Sunday, November 29, 2015

Do What You Love - Day #30

What I love, when making cards, is finding a new fold.  Recently, I found a tutorial for a twisted card, which makes a great gift card holder for Christmas giving.  I also love fussy cutting and paper piecing.  And, I have totally loved making all 30 of the cards for Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards.

card front

inside showing pocket

This card is totally made with CTMH papers, stamps, and Artistry cricut cartridge for the Day # 30, Do What You Love, Month of Holiday Cards Challenge at Beccy's Place.

From the moment I first saw this stamp....

....I knew exactly how I would use it on a card.  So when I won one of the many prizes Beccy is so generously giving away during the Month of Holiday Cards Challenge at Beccy's Place, I selected the  Poinsettia Set as my prize.  First chance I got, I opened the digi file, resized  and flipped the poinsettia swag image and printed it so it cascaded down the side of a card.  I fussy cut the edge, decorated the inside of the card and added a simple sentiment to the front.  Doesn't it make a beautiful one layer card?  Just as I pictured it.

 This is my entry for Day # 29, Something New at Beccy;s Place Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  
BTW, the red inside paper is also new, a freebie from a magazine.  The front sentiment stamp was also a magazine freebie.  And the inside stamp is from SNS.  

Addiitional challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge - Christmas Floral 
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment 
Scrapbook Blessings Club November Challenge - Anything Goes in Red, White and Green

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Waterfall Card for Day #28

When I went to my very first stamping show, about 7 years ago, I was fascinated by the flip stamps at Repeat Impressions designed specifically for waterfall cards.  Since my mother collects nativity scenes, I purchased the stamp I am using today to share with her.  Not only is it one of my oldest stamps, but I think this is the first time I've used it.  So why did I use it today?  Because the theme at Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards Challenge is to Use Something Old for Day #28.


Additional Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #158- Inspired by a Christmas Song (The First Noel)
Fantasy Stampers Challenge #50 - Traditional Christmas
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #227 - Any Holiday
Stars Stamps Challenge - Lots of Layers
Christmas at Sweet Stampin November Challenge - Stars
Fab n Funky Challenge #283 - Christmas
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #211 - Anything Goes
Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge #264 - Religious Christmas
Cards in Envy Challenge - Extra Layershave so many other
Pile It On Challenge #96 - Fancy Folds

Oh my!  I have so many other things I should be doing!
See you tomorrow for Day #29 at Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Just Because....

it's the day after Thanksgiving, doesn't mean I won't be entering a card in Day #27 (Non-traditional colours) of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  Just because I carried all the stuff I usually have on my dining room table upstairs so there would be room for stuffing instead, doesn't mean I can't go up and bring a bit back down.  And just because I now have a table full of clean china and silver waiting to be put away, 

doesn't mean I couldn't find a little bit of time and space to make this card:

I found these 2 small pieces of DP in a bag of scraps from Christmas Past.  This is why I don't throw even the tiniest pieces away.  You never know when they will be just the ones you need.  I distressed all the edges and mounted them on scraps of deep purple CS.  The stamps on the front sentiment panel are CTMH, stamped in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation.   The snowflake swirls on the inside are also CTMH, but the sentiments are from SNS.  The ribbon, which ties this gate fold card shut, wraps around the back and right front of the card, covered with a piece of the CS to help secure it.  And, finally, I added a few purple gems.

Additional challenges:
Fairy Tale Challenge #131 - Christmas without Red or Green
Jingle Belles Challenge - Holiday Leftovers (use scraps)
Polkadoodles Challenge Week #47 - White + 1 color
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #137 - Frosty Christmas
DRS Designs Challenge #202 - Let the Holidays Begin
Star Stamps Challenge - Lots of Layers
Cards in Envy - Extra Layers
Pile It On Challenge #96 - Fancy Folds
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #211 - Anything Goes

Guess I'll get those unwelcome items on the table put away and return it to my craft space.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Deck the Halls!

card front

From the Heart November Challenge features the digi set Deck the Halls Birdbrain, generously given to all participants in the October Challenge.  This is also my Day #26 Christmas Carol card for Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.

Additional challenges: 

Thanksgiving with Imagine That!

card front


This beautiful basket digi is from the free set, Harvest Basket, generously given to all participants in last month's progressive challenge at Imagine That! to use in the November Challenge.    
I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.  We are all so very blessed in so many ways.

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #47 - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge #37 - Thankful (I used a stitched circle from La La Land)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge #118 - Anything Goes (optional autumn twist) 
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge # 80 - Anything Goes (option Thanksgiving/Fall)
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (diagonally bottom left to upper right - pearls, free, use a die)
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #250 - Giving Thanks
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #291 - Autumn Colors 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

AHSC + H2H + Day # 25

This Thank You Card is for the Heart 2 Heart Give Thanks Challenge, following the sketch for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 135.   The stamps, papers and puffy stickers are all CTMH.
Additional Challenges: 
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #152 - Thankful 
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Day Friday Challenge #115 - Gratitude 
Kitty Bee's Aloha Friday Challenge #61 - Thanks 
Amusing Challenge - Thanks
Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #33 - Thank You
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge #32 - Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the bright colors; a nice change from the colors of Fall and Christmas.)

Second -
Here is my card for Day #25 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards, where Using a Freebie is the theme.
 This is a recent freebie, Santa Rock, from Gerda Steiner Designs; the papers and stamps are CTMH; the black detail embossing powder is from SNS; the stitched circle die cut is by La La Land; the embossing folder is Cuttlebug by Provocraft.

Additional Challenges:
Gerda Steiner Share Your design Challenge #9 -  share a design using a GS stamp
Cards in Envy Challenge - Put some extra layers on
Sparkle N Sprinkle November Challenge - Anything Goes w/ embossing powder 
Third - 
My grandson, Matthew, spent the afternoon making more Minion projects....