Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Anything Christmas Goes Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

Happy hump day :-) So happy you could stop by.
 We have a new challenge starting today at Crafty Gals Corner hosted by the Crafty Gals :-)


Challenge # 180 ~ Anything Christmas Goes

Our very generous sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


The Cutting Cafe
Prize ~ 2 Sets

Here are my DT projects for this challenge.


 First, I have these two cute little boxes to share with you from The Cutting Cafe.  I used my silhouette to cut these boxes.  Each box measures 2" x 2" x 1.25". As you can see it's the perfect gift box for those small extra special gifts. This cutting file comes with several different patterned box lids.I chose the snowflake and the Christmas tree and embellished them with a few gems from my ever growing stash of bling :-)
                                             

For my next project, I used the Snowboarding Snowman from SheepSki Designs and made this cute Christmas card.  To embellished the front, I used the Ice Crystal Frame die from Amy Design's Wintertide collection. The fancy corners are from Spellbinders' Lace Hearts die set. I added a few gems from my stash for an extra special touch.



On the inside of the card I stamp a sentiment by Great Impression Stamps and added a couple of the fancy corners to tie it altogether. Card stocks are both from GinaK. I used copic markers to colour the image.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today and will play along with us by linking a project to our challenge #180, Anything Christmas Goes.  Our wonderful sponsors have donated lovely prizes that will be awarded to random winners.  You have until noon, CST on Tuesday, 18 December 2018, to link your project to the  Crafty Gals Corner blog.  While you there, take a few minutes to see what my teammies made for your inspiration.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!


Monday, December 3, 2018

Snow Much Fun :-)

Hello and welcome back crafting friends.I'm sharing three cards today, on the Dies R Us Inspiration blog, featuring beautiful and easy to use background dies. In case you missed the great sale Dies R Us had on international dies last week, and you wanted to create cards similar to what I showed you in my last post, the cards I'm about to share with you today use dies that are always available at the Dies R Us store.




I love cutting and piecing dies together as I actually find it very relaxing, but sometimes you just don't have the time and that is when background dies come in very handy.  On my first card I used the Ice Flower Frame from Precious Marieke.  To finish the card I added a few silver snowflakes and a few silver star sequins.
The second card was made using the Mirror Frame from Jeanine's Art.  This is such a beautiful die that I didn't want to add anything to it as it may have taken away from the beauty of the cuts and the embossing of this die. I just added a few enamel dots to go with the baubles on the Christmas tree.
For my third card, I cut the Ice Crystal Frame from Amy Design twice to add a little bit of dimension.  I added a few snowflakes out of silver mirror cardstock.  I used a very old set of small snowflakes to cut mine out and I'm not even sure they still around.  However, if you need a set of small snowflake dies the Small Snowflake set by Impression Obsession is a great set to add to your stash.
Now you may be wondering about the cute snowmen I used, again it was a gift from my SIL.  Snow Much Fun  decoupage cutting sheet.  They are made of 3 layers with foam dots in between each layer to build dimension on the card.  Each of these cards measure 5.5" x 5.5".

Here is a quick recap of the dies I used with links to the store, for your convenience.

I hope I was able to inspire you to make a project and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too.
For your convenience, I have listed all the important information below, with links to the different sites.

 I would like to play along with the following challenges:

Merry Little Christmas Challenge
12 Months of Christmas Link Up
Love to Craft Challenges

Till next time, 
Crafty hugs,

Friday, November 30, 2018

It's Santa time :-)

Yes, it is and I couldn't be more excited 😃
Unlike most people, I enjoy the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, decorating, baking, eating ... well you get the picture 😊 I just love Christmas and everything about it - from celebrating the birth of Baby Jesus ... all the way to spending Christmas day with hubby, kids, and grandkids!😁
So, with that said, let's kick off the month with another challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round hosted by the Gingerbread Gals

December Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Prize ~  please visit the CCAYR blog.



As most of you know, this was my 3rd year making cards for the Caring Heart Cards Drive. These were the last 25. They were pretty easy to mass produce, but I think they still look merry and festive.

Crafty Ingredients
Card base - The Paper Studio
Stocking - Silhouette design #160225
Santa - The Paper Studio
Scalloped Oval - Spellbinders dies
Embossing Folder - Quilted - WRMK
Card stocks - GinaK.

Now it's your turn to join in the fun.
You have till the end of the month to link your project to our challenge.
Looking forward to seeing your festive creations.

Till next time,

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Christmas Birds

Hello crafting friends. Did you catch the wonderful special order sales Dies R Us had last week?
Today, I'm going to share with you two pretty Christmas cards that use international dies.

