Friday, December 15, 2017

Hope you perk up soon

Friday December 15, 2017
 
I have another fun card today. This is the last day of the Winter coffee lovers blog hop and I have had a great week playing along. I almost forgot that I had this stamp set from My Favorite Things.. it's an oldie..
I stamped the image and colored with Mission paints and fussy cut it out. I then used a large doily Paper Trey Ink die and added this to the stenciled star background using Ranger inks. I heat embossed the MFT sentiment and then added the die cut holy and gems.  This was a nice fast card to make.
 
 
Challenges:
Winter coffee lovers - day 8
Word art Wednesday wk. 312-313 - anything goes
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #508 - festive colors
Jo's scrap shack #219 - anything goes

Merry Christmas - Creative with Stamps #21

Friday December 15-31, 2017
 
Welcome back to mid month reminder for our challenge at
The theme is REINDEER..
This is a perfect time to get those last minute Holiday stamps made..
 
 
This is my card. I sure had fun making this card.
 I first used My Favorite Things stitched die and created a frame.
I took the inlaid piece and Ranger ink and created the background colors. I spritzed it with Mr. Huey shimmer spray.
I then took Tech. Tues birch tree die and used a little Ranger ink on them to give some color. I used Simon Says Reindeer die and cut two out and used Ranger ink to give color. The background silhouette stamps is from Stampin up.
The piece was complete for that part.. I then took Tech. Tues snowflake stamps and embossed with shimmer embossing powder which is kinda white. I then took Ranger inks and added over the background. To give a sentiment I used Simon Says banner and Merry Christmas and fussy cut it out.
This is so shimmery and pretty. I hope the computer picks up the look.
 
Note: CWS Challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win. 

Challenges:
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #159 - season greetings
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Simon Monday - winter/Christmas holiday
Use your stuff #292 - Christmas is coming
Crafting from the heart #187 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - stitch it
Cute card Thursday #508 - festive colors
4 crafty chicks #381 - Christmas / winter critters
QKR stampeded #274 - Christmas / or atg
Alphabet challenge - T - trees

We wish you a Merry Christmas - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday December 15, 2017
 
We have another great fun image for you today at
Bugaboo. it's FREE FRIDAY
Check out the fun creative projects the design team made over
 
 
This digi is called Penguin trio block - it comes in a row.. Cute huh.. again this was a set I colored with colored pencils during recovery from knee surgery.. I had no idea at the time I was coloring the images what to do but decided now to die cut them apart using the My Favorite Things square dies. Now what was I going to do.. I took some texture paste and added a bunch of glitter and stirred it together and using a snowflake stencil from Simon says I added the glittery texture paste. (I had a lot left over so I created another one using a different stencil and then the left over paste on my knife I wiped all over a piece of card stock. These will be used later for other cards) I added the fun images to the card front and then too a Taylored Expressions stamp for the sentiment. I added a snowflake button with some Jelli bean twine. Happy with the way the card came out.

Challenges:
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #159 - season greetings
Simon Monday - winter/Christmas holiday
Use your stuff #292 - Christmas is coming
The sisterhood of crafters - all about Christmas
Simon Wednesday - stitch it
Cute card Thursday #508 - festive colors
4 crafty chicks #381 - Christmas / winter critters
QKR stampeded #274 - Christmas / or atg

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Glad tidings and great joy!

Thursday December 14, 2017
 
Good day and I hope you're having a wonderful day and being creative. Today I am back with another coffee card. There are so many awesome creative cards/projects over on the Winter Coffee lovers blog hop. it's hard to keep up with commenting. I do love playing along each season.
This was a fun card to create. I started with using a stencil and Ranger ink an created the background wall. I then took a scrap of Quick Quote paper and thought this looked like a carpet so used it for the floor. I then stamped the Simon Says sentiment and tree, Mama Elephant bear and present, the Gerda Steiner coffee cups and colored them with Mission paints. I fussy cut the sentiment out and coffee cups and then created the scene.. I see a coffee cup under the tree... is this on your list??..  oh I added a Lil Inker die bow on the sign and white gel pen highlight and Spectrum Noir shimmer pen..
 
 
Challenges:
Winter coffee lovers - day 7
Alphabet challenge - T for trees
That's crafty - tis the season
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's #363 - Christmas
Simon Monday - winter/Christmas holiday
Use your stuff #292 - Christmas is coming
City crafters wk. 392- Christmas tree
The sisterhood of crafters - all about Christmas
Cute card Thursday #508 - festive colors
4 crafty chicks #381 - Christmas / winter critters

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Thanks a latte!

