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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Holiday Birthday Card

Some Thursday inspiration for you.....see more inspiration at the Creative Playground HERE.

Earlier this summer, I posted a 2 page scapbook layout showcasing the Airstream Camper my sister and her husband came in for a visit.  Now that it's my brother-in-law's birthday (on Christmas) I made him this special card.

I used the camper outline and digitally colored it.  Then I did lots of layering with elements from several kits from Imagine That! digis by Kris.  After printing out my digital composition, I added some "snow" and other mixed media products.


From the Imagine That! digis by Kris store:

The Great Outdoors                        Snow Mice

Christmas Sled                           Owl With Robin

Other products:

Finnabair Art Extravagance Snowflake Paste

Too Marker At You Spica gold
Zig Wink of Stella silver
Sakura Glaze Pens:  black #849 and blue #825
Marvy liquid applique
Stampendous Crystal Glitter
Prima Finnabair Art Basics Heavy Body Gel transparent (on strand of lights)

Entering These Challenges

Choux Choux Paper Art Christmas/Winter Link Up  I'm #40 and this is my 1st entry.  Link up by December 17.

Classic Design Team Open Blog Challenge:  December (limit 3 entries) This is entry #1  I'm #49

Crafty Hazelnuts Extra December (random draw) I'm #219

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - December (random draw) I'm #98

Cupcake Inspirations #387 Snow Globe by Dec 9 I'm #14

My Time to Craft:  #335 Christmas Animals I'm #47

Pixels and Paper Challenge:  December Christmas and or Pets
I was inspired by the dog (furry friend) and added an owl (feathered friend). And they're dressed as Christmas pets! I'm #3

DECEMBER inspiration

Scribbles Design Challenge #47 Happy Holidays  I'm #41
The Paper Girls Challenge #117 Snowmen I'm #12

Through the Craftroom Door:  December 6 Week:  Anything Goes I'm #50

Try It On Tuesdays - Celebrate (ends Dec 19) celebrating the holidays in a cozy camper with animal friends I'm #12

The Crafty Addicts:  #30 Anything Goes/Christmas Colours  (Imagine That! digis by Kris is one of the sponsors this challenge) I'm #9

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Digital Gift Box Label

New releases from Imagine That! digis by Kris.  Just in time for me to make a quick digital gift box label for my grandson.  I bought him a similar bear cap so this new release is just perfect!  

This release is called Raymond's Reindeer.  There also is Kimmie's Reindeer.  To see more design team inspiration with these new releases, please visit the Creative Playground HERE.  

using Merry and Bright papers     and         Tags and Labels
To purchase, please visit the store HERE

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Season of Joy

This is my Craft-astic Connoisseurs creation for the Imagine That! digis by Kris December blog challenge.  Using the provided photo, I was inspired by the wood, window, small white tree, and trim on the fireplace.  This time around I chose to hand color the digi image with watercolor pencils for a soft effect.

Here are some challenge details from the Creative Playground


THEME:  Joys of the Season  December 3 - January 6

With the holiday hoopla in full swing, now is the perfect time for doing a holiday inspired picture inspiration challenge.  The wonderful thing about pictures is that one person can be moved by one particular aspect and another individual may see something completely different.  So, whether you are inspired by the colours, the shapes, or the objects themselves within the following picture, it doesn't matter.  Just be sure to let us know what elements from the picture inspired you in your design.  Looking for some images or papers that would fit nicely with this picture?  

You can find quite a few in the STORE; so, be sure to stop by.

This month it is all in the eye of the beholder!

Sets from Imagine That! digis by Kris used for my card:

Soft Florals digi pape

Woodlands Digi Paper

Snow Mice

Other Materials:
Poppy Stamps, Inc. Grand Madison Window die
Stampin' Up Whisper White card stock
Stampin' Up watercolor pencils
Prima Julie Nutting Watercolor Pencils Hair and Skin Tones
Water blending brush
varioius Sakura glaze and metallic pens
Marvy Snow Marker
Stampendous Crystal Snow
Wink of Stella silver
Tim Holtz Ideaology Boxwood Twine
white crochet tree from stash
EK Success Jolee's Boutique Baby Patches crochet bows
Prima Finnabair Art Basics Heavy Body Gel Transparent
Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Opal Magic Aquar/Rose
STAMPlorations CUTplorations die Magical

Entering these challenges:

The Card Concept:  #63 Love and Joy
Style: It started out Clean and Layered but ended up with a touch of elegance and shabby chic--so it's my own style
inspired by the pinkish red, green, white and beige colors, as well as trim on the fireplace  I'm #12; challenge ends Dec 12; winner announced Dec 14

Aud Sentiments:  #169 Anything Goes + a Sentiment  I'm #153; closes Dec 5

Creative Knockouts #170 Festive Fun (Winter Wonderland theme?)
can enter up to 3 times but cannot combine with more than 8 other challenges
I'm #9.  Closes Dec 7

The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Use Some Pearls  I'm #45  Closes Dec 11

Time Out: #71 Christmas with option of glimmer/shimmer (glitter and shine on outdoor snow scene and tree topper) I'm #165 Closes Dec 7

Try It On Tuesday Layer It Up I'm #64.  Closes Dec 5

OUTLAWZ ning site (must sign it): a few challenges:


sentiment must be on outside

if use twist, name entered twice; can only add 2 entries

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Angel Card

I made a card incorporating a tag. The base is a standard pre-folded white card.  I was to post this on election day but forgot to schedule it.

Angel with Birds  is a new release from Imagine That! digis by Kris.
I paired the pre-colored angel(which I fussy cut) with one of Kris' paper digi packs:  Merry and Bright

Please head over to the Creative Playground site for more design team inspiration and a new release discount code! And don't forget this month's challenge is Christmas is coming!

Other materials used are a Stampin' Up embossing folder, silver Wink of Stella (on the wings), and some holly from my stash for the tag topper.

Entering These Challenges:

Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge: Use A Christmas Sentiment on Front of Card or Project

Christmas Card

Here is a digital composition I created. to use as a card or tag, using Imagine That! digis by Kris for your Thursday inspiration.

Have you seen this adorable new release from Kris?  I used the peppermints paper and the stripe paper for the background and placed the sentiment label on the jar. See all the sets in the store HERE

I used the jar with holly and peppermints from this set  And the white doily from this set.                                                                                                                                                

Please remember the challenge at the Creative Playground this month is to make a Christmas card.
And you'll find there special pricing.  

Entering these Challenges:

Outlawz (ning site--must belong)  Tuesday Color Challenge--add snowflakes 

Through the Craft Room Door:  November 8 Anything Goes  #44 x

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