Saturday, December 3, 2016

Oh Christmas Tree

Many years ago a friend of mine sent me a Christmas card which I have kept it all these years so I could CASE it.  Finally doing that.

I started with a forest green base, tearing off part of the front.  The vanilla piece is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 which I adhered to the inside of the torn part.  The tree and sentiment (SU) are stamped and then embossed with gold. 

Challenges:
Paper Creators - Christmas
Stamploration CAS - optional red and green
Simon Monday - Christmas Tree
Word Art Wednesday - anything

Monday, November 28, 2016

Poinsettia Tag

Here is another tag inspired by Debby Yates on day 4 of the 25 days of tags challenge .  I don't like this one  as well as my first poinsettia tag but it is still pretty.  Probably anything with a poinsettia would be pretty - love them.



Impression Obsession die for the poinsettia.  Love the red pearls for projects like this.

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - anything 
Simon Wednesday - Christmas dies
All Sorts - anything Christmas
Sweet Stampin - blue
Sweet Stampin Christmas 
In My Creative Opinion - 25 days of tags
Stamplorations - tag challenge

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Simple Snowflake Tag

It is always so fun to see all the wonderful tag ideas this time of year.  This tag was inspired by Jessica Frost-Ballas' tag on day 13 on the 25 Days of Tags.
I used a pre-colored digital snowflake, then used a Sakura silver star gelly roller pen to highlight parts of the snowflake.  I hope you can see some of that in the next pics.

I made the tag by using a SU corner punch and circle punch.  The ribbon is recycled from a gift.

Challenges:
All Sorts - anything Christmas
Time Out - Christmas, glitter and shimmer
In My Creative Opinion - 25 days tags
Sweet Stampin - predominately blue
Sweet Stampin Christmas
Stamploration tags



Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas Carolers

Do people go caroling anymore?  Years ago some of us from church went to a few nursing homes and to a few homes with shut ins.  It was quite fun.


This digital image by Darla is so fun to color.  I used Copics and Sakura silver star gelly roller.
The musical paper is a digital print.
The circles are cut with Die-namic Circle Stax dies.
Sentiment is a Doodle Pantry digital. 

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Christmas and dies
Cuttlebug Mania -  music
Double D - traditional Christmas colors
Sweet Stampin Christmas
Joy Clair - 3 colors on inspiration board
Daily Marker - 30 days to color  
Word Art Wednesday - anything 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Taking a break from the kitchen to put up a post.  Although I lucked out this year.  We are going to a son's home for dinner so I am only bringing sweet potatoes and my homemade rolls.  I'll miss the left overs but not the mess of cooking for 20!
Here is another tag.  I love how this one turned out.

My inspiration was Debby Yates tag on day 4 of the 15 day Tag Challenge.

The base of my tag is navy blue.  The poinsettia is cut with a Impression Obsession die.  NOEL is a stamp which I embossed with white.

Have a lovely Thanksgiving Day and weekend. 

Challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas - anything
Simon Wednesday - Christmas die
Dies R Us - tags
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Paper Creators - anything
Sweet Stampin - Christmas
Time Out - Chrismas
In My Creative Opinion - tags

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Red Snowflakes

Originally I was going to make a white tag with a red snowflake because the wrapping paper is red with white snowflakes.  But then I saw Laura  Pryor's tag on day 13 at the In My Creative Opinion blog.  That inspired this tag  using the negative cut as a focal.

The white tag is cut with a Silhoutte. After cutting out a snowflake, I ran the red piece through the Cuttlebug using a MFT Stitched Rectangle.  It was too long so I partially cut again. That worked great.
It was good to use one of these big gems.  They are so thick, I don't like using them on cards that need to go through the postal system.   Also used a few sequins too - always a fun embellishment.

Challenges:
In My Creative Opinion 25 days of tags
Simon Monday - three (sequins)
Die Cuttin Divas - anything
Dies R Us - tags
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - anything 
Sweet Stampin - Christmas 

One of Six

Just a quick post to show one of the cards in the sets of cards I made for gifts. 

I started with a piece of designer paper which is several shades of gray  (like newsprint).  I used a copic to color the butterfly wings and flower, then stamped two more flowers in red using a GKD stamp.  The rest is pretty obvious - backing in gray before mounting onto red cardbase.  The "hello" is a MFT die from a Hello set.

Challenges:
MFT color challenge
Die Cuttin Divas - anything
Paper Creators - anything
Daily Marker - 30 days to color
Crop Stop - anything