Thursday, December 19, 2013

Santa's Star

Yesterday I caught my favorite "newer" Christmas movie
The Polar Express

The Polar Express (2004) Poster
This star reminded me of the star that is rescued and flown up to the top of the tree at the North Pole...just in time for Santa to appear!
This is a Digital Delights image. I printed it super large to attach to a standard card.
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-visit Digital Delights Blog to see all the beautiful projects created by the Design Team this week.
- visit Digital Delights and obtain a stamp, some digi paper and a sentiment
-create something awesome for the Delightful Challenge!
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I used reinkers and alcohol on glossy paper to create the festive background.
Kinda makes it look like the star is falling from a lit up tree, doesn't it?

The star was inked with Distress inks and a sponge. He started out white.
I then stamped him with the Friendship Definition stamp by Hero Arts.
His eyes are done with Glossy Accents and his hat is glittered up with Stickles.
Challenges I am entering this in...
Merry's almost here!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Showstopper Shopper!

If I were carrying all those bags, I would not be smiling...unless I was DONE!
However, she seems to embody the thrill of shopping during the holiday season.
I must say, I love visiting the nearby shopping village at this time of year. You can't get a parking space,  but the busyness makes it fun nonetheless.
This card is for the Hobbycutz Challenge this week...All Tied Up.
The image was graciously supplied to me by KennyK.
As a prize, the random winner of this challenge will win something amazing.
Be sure to enter!
I used Prismacolor markers to color the shopper. Gray was used for the shadows.
Her eyes and lips are coated with Glossy Accents. Stickles dress up her fur.
As for the leafy branch, which is a laser cut by Hobbycutz, I first painted the branch with acrylic paint, then embossed it with some glittery embossing powder by SU!.
The background paper is vintage CTMH, which I have had for over 7 years! I also used my good ol' cloud stencil by CTMH and some chalks.
I used the out of the box technique, which is super simple using my old Coluzzle system.
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Eve Window

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Window background set
The sentiment is from the Christmas Hugs Sentiment Set
Christmas Hugs sentiment set
Also, be sure to enter the challenge at Delightful Challenges, our challenge blog.
It's a color challenge...Red and Green.
You could win a
I used Prismacolor Pencils...
Stickles and Gelly Roll Pen to create the snow...

Patterned paper from my stash...
And gems from Hobby Lobby.

I am entering this card in the following challenges...
Crafty Little Fairies - Let it Snow 
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas Catch up
Repeat Impressions DCC124 - Christmas With Trees
Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas Sparkle
Simon Says Stamp - Let It Snow
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Christmas and a Hop

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

White on White Christmas

Crafting By Designs Challenge time!
I used an image graciously supplied by Sassy Studios...Holiday Ariel. Sassy Studio Designs is the sponsor for this challenge which is:
The winner will get their choice of 4 Sassy Digis!

I used Distress Markers to color her, and Glossy Accents on her eyes.
Snow was created with Stickles and a white Gelly Roll pen.
The embossing folder and banner are a set by Cuttlebug.
The sentiment is by Digital Delights.
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Old Fashioned Candy Jar
It's time for another Pinspirational Challenge!  My inspiration piece is made with
by Bugaboo who is one of the sponsors for the challenge.
Candy Jar
I used Glossy Accents to create the glass jar and shiny candy. I colored the image with Prismacolor Markers.
The paper is Claudine Hellmuth (striped) and CTMH (gingham). I used a black marker to draw the stitching.
The Sentiment is by Flourishes.
Be sure to enter the challenge at might win!
Merry Christmas,

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Stitched Pears

My love of fruit stamps, vintage and shabby chic have not waivered. I combined all my loves in this card for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge.
I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Pears.  I used an old CTMH stamp for the background, which I stamper over the masked pears with Distress Ink.
The pears are colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Mineral Spirits. I also used some Smooches on the fruit.
The paper is Graphic 45's French Country. I have almost used every scrap of this pad. I love it so.
The frame was cut on my Cricut, out of a piece of Coordinations.
I stitched with heavy duty thread on my Singer.
Thanks for looking,
Merry Christmas!

Crafty Secrets Christmas Linky Party!

What fun!  I was lucky enough to find a moment to just surf the 'net and check out some of my favorite places...I came across Crafty Secrets' Christmas Linky Party!
Here are my four entries:
On this one, I used the Sweet Kids stamp set.

Here again, I used the Sweet Kids Stamp Set

And here again the Creating with Vintage Christmas download.
I love Crafty Secrets, and plan to use more of these amazing products in 2014!
Merry Christmas,

Saturday, December 7, 2013

25 for 25

Food, Fun, Festivities, Friends old and new, what more could you ask for?...
How about
25 Christmas Cards for $25!
The ladies worked like busy elves...I am sure it was much warmer at my house than the North Pole!
 We met at 10 and worked until around 4. Teams of two worked on each card, then the teams switched until 25 cards were completed.



I hope to have another workshop like this in the winter to pass the "cold winter hours"
here in Florida... We might have to put on the air conditioner!
I really enjoyed having these sweet women in my home. It was a great time.
Merry Christmas!