Friday, December 20, 2013

Sister Act - Challenge #38

Just Some Lines is our sponsor at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.   All of the DT used one of their images, so I hope you will check out their work on the Sister Act blog.

My card uses an image called Emo Snowflake.  I added a few other die cut snowflakes and used white embossing powder on a PTI sentiment.  The snowflakes on the image have Stickles on them for a little sparkle and compliments the glitter paper I used for the die cut snowflakes.

Sister Act will be on a holiday break for the next two weeks.  We all wish a happy holiday to you and your family.  We'll be back again on January 10th with our 39th anything goes challenge!

Challenges Entered:
Divas By Design - anything goes
Aud Sentiment Challenge#96 - Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations
Crafting By Design - Wrap it Up
Clear It Out Challenge - Warm fuzzies; use texture
Tuesday Throwdown - What Christmas Means to You
Desert Island Crafts - itinerary: snowflakes, die cuts, 2 or more papers, red and green
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Let it Snow

Monday, December 16, 2013

Stick It Down - Sneak Preview!

We know that waiting until January might seem like forever, so to capture the enthusiasm for the new Stick It Down Challenge Blog members of the DT got together to create a sneak preview for all of you.  I created this sketch with a new program called iDraw.  Hope you have fun with it.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!  Stop over at the blog and see what the scrapbook teams are up to also!

Challenges Entered:
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge:  WInter/Christmas
Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas Wishes
The Pink Elephant:  Inspiration
Created with Love
Make It Monday
 613 Avenue Create - anything goes

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #289

Sketch Saturday is back with Simon Says Stamp! sponsoring our two week challenge for you in honor of the Christmas holidays. This time, you have the opportunity to pick any sketch from #215 until now.  I decided to use one of the sketches from before I joined the team and had fun making a decision about which one to use.  I finally settled on Sketch #239.

The wreath is another use of PTI's Rustic Wreath. You can probably see the little red seed beads I added around the wreath.  The photo doesn't pick up the Stickles.  The bottom strip is from another PTI stamp I bought called Christmas Joy.  I stamped it on patterned paper and used white embossing powder. Carolyn Draws is the illustrator of the Dear Santa stamp in the center of the wreath.  It's an unmounted red rubber stamp from Purple Onion Designs.

You'll see a variety of sketches being used from the DT this week, so be sure to stop by the blog.    We all wish you and your family a blessed holiday season.  See you back with a new sketch December 28th.

Challenges Entered:
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas catch up!
Tuesday Throwdown - What Christmas means to you!
Pink Elephant Challenge 229 - 2 patterned papers, a bow, sparkle
Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas wishes
Use It Tuesday - Winter/holidays

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sister Act - Challenge #37

Christmas is creeping up and I am trying not to panic.  I'm not sure if making Christmas cards is making feel like I have everything under control or causing me a little anxiety!  I think I'd better start making my own lists!

The Sister Act Challenge Blog is here for another week with Stamp and Create as our sponsor.   I've been on a Birdie Brown kick lately with my cards.  I happened to buy a few of her digital Christmas images before Torico closed her Etsy shop at the end of November.  This little elf is such a cutie and was pretty quick to color.  You'll see him come back again in another card next week.

Challenges Entered:
Make it Monday - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas catch up!
Created with Love - anything goes
Use It Tuesday - Winter/Christmas
Clear it Out - anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas wishes
Creative Inspirations - Traditional winter colors
The Pink Elephant Challenge 229 - 2 patterned papers, a bow and a sprinkle of sparkle
Tuesday Throwdown - What Christmas Means to You

Monday, December 9, 2013

Color Me Creative Challenge #83 - Holiday Theme

Color Me Creative is having a month long worth of festivities in December.  There are games, a number of sponsors, and great prizes and more than one winner!  If you click on the CMC announcement to the right, it will take you right to the blog so you can play along.

Our current CMC challenge has a holday theme, and runs through January 2nd.  Linking up a holiday card is one way to throw your name in the hat to win one of the great prizes.

I used some scrap drawer polka dot paper and Christmas choices from a 6x6 Crate Paper pad for my card.  The heat embossed sentiment is from PTI, and the sweet gingerbread house image is from Birdie Brown. I am late to the Birdie Brown party and I have to say that coloring the images is great - the way she draws her illustrations gives clues for shading. I really appreciate that. Unfortunately, Torico closed her shop at the end of November.

Challenges Entered:
4 Crafty Chicks - color challenge
Oozak Blog - Let's Celebrate
Digi Heaven - Christmas
Desert Island Crafts - recycle something (gingham ribbon), polka dots, bow
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge:  Winter/Christmas

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #288

The weekend means another great sketch from the Sketch Saturday blog.  I had so much fun combining two different digital images to create the scene for my card.  The little boy is a Sassy Cheryl Stamps' creation called That's HOT!  The winter fence is a digi from Make It Crafty - which, in addition to their digi stamps is a fabulous resource for tutorials.

Both of the images came together from a CASE of this card from a fellow card-making blogger, Chrissy.  I let her know that I would be creating a card based on her cutie - and found that she made another card this week with the fence and a Sassy Cheryl girl image.

7 Dots Studio is sponsoring Sketch Saturday this week.  I hope you will drop by the blog and see what our fabulous DT has for you and play along with Marzena's fun sketch.

Challenges Entered:
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog #194 anything goes
The Pink Elephant - winter
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Clear It Out Tuesday - anything goes - cleared out- burlap
Shopping Our Stash - winter or holiday
Stampin' Royalty - snowflakes
Card Crafter's Circle - celebrations
House of Cards - holiday blog hop
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Wiinter/Christmas

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sister Act - Challenge #36

MN has officially launched into winter with lots of snow and cold temps, thinking about about Christmas is right on the front of my mind!  This card uses a PTI set called Rustic Wreath.  It was a simple card to make - just the little bit of coloring, some red seed beads, heat embossing, and a few buttons were all that was needed.

Digital Delights by Louby Loo is this week's sponsor at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.  Take at look at what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us this week.

Challenges Entered:
Make It Monday - anything goes
Created with Love - Christmas
Paper Playtime- anything goes
Clear It Out Tuesday - anything goes/used seed beads
Party Time Tuesdays - Christmas
Shopping Our Stash - Holiday or winter
Divas By Design - feeling festive
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
Oozak Blog - Let's celebrate
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge- Winter/Christmas

Thursday, December 5, 2013

New DT Announcement!

I am so excited to be able to let you know that I am a DT member of a new Challenge Blog will be starting in January.  It's called Stick It Down!  Don't you love the name?!?!  The talented DT members are from all over the world - places like France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Canada, and the many regions of the US.  The eclectic make-up of this team is one of the most thrilling things about the internet and the international connections we crafters are able to make.  I am so honored to be asked to be part of this group.

Stick It Down is a multi-challenge blog that includes card-making and scrapbook page challenges.  This will be a new challenge posted each Tuesday.
1st Tuesday: Single page layouts based on a sketch.
2nd Tuesday:  Card challenge - based on a sketch
3rd Tuesday:  Single page layouts based on a sketch
4th Tuesday:  Double page layout based on a sketch
5th Tuesday:  Anything goes

There are four teams- one for each of the weekly challenges.  I am on the Card Team and am the Sketch Designer for each card challenge.  That will stretch my skills!  There will be a random draw for a monthly prize.  We will be offering the winner of each challenge the chance to be a guest designer in future challenges.  The first card challenge is January 14th.  I hope you will come back and play with us.

Check out the Stick It Down blog over the next few weeks to get to know the DT members.