In case you don't know, every so often, Dies R Us runs a big sale on international dies. During these times, you will find dies from companies such as Marianne Designs, Lea'bilities, and Joy Crafts among others. The best way to know about these fabulous sales is to subscribe to the Dies R Us Newsletter.  When you go to the store's home page,  scroll down to the bottom.  There you will find a box where you can enter your email address and be put on their mailing list.



When these sales come along, I tend to splurge a little and grab more than just a few dies :-) This first card that I'm sharing with you today is made with a die by Marianne Designs called Petra's Botanical Star.  Isn't it gorgeous? And the best thing ... it can be used all year round, not just for Christmas. It all depends on the image and embellishments you use :-) The Christmas bird images I'm using today are from a Christmas Bird Cutting/Decoupage sheet that my SIL sent me. They're so beautiful, I knew I had to use pretty dies to showcase them :-)




For the second card, I used a die also from Marianne Designs, this one is called Anja's Circle, and again, just like the first card, this die can be used for any occasion by changing the image and the embellishments.
Another great plus - they're so quick and easy to put together, yet it makes your cards look like you spent hours working on them.

I don't have a pictorial to share with you today, because it really is that simple. Just cut the dies out of which ever card stock you want and add an image, flower or sentiment of your choice to the centre. Then add a few embellishments and you're done :-)

Here is a quick recap of the dies I used for card # 1:



     





And these are the dies I used for card #2:

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I hope I was able to show you how versatile these dies are and to inspire you to make a project and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too.
For your convenience, I have listed all the important information below, with links to the different sites.


Some challenges I'd like to play along:

Hiding in my Craft Room
Aud Sentiments
Animal Friends

Till then,
Crafty hugs,

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Happy Anniversary to my hubby :-)

Hi crafting friends. Hubby and I celebrated 33 years of marriage yesterday. It's been an fun and interesting ride, some ups, some downs but we rode it together and are stronger for it.


This is the card I made for hubby.  It didn't come out as masculine looking as I would have liked it to be, but hubby liked it so all is well that ends well :-)
The stitched pattern was from an anniversary stitching kit, embroidered in Christmas Red and Silver thread.  The rose is from the cutting sheet that came with the kit. It is made up of 3 layers with pop dots in between each layer.


The sentiment was computer generated.

Thanks for spending a little time with me today.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hugs,

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Masculine Birthday


Hello crafting friends. Before I share my card with you, I would like to wish all my American friends a very  Happy Thanksgiving! May your day be blessed with love, family and friends.

With that done, I would like to share the card I made for hubby's uncle who just turned 99 years young :-)


I've had this decoupage sheet for a number of years now and had never used it. I sometimes look around my craft room and think it's time to de-stash because there are things that I haven't used in a long time.  As soon as I start though, I keep thinking that I will use those items one day, and there goes the whole de-stashing idea :-) Well, you see, sometimes it works because I thought that this image, with it's different layers, was just perfect for this birthday card :-)  The stitching pattern is one that I got in a kit a while back too :-)  See you have to keep your goodies from way back when because you just never know when you're going to use it :-)
It's funny though, I only feel like this about my crafting toys.  Everywhere else in my home, things get donated or trashed. I love a clutter free home :-)


I kept the inside of the card on the simple side so hubby could write his message.

That is it from me for today.
Crafty hugs & blessings

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Fall Colours

Hello crafting friends and welcome back. 

 We have a new challenge starting today at Crafty Gals Corner hosted by the Crafty Gals :-)


Challenge # 179 ~ Fall Colours

Our very generous sponsors for this challenge are:


Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate


Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate for Images Only 


Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

I have two cards to share with you today.  The first card uses the beautiful Autumn Fairy from Cute as a Button.  I must admit that I really loe the way this card came out. I'm still having so fun stitching on my cards :-), and thought that this pattern would be perfect to showcase this cutie.  I coloured the image with copic markers.  The green and brown card stocks are from GinaK.




For the next card, I used Pumpkin Topiary from Scribbles Designs.
I cut this center step card on the Silhouette.  Using a Cottage Cutz die, I added a bundle of wheat stalks to each side.  I coloured the image with copic markers. Card stock is from GinaK. Tiny polkadot paper is from my stash.



I kept the inside plain so that I can write my own personal message.

Thank you for sharing a little piece of your day with me.  I hope that I have inspired you to make a project to link to our challenge #179, Fall Colours.  Remember there are fabulous prizes to be won.  You have until noon, CST, on Tuesday, 4 December 2018, to link your project to the  Crafty Gals Corner blog. And while you there, take a few minutes to look at what my teamies made for your inspiration.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!