CCC: August

Hello all! I’m here with your mid challenge reminder for our Christmas Craft Creations August challenge.

Here’s this month’s theme!

Now winter activities could be anything, skiing, skating, ice fishing, decorating a tree…..but what about Reindeer Games! 🙂

I had this really cute stamp set that I got for an online card class (which surprise, surprise, I’ve not done yet, and it was from last November!), and it’s from Close To My Heart. I thought it would be really fun to do a bit of a different take on the theme. I stamped out the stamp and sentiment using inks from my Tim Holtz Distress inks and some stampin up as well. The DP is from my stash and I die cut a couple of ovals to set off that image a little bit. I added a few iridescent crystals to finish it off.

Head on over to the blog to play along and win this month’s prize. (Just remember you need to include out monthly theme image as well as a link back to the blog to be entered to win).

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

TMS #672

Oh boy! These days of summer are fading fast everyone. Soon it is going to be fall and my son will be going back to school. He’s less than thrilled, let me tell you!

Ok, here’s this week’s sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

This has a fun prompt for the background doesn’t it?

I’m sure a lot of you may feel the urge to do embossing for that background, or maybe a background die of some sort? I went for some stenciling. Using the Joseph’s Coat technique I created this fun background with a Stampin Up leafy stencil. I was trying to use some fall-ish colors for this card.

The sentiment is from Craft Addicts Too and I just got it in last week. The sequins are from my stash as is the ribbon.

Head on over to our blog to play along in this week’s sketch. While you are there, check out the amazing projects from the rest of the DT.

TMS #671

Hello my pretties! Are you ready for this week’s sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches?? Pretty right?

I decided to go with a different orientation for my card than the sketch! I’ve been playing with some new dies that I’ve had sitting on my desk for awhile. I believe the FRIEND is from one of my SCT samplers. The butterfly one I got recently and honestly, I thought it cut the butterflies out openly but I’m kinda glad it doesn’t. This gives you the option of leaving them closed or adjusting the wings a little bit.

The paper is just a plaid from Lawn Fawn and then the little iridescent confetti is Studio Katia. I decided to use some ribbon from my desk instead of the banner for the middle to anchor my sentiment. I’m loving this black embossed background and then these soft subtle colors.

Ok, now it’s your turn. Head over to the blog, play along with our challenge and be sure to check out the projects from the DT.

TMS #668

Hello friends! Here is this week’s sketch for you on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog!

This is the last little bit from my SCT sampler! I used one of the die cuts included with the sampler and then I added a sentiment from one of dies in my stash. Some black Nuevo drops and we are good to go.

Be sure to stop by the blog and see the great creations from the rest of the DT.

TMS #664

Hello all! It’s Tuesday Tuesday. Skip on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and you will find this week’s awesome sketch to play along with!

A great, fun sketch and easy to play along with.

Still playing with my October 2019 SCT sampler, I used papers from the Pebbles This is Family Collection. I also used the puffy sentiment sticker that came in my sample and I added some gold enamel dots from my collection. The flowers I’m sure you recognize from earlier cards. I had a lot of these flowers printed off and they make great focal points for cards!

Be sure to stop by our blog and see the rest of the great cards from the design team using this week’s sketch and I hope you will play along with us too!

TMS: 663

Hey everyone! Thanks for your patience! It’s been a busy 10 days! We had to get a new hard drive for the computer and so I lost a lot of programs, pictures and apps that I use for my crafting. 😦

It’s also been the last week or so of school for my son, not to mention planning his 13th birthday on the 4th of July and then work being busy. So ya, not a lot of crafting time really over the last little bit.

I hope to get some stuff done in the next few days as I’m going away from the 30th to the 3rd for my son’s birthday.

On to this week’s sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Full disclosure, I found this one a bit tricky with that triangle and it took me a couple of tries, but I figured it out!

Here’s what I have for you!

Using my October 2019 SCT sampler, I picked out some papers and embellishments I got of the Creative Memories Harvest Delight collection. I really loved the colors in this collection and those pretty flowers.

My sampler had some sentiment cards in it, so it was perfect for this big focal point of the card.

The design team has some amazing projects for you (again!) to check out using this sketch. Drop by the blog and leave them some love. We hope you will play along with us too!

CCC: April

Hey everyone! Have you stopped by the Christmas Craft Creations blog to play along with this month’s challenge? Our theme is Tartan/Plaid.

For my card I started with some buffalo plaid from Miss Kate Cuttables and paired it with some green polka dot paper also from MKC and some green foil cardstock. The ornament is from a Stampin Up punch that I cut out about 6x to give it some thickness and height and then added a sentiment from my stash. I hope this inspires you a little bit for your own project and that you will play along with us as well!

Dragonfly Dreams – April

YIKES! It has barely registered that we are already into April. Where the heck did March go???? As such, I am a bit behind with this post ! Our new challenge is up at Dragonfly Dreams and this month we are looking for your spring and/or Easter projects!

Our sponsor this month is SheepSki Designs!

For my card today, I am using the image Strawberry Season

It is a perfect image for spring….the gardens will soon be starting to grow and fresh strawberries are so yummy!

I kept my card fairly simple so that I could highlight the image. I colored first in copics and then cut it out with my circle die. I then added a bit of Wink of Stella to the flowers and the strawberries.

My paper is just some Doodlebug Designs in dots and checks….I love these for backgrounds! I punched out a little heart for my tags and then the sentiment was from my stash. To finish it off, I added a few tiny bling from my stash to give it that little sparkle!

The rest of the DT have some great projects for you to check out on the blog!

TMS #648

For those of you that haven’t been over yet, the new sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

You will be happy to know, that I didn’t use an SCT sampler this time! 🙂 I’ve had this image and sentiment on my desk for awhile now, given to me in a swap. I really wanted to use it up, so I went with it as the inspiration for the sketch.

I sent pretty simple with this sketch and kept pretty close to it. I colored the image with my copics and the paper is actually a paper pack I picked up from the dollar store. I loved all the leaves and plants in this one and thought it went well. The other sentiment was just from my jar and a few enamel dots and a fun card is ready to go.

Drop by the blog today to play along with us and don’t forget to the leave the rest of the DT some love too!

TMS #629

Hey Everyone! Here it is, the end of October if you can believe it! One more new challenge up on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog for you!

Great bunch of layers for this sketch!

I went with blue and white for this one! I had a couple sheets of double sided paper which works great with a sketch like this. I also had one of these large sentiments that I got from Crafty Addicts.

Stop by our blog to see the great DT projects for you this week and play along with us!