Thursday, December 7, 2017

New Release Time at All Dressed Up--It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

I'm so excited to be using this new image of Wendy Burns' from All Dressed Up for the Debut of the New Release for December!  It's so warm and cozy and will be going out to a special couple for the Holiday from my Hubby and me.  I just love it!
I used a vintage like package paper in the background and used sheer ribbon on the corners to look like IT was a package!  After coloring with Copics, I matted the image with a bright green glitter paper-I'm sorry the light isn't picking it up very well.  I used a Christmas stamp from KKS and added a pearl accent on the sentiment.  On the inside I used a favorite Cable Knit sweater paper for one side and on the other side, the present paper again.  I used another KKS stamp and accented it with a snowflake. 
There are always 4 new release stamps for the month and this months are so adorable-be sure and check them out on the Challenge.  Be sure to add your entry to the challenge-you get a chance to win some of Wendy's great images.  We can't wait to see your creations!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It's the Start of my Christmas Cards with Paper Nest Dolls-Have you started YOUR list??

 I'm so excited that Christmas soon will be here...and a little terrified that it's closer than I think!  I love all the lights, trees, ornaments, family traditions...It's all part of the Magic.
I love this image from Paper Nest Dolls called Tree Dress Avery and she's helping me get my cards made for the Holidays.  I'm sorry that I couldn't get the lavenders and pinks to show up on this card as well as I wanted to but, her tree dress is so pretty with the pink and lavender ornaments and shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear.  I've been on a Frantage kick lately-hope it doesn't get snow heading our way!  There is a lavender Christmas Sentiment paper in the top half of the card and the bottom is a matching paper in beautiful ornaments of pinks, whites and soft purples.
On the inside is another ornament paper in the series and a stamped sentiment from my stash.  I hope this card will inspire you to start on YOUR cards also and take a trip to the Paper Nest Dolls shop to see all the delightful Holiday / Seasonal images that are available-  Best Wishes!

Monday, December 4, 2017

New Challenge for December at Paper Nest Dolls-Cocoa and Snowflakes-It's Winter!

There are so many adorable Christmas images over at Paper Nest Dolls that it's never hard to find one that you love to work with!  For the Challenge this month, I've chosen one of Christine's new digital images called Hot Cocoa Avery.  Yes, that's right, She not only has Stamps but Digis also!  Love them as you can adjust the images to suit your needs.

I had some paper that had red, swirled, embossed glittered accents on it--well it matched her gorgeous red Velvet? dress with the candy cane stockings so well.  I matted her image with black to make it stand out then tucked in some snowflakes from the edge of a full 12 x 12 sheet underneath the Doll.  Then I colored the light evening sky in some lavender hues, added spots of snow and made some snow drifts around her boots with white Flower Soft.  I always finish the inside panel of my cards and this time I used one of my favorite papers-it looks just like a cable knit sweater-perfect for snowy days!  I used a fairly large Christmas stamp-new this year that says Peace on Earth.  I hope it warms someone special this year and sends them love.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Last Month for the Come and Get It Challenges--join us in the last Hurrah!

This is a beautiful time of the year for us to share our creations with you from Come and Get It Challenge Family...but this month it's a little bit different for us on the Design Team.

You will notice on the Challenge site we are joined on the 3rd and on the 17th by past DT members also, to celebrate the Final hurrah of this Great blog site.  Yes, this month will be our last month sharing with all of our followers.  Due to unforeseen  circumstances, the 2 great leaders of our group, Cindy and Julie, have to close the website.  I know that all of us will see each other again in this crafty world-they have been wonderful to work with for all of us.

So this is my first contribution, using Polkadoodles' Hollybobs Mistletoe.  He was delightful to color and create with, as have been all the Polkadoodle images I've been thrilled to receive in the past.  I liked coloring him with copics in some "boyish" colors like grays, burgundy, navy, and greens and browns. Paired with an accent of red plaid paper, a chipboard sentiment and white dimensional poinsettia, I loved using the vintage red sentiment papers with this square card. 
For the inside, I used a pattern of dots-reminded me of snow but in colors of grays, white and burgundy.  Another Chipboard saying is perfect for Christmas.
Remember there are lots of prizes to be won because of the multiple sponsors this month--We would love you to join us for our challenge.  We have all appreciated the loyalty to our site and have loved seeing all your beautiful creations.  Be sure and participate in the Challenge on the 13th also.  We want you ALL to be there with us.  Thank you one and all.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas/Anything Goes over at Color It Create It Show It Off! Do I hear Jingle Bells?

Over at Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge we welcome you to use whatever medium you wish and whatever image you wish. We the design team create with our sponsors image My Besties, but you are welcome to use anything. Our new Challenge for this month is:
Christmas /Anything Goes
If you use the theme of the challenge you have an more chances to win some images from My Besties.  I'm using Img 906 and I think of her as waiting anxiously for Santa coming down the Chimney.  She was colored with Copics and I love the look of her Stocking Cap with the Holly trim!  I wanted to make her vintage looking so I curled and tore the edges of her picture and the accent strip under her.  For some Christmas accents, I used some laser cut wooden package and snowflake.  On the inside, I used some matching paper with stars and a stamped sentiment from my stash.
Sherri Baldy always has neat images, especially for the seasons & Holidays.  I can't wait to color some more up to get my card list whittled down!  Come over to the Challenge and win some images-can't wait to share in the Christmas joy!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Join us and Bugaboo Stamps at Come And Get It Challenge! The Theme is WINTER SPORTS!

It's time for our WINTER SPORTS theme over at the Come and Get It Challenge.  Think out of the Box:  Ice Skating, Snowman Building/Fights, Ice Carving, Sledding, Ice Hockey---your mind can think of so many things!  We'd love to see your creation AND it's being Sponsored by the well-known BUGABOO.  If you win, you can receive several of Burgaboo's digital stamps, your choice!
The image I picked today is called Winter Kidz with Puppy (they have an adorable group called KIDZ that I find myself drawn to often).  They are nice clean images with lots of room for shading and detail.  After coloring him up with Copics, I added some Chunky white embossing with Frantage, on the ground and for the snow flurry.  I also added a die cut of white pine boughs and mounted some white features behind the boughs-I think it gives the feel of snow drifting.  A wooden star finishes off the effect for the Season.  On the inside liner, I used some dp that picks up the purples, blues and grays and stamped it with a Christmas stamp from my stash.  Again, Come and join us this month and next at our Challenge!  We'd love to be inspired by YOU!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Reminder that we have a ATG Challenge going on at All Dressed Up-Time to get your Christmas Cards started!

This is meant to Remind you that there is a Challenge on the All Dressed Up Site. 
Thank you for all the fabulous entries last month and we are very happy to have so many! The winners and Top Three will be announced on the 29th as chosen by our DT.

As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.

Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that?  

We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. 
For my Reminder Image, I'm using Christmas Hair Do.   

It's from Wendy's newest release and just in time for Christmas!  After coloring her with copics, I used the water based white Sharpie fine and medium point markers to make the snowflakes and added some stickles for sparkle.  I thought the white feathers would make you think of snow swirls and then used a very glittery leaf frond as an accent. 
On the inside, I used a gold swirl dp and a matching sentiment block.
Come and visit our Challenge site and get started on your Holiday cards.