Thursday, December 29, 2022

Happy Holidays - Double Trouble Challenge #128

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #128 "SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing".  Twisted Sister's optional twist to use "stenciling" somewhere in your project was perfect for my CTMH Cherish floral stamp, stencil and die set. I still need a few more Christmas cards and decided on red and green traditional colors would be used for my brush stenciling. 

Floral was stamped, three stencils were used for the different colors and cut with the thin die.  The green fern was colored with a dark green Copic brush pen, added white dots in the center of the flowers, glitter pen on the flowers and Novo drops to the berries.  

Had problem matching up reds so decided to use a black and white snowflake patterned paper (which has been in my stash before the Pandemic), and adhere it to Candy Apple cardstock and then to card base. Used thin foam tape on the floral and adhered to the snowflake background to add dimension. That paper looks so rich against the pop of the red floral. Sentiment was also on the Color Sheet, cut sentiment, added a very thin layer of Candy Apple cardstock and adhered direct to background.  

Also submitted to the Following Challenges
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise: 
Design Paper 
     Color Sheet from Local Scrapbook Store 
          Snowflake Background and Sentiment  
     Candy Apple and White Daisy 
     Z8049 Cherish Floral Stamp
     Stencils for Floral Ink Sponging
     Z8049 Thin Cuts "Cherish" 
     Candy Apple, Evergreen, Juniper, Almond Inks
     Copic Sketch Pen for Fern Marine Green YG99 
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear 
     Nuvo Crystal Dots "Red Autumn" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, December 23, 2022

Merry Christmas - ColorMyHeart Color Dare #528 "Wild Card"

It wasn't very difficult for me to choose my Wild Card colors for ColorMyHeart Color Dare's Challenge #528... love the traditional colors in Christmas cards and still needed cards for mailing.  So, I started out with using all the papers from Christmas Story and cut 1/2" strips of each patterned paper (about three of each) and I was able to make 3 cards with the same papers, but different.  Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #586 was a fairly versatile sketch... instead of the rectangle panel it was replaced with the kitten stamped image.   

In my stash was Newton's Chrismas Kittens helping with the presents, or maybe not.  I took a couple patterns off the background and attempted to duplicate a couple of the strips for the gift wrapping (the dots and the stripes) using copic brush pens and the multi-liners "White" and "Gold". Newton's family were all colored with three shades of grey.  The sentiment was stamped on Mink cardstock and then layered a border of scarlet. 


Also submitted to the Following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Christmas Story 
     Scarlet, Mink and White Daisy 
     Newton's Nook "Newton's Christmas Kittens" 
Inks / Pens 
     Mememto "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - oil-based
        R56, E93, C0, C00, C1, G94, G99, YG99
        0.1 Multi-liner "Black" 
     Gelly Roll 08 "White" 
     Uni-ball "Gold"  

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Greetings From Arizona - Cool Holidays

Here is my card for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #12 Snowman. One of my last Christmas cards for this year and this card is for a very special high school friend back East.  This was such a fun card to make and I know she will enjoy it.  

I started with the Whimsy melting Snowman stamped on white cardstock and used a multi-liner black pen to add some melted snow below the fan to place a cup of hot chocolate.  Colored the image, stamped the sentiment and then cut out the top portion of the image for later placement on the background.  Cut, stamped and colored the cup of chocolate, placed on the bottom corner on the added melting snow adhering with thin foam tape for dimension.  

Now I needed to build the scene.  Selected a blue pattern paper for the sky and bordered with candy apple cardstock and adhered to cardbase. Cut a layered sun, colored, stamped sentiment on center cut of sun and adhered direct to background paper.   Cactus was cut (only partial used), and adhered to background paper. I had colored the flowers that were a part of the cactus die cut but wasn't pleased with the look, so went through my stash to find some small flowers.  Flowers stamped with candy apple ink, fussy-cut and adhered to cactus with glue dots.  The image was added to the background with thin foam tape.  

