Friday, December 6, 2019

Snow Birds - Set of 4 Cards

Hello, everyone!  I recently won over at Artsystamper Digitals Challenge, and I chose a gorgeous set from TheArtsystamperShop called Snow Birds as my prize (thank you, Beverly)!  I fell in love with this set so I got to work right away!


All four images in the set are gorgeous, so I made a set of four cards!  I opted to use the pre-coloured images, and I added Frantage embossing powder to each image for a snowy look!

Card 1 - Chickadee

I die-cut the chickadee with a wonky stitched oval and then layered it on a die-cut lacy oval, which is popped up on foam tape.  The patterned paper is from BoBunny Woodland Winter Collection. The die-cut bow is Poppystamps Lovely Gift Bow, and I added a blue gem to the center.  The sentiment stamp is from Poppystamps You Melt My Heart. I fussy-cut the name of the bird and adhered it to the oval, and then finished off the card by adhering three blue snowflake sequins.  My card design was inspired by this sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:



Card 2 - Blue Jay

I die-cut the blue jay with a dotted square and layered it on a black square.  The die-cut bow is Poppystamps Prim and Proper Bow.  The blue panel is embossed with snowflakes and popped up on foam tape, and the white panel is embossed with evergreen boughs. I fussy-cut the name of the bird and adhered to the square.  I added a blue gem to the center of the blow and three black gems according to the sketch below.  I finished off the card by adhering three blue snowflake sequins. My card design was inspired by this sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:



Card 3 - Cardinal

I die-cut the cardinal with a framed square.  The patterned paper is from BoBunny Mistletoe Collection, and the green glitter cardstock is from Dollarama.  I fussy-cut the name of the bird and adhered it to the square, and added three red gems in the opposite corner. I finished off the card by adhering three green snowflake sequins.  My card design was inspired by Sketch Saturday 592 and I chose Sketch 228:



Card 4 - Bird Feeder

I die-cut the image with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles - these rectangles are stitched inside and outside the cut line so I used partial die-cutting to achieve the size I wanted.  I layered the image onto green cardstock and popped it up with foam tape. The patterned paper is from BoBunny Mistletoe Collection, and the embossing folder is Couture Creations Sugarplum Ball.  The pine cone and pine needles are freebies over at the Artsystamper Art Group Facebook Group. I merged the images, fussy-cut, and adhered. I added Stardust Stickles to the snowy roof and edge of the bird feeder.   I stamped a sentiment from Your Next Stamp and finished off the card by adhering three green snowflake sequins.  My card design was inspired by the sketch over at Creative Sketchy Girls Challenge 42:



Here's the set of Snow Birds digitals from TheArtsystamperShop that I used.


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Challenges
I would like to support the following challenges:  2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Animals 3/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; ABC Christmas Z for Zigzags (Card 3) UE; Artsystamper Digitals 5 Winter Holiday 2/3; Arty Divas 10 AG 1/5; Aud Sentiments Christmas or Winter Sentiment 3/5; Brown Sugar AG 1/2; Cardz TV 104 AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs December AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 3/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Last Minute Christmas 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Things with Wings UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; Creatalicious 176 AG Optional Winter 3/3; Creative Fingers 176 AG 3/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die Cut Divas Get Ready for Winter/ Christmas 3/4; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/d; Double Trouble Wrap it Up (Card 1 - Thing 1--Patterned Paper; Thing 2-- Link up at Artsystamper; Thing 3--Include Ribbon or Bow) 2/4; Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday All Creatures Great and Small 1/3; ITD Creative Playground AG 1/3; Incy Wincy Christmas Without Red and Green (Card 1 and Card 2) 1/5; Kat Scrappiness Happy Holidays UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 119 AG 1/3; Let's Craft and Create Let it Snow 1/3; Mod Squad Non-Traditional Christmas (Card 1 and Card 2) 1/3; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 1/3; Polkadoodles 49 AG 1/2; Poppystamps Merry Craftmas (Card 1 and Card 2) 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Let's Sparkle (glitter cardstock, gems, snowflake sequins - Card 3) 2/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Traditional Christmas 1/5; Tales from the Craft Room It's Christmas 1E; The 12 Months of Christmas Optional Layer it Up 5/10; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE; The Paper Funday AG Optional Christmas Holiday 1/4; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Winter Wonderland AG 1/3; Word Art Wednesday 416-417 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Merry Kitty Ornament - TMS 532

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome two new followers - Donna Rinckel and Sally Bownes - thank you for joining me!

