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Friday, December 28, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends - Tissue Paper Challenge

Here is the last Speedy Fox Challenge for 2012.    We have been challenged to use tissue paper.   My first thought was to do this shopping bag with tissue paper and then I realized how perfect it would be to pair it up with the "You've Got Style" stamp set, that was just released last week over at Mark's Finest Paper.      Once I got my bag done, I decided the bag would look cute with a tissue paper flower.
This is the first one I have ever made and it was pretty fun.  I like how it fluffs up so easily.   Please come over to our blog and play along with us this week.  Someone always wins a nice stamp set.  You do not have to use Mark's Finest Paper stamps, but your name will be entered in the drawing twice if you do.

I am wishing you all a very Happy New Year.  What is the tradition in your area for cooking on  New Years day for prosperity?   Ours is to cook beans so our menu usually consists of  corned beef, beans, fried potatoe's and cabbage.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Santa Snow Globe

Here is the last Christmas card for 2012.   I had this snow globe cut out and ready to make a card with it, but somehow did not get around to it until now.  I started out wanting a blue sky with dotted white vellum.  The Santa did not show through it very well so I changed it to this one and I I like it much
better.   The Santa is a Mark's Finest Paper stamp,  the template is from Cutting Cafe, I used liquid appliqué,  paper studio paper and colored with copics.

Thanks for coming by today.   I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends - Clouds and Sun

Yee Haw,  here we are again  and it is time for the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.  Today we are making projects with sun and clouds.  I chose to use the Mark's Finest Paper stamp set, "Hey Cowboy".  I used a template to sponge my clouds.   I wanted to make the sun to have rays coming down from it so I used a piece of paper to sponge the edge and kept moving it around the sun to create that look.  I know this is a busy time for everyone, but I do hope you will join us for our blog challenge.

Other challenges:
OperationWrite Home - Red, white and Blue
Tami's Scrapin Corner - anything goes

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Oh, Beans


Here are a couple of cards  I made with the "Oh Beans" stamp set that was newly released at
Mark's Finest Paper this week.   I am using the first one to send to someone who has been feeling under the weather.

Hope you all are having a great day and getting your Christmas preparations done.   Only 6 more days before we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Card for my Veterinarian -Squigglefly Challenge

Holley's Hobbist's are giving the challenge over at Squigglefly today.   The theme "Tell Me Something"means you can make a card of your choice as long as you put a sentiment on it.   I chose to use this cute "Christmas Beagle" by Marla Shega.     I love this adorable pup.   I made this card to send to my veterinarian.     I thought the animal print was a perfect choice to pair up with this image.      Holley and her team would be happy to see you link your card up to this challenge.   Okay, I am off
to link up my card.   What are you waiting on, come on over and join the fun.

Challenges:

 Squigglefly - Tell me something
Totallygorjuss - For someone special
The Stamping Shack - Let the Holidays begin
Copic Europe - Christmas

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Penny Black - Elf Mim


Here is a card I made today with a Penny Black stamp "Elf Mim".    I received this stamp for my birthday from a friend.   I finally got to ink her up and I really like the way she turned out.    I put glitter on her hat and  I bet I am wearing some on my face, too.   ~smile~

I hope you are getting all your preparations done for the upcoming Christmas holiday.

Challenges:

copicmarker europe blog - Christmas card

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends - Snowman Soup

Yes, today brings us another challenge over at Speedy Fox and Friends.   The challenge theme
is Snow.  I thought I would share my recipe for Snowman Soup.  Oh, my, is it easy and a microwave treat, too.   My friend, Becky, shared this pattern and recipe with me a few years ago and I make a few every year for older people in my church, friends or for someone in the nursing home.   I put hot chocolate mix in the paper cup I made with a candy cane. (one could use tea bags if they wanted)  I usually put a little bag of mini marshmallows in it, but I will have to pick some up at the store,  there was none to be found in my kitchen.  I chose to decorate my cup with Paper Studio Paper, I used a Mark's Finest Paper Stamp set-Snow Gifts and added a computer generated Snowman Soup recipe.  Just for a little added decoration and something else to go along with todays challenge theme,  I put glittered snowflakes at the bottom of the cup and added some in front of the cocoa mix.  I hope you liked my project for today and also hope you will join us for our challenge.  Thanks, for stopping by.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sneak Peek - Scottie Christmas card

