Sunday, December 9, 2018

Glittery Skull Birthday -- Sparkle at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Add Some Sparkle. A good friend of mine enjoys Day of the Dead-inspired art, so I made this birthday card for her with skulls & glitter!

The digi stamp is "338-Day of the Dead Frida" by Dilly Beans, and the Dia de Muertos patterned paper is from Reminisce. I colored the image with Copics & different glitter embossing powders.

I created the sentiment inside myself in SCAL3 & cut it from gold glittered vinyl on my Silhouette Cameo.


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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Ugly Christmas Sweater Weather -- Local Christmas Traditions with the Unstampabelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is Christmas theme/tradition for your Country, with the optional twist of explain the theme in your blog. You need to follow the twist to be considered as the DT Favorite, but you only have to follow main theme to win our prize. And remember, no stamps!

Living in the United States of America, most of our traditions are imported and then exported via commercialism! I'm not sure if this is a solely American tradition, but in recent years Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties have become popular. A few of my crafting friends and I have picked up the tradition, although we tend to be a bit vain and choose cute sweaters! We've also started the tradition of making Ugly Christmas Sweater cards...and, of course, collecting Ugly Christmas Sweater crafts!

I filled the shaker with tiny sweaters cut on my Silhouette Cameo with a file from Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons, along with gold stars & gold microbeads. The shaker cover is from a Shake It set by Impression Obsession. The sweaters are all stickers from my stash.

http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-30.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #414: (Sat) Anything Christmas Goes + optional theme: Use Sticker(s)
Creative Sketchy Girls: (P20) Sketch #30



Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

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No Place like Home -- Pilin' On the Shaped Cards

The theme this month at Pile It On is Shaped Cards. The only really rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs.

I used the "Gingerbread House" Fold-a-long die set from Jen Long/Sizzix and paper from Graphic 45 to make this Magic of Oz-themed card.



Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: (P1) Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Happy Little Stampers: (P15) Always Anything Goes with Dies
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: (P15) Always Anything Goes for a member of a Design Team


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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Warm Coffee Wishes -- Coffee Loving Cardmakers' Winter Blog Hop

http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2018/11/2018-fall-winter-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/
It's time for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers' Winter Blog Hop, and I always enjoy playing along.

I made a quick but cute dimensional card using the Tree Fold-a-long die set from Sizzix and coffee cup dies from the Hanging Charm Pull Tab die set by Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Crafts Designs.

I cut the coffee cup and sleeves from scraps of Xmas paper and adhered them to the card with star-shaped brads.

For the inside, I used my favorite winter sentiment stamp, heat-embossing it in red. I heat-embossed the stars on the tops of the trees in glittery white powder.



Inspiration/Challenges:
Coffee Loving Cardmakers: Winter/Holiday + Coffee/Tea/Cocoa
Scrapy Land Challenge #102: Anything Goes with Die Brand SL sells (Sizzix & Elizabeth Craft Designs)

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Lightning McQueen Gift Box -- Packages & Recycling with the Unstampabelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is Boxes, Parcels or Bags, with the optional twist of Recycle Something. You need to follow the twist to be considered as the DT Favorite, but you only have to follow main theme to win our prize. And remember, no stamps!

I recycled an old mailing box (thanks, Amazon!) to make this Lightning McQueen Gift Box for a special 3-year-old.



I painted the box with red acrylic paint, the 99¢ kind from JoAnn's. I grabbed the eye clipart here and converted it to cut files. I drew & cut the smile by hand...obviously LOL. For the license plate, I used a clipart frame and the font Motorway by Vic Fieger. The lightning bolt is a freebie and I cut it from gold paper. I made the wheels myself in SCAL and attached with them brads so that they rotate.

I lined the box with tissue paper, and tied it with black tulle. For his gift, I made a tie-together fleece blanket. My mom is a pro at making them, but this is my first time making one in over 15 years!



I also made decorations and gift bags for the birthday party. The goodie bags follow a template from Quite Possibly Perfect Designs. The Race flag font is 101! B10 Jr by Nght's Place, the lightning bolt font is Superheterodyne by Raymond Larabie, and the race car clipart is a personal-use freebie.




Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

Thank you for visiting,