Monday, December 5, 2016

Pink Poinsettia


Do you love to watercolor? Want to be inspired to know more?
Read on for an exciting announcement!

Have you heard of Happy Little Stampers, '12 Days of Christmas Challenge'?
Kylie Purtell is hosting it on her blog, and there's some fab prizes to be had!


I did a watercolor with HLS's new stamp set, Christmas Joy


The poinsettia image is perfect for any type of coloring.
I chose to watercolor with my Zigs, fussy cut, and add several extra
petals and pop up the center.
'Merry Christmas' is also from the set, done in silver emboss.
 Happy Little Stampers has several challenges you can play,
and I'm happy to announce I'll be joining the design team for a 
new one, Watercolor Challenge, in January!

Hope you'll follow, and play along!
And hope your December is a blessed one.
Stay warm, and craft on!
Hugs!



Merry & Bright


Betsy shows us how to outline our images on this week's MIM.
Really pops the embossed stamps!


Just had to use Betsy's What the Doodle: Ornament.
After restamping the ornaments, I fussy cut the middles and 
foam popped them onto the centers.
Pale Peony cardstock
Lovely Lady inked  on top.
R20 Copic
Jingle All the Way (Christmas)
Vintage Linens designer cardstock 
Wink of Stella clear
sequins: Irridescent 3mm Pretty Pink Posh



Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Heart


Playing along with Inspired by All the Little Things.

 Joyce Mehrberg is guesting, and didn't want to miss joining her!


I focused in on the blackboard, and it's touches of red.
Getting this one in under the wire!

PTI Stamp Sets: Christmas Faith
Fab Flakes
Bells & Boughs
Freshly Fallen
Ombre Sentiments: Christmas
Holiday Plaid pattern paper (PTI)



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Double Layer Tags


Hi there, and welcome to Make It Monday on Thursday!
Busy with grandma duty for 2 weeks whilst DD & SIL are
in Cabo San Lucas.
Definitely cramps my tag making, but Dawn McVey's
video reminded me, it's time to get my Christmas mojo on!
And once started, it was so much fun and easy breezy,
didn't stop 'till 8 were done.


Had to give you a peek at all my die cuts stamped and ready 
to assemble into tags.


4 mouse finished and ready tags using:
Holiday Greens, Holiday Greens Borders & Christmas Critters.
Like Dawn instructed, I mixed my pattern papers and solids using
the tag dies from PTI.
My goal was to stay with the reds and white.



4 more assembled tags with Holiday Greens & Holiday Greens Borders.
As you can see, mixed up the styles of tags, as Dawn did.


Love this cute little critter! 1st time using this set.
So many possibilities!






Just look at the cute little scarves and 
sweaters, presents and holly!
Can't wait to use this set again!

Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

12 Kits of Occasions November '16: Happy Howlidays


It's time for 12 Kits November post, and we have 
Kim Heggins from Cupcakes Cards and Kim, as 
our hostess. 
Happy Howlidays everyone! A very special release from Lawn Fawn!
Just look at the whimsical kit
Kim gave us!
And a special guest too, welcome Monika Reeck.

So Much fun! Let's get to it!


Leading with my fav, a jolly santa juggling the days and symbols of Christmas!


Kim sent us these cutouts of dogs and doggie holiday treats. 
All I did was copic color them and pop them up with the sentiments that I thought said it all.
Easy breezy! That adorable washi tape was included in the kit.


More sweet pups with their holidays dressings!


Love the bright red and green!

And finally, the only 5 minute card I've ever done!!!


Kim included some fun 2 sided papers, with these adorable images.
I just cut them up, and onto a card base, voila! One cute card done!

Hope you enjoyed my cards today.
Thanks to Kim for the jolly fun kit!
Can't wait to see what my talented  friends have done!
Thanks for visiting!



Friday, November 25, 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags: Tag 3

Tag No. 3


PTI:
Basic Bookmark 2
Sweet Holiday Wishes
Simple Gift Bow
Holiday Plaid dp


25 Days of Christmas Tags: Tag 2

Tag 2 for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags
What a gallery of inspiration!


All PTI:
Basic Bookmark No. 3
Sweet Holiday Wishes
Simple Gift Bow
Holiday Plaid dp


25 Days of Christmas Tags: Tag 1

It's Day 25 of my friend, Tracey McNeely's,
'25 Days of Christmas Tags',
and I'm finally adding my tags!
I did 3 tags, and will post thrice.
Why? Oh my good golly, there are GREAT prizes to be had!
AND, I love Tracey! 
She is a powerhouse cardmaker, and organizer of endless
fun challenge blogs.