I love this Mark's Finest Paper set "Kilt Fun" that will be in their store next week.  I have a friend that just got the cutest little Scottie puppy so I had to make her a Christmas card with it.    The Ivy that I used also comes from another new set that will be available next week called "Ivy and Blossoms".   The sentiment comes from the Holly Jolly set.

Sneak Peek Recipe Card

Here is a recipe card I made with with two new stamp sets (Recipe starter and Recipe completer)  that will be in the Mark's Finest Paper store next week.   I have another recipe card that I need to make for a friend at church who liked a cake I made on Sunday.   I will have fun making it really cute with these sets.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

CCEE1250 - Santa

The CCEE Stampers challenge this week is given by Frances.    She has challenged the team to make a card with Santa on it.    I used one of my favorite Santa stamps, called "Santa I Believe" by Flourishes.
I used Tim Holtz distress ink to stamp it and sponge around the edges.   I added a poinsettia with gold micro beads.  We  would like for you to join us for the challenge, head on over to the blog, link your card up and check out the other team members wonderful Santa cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Another Sneak Peek


Here is an apron card I made with the Recipe card starter card set that will be released next week over at Mark's Finest Paper's.    I thought this would make a good birthday card.    I made a computer generated sentiment that says, " Especially on your birthday".   This set has another mini set that goes with it and I will give you a sneak peek tomorrow of what can be made using both the sets.

See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December Sneak Peek


TODAY starts the beginning of the Sneak Peeks for the soon to be released new stamps that will be in Mark's Finest Paper store soon.  I have chose to use the cute set called "you've got style".  This set has different shoes, purses and sentiments which are perfect to make some really cute girl friend  cards.   I paper pieced this boot and purse to match with Paper Studio paper.  

Stay tuned for future sneak peeks which will go on  until next Tuesday and then the blog hop will begin.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Paper Cupcakes Little Snow Friend

I am very sad to say that this is my last  Paper Cupcakes   challenge due to the closing of the blog.  I am going to miss  it.  I have certainly enjoyed working with Nina and her wonderful images.  You will still be able to get the Paper Cupcakes images at least until the end of the year by going to Paper Cupcakes .   Our challenge for this week is to use the new freebie image "Little Snow Friend" and the theme is winter or Christmas.   Take a look at the other team members cards on the challenge blog, There's Magic in the Air.   If you want to play along we would love to see your card uploaded there.

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Squigglefly -red and green

Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals over at the Squigglefly Blog are giving the challenge this week.  They have challenged everyone to make a red and green card.   It does not have to be Christmas although when I think of the red and green color combo that is what pops in my mind.  I used the  new  Squigglefly image called "Winter Clothes" by Fawn Palmer.   I hope that you will come on over to the Squigglefly Blog and join us for our challenge.   You do not have to use a Squigglefly image and you just might win a free Squigglefly image if you link your card up to Mr. Linky.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Speedy Fox #137 - Red and Green


We have another  fun Speedy Fox and Friends" challenge today.   We are to use red and green.  I always think Christmas when the colors red and green are mentioned even though we could have made any type of card with these colors.    I really liked coloring this Poisettia bloom from
Marks's Finest Papers  with  green, it was a color I had not used for one before.   I added stickles to give it some shine.    The joy was embossed with white embossing powders and I used a MS branch punch.   The mitten was made with a template from the Cutting Cafe.

Come on over to the "Speedy Fox and Friends" blog to see what the other team members have colored up for you to see.  Please join us in our challenge, you could win a free stamp set.  It is always fun to win a drawing.

