Sunday, February 26, 2017

May your holidays be Merry

The Cat's Pajamas is hosting Challenge #332 - to use word dies on your project.  I've never entered one of their challenges, but I recently won some of their stamps and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to try them out!

For my card, I used the little penguins and sleigh stamp and the snowy swirls stamp from The Cat's Pajamas (sets N7477 and S6856).  The trees and part of the sentiment are from Technique Tuesday and the "merry" die is from Catherine Pooler stamps.  The stitched slope dies are from Lawn Fawn. 

The images were colored with Copic markers, and then I added some Wink of Stella for a little shine.  I also added a few crystal stickers to the snowy swirls.  The sleigh and penguin image is attached with 1/16" foam tape for just a little dimension.

I'm also entering this in the ABC Christmas Challenge (creatures & dimension)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Happy Easter card

I purchased the March card kit from Simon Says Stamp - my first card kit ever from them - because I thought the stamp set was so cute.   When I saw the February card sketch from Stick It Down, I thought this carrot paper and the bunny stamp would work perfectly with that sketch.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card from the sketch:

I stamped and fussy cut the Easter bunny, then mounted him with thin foam tape for a little dimension.  You can't tell from the photo, but I used white Wink of Stella pen to give him a little glitter, too.  The scallop oval die is from Spellbinders. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Heart 2 Heart Challenges has a new challenge going on, to use only black and white on a project (and to include some Close To My Heart products).  I have three of the Close To My Heart Cricut cartridges, Art Philsophy, Artbooking and Artfully Sent, and they are some of my very favorite cartridges because of the variety of images. 

For this card, I lightly brushed Black Soot Distress Ink over a white cardstock piece.  The house, fence, bats, owl and "spooky" were all diecut with my Cricut and the CTMH Artbooking cartridge.  I added a couple of little googly eyes to the "spooky" diecut, and used the Happy Halloween stamp from the companion set to the CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

So very sweet

Every year my granddaughter asks for books and a baby doll for Christmas.  I hope she always wants books, but I know her love for baby dolls may not last much longer.  But for this Christmas, anyway, she still loved her new doll!

This page was created for the February Mini-Crop at Creative Inspiration (use red and white only) and for the February Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at Scrap Our Stash (I used the diagonal row of red, hearts, and mixed alphas in the title).

Friday, February 17, 2017

blowing bubbles

This page was made for the February single page sketch challenge at Stick It Down.  I loved all the circles in this sketch! 
February single page sketch

I had some older Pink Paislee paper with a design of printed circles, so I punched out the circles and used them on this page.  The little cutie is my 8-month old granddaughter, who was just learning to blow bubbles when this photo was taken. 

I added a few heart and arrow stickers, and some penwork around the circles.  The background is actually a pale blue, not nearly as gray as it looks in the photo.  I hope you get a chance to check out the Stick It Down challenge site - they offer a card sketch, single page sketch and double page layout sketch!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Snowy greetings from our home to yours

Here's a little snowy holiday card, getting ready for next Christmas season.  Thankfully, the only snow in our area right now is on this card.....and I hope it stays that way!

The background paper is actually a bright red like the bow; for some reason, it photographed like a dull red.   This card is for the current challenge at Mod Squad Challenges (to use heat or dry embossing to add texture) and the challenge to use red on your project at Cuttlebug Mania.
I used a diagonal stripe embossing folder, along with a stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp.  The house and tree stamps are from Hero Arts, colored with Copic markers and then with a little icicle Stickles added. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mother and Daughter - xoxo

I discovered two new challenge blogs this week (new to me anyway), and created this page to enter both challenges.

Colorful Creations is a sister challenge blog to Let's Get Sketchy, and they are hosting their first challenge - use black, white, and one other color on your project.   I chose to use black, white and pink on my page.

The current challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie is to make a project inspired by this photo.   I was inspired to die cut and create some polka dot heart embellishments on my page.

:Christy's Savories: Valentine's Day Heart Cookies:

Here's my layout for the two challenges, with my sweet daughter and youngest granddaughter posing for the camera.  :)

I hope you get a chance to check out these two challenge blogs!