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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Season's Greetings

December is upon us and that means a mad dash for making those last minute Christmas cards! Fitztown Challenge Blog is the place to do it too! lol We're having Challenge No. 64 - Red and Green. It's a color challenge but this close to Christmas, I went with Christmas themed as well. I've used an image from a set of four and I'd like to show you what I did. I think it's purr-fect for a cat-loving friend! ;)
 
 
 
Card Recipe
Image colored with Copic markers and Glossy Accents
Sentiment: Unknown
Card stock, pattern paper, star stickers and ribbon are from my stash
I'd like to enter my card into these challenges, please:
Hope you'll pop on over to FCB and see what else my teammates have created for you this week!
Thanks for stopping by my place today!

Jingle Bells

 
 
 
Card Recipe
Image: Elf with Gifts freebie from Alicia Bel
Image colored with Copic markers, Glossy Accents and American Crafts White Galaxy Marker
Paper, ribbon, charm and bells from my stash. You can't see it in the photo but the charm reads 'Happy Holidays'.
I'd like to enter my card into these challenges:
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Mr. Snowman

Brrrr... I am not sure what this snowman is making me think of... cold and freeeezing temps... or stuffing my face at Thanksgiving. Cause I'm afraid... I stuffed my face and I feel like he looks! Ha!
This week at My Time to Craft Challenge Blog it's all about snowmen for Challenge #269!
I got this adorable fun, fat snowman image from Just Inklined during their wicked awesome Black Friday sale! I went a little crazy and spent over $100 because with the 80% off and my reward points, it came out to a little under 19 bucks! I purchased something like 23 images so that came out to about $0.85 an image! Woohoo! I like thrifty! Ha!
So, I didn't mean to overdo on the turkey and desserts yesterday and today... or the shopping today... but I'd not been able to eat like a pig in like forever and a day... and Just Inklined was having a wicked awesome sale! It felt good to be able to eat... and spend... and not have my tummy go all topsy turvey on me... on both counts. Yay! lol
Ssooo... yeah... I kinda feel like he looks right about now... from the eating... not the shopping...
Card Recipe
Image colored with Copic markers, Stickles Glitter Glue in Star Dust and Glossy Accents
Sentiment: Baby It's Cold Outside from Create with TLC
Card stock, pattern paper and brads from my stash
I'd like to enter my card into these challenges, please:
I hope you'll pop on over to MTTC and see the projects my teammates have created. They are sure to make you go 'Brrrrrrr'! :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Owl for You

This is for the SECOND progressive challenge I missed on Facebook (FB) yesterday. It's a freebie I received from Faery Ink on FB. I think this is the last month for the progressive challenge over there. After discovering I'd missed yet another deadline, I went and double checked my dates on Alicia Bel Challenge Blog's Challenge No. 1 - Anything Goes because I picked up the freebie she gave out a couple of weeks ago just to play along and I'd HATE to miss out on the chance to win some of her cute images!
But for now, I'm sharing my project with the Faery Ink freebie. I participated in last month's challenge thinking it was just a handed out freebie and I think I've written before that if I pick up a freebie, I like to try to use it. It doesn't always work out but I sure do try! Anyway, it came with a prize! Imagine my surprise when I won! I got three free images PLUS the freebie! Isn't that awesome?
Card Recipe
Image: FB Freebie from Faery Ink
Colored image with Copic markers, gold gel pen, Stickles in Lemon and Glossy Accents
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circle Die SM
G45 paper (two cutouts), pattern paper, card stock and beads from my stash
I'd like to enter my card into these challenges:
Thanks for stopping by!

