Monday, December 11, 2017

Oh Joy! Lawn Fawn & Stampin Up

Good morning!  I had a chance to make just a few more Xmas cards over the weekend.  I used the challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas for this CAS card.


I used January's sketch:






It's kind of hard to see in the pictures, but one of the trees was an experiment.  I wanted to create a rose gold embossing powder to match the Recollections washi tape.  I ended up preferring the glitter embossing powder of which the details are still not clear in the above pictures.  


I did want to mention my experiment because it was a lot of fun and I will be more inclined to make my own colors in the future.


Ingredients:
Recollections washi tape
Ranger Gold glitter embossing powder
custom made embossing powder
gold pigment ink
Recollections Vintage Pink embossing powder
Versacolor Petal Pink ink
Lawn Fawn Christmas Winter Big Scripty word stamps and dies
Stampin Up Peaceful Pines stamps and dies


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Thank you so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Frantic Stamper Comfort & Joy

Hello,  Alicia sharing a card of comfort and joy.  I layered several cuts of fresh winter papers with some inked edges and a touch of ribbon.  I thought alternating the two different layered shapes added to the crisp feel.



The details of this set are adorable, unfortunately, this Frantic Stamper set is no longer available but the store has a very similar set listed below it even has little marshmallows!  I also listed a similar Frantic Stamper set.



Dies R Us Products:

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Corner-cut Tags
Frantic Stamper Stitched Corner Cut Tags

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Rounded Rectangles
Frantic Stamper Stitched Rounded Rectangle dies


Frantic Stamper dies
Frantic Stamper dies
Penny Black - Dies - What's In Your Cup
Penny Black What's in your cup

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the DiesR Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

North Pole Blog Hop


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Welcome to

The North Pole

Blog Hop



To the North Pole I'd like to go,

Over fields of ice and snow;

To see Santa dear,


Mrs. Claus and the elves would be
Waiting there for you and me;
Where they make the toys so busily!

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this hop! If you need to start at the beginning head over to Shannon's blog.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented elves.
We have an awesome sponsor for this month!

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Be sure to check out the shop online HERE
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 12/13/17 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
In his wonderful reindeer sleigh,
Santa would whisk us all away;
Flying merrily,

Non stop to the NORTH POLE!!

I created several cards with my Cricut for today's hop.  I recently had a free 72 hour membership to Cricut Access.   I used A Quilted Christmas for many of these cuts.  I found so many images on that cart, I might have to have it!

First is Santa and Mrs. Claus, I used an American Craft 6x6 paper pad with some Stampin Up card stock and ribbon.  I used several specialty papers for the cuts.






There was a couple of options for Santa and Mrs. Claus, for her I chose the more ornate cut.  I just loved the details of the sleeves and apron.  Santa and the elves fancier versions just weren't worth the extra effort, but I just loved this Mrs. Claus.



Next I made some elves!


Ingredients:
Cricut A Quilted Christmas and Jolly Holidays cart
American Craft Merry Mint & Traditional Christmas 6x6 paper pads
misc papers and card stock
Stampin Up punches, ribbon and sentiment
Momenta sentiment stamp
American Craft red pigment ink
Judikins clear embossing powder
lots of pop dots, all my characters are popped up


Next head on over to Santa's workshop to visit with Sandy's blog!



Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Don't forget to join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #65
I'm So Fancy (OUR LAST Challenge)
due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, December 30th, 2017
Pacific Time

Friday, December 8, 2017

Quick Quotes Gift Card Bags: Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Good morning!  Today I have a project over on the Quick Quotes blog today for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I decided to make some useful coffee gift card holders.  I used the Tim Holtz/Sizzix In the bag die which is perfect for a card even with the space to tie up the bag at the top.  I used some frosty looking Quick Quotes papers to create the bags and panels.



I used Navy Powderpuff chalking ink to stamp and edge this blue bag.



I used Bora Bora PowderPuff Chalking Inks on this bag.



