Friday, December 6, 2019

Alphabet Challenge - S is for SNOW

Hello Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Today's letter is "S"
 I'm sad to say this will be my last project for the Alphabet Challenge Design Team!
It has been a wonderful team to be a part of but it is time for me to make some
modifications to my crafting life.  
Thanks to CAZ and all my teamies for a wonderful time!!

Amy Design - Dies - Vintage Winter Collection - Village Frame Straight
made today's card a quick & easy design.  
After die cutting this beautiful scene from white card stock, I simply adhered it to a scrap of 'snowy' designer paper.  Lastly I added this perfect Sue Wilson 'Let It Snow' sentiment ... 
Sue Wilson Designs - Mini Expressions - Let It Snow 
also die cut from a scrap of white card stock ... and VIOLA!  My card is ready for mailing.

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun and 
I look forward to being inspired by your creation!!  See you there!
Thanks so much for stopping by...
As always . . .

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Double D - Twelve Days of Christmas (Days 1-6)

Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
Diane is hosting today and as you can see by my blog title ... the theme is:

(Days 1 - 6)
1st Day Partridge In a Pear Tree
2nd Day Two Turtle Doves
3rd Day Three French Hens
4th Day Four Calling Birds
5th Day Five Golden Rings
6th Day Six Geese A Laying

Here is the fabulous mood board she has created to help inspire you . . .

Which day theme inspires you??
 My choice from this fabulous mood board was the 5 Golden Rings
as depicted on my card below . . .

I have reached back into my older stash and came up 
with these fabulous papers from the Graphic45 8x8 paper pad
called 12 Days of Christmas (how appropriate for today's challenge!  lol)
 This paper is circa 2013 but still LOVELY!!

My 'gold rings' were created using gold foil paper and the very
first set of Spellbinder dies I ever purchased (way back when) ...
the Classic Circle Die sets.

 I didn't have any tiny, narrow red ribbon but I did have
this white ribbon and think it brought nice attention to my rings!
What do you think??

Diane has this fabulous Impression Obsession die up as the
prize to one lucky random winner.  Remember ... you gotta play to win!

So, come play along using our theme and YOU might be that random winner!!  
 Be sure to pop over to our Double D Challenge Blog and check out what the design team ladies have created ... they are amazingly talented and I'm sure you'll find more wonderful inspiration!

Challenges to share in:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper December Challenge
 Creative Sketchy Girls Challenge - Make a Christmas Card
Love to Craft December Challenge - ATG
The Crafting Challenge - Christmas
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Traditional Christmas
Crafting By Design Final Challenge - ATG
The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge - Holidays / Shabby Chic/Vintage

 Hope to see you there!

As always . . .

Monday, December 2, 2019

Tutti Designs - Winter Lantern

Hello Dear Friends!
  Today I've created yet another Christmas card using one of the new dies from the Tutti Design Store

The die used today is called 'Winter Lantern'

I thought it worked perfectly with my wintertime cabins designer paper
but since all the little piece pop out of this die, I wanted to 
give it a solid backing so you could see the beautiful
scene on the inside.  To do that, I laid my die onto a 4x6 panel
of copper foil paper and using my piercing tool, outlined the lantern
(all but the handle) then proceeded to fussy cut along my outline.

Next I colored the 'handle' using a Silver Pilot Marker
and glued my die cut down to the copper panel.

I've added some icicles to the top of my card and popped up
my lantern using dimensional tape.

Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store
and check out all of the fabulous dies available.

Need more inspiration? 
The team has something new to share on the Tutti Designs Blog  

Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!
For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:
Wishing you all an AMAZING day ahead!  
As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by! 

Artsystamper Challenge Time

Hello my friends!
I have some exciting news today!
It's time for a new challenge over on the Artsystamper Challenge Blog where the team is showcasing digital images designed by Beverly Cole at Artsystamper Digitals!   The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month brings another Artsystamper Challenge and today's theme is


We are collaborating with the Double Trouble Challenge Blog
here's the LINK ... come check it out!!


For today's digital card, I have used the 

I have used the precolored images and designed my scene using Word10 software.
Yep, it's a Word Processing software by Microsoft and it works just
fine for designing cards too.  Not just for letters anymore!!  LOL 

Ooops almost forgot to mention I created the background 'snow' by using the

LOTS of fabulous images in this set too and OH MY ... how much fun can you have when you put these two sets together ... my mind is swirling with ideas already!

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
You do NOT have to used Beverly's images (of course we would love to see them if you have them) ... but you must follow the theme to qualify for the prize.

PRIZE you say ???
YEP ... The winner of our challenges will receive the stamp set of their choice from TheArtsystamperShop.  Beverly Cole's selections offer stamps and sentiments in each set as well as pre-colored images for easy, last minute cards.  Why not take a moment and check out what she has in the store!!   AND Bev will be awarding 1 free image (her choosing) to each of the TOP 3 Winner's  WOW!  Now there's incentive to play along! 

