Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge 12/30

The end of the year is upon us.  I'm looking forward eagerly to the coming year, hoping and praying for good health for myself, my family and friends and that includes you who are looking at my blog,

The Wednesday Sketch Challenge is up and ready for you to get some last minute inspiration for this year or start your inspiration for 2016.  Bugaboo Stamps has been our gracious sponsor for this month.


Materials used:
Recollections cardstock
Neenah Solar White
DCWV Girl 6x6 Stack
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella Glitter Pens
Challenges entered:

Frosty Friends

This digi is from a set called Birdies Snow Day.  It is a cute set and includes three digi papers.  There is another birdie image too.  The collection comes with precolored digis, outline digis for you to use your own colors and sentiments.   Unfortunately, this is the last card for Deedee's.  Due to illness in the family, she is forced to close down the shop as of December 31.   Hurry on over to her shop and get some of these adorable digis before she closes up.

This image came with digi paper, but  I didn't use the included paper on my card.  I had this wood grain paper that sort of matches the birdhouse, so I decided to use it.

Materials used:

Stampin' Up wood grain cardstock
Recollections Kraft paper
Snowflake from Silhouette file
Precolored image from Deedeee's Digis

Challenges entered: Let it Snow Winter Wonderland Winter Time

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas to All My Peeps



The Outlawz Sketch Challenge 12/23

 I can't believe it is only two days till Christmas.  Luckily, I am finished with all I have to do except for the cooking.  It's time for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge over at The Outlawz.  Check it out for some awesome inspiration.  Our sponsor this month has been Bugaboo Stamps.  While you are surfing, check out their website too. 
Since all my Christmas cards are done and mailed, I decided to do a more Springy card even though winter has just started.
Materials used:
KaiserCraft Suga Pop 6.5 paper pad
Hero Arts cardstock for base and image background
Copic Markers
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Wild Orchid Flowers
Challenges entered:
Craft-Dee Bowz  AG but use handmade bow
613 Avenue Create  AG
Deep Ocean Challenge  AG
Stamped Blessings  AG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  AG
Through the Craftroom Door  AG
Creative Card Crew   AG


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Gift Card Holder

I decided to give a couple people on my list gift cards this year.  Just putting one in a card didn't seem like a very good idea.  Neither did wrapping it up in a package or gift bag suit me.  I found a gift card die from Sizzix and that was the answer to my dilemma.  I made four of these for different people.  I liked this one best.  It was quite easy to do.

Materials used:
cardstock from my stash
Stampin' Up buttons
Celebrate It Ribbon
Pocket, Fancy die from Sizzix

Challenges entered:
Craft for the Craic - Christmas Cheer
Fussy and Fancy  -  Happy Holidays
Just Add Ink  Gift Card Holder

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge 12/16

Only 9 days left to Christmas.  I think I have all my cards made and mailed.  This one will stay local.  It's for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz.  Head on over and see the fantastic cards the DT has made.

Materials Used
American Crafts cardstock Winter Collection
Recollections 6x6 paper pad Blue Christmas
Copic markers
Wink of Stella Glitter Pens
Stampin' Up Buttons
Want2Scrap bling
Cameo file oval
Die-namics Let it Snowflake die3

 Come and Get It  AG Christmas
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  AG
That Craft Place  Christmas
The Glory of Christmas  AG

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown #274 December15

It's time for a challenge again at Tuesday Throwdown. Our sponsor for this challenge is Deedee's Digis. It is with sadness that I am reporting that Deedee is going to close her shop due to family illness.  I have only been on the Design Team for a couple months and I just love her digis.  You have a chance to get a lot of  her designs for 75% off through Decembere 31, 2015 when she will officially close up shop.  I wish her the best.

