Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Tree Collage Card

Hello, everyone!  This is my second post today!  I'm back to share a collage-style card.  I went through my Christmas stash and found some fun elements to layer together. The acetate die-cut did not photograph well due to the bright sun but it's transparent in real life.


I started with a kraft card base and stamped the music background in gray. I added strips of washi tape along the top and bottom and stamped "No peeking" at the top. Next I layered a journal card and then a Christmas tree die-cut. The acetate sentiment and snowflake die-cuts were adhered next, along with some thin strips I trimmed from a sticker. The cute snowman stocking contains a shaker so I thought it added a bit of fun and dimension. The die-cut kitties were next, and lastly I added some sequins and star sequins to finish it off.

Here are the products used:
  • Die-cut packs:  K and Company (tree, word, snowflake), Deja Views (journal card)
  • Dies: Impression Obsession Cats
  • Stamps: SugarPea Designs Sweet Treats Christmas (sentiment), Heidi Swapp Music Notes (background)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Going Grey
  • Ribbon:  Won from Little Scrap Pieces (thank you, Karen!)
  • Other:  Sequins, star sequins, snowman shaker, and washi tape from my Dollarama stash

I would like to support the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG 8/8; Allsorts AG Christmas 2/3; Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday Cards UE; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG No Digis 1/2; Brown Sugar AG 1/2; Craft Your Passion Always AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs Getting Ready for Christmas 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Add a Sentiment UE; Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra November AG UE; Crafty Ribbons Christmas with Ribbon 1/5; Creatalicious AG Optional Christmas Colours 1/3; Creative Moments AG 2/3; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/day; Double D Traditional Christmas Colours 2/3; Dragonfly Journeys Christmas Critters UE; Hiding in My Craftroom Any Holiday 2/3; Holly Jolly Christmas Card or Anything But a Card 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating November Linky AG UE; Not Just Cards November AG UE; Robyn's Fetish Stripes or Dots 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday O Christmas Tree 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas to Die For 2/5; Sparkles Monthly Christmas is Coming 1/3; SugarPea Designs Mix it Up Challenge #24 (I was inspired by the Christmas theme); SUYP Cats Only Furry-thing Goes UE; The Crafter's Cafe Christmas Comes Early 3/3; The Outlawz Festive Fridays 25 More Days 'til Christmas 1E; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk 258 2/5



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

Naughty or Nice

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Christina Hor - thank you for joining me!

On today's card I used the November challenge image from Gerda Steiner Designs called Naughty Puppy. I received this image for free because I participated in the October challenge. Thank you, Gerda!

  • Digital stamp:  Gerda Steiner Designs Naughty Puppy
  • Colouring medium: Prismacolor pencils
  • Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Simon Says Stamp/Clearly Besotted Winter Friends)
  • Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
  • Die: Scalloped border (Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two), heart border (unmarked die from China)
  • Patterned paper: DCWV The Kidlet Stack 12x12, The Foiled Elegance Stack 6x6
  • Kraft cardstock:  DCWV Text - Photo Solids and Overlays Stack 12x12
  • Other: Snow Writer applied to hat; poinsettia from my Dollarama stash

I was inspired by the DCWV November Stack-a-holic Challenge card sketch:



I would also like to support the following challenges:
  1. Allsorts AG Christmas 1/3
  2. Hiding in My Craftroom Any Holiday 1/3
  3. Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E
  4. Pile it On Two Patterns UE
  5. Pixie's Snippet Playground Patterned papers are leftover snippets and die-cuts made from snippets 1E
  6. Rudolph Days November AG Christmas 1E C10
  7. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas to Die For 1/5
  8. Sweet Stampin' Christmas AG 3/3

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

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Some Things Just Fill Your Heart Without Trying

Hi, everyone! This is my second post today!  I am back to share a thank-you card featuring a sweet little fawn! He's a layering stamp so I didn't do any colouring. The inky background was created with spray inks.



I was inspired by the sketch at Paperbabe Stamps:



I would like to support the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG 7/8; Aud Sentiments AG w Sentiment 1/5; CAS-ual Fridays CFC161 Be Thankful; Craft Your Passion Always AG 1/3; Creative Craft Cottage AG 1/3; Creative Moments AG 1/3; Crop Stop Linky Party #22 AG (Distress Spray Ink found at Crop Stop here) 3/5; Cupcake Inspirations Thanks 2/3; Die-Cut Diva's Be Thankful 2/4; Die Cuttin Divas AG 1/3; Digi Designs Thank You 1/3; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Orange Green Brown Alt Thank you 1/3; Dragonfly Journeys A Thankful Heart UE; Glitter n Sparkle Thanks/Thankfulness 1/3; Hiding in my Craftroom Show Thanks 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating November Linky AG UE; Kitty Bee Thanks 1/2; Love to Scrap AG 3/5; Not Just Cards November AG UE; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Pile it On Thankful/Thank You UE; Simon Says Stamp Monday Trio-Tasic (three sequins) 2/5; The Cutie Pie Cute and No Designer Papers 1/3; The Outlawz Saturday PAM Giving Thanks 1E; The Paper Girls Grateful 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk258 1/5



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

Snowflake Thank You Cards

Hello, everybody!  To all my U.S. friends, I wish you many blessings as you enjoy your holiday with family and friends!  To everyone else, Happy Thursday and I wish you many blessings as well!

Today I'm sharing a set of snowflake thank-you cards! I like to have some of these on hand this time of year as there are so many kind people to thank!  To make my cards, I heat-embossed the snowflakes in gold and used the same basic design for all three, just varying it a bit by adding some gold washi tape along one or both edges.

