Monday, December 15, 2014

Santa’s Little Friends!

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This is another one of the digital images I won from Di’s Digital Downloads.  This one is called “Santa’s Little Friends”.  As usual I colored this image using Copics and I added clear glitter by Martha Stewart to the hat and the effects for the snow.  The doily in the background is a die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The reindeer is a Fiskar border punch.  The designer paper is from the Mint Twist paper pad by Kaiser Kraft.  Ribbon and gems by Crafts.

Challenges:

Diva's By Design – Seeing Red.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Bling It On!

A Crafty Mess Challenge – #2 Anything Goes Traditions Christmas Colors.

Brown Sugar Challenge 0 #124 Red White and Green.

Di's Digi Designs Challenge – Christmas.

Cheery Lynn Designs – #163 Sparkle and Shine.

The Crazy Challenge – #186 Christmas.

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Christmas.

Holly Jolly Christmas – Anything Goes.

The Crafter's CafĂ© – #94 Christmas/Holiday Season.

Fab 'N' Funky Challenge – #240 Christmas.

Chocolate Coffee Cards Challenge – #80 Christmas.

A Gem Of A Challenge – #134 Anything Goes Christmas.

Come And Get It Challenge – Merry Christmas.

Pile It On Challenge – #49 Anything Christmas Holiday.

That Craft Place Challenge – Christmas.

Joyeux Noel…..Merry Christmas!

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This cute little image is called “Carry Me”. It was one of a few I had won from  Di’s Digi Downloads.  She has lots of gorgeous images and it was hard to chose the images I had won.  I used Copics to color the image.  I used the Ice White pearl pen to add the snowflakes and the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the sleigh and the snow.  The two die cuts are by Spellbinder.  The designer papers are from two different paper pads.  One is Lilac Avenue Collection by Kaiser Craft and the other is Botanical Tea by Graphic 45.  They’re not Christmas papers but go well for this holiday card.  The embossing on the panel was created using the Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder.  The snowflake is a Doo-hickey die.

Here is the inside of the card with a French holiday greeting.

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Challenges:

Sketch Saturday Challenge – Week 340.

Card Mania Challenge – #62 Christmas.

Crafty Boots Challenge – Merry Christmas.

Crafty Card Makers Challenge – #129 Christmas.

Crafty Creations Challenges – #278 Something To Die For.

Creative Moments Challenge – #57 Anything Goes Winter.

Stampavie And More Challenge – #226 Snowflakes.

Delightful Challenges – Bundle Up.

Crafty Catz Challenge – Last Minute Christmas.

Fussy and Fancy Challenge – #129 Snowflakes and Ribbon.

Di's Designs Challenge Blog – Christmas.

Dream Valley Challenges – #97 Christmas.

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – Christmas Anything Goes.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Anything Goes.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Lacy Sunshine Stamps Challenge #48 – Holiday Joy!

It’s time for another challenge over on the Lacy Sunshine Stamp blog and this time the theme is “Holiday Joy”.  This challenge will run until January 4th 2015.  Hop on over to the blog to see all the gorgeous creations by the Design Team.

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I’ve used “Elfie Boo’s Christmas Lights” image and she is simple too cute for words!  I used Copics to color the image and then used the Spellbinder die to cut and layer her.  The tag is also a Spellbinder die.  I made the flowers using two Martha Stewart punches and red vellum paper.  The branches were also made using a McGill punch.  Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 ChallengeSketch #36.

Simon Says Stamp – Christmas/Holiday.

Diva's By Design Challenge – Feeling Festive.

Fresh Brewed Designs – Christmas.

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – #288 Christmas.

A Crafty Mess – #2 Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colors.

Fussy And Fancy Friday Challenge – #128 Happy Holidays.

Sister Act Card Challenge – #86 Anything Goes.

A Gem Of A Challenge – #134 Anything Christmas.

Treasured Times Stamps – #30 Anything Goes.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Calories Don’t Count!!

