Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Nice List

Hello, everyone!  This is my second post today!  I want to join the December challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs before it closes!  I received this Wish List Santa Claus image from Gerda Steiner for free since I joined last month's challenge!


I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and added glitter to the white parts of his hat and jacket. Then I fussy-cut the image so I could pop him up on foam tape. Here are the other products used:

  • Clear stamp:  Sentiment (unmarked)
  • Patterned paper:  Forever in Time
  • Other:  Sparkly washi tape and snowflake sequins from my Dollarama stash

I would also like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV AG Designer's Challenge 3/3; CRAFT AG 2/5; Crafting Circle December Crafty Awesomeness 3/3; Crafty Gals Corrner AG 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Use a Sentiment UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Christmas UE; Creative Craft Cottage AG 3/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Digi Designs Any Winter Holiday 2/3; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday AG 3/3; Glitter N Sparkle Christmas w Glitter 2/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Love to Scrap AG 2/5; Not Just Cards December AG UE; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 3/3; Pile it On Any Holiday/Celebration UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 3/5; The Outlawz Festive Fridays FF122316 Waiting for Santa Day 2/3; The Paper Girls AG 3/3; Tuesday Morning Sketches AG 3/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk 263 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Kitties with Gifts Tag

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a gift tag!  I was inspired by the Tag You're It - December Customer Challenge at Gecko Galz!  The adorable kitty image is from the Merry Little Christmas Slides Jewel It collage sheet from Gecko Galz.


I went with non-traditional colours for this tag to coordinate with the colours of the image. Here are the other products used:
  • Dies:  Top Dog Dies - Gift Tag Die Set (no longer available)
  • Other: Eyelash ribbon and puffy snowflake stickers from my Dollarama stash

I would also like to support the following challenges: CRAFT AG 1/5; Crafty Gals Corrner AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Christmas UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die Cut Diva's Layers or Layer it Up 4/4; DL.ART Thankful Thursday AG 3/3; Gecko Galz Facebook Group Holiday Tag; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Not Just Cards December AG UE; Pile it On Any Holiday/Celebration UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5; SUYP Cats Only Krimbo Kitties UE; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG 1/2


Thank you for looking at my tag! Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Another Pocket Letter - Winter Cocoa

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing another Pocket Letter with the theme of Winter Cocoa! Just like the previous one, I used pre-coloured digis! I needed to make this quickly - no time to colour - but I did fussy-cut all the images! The ribbon is from DL.ART - Christmas Green.  I filled the back pockets with cocoa, teas, and chocolate! From all accounts, it was well received!


Here are each of the pocket cards shown individually, with details. Each ATC measures 2.5" x 3.5", except the first card, which measures 5" x 3.5" and occupies two pockets.

  • Image: Imagine That Digistamp - Merry Mousemas
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Your Next Stamp Cup of Happiness)
  • Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow
  • Other: Clear sequins from my stash

  • Image: Free Dearie Dolls
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Your Next Stamp Cup of Happiness)
  • Die: Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers

  • Image: Diddybag
  • Clear stamp: Sentment (Memory Box Bunny Tea Time)
  • Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow
  • Other: Snowflake sequins from my stash

  • Image: Craftin Desert Divas Java Fox
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Your Next Stamp Waddles Winter Happiness)
  • Ink: StazOn Forest Green
  • Die: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Patterned paper: Unmarked from my old stash
  • Other: Snowflake sequin from my stash

  • Image: Deedee's Digis (no longer available)
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (SugarPea Designs Sweet Treats Christmas)
  • Ink: Memento Grape Jelly
  • Die: Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers
  • Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow
  • Other: Snowflake sequins from my stash

  • Image: Deedee's Digis (no longer available)
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (SugarPea Designs Sweet Treats Christmas)
  • Ink: Stampin' up Tempting Turquoise
  • Die: Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers
  • Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow
  • Other: Snowflake sequins from my stash

  • Image: Deedee's Digis (no longer available)
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Poppystamps You Melt My Heart)
  • Ink:  Mement Bahama Blue
  • Die: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow
  • Other: Snowflake sequin from my stash

