Wednesday, December 17, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Challenge 184 - Christmas/New Year's

I LOVE these little mice and all their friends!
I'm entering this card in the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge (HMFMC184) to create a Christmas or New Year's card/project.
I used the House Mouse stamp Mice Star.  Cardstock is Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth White 100lb.  Colored the image with Copic markers.  I stamped the image onto the front of the card base then created an overlay by first embossing the panel using a snowflakes embossing folder then die cutting an opening using the Stampin Up Deco Labels die; created  a lace bow using some Martha Stewart lace, stamped the sentiment from the Stampin Up Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and embellished the bow with some holly leaves cut from a floral stem and added 3 red gems to the leaves.  I used dimensionals to pop the panel up over the image.
The HMFMC184 can be found HERE.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cuttin' and Stampin' Christmas Project Challenge

Hi Everyone,
Are you getting ready for Christmas?  This challenge is make a project for Christmas.
The design team was inspired by the Simple Stories DIY Christmas products.
They have great traditional colors and nice patterns.

These products and so much more are available at
Here is the card I created using these colorful supplies!
We hope you'll play along with the Cuttin' and Stampin' Christmas Challenge.  You can add your project HERE.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes

The challenge this month at the Sparkles Challenge Blog is Anything Goes!
For my card, I used a retired Stampin' Up image from the Little Boys stamp set.  Oh, how this reminds me of my grandsons!  They are always looking for adventure!
I colored the image using Prisma Colored Pencils and Gamsol.  A cloud embossing folder for the background of the card base layer.
The sponsor this month for the Sparkles Challenge is
Di's Digi's $12 voucher
We hope you'll play along with the Anything Goes Challenge.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #94

The December Challenge at Ruby's Rainbow is to use this recipe for your creation:
Christmas Recipe
1 critter, 2 patterned papers, and 3 embellishments of your choice (could be 3 brads, 3 buttons, 3 flowers, etc.)
For my card, I used digi papers and image from Daydream Designs called Winter Wonderland and Christmas Wonderland Trees.  I added adhesive pearls to the paper and image, a piece of ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the lace is from my stash.
We hope you'll play along with the December Challenge.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Digi Image from

This adorable image is only available until December 24 at
Holiday time is gift-giving time, whether it's to give just because or a December birthday, or a little something to find in a stocking on Christmas Day, a gift card can sometimes be the answer!  I created a gift card holder using a TPR (aka toilet paper roll!)  Just flatten it, cover it, decorate it, and slide the gift card inside!  I will have a tutorial posted this Friday to assist you in creating a gift card holder for any occasion!
You can find this image and many more at

Monday, December 8, 2014

Daydream Designs Sponsoring House of Cards Challenge

Daydream Designs is sponsoring the House of Cards Blog Hop.
For my card, I used an image from the Daydream Designs Christmas Wonderland Trees and Winter Wonderland  paper.
You can find Daydream Designs online store HERE.
The House of Cards Blog Hop HERE.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Crafting When We Can - It's Time to Party!

The Crafting When We Can Challenge is to create a card or project with a Party Theme!
The Design Team received images from the challenge sponsor, Digital Stamps by KennyK.  The image I used to create my festive round card  party card is called Cozy Cocoa Christmas.  The sentiment was purchased several years ago from the Michaels dollar spot
All papers are from my stash.  I used the Stampin' Up Round framelets dies.  And a die cut from Heartfelt Creations for the topper.  I "fussy cut" the image using the Brother Scan N Cut machine!
We hope you'll play along with the Time to Party theme; you can find the challenge HERE.

Gruffies and Guests Challenge #12 - Blue and Silver

The December Challenge at Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog is to use Blue and Silver on your project.  Also, please used House Mouse, Gruffies, or Happy Hoppers stamps, decoupage, or images from the House Mouse CD to be eligible for the prize.
For my card, I used Brilliant Blue cardstock, vanilla cardstock, silver glitter cardstock, silver and blue designer paper from my stash, and ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The branch spray is from Martha Stewart.  Also used spellbinders circle and scallop circle dies.
I stamped the image using Memento Black ink and colored it with Chameleon Pens.
We hope you'll play along; if you do you'll be entered to win this prize package:
Joanna Sheen Gruffies Rubber stamps & 10 decoupage
You can find the challenge HERE.
I'm entering my card in the House Mouse and Friends Christmas/New Year's Challenge found HERE.

Friday, December 5, 2014

CAS Brush Strokes Christmas

I LOVE creating CAS cards using this stamp set from Hero Arts called Brush Strokes!  It is very versatile and can be used for any occasion!  The sentiment is from MFP Stamp Shop called Create With Pine Boughs.  I used PTI inks to stamp the grungy images in Christmas colors and Memento Black for the sentiment.

CAS Island Life

This is a card-base only, no layers, CAS Christmas card.  I used a dry acrylic block technique to create the background using Faded Jeans and Broken China Distress inks.  I inked a large acrylic block and then stamped it onto the front of the card base.  I then stamped the image and sentiment and colored the image using Copic markers.
I used the MFP Stamp Shop Island Life stamp set and the sentiment is from the MFP Christmas Bridge set.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Brentwood Owl Christmas Toy Soldier

This cute little Bentwood Owl image, Christmas Toy Soldier, is from online store.
I stamped the image using Memento Black ink and colored him using a combination of Copic markers, Chameleon Pens, and SU Blendables.  The paper is from my stash.  I created a multi-loop bow using American Crafts twine and placing a green gem in the center.  The scallop border is from the MFT Die-namics Blueprints 14 dies.  The banner is from Die Essentials by Scrap Happy of Ohio.

I'm entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge found HERE.

Entering my card in the Crafting By Designs Challenge found HERE.