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This is a digital image from Rick St. Dennis and it’s called “Eggnog Anyone” it’s part of the Nimbleknees Gherkin Creepmas Elves.  I love throwing in the creepy every now and then…lol.  It can’t always be cute!

This is a more simpler card.  I feel all the bells and whistles don’t go so great with this creepy elf.  The image was colored with Copics and then layered on cardstock.  The sentiment was a freebie from Create With TLC and I used the Spellbinders ornament die to frame it.  The designer paper I’ve had for a while and I can’t remember who it’s by.  I used a white gel pen to outline the clothing on Nimbleknees.  Then a bit of glitter and some red pearls to finish the card! 

Challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 – Sketch Twist Buttons and/or Bows.

Diva's By Design – Jingle Bells.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Anything Goes.

ABC Christmas – X Is For Christmas Music.

4 Crafty Chicks – #222 Die Cuts.

613 Avenue Create – #100 Anything Goes/Twist Calendar.

The Corrosive Challenge – #213 Happy Everything!

That Craft Place – Anything Goes.

Christmas Card Challenge – #53 Anything Goes.

Craft Your Passion – #242 Christmas Presents.

Through The Purple Haze – #70 All About Christmas.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

North Pole Employee Number 3355!

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This is the second in the set of “North Pole Employees” from Mo’s Digital Pencil and my third Christmas card posting!  I’m on a roll!

Decided to stick with the red green theme from the first of the North Pole Employees and of course I used Copics to color the image.  The gorgeous frame is a Spellbinder die.  I used Wink Of Stella Clear glitter pen on the ornaments for a bit of a twinkle. The sentiment is part of the ‘Merry Everything’ stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.  The designer paper is from the Authentique Wonder paper pad. 

Well that’s three down and one more to post!  Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges;

A Crafty Mess – #1 Anything Goes.

Hiding In My Craft Room – #176 Freestyle.

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #205 Santa’s On His Way!

Fussy And Fancy Challenge – #128 Happy Holiday.

Crafty Boots – Stars.

Creative Card Crew – #75 Stripes.

Top Tip Tuesday – Buttons or Bows.

Try It On Tuesday – Christmas Is Coming.

Brown Sugar Challenge – #122 Anything Goes.

Crafty Catz – Anything Goes.

Creative Fingers – #58 Anything Goes.

Sister Act Card Challenge – #84 Anything Goes.

 

Snow Much Fun!

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My second card for today features a Sassy Cheryl’s digital image called “Make A Snowman”.  I think it’s so stinkin’ cute!  This is a very old image and I’m not sure it’s still in the store.

As usual I colored the image with Copics and used the Wink Of Stella clear glitter pen to add some glitter to the snow.  The snowflake is a Doo-Hickey die and the smaller snowflake is a MS punch.  I added falling snow using the Ice White Pearl Pen by Viva.  The designer paper is from the Pink Paislee City Sidewalks paper pad.  The sentiment is from the Merry Everything stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.  The card layout is from a sketch by Papertake Weekly.  The embossed cream snowflake panel is a Cuttlebug folder.

Enjoy your day!

Challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Sketch #96.

My Time To Craft – #269 Snowmen.

Completely Christmas – #40 Anything Goes/Twist Something That Starts With “S”.

Simply Create Too – #75 Snow.

Creative Knockouts – #65 All That Glitter.

Fab 'N' Funky – #239 Anything Goes With Die Cuts.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Anything Goes.

Crafting For All Seasons – #91 Tis The Season.

Cuttlebug Mania – There’s Snow Place Like Home.

Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes.

Penny's Paper Crafty – #205 Anything Goes.

Stampavie – #225 Anything Goes.

Oh Christmas Tree!

