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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ding Dong Fae - OSAAT #227

Hi my friends. Happy Sunday after Christmas.  I enjoyed spending time with one of my daughters and her family. We had the traditional Christmas dinner but my poor son-in-law is recovering from hernia surgery he had on Tuesday, so he was not allowed to eat any of the food we fixed including dessert.  That meant lots of leftovers and I brought enough home to have 3 more meals. It's been really good.  And now we get ready for New Year's! I'm not a party person but I'm looking forward to having another 4-day weekend. Lots to do around the house including organizing and cleaning up my stamp room. It's a wreck! I am still working on some holiday cards to send out, but they are turning out to be Seasons' Greetings and Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. Sorry to my blogging friends that I didn't get them all done before the holidays.

On to what I think is my last Christmas card for this year. The theme over at One Stitch at a Time is Anything Goes with Stitching.
I thought that the paper was pretty busy and I wanted the image to stand out, so I didn't really add any embellishments to it.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Pookie Designs - Fae 1
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Cherry Cobbler
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Merry Little Christmas
  • Accessories - Spica Gold Gel Pen
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E11, E21, E50; G20, G40, G43; R24, R27, R39, R89
I hope you will hop on over to One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog and join in the fun. You could be the winner of the December Prize Package or picked as one of the Top 3.

December Prize Pack

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
A  Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Chistmas - Anything Goes - Christmas
Di's Digi Designs - Any Winter Holiday
A Crafty Mess - Traditional Christmas colors
Craft for the Craic - Favorite Christmas Colors
Stamping with the Dragon - Christmas
The Outlawz - Friday Coloring - Christmas
Wags N Whiskers - Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Christmas

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tinsel's Tangle - CK #69

Good morning and Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has an enjoyable day with friends and/or family. I am spending the day with my daughter in Texas and her family. My poor son-in-law had hernia surgery on Tuesday so he won't be enjoying all the yummy food. My daughter has promised to make him the dinner when he's able to eat it. She's so good.

So, our theme for Creative Knockouts this week is Anything Goes!  Easy peasy.  No twists.  Just whatever you want to make. Our sponsor is the fabulous Lacy Sunshine. Make sure to hop over there and check out all the fabulous images she has.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Lacy Sunshine - Tinsel's Tangle
  • Sentiment - Lacy Sunshine - Tinsel's Tangle
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Bashful Blue and Silver Metallic
  • Designer Paper - Bo Bunny - Powder Mountain
  • Accessories - Corner Die; ribbon from my stash; Martha Stewart Fir Branch Punch; Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts; Spica Silver Gel Pen
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000, B21, B23; BV00; E000, E21, E34, E50; N2; R85, Y11, Y21, YR23, YR24
So, that's it.  I hope you'll take some time from your busy holiday festivities to join us with the challenge this week.  Hop on over to the Creative Knockouts website and see what the rest of the design team has for your inspiration. There is also a Design Call listed so if you're interested check that out.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Snow Kitten

Hello my friends!  Christmas!  Only 3 days away.  I hope you're ready. I'm almost. I still have gifts to wrap but I'll save that until my usual Christmas Eve. I'll be heading over to my daughter's house on Christmas morning to celebrate with them. It will be interesting this year. We'll have kind of a double meal. My grand daughter is vegetarian so even though my daughter will be cooking turkey breast, there will only be 3 of us eating it. My son-in-law is having hernia surgery I think on Tuesday so he'll be only having a liquid diet. Why, you say? It's one of those insurance things. Had to schedule it before the end of the year. Prayers for his speedy recovery will be appreciated.

Well, on to my card. My life has been kind of topsy turvy since Thanksgiving and my brother-in-law's funeral. Kind of threw me off kilter with what I was supposed to accomplish. I did make this card some time ago for Creative Knockouts Design Team only I completely forgot to not only put it on the DT blog, but never put it on my own blog.  :(  :(  I have NEVER forgotten to post a card before. As I said, my life has been pretty crazy for the last month. Anyway, I've been forgiven for not getting it posted, but I did want to show it off after all my hard work.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Inky Impressions - Snow Kitten
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Glad Tidings
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Ruby Red; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Minds' Eye - Mistletoe Magic
  • Accessories - Nestabilities Classic Circle Die; Stampin Up - Large Paper Doily Die; Corner Die; Petaloo - Poinsetia & leaves; ribbon from my stash; Liquid Pearls - Opal and Yellow
  • Copic Markers - B0000; C0, C2, C3, C5, C9; R01, R22, R24, R27, R81; YG11, YG61, YG63
Wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very Happy New Year!  I still have to get my Christmas cards in the mail. Next year I'm starting in January to get them made!

