Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger dp

My all-time favorite Christmas color combination is aqua/teal with red – I like it so much more than than traditional red and green.  I’m CASE-ing Heather M’s card found here.  I originally saw her card on Papertake Weekly’s challenge blog along with their sketch #45.

Papers: Eskimo Eskapades – Nitwit Collections Digi Paper

Stamp: Mary and Joseph – LOTV

Die: Labels Seventeen – used to cut sentiment

Embellishments: Rhinestones and Twine – I look to use twine as it is a nice filler and just a couple of knots can add a lot of interest without adding the bulk that a ribbon bow can.

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:

There  She Goes – Color Challenge Aqua and Red

Deep Ocean – Christmas in July

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes opt Vintage

LOTV Ideas to Inspire - Make it Festive

As you Like It – Favorite Ribbon or Twine

Crimbo – Nativity

Lili’s Little Fairies – Christmas in August

Craftin’ Boutique – Christmas

Totally Papercrafts – Inspired by a Son (Away in a Manger)

Stitch it Up

StitchingDeeIt’s time to dust off that sewing machine you haven’t used for awhile and play along with Di’s Digi Stamps challenge for the next two weeks.  If you don’t have a sewing machine feel free to do some hand stitching or use some faux stitching – it’s all up to you, we just want to see some stitching!

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Papers: Laughter to Memories – Nitwit Collections Digi Paper

Image: Penny’s Petting Pals – Di’s Digi Stamps

Stamp: Sentiment Stamp – Lili of the Valley

Die: Circle and Ribbon Tag – Spellbinders, Scalloped Border – My Favorite Things

Embellishments: Enamel Dots, (my new favorite embellishment) – My Mind’s Eye and Theresa Collins, Ribbon, Flowers – Wild Orchid

Sketch: Creative Inspirations

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I can’t wait to see what you create – Dee

Challenges:

Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes

Avenue 613 – Anything Goes, optional Friendship Days

I Did it Creations – Friendship with a Sentiment on Front

Crafty Boots – Animals

The Kraft Journal – Cute Critters

Simon Says – Anything Goes

Brown Sugar – Friendship

Fussy and Fancy – More than One Fold

Pink Bassinet

Pink Bassinet

I found out last night we will be blessed with another grand-daughter.  Well of course I needed to color something up that was pink :-)

As I was making my card, I was looking for an embellishment to add to my card but I really couldn’t find anything that fit.  I decided to make my own embellishment by cutting out the flower eight times with pink tissue folding the tissue and placing each of the folded sections on to a smaller circle to adhere them together.  I then die cut the button and added Versamark – dipped it into the clear embossing folder and heat set it three time.  I added Baker’s Twine to the charm and tied a bow to complete the embellishment!

Papers: Baby Girl – Me and My Big Ideas

Stamp: Lili of the Valley

Dies: Border – Magnolia Doohickey, Oval and Scallop Oval – Spellbinders, Button and Flower – PaperTrey Ink

Embellishments: Pram Charm – The Ribbon Girl, Baker’s Twine, Clear Glitter Atyou Spica – Too Marker, VersaMark, Clear Embossing Powder – Ranger Ink

Sketch: Inspired By Stamps ( I used Sketch #2)

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Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:

Charisma Cardz – Make your own Embellishments

LOTV Ideas to Inspire – Pretty in Pink

That Craft Place – It’s a Girl Thing

Creative Card Crew – Baby – Pink or Blue

Loves Rubberstamps – How Charming

Papertake Weekly – Die-ing for a Punch

All Sorts – Kraft It

The Kraft Journal – Tie it On

DRS - So Charming

Beautiful Baby Boy

bbbHappy Sunday!  I always look forward to the challenges that come out on Sunday as I can leisurely look at all of the wonderful Design Team creations.  The challenge this week at The Paper Players really caught my eye with their color challenge. Every great color challenge needs a great sketch and this week’s sketch from Sketch Saturday is that sketch!

Color Inspiration: The Paper Players

Sketch Inspiration: Sketch Saturday

Paper: Squeaky Clean – Nitwit Collections Digi Paper

Stamp and Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

Die: Classic Oval and Classic Oval Scallop

Embellishment: A few gem bubble and a touch of Martha Stewart glitter glue

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:

Glitter and Sparkle – Babies

Embrace Imperfection

Embrace wmI just spent the past week working with a group of hard working health professionals and I thought they deserved a card made just for them – hopefully this card will show them how much I appreciate all they do!

Color Inspiration: No Matter Which

Papers: Always and Forever – Nitwit Collection Digi Papers, Kraft Cardstock

Image: Lili of the Valley

Sentiment: Framed Out #4 – PaperTrey Ink

Punch: Lacey Border Punch – Martha Stewart

Dies: Exquisite Circles – Spellbinders, Flourish – Cherry Lynn, Balloon Strings – Lil’ Inkers Designs, Balloons – PaperTrey Ink

Embellishment: Metal Sentiment – ???, Ribbon – PaperTrey Ink, Icicle Stickles, Glitter Glue – Martha Stewart

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:

Visible Image – Get Stamping

QKR Stampede - Favorite Things (dies and Digi Papers)

All That Stickles – Icicle (middle balloon)

My Time to Craft – Kraft

Sweet Stampin - Anything but Birthday

Lili’s Little Fairies – Photo Inspiration

A Bundle of Joy

Bundle of Joy

Every once in awhile I see a color challenge that is so outside of my comfort zone that I just have to give it a try and that is exactly what happened when I saw Sunday Stamps color challenge of Basic Gray, Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla.  I don’t have Stampin’ Up’s papers but I think I got pretty close – the gray is more of a charcoal but I think it is reasonably close.

Paper: Cardstock

Stamps: Baby – Lili of the Valley, Happy Harlequin – PaperTrey Ink used to make the diamond patterns

Sentiment: Cuddly Buddly Digi Stamp

Die: Diamond Coverplate – PaperTrey Ink, Bow – My Favorite Things, Circle, Scalloped Circle and Oval – Spellbinders

Embellishment: Pacifier Charm, Felt

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody – Anything Goes

That Craft Place – For a Child

The Corrosive Challenge – Life’s Special Occasions

Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

Crafty Creations – No Patterned Paper

Ladybug Crafts Ink – For a Child or Teenager

Stamping Sensation – Special Occasions

 

On Your Wedding Day

Wedding Day

This couple is so sweet!

Sketch: The Sweet Shop - Every great card starts with a great sketch.  Congratulation The Sweet Stop on your 200th Sketch Challenge!

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Color Inspiration: Inspired by Stamping, and Every great card starts with a great color palette!

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Papers: With this Ring – Nitwit Collections Digi Paper

Stamps: LOTV

Punch: EK Success

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Challenges:

Totally Gorjuss – Anything Goes with Pink

Created with Love - Anything Goes

Cupcake Craft - Sparkle

There She Goes - Matting with Black Cardstock

The ABC Challenge - “I”n Love