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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Making a Christmas Ornament from a Lemon Shortbread image-at the Come And Get It Challenge!

Tonights' Come And Get It entry is so unusual for me-instead of a card, our task was to create "anything but" a card.  With this being the Christmas season, I took this adorable image "Winter Fairy" from Lemon Shortbread and created an Ornament for our tree.
Because she was colored on cardstock with Copics, she was a little fragile to survive through the years.  So I fancy cut the original layer out and then mounted her to some heavier white pearlized cardstock and trimmed it out also.  Used some narrow baby blue satin ribbon, made a bow for the top of the hanger loop, and then stuck a sticky dot down to hold the ribbon ends and covered that with an oval of the same cardstock to "finish" it.  I used crystal Stickles on the bottom "slip" and also on her wings.
Be watching on the 18th for another creation-that one WILL be a card and then on to the New Year full of new challenges and images.  We can't wait to see you then!

A Christmas card with a Sweet image from Sherri Baldy!

I just Loved working on this digital image from Sherri Ann Baldy, #924 found in her store here.  It's so festive and perfect for the Christmas Season.  This is one of those dream cards that from the coloring and the papers and construction, the creative juices are just flowing and it's truly a joy to produce.
With this card, I wanted to use a design I often did years ago where you slip tags into pockets for messages or sentiments.  This image is matted in red velvet and shimmery gold cardstock and then onto some Holly print design paper.  I my mind the coloring on her dress reminds me of red velvet also so hope that comes across.  The background paper on the front is actually a Christmas song-perfect to use!  I added white flower soft and white chunky Frantage for the snow.
The tags I used were some that came on a 12x12 sheet all seasonal, with and without sentiments.  I put a brushed gold eyelet at the top and used some festive fibers for the pull tags.  Like a secret message for the recipient.
On the inside liner, I used the Holly paper again and a Stamped sentiment from KKS.
There are so many Challenges out there, especially for Sherri Baldy images, and some great Christmas ones also.





Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It's Christmas at Sherri Ann Baldy's! A Winter Wonderland~

 What a great way to start off the most marvelous month in the year than with a Sherri Baldy image called "Snow Girl scan 0001".  I just love her and think you can just feel the cold winter night surrounding her.  I darkened the sky around her to get that icy feeling-I'm loving the raspberry and khaki colors for her clothes and the owl.  I used some glittery/snow mixture around her feet for some sparkle.  The background paper is so neat-it has the look of a cable knitted sweater-perfect for those winter cards.  I actually found these flat (great for cards) glitter crusted leaves in the Christmas aisle at my local HL-easy to snip and trim to size.  Tucked some white wispy feathers and used a frosted pale pink flower to finish the corner.  On the inside, I used a star glittered cardstock in pale pink and silver and stamped a great sentiment.  Come and join us at many of Sherri's Challenges from all over the world!  Here's a great one for you here.

 




Monday, November 28, 2016

Always Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion-Sasakayi Glitter is our sponsor!

This week at Craft Your Passion our theme is Always Anything Goes and SasaKayi Glitter is our kind sponsor.  One of her images that I like a lot is Winter Peggy!  You will see "Peggy" is several different settings-but this one is appropriate for this cold weather we've been having here in the Midwest.
I am using a digital colored background that I purchased from Make It Crafty-it's perfect for Peggy!  After coloring her with copics, I put mini pop-dots on the back to give it a little more dimension.  After matting the background with a festive red, all I had to add was some Bling 
I used some flat winter white foliage that had tons of glitter on it and added touches of white and red feathers for that whimsical feel.  On the inside, I used a festive red/white snowflake paper with a great sentiment for the Holidays.  Let us see your beautiful work!  The winner will get a Sasakayi digital image of their choice!



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Bingo Challenge over at Crafting When We Can

As this post is after the Thanksgiving Holiday (in the States that is), I hope all my friends had a great Turkey Day with your family and friends.
It's sort-of the launch into the Christmas season and with that in mind, I'm using an image from Devil Cait Designs and the image is called Tracy.  With this Crafting When We Can Challenge, we are to use a Bingo Board.  I'm using Buttons, Animal, and Snowflakes (on the paper).  In addition, I colored her glasses like candy canes, a Cardinal (my fav bird), and accented with striped Graphic 45 papers.  The red velvet ribbon is SO Christmas and the shiny gold ribbon slide really shows it off. On the inside liner, I've used the coordinating textured Cardinal paper and a Christmas sentiment.
Come on over and join in our Challenge.  We'd love to see your creations!


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Come and Get It Challenge Blog is showing GET WELL cards! Sponsor is Time for Tea Designs--Wheee!

 I had such FUN making this "action" card for Come And Get It Blog Challenge!  It's an image called "Sledding" by Time for Tea Designs and was such fun to color!
I used a beautiful heavy embossed cardstock with snowflakes everywhere for the bottom half on the card and a lightweight swirled specialty paper with silver embossed "swirly snowflakes"-at least in my mind.
I matted the image & sentiment with a shimmery purple cardstock from the Paper Cut.  I added dots of snow by using some white Liquid Pearls.  Then, the most fun I had was adding sprays of "snow" by using white feathers from the craft store.  It worked just perfectly!  Added some Aqua "goosebumps" in the corners for some faceted accents.  On the inside, I finished off with using the same papers as on the front (you can really see the embossing better) and a sentiment created on the computer.
If this doesn't make a person get out of a sick bed and get outside, I don't know what will!  We would love for you to come over to our 1 week Challenge and show us your creation!  The winner will get 3 images!





Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Anything Goes at All Dressed Up! Come join us in our Blog Challenge

Hiya Dressy's 
Welcome back to a brand new challenge.
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use an All Dressed Up Image.
Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that?  
We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. 
We will invite one of these winners back as a guest DT for our next challenge. 
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 For this challenge, I've decided to use a great image from Wendy Burns called Autumn Girl.  I love this image-puts me in the season of Thanksgiving!  After coloring her in copics, I used a wood/flower border design paper and topped it off with some beautiful flowers and a stamp from KKS.  On the inside of the card, I used some burnt orange stripe paper with another sentiment from KKS.
I hope you enjoy and will join us in our latest challenge!   
Entering it in this challenge:
Melonheadz Friends-Add a Sentiment-  TOP THREE
Scrapbook Stamp Society-Frame It 
A Snowflakes Promise-Seasons