Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #635

Welcome to my blog, where I have
a new card
to share with you each week for
Tuesday Morning Sketches

 Here is this week's sketch:


Since it is mid December, I suppose you are expecting to see a Christmas card.

Well, you are absolutely correct.

The ornament is an old die cut from Our Daily Bread, which I have made into a shaker.  Can you see the tiny snowflakes inside?  And the foliage in the center was made using Sizzix Tim Holtz Thin Cuts.  The snowflakes attached to the embossed flakes are SU die cuts.

Here's a close up of the shaker ornament.
 



I hope you'll have time to play along at
this week. 
The Design Team would love it if you'd visit our blogs.
 Patti
You can be sure that one of us will be visiting yours!
 

Sunday, December 5, 2021

December Birthday Card #2

A few days ago I posted a birthday card for my SIL and mentioned that I had three December birthday cards to make.  

Well, this is #2 and it is for my niece.


 It is obvious that I am in Christmas mode, but I didn't ask her to be born 2 weeks before Christmas!  

I made the tag using an image from Gecko Gals.  I wanted it to be the focal point so I only used part of the tea cup, which is a cut on the CTMH Artistry Cricut cartridge.  The tag is a die cut from MFT.  The ovals are Spellbinder die cuts.

 

Challenges: 

Allsorts Challenge #653 - Use a die

Crafters' Cafe Challenge #279 - AG 

Gecko Gals December Challenge - Holly and Ivy using a GG product

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge week of Nov 30th - AG


Wishing all my visitors a wonderful week.  

Hope you all have time for a hot cup of tea!

 

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Send a Smile 4 Kids December Challenge

 The theme for the December Challenge at 

Follow SAS4Kids on Facebook!

is Winter Cards
or Anything Goes 4 Kids.
 
I'm not sure where I picked up this Inkadinkado stamp, but  it sure looks like this squirrel is ready for some Winter fun.
I colored the image with markers.  The cricut cut sentiment is on the Artbooking cartridge from CTMH.


 It would be great if you joined the fun at the
December Challenge.
(Cards only, please. And they need not be donated.)
 
Please take some time and visit the fabulous blogs of my teammates.  They work so hard and are very creative! 
April 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I really love this squirrel!

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December Birthday Wishes

Just when I'm in my Christmas card zone, I always have to stop, refocus, and make 3 birthday cards.  Here is the first one:

(I've used balloon dies from MFT, triangle dies from SU, a sentiment die from MFT and a burlap die from Altenew.  The heart embossing folder was a magazine freebie.)

 

Challenges:

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #459 - Triple Threat (3 of something:3 balloons)

Through the Craft Room Door Nov. 30th Challenge - AG

Double Trouble Challenge #98 - Something, Anything & Everything (new card; embossing, a set of 3 balloons; entered CCC and CH below)

The Crafters' Cafe Challenge #279 - AG

Crafting Happiness December Challenge- AG

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Sparkle Mode (You can't beat glitter film for sparkle.  I've used it on the balloons.)


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #634

 

Welcome to my blog, where I have
a new card
to share with you each week for
Tuesday Morning Sketches 
Here is this week's sketch:

and here is the card I made for inspiration.

I don't often do heat embossing, but I wanted the white on the tree to really stand out on this mini slimline card.
The tree stamp and sentiment are by SU.

 
I hope you'll have time to play along at
this week. 
The Design Team would love it if you'd visit our blogs.
 Patti
You can be sure that one of us will be visiting yours!
 
 
 
Today I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
Double Trouble Challenge #98 - Something, Anything and Everything:  Create something new; Use any element from Twisted Sister's card (I used snowflakes and embossing)
Allsorts Challenge week 652 - Hand Stamped Image (tree)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #570 - Anything Christmas Goes, option of something beginning with "r" (red) 
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #459 - Triple Threat (3 snowflakes, 3 packages)

 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #633

 

Welcome to my blog, where I have
a new card
to share with you each week for
Tuesday Morning Sketches 
Here is this week's sketch:

My Red Hat gals enjoy really making cards.  Last week we made four Christmas cards.
When prepping the card kits, I made a few extra poinsettias.  One of them is below, on my TMS design team card for this week.
The flower is a layered die cut from Spellbinders.  I cut enough for 16, spread them out on the table top, and sprayed them with a spray mist from Tattered Angels.   I used dies from Sizzix to cut the Winter Wishes from white glitter paper.  Then I placed a few dots of glue here and there among the embossed snowflakes and sprinkled white glitter over top.

 
I hope you'll have time to 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!
****

Yesterday when I posted my November card to the Imagine That! SOTM Challenge, I noticed that Imagine That! was also having a 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.
By simply switching the image and large sentiment to opposite sides, I was able to use the Tuesday Morning Sketch above to create this card.  

 
The use of Red & White was optional, but I tried to stick to that as much as possible.  In looking for background paper, I discovered that I have very little red and white Christmas paper in my stash.  That is a situation which needs to be corrected.

This cute Christmas Dachschund is an Imagine That! digi. I colored this with markers and water colors with Gamsol.  I paper pieced the stripes of glitter paper on the sweater. The sweater and hat bands and pom pom are glue and glitter, the kind that goes everywhere.  My SIL has a dachshund named Holly, so this card will go to her.
 
Hope you have a great day!
Don't forget to play in these two fun challenges!

Monday, November 22, 2021

November Progressive Challenge Cards

Thought I'd take some time today to post cards for the two progressive challenges in which I participate each month, because once I start cooking there is no card making.


The first card is for the Outlawz Progressive November Challenge with a digital image provided by Sheep Ski designs.  At first I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with this lovely digi.  It is called Claudia's Plant.  I am totally in Christmas mode right now.  And then I had an idea.....

 


The second card is for the November Imagine That! Digi of the Month Challenge.  The Digi for this month is Truckin Santa Paws and is super cute.  


I used markers and colored pencils to color the image and then fussy cut it before popping it onto the card. 

 

I hope it's okay to also enter this card in the Imagine That 12 Months of Christmas Link Challenge #83.


Have a wonderful day.  

Thanks for stopping by.

If you are in the USA, I hope your turkey is thawing in the frig or it won't be ready to cook on Thursday.