Friday, December 4, 2020

Tall & Skinny Christmas Card

For those who send out Christmas letters with their Christmas cards, these tall and skinny cards are perfect.  I put my letter on top of the card before sliding it into the envelope.  That way the center brad on the flower won't poke through the envelope.

I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest.  This is my version with the card front featuring gold dazzles and Sizzix die cut poinsettia and sentiment.


The inside has more gold dazzles (they show up much better in this picture), rectangle die cut by SU, green circle die cut by Sizzix, and sentiment stamp from Sparkle n Sprinkle. 



Crafty Catz Challenge #530 -  AG/optional twist Say it with Flowers; Cut It Up Challenge #214 - Christmas; Winter Wonderland Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes; Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Fun with Dies; Dies R Us Challenge #158 - Christmas; Merry Little Christmas Challenge #28 - Anything Christmas Goes


Thursday, December 3, 2020

Snow Bird Happy Birthday

Even though I am immersed in Christmas card making, I also need quite a few winter birthday cards.  Using the sketch from My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #518 , a MFT die, and a stamp set from Sweet n Sassy, I made this card in silver and white.

The images were heat embossed with a silver lightning embossing powder and then fussy cut.



My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #518 -

 The Paper Players Challenge #519 -  (using top row, patterned paper, die cut, embossing)

 Love to Scrap Challenge # 140- Winter Wonderland; Die Cut Divas December Challenge - AG; Challenge #95- Winter; 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #45 - AG; Fab n Funky Challenge #505 - Winter Wonderland; Little Red Wagon Challenge #578 - Winter Birthday; Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Fun with Dies; Krafty Chicks Challenge Week 536 - Stamp Act; Shopping Our Stash Challenge #434 - Let It Snow; Through the Craft Room Door Week of Dec. 1st - AG


Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #583


 Tuesday Morning Sketches

Welcome to my blog, where I have
a new card
to share with you each week for
It's hard to believe that we are in the last 4 weeks before Christmas!

Here's the sketch for this week and my card.
Is everyone as busy making Christmas cards as I am?  If I took the time to count, I probably have plenty.  But they are so fun to make.
For this card I used some old CTMH paper; the ornament is from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge; the letters in JOY are MFT die cuts and the small scalloped piece is a SU die cut.  I got plenty of glue on my fingers with this one, but no ink.
I hope you'll play along at
this week. 
The Design Team would love it if you'd visit our blogs.
You can be sure that one of us will be visiting yours!
Have a great and crafty day!
Dies R Us Challenge #158 - Christmas; Die Cut Divas Challenge - AG; Crafty Hazelnut's December Patterned Paper Challenge - AG; Crafter's Cafe Challenge #256 - AG; A Perfect Time to Craft December Challenge - AG; A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #129 - AG; Dream Valley Challenge #238 - Christmas; Double Trouble Challenge #72 - Something, Anything and Everything (There are snowflakes on the patterned paper.  I've also entered Crafter's Cafe Challenge.) 

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Candy Cane Christmas Cards

 The letter for Day #3 of Beccy's Place November Challenge is 

"C",  as in Candy Canes.  

Beccy has a couple Candy Cane images in her store.  Today I'm using one from the Tied Up With String digital set.

The candy canes were colored with markers.  I also used two Circle die cuts by Sizzix and a Christmas sentiment.  Patterned papers are from CTMH.



Additional Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG; Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Spots/Stripes; Just Add Ink Challenge #533 - Just add "S" (stamping, stripes, spots, something sweet, Sizzix dies); Creative Knockouts Challenge #378 - Christmas Delight; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Linky Challenge #26 - Red & Green; Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Eat, Drink, and Be Merry; Simon Says Monday Challenge - Food/Drink

Snowflakes are Unique


This card is for Day #24 of Beccy's Place November Challenge.  

The letter of the day is "U".  

The snowflakes are mostly from Stampin Up dies; Snowflake sentiment, also SU, is in slate rather than black because I thought black would be too harsh next to the soft colors of the card ; The Merry Christmas sentiment is by CTMH.

 This annual challenge ends in just 3 days.  I know I won't get all the letters finished this year, but I did do quite a few.  Right now there are almost 950 entries.  It would be awesome if the final number is over 1,000!  And Beccy faithfully leaves a comment for each and every one!  Beccy, I don't know how you do it, but I'm glad you do!

Friday, November 27, 2020

My Favorite Things Challenges

Taking a break from making Christmas cards, today I worked on cards for the challenges at My Favorite Things.

First I made a Thank You card for their Sketch Challenge, using one if their stamp sets called Super Hero in Scrubs.

Papers are from Bo Bunny and heart dies from CTMH.

This is the sketch I was following.

My second card could be used for just about anything.

This time I was following the colors for the MFT Color Challenge #154


The background was made using a MFT Stencil called Radiating Rays.  The Heart Tree die cut is also from MFT and so is the sentiment.

Challenges for the first card:

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #517 - see above for sketch; Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #213 - Thankful; Aud Sentiments Challenge #265 - AG with a sentiment; Just Add Ink Challenge #533 - Just add 's'; The nurse is wearing scrubs, I used stitched dies, There are tiny snowflakes in the dotted paper, and I followed a sketch.; Fab n Funky Challenge #504 - Thank You/Thanksgiving; Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #258 - Thank You/Thanksgiving; Make My Monday Challenge #136 - Thankful; Die Cut Divas November Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving


Challenges for the second card: 

MFT Color Challenge #154 - see above; Sparkles Forum Challenge - Use a Stencil; Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - AG; Krafty Chicks Challenge # 535- All Occasions;  Stamplorations November Stencil Challenge - AG;



Thanks for visiting.  Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Christmas Spirit

 Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Our turkey is in the oven.  

I have a bit of down time right now and thought I'd add another card to the November Challenge at Beccy's Place.  

I've always liked this digital image by Beccy.  It has a bit of country charm.  I paired it with a SU sentiment stamp.  The background was made with scraps of CTMH paper which I embossed after die cutting. 


Beccy's Place November Challenge - Day 3 "C" (Candle);  Through the Craft Room Door week of Nov 24th - Always AG; Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - AG; The House That Stamps Built Challenge N2520 - AG; Krafty Chicks Challenge #535 - All Occasions; DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #26 - Red and Green; Aud Sentiments Challenge #265 - AG + a sentiment