If you're looking for a fun sketch, we have one for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I think it's perfect for a holiday card, but it would work for any occasion.  We have an awesome prize up for grabs too!  Head over and check out the beautiful inspiration by my team mates!  I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


I stamped, coloured, and fussy-cut the kitty from Your Next Stamp Hello Winter (this kitty has a tiny snowflake on his tongue, so cute!).  I adhered him with foam tape inside the sparkly ornament and added a red bow (Poppystamps Prim and Proper Bow; circle dies from Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles and My Creative Time Bunch of Fun Circles; red and green glitter cardstock from Dollarama).  I went with mitten-patterned paper for the background (Lawn Fawn Snow Day) and added a die-cut sentiment (Poppystamps Merry Ornament).  I finished off the card with three green snowflake sequins and added red gems on the bow and the ornament.


Here's this week's sketch, designed by Melissa - Sketch #532.  I hope you'll be inspired and join our challenge!



I finished the inside of the card with a sentiment from Your Next Stamp Hello Winter and some scraps of the patterned paper and red glitter cardstock.  I used my Tim Holtz Bow Punch and red sequin as well.


I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Animals 2/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Artsystamper Digitals 5 Winter Holiday 1/3; Aud Sentiments Christmas or Winter Sentiment 2/5; Crafts Galore Encore AG 2/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Clean and Simple 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Things with Wings UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; Creatalicious 176 AG Optional Winter 2/3; Creative Fingers 176 AG 2/3; Dare 2B Artzy Holiday Fun 1/3; Die Cut Divas Get Ready for Winter/ Christmas 2/4; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/d; Double Trouble Wrap it Up (Thing 1--Patterned Paper; Thing 2-- Link up at Artsystamper; Thing 3--Include Ribbon or Bow) 1/4; Kat Scrappiness Happy Holidays UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 119 AG 1/3; Love to Scrap Christmas Bingo (I went with the B Column (red, die cut, green) 2/5; STAMPlorations Theme and Photo Prompt Stamps and Holidays (I went with theme) 2/6; Polkadoodles AG 1/2; Poppystamps Merry Craftmas 1/3; Show Us Your Pussycats Furrything Goes UE; Simon Says Stamp Monday Let's Sparkle (glitter cardstock, gems, snowflake sequins) 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 5/5; The 12 Months of Christmas Optional Layer it Up 1/10; The Artistic Stamper Christmas is Coming 1/3; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ N2719; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG Twist AG 2/2; Tuesday Throwdown AG 1E; Word Art Wednesday 414-415 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 5/5; Your Next Stamp 128 Winter Warm-up 1/3

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

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Silhouette Stamping Bauble

Hello, everyone!  Happy December!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome two new followers - Alyson Mayo and Linda S - thank you for joining me!

Today I am sharing a card that was inspired by Sam at Mixed Up Craft - here is her video tutorial.  I was also inspired by Alyson's card here.


First I die-cut a circle (Nellie's Multiframe Circles) from masking paper and applied the mask to my card.  I inked around the inside of the circle with Broken China Distress Oxide.  I hand-cut a snowy hill mask and did some inking there as well.  Keeping the masks in place, I stamped the tree (free with magazine) using second-generation stamping and then stamped the bunnies and birds (Newton's Nook Serene Silhouettes).  I removed the mask and applied glitter around the circle, the snowy hill, and under the bunnies.  I die-cut an ornament top (Elizabeth Craft) from a scrap of silver glitter cardstock (Dollarama) and stamped the sentiment (free with magazine).  Using a black fineliner and a ruler, I drew the ornament string.  Lastly I die-cut the white panel with a stitched rectangle (Gina Marie Designs) and adhered to a black panel and then to a white card base.

This card was fun to make and I love how it turned out!  The hardest part was finding silhouette stamps tiny enough to fit inside the bauble.  I want to make more of these!  I'm going to keep looking through my stash for tiny silhouette stamps!

One final card in the last minutes of the Month of Holiday Cards challenge over at Beccy's Place. I've had so much fun all month and was able to make a lot of cards - thank you, Beccy, for the awesome inspiration! For the final day, the challenge is to do what we love! I love animals, and I love winter scenes!

I would also like to support the following challenges:  2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Animals 1/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Aud Sentiments Christmas or Winter Sentiment 1/5; CAS on Friday 169 Black, White and One Other Colour 1E; Crafts Galore Encore AG 1/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Clean and Simple 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Things with Wings UE; Creatalicious 176 AG Optional Winter 1/3; Creative Fingers 176 AG 1/3; Die Cut Divas Get Ready for Winter/Christmas 1/4; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/d; Love to Scrap Christmas Bingo (I went with the N Column (die cut, blue, silver) 1/5; STAMPlorations CAS Card December AG CAS Optional Christmas Colours 1/3; STAMPlorations Theme and Photo Prompt Stamps and Holidays (I went with theme) 1/6; Sweet Stampin' Blue and White 1/3; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ N2719; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE



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

Friday, November 29, 2019

Comfort and Joy

Hello, everybody!  The Month of Holiday Cards challenge over at Beccy's Place is nearing the end.  I've had so much fun all month and was able to make a lot of cards - thank you, Beccy, for the awesome inspiration!  For the final day, the challenge is to do what we love!  I love animals, and I love winter scenes, so here's my card!