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Nothing gets me more in the Christmas spirit then Christmas Songs  and working on my holiday cards!  This little cutie is a digital image from Mo’s Digital Pencil.  This is ‘North Pole Employee Number 5533’.  She’s part of a set of two digital images.  I colored the image with Copics and used a Spellbinder die for the layering.  I wanted a Christmas tree so I decided to make my own using the Fiskars branch punch.  I cut out a green tree shape and then layered the branches over the cut out.  The stars and snowflakes are punches I found at the dollar store.  I also added some glitter to the stars/snowflakes. I used a Christmas Cuttlebug embossing folder for the white panel.  The designer paper is from the Kaiser Craft Mint Twist paper pad.

Thanks for taking time to stop by!  Have a wonderful day!

Challenges:

My Sheri Crafts – #147 Oh Christmas Tree!

Winter Wonderland – Dies and Punches.

Mo's Digital Challenge – #242 Snow or Snowflakes.

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – #287 Christmas Present.

Crafty Creations – #277 Embossing.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Anything Goes.

Holly Jolly Christmas – Christmas Elves.

Fan-tastic Tuesday – #63 Anything Goes Twist Trees.

Addicted To Stamps – #92 Lots Of Layers.

My Craft Creations – Anything Goes.

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Use Die Cuts.

Party Time Tuesday – #191 Anything Goes.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Merry Kissmas!

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Another cutie from the “Have An Ice Day” rubber stamps collection from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  This one is for my youngest grandson Jacob!  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  It’s hard to see in the picture by I added glitter to the sentiment and to the snow.  I used the Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder for the background.  I kept it simple since I love the image and wanted it to pop off the page!  I colored the image with Copics and used the Viva Icy White pearl pen for the little bit of snow.  The large red snowflake is a Doohickey die and the little silver snowflake is a dimensional sticker.  Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

Crafty Little Fairies Challenge – Not A Square.

Delicious Doodles Challenge – #111 Traditional Christmas.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge – #257 Jingle Bells.

Fantasy Stampers Challenge – #24 Cute Christmas.

Completely Christmas Challenge – #39 Anything Goes/Embossing.

Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge – #175 Any Holiday.

All Sorts Challenge – #286 No Designer Papers.

Come And Get It Challenge – Winter Theme.

Craft Your Passion Challenge – #241 Baby It’s Cold Outside.

Love To Scrap Challenge – #42 Say It In Color.

OLLCB Challenge – #170 Christmas.

Just Skating By!

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This is one of the cute little guys that is part of the “Have An Ice Day” rubber stamp set by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  I made this card for my grandson Owen.  Apparently at the sweet age of 6 1/2 he has decided that he is a big fan of the Pittsburg Penguins!  Living in Canada and being a big fan of the Montreal Canadiens, I was deeply distressed to hear this…..lol.  So being a wonderful grandmother, I went online and found a Penguin jersey and colored the image as close as possible to their colors!  I think it turned out quite cute and will make Owen very happy! 

My image is colored with Copics and layered on black and dark blue card stock.  I used the Viva Icy White pearl pen for the snow.  I created the sky using chalks and added Stickles Stardust glitter to the ice.  The tag was cut using a Simon Says Stamps die.  The sentiment is part of the stamp set.  The little corners are the punched out garbage from the Cuttlebug corner dies.  The designer paper is from the Winter Park paper pad.  The little silver snowflake is a dimensional sticker.

A picture of the tag removed from its hiding place.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Challenges:

Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge – #62 Anything Goes/Masculine.

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge – #222 Christmas Tags.

Creative Moments Challenge – #56 Anything Goes/Sparkle.

Diva's By Design Challenge – Let It Snow!

4 Crafty Chicks – #221 Make It Sparkly!

Creative Knockouts – #64 Bling Is The Thing!

Southern Girls Challenge – For The Boys!

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge – #112 Tag It!

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Let’s Get Sentimental!

Treasured Time Rubber Stamps Challenge – #29 Anything Goes.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lacy Sunshine Stamps Challenge #47–North Pole!

