Saturday, October 31, 2015

Elf Christmas Card

Happy Halloween!
I have a Christmas card to share with you today.  I love making Christmas cards and by completing one a week, I am nearing completion of all the cards I need to send out this year.
The challenge this week at 52 CCT is to pick a previous theme.  I chose Elves from the June 2015 challenge.  You can pick any of our previous themes for your card.
I went a little crazy with the pattern paper.  I had several scraps from previous cards so I decided to work them all together.

Card Details:
Image: Sticky from Mo's Digital pencil
Stocking: Magnolia Doo Hickey die
Sizzix border die

Entered in the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges: Christmas
Alphabet Challenge: S for Sweet Treats
Winter Wonderland: Anything Christmas
Mo's Digital Challenge: Anything Goes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Birthday Cards

A couple of the DT members at Aud Sentiments weren't able to complete their cards for the challenge so I got to play with these two fun stamps from Stitchy Bear Stamps.
 I tried a new to me coloring technique for the bear.  After coloring with copics like normal, I used the old rag technique to add the look of texture to his fur.  I simply colored the tips of an old washcloth with my copics and then dabbed onto the bear.  I am really pleased with the way he turned out.  It was super simple to do.
Project Details:
Image: Beary Happy Bear from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Copics: E21, E53, E35, E37, E49
Cottage Cutz dies
Spellbinders dies
HB2U: Base Camp Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes

For my second card, I thought this guy looked a little green around the gills. Just like he had partied too hard the night before for his birthday.  So I chose a funky green color.  I will probably put together a hangover kit to go along with this card

Project Details:
Image: Cup Full from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Copics: E00, E04, #11, E13, E21, E24,E25, E27, R24, E41, YG91, YG93
Sentiment by Ginny: You can get it for free on the Aud Sentiments challenge blog

Entered in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday: Sketch

You still have some time to join us in our Birthday theme challenge at Aud Sentiments. Can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Time To Celebrate

My dad celebrated his 75th birthday over the weekend.  We had a fabulous time checking off one of the items on his bucket list, going up in a hot air balloon.  We waited a very long time for the wind to die down so that the balloons could go up.  It was worth the wait.
This is the card I made for him.  It's very simple and I hope masculine.

Card Details:
Image:Beyond The Fringe
Clock die cut: Momenta
Corner die: Tim Holtz

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes
Simply Paper Craft: Anything Goes

Here are a few pictures of our fun day at the balloon festival in Bonner Springs, Kansas

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Autumn Is A Second Spring

Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love everything about it from the cooler temps to the glorious colors to all the fun activities.
I made this card for my grandma.  She just recently moved to an assisted living home. Hope I am doing as well when I am 95.

Card Details:
Image: Sassy Cheryl's Stamps
Leaves: Spellbinders dies
Corner Leaves: Storybook Cricut cartridge
Copics: E00, E11, E13, E04, E21, R20, Y26, Y23, YR30, E08, E09, E18, E19, B91, B93, B95, e35, E33, E30, r39, YR09, YR07, YR65, BG93, BG95
Pumpkings: Pumpkin Carving Cricut cartridge

Entered in following Challenges:
Inkspirational: Cute halloween
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge: Anything Goes with twist of leaves
Scrap and Craft: Colors of Autumn
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations: Fall or Halloween

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Emboss Resist Snow Flakes

The challenge this week at 52 CCT is to use the technique, Emboss Resist.
I stamped snowflakes onto my paper, embossed and then used purple ink over the top.

The poinsetta is a spellbinders die and the greenery is part of a Christmas floral stem.
I hope you join us in this challenge. Can't wait to see what you create!

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes
Simply Create Too: Baby It's Cold Outside

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Baked With Love

Today starts a new challenge at Aud Sentiments
The theme for this challenge is to create a birthday project and don't forget the sentiment.
I made a criss cross card for my project.
I used Baked With Love from Stitchy Bear Stamps
This little bear reminds me of cooking with my boys when they were young.  We always had a big mess but it was lots of fun!

Here is the inside portion that pulls out.

Project Details:
Image: Bake with love from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Baked with love sentiment from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Cupcake from the Sweet Treats cricut cartridge
Pot holder: peachy keen stamps
Bowl: Peachy Keen Stamps
Hearts: Magnolia stamps
Spellbinders lacy circle die
La La Land stitched circle dies

Monday, October 19, 2015

Autumn Vinyl Tile

Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love everything about it from the cooler temperatures, the colorful leaves, to all the fun activities.
I made this subway art vinyl tile project using a few of my fall favorites.

