Hi, everyone! This is another one of my Retro Kitty Countdown cards. My intent was to make 25 of these before December, but I'm not going to make it! I've already shared 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, and 24. It was good to have a goal!
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Retro Kitty Countdown 3
More Gingerbread Tags
Hello, everyone! I've made some more shaped tags with gingerbread men. One ginger is on a sled and the other is on a tree.
Hello, everybody! I've made some gingerbread tags! One is a so-called ugly sweater (I call it a cute sweater!), and the other gingerbread has made the nice list.
Monday, November 29, 2021
Hi, everybody! I'm back again today with another holiday card, this one in non-traditional colours. My card features stamps from Newton's Nook Ornamental Newton and the holly stamp from Carolling Newton. I coloured the images with markers and then fussy-cut. I added some detail with a white paint pen and applied Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle all over the ornament, but I don't think it's visible in the photo.
My card design was inspired by Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge 162, which is a sketch:
Mod Squad Animal-themed Holiday 2/3
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Animals (no birds or fish) 1/3 C10
Butterfly for the Holidays
Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a butterfly card for the holidays! I wanted to join Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge 164 - Spin the Butterfly Wheel with W for Windmill-style Card! I am in full holiday cardmaking mode so here is the result!
I was eager to try Mrs. A's windmill-style card following her tutorial. I'm not good at following directions so, as usual, I had some trouble, but in the end it worked out. My small squares are only one inch because I wanted to use my Marvy Uchida punch, so I had to adjust the other measurements accordingly. I like how it turned out!
The sentiment stamp is from Penny Black, and the butterfly die is Gina Marie Designs. I adhered a flower gem to the butterfly. The white panel is embossed with a holly design. I also used W for Wine ( sentiment and butterfly).
A Bit More Time to Craft AG UE
Beccy's Place 9th Annual Month of Holiday Cards J for Joy
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 570 AG Christmas Optional Something Beginning with R UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
DL.ART November AG UE
The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode Christmas UE
Word Art Wednesday 519-520 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 4/5
Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a fun, crafty day!
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing another quilt-inspired card. The previous one featured puffy stickers in the squares, but this time I went with stamping.
When I made my previous quilt-inspired cards, I die-cut a bunch of different colours so I would have lots of leftovers for future cards with various colour combinations. It's a great way to use up scraps! Today's card uses a bunch of the unused colours. I adhered the stitched squares on a brown panel and discovered that not all of the squares are the same size; some are slightly larger, but it still worked out.
I used two stamp sets (Jane's Doodles Winter Icons and SugarPea Designs Sweet Treats Christmas). I won the Jane's Doodles stamp from Crafty Milka a couple years ago (thank you!). I had fun stamping the small images on the various squares and I also adhered four punched snowflakes in white (Recollections punch). This was a fun card to make and I hope to make more in this style - I still have lots of leftover stitched squares and it's a great design for small stamps!
Friday, November 26, 2021
Gingerbread Ornament Tags
Hello to all! Today I'm sharing some cute gingerbread ornament tags! They could be used as tags or you could hang them on the tree!
Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards has been inspiring me all month! I used two of Beccy's digis for these tags (the cute gingerbread man from Beccy's Gingerbread set and the gingerbread house from Beccy's Gingerbread Wishes set). I coloured both images with markers and then fussy-cut. I also added Star Dust Stickles on the "snowy" icing of the house and along the snowy landscape.
Lots of layers make these tags very sturdy! To make each tag, I die-cut the ornament shape from blue snowflake paper and again from heavy white cardstock and then adhered together for sturdiness. Next I die-cut just the top of the ornament in silver glitter paper and adhered. I did some layering of circles and scalloped circles (Nellie's Multiframe Circles, Gina Marie Designs). I die-cut the scalloped circles again in white so I could add a little snowbank to ground the images. I tied each tag with baker's twine.
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
Hi, everyone! Today I'm sharing - you guessed it - another gingerbread-themed card! I just can't help myself - the gingers are so cute and fun! I'm working my way through my gingerbread stamps and digis.
