Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Time for Presents!!

 Almost time for Christmas but I still have a birthday left for the year (not mine) so I decided to take time out from making my "new year" cards or "winter" cards for some I still need to send and make a birthday card with present on it for Challenge #486 at Shopping Our Stash is Time for Presents. 

I decided to use one of my "dual" images, it can be used for many occasions and I have made it for both birthday and Christmas. This is a Stampedous image of Happy Hoppers I have a few of the bunnies and also the Gruffies (bears) The image was stamped in a pile of "waiting to be coloured" images. The image and layers were cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched and scalloped die sets.  Hero Arts happy birthday was cut with the original spellbinders circle dies.

Finished the inside with a Stampendous "Fran's" Sentiment, that no matter how I work with it I never get it perfectly straight.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Main Blog and check out the rest of the Design Team's projects, then dig in your stash and make a "present" card. 

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Naughty or Nice.............that is the question!!!


Edna is getting her presents ready for the Sisterhood and is asking Naughty or Nice? We want to see your Naughty or Nice projects.

What is naughtier than a Snarky Cat? Nothing I can think of so I stamped, coloured and fussy cut one and a bunch of presents, (the bows were a challenge) Because of the "gung ho" in stamping so many pressies I made a full slimline card, and it gave me more room to use many snarky sentiments too.

Finished the inside with a Hero Arts sentiment and of course another snarky sentiment to boot.

I will add this to:

The Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Wrapping up 2022 Last link-up

Thanks for visiting, I'm still not done with my holiday cards, I was a tad slack this year.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Holly and Ivy

 Hello friends, it's a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash, Holly and Ivy which means use Christmas plants, and greenery (trees, poinsettias, boughs and mistletoe and of course Holly which is the winning greenery. I did look at poinsettias and mistletoe but when I saw an already printed image I knew I needed to do it (a friend loves Cardinals) And voila another Holiday card done. And my stash item is the image, and the plaid scrap. 

I am not sure who's digi this is as it was already printed, I have made the same image as a Birthday card but just added flowers where the holly is. This is a 5 1/2 inch square card and the focal point is elevated.  Joy is flat attached.

Close up of the Cardinal pair.

Finished the inside with a couple of leftover scraps and a Hero Arts sentiment circa 2002 one of my first holiday sentiments. I love the font.

Adding this to:

Jingle Belles wrap up post ~~ add your last minute cards.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the holiday foliage cards the rest of the design team have made to inspire you to join the challenge. 

Sunday, December 4, 2022

A Stenciling we will Go!!

Hello fellow crafters it's time for the December Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and it is always  anything goes with an option. 

As you see it's optional to use a Stencil, I must admit I am not a stencil person, I have the equipment (although plan "A" required texture paste which was totally hard and not usable) So of course on to plan "B" which was a "fail" next in line was plan "C" also a fail, I gave up for the day I had been working for 2 days on this stencil prompt, so even though I was really late I trudged on, a good night's sleep with ideas roaming around in my dreams I set up for plan "D" and I am happy I just didn't go with the anything goes theme.

As I said earlier I am not particularly fond or good at stenciling but I dug out the winter trees stencil it is a large one so I made a Slimline Card 3.5 X 8.5 inches. I blended some distress inks to look like a sunrise/sunset  added some deer and of course some cardinals. I then layered it on a navy stardream layer and I diecut the words from the same cardstock. 

Closer look although you can't see how shiny the sentiment is/

Finished the inside with a stampendous sentiment I found while looking for my pallet knives, it has a bend in it and wouldn't stick to the block, Anyone know how to flatten it out?

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to look at the main blog to see the fabulously stenciled creations the rest of the design team have made.  This is the last Christmas challenge for 2022 come back in 2023 (check the blog for the date)