Monday, December 5, 2016

Merry Monday #225 {Candy Canes}


Happy "Merry Monday!" 

The challenge this week over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge is being brought to you by our wonderful Linda and she's looking for CANDY CANES on our cards - here is her inspiration photo to give you a jump-off point:


As soon as I saw this cutie from C.C. Designs, I knew I *had* to use him for this challenge - he's PERFECT! Here's a close up:



Stamps: Elves set from C.C. Designs
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Unknown DSP
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento
Accessories: Arrow embossing folder, black ribbon, gems, foam squares, oval die from Polkadoodles

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Purple Frog - Magic of Christmas
AAA Cards - Christmas
A House of Cards - Christmas
Dies R Us - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenge - Candy Cane
Come and Get It - Christmas
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Allsorts - CAS

Thanks for taking the time to pop in and say hi! Be sure to pop on over to the Merry Monday challenge blog and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have in store for you! Cheers!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

CDD December Challenge and FMS #265


Happy Saturday everyone! Kim and I got all the presents wrapped yesterday and I think today will be the start of addressing my cards! I am actually ahead of the game and loving it! I still have some custom crochet orders and gifts I've been trying to get done and then some baking - but other than that, I believe I am almost ready....here's another card to add to the stash! 

Craftin' Desert Divas has an absolutely GORGEOUS "mood board" this month - check it out:


 I went in search of a sketch for my card and came across this one from Freshly Made Sketches - which worked out perfectly for the idea I had for my card:


Tara is so generous and gave us all this cutie Beary Christmas digi stamp free to use for our projects! You MUST use your digi during the challenge. You can find out the details on their Facebook Gallery page HERE. He's so precious...thank you, Tara xoxoxo Here's a close up of him:


I colored up my Beary Christmas with Copic Markers and used the awesome Shake It Up die set to create my snow globe:


I added some gemstones and stickles to his hat to finish it of....so cute!!


I am entering my card into these challenges as well:

Catch the Bug - All That Sparkles
Crafty Calendar - Christmas
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Crafty Purple Frog - Magic of Christmas and DT CALL
Hiding in my Craft Room - Christmas Colors
My Time to Craft - Christmas Animals

Thanks again for popping in - I am off to gather up all my cards and start addressing! Happy crafting! xoxooxox

Friday, December 2, 2016

Stella Says Sketch Challenge


Stella Says Sketch Challenge

Welcome back to my blog everyone! Miss Stella has a great sketch for us this week over at the Catch the Bug Challenge blog:

 Jodie just celebrated a birthday not too long ago and she was feeling so generous this past Tuesday and gave us this cutie pie to use (thanks, Jodie! xoxoxo):


Stamps: Snowman Winter - Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, EP Designer Paper
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Momento
Accessories: Copic Markers, Misti, enamel dots (YNS), stitched rectangle die (Lil Inkers), foam tape 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Galz - Show a Snowman
Creative Knockouts - Winter Wonderland
TIME OUT Challenges - Christmas w/shimmer

Thank you so much for popping in today - I am off to get some more Christmas projects done! Cheers! 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Baked With Love


Welcome back to my blog everyone! This month over at Paper Sweeties, there is an AMAZING inspiration challenge happening - check it out:



I decided to ink up my group of cute "gingies" from the Baked with Love set and put them on a cookie sheet and add a cut out heart to one of them as they are baked with LOVE .... here's a close up:


The sentiment is also from the Baked with Love set - so fitting! :) I popped the group of gingies up and added some tiny pearls for their buttons....so cute!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes w/sentiment
Crafty Purple Frog - Magic of Christmas and DT call

Hop on over to the Paper Sweeties challenge blog HERE or the Facebook group HERE and link up your project using the inspiration photo. 

AYLI #94 {Gold or Silver}


For the next 2 weeks over at As You Like It challenge blog, the challenge is whether Silver or Gold are your favorite - and why....check it out:







The sponsor of this challenge is
Sweet n Sassy Stamps

$10.00

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps



This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Gold or Silver (& why).

You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.


