Well, I'm in the home stretch - how about you? The decorating is done, the cards are mailed, the gifts are wrapped. I think all that's left is the grocery list! Whew - it takes so much time to get it all done and then, poof, it's over! Awww, but I love every minute of it.
I love sending handmade cards but my stash of Copic colored cards ran out so I my Cameo came to the rescue. Here are cards I made using files from Silhouette and Pazzles (I love that we can get Pazzles files in SVG format now).
For this one I just used the offset feature to create the shadow mat and then colored with Copics.
I think embossing the craft paper gave it a little more finish.
Sometimes clean and simple is the way to go.
And for my friends having fun with their Elves on the Shelf, I thought this was perfect.
Finally, my daughter found some wonderful candy canes in which part of the purchase price goes to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. I decided to use the Christmas Moose from the Holiday set 1 at SVGCuttingFiles.com to dress up the candy cane. The sentiment is the Merry Chris Moose clip art file from Digi My World. The Cameo sure made this an easy peasy project.
I also plan on using the Penguins and Gingerbread man that are included in the set.
Thanks for stopping in. I'm sure you're super busy and I appreciate that you took the time to visit.
My design teams are on break until the first week in January. Then I'll be back with posts for Delightful Challenges and Digi My World. Paper Crafting World is taking a little longer break but we are planning a fun blog hop on January 25 which will reunite some of our past team members.
And, on January 4 a brand new challenge blog will debut. I'll be designing for Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We'll be featuring digital images from lots of different artists (4 different ones each post) - many you are familiar with and some that are quite new. I hope you'll join me for our debut challenge. The blog is up now featuring each of our sponsors and introducing the design team.
The patterned papers are from the Recollections Frosty Cabin Stack. The twine is America Crafts. I also accented with Stickles, Wink of Stella glitter brush, and at You Spica glitter pen. The kitties were colored with Copic markers.
Don't forget to visit My Paper Crafting. Melin is continuing with the 25 Days of Christmas and Year Round Crafting Event. She has shared so many wonderful projects and there are opportunities to win PCW gift certificates along with free downloads throughout.
I'll have at least two more posts this week. I've been busy with my final design team projects for this year and also finishing up some fun Christmas projects which I hope to share with you soon.
Gems, Signo white gel pen, atYou Spica glitter pen, The Twinery - maraschino
Next week will be an exciting week on the Digi My World Blog. You'll be seeing daily sneak peeks of Annie's new winter release which will be in the store on Friday December 20th. You're going to LOVE it!!!
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How are you doing with your countdown 'til Christmas? Just when I think I'm catching up, I find a few more things I want to do around the house or in the craft room. But, I love this time of year and doing holiday projects makes me happy.
I think this image has a primitive feel to it so I didn't do a lot of blending and kept the Copic coloring slightly muted. The papers are from my stash, not sure of the paper company, but I know it's been one of my favorites - love that little pop of purple in the pattern. I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the stocking tops and Glossy Accents to the hangers. Finally, a little inking with Distressed Ink gave a some "age" to the paper.
Have you visited Paper Crafting World lately? Melin has added quite a few new digi stamps to help you with your holiday projects. I know I still have several cards to get made this week and new digis always inspire me.
And don't forgetMy Paper Crafting's25 Days of Christmas & Year Round Crafting. Melin is sharing some fantastic projects and offering free files along the way.
My card was made to introduce you to Donnie and Slippy - two holiday friends stopping in to say Merry Christmas. You'll can see all the new images being shared by the Delightful Challenges design team by clicking HERE.
Supplies used for this card:
Digital Image: Digital Delights by Louby Loo - Donnie and Slippy
Cardstock: Recollections - Home for the Holidays Stack
Punch: Marvy Uchida small snowflake
Liquid Applique, heat gun, Hero Arts Prisma glitter, Silhouette Cameo
This week's sponsor for Delightful Challenges is
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Today is my design team day at Digi My World and I want to share this card with you. I'm on the downhill slide towards completing my Christmas cards. I try to send as many hand-colored ones as possible but I must admit that my Cameo and some SVG Cutting Files may bail me out in the end LOL.
For this card I chose one of the adorable penguins from the Chibi Penquins set.
I hope your December is off to a wonderful start. It's a busy time but I love every minute of it. The house is decorated but I still have cards to make and a few last minute gifts. Today's PCW Design Team project is another that I'll add to my Christmas card inventory. I've used the Cardinal on Branch digital stamp from Paper Crafting World.
All of the supplies used on this card are from my stash. I colored the image with Copic markers and then added a marbleized background using B0000, B000, G000 and the blender pen. I'm taking an online class from Marie Gamber at Color Me Creative. It's all background techniques and this is the first in the series. I love the way adding a background brings even more attention to the focal image.
Our PCW leader, Melin is one again presenting her 25 Days of Christmas and Year Round Crafting.
She's sharing some amazing projects along with freebies throughout the event. Be sure to visit her at
Today I'd like to share a large tag I made to place on a bottle being taken as a host gift for Thanksgiving. For this design team project I used the Tag Ornamental cut file from Paper Crafting World.
I cut the tag on my Cameo without resizing the file. The tag is 4 x 7.5 which is a great size to place on a wine bottle. I think it will be a "stand-alone" decoration. The tag has 3 mat layers then the ornamental design.
I also used the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge to cut out these flowers. I cut them from white paper and used my VersaMagic Chalk ink to color them. Then I burnished them on a soft mat so they would have some dimension before layering each one. The leaves were punched with the Martha Stewart double leaf punch. The ribbon is hand-died crinkle ribbon. Finally, I made a quick banner tag to add to the top using a stamp from Bug Bites Autumn Splendor set.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope your holiday season is off to a great start and that you and yours will have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.
Are you ready for another fabulous new release at Digi My World? Ann is releasing 3 new sets in the store on Friday and all three are "must haves." The sets are Chibi Snowmen, Chibi Penguins and Santa's Helpers. Today I'm sharing one of the darling girls from the Santa's Helpers set. This is Farah - love, love, love her!!
I decided it would be fun to join in the mixed media doll craze using this image. The tag is 3 x 6" and I sized the image to 4" and cut her out using my Silhouette Cameo (so excited to use the print and cut feature!!)