Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gingerbread and Peppermint

Check out Digital Delight's Blog. The Design Team has created some amazing samples using Digital Delight's Digi Stamps, Papers, and Sentiments. The prices are terrific and the images are contagiously cute.

I am entering this card in some challenges:
1.  Crimbo Crackers - Anything festive/holiday
2.  Moving Along With The Times - 3 Elements with the same beginning letter (S - stitching, stamps, Stickles)
3.  Pixie Dust Studio Pixie  - Winter Holiday Creations
4.  Sarah Hurley Challenges - Christmas!
5.  Simply Create Linky Party - Anything Goes
6.  SJ Crafts  - Christmas
7.  C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Inspirational Picture
9.  Crafts and Me - Ribbon or Trim

My card is there on the blog, and shows all the items I make your way over there and have some fun!

Make some cute Christmas cards, and thank-you cards for all those gifts you are expecting...there is nothing like a handmade card...right?

Have Fun,

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lady Bug Layers

I used an image from the sponsor, My Graffico.

My Graffico supplies the DT with beautiful images...

I just got a  new pack of paper from SU!'s Christmas Catalog. I used layer upon layer of papers, in the circles and the bug. The layered circle "flower" is from a tutorial here. Thanks Desire!

The background is also double layers of paper. Besides the paper I used Gems from Hobby Lobby, and ribbon from CTMH. 

The "cute as a bug" stamp is from "A Bug's Life" by Crafty Secrets. I chalked the background like I usually do...with chalks and a cloud stencil from CTMH.

So layer it up, and enter the Tuesday Throwdown could win!


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Good Ol' Black 'n White

So, any black and white card you are working on will do!

I used a beautiful set of stamps from Flourishes. The background is an old CTMH stamp I had...still on wood. I used paper piecing to add depth. 

The ribboon is from Walmart. I love to use a bit of fabric glue to adhere the ribbon at spots, enabling the ribbon to ripple.
  Here is a closeuup so you can see how I stamped the pears and then the background. I could have stamped the background first, but either way works. I used my Prismacolor marker set in warm greys to shade the image. Just a little Stickles in the flower's centers.

Here is where I entered this card...
1.  A Gem of a Challenge - Paper piecing
2.  Crazy 4 Challenges - Put a Bow on It
3.  Ladybug Crafts - Monochome/Tonal
5.  Moving Along with the Times -Let's go Dotty

I hope you enjoy the challenge. I love black and white!

Happy Birthday to me!

Come and Get It Challenge for this week is "More than One Fold".  If you are working on a fancy fold card, why not enter it? 
You could win...

I used an image from our sponsor, Bugaboo. The frames are from the card club I attend...don't know what company makes them though...

Used Prisamcolor Pencils, chalk with a cloud stencil, Stickles by Ranger, and silver eyelets by SU!. The paper is by My Time Made Easy (digital). The silver ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.

Living in Florida, I thought this image was so fitting...except right now it's 42 degrees! Santa would need a sweater.

So be sure to join in Come and Get It's challenge.  Any card with more than one fold will do!

Hey! It's my birthday!
Happy Birthday to me!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gaudy Baubles

Years ago I remember Martha calling vintage glass ornaments, "Gaudy Balls". These remind me of those:

My Time Made Easy generously supplied me with the digis to make my card, since I am privileged to be on the Pretty Patterns Design Team for MTME!

Here is the sketch from MTME for you to use:

And here's my card:

I printed the sentiment directly on the background, and used a matching patterned paper to make tiny slivers of paper behind the ornaments.

I then printed the ornaments on white cs and colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits. They are strung with waxed flax. I attached three gems from Hobby Lobby, and ribbon from there, too. the cardstock is CTMH. I used Ranger Stickles to make the ornaments gaudy.
Hope you like it. 

I am entering this card in some challenges:
1.  Crimbo Crackers -Christmas anything goes
2. Aud Sentiments - Bingo (I used first vertical row)
3.  Crafty Creations Challenge - Christmas is Coming
4. Creative Moments Blog - Anything Goes
5.  House that Stamps Built - Non-traditionals Christmas Colors

Get on over to My Time Made Easy. More than Pretty Pattern Challenges, there are also color challenges, and awesome printables and packaging downloads to cut by hand or machine.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Merry Mail

Digital Delights is more than just cute characters! I made this card with their digital paper, backgrounds, and stamps! Here they are:
Totally Tartan Digital Paper pack

Winter wonderland background set

A touch of christmas sentiments set

Christmas Mailbox

The cardstock, CTMH, was folded. I attached a piece of Totally Tartan Paper which I printed on plain paper, to the card. I then attached the background that I printed on white cs (it comes in four colors!).
I added a star brad from Hobby Lobby as a tree topper.

