Saturday, December 19, 2009


The front hall is lined with suitcases, gifts and other stuff we can't live without for a week. I really should be in bed but couldn't resist making just one more card. And low and behold it's not a gift card holder. :)

This picture isn't the greated picture of the card but it does show the glitter on the roses better than the first card.

I found the sketch over at Friday Sketchers

The color combo is from Just Us Girls the challenge was to use raspberry, green, kraft and red.

gift card holder take four

Ok, one last gift card holder using the stamp set from Whimsie Doodles. We were supposed to be on the road today but were heading to VA and considering the TONS of snow they are getting we thought it was wise to stay home an extra day and brave the road tomorrow.

The sketch is from The Pixie Cottage, we were challenged us to use red, green and gold on our creation over at Crafty Creations Challenge and eibbon, a Christmas theme and a current sketch over at Cooking it up with Katie.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

gift card holder take three

I was able to get one final gift card holder designed and finally settled on a quote for the inside. Can you tell I love this stamp set. Now to try to find time to make a few more using the three designs before we leave for the in-laws Sat morning. I still have to finish doing a load of laundry, finish throwing a few clothes in the suitcase and entertain the little man, me thinks me shouldn't have procrastinated

I used the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches
I also tried my best to follow the challenge at Tuesday Morning sketches. The challenge was to use 1 tag, 1 hidden message and lots of glitter. I'm not a huge fan of the mess glitter leaves so for me this is lots of glitter. The is glitter on the word Santa on the outside of the card and glitter on Santa's hat and his cuffs. For the tag I folded a peice of paper in half, lined the folded edge slightly above the bottom cut line of the Sizzix tag. I then scored the back side of the tag and cut off the scallop part on the front tag. I folded the scallop down to create the closure

The paper is retired paper from The Angel Company
The Santa saying and the underwear is from Whimsie Doodles

The Santa on the tag is from The Angel Company

The saying inside the tag is printed off my computer.

gift card holder take two

I was able to get one more gift card holder finished. I'm hoping to get at least one more designed after little man's bedtime. The inside of the card is very simple just a pocket to place the gift card. I'm still tossing around a few ideas for a cute saying for the inside.
This card is for several challenges
The sketch came from A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Over at Tellen's Place the challenge was to use black so the base of my card is black as is the layer under the saying.
Digital Ink Co challenged us to make a last minute gift. This will truely be a last minute gift as we don't have the gift cards to go inside the card yet.
The Pink Elephant challenged us to make something for Christmas or winter.

gift card holder take one

If all goes according to my plans I will have several versions of a gift card holder to show, my one year old may have other plans though LOL.

The sketch I found over at sketch and stash.

The stamp is a digital stamp I found over at Whimsie Doodles, I bought it a week ago but didn't get anything made with it until now.

You can't tell in the photo and you can barely tell in person but I went over the word Santa with a versamarker then I added a two toned red and gold embossing powder.
The paper is from SU!,

Friday, December 11, 2009

ready for a Christmas ball

This card made the top three over at Tellen's Place

This is a quick and simple card. The challenge over at the pink elephant was to use your favorite Christmas combo. I'm a traditional kind of gal so I chose to go with the traditional red and green for my favorite Christmas colors.

The sweet digi image is this weeks freebie from Tellen's place. The challenge over there was to do paper peicing.

The red on her dress is red wine #1 DCVW paper with a white core. After I printed the image I used a cuttlebug embosssing folder on the dress then sanded the embossed section to created white swirls.

Tuesday morning challenge

This cute little bear is a retired image from The Angel Company. The paper is a digital kit from The Creative Cottage.
The sketch is from Tuesday morning

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A fairy for Danni

This card is for the fairy challenge over at

NOw fairies really aren't my thing but I found some really, really adorable fairies over at Daisy May. I decided to use the little fairy all decked out in her winter clothes since it's gotten colder and while it hasn't snowed in my neck of the woods it has snowed in Danni's part of the crafting world. So here's a fairy just for you.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Valentine card

I made this card for several challenges. A first for me lets see if I can get them all listed.

at the challenge was to use stitching somewhere on the card so I faux stitched around the main image.

over at the challenge was to use pink and red to create a Valentine card. The cute image is a free digi offered over there check it out. challenged use to your favorite coloring medium. I used my trusty Faber- Castell watercolor pencils. the sketch came friday sketchers

and the last challenge was at to use hearts
phew I think that's all the challenges.

The main image is from Tellen's place, the heart stamps are from The Angel Company, te paper is from my stash.