Tuesday, November 28, 2023

HAI Candy Cane Christmas

 Hi there and thanks so much for stopping by today! I have a card for the Holly and Ivy Challenge which is always "Anything Goes", as long as it has something to do with Christmas! I hope you'll be inspired to play along with us this month!

 I decided to play with glitter and tape this time round. I started with the half inch and 3/4" double-sided tape and laid the silver Merry Christmas stickers on top of the tape, before adding the Gypsy Red micro-fine glitter.

Then the protective coverings of the Cloud Nine strips were removed and the stickers (both "Merry Christmas" and the packages) were put down before adding the glitter. 

 The coverage of the glitter on the older 3/4 inch tape, which had apparently lost a lot of its "stick", was not acceptable.

I decided after adding the Cloud Nine Glitter to the other strips, that I would just cut the upper portion off and added a piece of red card stock to the upper left corner.

Another parcel and a "Merry Christmas" sticker was added to that area. 

The front panel was then added to a white card base and a red and white twine was tied along the card top to finish off the card for today.

Hope I've inspired you to play along in the challenge this month, anything goes remember and think of all the hand-made cards you can get done! Tis the season!

Will be back soon!


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

HAI Santa Suit

Hi there and welcome back to my blog. My header for November is native American Strawberry bush. I planted this four years ago and despite being "strimmed to near death" and then getting a bridge grafting done, it looks like it made it! Spring will tell! 

Today I have a card for the Holly and Ivy Challenge, where it is always Anything Goes!

I used the Words embossing folder from Tim Holtz Alterations December Calendar and Holiday Words Set. 

After embossing red cardstock, I sanded the surface to make the wording stand out more.

I added three foam pads to the card stock.

 Then I wrapped a piece of black ribbon around the piece of hardware to make it look like a buckle.

Hope you like my Santa suit card. Please check out my team mates creations and join us in the challenge this month!

Thanks again for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

CCC Watercolor Snowman

 Hi there and welcome back to my blog. 

Today my card is for the Christmas Craft Creations challenge and this month we ask that you add a hat to your project!

I know you have something with a hat in your stash! I went with this never before used snowman stamp from Penny Black.

I thought I would try a watercolor effect with this one, so after attaching the stamp to the stamping platform, I colored up the snowman with Distress Crayons then spritzed with water and stamped on to watercolor cardstock.

It gave a rather faint impression, so then I went over it with watercolor pencils and spritzed that.

That made the colors more vivid! The sentiment was stamped 
in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and was heat embossed with Sparkle.

I kind of like the softer/childish look of this? 

I layered the panel to a shimmery pink card base and added a little organdy ribbon to finish it off!

Hope you liked my little project today! Check out the challenge to see what my teammates found in their stashes with hats!

See you next time!