Falling for You

I am so horrified by what I discovered yesterday! You won't believe it either... sit down so I can tell you... I missed... not one... but TWO deadlines for progressive challenges on Facebook! *GASP!* I know! I'm just as shocked as you are! lol I'd not missed a deadline in like almost forever! Really! I know I use to miss LOTS of deadlines when I first started participating in challenges but not any in a really long time. I don't think anyway! Ha!
So this cute fall image is from Sassy Studio Designs and it's for their progressive challenge on Facebook. I went ahead and uploaded my image to the group and hope I don't have to buy next month's image but if I do, oh, well! I love their images!
Card Recipe
Image: Falling Leaves from Sassy Studio Designs
Image colored with Copic markers and Glossy Accents (eyes)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Wild Honey
Patter paper, card stock and brads from my stash
I'd like to enter my card into these challenges, please, if I'm not too late! ;) lol:
Thanks for stopping by my place today!

Tidings of Joy

I'm here to share my progressive monthly challenge project for From the Heart Stamps. All I can tell you about this, is I hope I'm not too late for the deadline! :\ I hadn't missed a deadline in a wicked long time... I think it's been like at least a week! ha! I jest... it's been awhile for sure but yesterday I missed TWO deadlines! I'm so perturbed about that! :\ Ssooo... I think I have until month end for this one. I sure hope I'm not wrong again! :(
Card Recipe:
Image colored with Copic markers and silver and gold gel pens
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circle Die SM
Papers and gems from my stash
I'd like to enter my card into these challenges, please:
This is the sketch:
Thanks for stopping by my place today!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanks!

This week is the launch of Challenge No. 9 at my anything goes challenge blog, Inspiration Destination! I hope you'll come join in with the fun! We have Sweet 7 Digital Designs sponsoring this week and the prize is THREE digis or a sentiment set for ONE lucky winner!
 
 
 
 I originally planned to make some gift tags. I had a little mishap. Note to the wise... add Liquid Applique AFTER using the die cut! :'( Nobody told me that!
Card Recipe:
Image: Sunflower Vase from Sweet 7 Digital Designs
Image colored with Copic markers and Liquid Applique
Sentiment: You Said It! from Raisin Boat
Card base is an A2 portrait
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles SM
All papers and rhinestones from my stash
I'd like to enter my card into these challenges, please:
I hope you'll pop on over to IDCB and check out what the DT has created this week.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Stirrin' Up Somethin'

I have a friend I love and miss dearly. She's taken a second job and I hardly ever see her now. Well... also... I had that bad spell when I was taking the oral chemo medication and it was making me sick as a dog! :( But I've stopped taking the chemo and feeling energetic but she's still not available for some fun on account of that second job... and let me tell you... she's a LOT of fun! We have an inside joke about going all out when we are getting into trouble on account of once we got pulled over by the police and due to a misunderstanding, we ALMOST got arrested! lol We laugh about it now but at that time, I think she was ever bit as scared as I was. She was hand-cuffed and I was fixing to be handcuffed! It's a long and sordid tale and we weren't even drinking! All's well that ends well... so they say... but anyway... I thought of her when I saw this and the thought of stirring up something came to mind. Ha! I hope it brings a smile to her face. :)
 
 
 
Card Recipe:
Patterned card stock is Cosmo Cricket called Material Girl / Garden Variety Double Deck
Handmade flower using Michael's Recollections small daisy punch
All other supplies are from my long-hoarded stash
This is the set I've used:
It's available for $0.65 right now!
It's the November Digi of the Month for the progressive challenge at DeeDee's Digis challenge blog. By the way, the deer have names! Monty and Miranda! Isn't that a hoot!?! I love it! lol There's a wonderful sale going on in the shop right now. 50% off everything! I've been looking and looking and resisting and resisting. I have until December 1st and maybe I'll have some spending money by then. Keeping my fingers crossed! I saw a few sets I really feel like I cannot live without! Ha! 
Thanks for stopping by!

S'more, Please!

Teehee! I was browsing my Doodle Pantry images to see which stamp set I'd like to use for this month's challenge. I always have such a dilemma! I love all the sets I have! But earlier in the week, I made a chocolate image card and used these same papers. I thought the scraps of paper would go perfect with this image! As usual, I was ssooo right! Teehee! I get the giggles when I'm right on the money!
 
