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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12 Months of Christmas Link Up

I am happy to announce that I have been chosen as one of the designers for a new card site.  It is called The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up   It is just what it says, a Christmas only site.  There will be a challenge each month to create a card hopefully using the owner's digital paper and a digi.  There will be different sponsors each month, but you don't have to use one of their digis.  So, come on over and check out the new site and join in.  If you make a card each month, you will have a head start on Christmas 2015.  I am looking forward to a long relationship with this DT as I love to make Christmas cards all year long.

 
The blog is a new one which has grown out of Lisa's old one.  Today is the crossover day.  I created this card using the freebie digi paper Lisa provided and the image from Deedee's Digis Christmas Cardinal collection.
 
 
Challenges entered:
 
 
 

Word Art Wednesday 12-17

Morning Peeps.  It's Wednesday and time for Word Art Wednesday challenge.  This challenge will go for two weeks because next Wednesday is Christmas Eve.  The next challenge will be on December 31st.  You can end the old year with a little challenge or start the new one.  The Scripture verse for this week is Phillipians 1:6.   The weather has been a little gloomy so I thought I would use some bright colors.  The dp is Bo Bunny.  Cardstock was in my scrap pile so no idea who makes it.  The bling is from Want2Scrap.

The first sponsor for this challenge is Deedee's Digis.  If you have been following my blogs, you know I am madly in love with this site.  I didn't use it for this card, but since I have quite a few of her collections now, you will see a lot more in the future.  The second sponsor is the Flying Unicorn store.  There's lots of good stuff and inspiration there.

 

Dandelion Field - The Outlawz Dec. 17

If it's Wednesday, this must be The Outlaws Sketch Challenge.  We are still being sponsored by Ching-Chou Kuik.  I chose to use "Dandelion Field" for my card this week. 
 
 
I used KaiserCraft 6 1/2 Violet Crush paper pad, Recollections cardstock and Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I colored the image with Copics.  The scalloped circles were cut with my Cameo.  The butterfly is a die cut using a Martha Stewart die.
 



 
 
 

DS4J #106

Hey Peeps.  It DS4J time again.  Our hostess for this challenge is Riette and her theme is Celebrating Something New.  Well, at this time of the year, it's nearly time for the New Year to make its appearance.  So, with that in mind, I chose to use New Year Streamers.  You can find it here in the store.  I printed it and cut it with the Cameo.  I also cut the layers with the Cameo.  I combined Copics and Wink of Stella to color the streamers and stars.  The bling is from Want2Scrap and colored with Copics to match the streamers.


 
 
 
 


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown

Morning Peeps.  It's time for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge.  This week is an easy theme -- Anything Goes for Christmas.  So, if you enter, make sure you do a Christmas theme.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Girl Creations.  I chose to use "Ornaments with Dots" for my card. 

I used Recollections red cardstock for the card base, 6x6 pad called Bright Christmas for the first layer, Creative Imaginations for the green layer and Neenah solar white for the image.  I colored the image using both Copics and Wink of Stella glitter pens.  The snowflake design is imprinted on the dp.  The bling is from Want2Scrap and I colored it with Copics.


Challenges entered:
 http://cuttinandstampinchallenges.blogspot.com/ Christmas
http://cuttinandstampinchallenges.blogspot.com/ AG Christmas/Festive
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ AG Merry Christmas
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/ Christmas
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.ca/ Christmas
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/ AG Christmas
http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/ AG Christmas
 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Release DS4J 12/14

Morning Peeps.  It's Sunday and time for the New Releases at DS4J.  There are some great ones this week.  So, pop on over and take a look after you leave me a comment.  For my card, I used Ribbon Girl.

The card base is Recollections.  I cut the mat with my Cameo.  I also used the print and cut feature to print and cut my image. It hen colored it with Copics.  The sentiment die is from Stampin' Up.  I popped the image with foam tape to give it a little dimension.

 
Challenges:
 
 
 

Friday, December 12, 2014

December DS4J Progressive Christmas Challenge

Well, I made it to the end of the year and contributed all 12 months to the DigiStamps4Joy Christmas challenge.  I have more than enough Christmas cards to send out.

The digi for this month's challenge is one of the Three Kings.
 
My Card:


I used red and green cardstock from my stash.  I used the print and cut feature on my Cameo to cut the image.  Then I colored it with Wink of Setlla glitter pens.  I used Pearl Pen Ice White on his  beard.  The star and wording are from a piece of gold metallic paper in my stash.  The dots in the "i" are Want2Scrap pearl bling.

Challenges:
http://a-crafty-mess.blogspot.co.uk/ AG Traditional Christmas Colors
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.com/  Christmas
http://christmasstampin.blogspot.com/ Christmas
http://www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/ Favorite Christmas Colors  (red & green)
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.ca/ AG
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/ Happy Holidays
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/ Christmas Cards
http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/ Merry Christmas
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/ Christmas Presents