Saturday, December 3, 2016

Holiday Cards - Newton's World

Hello crafty friends,

Can you guess at what line of stamps I love to the point that I must get every release?  Yes, of course, it's Newton... I just love all those kitties!

For this card I used Newton's snowman and the Newton in the Tree stamps from the Newton's Curious Christmas set and the girl from A Cozy Day in set.   I created a comfy room scene with lots of Newtons.



I paper pieced the chair to match the "wallpaper" and the blanket with a pink winter pattern paper that has tiny trees and deers.  I fussy cut an oval tree skirt for under the xmas tree and even gave it fringe and a small stamped Merry Christmas greeting.  This card took a while, but I love how it turned out and it will go to someone who loves cats.



There will be a GIVEAWAY at the end of the series (Dec 16th), I will randomly pick one lucky person to win... here are the rules:

1.   Comment on EVERY posts.
2.   Become a follower of my blog.



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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Holiday 2016 - Merry Christmas Candy Canes

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today's card is one I'm also posting on the Die-Versions' blog as my Design Team project.  This die is my most reached for Christmas die... in my opinion, along with the Complements - Everyday die it's one of the best dies in the whole Die-Versions line.   I talking about the Complements - Holiday 1 die, which is actually several words dies in one... and it's currently on SALE!

The Merry Christmas on the card below in just one of the words in this die.  This card is a good example of a card made with very few items.  One die, one image (the candy canes image is a digital stamp form Power Poppy Stamps, so it was extremely inexpensive... $1 actually), 1 6x6 sheet of pattern paper and 1 piece of white card stock (actually i used watercolor paper).  



I'm going to start working on my December daily now... bye.



I'll be doing a GIVEAWAY at the end of the series, I will randomly pick one lucky person to win... here are the rules:

1.   Comment on EVERY posts.
2.   Become a follower of my blog.



Nice, but not required... use the FIND ME links to find and follow me on any of these:  Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google+.  THANKS!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Holiday 2016 - Dogs and Cats

Hello Crafty Friends,

My sister-in-law mentioned the lack of dogs in my Halloween series, so I figured I better include some cards with dogs in this series.  Here's the first of several dog cards... and a cat card.


I used the same technique on both cards.   stamped the image onto watercolor paper, water colored around the stamped image with my Zig Watercolor Brush Pens using the same two colors.  The stamps are both by Inkadinkado.



These were super easy fun cards to make.



I'll be doing a GIVEAWAY at the end of the series, I will randomly pick one lucky person to win... here are the rules:

1.   Comment on EVERY posts.
2.   Become a follower of my blog.

Nice, but not required... use the FIND ME links to find and follow me on any of these:  Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google+.  THANKS!


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Holiday 2016 - Penguin with Snowman Balloon

Happy Holiday Crafty Friends!

Since I LOVE penguins, I thought it would be fitting to start my Holiday Card Series with a penguin.



This cute penguin with snowman balloon is a digital stamp from JustMEdigitalstamps.  I created the tag by die cutting the Scalloped Banners die from Avery Elle and then die cutting the Storybook 1 die from Pretty Pink Posh in the center.  Added some pattern paper on the back panel of the tag, because I made it so it opens like a card by using a folded piece of white card stock and not die cutting the fold when I cut the scalloped shape.


On the card I used the same pattern paper twice... on the card's backgound and on the tags front.  This time I added a tiny circle tag with a "hi" greeting on the penguin's hand (penguins hands/wings are actually called flippers and are used to propel themselves through water.)


I hope you have enjoyed the first post of the series.  I'll be doing a GIVEAWAY at the end of the series, I will randomly pick one lucky person to win... here are the rules:

1.   Comment on EVERY posts.
2.   Become a follower of my blog.

Nice, but not required... use the FIND ME links to find and follow me on any of these:  Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google+.  THANKS!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Goodbye Fall/Halloween

Hello crafty friends,

I finished packing up all the Halloween and Fall decorations yesterday.  Now waiting for the guys to take the bins downstairs and starting bring up Christmas and Winter stuff.

I gave away some of my Halloween and Fall stuff this year... as much as I LOVE this season, I'm at a point where extreme decorating just doesn't happen anymore.  So I gave my brother some stuff and I sent more stuff home w/my Mom and Sister.

So that brings me to the last Fall card of the year on this blog... a Thanksgiving card.



I hope you Thanksgiving day was full of love ones and good food.  Our was definitely!

I'll be back tomorrow with my first Holiday 2016 card.  Until tomorrow :)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

It's beginning to look...

Hello crafty friends,

Yes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my craft room.  I'm been making my list and checking it twice to make sure I use all my lovely Holidays stamps, dies and papers.  Here's a peek at just a few of the goodies I'm be working playing with:



I had so my fun making different (not all the same) cards for Halloween, that I've decided to do the same for Christmas.  My Christmas Holiday Card Series will start after Thanksgiving on Saturday, Nov 26th.

Once again I'll have a prize for the person who comments on all my posts and follows me.  More details coming soon.    

Monday, October 31, 2016

and the Winner is

Hello crafty friends,

I'm here to announce the winner of my first ever Halloween Card Series.   Congratulations Denise Bryant... you won these two stamps set.  I will send you an email in a few minutes.


Since there were only two ladies who posted a comment on every post... Denise and Heidi.  I decided to find something special for Heidi also.

Thank you ladies and everyone else who took the time to leaving me lovely comments.  I'll be back next week as I start my next card series... Christmas :)