Saturday, December 29, 2012

It's my Mum's Birthday

Good Morning, today is my Mum's 76th birthday.  I made this cute card with a Doodle Pantry Image and thier digital paper, and the coral-pink die is from Spellbinders.  I just love this little owl, makes me want to hug my MUM!  Happy Birthday Mum and we love you!

Well that's it for today.  Have a great weekend....

Until next time,
TTFN  :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays to All

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone who visits here.  I hope everyone who celebrates the Holiday has a most beautiful day however you get to spend it.  I will be sharing my day with my dear Husband and Mom-in-law. And a bunch of fury friends that I will be going to visit several times today.  It's supposed to be cool and rainy today, not much like the Christmas's I remember, but it's what's in your heart that matters not the weather or even the gifts!!  :)

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings to all.

With much love and hugs,
Have a wonderful Day!

Until next time....
By Bye

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Quick Holiday Gift Card Holder

Hi, Chris here, my turn on The Stamping Shack DT to do a blog project. So here I am with a really quick project to house those little gift cards we all buy this time of year.

To make this gift card holder, that bears lots of Christmas cheer, fold an A2 (invitation size) envelope in half. Cut inside flap at center crease. Moisten to close only the left flap and cut off other half of flap. 

Decorate front as desired using colorful papers, images and add a ribbon to tie card closed. I used the image from The Stamping Shack store called: Cat’s Chorus.  I colored it with color pencils and OMS. Then attached ribbon around card after gluing down patterned paper, leaving a tale in front and back. Then attach image with some scrap paper behind it, cut to size right over the ribbon on front.  I also ran some glue runner on ribbon on back side, to keep it in place.  

Now for interior, decorate the inside of the card as desired, making sure to include both the recipient's name (To: ) and your own ( From ).  Insert your gift card in the pocket. That’s it your all done! 

That's all for me for today......

Have a beautiful Christmas Day and a wonderful New Year’s too.  
See You Next Year.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Card I made for my Mum for Christmas......

 Hi all, just wanted to share this card I made with some Doodle Pantry digital papers and snowman Image.  I think it turned out sooo cute and my Mum just called and said she loves it!  Score, YAY!

That's all for now.....
Bye By

Saturday, December 15, 2012

3rd Challenge at The Stamping Shack

OK it's time again for one last Challenge before the year comes to and end.  As always it's "Anything Goes" and there will be 3 winners.  And the theme is "Let the Holidays Begin"  I chose to used an adorable penguin image from the Stamping Shack's store called: 

And now for my card using these cute penguins!  See they really are cute!

I'm hoping you'll decide to join in the fun over on the stamping shack blog.  The challenge runs to the end of the month.  And you would have a wonderful chance to win some cool digital images from The Stamping Shack.  We really would love for you play along with us. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Card For My Sweetheart

Afternoon all.  Hope everyone is having a nice day.  It's very cool and dreary here today, a good day to stay in and finish up Christmas cards.  And that's what I did.   I made this Easel card for my Husband for Christmas this year.  I used Doodle Pantry Digital Image and the snow flakes I bought on clearance at Hobby Lobby last year.  The patterned paper is from Archiver's, I think it's by Bo Bunny maybe...?  Used a die from Just Rite Stamps for the inside sentiment.  And printed both sentiments on my printer.   I am very happy with it.  It's hard to come up with different ideas every year for cards for this wonderful man I have in my life.....  and now here is the card:

I actually finished a card for my Mum too, but I don't want to spoil the surprise for her so I won't show it just yet, sorry Mum :) 

I am also entering this card in the following challenges over at Through the Craft Room Door, "Anything Goes Challenge".  And The Crazy Challenge - Christmas Time Challenge.  Wish me luck! 

Well that's it for today, stop back tomorrow to see the next Challenge for The Stamping Shack, it runs tomorrow thru the end of the month.  And it 's Anything Goes, so come join us for some fun prizes and wonderful inspiration from the other DT members.  Hope you'll join in the fun!  See you tomorrow.

Until next time....

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy Hump Day, It's a great day!

Hi to all my crafty friends and a warm welcome to 2 more followers! Hope you find lots of inspiration and enjoy stopping by and do leave me some comment love, I do read them all it makes my day! 

