Wednesday, November 25, 2020
I know the old poem "The Night before Christmas" speaks of not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. Well, that is not the case with this little festive trio all fired up with their holiday songs to share in the merriment of the season. This is my newest of House Mouse stamps for me, and I play a guitar, so I just had to have this musical trio. With a Christmas twist on this week's HMFMC, I wanted to enter it in the challenge. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
You can find the information on this challenge here:
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Here are the colors for the Color Throw Down challenge this week:
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
This image is from Flourishes LLC which is no longer operating but the artwork is by Marcella Hawley who is the owner of Power Poppy. Her floral images are amazing and I still collect them to this day. She sells many of her digital images on her site. I colored this with colored pencils and copic markers.
The Little Red Wagon Challenge theme this week is "Say it Loud". So I wanted to try out this new stencil from The Rabbit Hole making the Ho, Ho, Ho to cover most of the card. the I used a bold "Merry Christmas" over it in black ink. The stenciling was done using distress oxide barn door ink. I added a few sparkly holly stickers on it as accents. You can find this challenge here:
I am now in high gear getting my Christmas cards made. I plan on doubling my card list this year since 2020 has been a year of great separations and if we are still doing limited social gatherings, I hope a special card made just for them, will bring a little extra joy to many of my friends and stamping friends.
Friday, November 13, 2020
My star is of course, the star of Bethlehem. I used this wonderful little set from Art Impressions and the star that shone over the manger in Bethlehem. On the one on the left I used design papers from Echo Park. I colored it with Copic markers and mounted it all onto kraft cardstock. The card on the right is made with the same stamp from Art Impressions and put on an embossed folder that is either from Sizzix or Spellbinder. The folder only haslf of the pattern that looks like sun rays, so I placed it on top with the arch completing the full circle and ran it back through my embossing machine. It has little diecut pieces that I put some gold chrome paper behind so it would shine through. I popped up Baby Jesus with some dimensional pieces on both cards. Thanks for forgoing the rule about different occasions as I really am heavy into getting Christmas cards completed. I want to send out so many more this year, because of all the lack of time I have gotten to spend with friends due to this pandemic.
Here is where you can find this fabulous challenge: https://twofercardchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/11/twofer-card-challenge-33-stars.html
Here's my card of thanks to all the fabulous paper craft and coffee related businesses that sponsored the fabulous Blog Hop going on this week at this site:
All of those involved have made this such a fun week. I am only a consumer and I work for none of these companies, but I thank them from the bottom of my heart for having this during very trying days of 2020. You have lifted my spirits by helping me be motivated creatively, and you have given me something to look forward to. I think by tapping people into their creative side of their brains, we get to work out our emotions in the expression of our art whether it is stamping, painting, writing, song writing, decorating, or whatever it may be. It helps us hold onto our sanity and helps us express the hope that we all have within us.
So I made this card using Unity stamps, distress oxide inks, and copic markers as a little way of saying thank you for all the super sponsors who have brought this to us this week. Much love and may Jesus and coffee always be a part of your day!!
Thursday, November 12, 2020
I made this card for the Freshly Made Sketch #461 this week. Using every opportunity in my challenge hunting to make a Christmas card as I plan to send out more than usual this year due to not getting to be with family and friends during the holidays.I used red cardstock for the card base. I use white paper to diecut for the panel up the side. I added an embossing sentiment using white embossing powder and versamark. I added pearls for my aceents.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
I love the AI girls and this old gal just wants a clearer definition of what Santa means by GOOD before she completes her letter to Santa. The sentiment is from Studio g. I used some cute Santa printed design paper from My Mind's Eye! I colored the image with copic markers and used a silver metallic pen for the belt buckle, bells, and earrings. Just to add a little sparkle I used these little holly stickers.
Sunday, November 8, 2020
I am just so excited that the 2020 Fall/ Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is happening this week, that I just had to make another card. This time I used a digital from StampLorations that was so fun to color. I embossed my background cardstock and then rubbed some antique linen Distress Oxide ink over it, and die cut a lacy edge to put at the top and bottom of the card. I added diecut words for my sentiment. The image was colored with Copic markers.
Hope you get by to check out all the fun going on here:
Saturday, November 7, 2020
It's coffee time and time for this fun blog hop going on here:
I have so many wonderful coffee related stamps and I have just over the last year become a coffee drinker myself. I always loved the smell of coffee but now with all the fancy flavoring in coffees I decided I liked the taste of coffee too!! I used this cute stamp from Unity and Unity sentiment as well for this card. I have a box of cards that the background layouts are already made from using up scraps from other projects. I like to make them as I clean up after a day of card making so I can use up those still great pieces so that my scrap piles don't get any higher. I looked through my box and found this one which reminded me of rich colors and coffee has such rich flavors and also it featured that strip of brown. I stamped the image with versafine black. I colored the image with Copic markers, and did a little fussy cutting and completed the card.
That first cup in the morning is usually all I need for the day, but I know when the weather turns colder I will drink it more throughout the day.
Make sure you go check out this fabulous hop and the super sponsors that are making it possible and providing prizes. You won't want to miss it this week.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020
I made this card for the stencil challenge over at Stamplorations. I used a stencil I purchased from Stamplorations and also the digital image was theirs as well. It die I used is a Spellbinder set. I used distress oxide inks for the stenciling, and copic markers for coloring the image. I thought this would make a cute way to invite someone over for a cup of coffee.