Friday, November 22, 2019

Another Card using Scraps

Hello, everyone! I'm still playing along in the daily alphabet challenges over at Beccy's Place and her Month of Holiday Cards!  For Day 21, there's a non-alphabet challenge and it is to Use Scraps.  I'm all about that!  Great challenge, Beccy!  I had lots of scraps left over from two cards shared here and here.


This adorable snowman is from Beccy's Place - Snowfolk set - this cutie's name is Snowy Snowflake!  I used the precoloured image, fussy-cut, and added a sparkly band around his hat, as well as a snowflake sequin.  He's popped up on foam tape as well.  I stamped the punny sentiment from Your Next Stamp and added some punched snowflakes (red glitter cardstock with added gems) as well as some white snowflake sequins. This card has lots of sparkle and bling, and the fourth strip is red glitter cardstock!

My card design was inspired by Sketch -N- Scrap Card Sketch 158, designed by sketch artist and owner Lisa.  It's a great sketch to use up scraps!



Double Trouble Paper Crafting has a challenge to Bring on the Glitz with a Snowman, and I've done all three of their prompts: Thing 1 - bling, glitz and/or glitter; Thing 2 - Join Cupcake Inspirations Snowman Challenge; and Thing 3 - Include a Snowman.



I would also like to support the following challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Arty Divas AG 4/5; Cardz TV 103 AG 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Glitter UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Cupcake Inspirations Snowman 2/3; Cute Card Thursday Winter UE; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Double D What is Your Christmas Style (for this card, Cute/Modern) 3/3; Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/ Winter UE; Penny's Paper-crafty 457 AG 3/3; Polkadoodles 47 AG 1/2; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE; Tuesday Throwdown Punny Sentiments 2/3; Word Art Wednesday 414-415 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 3/5

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

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Happy Pawlidays

Hello, everybody! I'm back again today with another card!  I'm still going strong with the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place and her Month of Holiday Cards!  Today I am jumping ahead to "X" and I went with XO.  Beccy also has a few other non-alphabet challenges which I need to catch up on.  So much inspiration, so little time!


My card features Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Winter Cat, which I coloured with my markers (Bic Mark-its and Dollarama Crafts) and then fussy-cut. I hand-cut a sparkly snowbank so he had a place to sit. The tag die is from Gina Marie Designs, and the patterned paper is from Forever in Time Holiday Trendz. I adhered three tiny banners and stamped "xo" (Clearly Besotted) on the white one. I stamped a punny sentiment (My Favorite Things) at the lower right corner.  The white panel is embossed with Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow, and I finished off the card with a number of punched snowflakes topped with gems.  

I was inspired by Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Catch the Bug - Stella Says Sketch 719:


I was also inspired by Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Catch the Bug - November Bingo, and I went with sentiment, embossing, and sparkle:

I would also like to support the following challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Arty Divas AG 3/5; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Glitter UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Crimbo Crackers Animals 2/2; Cute Card Thursday Winter UE; Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/ Winter UE; Love to Scrap AG 5/5; Penny's Paper-crafty 457 AG 2/3; Show Us Your Pussycats Furrything Goes UE; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE; Tuesday Throwdown Punny Sentiments 1/3

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

Guest Designer - Imagine That Digistamp (Shaker Card)

Hello, everybody!  This month I am a Guest Designer over at Imagine That Digistamp - Creative Playground Challenge #11, and today I'm sharing my second card!  My first card can be seen here.  I hope you'll head over and check out the challenge!  The theme is always Anything Goes and you may use any vendor's images/stamps. You have until December 4 to play, and you could win an awesome prize from Imagine That Digistamp online shop!


I decided to make a shaker card! I haven't made one in ages so it was time!


This adorable image is Imagine That Digistamp - Mistletoe Kitty, and I coloured her to look like our Snowie. I fussy-cut the image and adhered her to the front of the shaker window.  For the fur on her hat, I used Snow Marker.  I fussy-cut the sentiment, which is also from the Mistletoe Kitty set. To create the shaker window, I used Memory Box Flurry Snowflake Frame and then embossed it with Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow. The stitched snowbank behind the kitty is die-cut with Simon Says Stamp Drifting Stitches Borders, and the patterned paper is from Imagine That Digistamp - Polar Fun - Digi Papers.  For the shaker bits, I used several sizes of clear sequins and a few white snowflakes.  To finish off the card, I adhered several colourful snowflake sequins.


Thank you to Kris for inviting me to be one of this month's Guest Designers at Imagine That Digistamp - Creative Playground Challenge #11!  I enjoyed myself!

Current Challenge - Anything Goes

I would like to support the following challenges: 52 Weeks to Christmas Week 47 Christmas 1E; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Arty Divas AG 2/5; Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards "U" for Under the Mistletoe UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Glitter UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper October UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Stitching 2/3; Crimbo Crackers Animals 1/2; Cute Card Thursday Winter UE; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Double D What is Your Christmas Style (for this card, Cute/Modern) 2/3; Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/Winter UE; Fabrika Fantasy Wintertime 3/3; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 3/5; Love to Scrap AG 4/5; Outside the Box - Memory Box Challenge 55 - Patterned Paper UE; Penny's Paper-crafty 457 AG 1/3; SheepSki Christmas is Coming 3/3; Show Us Your Pussycats Furrything Goes UE; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG Optional Twisted Easel 1E; Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2; Virginia's "Show and Share" November 1/wk 3/4; Word Art Wednesday 414-415 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 2/5
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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Faux Envelope Card

For my Tuesday Morning Sketches DT card, click here.

