Saturday, November 22, 2014

MTTC #268 - Time and/or Space

Greeting Earthlings!
Does that greeting give you any clues as to what
the challenge this week is at My Time to Craft?
MTTC#268 is TIME AND/OR SPACE.

We want you to create something with a time theme
or image such as clocks or a timeline, or a space
theme with images such as spaceships or aliens,
or planets...get the idea?

Here's my take on this challenge using "Space"
and an adorable little green alien:
Digital image by Bugaboo Digis

Can you see the sparkle on the orange planet ring
and stars?  I used Stickles glitter glue - LOVE that stuff :o)

My fabby DT pals at MTTC have also made some
wonderful and crafty creations to inspire you.
Please go visit them too and say "hi".
We'd love to see your entry in our gallery this week
depicting TIME AND/OR SPACE.

I'd like to also enter my card in the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches 163 (see below)

Creative Knockouts #64 - Bling is the Thing - Crafty Sentiments
Brown Sugar Challenges #121 - Use 2 or more Colors

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today -
I'm sure glad that you did.
Hope you have a wonderful day wherever you are!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Friday, November 21, 2014

52CCT - November Technique Challenge - Paper Piercing

Hello sweet friends and followers,
I'm happy you're here today to visit me.

It's time for another weekly challenge
at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown
it's the last one of November
and it's a technique challenge

Here's my DT card for this challenge:
Stamp and sentiment from "Ugly Sweaters" by Your Next Stamp

My piercing is around the red portion of the circle
(unfortunately it doesn't show up really well in the photo).

I did a little masking so the sweater sleeves
are overlapping each other a bit.
I drew a circle around the inside of the
first circle die so I could see where the
sleeves should extend beyond the edge of the circle.
Then I cut just those parts with my scissors and
put the circle die back on with the sleeves on
the outside of the frame and ran it through my Big Shot
to get the circle shape that the sweaters are on.
Next time I'll try a little smaller sweater
(now that I know how to do it).

I hope that  you will go check out the creations by
the rest of the talented team at 52CCT
and then decide to join us this week too.
Grab that piercing tool and get to poking!

I'd also like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp Challenge #2 Sketch or Color (I used the Sketch)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November - AG
Love to Create Challenge #142 - Make it For Christmas
Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge #204 - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Let's Get Sentimental
Stamping Sensations November Challenge - Christmas
Creative Knockouts #64 - Bling is the Thing - Crafty Sentiments

Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello friends and happy Friday!!
I'm looking forward to the weekend for sure.
I plan to do some shopping so I have food
for our Thanksgiving.  
I'm hoping that I  haven't waited too long
and there are still some smaller turkeys 
available.  The last time I waited this
long I had to buy a very large bird.
Suffice it to say that we had LOTS of 
left overs and we wanted ham the next year :o)

But...before I can get to the weekend  
I need to get myself off to work - so I best 
get on with this post and out the door.

I colored this darling image over a week ago 
but finally got my card finished last night
take a look please:
Stamp "Merry" by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

I'm pretty sure this stamp was intended to be
a Christmas stamp (her name is Merry and she
comes with a Christmas sentiment) but with the big 
turkey in the pan I decided to make it into 
a Thanksgiving card.  

Really looking forward to time with family
and some delicious food.
Our Thanksgiving tradition is to serve
scalloped oysters with the turkey - yum!
What's yours?

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Kraftin Kimmie  Saturday Challenge "Anything Goes"
Addicted to Stamps and More! #122 - Make Your Mark
Come and Get it Challenges - Thanksgiving Traditions


Updated to also add: Simon Say's Wednesday Challenges - Thanks/Thanksgiving

As I said...got to get myself to work (no rest for the wicked).
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
Happy Thanksgiving wishes.
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting!D

Saturday, November 15, 2014

MTTC #267 - Christmas Decoupage

Hello sweet friends and followers, so happy you're here to visit.
Time for another weekly challenge over at My Time to Craft (MTTC)
MTTC #267 is Christmas Decoupage.
It can be traditional or stamped decoupage.

