Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Holidays Are Upon Us.....

Every year I swear I am going to start earlier so I can actually enjoy the Christmas season, and it never seems to happen!  I am so far behind on my projects that I feel almost overwhelmed.  This Saturday is going to be a crafty day!

Our Color Challenge at The Outlawz
Ursula chose the color palette and inspiration photo.  I love this photo, it is so festive!

I made my card to look like a front door decorated for the holidays.  I used a pair of old decorative edge scissors for my snow against the door and cut the snow from some glitter paper from Michaels.  The window is from Spellbinders and I made the candle in the window.  I placed some acetate in the window frame.  My wreath was cut with a small leaf punch.  I had to cut many, many little leaves and glued them to a "donut" shaped circle.  The twist in our challenge was to add some gingham so I made my bow from ribbon.  My red glittered stars were cut with my new EK Success border punch.  Peace, Love and Joy are stickers by Bo Bunny.
"Anything Goes" challenge is up and running at TTCRD.  As always there is great inspiration from the DT and some gorgeous cards from the members are starting to pour in.  There are some great prizes from the sponsors just waiting to be won.  Hope you will come and join the fun there.  If you haven't experienced the online magazine, you are missing a great treat!  The free digis included in the magazine are worth the price of a subscription!  

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Fond Farewell......

Sometimes live just gets in the way.  Sandy Huggett and Anne Fenton are retiring from their Creative Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz.  I have "known" them both for a while and have been working with them for about a year and I have really enjoyed it.  They are two very talented illustrators and I know everyone will miss them.

My Color Challenge card this week is using one of Gerda Steiner's fabulous digis.  She is our wonderful sponsor this month.  As an Alabama fan, I just had to use the little elephant, even though I am still in mourning after this past weekend's game!

I chose the Color palette this week, and the ladies on the DT did an awesome job on their inspiration cards using it.

The "twist" is to make a holiday card or project.  I used an EK Success border punch on my sky and snow and cut it out of some designer specialty glitter paper I got at Michael's some time ago.  My silver stars are cut with a small Creative Memories punch and topped with little glittered stars by Recollections.  My two tree die cuts came from Marshall's on a dump table and the sentiment is stickers I have had for quite a while.

Over at TTCRD the ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE is up and running.  The ladies have done an awesome job with their inspiration cards and you can add up to two projects!  If you would like to be a Guest DT, contact Sandi Huggett at the site.  Hope you will come and play in both challenges.  You will make some wonderful friends and fellow crafters.  

TTCRD also has a wonderful magazine that I would encourage you to subscribe to.  Many free digis that pay for your subscription and wonderful artists that contribute with tutorials and articles.

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