I used three digital freebies on this card! The first is the gingerbread man from Mo's Digital Pencil, and he's still available in her shop (thank you!). I coloured him with markers and doodled some dots and icing with a white paint pen. I coloured him lighter than my previous gingers and I think he looks under-baked, so I will be going back to my darker markers for future gingers. It's good to try something different.
I used a couple other freebies on this card as well. The Gingerbread Cookies recipe is available for free upon request at strawberrycream39's YouTube channel (thank you!). There are three other recipes in her PDF freebie. For my card, I digitally added a Checkered Frame to the recipe and printed it on kraft paper so I could add a bit of colour with my markers and white paint pen. The Checkered Frame is a freebie from Tindaloo (thank you!) for a limited time only. I altered the shape of the frame slightly to accommodate the recipe.
The red panel is stamped with a candy cane background (Your Next Stamp Candy Cane Ink Splatter) and then embossed with a candy pattern (Cuttlebug Christmas Set). I adhered a die-cut white snowflake border (Your Next Stamp) and three punched white snowflakes (Recollections punch). I didn't add a sentiment on the outside of the card because there is already enough going on but will do so on the inside.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Hello, everyone! Today I have another holiday card to share! I CASEd myself! At the bottom of this blog post you can see photos of my previous cards that I CASEd. I've CASEd this card several times; this is my fifth time over the years! They are fun to make so I will probably make more! By the way, for any new crafters reading this, the term CASE means Copy And Share Everything.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Gingerbread Cookies 5 cents
Hello, everybody! I'm still on a gingerbread kick! I adore them so much, not to eat though, just for crafting. I gave up sugar a number of years ago so the only sweets for me are on my cards!
This card features an adorable digital called Gingerbread Man fr Crissy Armstrong at Whimsy Stamps, and she is a gingerbread girl on my card. I coloured the image with markers and added a few accents with a white paint pen. I used an ice cream cart die (E-scenery) to make a candy cart. I added puffy stickers of gingers and candy from my old Dollarama stash. The stitched landscape die is from Lawn Fawn; the candy cane patterned paper is from Free Pretty Things for You; and the heart sentiment is a digital from LOTV Digi Shop on etsy. I embellished with several green snowflake sequins.
Monday, November 22, 2021
Baking Spirits Bright
Hello, everyone! Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Bonnie Lynn / StampinInTheLight - thank you for joining me!
Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards continues to inspire me! I've been making lots of holiday cards this month, and today I have another one to share with you! This one features a new set from Beccy's Place called Making Merry. For Beccy's challenge, my alphabet letter is E for Elf.
Friday, November 19, 2021
Gnome and Ginger
Hi again! One last card for today (I think!). You might remember my previous gnome card, and now I've made another one! He's the same gnome, fussy-cut from the 12x12" patterned paper pad that I bought at Dollarama. There were two sheets of each pattern so, of course, I had to make a second gnome card.
Recycled Coffee Sleeve
Hello, everyone! I'm back again today to share a coffee-themed holiday card in neutral colours, suitable for a man. I don't care for this card as I prefer more colour, but I thought I would try it. That being said, I was inspired to use the festive coffee sleeve that came with Brian's coffee at A&W. I do enjoy recycling! Then I found the digital Sketched Coffee Cup from STAMPlorations that I thought would work with it.
First I trimmed the coffee sleeve to the size of the image and used an oval die (Nellie's Multiframes) to achieve the right shape. I paper-pieced the coffee cup with polka dot paper from Pixel Scrapper and I doodled stitching around the recycled coffee sleeve with a fine-liner. I stamped the sentiment (STAMPlorations Joys of the Season) in brown on a cream panel, layered onto brown cardstock, and then adhered the coffee cup. I added a punched snowflake for fun!
I didn't get a photo of this A&W coffee sleeve before I cut it, but here are some others I have for future cards. I will use more vibrant colours next time!
I'm happy to be joining the Fall/Winter 2021 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, along with the following 9 challenges, for a total of 10: