Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Warmest Greetings: Coffee, Sweaters and Snowflakes

Joining in with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop today.
(I've missed a few of them somehow so wanted to be sure to join in this time!)
Here's my card.

I embossed the background with a wonderful 3D Embossing Folder called Sweater by Eileen Hull/Sizzix.  The snowflakes borders were die cut out of holographic silver paper with the Snowflake Edge Die from Ink to Paper.  The pretty coffee pot and mugs were stamped in black on white card and die cut using Coffee Set.  Both stamps and dies from Waltzingmouse (retired).  They are popped up on foam dots over the sentiment from Coffee with a Splash set from Altenew.  I added Glitter Silver Wink of Stella to the centers of the flowers on the pot and mugs.

I'm joining in on the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I'm linking my card to the Paper Players.

Stamps:  Coffee Set - Waltzingmouse (retired), Coffee with a Splash - Altenew.
Paper:  White, Weather Vane - PTI, Holographic Silver paper pad - Park Lane.
Ink:  Obsidian - Altenew.
Accessories:  Coffee Set Dies - Waltzingmouse (retired), Snowflake Edge Die - Ink to Paper, Glitter Silver Wink of Stella, foam dots.

Monday, November 15, 2021

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Mid Month Reminder - Christmas Critters

 I'm here today to share my mid month reminder card for the November CAS Christmas Challenge - this is our last challenge for 2021 - we take a break during December and will return in January 2022 to start all over again!  

Host Barb's theme is Christmas Critters and here is my card. 
I used another critter from the set I used on my first card for November - Into the Woods.   
This time I used the moose and the tall thin pine tree that I stamped once in black and then off stamped to the left and right of the first stamping without reinking.  I added little die cut tree light bulbs from the older Tree-Rex die by Cheery Lynn Designs to his antlers and a white star to the tree as Mr. Moose is celebrating the season in style!  I also added some snow using a white POSCA Fine Tip Pen - taping the end of it with a heavy plastic ruler to get this fine splatter.
The sentiment is from Simple Strips Christmas, cut with Simple Strips Die, both  by Taylored Expressions and it's up on foam dots.

We'd love to see your Christmas Critters!   You have until 11/24 to link up your CAS designs!  You'll find the challenge here.

Stamps:  Into the Woods - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Simple Strips: Christmas - Taylored Expressions
Ink:  Obsidian - Altenew.
Paper:  White, Fine Linen - PTI
Accessories:  Simple Strips Die - Taylored Expressions, tree light bulbs and star from Tree-Rex Die - Cheery Lynn Designs, foam dots, White POSCA Fine Tip Paint Pen.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Simply White for Christmas

 A simple, but I think, beautiful, elegant and impressive Christmas card - made by simply embossing the lovely 3D Texture Fade Poinsettia onto a white panel and stamping the sentiment in the bottom right corner!  I layered the panel to a white card base - but could have even just embossed right on the card base (you'd just see the negative embossing on the inside of the card).

I made 8 of these for my Christmas stash very quickly.  
I'll be mailing them out in a few weeks - Yikes!

I'm linking my card to:

Stamp: Silent Night - Papertrey Ink
Paper: white - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Obsidian - Altenew
Accessories: Poinsettia 3D Texture Fade Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz/Sizzix

Monday, November 8, 2021

Thanksgiving Treat Box

 This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is using her dies to create seasonal projects for fall, Thanksgiving or Christmas.

I have made a Thanksgiving treat box for everyone's place at the table using Eileen's Box Ornament die as well as the leaves from her older Journaling Cards: Flowers and Leaves thinlit dies.  

The box is 3" high x 3" wide x 2" deep.  

(I got the sweet milking stool at Michaels half price a few weeks ago.)

Front and side view
Back and side view

Here are a few creation photos.
I took a 6"x6" piece of Silver Aluminum Metal Adhesive Backed Sheets by Sizzix and adhered it to a 6" x 6" piece of white card to make it sturdy.  
Then I applied Alcohol inks in Cloudy Blue and Caramel using a felt pad and applicator.
I die cut the sheet using the leaf die from Eileen's older Journaling cards thinlits.  
After choosing the DP (Ink Drops: Vivid 6x6 pad from Craft Consortium) shown below on the circles, I realized I wanted to add a little Wild Plum Alcohol Ink to the leaves to pull out the gold and purple colors in the paper.
I adhered the circles to the box piece of the Box Ornament using Scortape
I die cut the DP with a 3" circle die that perfectly matched the ornament die cut 
(easier than trying to cut a piece of DP to just cut the circle on the Bigz die) .  
I cut 2 pieces of the DP  2" x 1 3/4" to cover the sides of the box

The leaves and sentiment strip are all popped up on foam dots.  
I trimmed of just a tad off the circles along the bottom so the box would stand and not roll!
A pretty treat box for the Thanksgiving table in rather non-traditional colors for fall.

Please visit Eileen's blog every Wednesday this month for lots of holiday inspiration using many of her Sizzix dies!

I'm linking my project to:

The Paper Players

Path of Positivity Challenge

Water Cooler Wednesday

Stamps:  Mini Strips - Harvest - Taylored Expressions
Ink:  Cocoa Bean - Papertrey Ink, Alcohol Inks - Cloudy Blue - Ranger, Caramel and Wild Plum - Adirondack.
Paper:  Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, white card stock - Papertrey Ink, Aluminum Metal Sheets Adhesive Backed - Silver - Sizzix,  DP Craft Papers - Ink Drops Vivid - Craft Consortium.
Accessories:  Box Ornament Die, Journaling Cards: Flowers and Leaves Thinlit die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, 3" Nestability Circle die, Mini Strips Die - Taylored Expressions,  foam dots.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

November CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas Critters

Welcome to November and, yes, we have just one month to get our Christmas cards done and in the mail!  If that scares you - then please join in and create a card (or 10?!) for this months CAS Christmas Card Challenge!    Barb is our illustrious host this month and she is asking us to use Christmas Critters on our cards.  

What is a Christmas Critter you ask?   Well, Barb says this: 

"Rummage through your stash for your kittens and pups or penguins, mice, or bunnies...or whatever critter you love to feature on your holiday cards! Add a Santa hat or a candy cane and your fabulous CAS cardmaking skills, then share it with us here." 

So for my card I used a Christmas Critter from the woods - this beautiful fox who is all dressed up in his Christmas/Winter scarf -  which cannot be red because then some human may see him in the woods and try to do him harm.

The fox  and branch are from a stamp set released a year or so ago, but new to me, called Into the Woods by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.   The sentiment is from one of Tim's older sets called Crazy Talk.   The fox just stamps in a solid color, so I used a white Stabilo Pencil to accent his tail, chest and muzzle and I doodled around the edges of some of his body using a Micron 01 Fine Tip Black Pen.  
I made his scarf from a scrap of white cheese cloth I found in my craft room.  I spritzed it with Rusty Hinge Distress Spray Stain, folded it in half and adhered it over his neck.  I also added Nuvo Crystal drops around the branch.

My card base is Prairie Grass Cardstock, not white but it is open space for CAS!

So come on and join us over at CAS Christmas Card Challenge where you will find lots of Christmas Critter inspiration from the rest of the Design Team as well as our creative November Guest Designer Valerie (Le Scrap de Vava)

Stamps:  Into the Woods, Crazy Talk - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.
Paper:  White, Prairie Grass - PTI
Ink:  Obsidian - Altenew, Canyon Clay - PTI.
Accessories:  White Stabilo Pencil, Micron 01 Fine Tip Pen Sakura, Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Simply White, Rusty Hinge Distress Spray Stain - Ranger, white cheese cloth.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

October Card Chain Challenge Reveal - Let Your Dreams be Your Wings

 Today is the reveal of the October Card Chain Challenge - where all the cards are shown that were sent and received by the challenge participants.   This month I sent my card to Dee in Kenya and I received a card from Gundi in Germany!

I used the October sketch and one of the suggested themes: transport.

Here is the card I sent to Dee in Kenya.  

I used beautiful papers from a Stamperia Paperpad called Sir Vagabond for the entire card.  The background is a piece I cut down from a full 8"x 8" sheet that has a winged man on it whom you can partially see along the bottom behind the sentiment panel.  The two panels are from another sheet in the paper pad. I adhered the panels to the background and card base and then added 3 enamel dots.

Check out all the details about joining in on this fun monthly challenge where you send a card and receive a card from people all over the world!  You'll find the challenge here.

Paper:  Sir Vagabond 8"x8" Paper pad - Stamperia, white card base - Papertrey Ink
Accessories:  enamel dots - Altenew.