Friday, December 19, 2014

Fun Christmas Stocking

Earlier in the month a shared a Handmade Christmas Stocking I made for my youngest niece. This Fun Christmas Stocking is for my oldest niece who is seventeen. The beaded trim is the same on both stockings and was sewn on by hand. I have a feeling both girls will love the beaded trim and knew if I used something different I would probably regret it. The fabric on this stocking has a fun retro vibe and the colors are nice and bright. I hope she likes it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

I'm linking this Fun Christmas Stocking to Miriam's Handmade Gift Challenge.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Teddy Cocoa Christmas Card

A mug of cocoa and an adorable teddy bear make the perfect card for the Barista that makes my morning caffeinated beverage! This Teddy Cocoa Christmas Card was made using a Bugaboo image and the Tuesday Morning Sketch. I know first hand how hard it is working in the service industry this time of year, so I made this card to spread some Christmas cheer. I colored the image with my Copic markers and then layered it onto a Spellbinders scalloped square. To help clear out some of my stash, I used some bright festive patterned paper by Doodlebug Designs that I've had for several years. Then to add some detail I found a candy cane dimensional sticker by Recollections that was hiding in my sticker stash. The only other detail was adding the four clear rhinestones for a little bling. That's it! I'm pretty sure this will be the last Christmas card I make for 2014. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This card is entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Santa Christmas Card

There are only nine days until Christmas. Do you have all your cards done? I have one more to make and then I will be done for this year. To help you finish with your Christmas card list our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz this week is to use The Big Guy (Santa) on your card. Would you believe this is the first time I've used a Santa image on one of my handmade cards? In fact, I had to search for a free image to complete my challenge inspiration. Once I had the image printed, I colored it with my Copic markers. The image was cut into a 3" circle and matted with a scalloped circle by Spellbinders. The plaid and text paper are both by The Paper Studio and the red polka dots are by Best Creation Inc. To add some interest I used a snowflake edge punch by EK Success, added some white twine and four rhinestones to anchor each corner. Now... will Santa find your name on the naughty or nice list?

We would love for you to join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz. All paper crafting supplies are welcome. The only requirements are to meet the challenge theme and make the card for a guy. Click here to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team and I hope to see your card in the gallery. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Turtle Christmas Card

Hello! I have a quick post to share my latest card created for three challenges. First I selected a Bugaboo image to play along with Bugaboo's Second Annual Holiday Choas. The image is Turtles - Christmas and I colored it with my Copic markers. Then I selected the Holly patterned paper to play along at Crafty Little Fairies. The patterned papers are from multiple sources, Holly pattern by Doodlebug Designs, red and green foil stripe by Recollections and red and white glitter polka dots by Best Creation Inc. To accent the image, I cut a green scalloped circle using a Spellbinders die. Then I added three red rhinestones and a dimensional poinsettia sticker by Recollections. That's it! The third challenge I would like to enter is a Christmas/Holiday Season theme at The Crafter's Cafe. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Enough Reindeer Card

Greetings! It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we would love to see some Winter Critters on your card. My card is a Christmas card using a new image by Bugaboo Digi Stamps however, your card doesn't have to be for a holiday. As long as it has a critter and is made for a guy then it meets the challenge guidelines. We would love for you to play along!

When I was searching for an image for my card, I came across this new Puppy - Enough Reindeer and knew it would be perfect to use on a card for my Brother for Christmas. I colored the image with my Copic markers and added some Dazzling Details to the snow. The layout is from the sketch at Bugaboo's Second Annual Holiday Choas. The polka dot papers are simple and from Doodlebug Designs and the green glitter paper is by DCWV. The last detail was adding the black twine from The Twinery. I sure hope you will join us this week for our Winter Critters challenge.

Click here to see the inspiration from the Cardz 4 Guyz design team. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Fancy Deer Christmas Card for The Paper Players

Well... this is it! My last post as a guest designer at The Paper Players, (sad face). I want to thank each member of the design team for being supportive and encouraging during the last six months. It's been so much fun!!!

Okay, the challenge for the next two weeks is to create Fancy Holiday Projects. The theme title is Black Tie and it's hosted by the awesomely talented Nance.

My card features a silver embossed fancy deer image by Bo Bunny. I dug through my stash and found the black and silver foil paper by The Paper Studio that I bought for a "special occasion" and this is definitely one of those occasions. The deer and snowflake were heat embossed using VersaMark and silver embossing powder. The Good Greetings sentiment was stamped using Memento black ink onto the focal panel. Then I decided to add some color using Soft Sky cardstock. I added a layer and embossed a strip using the Fancy Fan embossing folder. The last detail was layering the snowflake on the scalloped circle and using a black glimmer brad in the center. All in all, this card was pretty simple to make but the embossed details and fancy paper really made this card shine.

We would love for you to join us for the last challenge of 2014 at The Paper Players. You have two weeks to play along and all paper crafting products are welcome. Just make your project and link your post to the gallery by NOON (PST) on Friday, December 19th. Click here to see the wonderful inspiration from the design team and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Handmade Christmas Stocking

Hello! I hope you're having a great week. Tonight I don't have a card to share because my project today was a Handmade Christmas Stocking. Each year I try to make my nieces something handmade and this year I decided to make stockings. This one is for my youngest niece who is ten. I wasn't going for a traditional Christmas Stocking but something fun and different using the colors she likes. The hardest part was selecting the fabric. Since I'm a Showroom Manager of a home fabric store I'm constantly thinking of how I can use the fabrics and trimmings. This was definitely an exciting project. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This stocking is linked to Miriam's Crafting Blog for her Handmade Gift Challenge and Craft-Room Challenge for their Christmas Decorations Challenge.