CCC: March

Our theme this month for Christmas Craft Creations is to create a Slimline card!

Some people may think this is daunting, but it’s actually quite easy and is really fun if you want to create a scene in your card. It gives you just a bit more space!

Now continuing on with the Frosties Stamp & Die set from Lawn Fawn, I created my slimline for you

I used my Studio Katia slimline dies to create this, and I ink blended some Lawn Fawn Sugar Plum and Peacock inks. Then I used the stars and snow stencil in the same colors. I stamped and die cut the snow flakes and added a bit of stickles to the centre. I also added some sequins in the purple & teal (I really like this color combo btw). The sentiment is from Craft Addicts Too which was just the right size for this card.

Be sure to stop by the blog and play along with this month’s challenge!

Merry Christmas

I know, I know…I was just talking about how happy I was that we don’t have anymore snow and here I am with a Christmas card!  It’s your mid-month reminder for our challenge over at Christmas Craft Creations!  Our theme is to Use a Stamp  

Here is mine!

I’d like to tell you all the details about this card, but…… I don’t know.  I found the card kit when I was cleaning out some boxes on my desk, so I really don’t have any information on it.  I think it was sent to me in a swap!  I do like how it turned out.  You know how I like layers!

Be sure to stop by and play in our challenge..here’s the link   

 

Welcome my pretties!  I’m giving you the deets on our new challenge over at Color Crazy….  as always, the theme is anything goes!   Our sponsor this week is Polkadoodles!

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I’ve created this card using the Polkadoodles image called “Snowman – Winnie Angel” as well.  I knew for this card I really wanted to go with the traditional red/green color scheme and so I just used some Recollection paper that i had in my stash.  I added some snowflakes that I recently picked up at the $$ store which I just love!  I colored her with my copics and then added a strip of washi and a word sticker to finish it off.  For a little extra fun, I did one edge in a fun border punch.

Your turn!  What are you coloring this week????

PIO #148

So we are halfway through the month and a mid-month reminder for our Pile It On Challenge…… Pets!  Now this go round, it’s Pets and/or your favorite way to color an image.

We are still being sponsored by Dr. Digis.

 

So my card for this week is a cute lil thing.  I stamped this image when I was at a friend’s house, so I don’t know who it is by.  I colored it with my Copics, which is my usual go to coloring method and then added a bit of glossy accents and some pop dots to the hat.  The DP is from Simple Stories and I added just a few sequins and some Nuvo drops in clear to finish it off.

 

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We hope you will stop by the blog and play along with us for this challenge!

 

Entered into these challenges:

 

The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas Goes

Crafty Catz: Anything goes (optional twist, wings)

Pile It On: Pets

Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks: Snowflakes

Moving Along with the Times: Winter Animals

Fab & Funky: Animal

Crafty Sentiments: Christmas

Little Gingerbread

Good Morning!  Our new challenge is up and rearing to go on the Christmas Cards All Year Round blog!  Our November theme is a cute one – GINGERBREAD!  To be entered to win this month’s prize, your project will need to have gingerbread in some fashion on it!  Maybe your DP, or perhaps your image or a die cut!  Get creative and then we want to see it!

Here’s mine for you!

My DP is from recollections and I paired it with a cute image that I had in my stash and colored it with copics.  The MERRY CHRISTMAS sentiment are some fun stickers from Pink Paislee’s Merry & Bright Collection.

 

I added just a few sequins and snowflakes for my stash and a bit of wink of stella for some sparkle.

I hope you will play along with us this month!

Snowbuddy

It’s Thursday! One day closer to the weekend and one day closer to Christmas!

We have a new bunch of inspiration projects for you today on the Digital Delights blog.  The DT really did a great job this week….like they do every week.

Today I am highlighting Snow buddy which is a really cute image.  I am using the colored image for today’s card and pairing it with the A Touch of Christmas Sentiments.  I hope you like it.

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Just a simple layered card today.  The DP is from The Christmas Stack by DCWV.  the white snowflakes were given to me in a Christmas swap as well as the white leaf.  The red showflake was cut using a sizzix die and the bling is from my stash.  I hope you enjoy this and don’t forget to stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT has created for you.

entered into these challenges:

Stampin Royalty: Christmas/Winter

The perfect Sentiment: Anything Goes with Christmas (they also have a DT call on)

Can You Dig It: Baby it’s Cold Outside

Celebrate the Occasion: Christmas ..must use a punch(also having a DT call)

Crafty Sentiments: Snowflakes

 

 

Lollipop Challenge #61-Happy Holidays!

