Friday, December 23, 2016

Flannel Fox Doll Blanket

Hello friends! I've been busy the last couple of days sewing doll blankets and matching pillows for my hubby's nieces. The girls were asked their favorite colors and then I selected the fabric. This cute fox set is for a little girl who currently likes orange. The fox fabric has a lot of colors, so if her favorite changes hopefully she will still like it. Since I made the presents the hubby gets to do the wrapping. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Winner of Best Birds Stamp Set

Hello crafty friends! Thank you to my followers who entered my Best Birds stamp set giveaway. The winner is Robin C. from Robin's Reflections. I'll be in touch soon to verify your mailing address. Wishing each of you a Merry Christmas! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Winter Fox Card

Happy Friday! Life has been busy lately. Last night I spent two hours making decorative pretzel rods for my hubby's coworkers. Most my days are spent sewing since I'm making several of our Christmas gifts this year. It's always my goal to avoid the big box stores this time of year. The crowds and excessive Christmas marketing drive me crazy.

Onto this Winter Fox Card, the Winter Fox and coordinating dies by Lawn Fawn were one of my Cyber Monday purchases. It's the perfect image to share at the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. All patterned paper on this card is by Lawn Fawn and the glitter snow was created with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.The fox was colored with Copic markers, then it was die cut and adhered directly to the card. The sentiment comes with the stamp set and three snowflake sequins were added for detail. I'm also linking this card to the Snowflake Challenge at Cute Card Thursday. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and Warm Winter Wishes to you.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Crabby Cat Christmas Card

It's late... but I have a quick post to enter the Holiday Chaos Day 7 challenge at Catch The Bug. I'm happy to say I participated all 7 days. This challenge was a bingo challenge and I used the top row across: Candy Canes, Freebie/Crabby Cat Image and Glitter/Bling. The image was colored with Copic markers and layered onto a scalloped circle die cut by Spellbinders. I decided to add some Pacific Point instead of green for a change. The candy cane paper is from The Paper Studio and the polka dot Pacific Point paper is by Stampin' Up!. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions from the Holiday Grumplings stamp set. For the glitter part of the challenge I used some red glitter tape by Recollections. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Marshmallow Cocoa Card

Hello! I have a quick post to share my last card as part of the Jessica Lynn Original Design Team. Our term has come to an end and I'm happy we're sharing our last creation at the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Jessica designed this digital Marshmallow Snowman specifically for the hop and it's free for a limited time, click here to download.

To create this card I decided to use only what was on or in my craft desk. So, I pieced together some scraps of paper and added some twine. Then I colored the image with Copic markers and die cut it with a stitched square die by Lil' Inkers. The last addition was three silver sequins for sparkle and that's it. I'll be giving this card to the barista at my local Barnes & Noble coffee shop. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will play along with the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Snowman Merry Christmas Card

Howdy friends! This evening I attempted to craft and watch TV... the end result was this Snowman Merry Christmas Card created for Day 6 of the Holiday Chaos at the Catch The Bug Challenge.  The theme is Flashback Holiday, and that means using OLD paper and an OLD image from your stash. That's no problem! When I checked the Bugaboo Shop for this Snowman Star image I couldn't find it, so it might be retired. I already had it printed out from several years back and decided it was perfect for this challenge. The background paper is from one of the first Christmas paper pads I bought from Recollections and the little strips are scrap pieces. Three sequins were used for some sparkle and the sentiment is by Kaiser Craft. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Snuggle Up Card

Today is a good day to Snuggle Up and stay inside. The sun is out but it's cold outside. My backyard birds are trying to get water from our frozen bird baths, so I guess after this post I'll go outside and put out fresh water for them. We have spoiled the birds and wildlife around our house with an ample supply of seed and water daily. The word has spread and the birds love our backyard and the indoor cats love watching them.

Onto my card.... this Snuggle Up Card was made using a Bugaboo Digi Stamp called Poppi Xmas Cocoa and it was colored with Copic markers. After coloring it was die cut with a pierced oval and scalloped oval frame combo from Avery Elle. The sentiment was created with the computer and Merry Christmas patterned paper by The Paper Studio and swirls by Pebbles. A few glitter circle stickers by Jolee's were added for detail and that's it.

This Snuggle Up Card is entered into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Let It Snow Card

Brrrr.... it's cold outside today! The sky is gray and gloomy and the wind is has a bitter bite. There is a possibility we may see a few snow flurries but it's not supposed to last long. It's a great day to cook a pot of stew for dinner. Of course that means I have to make a trip to the grocery store, but it will be worth it.

In anticipation of possibly seeing snow I made this Let It Snow Card with a Bugaboo Digi Stamp called Snowman 003. The image was colored with Copic markers and framed with a layer of Marina Mist cardstock where I fussy cut the window using a pair of deckle scissors by Fiskars. A light blue piece of cardstock was embossed with a snowflake embossing folder by Darice and Sky Blue chalk ink was added to the raised areas for detail. Once the card was assembled some Star Dust Stickles was added to the snow beneath the snowman for sparkle. The Let It Snow sentiment by Stampin' Up! was added which was anchored with one snowflake. Everything was adhered flat to make it easy to ship. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

This Let It Snow Card is entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Baking Snow Lady Card

Hello and Happy Tuesday! We have a new challenge theme starting today at Tuesday Throwdown and it's Christmas Baking. The baked goodies are one of my favorite things about the Christmas season. The yummy smells coming from the kitchen really warm a home.

Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish and Robyn generously provided the design team with a variety of images to create our inspirational cards. My card features the Snow Lady Chef digital image which was colored with Copic markers. We would love for you to join us this week! Click here for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. You have until mid-day on Monday, December 12th to link your creation. I hope to see your card in the gallery! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

This Baking Snow Lady Card is entered into the following challenges:

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Hedgie Card and Tag

It's day 3 of Holiday Chaos at the Catch The Bug blog and I'm trying to play along with all challenges. The Christmas Hedgie Card above is for the day 2 sketch challenge and below is day 3 for a Tag with Red and White Stripes. The image is called Christmas Hedgie and I used the colored version to speed things along. All papers are by Doodlebug Designs and the Merry Christmas sentiment on the card is by Kaiser Craft. On the tag... well, it's pretty simple. I used a scalloped oval frame set by Avery Elle and some Stickles for sparkle. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Reindeer Merriest Wishes Card

This time of year it's easy to find several Christmas challenges to inspire your card creations. For this Reindeer Merriest Wishes Card I selected the following challenges to create my card:
First step was selecting the image from my Bugaboo Digi Stamp collection. The image is called Reindeer - Christmas Goodies and it was colored with Copic markers. To add sparkling snow under the reindeer's feet I used glossy accents and fine white glitter. The frame around the image was die cut using a frame die from Taylored Expressions. The snowflakes were cut using a Cricut machine and the Christmas Noel cartridge. A shadow layer in pink was added for some extra color and some clear Wink of Stella applied for more shimmer. The sentiment is from the Christmas Magic stamp set by Stampin' Up! and the papers are a mix, stripes by Echo Park and ornaments by Recollections. That pretty much sums it up. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Best Birds Giveaway

It might be a couple of days late but Happy December! This time of year I know our schedules get crazy but I hope you still find time to craft and unwind. In the spirit of the giving season and to show my appreciation for my loyal followers I'm having a giveaway for a new Best Birds stamp set by Stampin' Up!. This stamp set is one of my favorites and I want to share this favorite with one lucky winner. To win you need to be a follower of my blog and link your blog to this post with the linky tool at the bottom of this post, that's it. The winner will be announced on Saturday, December 17th, 2016.

The month of December includes many birthdays and my hubby's mother is one of them. I made this birthday card for her using the Best Birds Stamp Set, the sketch from Just Add Ink and colors from Color Throwdown. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!