Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Inspired by the Jingle Belles Rock Blog Banner......

 Well it's not the last day for the challenge but pretty close but since we have had 6 inches or more of snow overnight and it's still coming down I had some time to make a card for the challenge. I must tell you I went a long way out of my comfort zone on this, using techniques I haven't done in years if I ever did them except in practice. The banner was saying make a Slimline card so I did. 

First I blended eggshell blue oxide in all over the white panel, then added some dots to the left side  twith the same ink, toward the right I added a Christmas word stamp. then the Pinte tree which I stamped off once. The forest behind inked in Mowed lawn was stamped off two or three times. I just love how this turned out. 

Close up of the words and trees, Both stamps I used are many years old and haven't seen ink in a long while. (they are happy)

The inside was finished with a a stamp I won at the Jingle Belles, I thought it very appropriate to use. I added a few snowflakes. 

Don't forget to check out the Jingle Belles Banner below.

I'm entering this in:
Jingle Belles Rock ~~ A Banner Holiday 

Thanks for stopping by today and stay safe and warm.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

E is for Elves at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

 Another two weeks has just flown by again, I'm sure the earth is spinning faster now than it was a few years ago. The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #174 is E is for Elves, for my card for the challenge I went with a grumpy Christmas Elf from Meljen's designs, I have had this digi for a few years and have to print him off every year for one of my Bah Humbug friends.

Again Lee makes the perfect graphic for the challenge.

Here is my Elf.

Instead of the usual Hum Bug I added a HoHoHo to go with his grumpy face.  I went with the traditional Red/Green holiday colours and plaid. I used copic markers to colour the image and a spellbinders large and small labels set of dies. 

If  you take offence at vugarity please stop here as the inside sentiment is Xrated.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Main Blog and check out what the rest of the Sisters have and stop by our Queen Natalie's IG account (link on the main blog) 

Stay safe Stay Healthy

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Twas the Night Before Christmas..........

 I was working on the "I see clearly now" challenge at the Jingle Belles with this die cut and no matter what I did it just didn't work so I tucked it aside and though oh Rudolph Days is soon and wow I managed to get this card done yesterday, of course didn't get to blog it until today but I'm happy I'm not rushing the last day. 

The galaxy backgound was made in the summer and wasn't really a fail but I did a second one at the time that was better.   There is lot's of sparkle in real life (as always)

it with a sentiment and a gold from from my box of "things" I used the stik-it to attach and won't do that again it was really had to place around the sentiment. 

I'm entering this in:

Rudolph Days ~~ November

Christmas Kicktart Challenge #43 ~~ Twas te Night Before Christma

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Let it Snow!!!

 Let it Snow is the new challenge a Shopping Our Stash!! Ontario received a good amount of really wet snow on Sunday it looked very nice but it's enough for now.  It's up to you haow you want to interpret the challenge, make sure it has something to do with snow. First I planned snowmen but I had printed off some super cute Bugaboo Stamps Penguins with making a slimline card at some point so the decision was made.  

Sometimes planning isn't one of my best suits  I cut all the pieces glued them together and then went to place the images and they were a tad big to look right straight, so Happy Accident they look great a little wonky. 
 Let it Snow is from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Finished the inside with a Stampendous sentiment that is keeping with the theme and a couple of scraps of cardstock and paper.  It is suggested to use 100 pound cardstock for the base of Slimline cards as they are tall and it works well but you might have to add some extra stamps for mailing. 

Thanks for joining me here and don't forget to check out the Main Blog and see the rest of the design teams snowy cards. 

Monday, November 23, 2020

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020 ~~ Day 22

 Day 22 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags is sponsored by Erin Lee and the tag I used for my inspiration was Ceal Prichett's tag. She used a stencil to make her burgundy background for her tag. and I thought I don't have a stencil but then I reamembered a die that I have never used it i a frame die with a plaid die and I did have to cut is a bit larger but you will see how I covered it up, I was just a "hair" off in the cut.

The star was cut with Foam Core, it gave it more stability than the cardstock one, even though I did two layers, The burgundy cardstock is leftover from the previous tag. (that's not the reason I picked Ceal's tag)  Happy Holidays is heat embossed in white and you can see how I covered the joint. I also added as gold sticker strip. 

Here is Ceal's tag.

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The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020 ~~ Day 22

Thanks for visiting today and stay warm and stay safe.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020 ~~ Day 20

 Here is my catch up tag I made on Saturday for Day 20 I was inspired by Heather Nichols tag because I love the rich burgundy colour with the kraft, also I still had my Pretty Pines set still on the diecutting table.

The layers were cut with wonky rectangles from Gina Marie designs, On the kraft layer I stamped some snowflakes and dots with white ink (which needs to be reinked)  The pinecone is two layers the base is dark brown and the top layer is a choloclate colour. then added the small gold cord bowl and a tiny sentiment and attached a wider white ribbon a bit differnent. 

Here is Heather's card.

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The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020 ~~ Day 20 

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!!

Saturday, November 21, 2020

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020 Day 21

 This is Day 21 of the 25 days of Christmas Tags, only 4 more days left and of course I haven't done all ot them yet, there are a few of the earlier days I just couldn't squeeze in the time.  Sponsor for the day is Studio Katia.  There were a lot of fabulous tags to choose from but I picked Lindey MP's tag. I'm just learning to blend with oxide inks and decided I could use the practice and it hadd a Snowman on it. 

Again it's late and the photography isn't the best but I wanted to get it done tonight before I headed to bed. I used one of the 4 snowmen stamps from Sunshine Studios. Coloured his earmuffs and scarf and nose with spica glitter pens. The snow dots are made with one of the stamps from an old Snowflake set called Snow Spot from Stampin'up. I embossed them in white. Added a blue velvet ribbon, a scrap of gold cord and a couple of bells.

Here is Lindsey's tag.

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The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020 ~~ Day 21

Thanks for visiting today and have a fabulous day!!