Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello friends and followers,
hope you are having a wonderful day!

I'm done shopping and wrapping 
and addressing my Christmas cards
(I sent out 55 of them this year).
So I decided to have a little crafty fun
and finish up this card for my SIL 
before I start my holiday baking tomorrow.
Stamp and sentiment from YNS - Gift from Cuddles
Die sentiment from YNS - Winter Fun Tags

My SIL's birthday is on January 2nd.
EVERY year I am late with her card
because her birthday sneaks up on me
before I have even turned the page on the new calendar.
This year though I'm ahead of the game - yahoo:o)
Now if I can just remember to mail it on time
(crossing my fingers that I will).
She may be completely shocked if it gets there on time!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog - W for Whiskers
Divas by Design - Team B Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #95 Animal Friends
Your Next Stamp Challenge #4 - Sketch

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
Happy holidays and Hugs! D

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Last Christmas card of 2014!

Hello friends and followers 
happy almost Christmas to each of you!
Drumroll and trumpets sound...
this is my last Christmas card of 2014!
Now I need to work like a bandit to 
get them all in the mail.  

Here's the card:

The digital image is from Simply B Stamps
and I got it free for participating in 
Each month there is another sponsor
and a new challenge.  By participating 
I will automatically get the next one free.
Pretty cool deal - huh?
Check it out - it's free to join.

I'm also entering Sketch Saturday #340 - 
as I used this great sketch (but flipped the orientation).
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #131 - Holiday Blitz
Brown Sugar Challenges #121 - Christmas
The Stamping Chef #60 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me -
Merry Christmas to all! D

Oh Christmas Tree...MTTC272

Hello friends and followers, 
and a special hello to my newest follower Linda.

Today I have a card to share with you
for the last challenge of 2014 at My Time to Craft (MTTC).
Then we will take a small break and be back for the new year.
MTTC #272 is "Christmas Tree".
We'd like to see your beautiful creations
with the focus on a Christmas tree.

Here's my DT card:

This year my Christmas tree has a bunch of
large burlap poinsettias in tan and sparkly red
and sprigs of berries poked through the branches
here and there.  Only a few rustic ornaments
(reindeer and and owl at the top).  My daughter and I love it. son came home for Christmas break
and said "Hey, where are all of our handmade
ornaments?" "This isn't very fun and festive".
Oh brother! Guess you can't please 'em all :o)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
 MOJO Monday Sketch #376

My lovely DT pals at MTTC have also made some
gorgeous Christmas Tree creations to share with you.
Please go visit them as well and then I hope 
you decide to make one more card to share with
us this year.  

Til next time friends...hugs and merry crafting! D

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wishing you Christmas Cheer!

Happy Friday friends and followers!!
I spent the day Christmas shopping with  my son
today and am happy, happy, happy to say
that I'm done with all my shopping for this season :o).
How about you - are you done with your shopping?

This weekend will be mostly baking and putting together
some small gifts for the people I work with.   
Here's a wine bottle tag that I made for one of the gifts -
take a look:

This is a super easy way to customize
a gift for someone. I colored up this
fun image by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
with my copics and added it to a strip
of plain cardstock (about 6 1/2" long). 
I scored the strip at 3" and then
punched a hole in the middle of the top panel.
Then I added some buttons and baker's twine
to finish it off.  Cute huh?!

I went back after I photographed this 
and added some glossy glaze to Rudolph's nose. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge (12/13) - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - #102 Anything Goes
w/optional Gift packaging
Come and Get It Challenges - Merry Christmas 
(my second non-card entry)
Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge #208 - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #95 Animal Friends
Crafting for All Seasons #92 - Anything Christmas but a Card
Brown Sugar Challenges #125 - Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today! 
I hope you have a blessed and wonderful Christmas! 
Hugs D


Nordic Christmas for 52CCT

Hello friends and followers!
I'm here with a bit of a red face as I 
realized that I forgot to write up 
this post for my reminder card

I made one card and then realized
that I have not completely followed 
the December challenge at 52CCT
which is to use ANY previous 2014 challenge.
Oops I had used 2012 and 2013.
I can't very well be a bad example now can I?
So I quickly made a new card 
and then forgot to post it here.
DUH-Nielle - LOL. it is

This time I properly chose a theme challenge from 2014
"Nordic Christmas" and used another fabulous 
digital image from our sponsor Deedee's Digis
called Country Christmas (I used a pre-colored version of this).

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

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FMS167 and City Crafter Week 242 - Christmas tree

Hello friends! 
Are  you almost ready for Christmas?
I have a couple more gifts to get yet 
and need to sit down and address 
envelopes to send my cards out.

I have two more cards to make for the season
so I chose the great sketch at Freshly Made Sketches
to help me get 'er done.

This card took me forever to make!! I thought I'd just 
whip it together but I really struggled with it.
I think it was because it was outside my normal
"cute" with lots of bright colors style.
But it is good to stretch ourselves sometimes 
and the person I had in mind for this card
is not a "cute" card person :o)

I'm also entering this card in the following challenge:
City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 242 - Christmas Color challenge

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today -
I'm sure glad that you did.

Til next time friends...hugs and merry crafting! D

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I'm a Winner and Future Guest Designer for Bugaboo!!

Hello sweet followers and friends!
Tonight I have some really wonderful
crafty news to share with you.

Last week I participated in 
I made a card for each of the 7 days of challenges 
and found out to my great joy that I was 
the Grand Prize Winner of this event!
Whooo Hooo!! So happy!

Not only did I win some fabulous Bugaboo digital images
(7 digis a month for 6 months)
I also have the opportunity to be a guest designer 
for Bugaboo for a 3 month term (coming up in the near future).
I'm really over the moon excited!

Here are the cards I made for each of the challenges:
Day 1 -Sparkle and Shine

Day 2 - Sketch

Day 3 - Color Challenge

Day 4 - Recipe Challenge 
(1 of something, 2 of something, 3 of something)

Day 5 - Humorous Christmas Card

Day 6 - Christmas Critters

Day 7 - CAS

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today 
and help me celebrate this fun news!!
Hugs D