Monday, December 11, 2017

12 Tags of Christmas With A Feminine Twist Day 5

is an easy one with the theme being 'SNOW'.

I used  a TH Alterations Tag die for the tag base
then embossed with a TH Alterations Snowfall EB folder.

I used India ink to stamp a Hero Arts Snow Much Fun stamp on my tag,
colored in with Copics, then went back and used 
Nuvo Crytal Glitter Drops White Blizzard on the snow balls
and snow areas and
Nuvo Crytsal Glitter Drops Sherbert Shimmer on the hat, mittens and scarf!

12 Tags of Christmas With A Feminine Twist Day 4

is a technique challenge 'watercolor'.

For my tag, I die cut a round stitched circle and stamped
a (NBUS) stamp from inkadinkado using India Ink.
I used the TH Stamp Platform to stamp my image 3 times,
giving me a nice clean and perfect image to work with.

I did a very simple watercolor on the wreath using my Zig Clean color brushes.

A bit of Nuvo Silver Moondust Glitter drops 
were used to add a bit of sparkle to the Poinsettias.
Moving on To Tag 5!

Friday, December 8, 2017

12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist Day 3

Here is my tag for Day 3 at the 
Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist
and the theme is 'Naturally Neutral'.

I used a piece of a real wood grain paper for the little stump,
perched a glittery bird on top,
a glittery snowflake and a little clothespin snowflake.
I ran a manila tag through my Cuttlebug,
they used TH Gathered Twigs Distress ink.
Just a simple little tag this time, but all neutral and 'natural'.

I need to get going as they are Day 8 already
which makes me 5 behind!!


Since we had our first snow yesterday (only 3")
and about 7 to 9" more to come tonight/tomorrow
I thought it would appropriate to share a snowman card lol!

This card was made for the Tutti Designs Store.
He is really a bit more darker red then he is showing here though.
I used a Tutti Designs Snowman Panel.

I know it's kind of hard to see, but I added a bit of Stickles to each snowflake
and then a row of stickles 'snow' along the edge.
Funny how I hardly ever use my stickles since those wonderful Nuvo drops came along.

Entering the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz .... Show Me A Snowman
4 Crafty Chicks .... Monochrome

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas At The Cutting Cafe

It's Christmas Time at
All the designers are making any Christmas project
they want  chosen from the store!!

These are some of my favorite Christmas gift boxes I have made in the past and wanted to showcase them once again.

First up is one of my absolute favorite gift boxes....the Christmas Stocking Box.
This file comes in 2 sizes, the large one I have shown here

and the smaller version I have shown here.
Aren't they just the cutest?  And they are super easy to make
but look like a million bucks!!

Next is this adorable Snowman Treat CUTE!!

Make sure and stop by The Cutting Cafe blog
on the afternoon of the 7th to see ALL
of the designers projects in one place.....
make sure and leave a comment too 
for YOUR chance to win 3 cut files of your own!!
Did you know TCC also has custom stamps (and ribbon, too)
made to order just for you?
Yep, they do...go HERE and check it all out, you will be glad you did!!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means the start of a new challenge at
Double D Challenges.
Team Diane is hosting and the theme is
'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'
and using the colors red and white with a touch of green
using the beautiful mood below for inspiration.

I bought a die a long while back (last year...we make our boards a year in advance)
for this challenge and then decided to go an entirely different way....typical lol! 

I really focused on all the details in the mood board
using several, the stitched hearts, white deer, red tree and even the snowflake
and added my 'touch' of green.

For the main image of my card I used a Stampendous stamp that I 
just dearly love 'Sweater Square'.
Using the TH stamp platform, I stamped it 3 times until I had the perfect
stamped image using SU Real Red ink.
I then die cut it with a Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Heart.
I embossed a panel of white card stock to go under it...snowflakes.

Next I cut 2 pine trees, one from a red~white flocked paper
and one from red card stock, stacking them slightly ajar.

I added a RRR ribbon to the top of the card , then added some greens
and a tiny heart.

I die cut a deer and a snowflake, 
coated both with a Nuvo Medium Tip glue pen,
then sprinkle with SNS Cloud Nine glitter.

Make sure and visit the Double D challenge blog to see
all the beautiful things from the design teams....WOW
you won't want to miss we have a fun prize to win!

Entering the following challenges:
Stinkin' Inkers .... Celebrating The Holidays (m)
Mod Squad .... Snowflakes
Addicted To Stamps and More .... ATG
Craftaholics R Us .... Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge .... ATG Christmas

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist Day 2

Here is my tag for the Ellen Hutson 
Day 2 is COLOR~Silver/Gold.

Here is my tag...I added a  silver/gold ribbon!

I am working on Day 3 ... YIKES...they are already on Day 5!!