If you're like me you just said "what the heck is that?".
I had only heard of the version where you glue
paper onto wood with a glossy finish over the top
(that was ages ago when I was a little girl).
Here's a definition of this process that I found:

Decoupage—from the French word d├ęcouper, meaning to cut out—
is a craft or art form that entails pasting cut-outs (typically paper) to an object 
and then covering with several coats of lacquer or varnish.  
The process gives flat cut-outs the appearance of depth. 

I really wasn't sure how that would work with card making.
But as luck would have it, I was perusing through
a local craft store last weekend and came upon
a Papercrafting magazine that was offering a free decoupage
set and flocking with purchase.  Score!!
It even had instruction as to how to layer the paper images.
Happy dancing - that was me :o)

So...here's what I made using one of the freebie decoupage images
for my DT card for MTTC 267 - Christmas Decoupage

It was really kind of fun to do! There are 5 different layers on this image -
that last one being the arm that is holding the package.
Can you see the spots of flocking that I added as well?
All kinds of new stuff going on here for me :o)

If you haven't tried this technique yet it would be a great
opportunity to do so and enter the challenge at MTTC.
My lovely and talented DT pals have made some really
gorgeous Christmas decoupage creations to share with you
as well. Please go visit them and be inspired!

I am entering the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge #120- Anything Goes
(3 or more layers, 2 designer papers, 1 image)
Love to Create Challenges #141 "Anything Goes"
Jingle Belles - The Great Outdoors

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. 
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Friday, November 14, 2014

52CCT - November Theme Challenge "Christmas Window"

Hello and happy weekend! 
We've had several cold days in a row here
which makes me want to just cuddle up and eat comfort food.
I'm planning to make a big batch of lasagna
this weekend to enjoy with my favorite wine.
I might even watch a movie and just completely "chill"
Ha haha - did you get my play on words?
Doesn't that sound heavenly?

So enough about that...how about a
look at my DT card for the challenge
this week for 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown (52CCT).
52CCT November Theme Challenge is "Christmas Window"
and here's my card:

I kept the style clean with minimal embellishments so that 
the brick embossing would stand out behind this 
super cute Santa peeking through the window. 
I wonder...does he come through the window
when there is no chimney?  

I am entering this card in the following great challenges:
Stamping Sensations - November challenge - Simply Christmas
Crafty Catz Challenge #255 - Christmas is Coming
Christmas Cards All Year Round - November - No patterned paper
Alphabet Challenge Blog - T for Traditional Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #121 - Anything Goes

Did you notice that we are having a DT call over 
at 52CCT?  We are looking for several Christmas 
card crafters to join the team.  
It's a great way to keep Christmas in your heart 
all year and have a nice stash of Christmas cards
to send out by November.
If you are interested please see the details on the 52CCT blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today.
Please go visit the rest of the lovely ladies at 52CCT 
and then link up your own Christmas window card. 
Til next time...hugs and merry crafting! D

CAS Cutie

Oh hello friends and happy Friday!!
I am looking forward to a weekend of crafting...
or at least some of it. How about you? 

Tonight I have a CAS card to share with  you
take a look please:
Stamps from "Down on the Farm" - Kraftin' Kimmie

Isn't she just the cutest little gal? 
I kept this one really CAS - no embellishments,
no patterned papers, lots of white space & limited layering.
It will be easy to mail and is sure to bring a smile 
to the face of the recipient.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge #255 - CAS
Papertake Weekly - 2 or 4 Legs 
The Pink Elephant - TPE276 - CAS Technique
The Outlawz - Sunday CAS - Thanks 
Inky Impressions Challenge #185 (IIC185) - Animals

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Merry Christmas Wishes (Stella Says Sketch #218)

Hello sweet friends and followers!
The last two days here have suddenly become winter around here.
Yep...just that fast! As if Mother Nature snapped her fingers
and said "Let it be Cold, Very Cold". 

After such a wonderful September and October
I just wasn't ready for such a cold snap.
But... with the cold wintry weather comes 
the Christmas season.  Just look around in
all the stores. It's as if Thanksgiving has already come
and gone and it should be Christmas already.
What's up with that?
Oh well...the cold weather has put me in a Christmas 
card making mood so I finished this little number 
tonight and wanted to share it with you.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
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Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #121 "Anything Goes"
Papertake Weekly - 2 or 4 Legs

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
I'm going to go hop in my warm and cozy bed 
and read for a bit.

Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D