Monday, November 21, 2016

Two seasons

Hi, and welcome to another challenge from The Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  This time it is Anything Goes.  Our three sponsors are :

I have two projects for you today.  The first one is using a Julia Spiri Digital Stamps image: April Elf
Isn't she a beauty?!  I think she is probably supposed to be a spring elf, but since this is autumn, I turned her into an autumn elf and I think it works perfectly!  I created my own background paper with mums, leaves, acorns, a script stamp and a small flower center stamp.  Then I inked up the edges and distressed them with my scissors.  Love how it turned out!  Here is a close up of the image:
I added some strands of clear wink of stella to her hair and onto the darker green trims on her dress.  You can see it a bit in the photo.
My second project uses an image from Bugaboo Stamps.  Their images are always so adorable!
I was able to use up some scraps on this one finally!  The striped paper is part of a paper pack that I have been trying to use up for quite a while.  It's been sitting on my desk for at least a year now and there are only a few small pieces left.  Unfortunately, there are still a few scraps of it left.  I even added a few more snowflakes on the inside but couldn't quite use it all up.
CARD #1:
Stamps: Julia Spiri "April Elf" digi; PTI "Mum's The Word"; Verve "Tall Oaks" and "Better Together; Hero Art French Script
Dies: MFT leaves

Cutie Pie Challenge--cute and no patterned paper
The Paper Nest Dolls #11--anything goes
Julia Spiri #26--anything goes with the optional twist of using a different coloring medium (I did not use the twist)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #102--sketch

Fab n Funky Challenge #327--digi girls or hats
The Paper Shelter #273--more than one of anything (leaves)
Inspiration Destination #112--anything goes
Brown Sugar #225--anything goes

CARD #2:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Little Penguin Winter Skate" digi; Verve "Merry & Bright"
Dies: Spellbinders "Standard Circles, large"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle die; Sweet n Sassy small snowflakes and an unknown snowflake die; Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder

Unicorn Challenge #15--snow/snowflakes
Christmas at Sweet Stamping--anything goes

Shopping Our Stash #278--front and center
Crafting By Designs--little animals
Crafter's Cafe #161--Christmas comes early
Crafty Gals #98--any holiday
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--Christmas critters
Little Miss Muffet #131--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #390--Christmas
Cute Card Thursday #452--Christmas/holidays
Crimbo Crackers #120--anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #256--anything goes with snippets


anne said...

A gorgeous card Heather and I love the paper that you created yourself.
Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
Anne SSW2-DT

Cards Created by Mo said...

I love this card's!
And the sweet images. Very beautiful!

Thank you for joining us at the Papershelter!

Good luck!

Monique Dt TPS

Scrappin Sue said...

She's so sweet
Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

Irena Stefanova said...

WOW Header! These are gorgeous! I just love them!!

Jean said...

Cute card loving the image.its great when you can use up your scraps.
Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
Jean DT x

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh my gosh.. your cards are so pretty Heather!!! Really love that fairy image.. you colored her so beautifully! And your 2nd card is adorable and love that penguin!

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card love the design and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Kathie said...

Such a cute card Heather, love your sweet image and your wonderful colour combo and embellishments used. Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this fortnight and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Heide said...

What great looking cards. Love you Fall card. The embellishments are perfect. Thanks for joining us. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Di said...

Two great cards Heather! I love the skating penguin snippets card. I wonder if you'll ever manage to finish off that paper pad? In all the years I've been crafting I think I've perhaps only ever totally used up a handful of pads, if that! They breed I'm sure :)


Di xx

Patricia Alvarez said...

Very beautiful card! I love the layout! Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!! Patricia

Jackie T said...

Hi Heather both of your cards are gorgeous. I especially like the penguin one.Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 15 “Snow/Snowflakes.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

lauren bergold said...

such an adorable card! thanks for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH! <3

sweetbloominscraps said...

Both cards are adorable! Love that penquin!!! I have used him a couple of times!
Judi SSW2

Ardyth said...

What a sweet image! I love how you've tied the inside of the card to the outside by using the same pp snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge!

Lillian A said...

Both are great cards, and that penguin is so cute with the added snowflakes.

Robin said...

These are both so adorable! The elf is just gorgeous and that penguin is so very cute! Hugs, Robin

Sheryl said...

I love the embossed background a nice touch of texture.
Thanks for sharing at CRAFT.
Hugs Sheryl DT members xx

Caryn said...

Such beautiful cards, great colouring.

Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 308 - hope to see you again soon x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Heather those are all gorgeous cards, but your wee autumn elf is a gorgeous entry for our 'Girls and/or hats' challenge. Beautiful creation. Thanks so much for playing along last week with us at Fab 'n' Funky. Sorry my comment is late, I'm still not back to blogging yet, so trying to keep up with things. Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

Lori Kobular said...

Both of your cards are adorable, but I really love the penguin! He makes me smile! Thanks for playing along with us at Unicorn Challenges!

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

WOW Header! These are so cute!!

Leslie said...

Love, love, love both of these Heather! Your work is always so clean and crisp, and your designs on these are amazing! And a HUGE thanks for taking on the extra project - you are wonderful! :)

Milka Gubo said...

Gorgeous cards!! :o) Thank you so much for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :o)
Milka GDT

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Julia Spiri. Hope to see you again next time.

Helen said...

Beautiful - love the colouring the the touch of sparkle.

Thanks for joining us at the Julia Spiri Challenge Blog.

Helen x

Shona Hamill said...

Love the background you've created for the first card, thank you for sharing with the Cutie Pies! Hugs, Shona xx

Unknown said...

I love your penguin! He is just too sweet!!
Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!!