Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Merry Little Christmas Challenges - Challenge #21

It's a new month and time for a new challenge at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.  With all the changes and stresses going on in the world right now, it's nice to take a little break and think of happier times ahead and look forward to the holidays.   For my project this month, I made a card with the jolliest person I could think of - Santa Claus!

The Santa stamp is from Colorado Craft Company and it is a large Santa image.  I stamped & colored the image, then used a Taylored Expressions frayed edge die to trim down the image.  I went around the edges with an embossing pen and heat embossed with gold for a little sparkle.  To finish off the card, I added some die cut evergreen branches (Creative Expressions) a Tim Holtz metal charm with a twine bow and a sentiment banner (Taylored Expressions).  

You have all month to play along with the Merry Little Christmas Challenges.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Sisterhood of Crafters Spring challenge

The current challenge at Sisterhood of Crafters is to create a spring-inspired project. 
Here is my card for the challenge:

I used Gina K's Watercolor Flowers stamp set for the flowers and a microcheck background stamp from the Ink Blog Shop.  The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz sentiment sticker set.  It's a pretty simple card, but sometimes that's okay.  Just a reminder that spring is in the air, sunshine and warmer days are coming!

The Library Challenge - #55

The Library Challenge blog has a great inspiration piece for their current challenge:

How to Embroider Almost Everything

I love the look of hand embroidery on crafts. The images on this book cover are just too cute.  I'm just starting to get into hand embroidery, so I might have to check out this book!

Instead of using hand embroidery on my card for the challenge, I used a stamp set from Neat & Tangled that looks like embroidery.Love the little stitched flowers in this set!  The scalloped rectangle frame die is from My Favorite Things and I used a gingham print paper to go with the country stitched theme.

Friday, March 27, 2020

AAA Cards - Challenge #161

Here is the new challenge at AAA Cards:

With our state being under a two-week "stay at home" order, I thought it would be nice to make a card to send out just to touch base and say hello to someone.

I used the crazy dogs stamp set from Tim Holtz and a set from Alley Way for the sentiments.  Hope this card makes someone smile!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Paper Players Sketch Challenge

Here is the new challenge at Paper Players:

Here's my card from the sketch:

I used a check background stamp from Ink Blog Shop, a sentiment stamp from The Ton, and the daisy stamp is from Gina K.   I've had the rickrack stamps for years and don't remember the manufacturer on those.    Since we can't give real hugs & kisses right now, I thought I'd send a virtual hug to someone!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Male Room - Challenge #132

Here is the current challenge at The Male Room:

I went with a vintage feel on my card with some Tim Holtz papers featuring old style wooden rulers.  

I added some "rusty" stickers that have been in my stash almost long enough to be considered vintage, and a stamped sentiment.  Hopefully this will make some birthday recipient smile!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

CAS Christmas

The March challenge at CAS Christmas Card challenges is to incorporate Christmas flowers into your project, but still keep it clean and simple.  Here's my card, with a poinsettia and a few holly leaves.

I used a Taylored Expressions frayed edge die for the background with a little bit of inking along the edge with a silver ink pad, along with a small square die and a holly die from Tim Holtz.  The poinsettia stamp is from Unity, fussy cut to just get the poinsettia and leaves.  I added a Tim Holtz sentiment sticker and a couple of sequins to finish off the card.