Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Challenge at CCAYR ~ Anything Christmas/Holiday

Hello and welcome back crafting friends.
It's December ~ 24 days till Christmas :-)


Our challenge for you this month is Anything Christmas/Holiday.
Our sponsor this month is 

Prize  $21 Gift Certificate

There is also a prize from Deanne, our DT coordinator.  You will be able to see what it is by visiting the CCAYR blog.

Here is my card using the Tropical Santa image from our generous sponsor.



Crafting Ingredients:
Card base - Recollections 6.5" x 5" white envelope
All other card stock - GinaK
Tropical die cuts were made using the Silhouette
 Clouds - Memory Box
Sailboats - Impression Obsession
Image coloured in using copic markers

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed your visit today and will play along with us.  Please take a few minutes and visit the Christmas Cards All Year 'Round blog to see all the wonderful projects my DT sisters have made.  Remember that we have two teams ~ The Gingerbread Gals, who post on the 1st of each month and the Christmas Belles, who post on the 15th as a reminder and further inspiration for you :-)

Till next time,
Crafting Hugs




Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner 100th Blog Post Celebration!!!

Hello bloggy friends and welcome to our 100th post celebration🎉

Our challenge is Anything Goes and runs for two weeks this time.

In order to celebrate this post, Samantha, our team leader, my daughter, and the owner of Crafty Gals Corner, is sponsoring the prize for this challenge.

Grab Our Badge!
Prizes
$30 Package of Crafting Goodness
$10 GC to Beccy's Place provided by our DT sister, Tracy

Here is the card I made using the Floral Dance die from Crafter's Companion.



I made this card for Samantha.  I remember when she told me that she would love to run her own challenge blog, and knowing her, I said go for it! She's always achieved every goal she's set for herself 😊, and I knew this would be no different!  So, here we are two years later, going strong and celebrating our 100th post.  Woo-hoo!🎉

To add to this celebration, I have a small gift for one lucky participant.



  All you have to do is to leave a comment on this post and also on the Crafty Gals Corner 100th blog post.  I will announce the winner during our next challenge on 14 December 2016.

I hope you enjoyed my card and will join in the fun.
Please take a few moments and visit our blog for some awesome inspiration from my DT sisters.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 13 December 2016, to link your project to our challenge #100, "Anything  Goes", at Crafty Gals Corner.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Challenge #5 at Cardz TV ~ Anything Goes

Hello crafting friends. I hope my American friends all had a great Thanksgiving and are having loads of success in their Black Friday shopping.  There is no such thing as too many crafting goodies! :-)


Our Fifth challenge is Anything Goes
Prize ~ A stamp set from Cardz TV Stamps.

Thanksgiving has come and gone here in the US, so it's time to get out the Christmas decorations and start turning your home into a Christmas wonderland.  This is by far my favourite time of the year. 
With Christmas, and the newest stamp set from Cardz TV in mind, I made this card to add to my Christmas card stash.  I will be addressing, and mailing out my cards next week :-)




Crafty Ingredients:
 Card base - Recollections 6.5" x 5"
White and navy card stock - GinaK
Snowflake DP -  The Paper Studio
Snowflake embossing folder - The Paper Studio
The snowman and sentiments are from Cardz TV.

 Here is a look at the Winter Cheer and Very Merry stamp sets I used.




 You can view and/or purchase these and other Cardz TV stamp sets HERE.
Now it's your turn to make a project and play along with us. Our challenges run for two weeks, so you have till noon, EST on 8 December to link your project on the Cardz TV blog.  Remember, for more inspiration, please visit the blog and take a look at the beautiful projects my very talented DT sisters made for you.  Can't wait to see all your beautiful creations!

Crafty hugs

To all my American friends ...

 

May your year ahead be Blessed with family, good health and joy!

Crafty Hugs,


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Challenge #99 at Crafty Gals Corner ~ 3 of a Kind

Hello crafting friends.  Happy Wednesday!  Hope your week is going well!


This week our challenge is "3 of a Kind"

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: 3 digital images below


Conie Fong
Prize: 3 digital images

I used the Bella with Rose image to create this adorable Valentine's card for my little granddaughter.
This makes it the first card for Valentine 2017 :-)




I used my Silhouette to cut Bella Teddy and to flip it and cut it again. I glued them back to back with the white twine in the middle to create a spinner. My "3 of a Kind" for this challenge are the flowers and the gems that adorn the doily ribbon die, which is from Marianne Designs.
For the inside I used two sets of Cardz TV stamps - Happy Days and Beary Sweet.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Please take a few moments and visit our blog for some awesome inspiration from my DT sisters.  Also, don't forget to visit our wonderful sponsors this week.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 29 November 2016, to link your project to our challenge #99, "3 of a Kind", at Crafty Gals Corner.

Wishing all my American friends
a very Happy Thanksgiving.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christmas Card Class at the ScrapShack

Hi everyone. Wanted to share with you the cards and treat boxes we will be making during the December card class at the ScrapShack.

On Friday, 9 December, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, we will be making the following projects ...


 A pop up gift card holder with a surprise treat box on the inside where you can put chocolates, or any other small gift.  You will be able to choose your own papers, so you can make it for a girl or a boy. I have used fairies from the Frosty Friends stamp set by Lawn Fawn, but you can bring your own images if you want to make it for a boy/man.  These make great stocking stuffers. You can put a small bracelet or earrings for a little girl or a couple of hot wheels cars for a little boy. The possibilities are endless and it all depends on your recipients' likes :-)


A waterfall card using the Lawn Fawn Frosty Friends stamp set.


