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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Penguin Christmas

Here is the last card for the year for the Christmas card challenge group I am in.  I chose this darling little penguin from Wild Rose.  I used the sizzlet snowflake die to add little white leaves to the rose as well as for the two snowflakes.  They are actually two dies put together then stickled.  I then added tiny rhinestones to the tips and a larger one to the centers. The sentiment die is from Spellbinders as well as the circle die. The papers were some scraps I had stashed from other creations.  The little fellow is colored with copics and actually has a tad more shading to him than shows up in the photo.  I inked the edges and added a little ribbon and lace.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  God bless and many hugs to each of you.

Challenges:

Sketchy Colors- Sketch

Fussy and Fancy- Blue

2 Sisters - winter wonderland

Allsorts- bring on the bling

Addicted to Stamps- Christmastime

Glitter and Sparkle- ribbon and lace

One Stitch at a Time- ribbon and lace

Penny Black-any die will do

Stamptacular Sunday- Winter bliss

The Crafty Pad-glitter

Challenges 4 Everybody-anything goes

Pan Pastel-Frosty and Bright

Friday, November 23, 2012

Brother's Birthday Card


Well, I think this is the last birthday card I am "required" to make until January when it will start all over again.  lol  This is for one of my brothers who so happens to love eagles.  I gave it a try to color "natural" things but am ready to go back to cutsie and not real life.   lol  I have know idea how to color animals so they look right but I think my brother will like it no matter how it looks.  (hoping anyway lol).  I used copics to color him.  I thought a simple step card would work well with this stamp because it is so big.  I inked the edges but made this mainly while staying at my mom's and did not have my sewing machine with me so no sewing this time.  I must say it does look a bit unfinished to me without the stitching but again my brother will like it in spite of my lack of embellishing.  The trees are old Sizzix dies.  The sentiment die is a new one from Whimsy.  That is about all I can say about this simple card.  Thank you for stopping by.  God bless and hugs to all.

Challenges:

Little Red Wagon- boy oh boy

The Paper Shelter- Birthday

Ruby's Rainbow-shaped cards

Clearly I Stamp- clean and simple

Crafty Ann's- animals

Delicious Doodles-something that flies

Fun With Shapes-anything but Christmas

Pause Dream Enjoy-anything goes

Polka Doodles-Any die will do

Emergency Crafters- anything goes

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jonathan's Birthday

This is the birthday card I made for one of my grandsons.  I cannot believe it was 9 years ago this little fellow came into this world and won his grannies heart forever.  He has been a joy from day one and always keeps us laughing.  Since he loves koalas so much I ordered the Magnolia stamp with Tilda holding this little guy.  I could not use Tilda for my grandson's card so cut her loose!  lol  This little Bildmalarna stamp was happy to take him off her hands.  lol  The papers are scraps from another card I made this month.  The little pennants are from a new die I just bought.  I inked the edges and then sewed.  The little charm just had to be added too.  And you know I can hardly make a card without stickles so added some to the number.  He opened this tonight when we celebrated his special day and he seemed to really like it.  Thank you for stopping by.  God bless you always.

Challenges:

Oldie But a Goodie- anything but Christmas papers, boy stamp. twine,and the dies used for the numbers are over a year old.