Hello, everyone!  My holiday cards continue!  For this one I made a faux envelope design!


I started with the patterned paper (EnoGreeting Christmas Collection) and mounted it on green and then red cardstock.  Next I adhered a faux robin postage stamp (Gecko Galz Altered Christmas Digital Collage Sheet).  Then I adhered label and greeting die-cuts from my old stash, and a cute vintage snowman (Gecko Galz Frosty Digital Collage Sheet).  To finish off my card, I stamped the vintage postmark and elf delivery greeting (stamp set free with magazine) and Special Delivery notation (The Artistic Stamper Carte Postale). 

I would like to support the following challenges: ABC Christmas X for fauX (faux envelope, faux postage stamp) UE: Beccy's Place - Month of Holiday Cards I'm revisiting "H" for Happy Holidays UE: Cardz TV 102 AG 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Glitter UE;Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Cupcake Inspirations Snowman 1/3; Cute Card Thursday Festive UE; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Double D What is Your Christmas Style (for this card, Vintage) 1/3; Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/ Winter UE; Gecko Galz Peace on Earth Customer Challenge UE; Gecko Galz Facebook Group Winter Holidays UE; Gecko Galz Facebook Group Autumn Colours - see graphic below UE; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE; Winter Wonderland Use Holly and/or Ivy 2/3 (see postage stamp); Word Art Wednesday 414-415 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5


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

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Concertina Garden Thank You

For my Tuesday Morning Sketches DT post, click here.

Hello, everyone!  I'm back this evening to share a Concertina Garden thank-you card!  Thanksgiving is fast approaching in the U.S., and we've already had our Thanksgiving here in Canada last month.  I believe in giving thanks all year long, so I made this card for my parents!  I love how it turned out!

I was inspired by Sam at Mixed Up Craft - here is her video tutorial.  I fussy-cut all of the flowers, leaves, and critters - it took some time but I think it was worth it! When open, this is a very large card; each of the four panels is just under 5.5", but it folds up and fits in a 6" x 6" envelope. I went with mostly fall colours and fall critters.


Here are close-ups of each of the four panels:





I used several dies:  fence from Impression Obsession, grass from Lawn Fawn, and thank you from Spellbinders.  The flowers and leaves are free digitals from Free Pretty Things for You, Pretty Little Lines, and Cheyokota.  The animals and creatures are free digitals from Free Design Club.


I was also inspired by the following challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Artsystamper Digitals 4 Give Thanks 1/3; Arty Divas AG 1/5; Aud Sentiments Thank You Sentiment 1/5; Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards I'm jumping ahead to "T" for Thanksgiving UE; Butterfly Challenge P for Peach plus Butterfly 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner Anything Fall Goes 1/3; Dare 2B Artzy Thankful 1/3; Die Cut Divas Thanksgiving or Thank You 1/4; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Thankful 1/3; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 2/5; Kat Scrappiness Let's Give Thanks UE; Let's Craft and Create AG Optional Thank You; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Thank You/ Thanksgiving 1/5; The Outlawz Festive Friday AG - Thanksgiving UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2

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

Let it Snow - TMS 530

Hello, everybody!  We have a new sketch for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I really enjoyed this week's sketch and I hope you will too!  Please check out the TMS challenge blog to see what my talented teammates have made!   I am still making winter holiday cards!


I seem to collect deer dies, and this is a fun one! For the circle behind the die-cut, I went with one of my favourite techniques - Distress Oxides on photo paper. I layered several blues using the watercolour ink-smooshing technique and then dried in between each colour. It's best to work from lightest colour to darkest, but I didn't. When finished, it had a dull appearance but when wiped with a baby wipe, it became vibrant like you see here. I first saw this technique on a video here.

For the background of my card, I used scraps from three different snowflake embossing folders (Taylored Expressions Winter Flurry, Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow, and Darice Snowflake Background).  The sentiment (Hero Arts) is stamped with Memento Danube Blue, and I finished off the card with three white snowflake sequins.

Here's this week's sketch, created by Andrea - Sketch 530.  I look forward to seeing what you make!


I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critter 5/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards I'm jumping ahead to "S" for Snow UE; Carlin's Kaartenparadijs Christmas plus Homemade Background 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Glitter UE; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Crimbo Crackers Blue; Cute Card Thursday Festive UE; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/Winter UE; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 1/5; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG Twist AG 2/2; Virginia's "Show and Share" November 1/wk 2/4; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Winter Blues UE
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Monday, November 18, 2019

Vintage Skating Kitties - Better Not Pout

Hi, everyone! I have another winter holiday card to share! As usual, I've been inspired by challenges around blog-land!


The funny vintage skating cats are from Gecko Galz - Hello Kitties Digital Collage Sheet, and the sentiment is from Gecko Galz - Christmas Words Digital Collage Sheet.  I made a little scene with a stitched snowy landscape (Poppystamps), some trees (unknown), and a cute chipmunk (Cheery Lynn).  I think the cats are looking at the chipmunk!  The patterned paper is from MME Winter Wonderland and I finished off the card with three green snowflake sequins.

I would like to support the following 10 challenges:
Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards I'm jumping ahead to "V" for Vintage UE;
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Glitter UE;
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper October UE;
Creatalicious AG Optional Stitching 1/3;
DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d;
Gecko Galz Peace on Earth Customer Challenge UE;
Gecko Galz Facebook Group Winter Holidays UE;
Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3 C10;
Southern Girls AG 1E C10;
The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE

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