I die-cut the deer (Poppystamps Whittle Deer) and trees (Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees) and adhered them to a torn white scrap.  I added white dots to the deer (Posca paint marker) and Stickles for snow.  The patterned paper, sentiment, and plaid tree are all from EnoGreeting Christmas Collection, and I adhered white and green snowflake sequins to finish off the card.

I would like to support the following challenges: 52 Weeks to Christmas Animals 1E; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 4/5; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG Twist AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday 414-415 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 4/5

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

Jolly Snowmen

Hi, everyone! I have another holiday card to share with you! All month I've been devoted to the Month of Holiday Cards challenge over at Beccy's Place and I continue to be inspired! Although I've finished all the letters of the alphabet, today I'm revisiting "J" for jolly!


This fun snowman image is from Beccy's Place - Snowfolk set. I fussy-cut the precoloured image and adhered with foam tape. For the background, I used an embossing folder (Taylored Expressions Snowfall) and then sanded it to expose the embossed areas in white (I also used this technique on yesterday's card here). I hand-cut a snowy landscape from white glitter cardstock to ground the image. I added two kinds of washi tape along the bottom and then finished off the card by adhering three red star-shaped gems.

Double Trouble Paper Crafting has a challenge to Bring on the Glitz with a Snowman, and I've done two of the three prompts: Thing 1 - bling, glitz and/or glitter; and Thing 3 - Include a Snowman (I've already maxed out for Thing 2).


I would like to support the following challenges: Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 3/5; Simon Says Stamp Monday Tape it Up 1/5; Word Art Wednesday 414-415 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 3/5

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

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Yuletide Greetings

Hello, everybody!  I continue to play along over at Beccy's Place in her Month of Holiday Cards!  It's an alphabet challenge, and there are only a couple days left.  For Day 28 - "Y", I chose Yuletide Greetings!


This sweet snowman is from Beccy's Place Snowman set.  I fussy-cut the precoloured image and adhered with foam tape.  For the background, I used an embossing folder (free with magazine) and then sanded it to expose the embossed areas in white.  I hand-cut a snowy landscape from white glitter cardstock to give the snowman a place to stand.  I adhered a number of red snowflake sequins and some green tree sequins.  I stamped the sentiment (Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas) on a white scrap and adhered with foam tape.

Double Trouble Paper Crafting has a challenge to Bring on the Glitz with a Snowman, and I've done two of the three prompts: Thing 1 - bling, glitz and/or glitter; and Thing 3 - Include a Snowman (I've already maxed out for Thing 2).


I would also like to support the following challenges: Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional "R" (red) UE; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Gem of a Challenge AG 3/3; Hobby Shop de Egel Christmas and 3 Trees 1/3; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 5/5; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp AG 2/5; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Winter Blues UE; Word Art Wednesday 414-415 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 2/5

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Enjoy the Sweet Season Z-fold Card

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a Z-fold card!  I followed a tutorial over at Beccy's Place!  You can check out all of Beccy's tutorials here!  All month I have been participating in Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards and today I'm on the letter "Z" so I went with Z-fold.  (I'm almost finished the alphabet - I just have "Y" remaining!)  My card is tall and thin, measuring 3.5" x 8.5" and it fits easily into a No. 10 envelope.

I recently won some gorgeous images from Jan's Digi Stamps (thank you!) and today I'm using Holiday Candy Deluxe Set!  I chose the precoloured images - there are three different colourways so I went with the pastels.  On the front of my card you can see the candy jar and sentiment from the set.  I fussy-cut both and added foam tape behind the candy jar.


I adhered a punched bow (Tim Holz punch) and several gems. The patterned papers are all from Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa.


I took lots of photos!


On the middle panel I added some die-cut candy canes and holly, along with a fussy-cut "sweet" word from one of the sentiments.


On the final panel, I added some white cardstock for a place to handwrite a message.  The two candy corners and the sentiment are from the Holiday Candy Deluxe Set.  I used a wonky oval die for the sentiment and finished off the card with another punched bow.


I would also like to support the following challenges: Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional "R" UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Creative Moments 181 Ribbon and/or Bows 3/3; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/ Winter UE; Gem of a Challenge AG 2/3; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 4/5; Simon Says Stamp AG 1/5; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Winter Blues UE; Word Art Wednesday 414-415 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 1/5

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