Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Happy Holidays!!

New challenge at Shopping Our Stash, Donna is our hostess this challenge and it will be the last challenge for 2019 we will be back January 7, 2020.  The crew at SOS wants to know how you celebrate this time of the year. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Omisoka or any other December celebration.


Of course I would pick a House Mouse stamp for my card, I love this stamp it's Maxwell giving gifts to the little guys. As you see I'm a Merry Christmas greeter. I added stickles to Maxwell's hat, coat and to the snow. I die cut the image and the red layer with wonky rectangles. 



The sentiment stamp was a prize I won at the Jingle Belles and I love it, fabulous stamp for my horizontal cards, it's the only "new" thing on my card, everything else is "old" and most of it was using scraps.

I'm adding this to:


Happy Holidays from me and the rest of the SOS team, see you in 2020.


Monday, December 2, 2019

It's a Jingle Belles Banner Holiday!!

I can't believe it's December it seems the days fly by. We have just had our first ICE storm on Sunday which meant I stayed home and crafted and managed to put my card together (I had the parts cut, lost,
found and I had help with the losing part) I must put a picture of my crafting helper on my blog. Back to the Jingle Belles challenge it's a really neat one....use the header as your inspiration. I love the look of the banner so I was inspired to make a card to replicate the banner with the exception I added a Merry Christmas.


I love the white on white but I needed to add a pop of red in the form of a Merry Christmas sticker.
The frame is spellbinders fleur dis lis rectangle, snowflakes were bought from a friend, the pearl flourish is ages old (hard to work with too) from Dollarama. The stag is from a Impression Obsession .

Close up of the sicker sentiment and pearls


The sentiment I won from the Jingle Belles and I love it. I added a flurry of snowflakes to the inside. 

I must apologize for the dark pictures I am not sure if it's my camera or the photographer, I have an ottlite and a photo box so I'm not sure what is the problem unless it's the really dull day. 

I'm adding this to:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Header Inspired Holiday

Thanks for visiting today and I'm sure there will be more holiday cards on the horizon as I don't have enough yet.





Sunday, December 1, 2019

It's Christmas Kickstart Time!!!

Well Challenge #24 at Christmas Kickstart Challenge is just about over, I checked and I still have 19 hours so just under the wire. The prompt is  Show Us Your Santas.  I have a few Santas but I coloured and fussy cut this one when I was at the cottage in the summer but never had a chance to use it, until I saw it today.


I can really call this card "using your scraps" even the snowflake layer and the Merry Christmas were scraps, Santa is from Bugaboo Stamps I might have won it in a draw or it might have been a Friday Freebie. I can thank Pinterest for the card design, 


More scraps on the inside and a Impression Obsession sentiment.

I'm entering this in:

Christmas Kickstart Challenge  Challenge 24 ~~ Show us your Santas.


Thanks for visiting today and stay tuned I had a great crafty day!!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

November Rudolph Days!!!

Things have been so crazy with making tags for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags I found myself running late with the Rudolph Days Challenge and I've entered every month since January so didn't want to miss it this year.  My son and daughter-in-law invited me to join them at the sushi restaurant today and even though I didn't have time I made it, family first is my motto, I got home in time to make a card.


Not sure if it is the camera or my lack of photography skills, even using a photo box and ottlite I can't get a good picture. The background embossing folder is Falling solftly from Stampin'up and the poinsettia is Tattered poinsettias from Tim Holtz. It make such a beautiful large cover a card poinsettia. Merry Christmas is a sticker. 


You can see the beautiful red colour of the flower, I used some metalic poster board I bought at Dollar Tree, sadly they haven't had it the last 6 or more months. Happy I  bought one every time I was there so I have a bit of a stash. (the gold is the first used though)

I am entering this in

Rudolph Days ~~ November.

Thanks for visiting  and stay safe if you are in the line of the bad weather.

The 25 days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 26 bonus day.

I didn't get a chance to make my card on the day but there are a couple of days to get caught up. I'm very happy I kept up for the most part. This weekend is going to be a crafting weekend, Saturday because I needed to get things done, but Sunday it will be weather induced.....there is some freezing rain in the forecast. My inspiration was a tag from Susie Lessard from Hello Bluebird.


So pretty in white, I used several die sets, Pretty pines, a holly branch, and the bow from a wreath die set. I even use nuvo drops, and they look pretty good.

Here is Susie's Tag.


I'm adding this to:

the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 26

Thanks for looking today. 

What's New Today? A New Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!!

Y is for Yummy at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the next two weeks.  I decided to use a house mouse stamp for my Yummy card,  but I just didn't have any snark to put on it, they are too adorable. It is also a change from the Christmas Tags I've been making.


Maxwell is in the jar hogging all the jelly beans, they are my yummy item, I really like jelly beans but as you see there are only the colours I like. My #1 fav. is Jelly Bellys, I eat them slower as I want to taste each flavour. The dies I used are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Finished the inside with one of my favourite sentiments which is good for any occasion that happens only once a year. Added a scrap of patterned paper  to the inside as well.

I hope you are up for the Y is for Yummy challenge and perhaps you will be able to add a bit of snark. If you want to have snarky inspiration head over to the Main Blog and check out the Design Team cards.

Thanks for stopping by today and have an awesome weekend.


Thursday, November 28, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 25

It's finally here.......Day 25 at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019...wow I made all 25 days it has been a fun 25 days, well some were a little stressful when I had to have a tag-a-thon.  For Day 25 I had three but only one got finished today....there is hope for a couple more before the challenge is called DONE.


I used a layered tree die I have had for many years, I like it because you can have a tall tree or a shorter on. I added gold triangles that were stuck on my table leftover from the pine cone tag I made a few days ago, the star is a sequin. 


Close up so you can see the gold diamonds and I did pop 3 of the layers up on pieces of pop dots.

My inspiration came from Ilda Dia's tag

I'm adding this to:
Thanks for visiting today.