Sunday, 15 December 2019

Vintage Christmas with A Bit More Time To Craft

It's time for a new challenge with us on the

As always, the challenge is Anything Goes.
Three to five random winners are drawn and
each get to choose 3 set of papers from the Paper Pick Tab

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There is an ADDED BONUS for visiting the
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge Blog - Challenge 106
post today, as Lozzy is generously giving away a lovely new digital paper set as a big Thank You to Everyone who visits, comments and enters the challenges throughout the year.  This generous freebie is only available for a short time, so don't forget to head on over and download it before it's gone . . . 

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Today I have used the Vintage Christmas digital paper by Lozzy at A Bit More Time To CraftIt's the 8th set on the Paper Picks tab HERE and it comes with 10 different designs.
I combined the different papers with some pre-coloured digital stamps and some Christmas sentiments, sizing them to make a set of quick and easy 5" x 5" cards.  The digital stamp is from the Toy Stocking digital stamp set from Jan's Digi Stamps, full details and links below.  The sentiments are from the Silhouette Design Store, full details linked below.  I selected a darker coloured section from each of the papers to re-colour the sentiments to match.  I printed the image panels separately on heavy white cardstock, trimmed them to 5" x 10", scored at 5" then burnished the folds with a bone folder to create a set of 5" x 5" top folding cards.


As you can see, I have done a little mix 'n match with the papers,
images and sentiments.



The paper below is the 9th from the set of 10 in the Vintage Christmas set.
I think this one is my favourite.



The paper below is the 1st from the set of 10 in the Vintage Christmas set.


The paper below is the 6th from the set of 10 in the Vintage Christmas set.

   

The paper below is the 8th from the set of 10 in the Vintage Christmas set.

   


Here are some more photos with assorted cards together so that you can see how different each paper can look with when combined with other images and sentiments.  Click on the image if you would like to see the detail in full screen.


   




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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Challenge 106
on the
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
A Bit More Time To Craft - digital paper - Vintage Christmas
It's the 8th set on the Paper Picks tab HERE and it comes with 10 different designs.
Jan's Digi Stamps - digital stamp - Toy Stocking
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #282658
Merry Christmas sentiment - by Sarah Hurley
Silhouette Design Store Design ID #109297
Jingle All The Way - by Lori Whitlock
heavy white cardstock

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Sending a big Thank You to Lozzy from A Bit More Time To Craft
for supplying the digital paper I have used today.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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Thursday, 12 December 2019

A Christmas Puppy from the Southern Girls

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge



Our generous sponsors for this challenge are

Krafters Cart

Colour of Love

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Today I have used the Rory's Christmas Puppy digital stamp by Colour of Love, one of our generous sponsors this fortnight to make my card.



I printed the image panel on X-Press It blending card, heat set coloured with Copic markers then trimmed to size.  I used a sketch (details below) to design the layers of my card, combining patterned paper, a die cut bow, die cut snowflakes and punched snowflakes with a touch of sparkle.


I tried a new-to-me Copic marker combo
to give Rory some very festive red hair.



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I'm having a little trip down memory lane with Colour of Love today too.
Here are some of my favourite cards using Heather's beautiful images.  If you want to learn more about any of them, just click on the photo and it will take you to the original blog post.
Happy Colouring :)

   
 Daylily Romantique Umbrella      Rory's Wisteria          

   
Steampunk Owl (Tangled Gems)                      Parrot (Tangled Gems)


   
 Flamingo Sunset (Tangled Gems) 

Rory's Just A Little Mer
     
Note: the Steampunk Owl, Parrot and Flamingo Sunset are all from the
Tangled Gems Collection but unfortunately I can't find them in Heather's new shop.

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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - eye - G40-43-46
Copic markers - lips - R22-24
Copic markers - hair - R000 + R32 + E07 + E18
Copic markers - bow - BG11-13-15
Copic markers - caps - BG10-11-13-15
Copic markers - top - BV02-04
Copic markers - dog - C00-1-3
Copic markers - tree - G40-43 + R22-24
Copic markers - sky - BV20-25 + B000-00
Copic markers -  snow - B0000 + C0-1 + 0
12x12 textured cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft - decorative die - Mini Snowflakes
Paper Smooches - Bows Dies
Fiskars punch - small snowflake
Stardust Stickles
fine white glitter
Helmar Acid Free Professional Glue - to adhere the top fold
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the snowflakes & bow

