Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Tic Tac Toe 143

For the Tic Tac Toe challenge #143 I used heart, ribbon, banners for my 3. You can see the choices here:

I used a stencil from Stamplorations, a stamp from Hero Arts, and distressed oxide inks for the stenciling. I embossed the image with versamark ink and gold embossing powder. The festive banners are dies. 

Thanks, Tic Tac Toe!!!


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

CCEE2149 Family Traditions


The spider brings luck – Ukraine


Here is Lynn's challenge for us this week:

Lynn McAuley here with this week's CCEE Stampers Challenge. If your family is like mine, there are certain family traditions that show up at each of your Christmas celebrations together. I am challenging each of the CCEE Stampers and their fans to create a holiday card which depicts on the front of his/her design a favorite or an unusual Christmas tradition shared by family members each and every year.

I'm thinking that mine might just be the wackiest! Do you know of anyone else who dresses up a yellow rubber chicken to gift to one lucky family member? I can't wait to learn about the holiday traditions in your family! 

Please use Mr. Linky found over on the cceestampers site HERE to this challenge. If posting to an online gallery other than your blog, include keyword CCEE2149.

Happy stamping!!

Many years ago a sweet friend of mine made a beautiful beaded spider that hung from a clear fishing line that looked like a glimmering spider web. This is a custom from the Ukraine that is a sign of good luck if you find a spider web on your Christmas tree on Christmas morning. So every year I hang this adorable little spider on my tree. It looks like it is dangling by its spider web as it hangs from the branch. 

I stamped the pine needles  ( a Unity stamp) in green distress oxide ink. I added little gemstones to represent little lights on the tree. I stamped the spider in gray ink and then took copic makers in various colors to dot the legs to look like multicolored beads like the one on my tree has. The body sections of the spider are done in gemstones as well. I used a sparkle pen to make the glimmering thread the spider is dangling from. 

Thursday, December 2, 2021

As You Like It - Embellishments

 The As You Like It challenge this week is to use a favorite embellishment and to say why. My favorite embellishment for Christmas is always something that adds a little sparkle like gemstones and gold chrome paper. I cut this tree with a die from Impression Obsessions and I added the gold foil paper to the star and stem and then added tiny gemstones that I colored with my Copic markers. The sentiment is an old one that I am not sure of the original but it is probably SU (I have unmounted many of my Christmas stamps from their wooden bases).  

Here is where you will find the details of this challenge:

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

CCEE2148 Celebrate with a Song

 Lynn McAuley here as the December CCEE Stampers Hostess for our final three challenges for 2021.

Music plays a huge part in the celebration of the Christmas holidays for many, many people. We hear holiday music played in churches, piped to us in stores, coming through our radios, and featured on holiday specials on T.V. throughout the month of December.

For today's challenge, "Celebrate with Song," I am asking that the CCEE Stampers use song lyrics from a holiday song (either secular or religious) as the sentiment on the front of a Christmas design.

Should you choose to join us in this holiday challenge, please use Mr. Linky below to link to your card. If your card is posted in an online gallery other than your blog, please include the keyword CCEE2148 so that it can be found easily.

On my card, I used a sentiment from Unity which are some words from the prophet Isaiah that Handel included in "The Messiah."  I used a diecut and some pretty background paper to make this quick and easy card for this busy, rushed season. May you position yourself during this season to slow down and enjoy the glories and wonders around you. 

Check here to see what songs have come to the team's minds: