Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June 2017 CHNC Extra DT time!!

Howdy blogger friends!  I'm here this evening to share with you some CHNC Extra DT inspiration!
As per our challenge guidelines, we are to use a Bugaboo image, and this cutie-pie is called Ava Christmas - mistletoe fairy.    As well as using a Bugaboo image, I also used the current Bugaboo sketch #510:
I realize now that I neglected the ribbon-looking element at the top of the sketch, but hopefully it'll still be acceptable!  The image and designer paper were just sitting on my desk , so I pulled the other elements together to complete the sketch.  I used a combination of alcohol markers to color my image, and afterwards, I added some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen to all the green parts.  The sentiment comes from the Lawn Fawn "Deck The Halls" set, and was stamped with my new Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink pad!  Unfortunately, that is the only time I have had to even use one of these pads, but hopefully that will soon change!
As this post will be scheduled, you may be reading this as my older daughter, Laurena, is graduating from high school!  I can NOT believe that the time has come for this to happen already.  I always knew this day would come, but I never imagined it would happen so fast!  Next year around this time, my younger daughter will also graduate high school...then what will I do??!!  I'll be fine...I think.
Anyhow, I will add this to some challenges once the post is live and as time allows.  For now, it's time to hit the hay!  4am comes early around these parts!  Don't forget to join us with your creations, for you could be the randomly picked winner!  Thanks for stopping by!


Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  ATG-Christmas
Penny's Paper-Crafty #331:  ATG
Crafting By Designs:  ATG
Fab 'n' Funky #353:  Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner #125:  ATG
Simon Says Wednesday:  ATG
The Paper Shelter:  Make it Digital
Crafty Creations #342:  ATG
Creative Fingers #131:  ATG
Crimbo Crackers #133:  ATG-Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #284-285:  ATG

God Bless,

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CCAYR Mid Month Inspiration

Howdy folks!  I'm glad you could join me this evening for another Christmas card for 2017.  This is the card I created for the May Christmas Cards All Year Round "Precipitation" theme:
Of course, I went with some snow, and this adorable Bugaboo Eggbert image.  I chose this gorgeous piece of designer paper from my stash that I have been hoarding...unfortunately, the name of this paper is behind the piece I used on the card, and I didn't write it down, so I can't tell you what it is! :(  I wanted to make this a shaker, but I also didn't want to cover up any of that yummy paper, so I made it a see-thru shaker pocket, using my Fuse tool for the first time.  The card base, the layer beneath the dp, and the shaker circle frame come from Craft Smith 12x12 paper pads in Turquoise and Ocean Blues.  The sentiment comes from the Snow Cool Lawn Fawn set, and is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.  I made a custom mix of sequins from some blues and greens in my stash that I thought matched the papers I used.  Crystal Stickles was added to the snowballs and snowflakes on the image, and Eggbert was colored with a combination of Spectrum Noir and Prismacolor markers. 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas #333:  ATG or "include a tree or trees"
Mix It Up #1:  ATG or optional "embossing" twist
Happy Little Stampers May:  ATG with Dies
Simon Says Wednesday:   A Bit of Sparkle
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #29:  ATG or optional "cute" theme
The Merry Christmas Challenge May:  ATG or optional "gingerbread" theme
Sparkles Christmas:  Snowflakes
Please stop by the CCAYR blog to check out the Gingerbread Gals' and Christmas Belles' creations, and also to see what others have added to the challenge.  Don't forget to join us with your "precipitation" entries as well! 
Take Care and God Bless,

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A couple days late, but here is some CHNC Extra DT inspiration for you!

Hello, fellow bloggers!  It seems I have been gone from here for a long time.  Honestly, I didn't spend a whole lot of time in my craft room (where the desktop computer is) in the month of April, so that's why my CHNC Extra DT post is late.  My apologies!  Here is what you came to see:
This purple Christmas card uses the Snowman Jingle Bell image from Bugaboo.  I would link to it, but I can't find it in the store.  I had it colored up, sitting on my desk, so I used it for my challenge card.  I needed some sketch inspiration, so I headed over to the Catch The Bug blog and found their current Stella Says Sketch challenge:
I love having a sketch to go by, as it takes some of the thinking out of it for me!  LOL  I'm going to check out some other challenges to link this card to, but please make sure you check out the CHNC Extra blog, and make a few cards to add!  You'll be that much closer to having lots of cards for your Christmas card stash!  Also, check out my fellow teamies' creations and leave them some blog love, as they are no less than stellar!  :)
Catch The Bug:  Stella Says Sketch #509
Sweet Stampin' Christmas:  April Anything Christmas
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #29:  ATG or optional "Cute Christmas" theme
Christmas Card Challenges #11:  ATG or optional color challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #331:  ATG or optional "add stars" theme
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper:  ATG with patterned paper
Outlawz Festive Fridays:  Anything Christmas
Di's Digi Designs:  Use something digital
Crafting by Designs:  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas??
Well, I guess that's enough...this has taken me forever to do, since I have changed desktops and lost all my favorites!  I found some new ones though!  :0
Thanks for stopping by today.  Take it easy and God Bless!


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