Wednesday December 13, 2017
 
I created another fun winter scene.. again this is with the Winter Coffee lovers blog hop in mind.. I started by using a scrap of blue card stock from Quick Quote for the sky.. I love that soft design. I then used some shimmer white card stock and Simon Says hills die and created the snow hills. I used some Quick Quote scraps and Simon Says die and cut the houses and trees. I backed the houses with some more scraps I then stamped the Reverse Confetti penguins and hat and the Simon Says coffee cup and colored with Mission water color paints. I die cut them out and fussy cut the coffee cup. I added a little white gel pen around the coffee cup making it look like a band. I then stamped the Gerda Steiner sentiment.
 
 
Challenges:
Winter coffee lovers - day 6
Word art Wednesday wk. 312-313 - anything goes
Alphabet challenge - T for trees
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
Hiding in my craft-room  #330 - scraps


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thinking of you - Inspiration Destination #140

Wednesday December 13-26, 2017
 
It's time for another challenge at
Inspiration Destination #140.. 
Again it's ANYTHING GOES 
 
we will be on vacation for a couple weeks. can't wait to see you in 2018 at Inspiration Destination
 
 
Ok it's almost Christmas and I needed a break from Christmas cards.. I wanted to play again with my Ken Oliver Powder paints.. So this time I tried a different approach.. I added very little powder to the upper right corner and then spritzed with water (with out blowing it off- LOL) and held the paper so it ran.  and added a little more and more till I got this beautiful piece. I then took some Kuretake gold paint and watered it down and flicked it over the piece.. OH MY this is so pretty..
I took my Simon Says flowers and white embossed them then used my Zig markers and water colored them. I die cut them out and laid out the flowers/leaves. I stamped the Simon Says sentiment and used My Favorite Things banner die.  This is so pretty. Sure hope it comes across ok on the computer. 
 
Ok time to see my Christmas cards are and do I need to get more out..

Challenges:
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #187 - anything goes
Tuesday throw-down #372 - anything goes
Crafty creations #356 - anything goes
Creative moments #133 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 312-313 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #153 - anything goes
Fab 'n' funky #375 - anything but Christmas

Merry Christmas Dear - Pause Dream Enjoy #203

Wednesday December 13, 2017
 
I hope you're having a great December. I am sure you're busy with the holiday craziness that seems to happen..
I hope you have time for some crafting.. Maybe that last minute Christmas card..
 
The Pause Dream Enjoy #203 challenges is here..
The Orange team has a great theme for you..  REINDEER
 
 
I decided to make a small card this size is 3.5 x 4.75. I embossed the background with a small over all stamp and white embossing powder. I then tied a ribbon along the top fold.  The image and sentiment is Simon Says. I stamped and colored with copics. I used a Stampin Up oval stitch die to cut it out. I added some half pearls around the frame and colored one of the white half pearls red for his nose. After all it's Rudolph
Check out the Orange teams inspiration over at Pause Dream Enjoy..

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 312-313 - anything goes
Moving along with the times #60 - night before Christmas
Scrapping 4 fun #105 - anything goes
That's crafty - tis the season
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's #363 - Christmas
Addicted to stamps #159 - season greetings
Simon Monday - winter/Christmas holiday
Use your stuff #292 - Christmas is coming
The sisterhood of crafters - all about Christmas
Simon Wednesday - stitch it

You've been touched by an angel - Craftaholics R Us #49

Wednesday December 13, 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at Craftaholics R Us #49
Are you ready for a new challenge..
 The theme is EMBOSS
Check out the Green Teams creations at Craftaholics R Us
 
 
With the theme being Emboss... I figured I would do both Dry and Wet..
I stamped the angel image and used white embossing powder. I then smooshed Ranger ink on my craft matt and spritzed with water and laid the embossed angel piece in the ink. I dried it and repeated till I got the effect I wanted.
I then took my embossing folder and ran the cardstock through my Vagabond. I went around the edges with some Ranger ink and added the inked angel who is by Stamp Francisco.  The sentiment is ???? I don't know. Both are wooden stamps and the name was not on it.  I added some sequins and Nuvo drops.

