Monday, December 15, 2014

The 15th is for Dueling...


The Dueling Darlings have a little fun on the 15th of each month. However, we've decided to lay low this month - there is no duel.

Instead, I thought I'd show you (once again) my personal favorite of the Dueling Darling cards that I made for 2014.



It was in February and Barb and Deb were the hostesses. If you'd like to see the original blog post, click HERE.


These two cards were the runners up in my "favorites" of the year of dueling:





June - hosted by Darlene and Tami






 July - hosted by Kelly and Jeanette


I'm looking forward to dueling again in 2015!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today - for a look to the past!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Glitter Is Not My Friend


I don't know if you know this about me, but I have a Love/Hate relationship with GLITTER! I love it when other people use it... but I always hate it when I try to use it.

However, I gave it a good try on this card:






I used Stickles on the designer paper - yes, everyone of those snowflakes glitters! I used glittery small white brads, and I even added glitter to the snowflake brad. And I added a touch of glitter to the snow-covered ground of the image as well as to the snowmen's carrot noses. "Why?"  you might ask. Well, there a very good reason for that...


The new One Stitch At a Time Challenge is

Anything Goes with Glitter


http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/

December 14 - 27


Sponsor: StitchyBear Digital Outlet

Prize:




I hope you'll participate in the OSAAT Anything Goes with Glitter Challenge!



My card features a lovely snowflake designer paper that is actually a digi image. It's part of the Panda Bear Baby It's Cold Outside paper pack from StitchyBear. The adorable snowman family digital image is also available at StitchyBear. It's called Snow Trio.


The inside of my card is way too plain:






I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

A Creative Need - Playing with Snow
Craft & Smash - Ice and Snow
Doodle Pantry - Any Digi Goes
Stampavie and More - Snowflakes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Image: StitchyBear Digi Outlet Snow Trio
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Vintage Violet
Designer Paper: StitchyBear Digi Outlet Panda Bear Baby It's Cold Outside
Embellishments: American Crafts Glitter Brads, Hobby Lobby Ribbon, Spare Parts Snowflake Brad, and Stickles Glitter Glue

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree




Not only green when summer's here,
But also when it's cold and drear.
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,
Thy leaves are so unchanging!






It's time for a new Sweet Stampin' Challenge...

Theme: Oh Christmas Tree

http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

December 13 - 26


I hope you will participate!


Here's my card:




Image: Penny Black Merry Merry Christmas


Here's the inside:




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Image: Penny Black Merry Merry Chrsitmas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Red
Designer Paper: Adorn It Bright Gathering and scraps from my scrap file
Embellishments: Foof-a-La Buttons, Michael's Rhinestones, and Stickles Glitter Glue

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I ♥ Pizza #5


Today is Thematically Thursday - the second Thursday of the month - which means try something new. Well, this is a stretch, but the "New" I'm going to do today is this - I've never before made 10 unique, one-of-a-kind cards from the same stamp/image before. But I have now.  I think I mentioned that I made 10 different cards using the same stamp/image - for the Mystery Image card swap group. These are the last two that I have to show you.


Card #9











Card #10







Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Image/Sentiment: Sugar Pea Designs Pizza My Heart
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Red
Designer Paper: Paper Pizazz Brick Wall and Brown Leather
Embellishments: Brads from an unknown vendor

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I {heart} My Friends


Barb is the hostess of the current round of the Unidentified Image card swap on SCS and she sent an adorable Whipper Snapper image for us to use - Bristol & Friends. THANK YOU, Barb! I sure had fun with this image!

Here is my card:






This is the inside:






Thank you for stopping by my blog today!


Image: Whipper Snapper Bristol & Friends
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Cherry Cobbler
Designer Paper: Paper Studio Holiday Wonder Paper Pad
Embellishments: Paper Studio Snowflake Brad and Stickles Glitter Glue

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Snow Angels


PLEASE NOTE: I have two blog posts today - this one and the {PIN}Spirational Challenge one that follows it. You can either keep scrolling or click HERE to see the "Pin" card I made.

This is a very special day!

It is the day that the Three Musketeers are posting the December project. If you recall, the Three Musketeers are Barb, Kelly, and myself. Each month, one of us sends images to the other two and  the three of us create a card using that image.

This month, Barb sent us the images. And let me tell you, it was a fun image that brought back childhood memories, for sure.

Here is the card I created:






I remember making snow angels, do you?


Barb's note said this: "I am going to challenge you a bit for December."

The challenge for me was the size of the image. That is one BIG stamp! So it fills most of the card - which is a 5 1/2" square card. But that's okay because it is a fabulous image.

The image and sentiment on the front are both manufactured by Northwoods Rubber Stamp Co.


Here is the inside of my card:


The sentiment inside is made by Door Country Rubber Stamps.


Barb, thank you so much for sending a fun image/sentiment for us to use. 

I can't wait to see what Barb and Kelly have done with the same image... so let's all head over to their blogs to see....





Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Be sure to scroll down to the next blog post to learn about the new {PIN}Spirational Challenge that starts today!


Image/Sentiments: Northwoods Snow Angel Snowman, and Believe in Snow Angels and Door County Rubber Stamp Co. Snowman Wishes & Snowflake Kisses
Ink: Copic Markers and Zig Wink of Zella Marker
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Vintage Violet
Designer Paper: TPC Winter Blues Flurries
Embellishments: A Muse Studio Rhinestones

Santa Bear


It's time for a new {PIN}Spirational Challenge...

http://www.pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/






December 9 - 22

Here is the photo to {PIN}Spire us:






The sponsors for this challenge are:


https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/pattiescreations?ref=l2-shopheader-name


and


http://dragonsmoore.blogspot.ca/


We our Sponsors!


Here's the card I made:





the image was donated by Pattie's Creations - Thank you!


Here's the inside of my card:






I hope you'll participate in this {PIN}Spirational Challenge!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!


Image: Pattie's Creations
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Red
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Stickles Glitter Glue and Ribbon from an unknown vendor