I'm submitting this card for the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenge - Merry Christmas
Jellypark Challenges - Ribbons and/or Bows
Lacy Sunshine - Holiday Joy
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's - Snow & Christmas/Holidays
Dies R Us - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry Digital - Any Digi Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Cold/Winter
Kit & Clowder - Animals
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colors
A Creative Need - Snow
Fussy and Fancy - Snowflakes
QKR Stampede - Lots of Layers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Be Merry - Pixy Two - CCC #77

Hi my friends and Happy Tuesday.  It is with mixed emotions that I let everyone know that this will be my last post for Creative Card Crew as I will be stepping down as part of the Design Team starting with the New Year. It's been great fun and I've enjoyed every minute and every challenge. Unfortunately, personal things sometimes get in the way and with a full time job already, I could no longer honor the commitment I made when I joined the group. I wish them all the best and look forward to being a participant in the challenges some times rather than on the design team. That all being said, here is my last card.  Our challenge this time is so easy - Anything Goes. Also to give the Design Team a break this challenge will go for three weeks but there will be no commenting from the Design Team during that time. I know they all look forward to gearing up once again with the start of the New Year.

Materials Used:
  • Image - A Day for Daisies - Christmas Pixy Two
  • Sentiment - My Favorite Things -
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Ruby Red
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Ruby Red and Kiwi Kiss; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper -
  • Accessories - Stampin Up small and medium oval punches; Flower - Petaloo Dahlias;  Memory Box Die - Kensington Christmas Tree; Red bling from my stash; Liquid Pearls White Opal; Inkssentials - Glossy Accents
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000, B21, B34, B41; E000, E00, E11; E25, E27, E35; R22, R24, R27, R39; YG03, YG11, YG61
We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge:

Prize: $10 Gift Voucher
Prize $12 Gift Voucher
Hop on over to their websites and check out all the fabulous things they have and then get on over to Creative Card Crew and see what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you. I hope you'll plan to join in the fun and play along with us. You could be one of the prize winners or picked as one of the Top 3.  Good luck!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

HO! HO! -- NO! - OSAAT #226

Good morning and happy Sunday!  Ooops!  I'm just a little bit late getting my post up for this fortnight's One Stitch at a Time challenge. I was so busy yesterday afternoon and evening finally getting my Christmas decorations up.  I only have a small tree (I'll share with you later) and it was hard to decide what to put on it and where it would go. I decided that I need a larger tree and hope that the boys will leave it alone. They already decided that they wanted to play with Baby Jesus from the Nativity.

You know I'm a cat person and I love Grumpy Cat. I was able to incorporate one of his sayings into my card. Our theme is Anything Goes with Glitter!

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stitchy Stamps - Bah Humbug
  • Sentiment - Computer generated
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Cherry Cobbler; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Joyous collection
  • Accessories - Recollections - Flourish; Ribbon from my stash; Nestabilities Classic Circle and Scallop Circle; 1 and 1 1/4" circle punches; Liquid Pearls; Frosted Lace Stickles
  • Copic Markers- E23, E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; N2, N4, N6; R20, R32, R35, R37; R39, R59
I hope you'll come over and join in the Holiday fun at One Stitch at a Time and check out what the rest of the Design Team has created.  Our wonderful sponsor is Stitchy Stamps.