I cut so many 'cookies' for the PTI blog hop,
adding them to my 3 tags.
Tag no.1
PTI: Basic Bookmark 1,
Sweet Holiday Wishes
Simple Gift Bow
Holiday Plaid dp.

Sweet Holiday Wishes


Good Day after Thanksgiving! 
And welcome to PTI's November '16 Blog Hop.
Nichole gave us this holiday wonder to inspire,


Frosty pastel yumminess!
Christmas cookies, anyone?


Just got the bow, it sold out so fast on release night.
Just noticed, it's out again!

Sweet Holiday Wishes
What the Doodle: Piece of Cake
Simple Gift Bow
Noted: Scalloped Square
Cardstock: Stampers Select white, Aqua Mist, Scarlett Shimmer, Kraft,
Holiday Plaid
Inks: Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain, Aqua Mist
Distress Stickles Dry Glitter: Clear Rock Candy

Hop all day on Nichole's blog!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Greatful Heart


Happy Thanksgiving to all my dear blogging friends in the US!
And to all who celebrate!
This is my last card, for this year, celebrating Thanksgiving,
and I'm posting it with Cas-ual Friday's challenge:



My card uses a few sets from PTI, Give Thanks, (white embossed), 
First Fruits (the vault), & Fancy Foliage Details. 
Lots of ink rolling (PTI) and sponging.
Stitched rectangle from Post & Postage.


The sentiment says it all for me, so greatful for so many things,
faith, family and friends. Among them, the wonderful friends 
that make up this world of stamping!
May your Thanksgiving be filled enjoying the fruits of your 
blessings!
xoxo



Monday, November 21, 2016

Christmas cottage shaker


I did a Christmas card for a challenge I don't think I've 
played along with before, 
52 Christmas Card Throwdown.
Their theme this week is: Old Fashioned Christmas


My heart beats a little faster when someone hints vintage!


I used a couple of sets from PapertreyInk, Make It Market: Don't Forget to Write
and Post & Parcel, and stamped my cottage from PTI's Winter Village.
My 'snow' is also from Post & Parcel (stencil included in the kit).
Card base is a die from Don't Forget to Write.
You can find 52 CCT here:


and play along for another 4 days


Have a great week!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Thankful


The Card Concept's challenge is 'Thanksgiving'.


Oh, the patterns! Love them, and the colors too!
Card Concept asks that you choose one of their 
many styles when creating your card.
Their designers give you so much inspiration to choose from.
Clean and Layered is my card.


I watercolored the panel from Botanical Blocks (PTI),
and layered it over several card stocks to mimic the table setting in the 
challenge photo.
Button and Twine also PTI.
'Thankful' from PTI's First Fruits (retired I think)
banner from PTI's Tag Sale #10

edited to add to:

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge is Thanks.

Season's Greetings


Merry Monday, this week, has a 'challenging' challenge,
Gray, White & Red...




Sweet Brigit Norton from Crafting While I wait,
 sent me this fabulous bg from Tim Holtz (don't know
if it's still available), and I knew just what to do with it.

Wreath and spray: PTI's Twig Wreath
Sentiment: PTI's: Botanical Blocks 1V
Banner: PTI's: Tag Sale 10
Brick inked with Distress Ink: Fired Brick
All my die cuts were colored with Papertrey's greys,
Soft Stone, Stormy Sea & Smokey Shadow.
I wove some grey twine through my wreath and added
sequins for a bit of bling.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

It's Your Time to Shine


It's time for all of us who love PapertreyInk products to
case the designers who make us swoon each release.
It's harder to pick one card over another than to 
eliminate sets out of my cart each month. (sigh!)
But my eye kept coming back to a set Amy made.


Amy's trio of card, tag and envelope, used the new sets to 
create a birthday theme.
One of my granddaughters will be celebrating her 12th next week,
a perfect excuse to case Amy!


Analise is definitely a pink fan, so I changed Amy's colors around to more feminine ones.


I loved Amy's layout, with the big number. 
(By The Numbers)
Card die from Don't Forget to Write.
Background Basics: Birthday Fun (presents bg).
Tag Sale: Quilted banners.
Sparkle & Shine Sentiment
Tiniest Tags & Tiny Tags Sentiments
Balloon from Scene It: Celebration,
stamped in Pale Peony & then Glossy Accents.
Shine and 12 cut from Shimmer card stock.


I used the same die for my tag as Amy did, Enclosed: Basic folded Tag,
with Limited Layers (scallop) die.
Cupcake: Baker's Dozen on a Cake Plate die.
Banner and sentiment also from Baker's Dozen.
Copic colored.


I love the glossy accents on the cherry!


Envelope is decorated too, like Amy's, with a die cut cupcake
from Colorful Treats.

Create Along With Us, all week on Nichole's blog!