Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The Color Hues Challenge #7~Blue and Magenta...Snowflake Joy


Happy December (that came around fast!) and welcome to The Color Hues Challenge #7, blue and magenta are the hues we're inviting you to play with for the next two weeks.  Such a pretty combination, for Christmas or...well, anything!

A while back (as in pre-winter) I was lucky to win the TH Stunning Snowflake dies and they're finally making a debut here. They are soooo pretty and the two dies offer a real variety of combinations with mixing/matching layers. I won't pretend these delicate flakes were 'easy' to work with, but I think that's due to the mirror cardstock I used that makes things rather slippery.  I made three snowflake combinations and was 'this close' to putting all on a card until my husband intervened. He said "One per card" and I listened! Glad I did: I now have three more for my Christmas stash! Just sharing two here; the otherswill make an appearance later.  Oh...and the Joy diecut is from Photoplay. LOVE it!

Please visit the rest of the team; you'll be sooooo impressed by their creativity:

The challenge is open until 9:00 AM (EST) on December 14th.
 The winners will be posted an hour before our next challenge goes live.
The overall winner will have the opportunity to be a 
future Guest Designer!

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STAMPlorations December CAS Challenge~Anything Goes (optional twist: Red and Brown)...Merry Christmas Slimline


Welcome to STAMPlorations December CAS Card Challenge, where Anything Goes is always the theme, with an optional colour twist which, this month, is red and brown.

I'm sharing a slimline today, featuring the Wheels ARTplorations Slimline stencil paired with the Merry Christmas Word Art die, cut from mirror cardstock and backed with three layers of white cardstock for some dimension. While this isn't 'technically' a clean + simple card, it was super simple to make! Once I had the idea, the entire process was under 15 minutes! Seriously!  

That's it from me; time for you to play along.
  • You can find Challenge details here. PLEASE READ as they've been updated.
  • If you decide to purchase some of the products I - or other designers have used - head over to the STAMPlorations Online Store (always great deals to be had!)
  • To receive an additional 20% off your purchases, I invite you to use my discount code: STAMPGIRLCAROL.

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Inkspirational Challenge #227~Photo Inspiration...Snowflake Peace


Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #227,  where we have this incredibly sweet photo to spark your creativity for the next two weeks! That kitten is adorable; love the blue eyes! I wonder if he's plotting and scheming to re-arrange the ornaments after this photo shoot is done...

No cutie-patootie kitties in my collection (Lily would not approve *grin*). I focused, instead, on the snowflake package on the kitten's right and the sheen of the baubles. Here's the result: 

As assortment of snowflake dies cut from shimmer cardstock and 'peace' from Photoplay.  Red and white...love it!

Please check out where this photo took my teammates, then play along with us!

See you in the gallery!

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Just Us Girls Challenge #564~Photo Week...Forest Merry Christmas


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #564, where we have this arrangement of elegant gifts to spark inspiration. The black, gold and kraft....swoon! If the wrapping is *this* pretty, imagine the gifts inside!

We're thrilled to have had talented Joyce as our November Guest Designer and, as this is her final challenge with us, we want to express how deeply we appreciate her awesome inspiration!  Please check out her wonderful card along with those from the fabulous JUGS team.  They would love to know you dropped by.

The tree and the patterns/palette of the papers caught my eye, so I reached for Kaisercraft's First Noel that offers a lovely range of options. Since I couldn't decide on 'one' paper for a single tree, I went with a forest...actually, two forests! More additions to my Christmas card stash! And yes...I am in panic mode right now!

This will be our last post for 2020, as we take a break to rest, relax, rejuvenate and, especially, spend time with our families.  

Hope you'll play along with us; the link will be open until Dec. 3rd.

Wishing all my wonderful visitors a most safe and healthy




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Thursday, November 26, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020~Day 26: Featuring My Favorite Things

BONUS DAY!  Welcome to Day 26 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020. We're delighted to have My Favorite Things, as a first-time guest and sponsor. One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to their online store.  What a great opportunity to treat yourself to a Christmas present! 

Two rustic vibe tags today, featuring one of my favourite deer dies. Deer + plaid = LOVE!

Remember to visit Tracey's blog to see the marvelous tags created by the MFT designers, the 2020 Design Team and guest designers. 

Our generous sponsors:

Just a note of gratitude:

I want to express my heart-filled gratitude to all the amazing sponsors who shared their lovely products with our team, to my awesome teammates - Lindsey M-P, Joyce, Kim, Ardyth Percy-Robb and Lindsey Larsen - for their inspiration and friendship, and, most of all, to Tracey, who has given me, once again, the most incredible opportunity to be part of her team! Thank you, my friend, for a month of absolute JOY!  We needed this during these times, as you can see by the gallery bursting at the seams with tags, tags and tags!

To my visitors: thank you for dropping by and leaving such supportive comments. My festive spirit is soaring! Tracey will be leaving the gallery open for a few more days, so do play along. The more the merrier!  

Wishing all my US friends a blessed Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2020~MFT 

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020~Day 25: Featuring Pretty Pink Posh

OHMYSTARS! Here are at Day 25 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020! How the time has flown! Word on the street, however, is that this *isn't* the last day! Shhhh....

We're delighted to have Pretty Pink Posh joining us as our guest and sponsor; one lucky winner will win a $50 (that's major!!) gift certificate to their online store.
My trio of tags feature the oh-so-pretty Decorative Ornaments, gold embossed on coloured cardstock and slathered with Wink of Stella, paired with sentiments from Angel Friends.

Remember to visit Tracey's blog to see the marvelous tags created by Pretty Pink Posh designers, the 2020 Design Team and guest designers. 

Our generous sponsors:

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020~Day 24: Featuring Heffy Doodle

Welcome to Day 24 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags, where we thrilled to have Heffy Doodle as our guest and sponsor.  One lucky winner will receive a £35 gift certificate to shop at their online store.

Wanna Build A Snowman is one seriously adorable set, with the cutest penguins, pretty tree, dapper snowman and snowman-to-be-assembled. My tags feature a few of these sweeties; more are being card-fied! The sentiments are delightful as well and I LOVE that winter, wishes and wonderland come with dies!

Remember to visit Tracey's blog to see the marvelous tags created by Heffy Doodles designers, the 2020 Design Team and guest designers. 

Our generous sponsors:

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