SO, since I already had this fun card created for my Artsystamper DT obligation before knowing we were collaborating with Double Trouble Challenge Blog, I decided to create one more card that I was sure would fit their theme ... aka Thing1, Thing2 and Thing3.  LOL

 I have once again used the North Pole Stamp Set 

to create my focus image as well as the Poinsettia Set

and the 'rope' bow in the image is from the Seaside Holiday set

which you could receive absolutely FREE when you purchase any of Bev's holiday sets.
 I hope you will hop on over to the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog and enter!
You will also see more inspiring designs from the Artsystamper Addicts DT ... so much fun!!

Challenges to share in:
Double Trouble Challenge Blog - Thing 1 - Holiday Patterned Paper
 Thing 2 - Holidays Around the World (Christmas)
Thing 3 - Tie It Up - Ribbon or Bow (I used both)
Dare2B Artzy December Challenge - Holiday Fun
Allsorts Challenge #548 - Christmas Gifts
A Place to Start December Challenge - Happy Holidays

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by! 

Other items used on my cards:
Card 1:
Martha Stewart icicle punch,  Diamond Stickles,  Red Card Stock

Card 2:
Tutti Designs Cross Stitched Nesting Rectangles, Red Stitched Ribbon, Dimensional Tape, Carta Bella designer paper, Nuvo Crystal Drops Yellow

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Mix It Up Challenge Time

Happy December Everyone!
A new month means time for a new challenge over on the Mix It Up Challenge Blog.
Remember, this is a monthly Anything Goes challenge but with a fun twist that you can choose to join in on ... or not!  This month's theme is:
Anything Goes + Veggie Stamping
I don't know about you, but I have NEVER used a vegetable in my crafting!  LOL
SO, this was truly a first for me and a true challenge!!

I have used the end of an English Cucumber as my 'stamp' to create my background panel.

Using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks, my cucumber & water onto watercolor paper.

After creating my panel, I die cut my panel using the Memory Box
Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Wrapped Stitch Frames
This die set cuts out the frame leaving the inside panel so I simply turned the frame
portion UPSIDE DOWN so that the colors did NOT match.  This added
extra depth to my finished piece.

I stamped the floral image (a very old Paper Inspiration stamp)
and added my die cut Frantic Stamper 'Hello' which was die cut twice and glued together.
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Large "Hello"

I do hope you'll pop over to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog and join in the fun!
You have until 6 PM EST the last day of the month to enter!
I'm so inspired by the rest of our amazing DT 
and I can't wait to be inspired by YOUR project!
As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Dies R Us Challenge Time

Hello All...
WOW!  Happy December!
It's the first of the month and that means it's time once again for a new challenge
at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

And, the theme is perfect for this time of year . . .
 The team has created some amazing inspiration for you so be sure to pop over, check it out and then come play along!  You could win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.

Here's what I've created for you today . . .

 The dies I've used are:

I struggle getting good photos of white-on-white creations but
I think you can see in this photo the dimension I've achieved on the outer frame by
die cutting it three times and gluing them together.

I had a GREEN Merry Christmas laying on my work table that was left from another project
and sat it on my card pieces to see if it would work and sure enough it was perfect so
quickly die cut another from white and added to the front.  
My deer corner embellishment was also an off cut from a previous project where I used
the other two deer in the die cut and this one was left over on the table.  Love when that happens!!  Makes for a really quick put together.

I do hope you'll come join in this fun challenge!  See you there! 

Challenges to share in:
Memory Box December Challenge - Holiday Cards

Thanks for stopping by ...
As always ...

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Time

Hello Everyone!
It's a new month and that means the start of a new monthly challenge

The holiday season is drawing closer & closer so there is no time to waste in getting my holiday cards made and ready for mailing.  Thanks to this challenge blog, I am ahead of the game this year!  YAY!!

 I'm so happy with how cute & easy this card came together.
This cute bird was created using the Elizabeth Craft Winter Bird die set.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Winter Bird
 I began by creating my background which was done using a few different shades of blue Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks and of course a spritz of water to create the snowy effect.

The sentiment is an old Cheery Lynn Designs die set and the top icicles were created with an even older Martha Stewart punch.

I hope you've enjoyed today's Christmas card and I can't wait to see what you create and share over at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - All Occasions
Just Us Girls Challenge #516 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing you a fabulous week ahead!

As always ...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Sisterhood of Crafters - Trees

Hello dear friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over

 Our hostess today is Diane and the theme she has chosen is:

Here's what I have to share ...

 A simple note card is what I decided on today.
I've created my background sky using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks
and my tree line was created using the Memory Box 'Fresh Pine Landscape' die
purchased at the Dies R Us Store.

Memory Box - Dies - Fresh Pine Landscape

 I had some extra frames cut from the 
and thought it would bring more focus to this scene.

Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Wrapped Stitch Frames

And, lastly, my sentiment.  It is from a stamp set by Stampscapes. This particular stamp comes from the Scenic Sentiment Stamp set #4.
Sentiments sheet 4
 They have some amazing stamps to create scenes ... I just love them and they are always
perfect for masculine cards.  Be sure to check 'em out

As you can see, I used another scenery stamp by Stampscapes on the inside.

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ... 
be sure to pop over and check them out!

 See you there!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!