Materials used:
Recollections cardstock
Cryogen White #89 cardstock
DCWV  6x6 paper pad - Everyday
Deedee's Digis Nutcracker and Beauty of the Season pre-colored digis
Foam Tape to pop nutcracker and poinsettia
Stampin' Up ticket punch
Cameo to print and cut images
Sketch by Touched by a Butterfly

Challenges entered:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge  Anything Goes Christmas Jingle Belles
Sparkles Christmas Challenge  Christmas
The Glory of Christmas Challenge   AG Christmas
Crafty Friends  Christmas

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Baby Penguin

Today's card is just for fun.  I saw a couple ideas on Paper Playful and decided to play along.  I used the sketch from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and the penguin theme from Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge.  I decided to make him a baby penguin (all grey) because he seems to be enjoying that ice cream cone like a little kid.

Materials Used:
American Craft Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Recollections 6x6 Blue Christmas paper pad
2 Cute Ink Image
Want2Scrap bling
Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch
Cameo die
Copic markers
Spectrum Noir markers
Foam tape

Challenges entered:
Catch the Bug Challenge  Penguin Parade
52 Christmas card Throwdown  Any challenge from from 2015 (Septembersketch)
Christmas Stampin All Year Long
Jingle Bells Rock   Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge  Die Cuts
The Glory of Christmas  AG
A Snowflake Promise  Winter/Christmas
Send A Smile 4 Kids  Winter for Kids
My Time to Craft  Christmas Animals

Friday, December 11, 2015

Happy Christmas Llittle Star

I bought some new Christmas paper at Michael's the other day for half off.  I fell in love with the pad on first sight.  It is called Mercury Glass, Christmas.  I couldn't wait to use it so this challenge presented a perfect occasion. 

Spellbinders die for card base and background
Recollections Mercury Glass Christmas cardstock
Neenah Solar white cardstock
Happy Christmas Little Star image from All Dressed Up
Copic markers
Wink of Stella Glitter pens
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Crafter's Square sequins
Glue Dots
Foam tape to pop image

Outlawz Progressive Challenge
Emerald Faeries Challenge  Merry Christmas
Dies R Us  Christmas
Creatalicious  Merry Christmas
Patties Creations  Christmas
Kitty Bee Designs  Christmas
Fussy and Fancy Friday  Happy Holidays
Craft for the Craic  Christmas Cheer


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Angels Among Us

Morning Peeps.  This is a card I created using Deedee's Digis Angels Among Us stamp set.  When I created it, it was for no special purpose other than having one more Christmas card to use.  I've decided to enter it into a couple challenges.

I used some old materials from my stash and the new die cut and image.  My LSS has started their own line of dies.  I purchased the I Believe set and used it for this card.  I wanted to see if I could cut foam with a wafer thin die.  It was a tough fight, but I finally won.  A couple shims and several passes in the Big Shot and it was accomplished.  I colored the leaves with glitter pen because I thought it needed something else.  The gold oval is also colored with a glitter pen. 

DCWV Foil paper
Foamies - Peel and Stick Foam Sheets.
Simply Refined I Believe, Joy to the World dies
Wink of Stella Glitter Pens
Want2Scrap bling
Really Reasonable Ribbon lace
Foam Tape to pop the image

Challenges entered:
Clear It Out  AG Clear it Out  (glitter pens, foil paper, lace)
Crafty Sentiments Designs  Christmas Card
Creative Card Crew  Holiday Season
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  AG with twist of Day of Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas  AG Christmas
Inky Chicks  Merry Christmas
Artistic Inspirations  AG Christmas
Crafty Boots  Christmas
The Crazy Challenge  Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy  Christmas Time

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge December 9

The time has come again for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz.  Go check out the fabulous inspiration by the design team this week.  Out sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.  Lots of cute digis there.


