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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Crafting When We Can Challenge

So this week on Crafting When We Can the challenge is to borrow any sketch. I chose the one below.
This sketch is from Seriously Creative Challenges 
I love inspiration from their DT as well as the sketch. I am very excited how this card came out.
Paper is from Recollections Jolly and Bright which I love! And this image! It is from Tiddly Inks which I had never used before. I saw this image and loved it and bought it for $3 and then was even more in love with it because they give you the image you see there and all four of them separated. So you can make a card with a single image or all four like above. So its like getting 5 stamps for the price of one. Sorry for the long explanation but I was super excited about it. Anyways if you want you use this sketch head over to Seriously Creative Challenges 4 more days to join. If you are using any sketch head over to Crafting When We Can and link it up for an extra challenge.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Xmas Gift Bags and Tags w/Pattie's Creations

I used Holiday Reindeer from Pattie's Creations for the tag and gifts bag. I colored with Copics and added Glossy Accents.

I made a large tag to go with this gift bag. My niece loves penguins and I love snow globes so this image is the perfect mix. This image is also from Pattie's Creations. It is Penguin Snow Globe. I colored it with Copics and added Glossy Accents to the bubbles and the eyes. I added Stickles to the cap. Below the image I put a bottle cap with a penguin that I cut from this same background paper.

I cut a penguin from Simply Charmed and added stickles to the bow and cheeks.
I am entering the tags into Simon Says Stamp Challenge
I am entering the gift bag into Little Red Wagon Christmas Challenge

Sew Many Twine Challenge

Time for some twine and a fun fold.

I wanted to make a different card this week and fold some inspiration on a fellow blog. I looked up the fold on Splitcoast Stampers and followed the instructions.
I was excited to see this challenge as I was searching for a fold I wanted to you.
Top Tip Tuesday is having a fold challenge that I am entering this card into. Sew Many is having their weekly challenge which is to use twine. How perfect that is for me since I love to use twine.

Isn't this image cute. Jaden on ornament is a Sew Many Cards image that I just love. I colored him with Copics and added glossy accents to the bulb. I printed Jaden out with the Xmas words around it  and cute it with my circle spellbinder then faux stitched with red around it. The oh Joy is from a xmas stamp set I bought last year. I added stickles on top of it. A few gems and there you have it.
I am also entering this card into Scrapbook sisters Christmas Challenge.

Head on over to Sew Many Cards and link up a card using twine!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Card Tiddly Inks

This image is Tiddly Inks. Lilli Claire Christmas Dreams is so cute. I colored her with Copics. The sentiment is from Pink By Design Christmas Wishes. The paper is from my scraps collection, which is rather large.
I made this card following this sketch. I love how it came out. I am on a roll with the Christmas Cards. Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Some Odd Girl Wedding Card

I was very excited to see how this card came out. It took me awhile staring at the pieces to put it together but the result was perfect.

This beautiful image is from Some Odd Girl. She was colored with Copics and I added a little diamond to her hair flower.
I added a cute wedding charm. The lace doilies was stamped then sprayed with glitter.
I made a gift card holder at the top and this sentiment goes perfectly for a wedding card.  Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!

Inspired Stamps Xmas Wreath

Today is Inspired Stamps one year birthday. Antoinette's store has been open for a year today and she is celebrating with a sale.

I made a Christmas wreath using a set of her wonderful stamps that I saved to share on the store's birthday. I saw many people make these around Halloween time but I wanted to make one for Christmas.
 I used a chipboard circle that I traced with large mixing bowls and hand cut out. I hot glued the circle rosettes on it and stacked them on top of each other.
 If you want to know how to make these rosettes Antoinette did a tutorial here you can learn how to make these.
 I stamped these images then used a circle punch to cut them out and chalked the edges. I added some color with my Copics and brads on some of them. The below one I added bell brads to.
 I hot glued some bells and buttons to add some embellishments.
You can find this set I used at the above link.

Happy birthday Inspired Stamps!

Sketch Hop 2

Welcome to the 2nd Sketch Blog Hop. The first hop last month was so popular we decided to do it again!!! The purpose of this hop is to show how all of these talented bloggers can take the same sketch and come up with totally different cards. If you've never used a card sketch before, give it a try! Be sure to check back on Sunday, as there will be some bloggers posting cards on day 2. So sit back & be inspired! If you just happened on the hop, be sure to go to the first stop so you can see the whole hop! Grab your favorite beverage and sit back & hop along with us!

