Friday, November 30, 2018

Nothing better ...

... than snuggling up in front of the fireplace 
with a cup of Hot Chocolate with lots of whipped creme!

Good Afternoon All!
I have an extremely busy week ahead of me and I didn't want to miss out on playing along at least one time with the amazing blog hop going on over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.

So many amazing sponsors and inspiration!  WOW!!

I decided to use the Elizabeth Craft Hot Chocolate die set for my focus.

Elizabeth Craft Design - Dies - Hot Chocolate

A touch of sparkle was added using Diamond Stickles
and the background circle was highlighted using Nuvo White Crystals Drops.
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White

Be sure to pop over and check it out!

Challenges to share in:
If you give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge - Inspiration

 Crafting by Design Challenge - Get Ready for Christmas
 Scrapy Land Challenge #102 - ATG

 Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .

It's Fussy and Fancy Time ...

Hello Everyone!
It's time once again for a new challenge over at the 
Today's theme was chosen by our very talented Gina, and our theme is . . .


Here's my creation . . .

This time around I went with WINTER.  I am in need of
more Christmas cards but I thought it would be fun to stray away
for a bit and have a little wintertime fun.

My background paper comes from the Carta Bella 'A Very
Merry Christmas' 6x6 paper pack.  My snow mounds was created
by simply tearing a scrap of white card stock then adding a
touch of 'waterfall' Stickles for the sparkle.

Dies used were:

Elizabeth Craft 'Brrr'

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Brrrrr

Precious Marieke 'Icicles'

Precious Marieke - Dies - Icicles

 Marianne 'Snowman' (LR0246)

I die cut the sentiment 3 times and glued them together for dimension.
Mr. Snowman was cut twice and adhered together also.

I hope you've enjoy today's share and will come join in our challenge fun!  See you there!
 Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Hello Friends!

I'm back again for a second post today
and just getting in under the wire on sharing a card
over on the current challenge for the PowerPoppy Challenge Blog
which is a TicTacToe inspiration board.

I'm happy to say I got in on their Cyber Monday Deal
(after being enabled by the amazing Leslie Miller ... lol)
 and purchased their Holiday Digital Blitz Bundle  ... AWESOME!!
Be sure to pop over to PowerPoppy and check out their images ... they are AMAZING!

Here's the board ...
I've used the diagonal Red, DieCut, Green

The image I have used is from the Mittens And Merriment set
and the sentiment is from the Filigree Tree set.
 I've combined them together, printed them out and colored them
with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and ZIG markers.

Lawn Fawn - Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies

Hunkydory - Moonstone Dies - Let It Snow

I hope you're having as much fun creating holiday cards as I am!
Have a great day and upcoming weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .

From Our House to Yours!

Hello friends!
Today I'm playing along with the new challenge over on the Back to Basics and Beyond
Challenge Blog where their theme is to Stamping or Coloring On Vellum.

I don't use think to use this technique often enough so thought it would be fun to join in!  I ALWAYS love seeing cards using this technique and I had a lot of fun creating today's card.  Hope you like it!

For my focus image, I've used a very old Stampendous stamp
called 'Christmas Truck'.  I've stamped it onto vellum using
Versafine Onyx ink then embossed it with detail clear embossing powder.
Then did the coloring on the backside using Spectrum
Noir alcohol marker and ZIG marker.

I have used the Memory Box 'Shaker Square Frames' (#30030)
for my framing but decided NOT to actually make a shaker card.
Instead I chose to just let the background paper show through.

My accent Winter Corner die is by
Jeanine's Art - Winter Classics

Jeanine's Art - Dies - Winter Classics - Winter Corner

'From Our House to Yours' (#CEDME016)
I've die cut it twice (once white, once black) then off set them to 
create a shadow effect.

A bit of sparkle was added to the snowflake corner using Diamond Stickles.

I hope you've enjoy today's card share.