  • Image: Beccy's Place
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (unmarked)
  • Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow
  • Other: Sequins from my stash

  • Image: The Paper Shelter
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Poppystamps You Melt My Heart)
  • Ink: StazOn Forest Green
  • Die: MFT Stitched Traditional Tag Stax, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Patterned paper: Unmarked from my old stash

Here's one last look at my pocket letter:


I would like to support the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG Optional Twist Holiday Happiness 8/8; ATC Around the World AG Optional Christmas 1/3; Cardz TV AG Designer's Challenge 2/3; Crafty Creations Any Holiday 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Use a Sentiment UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned PaperDecember UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Christmas UE; Creative Craft Cottage AG 2/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday AG 2/3; Imagine That Creative Playground Joys of the Season (inspired by the kitty in the inspiration graphic) UE w ITDK image; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Mod Squad Warm and Toasty - Come in from the Cold 1/3; Not Just Cards December AG UE; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 2/3; Pile it On Any Holiday/Celebration UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground Weeks 260-261 Snippets used are patterned paper, coloured cardstock for layering and die-cuts, and white cardstock for die-cut snow banks and some of the ATCs 1E; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5; Sparkles Christmas Anything but a Card 3/3; The Paper Girls AG 2/3; The Paper Shelter AG 1/3; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2; Tuesday Morning Sketches AG 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk 262 2/5

Thank you for looking at my project!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Beary Christmas Treat Box

Hello, everyone! Before I share my project, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Alimom4 - thank you for joining me! If you would like to leave a link to your blog in the comments, I will hop over and follow you too!

Today I'm sharing a little treat box I made using Beary Christmas from Craftin Desert Divas. I received this image for free in the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook Group


I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy-cut so I could pop it up with foam tape. I added Snow Writer to the white parts of his hat, Glossy Accents on the peppermint and candy cane, and used a Signo white gel pen to add polka dots to the stocking.

Other products used:
  • Dies:  Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Nested Circles, Tag from La La Land Stitched Elements, Treat Box die from China
  • Rubber stamp:  Sentiment (Whimsy Stamps Christmas Mini Tag Sentiments)
  • Patterned paper:  DCWV The Kidlet Stack 12x12
  • Other:  Twine from DL.ART, tiny clothes pin, jingle bells, and sparkly tree from my Dollarama stash


I would like to support the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG Optional Twist Holiday Happiness 7/8; Cardz TV AG Designer's Challenge 1/3; Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook Group December Mood Board Social Media UE; Crafting by Designs Here Comes the Holidays 3/3; Crafting Circle December Crafty Awesomeness 2/3; Crafty Creations Any Holiday 1/2; Crafty Friends Sparkle 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Use a Sentiment UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Christmas UE; Creative Craft Cottage AG 1/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DCWV December Stack-a-Holic (see mood board below - I was inspired by the colours) 1E; Die Cut Diva's Layers or Layer it Up 3/4; Digi Designs Any Winter Holiday 1/3; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday AG 1/3; Glitter N Sparkle Christmas w Glitter 1/3; Great Impressions AG 1E; Imagine That Creative PlaygroundJoys of the Season (inspired by the tree and teddy bear in the inspiration graphic 3/3); Inspiration Destination AG UE; Let's Craft and Create Christmas/New Year 3/3; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Love to Scrap AG 1/5; Not Just Cards December AG UE; Papercrating Challenge Week 166 (I was inspired by the harlequin pattern) 1E; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 1/3; Pile it On Any Holiday/Celebration UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Make it Sparkle 1/5; Sparkles Christmas Anything but a Card 2/3; The Outlawz Festive Fridays FF122316 Waiting for Santa Day 1/3; The Paper Girls AG 1/3; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Tuesday Morning Sketches AG 1/3; Tuesday Throwdown AG 3/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk 262 1/5

Image may contain: plant and indoor

Thank you for looking at my treat box! Wishing you a joyful day!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Pocket Letter - Winter Cocoa

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a Pocket Letter with the theme of Winter Cocoa!  I used pre-coloured digis and some puffy stickers!  I wanted to make this quickly - no time to colour - but I did fussy-cut all the images! The ribbon is from DL.ART - Christmas Green. This is a gift for an older, non-crafty relative, and I plan to fill the back with cocoa, teas, and chocolate! I still haven't caught up with my blog visiting but I hope to be around to see you soon!



