Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 9

Ok we have made it to Day 9 glad you are still hanging in. Again it will be an easy read and very few pictures. So many cute tags for today, the sponsor is Pink & Main and the tag I was inspired by is made by Yolie Burke. It was so cute I just had to  make one. 


I had a flamingo die from Gina Marie Desings but had to play around making a wreath for his/her neck. I just loved the lime/plaid/pink/red look of Yolie's tag and scouted around for something similar.

Here is Yolie's tag. (much cuter then mine)

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Thanks for joining me here today and  check out the challenge, it's fun to make tags, even if you don't use them they can be added to a card base and made into a Christmas card. (done it quite a few times)


25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 8

Hello again!! I'm on to my second post and again it will be a short one and very picture light. Day 8 at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags I chose Judi Rozema's tag, because it was so darned cute and I love the sentiment (wish I had one like it)


It's ugly sweater time (I thing a different pattern would have looked better)  I used a piece of smooshed cardstock in lieu of embossing snowfalkes. The deer is a set from Hero Arts when stamps and dies were just starting and it's only the first  or maybe the second time I've used it as you can tell by way it's cut and I even used a template as they suggest.  

Here is Judi's adorable tag.

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Thanks for sticking with me today as I get caught up on my tags....only one more for today.


The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 7

Are you ready to be inundated ? I'm caught up to today which is Day 9, so be ready for three "tag" posts. I promise they will be short and very photo light. Day 6 I was inspired by Mendi's tag (the one on the right of the picture I will post below.


A snowman from Snow Fun and a tree diecut that was on my table. snowflakes are a die from Gina Marie Designs, theree are 6 dies all the same size but all different in the package, they are my go to snowflakes.

Here is  Mendi's Tag.

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Thanks for stopping by today and get ready two more tags to follow.





Sunday, November 10, 2019

25 days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 5

For day 5 at the 25 Days of Christmas tags I chose special gueat Jen Mitchell's tag,  really loved how soft and pretty it looked, and I had a set of tree dies I really wanted to try.


The dies were a bit of a challenge to cut and I was out of dryer sheets, I must see my supplier of them to get a new stash. I have a gas dryer and it is suggested not to use dryer sheets in it.  The piece of cardstock I chose to cut the trees was double sided so I just added the "other" side to the bottom section, I used an EK punch for the bottom and instead of twine I used gold thread for the loops. The sentiment is one of my many ancient hero arts one-liner stamps, if I could only stamp them straight. I should dig out the old stamp positioner and go old school.

Here is Jen's card that I used as inspiration.

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25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 5 inspiration Jen Mitchell

Well friends that is all for now, there is still today's tag to be done but first I have a Birthday card to make and get it in the mail on Tuesday (the PO probably ins't open)

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 4

I'm trying to catch up today, last Thursday and Friday were very busy and I didn't have much time to craft,  I'm not sure if I have a cold or it's just sinus with a touch of bronchitis but I'm not feeling up to par today so decided I would just hang around in my 'jammies and get caught up on a few projects that needed finishing. Day 4 at the 25 days of Christmas Tags I chose Lindsey's tag, she made two but I only completed one,  I  wanted to try the technique she did with the snowflake stencil and embossing paste with glitter in it, well that proved to be a disaster, not sure if my paste was too thick or too much glitter, but it just wasn't working, went to plan "B" .


Plan "B" I used 3 of the snowflakes from a long retired Stampin'up set called Snow Spot, inked them up with Brilliance Mediterranean Blue and embossed them with Silver Pearl, which tones down the dark ink and gives it a shine.  Since I had no blue ribbon I decided to go with Red for my accent colour.

Here is Lindsey's tags\

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the 25 days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 4 Lindsey's tag 
The sponsor is Uniko for day 4.

Thanks for visiting today and stay tuned Day 5 will be done soon.


Saturday, November 9, 2019

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 6

Yes you are seeing double, I have made a second tag for Day 6, If I had more time there might have been a lot more, the inspiration was awesome.  For this tag I chose Tracey McNeely's tag, she even posted a short video on how she did it.


