Tuesday, December 7, 2021

A Christmas Tree -- For Ching-Chou Kuik

 It's Tuesday, and this is my day to post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration & Challenge Blog.  We've recently started a new challenge with the theme of "Tis the Season, or Christmas, or Winter".  I hope you can join us! 

For today's inspiration card, I'm using the delightful digital image, A Christmas Tree, colored with Copic markers. 

After coloring the image, I fussy cut her, then use a set of dies from Queen & Company to construct the card.  The sentiment is a die from Crafter's Companion.

The papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from the Fairy Holiday papers

Some sequins and twine from my stash finished off the card.

I hope you visit the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Blog often to see the talent there.  Then, also check out the CCK Facebook group for another challenge and even more inspiration. 


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art --December Linky Challenge

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Christmas Nuthatch -- for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

 It's the first Sunday in the month, and it's time for a new challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! Challenges run for 2 weeks, and are always Anything Goes!  Anything!  Whatever you're creating, we'd like to see it. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Fred She Said Designs. Thanks, Fred!   I love the Nuthatch that I had the chance to design with for today's challenge. 


The pre-colored image on this was so excellent that I knew I wouldn't exceed it. So, this is pre-colored and pre-shaded.  I used a set of dies for a mini slimline card by Spellbinders Papers Arts. The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion.

The winter branches background paper is by We Are 3 Digital Shop. It is from the Holly Berries Collection

The royal blue crinkle ribbon is from D.L. Art.  You'll find it in Diana's shop here

I hope you can join us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Remember, it's always Anything Goes.  I'd love to see you win at $10 gift certificate from the Fred She Said Store




I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
12 Months of Christmas -- AT Christmas

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Winter Birthday Wishes -- for The Outlawz Paper ala Mode

It's Saturday, and today starts a new challenge at The Outlawz Paper ala Mode Challenge.  All year, our challenges have been sponsored by We Are 3 Digital Shop. One lucky winner will get a gift certificate to the We Are 3 Shop! The theme for the current challenge is Winter.  It will run for a month. 

The design team was given some beautiful We Are 3 Digital Shop products to create with for this challenge! 


I used papers from Winter Serenity (love the watercolor look of these!), one of the printables from Wonderland (there are 4 printables in this set), and a sentiment from the Warm Wishes Sentiment Set.  How fun to have a winter birthday sentiment!!  This is going to my brother.  He has a January birthday. 

I used a set of dies from LDRS Creative to construct this card. 

I hope you can join us for our Winter challenge at The Outlawz Paper ala Mode challenge! I'd love to see what you create! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

From Our Gnomes to Yours -- and SheepSki Designs Challenges

It's the first of the month, and a new challenge starts today at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog. Our theme this month is "Embellish It". The challenge runs for the month of December.

I have been wanting to color up the awesome Garden Party image, so took advantage of today's challenge to do just that! 

I wanted to make the Garden Party image look like Christmas, so I used my Copic markers and colored it with Christmas colors. 

That awesome red checked paper helped with the festive feel, too.   It's from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It's one of the papers in the Winter Plaid Collection

I computer generated the sentiment and cut it out and backed it with a die from Queen & Company.  The snowflake dies are by Frantic Stamper and Lawn Fawn. 

I hope you can join us for our "Embellish It" Challenge at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog. I'd love to see what you create, and you could win some of Andrea's awesome images -- like this one! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a hand colored image
12 Months of Christmas -- AT Christmas

A Sprinkling of Christmas Magic -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

 It's December 1, and it's time for a new challenge in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group.  If you're still working on Christmas cards, time is running out!  And, if you're still working on Christmas projects, this month's theme is for you ''Let's Celebrate". You can make that into any celebration that you would like!

I took advantage of the "Let's Celebrate" theme to squeak in another Christmas card.  I've never had a chance to color up the delightful Christmas Tree Fairy.  So, this was the perfect excuse...


I colored Christmas Tree Fairy with Copic markers, then inked the piece with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in 4 different colors.  I have some new mini stitched slimline dies that I used to cut out the Christmas Tree Fairy image and to create the card. 

Those pretty vintage papers are digital.  They are by We Are 3 digital Shop. They are 2 of the papers in the Victorian Christmas Collection

I used a piece of crinkle ribbon to finish the card.  You can find it at D.L. Art Store

Join the All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge anytime this month following this link.  There's also the All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge Blog


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Make My Monday -- Cute Christmas
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a hand colored image

11th Birthday Blog Hop -- for The Paper Shelter

 Good Morning lovely crafters!

Welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop, in celebration of The Paper Shelter's 11th Birthday on the 8th of December!  This will be a two week challenge, with both teams taking part.


The theme for this special challenge is:

CELEBRATIONS

My birthday growing up used to be spent camping with my family.  That often included s'mores around the campfire, so I couldn't resist coloring up A Christmas Campfire for today's celebration.

I colored A Christmas Campfire with Copic markers and used papers that I found at Pixel Scrapper to construct the card. They were from the Kumbaya papers, and were digital. The die cut elements are all from Crafter's Companion.

If you've arrived here from Cristena, then you're heading in the right direction!  If not, then you'll want to pop back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, because you don't want to miss out on this one.  Both Design Teams are participating, showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter, and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice, as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.


From here, you will need to hop on over to Mesi.  Don't forget to leave your comment for an opportunity to win your choice of one of the fabulous digis available in store!

Good Luck!  Hope you've enjoyed the Hop so far!

Julie Odil

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge -- Anything Cute
Crafty Catz Challenge -- ATG with optional twist of Christmas in non-traditional colors
Make My Monday -- Cute Christmas

Poinsettia Gift Tag -- for Dies R Us Challenges

 It's December 1! My Christmas cards are made, and now I'm making some gifts, ornaments, and gift tags.  December 1 -- time for a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenges. Our challenges are Anything Goes, as long as you use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store.  There's a lot of goodness sold in that store!  If you haven't taken time to explore, check out the Dies R Us treasures.  You'll be glad you did!

For my project for today's Dies R Us Challenge, I made a tag.  I'll be adding it to a Christmas gift before I know it!

The tag itself uses a die from Marianne Designs. I purchased it during a European dies event at Dies R Us. I cut it out 3 times with some papers from Crafter's Companion called Winter Poinsettia. 

The sentiment is a die cut from Crafter's Companion. It is one of 5 phrases in a Christmas set.

The poinsettias are a die from Poppy Stamps

I hope you can join us this next 2 weeks for our Anything Goes challenge!  There will be a gift certificate awarded to the Dies R Us Store and 3 designer choice awards are given out each challenge.

For our friends in Canada, visit the Didi Crafts Store for fantastic selection and reasonable shipping rates. 


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- December Linky Party
Dare 2 be Artzy -- Tags/bookmarks