I have a clean and simple card to share with you. The main image is called "A Chocolate Affair." I used the Spot & Dots and Honeycomb embossing folders. I added a red rhinestone for the cherry, stickes was applied to the sundae glass and I created a "junk" bow from scraps of ribbon I had collected.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Hello, hope you are enjoying this great Saturday. My DH and I tried to go hiking but, the ground here in Missouri is melting. So, there is mud everywhere. I have a gift tag to share with you today. I used the Cricut to cut out the ornament shape from dark blue cardstock. Next came the white snowflakes cut from the Festive Flurry Framelits. I used a Frosted Finishes embellishment for the center and added silver cording. This would be great embellishment for a gift or card.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
This card uses bark brown background cardstock trimmed in red. The green accents just pop off the card. Did you notice the paper piercing on the green strip as well as aroung the sentiment? Products used; SU Season of Style DSP, SU Christmas Collectibles Stamps/punch, the Peace stamp from the Calm Christmas set.
Challenges I paticipated in: *SU Only Challenge - #86 Almost the last minute (12/28). *2 Creative Chicks - #9 Christmas (12/31). Wednesday's Challenges: *Creative Belli - #185 Christmas, *Little Red Wagon - #217 Christmas, *Word Art Wednesday - #112 Christmas. Thursday Challenge: *The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday.
I love cards with layers. The extra layers adds even more interest to the stamped image. This card was created with SU Snow day stamp set, SU Winter Frost DSP and ribbon. Do you like layers?
Wednesday challenges I participated in: *Crafty Creations - Anything goes (01/08), *Divias By Design - Anything goes, *Inkling and Yarn- Anything goes, *Paper Shelter - Anything goes (01/07), *Stamping Chef - #10 Anything goes.
Monday, December 23, 2013
This card has alot going on but it didn't take long to create. I first stamped the winter scene on the light gold paper. I used colored pencils on the trees, water and sky. Next, I added fake snow on the trees and landscape. The last touch I used clear glittle stickers for the trees and sky. Cut the large tree from the Cricut machine. Added snow and blue stickers. I hope the photos shows all the layers and shine.
Sunday challenges I participated in: *613 Avenue Create - Anything goes, *Challenges 4 Everybody - #36 Anything goes, *Hobbycrutz - #30 Anything goes, *Pile it On - #48 P is for. ..., *Scribble & Scrap - #8 Anything goes.
Here is a cute Poinsettia gift tag. This idea was taken from the "flower" cards, where you lift the flowers to expose the message. This is just a smaller one turned into a gift card. The poinsettia and leaves are from a punch with a brad for the centers. What do you think?
Saturday challenges: *Kraftyhands - Anything goes, *Pumkin Spice - Anything holiday.
Friday, December 20, 2013
How about a little Copic inspiration today? Today's card was created with a free digital stamp image. This took me less than one hour to colored. I have a photo of the colors I used below. I defind this card as CAS. Not sure if you noticed in the main photo, look closely, the tiny rhinestones used as flowers. In the comment section, let me know what you think about digital stamps?
Other challenge: *Copic Markers Europe - CAS (Jan 14).
Thursday, December 19, 2013
The message on this gift tag says, "I hope your Christmas is S'more' than you dream it to be". The background of this tag was stamped with candy bars, stars & marshmallows in dark brown ink. I used a white gel pin on the marshmallows for added contrast. The main image was colored with Copic markers. The finishing touches included stickles & ribbon. Leave a comment about why you like s'mores?
Monday, December 16, 2013
I think gift tags are tiny works of art. This tag was created using punches and the Cricut machine. The punches were used for the star, circle and scallop circle. The Cricut machine cut out the tag shape and tree. The tag was stamped with a swirl stamp and then embossed with gold embossing powder. The finishing touches include a felt snowfake, a pearl, stickles and ribbon.
Monday challenges I participated in: *Bitten by the Bug - Holiday gift tag, *Crafting from the Heart - #2 Anything goes, *Craft your Passion- Christmas, anything but a card, *Love to Create - #96 Anything goes, *Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything goes with glitter/embossing powder.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Today's card is clean and simple. This card works great for the holidays or as a thank you card after the holidays.
Saturday challenge I partcipated in: *Addicted to CAS - Snowflakes.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
I have another great gift tag idea to share with you today. This tag was created with SU Pine & Poinsettias stamp set, dies, pattern paper and markers. This tag could also be used for fall/winter Birthday gift tag. Another way to use tags is to mount the tag to the front of a A2 card.
Friday, December 13, 2013
As you know, it's always hectic making so many Christmas cards. So here's another easy Christmas tag. I love the Ric Rac holding the two mittens together. One mitten has the "To" and the other one has the "From." Now get out your dies or circut and get busy making a few gift tags.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
No cookie says Christmas more than a gingerbread man cookie. I have a cute treat bag to share with you. The tag has a stamped gingerbread man with a nice saying on the back of the tag. Added a few rhinestones, twine and ribbon to the tag. I stamped snowflakes on the bag with Encore ink.
Tuesday challenges I participated in: *Clear it out - Anything goes, *Cuttlebug Mania - Christmas, *Loves Rubber Stamps - Christmas, *Riley & Company - Snowflakes, *Sweet Stamps - Simple Christmas, *Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes, *Top Tip Tuesday - #116 Snowflakes.
Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way.......okay, enough singing. Here is a Christmas tag with style. I love how the small metal Christmas bell stands out.
Monday challenges I participated in: *Besties Challenge - Inspired by a song, *Crafty Boots - Christmas, *Get Inky - #19 Christmas, *Imagination Crafts - #6 Merry Christmas, *Parade Your Crafts - #10 Christmas.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Do you remember sitting for hours when you were young coloring? As an adult, I still enjoy it. I have moved from crayons to Copics. Hope you enjoy today's card.
Copics used:Hair (R22, R27, R29, R59); Skin (E00, E02, E11, R02); Dress (B02, B05, B06, B14); Flowers (Y15, Y17, E29, YR04); Basket (W1, W3, W5, W7); Bench (E11, E13, E15, E18, E29); Boots (C1, C3, C5, C7, C9).
Friday, December 6, 2013
Winter is upon us here in Missouri. We have very cold wind but, no snow. I love everything about snowman. So, today's card is a pop-up card showing a winter scene with,....you guessed it, snowman.
Challenges I participated in: *C.R.A.F.T.- #236 Christmas (Th), *Papercrafting Journey - Christmas time (Th), Shelly's Images - Welcome winter (1/31), Fab 'n' Funky - #196 Frost (W), Paper Pretties - #287 Christmas (W).
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Here is a simple card with a very different color combination. At first, I wasn't sure about the colors but, it did start to grow on me. What do you think of the color choice I used?
Challenges I participated in: 2 Sisters (S) - #172 AG, Suzy Bee's Bloomin' (S) - #5 AG, Creative Fingers (F) - #13 AG, 4 Krafty Girlz (Th) - #7 AG, Aud Sentiments (Th) - #94 Any Sentiment, Cute Card Thursday (Th) - #297 AG.