Saturday, November 25, 2023

It's Rudolph Days!!!

 I am unusually early with a card for Rudolph Days but there is a reason......I decided to try a new technique with a new product, well it really wasn't going well when I finished  "playing" I was covered in mica spray all three colours that I have and I really was disappointed in the purple as it didn't have a lot of shine, and I shook it well too. Now I never trow my fails out (unless they are really bad) and when I saw a post what do you have on your craft table the "fail" was there including the silver die cut I had planned on using and when I looked at it the green "fail" didn't look too bad so I finished it and I like how it came together. I am sure I just need practice using sprays. So there is my story about why I'm early to Rudolph Days.

I used the more textured side of the  paper, it does shine nicely too but sparkle never shows well in photos. The Snowflake die is the largest of three from Elizabeth Craft Designs and was flat attached.  Debating on adding some bling to the center of the snowflake. 

Finished the inside with the smallest snowflake in the Elizabeth Craft Designs snowflake set and a vertical Hero Arts sentiment.

I'm adding this to:

Rudolph Days ~~ Novembeer

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are getting your Holiday cards done almost panic time.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Its a Candy Cane Christmas!!!

 I finally found some time to craft,  and first thing on the agenda was the Jingle Belles Rock Challenge "a Hard Candy Christmas. My card was decided on when I first saw the prompt over a week age but  making it had to take a back burner to appointments and other boring thing, I at least have it done the day before the challenge linky closes. 

I made a centered Bay Window card and of course I used one of my many Stampendous Mini Acrylic stamps, this is Maxwell enjoying a peppermint candy cane. The patterned paper was still on my table for a couple of other cards I made with the paper (it might have even been the last Jingle Belles challenge)
The sentiment is from the same set.

Finished the  inside with a scrap of patterned paper and an Impression Obsession sentiment. 

As you see the bay window folds flat for mailing.

I am entering this in:

Jingle Belles Rock Challenge ~~ A Hard Candy Christmas

Snippets Playground ~~ Challenge 467

And here are my snippits (still a few left too)

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I've been doing, I am behind with my holiday cards but still a couple of challenges left, and January it all starts over. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Emboss like a Boss!!!

Challenge #509 is Emboss like a Boss we want to see dry embossing or wet embossing bonus points for using both. I love my embossing folders and although I have a couple of 3D folders for this challenge I used a regular folder for a new to me technique using  a music folder and since we are shopping our stash some metallic rub on set that is at least 15 years old, one of the colours didn't work but the rest was nice and creamy, and the embossing folder I'm guessing at least 10 years young. 

The metallic wax in several colours was rubbed on the black embossed cardstock with my fingers until I liked the shading, added the layer to copper paper and on a black base. happy birthday is popped up. 

The inside was finished with a couple of strips of copper paper and a sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today and we would love to see what you can do with wet or dry embossing. 

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Happy Little Stampers Christmas November Challenge

 Another month has arrived and with the new month it's a new challenge at Happy Little Stamper's Christmas Challenge. It's always anything goes but there is an optional twist and here it is.

There are always these kind of people in every family that think Bah Hum Bug at Christmas but enjoy it just the same. I took a lighter look at the option and look it's a CAS card (doesn't happen often)

Quite a simple card I cased one of the cards I received last year from a friend, I used my ancient cuttlebug snowflake folder, grumpling and sentiment. and of course did a white on white A2 card.

The opening I added the sentiment in.

Here is the grumpy moose I coloured and fussy cur before adding foam tape to pop him up.

Now you have seen my "Bah Hum Bug" card it's your turn to join the challenge, remember it's always Anything Goes, no need to add the twist. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Rudolph Days October Challenge.

 Here I am sneaking in the last day of October (Happy Halloween} Rudolph days is the only challenge I have manage to keep up each month during the summer "break" Nice to be back. So here is what I came p with for this month.

Yes you are seeing double? yes check it out HERE, I used the same paper and #SUYSOct2023 sketch for my last card, it works perfectly with the Stampendous Mini acrylic stamps that because they are so adorable I have quite the collection.  Although the sheetload will make 8 cards there are instructions for making a single card. I found the fair sized scrap of this double sided paper in my stash and since both images I used had candy canes it worked perfectly. 

The finished inside of the card  with scraps left over from the front. 

I'm adding this to:

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned I love this sketch and have lots more cute mini steamps to use. and of course mega scraps too. 

Creature Feature!!

 Finally after a long three months I'm back catching up with my holiday cards with the Jingle Belles Rock.  I love all their prompts and it has been hard not to add cards to their blog and now I have at least 6 cards to play catch up with. Well I have a bunch (depends on your idea of a bunch) of mini acrylic stamps from Stampendous and they are all perfect for #SUYSOct2023 at Sheetload of Cards by Crafty Al. 

Now there is cute critter overload with the adorable penguin, don't you just love a cute penguin with a candy cane. This sheetload of cards tutorial will make 8 cards with minimal paper but there are instructions for making a single card too. 

Finished the inside with a favourite sentiment and a couple of left over screaps.

I see a spot on the center of the card and just realized I think my camera lens needs a cleaning. 
Mission accomplished hope that works.

I'm adding tis to 

Jingle Belles Rock Challenge ~~ Not a Creature was Stirring

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Time to Colour your World!!

 Hello friends I'm finally back to making cards for Shopping Our Stash challenges and what a challenge for my first one back.....a COLOUR challenge and as you know I'm terrible at colour challenges especially if there are too many choices but for this one I lucked out with on piece of 6 X 6 paper from Photoplay. The colour choices might be numerous but you only need to use at least 3 of them. 

And here is my offering for the challnege.

It's been a long time since I have made a mini slimline card, I used my favourite stamp company stamps "House Mouse Designs" I chose a sketch from Sheetload of Cards January 2023 I love this design I did change it to a horizontal card as the flowers trailed too far off the side. The patterned paper is from Photoplay both sides of the double sided paper was used,   it is only 7 months old but the gold birthday sticker is ancient. 

Finished the inside with some scraps of patterned paper and the perfect sentiment to match the slimline card. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will pick at lest 3 colours and join in the fun.