Friday, November 26, 2021

Inkspirational Challenge #252~Designers' Choice...Plaid Sleigh Treat/Gift Box

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #252, where Marlene and Pia have teamed up in selecting PLAID as their Designers' Choice. Makes me think of things warm and cozy...


Making a debut for this challenge is my new Sleigh Treat Box die and I just happened to find a lovely piece of P13 plaid paper to pair with it. The bow and runners are sheeny silver cardstock. This took, literally, under 5 minutes to put together and is roomy enough for small gifts (as you see here) or quite a few chocolates, if you prefer! Place-table settings, home decor, gift container (tealight candles just popped into my mind)...all kinds of possibilities with this easy-to-use die. 


Please check out my teammates' delightful creations, then PLAID along with us!


Thank you for dropping by!


Just Us Girls Challenge #612~Photo Week...Kraft Snowflake Just for You Mini Shopping Bag

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #612, where our lovely Lisa has selected this wonderful festive photo as inspiration for the ENTIRE month of December! Yes, you read that right! The design team is taking time off over the holidays, returning with a fresh slate of inspiration and challenges on New Year's Day  2022.  Play along with us this month and then, for sure, come back on Jan. 1st!

NEWSFLASH: We're looking to add a new designer to the team!  If you are interested, please enter "DT" after your name when you add your photo to this challenge.  We hope to have a selection by Jan. 1st. 

A big thank you to Rachel Davis for being our amazing guest designer this month. Her wrap-up card is, of course, as wonderful as her previous ones have been. And speaking of wonderful: check out the team's creations! Delights, all!

It's obvious what inspired me from the photo: the shopping bags! Perfect opportunity to give my mini shopping bag die, along with its accompanying snowflake and sentiment dies, a play! Simple...and it's even holding a little gift inside! 


Looking forward to seeing how the photo inspires you!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! 
May you be blessed with all the season has to offer - joy, peace and love! 


Thank you for dropping by!


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

STAMPlorations 7th Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Giveaway...Newsprint Autumn Tiles Thank You

Hello,

Welcome to STAMPlorations' 7th Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Giveaway. I'm delighted to be joining several of my teammates to share some inspiration and details about this fabulous event!


If you've seen any of my recent STAMPlorations projects, you'll know I'm besotted with the amazing paper goods products that Shery offers. It should come as no surprise that I'm showcasing an example here, in my quick-to-make card, featuring Newsprint Autumn Ephemera Tiles and Thank You Coffee. I separated the tiles, placed on directly on the panel, then added layers of scrap cardstock to the backs of the remaining two for dimension. A sentiment from one of my favourite sets finishes it off. 


Now, for the important stuff: PRIZES (specific details are HERE)! 

*Blog Hop Prizes

  • FIVE (5) winners of a $10 prize code; winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the hop post and designers' blogs and/or IG accounts.

 *Giveaway/Linky Prizes - randomly drawn from the Linky

  • TWO (2) winners of their choice of STAMPlorations product up to $15 value
  • ONE (1) winner of a $40 prize code

 *Extra/Surprise Prizes - randomly drawn

The hop and giveaway/linky are open until December 8 (2 weeks), with winners announced on December 10 in the November winners post.


Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, November 19, 2021

Just Us Girls Challenge #611~Color Week....Aqua, Brown and Cream...Cozy Winter Bear Happy Holidays

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #611, where our lovely Vicki has select Aqua, Brown and Cream as this week's colour inspiration. 

Once again, we're delighted to have Rachel Davis joining as our November Guest Designer. Her card and those of my team showcase an array of possibilities with this pretty combination.

My bear from Tim Holtz' Cozy Winter set has come out for another play; this time, he's sending Happy Holiday wishes.  My background panel is actually ivory but...close enough.  He is such a cutie! The snow is glitter paper, for an extra bit of fun.


Since he's sipping coffee and has a couple extra mugs nearby (either he's chilly and needs several cups of hot beverages, or he's waiting for friends to join him), I'm sharing him at the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. 


 Looking forward to seeing your Aqua, Brown and Cream creations!

Thank you for dropping by!


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The Color Hues Challenge #30~Silver and Gold...Merry Christmas Snowflake (TH and Uniko)

Hello,

Here we are, already mid-November! Let's not even talk about how close December is!

Welcome to Color Hues Challenge #30 where, as hostess, I'm inviting you to play with hues of Silver and Gold for the next two weeks. I'm not sure that those colours actually 'have' hues but...whatever! Bring out the sparkle, the sheen, the glimmer, the glitter and play! 