The mailbox is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits. I cut it out and put the year on the mailbox. 

The sentiment was printed on white cs and I drew some lines to make it into an envelope. It's shaded with Prismacolor Marker. I backed it with a black cs mat, and dimensionals.

I used glitter brads from my stash, and Stickles by Ranger in silver and white to finish the card.

Challenges I am entering with this card:

A really fun card to make and will be to give as well!
Thanks Wendy at Digital Delights!

Have fun shopping at DD, and
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

12 Days of Christmas at the Stamping Boutique on Paper Craft Planet

I am so lucky! I am now a member of the new Design Team at 

We are about to enjoy a full set of challenges and tutorials featuring the 12 Days of Christmas through  adorable snowmen! Here's the first day...and the first challenge is:

Fruit or Trees

My card is made with several products:
CTMH cardstock and patterned paper
My Time Made Easy Christmas paper
Hobby Lobby Ribbon
Prismacolor Pencils
Stickles by Ranger
Glitter Brads 
CTMH cloud stencil
Chalks by Stampin' Up!

I used my good ol' Coluzzle to cut the oval.

I am entering this card in some challenges...why not!

Have fun with the challenge,

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Warm and Fuzzy

Here's my inspiration card for the Come and Get It Challenge, and here are the details from CAGI:

This week we have a Sketch Challenge. Just use it as a doesn't have to be a Christmas card, or be square as shown, you can use creative license as long as the basic sketch is there! 
Most importantly- HAVE FUN!


So get over to Come and Get It and have fun!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Top of My List

So glad my husband is doing better. He had back surgery almost 10 weeks ago. It was difficult to come home and always find him sitting on the couch. He is the type of guy that never stops. Now when I come home he might not even be there! He's doing things, like taking the car for an oil change. He is going to try golf tomorrow! 

Having him is the first thing on my Christmas list.

Digital Delights is the maker of these wonderful, meaningful digital stamps.
A touch of christmas sentiments set

Candy Cane accessories set

 I printed the sentiment larger than the image, to accentuate how important George is to me. I chalked a heart by making a stencil out of copy paper. I outlined it in Stickles.

The packages are colored with Prismacolor markers. The lacy die cut is from my Card Club I attend. I don't know who made it.

I used Totally Tartan paper from DD.
Totally Tartan Digital Paper pack

The gems are from Hobby Lobby. The ribbon is Offray from a trip I took years ago to their outlet store in Pennsylvania.

The card stock is CTMH cranberry.

Challenges I am entering with this card:
1.Divas by Design - Anything Goes
2.  Just Keep On Creating - Christmas
3.  My Mum's Craft Shop - Winter Wonderland
5.  Whimsy Stamps - Traditional Christmas Colors  
6.  Clear It Out Challenge - Red (CTMH Cardstock 2002, Ribbon 2004)
7.  Craft-room challenge - Punches and Dies
8. Crafty Sentiments Design - Christmas
9.  Each Card A Party! - Winter Wonderland
10.  papelitos challenges - Anything Goes
11.  Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
12.  Top Tip Tuesday - Hearts
13.  Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
14. Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Winter
15.  Cards for Men - Anything goes
16..The Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas anything goes
17.  Forever Friends - Ribbon or Twine
18.  Kaboodle Doodles - Use Plaid

Hope you like it. Be SURE to check out Digital Delights. 

Enjoy your Thanksgiving here in the states,

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Time to Be Thankful

Tuesday Throwdown's Challenge this week is "Thankful for You". Here are the details:

Tuesday Throwdown #124

Our sponsor this week is:

Heart Song Digis offers hand drawn digital images that are perfect for all occasions from elegant to cute. All images were drawn with heart and I hope they make your heat happy as well. Please visit the blog store at

The winner will receive 3 images of their choice!!

Our challenge theme this week is "Thankful for You".  So fitting for Thanksgiving here in the U.S.

For my entry, I used Sunflower, which includes the sentiment in the set as well.

The gingham paper is CTMH from long ago. Woodgrain paper from Hobby Lobby. I colored with Prismacolor pencils and glittered up the card with Stickles. 

Ribbon from my stash and accent stamps from Crafty Secrets finish the card.

I am entering the following awesome challenges with this card: