Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Create From Your Stash

Today is reveal day for a challenge I am in on Splitcoaststampers.  Someone every month selects a challenge so we can create something from our stash.  This month's challenge was from Vickie and it was to make a gift tag. 
I had recently made this card at a a retreat and thought it would be perfect for this challenge.  I think this was a die set but not really sure as Liz was the one who brought this kit and I forgot to ask her.
Thanks for stopping by to see this fun project.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #60

Well I am still making Christmas cards like mad.  I think when it is all said and done I will of made over 200 Christmas cards.  I sent 100 to a charity, made 55 for family and now I need some for myself to send out.

I noticed over at Inky Paws Challenge that the challenge this week is Sparkle. 
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So I went to one of my favorite stamp sets "Holiday Hounds" and stamped out the hound in a stocking.  
I first colored it with my copic markers and added some gold stickles at the line marks.  I added the gold scalloped oval and then heat embossed with gold the sentiment. 

So another card done thanks to these wonderful challenges at Newton's Nook.

Monday, November 20, 2017

PIP Challenge #1747

Today is Monday so you know what that means - time for another PIP Challenge.  Today's challenge (#1747) is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  I am a huge fan of their digital stamps.  Please check out their store because they have such an assortment of fun digital stamps. 

For my card today I have chosen Bug JJ 29 Again.  I made this for a friend of mine and it just works perfectly. 

I started by selecting my paper which is Cupcakes and Carousels by Stampin Up.  I then selected some copic markers to match up the paper and colored my image.  What I love about digital stamps is that you can size them any way you want. I then used a Stampin Up balloon die to accent the image.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to join us over at PIP Challenges because as always "Anything Goes".

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Mystery Image #43

Today is the reveal day for our Mystery Image swap group on Splitcoast Stampers.  This will be round #43 and hosted by Jeanette.  Tis the season so Jeanette chose a Christmas image by CC Designs called "Henry Claus".


I colored this adorable image with my copic markers and added a few stickles here and there.  Such a fun card to make.  And I have another Christmas card for my stash.

Thanks to Jeanette for a great challenge.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge

I am still working on Christmas cards.  I can't believe November is almost over.  I decided I would make a card for a family member who loves dachshunds.  I noticed over at Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge that they were having a Color Challenge so I designed my card around those colors. 
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For my card I chose the stamp set "Holiday Hounds".   I colored the dachshund and then fussy cut him out.  I did the same with the Christmas hat.  I then pop dotted him over the snow.  
I just love Newton's Nook stamps because they just make you smile.  Thanks so much for stopping by to see my card.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings

Since today is the 15th, this means it is time for our Dueling Darlings challenge.  This month the challenge was selected by Deb and Suzy.  I loved the challenge because it gave me a break from all my Christmas cards.  So the theme is "Frogs" since it is the time of year that everyone is hopping to and fro.
This adorable image is from Stampin Up.  I am pretty sure it is retired.  So cute.  I colored the image with my copic markers.  The designer paper is from Graphic 45, My Colors & Bazzill.  Thanks girls for a great challenge.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Crafters of Faith Challenge

Well since today is November 7th, I guess that means it is time for our Crafters of Faith Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  This month's challenge comes from Jody and she chose the scripture "Sing unto the Lord with Thanksgiving" - Psalms 147:7.  Music has always been a very important part of my life.  I can remember my piano lessons with Mrs. Jones when I was little.  I would go with my sisters and when one of us was done, we would wait on the others.  I still remember listening to Donny Osmond albums waiting on my sister. 

So I took a different take on this challenge.  Animals have also been a big part of my life.  I have had a dog, cat, horse, etc. at all parts of my life.  I am thankful for them and feel that it is important to rescue a cat or dog from a local shelter because they will be forever grateful to you.  They will always sign your praises.

The image and sentiment are both from a stamp set called "Punny Christmas Pups" from Inky Antics.  I colored the dog with my copic markers and cut it out with a Stampin Up oval die. I also used some Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 6, 2017

PIP Challenge #1745

It is time for another full challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.  This is a fun week for me because I get to use one of my favorite stamps from Newton's Nook Designs who is sponsoring us this week.
For my card I used the set Newton's Curious Christmas.  I first started by adding different shades of blue to a piece of watercolor paper.  I then sprayed the piece of watercolor paper with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz.  I then added the fence die cut and I colored the cat and moon with my copic markers.  I then fussy cut it out and pop dotted it on the fence.  I used white embossing powder for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and remember that "Anything Goes" at PIP Challenges.  Join us and play along.