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Friday, December 15, 2017

Using a Christmas image over at the All Dressed UP Challenge Post-come on over!

 I'm having so much fun making up some Christmas cards with all the wonderful digital images over at All Dressed Up!  The one I'm using for this card is called Happy Christmas Little Star.  She looks so festive with green "velvet" dress, red shoes and wings with a Wink of Stella in clear sparkle.  After using a great paper with evergreen wreaths, I used a red sheer bow and gold glittered sprigs accents and 2 deep red faceted gems in the corner.  On the inside, I used a paper printed with a Christmas song and a heavy cardstock printed sentiment for the Holidays.
Our Challenge for the month is ready and waiting for your creation and we are waiting to get inspired by you!  Thanks for stopping by!


Reminder there's a Christmas-ATG Challenge over at Color It Create It Show It Off


With this little cutie, I'd like to remind you that right now there is a Challenge going on over at Color It Create It Show It Off.
 We welcome you to use whatever medium you wish and whatever image you wish. We the design team create with our sponsors image My Besties, but you are welcome to use anything. Our new Challenge for this month is Christmas/Anything Goes.
I'm using Mr. Snow man Scan 0046    and I love all the little details on him!  To bring out the red accents on him, I matted it with a Christmas stripe and then used as a background a shiny paper that looks like some of the white has been scratched off down to the shiny silver-I love it!  I added some white flower soft for the snow drifts on the bottom.  The different accent on the card is some light blue jewels that are hanging like melting snow, like on the pot handle, glove...can you spy the other places?  Well, you've got lots of time to show us your creations at our challenge-we can't wait to see them!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

New Release Time at All Dressed Up--It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!


I'm so excited to be using this new image of Wendy Burns' from All Dressed Up for the Debut of the New Release for December!  It's so warm and cozy and will be going out to a special couple for the Holiday from my Hubby and me.  I just love it!
I used a vintage like package paper in the background and used sheer ribbon on the corners to look like IT was a package!  After coloring with Copics, I matted the image with a bright green glitter paper-I'm sorry the light isn't picking it up very well.  I used a Christmas stamp from KKS and added a pearl accent on the sentiment.  On the inside I used a favorite Cable Knit sweater paper for one side and on the other side, the present paper again.  I used another KKS stamp and accented it with a snowflake. 
There are always 4 new release stamps for the month and this months are so adorable-be sure and check them out on the Challenge.  Be sure to add your entry to the challenge-you get a chance to win some of Wendy's great images.  We can't wait to see your creations!


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It's the Start of my Christmas Cards with Paper Nest Dolls-Have you started YOUR list??

 I'm so excited that Christmas soon will be here...and a little terrified that it's closer than I think!  I love all the lights, trees, ornaments, family traditions...It's all part of the Magic.
I love this image from Paper Nest Dolls called Tree Dress Avery and she's helping me get my cards made for the Holidays.  I'm sorry that I couldn't get the lavenders and pinks to show up on this card as well as I wanted to but, her tree dress is so pretty with the pink and lavender ornaments and shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear.  I've been on a Frantage kick lately-hope it doesn't get snow heading our way!  There is a lavender Christmas Sentiment paper in the top half of the card and the bottom is a matching paper in beautiful ornaments of pinks, whites and soft purples.
On the inside is another ornament paper in the series and a stamped sentiment from my stash.  I hope this card will inspire you to start on YOUR cards also and take a trip to the Paper Nest Dolls shop to see all the delightful Holiday / Seasonal images that are available-  Best Wishes!



Monday, December 4, 2017

New Challenge for December at Paper Nest Dolls-Cocoa and Snowflakes-It's Winter!

There are so many adorable Christmas images over at Paper Nest Dolls that it's never hard to find one that you love to work with!  For the Challenge this month, I've chosen one of Christine's new digital images called Hot Cocoa Avery.  Yes, that's right, She not only has Stamps but Digis also!  Love them as you can adjust the images to suit your needs.

