Monday, December 18, 2017

Red and Green

This week over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge theme is 'Red and Green'.  We have two wonderful sponsors Mari Ko Creations and Bugaboo Stamps.  I chose to play with one image from both sponsors.

Using the Mari Ko image called Snowball Snowman I used some cookie cutter dies, layered them a few tiems red, green and white layers, added a snowflake border die and a snowflake punch with some gems.  I colored the snowman using Gel Pens.  I added some Stickles on his hat and on the snow and some Glossy Accents on his eyes and buttons.  I used the Stickles to write the word snow in the sentiment.


entered into the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Traditional Christmas
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Christmas/Winter
Come and Get It (up to 3 entries) – Christmas                       
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) – Holiday
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Christmas is coming
Use Your Stuff – Holiday Stamp
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  All About Christmas
Cute Card Thursday – Festive Colors             
StarInMyPocketChallenges – Add some Sparkle
Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)–  Anything Christmas Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday – Christmas                 
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes
Sparkle and Glitter – Anything Goes w/optional theme ‘Christmas’
Sparkles Christmas (up to 3 entries)– SNOWMAN/SNOWMEN
Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round (MONTHLY)– Anything Holiday

For my second card I decided to do a Birthday Card.  I used the 'Fancy Rose Vase' image from Bugaboo Stamps.  I kept this fairly simple really, just added a lot of layers.  I colored the rose with glitter gel pens and added some Glossy Accents in the vase to make it look like water was in it.  I added a bow as my 'accent'.


entered into the following challenges:
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky ChallengesAnything BUT Christmas                     
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) –  Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes 
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Bugaboo Stamps) 3 entries per person – Bingo (TEXTURE, NO DP, BUGABOO IMAGE)


Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Winter Birthday For A Friend

My friend Denise was born on New Years Eve...this card is for her.  Between us we are both so busy we never see each other...wonder if I'll get to give it to her.  I stink at putting things in the mailbox for some reason.

This card was made specifically for the two Bugaboo/Catch The Bug challenges (Stella Says Sketch and the weekly challenge).  I used Penguin Birthday Balloon for this card.  I used the balloon twice.  I created the sentiment.  I used gel pens to color the image, added some Glossy Accents and some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the hat.  I added some gems and a lace bow.


Thanks for looking!
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Stella Says Sketch) –  
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon –  Christmas Critters                   
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Fab ‘n’ Funky ChallengesAnything BUT Christmas                     
4 Crafty Chicks – Christmas/Winter Critters
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo
StarInMyPocketChallenges – Add some Sparkle
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Cold and Frosty
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Bugaboo Stamps) 3 entries per person – Bingo (monochromatic, pearl, lace)

Saturday, December 16, 2017

A Christmas Birthday Card

Today I found that I won top 3 over at Sheepski Designs.  Because it wasn't a S.D. image that I used I got to pick one instead of two images.  This is the image I chose - Butterfly Hair.

This will be my daughter's 24th birthday, birthday card, her birthday is two days before Christmas.

I decided to make it in reds and greens, and my daughter is a blonde so I made the girl blonde.  I used glitter gel pens for the dress and on the butterflies.  I also added silver streaks in her hair.  I used some ribbon and roses.  Those are not pearls on the corners, they are dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ivory Seashell color.  I'm not sure where the papers are from, I have so many in so many drawers that I have no clue anymore...they could be CTMH or Stampin UP, or it could be something I purchased from a set...who knows?!?!  LOL   The sentiment is from Create With TLC.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Birthday Blog Hop
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Fab ‘n’ Funky ChallengesAnything BUT Christmas                     
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) –  Anything Goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes   
Cute Card Thursday – Festive Colors             
StarInMyPocketChallenges – traditional colors of Christmas
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – anything goes w/optional twist of ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes 
Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of  - holidays
Doing Life with TLC – anything goes using a TLC element 
SheepSki Designs Challenges Sparkle and/or Shine

Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Card Collection

I was contacted by someone who wanted some cards, one in particular for her husband.  Looking for some ideas on Pintrest I came across four, she liked them all so wanted them all, only one for her husband.  LOL  So, I used the ideas and added my own twist to them.  Most of them were made using papers from an old Graphic 45 paper set.  I used some dies on each and some Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ivory Seashell) on the trees.






Hope she likes them all.  Thanks for looking!

Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Winter
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Christmas/Winter
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Non-Traditional Holiday Colors
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Come and Get It (up to 3 entries) – Christmas                       
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) – Holiday
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Christmas is coming
Tiddly Inks Challenge (use their image) – anything w/a Tiddly Ink image – Be Merry!!
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff – Christmas is Coming
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Jingle Bells
CityCrafter Challenge Blog – Christmas Tree
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  All About Christmas
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) –  Anything Goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes   /   Christmas                                
Cute Card Thursday – Festive Colors             
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Christmas
Moving Along With The Times – Twas The Night Before Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks – Christmas/Winter Critters
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo –
Crimbo Crackers (must be Christmas related)–  Gift Boxes - didn't make a box, but the blue card has wrapped "boxes"
Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)–  Anything Christmas Goes
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Anything Goes or Christmas
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – anything goes w/optional twist of ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
Cas-ual FridaysChallenge – White Christmas                                
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes 
Fussy and Fancy Friday – Christmas                 
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes
Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of  - holidays   
Sparkle and Glitter – Anything Goes w/optional theme ‘Christmas’
Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round (MONTHLY)– Anything Holiday

Monday, December 4, 2017

Silver and Gold

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs, the challenge theme is "Use Silver and Gold".  We are being sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy.  I used the beautiful "Fairy-tale Unicorn Digital Stamp".

I went with silver and gold papers and added a touch of pink.  I added some gold string and a silver bow die and corner die.  I added a few flowers and called it good!  :)


Thanks for looking!
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Animal magic
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Use your dies
Moving Along With The Times – Christmas Animals
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  anything goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes 
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes (GOLD STRING) 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Jesus is the Reason

I love this image, it is a subtle reminder of why we celebrate Christmas.  It isn't so we can get that one gift we have waited all year for, it isn't for the candy and decorations, it is because we are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.  I hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!

This card was made for the Crafting With Dragonflies challenge theme of Christmas Card all Glammed Up.

For this card I chose to use blues and crams.  I added some gems, lace and a twine bow.  I used a snowflake border die and a tree die.  This was relatively simple, but looks quite busy.


Thanks for looking!
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Animal magic (the reindeer)
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Santa is Coming to Town
CityCrafter Challenge Blog – I Believe in Santa Claus
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – Christmas                       
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Use your dies
Moving Along With The Times – Christmas Animals (the reindeer)
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Anything Goes or Christmas Tags
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – anything goes w/optional twist of ‘Let It Snow’
Cas-ual FridaysChallenge – Winter Blues
Fussy and Fancy Friday – Blue, Brown/Beige Winter                 
A Gem of A Challenge – Animals in the Snow (the reindeer)
Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of  - holidays
Delicious Doodles Challenge (one entry per person using a DD image) – Non-Traditional Christmas
Imagine That! Creative Playground – Christmas/Winter
Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round (MONTHLY)– Anything Holiday