Sunday, November 17, 2019

Card Using Scraps

Hi, everyone!  Today I am sharing a card inspired by Karen at My Cup Runneth Over!  She was the guest designer over at Pixie's Snippet Playground and I fell in love with her card, which is such a fun way to use up those small scraps of patterned paper!  Here's my version:


I had some leftovers from my Set of 4 Panel Fold Cards that I shared a couple days ago.  The papers are Woodland Christmas from We Are 3 Digital Shop. I hand-cut a banner edge on each scrap and layered them across the card.  I fussy-cut the deer from the digital paper and then hand-cut a snowbank from a white cardstock scrap.  The background paper is from the same set.  I stamped a sentiment in black and added three punched snowflakes (Recollections punch).

I would like to support the following challenges:  A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Beccy's Place - Month of Holiday Cards I'm jumping ahead to "O" for Outdoors; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Some Glitter UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Cute Card Thursday Festive UE; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/Winter UE; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE; Word Art Wednesday 412-413 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 4/5

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

Saturday, November 16, 2019

'Tis the Season

Hello, everybody!  This month I am making a lot of winter and holiday cards!  A big inspiration for me has been Beccy's Place and her Month of Holiday Cards!  The annual challenge always inspires me - thank you, Beccy!  This is her 7th year and I'm hoping we can beat the record 864 entries she had last year!  If you're not playing along, why not go check it out!  It's an Alphabet Challenge and I'm doing Day 11 - "I" for Ice!


This sweet image is digital clipart from TheDigitalChick on Etsy. I've been using a lot of these for my cards this month!  I love this retro-style kitty - he looks so cute and reminds me of a storybook from my childhood!  Ooops, the skating kitty has slipped on the ice!  I fussy-cut the fallen kitty and popped him up on foam tape.  The square scene background behind the kitty is from The Paper Shelter - Holy Night, and the sentiment is from Deedee's Digis. I used a couple of dies here from Memory BoxStitched Tree Horizon, as well as the offcut snowflakes from Snowy Scene. The patterned paper is from MME Winter Wonderland.

I would also like to support the following challenges: Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Some Glitter UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Gem of a Challenge AG 3/3; Outside the Box - Memory Box Challenge 55 - Patterned Paper 1E; Penny's Paper-crafty 456 AG 2/3; Show Us Your Pussycats Furrything Goes UE; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE The Paper Shelter 406 Christmas Spirit 1/3; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Winter Blues UE; Word Art Wednesday 412-413 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 3/5
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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

P.S. to my Followers:  I'm a bit behind in my visiting and I'm hoping to get caught up in the next couple of days, so I'll see you soon!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Set of 4 Panel Fold Cards

Hi, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a set of 4 Panel Fold Cards!  I tried a new-to-me card style!  I used an awesome set of digitals that I won recently from We Are 3 Digital Shop - thank you, Bonnie!  The adorable precoloured printable animal images are called Woodland Hearts, and the gorgeous papers are Woodland Christmas.

My panel fold cards were inspired by Sam at Mixed Up Craft - here is her video tutorial.  Her cards are larger so I resized mine to A2 and figured out my own measurements. I embellished all with some punched snowflakes (Recollections punch).  Here are photos of each card individually:


Above:  Sentiment stamp from Newton's Nook - Newton's Christmas Cuddles.


Above:  Sentiment stamp from Lawn Fawn Winter Fox.


Above and below:  Sentiment stamps from Lawn Fawn Tiny Tags Sayings


Here's the inside:


Here are all of the cards together!


I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critter 4/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; ABC Christmas W for Wreath UE: Arty Divas AG 5/5; Ally's Angels AG 3/3; Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards I'm jumping ahead to "R" for Reindeer UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button(s) UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Cute Card Thursday Festive UE; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/Winter UE; Gem of a Challenge AG 2/3; Incy Wincy Animals 5/5; Jan's Digi Stamps 1 AG 5/5; Penny's Paper-crafty 456 AG 1/3; Polkadoodles 46 AG 1/2; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG Twist AG 1/2; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Winter Blues UE; Word Art Wednesday 412-413 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 2/5

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

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Merry and Bright Snowman

Hi, everybody!  I'm still going strong with my holiday cards!  Today's card was inspired by Christmas Kickstart #23, which has a theme of snow!  I'm also playing along over at Beccy's Place in her Month of Holiday Cards!  It's an Alphabet Challenge and Day 14 is "L" so I followed Beccy's example and went with L for Layers.


The adorable snowman image is from Beccy's Place Snow Drifters, and the sentiment is from the same set.  I went with the pre-coloured image, fussy-cut, and popped it up with foam tape.  I printed the sentiment on blue cardstock and used it as a grounding spot for the snowman. I die-cut the background with a snowflake die, and I used my Recollections snowflake punch to add a few blue snowflakes.

I would also like to support the following 6 challenges, for a total of 8:
52 Weeks to Christmas 46 Cool Christmas 1E
Ally's Angels AG 2/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button(s) UE
DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Inspiration Graphic Below UE
Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2


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

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Gingerbread Easel Card

Hello, everybody! I've been having fun with the Alphabet Challenge over at Beccy's Place and her annual Month of Holiday Cards!  I've been skipping around with the letters of the alphabet, and today I'm revisiting Day 8 - G for Gingerbread!