I had some paper that had red, swirled, embossed glittered accents on it--well it matched her gorgeous red Velvet? dress with the candy cane stockings so well.  I matted her image with black to make it stand out then tucked in some snowflakes from the edge of a full 12 x 12 sheet underneath the Doll.  Then I colored the light evening sky in some lavender hues, added spots of snow and made some snow drifts around her boots with white Flower Soft.  I always finish the inside panel of my cards and this time I used one of my favorite papers-it looks just like a cable knit sweater-perfect for snowy days!  I used a fairly large Christmas stamp-new this year that says Peace on Earth.  I hope it warms someone special this year and sends them love.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Last Month for the Come and Get It Challenges--join us in the last Hurrah!

This is a beautiful time of the year for us to share our creations with you from Come and Get It Challenge Family...but this month it's a little bit different for us on the Design Team.

You will notice on the Challenge site we are joined on the 3rd and on the 17th by past DT members also, to celebrate the Final hurrah of this Great blog site.  Yes, this month will be our last month sharing with all of our followers.  Due to unforeseen  circumstances, the 2 great leaders of our group, Cindy and Julie, have to close the website.  I know that all of us will see each other again in this crafty world-they have been wonderful to work with for all of us.

So this is my first contribution, using Polkadoodles' Hollybobs Mistletoe.  He was delightful to color and create with, as have been all the Polkadoodle images I've been thrilled to receive in the past.  I liked coloring him with copics in some "boyish" colors like grays, burgundy, navy, and greens and browns. Paired with an accent of red plaid paper, a chipboard sentiment and white dimensional poinsettia, I loved using the vintage red sentiment papers with this square card. 
For the inside, I used a pattern of dots-reminded me of snow but in colors of grays, white and burgundy.  Another Chipboard saying is perfect for Christmas.
Remember there are lots of prizes to be won because of the multiple sponsors this month--We would love you to join us for our challenge.  We have all appreciated the loyalty to our site and have loved seeing all your beautiful creations.  Be sure and participate in the Challenge on the 13th also.  We want you ALL to be there with us.  Thank you one and all.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas/Anything Goes over at Color It Create It Show It Off! Do I hear Jingle Bells?

Over at Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge we welcome you to use whatever medium you wish and whatever image you wish. We the design team create with our sponsors image My Besties, but you are welcome to use anything. Our new Challenge for this month is:
Christmas /Anything Goes
If you use the theme of the challenge you have an more chances to win some images from My Besties.  I'm using Img 906 and I think of her as waiting anxiously for Santa coming down the Chimney.  She was colored with Copics and I love the look of her Stocking Cap with the Holly trim!  I wanted to make her vintage looking so I curled and tore the edges of her picture and the accent strip under her.  For some Christmas accents, I used some laser cut wooden package and snowflake.  On the inside, I used some matching paper with stars and a stamped sentiment from my stash.
Sherri Baldy always has neat images, especially for the seasons & Holidays.  I can't wait to color some more up to get my card list whittled down!  Come over to the Challenge and win some images-can't wait to share in the Christmas joy!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Join us and Bugaboo Stamps at Come And Get It Challenge! The Theme is WINTER SPORTS!


It's time for our WINTER SPORTS theme over at the Come and Get It Challenge.  Think out of the Box:  Ice Skating, Snowman Building/Fights, Ice Carving, Sledding, Ice Hockey---your mind can think of so many things!  We'd love to see your creation AND it's being Sponsored by the well-known BUGABOO.  If you win, you can receive several of Burgaboo's digital stamps, your choice!
The image I picked today is called Winter Kidz with Puppy (they have an adorable group called KIDZ that I find myself drawn to often).  They are nice clean images with lots of room for shading and detail.  After coloring him up with Copics, I added some Chunky white embossing with Frantage, on the ground and for the snow flurry.  I also added a die cut of white pine boughs and mounted some white features behind the boughs-I think it gives the feel of snow drifting.  A wooden star finishes off the effect for the Season.  On the inside liner, I used some dp that picks up the purples, blues and grays and stamped it with a Christmas stamp from my stash.  Again, Come and join us this month and next at our Challenge!  We'd love to be inspired by YOU!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Reminder that we have a ATG Challenge going on at All Dressed Up-Time to get your Christmas Cards started!

