Christmas in July

Hey there,

Today I have a Christmas Card for you!  I belong to a group on Splitcoast Stampers and we send ‘kits’ to our partner to create a Christmas card.  The kit usually contains some DP and the image and then the rest is up to you.

This is the card that I created using my latest kit from my partner.

The only thing I added was the sentiment from My Favorite Things, and then a border punch for some interest.  I hope you like it.

Entered into these challenges:

Jingle Belles:  All Bundled Up (layers)

Crimbo Crackers; Anything Goes + Christmas

The Merry Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Craftaholics R Us: Any Holiday Card

QKR Stampede: Anything Goes

 

 

Coffee

Hello again! What?  Two posts in a row..can it really be?? Yep, this is me trying to be more creative this year (my one word for the year if you must know) and trying to do a lot more stuff in my craft room than I did last year, and that is including layouts as well as cards.

My big crafty resolution for this year, is to start doing all those online classes that I have paid for and not attempted yet….I think I have 5 or 6 just from Scrapbook & Cards Today (who by the way launched their 365 Class for 2018!  Here are the deets! )  This double-page, sketch-based class features exclusive PageMaps sketches, trendy techniques (all spelled out in photos), a monthly bonus card, cutting files, complete instructions and so much more.  All taught by some of the biggest names in the biz…really fun and new this year, there is a monthly sponsored prize for doing the challenge! How fun is that????

Anyway, here are a couple of cards that I made for a swap on Splitcoast Stampers.  The theme was Caffeine.

 

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I finally broke open my Stampin Up Coffee Suite Designer papers and used the SU The Perfect Blend stamp set as well as the Kraftin Kimmie – One Cup at a Time.  The sentiments are from Stampin up and Paper Smooches.  I added in some small embellising on the first one, with some Nuvo drops.  Since I was mailing these out, I wanted to keep them as flat and simple as possible.

Thanks for stopping by!

Entered into these challenges:

A Bit More Time to CraftA Bit More Time to Craft – Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

The Crazy Challenge: Happy New Year (I chose to use a new stamp set that I hadn’t opened before from Kraftin’ Kimmie)

Hiding in my Craft Room:  Anything Goes

Create & Inspire: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Paru’s Cardmaking Challenge: NEW (used a new stamp set)

 

For You

Our new challenge is up at Brown Sugar Designs this week.  It’s an anything goes challenge and our great sponsor this week is

 Scrap N Dipity

I have a feeling your prize is going to have to do with getting some free images from this really great store, but you will need to stop by the blog to know for sure and to play along!

For this week’s challenge I created a tag.  I had a specific tag in mind…I am in a swap on Splitcoaststampers and it is a ‘color wheel’ swap, so my partner wanted items in a certain palette….in this case coral/grey/red/yellow/green.   So I thought it would be fun to make a tag to go with her goodies that I bought using those colors!  The image is called Scrapbooking Christine and I tried to color her in the palette colors with my copics.  I also added a few little embellishment and then colored a wood tag that I had and stamped a little FOR YOU on it.  For a finishing touch, I added some twine, a little doily on the bottom and then went over everything with a Wink of Stella clear pen.  Just for a touch of shimmer…I hope she likes it!

 

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It’s your turn to get creating and I will be excited to see what you are working on this week!  Happy Crafting Everyone!

SCS- A Crazy Christmas

So I am part of a swap in Splitcoast Stampers called the Crazy Christmas Swap.  We basically send and receive the bare bones to make a Christmas card – the image/sentiment and 2 sheets of DP.  The rest is up to us.

Mine came from Kelly. She sent a Cat’s Pajamas sentiment and some Papertrey Ink designer paper.  I used this week’s sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches to set up the card.  I added in just some card stock, a bit of cord and a few sequins.  I colored the image with my Copics and then went over the igloo and the bear with my Wink of Stella.

Here’s the TMS sketch

And now my card:

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Thanks for stopping by!

Entered into these challenges:

 

Christmas with the Cuties – Red & Green (and I have some blue in there too)

Crafting with an Attitude: anything goes

Creative Knockouts: Outside Fun

 

 

A last minute gift

that’s the challenge this week for The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.  So I made this little box of tags as a hostess gift for a Christmas party that we’re going to this week.  The box I got from a template on Splitcoast Stampers and then the tags were made using my Very Merry Tags & Winter Woodland Cricut cartridges.  The paper is DCWV from last year’s paper stack and the ribbon is just pieces that I had in my stash.  The flower on the top of the box is a prima flower from last year’s Christmas collection.