I think you figured it out that SILVER is my favorite out of the two choices. I find silver to be more versatile and goes with more colors and I think it is a bit more sparkly and shiny than gold :)


All products used: Stampin' Up!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Perfectly Created Chaos! - Christmas
TIME OUT Challenges - Christmas with sparkle
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Christmas
Crafty Creations - Christmas

Thanks for stopping in again to see what I've been up to - be sure to click HERE to go to the As You Like It challenge blog and link up your favorite - silver or gold - creation! We'd love to have you!! 



4 CC#327 {Bears}


Welcome back to "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday! 

This week, it is miss Leanne's turn to play challenge hostess and she's looking for us to use BEARS on our projects! Of course she is....they are her FAVORITE! lol

4 CC #327 {BEARS}

Before I get to my card details, I would like to take this time to welcome our newest Guest Designer, Pauline, from Crafting with Cotnob...welcome, Pauline!

I used the super cute bear from the Craftin' Desert Divas set called Santa's Helpers:


Isn't he just the cutest?!? I colored him, the snowballs and string of lights with my Copic markers then fussy cut them out and used foam to pop them up for dimension. I added some glossy accents to the lights - I don't really think you can see it in the picture, but it's there!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Christmas
CAS on Sunday - Christmas

Thank you so much for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the HEN HOUSE and welcome Pauline and give the rest of the Chicks a bit of love - then link up your project for us to come leave you some luv! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Isn't Just a Day.....


Hello everyone! Thanks for popping back in today to see what I've been up to....

My best friend, Leanne, is here for a few days and we've been gettin' our craft on! This is my first card made with my new stamps from The Project Bin! I cannot tell you how excited I am to be promoting and creating with these amazing stamps - they stamp beautifully, the fonts are gorgeous and they give your cards the main focal point you need for that WOW factor! I am in love....If you haven't heard of them, please do yourself a favor and hop on over to the shop HERE and check them all out! 

The set I used for my card is called Maybe Christmas 
Maybe Christmas_with watermark and outline


Stamps: Maybe Christmas - The Project Bin
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Candy Cane DSP from Teresa Colins
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories: Oval die - Polkadoodles; Candy cane die - Paper Sweeties; sparkly gum drops,         foam squares 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

One Crazy Stamper - Fall/Winter Fun
Addicted to Stamps - Punches/Dies 
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Christmas Greetings

Thank you so much for popping in again today - I'll be back with some more "for-fun" cards shortly - I am just getting all my December DT projects blogged and scheduled! Woot! Woot! 


Digi Choosday Week #48 Anything Goes


It's time for Digi Choosday at Polkadoodles

Every Tuesday is Digi Choosday and this means you can visit the blog to get a special discount code that is only available for 24 hours. Each week, it is an ANYTHING GOES challenge with an optional "twist" and this week, it is "Spots &/or Stripes." 





 For my card this week, I printed out the striped and dotted papers, pre-colored image, candy canes and sentiment window scene and gingham paper from the gorgeous Work & Play 5 - Festive Collection and fussy cut it out, popped it up on the black cardstock and added some gold freehand glitter pen stars behind him.  Here's a close up:


The Polkadoodles downloads are easy, fun and extremely versatile! You literally get hundreds of images, embellies, papers, sentiments etc that you can make OODLES of projects with! Come check them out and play along with us this week! There are many collections to choose from and just for you today you can grab the discount code here.



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Artistic Impressions - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas/Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes


 I hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog

Don't forget to check out what my super-talented teammies have created just for you with their amazing DT projects....

Why not join our Polkadoodles groups on Facebook to keep up with all the news and releases?


Monday, November 28, 2016

Merry Monday #224 {Masculine Christmas}


Welcome back to my blog everyone!

The challenge this week at Merry Monday is "Masculine Christmas Cards." 


I couldn't think of anything more masculine than Santa Claus!! I found this pre-colored image from Kenny K Stamps in my stash of goodies and just had to use him! I used some glitter paper I got from Paper Sweeties and the Ho! Ho! Ho! sentiment is also from Paper Sweeties....check it out:


I am entering my card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Glitter
Allsorts - Anything Christmas

Click HERE to click on over to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog and link up your masculine Christmas card so we can come and visit you! Happy crafting!


