Monday, November 30, 2015

Mistletoe Monday #40

Today's the last Mistletoe Monday for 2015.

If you've been following along all year, you should 35-40 holiday cards 
ready to send out. Doesn't that make you feel good?
Get them addressed and mailed out this week and feel the holiday cheer 
spread like wildfire.  Whether you celebrate Christmas or not this time of year is 
something special and mankind is hopefully just a tiny bit nicer to each other.

Now on with today's card.

Today's challenge is to incorporate water coloring into your holiday card.

For the top card I used Ranger Distress inks and used a dip and spritz watercolor technique.
For the bottom card I used Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paints and spread the paint with a brush. I did add several layers of the paints, drying in between each layer.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Clean & Simple Sunday #40

Today's the last day of the Thankful Card Challenge.

What have you most been thankful for this year?

We encourage you to make a pact to spread gratefulness and kindness 
throughout the year not just in the month of November.

So for 2016, make a card a week and mail it right away to someone near or far.
Whether you celebrate a birthday, another accomplishment or anniversary or
if it is a total act of random kindness, make someone's day at least once a week.
We promise it will make your day better too.

I thought I'd share these cards with you today for this challenge.
The top was created using Ranger Distress inks and spritzing the stamp with water before applying the stamp to the paper. 

The second card was created using Versa Mark ink and Perfect Pearls and Pearl Ex powders.
Two clean and simple cards that can be created in no time.

Happy Crafting

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Mood Board Inspired Saturday #39

Today's Mood Board Inspiration:

I used Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection paper with the sentiment from SU! Sheltering Tree stamp set. 
The cups are from the Memory Box die set "Cup of Cheer".

Happy Crafting

Friday, November 27, 2015

Anything Goes Friday #39

Have you participated in the Share Handmade Kindness Campaign yet?

If not why?
Today's challenge, to share kindness in some way.

Take a few minutes today to create a card or something and 
share it with someone you love or even better someone you don't even know.

I encourage you to get out and spread kindness to everyone you meet today.

Black Friday tends to bring out the worst in a lot of people so today, buy someone's coffee or
pay for their gas or let them cut in front of you in line.

Even the smallest gestures will make this world a better place.

Wishing you the best of days and kindness.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

C.A.S.E. A Card Thursday #39

Today's C.A.S.E. A Card Challenge:

Here's my card:

I used a stamp set with Queen Anne's Lace and turned the card into a thank you.  
The sentiment is from the Lotus Blossom stamp set from Stampin' Up.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Card Sketch Wednesday #39

Today's Card Sketch Challenge:

  I decided to make it a Christmas card.  
I followed the general design, but substituted the fleur de lis for the flowers in the sketch.  
 I hope you like it!

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Color Challenge Tuesday #39

Today's Color Challenge

Here's my card:

It's some Hobby Lobby paper, with Black and Tan ribbon.  
The paper has variegated shades of yellow in the design, 
so I picked that up in the center circle as well.

Happy Crafting

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mistletoe Monday #39

Today's challenge is create a card the uses multiple sentiments
stacked to make a tree or ornament or other holiday shape.

I printed sayings from my computer, using different fonts and effects to add interest. 
The tree trunk is wood grain Washi tape.  I trimmed it in some soft trim to give it a festive look.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Clean & Simple Sunday #39

Today's Clean and Simple Sunday Challenge 
is to create another Thankful or Thank You card.

Why this theme this month? Well it is November and that brings Thanksgiving
and we challenge you to make and send at least 5 Thank You or really any card to those 
who you are grateful for this holiday season.

Not to mention Christmas is just around the corner and if you don't send Thank You cards
out for the gifts you receive, you should.  A hand-written card means so much more to the
recipient than an email or text.  Any piece of mail that's not junk or bills is always appreciated.

So on with today's card:

This stamp set is from Fiskars. I colored the cup with Stampin Up! markers. 
I added the dots to the saucer to tie into the dots woven into the ribbon.

Happy Crafting

Friday, November 20, 2015

Give Thanks Blog Hop

Welcome to the

Today's hop is sponsored by 

Today's hop is full of great projects all about Thanksgiving and being thankful.
So let's get hopping!

Up first today is Gracie with this amazing easel card.

I used Crystal Accents on the fruit, some heat seat stones, 
and my very 1st stamp I bought way back in the day!  Finished it off with a little bit of raffia.  ~Gracie

Up next is Denise with this textured masterpiece.

 I used a Sizzix embossing folder and then rubbed Viva D├ęcor 3-D stamp paint on it.  I used Copper for over the Thanksgiving word and then used Moss Green for the rest.  I highlighted a couple of elements with just a touch of Walnut Brown. I rubbed the edges of a cream card with the Moss Green followed by the Brown. I then mounted the embossed image on top of that. ~ Denise

Kathy has this beautiful tree card for you.

I used the Friendship is a Sheltering Tree stamp set from SU!  I multi-stamped the leaves using real red, daffodil yellow and orange inks with an addition of some deep red leaves using marker.  It's a simple card, but very seasonal. ~ Kathy

Isn't that little rake just adorable?

Theresa is up next with this one.