Also sent to the following Challenges

Products Used
Design Paper 
     CTMH X9015 Mix-In 
     CTMH Candy Apple and White Daisy 
     Image & Part Sentiment Cool: Whimsy Stamps DP1028 "Frosty Hugs" 
     Sentiment Holiday: Lawn Faun "Thanks a Latte" Sentiment 
     Cup: Newton's Nook "Cup of Cocoa"
     Sentiment: Arizona - Stampindamour (Local Scrapbook Store) "Golf"  
     Cactus Flower: CTMH C1605 "Happy to Be Friends" 
     Whimsy Stamps WSD365 "Up in the Clouds Die Set" 
     Spellbinders IN-058 "Prickly Pear" 
     CTMH Candy Apple Ink 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-base 
        Blues - B00, B000, B01, BG0000
        Reds - R05, R14, R29, R30 
        Greens - G000, G02, G12 
        Yellow/Orange - Y000, Y06, Y11, Y15, YR58 
        Browns - E00, E35, E55, E57 
        Greys - C1, C3, C5, C7, C10 
        0 Colorless Blender 
        Multi-Liner 0.3 


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Winter Wishes and Season's Greetings - A Cup of Cheer at Inspiration Station

Here is a very Clean and Simple Christmas card I made using the Inspiration Station's Challenge #44 "A Cup of Cheer" Inspiration Photo... the hot drink and the pop of red were my inspiration for this card.  The patterned paper has been in my stash since before the Pandemic and it was perfect for my white bear stamp. Stamped the bear, cut with Brother Scan and Cut, cup and hat were colored using Copic Sketch brush pens in red, bear adhered with 3D Thin Foam tape on the background paper for dimension and bordered with red cardstock. Sentiment was on the back side of patterned paper, cut and bordered with red cardstock. I was so pleased with this cute card I made a second one with a different sentment... Less than two hours for both cards.   

Submitted to the following Challenges

Heart2Heart "Full Circle" - Final Challenge and 
     one last hurrah as Heart2Heart goes full circle! (Ends 12/31)

CTMH Supplies Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Snowflake Patterned Paper with Sentiments 
         From Local Craft Store - The Paper Collage 
     Candy Apple and White Daisy 
     S2301 - Sneak Peek (January SOTM) "Frosty Days" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Merry Christmas using BYSHC #29 Sketch Challenge - Card 1

This Christmas card was made using the BYSHC Sketch #29.  Cut two different 4 x 5 1/4" CTMH "Christmas Story" patterned papers cutting diagonal, corner to corner, and used two of each of the triangles adhering each card on a Candy Apple cardstock border and then to card base.  

Card 1

Card 1:  Used two different size Sizzix scalloped circles, one in Candy Apple cardstock and the other in Mink cardstock.  CTMH S1912 stamp of a fern/pinecone was stamped using evergreen ink and Copic E71 for the pinecones and sentiment was from another CTMH S1508 stamp using Toffee ink.   

Card 2:  Click here 


Merry Christmas using BYSCH #29 Sketch Challenge - Card 2

This Christmas card was made using the BYSHC Sketch #29.  Cut two different 4 x 5 1/4" CTMH "Christmas Story" patterned papers cutting diagonal, corner to corner, and used two of each of the triangles adhering each card on a Candy Apple cardstock border and then to card base.  

Card 2

Card 2:  CTMH S2301 "Frosty Days" Deer was stamped on background, another stamped on  patterned paper from CTMH Holly & Ivy, and pieced on the red scarf with Candy Apple cardstock and fussy-cut without the antlers. Deer was adhered over the stamped image on background with Thin foam tape and partially glued to background for additional dimension.  Sentiment was stamped directly on background paper using Momento "Black" Ink. 


Friday, December 9, 2022

Guest Designer at Creative Creases - Double Flap Fun Fold

I'm so happy to be the Guest Designer for Creative Creases "Anything Goes Fun Folds" Challenge #47.  

One of my favorite places to find Fun Fold's is at Create with Alyson - Membership because she has them sorted in albums named Fancy Fold Card (Easy, Medium and More Difficult). Great printable document of measurements and photo of card along with a video to follow to complete your card.  You may even learn a trick or two, tools to use and products you NEED.  You do have to invite yourself for membership; but it is well worth it.  

There were many cuts to this card; but the assembly was easy.  More time was spent deciding what stamps, papers, dies, sentiments, etc. to use and then where to place them.  In fact I had so many cuts I was able to create a second card very similar to this one. Stickers and Papers used were from CTMH "Christmas Story" paperpack.  

