Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Sweetest Time of the Year

We're in the home stretch now, are you ready for Santa's visit? This is my last week of work until January so I'm happy that I'll have some time to finish up any last minute things I may have forgotten.  I'm looking forward to some time off and excited that my oldest son Lane will make it home for Christmas. It will be a much smaller Christmas this year as I'm sure it will be for most of us.

Onward to our challenge at Creative Knockouts and the theme for this challenge is ATG or Anything Goes!  

Our fab and fun Sponsor is SheepSki Designs.  I love the unique and funny designs, make sure to check them out!

I was super excited to play with this image, Ginger Hot Tub!  

I printed the image on Copic paper then masked it off to create the background with Distressed Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Pickled Raspberry and Worn Lipstick.  After that was done I colored the image with Copics, added the sentiment, twine and button.

Thanks so much for stopping by and would like to wish everyone a safe, health and happy holiday season!

Monday, December 14, 2020

Merry Christmas CAS Style

 Our last ATG challenge of 2020 at Creatalicious Challenges

Our sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and in keeping with the CAS theme, I made the following card.

I used the Merry Christmas stamp and die-cut set by Photo Play.  I added multiple "merry" layers to the die cut for some height and dimension then used Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink for the middle splotch.  Put it all together with a smattering of sequins and the CAS Card is done!

Thanks for stopping by for a quick CAS visit and I hope to see your creations!

Just Believe

 Christmas with the Cuties has their last challenge of 2020 starting now! Our theme is "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - ATG with optional "Based on a Carol/Song" and remember, it must be cute!

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Polkadoodles!

I decided to play with the pre-colored image, Santa's Suit.  I used circle die-cuts on the image and coordinating cardstock for the background circle., added some gold and white twine and a few gold sequins to finish off the card.

I hope you have all finished off your Christmas cards, if not make sure to join our challenge for some last minute inspiration!  Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Holidays / Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.  Stay safe!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Naughty List

Christmas Craft Creations is hosting their last challenge of the year - Winter Blues and our talented design team has created some beautiful inspirational pieces.

Meet Maggie Blown Away, she is an image by Twistoon , one of may fun and quirky images available. I used Copic markers to color Maggie and a bit of stickles on her pom pom then attached pop-up dots to her so she would stand out.   

I was trying to match a sentiment to that expression on her face and figured the one from PhotoPlay worked perfectly, she does look surprised! 

I hope you have a chance to join our challenge and remember to add our badge below.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Merry Pony

 Winter Wonderland's end of the year challenge is happening now!  Our last challenge of the year is Anything Christmas Goes. This year our challenge is a bit different - make sure to check out the particulars here.  

I've been itching to use this image by Hetty Clare, Pony Stocking.  I used Copic markers to color this pony up to match the papers Winter Fun by Carta Bella. For the layout inspiration, I used the sketch below.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!! Stay safe xx

My Time to Craft - Christmas Animals

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Meowy Xmas at Creative Knockouts

We made it to December!! This year will look a lot different that in years past and I hope you spread love and cheer to your loved ones, one special Christmas card at a time. 

Our new challenge at Creative Knockouts is "Tis the Season" and I hope this will help you spread Christmas cheer to all!  Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Hetty Clare and right now Helen has an amazing 60% off sale on her digis!

This uniquely adorable image is Xmas Cats colored with Copic markers, white gel pen, glossy accents and some stickles.  I added the "Merry" sentiment in the top corner and the bright & colorful papers are from the Winter Wonderland collection by Doodlebug.

Thank you so much for stoppin' in and I hope you join us!


International Art & Soul - Lots of Pink in December
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas Present
Double "D" Challenges - Santa Hats
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - ATG w/Critter #45

Merriest Wishes from Arty Divas

December has arrived!  This year more than ever is important to send your friends and family Christmas cards as Christmas will look different for most of us.  I hope our new challenge at Arty Divas will lift your spirits and put you in the mood to create!

As always it's Anything Goes and our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Lilli Rain Designs.

For this challenge I decided to use Polar Bear Pals by MFT.  I came across this card by Ally who was late night creating.  I loved the design so decided to CASE it. After I added the sentiment banner I wished I would have used some sparkle spritz, guess that means I need to make more!

Our talented team at Arty Divas has some wonderful creations, I hope you visit them and leave some love.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you join us, I'd love to see your creation!

The Paper Players - Tic-Tac-Toe (Patterned Paper, Red, Coloring Tool)
Fab 'n' Funky  Challenges - Winter Wonderland #505
Country View Challenges - Anything Christmas