Thursday, December 13, 2018

Holiday Card 45 - Little Angel

Hi, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my two new followers - My Kraft Kloset Kim Klinkovsky and Alexandra Trofimov - thank you for joining me! Today I'm sharing another holiday card!


The adorable image was a freebie awhile back from Free Pretty Things for You (thank you!).  I fussy-cut the image and popped it up on foam tape.  The patterned paper is from Winter Story 6x6 paper pack, and I stamped a sentiment from Art-C.  I added three tiny punched stars in sparkly gold, and a die-cut snowflake in white (I can't remember which die set it's from - I die-cut a bunch of snowflakes a couple weeks ago and they are all mixed together now).  I was inspired by Sketch 206 at Feeling Sketchy:



I was also inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge 113, which is Spin the Wheel with the Letter X. The theme is Anything Goes with an elf, fairy, gnome, or pixie.  An angel is acceptable too (I checked).



I would also like to support the following challenges, for a total of 10:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Gems or Pearls UE;
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE;
DL.ART December Linky AG UE 1/d;
DL.ART Thankful Thursday December Christmas 1/2 wk2;
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Optional Snow UE;
Simon Says Stamp Christmas Card Day 1E;
Simon Says Stamp Monday Warm Winter Wishes 1/5;
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas 1/5 

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Gift Envelope

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a gift envelope!  I made this a few months ago to enclose some happy mail for a crafty friend!  (If I can fnd the YouTube tutorial I followed, I will link it.)


The adorable bear is Beccy's Place Loving Stanley, and I used the precoloured version, fussy-cut, and popped up with foam tape. Behind Stanley I used some die-cut doilies (the pink one was a gift from Gail S., thank you!).  The patterned paper is from my old 12x12 stash (Carson Dellosa) and I tore one of the edges to add some texture.  At the top and bottom I added some thin washi tape, and I used my Recollections butterfly punch with some sequins for embellishments.  The sentiment die is Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello.

Here's a photo of the back of the envelope. The flap is kept closed with a velcro semicircle.


I added another punched butterfly on the flap, and I stamped my "Handmade by" stamp (Joy Clair custom stamp) at the bottom.

I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Animals 5/5; Beccy's Place December Optional Plants and Flowers UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Use a Stencil UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART December Linky AG UE 1/d; Jo's Scrap Shack Always AG 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Wrap it Up (gift envelope) 1/5; The Corrosive December AG 1/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday TT120618 AG Optional Gatefold 1E; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk1

Thank you for looking at my gift envelope! Wishing you a joyful day!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Holiday Card 44 - Cocoa Penguin

Hi, everybody!  I'm back with a second holiday card today!  It's Day 6 of the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop! The theme is Fall or Winter - plus Coffee, Tea or Cocoa, of course!  There is only one day left at the hop, so please hurry if you want to join the fun and be inspired!


This adorable clipart image is from Diddybag, which I fussy-cut and popped up on foam tape.  Behind her is a journal card layered onto a patterned paper square.  The white panel is dry embossed with Taylored Expressions Winter Flurry, and I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment.  I finished off the card with some holographic silver leaf trim from my Dollarama stash.


I told you he'd be back!  My elf Eli is very excited about the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and wanted to show off his other favourite snowman mug.  He's joining Diana and her elf Hope at DL.ART's 6th Annual Elf Antics Linky!

I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Animals 4/5; ABC Christmas Y for Your Favourite Thing (critters on my cards) UE; Carlin's Kaartenparadijs Christmas w Holly Leaves (see leaves on cocoa cup) 2/3; Choux Choux Paper Art VOSP2 Home for Christmas (the penguin lives outdoors so she's already home but she lucked out with the cocoa) 2/4; CRAFT Christmas the Last Stretch (one of my final cards for the year - I've been mailing them out and just need a few more) 2/5; Crafting by Designs Holiday AG 2/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG Christmas 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Sticker UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Use a Stencil UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Cute N Crafty AG 5/5; Dare 2B Artzy Winter 2/3; DL.ART Thankful Thursday December Christmas 2/2 wk1; Double Trouble Thing 1 Embossing (dry embossing), Thing 2 Join Thee Amigos Blog Hop Challenge and Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, Thing 3 Let it Snow 2/4; Happy Little Stampers Christmas AG Optional Snow UE; Joy Clair December January Mood Board (I was inspired by the winter drink theme) UE; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; Three Amigos Blog Hop Christmas/Winter/ Holidays UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk1


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

Holiday Card 43 - Cocoa Mouse

Hello, everyone! I have another holiday card to share! It's Day 6 of the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop! The theme is Fall or Winter - plus Coffee, Tea or Cocoa, of course! There is so much inspiration over at the hop - I hope you have a chance to check it out before it ends tomorrow (Friday)!


