love with all the trimmings!
Happy Sunday! Today we have a really fun challenge for you at Christmas Card Challenges - “Texture”. I used liquid applique to add texture to the hat and felt to give the leaves a bit of a tactile feel. I also did some paper piecing – I find this a nice way to add some patterns to clothing.
Other ways to add texture would be to use a glittered paper or use some embossing either wet or dry, add a few buttons or brads – so many possibilites. But as always, the theme is just a suggestion – you can enter any project as long it fits the Holiday/Christmas/Winter/Hanukkah theme.
Die Cuts: Circle, Scalloped Circled – Spellbinders, Holly Leaves – PaperTrey Ink
Embellishments: Liquid Applique, Rhinestones
I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for this week’s Texture challenge – I can’t wait to see what you create!!! Dee
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes, Optional Use Felt
MilkCoffee – Tic Tac Toe (2 or more DP, Digi, Bling)
It is so nice and summery here it is almost hard to get in the mood to make a few holiday cards but I know I will be so happy when December rolls around that I did!
Today we have a new challenge for you at Christmas Card Challenges, we’d love to see “Rolled Paper Flowers” on your project. I’ve made rolled flowers before but with felt, one of the really nice things about rolled paper flowers is if you use double-sided papers the design elements really add to the beauty of the flower. If I have but one suggestion for you when making the paper flowers, don’t roll them too tightly, I did mine quite loose and they have just enough dimension but yet will easily slip into an envelope.
Paper: Wintertime – Echo Park
Image: Heidi – Wee Stamps
Dies: Small Rolled Roses – My Favorite Things, Ribbon Tag Trio – Spellbinders, Labels Seventeen – Spellbinders
Embellishments: Flat-Backed Pearls, Ribbon – PTI, Snow Accents – DecoArt, Glossy Accents – Inkssentials sprinkled with Ultrafine Prisma Glitter – Palette Stamp & Stick Glitter, Sentiment – Computer Generated
I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for our “Rolled Paper Flowers” challenge – I can’t wait to see your creations! Dee
Pile it On - Make Your Embellishments
Quirky Crafts - Handmade Flowerrs and Ribbon
Papetake Weekly - BINGO, Die Cut, Free, Glitter and Ribbon, Free Blooms
ABC Christmas Challenge - “L”yric, Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
Frosted Designs - Make your own Embellishments
The challenge at The Sugar Bowl is to use this sketch and to incorporate some scrolls and swirls.
Paper: DCWV – Celebration Stack
Stamp: Sugar Nellie
Dies: Spellbinder’s and Flourish, the small flower on the bottom is just the bottom of the flourish die
Embellishments: Rhinestones - Imaginisce i-rock, Flower – Wild Orchid, Glitter Glue – Martha Stewart
I originally started out coloring a pale peach dress but it was missing something so I added the red and what a difference it made – the dress just pops now, so pretty! I hope you enjoyed your visit – drop by again soon, Dee!
Crafty Creations - That’s What Little Girls are Made of
Welcome to week two of Aud Sentiments “Spring/Summer” challenge. Our sponsor for this challenge is Heart Song Designs. For me pink and green are the perfect spring color combination.
Paper: Me & My Big Ideas – Baby Girl
Image: Heart Song Designs, Sentiment is included with the image
Punch: Ek Success border punch used to make paper lace.
Dies: Spellbinder – Lacy Circles, Circles and Nested Pennants
Embellishments: Stickers – EK Success
I hope I’ve inspired you to join our “Spring/ Summer Colors” challenge at Aud Sentiments – I can’t wait to see what you create! Dee
I found a new sketch challenge blog, Freshly Made Sketches. If you’ve never visited this site, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy all of the wonderful creations. I really appreciate these sketches as these are more my style – not quite clean and simple as some embellishment is acceptable.
Color Inspiration: My Time Made Easy
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug – Swiss Dot and Textile Texture
Die: Spellbinder – Lacy Circles and Nested Pennants
Embellishments & Extras: Ribbon – I colored the white stitching with a copic marker to coordinate with the cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by! Dee
Sir Stampsalot - Birthday Paper Playtime - Birthday with a Sentiment
I’m loving the longer daylight hours, it’s still light out past 8:30! I even had the energy to make a card tonight – that and I’ve been wanting to ink up my new Sugar Nellie stamps.
Color Inspiration: Colour Create Challenge, Deep Purple and Bright Green
Sketch: The Sugar Bowl, Spots and Dots
Paper: Lasting Impressions
Image: Sugar Nellie
Ribbon: Love the pleated ribbon, both of them were purchased at Hobby Lobby
Flowers: Wild Orchid
Buttons: American Craft
Thanks so much for stopping by! Stop back again soon – you know how I love company!!! Dee
For Fun - Buttons Galore Crafts 4 Eternity - 3 of a Kind (flowers and buttons)
I am really looking forward to Easter this year – I haven’t decided how many eggs to hide for the grandkids to hunt for but I’m thinking the more the better!
Don’t fall off your chairs but I did this card without any outside inspiration – no sketch challenge, no color challenge and I think it turned out pretty well just winging in.
Paper: The Paper Studio and Cardstock
Image: Digi Stamp Boutique, colored using Copics and Promarkers
Punch: Martha Stewart - Border and Butterfly, Studio G – Small Flower
Embellishments: Rhinestones and Ribbon
As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend, Dee
I went in search of a cute Easter digi last week and l round this adorable image from Faith at Designed 2 Delight.
I instantly was drawn to this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches - I love the simplicity of the sketch as it allows the image to be the focal point of the card, not the embellishments!
Paper: Echo Park – Summer Days
Stamp: Designed to Delight, colored with copics
Die Cuts: Spellbinder’s Nested Pennants
Sentiment: Printed from computer
I just love the bright colors of this card – so perfect for Easter. Thanks so much for stopping by! Dee
Greeting – Wow, it seems like it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything! My daughter had her baby girl on Friday and I’ve been busy cuddling my new grand-daughter and taking care of her two brothers. We also had a wonderful surprise when my sister flew up from Houston to meet her new grand-niece. On top of that, I actually worked a couple of days :-)
So today, I’m enjoying my day all to myself in my craft room catching up on a few cards that I’ve been asked to make. I’m using this week’s sketch from Card Patterns for my card. I like sketch challenges as I have a tendency to use the same layout for my cards if I don’t.
Paper: K&Company – SW Spring Blossom
Stamp: Tiddly Inks colored with copics
Flowers: Wild Orchid, Pearl Brad – Wild Orchid
Diecuts: Spellbinder Floral Doily Motif and Nested Pennants
Sentiment: PaperTrey Ink Fillable Frames #4
Embellishments: Ribbon and Pearls - LCS
I’m so thankful for all of my regular followers and if you are new to my site – Welcome! Hope to see you all soon! Dee
Card Crafters - Tic-Tac-Toe; Flowers, Digi and Die Cuts Simon Says - Anything Goes
We’re having another absolutely wonderful spring day! This morning my hubby and I ran errands without a jacket and I even put sandals on – any other year we’d be walking in a couple of feet of snow.
I made up a poem (well sort of a poem) for the inside sentiment.
We miss the days of make-up and pretend
The house filled with all of your friends
We miss the laughter and yes even the tears
You running to us to calm all your fears
You’ve spread your wings, a grown-up for all to see
But in our hearts, our little girl you’ll always be!
Stamp – LOTV, colored using copic markers
DP – BasicGrey, Wisteria
Butterfly – Martha Stewart punch (2 different punches)
Flowers – Wild Orchid
Leaves – EK Success punch
Sentiment – Netty’s Cards; die cut using circle and scalloped Spellbinder dies
Paper Lace – Spellbinders border dies
Misc – Rhinestones, Ranger’s holographic glitter on wings, Martha Stewart glitter glue
I hope you don’t mind the condensed posting – it much too nice outside today! Thanks for stopping by! Dee
Quirky Crafts – Circles, Gems & for a special Lady CutCardstock – Purple, Turquoise and a Butterfly