Monthly Archives: November 2014
There will be another great sketch for you over on the Seems a Little Sketchy blog on Monday, December 1st. That’s when our challenge starts (12:00 a.m. Central Time). Our sponsor is The Robin’s Nest & Crafty Sentiments Designs. I picked the Snowman Candy & Holly image from Crafty Sentiments Designs for my card. I decided to use a die to create a window as one of my elements of the sketch and put the snowman behind the window. I love how this card turned out.
- Digi Image – Snowman Candy & Holly by Crafty Sentiments Designs
- Copic Markers – W4, W6, W7, YG63, GY 67, R37, YR12 and E33
- Designer Paper – 6×6 “Joyous” by Authentique
- Cardstock – Brown, Green and Red
- Dies – Window and Greenery
- Red Flat Gem Embellishments
- Gold Canvas Cord
- Stickles – Icicle & Crystal
- Glitter – Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen
- Sentiment – Papertrey Ink Acrylic Stamp “Signature Christmas” Collection
- Ink – Stampin’ Up! Real Red
- Punches – Stampin’ Up! 1″ and 1.25″ Circles
Today, I created a couple of Christmas cards for two upcoming challenges that I design for so of course I listened to Christmas music on my iPhone. I listen to the Jingle Bell channel on Pandora.
And that’s all I’ve got today–it is enough I think. Check back tomorrow (Sunday) and Monday for my cards that I’ve uploaded for my design team challenges. Both are Christmas cards.
I could not get it all in the photo so you’ll have to wait for that video t see it better. There are two matching pockets on each outer flap with tags. I so love this pretty green snowflake paper. Well, I love ALL the papers from this Graphic 45 collection!
And that’s all I’ve got for this Friday afternoon—heading upstairs to make that video!
This post is for two card challenges–Cards in Envy and Seems a Little Sketchy! Thank you for stopping by!
|Thankful card for the Cards in Envy Thankful for You Challenge|
The above card is for the Cards in Envy challenge–“Thankful for You.” I created it using Authentiques 6×6 “Gathering” collection, Tim Holtz Sizzix Tatter Florals Die, American Crafts Blue Twine, a Notebook Edge Punch and Papertrey Ink’s Signature Greetings II Acrylic stamp. I love how it turned out! Please check out our challenge this week over on Cards in Envy and join us by making an A2 (flat for mailing) Thank You card!
|Christmas card for the Seems a Little Sketchy Sketch 78 Challenge|
And this 6×6 Christmas card is for the Seems a Little Sketchy challenge that starts today. Our sponsor is Delicious Doodles and I chose to use their “Christmas Lantern” digi stamp. This time I colored it with my seldom used Inktense pencils. It went perfect with the 6×6 papers from Authentique’s “Festive” collection. The sentiment is another by Papertrey Ink from their Signature Christmas set which I stamped with Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade ink. I also added three rhinestones and followed the sketch below.
|Seems a Little Sketchy Sketch 78|
The challenge runs for two weeks and one randomly chosen participant will win 4 Digi Images from Delicous Doodles.
Here’s to another fun, busy but COLD week!
Today I have a video tutorial that I made showing how I created my Snowman or Snow Buddy Candy Bar Cover. This makes a wonderful little Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. And now is a great time to get started on these! Here’s a great tip: You only need to buy ONE candy bar for now to use to create as many candy bar covers as you need or want for the holidays. Then when it’s closer to Christmas you can buy fresh candy and most likely by then you will have eaten the one. Ha, ha.
The snowman face is a FREEBIE digital from Whimsie Doodles. The size of the image that you download would probably work for a small Hershey’s candy bar. If you want to use an extra large candy bar as I did in my video, you will need to use a computer program such as Words with Windows, turn the image into a landscape document or flip it to a horizontal and then drag it to re-size the label portion to about 9″ long by 4 1/2 inches wide.
I’m not sure if the digital snowman face is still free on Whimsie Doodles or not. But it would be really easy to draw your own snowman face and maybe even use googly eyes. These make adorable stocking stuffers or small gifts and since Christmas will soon be here…..well, you know.