Theresa is the last DT member today to bring you a card.  
We truly hope you've enjoy the blog hop today and our little part in it. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 
Don't forget to leave a comment, we love feedback.

Happy Crafting
Theresa, Denise,
Kathy and Gracie 

Today's hop line-up:

Mood Board Inspired Saturday #38...on Friday

Today's Mood Board:

I love the fall colors and the bouquet the bride is holding but decided to make a fall fairy image holding a flower.  I stamped her with Memento Luxe and I used clear embossing powder.   I used my water color markers.  I mounted the white image on orange card stock then brown card stock  and put it on a yellow-gold card base.  I added 3 orange sequins.  

Happy Crafting


Thursday, November 19, 2015

C.A.S.E. A Card Thursday #38

Today's C.A.S.E. A Card Challenge:

Emboss resist!  Love!  
.I stamped the trees over a masked portion of white card stock with Versamark clear ink 
and embossed with clear embossing powder.   I sponged my trees with just a little green, blended in blue, 
then blended in gray.  I removed the mask which left the white snow, 
added my sentiment with the same green I used on the trees and added a few sequins. 

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Card Sketch Wednesday #38

Today's Card Sketch Challenge:

This card didn't take a lot of time -even with the triangles.  
I cut out 4 but ended up using only 3, added a die cut thanks, a few flowers and a butterfly.  
The paper was from a mat stack so it would coordinate.  

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Color Challenge Tuesday #38

Today's Color Challenge:

I love gray and maroon together!  I used my Inkadinkadoo Beach stamp set (it's one of my favorites) with black Memento Luxe ink and clear embossing powder.  I sponged in some colors and used my markers as well.  I couldn't decide which card I liked better so here are both :)  

Happy Crafting

Monday, November 16, 2015

Mistletoe Monday #38

Today's Mistletoe Monday Challenge is 
to create a card using emboss resist.

I love Tim Holtz Distress Inks - you never know how it will turn out!   On this card I stamped the reindeer and sentiment with Memento Luxe black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then inked the card with red and green distress inks and followed with a spritz of water. I added a bit of black ink to the edges of the paper and mounted it on white cards tick and a red card base.  I spritz ed the whole card with pewter mist, blew it dry, then added the rhinestones.   
Sounds like a lot but took very little time! 

Happy Crafting

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Clean & Simple Sunday #38

Today's Clean and Simple Challenge is to 
create a Thank You card.

I made my card using dark green and orange cards rock and die cut feathers 
from glitter paper.  I punched the edge with a Fiskars punch and backed it with 
the orange I also used to die cut thank you.
 I spritz ed the card with gold Glimmer Mist and tied said bit of raffia 
to the feathers before attaching with dimensional dots. 

Happy Crafitng

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Mood Board Inspired Saturday #37

This was a sweet card from SVG Cuts. The Card group is called 
"Autumn Box Cards"  Believe it or not they are super easy and look amazing when finished. 

Happy Crafting

Friday, November 13, 2015

Anything Goes Friday #37

Today's Anything Goes Challenge 
is to find a card to C.A.S.E.

We've been featuring a C.A.S.E. challenge for a few weeks now and some
of the design team members find this one of the most difficult challenges we've brought to you.

So inspired by the recent class on StampNation called C.A.S.E.-ing Christmas, I'm showing off 
a few of the cards that I C.A.S.E from the class.

So whether you C.A.S.E one of these cards or one from Pinterst or a blog or even
one you've made previously, get to the craft table and create something great.

Happy Crafting

Thursday, November 12, 2015

C.A.S.E. A Card Thursday #37

Today's C.A.S.E. a Card Challenge:

I used a stencil from Heidi Swapp and sprayed it with Prima Color Bloom.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Card Sketch Wednesday #37

Today's Card Sketch Challenge:

Another Thanksgiving card, using my burlap paper, leaf ribbon and 
leaves I cut from the Cricut. I also had the Cricut do the writing.

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Color Challenge Tuesday #37

Today's Color Challenge:

Since I love fall I decided to do a Thanksgiving card. I used an old 5 x 6 polka dot paper from a mat stack I had, added my new burlap paper and cut out the oval and ribbon banner on the cricut.
Used a stamp and then embossed it in shiny black, added a cute bow and all done!

Happy Crafting

Monday, November 9, 2015

Mistletoe Monday #37

Today's Mistletoe Challenge is to create a 
card using music notes or sheet music.

The green paper is DCWV Christmas Creations paper stack (2014) 
and washi tape with music notes.
Two little package embellishments and all done, 
and the star of David came from a cricut cartridge!

Happy Crafting

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Clean & Simple Sunday #37

Today's Clean and Simple Challenge is to create
a Thankful or Thank You card.

I simply wrapped the fall ribbon around the card, attached it with a clear dot,
added a paper flower and stamped “Thanks” on it with Quick Quotes brown ink.

Happy Crafting

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Mood Board Inspired Saturday #36

Today's Mood Board:

The misty trees in the center of the board struck me, so I stamped 3 trees in a row on a white card. I then stamped it again, along with a sentiment, on velum paper cut the same size as the card front. I attached the velum to the card front using 1/8” Scrappy Tape along the edges.  I really liked the effect and will do it again.

Happy Crafting