Saturday, October 25, 2014

Framed Snowman

You all know by now how much I love a snowman. So, Christmas cards will be so enjoyable for me to make. You'll probably see several here. 

I made my card for the HYCCT1415 challenge on Splitcoaststampers: Soft and Cozy  One of the soft things you could use was felt so I added a glittery piece at the top and stamped it with my sentiment, Peace and Love. 

My snowman today is a digital image from Dearie Dolls called Berry Crown. I colored him with Copics, cut him out, and popped him inside my frame. The sentiment is from Hot off the Press/Christmas Words.

I found this corrugated paper pad either at Jo-Ann Stores or Hobby Lobby. I just love it and had to use it for this card. It is from DCWV/Printed Corrugated Stack. The frame was cut with a Spellbinders die and popped up with dimensionals. I added falling snow with Winsor and Newton water color in Chinese White. It comes in a tube and came from the craft section in Hobby Lobby.

I used a Martha Stewart holly punch and an Impression Obsession pine branch die. The berries are covered with Glossy Accents. The crown of berries is covered with Xmas Red Stickles.

That's it for me today. Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend. The weather here should be beautiful. We'll probably get in some outside things before the winter weather arrives. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Three Leaves and More

After making snowbanks on my last card, I decided to back up the season a bit from winter to Fall.  I've made another card for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges on Splitcoaststampers-HYCCT1422. The challenge is: SHOW ME THE LOVE--Create a project showing the love without putting the sentiment "I Love You" on the front cover. Most, but not all, crafters showed a cute couple--some people or animals or just whatever, (I probably should have) hearts, etc. on their card but I went with Thanksgiving which is a wonderful time to show that you love someone.  At least, I think of this as a Thanksgiving card and the sentiment does show love and thankfulness for someone.

I made the card 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 because the stamp was rather large.

I will enter this card into the challenge at Party Time Tuesdays challenge PTT #186-Anything Goes.

Also, entering here: Addicted to Stamps and More-Challenge #118/Holiday 

Another wonderful challenge to enter: Stampin' Royalty-Anything Goes-#251

Stamps-Heartfelt Creations/Swirly Autumn Leaves
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories-Recollection enamel dots, Copics Y17, Y18, Y23-YR14, YR18-R29, R39-B21, B23, B26-YG63

For my faithful readers, would you like to win this die cut from Spellbinders? It is called Garden Gate.  It's one of Spellbinders Die D-Lites. I haven't used one but Hobby Lobby sells them now so I'm sure I will be purchasing them. I'll pick a random winner from the comments on Monday, 10/27/14 and post the winner. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


I'm finally returning from my two week absence. I thought I would be away for a week or a bit more. The little grands came and we had a great time. Wow! You really need to eat your Wheaties or Spinach to keep up with them.

When my grandchildren left, I made several cards for the breast cancer drive on Splitcoaststampers.  I'll share one today and some more later. We are to make cards that you can send to the patients or cards for them to use to send out. 

 For a while, I've wanted to try to make snowbanks like the ones in the card above. I finally tried it and guess I was a bit successful. I'll sure try it again. My card is for the HYCCT1401B challenge (Lori aka stamp_momma): Shine On--create a card that uses light to convey courage and hope. My star is the light.

Stamps-All Night Media/Holiday Snowglobe set/snowman, Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Ice and Snow (sentiment), Memory Box/Huckleberry Branch
Paper-Stampin'Up! Night of Navy cardstock, PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Stormy Sky and Victorian Velvet
Accessories-Taylored Expressions/Build a Scene Rolling Hills, Winsor & Newton water colour/Chinese White (falling snow), Copics, unknown star sticker