For this weeks fantastic challenge its
Anything Goes with a Glitter
The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the December 5 image prize pack.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Come and Get It - Merry Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - Glittery and Sparkley
Jellypark Challenge - Ribbons and Bows
Pile It on - Anything Goes - Christmas (Come and Get It)
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Scrapbook Blessings - Anything Goes Happy Holidays
That Craft Place - Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes with Ribbon
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas
Di's Digi Designs - Christmas
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colors
Crafty Catz - Last Minute Christmas
Jo's Scrap Shack - Happy Holidays
Pattie's Creations - Christmas Cards
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Dragons Lair Design - Christmas Time

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Silver & White - Crafting by Designs

Good morning!  I hope you are all doing well.  A few weeks ago I posted one of my cards on the Crafting by Designs website.  I was surprised and delighted to find out that it was Spotlighted on their website and I was asked if I'd like to be a Guest Designer!  Well, of course I would!  So excited.  I was given the choice of a theme to use and I chose Silver and White. Here's my card.  Would you believe - no Copic Markers on this one.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Angel by Elizabeth Bell
  • Sentiment - Whiff of Joy - Christmas Banners
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Whisper White and Metallic Silver
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - 25th and Pine
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Going Gray
  • Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts - metal corner and white flowers; silver flower from my stash; Doily Die cut; Martha Stewart Fir Branch punch; silver ribbon from my stash; Oriental Trading - nativity charm; Stampin Up silver metallic thread and small label die; Versamark pad and Stampin up silver embossing powder
Make sure you hop on over to the Crafting by Designs challenge page and see what else is going on. You could be asked to be a GD too.  Also check out their Facebook page and follow along. Thanks for stopping by.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas
Cuttin and Stampin - Christmas
Die Cuttin Divas - Non-Traditional Christmas
Just Inspirational Challenge - Anything With Wings
Loves Rubberstamps - Winter or Christmas
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Christmas with a Bow
Get Creative Challenges - Christmas
Love to Create - Non Traditional Christmas Colors
My Creative Moments - Anything Christmas or Winter
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Ooh-la-la Creations - Christmas
Stamp and Create - Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Hi friends and happy Sunday! We are done with Thanksgiving and now on to Christmas. Have you gotten your shopping done yet. I stayed up way late the other night doing all mine on Amazon. Lucky me, all my kids have Amazon Wish Lists so it was pretty easy to just go see what everyone had on their lists and pick out things. Of course, I then had to e-mail what I had gotten one person to all the others so we didn't get the same things. I think most of them are already on their way to me. Next up - wrapping and shipping!

A couple weeks ago I made this card. It was an image and digital paper pack from Stitchy Stamps - Creator - Coosty Creations. I offered to show case it in a card. With all that was going on in our family the last few weeks I wasn't able to get it on my blog although the card was finished. In fact, I took it to my brother-in-law when he was in the hospital just a couple days before he passed away. Since he's kind of a country boy, I thought he would enjoy this image.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Coosty Creations - Kingfisher
  • Sentiment - Hero Arts - Thinking of You
  • Ink - Stamipin Up Island Indigo
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Island Indigo
  • Designer paper - Coosty Creations
  • Accessories - Stampin Up - Dots
  • Copic Markers - BG0000, BG01, BG10, BG15; E02, E23, E25, E27; E40, E41 E43; Y13, Y19, Y38; YG11, YG61, YG63

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Venetian Beauty - CCC #76

Good morning my friends. I'm still trying to recover from all the activity over the Thanksgiving weekend. I hope everyone was able to enjoy time with your friends and family. Yikes, now it's on to preparing for Christmas!  In the meantime, I have this card for the Creative Card Crew challenge this fortnight. Our theme is Birthday with Sentiment.
And a close up of the image with all the Lavendar stickles.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Delicious Doodles - Venetian Beauty
  • Sentiment - Hero Arts - Thinking of You
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Blushing Bride
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Blushing Bride
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Princess collection
  • Accessories - Ribbon from my stash; My Moments - small ink flower; Wild Orchid Crafts - other flowers; Nestabilities - scallop rectangle die; corner rounder; Lavender Stickles
  • Copic Markers - B0000; BV00, BV11, BV13; E41, E43, E44; E50, E51, E53; N1; R81, R83, and R85
Our wonderful sponsors this fortnight are:

Prize: Surprise!
Prize - 4 Digis.

I'm sorry to say that Delicious Doodles is closing their store at the end of the year. I love her designs and will miss being able to get new ones.  You need to hop over there and get them while you can. Come on over to CCC and check out what the rest of the Design Team has for your inspiration and join in.  You could be a winner.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Bling it On