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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Let's Party!!

Good Day!!! Karen's Doodles had this fabulous digi of Bigsby~~~just love this little guy :D He is celebrating!! Entering challenges: CLP -- Sketch #14
Simon Says -- Party!!
SSCC #19 -- New Year Card
Charisma #50 -- Anything but Christmas
Rosie Dee's -- Free Choice :)
LOTV #43 -- New Year Card

Stamps: Bigsby digi from Karen's Doodles
Ink: Copics and Red Spica on sentiment
Paper: SEI dp, SU cardstock and DCWV
Tools: Spellbinders nesties and fleurdelis pendant, EK Success dotted wave and photo corner punches along with SU larger photo corner punch
Embellishments: Gold lace, stickles and diamond glaze for eyes

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sweet Sugar Nellie Postbox

Sweet Sugar Nellie Postbox is the lucky chosen stamp to get played with today. Entering in the Sugar Bowl Challenge ~~ sketch as follows and my favorite color. See if you can figure it out :-) Hee hee!!!
I rotated the sketch :)  The dp is DCWV and the matting is SU cardstock of various blue colors.  I had so much fun coloring this image~~loads of color and sparkle.  Used CB embossing folders on dp and on the one behind nellie~~ I darken raised areas by swiping with blue ink pad~~turned out very nice but hard to see~~check the edges.

Below are close ups of Sweet Nellie. If you look close you will see I added dimension to her letter and envelope.  Embellies include a little heart sticker on mailbox, rhinestone flowers on select flowers in flower garden and stardust stickles on bottom edge of her blouse and on baby butterflies :D 
Dimensional View
If you guessed my favorite color to be BLUE~~ You are correct :D
Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Postbox
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and copics
Paper:  DCWV dp and SU cardstock
Tools:  Spellbinders scalloped circle nesties, CB folders and MS butterfly punch
Embellies:  Rhinestones, Stardust stickles and Heart sticker


Friday, December 25, 2009


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Star of Bethlehem

Hello~ Well I did it~~yesterday I finished the 3rd gift/money card holder for our youngest daughter--Alissa! I won this Star of Bethlehem stamp from the Belles 'n Whistles Advent Giveaway~~YEAH!!!!~~~THANK YOU SUMMER AND ELISABETH BELL~~~~
We celebrated our Family Christmas last night (the 6 of us) Truly a blessing to Me--Thank You Lord!
Entering in: Stamp Something~~ Holiday Something by Dec 31
Flutterby Wednesday~~Angel ( I think I have a little angel here) Dec 30
365 Cards~~Keep it to Yourself
CRAFT challenge~~ Thank you ( my cards says with love instead of thank you) Jan 6
Well onto Alissa's card--This stamp so reminds me of her years gone by--she was quite shy and of course the baby :) Used White cardstock and colored image with copics. Used CB winter house folder on DCWV glitter white DP (very sparkly but doesn't really show on picture) Added twinklets over the ground which gave it a soft carpet appearance :-) Placed a rhinestone brad in center of star. Sentiment was a rub on. I dangled a snowflake charm from the Creative Impressions shimmery layered snowflake which I fastened with a beautiful brad from recollections.

Close ups of image. Used foam tape and glue dot pop ups for dimension.

I used a versa mark pen on the darker areas of both gowns and sprinkled with hallographic glitter~~~turned out very nice!!
The finished inside: The design here is from an old thank you note I received in the past. The soft colors and flowers blended so well with the colored image. I added a MS border punched from the sparkly white DP I used on the front of the card. Then stamped tiny snowflakes using Baby blue versa ink. Can kinda see the sparkly dp in this view. Border punched with MS large deep flower bed punch. Wrote a sweet note to Alissa on the scalloped circular insert and of course added the gift of $$$.

