Saturday, January 22, 2022

Quilt Cards

I haven't used my MFT quilt die for some time, so I had a play with it recently. I used 3 matching designer papers from SU! and some black cardstock to create one. I die-cut all the pieces to make my card and added a GinaK Designs sentiment at the bottom. Once I put this together I had lots of pieces left, so I cut 3 more from black and made a total of 6 cards, adding die-cut buttons with I.O. dies and weaving thin strips of matching designer papers through the holes. I added an assortment of sentiments so I'd have a few cards on hand for different occasions.

I'd like to enter this card into the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #519

I'll also enter it into the Dies R Us Challenge #185 - A/G using dies from their store  (Impression Obsession Button Dies)

Thanks for the visit and I hope you're doing well. Have a safe, warm and happy weekend!


Thursday, January 20, 2022

Impossible Valentine Treat Box

I have a treat container to share with you today called the "impossible box." I learned how to make one from this tutorial. Trust me when I say - this box holds a LOT of candies! I filled mine with Hershey Kisses.

I used some snippets of striped designer paper and die cut a few stitched hearts, adding a Lawn Fawn stamped sentiment to the box top.

The box is opened by sliding the top up and watching the closed top flaps magically open to either fill or empty the contents. I thought it was such a clever idea and it really wasn't that difficult to make either. The video in the tutorial link above was helpful for me.

Here's the box half-filled with candy kisses. This little box holds about half a bag of Hershey candy kisses!

I'm going to enter this into the Little Red Wagon challenge #637 - which is "Make it Open."

I'm also sliding in at the last minute to join the Allsorts Challenge week #659
which is to add a heart.

Thanks for stopping by and I do hope all is well on your side of the world!


Friday, January 14, 2022

Valentines for the Kiddies

I found a retired SU! paper pad that I'd barely touched, so I knew it was time to use it to make some valentines for a couple little ones we know. I designed these little envelopes and put die-cut stitched hearts on the outside where their names will go.

I used Lawn Fawn stamps and a stitched tag die to create this one. I've always loved this cute little stamp set and added a snippet of striped paper along with some glittered washi tape to the bottom. I colored the hamster with Copics and colored the wheel with glaze pens. The reverse side says "Have a sweet valentine's day."

Here's the 2nd tag made with another Lawn Fawn stamp set. I used some Wink of Stella on the skunk and dotted the flowers with some black Nuvo drops.

I couldn't just give valentines without a little treat to go along with it, so I made these little boxes and filled them with valentine M&M's, adding a little stamped punched sentiment on the outside, done with a retired SU! set called "A Little Something."

Now that I've taken the photos, I'll tie each card and box with matching twine. I'm sure they'll be fun for these wee ones to open on Valentine's day!

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Friday!



Sunday, January 9, 2022

Rainbow Valentine Card

 I was pulling out little snippets of colorful cardstock to make this card with all the die-cut stitched hearts after seeing the Freshly Made Sketch #517.
This couldn't have been an easier card to put together so I will probably make a few more with different colors. The sentiment is from an old (r) SU! set that was heat-embossed with white on black. Quick, easy, and I like how it turned out!

I'll enter my card in the following challenges:

The brand spankin' new Snippets Playground #419
(Di created a new blog for this challenge separate from her own personal blog - check it out by clicking the link above!)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope things are well in your corner of the world. We have freezing rain and cold temperatures today so it's a good day to stay inside where it's warm and cozy!

Have a great Sunday and take good care!


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Sending You Love

 I'm working on Valentine's day cards already and here's another one I've just completed. I used a Gerda Steiner image and fussy cut him after coloring with Copics and adding Glossy Accents to his little heart. The "Love" die is from My Creative Time and this is my first outing with this die. I cut it 3 times and layered it, adding Glossy Accents for some sparkle. The Mosaic heart background was done with a Simon Says Stamp stencil and the sentiments on black are from Lawn Fawn. I added a tiny sparkly heart sticker just for fun.
I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

Critter Crazy Challenge Blog #58 - must feature a critter

NBUS Challenge #34 - Never Before Used Schtuff (love die)

I hope everyone had a nice holiday season and here's to more crafting in the coming year!
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great week ahead. 