Thursday, November 24, 2016

4 CC #326 {Winter Wonderland}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday everyone! It is my turn to play challenge hostess this week and I am looking for anything related to the following theme:

4 CC #326 {WINTER WONDERLAND}


My bestie, Leanne, and I were shopping in Leduc at Paper Art Creations when she was down visiting me a couple months ago and I came across this super cute snowman in a set called Snowman Soup from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps....


Oh my goodness...isn't it just ADORABLE!!??!! I love snowmen, as most of you know - so this *had* to come home with me and get added to my collection of snowpeople! 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampers - Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - Fall/Winter Fun
ABC Christmas Challenge - X-Cross (my twine)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Christmas
Crafty Creations - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas to Die for (circle dies)

Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to click HERE to hop on over to the hen house and see the amazing projects from my teammies! Cheers!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Exciting News and a Black Friday SALE!


Welcome back to my blog everyone! I am finally able to tell all my wonderful crafty friends some super exciting news! Thank you, Denise, for this wonderful opportunity! I am delighted to say that I am now a:




Haven't heard of The Project Bin?!? Well.....here - hop on over to their site and check out all the beautiful sentiment stamps Denise has to offer. Click HERE. A Way With Words was started as a sentiment-focused line of stamps for card makers and paper crafters - and let me tell you, they are gorgeous! 

I have not received my goodies yet (non-patiently waiting for the mailman to deliver!!! lol) but will be sharing some cards as soon as I do! For the time being, I am sharing the awesome sale we have going on for Black Friday - happy shopping!!

black-friday-sale-poster

Week #47 Digi Choosday {Red/Green and Windows/Doors}


It's time for Digi Choosday at Polkadoodles

Every Tuesday is Digi Choosday and this means you can visit the blog to get a special discount code that is only available for 24 hours. Each week, it is an ANYTHING GOES challenge with an optional "twist" and this week, it is "Red/Green and Windows/Doors." 


 For my card this week, I printed out the window scene and gingham paper from the gorgeous Festive Christmas Download Collection and fussy cut it out, popped it up on the beautiful Bubbleicious Frames Die then added some glitter for the snow. LOVE these colors together!


The Polkadoodles downloads are easy, fun and extremely versatile! You literally get hundreds of images, embellies, papers, sentiments etc that you can make OODLES of projects with! Come check them out and play along with us this week! There are many collections to choose from and just for you today you can grab the discount code here.



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas
The Paper Players - Christmas

 I hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog

Don't forget to check out what my super-talented teammies have created just for you with their amazing DT projects....

Why not join our Polkadoodles groups on Facebook to keep up with all the news and releases?


Monday, November 21, 2016

Merry Monday #223 {Color Challenge!}


Hello everyone! This week over at Merry Monday, it's miss Debbie's turn to play challenge hostess and she has a fun color combo for us this week:


I just love this mittens die and I knew that I wanted to use it for this challenge as soon as I saw the colors! I kept the design extremely CAS....and I love it!


Paper: Whisper White, Doodlebug DSP
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Accessories: Joy die cut (Paper Sweeties), Mittens die cut (Memory Box), foam squares, gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Paper Players - CAS Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Creative Playground - Christmas is Coming!
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes for Kids

Come on over and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have created using Debbie's color swatch! You will not be disappointed - such amazingly talented ladies I get to play with each week xoxoxoxo Happy crafting!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

AYLI #93 Favorite Christmas Colors


Welcome back to my blog! 

This week at As You Like It, the challenge is "Your Favorite Christmas Colors" and we've been given the awesome opportunity to have Digi Stamp Boutique give us some super cute images to use for our cards! Thank you, Digi Stamp! Here's a bit more info of what's up for grabs:




I was able to pick these cuties as my image - Sketchy Penguins! I do love ALL colors at Christmas but I really do love the non-traditional colors that come alive during the holiday season! So bright and cheery!! xoxoxoo


Stamps: Digi Stamp Boutique - Sketchy Penguins (and sentiment)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Doodlebug DSP
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle die, gum drops, Copic Markers, foam squares 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas wishes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner - Any holiday
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas Critters
Addicted to Stamps and More - Christmas photo

Please hop on over to the As You Like It challenge blog HERE for your chance to link up your card with YOUR favorite Christmas colors! We can't wait to see what you create :) Cheers!!