Sunday, February 7, 2016

Christmas Card

It's time for another weekly Christmas card challenge at 52 CCT.  This week the challenge is to follow the sketch.

I created a quick and simple card this time.  I used papers and printed images from the Recollections Christmas Noel paper pack.  I did add a sentiment using a stamp though.
I can't wait to see your Christmas cards made using this sketch. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016


I really like how this valentine card turned out. This is my DT card for the Aud Sentiments challenge "Use a Love Sentiment" 
 I started by taking the doily circle from the Easter Cricut cartridge.  I used cricut craft room to weld two of the doilies together for the card base.
I folded the front in half and then decorated with die cuts and stamps.
I wanted to try out a new coloring technique and make her outfit look like it was covered in sequins.  If you want to see how to do this, you can view THIS video on youtube. I did use some extreme glitter paint after I colored with copics for a little extra sparkle and shine.

Project Details:
Stamp: Stop In The Name Of Love Tilda from Magnolia Stamps
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, T0, T1, T3, T7, E57, E35, E53, E50
Spellbinders scalloped heart dies
Easter Cricut cartridge
Stop In Name of Love Sentiment Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Bee Mine Sentiment: Rubber stamp from Michael's dollar bin
Flutter Tree die from Spellbinders

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons: Love is in the air
Midweek Magnolias: Valentines/Love
Magnolia-licious: Love and/or hearts
House of Cards: Shaped cards

Monday, February 1, 2016

Christmas Stockings

Wow! Can  you believe it's already February?  Today is the day that winter storm Kayla will be dumping large amounts of snow on parts of the United States.  We are just on the southern edge of her predicted path so I don't think we will get much, if any snow.
Today is also the start of a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra.  The theme is Anything Goes.  I can't wait to see what you create.
I had fun making this card using the Christmas Brat Stocking Boy from Bugaboo stamps.  The stocking diecuts are a new set from Spellbinders I received for Christmas. ARe they fun?

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment: Bugaboo Stamps
Stockings: Spellbinders dies

Entered in following challenges:

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Christmas Ornaments

The challenge this week at 52 CCT is to use gilding or foils.  I have had gold and silver gilding flakes in my stash for a couple of years that I have forgotten about.  
I decided to go CAS with the card to really show off the gold ornaments.  I made the ornaments using a sizzix die.  I then ran them though my xyron sticker maker before adding the gold flakes. I really like the way they turned out.  The sentiment was stamped and then embossing with gold embossing.  For a little extra gold, I used gold thread for the stitching.
I hope you join us in this challenge and show us your creative projects using gilding or foils. 

Project details:
Ornaments: Sizzix dies
martha Stewart branch punch
holly die

Entered in following challenges:
Less Is More: Down Under (going out on a limb with this and saying under the tree branch)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything goes Christmas
Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes
Crating With Friends: Anything goes

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Thank You Card

This is the card I made for my sister to thank her for my Christmas gifts.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Spellbinders floral oval die
Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Spellbinders tag dies
Martha Stewart border punch
Joy Crafts tag die
Joy crafts feather die
Magnolia Doo Hickey rose border die

Entered in following challenges:
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday: Anything goes with twist of add flowers
Tuesday Throwdown: Anything goes
Crafting From the heart: Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenge: Ribbon or lace
Crafty CardMakers; Punches or dies

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Christmas Lantern

The challenge theme for this week at 52 CCT is to create a card using Christmas candles/lanterns.
I received this stamp set for Christmas and couldn't wait to play.  I colored it with copics and then used extreme glitter paint and stickles around the glow from the candles.  I did add some snow texture for a little added dimension.

Card Details:
Stamps: Penny Black
Snowflake: Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge
Lemon yellow stickles
Extreme glitter paint
Snow tex

Entered in following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge: Brown, Black and Blue
Winter Wonderland: Something New (new stamps)
Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Art and Soul Project

I am super excited to share this project with you! 

Last week I blogged about my new Creativity Planner.  This is the project I created that reflects my Dream for 2016.  My dream is based on one of my favorite quotes about creating.

Her heart said, "It's time to create."
Her soul overheard and said,
"It's about time!"

I bought this collage picture frame over a year ago with intentions of using it to display projects I created. The current Anything Goes challenge at Aud Sentiments gave me the opportunity to finally use this frame.  Each opening allows for a 5X7 picture so I decided to make 9 projects with quotes and Bible verses that reflect my dream for the year.

What project would you create to reflect your dreams for 2016? I would love to see how your dreams are reflected in your art.  The Anything Goes challenge at Aud Sentiments runs from Jan 21-Feb 2.  That's plenty of time to create a project to share.

Project Details:
Collage frame from Michaels
Stamps: All from Magnolia Stamps
Faith: Cricut cartridge
Love: Cricut cartridge
Quick Kutz nesting doily rectangle die
Joy Crafts embroidery die
Magnolia Doo Hickey banner die
Martha Stewart border punch
Spellbinders circle die
Spellbinders heart circle die
Spellbinders floral oval die
Spellbinders scalloped heart die
La La Land heart doily die
Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Martha Stewart branch punch
Corner leaves: Storybook cricut cartridge

Entered in the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias: Anything Goes with Magnolia Stamp
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Anything goes with twist of girlie
Inky Chics: Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious: Winter or Anything Goes

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Shades of Orange

It's time for the second challenge of 2016 at 52 CCT.  The theme for this challenge is Shades of Orange.  I'll be honest, those colors gave me a bit of a challenge trying to figure out how to  use them.  I think this adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil is just perfect for the color challenge.  The orange ornament and a little pop of orange on her dress and shoes look quite lovely.
I hope you join us in this challenge and show us how creative you can be with Orange!

Entered in following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge: Anything Goes with a Mo's image
Crafty Friends Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas: Cute or anything goes