Wow! So hard to believe that it is almost Christmas.  We don’t even have our tree up yet!  Best get on that!

So, it’s our final challenge of the year at Lollipop Crafts before the Christmas break!  We are doing a Happy Holidays theme this week.  I have pretty much finished making the Christmas cards for the season.  Just a few here and there for family and friends.

Here is my card for you this week

I had an order to make some humorous Christmas cards for a lady.  I made up about 14 of them for her to choose from.  I printed the image off of the internet and the snowflakes were made using my BG sizzix snowflake die which I just love.  A bit of Velvet ribbon.  The DP is My Mind’s Eye the Merry days of Christmas from a couple of years ago.  Finally cracked that baby open!  A little bit of bling finishes it off.  Make sure you stop by the blog today and see the rest of the DT creations.  We are being sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.

 

Entered into these challenges:

Come and Get it Challenge: Red , Green & Your Choice (mine is blue)

Dream Valley Challenges: Christmas

paper Sundaes: anything Christmas

The Squirrel and the Fox: Christmas

CYDA: Snowmen

Crafty Calendar: Cold & Frosty

 

 

 

Christmas time in the city…

It’s such a snowy day here in Calgary today.  Definitely home bound.  I am working on days 2-4 of my Tim Tags which I will be uploading later.

In the meantime……

So CARDS magazine (Northridge Publishing) is having a challenge to make Christmas Cards this week. Last week the challenge was non-traditional colors, so I thought I would just continue on.. I love this. I do this all the time so I want to share a few I created.

This one I did for my stampin up card class.  The stamp is Winter Wilma and I have had it forever! Did a lot of misting with this one…(I’m all about the misting these days)

Entered into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps: Christmas Cards

Come and Get it Challenges: Anything Christmas

Dream Valley Challenges: sparkle (got a little bling and my mists have sparklies in them)

Pan Pastel UK: The great outdoors

Now I had some of that brown paper left over so I created another card using it

I did embossing on this one with my gold embossing powder.  LOVE this will the teal!

Entered into:

Creative Inspirations: Paint..Felt (the snowflake is felt)

Let’s Ink it Up: Christmas

Craft Your Days Away: Buttons or bows

One Stop Craft Challenge: Let it Snow

And lastly

I just love the purple and white with this one!

Entered into:

I Did it Creations: Flowers

Scrappy Frog: use kraft cardstock

Paper Players: Non-traditional Christmas (colors or stamps)

I hope you enjoy these!

It’s a Lace thing

Good morning everyone!  It’s challenge day at Lollipop Crafts and this week it’s all about the lace!  Such a pretty dainty thing and we’d like to see what you can do with it on your projects.  It can be actual lace, lace punches, lacy borders whatever you can come up with.  All of the deets can be found on our challenge blog so please stop by and enter.  I can’t wait to see what you create and the design team as well as our two guest designers this month have created some gorgeous projects for you!

So here is my dainty little piece.

I have no idea why I decided to do a Christmas card.  I think it’s because I had that embossed piece of cardstock and really wanted to use it up.  I had seen an all white card in a magazine I picked up recently and loved the look of it so I knew I wanted to try that as well.  So this is what I came up with.  The cardstock is embossed with a cuttlebug folder.  The lace is actually cut off from a big sheet of it that I found when I was cleaning my scrap area.  I have no idea where it was from.  The sentiment is Stampin Up and the big glittered snowflake and the smaller one are from my big stash box of Christmas stuff.  I hope you like it. The ribbon is just from my stash as well.

I’ve entered into the following challenges….

Creative Cowgirls: Monochromatic

Let’s Ink It Up: Embossing and no Digis

Paper Sundaes: Keep it Simple

Our Creative Corner: use fabric (ribbon doesn’t count)

Simply Create: monochromatic

Art Impressions: Embossing

ABC Christmas Challenge: E is for embossing & embellishments

Creative Card Crew: No flowers

Paper Pretties: Ribbon

Crafty Cardmakers: Fabric