Wednesday, December 6, 2023

HLS December 2023 Stencil Challenge - Merry Christmas Sleigh (Lisa Horton, Waffleflower sentiment)

Hello,



My card features some new-to-me products:

Lisa Horton - Christmas Sleigh 3D Embossing Folder Christmas Sleigh Layering Stencils and Die
Festive Postal Marks Embossing Folder  

The sleigh is fun to stencil and it's wonderful to have a die to cut it out once done. I "may" have made several of these!


Looking forward to your stencil sensations in the gallery

Thank you for dropping by!


Monday, December 4, 2023

HLS December 2023 Anything Goes with Christmas Challenge (optional: Festive Animals) - Happy Holidays (Colorado Craft Co., Anita Jeram - Dear Santa)

Hello,

Welcome to the December 2023 version of Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge, where Anything Goes with an optional twist of Festive Animals.


NEWS from Kylie: This will be the last round of challenges for a while. Happy Little Stampers (all challenges) will be on an indefinite break starting in 2024. Thank you for all your support and we hope you will join us once we return.

Definitely a bittersweet post today, as you can see, from the note above, that Kylie will be closing her challenges for a while. Sad, for sure, but she more than deserves a break, given how long she's been running several challenges. On the 'sweet' side, she does imply a return, so I'm taking that as a positive.

I'm on a roll with Anita Jeram stamps and dies this month; trying to get a selection completed to share with our Lily's vet. This one features the adorable critters from Dear Santa. The wee mouse with his little envelope especially makes me smile!


Looking forward to seeing a gallery filled with Christmas delights!

Thank you for dropping by!


Saturday, December 2, 2023

HLS December 2023 Birthday Challenge - May Your Birthday Be As Awesome as You Are (Colorado Craft Co., Anita Jeram)

Hello,



NEWS from Kylie: This will be the last round of challenges for a while. Happy Little Stampers (all challenges) will be on an indefinite break starting in 2024. Thank you for all your support and we hope you will join us once we return.

Definitely a bittersweet post today, as you can see, from the note above, that Kylie will be closing her challenges for a while. Sad, for sure, but she more than deserves a break, given how long she's been running several challenges. On the 'sweet' side, she does imply a return, so I'm taking that as a positive! 

My card features the adorable dog from Christmas Presents which I've transformed into a birthday version. Love versatility with products! 


Let's send this challenge off with a gallery filled to bursting! 

Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, December 1, 2023

Inkspirational Challenge #304 - Designer's Choice - Add Glitter - Ho Ho Ho Glittery Santa (Santa Greetings - Tim Holtz)

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #304 where Pia invites us ADD GLITTER as her Designer's Choice for the next two weeks. We're sure that many of you are glitzing and glittering up your festive cards/projects (or other significant occasions that call for some extra glam), so we'd love for you to share them in our gallery.


I glittered up the oh-so-cute Santa from Tim Holtz's Santa Greetings set. He's glammed up with glitter from his hat, to his beard, to his mittens, to his suit, to his belt to his little bitty boots (seriously, the boots are soooo cute). Even the HO HO HO is glittered.


Can't see the glitter in the photo above? Well, check it out in the photo below! Yes, definitely over-exposed but...had to share the shiny!


The Link will be open until Friday, Dec. 15th @ 11:59pm (GMT), so you have plenty of time to join us.

Looking forward to seeing your glitter in the gallery! 

Thank you for dropping by!


Color Hues Challenge #77 - Pink and Silver ( all month long) - Trim A Tree (Tim Holtz)

Hello,

Welcome to Colour Hues Challenge #77 where our lovely hostess, Nancy, invites us to use hues of Pink and Silver as inspiration for the month of December. Yes - the entire month, which means more time for you to play along with us. 

We're also delighted to have Amanda joining us as our Guest Designer.  

I've created a pink (in real life, the pink is much softer) Christmas tree for the challenge, using Tim Holtz's Trim A Tree (love the layers and ornaments), set atop a Sparkle embossing folder background. Sentiment saved for the inside. 

Looking forward to seeing a gallery filled with Pink and Silver delights.

The challenge will be open until December 28th @ 9 AM EST!

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!


Friday, November 24, 2023

Just Us Girls Challenge #707 - CAS Week - In a Circle - Penguins Winter Chill and Let's Be Merry (Spellbinders and MCT)

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #707 - which is also our wrap-up for 2023 as the team takes a break through December. Our lovely hostess, Bobby, would like us to 'round out' the year with a CAS card with the focal image In a Circle

Thank you to Melissa for being our inspiring guest designer this month. Your creativity has been simply wonderful.

Two In A Circle cards from me - well, technically, the 'circle' is a snowball (from My Creative Time), lightly stamped with snowflakes from Uniko Studio, which seemed suitable for my little penguins (Spellbinders). I've gone a wee bit beyond 'clean and simple' in adding an embossed snowflakes background. Oops. Sentiments are also from MCT.



Looking forward to seeing your Clean-and-Simple In a Circle delights.

Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, November 17, 2023

Inkspirational Challenge #303 - SEASONAL - Merry Flip-It Fun Interactive Card Dies - Trio of Christmas Cards (Crop and Create 2023)

Hello, 

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #303 - Seasonal, where we're inviting you to draw inspiration from a "season" and create cards that are specific to that season. For instance, for Fall and Winter, you may consider the rapidly approaching US Thanksgiving and Christmas, respectively.  Whatever you choose, as long as a SEASON + specific occasion are evident, you're good to go.


NOTE: a bit photo heavy! 
I'm sharing a trio of Christmas cards I made during the September Crop and Create event. They all feature products from The Stamps of Life:

Merry Flip-it Fun Interactive Card dieThis die set creates an A2 (4.25 x 5.5 inches) Flip-it Card with a fancy shape in the middle, layering dies for the panels and a Merry word die.

Christmas Fun Paper Pad, Merry Clear Stamp Bundle, Christmas Add-On Dies (and I will be honest: the paper didn't really resonate with me - just a bit too cutesy, but - they were part of the class, so I was a good student and used them. I plan to try this die with other papers/images at some point; it really is quite versatile).

Card 1
Our 'starter' card, the simplest of the three, where the 'Merry' is visible both on the outside and inside.

Card 2: Front
This one shows the Flip-it die in action, where the 'Merry' section flips to the second sentiment.

Card 2: Inside

Card 3 - Front
This was the 'advanced' version and includes three inside panels, designed to leave space for writing a message which, in the version above, would likely need to be placed on the back of the card. A bit more fiddly, but still very easy to make.

Card 3: Inside Panels


Looking forward to seeing your SEASONAL themed cards in the gallery! 
Last time we ran this challenge, we had close to 70 awesome entries; let's see if we can surpass that!

Thank you for dropping by!