Here are each of the pocket cards shown individually, with details. Each ATC measures 2.5" x 3.5", except the first card, which measures 5" x 3.5" and occupies two pockets.

  • Image: Diddybag
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Lawn Fawn Winter Fox)
  • Ink: Memento Bahama Blue
  • Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow 
  • Other: Snowflake sequins from my stash


  • Image: Diddybag
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (SugarPea Designs Sweet Treats Christmas)
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Sepia
  • Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow 
  • Other: Sequins from my stash

  • Image: Puffy stickers from Dollarama
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (My Favorite Things Hug in a Mug)
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Sepia
  • Die: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders 
  • Patterned paper: Unmarked
  • Other: Snowflake sequin from my Dollarama stash, Signo white gel pen used for snowfall

  • Image: Diddybag
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (SugarPea Designs Sweet Treats Christmas)
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Sepia
  • Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow 
  • Other: Sequins from my stash

  • Image: Puffy stickers from Dollarama
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Your Next Stamp Cup of Happiness)
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Sepia
  • Die: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders 
  • Patterned paper: Unmarked
  • Other: Snowflake sequin from my Dollarama stash, Signo white gel pen used for snowfall

  • Image: Diddybag
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (SugarPea Designs Sweet Treats Christmas)
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Sepia
  • Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow 
  • Other: Sequins from my stash

  • Image: The Paper Shelter
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Poppystamps You Melt My Heart)
  • Ink: StazOn Forest Green
  • Die: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Patterned paper: Unmarked
  • Other:  Signo white gel pen used for snowfall

  • Image: Free Dearie Dolls
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Lawn Fawn Winter Fox)
  • Ink: Memento Bahama Blue
  • Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow 
  • Other: Sequins from my stash

For those of you following the adventures of my elf Eli, here he is taking it easy, hanging out in a small potted tree at Walmart! He looks so cute there and he fits in nicely!  He really liked the other elf at the top of the tree and thought he would spend some time getting to know him. I'm linking this to the 4th Annual Elf Antics Linky at DL.ART!



Here's one last look at my Pocket Letter!


I would also like to support these fun challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG Optional Twist Holiday Happiness 6/8; Cardz TV AG 2/3; CRAFT Christmas 2/5; Crafty Ribbons Christmas with Ribbon 2/5; Crafting by Designs Here Comes the Holidays 2/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Cute or AG Christmas UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Christmas UE; Creative Moments AG 2/3; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Any Winter Holiday 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Not Just Cards December AG UE; Pile it On Any Holiday/Celebration UE; Simon Says Stamp Monday Let There be Snow 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Gift It 2/5; Sparkles Christmas Anything but a Card 1/3; The Crafter's Cafe Use Ribbon 2/3; Tuesday Throwdown AG 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk 261 2/5

Thank you for looking at my project!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Meowy Christmas and Holiday Fishes

Hello, everyone!  I'm back!  Before I share my computer woes, I would like to welcome two new followers - Stephanie Sanders and Jean Bullock - thank you for joining me!  If you would like to leave a link to your blog in the comments, I will hop over and follow you too!

My computer has been fixed and I'm back online!  It was the hard drive - again!  You may remember my hard drive crashed last January and - guess what - it crashed again, less than one year later.  Major inconvenience, but at least it was under warranty so I only had to pay for the dying power supply fan and installation.  I hope this new hard drive lasts longer than the old one. I think I have everything reinstalled and working properly. Thankfully, I back up my files every night so all of my photos and digis are safe! It feels so good to have my computer back!  Yay!  I have a lot of catching up to do!  It will take me a few days to get around to visit everyone but I'll eventually get there!

