Sunday, November 23, 2014

PIO #47 - Bugaboo Recycle/Upcycle - Very Merry Christmas

It's a new challenge over at Pile It On! this week is Recycle/Upcycle.

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - Christmas
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Christmas (1 entry only)
Winter Wonderland - Christmas and Sentiment (3 entries only)
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Favorite Holiday (3 entries only)
Papertake Weekly - So Girly (5 entries only)
Brown Sugar - 2 or more Colors (2 entries only)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes




Card Recipe:
Image - De De Christmas Drink
Sentiment - Printed
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper- A Very Merry Christmas by The Paper Studio
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Bows - Mon Ami Gabi
Lace - From a wrapped gift (recycled item)






Last night we hosted a party and I would think photos may emerge of me in a similar pose to DeDe, well if the party went well that is!
Anyway now it's over to you to join us at Pile It On! and Good Luck!

Katie

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pink Gem #133 - Kraft + Another Color - Winter Chloe

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and our theme is "Kraft and another color"
Kraft is very popular in the paper crafting world, think burlap, country and you have the right idea!

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - Christmas
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Favorite Holiday (3 entries only)
Winter Wonderland - Christmas and Sentiment (3 entries only)
Papertake Weekly - So Girly (5 entries only)
Crafty Sentiments - 2 or More Papers (1 entry only)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
The Stamping Boutique - Non Traditional Christmas Colors
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (3 entries only)





Card Recipe:
Image - Winter Chloe
Sentiment - The Paper Studio
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Woodland Wonderland by The Paper Studio
Wooden Trees - Unknown (had them years!)
Oval Die - Sizzix
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby





So now it's your turn, grab and Kraft and another color and enter our challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and Good Luck!

Katie

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Digital Delights - Holiday Sentiment Tags

For today's project for Digital Delights I decided to make a set of gift tags perfect to top those Holiday presents!
I used the sentiments from the Ornate Christmas Sentiment Set and they made it super quick to whip up a selection.

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - Christmas
Auds Sentiments - Sentiment for any Winter Holiday
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Crafty Little Fairies - Not a Square
Nutcrafters - Anything But a Card
Digi Choosday - Presents or Gifts
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes






Tag Recipe:
Sentiments - Ornate Christmas Sentiment Set
Paper - A Very Merry Christmas by The Paper Studio
Circle Die - Lifestyle Crafts
Star Circle Die - Spellbinders
Bow Die - Dainty Bows by My Favorite Things
Brads - Unknown







Be sure to drop by the Digital Delights Blog to see all the other wonderful samples from the talented design team.

Katie

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Magnolia-Licious Challenge - White Cards

Hope you are having a great week, today it is time for me to share a card on the Magnolia-Licious challenge blog as it is Team B's turn to share their "White on White" cards



You have another week to enter this challenge and you could be our winner if you enter and follow our theme.
You can add color to the image but the rest of the card should be predominately white.
These cards can be tricky to do but if you add tons of texture with embossing, die cutting, glittering etc you can make a stunning card!

Challenges:
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - To Die For
Milk Coffee - Hand Color the Image (3 entries only)
Melonheadz - Add a Sentiment (2 entries only)
CRAFT - Christmas (5 entries only)
DL Art - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Christmas is Coming (3 entries only)
We Do Doobadoo - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas
My Perfect Life - Christmas




Card Recipe:
Image - Christmas Morning Tilda mini on site
Sentiment - My Favorite Things
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Blanc Boutique by The Paper Studio
Oval Die - Sizzix
Doily Die - Lifestyle Crafts
Doily - Wilton
Flowers - Brides
Pearls - Unknown
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Trim - Hobby Lobby






This is one of my favorite Christmas Tildas, Christmas Morning Tilda from the Merry Little Christmas 2010 Collection and I just love to color her. I used the muted tones of Copics RV91, 93 and 95 and I love how she turned out and hope that you do too!
So now it's over to you, create a White on White creation and share it with us at Magnolia-Licious!

Katie

Monday, November 17, 2014

Digital Delights - Hostess Monday - Christmas Church

Good Morning and welcome to a new week!
Today I am the "Hostess" at Digital Delights for their Hostess Monday slot.
I have been designing with Wendy's images for 5 years now and for today's card I went with a traditional Christmas image but gave it a little twist on the color combination and I hope you like it.

Challenges:
CRAFT - Christmas (5 entries only)
DL Art - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Christmas and Green
Crafty Catz - Christmas is Coming (3 entries only)
Milk Coffee - Hand Color the Image (3 entries only)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Love to Create - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (2 entries only)





Card Recipe:
Image - Church Accessories Set
Sentiments - Caroling Sentiments Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Mint Twist by Kaiser Craft
Border Punch - Hearts by Martha Stewart
Circle Dies - Lifestyle Crafts
Flowers - Recollections
Goosebumps - Queen and Co






I love how the pink brightens the whole feel of the card and gives a modern spin to this lovely traditional church image.

Katie

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Waiting For Christmas Gift Box

I had a little extra crafting time this week and as I had some of the new stamps from the Waiting For Christmas Collection I decided to make a little Christmas gift box.
I got to use the brand new Scor-Pal Eighths board and it made making this box so easy, no measuring, now I can get the scoring super close together and perfect for boxes where the lid needs to just be that little bit larger than the base to make a firm fit.


