Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Holiday Card 23 - R for Red and Recycle

Hi, everybody!  Today I have another holiday card to share! I've been having fun this month being inspired by the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards ChallengeDay 20 is "R" and I went with Red and Recycle!


The precious kitten image is actually a recycled tag that we received on a gift bag two years ago (the handwritten to, from, and date are on the reverse side).  You can see the little hole above the kitten's hat, where the ribbon was tied, but I adhered a tiny white scrap behind the hole so it's hardly noticeable.  I mounted the tag on some leftover scraps, stamped a cute sentiment, and adhered to the embossed background (Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow).

I would also like to support the following challenges: Allsorts CAS Christmas 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Beginning with "H" (hat, holiday) UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Layer it Up UE; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3; Pile it On Pets UE; Simon Says Stamp Monday Let it Snow 2/5; SUYP Cats Only November Furrything Goes UE

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

Monday, November 19, 2018

Holiday Card 22 - F for Fox

Hello, everyone! I'm back again today with another holiday card!  I've been having fun this month with the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  I'm revisiting Day 7, which was "F," and this time I went with Fox.


The gorgeous image is from Beccy's Place Hello Foxy set.  I used the precoloured version, fussy-cut, and popped up on foam tape.  For my layering papers, I dug into my stash and found these pieces in an old Recollections card kit.  I've been finding some lovely goodies in my old stash lately!  The snowflakes are offcuts from a cover plate die (Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti).

I would also like to support the following challenges:  Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Beginning with "H" UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Layer it Up UE; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Always AG 3/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Let it Snow 1/5

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

Holiday Card 21 - Q for Quilt

Hi, everybody!  I have another holiday card to share! I'm having fun this month with the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  Day 19 is "Q" so I went with Quilt.


For this card I CASEd my quilt card from last year (see photo below).  This year I used a new stitched die that cut out all of the little squares; last year I used a punch.  I won the die in July in an awesome blog candy from my friend Christi at Art-Without-Anxiety (thank you!).  Just like last year, I used more of my puffy stickers from Dollarama, Uni Posca white paint pen to add white stitching, and Paper Smooches Christmas Words die for the sentiment.

Here's my inspiration card from last year:

Last Year's Card

I would also like to support the following challenges: Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Gingerbread 3/5; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Beginning with "H" (house, holiday, heart) UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Layer it Up UE; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d; Double Trouble Thing 1 Sweet Treats for the Holidays, Thing 2 Use Your Stuff Mood Board, 3 Sprinkles on Top (see sparkly gingerbread house) 1/4; Joy Clair Inspiration Graphic (see below - I was inspired by the food theme and candy canes) UE; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Always AG 2/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Use Your Stuff 338 Mood Board (see below - I was inspired by the food theme and candy canes) UE

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Holiday Card 20 - P for Poinsettia

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing another holiday card!  I've been having fun this month being inspired by the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge. Thank you, Beccy, for the daily inspiration!  Day 18 is "P" so I went with Poinsettia.


The gorgeous image is from Beccy's Place Poinsettia set.  I used the precoloured version, fussy-cut, and popped up on foam tape.  For my layering papers, I dug into my stash and found these pieces in an old Recollections card kit.  The sentiment sticker is from an old scrapbook kit.  I love using my old stash, especially when I find goodies like these!

I would also like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV 74 AG 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Beginning with "H" (holiday traditions) UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Layer it Up UE; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d; Jo's Scrap Shack Always AG 3/3; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Always AG 1/3

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

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Holiday Card 19 - C for Candy Cane (again)

Hi, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Michele Masarech - thank you for joining me!  If you would like to leave a link to your blog in the comments, I will hop over and follow you too!

Today I'm sharing another holiday card!  I've been having fun this month being inspired by the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge. Thank you, Beccy, for the daily inspiration!  I'm revisiting Day 3 which was "C", and I went with Candy Cane again.


I recently won this adorable Candy Cane Teddy image from Imagine That Digistamp (thank you, Kris!). I used the pre-coloured version and fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape.  I used lots of my patterned paper scraps/snippets on this card - there are four different patterns!  I tore the edges on three of the strips to add some interest.  I remember doing this technique when I first started making cards, and I think it's making a comeback.  The sentiment is from one of the paper pads, and I finished off the card with three green snowflake sequins from my stash.

I would also like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV 74 AG 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Beginning with "H" (hat) UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Layer it Up UE; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d; Imagine That Digistamp Year-round Link-up UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 2/3; Joy Clair Inspiration Graphic (see below - I was inspired by the candy canes) UE; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground 339 Use Snippets 1E; The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC117 ~ Bear Hugs 2/3; Tuesday Throwdown Playing Dress Up 2/3

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

Friday, November 16, 2018

Holiday Card 18 - G for Gingerbread (again)

Hello, everybody!   Today we had our first snowstorm of the season.  We had about 4-5 inches of snow and it looked very pretty.  However, it turned into rain later in the afternoon, and now nearly all of the snow is gone.  We had very high winds, but we only lost our electricity for a few moments.



Here's my latest 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. Thank you, Beccy, for the daily inspiration!  I'm revisiting Day 8, which was "G", and I went with Gingerbread again.


The adorable gingerbread man is from Beccy's Place Gingerbread set, and I used the pre-coloured version and fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape.  I added White Enamel Accents on his icing and Nuvo Jewel Drops Rosewater on his eyes and buttons.  The Stitched Diamond Die is from Gina Marie Designs.

I stamped a tiny gingerbread man (SugarPea Designs Sweet Treats Christmas) in Memento Peanut Brittle all over the patterned paper (WandM) to make it more festive. The tiny "Sweet Wishes" sentiment is from the same stamp set, and I stamped it in Memento Rich Cocoa.  I finished off the card with a few brown snowflake sequins from my stash. 

I was inspired by Sketch 479 at Tuesday Morning Sketches and the colour challenge at Cupcake Inspirations CIC458, which is shades of brown:


I would also like to support the following challenges: ABC Christmas W for Wishes UE; Cardz TV 74 AG 1/3; Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Gingerbread 2/5; Creatalicious AG Optional Layer it Up UE; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d; Happy Little Stampers Christmas Clean and Simple UE; If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Inspiration Graphic (shown below - I was inspired by the Christmas theme) 1/3; Jingle Belles Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding (festive food or drink) 1/3; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5 wk2



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

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Holiday Card 17 - O for Owl

Hi there!  It's me again!  Here's my third card as promised!  We've received a winter storm alert for tomorrow, with snow and ice pellets, so I'm sharing my cards now in case we lose our power.

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. Thank you, Beccy, for the daily inspiration!  I'm jumping ahead to Day 17, which should be "O", and I went with Owl.


The cute owl image came from a holiday matching card game (Dollarama).  The patterned paper is from Basic Grey Aspen Frost 6x6 paper pad.  I used a sentiment stamp, doily die, and red snowflake sequins from my stash.

I was inspired by Sketch 539 at Sketch Saturday:


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; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk2

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