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Sending a big Thank You to Colour of Love for sponsoring our
Anything Goes with Team Lou challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.  
Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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A Gem Of A Challenge - Wk 24 – Anything Goes

Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Challenge #180 – Our Last Challenge
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 549 – Snowmen and/or Snowflakes 
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 48 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - Challenge 124 – Anything Goes 
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge #176 – Anything Goes optional Winter 
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #176 – Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 611 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Wk50 – Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges - Challenge #461 – Winter Clothing
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #3 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Wk49 – Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Saturday - Two For December
I have chosen to use this sketch by Kathie

Time Out Challenges - Challenge #150 – Merry & Cheerful


'Tis the Season to Celebrate and to Hop Along with the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge and 6th Blogiversary Blog Hop at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #202 - 'Tis the Season
(Anything to celebrate this festive season)
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are monthly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

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The sponsor for this challenge is:


Digi Doodle Studios
Prize ~ 3 Digi Stamps

In addition, Crafty Gals Corner will also be sponsoring the following prizes:
1 pair of LulaRoe Leggings
(So you'll be nice and comfy while making your next project)
and
1 x $5.00 gift certificate to digi store of choice.

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As I mentioned earlier, it's not just a new challenge, it's also our
so I'm thrilled to say hello and welcome to our 6th Blogiversary blog hop.
To start off the celebration and to be eligible to win the sponsor prize, you'll have to visit each blog, leave a comment on each blog and collect a secret letter from each Design Team member along the way.  At the end of the hop, go over to Crafty Gals Corner blog and leave a comment with the Secret Word!
*** Don't forget, to be eligible for a prize, you must comment on all the blogs for the 6th Blogiversary Blog Hop, as well as on the Crafty Gals Corner blog post with the secret word ... you never know, you might even find some Blog Candy along the way. ***
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Here are the blogs to visit,
I'm the second last stop before finishing at the Crafty Gals Corner.
Happy Hopping and Good Luck :)
Don't forget to leave a comment before you leave.

Billie - the first stop for the Blog Hop
Carol
Tracy - you're here
my secret letter is "U"
. . . and I have a PRIZE to share too . . .
For your chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to Beccy's Place, make sure you leave a comment BEFORE midnight 31st December 2019, letting me know if you enjoy using digital stamps, "real" stamps or both.  It would be great if you were to follow my blog too but it is not a requirement.  GOOD LUCK!
WINNER to be announced January 2020.
Crafty Gals Corner - the lucky last stop for the Blog Hop

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Today I have used the Ginger Spice Cocoa Mug digital stamp from Digi Doodle Studios, our generous sponsors this week, to make a cute and tasty Christmas card.



I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set, colouring with Copic markers then die cut with a nesting circle die.  I cut a 5 3/4" panel of patterned paper, matted with white cardstock, timmed to 1/16" border, matted with green cardstock, trimmed to 3/16" border then adhered the panel to a card base.  I layered the image panel with an offset circle and doily, adhering the layers in place with liquid adhesive.  I finished the card off with a die cut sentiment, which I layered for extra dimension.
The finished card is 6 1/4" square.



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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Digi Doodle Studiosdigital stamp - Ginger Spice Cocoa Mug
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - gingerbread - E21-23-25-27 + E01-02 cheeks
Copic markers - mug - B91-93-95 + B91-93-95 + R81-83 + C0-1
Copic markers - chocolate drips & chocolate cupcake - E74-77-79
Copic markers - bows - R81-83-85-89
Copic markers - bag of cocoa - E74-77-79 + R81-83-85 + E21-23
Copic markers - cupcake wrapper & wafers - E30-31-33-35
Copic markers - mint candy swirls & canes - G43 + C0-1
Copic markers - marshmallows - C0-1
Copic markers - shadows - W0-1-3
12x12 textured cardstock
smooth white cardstock - card base
Perfect Layers Rulers
Sizzix Big Shot
nesting circles die
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - Doilies
release paper - I always use this for detailed die cuts
Paper Smooches - Christmas Words Dies
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

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Sending a big Thank You to Digi Doodle Studios for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #202 at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Warm Hugs from Chilly Willy


It's time for a new challenge with us on the

As always, the challenge is Anything Goes.

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The sponsor for this challenge is:


Oddball Art Co.