Stamps: Elisabeth Bell Star of Bethlehem Paper: DCWV Ink : Memento tuxedo black, copics, Baby blue versa color and versa mark pen Tools: CB winter house folder, MS punches and spellbinders scalloped circle
Embellishments: snowflakes, brads, hallographic glitter and a snowflake charm

ABC Challenge Blogs

ABC challenge site has a sister site called the ABC Christmas Challenge site - well today is their bloghop.The aim is to run fortnightly to alternate with the ABC challenges so that everyone is getting ahead of the game for next Christmas!
Click here to go to the start of the hop and have fun everyone!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Money Holder Card

Hello~~ Another Christmas Money Holder Card for our son. Kept this card quite basic~~ as a guy, he doesn't care for frilly, glitzy things :) I used red cardstock and overlayed the front with BBP white glazed with snowmen. Digi freebie is Peekin Elf Tag from Paper Craft Planet
Close Up of BBP glazed snowmen and Peekin Elf Tag. Colored elf with copics and added diamond glaze glue to hat & tassle then sprinkled with Holographic glitter by Ranger. Used Twinkling H2O's (Iridescent Red and Pomegranate) on bauble and layered on spellbinder's peony shaped BG dp

The inside is Anna Griffin Christmas and again BG dp. The Merry Christmas is ribbon.

Recipe: Stamps: Peekin Elf Tag from Paper Craft Planet
Ink: Copics and Twinkling H2O's
Paper: BBP Glazed Christmas, Anna Griffin Christmas DP and BGdp
Tools: Spellbinders Peony Nestie
Embellishments: Ribbon

Christmas FolderCard

Christmas is in the air ~~~~ Love It!!!
Made a few goodies for our adorable grown kids: We are having a time finding appropriate gifts for them ~~sooo my hubby and I decided on $$$$. In that, I made this special folder card! I used the WOJ tutorial by Camilla to create this wonderful card~~~ Thanks Camilla!!!
Card fits these challenges:
Motivet week #51: sketch to right
Three Clovers Designs #44: ornaments (made a snowflake ornament with card)
Stamp Something: Holiday Somethings
Die Cut Dreams #28: Snowflake Surprise
Simon Says: Merry Christmas!!
Susie's Sassy Designs #4: Touch of Gold ( it is hard to see but the flower on front of card is gold in background and the snowflake is covered with gold stickles)
Inside of card: Has pockets on both sides for holding gifts and/or $$$$
Left inside pocket~~~ I have made a snowflake ornament that is hidden!!
Below is the front of card with the homemade ornament.
Stamps: Motivet~~Doraline & Dexter under mistletoe, stampology "joy comes within"
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copics, ODB crimson red, Inksentials white gel pen and Spica pens (red & silver)
Paper: DCWV Holiday Collection & La Creme Cardstock and Anna Griffin for Snowflake
Tools: Spellbinders curved rectangular nesties, SU modern label punch, MS branch and Large deep flower bed punches
Embellishments: Diamond glaze (for eyes), snowflakes, flowers, ribbon, present brad from stash, and green stickles on branches

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Dasher Christmas

Hello~ its BBRRRRR outside so I am staying in. Made a card for my boss for Christmas!!
Entering in following challenges:
Die cut Dreams: #26 Sage & Onion Stuffing Color Combo (Green, cream & beige)
Whimsy stamps: #31 Use Die Cuts
Creatalicious: #4 Something for Christmas include snowflakes and lots of sparkle/glitter
Front of card ~~ all the snowflakes and Dasher's antlers have stardust stickles for sparkle ~~ doesn't show very well on this view.

Inside of card~~ can see the stickles sparkle alittle better in this view :) Sentiment is from Rubbernecker stamp set. I lightly dobber old olive ink onto the very vanilla sentiment label.
Stamps: SU Dasher and Serene Snowflakes; Rubbernecker snowflakes & stardust set (Inside sentiment)
Inks: SU chocolate chip and Old Olive Paper: SU kraft, old olive and very vanilla Tools: SU top note die, Spellbinders oval and labels 2 nesties
Embellishments: crystal stickles and ribbon


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Friends!!

HAPPY WINTER EVERYONE~~~Meet DD Christmas Belle and PB Christmas Mouse! We are having a humongo snowstorm here in NE Wisconsin~~12+ inches. Snowday for me means time for work and of course time for play :D
MMSC31: Follow a sketch
Penny Black: Week 78 Christmas for the Girls!
Simon Says: Let It Snow!
Stamp Something: Glitzy Something!
Cuttlebug Spot: Christmas Gift
Lexi's Creations: A Shaped Card
Whimsy Stamps: Use Die Cuts
Creatalicious: Christmas using snowflakes and lots of sparkle/glitter
Just Magnolia:  Make a card for someone special! I used Magnolia Snowy circle on ornament!!

