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??

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
SILVER & GOLD
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 
TWO OLD BATS
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
TWO OLD BATS
and see all the fun creations from the design team!
The background paper was also a scrap piece.

Friday, December 1, 2023

Four Seasons December Winter

Yikes, it's winter already and Christmas will soon be upon us!
WE have changed seasons at The Four Seasons and are
headed right into winter!  I don't mind creating winter cards
but I sure am NOT ready for that cold 'stuff' we have to put up with,
give me summer anytime!!

We have a fun mood board for inspiration but you can use anything
you want as long as it is WINTER themed!

Anything Winter

 I let the pretty bottom right corner inspire me as I had a new stencil from
Pink Fresh studios Winter Berries, this is a 3 layer stencil and does have a
matching stamp set and die neither of which I have.  A lot of these stencils look
great alone but some look even better when using the matching stamp set.
I think this one honestly could of used the stamp for adding more detail
but I used a stardust gelly roll  pen on the leaves to add a few lines.

The sentiment is from Woodware and the Poinsettia is one I made from JustRite.

The sentiment was embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle embossing powder in silver
to tie it together with the Stardust pen.  I had an extra Poinsettia so I added it to the inside.

We would love to have you join in our WINTER challenge at
The Four Seasons!!

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

Simply Clean & Simple December Challenge

It's the first Friday of the month and that means the start of a new
challenge at Simply Clean & Simple with an 'OPTIONAL' theme of RED and GREEN. 
I went with the option and made my CAS card by first embossing a 4"x5 1/4"
panel with a TH Snowfall EB folder. 
I die cut a TH Woodland tree and had a cute little red cardinal brad to use.
That's it, clean and simple, I can always add a sentiment to the inside
or even to the front if I prefer!


Want some more clean and simple inspiration?
Then head on over to Simply Clean & Simple and
check out all the pretties from the team, join in with us too!