Sunday, December 10, 2017

Merry Tag

Hi friends!  Well, finally, we got our first snowfall of the season yesterday.  While it did snow all day until midnight, we only got a couple of inches.  I'll take it, though.  Hopefully, more to come!

Today, I have a tag in a bit of a different style than I normally do.  I love Tim Holtz' style and products even though I don't work with them often.  However, I've been wanting to dabble a bit with his new Christmas line and here is what I made.

Using a premade Ranger tag, I covered both sides with Tim's holiday papers, inking and distressing the edges.  The little strip of red cardstock at the bottom is the same as what covers the back.  I adhered Tim's ric-rac and tinsel trims at the bottom as well.  Next, I diecut some Holiday Greens from Tim's Kraft-Core cardstock.  The word "Merry" is from the Holiday Words set and cut from Tim's Kraft-Core Metallic cardstock.  The paper dolls were attached next.  I gave them a touch of color with Distress Markers.  The little girl was attached with foam dots.  Tinsel trim was then tied to the top. 

Well, there you have it.  It was fun to create in a different vein.  I have Tim's tiny tags set that I am hoping to work with before Christmas. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.  I also want to welcome the new followers to my blog.  I hope you will enjoy visiting.  Please stop back on Wednesday to see my post for Secret Garden Crafts.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Hi friends!  I'm back for the third time this week with a special post for the Winter Coffee Lovers BloghopCrafty City is a proud super sponsor for this hop.  Two prizes will be given--Stamperia's "Roses, Laces & Wood" collection and Stamperia's "Wedding" collection.

Each of the design team girls were asked to create a card for the occasion, and this is what I made.

As you can see, my card has a tea theme.  At Coffee Lovers, you can use a coffee, tea or cocoa theme.  The papers used on the background are from Lemoncraft and can be found at Crafty City.  The fancy frame is from Spellbinders.  The sweet stamp and sentiment are from Stamping Bella.  The gorgeous flowers can be found at Secret Garden Crafts.

All you have to do is subscribe to the Secret Garden Crafts blog, leave a comment there and a comment on each of the design team blogs.

Please head over to see what ArchanaSabrina, Martha and Karen have come up with--just click on their names to be taken to their blogs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Let It Snow Card for Secret Garden Crafts

Hi there!  I'm back today with a new post for Secret Garden Crafts.  Our theme this week is Christmas/Holiday/Winter and this is what I made.

The papers I used are from Stamperia's Sweet Christmas collection.  The edges were all distressed.  I used an Amy Design die called Ice Crystal Circle which can be found at Crafty City.  Isn't it gorgeous?  The My Besties image is called "Reindeer of Joy" and was colored with Copic markers.  The snowflake stickers are from Martha Stewart.  The flowers I used are Hip Rosebuds, Wild Roses, Tea Roses,  and Apple Blossoms which can be found at Secret Garden Crafts.  The leaves are Mulberry Paper Leaves.  A bit of lace, Stickles and twine bows finish off the card.

The pink bow at the top is actually a removable tag.

I love the soft colors of this paper collection.  It is so cheerful!

This card really helped put me in the Christmas crafting mood.  I hope you like it.  I am also sharing this card on the "Play Creative" Facebook page.  Please stop by there and join in the fun.  This is a monthly challenge group where the winner will receive a $15 prize to the Secret Garden Crafts shop.  The theme for the December challenge is Christmas/Holiday/Winter.  Please take some time to stop by the Secret Garden Craft blog and see the inspiring creations from my fellow design team girls. Also, remember that there is free shipping at Secret Garden Crafts for all orders $20 and over.  Stop by and see the gorgeous flowers and other items in the shop.

Have a wonderful crafty day!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas Cheer

Hi there, everyone!  Here we are in December already.  Now, I have to do some serious crafting in order to be ready for Christmas.  Anyone else in the same position?