A very easy-to-create card for me, using a lovely Tim Holt snowflake die, beautiful Sizzix papers and a lovely sentiment from Uniko.  Technically, my snowflake is not a snowflake (more than 6 sides); rather, it's a sparkly, shimmery snowflake-like ornament, with some sections stacked and some inlay. This two die set has ever so many possibilities; happy to have it in my collection!


Please check out the stunning cards created by my teammates and our guest designers! 
An array of WOW!
 
Looking forward to seeing a gallery filled with Silver and Gold.

Carol and Hilary - Guest Designers


The challenge is open until 9:00 AM (EST) on November 29th.

 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!


Thank you for dropping by!


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Perfectly CAS November 2021 Challenge~Tropical...P13 Sunshine Images and C & 9th Hello, Sunshine

Hello,

Welcome to Perfectly CAS November 2021 Challenge, where our theme is TROPICAL. Given that winter has made its presence known here, it's nice to think about warm sunny days, beaches, cool beverages...


My card features an assortment of tropical elements that I actually fussy cut! Yes! True story! These are from P13's Sunshine paper pad. I'm pleased that I remembered this collection; it really is pretty!


Please be sure to pop by my teammates' blogs, leave them some love, then bring your Perfectly CAS Tropical creations to the gallery.
  • A friendly reminder: For this challenge, we're asking you to use one-third (aka: the rule of thirds) or less on your card designs, leaving plenty of scrumptious white space (two-thirds of your panel) to draw our eyes to to your focal image. Kylie has included an easy-to-follow explanation on the challenge blog here.

Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, November 12, 2021

Inkspirational Challenge #252~Photo Challenge...Gold Deer and Black Wreath Peace on Earth

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #252, where we have this lovely chair photo to spark your creativity for the next two weeks. Black + gold...so many possibilities, especially for Christmas cards. Or perhaps the florals will catch your eye...or maybe even the 'chair' itself. How about that background? Loads of entry points; let your imagination soar!


Using the black + gold combination as my starting point, I chose to transform the beautiful busy pattern into one more clean and simple.  Of course, gold is a pain to photograph but in real life, it has such a lovely sheen.  
 

That's it from me; looking forward to your photo-inspired creations filling the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Just Us Girls Challenge #610~Trend Week: Mini Slimline...Let It Snow and Snowman (TH) Mini Slimline

 Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #610, where our lovely Elizabeth invites us to create mini slimline cards as this week's trend challenge. Always fun to play with a different size canvas, right? Right!

Once again, Rachel Davis joins us as our Guest Designer. You'll adore her mini slimline, as you will those of my teammates! Drop in for some fabulous inspiration over at the main blog.

Time for another of my Tim Holtz winter collection dies to make an appearance. Let me introduce you to Mr. Frost who, of course, is quite enthusiastic about snow! A wee bit fiddly, but not overly. I think he'd make great tags, so adding that to my ever-lengthening want-to-try list! 


Looking forward to see your Mini Slimlines in the gallery! 


Thank you for dropping by!


Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop ~ Featuring Super Sponsor STAMPlorations...Drink Coffee and Do Good

Hello,

I'm delighted to join Super Sponsor STAMPlorations for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. With cooler temperatures here in Alberta, steaming cups of coffee, tea and hot chocolate are becoming essentials even more than usual!


Not only is STAMPlorations a super sponsor; they also have a SUPER line of paper goods and stencils that mix and match wonderfully. My coffee-themed card uses:

Coffee Backgrounds ATC - for the sentiment
Fall for Coffee ATC - focal image


The coffee ATCs and ephemera are wonderfully versatile and so pretty! 

**STAMPlorations is offering fabulous a $25 prize code +  2 flash prizes: $10 prize code and choice of any 2 coffee-themed paper goods.  Hop and create! 


Thank you for dropping by!



Monday, November 8, 2021

HLS Anything Goes with Dies November 2021 Challenge...Merry Christmas HO HO HO (MCT Tall Layered Tree and Banner)

Hello,



I had some fun playing with Photoplay paper and dies from My Creative Time. I'm crushing over the layered tree that can easily be transformed into a shaker, if you so choose. I'm went with simple layering; all about dimension! Another card for my Christmas stash done. 


