Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Things with wings

I found a new technique at SCS this week.  I think they called it a bridge card, and some of you have probably already tired it, but it's new to me. This is a fun card because it's an easy fold, it uses up snippets of patterned paper, and you are left with a relatively small area to decorate, so it's pretty fast.
For this card, I used several coordinating snippets from an old Cosmos Cricket stack.  The bird is a Tim Holtz die, which I cut from a snippet of light blue and sponged to suggest an Eastern Bluebird. The sentiment is embossed and from The Alley Way stamps.

The bird card is for these challenges:
Pixie's Snippet Playground #313 -- use snippets
SweetPea Mix It Up #38 -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #314 -- anything goes
CRAFT #447  -- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned paper Challenge -- use patterned paper.

I also made a card for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge. She lets the butterflies have the month of December off and invites the fairies and sprites to visit.  My fairy stamps are kind of old, and this card does have a hint of yesteryear going on. The stamp is from Fairie Song, colored in pencils. The background is white-core paper I embossed and sanded (or actually scraped since I didn't have any sandpaper handy). Yellow grosgrain ribbon and some felt flowers finish it off.

Sunday, December 17, 2017


I just think this image is so fun. (I have had cats that attacked the Christmas tree or the ornaments hanging on it before, and I realize it's not fun when it's happening...)
The image is a digi from Sami Stamps. It is colored with pencils, with white Wink of Stella adding some sparkle to the Christmas bauble.  The image is cut with a Nesties oval, which was edged in SU Forest Foliage ink by running the edge of the oval over the ink pad. The sentiment is from Hampton Arts.

This card is entering these challenges:
Craftyhazelnut Christmas Challenge #364 -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Kraftin Kimmie #411  -- critters
Cuttlebug Mania -- Christmas
Simon Says Monday -- Christmas
CRAFT #446 -- Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #313-- anything goes
Winter Wonderland -- anything Christmas

Thursday, December 14, 2017


It's time for another challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (our last challenge for the year).  The prize this time is digi images from Fabrika Fantasy. 
To play along, just create a project inspired by the cookies and link it up.
For my card, I used the technique that goes by names such as Triple Play. (I like this technique because it's quick and easy but looks impressive.)  I used a variety of different snowflake stamps and topped it off with a little baker's twine.

My card is entered in this challenges:
Crafty Sentiments -- snowflakes
Catch the Bug -- naked stamping/no coloring
Winter Wonderland - - anything Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #363 -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #312 -- anything goes
CRAFT #446 -- Christmas

Monday, December 11, 2017

Stockings were hung

No pressure, but Christmas is just 2 weeks off, you know.
Here's a card using very traditional colors. I took a stamp that is an image of four stockings in a row (pretty sure it's an old Stampendous image) and stamped it repeatedly to create a design for the background.  I used lots of snippets to create red and  green letters. The glittery stocking came from the Dollar Store -- I got a whole  bag of them .... I think they are supposed to be table confetti but there are perfect for cards.  The sentiment is from an Hampton Arts set.

These were perfect for our family's Christmas stockings since we don't have a fireplace! Entering these challenges:
Time Out #98-- stocking inspiration photo
Winter Wonderland -- anything Christmas
Pattie's Creations  #141 red glitter
Pixie's Snippet Workshop -- use snippets
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #363-- a touch of sparkle
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra/December -- anything Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #312 -- anything goes
Catch the Bug -- no coloring

Friday, December 1, 2017

Snowy Fun

There are so many cute snowman images, and this one from From The Heart is one of my favorites. I wanted lots of sparkle in this one, so I added Spica pen to the snowflakes, Wink of Stella on the snowman, and some microbeads to the little heart. There's more sparkle from the silver metallic paper, snowflake sequin, and acrylic dots.  Way more embellies than is typical for me, but lots of sparkle.
I got the die-cut snowflake panel beneath the snowman from a friend, so I'm not sure of the maker.  (I did a Google image search and nothing like it popped up.)

I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday for this card.

Entering these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #126
Cuttlebug Mania -- Snow
Die Cut Divas -- winter
The Paper Shelter -- Use 3 different kinds of embellies (microbeads, large sequins, acrylic dots)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday  #310 -- anything goes