Saturday, December 30, 2017

Double Slider Steampunk Card

This card was made using the plastic bag double slider technique.  I used sentiment from Create With TLC and the pre-colored image and paper are from The Paper Shelter.  The image is called So Chic!.  I added some fun clockwork cogs, flowers, pearls, gems and ribbon.  I used Glossy Accents on the eyes and other parts I wanted to stand out.




Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff – Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches -  sketch  -  atg
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Anything Goes
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) –  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes             
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes     

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Birthday Card Collection

All of the following cards were made using designer paper, and a Happy Birthday die.  Some have ribbon, a bow die, butterfly punches, pearls, gems, brads and twine.  These were all made to be easily mailed with just one stamp.







THANKS FOR LOOKING!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff – Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches -  sketch  -  atg
Little Red Wagon –  a gift, ribbon or a bow on your project                   
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Anything Goes
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) –  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes             
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes     

Monday, December 25, 2017

My final Christmas Card Post

I made four cards total, two for neighbors, one of my boyfriend's mom and one for his sister.  He got to pick who got what...this one ended up going to his neighbor.

I used nothing but dies, gems and a bows.  I adore how it turned out...I was going to snow cap the mountains, but I couldn't find my embossing gun...LOL


This one went to his sister, I haven't used this edge die in a long time


For this next one I used lace, ribbon, gems, an embossing folder and some roses:

I think I forgot to take a picture of the last one.  I do that a lot.  LOL  Here is another last minute thing I made this year.  This was for my daughter (the one that just turned 24 2 days ago).  I saw this idea on Pintrest and had to give it a try.  This is all in an 8x10 picture frame I got from the Youth Ranch, it was still new in it's package...


I hope you all had a fun Christmas. 

***EACH CARD IS ENTERED AS PICTURED ON THE CHALLENGE (SINCE THERE ARE MORE THAN 1 CARD, NONE WILL BE ENTERED MORE THAN A FEW TIMES ON A CHALLENGE.

Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Non-Traditional Holiday Colors and/or snowpeople
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) – Holiday
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Christmas ***
Use Your Stuff – Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Holiday
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches -  sketch  -  atg
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries – only 10 challenges) – Anything Christmas OR Red/White/Green ***
Little Red Wagon –  a gift, ribbon or a bow on your project                   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) –  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes             
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times – Anything BUT a Card
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything But a Card
Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)–  Anything Christmas Goes
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
Fussy and Fancy Friday – Christmas                 
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round (MONTHLY)– Anything Holiday

Friday, December 22, 2017

Festive Pillar Candle

Today I decided to make a gift for the neighbor who brought over a big tray of home made cookies (since I don't bake that is a huge treat!).  I found this fun electric pillar candle over at the Dollar Tree.  I used some fun dies and cut out black paper to make it so it would have a wintery scene.  Here is how it turned out.





Wishing you and your's a Very Merry Christmas!  I'm off to sign a marriage license and pronounce a sweet couple married!

Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Christmas
Tuesday Morning Sketches -  sketch  -  atg
Moving Along With The Times – Anything BUT a Card
StarInMyPocketChallenges – Any Winter Holiday
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything But a Card

Late But With Love

Okay, I went a bit crazy with this one...I think it might be my last Christmas card for this year.  I made this for a friend who is ALWAYS late to EVERYTHING.  In fact, I bet she will be late to her own funeral some day...

This card was made using a fun Santa Snail image from QKR.  I used some older papers I had in my paper drawers.  I used some bells, snowflakes, gems, red string "pearls", green and brown ribbon, lace and green gem Trim Bordure.  The sentiments are my own.



