Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Merry Christmas

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week we have a fun tic tac toe board for you:
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And here is the card I created:
I used the diagonal: twine, texture and sponging.  I embossed the background panel with my favorite snowflake embossing folder and then lightly sponged on some ink to bring out the texture.  The sparkle from the red glitter paper really adds an elegant touch.
Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you check out the House blog for the full details and to see what the rest of the DT has created.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out the 10% off your entire order coupon over in my left side bar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Christmas" and "Snowflake Solid (sm)"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 12" stitched rectangle; PTI "Bitty Buttons 2" die
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

Challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Sparkles Challenge #95--embossing
Creatalicious #150--embossing
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #4--anything goes
Creative Fingers #154--anything goes
Incy Wincy--Christmas
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #40--anything goes
Creative Moments #156--use as much white as possible
Cute Card Thursday #555--snowflakes
Time Out Challenge #122--inspiration photo (I was inspired by all the white with the pop of red and the Christmas theme)

Crimbo Crackers #171--anything goes
Crafty Catz #437--anything goes with the optional twist: get ready for Christmas
CAS-ual Fridays #212--sketch

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #411--anything goes with the optional twist: use a button or two
Sweet Stampers #26--Christmas

Friday, November 9, 2018

Merry and Bright

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge and our sponsor for this week is Little Blue Button Stamps. 

And here is my card for your inspiration:
 I started with this beautiful "Winter Charlie" image so generously supplied by Little Blue Button Stamps.  All she needed was a strip of my scrap patterned paper strips, some snowflakes and a smattering of clear sequins to look like falling snow.  I was afraid the sentiment would make it too overloaded on the right hand side, which gave me the inspiration for the sequins and by adding them more on the left hand side, I think everything balanced out nicely.  I'm getting a good jump on using up these scrap patterned paper strips I made earlier this year.  I think I have 4 or 5 left.  They are really perfect for dressing up a CAS card without overwhelming it.


What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules
1.  Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool on Jo's blog.
2.  Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into.
3.  THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4.  For all entries-NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED--the date on your blog post should be dated between the start date and the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge prizes.
5.  You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering.

*All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo.
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until Nov. 16th by 12:00AM  (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Nov. 18th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps: Little Blue Button Stamps "Winter Charlie" digi; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment
Dies: Memory Box "Lindeman Snowflake"; Sweet n' Sassy small snowflakes dies; MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle die

Challenges:
Dies R Us #108--stitched dies
Craft Rocket Challenge #54--Christmas is coming
Creative Fingers #154--anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs--Christmas
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
MFT #410--sketch
Penny's Challenge #405--anything goes
Creative Moments #156--anything goes with the optional twist: use as much white as possible

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Plaid Bear Hug

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week it is a fun Designer's Choice Challenge!   Cheri has challenged us with "A Bear Hug".
And here is the card I created for your inspiration:
I just LOVE this adorable image with the kitty loving his bear friend!!  And after this week, it might be one of my favorite images to paper piece!  How cute is that plaid bear??  I can image it in so many other patterns and colors.  I stamped/partially stamped the image three times.  I stamped it on to plain white card stock twice, once for the main panel and once for the cat as it was easier to piece him ONTO the bear rather than the bear onto the cat (plus the dimension works better that way).  Then I stamped the bear onto the plaid paper.  It looked too plain without a sentiment, but the layout really didn't leave any place for one.  So, I curved my stamp and stamped it around the edge of the circle.  I really like how this looks; it adds a really fun look.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the House blog to see the rest of the DT's creations and then get inky and play along with us.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your ENTIRE order coupon code over in my left sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Feline Friendly" and "Christmas"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large" and "Teardrop Circles"

Challenges:
Little Miss Muffet #201--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #489--winter
Cute Card Thursday #554--anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #427--anything goes with the optional twist: Christmas
Unicorn Challenge #38--use a sentiment
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Cards Galore Challenge #57--anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #45--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Divas That Cut--anything goes
Crafty Calendar--paper piecing
SheepSki Designs #20--Christmas
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #20--anything goes
Pile It On #148--pets
Crop Stop #45--anything goes
Craft Rockets #54--Christmas is coming
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #4--anything goes
Crafty Catz #436--anything goes with the optional challenge: use a sentiment
Cardz TV #72--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #410--anything goes with the optional twist: use some glitter
Cheerful Sketches--sketch

Crafty Friends #96--2 or more patterned papers
Incy Wincy Designs--Christmas
Double Trouble #14--Thing #1: Christmas, Thing #2: use the Tic Tac Toe board from Try Stampin' on Tuesdays

Try Stampin' On Tuesday #6--tic-tac-Tuesday (see the board above) I used the bottom row: stamping, red, plaid (as well as green, circle, glitter, trees {on the paper} and winter--everything except foil)
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes



Saturday, November 3, 2018

Merry Christmas

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: Buttons, Bows and Bling
And here is my card for your inspiration:
I used a button and tied a bow with some fun red and white twine.  I added a little bling with a gold paint pen in the center of my poinsettias.  Down the left hand side, I used on the strips I created from scraps of a Christmas pack.  I love using these to add pattern to a CAS card without overwhelming it.  I added a very small strip of red card stock to add a distinct break between the patterned paper and main panel.  It also helps tie in the red twine and the flowers as most of the patterned paper has green in it.
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 "Pointsettia Mouse" Digi; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle; Memory Box snowflake

