Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Friendly Christmas

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a fun Tic Tac Toe board for you:
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Here is what I created for your inspiration:
 I used the top row: Teddy Bears, stitching, gems/pearls AND the first column: Teddy Bears, Dimension, glitter.  I had a lot of fun using different elements on this one, specially the glitter and glitter paper!  I'm definitely a glitter girl.  I cut the "it's almost Christmas" stamp apart so I could stamp just the "Christmas!" on my card base.  Then I masked the "Merry" from the Christmas stamp so I could stamp and heat emboss that on a piece of black card stock to finish the sentiment.  I colored up the sweet little kitty to match my new kitten, who is pure black with just a little white patch under his chin.  The photo below show the poinsettia and the chunky glitter I used to make it sparkly!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Feline Friendly", "it's almost Christmas!" from the Holy Crap Set and "Christmas"
Dies: Spellbinders "Layered Poinsettias"; MFT free with $60 purchase stitched die
Punches: Fiskars "Apron Border"

Challenges:
Cut It Up #188--Tic Tac Toe--I used the bottom row: sketch, brads & bling, patterned paper
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #119--anything goes
Crafts Galore #70--anything goes
The Cutie Pie #142--Christmas cuties
Pattie's Creations#165--animals or bears
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Die Cut Divas--winter/Christmas
Sheepski Designs #33--Your favorite things (kitties, glitter, patterned paper, dies and glitter!!)
Creatalicious #176--anything goes with the optional twist: winter
Creative Inspiration--festive fun
2 Crafty Critter Crazies--anything goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #17--anything goes
Winter Wonderland--anything Christmas goes
Paper Funday--anything goes with the optional twist: Christmas holiday
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Kat Scrappiness--happy holidays
Incy Wincy--Christmas with NO red or green
Double Trouble #44--Wrap it up Thing #1: use at least one holiday patterned paper (mine is from a holiday pack), Thing #3, ribbon and or bows (it may be a stretch, but my bear has a bow around his neck), Thing #2: play along with Artsy Stamper's winter holiday challenge
Artsy Stamper--winter holidays
Shopping Our Stash #410--happy holidays
Cuttlebug Mania--Christmas
Art Impressions Stamps #271--animal cards
Time Out Challenge #150--Merry and Cheerful
Crafty Catz #486--anything goes: last minute Christmas cards
STAMPlorations Theme and prompt--stamps + holiday

Sweet Stampin'--Christmas
Atlantic Hearts Sketch #346--sketch

Make My Monday--anything Christmas goes




Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Vintage Birthday

Back in September, my mother-in-law and I went to the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo and took an Art Impressions watercolor class.  It was soooo much fun and probably one of the best classes we have taken there.  This is one of the images we worked with and I finally turned it into a card for a man at our church.  The bit of twine is actually a piece pulled out of a strip of burlap; it was just sitting on my desk and it added a fun touch to this masculine card.

Supplies:
Stamps: Art Impressions stamps were all supplied for the class; PTI "Through the Trees" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle

Challenges:
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #119--anything goes
Crafting with An Attitude #58--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #41--anything goes
Brown Sugar #296--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
The Paper Shelter--birthday
Penny's Challenge #459--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #416--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Cute Card Thursday #611--anything goes
Cardz TV #104--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes

HB2U

I've had this idea in my head for a while and finally got around to doing it.  I've had this set for a couple years and this is the first time I've used it!  It was quite easy and pretty fun, so hopefully I will pull the set out again before too long.  I had to stamp each image several time, but using my MISTI made that nice and easy.  Adding enamel dots in matching colors adds a fun pop!

Supplies:
Stamps:
MFT speech bubble set; can't find it in the store and I don't have the name handy right now

Challenges:
Crafts Galore #70--anything goes
Brown Sugar #296--anything goes
Crafting By Design--anything goes
Crafter's Cafe #232--one layer card
Penny's Challenge #459--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #416--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Cute Card Thursday #611--anything goes
Cardz TV #104--anything goes
STAMPlorations CAS--anything goes with the optional twist: Christmas colors
Pink Gem Challenge--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes


Friday, December 6, 2019

Christmas Joy

I love starting my cards with sketches and I often find sketches that really catch my eye and I NEED to make a card using them.  This was the case this week with Sketch Saturday's sketch challenge.  It is a pick your favorite sketch from their archives and I knew I had to play along when I saw this sketch:
I knew I HAD to use it because I had the perfect strip of scrap papers sitting right on my desk in my bits and pieces pile (I've started keeping it front in center so I can see all the good stuff in there).  And here is my card:
The glittery gold strip was also in the bits and pieces pile and one of the little pearls as well (the pearl had lost its adhesive backing so it didn't stick on a different card--just need to add some glue).  So, not only did I play with a fun sketch, make a Christmas card (and I still need quite a few), I used up some scraps!!  Yeay!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Verve "Beyond Measure" sentiment

