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

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Let's Go Shopping!

Not only is December a big month for Christmas present shopping, it's also my daughter's birthday month.  I give her cash to get something special.  This year I used a wax envelope as the money holder.

The envelope just happened to be the perfect size for DCWV 4x6" cardstock which I slipped inside for a subtle background.  I added another strip of matching cardstock to the outside as a "sidewalk" for Sandy.  I used Copic markers, choosing colors to coordinate with the DCWV design.  (Her hair and eye color and  her outfit are supposed to look like me and what I wear.)  I added silver Wink of Stella for the jewelry. I highlighted the corners of her glasses and the Stampin' Up circle punch with Sakura black glaze pen for raised dots. You can't tell from this angle, but the shoppng bags and "Just for You" circle are adhered with pop dots for added dimension. Ribbon and gems are from my stash.

Shopping Sandy is a new release from Imagine That! digis by Kris.  Head over to the Creative Playground site for more design team inspiration and special pricing!

Entering These Challenges:

Alphabet Challenge:  R is for Recipe  Use at least 3:  I used sentiment, ribbon, digi, punch  #96 x

Crafty Friends Challenge #44 For Someone Special I'm #32    (2nd entry)x
Craft  Your Passion #337 Always Anything Goes #91 x
Creatalicious Challenge #102 Anything Goes with optional anything but a card #52 x
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #319 It's All About Words #6 x

The Crafters Cafe #140 Use Black, Yellow, Green and Purple #7

Monday, November 7, 2016

Holiday Tag

I made a holiday tag for some challenges.  The tree and ribbon are very sparkly but the sun wouldn't capture it on camera.

Materials Used:
manila tag
Daler Rowney Simply Acrylic Crimson paint
ARTplorations The Merry Tree stencil
Viva Decor Jade Silver Structure Paste
Dylusions Stencil DYS35701 (star)
Viva Decor Mother of Pearl Modeling Creme mixed with USArtQuest Crystal Effectz
shimmery green ribbon from stash

Entering these challenges:

STAMPlorations Holiday Tagplorations Linky Party #7

STAMPlorations Mixed Media November Challenge  #1

STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge  #1190

The Paper Girls Challenge #115  Tag You're It  #1

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra:  November #109 x

Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge (thru Nov 9) Make a Tag
November Winner

We Love to Create: #23 Anything Creative/Mixed Media  #13 x

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Falling Leaves

My card design is inspired by The Last Leaf  by O. Henry.  
While making this card, it occured to me it's the one year anniversary of my cousin's passing. Fascinating how the subliminal mind works.

Products Used
White card stock
Ranger Tim  Holtz Distress Inks:  Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard See, Iced Spruce
Copic markers: Y15, Y17, E35, YR07, E50, E31
Stampin' Up label punch
Core'dinations Kraft A2 card

distress ink applied with brayer onto white card stock
card stock then run through printer to add Scribbles Designs digital images of tree and leaves and computer generated sentiment
tree had been digitally colored then colored over with Copic marker
leaves enhanced with Copic markers

Entering These Challenges:

CanYouCaseIt #140 Colors by Elizabeth ends November 18; winner announced following Saturday. No more than 2 other challenges entered. No more than 3 entries per challenger. Yikes!  I'm #1--yes I spent Sunday making this card! x

Scribbles Designs Challenge #46 Fabulous Fall  ends on 14th of month, winner announced on 20th of month, put SD after name if using their images   I'm #22 x

Cupcake Inspirations CIC#383  Photo Inspiration Trees ends November 12.  I'm #4

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Gift Card Holder for a Deer One

This is my Craft-astic Connoisseurs creation for the Imagine That! digis by Kris November blog challenge. 

Here are some challenge details from the Creative Playground

Challenge #10 (Nov. 5/16) - Christmas is Coming!
Oh, boy, oh boy, oh boy!  For many the holiday season is about to hit and that can mean only one thing--Christmas is Coming!  If you haven't been busy all year making your Christmas and other holiday cards, you don't have much time left to get them done.  So how about you use this month to get started, or in the case of some of you, use the time to finish off the last of your holiday cards.  Kris has several wonderful images available that will be great on your creations, so you will definitely want to go check out the

Let the Christmas card panic begin!  

I decided to create a teabag fold gift card holder for my design team make.  

I started with this template that I acquired when on the Gingersnap Creations design team.  

I resized my digi paper from 6x6 to 8x8 and then cropped the width to 4 and 1/8th to accommodate the size of my gift card.  I printed the woodgrain paper on cardstock, then flipped the paper over and printed the Woodland Animals paper so that I ended up with two sided paper.  Note:  Be careful of your printed paper selection so that you don't end up with the pattern "upside down" after folding. That's why I have plain woodgrain on the outside and the pattern on the inside.  Also Note:  If you have a one-direction pattern, make sure the flap is on the correct end before you start scoring the fold marks.  

The outside is embellished with some washi tape.  The circle sentiment is punched and placed on top of 1-3/4" Stampin' Up punched green flower circle.

I resized and fussy cut the deer and the trees.  I placed the deer on the front fold for a 3-D effect when the card is open.  I adhered the trees along the bottom of the valley fold, leaving the tree tops unattached.  The gift card then can be inserted behind the trees.

I used the acorn as a gift label and layered the "to-from" label png file on top prior to printing it out.

After completing the gift card holder, I placed it in the original gift card envelope and placed it on a wrapped gift along with the pre-made tag from the Woodland Friends Tags and Labels found in the store HERE.

Sets from Imagine That! digis by Kris used for the gift card holder:

woodgrain and woodland animals from Woodland Digi Paper found in the store HERE
deer and circle sentiment from Sweet Deer found in the store HERE

tree from The Great Outdoors digi kit found in the store HERE
acorn from Humphrey's Acorn found in the store HERE

"to from" from the Labels and Tags set found in the store HERE

How are you coming along on your holiday cards?  

After you make one, please link up your Christmas card!

An InLinkz Link-up

Entering these challenges:

Classic Design Team Challenge:  November I'm #48
Crafty Friends Challenge #44 For Someone Special I'm #3
Outlawz Monday Greetings - Anything Goes - GCC103116
Moving Along With the Times #32 Cute Animals I'm #82
Fab and Funky Challenge #325 Animals I'm #59

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