Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Midweek Magnolia Challenge #178-"Christmas is Coming"

Happy Wednesday dear blogging friends!!

Well we're here are at the half way mark of another week...AND...almost at the end of another month...YIKES!!  Best of all it's time to begin another brand new challenge at Midweek Magnolias...our sponsor is as always Magnolia Sweden...AND...we have a SUPER easy theme for the next two weeks..."Christmas is Coming"...perfect for you all to finish up or get going on those "special" Christmas cards!!

I always love doing 3D or trying different things to shake up the gray matter...AND...I've always admired the gift bags that all you talented crafters have created...BUT...I've never done one!!  So I bought these cute little white bags and waded in...

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Maja Design from both the "Home for the Holidays" and "Joyous Winterdays" collections...WOW I LOVE these papers!!!...
the penguin bag sentiment says "Cold Hands Warm Heart"...Rudolph bag says "Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingle All the Way"...bear Bag says Think Snow" and are all made by High Hopes Stamps...
the white fringe on the top is from Michael's 
 closer of these three darling friends...
they are all from the "Winter Wonderland" 2013 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
noses, eyes and Rudolph's hooves have Glossy Accents...
all are matted on cheesecloth and Rudolph's has some sparkly ribbon behind as well...
all three bags are decorated with crystal/rhinestone stick pins from The Ribbon Girl that I've added some beads from my stash to...
finished off with some silver satin snowflake ribbon from Michael's and a diamanté snowflake also from The Ribbon Girl...
I stamped the sentiments onto white chiffon ribbon with Stazon...
 tags were punched out using a Marvy punch...
I added ribbon and string...
I attached with clothes pins that I painted white and added a silver flower...
this way they can be taken off to sign you name/personal message...

Oh my they were so fun to make and worked up relatively quick!!  

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #15 "Option Christmas"
Crafty Catz -Challenge #393 "Anything Goes"
Craft Heaven Challenge Blog-Challenge #22 "Winter Wonderland"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #55 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #141 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog-Challenge #70 "Anything Goes"
The Ribbon Girl Challenge-November Any Image Challenge
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog-November 10th Challenge "Tag You're It"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #203 "Option 3D"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Monday, November 20, 2017

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #131-"White Card Only-Only the Image In Colour"

Good Monday morning my crafty friends!!

I hope that everyone had a FABULOUS weekend!

Today we begin a brand new challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society...I've always LOVED working with this theme..."White Card Only-Only the Image In Colour"...there's something about setting a beautiful image up against white!!

I saw this "Pyramid" style card over at 613 Avenue Create...thank you Sheryl for the awesome inspiration!!  I found a quick and easy tutorial by Linda Gutierrez HERE!

I must warn you that I went a little crazy with the pictures...I wanted to capture all the sides!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I ran some of the white card stock through a Spellbinders embossing folder to create a "DP" layer...
 I've been itching to colour up this little sweetie...
I wanted to keep the colours simple and soft...
this little darling is Img. 911...you can find her HERE!!...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
I used lots of Glamour Dust on the fur areas as well as the poinsettia petals and Glossy Accents on the eyes, buttons and poinsettia centres...
 closer...
 I made some Foamiran poinsettias using a Spellbinders Poinsettia die...
snowflakes are a Joy Craft die...
 I made some circle loops and bow loops with some white/silver string then topped with the feathers and poinsettia...
 close up of the poinsettia...
I added white stamens and Glamour Dust to finish...
 the bow/sentiment side...
I stamped "Merry Christmas"...using a Hero Arts stamp...onto white chiffon ribbon with Stazon...
 the inside sentiment...
the poinsettia in the corner acts as a "stopper" for holding the card in place when closed...

Oh my goodness...this was SO much FUN to make!!  It actually worked up fairly quickly...the worst part is all the cutting and embossing!  I can't wait to make another one!!!!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Colour It!  Create It!  Show It Off!-November Challenge "Anything Goes"
My Besties Aussie's Challenge Blog-November Challenge #11 "Layers"
My Besties Germany Challenge Blog-Challenge #47 "Option Christmas"
My Besties International Challenge Blog-Novmeber Challenge "Anything Goes"
My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog-Challenge #41 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-November 1st 2017 Challenge #19 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog-Challenge #393 "Anything Goes Option Sparkle and Shine"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #55 "Anything Goes"
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-November 15th 2017 Challenge #28 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #203 "Option 3D"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Simply Magnolia November Midway Challenge-"CAS or Fully Loaded"

Happy Wednesday dear blogging friends!