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Today I have used the Chilly Willy digital stamp from Oddball Art Co., our generous sponsor for this challenge, to make a pair of fun shaker cards.



I printed the Chilly Willy image, heat set, fussy cut then coloured with Copic markers, finishing off the edges with a Memento Tuxedo Black dual tip marker.  I printed the front panels with the sentiment, heat set then cut the "melted snow" (cloud) shaped windows with my Silhouette Cameo, then manually trimmed the image panels down to size.  I coloured the sentiments with Copic markers.  Partially overlapping the pink and orange created an even more vibrant orange.  I adhered a panel of acetate to the melted snow windows, adhered foam tape around the windows and over the back of the front panels.  I filled the windows with assorted white beads and sequins then adhered the 7" x 5" card bases.  Lucky last came the fussy cut Chilly Willy images and snowflake sequins, which I adhered in place using liquid adhesive.
It's funny ... and frustrating ... how an idea sticks in your mind.  I was determined to create a melting snowman, an Olaf enjoying warm hugs and summer.

The first card has the front panel covering the 7" x 5" card base.



The image panel on the second card is smaller
and pops out from the 7" x 5" card base.


   

   



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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Penny's Challenge 460
on the
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Oddball Art Co. - digital stamp - Chilly Willy
The Hungry JPEG - sentiment font - Snowflake Wishes
* this font is currently a FREEBIE *
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - hat & trim - T1-3-5-7 + RV04-06
Copic markers - snowman - B0000-000-00
Copic markers - carrot nose - YR04-07
Copic markers - scarf - RV04 + YR04, overlapping gave a 3rd colour
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to the acetate
foam tap - to secure the shaker window and front panel
acetate - to cover the shaker window
assorted beads and sequins - to fill the shaker

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Sending a big Thank You to Oddball Art Co. for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being our sponsor for Challenge 460 on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Paper Smooches December Release Blog Hop

Yes, it's time for the
at Paper Smooches

ONE new stamp set
FIVE new dies
ONE new stencil
a NEW 6 x 6 PAPER PACK

be INSPIRED
and enter for your chance to win too!

Friday, 6 December 2019

Cup Cake Party at Penny's

It's time for a new challenge with us on the

As always, the challenge is Anything Goes.

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The sponsors for this challenge are:

All Dressed Up

Di's Digi Stamps

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Today I have used the Cup Cake digital stamp from All Dressed Up, one of our generous sponsors for this challenge, to make a birthday card.

It's a Cup Cake Party at Penny's and I have to apologise for being late,
my RA decided that I wasn't allowed to play until today.



The is so much cuteness and detail in this Cup Cake scene that I decided to keep it CAS, so I sized the image to fit on A5 X-Press It blending card, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  I coloured the matting panel with a Copic marker to match the image panel and trimmed it to 1/8" with a Perfect Layers Ruler.  The background patterned paper is a combination of two digital papers.  I scored an A5 cardstock panel and adhered to another to make a top folding card base.




My body wasn't very co-operative when making my card, the final image was my 3rd attempt, below, is the 2nd version, sadly I had a couple of oops when it was almost done,
one day I might be able to salvage it ... 


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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Penny's Challenge 459
on the
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
All Dressed Up - digital stamp - Cup Cake
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - hair - E50-51-53-55-57
Copic markers - pink accents - R81-83-85
Copic markers - aqua accents - BG10-11-13-15-18
Copic markers - dog - E21-23
Copic markers - table legs - E23-25-27
Silhouette Design Store - pattern paper - Design ID #221889
White With Black Polka Dots by Sandi Idleman
Silhouette Design Store - pattern paper - Design ID #292950
Black Stripes Background Paper by Miss Kate Cuttables
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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Sending a big Thank You to All Dressed Up for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge 459 on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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AAA Birthday Card Challenge - Game #8 - Balloons & Banners


Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Challenge 179 – Anything Goes
All Dressed Up Challenge Blog - November Challenge #99
Anything Goes with ADU image
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 47 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #486 – Anything Goes – optional twist: Last Minute Christmas
Crafty Creations - Challenge #403 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - Challenge 124 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog - Anything Goes 3rd Dec
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge #176 – Anything Goes optional Winter
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #176 – Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 611 – Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #3 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Wk49 – Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Wk48 – Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - 9th Birthday – Birthday / Celebrations

Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #446 – Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge - Challenge #11 – 15th Nov – Anything Goes