CCC: November

Hey there! I’m here with your mid month reminder for the Christmas Craft Creations blog!

Our theme this month is to make a fun fold project! Now I will be the first to admit that fun folds are not my forte! I do however, have a couple of Sizzix die sets that do the job for me, as is the case with this card!

I paired it with some Simple Stories Christmas paper from 2014 called Snow Fun! Yikes! I’ve got so much Christmas stuff, I forget sometimes how long I’ve had it! I don’t use this die set that much, and I have another similar but it is kind of fun! You just cut out all the pieces and put them together…easy peasy!

Make sure you stop by the blog and enter into this month’s challenge! The DT has some great projects for you too!

The little sticker was just from my stash but it fit perfectly for this card and those fun snowflakes.

Let it Snow

Wow! Here we are in December!  Can you believe it….our tree is up,  the Elves on a Shelf have arrived, my holiday baking is started….yep, the holidays are here.

It’s a new challenge up here at Pile It On.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Sentiments Designs!

Our theme is Shaped cards!  I haven’t done any for a long, long time.  So I pulled out a die that I’ve not used forever from sizzix.  It’s the triple circle flip.  So I used it with the Harriet and Lantern image.  I paired it with some Jolee’s Boutique Holiday paper pack.  I also added some red foil paper that I found in one of my drawers and hadn’t used in such a while.

The little stamp set is from Stampin Up.  A few glittered snowflakes and red Nuevo dots and we are done!

 

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Make sure you stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for this fun challenge and be sure to link up your shaped cards!

Entered into these challenges:

Pile it On: shaped cards

Always Fun Challenges: Anything Goes

Crafter’s Castle: Anything goes optional twist holiday

Simon Says Wednesday: Baby It’s Cold Outside

A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland: Christmas or Winter Characters : People

Craftyhazelnuts: Always use Patterned Paper

Penny’s Paper Crafty: Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter: Snow Days

 

 

 

CCAYR – Anything but a Card

First weekend of September !  Wow…fall is almost here and then ..dare I say it…winter…**sigh**

I am not looking forward to winter in Calgary (I never am), but I do love creating winter crafts!

This month’s challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round, is to create something other than a card.  What are you in the mood for….tag, gift bag, scrapbook page, traveller’s notebook, maybe a treat holder.

For me, it’s an ATC.  It’s been awhile since I made one so I thought it would be fun!

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I took some Christmas music paper and added it to the base of the ATC.  Then did a wash with some gesso and added some color with my distress crayons.  Next was a layer of Heidi Swap texture paste through my Carta Bella stencil and then when it was dry, I added a sentiment strip from my stash as well as a glitter snowflake and some enamel dots to finish it off.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog!

Have an awesome weekend!

 

White Christmas

I know, no one wants to hear about Christmas at the beginning of April.  Don’t worry I hope to have some fun spring like projects for you as the month progresses.  In the meantime, our newest challenge is up at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and our theme is all white.  It’s ok to have a smidgen of of color but try to make it as much white as possible!

Here’s my card this month.  I got this gorgeous white snowflake in a swap that I have been dying to use.  I paired it with a snowfall embossing folder and the peace die from the Stampin Up Christmas Greetings thinlits.  I actually cut out about 5 of them and glued them together to give them a bit of dimension and texture.  To finish it off, I added some Nuvo dots.  I hope you like it, and please play along with us this month, to win our great prize!

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Snowflake

Welcome to February!  Already can you believe it?  Soon it will be my birthday 🙂

We begin a new challenge on the Red Carpet Studio blog this week.  Our theme comes from the movie A Winter’s Tale. I actually won an advanced screening to see this movie.  It was ok but not necessarily one of my favorites.  I did enjoy it though.

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Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, “Winter’s Tale” is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. (Official Movie Site)

THE CHALLENGE: Use some snowflakes and white paint.  Gesso or molding/modeling paste will also work just as long as its white.

I have started creating Christmas cards again as I start getting ready for the new craft season towards the end of the year.

Here is the card that I created

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Isn’t he cute?  He’s called snowflake and he is from Sunsational Stamps .  I had some white puffy paint which I used on my bigger snowflake and then some adirondak paint on the littler ones.  The DP is from my stash as is the Merry Christmas peel and stick.  The image is colored with my copics. I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to play along with us at Red Carpet Studio this week.  We have a wonderful prize up for grabs!

Red Carpet Studios…New DT is Me!!!

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So how thrilled am I, that I have joined the awesome team at Red Carpet Studio!!!! Movies and scrapbooking..can it get any better!  I am so excited to join these ladies and I know you will have fun joining in the challenges we’ve got planned for you.

Our challenge this week is based on the movie:

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I personally have not seen this one, but I’m sure that it is something my little guy would like!  Our challenge for you is to use snow/snowflakes on your project and share it with us on the blog.  