My card today uses the beautiful Maja Design paper collection "I Wish."  This card came together so quickly.  All the paper edges were inked and distressed.  Cardboard was placed below each layer for dimension.  An icicle edge was given at the top using Snow Writer.  The wooden snowflake is from Recollections and was also given a bit of the Snow Writer for some highlighting.  The sweet Christmas tree was cut from the papers with an EK Tool.  Snow Writer was applied to its branches.  A simple red ribbon, baker's twine and jingle bells were tied around the card.  The rhinestone stars are from Michael's.

I love the vintage look of the papers in this collection as well as the sweet images.  It makes cardmaking so easy!

Well, that's all for me today.  The house is halfway decorated for Christmas, so I plan on trying to finish up the rest today.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by and for your sweet comments.  I will be back on Wednesday with a new post for Secret Garden Crafts.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Cherish Every Day Card for Secret Garden Crafts

Hi everyone!  Can you believe November is almost over?  Time is flying much too quickly!  First, I want to share a look at the design team package I was sent a couple of weeks ago for Secret Garden Crafts.  Isn't everything beautiful?

I couldn't wait to use these pretty flowers so I thought I would make one more card for the Fall and here it is.

First, I used a stamp from Stamping Bella and colored it with Copic markers.  I then cut it out using a Nested Wacky Stitched Square frame from Cottage Cutz.  The image was then placed on pattern paper and a white card base.  Then, the fun began using these gorgeous flowers found at Secret Garden Crafts--English Roses, Cottage Roses, Sweetheart Blossoms and Mulberry Paper Lily Roses.  The sentiment was cut with word dies by Tim Holtz.  A couple of rhinestones, diecut leaves and twine add the finishing touches.

I hope you like this card and these beautiful flowers.  They and a wonderful assortment of other flowers can be found here at Secret Garden Crafts.  Please also take some time to stop by the Secret Garden Crafts blog to see what amazing projects my fellow design team friends have come up with.  Also, shipping is free with any order of $20 or more.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.  Enjoy the rest of the week!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Christmas Greetings

Hi everyone!  For those of us in the States who celebrated Thanksgiving this past Thursday, I hope you had a happy one and are recovering from all that turkey!!

Today, I am sharing a sweet tag made from Maja Design's Vintage Frost Basics 6x6 paper pad.  Oh, how I love this beautiful collection of papers.  Since I have a love of anything related to Winter, this collection is right up my alley!

Beginning with a premade tag, I covered the front and back with pattern paper and then cut a couple of other papers along with the sweet image to layer on top.  All papers were inked and distressed around the edges.  Cheesecloth and bits of laces were tucked here and there.  The flowers and wooden tree and snowflakes are from Recollections.  The sentiment was also cut from one of the papers.  A lace and twine bow with silver bells was tied at the top of the tag.  A couple of crystal rhinestones were added for some sparkle.

Well, that's it for me today.  I will be back again on Wednesday for my next post for Secret Garden Crafts.  Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Winter Card

Hi friends!  It is a blustery, chilly day here today.  I love it!  Winter and Christmas are fast approaching so it is time for me to start making some cards for the holidays.  I always fall short and probably will again this year!  The card I'm sharing today, though, was actually made a couple of months ago.  I received some beautiful items in a swap and used them to create this card.

Beginning with a white cardstock base, I simply took some of the papers and trims I was given and layered them onto the card.  The only things I added were some cheesecloth, twine, diecut fern branches and the word "winter" which was diecut from silver cardstock.  I used some of the gingham ribbon I was sent to wrap around the tiny spool.  Silver Stickles was applied to the branches.

Well, there you have it--the first card I made for the season.  I do have several others lined up to share in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned!

This week brings the Thanksgiving holiday to those of up in the States so I am wishing everyone a wonderful day.  There are also many ways to help those who are not so fortunate so please remember them in whatever way you can. 

Thank you, friends, for stopping by and for the sweet comments you leave.  I am very grateful for each and every one of you whom I have met through this wonderful crafting community.