Friday, December 15, 2017

Winter Card


This is my DT project for Simply Magnolia.  The theme this month is to create a winter project. I used Tilda with Little Snowy for my card.
If you already have your cards ready for this year, go ahead and get started on next year's cards or make gift tags or even thank you notes.  

Happy Holidays!!

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Mittens die from Cottage cutz
Snowflake border die
Spellbinders dies
Copics
White embossing enamel

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dreaming Of A White Christmas

 

This is my last DT card for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Challenge Extra for 2017. You still have time to join in our last challenge of the year. I kept this card flat and free of bulky embellishments so that I could mail it more easily.
The image is from Conie Fong and I had fun coloring her in winter colors. I don't know about you but I like snow but not for Christmas. I think the snow can wait until after all of the holiday traveling.

Card Details:
Image from Conie Fong
Copics
Cottage Cutz icicle border die
Holly Jolly Nesting Frame die from Yvonne Creations
Spellbinders card creator border die

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Tag


My Christmas cards are done so it's time to get the tags finished. I had fun creating this tag with one of the stamps from the winter kit from Magnolia Stamps.
This is my DT project for The Merry Christmas Challenge.  The theme is always anything goes but there is an optional challenge to make it sparkle.  I am not sure it shows in the picture but the pattern paper I used is sparkly and I added extreme glitter paint to the star and used my red spica pen for the garland on  Tilda's dress.  I also used shabby chic embossing enamel for some extra sparkle.
I hope you join us in the challenge.  Can't wait to see what you make.

Card Details:
Stamps: Magnolia Stamps
Tag die from Magnolia Doo Hickey
Star and heart dies Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Tag shape Spellbinders die
Copics

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Nutcracker


I had some fun playing with my new Magnolia stamps. I combined a couple from 2 different sets to make this card. Tilda as the nutcracker is from the stamp club kit.  I added Swan Lake Tilda from the Magnolia Day kit to make my card.  I was hoping to create a card for the Nutcracker ballet.
This is my DT card for Addicted To Stamps.  Our challenge is to created a Seasons Greetings card.  If you still have cards to make for the holidays, please join us in the challenge.

Card Details:
Stamps: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Gina Marie designs dies
Martha Stewart border punch
Drum from The Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
Color Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland: Anything Christmas goes

Friday, December 1, 2017

Have A Magical Crhristmas


I wanted to make a Christmas card with a non Christmas image.  I saw this Unicorn from Bugaboo Stamps and decided it could make a great Christmas card.  What do you think?
After coloring with copics, I painted the unicorn with extreme glitter paint and added stickles to the mane and tail.  The sentiment I created in Microsoft word.

This is my DT project for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge. The theme is always anything Christmas goes and our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Snowmen Melt Your Heart


I just love this sweet digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps.  The challenge at Aud sentiments is to create a project using a Christmas Sentiment.  I haven't decided yet if I will mail this as a Christmas card or use as a thank you card after the holidays.  I kept the card design simple so it can be mailed easily and a little cheaper.  I hope you join  us at Aud Sentiments in our last challenge of 2017. We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment: Bugaboo Stamps
Heart doily: magnolia doohickey die
Copics

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Tags


I made this set of Christmas tags as a gift.  They were all cut using my Cricut. The tags on the right and left are gift card holders.  I love hanging these tags on the tree and letting people look for their gifts.
I made these for the Merry Christmas Challenge. Our theme is always Anything Christmas but we do have an optional theme this week of tags.  I hope you join us for the challenge. 




Project Details:
Tag holders: Tags Bags Boxes And More Cricut cartridge cut at 7.25 inches
Ornament tag: Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge cut at 4 inches
Christmas tree: Spellbinders dies
Various sentiment stamps


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wedding Card


The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is Anything Goes.  It's our most popular challenge theme. I chose to make a wedding card as my DT project.  

Card Details:
Sizzix die
Lable die
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Love from Home Accents Cricut cartridge

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Christmas Ornament


I don't know about you, but I love to decorate for the holidays.  I usually put up 4-5 large trees. Last year I shocked everyone and didn't put up any of my Christmas trees. It was a very busy time of year with our Oldest son graduating from college two weeks before Christmas and our youngest son turned 21 the day before Christmas.  Needless to say I was focused on other parties and events.  I did decorate the house, just not the trees. 
 Each of my trees is decorated with a different theme.  This year I have decided to put up only one tree and make new ornaments for the tree.  I am hoping I get them done in time.  The theme for this tree will be The Nativity.  Each ornament I make will have some element from the nativity story.  This is the first ornament I have made so far.  I decided my color scheme would be white, tan, gold, blue and rose.  I found some Christmas balls at Hobby Lobby in those colors to add to my tree.
This is also my DT project for Simply Magnolia.  Our theme for this month is CAS or FULLY LOADED.  Somehow I think my card has a CAS look even though I intended it to be Fully loaded. I can't wait to see what you make for this challenge.

Project Details:
Star Shape: George Cricut cartridge
Gina Marie Design die
Magnolia Stamps Angel of Love
Corner dies 
Copics
Extreme Glitter paint


Christmas Card


This penguin just makes me smile. 
This is my DT card for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra Challenge.  You still have time to enter in the challenge for November. The theme is always Anything Christmas goes.  Can't wait to see what you create

Card Details:
Image: 
Copics
Spellbinders dies
White embossing enamel for snow



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Gingerbread Christmas Card


This is my DT card for The Merry Christmas Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Christmas Goes.
For my card I used this adorable Gingerbread girl from Polkadoodles.  The sentiment stamps are from Peachy Keen Stamps.

Inside of card:


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Christmas Card


Are you ready for the holidays?  I am getting excited since my Christmas cards are almost done.
I created this card for Addicted to Stamps. Our theme for this challenge is to use two different stamps.  I used two stamps from Magnolia stamps to create this card.  I wanted it to look like Edwin was out cutting down his own tree so I added an additional tree in background and snow with white embossing enamel and also some snow tex to the trees.
I can't wait to see what you create for the challenge.



Card Details:
Stamps: Magnolia Stamps
Reindeer die: Cottage Cutz
Holly die: Magnolia Doohickey die
Tag: Sizzix
Heart: magnolia Doohickey die
Copics
White embossing enamel
Snow tex on the tree
Card shape: Quick kutz die

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Snowmen Melt Your Heart


It's time for a new challenge at Aud Sentiments.  We are sponsored by Inspired by Stamping.  The theme for the challenge is Bingo + A Sentiment.
For my card, I chose to use a stamp from Magnolia Stamps.  I used distress inks to color (I'm still learning how to use them)
I used pink, stamped image and die cuts
               

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Christmas Card


The deadline to mail Christmas cards is fast approaching.  Are you ready?  I am just about finished with my cards.  Of course, there are always a few people I decide to add to my list each year so I may not be as close to done as I hope.
This is November 1st so that means a new challenge at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge. The theme is always anything goes and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.
  




Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Christmas Wishes


I'm super excited to announce that I am now a design team member for The Merry Christmas Challenge blog.  If you follow my blog, then you know Christmas cards are my favorite cards to make and I make them all year long so I am prepared for the holidays.

This little penguin is from Whimsy Stamps.  Isn't he adorable?
I hope that you hop on over to the challenge blog and join us in the new challenge. It's always Anything Christmas goes.


Card Details:
Image: Penguin Thinking of You from Whimsy Stamps
Copics
White embossing enamel
Quick  Kutz die for card shape
Cottage Cutz Mittens die
Cottage Cutz Woodland Pine Trees die
Gina Marie Designs die

Entered in following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise: Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge: Anything  Christmas Goes
Color Inspiration Monday: Anything goes with hand colored image

Monday, October 23, 2017

Masculine Birthday Card


I made this card for my dad's birthday.  I colored it up in the neutral blue and browns.  My mom had a good laugh when she saw the card because my dad was dressed in the same colors and had his reading glasses on the end of his nose just like in this image. 

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Gina Marie design dies
La La land bannder die
Happy Birthday die from Die versions

Entered in following challenges:
Avenue 613 Create: Anything Goes with option of masculine
Color Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Pumpkin Day!


Today starts a new challenge for Aud Sentiments.  The theme is Use A Halloween Sentiment.
We are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls and I chose to use this adorable stamp, Ellie with Pumpkins for my project.  


Card Details:
Image: Ellie with Pumpkins from Paper Nest Dolls
Copics
Gina Marie Designs dies
Spellbinders oval dies for pumpkin
Leaf die from Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Corner Leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart branch punch
Sentiment computer generated by me

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Christmas card

                         
 One more Christmas card to add to my stash.  I have just a handful of cards left to make for this year.  Of course it's never too early to start cards for 2018! 
I kept this card free of bulky embellishments so that it will be easy to mail.  I love the soft colors of this pattern paper so I colored the digi in soft colors too.  After coloring with copics I used extreme glitter paint to add a little sparkle to the angel wings, stars, ornaments and package ribbon. I used diamond dust stickles on the snowflake and flower.

Her is the inside of the card:

Card Details:
Image: Polka Doodles Stamps
Copics
Gina Marie Designs circle die
Rocking horse from Magnolia Doo hickey dies
Spellbinders snowflake dies
flower from Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Spellbinders die for card shape
Sentiment stamp from Magnolia stamps

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge: option of color challenge of purple and silver ornaments.  I just did silver

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Floral Birthday Card



This is my DT card for Addicted To Stamps. The challenge theme is Anything With Flowers. I couldn't resist using one of the Magnolia Stamps I recently purchased. I went on a little spending spree and bought several that I have had my eye on.
This color combo is new to me also.  Yellow is my favorite color and I rarely use it in my crafting. I paired it up with purple since they are complementary colors.