We also have a great sponsor for this challenge:

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SpiegelMom Scraps is offering a gift certificate for $15 off any $20 purchase at her Etsy Shop.

Here is my layout for you!

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I used some paper from my Frosted by Fancy Pants.  I also used some thickers and glittered snowflake brads from my stash.  The big blue snowflakes is a die in my collection.  These gorgeous photos were taken at Banff when we were there in December for my staff Christmas party.

Thanks for stopping by and please check out the blog and all the great DT projects for you this week.

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And here we have another card created for the Core’dinations online crop.  The theme for Clare’s challenge was to use your core’dinations cardstock to make quick and easy Christmas Cards…believe me, you can’t get quick and easier than this.  I think the whole card took me 5 mins to create.  I used the white from the Core’dinations Stacy Julian Happy Colors (this paper pack is getting quite the workout over the last few days!).

 

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I knew I wanted to do a white on white card because I really love the look of them and what better theme than snowflakes.  I decided to brush the dust off of my Christmas embossing folders and chose this snowflake one.  I then used a sizzix snowflake die and my SU punches to set the sentiment.  I did a bit of distressing on the edges and added some pearls and bling (oh those little blings are hard to work with!) to set it off.

Make sure you stop by and play along to win some great Core’dinations packs!

 

entered into these challenges:

crafting by designs: anything goes

Lady Anne’s Challenges: more than 1 layer

Our Daily Bread Stamps: inspired by a song (white Christmas)

through the craftroom door: anything goes

 

 

Digitial Delights-New Christmas Release

Oh wow! Wendy has created the cutest images for the Christmas line over at Digital Delights.  

The DT has created some fabulous inspiration projects for you using these new images and today I am featuring Gingerbaby!

How cute is he????

So there is the card that I have for you today!

 

I paired him up with Season’s Greetings circular sentiment.

The DP is from the KaiserCraft December 25th collection from a couple of years ago.  I added a bunch of different punches and dies with this one, sizzix, cricut and stampin up, as well as a few brads from my stash.   I hope you enjoy him and don’t forget, you can enter this week’s challenge at Delightful Challenges, which is Winter Holiday…these images are perfect don’t you think???

thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

entered into these challenges:

Just Keep on Crafting: Christmas

Penny’s Paper Crafty: Punches and Die Cuts

 

Crafty Blogger network: anything goes

Created with Love Challenges: Christmas

 

 

Believe in Miracles

Hey everyone! Today’s new challenge at Lollipop Crafts is an anything goes one.  It’s a for fun challenge as we don’t have a sponsor this week but we would love to see what you are creating right now.

 

Here is an altered coaster that I made.

I inked the coaster first and then stamped some snowflakes on it.  I added the sentiment card which I believe is from Webster’s Pages.  The flower is just from Walmart.  I’m not sure where the green snowflake piece is from and the 25 I cut out using my Don Juan cartridge and inked it with some chalkboard ink from Tatttered Angels.  A few little pearls and voila!  I hope you enjoy it!  Don’t forget to stop by the blog and see some more of the DT inspiration.

 

Entered into the following challenges:
Hooked on Craft Challenges: Punches/Diecuts

Make My Monday: Foliage/Flowers/Snowflakes

One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes

Crafty Emma: Snowflakes

Squiggle Stamps: Anything but a Card

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays

Happy Monday! Ahh the start to another week.  I’m living for Friday right now as I am going to the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival here in Calgary and CANNOT wait! It’s going to be awesome! I’m also taking a photography course from the awesome Allison Orthner!  It is going to be a blast! If you haven’t already got a ticket I believe there are still some available for the basic crop and you can also buy tix for the marketplace which I know is going to be phenomenal!

Anway..on to this week’s new challenge from Lollipop Crafts.  A fun one to be sure–anything but a card…time to work on those layouts, altered items, 3D items, tags and whatever else you can think of.

I am currently hard at work doing Christmas cards/tags for my upcoming craft fair so I have a tag to share with you this week.

Made from some scraps I have, I used the Simply Charmed cricut cartridge for the ornament.  I added some chunky glitter as well as some felt snowflakes and a few red pearls for a pop of color.  I really like this one and think I’ll make more of him..goodness knows I have tonz to make.

Make sure you stop by our blog and play to win from our great sponsor Robyn’s Fetish this week!

Entered into the following challenges:

Corrosive Challenge: Punches and/or Dies

Quirky Crafts: Anything but a Card

The Squirrel and the Fox: Anything Goes

Crazy Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: Glitter

Inspire Me Fridays: Always anything goes

Phindy’s Place: Christmas

Glitter Fairies: Christmas Cuties

Creatalicious Challenges: Anything Goes