Thursday, August 15, 2019

Winter Wonderland - August ornament challenge

Winter Wonderland's challenge for August is to use an ornament on your card.  I used a chipboard ornament on my card.

The red background paper and the sentiment stamp are from Taylored Expressions.  I added a few snowflake sequins and some tiny sparkle pen dots to the kraft snowflake strip for a little bit of sparkle.  The die used for the white sentiment piece is from Divinity Designs.    It's only 131 days til Christmas, so not too early to get going on Christmas cards!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Catch the Bug August challenge

Catch the Bug is hosting an "anything goes" challenge for August.  I used the Rottweiler Trio digi stamp from Bugaboo for this card.

I just love that friendly little doggy face saving hi!  The sentiment stamp is from Paper Smooches.    

Jingle Belles "Blue Christmas" challenge

Jingle Belles is hosting a Blue Christmas challenge, where they want to see cards that are predominantly blue. 

For my card, I used navy cardstock on a white card base.  I splattered white ink on the navy for a little snowfall, then added white glitter hills and some silver foil and glitter die cut trees.

I love the mix of glitter and foil against the navy background.  Looks nice and chilly....which sounds good about now after days of 90 plus temps!  

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketch #514

Here is the new sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Here's my card from the sketch.  I used a frame stamp from Close to My Heart, and an Ariel stamp that's been in my stash for a loooong time. 

I did some ink blending on the background, then added some clear glitter around the edges.
This one is for my youngest granddaughter, who loves Ariel.  

Friday, August 2, 2019

Bugaboo Stamps - Sketch Challenge #712

I was one of the lucky winners in the Bugaboo Christmas in July celebration so I have a lot of new Bugaboo digi stamps now - yay!    I'm using one of these on the Stella Sketch #712 challenge.

Here's my card, using the Happy Birthday to Ewe trio stamp.

I used some glittery card stock and then adhered the stamped and colored image with foam tape for some dimension.  Love those cute little sheep!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Merry Little Christmas Challenges - August

It's the first of August, so time for a new "anything Christmas goes" challenge at Merry Little Christmas challenge blog!

For my project this month, I made a standing frame based on a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.  You can find the tutorial here.

I just used one diecut for my standing frame because I wanted to frame a larger stamped image.  There is a small tealight at the bottom between the two frame layers.  This was a very easy project to make and I think I'll make a few more in varying heights to create a little grouping for a table display.
You could also do this to frame a favorite holiday photo - that would be a fun project!

We'd love to see your Christmas projects this month, so hope you get a chance to play along with us at Merry Little Christmas challenges!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

AAA Cards Challenge #145

Here is the current challenge at AAA Cards:

I used a really old image from Stampendous plus a sentiment from The Greetery.

I colored the image with Copics, using pale colors to keep it light.  Pretty fast, simple, one-layer card but I think it might give someone a lift to get this in the mail.