Inside of the card:

Card Details:
Stamp: Tilda with fantasy flowers from Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Spellbinders die for card shape
Spellbinders scalloped hearts dies
Magnolia doohickey heart tag
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Gina Marie Designs die

Entered in following challenges:

Trick or Treat



This is my DT card for the Simply Magnolia October challenge.  The theme is Autumn.  I decided to make a Halloween card using this adorable Tilda stamp.
I dug around in my stash and found a few items that hadn't been used in awhile.  I used a Martha Stewart border and corner punch for the background and I found these great gem swirls that were at the bottom of my embellishment drawer.
Inside of card:

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Martha Stewart corner and border punch
Gina Marie Circle die

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Deck The Halls


Another Christmas card completed.  I kept this one simple and free of embellishments so that it will be easier to mail.  I think it turned out kinda cute.
This is my DT project for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge. The theme is always Anything Christmas Goes so it's a great way to get your holiday cards done in time to be mailed.

Card Details:
Image: From Christmas bundle from Polkadoodles
Copics
Rubber stamps for sentiment

Entered in following challenges:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Christmas Card


I'm getting closer to having all of my Christmas cards done. My plan is to have them ready to be mailed by the beginning of December.  
I created this card using Winnie and Penguin from the big Winnie White Christmas bundle.  The pattern paper is even from the bundle.  
After coloring the image with copics, I painted the wings with extreme glitter paint and then used tinsel glitter on her hat trim. The glitter was a gift I received several years ago.  I love using it for hat trims and this purple worked perfectly with the paper and copics I used.

Card Details:
Image: Winnie with Penguin from Polkadoodles
Copics
Magnolia Doohickey dies
Spellbinders die for card shape
Gina Marie Designs die
Tinsel glitter

Entered in following challenges:
Sweet Stampin Christmas: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge: Anything Goes

Friday, October 6, 2017

Oops! I Shot a Bunny!



When I saw this image from The Stamping Chef, I knew just how I was going to use it.  My grandmother used to put her hand over her mouth and  say "Oops, I shot a bunny!" whenever she passed gas!  It always made us kids giggle.
This card will be for my brother's birthday.  I am sure he will get a chuckle with this funny memory of our grandmother.


Image: Fairy Dust from The STamping Chef
Bunny: Magnolia Stamps
Copics


Entered in following challenges:

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Birthday Wishes


The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is to use a die cut and a sentiment.  Pretty easy peasy.  This is my DT project for the challenge.  I used Vintage Tea Cups from The Paper Shelter for my card.
After coloring with copics, I painted the butterfly and pink hearts with extreme glitter paint


Card Details:
Spellbinders die for card shape
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Gina Marie Designs square die
Copics
Extreme glitter paint
Spellbinders lacy circle die
Stamp: Vintage Tea Cups from The Paper Shelter


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Christmas Wishes


I am getting excited. Christmas is almost here!  And, my Christmas cards are almost done.  I need to work on my Christmas tags.  
This is my DT card for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge. The theme is always Anything Christmas goes. 

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Copics
Gina Marie designs dies
cottage cutz dies 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Football Jersey Card



My nephew just celebrated his 12th birthday.  He is a Kansas City Chiefs fan so I made him this card for him.
I used a template to create the jersey. I used my cricut to cut the number 12 and the football for the front of the card.

For the inside of the card I made the chiefs arrowhead using my cricut.  The player who wears the number 12 jersey for the Chiefs is the wide receiver, Albert Wilson.  I incorporated the position he plays into the sentiment of the card.


Back of the card:


I hope he likes the card. I think it turned out great.

Card Details:
Letters and numbers cut from the Base Camp Cricut cartridge
Football cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge
Arrowhead cut from the Everyday Paper Doll Cricut cartridge

Entered in the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: Fall (fall is football season!)
Bitten by The Bug: Autumn (fall means football!)
CAS on Friday: Use a diecut
Simply Paper Craft: Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge: Something that begins with F (Football jersey, football)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

You Make My Heart Smile


I created this fun card for my husband for our anniversary.  We are celebrating 26 years together.  He was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon cancer earlier this year and has been undergoing chemo treatments.  I figured he could use a smile and maybe a laugh or two so I am including tickets to a comedy club show with this card.




All the stamps are from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I just love these fun faces.  

Card Details: 
Spellbinders scalloped heart die
Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for the clown heads
Base Camp Cricut cartridge for the heart on the front
Sweet On You Face Stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps for the faces on the hearts
Clowning Around Face Stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps for the clown faces

Entered in following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: Anything Goes
Cards in Envy: Flat card and simple
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Happy Anniversary



The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is to use a two word sentiment.  I chose "Happy Anniversary"  I had a love of fun creating a project with this die from Die'sire.  It really gave my easel card an elegant look. I used a stamp from Magnolia Stamps that is a Christmas stamp but I think it works for this occasion as well.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Spring Garden die from Die'sire
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Quickutz nesting doily rectangle die

Entered in following challenges:
Perfect Time To Craft: Anything goes
All About Magnolia: Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious: Anything goes with option of pearls
Marvelous Magnolia: Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias: anything Goes