Monday, 31 December 2018

Solo Flight

A fond farewell to 2018. Here is my last post of the year to share a final Christmas card but not one done in traditional colors.  I thought a lone reindeer was a fitting touch flying over the magical city.  I embossed the wooden reindeer with silver. Thanks for joining me!

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Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Prima Doll Christmas Card - FotoBella

Merry Christmas,
I'm so glad you stopped by today as I allow my inner child to play and share my love of paper dolls.  Julie Nutting dolls are the just the sweetest and I loved paper piecing cute little Valentina.  The BoBunny - Yuletide Carol Collection provided the perfect mini patterns to make the cutest dress and little winter boots. I just wish I had time to make all the different dress variations. Visit FotoBella for all the supplies.

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FotoBella Supplies: Links
Yuletide Carol I Want It All 12x12 Collection
Yuletide Carol 12x12 Coordinating Double Dot-Paper-Bundle
Prima Marketing Julie Nutting Doll Stamp Valentina Mixed Media Cling Stamp

Other Supplies:
3D foam tape, creme cardstock, black ink pad, watercolor paint, brush

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Using Tags on Cards - FotoBella

I'm so glad you stopped by today as I am sharing an easy way to embellish with tags. The BoBunny - Yuletide Carol Collection provided the perfect pattern paper that you can cut out individual tags. I just wish I had time to use all the stylish designs. These cards are great because they are quick to create for that last minute guest or forgotten relative.  You can find the complete tutorial for this card on the FotoBella Blog HERE.
This card is submitted into the following challenges:
Yuletide Carol I Want It All 12x12 Collection
Yuletide Carol 12x12 Coordinating Double Dot-Paper-Bundle

Other Supplies: ribbon, lace, 3D foam tape, liquid adhesive, wooden snowflake

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Friday, 21 December 2018

Merry & Bright Christmas Card

Here is my non-traditional tree decorated with Christmas lights. It is a very quick make and can be easily put together for that last minute unexpected guest, long forgotten relative, or produced assembly line style for a long list of family and friends. The full tutorial can be found HERE on the Blank Page Muse Blog.

BPM Stamps:
Other Supplies:

    Saturday, 15 December 2018

    Creative Inspiration Online Magazine - Issue #27

    If you need some Winter/Holiday inspiration, take a trip over to see the latest Creative Inspiration Online Magazine. The December issue is full of talented ladies from all over the world.   Designers were to be inspired by the mood board below and include themes like family, friends, and Christmas related images. 

    Here is a sneak peek of one of my projects.  Be on the lookout for my Christmas layout at 1min 53secs and my many cards at 3mins 44secs. 

    Creative Inspiration Online Magazine Issue #27
    Thanks again to Bev for putting together another wonderful issue.

    Wednesday, 12 December 2018

    Button Christmas Cards

    Hey Crafty Peeps,
    If you are like me, buttons are one of my favorite embellishments.  I have fond memories of rummaging through my mother's button box which felt like special treasures to me.  Today I feature simple buttons on some festive Christmas cards. You can find out more about my cards HERE on the FotoBella Blog.
    The background paper is from the Simple Stories collection called Sub Zero. It is the perfect combination of bright colors that celebrates the fun of the Winter months.  I hope I have inspired you to dig out your button collection and feature them prominently on your next project.
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    FotoBella Supplies:
    Simple Stories Sub Zero 12x12 Collection Kit
    Simple Stories Sub Zero 12x12 Collectors Essential Kit

    Other Supplies:

    • card base
    • card stock (green, white, black)
    • black ink pad
    • 3D foam tape
    • buttons
    • ribbon
    • alphabet stickers

      Thanks for stopping by!

    Saturday, 1 December 2018

    Christmas Blog Hop - Blank Page Muse

    Hi Gals,
    Thanks for stopping by to see my project for the BPM Christmas Blog Hop.  You will find loads of inspiration along the way from Christmas gift giving ideas to ornaments to decorate your home. Make sure to visit all the participating blogs and then leave a comments about your favorite idea/s on the BPM post. You could win a fabulous grab bag of assorted stamps. (Last day to comment is December 8th.)  Grab some hot chocolate and come along for a spectacular trip!  You can find the Blog Hop HERE.
    Here is a fun and frugal idea done by mixing and matching stamp sets.  Try looking at your non-holiday stamp supplies in a new light and get thinking "outside the gift box."

    I created a galaxy sky background with texture stamps.  Even the sentiment originally came from a beach themed stamp set.  A dress form is not usually a Christmas image but I designed the second card for a crafty friend who enjoys sewing.   I also made tiny spools near the doll's hands to accentuate the seamstress theme.  I hope my cards inspire you to stretch your supplies and your creativity and look at your stamp sets with new eyes.

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    This card is submitted in the following challenges...
    Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge.
    You can find all the rules to participate HERE. (Deadline Dec. 5th)

    Creative Embellishments December Challenge.
    You can find the inspiration board and rules HERE. (Deadline Dec. 31st)

    BPM Supplies:
    Santa on Sled with Reindeer Silhouette Rubber Stamp
    Moon Small Round Line Art Face
    Hearty Doodles Art Rubber Stamp Set
    Sequin Waste Light Art Rubber Stamp by Terri Sproul
    Santa Face Art Stamp

    This card is entered into the following challenges:
    Don't forget to leave your comments about the BPM Christmas Blog Hop
    HERE for a chance to win a grab bag of BPM Stamps. (Deadline: Dec. 8th)

    BPM Supplies:
    Mannequin Dress Form Dancer Fleur Art Rubber Stamps
    Soulful Dolls Art Rubber Stamps Sheet by Cathy Frailey
    Santa Face Art Rubber Stamp
    Woodgrain Background Rubber Stamp

    Other Supplies:
    • ink pad (blue, green, brown, black) 
    • white acrylic paint
    • red marker
    • mini red gems
    • thread

    Vintage Plum Romance Card - Dusty Attic Challenge

    Take a look at this beautiful mood board by Dusty Attic for the November Challenge.  They have the most beautiful laser cut chipboard embellishments.
    This is my card for the November Challenge called Vintage Plum Romance.
    You can find out more about the Dusty Attic Challenge HERE.
    product used - Mini Vintage Keys (Dusty Attic)

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    Thanks for visiting!