Monday, November 20, 2017

Day #21 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards

After a night of much needed Slumber, my day started with one of my least favorite "S" words.  After breakfast I started Scrubbing the kitchen floor.  There are plenty of chores to take care of before my family descends on Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner.  But I am still going to sneak in the cards for Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  If you haven't figured it out, today's card must include something beginning with a "S".  
 Meet this fun family of Snowpeople.  It's one of Beccy's digital images.  Using markers I colored it in Shades of brown and red, then fussy cut with Scissors.
For Sparkle I added 3 cricut cut glitter paper Snowflakes,  clear Wink of Stella on the bodies, glitter around the girls' coats, and flocking on the Snowbanks.  The Sentiment is a CTMH Stamp from my Stash.
Challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #193 - Anything Goes + a Sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #377 - recipe: 1 bow, 2 colors, 3 snowflakes 
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Tear It Up  (I tore a piece of white cs in 2 pieces to make the snow banks, adding glitter and flocking to the torn edges for definition.)

 

 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Day #20 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards


Dasher sure doesn't look like he's ready to dash anywhere.
He's a digi image from the Beccy's Place
He is also a Reindeer, which starts with "R",
the letter of the day for Beccy's November Challenge
The card also features a lot of Red, a Ribbon knot, and some tiny Round Red Gems.  And I almost forgot the Ribbing in the embossed knit pattern.
Challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenge #43 - Christmas is Coming 
Catch the Bug Challenge - Bingo (I chose the diagonal line of Sentiment, Embossing and Sparkle)

 
 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Day #19 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards

Considering the fact that the letter of the day at
I believe a Quick post is in order.
I've created a Quarter Fold Card 
and used a Quilted embossing folder. 
Digi sentiment and image are from Beccy's Place Tied Up With String Digital Set.

Here is the card when opened.  The sentiment is also a Beccy's Place digi.

This close up shows some of the details of the embossing folder.  The card front is also embossed.
All papers are from CTMH.
The tutorial for the Quarter Fold Card 
can be found on Beccy's blog. 

Challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round November Challenge -  Candies, Cookies or Gingerbread


 

Day #18 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards

Beccy switch things up and, instead of the progressive alphabet challenges, gave us a sketch challenge for Day #18.   Not a problem, Beccy.  I did a little turning, twisting, and shaking of the sketch and like the final result.  
The coordinating papers are from CTMH, but the sentiment and image are Beccy's Place digital stamps.
Here's the sketch:


Challenges:
The Three Muses Challenge - Fruit and/or vegetables 
Star Stampz Challenge - Use a Digi
Aud Sentiments Design Challenge - Anything Goes + a sentiment 
Scribbles Design Challenge #59 - A Tree-mendous Time of Year
Crafty Girls November Challenge - AG option of Christmas 
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #397 - Use 3 different Designer Papers 
Crafty Friends Challenge #71 - Add a sentiment


 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Day #17 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards

Beccy has been wonderfully thoughtful in supplying inspiration words for the alphabetical challenges in her Month of Holiday Cards.  But, I didn't have to do a lot of thinking to come up with a "P" theme.  


I tilted this for the photo so you wouldn't see my reflection in the foil Paper.
I love using Wink of Stella to blend my watercolor Pencils. It looks like he has snow on his feathers.
This Popped Penguin, another of Beccy's digis, is Peering up at that 3 layer glittery star, with foam tape Popping each layer.  I colored him with Pencils and markers.  And, quite obviously, I used Paper, white cs, Patterned foil background Paper, glitter Paper and velum.  I also used a Piercing tool to Punch the holes for the brads. 

Challenges:
The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge #35- Anything Goes; optional Star Struck 
Naughty or Nice Challenge #45 - Walking in a Winter Wonderland 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #8 - Anything Goes with a critter 
 
 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Day #16 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards

Using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, I've created a shaped card with an Oval aperture frame to show off the lovely poinsettia and sentiment from Beccy's Spirit of Christmas digital stamp set.

 The red frames look like they are different shades in the photos but they aren't.  For the first photo I used a flash so the clear Wink of Stella showed on the flower and leaves.  The second photo was taken without the flash, making it easier to read the quote inside the card.
Besides the Oval shape, I used two pairs of Opposites.  Red and green are opposite each other on the color wheel.  And black and white are opposites.  Did you notice that one of the leaves and the the flower tips extend Outside the frame?
Challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Challenge #19 - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes, no patterned paper 

Now that I used a poinsettia today, I'll have to come up with something else beginning with "P" for tomorrow's challenge.
 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Day #15 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards

Nine and Navy are the two "N" words that relate to my card for today's "N" Challenge at Beccy's Place.

The cute bunny is from Beccy's digital stamp set
Snow Bunnies.   The glitter doily is a cut on the first CTMH cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The sentiment is a CTMH stamp.
This little guy was colored with Navy, Gray and Tan markers with some clear Wink of Stella adding some sparkle to his hat brim and cuffs and pink glitter pen on his Nose  Finally, I added a knotted ribbon and placed Nine clear gems at the top of the card.


Challenges