Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Day #23 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards

My friend, Mickey, has been helping me brainstorm to come up with something beginning with a "U" for Day #23 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Card Challenge.  It's an unbelievably difficult letter.  Our list included Underwear, Unicorn, Ugly Christmas Sweater, Uneven, Under the Mistletoe, Up on the Rooftop.  Then, as I looked through the digital images I have from Beccy's Place, I came across the perfect "U".
Utensils,
a wooden spatula and spoon in the

I put a SU doily Under the image and used a wood stamp I purchased, maybe 10 years ago, at my very first stamp show for the sentiment.    The patterned paper is from CTMH and is the flip side of the tree paper I used on yesterday's card.  I picked up the paper glitter tape at My Favorite Things last winter.  It's kind of an Unusual shade, but I think it works fine here.
Thanks, Mickey, for all your help.

Challenges:
Beccy's Place November Challenge - Day #23 "U" 
Allsorts Challenge Week #442 - Glitter
Cards in Envy Challenge - It's Only Paper 
Retro Rubber Challenge #76 - Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge #44 - Anything Christmas Goes 
The Paper Shelter Challenge #319 - A Christmas Card
The House That Stamps Built Challenge N2217 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #355 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs November Challenge - Get Ready for Christmas

Time to get my kitchen utensils busy making some desserts for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.

 



 
 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Day #22 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards

It's Tuesday and time for another Alphabet Challenge at Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards, the letter "T".
Today I put a Tag with Twine on my card. 
This cute Beccy's Place snowman digital image is holding Two poinsettias.  The Tag is made from Tan Tree paper from CTMH.
I stamped a Tiny sentiment on a punched circle.  And everything is mounted on a piece of shiny green paper, embossed with Trees and snowflakes.
Challenges
Dream Valley Challenge #168 - Add Texture (flocking, baker's twine and embossing) 
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Tag You're It 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Day #21 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards

After a night of much needed Slumber, my day started with one of my least favorite "S" words.  After breakfast I started Scrubbing the kitchen floor.  There are plenty of chores to take care of before my family descends on Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner.  But I am still going to sneak in the cards for Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  If you haven't figured it out, today's card must include something beginning with a "S".  
 Meet this fun family of Snowpeople.  It's one of Beccy's digital images.  Using markers I colored it in Shades of brown and red, then fussy cut with Scissors.
For Sparkle I added 3 cricut cut glitter paper Snowflakes,  clear Wink of Stella on the bodies, glitter around the girls' coats, and flocking on the Snowbanks.  The Sentiment is a CTMH Stamp from my Stash.
Challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #193 - Anything Goes + a Sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #377 - recipe: 1 bow, 2 colors, 3 snowflakes 
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Tear It Up  (I tore a piece of white cs in 2 pieces to make the snow banks, adding glitter and flocking to the torn edges for definition.)

 

 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Day #20 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards


Dasher sure doesn't look like he's ready to dash anywhere.
He's a digi image from the Beccy's Place
He is also a Reindeer, which starts with "R",
the letter of the day for Beccy's November Challenge
The card also features a lot of Red, a Ribbon knot, and some tiny Round Red Gems.  And I almost forgot the Ribbing in the embossed knit pattern.
Challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenge #43 - Christmas is Coming 
Catch the Bug Challenge - Bingo (I chose the diagonal line of Sentiment, Embossing and Sparkle)

 
 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Day #19 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards

Considering the fact that the letter of the day at
I believe a Quick post is in order.
I've created a Quarter Fold Card 
and used a Quilted embossing folder. 
Digi sentiment and image are from Beccy's Place Tied Up With String Digital Set.

Here is the card when opened.  The sentiment is also a Beccy's Place digi.

This close up shows some of the details of the embossing folder.  The card front is also embossed.
All papers are from CTMH.
The tutorial for the Quarter Fold Card 
can be found on Beccy's blog. 

Challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round November Challenge -  Candies, Cookies or Gingerbread


 

Day #18 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards

Beccy switch things up and, instead of the progressive alphabet challenges, gave us a sketch challenge for Day #18.   Not a problem, Beccy.  I did a little turning, twisting, and shaking of the sketch and like the final result.  
The coordinating papers are from CTMH, but the sentiment and image are Beccy's Place digital stamps.
Here's the sketch:


Challenges:
The Three Muses Challenge - Fruit and/or vegetables 
Star Stampz Challenge - Use a Digi
Aud Sentiments Design Challenge - Anything Goes + a sentiment 
Scribbles Design Challenge #59 - A Tree-mendous Time of Year
Crafty Girls November Challenge - AG option of Christmas 
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #397 - Use 3 different Designer Papers 
Crafty Friends Challenge #71 - Add a sentiment


 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Day #17 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards

Beccy has been wonderfully thoughtful in supplying inspiration words for the alphabetical challenges in her Month of Holiday Cards.  But, I didn't have to do a lot of thinking to come up with a "P" theme.  


I tilted this for the photo so you wouldn't see my reflection in the foil Paper.
I love using Wink of Stella to blend my watercolor Pencils. It looks like he has snow on his feathers.
This Popped Penguin, another of Beccy's digis, is Peering up at that 3 layer glittery star, with foam tape Popping each layer.  I colored him with Pencils and markers.  And, quite obviously, I used Paper, white cs, Patterned foil background Paper, glitter Paper and velum.  I also used a Piercing tool to Punch the holes for the brads. 

Challenges:
The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge #35- Anything Goes; optional Star Struck 
Naughty or Nice Challenge #45 - Walking in a Winter Wonderland 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #8 - Anything Goes with a critter