This is meant to Remind you that there is a Challenge on the All Dressed Up Site. 
Thank you for all the fabulous entries last month and we are very happy to have so many! The winners and Top Three will be announced on the 29th as chosen by our DT.

As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.

Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that?  

We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. 
For my Reminder Image, I'm using Christmas Hair Do.   


It's from Wendy's newest release and just in time for Christmas!  After coloring her with copics, I used the water based white Sharpie fine and medium point markers to make the snowflakes and added some stickles for sparkle.  I thought the white feathers would make you think of snow swirls and then used a very glittery leaf frond as an accent. 
On the inside, I used a gold swirl dp and a matching sentiment block.
Come and visit our Challenge site and get started on your Holiday cards.




Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Reminder that Color It Create It Show It Off has a Challenge going on--ATG

This is my reminder for you to to come join our Challenge over at Color It Create It Show It Off!  I'm using Lil Rascals: Lil Rosie Fall Days, Image 670 from Sherri Baldy.  Such a great chance to use all the Fall colors that I love.  Besides triple matting her in a sparkly burgundy and coffee brown cardstock, I love using this burlap paper and the brown wildflowers paper.  Accented the corner with 2 faceted burgundy Gemstones.  On the inside I sued the patterned paper again, and a sentiment for a Birthday card.  2 more smaller faceted stones for some bling and we're all set.
Come on over and visit our site and join in the Challenge-we'd love to see your creations!


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

It's new Winter images at All Dressed Up--ATG on our Challenge!

Welcome back to a brand new challenge. We had some fabulous entries last month, so check back on the 29th our winner and top three as chosen by our DT!
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.
Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that?  

We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations.
My image for this challenge is called Boy's Christmas Stocking and I love the simple lines and I like the idea of a focus on a young boy during he Holidays.  I double matted him in green and Red Plaid on top of a forest of trees.  I kept it simple with 3 different sized wood trees in the corner.  In the inside, using the plaid again, I stamped a sentiment and topped it with a wooden star.

We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have a full month (until the evening of the 14th) to enter your creations.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Paper Nest Dolls Design Team and a great DIGITAL Image!

 This is my first "official" card on the Paper Nest Dolls Design Team and  I'm so thrilled!  I've always loved the designs that Christine creates for PND and she carries both Rubber stamps AND digital ones.  This one here is digital and I can resize it to fit the space I need.
using Fall colors, I colored Ellie with Pumpkins with Copics, then used some design paper that gives the texture of grass, curving it so that it resembled grassy hills.  With a great sky paper that I often use for scenes, I placed a die cut tree I got from a friend and used some Flower Soft clumps on the branches to hopefully look like fall leaves.  I had some heavy cardstock Fall stickers for the sentiment on the front.
I always like to finish off the inside panel of my cards and this one isn't any different.  Appropriate leaf paper and another heavy sticker from the same Seasonal group was used.
Starting the first Monday of each month, there is a great PND Challenge taking place.  Come join us and get inspired!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

"Winter Girls" Challenge over at Come and Get It!

 The Challenge over at Come and Get It features "Winter Girls" and the gorgeous one that I got to use is called Winter Cardigan Girl from Lemon Shortbread.  These teen images just appeal to me, I imagine that my soon to be *16* yo Granddaughter has something to do with that!
Lemon Shortbreads' image faces are so sweet and precious-a joy to color.
So I chose some non-traditional colors in one of my favorite combinations-purple & green.  Added a snowy background paper and a snowy die cut from Memory Lane, and some frosty snowflakes and one can just feel the frost in the air.  While I had already added snowdrops, I decided to add some diamond stickles to add to the sparkle.
On the inside liner, I used another soft blue, frosty ornaments paper with a wonderful Christmas stamp from Stampabilities.  It's the official start to my Christmas cards and I have Come and Get It Challenge and Lemon Shortbread to thank for that!  Ho Ho Ho!