Thanks for looking!
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Holiday
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Snowflakes 
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Jingle Bells
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries – only 10 challenges) – Anything Christmas OR Red/White/Green
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes/Christmas                                
StarInMyPocketChallenges – Any Winter Holiday
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Santa
Fussy and Fancy Friday – Christmas     
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hand Sanitizer Holders

For work several people handed out gifts.  Me being who I am felt guilty because I hadn't given them anything.  So, I had all of these big ideas of what I would made...went to the dollar store to buy supplies and was shocked to find a good majority of the shelves were empty, I'm not even kidding, they were empty!  So I found these cute little "purses" that had 3 hand sanitizers in them.  I know I'd seen some fun things you can make for the ones from Bath & Body Words so I grabbed enough to make 12.  I know that isn't much in the dollar since, but I ended up having to create the pattern for it too since they aren't the same size as the other ones.  Once I got that done I got busy.  I stuck with the traditional red and green and decided to turn them into Santa and Elf outfits...  Here is what I made:



Once I got these done I figured I'd better make some tags.  I pulled out my two tag punches from Stampin Up.  The buckle was also made using a punch.  I think they turned out cute.

Thanks for looking!
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Traditional Christmas
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Christmas/Winter
Come and Get It (up to 3 entries) – Christmas                       
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Christmas
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries – only 10 challenges) – Anything Christmas OR Red/White/Green
Little Red Wagon –  a gift, ribbon or a bow on your project                   
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  All About Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks – Tags
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything But a Card
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Monday, December 18, 2017

Red and Green

This week over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge theme is 'Red and Green'.  We have two wonderful sponsors Mari Ko Creations and Bugaboo Stamps.  I chose to play with one image from both sponsors.

Using the Mari Ko image called Snowball Snowman I used some cookie cutter dies, layered them a few tiems red, green and white layers, added a snowflake border die and a snowflake punch with some gems.  I colored the snowman using Gel Pens.  I added some Stickles on his hat and on the snow and some Glossy Accents on his eyes and buttons.  I used the Stickles to write the word snow in the sentiment.


entered into the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Traditional Christmas
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Christmas/Winter
Come and Get It (up to 3 entries) – Christmas                       
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) – Holiday
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Christmas is coming
Use Your Stuff – Holiday Stamp
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  All About Christmas
Cute Card Thursday – Festive Colors             
StarInMyPocketChallenges – Add some Sparkle
Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)–  Anything Christmas Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday – Christmas                 
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes
Sparkle and Glitter – Anything Goes w/optional theme ‘Christmas’
Sparkles Christmas (up to 3 entries)– SNOWMAN/SNOWMEN
Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round (MONTHLY)– Anything Holiday

For my second card I decided to do a Birthday Card.  I used the 'Fancy Rose Vase' image from Bugaboo Stamps.  I kept this fairly simple really, just added a lot of layers.  I colored the rose with glitter gel pens and added some Glossy Accents in the vase to make it look like water was in it.  I added a bow as my 'accent'.


entered into the following challenges:
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky ChallengesAnything BUT Christmas                     
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) –  Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes 
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Bugaboo Stamps) 3 entries per person – Bingo (TEXTURE, NO DP, BUGABOO IMAGE)


Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Winter Birthday For A Friend

My friend Denise was born on New Years Eve...this card is for her.  Between us we are both so busy we never see each other...wonder if I'll get to give it to her.  I stink at putting things in the mailbox for some reason.

This card was made specifically for the two Bugaboo/Catch The Bug challenges (Stella Says Sketch and the weekly challenge).  I used Penguin Birthday Balloon for this card.  I used the balloon twice.  I created the sentiment.  I used gel pens to color the image, added some Glossy Accents and some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the hat.  I added some gems and a lace bow.


Thanks for looking!
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Stella Says Sketch) –  
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon –  Christmas Critters                   
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Fab ‘n’ Funky ChallengesAnything BUT Christmas                     
4 Crafty Chicks – Christmas/Winter Critters
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo
StarInMyPocketChallenges – Add some Sparkle
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Cold and Frosty
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Bugaboo Stamps) 3 entries per person – Bingo (monochromatic, pearl, lace)

Saturday, December 16, 2017

A Christmas Birthday Card

Today I found that I won top 3 over at Sheepski Designs.  Because it wasn't a S.D. image that I used I got to pick one instead of two images.  This is the image I chose - Butterfly Hair.

This will be my daughter's 24th birthday, birthday card, her birthday is two days before Christmas.

