Saturday, 10 December 2016

Cards and More Shop - Challenge #7 - Anything Goes with Sparkle

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new Challenge at Cards and More Shop.
We have a new Challenge beginning on the 10th of every month.


This month the Challenge is "Anything Goes" with Sparkle!



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I created a simple card and loaded it with frosty pink sparkle.


 Materials Used:
Papers: Kraft Cardstock, White Cardstock,
Glitter Paper - Pink;
Ink: Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose; 
Twine: Light Pink.

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Now it's your turn!
You can make whatever you want: 
a card, a layout, art journal page, or mixed media
...anything goes...and add sparkle!

So head over to the shop blog and link up!
You might win a prize! 
You'll also see the variety of projects that the DT created.


You'll find the linky tool here:




I look forward to seeing what you make! :o)

Friday, 9 December 2016

The Project Bin - Luke 2

Happy Friday, my friends!

 I'm back with another project for The Project Bin

If you're not familiar with The Project Bin,
they specialize in wonderful sentiment stamps.
They're clear photopolymer and stamp as crisp as can be!
Each set has multiple stamps, and 
"A Way With Words."

Today I'm sharing one of the beautiful stamps from the Luke 2 Stamp Set.

This is a lovely flat card that's easy to pop in the mail!




Here's a nice close-up of the sentiment.
Isn't it a beautiful font and a wonderful Scripture verse? 


Materials Used:
Papers: Basic Grey - Jovial;
Ink: Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Die: Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlit - Mixed Media - Christmas;
Sequins: Where Ideas Bloom - Antiqued Gold.



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Linking Up To:





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I'll be back next week to share another wonderful stamp! :o)
In the meantime...

Here are all the links you'll need:






Thursday, 8 December 2016

Playing With the House of Cards December Challenge

Hello, my friends!

Today is actually an extra little "for fun" post!
I was recently visiting a friend's blog, and clicked on a button in her sidebar.
It took me over to House of Cards.
How have I not been there before?
It's a monthly challenge blog, where a number of familiar faces hang out!

When I popped in they were having a blog hop in combination with their challenge.

 I just had to get in on the Challenge.
Look at this fabulous inspiration photo:


Isn't that a pretty photo?

I was really intrigued by the all red wreath.
Then I was reminded that I recently won a fabulous wreath image from MHK Designs.

Here is the card I made:

I colored my wreath all in red, and fussy cut it out.
Using papers that I also won from MHK Designs
I die-cut a doily, and placed it behind the wreath.
Then I used this wonderful red and green houndstooth paper for the background. 
Finally, I mounted it on a white card base, and added some bling.

The wreath was mounted on foam tape.
I also inked the edges of the doily with white ink.


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Bling: Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Green;
Die: Cheery Lynn - English Tea Party Doily.

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Linking Up To:


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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
EnJOY the rest of your week! :o)


Cards and More Shop DT - Trimming the Tree

Hello, my friends! 

I'm back with a new project made with products from the Cards and More Shop .

Using a Dutch Doobadoo Template, I created a fun Christmas tree card.
I traced the tree onto green cardstock, and then on to a green patterned paper.
I distressed all the edges with the distress tool.

I combined it with this sweet Paper Nest Doll. 
I've used this stamp before for Valentine's Day, since she holds a string of hearts.
This time the lovely Ellie is stringing her hearts up on her Christmas tree!



Purple is Ellie's favorite colour!
Aren't her sparkly purple hearts pretty?


I wrapped green glitter cord around the tree.
I punched out a bunch of little hearts,
coloured them with purple glitter glue, 
and adhered them to the cord.


  I added a lovely cord bow to the very top!

I left a section of the cord empty for the strand that Ellie is holding. 
She'll soon be finished decorating her pretty tree.


These were the products used from the Cards and More Shop :

Dutch Doobadoo Shape Art - Christmas Tree





Paper Nest Doll Stamp - Love Strung Ellie

Please pop on over to Cards and More Shop to see all the great products they carry.
Also, check out the Cards and More Shop blog.


It's full of fun inspirational projects! :o)

Have a happy day! :o)

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

New Release at All Dressed Up - The Night Before Christmas

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a New Release post for All Dressed Up!
I'll be here on the 7th of each month to share a fun new image with you! :o)

Today I'm sharing the wonderful "The Night Before Christmas" Image.
You can find it right HERE.

I chose this busy background paper because it's my version of...
"Visions of sugarplums danced in their heads."
I'm pretty sure there are some sugarplums on there somewhere! ;o)

I used the solid colored doily to tone things down a bit.
Isn't it a sweet Christmas image?




Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, American Crafts - Merrymint Paper Pad;
Image: All Dressed Up - The Night Before Christmas;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Die: Cheery Lynn - English Tea Party Doily;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

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Head on over to the blog to check out all the other wonderful new release images, 
and see what everyone else has created! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Gecko Galz - Tag You're It

Hello, my friends!

Welcome back to another "Tag You're It" post for Gecko Galz!
Did you know that Gecko Galz is giving away a prize every day in December? 
Yes! All you have to do is go to the Gecko Galz blog every day, and comment on the wonderful tag created by one of the Design Team.
Then you go to that DT members blog, read all about how they created their tag, and leave a comment.
From the comments left, a winner will be chosen.
How easy is that?
The winner will be posted on the blog the next day! :o)

Today it's my turn to share another tag.

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I started with a white cardstock tag base.
I printed out the gorgeous blue paper from the Blue Christmas Craft Kit.
I used snowflake punches on the top corners, and along the bottom.
Next, I printed out the lovely snowflake paper from the Winter Wonderland Digital Paper Pack.
I love this pretty paper too!
I used to have a pair of flannel pajamas that were an almost identical print! ;o)
I diecut this paper and adhered it to the tag.

Next, I printed and cut a number of the icons from the Blue Christmas Craft Kit
There are two sheets of fabulous icons in this kit.
On this tag I used: the ribbon & bow, several individual flowers, the floral swag, and the charming bird.

Everything was printed and cut with my Cricut Explore Air.


The bird was adhered with foam towards the bottom of the die-cut piece. 
It frames him beautifully!
Then I created a nest using the floral sway, and several individual flowers.
I outlined the flowers with glue and sprinkled Diamond Dust all over them.
I added more Diamond Dust to the trim on the bird's hat.


Finally, I added sparkling rhinestones to the center of the snowflakes and the flowers.


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Punch Around the Page - Aspen Snowflake;
Die: Sizzix Framelits - Label, Ornate #2;
Adhesive: Gossy Accents;
Twinklets Diamond Dust.

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I hope you like my tag today!
I'll be back later in the month with more tags to share with you.
In the meantime, make sure you head over to Gecko Galz!
You don't want to miss any of the fun! :o)

Kitty Bee Spotlight

Hello, my friends! 

I'm sharing my last spotlight post over at Kitty Bee Designs.

For this card I used the adorable Snow Penguin image. 
I also used a fun fancy fold that my friend Laura shared a while ago at ScrapMuch?.

It suited this image beautifully! :o)






Here it is folded flat:


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Crate Paper - Peppermint;
Image: Kitty Bee Designs - Snow Penguin,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Arctic Snowflake;
Stickles: Star Dust.

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