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It's an ATG Challenge over at Color It Create It Show It Off---theme is "Thanks, Thankful


This is the perfect month for our "theme" over at Color It Create It Show It Off--"Thanks, Thankful".  There's so many opportunities to enter a Thank You card or project OR one that shows how thankful you are on this Thanksgiving, into our Blog Challenge.
I'm using the beautiful image by Sherri Baldy called Little White Dove and Running Bear and she can be found here, in Sherri's store.
After Coloring her up with my Copics, I used some dark metal brads to mount her, added a silk Fall leaf and placed a sentiment perfect for Thanksgiving.  I tried to give her a back to Nature feel with the leaf paper.
On the inside of the card, I used a tree like paper and a Thanksgiving Day Sentiment.  This will be going to a family member for that special Day.
I encourage you to join in the fun with the ATG Challenge and show us what YOU are Thankful for!
Entering in the following Challenges:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pilgrim Girl from Paper Nest Dolls--my first Inspiration post for Thanksgiving


Hi Everyone!  This is my first card for Paper Nest Dolls and I'm thrilled to death to be joining you Ladies for the Nov. 1st post.  Until then, I'd like to share an inspiration card for you for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, using Pilgrim Girl!  She was an absolute dream to color up using copics.  I found some "heritage-like" design papers and added some hand-crocheted (HMBM) small flowers in the colors of the card for the corner.  I've been waiting for just the right creation to share them!  With the pearl centers, they are nestled in among the paper flowers and buds.  On the inside, I finished it with the same paper and a stamped Thanksgiving sentiment.  I can't wait to join you in November and am looking forward to using all of Christines' gorgeous images!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bugaboo Sponsors us over at Come and Get it Challenge-ADD A PUMPKIN

What with Halloween coming soon to everyone's neighborhood, this image from Bugaboo called Autumn Owl is GREAT to use!  The "recipe" was to Add A Pumpkin, which I did on the front left corner with a foam dot! So sparkly with that orange glitter!
I used some special design paper, hoping that the circles would remind you of fireflies?  Some of them are embossed with glitter.  I just love the Fall coloring that the fence inspires me to color, what with the owl, pumpkins, sunflowers, and multi-colored leaves.  I'm hoping that you can see the black wired branches behind the glittered pumpkin with the black balls on the ends-they were so interesting!  I often wander the bridal aisle at HL and look for crystals..balls that can be used on a card-very unique.  You should try it too!  
On the inside I used the reverse side of the nighttime paper and stamped it with a special KKS clear acrylic stamp.  Sure is getting me in the spirit for Fall events!  Come on over and join or challenge-we'd love to see what you make!!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

All Dressed Up reminds you Of their CHALLENGE Going on--I'm using SNOW DAYS!

I'm so excited that over at All Dressed Up Images there are some Winter/Christmas digis in with the New Releases that debuted on the 7th!!
I love Christmas-one of my FAVORITE Holidays ever.  So my choice for this card is called Snow Days!  I colored this bundle of icy crystals with Prismacolor pencils-think I'm getting a little better with practice.  Now the background is done with copics so I could get that smooth blend of light blues to deep ones.
Then using some metallic cardstock from TPC (white shimmery and blue with shimmery flecks in it) as mats, I then used 2 different design papers.  The sentiment is already on the print BUT I enhanced the image with half domed white snowballs-they shimmer also, and some blue and silver metallic snowflakes.
The inside is also finished and a Christmas greeting is stamped onto a special circle mat.  Hope you like and hope you remember that there is still a Challenge going on over at All Dressed Up!