Monday, December 28, 2015

Taking a short break from blogging

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post to let you know I will be taking a short break from posting and blogging to complete some other projects around the house.   Hope to be back later next month.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Tree Fudge Box

Went grocery shopping early this morning and found a special sale on Chocolate Fudge.  Bought a big box of it and plan to share some of it with my neighbors.  I cut out this Christmas Tree Candy Box with my Cameo using a cut file from the Silhouette store.  It has dividers inside so it can fit four pieces of fudge in each box.  Tag was cut out with MS tag punch and attached to the ribbon with red twine.

Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge 119 - Christmas Treats
Brown Sugar Challenge 177 - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Here Comes The Holidays
Dream Valley Challenge 121 - Die cuts and punches 
I die cut the box with my Cameo.  Also used a MS tag punch.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes

I love all the Bugaboo digis, but I think the snowmen are my favorite images.  I used the challenge color chart and colored the image in GIMP using the color dropper so they all match.  I did have to add orange for the carrot, but other than that I used all the colors on the chart.  Also used the strip paper on the packages in the bottom photo as my inspiration for the background paper which I made in GIMP using overlays from Mel Stampz.

Simon Says Wed Challenge - Let It Snow (Snowflakes embossed on white)
Simon Says Mon Challenge - Theme is Holly Jolly 
Come And Get It Challenge - Theme is Anything Goes Christmas
Eureka Stamp Challenge 170 - Christmas Is Coming
Pinspirational Challenge 155 - Photo (Inspiration - striped paper on packages)

Monday, December 7, 2015

Chubby Snowman

My hubby is running errands for me this morning so I have a hour to play with paper.  This little cutie is a digi image from the Bugaboo store.  You can't tell from the photo, but I colored him with patterns in Gimp so he looks like he was paper pieced.  Also embossed the white layers with my new Darice snowflakes embossing folder.  This is going in next weeks box to the children's charity.

Simon Says Wed Challenge - Let It Snow (Snowflakes embossed on white)
Simon Says Mon Challenge - Theme is Holly Jolly 
Come And Get It Challenge - Theme is Anything Goes Christmas
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 339 - Photo + Let It Snow

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Santa Card

I've lots to do, but wanted to sneak in some crafting time this afternoon.  I made this CAS style Santa card for a special little girl.   The fun digi image is from Bugaboo.  Also used my new Darice snowflake embossing folder.  Cut out the image with my Silhouette Cameo.  Instead of using pop dots, I cut out 4 extra layers to mount Santa on.  Gives some dimension without the high cost of the pop dots.  

Catch The Bug Christmas Chaos Day 1 - Here Comes Santa Clause
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Theme is Embossing
Simon Says Wed Challenge - Let It Snow (Snowflakes embossed on red)
Come And Get It Challenge - Theme is Anything Goes Christmas

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Warmest Wishes

Hubby is out of the house so I have a bit of free time this afternoon to work on cards.  This little snowman is from the Paper Creators store.  It's a Sassy Cheryl digi and is already colored so cards go together quickly.  Also used a new Darice snowflake embossing folder that was on sale at Joann's last week, Recollections cardstock, Nestabilities dies to cut out the image and scalloped background.

Simon Says Wednesday - Let It Snow
CHNC Challenge 257 - Die Cuts Or Punches
Incy Wincy Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Come And Get It Challenge - Anything Goes + Sentiment