Monday, November 25, 2019

Santa Hats Challenge

How many more sleeps until Santa arrives???? I swear Christmas comes earlier and earlier every year!

If you haven't started already, this challenge at Christmas with the Cuties will get you into the Christmas card spirit!  Our theme for this challenge is "Show us your Santa Hats".  It doesn't have to be the big man himself, just a darling image wearing a Santa hat.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Sentiment Designs and the winner will receive a digital  image of their choosing!

The image below is Benson and Betty.  I want to sigh every time I look at this adorable pair, they are just so darn cute AND they are both wearing Santa Hats!

I colored the duo with Copic markers and used a glitter Spica pen around the hat fur.  The papers are from Lawn Fawn "Rainbow Christmas"  Along with the layers, I added some bling in the corners to finish it off.

Remember to head over to Christmas with the Cuties to link up your creation, I'm looking forward to seeing it!


Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas/Winter
Crafty Friends - Christmas
My Time to Craft - Christmas Animals
Crimbo Crackers - Animals

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Snow Much Fun at Creative Knockouts

It's time for our "Snow Much Fun" Challenge at Creative Knockouts!  

Our sponsor for this challenge is Star Stampz and the lucky winner will receive 3 images of their choice!

I chose to work with Santa's Letter for this challenge.

I used Copic markers to color the image and was going to try something fancy with the background but it wasn't quite working so I just left the blue sky ... blue!  

This image brings a smile to my face as I remember my kids sending letters to Santa, it's such a wonderful time of year!

Make sure you check out the amazingly creative creations from our Design Team then it's your turn to start creating!

Star Stampz Challenge - Christmas #4
Cardz 4  Galz - Getting Ready for Christmas #110
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Christmas/Holidays

Friday, November 15, 2019

Stitchin' Time at Creatalicious Challenges!

It's challenge time over at Creatalicious Challenges, Anything Goes and here's the twist ... we want you to add stitching to your creation, real or faux.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Polkadoodles and the lucky winner will receive a voucher to spend in their store!

This too cute image is Lucky Present.  Just looking at him makes melt, he's just so darn adorable.

I colored him up with Copic markers, added some puff paint on the hat and stickles on the pom pom.  I also used a white gel pen and added some dots on his kerchief.

I hauled out my sewing machine and added some blue stitching around the image.  I really like adding stitching to images I just hate pulling out my machine, wish I had room to leave it out. 

Now it's your turn to show us your stitching.  Make sure you check out the Design Team's creations for some inspiration.

Prize  -  £6.75 / US $10 digi voucher

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Anything Goes #46
ABC Christmas Challenge - X is for FauX (hat fur)
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Animals
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Festive

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Border Time at Creative Knockouts

It's time for another challenge at Creative Knockouts and Border Time is the theme!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Di's Digi Stamps and the lucky winner will receive $6 voucher.

It's hard to believe the holiday season is almost upon us, to get a head start on some Christmas cards, I decided to work with the Snuggle Muffs.  I colored her up with Copic Markers, added some glossy accents, stickles and a few sparkly embellies. 

The paper is part of the Polar Pals collection by Doodlebug Design, I love the colors and the adorable designs.

Make sure you check out the amazingly creative creations from our Design Team then it's your turn to start creating!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Holly or Ivy

I'm thrilled to be a new member of the Winter Wonderland Design Team!  Our challenge to you this month is to incorporate Holly or Ivy into your creation!

Our sponsor for this challenge is SheepSki Designs.  The winner will receive 3 images of their choice!

The image below is Snowman Selfie and I loved working with the image.  This selfie is much better than the selfies I try to take with my family, usually only my eye is captured and everyone's heads are cut out of the image - I blame it on my short arms!

I used Copic Markers to color the image and followed up with a white gel pen to add some dimension.  When I use this image again, I am going to use my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a hashtag, will have to think of a funny caption....

The background papers have been in my stash for a long time, it's called Jolly by Golly: Play Day by Cosmo Cricket.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us and link up your Holly/Ivy creations!  Don't forget to stop in and see what our Design Team has created!

Prize:  3 images

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Anything Goes Christmas #455
SheepSki Design Challenges - Christmas is Coming #32
Cards 4 Galz - Something Begins with S #108
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Winter #534
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas/Holidays #606