Materials Used:
Recollections Cardstock 
Cryogen White #89 Cardstock
Copic Markers
Want2Scrap bling
Cameo to print and cut image
Bugaboo Flower Teapot image

Sweet Stamps  AG
Through the Craftroom Door  AG
Crafting From the Heart  AG
Pasper Nest Dolls  AG

Monday, December 7, 2015

From the Heart Challenge for December

Materials Used:
Bo Bunny Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Recollections red cardstock
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Ice Pearl Pen
Glossy Accents
Cheery Lynn Snowflake Die
Image - From the Heart
Copic markers
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Liquid Pearls (white, gold, silver)

Challenges entered:

Cheery Lynn Designs   Red and Green
Come and Get It   AG Christmas
Robyn's Fetish  Christmas Card
That Craft Place   Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge  Die Cuts
From the Heart  Progressive, use image provided
The Christmas Challenge   Outdoor Scene

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Snowman & Friend

This is a card I made using Deedee's Digis Birdies Snow Day set.  The background paper and precolored image are part of the set.

Materials used:
Deedee's digis Birdies Snow Day image and dp
Recollections cardstock
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Foam tape
Glossy Accents

Challenges entered:

SendASmile4Kids  Winter Fun
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge AG with Outdoor scene
My Time to Craft Christmas Animals
Hiding in my Craft Room Christmas Colors
Crafting by Design   AG

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge December 2

Morning Peeps.  It's Wednesday again and time for a new sketch at The Outlawz Sketch Challenge with our wonderful sponsor for this month, Bugaboo Stamps.  There are so many cute digis over there plus every Friday, there is a freebie.  Check it out.

I made a boo-boo on this one but it will have to stay the way it is.  I intended to use Crackle Accents on the ivy embellishments, but since it is in the same kind of bottle as Glossy Accents and I didn't bother to look at the label, Glossy Accents won out. 

Materials Used:
Recollections Cardstock
DCWV Everyday Paper Stack 6x6
KaiserCraft Chipboard embellishments
Bugaboo Christmas Kitty Image
Copic markers
Pearl Pen - Ice
Glossy Accents
Cameo to print and cut mage and die cuts
Recollections Scalloped punch

A Snowflake Promise   Winter/Christmas
Papertake Weekly  AG
Artistic Inspirations  AG with twist of Christmas
Crafty Desert Divas  Christmas
Get Creative   Holidays

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown #272 for 12/1

Today's theme at Tuesday Throwdown is Cute and Cuddly.  Our sponsor for this challenge is My Grafico Digital Stamps. 

For my card, I used two of the images from the Cool Penguins set.  .  I wanted to make sure it looked cold, so I used pale blue and white cardstock and paper.  I used my Cameo to print and cut the images.  I colored the penguin with Wink of Stella Glitter Pens and the ice with Copic B0000. A little Diamond Stickles added a glittery feeling to the snowflake.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I finally figured out how to make a decent looking bow using my Zutter Bow-It-All.

Challenges entered:
The Paper Players  Tic Tac Toe = either blue, snowflake, ribbon or blue, patterned paper, white or snowflake, sparkle or shine (Stickles on snowflake), punch or die cut
Christmas Card Challenges  AG
Crafting When We Can  Don't Forget the Animals
One Stitch at a Time  AG/Winter
Ike's World  Ice and Snow
A Snowflake Promise  Winter/Christmas
Paper Minutes  Christmas/Use a Bird
Through the Craftroom Door  AG

December Patterned Paper

Jumping the gun a little here.  I have my Christmas cards done so I thought I would do one for New Year's.  I have had a Zutter Bow-It-All for well over a year and have never been able to figure out how to make a decent bow with it.  This week, I decided to play until I was able to get something I was satisfied with.  I used this piece of fuschia ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and practiced with it until I got a fairly good  bow. 

I am so sorry to say that Deedee has announced that she is closing her shop as of the end of December due to family issues.  I, for one, will sorely miss her fabulous digi sets and wish her the best of luck.

Materials used:
Really Reasonable Ribbon
GP 110 cardstock
DCWV patterned paper
DCWV gold foil cardstock
The Frantic Stamper Elements #7 Coved Labels die
Deedee's Digis Fun & Festive image and sentiment
Copic markers
Wink of Stella Glitter pens
Foam tape to pop image

Challenges entered:
Glitter 'N' Sparkle  Include a bow
Come and Get It  AG with a Sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  AG