Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Warm & Cozy

It's the third Wednesday of the month at 
Double D Challenges and that means the start of a
new challenge theme.

This time it is being hosted by Team Darlene
and the theme is
'Snuggle Up Buttercup'
and using the mood board below,
we want you to think 'warm and cozy.


Well I have to tell you,
I have had a stamp set and sentiment sitting in my basket for months
to use for this challenge....
and this card 'isn't' it.

I just can't get any motivation for creating right now
and I so wish it would come back.

So I put this quick card together to maybe at least
try to get the urge to create.


I pulled the bear (tag) and the sentiment right out of my
'ephemera'  drawer from Carta Bella's Cabin Fever set.
I used a sweater embossed background 
(EBF is RG Richard Garay)
and had every intention of adding a contrasting card stock behind the
bear, but the phone rang and when I got back to my craft room
it completely slipped my mind (these things happen when you get old)!!

I used a ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon from when I belonged to their
ribbon club, they have the most beautiful ribbons.

So, pop on over to Double D Challenges and as always
see all the amazing work by the design team...
pretty cool prize to be had, too...see ya there!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bell Corner

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Still lots of time to make those Christmas cards
and to make it even easier I have three
cards to inspire you to 'get going'!

For these three cards today,
I am featuring the Tutti Designs Bell Corner die.

The first card I 'framed in designer paper,
which was cut using the Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Rectangle
then added my die cut bell corner.
I added Silver Nuvo Crystal Drops to each bells ringer.


The next card the bell corner was cut from a glitter paper and simply placed on
a designer paper.  A ribbon/bow was added to finish.


The last card I die cut the corner from white,
then again just the bells from red velvet Christmas ribbon...
an easy mailer for sure!


I hope I have given you a few ideas using this die to create some quick and easy
holiday cards!


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Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for lots more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:


Thank you for visiting with me today!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thanks

November 15th, half way through the month
which brings us to a new challenge at
Dies R Us.

Our theme is 'Giving Thanks'
(thankful, thanks, etc)


I got away from the fall cards 
and did a pretty and simple card using the dies below

Sue Wilson Petite Butterflies


I first colored in the Jeanine's Art Rose Corner
then adhered it to a Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Squares.
I added the word 'thanks' and a few butterflies from

Make sure and visit the Dies R Us challenge blog
and see all the beautiful varieties of 'thankful' cards the design team did...
as usual, they are amazing!




Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Talkin' Turkey

Ya'all getting ready for some turkey dinners?
Starting to sound yummy isn't it?

Speaking of yummy, we have a yummy mood board below to start
this weeks challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters.
all kinds of fabulous choices!



I went right to the main course and made a turkey dinner!


Now, I am sure this funny die would not appeal to everyone, but a long while back (last year maybe)
 when Cottage Cutz had a 60% off sale on their dies
I just couldn't resist!
It has many many little pieces but, I just take the photo and start
pulling out all the little scraps I need for each piece, then cut it all at once
and it makes it super easy!


I added a little color with Copics along the turkey and kind of wish 
I had done that for some of the other pieces.
I think this would be fun for invites for Thanksgiving dinner
(as long as you didn't have to make too many).

The sentient is from another 'turkey'  I was originally going to use
from Inky Antics.
I think it went perfectly with my platter!!

Make sure and visit The Sisterhood blog as there
are some really beautiful cards there!

Entering the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon .... Remember When (turkey die)

Easy Z Fold CArd

Today at
our challenge is to make an easy 'Z' fold card.

I made mine really easy,
not only the folds but the already printed papers I used as well.


You can lots and lots of EASY Z fold card instructions on
both Pinterest and You Tube....
or even much more involved ones.

The basic sizes and scores for mine were
Base 4 1/4" x 11"
Scores 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" in that order.
Then just decorate as you want.


The papers I used are new ones from Michaels
Recollections  Christmas collection  'Northern Lights'.


I die cut several snowflakes, then coated them with SNS brushable glue and glitter.


Using the supplies I did it made it a very easy and fast card
and fold flat for mailing.
There were a few things I would do differently
(like adding card stock under the papers and such....
but all in all it turned out pretty good.
Pop on over to the Back To Basics and Beyond challenge blog
and see all the other fun 'Z' cards from our creative Design Team!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Holiday Candles

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Today I have three cards using the
Tutti Designs Holiday Candles.

This is one of those dies that really makes a statement...so beautiful!!

The first card I did the framing background all layered in white,
then die cut the candles from a red metallic paper....so gorgeous!!


The second card I used a pretty Poinsettia designer paper,
die cut a Tutti Designs Stitched Oval,
then cut the candles from a shiny white/dotted card stock,
three red pearls were added to the flower centers.


The last card I added three various designer papers
and simply die cut the candles from a white card stock,
once again adding 'gems' to the  flower centers.


I hope I have inspired you to create some pretty Holiday Candle cards of your own!


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Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more Christmas dies!!
Come back tomorrow for lots more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:


Thank you for visiting with me today!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Leaves Background

Here I am again with my LAST Fall card I made for 
Tutti Designs store using the


Another gorgeous die that makes a fabulous background!

Come back tomorrow  as it is beginning to look a 
bit like 'Christmas' on my blog!