The Skate die is from Gina Marie Designs and I'm so happy to say I have used it, There is a combination of other dies I used, you will recognize the poinsettia and leaves from the Sled tag, as I said they are really versatile, the candy canes are from Impression Obsession  and there are 8 mini dies in the package, snowman, gingerbread man, candle, two different ornaments and a bell,  Another very useful set. The skates have 4 dies, boot, heel, blade and lace. I backed the black and silver with double sided tape and cut them, it made it much easier to put them together.


Close up to show the detail.

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25 days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 6
Sponsor for Day 6 is.
Her is Tracey's tag.

I'm also entering in:

Just us Girls ~~ #513 Trend Week ~~ anything but a card.

Thanks for stopping by again today to check out my tags. And there are still 19 more day to join the challenge at My Creative Opinion  Did I mention PRIZES? lots of prizes. 


The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 6

I know I'm missing day 4 and 5 but I have a plan and they will be done over the weekend.  What an awesome bunch of tags to choose from today and it was hard to pin it down to just one. The first tag I chose to replicate as well as I can is Lindsey's sled tag. Check it out HERE. 


The die I used is from Elizabeth Craft Designs and comes with everything here except the cord. First I stamped the woodgrain background stamp (ancient) with Versafine Sepia ink then cut the parts for the sled. put it together and added the twine.


Close up of the cute flowers, they are so versatile and it's hard to keep them together with the rest of the die set.  I know that because the holly leaves die was sitting on my table for a few days until I saw it was from this set. "together again"

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Sponsor for Day 6 is 

Lindsey's Tag 

Thanks for visiting today and stay tuned my second tag will be  up shortly.




Thursday, November 7, 2019

Coffee & a Sketch work together!!!

The 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop is winding down but I have a card for the challenge, I saw Tuesday Morning Sketch last night and a card was made in my mind. I think it's pretty cute, do you?


I took a few liberties with the sketch but I think it is close enough to the original, I used the coffee bean die cuts instead of sequins (I'm sequin challenged) The travel cup is a set from Elizabeth Craft Design and is can be used as a pop up on the inside of the card, I really need to try it. 


Close up of the sentiment using a very well loved stamp and the die cuts are from the EC set.

I am entering this in:

Tuesday Morning Sketches ~~ #528 From Debbie.

Beccy's Place ~~ Month long Holiday Cards Challenge (Day 4 "D" for diecuts)

Thanks for visiting next on the agenda is the Tag challenge, so stay tuned.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 3

I have created a tag today without feline help, it's a miracle I got it done. Well it's Day 3 at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and so far I'm keeping up. The sponsor for today's tag is Newton's Nook Designs. There sure was a bevy of awesome tags today and the one that inspired me was Andrea Shell's red tag with the music on it. I did have to do some fiddling with the design. I don't have a music stencil but I have a music die.



I used the outside die of an ornament set to cut the red then cut the music die out of white cardstock,  I did have a Noel Die but it was too tiny to use so instead I used the JOY die from Tim Holtz Holiday die set. (first time using it too) Since my red and white bakers twine is not in the box with the other 6 or 7 others I used some red and white cotton yarn. 


Close up of the music and joy.
And here is the inspiration tag from Andrea Shell 


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25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 3
The sponsor for Day 3 is:

Thanks for checking in today and have a fabulous week.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 2

It's Day 2 at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019  the sponsor for today is Ellen Hudson.  For my inspiration I chose a tag made by one of their design team members, Michelle Ferguson. Her tag was adorable and lots of different elements that I didn't use, second layer, sentiment and wobbles. My trials from yesterday (Toto) continued this afternoon when I sat down to craft but perseverance was the name of the game as I took her off the table, secretary, desk, and any other item she could get attention from. Now that my project is finished she is "regenerating" on the bed. So here is my finished tag.


I didn't have any cute "French Hens" but I had an adorable penguin from a Stampin'up set I bought at a yardsale a couple of summers ago, it is called SnowPlace and has 22 stamps, snowmen and penguin and accessories. 


Close up of the cute critters
and now the tag that was my inspiration

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Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned Day 3 is Wednesday.



Here Comes Suzy Snowflake!!!

