Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Christmas Animal

We have a super fun theme at Double D and it is

(don't have a Christmas animal?  just create a Santa hat
and place on any animal, bird etc, let the mood board I created inspire you!!)

Isn't that just the cutest and fun mood board?
I had so many cute animal stamps and dies for Christmas it was a hard choice,
but in the end I settled for these never been used before 
Cottage Cutz Festive Elephant dies.
There are two in the set, the one I have used and the other one is a
standing elephant holding a tree, I need to create one of him too!
I had a die cute stitched circle already sitting on my desk so
I embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder
which I placed on a pretty piece of Simple Stories 6x8 Make It Merry
paper.  I added a Memory Box die Frosty Border and a sentiment from
my new Christmas Messages stamps from Hero Arts!

I think this card will go to my sister this year as she was
always a fan of the Dumbo book and felt quite sorry for him
so think she will get a kick out of this card!

Make sure to visit at Double D and see plenty more
'cute' Christmas animals but the design teams,
they are certain to make you smile and brighten up your day!!

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday ... Use Craft Dies
Christmas Kickstart .... Christmassy

Little Red Wagon ....Animal or Human
NBUS .... Never Before Used Schtuff...(My Elephant in stocking)
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday .... ATG
Critter Crazy .... ATG With A Critter

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Christmas Challenge At Stencil Fun

 At Stencil Fun we have an OPTIONAL theme of
but you can use any stencil you want as we
are an anything goes challenge.

I used a pretty stencil I got at and if I remember right
it was one of their free items with a purchase.
It is from Pink Fresh Studios called Happy Holidays Circle Frame.
The sentiment is also from and is their Big and Bold
Christmas sentiments!  I added little holly pieces die cut from Impression Obsession.

Anything Goes
For my anything goes card I used a Catherine Pooler
Snowfall stencil, stenciled in a monochromatic
of pink colors!
I added Nuvo Pink Champaign Glitter drops
to the center of each snowflake and a winter sentiment
from Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Sentiments
stamped on a Honey Bee banner die.

To see more stencil inspiration, head on over to the
Stencil Fun blog, join in and have some fun with us!

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Peace On Earth Challenge #53

 We are at challenge #53 at Peace On Earth
and have a fun mood board to draw inspiration from,
lots to inspire here!!
It's for inspiration and you can create anything you want as 
long as it is Christmas themed!!

I was inspired by the bottom left photo of the doggie in the mailbox
but instead I have a kitty in the mailbox.  She is a bit naughty as most kittens
are by pushing all the mail out into the snow and climbing in herself,
typical kitten antics!!

I used a Cottage Cutz Kitty Love Mail die and turned it into a
Christmas card by adding a sparkle-y tiny star to the mailbox
and a bit of holly too.
Snow drifts were cut with Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border dies.
The tree is Impression Obsession Fir Tree.
The sentiment is from a new to me Hero Arts Christmas Messages,
I figured it was about time I had some new Christmas sentiments!!
Silver half pearls were added to the tree.

The design team has some fabulous inspiration too,
won't you join us at Peace On Earth??

Entering the following challenges:

Critter Crazy ..... ATG With A Critter
Dragonfly Dreams .... Christmas

December 2023 Triple B Challenge

Hello December!!
We are at a new challenge at Triple B for December and have a
mood board just for inspiration, but remember Triple B
is all about Blooms~Birds~Butterflies and you can use one, two or all three. 

Inspiration Board

I let the mostly black and white inspire me and went with this
new holiday Spellbinders Betterpress die Joyeux Noel for my card!
I kept it simple using a black and white designer paper and a few silver half pearls.

Hope to see YOU over at Triple B with birds, blooms, or butterflies of your own!

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Sketch 740

 Hello all and welcome to another sketch challenge by
Sketch Saturday.  I think this one is a pretty easy one and
other then the added sentiment, I pretty much stuck to the sketch as is!
The 'optional' twist for this challenge is to
create a 2nd card with a mirror image of the sketch.

I used a pretty paper from the Simple Stories 6x8 paper pad Mix & A Mingle.
Getting in my scrap bags of papers I die cut 5 strips from the 
Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Strips dies.
I added a sentiment from The Ton's Easy Expressions stamps and dies.

Come have some 'sketchy' fun with us....
see ya' at Sketch Saturday!!!

Silver & Gold Color Challenge

 Colorful Options has there last challenge for this year and it is
thinking more in the line of METALLICS!!
Here is the inspiration board in those metallic colors:

I used silver and gold metallic for my card
not two metallic colors I would  normally combine
but it actually works pretty good!
I pulled a scrap piece of designer paper from my stash
and topped it with a silver metallic snowflake die cut from Tonic's Winter Snowflake die.
The sentiment was die cut with an Impression Obsession die in a gold metallic.

If you aren't fond of this color combo
then there is always the option to use rainbow colors.
Be sure to check out all the Design Team has to offer for inspiration too at

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday .... Anything Goes

TOB December Halloween Challenge

We are feeling a little bit 'Christmas-y at 
and have a fun holiday inspiration board
but yet Halloween themed for you! 
But, you are welcome to create anything
as long as it is Halloween themed!

Inspiration Board


I let the fun bat in the upper right corner inspire me.
I have this fun Tutti Designs bat die for quite sometime and finally
put it to good use.  I swiped borrowed the hat from another die set.

Though he looks glittery, my bat was cut from a metallic black paper scrap.
For some Halloween fun in December, head on over to
and see all the fun creations from the design team!
The background paper was also a scrap piece.