Challenge:
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
Crafty creations #356 - anything goes
Creative moments #133 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 312-313 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #153 - anything goes
Fab 'n' funky #375 - anything but Christmas

I like big cups and I cannot lie

Tuesday December 12, 207
 
OH you probably heard me laughing as I made this card.. I love the sentiment and knew what I wanted to do. I started with a stencil and Ranger ink and created the brick background. I then stamped the Tech. Tues. coffee cup and Mama Elephant bear. I heat embossed the Tech. Tues. sentiment  on a piece of QQ scraps and then tore the paper around it. I colored the images with Mission paints. I added some Christmas colors around the coffee cup. I used a greenery punch from Martha Stewart and QQ scraps an did the greenery on the wall with red bling. I added a Recollection Santa hat. I added a little white gel pen to the bear back.. I think maybe I should of used a brown pen..  This is another CAS card. This is a great coffee set from Tech. Tues. have you checked them out??
this is another card for the Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop. Are you playing along?? 
 
 

Challenges:
Winter coffee lovers blog hop - day 5
Word art Wednesday wk. 312-313 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #105 - anything goes
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
Hiding in my craft-room  #330 - scraps
Simon Monday - winter/Christmas holiday
Crafting from the heart #187 - anything goes
Tuesday throw-down #372 - anything goes

Monday, December 11, 2017

Coffee is hug in mug

Monday December 11, 2017
 
Oh my I am loving the Gerta Steiner images.. I have used them for my last few cards. They are so darling and fun to create with.. I am still making cards for the Winter Coffee lovers blog hop.. This card I started with a stencil and Ranger ink and created the background. I then used a Paper Trey ink die for the circle.  I stamped the hedgehog and coffee cup by Gerda Steiner and painted with my Mission paints.  I fussy cut the images out. I used a white gel pen to give dots on the coffee to go cup. I stamped the Tech. Tues. sentiment and used a Stampin Up punch. I went around the sentiment with Quick Quote chalk ink. Another CAS card.. isn't this hedgehog darling?..
 
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 312-313 - anything goes
Winter coffee lovers - day 4
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes


Sunday, December 10, 2017

All you need is love (and more coffee)

Sunday December 10, 2017
 
Good morning.. Have you had your coffee today? or what ever beverage that gets your motor running...
I have a 20 oz. coffee every day in the morning and once in a while later in the day I do another one but that is seldom.
Todays card is for the Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop that I am playing in. I know it doesn't look too winter-ish but had my son who lives in Vegas where it's cold (to him at 60 degrees) and the brown grounds and blue skies.. Winter weather doesn't have to always be snow.. but the squirrels having winter hats on makes it more of a winter scene. 
I started by using my cloud and ground templates and Ranger inks. I then stamped and colored with Mission paints the images by Gerta Steiner, Tech. Tuesday, Simon Says and Reverse Confetti. I stamped the Tech. Tuesday sentiment. I then laid out the images. I love the Reverse Confetti hats and they fit pretty good on the squirrels heads. I added the coffee cups and added some Simon Says hearts. I went over the hearts with Spectrum Noir glitter pen.
 
 
Challenges:
Winter coffee lovers - day 3
City crafters wk. 391 - where'd you get that hat?
Word art Wednesday wk. 312-313 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #507 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 49 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #218 - anything goes
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes

Saturday, December 09, 2017

How have you Bean?

Saturday December 9, 2017
 
Ha Ha I love this fun sentiment.. I had to make this a cheery card. I want the sun to shine and get warmer its just too cold out. This sunny card and hot cup of coffee.. chocolate..tea... will do it. I used Tech. Tuesday images an colored with my Mission paints then fussy cut them out. I used a scrap of paper and Stampin Up die. I stamped some white snowflakes on the cup and then using scraps of vellum I die cut some MFT and SS snowflakes an added to the background. It's hardly noticeable. I used Quick Quote chalk ink to go around the card base and tag image. I added a little Spectrum Noir glitter pen to the coffee beans and coffee. This is a very CAS card.. This card is for day 2 of the Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop.
 
 
 Challenges:

Cute card Thursday #507 - anything goes
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 445 - snowflakes
Hiding in my craft-room  #330 - scraps


mom - mother - mum - mommy - Catch the bug

Saturday December 9, 2017
 
Welcome back to a fun challenge at Catch the bug.. the theme this week is NAKED... LOL.. you don't have to create naked. but you need to do NAKED STAMPING . NO COLORING BUT CAN USE COLORED INK
 
 
 
I used a scrap piece from Club Scrap and then I took a piece of black scrap and an embossing folder and cut it down and added my NAKED mom heart . This card was so simple an relaxing to make.. and I was fully clothed when I created it.. LOL  (this would be perfect for mothers day.)

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 312-313 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #507 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #105 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #218 - anything goes
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes

Friday, December 08, 2017

Let's get caffeinated

Friday December 8, 2017
 
I plan to play along this week at the Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop.. I had so much fun looking at winter stamps and trying to figure how I can use them in a coffee theme..
I started with Quick Quote scraps for the background. I used a Simon Says hill stitched die for the script paper. I then stamped Gerta Steiner tree, snowmen, small coffee cup and Tech. Tues coffee images and Mama Elephant present. I colored all the images with Mission paints and used a little white gel pen on the hat.  I hope that coffee warms them up but doesn't melt them.. lol 
 
Challenges:
Love to scrap #104 - winter wonderland
Make my Monday - Christmas
Artistic inspirations #191 - anything goes
Winter coffee lovers - day 1
City crafters wk. 391 - where'd you get that hat
Tuesday throw-down #371 - Christmas scene
Cards und more #199 - snowmen
(Pin)spirational #205 - it's holiday season
Word art Wednesday wk. 312-313 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #507 - anything goes
Moving along with the times #60 - night before Christmas
Alphabet challenge - T for trees
Scrapping 4 fun #105 - anything goes
That's crafty - tis the season
Color crazy wk. 49 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #218 - anything goes
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes

Day 7 Holiday Chaos - Photo challenge - Catch the bug

Friday December 8, 2017
 
Day 7 of Holiday Chaos at Catch the bug
Today we have a photo for our challenge
 

this is the photo and our Free Friday image is perfect for the challenge.

 
This is the free Friday image AKV Girl Christmas  I colored her with copics and used a Simon Says banner and sentiment and Wonky die. I added some pearls and spectrum Noir shimmer pen. This was a very CAS card to make.
 
 
Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #57 - anything goes 
Dragonfly journey #106 - rockin around the Christmas tree
Artistic inspirations #191 - anything goes
Make my Monday - Christmas
(Pin)spirational #205 - it's holiday season
Crafty gals corner #152 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #507 - anything goes
Moving along with the times #60 - night before Christmas
Alphabet challenge - T for trees
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Day 6 Holiday Chaos - color challenge - Catch the bug

Thursday December 7, 23017
 
Day 6 of Holiday Chaos at Catch the bug
Today we have a color challenge for you.
 

This is the color guide for our challenge

 
Sometimes color challenge can be a challenge.. I decided to make a bunch of frames using Simon Says dies. I then embossed the pink piece and added the frames to that pink card stock. I colored the images with Copics and added a Simon says sentiment banner that I heat embossed. I think I got all my colors in this card..
The image is Holiday Cheer glass
Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's #362 - anything goes/quick and easy
A bit more time to craft #57 - anything goes
The crafters café #186 - embossing
Pile it on #137 - non traditional holiday colors
The crazy challenge #263 - Christmas is coming
Artistic inspirations #191 - anything goes
Make my Monday - Christmas
(Pin)spirational #205 - it's holiday season
Cute card Thursday #507 - anything goes

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Day 5 Holiday Chaos - Humor Wednesday - Catch the bug

Wednesday December 6, 2017
 
Day 5 of Holiday Chaos at Catch the bug..
 
It's Humor Wednesday make a funny Christmas card.
 

 
this is my Humor Wednesday Christmas card.  I saw the mice and thought this would make a funny Christmas card.. This is Christmas mouse scene it .. I colored the images with copics. I added some sparkle with the Spectrum Noir pen.  I embossed the background and I did not have a sentiment regarding mice so I used my Embossing pen and wrote out the Merry Christmice and heat embossed. I added some cording.
 
 Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's #362 - anything goes/quick and easy
A bit more time to craft #57 - anything goes 
The crafters café #186 - embossing
Pile it on #137 - non traditional holiday colors
Crafting from the heart #186 - anything goes
The crazy challenge #263 - Christmas is coming
Artistic inspirations #191 - anything goes
Make my Monday - Christmas
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Tuesday throw-down #371 - Christmas scene
(Pin)spirational #205 - it's holiday season