Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Newe Release time at All Dressed UP! LOVE the Winter scenes!

 I love Challenges, the actual opportunities in life that make us think outside the box and work our brain matter to new heights!  When I got the chance to use one of the new releases from All Dressed Up called Winter Must Haves, I'll admit I wondered what I could come up with to showcase these great seasonal images!  Then I reverted back to what I love to create-little scenes that tell a story.  I had this super winter scene background that came already colored.  What I wanted to indicate was that the clothes had gotten wet in the snow and as the guy on TV's Adventure show always says get out of your wet clothes cause you will freeze to death!  So I flung the mittens on a string over a branch, tacked up the wet sweater, got out of the skis, put the hat on the pole light to day, socks off and a cup of warm cocoa (don't ask me where that came from but it was fun to add in there).   I have a history of liking to paper piece so, I duplicated the background and fancy cut a few branches with snow on them feathered the edges and hung them around in several key areas.  In the inside, I found a a grayish blue snowflake scene and added a large Christmas stamp.Remember to pop over and buy them from our Etsy store and don't forget we have two challenges running right now -
Our Blog Challenge
ending on the eve of the 14th 

and our Facebook Challenge 
ending on the last day on the month. 
The current theme is Sparkle  

 Visit us again on the 15th for the new Challenge launch and don't forget - if you want to see some more fabulous makes from our Super-talented Design Team using these new releases, Part 2 will be on the challenge site on the 22nd.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Using Polkadoodles Image for Wintertime Fun!

 This is such an adorable image from Polkadoodles called Holly Bobs Sleigh time.   
I absolutely loved coloring this up with copics.  The background I made reminded me of snowflakes falling or maybe even snowballs!  There's a heavy glitter paper in a deep blue that mats the image, then it's laid on a great snowflake paper.  I accented the card with a shiny silver charm-gotta have my bling!  On the inside liner, I used the snowflake paper again and then a Christmas Sentiment with  a snowflake sticker accent.  With all this talk about snow, it looks like we will have the first fall this weekend!  NOT looking forward to that for sure!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenge:


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Making a Christmas Ornament from a Lemon Shortbread image-at the Come And Get It Challenge!

Tonights' Come And Get It entry is so unusual for me-instead of a card, our task was to create "anything but" a card.  With this being the Christmas season, I took this adorable image "Winter Fairy" from Lemon Shortbread and created an Ornament for our tree.
Because she was colored on cardstock with Copics, she was a little fragile to survive through the years.  So I fancy cut the original layer out and then mounted her to some heavier white pearlized cardstock and trimmed it out also.  Used some narrow baby blue satin ribbon, made a bow for the top of the hanger loop, and then stuck a sticky dot down to hold the ribbon ends and covered that with an oval of the same cardstock to "finish" it.  I used crystal Stickles on the bottom "slip" and also on her wings.
Be watching on the 18th for another creation-that one WILL be a card and then on to the New Year full of new challenges and images.  We can't wait to see you then!

A Christmas card with a Sweet image from Sherri Baldy!

I just Loved working on this digital image from Sherri Ann Baldy, #924 found in her store here.  It's so festive and perfect for the Christmas Season.  This is one of those dream cards that from the coloring and the papers and construction, the creative juices are just flowing and it's truly a joy to produce.
With this card, I wanted to use a design I often did years ago where you slip tags into pockets for messages or sentiments.  This image is matted in red velvet and shimmery gold cardstock and then onto some Holly print design paper.  I my mind the coloring on her dress reminds me of red velvet also so hope that comes across.  The background paper on the front is actually a Christmas song-perfect to use!  I added white flower soft and white chunky Frantage for the snow.
The tags I used were some that came on a 12x12 sheet all seasonal, with and without sentiments.  I put a brushed gold eyelet at the top and used some festive fibers for the pull tags.  Like a secret message for the recipient.
On the inside liner, I used the Holly paper again and a Stamped sentiment from KKS.
There are so many Challenges out there, especially for Sherri Baldy images, and some great Christmas ones also.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It's Christmas at Sherri Ann Baldy's! A Winter Wonderland~

 What a great way to start off the most marvelous month in the year than with a Sherri Baldy image called "Snow Girl scan 0001".  I just love her and think you can just feel the cold winter night surrounding her.  I darkened the sky around her to get that icy feeling-I'm loving the raspberry and khaki colors for her clothes and the owl.  I used some glittery/snow mixture around her feet for some sparkle.  The background paper is so neat-it has the look of a cable knitted sweater-perfect for those winter cards.  I actually found these flat (great for cards) glitter crusted leaves in the Christmas aisle at my local HL-easy to snip and trim to size.  Tucked some white wispy feathers and used a frosted pale pink flower to finish the corner.  On the inside, I used a star glittered cardstock in pale pink and silver and stamped a great sentiment.  Come and join us at many of Sherri's Challenges from all over the world!  Here's a great one for you here.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Always Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion-Sasakayi Glitter is our sponsor!

This week at Craft Your Passion our theme is Always Anything Goes and SasaKayi Glitter is our kind sponsor.  One of her images that I like a lot is Winter Peggy!  You will see "Peggy" is several different settings-but this one is appropriate for this cold weather we've been having here in the Midwest.
I am using a digital colored background that I purchased from Make It Crafty-it's perfect for Peggy!  After coloring her with copics, I put mini pop-dots on the back to give it a little more dimension.  After matting the background with a festive red, all I had to add was some Bling 
I used some flat winter white foliage that had tons of glitter on it and added touches of white and red feathers for that whimsical feel.  On the inside, I used a festive red/white snowflake paper with a great sentiment for the Holidays.  Let us see your beautiful work!  The winner will get a Sasakayi digital image of their choice!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Bingo Challenge over at Crafting When We Can

As this post is after the Thanksgiving Holiday (in the States that is), I hope all my friends had a great Turkey Day with your family and friends.
It's sort-of the launch into the Christmas season and with that in mind, I'm using an image from Devil Cait Designs and the image is called Tracy.  With this Crafting When We Can Challenge, we are to use a Bingo Board.  I'm using Buttons, Animal, and Snowflakes (on the paper).  In addition, I colored her glasses like candy canes, a Cardinal (my fav bird), and accented with striped Graphic 45 papers.  The red velvet ribbon is SO Christmas and the shiny gold ribbon slide really shows it off. On the inside liner, I've used the coordinating textured Cardinal paper and a Christmas sentiment.
Come on over and join in our Challenge.  We'd love to see your creations!