At Shopping Our Stash this fortnight Chris is the hostess and is anticipating a lot of snowflake cards. We here in Southern Ontario haven't seen any snowflakes, a lot of really heavy frost on the roof-tops.  Around Lake Erie it's been very wild with wind and rain and the lake was furious, our cottage was high and dry even though we are only a couple hundred feet from the lake, we are very happy there is a block break-wall. Thats where I take the photos of my cards all summer. Anyway back to the challenge just add a snowflake or lots of snowflakes to you project, let us know what stash you use too.


It's a miracle that I got a card finished at all, I decided on Saturday to take a road trip to have Eggs Benny at a fav. place (only serve the first weekend of the month) then to the Good Bread Company to pick up a loaf of Squash/Raisin bread. A check of the cottage and a visit with neighbours and ending with a nice long visit with a fabulous lady. As you see I was gone most of Saturday well trying to craft on Sunday was a major chore with a 2 year old cat insisting she have never-ending attention. First I made my background then coloured the stamped image with Spica Glitter pens and fussy cut it out. The stamp I used is an long retired set from Stampin'up I embossed the background with one of the first folders I bought from Cuttlebug, snowflakes. Let it Snow is from Elizabeth Craft Designs. 


Close up of the image and as you see I added a few rhinestones to centers of some of the snowflake die cut (which I can't remember who it is from) 


Inside was completed with a snowflake border and a stampendous sentiment.

I'm entering this in:
Happy Little Stampers ~~ Watercolour Anything goes (optional animals) 



Thanks for stopping by today and check out the creations made by the rest of the design team, just click HERE to see them.


Monday, November 4, 2019

Warm Winter Wishes

I decided to go masculine with my card,  with a Warm Winter Wishes sentiment on the inside (when I find it) I'm still trying to get my crafting supplies back to their original homes. I think I'm losing the battle.  Coffee or Cocoa and chocolate chip cookies are so good together, just have a look.


I used a background stamp from Stampendous it pairs well with several house mouse stamps I have, this one is a fairly new one and it's the first time it has seen ink and is called Cookie Crumbles featuring Mudpie and Muzzy.  


Close up of the image, in hindsight it would have looked more "festive" if I had coloured the mug red. but I really like brown and blue together and it was masculine.

I'm adding this to:


House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ~~ Anything Goes

Beccy's Place November challenge ~~ Day 3 "C" cookies and coffee



Thanks for spending time here today, there  is still time to "hop" 

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 1

Woo Hoo I have the first tag done for the 25 days of Christmas Tags challenge , I played along  or rather was "pushed" along by Lindsey a couple of years ago and it was fun, I'm hoping to find time to keep up this year. Of all the tags for inspiration I chose Lindsey's tag, you will find it HERE


I used Joyful Christmas set from Stampin'up I used Egyptian Gold embossing powder on velum, added some Starform red/gold dots to the center (covering up the adhesive) Cut the oval and embossed twice with the Egyptian gold embossing powder cut with a smaller circle and glued it to an oval base, added a pop of colour with the sentiment and attached a red ribbon with a gold cord.

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The 25 days of Christmas Tags 2019 ~~ Day 1 Altenew is the sponsor 

Thanks for stopping by today, check out the challenge it is fun and there are PRIZES...lots of prizes.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

T is for Tea at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

A new challenge is happening for the next two weeks at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and it's T is for Tea. I think that is self explanatory we want to see teacups, teapots, teabags anything to do with TEA. 
Check out the Aweesome graphic Sister Lee has made for us. 

 I only have two images one with a teacup and one with a teapot, so with time ticking along I picked the easier one to colour.


Feeling Rosy with Maxwell, he sure has enjoyed his rose hip tea, look at that face!! I paired this super cute  stamped image with the Freshly Made Sketch from this weeks challenge.  The embossing folder is cherry blossom (cuttlebug) and the patterned paper is very old it's from a Kitchen 12 X 12 pad I bought when we were doing Recipe Card swaps.  Since I'm not sure on the occasion (we all need a few generic cards) I just used Hello as the sentiment.


I just couldn't resist a close-up of Maxwell.


Now the inside is finished but blank, I figured this is a good card to just say Hello or to send as a get well card, Maxwell will bring a smile to anyone's face.

I'm entering this in:
Freshly Made Sketches ~~ #409 a Jen M sketch 

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ~~  #303 Anything Goes (option snow)

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop ~~ Fall/Winter 2019

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head over to the Main Blog to check out what the rest of the Design Team have made.