 
 
Card Recipe:
Image: Pre-colored image and sentiment from S'more Please! by Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles, LLC
All other supplies are from my stash
Here's a view of the stamp set. 
Isn't it one of the cutest sets ever!?! I just LOVE Doodle Pantry! Ha!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sweet!

It's that time of the month I share my progressive challenge projects with you. I'm so behind! Did I tell you I started working and that job is just ssooo interfering with my crafty time!?! :\ It's really making me reconsider if I want to eat and pay bills or stay home and craft. Ha! I jest of course! It's a fabulous, super easy job and all I can say about that is how I wish I could take my Copic markers to work with me! haha
All kidding aside, here is my first progressive challenge project for November.
 
 
Haha... the pictures are HUGE and I wish I'd thought to take a picture of this next to a quarter or something so you could see that's it's a 2.5x3.5 gift tag! I'm working on making a set of these with this fabulous image from Imagine That! to have on hand with some bags of candy I keep on hand to pass out to my bazillion great and grand nieces and nephews who stop by unexpectedly on occasion. I'm desperately working on being the favorite aunt! lol ;)
I didn't think resizing it to a 799 pixel would make it so HUGE! Lesson learned!
Card Recipe:
Pre-colored image Jars of Cheer from Imagine That!
Card stock and printed paper from my stash
Here's a pic of the set:
This is for the November monthly progressive challenge at Imagine That! Progressive Challenge and Inspiration Blog. I love the image! It's just such a happy cheerful image! haha Today I find out that there's an awesome paper set that would have gone perfect with it!
I might still go get it. I think it looks like it would be perfect for some Christmas cards, too! I'll have to think about it really, really hard. Something about going back to work that is keeping me flat broke! Can you believe it? Ha!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hypnotic

I haven't decided which is the most hypnotic... his stare... or the paper... ;) haha

Welcome to my blog today! I'm sharing this project for Challenge #268 - Time and Space at My Time to Craft Challenge Blog. Wow! Different, don't you think!?! I love the idea! Hope you'll find time to play along with us!
 Click on the pictures for a closer look!
 
 
Card Recipe:
Image: Saucer Head from Dr. Digi (I love Dr. Digi!)
Image colored with Copic markers, silver gel pen and Glossy Accents
Plain and pattern card stock and stars are from my LONG-HOARDED stash
I'd like to enter this card into these challenges, please:
I hope you'll pop on over to MTTC and see what my teammates have come up with to inspire you to join in on this fun, fun challenge!
Thanks for stopping by my place!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Did Someone Say Chocolate?

I'm sorry... did you say something after chocolate? lol

This week at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog, we're having challenge #8 and a DT call. If you like working with a variety of images and an anything goes format each week, please consider applying. It is a weekly challenge but you do not have to post every week. Just commit to something twice a month and you're good to go! You can send me an email and we can chat about it to txgrrlnnh@msn.com.

We're also being sponsored by DigiStamps4Joy! The prize is a $10 gift voucher to the store. Awesome blossom, right? :)

Ssoooo, I was talking chocolate before... when I hear the word chocolate... I tend to lose whatever came after it. lol I think this image and sentiment sum up just how I feel!
Click on the images to get a closer look!
 
 
 
I'd like to show you a close up of the papers I've used. I'm not sure you can see it in the pictures but these are very rich and luxurious papers. That small tan paper is actually the back of the chocolate brown paper. It's got a very rich texture to it. I think it's mulberry paper but I'm not sure. What do you think? I think chocolate deserves rich and luxurious papers. Don't you?
 
Card Recipe:
Image colored with Copic markers
Sentiment: Chocolate Box Birdbrain by From the Heart Digital Stamps
All papers are from my long hoarded stash
I'd like to enter my card into these challenges:
I hope you'll pop on over to IDCB and check out what my teammates have created using DS4J images and more info on the DT call!
Thanks for stopping by!

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