Make sure you stop by Creative Creases to see the inspiration from the Design Team and entrants... there are so many fun folds to choose from... hope to see you there.  

Also submitted to the following challenges:  
Heart2Heart "A few of My Favorite Things"  Christmas Story Paperpack 
  and Creating Fun Folds 

Jingle Belles "Wrapping Up 2022" Must be Christmas project 
  (Inspiration: The traditional colors of Christmas  

CTMH Products Used unless otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Christmas Story with Sticker Sheet 
     Candy Apple, Black and White Daisy 
     S1809 "Just Treats" 
     Peachy Cheap Sentiment "Merry Christmas" 
     Sixxiz Ovals 
     Versa Mark Stamp Pad  
     Embossing Powder "Princess Gold" 
     Nova Crystal Drops "Autumn Red"  

Just For You - Color Dare Challenge #525 "TicTacToe"

This is my Design Team project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #526 "TicTacToe" using the CTMH Cherish paperpack using all colors in Board and combined with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #502.  

The small flowal patterned paper was used for the background.  The small panel behind the floral bouquet was a combination of seabrook stitched stickers and the yellow polka dot zip strip and adhered to the background paper.  Two scalloped circle dies were cut for the floral/foliage arrangement which were all from the sticker sheet, fussy-cut for thinner boarders, arranged on the scalloped die and adhered with a variety of glue, regular and thin foam dots for dimension. 

Forgot to make room on the circle for a sentiment so I modified a small tag, stamped on the sentiment and tied with silver thread embellishment wrapped in center of floral and tacked on with glue and foam dots. 

Please join us at Double Trouble, so many colors to choose from.  Check out our Design Team entries for inspiration... hope to see you there.   

Also entered at the Following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Cherish Paperpack w/Sticker Sheet, Cardstock and Zip Strips  
     Shortbread, White Daisy 
     KaiserCraft "High Tea" (Sentiment)
     Sixxiz Circle Set 
     Reasonable Craft Dies "Stitched Tags" 
          Modified the smallest Tag to shorten
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     3D Thin and Regular Foams Dots 
     Silver Embellishing Thread 

Friday, December 2, 2022

Double Trouble #127 - Theme Free for All... and Your Choice "Kaleidoscope" of Color(s)

These are my Design Team Cards for our Double Trouble Challenge "Kaleidoscope of Colors".  We are partnering with the Colorful Options "White and/or Rainbow" December Challenge. For additional details on their color options read their guidelines on the sidebar of their blog challenge or at the bottom of my post.  

This is my Card 1 using Thing 3 Color Palette "White" 

Closer View for Wink of Stella Glitter

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
     White Daisy 
     Tutti Designs #417 "Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals"
     Tutti Designs ##239 "Hugs Word Set" 
     Waffle Flower #310104 "Lacy Layers #2 Rectangles" 
     Waffle Flower #310052 "Lacy Layers"  
     Reasonable Dies "Butterfly Flurry" 
     Darice Embossing Folder "Broken Glass" 
     Gems "Opagues Pearl"  
     Zig Wink of Stella "Clear" 

This is my Card 2 using Thing 3 Color Palette "White" with a splash of color. 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
     DCWV "Holiday Glitzy Glitter" 
         Splash of Color: Glacier and White Snowflake 
     White Daisy 
     Waffle Flower #310104 "Lacy Layers #2 Rectangles" 
     Waffle Flower #310052 "Lacy Layers"  
     Memory Box #99183 "Spectacular Snowflake" 

Here are options in choosing Thing 1, 2 or 3 for your Kaleidoscope choice of colors.  All Kaleidoscopes will be entered for Thing 1's random prize; however, if you choose Thing 3 or Thing 2 options you can also enter at Colorful Options and get a chance at another random draw.  The Color Palette's are: 

Thing 1: Trouble Maker says, "You are free to pick any theme and your favorite color palette". 

Thing 3: Twisted Sister says, "White or White with Splash of One Color"  
As an exception, you may use black or a choice of one other color for the sentiment and/or for a minimal splash of color. Just keep your project predominantly white.”

Thing 2: Double Dare says, "Rainbow Colors"
For 'Rainbow of Color' you are free to use the Traditional RYOGBV. However, you are not limited to a traditional palette. Feel free to use a pastel palette OR a neon palette of rainbow colors."