I created this using Cricut Craft room and several cartridges.  Love how it turned out!

Project Details:
Cricut Cartridges used: Inspired Heart, Doodle Charms, Home Accents, Pumpkin Carving, Stretch Your Imagination, Paper Doll Dress Up, Base Camp, Paper Trimmings, A Child's Year and From My Kitchen

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Your Passion: Anything goes
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: Autumn
Not Just Cards: Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft: Anything Goes

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Wild Woods

This week at 52 CCT the challenge is "The Wild Woods"  Can't wait to see your nature inspired Christmas cards.  I kept mine pretty simple.  I think it will work great as a masculine card.

Card Details:
Snowflake border: Joy Crafts
Reindeer: Cottage Cutz dies
Trees and Snow: Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge

Monday, October 12, 2015

Snowman's Best Friend

The challenge this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is to use the colors Blue, Purple and a Metallic.  I found this super cute image at Sassy Cheryl's and couldn't resist using him for this challenge.  The snowflakes are cut out of heavy metallic paper.  It's much thicker than regular cardstock.

Card Details:
Image: From Sassy Cheryl's
Sentiment: Computer generated by me
Snowflakes: Spellbinders Dies

Entered in following challenges:
Chocolate Coffee and cards: Animals
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes
Wags and Whiskers: Use a diecut
Christmas card Challenge: Anything Goes

Saturday, October 10, 2015

More Halloween Fun

This is new release day at Scrapper's Delights!  There are lots of  spooky images this week for Halloween/ If you don't like spooky, check out last week's new release with Willie the Penguin dressed up in costumes. Super excited with how this card turned out.  I used the new Spooky Room image from Scrapper's Delights and then layered in the mummy also from Scrapper's Delights.  After coloring with copics, I added lemon ice stickles to the pumpkin faces and crackle accents to the window.

Card Details:
Spooky Room: Scrapper's Delights
Bats: Happy Haunting Cricut cartridge
Cracckle accents on window
Stickles on pumpkins

Entered in following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges: costumed characters
Simply Papercrafts: anything Goes
Craftying With Attitude: Anything Goes

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A Little Treat For You

This week our challenge at Aud Sentiments is to create a Halloween project (don't forget the sentiment).
We are sponsored by The Doodle Pantry.  For my card I used their precolored pumpkins. The sentiment you can find as a freebie at Aud Sentiments.

Card Details:
Pumpkins from Doodle Pantry
Sentiment: Freebie from Aud Sentiments
Leaves: Sizzix dies

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Halloween Blog Hop

"Halloween Blog Hop"
Scrapper's Delights has a new release of some great Halloween images. So for a little fun, we are having a blog hop.

You will have  a chance to win images!

Five Commenter's spread over the Design Teams Posts will be randomly chosen using to win a Scrapper's Delights image.

You can collect part of a coupon code to get this cute set of ghosts for FREE
Make sure you read the DT's Posts and Comment.

Please be mindful of time differences
and as much as we all know we can schedual posts Blogger
does not always do it lol

Happy Halloween Hopping
The first stop of the hop is Scrapper's Delights

Lina Stop 2
Maria Stop 3
Julie Stop 4 You are Here
Next stop is 
Denise Stop 5
Samantha Stop 6
Mari Stop 7
Ann-Marie Stop 8
Karen Stop 9
Janice Stop 10

Card Details:
Image: Wizard Willie from Scrapper's Delights
Copics: T9, T7, t4, BV29, BV25, BV23, R39, YR09, YR07, YR04, YG13, YG11, T1, E87, E84, E81
Spider Web: Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies
Spellbinders Rectangle die
Pumpkins: Pumpkin Carving Cricut Cartridge
Pumpkin Face: Peachy Keen Stamps
Leaves: Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Boo: Happy Haunting Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
Animal Friends Challenge: Halloween
Card Mania: 1 Digi, 2 pattern papers (spider web, pumpkins and leaves)
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Halloween
Chocolate Coffee and Cards: Animals
Creative Corner Challenge: Boo!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Christmas Angel

The challenge this time at Aud Sentiments is to create a Christmas project (Don't forget the sentiment).
This will be a great time to start your Christmas cards if you haven't already.  Christmas will be here before we know it.

This beautiful angel is the Peace On Earth Angel from Lacy Sunshine Stamps.