhered onto the Merry bingo card from Gecko Galz Alter It Digital Collage Sheets.  The joy word art is from Beccy's Place Christmas Candy; the vintage ephemera are from Gecko Galz Altered Christmas (postage stamp) and Gecko Galz 12 Days of Christmas (partridge in a pear tree).

For the buttons, I die-cut some red foil posterboard with Poppystamps Frosty SnowfIake Buttons that I won from KandA Creative Moments in February (thank you, Andrea, I love them!).  I used patterned paper from Basic Grey Aspen Frost 6x6" paper pad, a die-cut snowflake banner (La-la Land Crafts) and Baker's twine from my stash.

Beccy's Place Bingo Grid
I was inspired by Sketch 478 at Tuesday Morning Sketches and Gecko Galz November Challenge - Jingle All the Way.
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I would also like to support the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge AG 3/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Creative Inspirations November Chill
Cute Card Thursday Snowflakes UE
DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d
Just Keep on Creating November AG UE
The Cat's Pajamas Winter Holidays UE

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

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Holiday Card 10 - I for Igloo

Hello, everybody!  I'm back again today with another holiday card (this is the final one for today, I think!).  Inspiration for my holiday cards has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  Day 10 is "I" and I went with Igloo.  (For an update on my husband's health, please see my earlier post here.)


The adorable snowman image is a freebie from Beccy's Place called Frank the Snowman. I used the precoloured version and fussy-cut so I could pop him up with foam tape.  I used an igloo embossing folder (free with magazine) on Three Birds white-core cardstock and sanded it with my Tim Holtz sanding grip.  I used a die-cut border from Simon Says Stamp Wavy Scallop Stitches to simulate a snowdrift.  The digital sentiment is from Beccy's Place Finn in the Snow, and I finished off the card with a few snowflake sequins.

I would also like to support the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Creatalicious AG Optional Embossing (dry embossing) UE
Cute Card Thursday Snowflakes UE
Just Keep on Creating November AG UE

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

Holiday Card 9 - H for Happy Holidays

Hi, everyone!  I'm back again today with another holiday card.  Inspiration for my holiday cards has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards ChallengeDay 9 is "H" and I went with Happy Holidays.  (For an update on my husband's health, please see my earlier post here.)


The adorable vintage fawn image is from Gecko Galz Reindeer Games Digital Collage Sheet.  The digital sentiment is from Beccy's Place Simply Christmas, and I changed the colour to blue.  The patterned paper is from ReFined Winter Story 6x6" paper pack.  I added some Rose crinkle ribbon from DL.ART's Vintage Vineyard (I won this a while back - thank you, Diana!) and a die-cut snowflake banner (La-la Land Crafts).  I finished off the card with some pink snowflake sequins.

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I would also like to support the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG Animals 5/5
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Creative Inspirations November Chill 3/3
Cute Card Thursday Snowflakes UE
Double Trouble Thing 1 Christmas Holiday, Thing 3 Hanging Item (banner) 4/4
Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE
Just Keep on Creating November AG UE
Papercraft Business 12 AG Optional Christmas Animal 3/3
Scribbles Designs Winter is Coming 3/3
The Cat's Pajamas Winter Holidays UE
The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up All Tied Up (crinkle ribbon) 3/3 FT
Winter Wonderland What You Love to Do at Christmas (enjoy winter nature, animals, and snow) 3/3

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

Holiday Card 8 - G for Gingerbread

Hi, everyone!  I'm back again today with another holiday card.  Inspiration for my holiday cards has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards ChallengeDay 8 is "G" - I went with Gingerbread.  (For an update on my husband's health, please see my earlier post here.)


The vintage gingerbread image is from Gecko Galz 'Tis the Season Digital Collage Sheet.  The smaller gingerbread men and gingerbread word are from Beccy's Place Gingerbread set.  I printed the gingies on brown cardstock, fussy-cut, and used a white paint marker to simulate icing.  The jingle bells are from Gecko Galz Happy Holidays Collage Sheet, and the stamped sentiment (wishes) is from Clearly Besotted.  The patterned papers are from Basic Grey Aspen Frost 6x6" paper pad, and I layered them with a die-cut doily from my stash.

I would also like to support the following challenges:
ABC Christmas W for Wishes UE
Allsorts Poppies or the Colour Red 3/3
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Gingerbread 1/5
Crafty Friends Use 2 or more Patterned Papers 2/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Die-Cut Divas AG 4/4
Double D Wishes are Possible (inspired by colours in upper right quadrant of mood board) 2/3
Double Trouble Thing 1 Christmas Holiday, Thing 3 Hanging Item (jingle bells) 3/4
Gecko Galz November Challenge Jingle All the Way UE
Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE
Incy Wincy Christmas 5/5
Joy Clair Inspiration Graphic (see below - I was inspired by the food theme) UE
Just Keep on Creating November AG UE

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