Challenges:
Paradise of Magnolia - Anything Goes (with Magnolia)
Ooh La La - More than One Fold
Vintage Stamping - Anything But a Card
Crafting Musketeers - Anything But a Card
Allsorts - Anything But A Card
All Crafts - Anything But a Card
As You Like It - Favorite Gift Wrap (box as I think it makes a very stylish wrap)
Magnolia Down Under - Christmas
CRAFT - Christmas (5 entries only)
DL Art - Christmas
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Christmas (1 entry only)
The Artistic Stamper - Christmas is Coming
Crafty Catz - Christmas is Coming (3 entries only)
Jingle Belles Rock - The Great Outdoors (and Christmas)
Bunny Zoe - Snow
Stamp and Create with Magnolia - Winter and Punches/Dies
Stamp and Create - Ribbon or Bow
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon and Christmas
Reasonable Ribbon - Winter Holiday with Ribbon/Trim
Indonesia Magnolia Lovers - Bingo! (Cut outs, Ribbon, Lace)
Lovely Hanglar and Sweet Magnolia - Sparkle
Creative Corner - Let It Sparkle
Papertake Weekly - 2 or 4 legs
Milk Coffee - Hand Color the Image (3 entries only)




Recipe:
Images - Cozy Tilda, It's Cold Outside Tilda, Christmas Candle Tilda and In the Snow Scarf Tilda
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - The Blanc Boutique by The Paper Studio
Sentiments - Grungy Christmas Messages by Lili of The Valley
Lace - Hobby Lobby
Ribbon - Martha Stewart
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Berries - Michaels
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal Eighths
Adhesive - Scor-Tape














Now all I need to do is add a little gift and decide which special person gets this for Christmas!
As this is an "Anything But a Card" project it seems apt to remind you that you still have time to join in the Magnolia-Licious Holiday Blog Hop, just hop through it, comment on the posts and you can enter your own project to get a second chance to win!

Katie

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Digital Delights - Holiday Flippity Felicia

Happy Thursday!
I hope this cold weather is not effecting you too badly, is it super chilly here in Texas but at least we don't have the snow that many of you are having.
But the cooler weather does get you in the mood for a little Holiday crafting and today I'm sharing a card with the adorable Holiday Flippity Felicia

Challenges:
Completely Christmas - Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas
Creative Corner - Christmas (3 entries only)
Squigglefly - Christmas Card
QKR Stampede - Let's Talk Christmas
Papertake Weekly - 2 or 4 Legs
Melonheadz - Add a Sentiment (2 entries only)
Love to Create - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Partytime Tuesday - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes (1 entry only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes




Card Recipe:
Image - Holiday Flippity Felicia
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiments - Ornate Christmas Sentiments Set
Paper - A Very Merry Christmas by The Paper Studio
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Circle Die - Lifestyle Crafts
Glitter Dots - Queen and Co







I colored and cut out an extra bow for Felicia's hair and popped it up for some extra dimension.
Be sure to drop by the Digital Delights Blog to see all the other wonderful samples from the talented design team.

Katie

Monday, November 10, 2014

Celebrate - Paper Nest Dolls Challenge

Good Morning!
It's time for another challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls and as always it is Anything Goes!
As it was my birthday yesterday I thought it only appropriate to make a Birthday card!

Challenges:
Corrosive - Girly
Love Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Treasured Times - Anything Goes




Card Recipe:
Image - Birthday Balloon Ellie
Paper - Alphabet Junction by Carta Bella
Sentiment - Joanns
Flowers - Sassafras Lass
Ribbon - Unknown
Glaze - Diamond Glaze by Judikins






I went with a bright color scheme, we all need a cheery card on our birthdays, and I added Diamond Glaze to the balloons for a little extra touch.
I really hope you enjoyed this and will come over and play in our challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls

Katie

Sunday, November 9, 2014

PIO #45 - Add a Little Dazzle - Special Occasion

It's a new challenge over at Pile It On! this week is Special Occasion.
We are sponsored by Add a Little Dazzle and we got to work with their wonderful metal sheets!

Challenges:
Clear it Out - Winter and Use Metal
Going Grey - Make it Sparkle (2 entries only)
Moving Along With the Times - Sparkle and Shine
Stamp and Create with Magnolia - Fall/Winter with Dies/Punches
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas with Ribbon
Reasonable Ribbon - Christmas with Ribbon
QKR Stampede - Let's Talk Christmas
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Christmas (1 entry only)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - Christmas
Creative Corner - Christmas (3 entries only)
Add a Little Dazzle - Christmas Colors or Anything Goes
Love Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Partytime Tuesday - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes


Card Recipe:
Image - Cozy Tilda by Magnolia
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Autumn Melody
Sentiment - Unknown
Metal Sheets - Add A Little Dazzle
Ribbon - Michaels
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Oval Dies and Bookplate die - Spellbinders
Rhinestones - Want 2 Scrap
Glitter - Frosted Lace Stickles






I die cut and used a border punch on this metal product and I love the results, very "special" and perfect for this fancy Christmas card.
We really hope you can come over and join in with us at Pile It On!

Katie

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Digital Delights - New Releases - Cocktail Donita and Poppet

Yay, it's time for NEW RELEASES at Digital Delights and have I got a fun card for you this time? Yes I have!


Challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Christmas Joy
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Sparkle (and Christmas)
Going Grey - Make it Sparkle (2 entries only)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Partytime Tuesday - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Love Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes



Card Recipe:
Image - Cocktail Donita and Poppet
Sentiment - Merry Time Sentiment Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - A Very Merry Christmas
Trees - Michaels
Glitter Embossing Powder - Recollections
Puffy Paint - Tulip






Be sure to drop by the Digital Delights Blog to see all the other wonderful samples from the talented design team.

Katie