Quick Quotes products:

other products:
Tim Holtz Fresh Brewed Blueprints stamps
sheer ribbon and buttons
Frantic Stamper stitched rounded rectangle die
Tim Holtz/Sizzix In the bag die
Shimmer paper

This project also fits with the December Quick Quotes challenge to use die cuts pop over to join in this challenge.

Karen Burniston Winter Greetings

Hello, Alicia on the blog today with some Winter Greetings.  In my area of the country we have not had snow yet but these cards make me look forward to the first white layer to blanket the ground.



I used several specialty papers on my cards including ice blue shimmer cover stock,
arctic shimmer paper, glitter and chalkboard card stock.


I upcycled the lovely fiber I used for the scarf from a plant I received as a Mother's Day gift.  As you may have guessed the plant did not make it and I am usually very good with plants.  The hint of sparkle made the perfect accent to my snowman.




My second card uses a glitter card base.  I then alternated ice blue and glitter card stocks cut with Frantic Stamper Stitched Corner Cut Tags and the circles included with Karen Burniston Pop Up dies.  I added a dash of snowflakes, a die also included in the Snowman Pop Up set.




I decorated the inside background a little bit different in each card.  Now that I have used the Karen Burniston Pop Up dies several times I feel very comfortable experimenting.




Dies R Us Products:
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Corner-cut Tags
Frantic Stamper Stitched Corner Cut Tags
Karen Burniston - Dies - Word Set 3 - Holiday
Karen Burniston word set
Karen Burniston - Dies - Snowman Twist Circle Pop-Up
Karen Burniston Pop Up dies





Poppystamps - Dies - Stitched Hills (NEW)
Poppystamps Stitched Hills

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the DiesR Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/12/challenge-46-anything-goes-christmas.html until 12/11

http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2017/11/194-christmas-sentiment.html until 12/11

http://cardz4galz.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-62-show-me-snowman.html until 12/20

http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2017/12/hls-december-christmas-challenge.html until 12/30

http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/12/challenge-83-snowmanmen.html until 12/30

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/chnc-challenge-extra-for-december-2017.html until 12/31

https://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/2017/12/winter-time-with-dies-r-us.html until 12/31

https://a2zscrapbookingblog.com/2017/12/01/a2z-scrapbooking-december-2017-challenge/ until 12/31

https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/ltscb-104-winter-wonderland.html until 12/31

http://sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/12/winter-fun-4-kids-challenge.html until 1/5

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Alicia

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Snowglobe card using Cricut access

Good morning, another Cricut card today.  This is most complex of all the cards I made, I used Crazy Cute Cards on Cricut access...love this cart!  I made the cuts for another card from the cart but have not assembled that one, I hope all the cuts came out good enough since my access was for only 72 hours.  I received the free 72 hour access pass inside a cart I recently purchased.  I believe most Cricut lovers should know that they are discontinuing physical carts so many are on sale every where these days.  I purchased some at Tuesday Morning for $12.99 but Cricut has some of the same carts for only $5.99.  I purchased more on Black Friday  weekend, but they have not arrived yet.



I wanted a real alpine feel so I like the blue and silver papers.  I used a shimmer black for the tree trunks and wood features of the building instead of brown to stay "cool".



Love this building and trees!







ingredients:
Cricut access Crazy cute cards
misc papers and card stock


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2017/12/cic434-craftin-desert-divas.html until 12/9



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

merry...CAS(E) the Sketch!

Good Merry Morning!  I hope your December is going well.  I have almost made enough cards for the season.  As the years go on, I send less cards each year.  I haven't really made any "sets" yet this year, each card is one of a kind (so far).  I hope you enjoy this one.  I love making it.  I am such a fan of CAS and this die cut and sentiment are perfect for that style.


Here's the sketch from which I drew my inspiration. 


Details of my cut and splash of ink.




 ingredients:
Cricut access Jolly Holidays
Heidi Swapp spray ink Sweet Cherry
Momenta clear stamp sentiment
silver shimmer and misc papers and card stock
American Craft ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


thank you for stopping by today!

Alicia