I made an easel card with Beccy's PlaceGingerbread set!  This is my all-time favourite set of Beccy's and I use it every year!  It comes with the house, several kinds of cookies, and some word art.


I went with the pre-coloured images - I love this colour combo!  I fussy-cut all of the images and die-cut some swirly lollipops (Your Next Stamp) and stitched snowbanks (Poppystamps and Simon Says Stamp).  The house and tree cookies are popped up with craft foam and behind them is a die-cut stitched snowbank.  I made a little hinge for the gingerbread couple on a die-cut stitched snowbank.  This hinge stands up but will lie flat when the card is closed.  


I added tiny die-cut bows (Your Next Stamp) to the gingerbread people, a bow-tie for the boy and a hair bow for the girl.  I used a line of pink gems as the stopper for the easel, as well as on the bottom edge.  The patterned paper was part of a card kit years ago, so I don't know the brand.  


Here is an old photo from my childhood showing our Christmas tree with lots of homemade gingerbread cookies.  My mom and nanny would both hang gingerbread men on their trees, and I think that's where my love of gingerbread men comes from!


I would like to support the following challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Ally's Angels AG 1/3; Cardz TV 102 AG 3/3; Crafty Creations 402 AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button(s) UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Creative Craft Cottage Add Buttons and/or Bows 1/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/Winter UE; Get Creative AG 3/3; Gem of a Challenge AG 1/3; Jan's Digi Stamps 1 AG 4/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground 365 Snippets were used for die-cut snowbanks and lollipops 1E; Polkadoodles AG 1/2; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up AG Christmas Optional Red and Green 10/10; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday 412-413 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

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

Monday, November 11, 2019

Peace and Joy

Hello again!  I took a detour with my previous post, but I'm back on track with my month of holiday cards!  As usual, the challenges around blog-land have provided my inspiration!


This was a quick and easy card.  Behind the die-cut apertures, I created the background with Alcohol Inks (Crimson, Red Pepper, and Cranberry) on yupo paper.  I made it just big enough to cover the die-cut area and then mounted the white panel on red cardstock.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment (All Night Media/Plaid) in red.

I would like to support the following challenges:  Beccy's Place - Month of Holiday Cards I'm jumping ahead to "Q" for Quick UE: Cardz TV 102 AG 2/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Christmas 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button(s) UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Ellebelle's Crafty Wednesday Christmas/Holidays 3/3; Get Creative AG 2/3; Mod Squad Red and White - That's It 2/3; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up AG Christmas Optional Red and Green 9/10; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday 412-413 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 5/5

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

Thinking of You

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm interrupting my month of holiday cards to share some "thinking of you" cards that I made for my mom.  She usually requests either sympathy or thinking of you as those are the two she seems to use the most.

I made a number of cards, but I'll share just five here today.  I like to make them all different so I played around with techniques that aren't my usual style; it's a great way to just have fun!

Card 1
For the first one, I used an older wood-mounted stamp.  I heat-embossed the rose (The Artful Stamper) in silver on patterned vellum and coloured the reverse side with markers.  I stamped the sentiment in black and added a few black gems.


With Card 1, I would like to support the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Thinking of You 1/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Thinking of You 1/5
Stempelgarden Favourite Stamp (for "thinking of you" it is a flower) 1E
The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC N619 ~ Frame It 1/3


Card 2
For card 2, I created an inky background with my Distress Oxides and used some dies from Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Rectangle and Sweet Tulip). I stamped the sentiment in black and added some pink sequins.


With Card 2, I would like to support the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Thinking of You 2/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Thinking of You 2/5


Card 3
For my third card, I tried some collage.  This is really not my style, but I love trying new things.  For the background, I tore strips of patterned paper, book paper, music paper, etc.  The bird and mushrooms are vellum stickers.  I used a framed label for the stamped sentiment.  The label was part of a free download from a member of the Printables for your Junk Journaling with TLC facebook group (Mary Walden, thank you).


With Card 3, I would like to support the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Thinking of You 3/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Thinking of You 3/5


Card 4
For card 4, I used stamps and a butterfly sticker.  The flower is Stampendous Agapanthus cluster (mine is an older wood-mounted rubber stamp).  I stamped the sentiment in red and added a butterfly sticker (Dollarama), and three black gems.


With Card 4, I would like to support the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Thinking of You 4/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Thinking of You 4/5
The Crafter's Cafe Insects/Butterflies 2/5 C11


Card 5
For my fifth card, I used a die-cut sentiment (Altenew) and the eclipse technique.  The background was made with my Distress Oxides. To embellish, I added some white butterfly stickers (Dollarama) and some purple sequins.


With Card 5, I would like to support the following challenges:
Butterfly Challenge Spin the Butterfly Wheel with O (I went with orchid) 2/3
Simon Says Stamp Monday Thinking of You 5/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Thinking of You 5/5
The Crafter's Cafe Insects/Butterflies 3/5 C11

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