Sunday, November 20, 2016

I just love this cute image from Di's Digis.  It reminds me so much of the holiday rush to get cards and packages in the mail timely.  

Colored with Copics,  Marvy Snow Marker for my snow, DP and of course spectrum Noir Glitter markers to add the shimmer.  DP is from Amber Labau, Merry and Bright.  Ribbon is from Reasonably Ribbons monthly kit.

Challenges:
Simon Says: Critter Christmas
The Ribbon Girls: Anything Goes with ribbon
CraftyHazel Nuts Christmas Blog: Anything Goes

Saturday, November 19, 2016


Our weather in Chicago has finally settled into Winter.  We went from 68 degrees  to 36 degrees  in less then 8 hours and had our first dusting of snow.

I'm not a fan of winter but I do love the holidays, and with Thanksgiving a week away.....that means that Christmas is right around the corner.  

This is such a sweet Christmas angel from, "Aurora Wings"  its called "Star Angel"   I know of the perfect little girl who will be getting this card.

Come join The Holly Jolly Challenge: add Ribbon/Lace, you still have time to create some beautiful Christmas treasures.

Colored with Copics,  MFT oval and stitched rectangle dies to create top layer of card.  I heat embossed stars from SSS with their  rainbow sparkle embossing powder.  I love the tone on tone look with the iridescent sparkle.  


Challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge: Ribbon/Bling
Alphabet Challenge: S is for stars
Little Red Wagon: Emboss

Sunday, November 6, 2016


I do have a thing for "Charlie Brown Trees"

Digi by QKR Stampede, "The Perfect Tree"

Colored with Copics, embossing with WoW Puff Powder,  black ribbon
and twine from stash, jingle bell from Stampin Up

Challenges:
Alphabet Challenges: R is for recipe (Sentiment, Digi, Embossing)
Jo's Scrapshack: Anythng Goes
Winter Wonderland: add ribbon/lace


Sunday, October 23, 2016


Welcome to the latest challenge  at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges.  Get your favorite Snow or Snowman image and play along.......

This awesome image is from Dr.Digi, "SnowFun"  

Challenges:
Winter wonderland: Frosty
Always Playing with Paper: Christmas
Jo's ScrapShack: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes

Thursday, October 6, 2016


I so love Mason Jars.....
I saw the candy corn jar on Pnterest  and knew I had another use for my Stampin Up "Jar of Love" stamp set and dies.  I love it when I can take a stamp set and use it all year round....

I used my Pan Pastels to shade the jar like a candy corn.  Then just die cut scraps of black glitter paper for the leaves and bats.   Allflowers were stamped in grey and black.
erfect adult Halloween card!

CHallenges:
Simon Says: Halloween
Paper Players: Halloween

Sunday, October 2, 2016


One of my favorite things about Autumn is "Apples"  I love to go apple picking.  In fact Hubby and I just came back from our annual trip to Edwards Apple Orchard.  After picking our favorites, "Honey Crip" and "Golden Delicious"  we left the orchard and headed to the barn and indulged on apple pie and icecream.

My trip today was the inspiration for ths card......Back to School Apple Core from The Stamping Boutique.    Image colored with Copics,  I made it into a shaker thanks to "The Fuse Tool"  sequins are from my ever growing sequin collection.  DP is from MFT, ribbon is from my stash.

Challenges:
Come and Get It Challenges:  Autumn
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Glitter/Spoarkle Chalenges: Autumn
4 Crafty Chicks: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes
Shop Your Stash; Apple for the Teacher


Sunday, September 11, 2016



My favorite thing about fall is the changing of the leaves.  
I've had this stamp set from Hero Arts for a while now,  and was motivated by my trees which are starting to turn....

Challenges:

Addicted to Stamps: Leaves
Paper Players: colors
JFF: Photo inspitation
Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes