Christmas is…

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.

Paper: Merry Christmas Too – Nitwit Digital Papers

Image: Pollycraft

Sentiment: Create with TLC

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

Challenges:

There She Goes - Let’s Get Sentimental

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes, Optional Use Felt

ABC Christmas Challenge - “P”aper “P”iecing

My Mum’s Craft Shop - Christmas in August

Do You Stack Up - Four-Legged Friends

MilkCoffee – Tic Tac Toe (2 or more DP, Digi, Bling)

 

 

Let it Snow

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!

Week #30

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

Challenges:

Pile it On - Make Your Embellishments

Quirky Crafts - Handmade Flowerrs and Ribbon

The Squirrel and the Fox - Make it Sparkle

Papetake Weekly - BINGO, Die Cut, Free, Glitter and Ribbon, Free Blooms

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Glitter

ABC Christmas Challenge - “L”yric, Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Divas by Design - To Die For

Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes

Frosted Designs - Make your own Embellishments

Color me Creative - Big Hair

Scrolls and Swirls

MT82 -Scrolls & SwirlsThe 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!

Challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity - Something New (new stamp)     Penny Black All Sorts - Oh So Cute

Paper Sundaes - Let’s Get Cute     The Crazy Challenge - Feminine/ Girly

Paper and Such Design - Just for the Girls     Scrap-Creations - It’s a Girl Thing

Crafty Creations - That’s What Little Girls are Made of

Welcome Precious Baby

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.
Sketch: Card Patterns

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

Challenges:

The Poodles Parlour - Circles       Craft Your Passion - Punches & Dies

Incy Wincy - Digi’s Only      Lexi’s Creations - Punches & Dies

Birthday Flowers

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

Paper: Cardstock

Image: Bugaboo

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

Challenges:

Sir Stampsalot - Birthday      Paper Playtime - Birthday with a Sentiment

The Sugar Bowl

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

Cathy80Spots&Dots

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

Challenges:
For Fun - Buttons Galore     Crafts 4 Eternity - 3 of a Kind (flowers and buttons)
Phindys Place - Ribbon     The Poodles Parlor - Going Dotty
Mark’s Finest Papers - Square Card     The Cutie Pie - Use any Stamp

Easter Chick

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

Challenges:
Digi Stamp Boutique - Use a DSB stamp     Dream Valley - Easter
Sentimental Sundays - Easter or Spring     The Squirrel and the Fox - Easter
Anything Goes - Easter     Paper and Such - Spring or Easter

Happy Easter to You

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

Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
One Stop Crafts - Clean and Simple
Delightful Challenges – Easter Treats

Flowers for Mom

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

Challenges:
Lily Pad – Flowers     Polka Doodles - Mother’s Day     Sweet Stampin’ - Anything Goes
Card Crafters - Tic-Tac-Toe; Flowers, Digi and Die Cuts     Simon Says - Anything Goes
Paper Sundae - Spring Blossoms     Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenge - Mother’s Day     Inky Impressions - Flower Power

Days of Make-Up and Pretend…

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!

Supplies Used:
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

Challenges:
Bling it On - Birthday with shades of Lilac    The ABC Challenge - Lavendar and Lace
Lili of the Valley - Butterflies and Fairies      Cute Card Thursday - Birthday
Frosted Designs - Things with Wings      Fussy and Fancy - Fairies
Stampin with the Dragon - Things with Wings     BasicGrey – Girlie
Quirky Crafts – Circles, Gems & for a special Lady                                                       CutCardstock – Purple, Turquoise and a Butterfly