Challenges:
Crimbo Crackers #170--anything goes
Winter Wonderland--colour it
A Gem of a Challenge #230--anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #338--anything goes with snippets
Die Cuttin' Divas #393--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--get ready for Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #201--anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #554--anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #427--anything goes with the optional twist: Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog--anything goes
Cards Galore #57--anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #45--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Divas That Cut--anything goes
Dies R Us #108--stitched dies
SheepSki Designs #20--Christmas
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #20--anything goes
Craft Rocket #54--Christmas is coming
Merry Little Christmas #4--anything goes



Friday, November 2, 2018

Sweet Kitties

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge and our sponsor for the week is Morgan's Art World.  

I was given this sweet little kitten image to work with and it is sooooooo cute!!
This is my birthday card for one of my girls who will be celebrating their birthday in a couple weeks.  She loves cats, so I colored up these two cuties to match our own 2 kitties.  She also loves purple, so I made sure to add lots of it.  I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder to match the gold in the patterned paper.  I add mulberry pearls and a few pearls to finish everything off.

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules
1.  Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool on Jo's blog.
2.  Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into.
3.  THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4.  For all entries-NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED--the date on your blog post should be dated between the start date and the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge prizes.
5.  You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering.

*All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo.
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until Nov 9th by 12:00AM  (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Nov 11th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps: Morgan's Art World "Heart Image 15" digi; Verve "Surely Goodness" sentiment
Dies: Verve "Vintage Oval"

Challenges:
Aurora Wings #72--once upon a dream or a nightmare (I think these kitties are having sweet dreams)
Pause Dream Enjoy--anything goes as long as it's a card
Incy Wincy Designs--happy birthday
Double Trouble #13--Thing #1: some thing, any thing and every thing; Thing #3: link up with previous partners--I am linking up with Pause, Dream, Enjoy






Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hello, gorgeous

Here it is November and that means it is time for a new challenge from the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  
This month the challenge is: Anything Goes 
and our fabulous sponsor is: Stamplorations

Here is my card for your inspiration:
 I started off with  the "Leaf Prints" stencil and some Metallic Gilding Polish on my base layer.  I also used the Gilding Polish on my die cut "gorgeous" (which was die cut 4 times and glued together for some awesome dimension!).  As I was contemplating what I wanted to do, I remembered some tiny cream colored lace in my stash and thought it would be perfect to embellish the curved edge of the top layer.  The script die cut leaf was in my bits and pieces stash so I die cut two more leaves to go along with it.  I stamped the "Hello" sentiment and finished everything off with some copper/dark orange sequins.  The photo below shows the gorgeous shine from the gilding paste; I am just loving this stuff!

Thanks for stopping by!  Head on over to the Love to Scrap blog and see what the rest of the team has created for your inspiration.  And then, get inky and play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create!

Supplies:
Stamps: Stamplorations "Frames and Flowers"
Dies: Stamplorations "Gorgeous" word die; MFT leaves
Stencil: Stamplorations "Leaf Prints"

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas #393--anything goes
Cupcake Inspiration #457--fall

Make My Monday #83--stencil stories
Cardz TV #71--anything goes
CAS-ual Fridays #211--inspiration photo (I used leaves--even a maple leaf)

Crafty Creations #377--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #359--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Stamplorations Sketch and Theme Challenge--theme: stamps and autumn AND sketch

Stamplorations Never Ending Challenge--anything goes using Stamplorations products

Creative Inspiration--autumn glow
Dare 2B Artzy--fall

Little Birdie

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  As it is the 5th Wednesday of the month, we have a fabulous sketch for your inspiration:
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And here is the card I created:
 I created a fun interactive card for a young teen boy at our church.  The stamp set is designed to work on a swing card, but I've found there are a lot of different ways to use these types of sets.  I have the first image and sentiment (which I cut apart from the image so I could use it in different ways) on the front of a little pocket I created.  Into the pocket I place a little card with a pull tab.
 After you pull it out, you find the second image and second sentiment:
 I so love the smug look on this cats face!  He definitely enjoyed that little bird!  On the inside I used the rest of the sentiment (it is part of the cat image, but I masked it so I could add only the sentiment) and added a lighter stamping of the bird for some interest.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you hop over to the House blog for all the details and to see what the rest of the team created.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, make sure you check out the 10% off your entire order coupon over in my left sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Little Birdie 2-sided swing stamp set"
Dies: Lawn Fawn "Double Surprise Slider Dies" used for the front pocket, pull out tab and card
Stencil: Taylored Expressions Cloud trio stencil (used for the clouds on the bird panel)

Challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas #393--anything goes
Make My Monday #83--stencil stories (cloud stencil for my bird panel)
Simon Says Stamp Monday--take flight
A Gem of a Challenge #230--anything goes
Sweet Stampin'--humour
Cardz TV #71--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #215--funny sentiment
ART Impressions #244--lots of layers
Crafty Creations #377--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #358--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Cardz 4 Guyz #206--into the woods
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #92--anything goes
Fussy and Fancy #225--things with wings
Sunny Day Crafting--animals
Incy Wincy Designs--happy birthday