Merry Christmas Challenge #20 for 2018

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I said the warm weather has arrived, well now the hot weather is here – in the 90’s this week!  This makes it hard to get in the mood to make Christmas cards.  I was able to push through and make a couple of cards for the Merry Christmas Challenge!  This week was anything goes with an optional theme of gift cards.  I choose not do do the optional theme this week.

I used the Freshly Made Sketch for this weeks cards.  The pattern paper is from Recollections, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

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Merry Christmas Challenge #18 for 2018

Hi everyone, May is here and so is the warm weather (finally)!   I’m back this week with another card for the Merry Christmas Challenge.  This week’s theme  is anything goes with an optional theme of decorations.

I’m used Lawn Fawn’s Mine Picture Frames dies to create “pictures” for this card.  That counts as decorations right?!  I used stamps from Simon Says Stamps Ugly Sweater and Sweater Words,  My Favorite Things Santa Elves, and a sentiment from Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler.  I did some simple coloring with my Spectrum Noir markers.  The green patterned paper is from Pebbles Home for Christmas paper pad.

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Kat Scrappiness May 2018 New Release

The new release from Kat Scrappiness is now available at the Kat Scrappiness shop.  There is one stamp set and two die sets being released this month.

Here is a quick video showing what is being released and some card examples.

Below are links to the new products, use code caren10 for a 10% discount for most items in the shop.

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New Die Sets:

Merry Christmas Challenge #16 for 2018

Hi everyone, I’m ready for the spring weather to arrive and stay!   I’m back this week with another card for the Merry Christmas Challenge.  This week’s theme  is anything goes with an optional theme of presents.

I have a very simple card today that only uses patterned paper, card stock, glossy accents, and adhesive.  The present patterned paper is from American Crafts Deck the Halls paper pad.  The sentiment block is also from this paper pad.  I added glossy accents to the tree to give it a little bit of something extra.

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Merry Christmas Challenge #14 -2018

Hope everyone had a good Easter.  This week for the  Merry Christmas Challenge is anything goes with an optional theme of old fashion.  This  isn’t a style that I’m comfortable with, but I wanted to give it a try!

I used a piece of patterned paper from the Echo Park Reflections Christmas collection that I thought looked ‘old fashioned’.

I distressed the edges of the patterned paper then swiped the edges with some brown ink.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment with Zing Chestnut embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches A Blessed Christmas set.  I adhered it to a cream card base to finish the card.

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Kat Scrappiness April 2018 New Release

The new release from Kat Scrappiness is now available at the Kat Scrappiness shop.  There are three stamp sets and three dies being released this month.  Here is a quick video showing what is being released.

Here are a few samples I’ve made with the new release.Below are links to the new products, use code caren10 for a 10% discount for most items in the shop.

New Stamp Sets:

Dies:

Merry Christmas Challenge #12 – 2018

Hi everyone, time for another Merry Christmas Challenge.  This week is anything goes with an optional theme of ugly sweaters.

I used Distress Oxide ink and the Plaid Background stamp from Concord and 9th for the background panel.  The sweater and sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps Ugly Sweater and Sweater Words.

I colored the sweater with Zig watercolor brush markers and then added a few sequins around the sweater to finish up the card.

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Winnie & Walter – Welcome to the Family Rerun

So excited to be joining Winnie & Walter’s Rerun of Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs.  This stamp set was previously released and the rerun is to bring new inspiration to this amazing stamp set.

Last weekend, I went to a craft retreat where I met Shay from Winnie & Walter.  She is amazing, and I was honored to be asked to join the rerun.

Here is the card I created at the retreat using Welcome to the Family.  I stamped five of the images from the set with some masking.  I then water colored the images using Distress Inks.  Love these little animals!

I then die cut the cuddles word die  from Winnie & Walter three times and adhered them to the card.

Check out the rest of the inspiration on the Winnie & Walter blog.  There is a challenge that is going on this month, a discount on this stamp set, and a chance to win the stamp set!Thanks for stopping by!

Merry Christmas Challenge #10 – 2018

Hi everyone, time for another Merry Christmas Challenge.  This week is anything goes with an optional theme of tropical.

I wasn’t sure if I had any tropical Christmas stamps, but I found these flamingos.  Flamingos can be considered tropical, right?
I inked up the background with some pink distress inks and spritzed it with some shimmer spray.  All the stamped images are from Newton Nook’s Festive Flamingos.  I water colored the flamingos with distress inks.  I thought the card needed one more thing so I tied some pink and white twine at the top of the card.

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