I have two kitty cards to share today!

Card #1

My first card features the December newsletter freebie from The East Wind called Meowy Christmas 2 (thank you, Unky!).  I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils and added Clear Wink of Stella on the bow and bells, and Glossy Accents on the candy cane, bells, and eyes.


Other products used:

  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Newton's Nook Newton's Holiday Mischief)
  • Dies: Gina Marie Designs Pine Needles, Impression Obsession Holly Leaf Cluster
  • Embossing folder:  Brick (unknown)
  • Ribbon:  DL.ART Christmas Red
  • Patterned paper:  Lawn Fawn (leftover scraps)
  • Other: Xmas Red Stickles added on holly berries, star from my Dollarama stash

Card #2

My second card features a freebie by Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craftroom (thank you, Fiki!). I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils and sponged Peeled Paint Distress Ink around the image. This is a shaker card and I adhered lots of sequins around the image to look like baubles. 


Other products used:
  • Dies: Nellie's Multiframe Circles, Simon Says Stamp Sending
  • Patterned paper:  Forever in Time
  • Ribbon:  DL.ART Christmas Red
  • Other: Dymo label maker, red glitter washi tape and green glitter cardstock from my Dollarama stash, cat charm

For those of you following the adventures of my elf Eli, he's back from his road trip and has lots of photos to share! The purpose of his trip was to see how many other elves he could meet! He found lots of new friends on his travels! Here is Eli pictured with one of his new elf friends, so I'm linking this to the 4th Annual Elf Antics Linky at DL.ART!


I would also like to support these fun challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG Optional Twist Holiday Happiness 5/8; Cardz TV AG 1/3; CRAFT Christmas 1/5; Crafty Ribbons Christmas with Ribbon 1/5; Christmas Cards All Year Round AG Christmas/Holiday 4/5; Crafting by Designs Here Comes the Holidays 1/3; Crafting Circle December Crafty Awesomeness 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Christmas UE; Creative Corner Christmas Time 1/3; Creative Craft Cottage Use Die Cuts 1/3; Creative Moments AG 1/3; Crop Stop Linky Party #23 AG (Distress Inks found at Crop Stop here) 1/5; Deep Ocean Silent Night UE; Die Cut Diva's Layers or Layer it Up 2/4; Digi Designs Traditional Christmas Colours 1/3; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/day; Doodle Pantry AIMPDC24 Any Digi 1E; Imagine That Creative Playground Joys of the Season (inspired by the traditional colours 2/3 ); Inspiration Destination AG UE; Let's Craft and Create Christmas/New Year 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Not Just Cards December AG UE; Pile it On Any Holiday/Celebration UE; PINspirational Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the colours) 1/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground Week 259 (Card #1 - snippets of patterned paper and snippets used for die-cuts) 1E; Robyn's Fetish Christmas Cards with Die-Cut 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Gift It 1/5; SUYP Cats Only Krimbo Kitties UE; Sweet Stampin' Animals 1/3; The Crafter's Cafe Use Ribbon 1/3; The East Wind Meowy Christmas 1/3; The Ribbon Girl December Card Challenge AG UE; Tuesday Throwdown AG 1/3; Visions of Sugar Plums Challenge Christmas/Winter UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk 261 1/5




Thank you for looking at my cards! Wishing you a joyful day!

    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Computer Troubles

    Hello, everyone!  Just popping in to let you know I am having computer problems. At first the problem was something simple (power supply fan) and I've been waiting for a quote.  However, now there is an unrelated problem - the computer won't start up at all!  I've taken it to the shop (again!), and I hope to find out more tomorrow! We are old-school at our house - no Smartphone or the like, so I'm at the public library now to post this and to check my email. Hopefully I will be back online soon. I've been wanting to spend less time on the computer, but this is not what I had in mind!

    On a happier note, when I took the computer in for diagnosis (the first time), Eli found some old friends! I'm linking this to the 4th Annual Elf Antics Linky at DL.ART! Depending on what happens with my computer, this may be the last time you see Eli for a while...


    Wishing you a joyful day!