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It’s time for another challenge with Lacy Sunshine Stamps and the theme is “North Pole”.  I’ve used Tabbi Boo Ski Bunny.  I colored the image with Copics and used white liquid applique on her ear muffs. I added flower soft to the trim on her coat.  Other supplied used are; Spellbinder dies, liquid pearl pen, leaf die, Poinsettia flower and craft ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can join us for our challenge!  Be sure to stop by the Lacy Sunshine challenge blog to see all the beautiful DT creations! 

Challenges:

Dream Valley Challenge – #95 Anything Goes.

Papertake Weekly Challenge – So Girlie!

Party Time Tuesday Challenge – #190 Anything Goes.

Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes.

Addicted To Stamps And More Challenge – #122 Make Your Mark.

Little Red Wagon Challenge – #264 Layer It Up!

Aud Sentiments Challenge – #120 Use A Sentiment For December Holiday.

Brown Sugar Challenge – #121 Use 2 Or More Colors.

Crafty Catz Challenge – #256 Winter Theme.

Creative Fingers Challenge – #57 Anything Goes.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Guest Designer For Crafting By Designs!

I was asked to be a guest designer for Crafting By Designs for this weeks challenge which is “Get Ready For Christmas”.  I was thrilled to be asked to participate and to share my card with you this week!  The sponsor for the challenge is Rick St. Dennis and I love his digital images.  There is something there for everyone!

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This is Candy Making Nimbleknees Gherkin 3 Creepmas Elf.  As you can see I like the creepy….lol.  This was so much fun to color!  I added a bit of glitter for the bells and the stars.  I used a white gel pen for the outline on the outfit, the teeth and the dots on the snake.  The snowflake doily was made using the snowflake corner punch by Martha Stewart.  I used the Doo-hickey Snowflake die and a punched poinsettia flower by Recollections.  The sentiment is computer generated and mounted on card stock cut with the round and scalloped die by Spellbinders.

I hope you can play along with us this week!  We look forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations!

Marilyn

Challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenges – #285 Christmas.

Brown Sugar Challenge – #120 Anything Goes.

Chocolate Coffee Cards Challenge – #78 Favourite Holiday. (Christmas)

Christmas Stampin All Year Long – #37 Anything Goes.

Crafty Catz Challenge – #255 Christmas Is Coming.

Jelly Park Challenge – Merry Christmas.

Sister Act Card Challenge – #83 Anything Goes.

Christmas Card Challenge – #51 Color.

Card Mania Challenge – #60 Use A Digi.

Love To Create Challenge – #142 Make It For Christmas.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Snowball Fairy!

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This gorgeous new rubber stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is called “Snowball Fairy”.  She’s super cute and comes with sentiments and a snowflake.  She was a charm to color up using Copics. I kept the card quite simple choosing to have the image the focal point.  The designer paper is  from the Kaiser Craft Mint Twist paper pad.  I used a MS border punch then wrapped it with sheer pink ribbon by Crafts.  I added mini pom poms threaded with embroidery floss through the middle and then I attached them to the bow.  I also used Stickles Stardust on the wings and stars because every fairy needs to sparkle!

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – We’re Seeing Stars.

Crafty Creations Challenge – #276 Recipe.

Addicted To Stamps And More – #121 Anything Goes.

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge – #92 Non-Traditional Christmas.

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge – #220 Fairies.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes.

613 Avenue Create Challenge – #98 Anything Goes.

Addicted To Stamps Challenge – #91 Bling Bling.

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge – #111 Cute.

Quirky Crafts Challenge – Quirky Mythical Ladies.

The Corrosive Challenge – #212 Girly.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Anniversary!

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I made this card for my anniversary.  I find I struggle to make a card for men!  It’s hard to not add flowers and ribbons and pretty embellishments but I am very happy with this card and my husband loved it!  Of course, he’s my biggest fan so he might be a bit bias….lol!  I wonder would this card be considered CAS?  The supplies I used for this card are the number dies, the ‘Happy’ is a die and the little hearts are dies.  They are all from Simon Says Stamps.  The round scalloped die framing the number ‘21’ is by spellbinders.  The only stamping on this card is the word ‘anniversary’  which is a clear stamp also by Simon Says Stamps.  The red panel is embossed using the ‘Romance” folder by Cuttlebug.  The pearls are by Crafts.

Challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges – #261 Use A Number.

Fantasy Stampers Challenge – #23 Red Alert.

Pile It On Challenge – #45 Special Occasion.

That Craft Place Challenge – Anything Goes.

Party Time Tuesdays Challenge – #189 Anything Goes.

Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes.

Card Mania Challenges – #59 Use Your Dies.

Love To Create Challenge – #141 Anything Goes.

Through The Purple Haze Challenge – #67 Punch or Dies.

Creative Moments Challenge – #55 Anything Goes/Celebrations.

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge – #203 Black Cardstock.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

KKS–WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE!

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Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge!! This will be the first one for November and we hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!

We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you... can enter on this post until November 4th at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!

Did you know that our NEW Release is NOW available?!! Lots of new stamp sets for your Holiday projects, not to mention lots of new paper pads and embellishments!! Woohoo! OH and also....feel free to use Coupon Code FALL2014 for an additional 10% OFF your entire order but only until October 31st!!! You're welcome!!

Here is this week's Wonderful Wednesday inspiration to get you kraftin', thanks to our fabulous Krafty Girls and Guests!! Then let's see YOUR kreations!!

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For my last card as a Krafty Guest with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps I chose to use one of my very first Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and it’s called “Ozzie And Harriet”.  It’s such a cutie and works great as a Christmas card or for a winter birthday card.  My image is colored with Copics and double layered on navy blue and then baby blue card stock. The designer paper is Midnight Frost by Bo Bunny.  The larger snowflakes are a Doo-Hickey die and the smaller ones are made using the MS punch.  The sparkly snowflakes are by Jolee’s Boutique.  I added some MS Crystal fine glitter on the ice just for a touch of sparkly!

I hope you can join us again this week for our Wonderful Wednesday challenge.  We love to see all your creations!  I would like to thank Kim and all the other Krafty ladies for a wonderful month crafting with them and getting to know them.  It’s been a blast!

Marilyn

Challenges:

All Sorts Challenge – Week 282 Christmas.

Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge – #171 Any Holiday.

Christmas Card Challenge – #48 Anything Goes.

Fairytale Stampers Challenge – #46 Something New. (My sparkly snowflakes).

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge – #126 Cut It Out!

My Craft Creations Challenge – Anything Goes.

Crafting From The Heart Challenge – #40 Anything Goes.

Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes.

Creative Card Crew Challenge – #73 Bows.

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' Challenge – Snowflakes.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Feature A Hat Challenge With Lacy Sunshine Stamps!

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Hi and welcome to another two week challenge with Lacy Sunshine Stamps!  This time our theme is ‘Feature A Hat”.  So let’s see all those fabulous creations and don’t forget there must be a hat somewhere on your project.  You can use any stamp to enter our challenge but we would love to see some Lacy Sunshine Stamps and if you check Heather Valentin’s store you will find many lovely images to choose from that would fit our challenge perfectly!  I hope you can join us for our challenge.

For my card I used Rory’s Bag Of Candy Canes.  I colored the image with Copics.  I love all the Rory images.  I think it’s because of the cute face with just the one eye showing.  The designer paper is from the Basic Grey Nordic Holiday paper pad.  I used a white liquid gel pen for the dots on her sweater and on the holly.  Thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge – #118 2 or 3 Word Sentiments.

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Use A Sentiment.

Creative Card Crew Challenge – #73 Bows.

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge – Anything Goes.

Inky Chicks Challenge – #40 Christmas.

Polkadoodles Challenge – Week 43 Christmas Fun.

Sister Act Card Challenge – #80 Anything Goes.

All Sorts Challenge – Week 282 Christmas.

Completely Christmas Challenge – #35 Anything Goes/Sentiment.

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge – #200 If You Want To Get Ahead Get A Hat!

Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge – #171 Any Holiday