Sunday, December 17, 2017

Always Fun Challenges #37 ~ A Christmas Carol

Hi Crafty Friends,

This will be the final challenge of 2017 for Always Fun Challenges.
We'll be back on January 1, 2018 - eegads, where did the year go??

Our final challenge is to create something inspired by a Christmas Carol.

I went back to my monochromatic style using classic white linen pearl and some great 
La-La Land Crafts dies.



My Christmas Carol inspiration is "Joy to the World

I hope you'll join us for our final 2017 challenge.  Just follow the link above.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Cut It Up Challenge #137 ~ Boxing Up the Holidays

Hi Crafty Friends,
Once again our Cut It Up challenge is sponsored by Ink on 3 (Fluerette Bloom).  We were able to select an SVG from the store to create our project for this challenge -  gift box or bag for holiday giving.  I chose the luminary box from the Holly Days One Piece boxes set.
This was so easy to cut on the Silhouette.  I placed clear acetate behind each tree, added a star to each side and then added the bow that is part of the other set in the file.  Just snap on the votive and you've got a really cute little decoration OR a gift box without the votive - so versatile, so easy.  
I hope you'll join in our challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate from
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My Bestie International ~ You still have time!

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's December 15 and I'm back to remind you that you still have time to enter
My Besties International Challenge for December.

The OPTIONAL theme is Winter Wonderland.


I've used Image 906 which can be found HERE.

Remember that you may use any image from any artist.  There are prizes for both DT entries and NON DT so don't hesitate to enter.  Just follow the link near the top of the post.

I hope your Christmas Holiday will be wonderful.


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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Always Fun Challenges #36 ~ Santa


Hi Crafty Friends,

I'm having so much fun working on Christmas cards especially when I don't feel rushed.
I can just take the time to look through my dies and papers and watch them come together on my card bases.
Always Fun Challenge #36 is Santa.

I love this Santa/Sleigh die from La-La Land Crafts.  


I used classic linen white pearl card stock for most of the the die cuts which are from La-La Land Crafts and Jaded Blossom.  The background and sentiment is from the Mercury Glass stack that I bought at Hobby Lobby - LOVE it!!!

I hope you'll follow the link about and share your Santa projects with us.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Aloha Friday Challenge #109


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for the Mid Inspiration post for the
Aloha Friday Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs.

Challenge #109 is an Anything Goes challenge with a Christmas twist.
My sponsor image is Christmas Deer from All Dressed Up.


I think this is such a sweet image.  I colored with Copic markers.  I made a frame using Jaded Blossom Stitched Rectangles and added a sentiment from Jaded Blossom's Hello Deer stamp set.
I added some gems and a snowflake from my stash.

Mid Inspiration means you still have time to join our challenge.
You'll find the link above.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Merry Christmas Challenge #46


Hi Crafty Friends,

Well, we're in the final stretch for this year's Christmas cards!  I always tell myself that I'll keep making them even after the holiday and this year I'll be able to do just that since TMCC will continue throughout the new year!!!


For this card, I've chosen a gold linen background and for the die cuts, classic white linen pearl and Mercury Glass.  The detailed dies are from La-La Land Crafts and the stitched mat die is from Jaded Blossom.  

Come on over and join our challenge.  If you've already mailed your cards, you'll be getting a start on next year!  Remember, you can share ANY Christmas project.  It doesn't have to be a card.


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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Always Fun Challenge #35 ~ Snowman


Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to Always Fun Challenges #35.

I love snowmen so you'd think this would have been an easy challenge for me but it wasn't.
Maybe it's because I had too many choices!!!

I just received my November release package from Jaded Blossom and one of the stamp sets
is "Yeti to Party."  It included this adorable Yeti and lots of sentiments so it can be used for many occasions.  I just love it.  So, here's my take on the snowman challenge.


Isn't he adorable?  I also used dies from JB's winter dies, border dies, and panel dies.  I colored using Copic markers.

So pick your favorite snowman and come join our challenge.  Just follow the link above.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Cut It Up Challenge #136 ~ Inspired by a Christmas Song


Hi Crafty Friends,

For Cut it Up Challenge Blog's challenge #1136 we were inspired by a Christmas song.

I choose "Oh Christmas Tree" as my inspiration for this card.


I love the way this shaker card turned out using dies from La-La Land Crafts and Jaded Blossom.
The sequin mixture is from Craftin Desert Divas - Tara creates the most amazing mixes - and the flower centers are glitter sprinkles from Doodlebug Designs.  
I used both my Cuttlebug and Gemini to cut all the dies

Our challenge sponsor is
Heartfelt Creations.

So, pick your favorite Christmas song and join in the fun.  Don't forget to use a die cut.
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My Besties International Challenge Blog ~ December Challenge / Winter Wonderland

Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to December!!!  Whoo hoo, it's almost Christmas.

My Besties International Challenge optional theme is
Winter Wonderland.

I've used this cute Besties image called Lil Rosie Hot Cocoa.  


Rosie was colored with Copic Markers.  Even though my home decorations are very traditional, I enjoy using some non traditional colors for my cards.  Everything on this card is from my craft stash.  I just used bits and pieces of this and that LOL.

Remember that our challenge is open to everyone.  You may used any image, any medium, any artist.

Please link your December challenge project to the link above.
You'll want to visit the Challenge blog to see the design team's amazing projects.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Kitty Bee DT Spotlight



Hi Crafty Friends,


It's my turn to share my Kitty Bee November Spotlight project using
Kitty Bee Designs Pleasantly Surprised Bear.


This is such a fun image to use.  You can use it for a birthday card but I decided to add to my Christmas card collection.  
The papers and embellishments are from Carta Bella's Christmas Delivery set (last year's).  I just love the plaid papers!

Be sure to visit our Kitty Bee Spotlight blog where the designers feature different images from
 Kitty Bee Designs every day. 
Don't forget to join our weekly challenges on the

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