Tuesday, November 19, 2019

It's time for a NEW Challenge at Shopping Our Stash ~~ So Thankful

Shopping Our Stash has a new challenge and it's So Thankful, you can join in the  fun by making a Thanksgiving card (a little late for Canada) or just a Thank you card. I made a Thanks card. I needed a few thank you cards and needed them to be easy and simple, and believe it or not it I made a one layer card.  Earlier this year I found a huge box of note cards (A2 size) at the local Goodwill store, they were printed on the front and blank on the inide and had envelopes too. "score" . Here is how I decorated my "thanks" card.

I die cut the Thanks out of foam core and adhered it to the card, then added a trio of pale coral flowers with leaves to the corner I then coloured some rhinestones with a dark yellow marker an attached them to the centers of the flowers.

The flower dies are from a Stampin'up set I don't use very often and there are gorgeous flowers and leaves, they also some with stamps and co-ordinating paper.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the teeam are Thankful for.

Monday, November 18, 2019

The 25 Days of Christmas Tag ~~ Day 10

Day 10 at the 25 days of Christmas Tags and I have finally gotten caught up, I had 4 tags picked out for my inspiration but with life getting in the way of my crafting I only managed one. My inspiration Tag was made by Debbie Yates.

I loved the simplicity of the white on white with a touch of red on Debbie's tag, I did make a bow with a ribbon instead of cardstock. While looking for a perfect sentiment to use I realized I only have a couple of vertical stamps,  Since I do a lot of my crafting while at the cottage in the summer and I make Christmas cards all year it takes me a while to get everything back in their "homes" . 

Here is Debbie's Tag.

I'm adding this to:

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags ~~ Day 10 inspiration Debbie Yates

Thank for looking today and have a wonderful week. 

The 25 Day of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 11

I had parts of this tag and Day 10 already cut but because I had been crafting most of the  day Toto (my cat) needed to have quality time with me, so of course I put the "parts" aside to work on in the morning. (while she napped) It's a lot of work to craft with a 2 year old "kitten" around.  The tags are such an attraction with their ribbon tails.  Again I chose Lindsey's tag for my inspiration, while sorting some stamped/printed images I found a Poinsettia swag, perfect for the tag. Most days I pick at least two tags I'm inspired by that way if one plan goes south I have a back up.

I coloured the poinsettias with alcohol markers and fussy cut, stamped the Merry in Memento Red  and the Christmas is stamped in white which you can't see in the picture and it is from the same set as the merry. 

Here is Lindsey's Tag.

Such a pretty tag.

I'm adding this to:

One more catch up tag to be blogged than I'm on track to keep up. 

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 15

Day 15 at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 and I am up to date, I will post the others later.  Today I chose Lindsey's tags as inspiration, although I don't have that really neat turn about stamp but I thought the patterned paper was pretty close.  It's all about using the inspiration tag and using what you have. I seem to gravitate towards Lindsey's tags a lot, I think we have similar styles.

I put the red border on the tag with Lindsey's instructions, it worked well. 

The tree I used was from my bits bin, I did cut  gold star. 

Second tag I used an ornament die I've had for a number of years and I'm not sure I've used it before,  it might have looked better if I backed it with a layer of colour....to late now.

Here are Lindsey's Tags

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Thanks for looking today and we are past the half way point, still time to join in the fun.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 12

The marathon of the tags continues....I'm now finished Day 12. I'm really enjoying the challenge to create a tag every day but some days life gets in the way and it just doesn't happen.  I do believe my sinus/bronchial thing is finally winding down, today this is really the first day I have really felt like creating and since I was 4 tags behind it's a good thing. So with Day 12 I pulled my inspiration from Monika's tag.

Here we are with a Halloween witch die that is doing double duty a an elf, of course when I bought it that was in my mind, and I didn't get a chance to use it for Halloween this year.  I added the icicle die cut to the outside of the window (remember there are no mistakes only an opportunity to embellish) that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I used a sticker sentiment and perhaps I went a little overboard on the flower soft.

Here is Monika's card that was my inspiration


I'm entering this in:
25 days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 12 inspired by Monika.

Thanks for checking in again today, two more to go and I'm caught up.

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 13

I didn't get time to make a tag for Saturday ~~ Day 13 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags as I was on a road trip with a group of ladies celebrating Christmas in Vittoria which we visit local stores and shop the local artisans wares, and of course ending with a late lunch at a favourite restaurant.  So I have done Sunday's tag and working backward to make the catch up tags.

I can't believe I remembered I had lilac and blue patterned paper, it's from way back in my stash when Dollarama was carrying packages of paper, probably 8 to 10 years, and I found it.  Snow was cut with an Elizabeth Craft Designs die  Let It Snow. the let it is separate stamp... The snowflake is also EC designs and I used glitter cardstock and coloured it with alcohol markers as was the rhinestone. 

Sorry for the out of focus picture but I didn't realized how much one cat can shake the table you are using for your photo corner, but it shows the glittery snowflake. (and I was too much in a hurry to take another photo.)

Here is the Day 13 tag by Lisa that I was inspired by.

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 13 Inspired by Lisa

Thanks again for looking, and as I said I'm playing catch up today so I can start fresh on Monday.

The 25 days of Christmas Tags 2019 Day 14

I'm back on the tag train!!! I'm going to work backwards to get caught up so starting with Day 14 here is my very simple tag.

I used Impression Obsession charm dies, there ar 8 little dies in the package, I've used the candy cane on another tag,  snowman, candle, tree, bell and two round ornament dies, they are really fun.  With love is a long die cut and the made is hand written (my penmanship really lacks finesse) 

Joyce's tag was my inspiration for Day 14.

Sponsor for today is 

25 Days of Christmas Tags ~~ Day 14 inspiration Joyce.

Beccy's Place Challenges ~~ A Month of Holiday Cards Challenge G is for Gingerbread.

Thanks for stopping by and now I'm back to the drawing board to make Day 13 - 10.