Well we're half way through the week AND half way through the month of November...YIKES...gotta get going on those Christmas cards!!  So it being the half way mark of the month that means it's Team Glamour's turn at Simply Magnolia...our current theme is super easy...you have a choice between "CAS or Fully Loaded"!  For those who visit me you know that "Fully Loaded" will always be my choice...CAS scares the daylights out of me...LOL!!  I SO admire those of you can pull off a beautiful CAS card!!

Last Friday I opened my front door and there on the porch was a package from Maja Design that I had won in The Ribbon Girls' October challenge...well I opened the package and it was JAM PACKED with the gorgeous new collection "Joyous Winterdays"...oh my goodness I was SO excited that I couldn't wait to get busy using this super new collection!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first picture for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using Spellbinders Grand Dahlia die cut...
DP is the super yummy "Joyous Winterdays"...
the snowflakes are a Joy Craft die...
the tags tucked under the bow were made using a Marvy punch...
"Merry Christmas" is from Scrapiniec...painted silver...
I went back to an oldie here...
this little darling is "Tilda with Rudolph" from the Christmas Story 2012 collection...
coloured with my copics...
closer view...
I layered up the bow with some silver/white string that I got from Michaels and gray chiffon from my stash...

Another Christmas card done!!  Now won't you take a few minutes to check out the creations that my team mates have to show you over at Simply Magnolia...then come on over and inspire us!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #15 "Anything Goes With Option of Christmas"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #59 "Let It Snow"
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog-November 1st Challenge #11 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #69 "Anything Goes"
Love to Craft Challenge Blog-November Challenge #16 "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #103 "Anything Goes"
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge-November Anything Goes Christmas
The Ribbon Girl Challenges-November Any Card Challenge
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog-"Tag Your It" Challenge 
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #203 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time tis top by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #177-"Anything Goes"

Good Wednesday morning dear blogging friends!!

Wednesday already...AND...time for a brand new challenge at Midweek Magnolias...our theme for the next two weeks is everyone's FAV..."Anything Goes"!  Our sponsor is as always Magnolia Sweden!

I've been trying to revisit some of the older Magnolia collections...I would have to say that one of my favourite Christmas collections is the "Winter Wonderland" 2013 collection...so I dug out some of my favs and thought that I'd love to put them together to make a winter scene...I just love this little trio!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made with a Go Kreate die...
DP is LOTV...
holly leaves are from Scrapiniec...painted with silver metallic paint and accented with some rhinestones...
 these three little guys are all from the "Winter Wonderland" collection as are the sign and Christmas trees that I stamped twice...
coloured with my copics...I pounced some Snow Tex onto the sky and added Glamour Dust...
Rudolph's nose and hooves and the polar bear's nose are enhanced with Glossy Accents...
 the bow is from my stash...
topped with a diamanté snowflake charm and finished off with a tiny white rose bud...
 "Merry Christmas" is also from Scrapiniec...painted with silver metallic paint...mounted on a birch heart...
I added some white/silver string and topped with another white rose bud...

Rolling right along with the Christmas cards!!  Now won't you please pay a visit to my talented team mates at Midweek Magnolias...then come on and join us for your chance to win!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #28 "All About the Season"
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #15 "Anything Goes + Option Christmas"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #59 "Let It Snow"
Craft Dee-Bowz Challenge Blog-November Challenge "Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #103 "Anything Goes"
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #103 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #203 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Monday, November 6, 2017

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #130-"Anything Goes"

Good morning dear crafty friends!

How was everyone's weekend?

Today at Scrapbook Stamp Society we begin a brand new challenge...everyone's favourite "Anything Goes"!  As always our amazing sponsor is the lovely and talented Sherri Baldy!

It was my Mom's birthday yesterday and this sassy lady called to me...I had a vision in mind of the card but as always things took on a life of there own once I got started...does that ever happen to any of you??  You have this vivid image in mind of EXACTLY the way your card will turn out and then when it's done...HMMM!!  Well I have to confess that when I was finishing her up I dropped an ink pad...luckily it hit the edge so some heavy shading ensued...then when that didn't look right out came one of my good old friends...frantage!!  I remember Vicky Boutin always saying to us "There's never a mistake when you're crafting"!!  Well luckily my hours of colouring didn't come to a disastrous end...thank you frantage!!!!

