Saturday, November 30, 2019

Lasi challenge for 2019 at Beccy's Place

This last challenge is for things we love  -- so many here:  card making, especiallY to share the message of Christmas; black and white; dry embossing, die cuts - and sharing with other card makers.  Oh yes, doing challenges - especially sketches!
Sketch #372:   Sketch Saturday
Christmas 2019:   Beccy's Challenges
Any:       Word Art
               Southern Girls

Friday, November 29, 2019

V is for vine - Christmas

This is a change of pace for one of my last cards for the month long holiday challenge at Beccy's Place.  I have had this die for a while - let me know if you know the origin.  I am just not sure how I want to use it!  I would like white on white, but that can be quite tricky for me. I need to start experimenting in January. I was inspired by the banner at Jingle Belles - especially by the intricate die and the textured ribbon edging.
Inspiration - Jingle Belles
V for vine:    Beccys Place
Any:    Simon says stamp Wednesday

H is for Heavenly angel - Christmas 2019

I made this card yesterday without thinking too much about the alphabet - then I had to stretch things a bit to use a new letter.  This must be a heavenly herald angel announcing the birth of the Christ child.  Thanks Beccy for all the challenges and for the pre colored image from your Nativity set.  The papers - from CraftsMart Hope and Faith;  Washi tape, metallic ribbon and a Spellbinder scalloped oval die.
Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
Any with die sold here:   Scrapyland
"H":   Beccy's Challenge 
Tape it up:  Simon says stamp Monday
Any:   Word art Wednesday 

D is for dove - Christmas 2019

Another card using papers from my CraftsMart Hope and Faith pad.  Accents are gold sticker strips
Sketch:   .Sketch Saturday
Christmas:   Creative Knockouts
                      Crafty hazelnuts Christmas challenge.
                      Crafters castle 
"D"           Beccys place
Any:  Simon says stamp Wednesday
           Lil Patch of crafty Friends

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

N for Newborn King - Christmas 2019

I am going to be able to complete a few more than half of the challenges at Beccy;s November holiday challenge - today I am thankful for the time I have had to do as many as I have.  Some of you who follow this blog know that my husband has Parkinson's - he is somewhat mobile but does need to have me run his errands.  I also want to spend as much time as I can watching tv with him.  On this Thanksgiving we are both grateful for the 62 years we have had together, and savor every moment we have.  And yes, we have much more to be thankful for.  If you celebrate Thanksgiving, may you have a blessed day.
This time I have used a pre colored image and sentiment from Beccy's digital Nativity set.  I added punched stars, textured ribbon, and some cord.  The mats are navy.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
N is for Newborn King:    Beccys Place.
Any:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

W - Wise Men ~ Christmas

There is a race at Beccy's!  This is another recycled example.  I really liked the embossed gold Wise Men.  I decided to sort of fussy cut the grouping, mount it o red, and add a sticky strip gold border.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Race -  Beccys Place
Sketch:   Stick it Down
Starry night:    Simon says Stamp Wednesday

Monday, November 25, 2019

N is for Nativity - Christmas 2019

This is another card made with the image from an old card,
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
N is for Nativity - Beccys Place

S is for Savior - Christmas 2019

This card is created using only papers from the Faith and Hope pad, by Craftsmart. - with the addition of a bit of striped Washi tape to tie the parts together.  It has become increasingly difficult for me to color images due to my macular degeneration, so I am grateful for the variety of this pack.  This card is 5.5 x 4.25.    It is another card made for the challenge at Beccy's Place this month - she is encouraging a card a day.  I am not close, but I am entering when I can.  Thanks to all the other challenge sponsors as well.
 Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
S is for Savior:   Beccys Place 
Tape it Up:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Any:  Art Impressions 
            Lemon Shortbread
           Word Art


Sunday, November 24, 2019

O is for ornament


! have been following the November Christmas card challenge at Beccy;s place and was inspired by her tiny card, using left over strips of CS.  Her inspiration morphed into this ornament - not really a card, of coursse.  I hope I can find time to make one for each of our grand children - and a new great granddaughter.  I used DP from the Hope and Faith pad \
by Craftsmart, and added my computer sentiment.  I will sign the back.

"O"  Beccy's Place:
Not a card:  Krafty chicks

Saturday, November 23, 2019

A is for Angels `- Christmas 2019

Here is another card for the month long challenge at Beccy's Place.  I am far from caught up, but at least I have a good start on what I need for Christms.  Thanks, Beccy, for this challenge and your generosity.
Look carefully and you can see stars behind the angels.   Recycled - all images are parts of one old Christmas card; the cream layer is also a recycled piece from a charity's thank you!
DP from CraftsMart stack;  gold and cream cord;  computer sentiment; Spellbinder circle dies
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
A for angel:    Beccys Place.
Recycle:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Starry night:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Any with vendor brand die:   Scrapyland

