Tuesday, December 10, 2019

White Christmas? Santa should move South

Today starts a new challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches and for my card I used some wonderful stamps and dies from Creative Vision Stamps called Elf This.  I dry embossed the background with snowflakes and heat embossed the sentiments.  I also used a Cherry Lynn snowflake die for the center with an enamel dot.
I just got new tires for my vehicle so I'm ready for the snow....argh they cost so much!!!


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Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Creative Vision Stamps - Elf This
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Die:  Creative Vision Stamps - Elf This; Cherry Lynn
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Arts
Enamel Dot:  Paper Studio
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 467 Anything Christmas with option Quick and Easy
Make My Monday - Ch. 111 Anything Christmas
Crafting Happiness - Ch. 26 Winter
Allsorts - Wk. 549 Snowmen and/or Snowflakes
Always Fun - Ch. 140 Snowflakes
Addicted to Stamps - Ch. 180 Cold and Frosty
Alphabet Challenge - S for Snow


Merry Elfing Christmas

Today is a New Release or when an older image is released in the new store and today we have Candy Cane Elf and I used a sentiment from TLC, Create. For my card I dry embossed the background, added a ribbon and some jingle bells, a couple of green snowflakes with bling and used non-Traditional Christmas colors.





Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Candy Cane Elf
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Merry Elfing Christmas
Punches:  EK Success
Dies:  Sizzix
Bells:  Stash
Hemptique
Bling:  Mark Richards
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Spectrum Noir

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 467 Anything Christmas with option Quick and Easy
Joy of Sets - December  (Jingle Bells / Sparkle / Ribbon)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 416 - 417 Anything Goes
CCAYR - December - Santa, Mrs. Claus or Elves
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 327 Christmas Delights
DL Thankful Thursday - Ch. 250 Christmas
Crafty Catz - Ch. 486 Anything Goes with optional last minute Christmas cards

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Ho Ho Ho

Today at Catch the Bug it's time for a new Stella Says Sketch.  I kept my card simple today by dry embossing the background and adding some washi tape.  I used the image candy cane bells Ho Ho Ho.  Welcome to Cindy my new follower.





Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - cc bell ho
Embossing Folder:  We Are Memory Keepers
Washi Tape:  Recollections
Spectrum Noir
Sakura Jelly Glitter Pen

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 467 Anything Christmas with optional Quick and Easy
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 241 Winter or Christmas Sentiment
Crafty Catz - Ch. 486 Anything Goes with optional last minute Christmas
DL Art Linky Thankful Thursday - Ch. 250 Christmas
Joy of Sets - December - Snow / Jingle Bells / Silver

Peace & Snow

I wanted to make a card that wasn't for a DT. I recently bought some new die cuts and I got this beautiful snowflake panel and thought it would be a great background, but today used it as a focus. I also found a piece of blue vellum that I had that included in this too. I added some bling and pearls to the snowflakes. I also dry embossed the color papers with snowflakes.





Cardstock:  Recollections; Paper Studio
Vellum:  Paper Studio
Die:  Momento; QuicKutz
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug; Darice
Pearls: Recollections
Bling;  Mark Richards

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 593
Color Throwdown - Ch. 572 (see above)
Make My Monday - Ch. 110 Use Vellum
CHNC - Ch. 467 Anything Christmas optional Quick & easy
Allsorts - Wk 549 Snowmen and/or snowflakes
Let's Craft & Create - Ch. 154 Anything Goes with optional Let it Snow
Alphabet Challenge - S for Snow
Incy Wincy - Christmas without Red or Green

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Me and My Cat Talk...

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and it's Anything Goes.  For my card I used one of the New Releases called Stella Me and My Cat Talk so you can grab it at the store 50% off right now.  Now I have two Siamese cats and my Dad gives me grief about it....so you have guess who will be receiving this card.
I know that we are moving right along in December, but if you are still needing to make Christmas cards and last minute projects remember that there is the Holiday Chaos still coming up. Check out the Newsletter for more details ahead of time.




Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Me and My Cat Talk (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Michael's
Divine Twine
Charm:  Charms & Me

Challenges
QKR - Ch. 375 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 459 Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Ch. 165 Animals/Bears
Crafty Animals - Ch. 33
Show us your Pussy Cats - Ch. 49 Furrything Goes

Friday, December 6, 2019

Bake and watch Christmas Movies

Today at Catch the Bug it's Friday Freebie and we have Ginger Bowl. For my card, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create. Gingerbread cookies are my favorite Christmas cookies!




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Let it Snow
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Ginger Bowl
Sentiment: TLC, Create - Bake and watch Christmas movies
Doily:  Momento
Divine Twine
Snowflake:  Hobby Lobby
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Ink:  Distress - Old Paper

Challenges
Double Trouble - Ch. 44 Wrap it up
   Thing 1 Holiday Paper
   Thing 2 Artsy Stampers Digital Challenge - Ch. 5 Winter Holiday
   Thing 3 Tie it up - include ribbon, bow, twine
Dream Valley - Ch. 215 Christmas
12 months of Christmas Link Up - Ch. 60 3 or more layers
Merry Little Christmas - Ch. 17 Anything Christmas

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Snow Friends Happy Holidays

Today at Catch the Bug it's New Release or to bring back old image to the new store. This week we have Snow Friends Happy Holidays.  What I did is use a Molotow masking liquid to cover the snow flakes and then colored the sky black and Stickles on the snow.


Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Pink Christmas
Cardsock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Snow Friends Happy Holidays
Molotow Masking Liquid
Stickles
Spellbinder:  Star Circle
Snowflake:  Cherry Lynn
Brad:  Paper Studio
Washi tape:  Recollections

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 466 Anything Christmas with optional things with wings
Incy Wincy - Christmas without Red or Green
Always Fun Challenge - Ch. 139 Snowmen
Use your Stuff - Ch. 386 Snow
A Place to Start - December - Happy Holidays
little red wagon - Ch. 525 Snow much Fun