Sunday, October 13, 2019

Jingle Belles Pink Christmas challenge

It's time for the Jingle Belles "Pink Christmas" challenge.  This is one they do every October, and Lauren and Stephanie (the two jingle belles!) donate $2 each to the Breast Cancer Foundtion for every card submitted to the challenge.  That is so great!

For my card, I used the new Frosty Flakes stencil from The Greetery and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink.  The bell, bow, and greenery stamps and dies are also from The Greetery and the sentiment is from Right at Home Stamps.

The sentiment was stamped and then heat embossed with silver, and I added a few tiny silver gem stickers to the snowflakes. I really like this snowflake stencil.

I hope you get a chance to join in the Jingle Belles Pink Christmas challenge!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - October challenge

Wow, we're down to just three more Merry Little Christmas challenges until Christmas!  Time to get serious about those Christmas cards and holiday decorations that are on our project lists!

For my project this month, I did a double diagonal fold card.  This card is made from one 12x8 sheet of double sided cardstock and you end up with a card with two front pockets.  This makes a great way to present gift cards, or tickets to a Christmas concert or play.   I used some old tickets in my example card.

The layered poinsettia stamp is from The Ton and the sentiment stamp is from Power Poppy.  The oval die is from Simon Says Stamp and the patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn.

The tutorial for this double diagonal fold card is here.  Beccy Muir is a very talented stamper and card maker who is generous enough to post a LOT of card fold tutorials on her blog.   You can find the card fold tutorials here.  I tend to stick with plain fold rectangle cards, so was very happy to find Beccy's blog with all the cool card types!

We'd love to see your Christmas projects this month.  Please share them with us at the Merry Little Christmas challenge blog!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Ghostly Greetings

Working on Halloween cards now, and thought I'd make one clean & simple card for the My Favorite Things card design contest going on now.

The purple background is made by smooshing some ink onto white cardstock with an acrylic block and punching it with a circle punch.  The spiderweb, ghost, lollipop and greeting are all from the
 Fab-BOO-lous Friends stamp set by My favorite Things.  The circle and ghost are adhered with foam tape for dimension.  I also added a little bit of clear sparkle pen to the ghost, lollipop and spiderweb.
I like this stamp set because it's cute and spooky instead of scary spooky, so it's great for kids' Halloween cards.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Lasting Memories September Challenge #1

This month, Lasting Memories is hosting some "recipe" challenges.   The first challenge is to use one banner, two photos, three (or more) chipboard elements and glittery letters or embellishments.

Here's my page for the challenge, with some photos from a family picnic last summer.

I didn't have any glitter letters in the right color, so I used some white alphabet stickers and covered them with yellow Stickles.    

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Fall cards with Pretty Pink Posh

I bought a couple of Fall stamp sets from Pretty Pink Posh during their Labor Day sale, and finally got a chance to play with them today.

The first card uses Pumpkin Patch Critters and the second card uses the Fall Scene stamp set.  I also used a fence stamp and die from Paper Trey Ink on the first card.  All the images were colored with Copics and the backgrounds were done with dye inks. 

I'm playing along with these challenges:
Crafty Animals (anything goes) 
2 Crafter Critter Crazies (anything goes)
Crafty Friends (Fall colors)

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Less is More - Challenge #403 - Metallics

Here's the new challenge at Less Is More - use glitz, metallics, etc on your card

I used Deco Foil transfer gel and some rainbow foil with a small balloon stencil on this card.

stencil: Simon Says Stamp; sentiment from Taylored Expressions

I added a scallop square frame cut from gold mirror cardstock and mounted the sentiment on a strip of the same cardstock.  Lots of shine on this one!  

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

AAA Cards - Challenge #148

AAA Cards is hosting a sketch challenge, with an optional twist to include an animal. 

I rotated the sketch clockwise so the strip was vertical on the LH side of the card.  I used a Katzelkraft cat stamp, along with some Tim Holtz and Hero Arts Halloween stamps for the grumpy witchy cat.  I sponged a little bit of violet ink around the cat and attached it to the black card base.