Challenges to share in:
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - All About Holidays
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - ATG
That's Crafty! Challenge Blog - Winter Wonderland
The Paper Shelter Challenge #364 - Snowy Days

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sisterhood of Crafters - Stitched Dies

Hello All...
it's time once again for a new challenge over

And, the theme is:


The stitched die I chose to use today is the

Memory Box - Dies - Countryside Fence Frame

 I've saved the larger piece that popped out of the die
and used Tim Holtz broken china distress ink
to create the background sky.
Instead of coloring all those little piece that popped out
between the fence posts, I took a scrap of white
card stock, inked it the same and attached it over
top of the upper panel from the back.

My cute little deer is from the 

Karen Burniston - Dies - Christmas Animals

and my sentiment comes from the 

Hunkydory - Moonstone Dies - A Holly Jolly Christmas

 I love how this frame die cuts in 3 different square panels!
That gives you more flexibility in design although today
I chose to use all three panels together.

 Spectrum Noir alcohol markers were used to color
my deer and Stickles was used for the accents ...
red for the Christmas hat and diamond for the snow in the sky.


I do hope you'll come join in this fun challenge and
if you need more inspiration ... be sure to pop over and see what 
our design team has created for you!

Challenges to share in:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - W for Wishes - X for Xmas
Crafting By Design Challenge - Christmas
Mod Squad Challenge - Use a Critter on your Holiday card
ScrapyLand Challenge #102 - Anything Goes (Karen Burniston, Memory Box)

Hope to see you there!

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

Monday, November 26, 2018


Hello Friends!
Today I've once again decided to take a look back into the Tutti Designs Archives
to choose a die for today's creation.

The dies I've used today are:

 TUTTI-415 Dotted Nesting Circles

 TUTTI-143 Snowglobe Expressions

 TUTTI-100 Dove Circle

I have diecut the Dove Circle 4 times from
white card stock then glued them together with white glue
to give me the dimension needed to
help bring focus to the word PEACE!

A very clean and simple card that 'says it all'!

 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:

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

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Flowers for You!

Hello Friends
Today I'm sharing another fun creation 
using dies from the Cheapo Dies Store.

Today I'm using up scraps and bringing
full focus to this beautiful Cheapo die called 

 I have die cut this flower THREE times
then glued them together for dimension.

 Hand doodling was added around the outside edge of my base card
and I've used a few rectangular panels that were just begging
to be used from my work table.   A few Nuvo drops were added
as an accent.

By using this beautiful flower as the focus,
my card could be used for a variety of occasions!

Here's a listing of their store, blog & FB links to help you get familiar:

Thanks to all of you for stopping by today!

Here's wishing you a FABULOUS week ahead!
As always ...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Double D - Snuggle Up Buttercup!

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

(think Warm & Cozy!)

Here's the mood board I've created to help inspire you . . .

My first thought was a warm fuzzy sweater or blanket and of course it has to be plaid! LOL

I just happen to have some awesome plaid papers
and fun dies to create exactly what I had in my mind ... hope you like it!!

The design papers I've used are from a Carta Bella called 'Cabin Fever'
and my sweater die is from Elizabeth Craft - Winter Sweater.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Winter Sweater

The sentiment 'Cozy' die is also Elizabeth Craft

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Cozy

and the beautiful snow flake corner die
is part of a Sue Wilson Festive Collection Snowflake set ( #CED 3019.)

For the snowflake panel I've die cut the square using
Tutti Designs 'Cross Stitched Nesting Squares'.

Tutti Designs - Cross Stitch Nesting Squares

REMEMBER:  We have a fun prize to give away to one lucky player,
which will be chosen by
ALL are welcome to enter ... we will ship internationally!
Today's prize offering is ...

 So be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog
to see all the details and amazing samples offered
up by our VERY TALENTED design team ladies!!

Challenges to share in:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #217 - Christmas or Winter Sentiments
Creative Knockouts Challenge #273  - Snow Much Fun
 Daisy Chain Challenge  #25 - Christmas or Winter
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope to see you at Double D!
As always . . .