Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A Last Snippets Card For 2018

Happy Boxing Day!

I am not English, but I celebrate Boxing Day. Why, you say? Because I came home on a past Christmas Day fresh from giving birth to my youngest daughter to find almost no food in the house. We had soup and crackers for dinner. Next door lived lovely people from England who when visiting to see baby Tanya, invited us to a special dinner on Boxing Day. What a wonderful memory that I suspect triggers my love for all my friends and visitors from England. Thanks for being my blogging friends!

Today I am posting my card for Pixie's Crafty Workshop # 342. It is a true snippets card. Still on my messy desk were/are a lot of left over cardstock bits including these letter negatives from a previous card. I've made this type of card before, last year I think. I am not sure who made the mirror silver paper, probably Stampin' Up!. The red sparkly snowflake is from My Favorite Things Filled with Joy die set cut from a snippet of glitter paper that is from SU. I used my trusty oldie but goodie Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug for the background. It's one of my first embossing folders purchased when I started making cards in 2004. My, where has the time gone! The letters are from the Concord & 9th Joyful Noel die set. The dies are still available at last check.

Here is my card. I am quite satisfied, although Di is correct! cards with mirror cardstock are difficult to photograph. Now I have one Christmas card ready for next year!

Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope the rest of 2018 is good for you and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy 2019 to all my lovely followers and especially to the ones who comment. Thank you so much... I appreciate every one of you!


Friday, December 14, 2018

Lots of Snippets

Hello Again~

A quick card posting tonight, although it was not quick to finish. I struggled, as usual, about what to put inside. Ended with the Merry Christmas in red ink.

I do want to enter the latest challenge from Di at Pixie's Crafty Workshop. My card is for The Snippets Playground Challenge # 341. Di made a beautiful anniversary card and has wonderful prizes, but I am still rushing to get my Christmas cards finished. This one is for my daughter Stephanie.

I don't often make cute cards, but these reindeer just made me smile when I saw them online, so the stamps and dies came to live with me. All are cut from snippets of SU's Very Vanilla cardstock, it was fun coloring them with my Zigs and water color pencils. The little guy in the Santa hat has a touch of the new Hero Arts White Puff embossing powder to add some texture.

Here are more details. The festive reindeer set is another NBUS from The Greeting Farm called Dashing.  Luckily I remembered the video by Jennifer McGuire on cutting stamped images with the matching dies. That helped a lot. Used another snippet of paper to die cut a rectangle with Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats for the sentiment. It is from the same stamp set. I heat embossed it with Ranger Superfine Detail Gold embossing power. The snowy background was done right on the card front. This embossing folder is by Stampin' Up! called Softly Falling and it is still available. The reindeer are popped up with SU's Mini Dimensionals. The small sticky things are just the right size.

That's it for me. Back to making cards. Have about 10 left to finish, but they all get hand delivered, so I am okay.

Bye for now!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Challenges With Holiday Cards

Hello Again!

Happy December!  I should be making more holiday cards, but just had to participate in a couple of challenges.

First up is a card for a new to me Time Out Time Out Challenges #124  I do follow Anita at My Papercraft World and I even had the pleasure of meeting her a couple years ago!

My card today is for the December challenge asking for something joyful. Pretty things like snowflakes and silver glimmer paper make me joyful, thus my card. The card is CAS, but pretty, I think.

Using my new this season die from Poppy Stamps, Inc. called Seed Snowflake Joy, I cut a piece of Stampin' Up! Night of Navy cardstock. I backed up it with SU Glimmer Paper in Silver allowing a tiny edge to show at the sides.The panel was placed at an angle and simply glued to a card base of Papertrey Inc. Basic white cardstock.  Easy peasy, but I like it. 

Next up is a card for CAS Christmas Challenge asking for stars. I only have one on  this card. The Star of Bethlehem is fascinating the little fawn. Look at him staring. His eye is much blacker in real life as is his nose. He really is looking at the bright star, IMH.

The sitar is cut from the same silver glimmer paper and is the smaller die by Memory Box, Inc. called Star of Wonder. The little fawn is made from a Hero Arts October 2018 Kit stamp and die and done on kraft cardstock. I highlighted his spots with a SU Chalk Marker. As I am showing him at night, the background is black cardstock. Can you see that I used a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die but embossed with it instead of cutting. A SU stitched white circle highlights the fawn making him a star too! The snow is made with the Lacquer Pen from the same kit and my NBUS HA White Puff embossing powder. 

My last card is the only one mailed so for. I made a Hanukkah card for a friend. I do not have a greeting stamp, however, several years ago bought this Menorah stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps.

The Menorah is stamped in StazOn Jet Black ink onto a silver circle recycled from a peanut butter jar inside seal. A piece of SU dark blue Glimmer Paper from last year's Glimmerr Paper Assortment pack was embossed with the SU Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (whew, what a long name) for more texture. I cut away the center of the wreath to showcase the lighted candles. The candles were wicked with yellow Wink of Stella. I placed a white frame cut with the PTI Pierced Feature Frame Dies to anchor the focal point onto some Basic Gray base. I just wrote a note inside. Done and mailed in time for some of the many days of celebration.

So that's it for now. Back to making cards to hand deliver. Thank you for visiting.


Sunday, December 2, 2018

November CCC

Hello Friends!

I was quite pleased with the card I sent to Lucille in CO for the November challenge at the Card Chain Challenge. Many of my favorite bloggers play there too. Check it out, and join the group in 2019! I think I will duplicate this card (not my usual thing) to send out to someone as I finish up my personal cards. I haven't received my card from Spain, yet, but it is always special getting cards from new cyber friends. Something to look forward to.

Here is my card.

The colors challenge this time called for ivy, holly and gold plus one of the theme ideas was deer, so I managed to get all into this card. Rudolph is practicing for his up-coming trip! The deer die is cut from Stampin' Up! gold cardstock. It is from Simon Says Stamp, called Dancing Deer. It is a two piece die set. Rudolph's nose is red bling from my stash. I particularly love the bright red paper used for the base. It is Lipstick Red also from SSS. The little trees are part of the Fremont Pine Landscape die by Poppy Stamps. They are tucked into a curvy snow hilltop cut with a SugarPea Design die from the Card Front Element Builder set. See, I still use many, many online companies for my card making treasures as well as getting from my local craft store, Crafters Haven which is in Minneapolis.

Well, I have 10 holiday card fronts made but not finished inside, so gotta get busy. Take care and thanks for visiting today. Thanks too for commenting. They are always such a treat to read. I will visit you too, honest.