We're bracing for a few inches of snow coming in tomorrow evening! Winter's arrived! It was 60 degrees 3 days ago and the next day the temps dropped to the 20s overnight! Strange weather!

Stay warm and stay safe!


Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year!

 Happy New Year to everyone!
I hope your celebrations were fun and festive and that you're all looking forward to better things to come in 2022. We spent a quiet evening at home until the fireworks all went off at midnight! 😊
Today I have a New Year's card made with red, black and silver mirror cardstock. The image is from an older SU! set called Antique Tags and I colored it with Copics, adding some clear Wink of Stella to the champagne in the glasses. The silver border was done with peel-off stickers and I added a piece of embossed vellum which was dotted with Stickles in the colors of red, black, silver and gold.
(sorry for the poor photo - it's gloomy and raining here and there's no sunshine to take good pictures so I had to use artificial light)

I'll enter this card into the following challenges:

Wishing and hoping for better things to come in this new year, and thanks for your visits that always let me know there are great folks out there in blogland!
You're the best!!


Friday, December 31, 2021

2021 In Review

 A lot of bloggers post a review of their favorite cards at the end of each year, so today I'm sharing my personal favorites from each month of 2021. If I've inspired you, that makes me happy, and I look forward to another year of being inspired by so many of you too! Happy New Year everyone!













Thanks for stopping by and I wish a very happy and healthy new year to everyone!


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

An Anniversary Card for my Husband

 Today my husband and I are celebrating our 53rd wedding anniversary and I made this card for him. I started with a dark brown card base, adding some beautiful white textured paper from SSS. The Impression Obsession wooden heart is brand new - a gift I selected as a prize from winning the Dies R Us Challenge recently. How lucky was I 😄
I die-cut both layers from SU! woodgrain papers and added a little arrow and die-cut heart where I stamped the number in the center in white. The "Love you" is an older die from SSS and that's all this card needed. My husband doesn't like fussy things but I think he'll enjoy this.
I hope you all had a blessed Christmas and got to spend time with friends and family.
We spent half our Christmas day in the ER with my husband being sick and unable to eat. Turns out he has gallstones as well as an infection, so he's not enjoying the holidays much this year, but he's home and doing better today, thank goodness!

Of course I'm going to enter this into the Dies R Us Challenge #183 where the challenge is to use any dies that the Dies R Us store sells.

I'll also enter this into the NBUS Challenge #33 with this brand new wooden heart image.

Thanks for stopping by and I do wish you a wonderful day and a great week ahead as well.


Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas to my Friends

 A sweet friend of mine sent me a new MFT stamp set for a Christmas present and this sentiment was singing to me as soon as I saw it! I sat right down and made this card with that sentiment, adding a Gerda Steiner image holding a heart that I colored with Copics and covered with glossy accents. I added a few Poppystamps die-cut holly sprigs to finish this one.

This card is my wish to all my followers and blogger friends that keep me inspired all year long with sweet comments and frequent visits. My blogging family has become an extended circle of family to me, and I appreciate each and every one of you who stops by and leaves a little love whenever you can!

Have a Merry Christmas if you celebrate it, and I send heartfelt hugs to each and every one of you!


Monday, December 20, 2021

Happy Winter

 I have a quick and easy card today made with 3 snippets of dsp and 3 die-cut stitched snowflakes made with Lawn Fawn dies. I used a little bit of plaid paper to die-cut the negatives in the large snowflake, and cut the rest with silver mirror card. The 2 smaller ones were cut with red glittered paper, and the sentiment is a pre-printed one from SSS.

Just a quick one for today and now I'm off to do other things as this week will turn into Christmas in just a few more days!

Thanks for stopping by and do take care and enjoy your day!