  • Clear stamps: Snowflakes (Newton's Nook), sentiment (Pink and Main Snow Sweet - retired)
  • Dies: Waltzingmouse Stamps Scalloped Stitched Rectangles
  • Embossing powder: The Artful Stamper Gold Tinsel
  • Other:  Washi tape and sequins from my stash

I would like to support these three challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations Thanks 1/3
Pink and Main Thankful/Gratitude 1/3 C3
The Paper Girls Grateful 1/3



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

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sweater Kitty

Hi,everybody!  This is my second post today!  I'm back to share another kitty card!  This little kitty is happy to be enjoying the first snowfall of the season!


I was inspired by Poppystamps Plaid is Rad challenge and Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge's inspiration board (see graphic below).  I chose Scene, Use Dimension, and Texture. For dimension, I used foam tape to pop up the sentiment panel, as well as the kitty, and for texture I went with embossing.


You will notice I used left-over plaid paper from my previous card so I am also joining Pixie's Snippet Playground. The die-cut snow landscape and embossed panel are also snippets/leftovers from previous projects.

Here are the products used:

I would like to support the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG 6/8; Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday Cards UE; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG No Digis 2/2 CRAFT Christmas 3/5; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Cute or AG Christmas UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra November UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Cute Card Thursday Christmas/Holidays UE; Fashionable Stamping Tis the Season 2/3; Inky Chicks Winter Wonderland UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating November Linky AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Love to Scrap AG 2/5; Not Just Cards November AG UE; One Crazy Stamper Fall/Winter Fun 2/4; Penny Black and More AG Christmas 2/3; Quick Creations AG 2/3; Send a Smile 4 Kids AG 4 Kids 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas Critters 4/5; SUYP Cats Only Furry-thing Goes UE; Sweet Stampers Christmas 3/3; The Outlawz Festive Friday Winter is on the Way 1E; Winter Wonderland Snow is Falling 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 3/5

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

Mistletoe Kitty

Hi, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Khushboo Gandhi - 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 another kitty card!  I fell in love with this mistletoe kitty from Ike's Art and couldn't wait to get him coloured and onto a card!

  • Digital stamp: Ike's Art - Ai Haz Mizzeltowz from Fleaz Navidad set (thank you, Ike!)
  • Clear stamp:  Your Next Stamp Waddles Winter Happiness (sentiment)
  • Dies: My Favorite Things Basic Stitch Lines, Pierced Wavy Border (unmarked die from China)
  • Patterned paper:  Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas 6x6
  • Glitter cardstock:  DCWV
  • Other:  Ranger white embossing powder, sequins from my stash
I would like to support the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG 5/8; Aud Sentiments AG plus Sentiment 4/5; Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday Cards UE; Craft Your Passion Always AG 1/3; CRAFT Christmas 2/5; Crafting by Designs Little Animals 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Cute or AG Christmas UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra November UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Cute Card Thursday Christmas/Holidays UE; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/day; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating November Linky AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Love to Scrap AG 1/5; Not Just Cards November AG UE; Penny's Paper-crafty Christmas 3/3; Quick Creations AG 1/3; Send a Smile 4 Kids AG 4 Kids 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Trio-Tasic (three sequins) 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas Critters 3/5; Sparkle N Sprinkle AG w Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder or Flocking UE; SUYP Cats Only Furry-thing Goes UE; Sweet Stampers Christmas 2/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Christmas Magic 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 2/5

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

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Kitty Gift Stack and Pumpkin Kitties (2 cards)

Hello, everybody!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Cards Cart - thank you for joining me! Today I'm sharing two kitty cards!

Card 1
My first kitty card is all about presents!


  • Stamps: Kitty (The Cat's Pajamas The New Nice), sentiment (Whimsy Stamps)
  • Dies: Waltzingmouse Stamps Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, window (unmarked die from China)
  • Colouring medium: Markers, white gel pen
  • Patterned paper:  Lawn Fawn
  • Other: Star sequins, sparkly gifts, sparkly washi tape - all from my Dollarama stash

Challenges
I would like to support the following challenges with Card 1: 613 Avenue Create AG 4/8; Aud Sentiments AG plus Sentiment 3/5; Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday Cards UE; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG No Digis 1/2; Craft Your Passion Always AG 2/3; CRAFT Christmas 1/5; Crafting by Designs Little Animals 2/3; Crafty Gals Corner Any Holiday 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Cute or AG Christmas UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra November UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Cute Card Thursday Christmas/Holidays UE; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/day; Double D Traditional Christmas Colours 1/3; Fabrika Fantasy Christmas is Coming 3/3; Fashionable Stamping Tis the Season 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating November Linky AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Not Just Cards November AG UE; One Crazy Stamper Fall/Winter Fun 1/4; Open-Minded Crafting Fun Christmas 3/3; Penny Black and More AG Christmas 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty Christmas 2/3; Scrap and Craft Christmas Time 3/3; Send a Smile 4 Kids AG 4 Kids 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas Critters 2/5; SUYP Cats Only Furry-thing Goes UE; Sweet Stampers Christmas 1/3; Sweet Stampin' Christmas AG 3/3; The Cat's Pajamas Stars UE; The Cat's Pajamas Winter Blog Hop UE; The Crafter's Cafe Christmas Comes Early 2/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Christmas Magic 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 1/5

Card 2
The second card is a fall kitty card!

  • Digital image: Imagine That...Digis by Kris Pumpkin Kitties (precoloured version)
  • Patterned paper: Doodlebug Friendly Forest 
  • Other: WRMK Corner Chomper, Sequins from my stash

Challenges
I would like to support the following challenges with Card 2: Connie Can Crop Pumpkin Spice 2/2; Crafty Calendar Autumn Colours 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Just Keep on Creating November Linky AG UE; SUYP Cats Only Furry-thing Goes UE 

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