Have a great day and be careful if you are out there Christmas shopping.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Amaryllis Definition

I made this card for the Queen for the day challenge over at Splitcoast. Pam MacKay is the queen.  I used a new stamp set that just came out this week, called Amaryllis Definition, by Mark's Finest paper, colored with copics and the paper is color bok Flea Market.  Seems like I have been on a blue kick with my cards, but today I am back to making the pink ones.  I definitely like the pink and brown color combo.

Thanks, for coming by to check it out and for the nice comments.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

CCEE-new favorite die

Cindy is giving a challenge this week for the CCEE gals to make a card with our favorite new die.  I chose to use this Spellbinder Nestabilitie's  dotted die which happens to be my newest die.   I used a Mark's Finest Paper stamp set called "Winter Scenes".   I used Paper Studio paper, colored with copics, punched snowflakes from glitter paper and used the swiss dots embossing folder to make it look like snow falling around the tree.   Be sure and go over to the CCEE Stamper's blog to see the other cards and while you are there upload a card with your new favorite die.

Thanks, for stopping by.

Sand Dollar Sketch Challenge

Here is a card I made for the Splitcoast sketch challenge today.  I have an over abundant amount of blue scraps and I wanted to do the center of the sand dollar in blue so I was in luck when it came to a mix of dp's to go with it.    The papers are all from Paper Studio.  The sand dollar is one of Mark's Finest Papers stamps.  The sentiment is also a Mark's stamp from the set " ATrip to Lancaster".
I colored the image with copies B91, 000, E30, 00, 000.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mitten Christmas Card

Here is a Mitten Christmas card I made using a Cutting Cafe template.   The cuff of the mitten is made with glitter paper.   I used a Martha Stewart branch punch and colored the Mark's Finest Paper Poinsettia Blooms stamp with copics.

Challenges:
The Stamping Botique - Christmas
Created with Love Challenges - Blue
Incy Wincy Designs  - Non traditional Christmas colors
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog - Christmas
Songbirds Challenge -  Deeper Shades of Blue
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Christmas
The Cup Cake Craft Room Blog - Christmas

Monday, December 3, 2012

Winter Wonderland-SFC4812

The challenge over at Squigglefly is given by Holley Hobbists today and they are doing a winter wonderland theme.  I chose to use this pre-colored Inger Harding image.   I love the pre-colored images.  It is so easy to make a card when time is limited.  My DH is still on the mend from his surgery so I haven't had a lot of time to dedicate to card making so this was a perfect image for me to work with.   I added some stickles on the snow and that was all I did to the image.  Easy peasy.  I thought this
October Afternoon paper was perfect to use with my image.  Due to limited time, I used this card for the TSC challenge, too.

Have a great day and I will see you again soon.

Challenges:
craftycalendarchallenge - White Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Snowflakes
Lady Bug Crafts - Christmas or Winter
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Summer or Winter

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends #136

Well, Saturday has rolled around once again and we have another great challenge over at Speedy Fox and Friends. http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/    The new challenge is to make a Christmas card with no red or green.  I like the idea of that as I love to make Christmas cards with  black/red and pink/blue combos.  I decided to make one in a different color combo of blue and gold.   The stamp set I used for the ornament is Winter Scenes and the note paper was made with the set Just a Note.  Both of these sets are new releases over at
Mark's Finest Paper.  

Now I have to fess up and tell you this card was the first card I made for this challenge, in that pink/blue color combo I told you I liked.   Everything was going really good until I took a picture of it to upload.   It was at that time those red and green circles popped out of that paper.   ~grin~   I have no idea why I never see mistakes until I snap the picture and start to edit it.   Anyway, that just gave me an extra card to show off this fantastic stamp set.

I hope you will come on over to Speedy Fox and Friends to join us for this challenge   Add your card to Mr. Linky and you will have a chance to win a nice stamp set from Mark's Finest Paper.  You do not have to use a Mark's Finest Paper Stamp, but it will put you in the drawing twice to increase your chance to win.  I will be checking to see if your card is uploaded  there.   Thanks, for coming by today.  See you again soon.