Here is what I ended up with...lol...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using Go Kreate #360020...
DP is LOTV Nit Wit Collection "Country Lady"...
the vines and leaves are by Memory Box...
decorated with tiny brown/cream roses from Wild Orchid Crafts...
I just loved colouring this sweet funky lady...you can find her HERE...
coloured with my copics and dusted with Aged Taupe Frantage...
I popped some rhinestones onto her glasses and brown pearls on her shoe straps...
I added Glossy Accent to her eyes and buttons...
closer view...
 bow is from my stash...
I decorated a pearl/rhinestone stick pin with some beads from my stash...
"Happy Birthday" is from my stash...



And there you have my Mom's birthday card...now won't you please pay my talented team mates a visit at Scrapbook Stamp Society...then come on and join the fun and give yourself a chance to win Sherri's prize!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Colour It! Create It!  Show It Off!-November Challenge "Anything Goes" 
Le Blog de defis "The Besties"-Challenge #69 "Anything Goes"
My Besties Aussie's Challenge Blog-November Challenge #11 "Layer It"
My Besties International Challenge Blog-November Challenge "Fall Colours"
My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog-Challenge #41 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-1st November 2017 Challenge #17 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #54 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #140 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #16 "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #103 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #203 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Marvelous Magnolia-November Challenge "Anything Goes"

Happy November 1st dear crafty friends!

Wow the time sure is flying now...won't be long until Christmas...YIKES!!  

Since it's the first of the month the Dreamy Team at Marvelous Magnolia will have the pleasure of kicking off a brand new challenge...our SUPER EASY theme is "Anything Goes"...SO...get out your Maggies...Magnolia Doo-hickeys/papers/etc. and come on over and join us!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using  GO Kreate die #360028...
DP is Maja Design from the "Home For The Holidays" collection...
snowflake border and snowflakes are both Joy Craft dies...
 I masked together "Little Rudolph" and Christmas Tree from the Winter Wonderland 2013 collection...
coloured with my copics and dusted with Chunchy White Frantage...
I was going for a stormy sky look but my gray copics just didn't want to blend...ugh!...
 closer...
I added glossy accents to Rudolph's hooves and nose as well as the star...
I finished off the star with a tiny rhinestone...
 ribbon is chiffon with white/silver string under...
topped with pearl/diamante decoration...
then finished off with a Tim Holtz pocket watch with 25 stamped inside... 

Another Christmas card done!!  Now I know that my talented team mates have some gorgeous creations to show you over at Marvelous Magnolia...so won't you please pay them a visit and the come on over and join us...we can't wait to see what you have to inspire us!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-November 1st 2017 Challenge #17 "Anything Goes"
Craft-Dee Bowz-November Challenge "Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #16 "November Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #103 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #202 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Midway Reminder Challenge #151-"Use Trim"

Happy Sunday dear friends!

And how is everyone enjoying their weekend?

Well...it's getting pretty cold here...I really hate to think that winter is truly just around the corner...UGH!!  Seems like the perfect time to hunker down in the craft room...just the way to cure the "almost winter" blues...lol!

Okay...onto to today's post...today marks the midway of our current challenge at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia where our theme is "Use Trim"...now how easy is that I ask...just get out your lace or ribbon or pearl strands...the sky's the limit!!  We are kindly sponsored this challenge by the Rubber Buggy!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I just received the Graphic 45 "Book Boxes" that I ordered so I was pretty excited to jump right in and try them out!!...
I "pounced" on Gesso to make a nice white snow like affect...
DP is Maja Design from the "A Gift For You" collection...
next I added some gathered lace that I decorated with tiny silver flowers and a white pearl strand...
 this darling image is "Poinsettia Tilda" from the Aspen Holiday 2016 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
matted on cheesecloth...
inside is a perfect place to store memories/treasures...
DP is also from Maja Design "A Gift For You"...
 I added an envelope that is the perfect size for a gift card...
 the bow is doubled layered using two chiffon ribbons...
I added this beautiful diamanté safety pin with a diamanté snowflake attached...
then finished off with some "Merry Christmas" ribbon and a gray pearl...

And that is my first "Book Box" completed!!  SO many ideas running through my head for the other 3 that I have...BUT for you...it's time to check out the beautiful creations that my talented team mates have to show you...then come on over and join us at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #14 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #146 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #53 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #139 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog-Challenge #68 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #15"Anything Goes"
Sweet Stampin' Christmas-October Challenge "Anything Goes Christmas"
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-15th October 2017 Challenge #27 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you fro taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!!