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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Color Challenge

This week's color challenge at The Outlawz is bright and colorful.  It was a lot of fun to see what my fellow DT's were going to come up with!  Teresa picked our palette and beautiful inspiration photo.  She is the "MOM" of several birds and they are precious to her.  The Twist for this week is to add wings.



I used my Spellbinder's Nestibilities and Sizzix embossing folder, papers from my stash, some wings I downloaded of off Pinterest, and one of my Fiskar border punches.  I love the border punches and have collected quite a few of them.

I know it is close to the holidays but if you have some time, come over and play with us! 

Over at Through the Craftroom Door there is an "Anything Goes" challenge that is going on.  You really need to check out the beautiful cards and projects that are there!  If you are not yet a subscriber to their online magazine, I hightly recommend it!  So many awesome projects, tutorials and inspiration.  These days I need all the help I can get!  My old brain gets stale a lot lately.

Guylou's Inimitability Blog has an awesome challenge, too!  Gina is challenging everyone to use a snow theme.  I made a card for my friend who is battling breast cancer (she is doing great!)  and used Guylou's ribbon angel.  I stacked some poinsettia flowers and secured them with a brad.  All the papers I used I have had in my stash.  I am so bad about taking my paper packs apart and forget where I got them.  I used the square Nestibilities, some ribbon and a pre-done sentiment.



Friday, December 14, 2012

Hello!

Finally have some time to get my post up even if it is after midnight!  First, at the Outlawz Color Challenge, it is my week to pick the color palette.  I chose some different holiday colors to challenge your creativity.



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I had some silver, woven mesh fabric type "paper" that I picked up several years ago at a scrap convention in Duluth, Georgia.  Finally got around to using it!  I cut two pine cones with my Cricut and embossed them with embossing powders.  I cut a branck with the Cricut and glittered it up.  The border is made with a Fiskar border punch and the ribbon was from a friend.

At Guylou's Inimitability

The challenge is to make a project featuring snow.  I used Guylou's Ribbon Angel to make a Christmas card for a friend battling breast cancer.  She is doing great!  I used my Copic markers to color her and some Christmas papers from my stash.  

I glittered up her wings, added metallic ribbon and a die cut made with a nestability die.  The poinsettia stacked flower is also from my stash and is secured with a glittered brad.

Through The Craftroom Door

The challenge at TTCRD is up and running, too!  I used Michelle Perkett's beautiful mermaid and adapted her to a holiday theme.  In my interpretation she has just returned from Christmas shopping!  She is colored with Copics,  double matted on Christmas paper and I bordered that with another paper and added a sentiment cut from yet another paper.  I think she looks festive!



As you can see, you have many avenues you can take to be creative this week!  Hope you will check them ALL out and hopefully play in all of them.  As always there are awesome prizes to be won in random drawings!



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December........

December should be two month's long to do everything I have on my list!  I'm sure some of you will agree with me.  Just finished decorating the inside and outside of the house and now I have to clean up the mess of boxes, fake snow and glitter!  I had so much glitter on me that I told my hubs I should glue myself to the wall as a decoration!

Lots of FAB challenges for you to enter and excellent prizes to be won!  At The Outlawz it is Tuesday, well it is Tuesday in most places, but that means the Color Challenge is posted.  Lauren has come up with an awesome palette for everyone to create something wonderful.


 
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I have used some DCWV paper and some other papers I have had in my stash, a Nestibility die, Cricut die cut bells, Christmas ribbon, silk poinsettia and leaves and a small jewelled flower on the bow.  The ribbon has gold, raised snowflakes on it.
 
There is still time to enter the challenge at TTCRD.  It is an Anything Goes challenge and the sponsor is Michelle Perkett.  She has some awesome digis!  Hope you will find some crafty time in your busy Holiday schedule to share you wonderful projects at these two superb sites!
 


Monday, December 3, 2012

Challenge at Guylou's Inimitablity is Up!

I am a little late in posting here, but I wanted to let everyone know that Guylou's has a new challenge up!  The challenge is "Use Non-Traditional Christmas Colors".  You have until December 13th at 10:00 p.m. EST to get your project in to be eligible to win some of Guylou's delicious digis!  Here is my card using Guylou's "Dorothy and Gift"  I just love this little girl!

 
My sentiment says "Santa Claus is coming to town".
 
I hope you find time to come over and join us with some funky new Christmas colors!

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