 At first when I saw this sketch I thought WTH am I going to do with that. The lines on the side totally through me off but after some thought I remembered the wonderful world of twine! However I just realized I put the sentiment in the wrong spot. Ooops.
I embossed the Lacy Circles with Xmas ornaments and used spray glitter on it. This cute girl is from Bugaboo. I colored her with Copics and cut her out.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!
Head on over to Jackie next and check out what she did with the sketch. 
1 Jennifer

2 Ashley

3 Lynda

4 Janet N

5 Rachelle

6 Denise

7 Janet R

8 Carol

9 Susan

10 Lisa

11 Jamie

12 Jackie

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sew Many Stair Step Challenge

This weeks challenge on Sew Many Cards is to make a stair step card. This was my first try making a stair step card and it is definitely an interesting way to make a card.
I used a tag on the back step. The second step I made a pinwheel and the image.
Side view to see where all the embellishments sit.
Bailey is so cute. I colored him with Copics, added Glossy Accents to the candle and his nose, then added Stickles to the hat. I likely chalked the edges with green chalk and bell brads to the sides.
Now it is your time to try a stair step card and link it up to Sew Many Cards challenge for a chance to win some wonderful images.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Inspired Stamps Xmas Tag

If you came here from Deneen then you are in the right place. I hop you are enjoying all these wonderful tags. I know I am. So without farther ado here is my tag.
How cute is this tag? I love how it came out. This is the fanciest tag I have ever made. There are so many details that went into this tag that I broke it up in sections.

I started with decorating a manilla colored large store bought tag with Xmas paper then inked the edges with a maroon ink. I took a white circle sticker (bought at Staples) and punched a hole in the center. Then dabbed alcohol ink on it to make it red. I added that to were the original hole in the tag was. I added a few bells on the tag tied on with twine. This beautiful stamp is from Inspired Stamps. His Little Ones: Holly, Jolly Christmas Girl is her name you can find her here
I colored her with Copics and cut her out.  
The center I tied a ribbon around the tag and added the bottle cap on top of it. Seebelow how I made the snowman bottle cap. I stamps Joy to the World on white card stock then dotted it was red pepper alcohol ink using the Ranger Rick dabber.

For the flowers-well they started out white then I dropped drops of the alcohol ink (picture below) on the flowers until I liked the color of them. Then I took red stickles and rubbed it around on the flowers. I love how they came out and think I am going to buy me a bunch of white ones and color them myself the color I need. 

Now for the bottle cap I bought a pack at Hobby Lobby. I believe it was a 24 pack for $9.99 but I used a 40% off coupon. I bought the clear stickers that were made specially to fit on top of the caps, they are sold right by the caps. I stamped white card stock with the 1 inch snowmen (you can find them here
I colored the snow woman with Copics and used a 1 inch circle punch to cut her out. I love snowmen (they are my Xmas obsession) so I had to add one on here. Here is a link to where I got the idea for the bottle caps.
So there you have it. Now head on over to Jenn's blog and see what she has done with her tag.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Xmas Cards CDAC & Inspired Stamps

Here are two Christmas themed cards I have made recently to donate. I used two different images from CDAC Progressive Challenge. They have lots of free stamps if you join their challenge.
I added white embossing powder to the house & barn and around the trees/shrubs.
The round image is from Inspired Stamps. I love this set. I used it on many different crafts. You can pick it up for 40% off right now too!  I chalked the edges, colored the leaves green with Copics and added a red glitter brad. 
Many more Xmas cards to come. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Crafting When We Can Female Bday Card Challenge

Crafting When We Can is having a female birthday challenge. I made this card for that theme.
I made this pinwheel and sprayed glitter on it. I colored this adorable image is from
with Copics. You can find this image here

If you are making any birthday cards for a female then head over and link it up at Crafting When We Can and you will get a chance to win some cute images. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Some Odd Girl Xmas Container/Card

I recently discovered Some Odd Girl stamps ans I love them. They are so cute. I had already printed out this wonderful digi when I say that she is having a Guest Design Call. I would love the opportunity to work with Kristy and her wonderful images.
 I just love this image. She is so cute. I colored her with Copics and added stickles to the presents.
I added Glossy Accents on the eyes and the shoes. The bottle cap I cut a reindeer head with a 1 in circle punch from the background paper and added it to the bottle cap and put a Spare Part epoxy sticker on top that is meant to go with the bottle caps. I added a couple bell brads next to Mae and chalked the edge of the image.
I bought these containers a couple years ago in bulk and use them for Xmas goodies. I love baking and make all kinds of sweets for Xmas gifts.
The tops are cute but I decided I would make it spectacular and decorate it myself with this super cute image. This image is Deer Mae from Some Odd Girl. I love her. I made a card that will so with this container of treats. I did not want it to be the exact same so I made her with different hair color and opposite outfit color. I added stickles to the antlers, tail and presents. I faux stitched around the image and chalked the egde.

Closer view of all the shimmer. Thanks so much for stopping by and wish me luck on getting a guest spot. I will need your vote soon :)