And now for some cool news.  I entered my Holiday Tissue Box Cover in a Challenge over at GeckoGalz Yahoo Group.  The Challenge was called DECK THE HALLS, and Yep you guessed It, I was the winner, WOOHOO!!  This box was also a Featured Gallery item over at the Outlawz Group 2 weeks back too.   So anyways, for what I won from the GeckoGalz Yahoo Group Challenge.  I won a whole years worth of once a month down loading, of 1 Collage sheet.  How fun is this!!  If you have never visited this site and their Yahoo group, it so worth it.  I love them, even if I had not won, they are so cool!! Here is there Website:  and for their Yahoo group Look up: "GeckoGalzpapercrafting" in the gropus search.  They have a blog to and it is:    Please check them out if you love funky, retro type paper crafting stuff, I don't think you'll be disappointed!.

Here is the Tissue Box Cover I made that was featured and was a winner, for those who missed it when I did the tutorial on making it for The Stamping Shack, where I am on the design team.  The elf image is from the stamping shack store.  
OK that's all for now.  Have a great Wednesday.

Until next time,

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A couple more xmas cards done

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by.  I made a couple more cards for some card making friends yesterday.  I used some doodle pantry digi images and small doilies.  They made up really fast, I think they came out pretty cute! I added some little spots of bling suds but it's hard to see in the picture.
 Here they are:

Still working on my Mom's card and my hubby's .......will post them once they're done.

That's all from me for today.  Have a super evening.

Until next time,

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Another Easy Holiday Card

 Howdy all, I'm back with  with another easy Card project for you.  This time I chose the image "Snow Much Fun" from The Stamping Shack store under the Christmas images to use for my card.  Below is a picture of all the supplies I used minus the color pencils, glitter glue and OMS.  I had put them away already and didn't realize til I was adding the pictures here, so sorry!

 First print ,color and cut down image.  I used water color pencils with OMS to color image.  Then using glitter glue I added some areas of fake snow.  I put this on the ground area, snowman outline and the collar, cuffs and pompom of the little boy's hat.  Set aside to dry.

Then cut your patterned paper for the background to fit the base with just a bit of base card showing on sides and top of card leaving just a small amount of base card showing at bottom to add a sentiment.

 Now attach patterned back ground paper to card base then Digi image to background paper, using glue stick.

 Now all that's left is to add the holiday sentiment (from Just Rite Stamps) in the middle area under image and stamp 3 tiny snowflakes (from Just Rite Stamps) on either side of the sentiment.  I used red Marvy Marker for the sentiment and Green Marvy Marker for the snowflakes. 
 and it's finished!  Easy Peasy, took just under 15 minutes to make.

Well I hope you enjoyed this card project and don't forget to visit The Stamping Shack store for more fun images for all your card making and more.  Also if you have not stopped by their blog you should, they have a Challenge going on through the 14th of this month, It's Anything Goes.  And there will be 3 winners!  So come on join in the fun and show us what you come up with.  

Until next time,

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Stamping Shack's Facebook Image special

Hello, I am back again with a card I made with The Stamping Shack's Face book Weekly Image Special.  This week the image is :  SNOW PALS and will be on special for 99 cents all week long.  It's so cute!  I am a bit biased because I adore snowmen!!  I made another center step card and used this adorable digi image as the center stage design.  Hope you like it enough to come visit us at The Stamping Shack on Face book and please like us too!
I kinda wish now that I had printed the digi a bit bigger, darn it!  It's still cute though, don't you think?

Until next time......................

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Creative Freebie Challenge Card

Hello and Happy Sunday.  Just wanted to share a quick card I made with a free image from Outlawz group, Creative Freebies.  You get 2 images to create with each time .  I choose the coffee mug by artist, Sandi Huggett.   I colored with copics and added some burlap trim along with a little bling to look like steam coming off the mug...... Here's my card:

That's all for today.

Until next time,
Happy Holiday Crafting

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Our 2nd Challenge Begins Today, come join us!!

It's time for our second Challenge over at The Stamping Shack Blog.  The challenge theme is "Sparkle and Shine".  It will run until Dec. 14th, 2012.  Please come visit us on the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with to inspire you.  I used an image from The Stamping Shack Store called: Decorating the Tree.  I added lil bits of "sparkle and shine" all over my card.  I colored it with Colored pencils, blender pen and glitter glue.  Used a Martha Stewart punch on sides.  And I also added a big sparkly button as the tree topper and some extra bling!  And now for the card. 

Well I hope you'll decide to pop over to the blog and see the rest of the DT's work.  An maybe, just maybe, you'll want to play along for a chance at the winnings!  See over at our blog!