Thursday, November 21, 2019

G is for Gloria - Christmas 2019

Papers are from CraftsMart Hope & Faith - wonderful for sharing the message of Christ's birth  The sentiment also comes from this collection, and the image is recycled from an old Christmas card.
Sketch;   Tuesday Morning Sketches
G is for Gloria in excelsis Deo:   Beccys Challenges
Recycle:  Simon Says Stamp Monday
Starry night;    Simon Says Wednesday

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

R is for Recycle - Christmas 2019

Once again, the papers are from my recently purchased Hope and Faith pad.  This time I used a favorite technique - recycling old Christmas cards.  This was cut using Spellbinder oval dies.  I added a star punched from the same card.  Also- red sticker strips; gold and cream cord, computer generated sentiment, black mat.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
R = Recycle:    Beccy/s place
                          Simon Says Stamp Monday
Starry night:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Any:   Scrapyland


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Christmas 2019 C is for Camel

One more card ready - lots to go.  I could also say c is for computer - creating the sentiment.  This is a line from another favorite Carol - Joy to the World.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, hubby and I send cards that contain a message honoring the birth of the Savior.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Christmas Carol:  Daring Cardmakers
Traditional Christmas;  As You like It 
C is for Camel:   Beccy's Place
Any:   Cards Galore

Monday, November 18, 2019

K is for King - Christmas 2019

Here are more papers from my new pad - by Craftsmart.  The Hope & Faith collection features many lines from traditional carols.  The challenge is to make the pieces work with sketch challenges!  This navy and gold is a personal favorite.  Why did I chose this verse from Hark the Herald Angels Sing?  Hubby and I always want to share the meaning of the first Christmas when we send cards
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
 K is for King:   beccys place
Christmas Carol:   Daring Cardmakers. 
Traditional Christmas:   As you like it
Any:    pinkgemchallenge
            Word art

Sunday, November 17, 2019

B is for Bethlehem 2019

Here is another set of papers from my new pack, found at Michaels.  However, it is impossible to scan or photograph. If you adjust the angle you might be able to see the silhouette of Bethlehem on the dark blue.  The background is from one panel - a swirly gold on blue at the left, and gold and cream on the right.   I added strips of gold stickers - actually the negative pieces.
Sketch:    Stella Says Sketch
"B" is for Bethlehem:  Beccys Place
Any:   Polkadoodle

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Christmas 2019 ~ J is for Joy

Papers by Craftsmart - Hope and Faith.  You may have to adjust your screen to see tword Joy in the oval.  
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday.
J for Joy:   Beccys Challenges.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Christmas 2019 - M is for Manger

everything except a bit of ribbon is from my new Christmas pad from Michaels. (The left panel is from a roll of sheer ribbon.)   I made a 5x7 card to accommodate the size of the pieces. 
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
M - manger:   Beccys Place

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Challenge #231 - the Crafter's Cafe (Flora and/or Fauna OR Pocket)

I chose this adorable pig for my fauna theme for the current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe The image is Hamilton Celebrates from the Creative Bug I used the aqua pen to color.  Paper Studio paper, some ribbon, dew drops, and a computer sentiment complete the design.  We hope you will join this challenge during the next two weeks.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Critter:   2craftycrittercrazies 
Any:   A Perfect Time to craft.
Psattern Paper:   Craftyhazelnut 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Christmas 2019 #1 - L for layers

Usually by now I have a good start on Christmas cards, but this is my first for this year. Thanks, Beccy, for the encouragement.   I found a paper pad at Michael's that I like a lot - Hope and Faith by CraftMart.  You will be seeing s lot of examples from that pad.  The gold layer is from a gift bag, and the sentiment is computer generated.
L for layers  (5) - Beccys Challenges
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Border:    Creative Knockouts.
Dies:   Happylittlestampers
Any:   Scrapyland

Friday, November 8, 2019

Anna and Josh

I used our granddaughter's wedding colors - navy, burgundy and gold.  Congratulations!   Verse by Eureka.
Sketch:  Catchthebug

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Sympathy for Pat and family

Once again I neglected to record the source of this pre-colored image from my stash - maybe TLC?  Please let me know if you recognize it.  I used Spellbinder ovals and circles and some sticker strips to finish the details.
Sketch:   House that Stamps Built
Any:    Simon says stamp Wednesday
             Word art

Friday, November 1, 2019

DT card fpr Crafter's Cafe challenge 130 - Travel - land, sea or air AND/OR Insects/Butterflies

For the next two weeks the Crafter's Cafe challenge gives lots of options:   Travel - land, sea or air  
AND/OR  insects/butterflies. I hope you will have a chance to join us - there are prizes offered, and you can add up to 3 images. 
 I used a pre-colored image from Dr Digi - Summer Holiday - colour'
It looks like a couple pieces of luggage flew off the rack - maybe not tied on well enough?  I added a map in case it was needed...LOL! 
Challenges entered:
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday 
Any:        Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 
                 Pink Gem
                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 
                Lemon Shortbread
                Digichoosday - too late!
                Through the Craft Room Door