I couldn't resist this digital stamp...PJ Leah from Whimsie Doodles. She reminds me of my Granddaughter, Amelia. I colored her up with my Copic markers and this was such a fun image to color. It's a real soft, girly looking card with a big white bow.
The posts will be random this next couple of weeks with the holidays and not a lot of time to sit down and create. Just so you know I haven't forgotten about you.
It's not Christmas related! I am moving on, but won't guarantee that I won't post any more Christmas projects before Christmas. I still have lots of ideas running through my head and I may have to make some of them before the holiday.
Here is my card from the Designed to Delight image for this week that I promised you on Friday, Valentine Snowman. It's also posted over at the Designed 2 Delight'sCard Ideas Blog along with a card using the same image fromKendra.
Soooo absolutely adorable! I am loving this image so much. It's really quick to color up. I used my heart nesties to cut out the image and layered on a scalloped heart nestie. The patterned paper is The Way Love Goes by Daisy Bucket and I used the Heart embossing folder for the top. The black striped ribbon came from Hobby Lobby. The hearts on the snowflake, the snowman's nose and the hanging hearts are all glossy from Crystal Effects.
For this week's challengewe have kept it fairly simple... we would like to see anything CHRISTMAS. For this challenge we are being sponsored by Tracey Malnofeski of the Stamping Boutique.
Tracey provided our DT with an image called The Fairies Frolic and this is what I came up with to inspire you...
After coloring up the image with my Copic markers, I used my Spellbinders, Nestabilities to die cut the image and then the card base. There is a lot going on in this sweet image and I kept the card fairly simple. I added some brads to the center of the Poinsettia flowers and a little glitter to the fairie's wings and just a little more glitter here and there. Some pearls around the scallops finished off this card.
Stop on over to the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog and check out all the other wonderful creations by the DT and all the details for entering this challenge.
It's Friday and that mean a new image over at Delightful Inspirations. Wait until you see the newest creation from Faith. Eeekkk...he is absolutely adorable and look at those cute mittens.
Valentine Love and Snowman Mittens
If you played along last week then you will be receiving him in you inbox, if not...you can go here and buy him. I do apologize for not having a card made yet, but I will guarantee you that you will be seeing one here very soon. He is way too cute to ignore!!
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Today is Faith's Birthday. In case you didn't know, she is the wonderfully talented Illustrator behind all the Designed2Delight images. Each design team member made a birthday card using one of her images and they are all posted over at the Card Ideas Blog. Be sure and go check them all out and feel free to leave a birthday message for Faith.
On to my card...
I started with the image, Beary Big Gift (D2D) and a piece of My Mind's Eye patterned paper (perfect circles). I colored the gift to kind of match the patterned paper. I don't know if you can tell but the bear's nose and some of the circles on the gift have Crystal Effects added for some shine. Sticking with the circle theme that I have going here, I used the Spots and Dots embossing folder on the purple strip. The circle punch is by EK Success and I don't remember it's name. Something like circle chain? The sentiment is a stamp by Sea D's. This is a fun image and I am planning to use it many times.
It's Friday and that mean a new free image over at Delightful Inspirations if you played along last week and I do hope you did!! If not you can purchase him right here. You should have already received this image in you inbox today. It's Winter Bear and he is having so much fun playing in the snow.
Here is the card that I made using this week's image.
I started with the sketch I found over at Crafty Little Place. It looked like a doable sketch for the Winter Bear image. After printing my image, the coloring was a breeze since everything is pretty much white. Just a little color to his scarf , a little grey here and there and some glittery goodness. The patterned paper is Classic Snowflakes Red by The Paper Company. I embossed the 4 squares with the Swiss Dots and Snowflakes embossing folders by Provo Craft. The sentiment is computer generated and the snowflake punch is by Martha Stewart and it has just a little bling added to the center.
Play along this week with the Winter Bear image and you will automatically receive next week's image.
Just playing around making some holiday tags and came up with this one...
