Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #46

One of my good friends is going to have a wonderful new year.
She's going to be a grandmother for the first time!
It's too early to know if the baby is a boy or girl, so I made a gate fold card and to cover both genders.

Something, Anything, and Everything. With options of using something new (the heart embossing folder), or making your project about something new (new grandma) to make Twisted Sister happy.  I've also linked up with one of Double Trouble partners, The Crafter's Cafe.

Additional Challenges:
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Holidays or I spy something beginning with a C (Congratulations) 
Colour Crazy Challenge Week 50 - AG

Monday, December 23, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #45

Thought I'd quickly squeeze in a card for Double Trouble Challenge #45, before I finished my cookie baking.  
Here is a birthday card using a black & white striped border and 3 additional colors.

I no sooner get the last Christmas card made and in the mail when I need to make a pile of birthday cards for the next two weeks!
One down, a bunch to go! 

Double Trouble Challenge #45 - stripes, black & white + 3 colors, enter  CDC #373/374
Color Dare Challenge #373/374 - black & white & 3 colors 

Time to preheat the oven.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #44

The current challenge at Double Trouble is Wrap It Up.
They are looking for holiday paper on your card
Twisted Sister wants to Tie It Up with a bow or ribbon. 
Here's my super easy contribution to their challenge:

Additional Challenges:
ArtsyStamper Challenge #5 - Winter Holiday 
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Anything Goes Holiday Edition (The ribbon is CTMH and the tag is a cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge.)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #467 - AG option quick and easy


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Another teenager in the family

My grandson, Matthew, turned 13 yesterday.
Right now I have 4 grandsons in their teens.
Having a conversation with any of them is like pulling teeth.
I did get a smile when Matt opened his card.
The Paper Shelters 9th Birthday Blog Hop - Birthdays/Celebrations 


Monday, December 9, 2019

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.
Here are my contributions:

 I've used papers from all three of the new paper packs in the Close to My Heart  November, December 2019 catalog.  The stamps are all retired CTMH stamps.
Now, since this is a blog hop,

you might have arrived here from  Marie Flayer's blog.
Your next stop is Stephanie Huber's FB page
(click on the "Post" link )
 Stephanie is currently experiencing some technical difficulties.
Please hop to Andrea Sherman's blog to see her wonderful No Peekin' Gift tags.

The hop is circular.
If you are just starting here,
simply continue hopping until you find your way back,
making the full circle.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Belated Birthday Sloth

First, I must apologize to my regular blog visitors for my unplanned brief hiatus from blogging.
I had a little mishap, while sharpening my carving knife, which required a few stitches in my thumb.  Ouch!  I'd say it was sharp!
That kind of limited my crafting.
Not to mention the fact that I had to turn my craft table back to a dining room table for Thanksgiving dinner.
Dinner is over and so are the leftovers. 
The stitches are out and I'm back to cardmaking.

My sister-in-law's birthday came and went, giving me the perfect excuse to use this adorable sloth from Mo's Pencil 
and a new die I recently purchased.  
You might think I sent her card late on purpose.  Hmmm... 

2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge - AG with a critter  

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Send a Smile 4 Kids December Challenge

There is a new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

The December theme is Winter Cards 4 Kids

or Anything Goes 4 Kids .

This card will go to a SAS4K volunteer who will send it on to a children's hospital for patient use.  
If you are interested in making and donating cards to SAS4K, you can find all the information you need right here.
 I hope you'll enter this month's SAS4K Challenge.  
We love to see your wonderful creations and visit your blogs.