it’s the first sunday of december already and time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge. this month we’d like to see ‘traditional christmas colours’ and remember, you can use any company’s stamp image for your focal point, just no digis. i watercoloured this penny black hedgie (christmas critters 30-006) with distress ink pads, stamped the penny black text (christmas story 40-164) in white and used a sentiment from flonz (happy birthday greetings.wishes 354-08-014-0). i added some flocking to his hat and of course the scene needed some snow. thanks for popping by.
this is my second creation for this week’s less is more challenge to make a christmas card and use a bird, but this one is eligible. in addition to my RA, i’ve had other health issues the last couple of weeks so i’ve not had much time to play. i submitted the first bird card with several tabs open for challenges, but i wasn’t concentrating and forgot to check the rules; oops, but a couple of designers at less is more were kind enough to leave some comments along with a gentle reminder. so, here’s another card using another cute penny black chick coloured with coloured pencils, flower soft on his hat, and stickles on the ground. the snow globe die is from memory box.
i’d also like to submit this to little claire’s designs – christmas theme.
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i haven’t been well enough to create as much as i’d like to or *need* to, but i managed to make a very CAS christmas card. i coloured this little penny black chick with coloured pencils, added flower soft to his hat, stickles to the ground and i used washi tape for the first time – fun and much more precise than my sentiment stamping.
i’m submitting this to the following challenges:
sandra’s last rudolph day challenge for the year – to make holiday cards on the 25th of every month
little claire’s designs – christmas theme
stampin’ for the weekend – feeling festive
addicted to stamps and more – make your mark (colouring)
CAS on sunday – winter theme
one crazy stamper – christmas (2nd entry)
designed to color – christmas/winter
less is more – christmas and use a bird
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this is my mid-november design team creation for the penny black and more challenge theme of anything goes! i watercoloured this tiny mouse image from the penny black jolly friends clear set (30-058) with distress inks and added some snow dots and stickles on the pom pom. there are some fabulous prizes and remember that to be eligible, your focal point has to be a stamped image and it can be any company’s stamped image, just no digis.
i also made this for the current jingle belles prompt by guest star and regular participant Marie Bingaman, who suggested family holiday traditions which, for marie, changed after the passing of her grandfather and then her father. christmas, like many other holidays, is more painful without a loved one and many families no longer participate in traditions or they create new ones. when my son passed away four years ago, everything changed and i had to force myself to accept the ‘new normal.’ our christmas is now a scaled down version so my tiny tag was inspired by the tiny tree, tiny ornaments and much smaller dinner.
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there were a few hiccups with the october crafter’s companion challenge theme of baby, so the october challenge has been re-posted and now i can post my guest designer card. i coloured the mice from the cute companions ‘celebration parade‘ set with distress inks, made all the paper buttons, added a memory box die cut banner and some stickers to spell baby; the papers are all from echo park.
so, now you can play along with the october baby challenge AND the november christmas/winter theme challenge for some fabulous prizes. thanks for popping by.
i was so excited to win a guest designer spot for the crafter’s companion challenge blog until the end of the year; this is my card for the november challenge theme of christmas/winter. i thought these mice were so cute that i bought the makey bakey christmas bundle, available at the crafter’s companion usa online shop – it includes a free christmas papercrafting CD-rom and an exclusive christmas stamp.
i watercoloured this makey bakey mouse (christmas seasons) with distress inks and i used twinkling H2Os for the clothes, holly and glow. i added three glass beads to the holly, flower soft for the fur trim and stickles around the edge of the image rectangle. the red star was die cut from glitter paper and the december 25 star sentiment was stamped from the makey bakey mouse festive fun & frolics set and cut out by hand. the papers are doodlebug’s home for the holidays.
there are some fabulous prizes to be won at the crafter’s companion monthly challenge blog along with some wonderful inspiration from the design team members. thanks for popping by.
this is my DT card for this month’s penny black and more challenge, which is anything goes! i enjoy making christmas cards year round, but i’m making more lately because they’ll have to be mailed off in a month already. i watercoloured this image with twinkling H2Os and the tiniest of paintbrushes. i stamped the sentiment, created the corners by die cutting four times, and then i matted everything. there are some fabulous prizes to be won and remember, you can use any company’s image for your focal point, just no digis. my team mates have made some gorgeous creations which you’ll find at the challenge blog. thanks for popping by.
i’m really cutting it close to the deadline for this week’s cheery lynn design challenge to use borders and edgers. i cut the wreath strip border die 4 times and attached the branches to die cut circles; each layer was popped with foam tape and i added stickles and some red glass seed beads. i used the frame 141 window die to create the window panels, which i lightly sponged with distress ink and then i trimmed the window frame and attached it to another rectangle which is also on foam tape. finally, i added a red bow.
i’d also like to submit this to the one crazy stamper challenge christmas theme this month, the allsorts challenge theme of christmas cheer and the crafty calendar challenge november theme of all things christmas. thanks for popping by.
whew! it’s been a very busy month, mostly due to volunteer activities so it was fun and relaxing to teach a class on saturday at papercraft cafe using twinkling H2Os; the ladies did a fabulous job and i love how each project was so unique, despite all of us using the same stamps.
well i’m not ready for snow, but penguins like playing in it and the current jingle belles prompt is ‘not a creature was stirring… i cut around the image freehand, watercoloured with distress inks, matted it and added the memory box border – another quick and easy holiday card.
this is also my rudolph day card for sandra’s challenge to create holiday cards on the 25th of every month; she’d like to see something festive this month – maybe this penguin is going somewhere festive with that top hat. thanks for popping by.
i’d never be able to walk a 5K with my RA, but my daughter just participated in her first walk-a-thon so i made this card for her. i coloured the stamping bella shoes with twinkling H2Os, added the 5K stickers from my stash and followed last week’s SB sketch theme. thanks for popping by.