Challenges:
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #119--anything goes
Crafts Galore #70--anything goes
Crafting with An Attitude #58--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #41--anything goes
Brown Sugar #296--anything goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #17--anything goes
Shopping Our Stash #410--happy holidays
Sketch Saturday #596--sketch
Penny's Challenge #459--anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #611--anything goes


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Christmas wreath

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week is a Designer's Choice Challenge and Patti has chosen: Stamp on Your Envelope
And here is the card I created:
Actually, I created three little cards that will be perfect for adding to some teacher gifts.  I had these little 4x4 square cards and a paper pack designed to go with them.  They have been sitting on my work area for a long time, as I've been trying to think of a way to use them.  For some reason, this challenge seemed the right time.  I kept everything really simple.  I stamped, colored, fussy cut and popped up the wreath and added it to the cards that I had covered with one of the papers (didn't even have to cut them as they were designed to go with the cards).  I stamped the sentiment, cut it out and adhered it directly to the base.  Then all I had to do was add some wink of stella to the bow, and add some red nuvo drops and they were finished.  I tried two different designs on the envelopes (which I made to fit with my Envelope Punch Board).  I think I prefer the first, but they both work nicely. 
For the first design I stamped the wreath in the center with a very light gray ink, then stamped the sentiment over top in a darker gray ink.
 For the second design, I stamped the wreath in the corner with the darker gray ink, stamping off once first and then stamped the sentiment with the same gray ink.
Below is a close up of the bow, you can see a little bit of the sparkle from the wink of stella.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Wreath" and "Christmas"

Challenges:
Creative Moments #131--anything goes with the optional twist: ribbons or bows (bow in my image)
Ink To Paper, The Joy of Card Making week--card set
Creative Knockouts #326--Winter/holiday
Southern Girls--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #241--Christmas or winter
Crafty Catz #485--anything goes with the optional twist: CAS
Alphabet Challenge--R is for Ribbon (in my image)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #466--anything goes with the optional twist: things with wings (I did not use the twist)

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Season's Greetings

A new month has arrived and that means a new challenge from the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  This month's challenge is a Bingo Board:

  Our fabulous sponsor is The Paper Shelter.

And here is the card I created:
I used the "N" column: die cut, ribbon, blue, snowflake, silver.  At first, it might be hard to see my snowflakes, but look closely behind the ribbon, specially up near the top of "season's".  I used an adhesive vellum and a snowflake die to cut three snowflakes and when I adhered them down, it gives an embossed look.  It looks fabulous in real life; I wish I could have captured it in the photo.  I used a beautiful sheer ribbon with a bit of shimmer in it and added some silver sequins for more sparkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Head on over to the LTSCB blog to see what the rest of the team has created and to get the full details of the challenge.  Then get inky and play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps: The Paper Shelter "Fantasy on Ice" digi
Dies: Simon Says Stamp "Season's Greetings"; Memory Box "Lindeman Snowflake"

Challenges:
Creative Inspirations--winter blues
Creative Moments #181--anything goes with the optional twist: ribbon or bows
Make My Monday #110--use vellum
Tuesday Morning Sketches #531--sketch (unfortunately, I missed the deadline)

Fab n' Funky Challenge #459--Christmas
The Paper Shelter #408--a blast from the past (I have had this image for 7 years)
Penny's Challenge #458--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Creations #403--anything goes


Saturday, November 30, 2019

Animals Acting Like Humans

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: Animals Acting Like Humans
And here is my card for your inspiration:
This is probably one of my favorite of Di's images.  I just love the adorable penguins (I have a wedding image using them as well and it is also super cute!) and their cute little present.  I wonder what it could be?!  I just bought this chunky glitter from SU! and I used it to add a little snow/ice to the top of the image and the corners of the sentiment panel.

I hope you will get a chance to play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.  And make sure you hop over to the Di's Digital Designs blog to see what the rest of the team has made for this challenge.

Supplies: 
Stams: Di's Digi Stamps "Fishy Penguin Present" digi; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment; Repeat Impressions "Holy Sprig"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 12" square for image panel

Challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge #141--add an animal
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Winter Wonderland--holly and/or ivy
{Pin}spirational Challenge #252--inspiration photo (Inspired by the Christmas theme and colors)

Handstamped Sentiment #328--Christmas mood board

Word Art Wednesday #415--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Cuttlebug Mania--animals
Fab n Funky #459--Christmas
The Paper Shelter #408--a blast from the past (I have had this image for 4 years)
Penny's Challenge #458--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Creations #403--anything goes
Little Red Wagon #525--snowmuch fun
Aud Sentiments #241--Christmas or winter
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2--sketch