I decided to make it in reds and greens, and my daughter is a blonde so I made the girl blonde.  I used glitter gel pens for the dress and on the butterflies.  I also added silver streaks in her hair.  I used some ribbon and roses.  Those are not pearls on the corners, they are dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ivory Seashell color.  I'm not sure where the papers are from, I have so many in so many drawers that I have no clue anymore...they could be CTMH or Stampin UP, or it could be something I purchased from a set...who knows?!?!  LOL   The sentiment is from Create With TLC.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Birthday Blog Hop
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Fab ‘n’ Funky ChallengesAnything BUT Christmas                     
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) –  Anything Goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes   
Cute Card Thursday – Festive Colors             
StarInMyPocketChallenges – traditional colors of Christmas
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – anything goes w/optional twist of ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes 
Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of  - holidays
Doing Life with TLC – anything goes using a TLC element 
SheepSki Designs Challenges Sparkle and/or Shine

Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Card Collection

I was contacted by someone who wanted some cards, one in particular for her husband.  Looking for some ideas on Pintrest I came across four, she liked them all so wanted them all, only one for her husband.  LOL  So, I used the ideas and added my own twist to them.  Most of them were made using papers from an old Graphic 45 paper set.  I used some dies on each and some Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ivory Seashell) on the trees.






Hope she likes them all.  Thanks for looking!

Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Winter
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Christmas/Winter
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Non-Traditional Holiday Colors
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Come and Get It (up to 3 entries) – Christmas                       
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) – Holiday
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Christmas is coming
Tiddly Inks Challenge (use their image) – anything w/a Tiddly Ink image – Be Merry!!
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff – Christmas is Coming
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Jingle Bells
CityCrafter Challenge Blog – Christmas Tree
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  All About Christmas
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) –  Anything Goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes   /   Christmas                                
Cute Card Thursday – Festive Colors             
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Christmas
Moving Along With The Times – Twas The Night Before Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks – Christmas/Winter Critters
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo –
Crimbo Crackers (must be Christmas related)–  Gift Boxes - didn't make a box, but the blue card has wrapped "boxes"
Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)–  Anything Christmas Goes
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Anything Goes or Christmas
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – anything goes w/optional twist of ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
Cas-ual FridaysChallenge – White Christmas                                
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes 
Fussy and Fancy Friday – Christmas                 
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes
Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of  - holidays   
Sparkle and Glitter – Anything Goes w/optional theme ‘Christmas’
Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round (MONTHLY)– Anything Holiday

Monday, December 4, 2017

Silver and Gold

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs, the challenge theme is "Use Silver and Gold".  We are being sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy.  I used the beautiful "Fairy-tale Unicorn Digital Stamp".

I went with silver and gold papers and added a touch of pink.  I added some gold string and a silver bow die and corner die.  I added a few flowers and called it good!  :)


Thanks for looking!
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Animal magic
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Use your dies
Moving Along With The Times – Christmas Animals
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  anything goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes 
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes (GOLD STRING) 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Jesus is the Reason

I love this image, it is a subtle reminder of why we celebrate Christmas.  It isn't so we can get that one gift we have waited all year for, it isn't for the candy and decorations, it is because we are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.  I hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!

This card was made for the Crafting With Dragonflies challenge theme of Christmas Card all Glammed Up.

For this card I chose to use blues and crams.  I added some gems, lace and a twine bow.  I used a snowflake border die and a tree die.  This was relatively simple, but looks quite busy.


Thanks for looking!
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Animal magic (the reindeer)
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Santa is Coming to Town
CityCrafter Challenge Blog – I Believe in Santa Claus
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – Christmas                       
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Use your dies
Moving Along With The Times – Christmas Animals (the reindeer)
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Anything Goes or Christmas Tags
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – anything goes w/optional twist of ‘Let It Snow’
Cas-ual FridaysChallenge – Winter Blues
Fussy and Fancy Friday – Blue, Brown/Beige Winter                 
A Gem of A Challenge – Animals in the Snow (the reindeer)
Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of  - holidays
Delicious Doodles Challenge (one entry per person using a DD image) – Non-Traditional Christmas
Imagine That! Creative Playground – Christmas/Winter
Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round (MONTHLY)– Anything Holiday