Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Christmas Present

'Tis the season for Christmas cards! I have so many fun things in my stash, and it's nice to have the help of a few challenges to inspire me to use them!

And I decorated the inside, of course:

Allsorts #599: (Sat) Santa, Elves, Angels with option of Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday: (Sat) Sketch #637

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Believing with Unusal Folds with the Unstampabelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is: Believe (per our wonderful Blog Mistress Susan: "To have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something or someone, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so. Can be in a person or a myth or fairy tale or yourself"). with the optional twist of: Use an Unusual Fold.

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!

For my unusual fold I used the tutorial for a Spring Fold Card from Beccy's Place.

I made a silly yet elegant anniversary card for my amazing husband. "Potato wine" is my stupid joke for "Vodka" but Mom gave me this great potato topper and I knew it would make him laugh! I came up with the sentiment poem myself, obviously! He has always believed in me, for over 20 years!

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

Thank you for visiting, 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Sweet Sunny Wishes -- Coffee Loving Cardmakers

It's that time again: the Autumn/Winter Blog Hop with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers! I always enjoy playing along.

I was super inspired my the Sketch + Primary Colors challenge at AAA Cards; I don't usually do classically CAS cards, but I couldn't resist this challenge! I had lots of fun with it.

I used a Shaker Creator set from Tonic Studios for my focal image. The strip of paper is from my stash; I inked it with yellow. The sentiment on the inside of the cup is heat-embossed in white; the other sentiment is stamped with my all-time favorite ink pad.  I filled the shaker with
red & yellow fruit shapes from Queen & Co.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers: (Nov 6-13) Coffee/Tea 
AAA Cards #178: (Deadline Nov 21) CAS + Sketch + optional twist: Primary Colours

Thank you for visiting! 

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Birdhouse Peek-a-boo -- Gratitude at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our theme is Gratitude.

I made a Peek-a-Boo Card, inspired by the great tutorial at Beccy's Place, using a birdhouse-shaped die. The little birdie came with the birdhouse; to make the dies into stamps, I cut them from a foam sheet, adhered it to a stamp block with double-sided tape, inked it with watermark ink, and heat-embossed iit with glittery white powder.

I put the message section on the back. This is a fold fold, because it still folds flat.


Thank you for visiting! Hope you'll join us at International Art & Soul,