This tag uses the Poinsettia image from Designed2Delight. I really like that image and will be using it often throughout the holiday season. I cut the tag with my Cricut and Kraft paper. The sentiment was generated on my computer. I used some sparkly trims from Michaels and the DP is from the Amber Autumn Collection by DCWV. Some ribbon, a red bow, the Apron Lace punch (Fiskars) and some yellow & red pearls complete this gift tag.
I think I did better this week on the theme than last week. I chose the Bella da Snowlady image to create with. I am really happy with the way the whole card turned out.
The image is all colored up with Copic markers and then cut out with the Labels 10 die cut (Spellbinders) and leaving the die in place, I inked the edges. Since the theme for this week is Sparkly Christmas, I added lots of glittery goodness to the hearts, pocket, mittens and snowman. The patterned paper is Green Gingham (The Paper Studio) and the green panel is embossed with the Polka Dot folder (Provo Craft). The blue strip were punched with the Apron Lace punch (Fiskars)...love that punch!! I used the Slot Punch (SU!) to punch the top and bottom of the image and ran some green polka dot ribbon through the slots and added a bow to the bottom. I added a felt snowflake and a punched one (Martha Stewart) with a crystal added to the middle. I used the Calibri font the create the sentiment, cut out and layered them with green cardstock.
I used the Poinsettia image fromDesigned2Delight that is being released today. It was a fun image to color. I actually colored it 3 times, as the poinsettia is 3 layers. I added each layer with foam dots. The DP is Pajama Plaid from The Merry Days of Christmas Collection by My Mind's Eye. Something about plaid and Christmas...and new pajamas. The scallop trim is the Apron Lace edge punch from Fiskars. I stamped some snowflakes with Versa Mark ink on the green layer and he sentiment is a stamp from Hampton Arts. I added some Crystal Effects to the center of the poinsettia and a couple of red pearls on either side of the sentiment. A red bow finishes off this card.
Head on over to Delightful Inspirations and download the Poinsettia image and get creating. Link up your creation and show us what you made. Play along this week and you will get a new freebie next week via email.
Who says you can't make a gift box/bag out of things you have in your home? I found this great idea righthere and this is my take on it...
I am loving this idea! How many cereal boxes and other boxes go into my recycling box on a weekly basis? Not any more!! I started with a cereal box and carefully took it apart and cut it down to about 5" tall. I covered it with DP (Ornaments on Black by The Paper Company) and then glued the box back together with Scor Tape. I used a Martha Stewart punch to make a border around the top with red cardstock. I used my Crop-a-dile and some black eyelets (WOW...how long has it been since I have used eyelets?) to make holes in the front and back for the ribbon.
Of course, no gift bag is complete without a tag. Using the same materials I made a gift tag and added some silver pearls and a sentiment (Stampabilities, Merry Christmas Always) on a banner flag. A big black button finished off the top of the ribbon on the tag. I can't believe how sturdy this gift bag/box is. I just need to get some black tissue paper and I am ready to use it for a Christmas gift. I will definitely be making more of these.
How can it possibly be December 1st? Well, it is and that means a new challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round. This month's challenge is to make a card with a Santa image or the word Santa on it. Easy, peasy right? Ummm....yes, once I chose the right image to work with. Here is my card...
This is a digital freebie that I pick up over at Paper Threads by Shirley Clark. He is just a really cute Santa image. I think this will make a great card for one of my granddaughters. I might have to make another one. I started by printing and coloring the image, adding lots of glitter to his beard and mustache and lots of flocking to his hat trim. I used my Big Rectangular Scallop die cut to layer the image. I found some sparkly red ribbon in my stash and used that to make a bow and added a jingle bell to Santa's hat. I generated the sentiment on the computer and cut it into a banner flag and added a black button. The DP is Candy Cane Stripe by The Paper Studio.
Go check out all the other designs by the CCAYR Design Team and hopefully you will be inspired to make a Santa card or 5 to be entered into a RAK for a stamp set.