Thursday, November 29, 2012

SSS186 And other challenges

Hi Bloggers! I made a Nutcracker Christmas card to share with you. Since I am using a Sweet and Sassy digital image I thought I'd use the sketch on the sister blog, the Sweet Stop for it. This is another card I started last week but didn't feel well enough to finish it. I added a feather to play in the Cuttlebug Spot challenge but missed it. Gotta have a feather in the Nutcracker's hat!
The paper is, of course, Graphic 45, Nutcracker Suite 8x8 line. I zigzag stitched around the squares and straight stitched around the center panel. He's colored with copics and gold flat back beads and twine were added. Links below.

Totally Papercrafts 144-Stitched Up
Flourishes-Timeless Tuesday197-Silver or Gold
Tuesday Throwdown-Lots of Layers
The Sweet Stop 186-Sketch

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mitten Tag for Jess

Hi Blog Friends, Not feeling too hot, battling a cold and a stiff neck. It put a damper on my Thanksgiving weekend but I'll got thru it. I missed the Color Throwdown Challenge from last week. This mitten shaped tag was made for that challenge. Oh well, onward and upward!
Beside the color challenge, I was inspired by 2 things. One was Robin's Creative Cottage mitten tag ( check hers out, it's gorgeous!) and the other was PTI Make it Monday video on YouTube ( layered vellum).

I combined the 2 ideas to make my tag. I put it on my Daughter's birthday present last week. She's partial to mittens and I always think of her when I see one! I put a loop of twine on the back so she can hang it on her tree, if she wants.
Like Robin's, I used Joys of the Season Cricut Cart for the mitten but then cut it again with PTI vellum to layer over some snowflake confetti. Then just layered on some goodies, seam binding, holly leaves with stickles, lace, bell, PTI Tag, twine and a Maya Road star pin. The paper, MME, is a bright turq. but the vellum tones it down quite a bit.

Aren't the layers yummy? I'm entering this in a few current challenges.

The Pink Elephant- TPE176 Pretty packaging
Tuesday Throwdown- Lots of layers

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Hi There, I'm making alot of cards this week. I wasn't planning on making a card like this. It just evolved. I cut out these 8 gold reindeer with my cricut, the Christmas solutions cartridge. I was planning on making a clean and simple card with them for a mass produced bunch of cards. But I couldn't find a card layout I liked. I was going to use navy blue and white.

Then I saw the CR84FN challenge and decided to try a card with purple. At first I tried C&S again but it didn't work so I used the SFYTT sketch again. The paper is MME Lost and Found Christmas, some lace from RRR, gingham ribbon from Joannes, MFT stamp, MFT die, gold twine, flower from Michaels. It's so pretty and elegant in person.

CR84FN-Purple,Gold and Tan

Friday, November 16, 2012

KK Food or Drink Challenge

Hey there, I finally had a chance to join in Kraftin Kimmie's weekly challenge. AND I need a birthday card. This is Julie, what a cute birthday stamp. I colored this twice, the first time I dropped an ink pad on the fully colored, cut out image and ruined it. ugh!
I also used November Sketch for youb to try. I like it and I'm in the middle of making another card with the same sketch. Paper is Echo Park-So Happy Together. The rest is self-explanitory, ribbon, doily gems, sewing machine. Thanks for visiting, friends.
KK Challenge

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mojo267 and TSG

Hi Peeps, I'm playing in a few challenges again today, There she Goes and Mojo Monday to be exact! Links are below.
Gosh, I love this TSG set. This is the third image I've used from the set as of late. So fun to color!
I've used last years MME's Christmas paper, forgot the name but I love it. Just give me pink and blue for xmas colors and I'm happy! I added a cute Recollections gem brad to my MFT Snowflake die cut. ( A must have) Twine and cardstock is PTI.
Have a good Day!

Monday, November 12, 2012


Hi Friends, How's your week going so far? I have been planning on playing in this weeks Papercraft Star Challenge which is to use Gray and Yellow so here it is! That's what great about PCS, they post their challenges ahead of time so you can plan ahead.
The dark cardstock is gray not black. I used some MME woodgrain doily paper and some other coordinating papers. The beautiful sentiment is Verve.
Since this challenge is due tomorrow I have to keep this short and sweet! See you soon for 2 other cards I'm working on. :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

PCS-Warm Beverage

Hi Bloggers,  I've been wanting to play with my new Simple Stories paper. It's so pretty. I bought the 6x6 pad, a few 12x12 pieces of paper and several of the sticker and alpha sheets that coordinate. This little cup of Christmas cheer is one of my favorites. A warm beverage is the theme of this weeks "Paper Craft Star" Challenge 119. I also used Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge # 171.
Also submitting to Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge -Winter Holiday with Ribbon.

Have a great day!!!  

Friday, November 2, 2012

Mojo Monday Sympathy Cards

 I found myself needing several sympathy cards so I turned to this weeks Mojo Monday 265 Sketch for a nice simple card. I didn't have time to spend hours on each.

I found this pretty BG Capella paper that I've been saving for something that I haven't made yet and it has such a nice understated print so I used it. Note to self: Quit hoarding, there is more paper in the stores! haha
The floral stamp and the sentiment are from a SU set. I added a diecut square, ribbon and a punched butterfly and called it a day. I needed them to mail easily.

So that's it. I hope everyone impacted by Storm Sandy is ok. I was lucky and didn't loose power. What a relief after 5 days of no power last year at this time. Bye for now!