This adorable clipart image is from Diddybag.  I fussy-cut, popped up on foam tape, and added Star Dust Stickles on his hat for some sparkle.  Behind him is a winter scene I created using Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil with Aleene's Glitter Snow.  I added lots of snowflake sequins, some American Crafts baker's twine, and a single snowman confetti.  The snowy landscape was die-cut with Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, and I stamped a sentiment from Your Next Stamp. Lastly I die-cut the little scene with a scalloped rectangle and mounted it on a white card base.


My elf Eli wanted to be in the spotlight again!  He's very excited about the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and wanted to show off one of his favourite coffee mugs.  He has two favourite snowman mugs so you know he'll be back to share the other one!  Eli is joining Diana and her elf Hope at DL.ART's 6th Annual Elf Antics Linky!

I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Animals 3/5; ABC Christmas Y for Your Favourite Thing (critters on my cards) UE; Choux Choux Paper Art VOSP2 Home for Christmas (the mouse lives outdoors so he's already home but he lucked out with the cocoa) 1/4; CRAFT Christmas The Last Stretch (one of my final cards for the year - I've been mailing them out and just need a few more) 1/5; Crafting by Designs Holiday AG 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG Christmas 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Sticker UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Use a Stencil UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Cute N Crafty AG 3/5; Dare 2B Artzy Winter 1/3; Die-Cut Divas Winter 3/4; DL.ART December Linky AG UE 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday December Christmas 1/2 wk1; Double Trouble Thing 1 Embossing (embossing paste), Thing 2 Join Thee Amigos Blog Hop Challenge and Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, Thing 3 Let it Snow 1/4; Happy Little Stampers Christmas AG Optional Snow UE; Incy Wincy Create Your Own Background 1/5; Joy Clair December January Mood Board (I was inspired by the winter drink theme) UE; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday B is for brown and blue 4/5; Three Amigos Blog Hop Christmas/Winter/ Holidays UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk1


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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Coffee-themed Gratitude Journal (6 of 6)

Hello, everyone!  I mentioned previously that I made my first journal! It is a coffee-themed gratitude journal in fall colours!  I made it back in August for a crafty friend, and I'm sharing it now as part of the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop.


There are a lot of photos of my journal so I'm sharing a couple pages at a time.  Please note this is a gratitude journal, meant to write in, so there are a lot of blank pages, which I won't be sharing.

Here is the next page:


I used an adorable image from Limited Runs and backed it with a die-cut doily from my stash.  The sentiment is from Gloria Stengel Designs.  At the bottom right, I stamped a cutie from Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Break and added a strip of washi tape along the spine.  The page is left blank for journalling.

Below are the last page and inside back cover:


The coffee images are all from Krafting on the Download - Coffee Girl Chic, and the sentiment is from Neat and Tangled (I believe this was a freebie at one point).  The patterned paper is from my old stash (Carson Dellosa).  On the right-hand side, I made a pocket.  Below is the cute bear bookmark that I added to the pocket, made with an Impression Obsession die.  (The tag in the pocket was shared on my blog previously.)


I would also like to support the following challenge:
Limited Runs Facebook Never-ending Challenge UE

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

Coffee-themed Gratitude Journal (5 of 6)

Hello, everyone!  I mentioned previously that I made my first journal! It is a coffee-themed gratitude journal in fall colours!  I made it back in August for a crafty friend, and I'm sharing it now as part of the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop..


There are a lot of photos of my journal so I'm sharing a couple pages at a time.  Please note this is a gratitude journal, meant to write in, so there are a lot of blank pages, which I won't be sharing.  Stay tuned for my final journal pages in my next blog post!

Here is the next page:


I used a cute image from Craftin Desert Divas and backed it with a pink die-cut doily from my stash.  The sentiment is from Two Paper Divas, and the patterned paper is from my old stash (Carson Dellosa).  The right-hand page is left blank for journalling, but I added a strip of washi tape along the spine.

Continuing on with the next page:


The coffee lady is from Krafting on the Download - Coffee Girl Chic; the pink journal card is from Pixel Scrapper; and the sentiment is from Gloria Stengel Designs.  The patterned paper is from my old stash (Carson Dellosa).  The right-hand page is left blank for journalling, but I added a strip of washi tape along the spine.

I would also like to support the following challenge:

Thank you for looking at my project!  Stay tuned for the final pages of my journal! Wishing you a joyful day!

Coffee-themed Gratitude Journal (4 of 6)

Hello, everyone!  I mentioned previously that I made my first journal! It is a coffee-themed gratitude journal in fall colours!  I made it back in August for a crafty friend, and I'm sharing it now as part of the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop.


There are a lot of photos of my journal so I'm sharing a couple pages at a time.  Stay tuned for more journal pages in my next blog post!

Here is the next page.  Note the left-hand page is blank for journalling:


I used a cute image from Craftin Desert Divas and backed it with a die-cut doily from my stash.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC, and the patterned paper is from my old stash (Carson Dellosa).  

Below is the middle of the journal; you can see how I attached the pages together with baker's twine and then reinforced either side with some washi tape.  The pages are left blank for journalling.


I would also like to support the following challenge:

Thank you for looking at my project!  Stay tuned for more pages of my journal! Wishing you a joyful day!