Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Deer Friend Christmas Card

For nearly two weeks I have been cleaning, purging and reorganizing in my home.  Let me say it needed doing but it is NOT FUN work.  I am not finished either but it is a rainy day here.  I couldn't resist going in my craft room and making cards.  I'll resume the non-fun work tomorrow but I needed a day of crafting.  (Wink.)  I wanted to create a card for the new Jingle Belles swap called "Look What Santa Brought."  This swap wants you to use the new crafty goodies you received at Christmas.  I used my new Fiskars guillotine cutter Santa brought. My youngest daughter always makes sure my husbands gets my "crafty wants list."  ;)  I am loving this guillotine cutter with the self sharpening blade.  No more ragged edges and constant blade replacing with this baby.  

I did an alcohol ink background on glossy cardstock and then diecut the trees (Sizzix Thinlits Woodlands).  I used a cloud stencil (old Stampin'Up) and Distress Oxide Ink (Broken China) to create the clouds.  The stamp images and sentiments are by Lawn Fawn (Toboggan Together).  I used alcohol ink markers to color the images and Stickles for the "ice" on the trees and snow.  My deer friend is going to join these challenges:

Jingles Belles (Look What Santa Brought)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Alcohol, Drinks Or Inks)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies (Anything With An Animal)
Crafty Animals (Anything With An Animal)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges (Creating For Christmas)
ABC Christmas Challenge (A Is For Anything Christmas Goes)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Cold Days Cocoa Card

I had free time to create a fun card this morning.  I think it was my first time to truly relax since the Christmas holidays.  :)  The snowman was done with my Silhouette Cameo 3 (Snowman With Mug Paper Piecing by Jennifer Wambach).  The perfect cup stamp and sentiment are by Newton's Nook (Cup of Cocoa).  I used  red and white striped leftover Christmas tissue for the pleated bottom strip.  The black cardstock background was embossed with a snowflake pattern embossing folder (Sizzix).  For a finishing touch, I added sequin spangles and white Nuvo drops.  It was nice to enjoy crafty time without being stressed about "things to do."  :)  Hope you get some stress free creative time too.  :)  My cocoa loving snowman is joining these awesome challenges:

Double D Challenges (It's On The Menu)

Jingle Belles (No Time Like The Presents -- I used red white tissue which was in a gift bag this Christmas.)

ABC Christmas Challenge (A is for Anything Christmas goes/B is for Berries)

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge (Upcycle or Use Something Old)

Just Us Girls (Leftovers -- I used leftover pieces of cardstock.)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Happy Coffee Card

Sharing a quick and fun card I did this morning for a friend.  Coffee is definitely one of my reasons to be happy.  I can't wait for that first cup in the mornings.  :)  How about you?  I used stamps and patterned papers and epoxy shapes by Jillibean Soup.

Double D Challenges is celebrating their third birthday with a challenge of "It's On The Menu."  Coffee is always on my menu!  This card will be happy to link to these challenges:

Double D Challenges (It's On The Menu)
Try It On Tuesday (Something Old, Something New -- Stamp/Papers are new....Die cuts are old.)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Use Something New -- Stamp & Patterned Papers New)
Die Cut Divas Challenge Blog (Something New -- Stamp & Patterned Papers New)
Little Red Wagon (Hey, Newbie -- Stamp & Patterned Papers New)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Something New -- Stamp & Patterned Papers New)

Thursday, January 3, 2019

You Warm My Heart Coffee Card

Although I should be taking down Christmas decorations, I decided I would rather make cards.  ;)  I had a new stamp set (with matching dies) by Jillibean Soup and it wanted to be used.  I got it before Christmas and it was getting rather impatient waiting on me...wink!  :)  There is a fun challenge at Double D Challenges called "It's On The Menu" and of course coffee is on MY menu!  Double D is also celebrating their third anniversary/birthday with some nice prizes so check them out.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope the New Year is being good to you.  Although it is cold and rainy here, I'm dry and warm in the "crafty cave" so my New Year is off to a good start!  :)  My polka dot cup of coffee is linking up at:

Double D Challenges (It's On The Menu)
Cute Card Thursday (Anything Goes)
Little Red Wagon (Something New -- Jillibean Stamp/Die Set is new)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Giant Snowman Card

Happy New Year!  Here's wishing you a happy and healthy 2019!  I'm back today with a fun card for the Jingle Belles first challenge of the new year.  Their first challenge is called "No Time Like The Presents" and you are to use wrapping paper or gift tags.  My oldest daughter had one of my presents wrapped with pretty snowman paper this year.  I don't usually save wrapping paper when tearing into presents but this paper just yelled "turn me into a card."  :)  I actually saved it and another wrapping paper which had cute Santas (hoping to make some cards with it too).  I have big plans to make Christmas cards all year so I'm not scrambling around at the last minute.  My big snowman is going to be linking up at:

Jingle Belles Challenge (No Time Like The Presents)
Sweet Stampin' (Something New -- Just got the silver foilboard from Amazon.  :)