Thursday, December 27, 2018

Gnome birthday card

So sorry I haven't posted anything for a few weeks.  
Here's a card I made rather quickly using a cute colored digi from Beccy's Place.
This fellow is supposed to be holding a lantern, but I replaced it with a little sign.  His hat and nose and the sign are popped but the photo didn't capture that.
Challenges:
Beccy's Place December Challenge - Use a Beccy's Place image; option flowers and plants
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Winter Fun or AG 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart December Blog Hop




Welcome to the December


Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.
 
 Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.

This month I've made a belated birthday card using some bits and pieces from the Oh What Fun Paper Packet.  It's not just fun and cheery for Christmas Cards. 

Inside reads: I'm just extending the celebration.
Now, since this is a blog hop,

you might have arrived here from  Andrea Sherman's blog.
Your next stop is Marie Flayer's blog.  



The hop is circular.  

If you are just starting here, 

simply continue hopping until you find your way back,

making the full circle.

 

Challenges:

Friday, December 7, 2018

Christmas birthdays

Yesterday I posted a baby shower card because there will be 3 new babies in the family right around the holidays.  Today I'm posting a birthday card because there are an awful lot of family birthdays around the holidays, too.  This seems to be poor planning.  I know because my son was born on January 12th and I looked and felt like a beached whale for the entire holiday season. 

I envisioned this as a 1 layer card.  It's only 5 if you count the snowflakes.

inside
 This fun stamped image is from Whimsy Stamps.
After stamping, I masked the image and the area and sponged it in the sea glass blue. The image was colored with markers, with dots of Liquid Pearls and Sparkles.  Then I added the die cut frame around it.  
Challenges:
Dies R Us Challenge #110 - Snowflakes 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Christmas babies

Our extended family is expecting 3 new babies early in January.
I've been busy working on a little crocheted blanket for the only boy in the bunch.  I finally finished it last evening and made the card today.  Good thing, because the baby shower is only days away.

The quilted horse is a digi image from Beccy's Place.  It was pre-colored, so all I had to do was fussy cut it. 

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - "B" is for .... blue, baby, buttons, blanket
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #432 - Ribbon (in tag) and Bows (in button)

One of the little girls, expected January 3rd, will be my second great-granddaughter.  
I'll share a photo when she arrives.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #420 with Sweet n Sassy

It's been a month since I've posted a design team card for Tuesday Throwdown Challenge, having had a little break for Thanksgiving.  To make up for it, I'm using two cute digital images from Sweet n Sassy Stamps, our wonderful sponsor this week, and sharing two cards with you.  The Tuesday Throwdown Challenge theme is Anything Goes, so please come join the fun.

digital stamp
  and
using Winter Friends Digital Stamp
I hope you'll join us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week with something, anything, it's all up to you. My wonderful teamies all have creations of their own to show you and would be so happy if you would take the time to visit their blogs and leave them a some love.

And, in case you aren't familiar with our sponsor...  

 
  Sweet'n Sassy Stamps is a small, family-owned, Christian company offering exclusive images,designs and sentiments in both clear and digital stamps. They also carry a small number of exclusive die designs, some of which coordinate with their stamps. A wonderful Bible Journaling line of stamps is also available.