Santa Pants treat box with matching washi tape to wrap the chocolates. These will look great on your Christmas table as a little treat for after dinner :-)

Then on Saturday morning, 10 December, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, there will be a 3D card class.
In this class, we will be making the cards shown below.  Even though all these cards are 3D, they all fold flat for mailing.


Double diamond Nativity card.


Nativity bendy card.


Poinsettia box card.

So, if you're local, call the ScrapShack to reserve your place in either one of these classes.  They are offering a discount if you decide to do both classes :-)

Hope to see you there.
Crafty Hugs,



Monday, November 21, 2016

Caring Hearts Card Drive

About two weeks ago, I came upon this card drive on Jennifer McGuire's blog.  It was started by a very talented crafter,  Vera Yates, 7 years ago and it has been growing every year!  You can read all the details on Jennifer's blog or on Vera's blog.

I decided to play along and made 100 cards to donate to this great cause. So here is what 100 A2 size cards look like :-)


As you can see, I made a variety of cards. I used 2 packs of A2 size cards and envelopes from The Paper Studio. Below are close ups of most of the different designs I made, with a little bit of information on the supplies I used.


These were made using papers from The Paper Studio, card stock from GinaK, Divine Swirl embossing folder and ovals from Spellbinders. Santa chippies are also from The Paper Studio.


To make these cards, I played with my new stamp and die set from StampinUp called Star of Light.
Card stock is from GinaK. 


Card stocks are from GinaK. I used the Christmas Holly embossing folder for the background on some of them.  On the others, I used the Diagonal Stripes embossing folder.
The candy cane was cut using Cricut Explore.
I added stickles to the berries for a little sparkle.


I used card stock from GinaK. and a variety of snowflake papers from The Paper Studio.
The snowman was cut using the Cricut Explore. I added a little green sprig with some berries to his hat to make it more Christmas-sy :-)  Isn't he such a happy fellow? I hope he brings joy to who ever receives it!


I decided to add a design that is more religious.  After all, you can't have Christmas without Religion.  It is a celebration of Jesus' birthday.  The blue card stock is from GinaK, the silver card stock is from Recollections. I stamped the image, a stamp by Stampendous called Travelling Far, using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with silver super fine detail embossing powder from Ranger.


Green, White and Red card stock are from GinaK. I used the WRMK Quilted embossing folder on the mittens and The Paper Studio Snowflakes embossing folder on the background.  The design is from the Silhouette store and the snowflake was cut using a MS punch.


Another religious card made using a Silhouette design. Card stock is from GinaK. Used the Swiss Dots embossing folder on the background.


This jolly old fellow was cut using the Cricut Explore. Card stock is from GinaK. Divine Swirl embossing folder used on the background. He's such a happy Santa - must be the expectation of  all those cookies on Christmas Eve :-)


Well, when you put 100 cards into a box, it doesn't look like much, does it?  But let me tell you that it did take me quite a while to get them all done, but I enjoyed every minute of it! Now that I know that this card drive runs every year from the beginning of October till Thanksgiving, I'm going to try to make more for next year.  If you enjoy making cards, maybe you can join in too! :-)

Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share these cards with you.
Wishing my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Till next time
Crafty hugs,


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Challenge #98 at CGC ~ Any Holiday

Hello crafting friends.  Happy Wednesday and welcome back!


This week our challenge is "Any Holiday"

Our sponsors this week are:


QKR Stampede
Prize: 3 Digital Images



The Paper Nest Dolls
Prize: $20 gift Certificate

Using Vintage Carolers by The Paper Nest Dolls, I made this card.



Crafty Ingredients:
Card size - 6.5" x 5"
Card stocks - GinaK
Image printed on XPress cardstock
DP - Paper Studio
Lamp post die - Marianne Designs
Merry Christmas die - Yvonne Creations
Poinsettias - my stash
Music brads - my stash
Copic markers
Stamp - Great Impression Stamps

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Please take a few moments and visit our blog for some awesome inspiration from my DT sisters.  Also, don't forget to visit our wonderful sponsors this week.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 22 November 2016, to link your project to our challenge #98, "Any Holiday", at Crafty Gals Corner.

I would like to play along with the following challenges:

Till next time,
Crafty hugs,




Thursday, November 10, 2016

Challenge #4 at Cardz TV - Anything Goes

Hello crafting friends. Hope you're all doing well and have plans for a great weekend.


I'm back today with our fourth Anything Goes challenge at Cardz TV.
Prize ~ A stamp set from Cardz TV Stamps.

 I made this card for this challenge, with my brother's birthday in mind.  I used the Good Times and Happy Days stamp sets from Cardz TV.



 I must admit that I do like the way it came out.
I always struggle to make cards for the males of my family :-)

Crafty Ingredients:
 Card base - Recollections 6.5" x 5"
White and black card stock - GinaK
DP -  Colorbok
Steam train - Frantic Stamper die
Railway tracks - Silhouette design #82943
Gems - from my stash

 Here is a look at the Happy Days and Good Times stamp sets.


 You can view and/or purchase these and other Cardz TV stamp sets HERE.
Now it's your turn to make a project and play along with us. Our challenges run for two weeks, so you have till noon, EST on 24 November to link your project on the Cardz TV blog.  Remember, for more inspiration, please visit the blog and take a look at the beautiful projects my very talented DT sisters made for you.  Can't wait to see all your beautiful creations!

Crafty hugs