That's it from me! Check out what my talented teammates have created, then bring out 
your dies and join us in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Saturday, November 6, 2021

HLS November 2021 Stencil Challenge~Anything Goes...Flurry of Happiness (Snowflakes and Ephemera)

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers November 2021 Stencil Challenge, where we invite you to use any of your stencils in any fashion you choose. 


My wintry scene was so easy to make with the lovely snowflakes stencil and ephemera from STAMPlorations. The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp. The bears in the car are just way toooo cute! 


Head over to the main blog where you'll see sensational stencil delights from my teammates. 
Hope you'll join us; looking forward to seeing which stencils from your collection you'll be sharing with us!

Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, November 5, 2021

Just Us Girls Challenge #609~Word Week: Merry...Merry Christmas with STAMPlorations Christmas Ephemera

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #609, where our sweet Nancy has selected MERRY as this week's word prompt.  With the festive season drawing near, Merry is certainly a timely. 


 We're delighted to welcome Rachel Davis as our November Guest Designer. Her card and those of my teammates are sure to put you into a merry-making mood!

I played with Christmas ephemera from STAMPlorations....again! As I've mentioned in previous posts, I LOVE these images! Such a variety, too! Snowflakes are Lawn Fawn; sentiment is an oldie but goodie set from Happy Little Stampers. I think it's pretty clear what my Christmas stash will look like this year! 


Looking forward to how your cards/projects will make us MERRY in the gallery this week!

Thank you for dropping by!


Thursday, November 4, 2021

HLS November 2021 Christmas Challenge~Anything Goes (optional: Make A Scene)

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers November 2021 Christmas Challenge, where Anything Goes is always the theme, with an optional twist that, this month, is Make A Scene. 


I have a subscription to STAMPlorations Paper Goods and ohmystars! The products I've ordered/received have been nothing shy of stellar. Today, I'm sharing a wintry scene created with images from the Christmas Ephemera sets. So easy to make cards with these adorable images! I added a flurry of die-cut snowflakes from Lawn Fawn and a sentiment from MFT.  The mini slimline panel is Photoplay. 


That's it from me; please head to the blog to check out my talented teammates' festive delights.
Looking forward to seeing your Christmas makes in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Tuesday, November 2, 2021

HLS November 2021 CAS Challenge~Loveable Pets...Lily Card!

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers November 2021 CAS Challenge, where our theme is the most adorable one yet: Loveable Pets! Guaranteed the gallery will overflow with cuteness!


My most loveable pet x infinity is our sweet miniature schnauzer, Lily, who turned three (where did the time go?) on November 1st. Why go with a stamp when a photo of my 'real' precious girl is so adorable (and yes, I am a very biased-furbaby mom!). 


That's it from me; looking forward to seeing how *Loveable Pets* inspires you!

Thank you for dropping by!


Monday, November 1, 2021

The Color Hues Challenge #29~Brown and Orange...Leaves and Frame Thank You

Hello,

Welcome to Color Hues Challenge #29, where our lovely hostess, Sheri, has selected hues of Brown and Orange as inspiration for the next two weeks. Perfect combination for autumn, Thanksgiving or...whatever sparks your creativity.


My love affair with 49 & Market papers and ephemera continues, as my card clearly shows. I die-cut the frame from a piece of ephemera and added two sprigs of brown, transparent leaves to the top and bottom. The base layer is, of course, patterned paper. Truly, the In the Leaves collection is, in a word, dazzling!


Please visit our talented lineup of designers, then join us in the gallery!

Asa - Guest Designer


The challenge is open until 9:00 AM (EST) on November 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 November CAS Cards Challenge~Anything Goes (optional twist: Neutrals Only)

Hello,

Welcome to STAMPlorations November CAS Card Challenge; Anything Goes is always the theme, with an optional twist which, this month, is Neutrals Only. 


I'm absolutely besotted with STAMPlorations' Paper Goods products, so be warned: you'll be seeing plenty of them in action here on my blog! Today, I'm sharing a perhaps not-so-clean card, but definitely a simple one. Simple? Yes...because the fabulous products I chose - Coffee Word Die, And Coffee - The Bee's Knees, For the Love of Coffee - Ephemera - did all the work.  Foam tape added to the back of the coffee images, cut/stacked the coffee die and a quick sentiment stamp: easy peasy! 

I love the splash of pink mixed in with the neutrals!


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 you 'need' 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: STAMPGIRLCAROLM
Looking forward to seeing your CAS cards in the gallery, with or without the twists!


Thank you for dropping by!