Today I chose to do an Easel Card. Wow it really was fun and easy! This is the front or top of the card which I used the sketch from MMSC31
Close up of images: Christmas Belle from Digital Doodling and Christmas Mouse from PB Holly Jolly Collection. Colored both with copics and used pearly sparkle jelly glitter on Belle's muff and coat as well as mouse's hat. Crystal lace stickles used on Belle's skates and X-mas red and green stickles used on holly in her hair and the present mouse is offering her. Added stardust stickles to outline image :-) Secured with ribbon. Mouse is popped up with foam tape for dimension and if you look close at font view you can actually see his shadow when I took picture.
Below is a full view of my easel card and the ornament I made to go with the card that I will be giving to a friend for christmas! The ornament is a piece of round chipboard covered with Archiver's cardstock in green and Layered with a stamped image of Magnolia's Snowy Circle glistened with stardust and crystal stickles.  You can barely see it but I dobbered Soft blue ink onto the white snowy circle also.  Belle is slightly smaller in size than on the card but colored and jazzed up the same way :)  Belle is popped up with foam tape.  Threaded the ornament with the same ribbon I used on the card and secured with a metal snowflake slide!! 

Below is the bottom or inside view of card.  BG Eskimo Kisses dp used again (reverse side).  Sentiment punched with SU sizzlets tag and popped up with foam tape for dimension and secured with ribbon.  Added the holly leaf border on bottom as finished follow through :D
Side view of my very first easel card!!!! Very satisfied with results :-)


Doodle Diva's Surprise Gifts!!

Eleven Stamp's- Blog Candy Giveaway Package???
Yes you read it right. Karen is offering all the cling mounted stamps from the first release in one big package! Click HERE for details!!
Here is what I won from Kerry Thank you Kerry for all your generosity!! Best Wishes at Christmas and in the New Year!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Mrs. Tilly Claus

Hope you all had a Great Thanksgiving!!! I had tons of FUN making this card :D

Digital Doodling #2~~ Use freebie digi image, glittery and sketch from existing challenge Dec 7
Creatalicious #4~~ Christmas including lots of snowflakes and sparkle/glitter (Dec 15)Create4Fun Week 47~~ Sketch below (Nov 28)
Lexi's Creations #1~~ Use blue and silver (Dec 14)
Charisma Cardz ~~ Anything Christmas (Dec 3) Meet Mrs Tilly Claus!! Thank You Wendy for the freebie Image~~absolutely adorable!! Started with Brown Cardstock and used lighter brown for matting. Sponged edges of matting with Tim Holtz tea dye ink. Finished corners using SU ticket corner punch and pierced the matting. The dp was from my daughter~~ added sparkly ribbon and pearls and rhinestones onto the snowflakes.
Close up of Mrs. Tilly. Colored her with copics. Used pearly sparkle gelly glitter on muff and cuffs of coat. Topped buttons and holly leaves and snowballs with stardust stickles. Polar white flower soft for ground snow :-) Outlined matting with stardust stickles also.
Here are the gorgeous snowflakes!! In person they really really sparkle!! They have 3 layers~~used MS snowflake punches and added diamond stickles to the white snowflakes. There are also silver snowflakes using foil paper (hard to see) along with a snowflake crystal topped with a blue rhinestone or a pearl. Added christmas branches using MS punch with dp and foil papers.
Sentiment from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes on dp with matting finished with tea dye ink and stardust stickles. Added snowflakes and christmas branches for a polished look :D
Another view trying to capture the true sparkle and glitz!!!!
Stamps: Digital doodling digi image~~Mrs. Tilly Claus and SU Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Copics and Tim Holtz Tea dye distress ink Paper: SU, DCWV matstack and AC Specialty Foil paper Tools: Computer digi, MS branch and snowflake punches, Spellbinders pierceabilities scallopped border, SU ticket corner punch and piercing tool Embellishments: pearly sparkle gelly glitter, Polar white flower soft, stardust stickles, rhinestones, pearls, ribbon and crystal snowflakes

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