Paper Minutes-Pennants

Artistic Inspirations- anything goes

Craft Your Passion- use scraps

Eureka- for the kids

Forever Friends- ribbon or twine

Incy Wincy- square

Paper Playtime-anything goes

Ruth's Calendar





Here is  the calendar I made for my other grand daughter.  I finally got them both finished and mailed off today.  I hope they will get there on time or at least won't be too far past the 1st.  I had a lot of fun making these calendars and may try to make the grandsons one for next year.  I used this cute little Tilda stamp from Magnolia.  I have had her several years but have hardly used her if ever.  I used the same papers and everything as I used on Hannah's calendar.  I did reverse the red and green cardstock.  Of course I had to stickle things up a little as I do like bling. All edges are inked and borders are sewed.   lol The little sentiment tags are from Magnolia too.  The circle and square edging are Spellbinder dies.  The little doors are made from the flower punch from SU.  The numbers are from sizzlet dies. I added the same little charms as I put on Hannah's too. There are only three little jingle bells on this one as Hannah's has 4.  lol   I hope the girls enjoy these Advent calendars and know that everyday I am thinking of them as they open each door to see what surprise is waiting for them.  Thank you all for stopping by.  God bless you all and I pray each has a very wonderful Thanksgiving.

Challenges:

Shopping Our Stash-leaves

Tuesday Alchemy- anything but a card

Crafty Bloggers- Christmas anything goes

Crafty Cardmakers- use at least two dies and/or punches

OLLCB- someone special.....no one more special than a grandchild!

Pretty Little Ribbons- die cut/punches, ribbon and charms

Whoopsi Daisy- dies /punches

Wild Orchid- traditional Christmas....I chose the traditional colors and my roses are from WO

Our Daily Bread- Winter holiday (Christmas or Thanksgiving)

Anything Goes- sewing

Craft Room- punches and die cuts

Creative Craft- distress,stamped and bling

Flourishes-. something that makes you happy- just thinking of my grand daughters and anything to do with them makes me smile.  I really enjoyed making this calendar and wish I could be there to see them everyday they open the little doors.  Just thinking about them and Christmas and all the joy of children this time of year makes me happy.

Loves Rubberstamps- ribbons

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My winnings!

I am so excited!  I usually do not enter contests like this and if I do I never win. I thank Bev for showing it to me because I entered a contest at Kathy's Cozies and I won!!!  She made me this awesome garbage bag for my Scrap-Ma-Bob!  I got to choose the fabric for it and believe me she has tons of fabric to choose from.  When I saw the little froggies, I just had to have them.  lol   She makes covers for all kinds of scrapping tools and such.  I can hardly wait to get my little old hands on this but am afraid I might not want to fill it with trash!  lol  Anyway, just wanted to show off my fancy trash bag.   Bev, thank you so much for leading me to Kathy.  She is a real sweetie to do business with.  And very prompt in making you items.  Thanks to Kathy for giving me the opportunity to win!  I am very blessed and I praise God for all He does (even more so when I don't win!)  lol  Hugs to all

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Advent Calendar



After watching a You Tube video on making your own Advent calendars, I decided to make one for each of my grand daughters.  This is my first attempt at creating something like this and although it took me a long time (mainly because I am so slow), I had fun making it.  The first thing I did after making the box grid, was search for a sketch that I thought would work well with this project.  I do hope it will okay for their challenge because it is not a card and am not sure if they will accept that.  Anyway,  this little Tilda stamp I purchased just to use on something for my youngest grand daughter as she just got glassed this past year.  I used several dies on this project from Spellbinders to Sizzlets.  I inked around most the edges and did a little sewing here and there.  I thought the little jingle bells would me a nice finishing touch for the girls. And of course there is lots of stickles here and there!  lol  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hugs and God bless you all.

Challenges:

Totally Tilda-sketch

You Me and Magnolia- anything goes

Whimsy Stamps-traditional Christmas colors

One Stop Craft Challenge-anything goes

Sweet Stamping-anything goes

Christmas Stamping All Year Long- anything goes

Fussy and Fancy- Pearls and Flowers

Stamping For The Weekend- stitching

Sweet Pea- gifts

Copic Marker Europe - Anything but a card for Christmas

Forever Friends- anything goes

Southern Girls- 46 days to go til Christmas

Crafts and Me - Red

Creative Moments- more than one fold....each little door is folded 4 times.....And the box grid itself has lots of fold too!

Penny's Paper-Crafty- lots of layers

7 Kids- bling

Tanda Stamps- anything Christmas