CCC: May

Hello All! We are enjoying some awesome sunshine here in Calgary after bits and bobs of snow scattered over the last couple of weeks so it’s hard to think about Christmas cards, but our new challenge is up at Christmas Craft Creations! Our theme is to use 2 colors…neutrals are ok, but there should be primarily 2 colors as your focus!

I didn’t want to go digging for all of my Christmas stuff for this card so I challenged myself to find some that was within arms reach of my desk and drawers. Luckily I had a bunch of Christmas product in a drawer and so I created this cute layered card.

I’m not sure where the paper is from but the sentiment is from Echo Park. I added some sequins from Studio Katia as well as some Nuevo Drops. I used a fun layer die for a bit of added interest.

Come on over to the blog to see the DT creations for this challenge to inspire you and then link up your creations!

See you there!

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!

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!

TMS #649

I’ve got today’s new challenge from Tuesday Morning Sketches for you. This one is designed by Debbie~

So I have been trying to work on some old online card classes that I’ve had sitting here from Scrapbook & Cards Today – the online Crop & Create ones. They pack a lot of punch into those weekends so there are a lot of classes!

I did a Lawn Fawn one, hosted by Jenn Shurkus in the October 2021 event. We got to play with some watercoloring and some fun stamps/dies and stencils from Lawn Fawn of course. These are the Frosties collection.

Now this isn’t the exact card that we made, as I altered it for this challenge, but I really like how it turned out. All those snowflakes and swirls are part of the set we got for the class. The unicorn is a different Lawn Fawn set called Winter Unicorn which I stamped and then colored with some matching Copics. The sentiment is from Stampin Up and then I just added a few enamel dots from my stash.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to stop by the blog so you can play along with us! You can also stop by the SCT blog to find out more about the Online Crop & Create classes (we have another one coming up next weekend and wooweeee..you should see the product we are going to be working with!) by going here.

Thanks for stopping by

CCC : February

Hey, I’m here with your mid month reminder of our Christmas challenge for
February over at Christmas Craft Creations!

Blue and Silver are a great color combo for Christmas!

The paper is from my stash and it’s nice and soft. It’s hard to tell but that bottom strip is a gorgeous silver foil paper. It really sets it off nicely, and I matched it with the peace sentiment from stampin up in the same foil . A few little silver balls and voila!

Come by the blog, see what everyone has created and play along with us!

TMS # 642

Yikes! Sorry this is late everyone! I didn’t even realize I had the date wrong in the scheduling.

You still have time to get in on this week’s sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Patti is highlighting her favorite this week!

Here is my card from last year!

Looks like I was playing with some lawn fawn and a new rainbow die that I just got, I believe from an online card class!

This is my new one!

Yep, you guessed it! That’s Doodlebug right there….Using my December 2019 SCT sampler pieces!

Now head on over to the blog and see the great projects from the DT!

TMS # 638

Happy New Year one and all!

Well, looks like this is my first post of the 2022 year! I’m hoping that there will be a lot more this year then last. I’ve stepped down from a few of my DTs as these last few months were having me feel overwhelmed. I’m hoping to play a lot of catch up this year with various subscriptions, classes, challenges etc (I’m sure that I say that every year but I’m really going to try and do more for me!)

That being said, here is my first DT assignment for 2022! Our new challenge is up and as per usual, we are highlighting the Design Team’s favorite sketches over the last year.

We are highlighting Andrea’s favorite out the gate! Sketch #612

This is a favorite of mine as well. A simple sketch that is great with some scraps and a fun focal point.

So, using up the last little bit of Doodlebug from my latest card class I created this fun winter birthday card. I did have to add in just a bit of Photoplay Paper for the inner circle as I didn’t have a piece of DB that would fit. This stamp and die set is called Deck the Halls and I think it might be an exclusive set that we got for the class (designed by the ever talented Vicki Boutin).

Funny thing, when this sketch first was posted, I used Doodlebug Hello Spring collection for my card that week! Who knew!

I hope that you will head over to the blog to play along with our sketch this week and to check out the great projects the DT has for you as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

TMS #637 Anything Goes!

Hey ! Can you believe we are in Christmas week??? Holy hannah! Are you getting excited? I know I am.

We have a special challenge for you this go round.

ANNUAL ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE!

With it being the last 2 weeks of the year, my amazing team uses this time for a much needed break to get themselves ready for the Christmas and New Year holidays, spend time with their families and recharge their creative batteries.

There are rules to this challenge, though…

1.  Your project must be new, no back linking.

2.  Your project must be PG rated.

3.  It is anything goes, but must be crafty related.  Feel free to share a crocheted/knitted project, other paper craft, mixed media, art journal, even planner pages you’re particularly proud of.

4.  You may enter as many times as you’d like!We do have a prize, as usual.  This year I’m giving a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!

I’m sharing with you another card that I created during a Photoplay card class that I took recently. Firstly I love this line of paper and embellishments, and secondly I’m just amazed at how easy it is to put together a fun card using only paper, stickers and some dimension adhesive! We all know I love layers and these stickers and some embossing just makes for some great interest .

I hope you will stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT has created. From my house to yours, Happy Holidays and all the best for the new year!

CCC: December

Hello! Today I bring you my final card as part of the Christmas Craft Creations Design Team. I have had such a wonderful time over the last couple of years being a part of this wonderful group of designers and I am going to miss them.

Our December challenge is in full swing and the theme is MAKE A SCENE! This is a fun challenge and so easy to do~

I did the PhotoPlay line Not a Creature was Stirring and as in yesterday’s post, it was so fun creating with just paper and stickers!

Looks like Santa was doing some holiday shopping in the city! The DT has some great projects to inspire you and so I hope you will stop by the blog and see what they have created and we can’t wait to see your own projects!

Merry Christmas everyone!

TMS #636

Hey Everyone! I know that it’s been awhile since I’ve been on here. It’s just been crazy and I just haven’t had much time for crafting.

Today I have our new sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches and a pretty Christmas Card to share with you.

I really like this sketch! I only used 2 pieces of 6×6 paper but if you had one sheet that would totally work. I love the grey and white look of this. The cheer and the bow are from my stash but I think they are Pink Paislee. The DP is just from Michaels but it’s just so pretty!

I hope you like it and be sure to play along with us over on the blog! The rest of the DT has some amazing projects too!