Monday, December 30, 2019

Magical Christmas

Hello!  I have a quick post to enter the Anything Goes Challenge D2519 at The House That Stamps Built.   I used a Sentiment and Snowflake Stamps from Repeat Impressions that I heat embossed with Silver EP on a wintery blue card stock. I added a die cut from a scrap of almost vellum paper ( savaged from a magazine) cut with Precious Marieke Winterfun border die.  Also added some of the pieces leftover from the die cut.  Thought this made a rather magical card!
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge D2519 Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas: December Challenge Christmas/ Winter
Happy Little Stampers: December Challenge Anything Goes with Dies





Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Happy Snowman


Hello! I was inspired to make this card by the Challenge #49 at The Library Challenge.  We are to pick any previous book from the library and I chose The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.  The cover reminded of very happy snowman stamp from Creative Clear stamps that I have had for many years. The colors that I chose to use were also inspired by the cover but I threw in the yellow to keep this it a very cheerful card.  I stamped the Snowman and Sentiment with Memento Black ink on White CS and colored with Copics, added some shine with the clear star pen, and texture with a snow marker. Trimmed the image with a Spellbinders die and attached to a yellow panel embossed with Darice Snowflakes EF before adding a white card base. 


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, December 29, 2019

To Recycle or Not Recycle


Hello!  Today I am sharing some Christmas cards that I made using recycled parts and pieces of Christmas cards that I have received over the years.  I never like to throw any cards away and always tried to reuse or recycle parts.   Without going in to a lot of details, I am showing some of these cards below:










 I included these cards in 95 cards that I made and sent to the Living Care Center where my Mother has been for the past year.  I hope the 95 residents there enjoyed receiving the cards.  I do not see anything wrong recycling cards as long as I am not doing so to make a profit.....just using to send joy to others.  I do not enter any challenges with these. I don't think I am breaking any copyrights, etc. But maybe I should keep this a secret.

Speaking of my Mother, she will be 100 years old on January 20, 2020.  And I will be working on a very special card for her big day!  Since I know my card making friends or followers may wish to send her a card, I should establish a card drive so she will receive a ton of cards.  I will have to work out some details so that can happen.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Christmas Treats in a Tin

Hello!  I wanted to share an item that I made from Altoids tins using some paper scraps and ribbon and other bits from my desk.  I used these to give out some candy treats and tips. They could also be used to give gift cards as well. This is just one of the many I made. (Forgot to make pictures of the others).  I made a template for trimming scraps of papers for the top and bottom that I attached with glue. I wrapped ribbon around the outside edge using double sided tape. Added various trim to the tops that coordinated with papers.  For this one, I used die cut Holly leaves and enamel dots that I colored red with Copics.  Added a stamped sentiment to the lid on the inside and filled with goodies.


Challenges to enter:
Love to Craft Challenge Blog: LTCCB #41 December Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas: Challenge Get Ready for Christmas/Winter. Used GKD Holly Die.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

More Christmas Cards

Hello!  I am trying to catch up on some challenges that I wanted to enter before the deadlines.  I created this Christmas card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge D1119 at The House That Stamps Built.  I used the elements from the bottom row-Glitter, Trees, Vellum.  Used Red Glitter card stock which I find is much easier that using loose glitter. Used Repeat Impressions stamp of Trees stamped with Memento Green Ink on White CS. I used red vellum  pieces left over from a die cut to decorate the trees. Also used Repeat Impressions sentiment stamp, Red Memento ink, White card base, and Rectangle die.
Challenges:
Christmas Kickstart Challenge: Challenge #26-Last Minute Madness If It's Christmassy, link it up
Winter Wonderland: Anything Christmas Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge: MLCCB#17 Anything Christmas Goes
The House That Stamps Built: Tic Tac Toe Challenge D1119










Note: The vellum pieces were leftovers from this die,

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comments. Theresa

Friday, December 27, 2019

Swans-a-Swimming

Hello! I hope everyone is enjoying a great holiday season and had a Merry Christmas day.  Thought I'd drop by with another one of my Twelve Days of Christmas series cards that I have not posted.  This features swans -a-swimming but I only have 2 of the 7.  The other 5 must have swum away out of site. I stamped the swans on 2 panels of white card stock and fussy cut one set of the swans to attach to the blue fiber cloth that I used for the background on the other panel of white cardstock.  Added some silver embossed snowflakes and stamped sentiments.  Used silver metallic CS for the card base. Stamps are from a free stamp set with Creative Stamping Magazine.
(The blue fiber cloth is what is used as a pot cover for plants)   
Challenges: 
Double D Challenges: Twelve Days of Christmas-Part 2.  This is my 3rd entry for this challenge.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #469 Anything Christmas with Optional Theme-use word Christmas
Christmas Kickstart Challenge: #26 Last minute Madness-If it's Christmassy, link it up!


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Plaid Card with Big Bow


Hello! I made a very quick and simple Christmas card using Power Poppy digital Large Bow with Tag Sentiment image that I combined with a Digital Plaid patterned paper from my stash.  Used Photoshop to create the card coloring the bow and layering it over the plaid.  I printed the card on white card stock and finished coloring the tag with Copics.  How easy was that!
Challenges:
Creative Confetti Challenge: Mad About Plaid-use plaid on your creation. 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Paper.

Merry Christmas! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, December 20, 2019

Stocking Tags


Hello!  I made the tags above using Power Poppy Stocking stamp from the Poinsettia set.  I stamped the stocking on white CS and colored with Copics.  Since I wanted more than one tag, I copied the image after I colored it and printed it so my tags all look the same.  I trimmed the tags with a Spellbinders die and attached to die cut mats from Green CS.  Punched holes and added red satin ribbon.  Hope I did not break any rules by making copies of my design since I am using for my personal need. 
Challenges:
Creative Confetti Challenge: Create a gift tag. Could not find link for this challenge which I thought was open the month of December. Linking to the current Creative Confetti challenge that has an open link. 
Artsystamper Challenge: #6 Wrapping and/or Tags

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Merry and Bright

Welcome!  I created this card using colors from the Creative Confetti challenge shown below.  I stamped the Poinsettia image with Memento Gray Flannel ink and colored with Copics using blues, greens, and gray.  Added some sparkle with Stardust Pen and Pilot Silver Metallic Marker.  Stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with WOW Silver EP. Stamps are from Power Poppy Poinsettia set.  Finished with Green card base and a mat of Blue CS. 
Challenges:
Creative Confetti Challenge: Take our Color Cues-use the color palette shown below.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #468  Anything Christmas with optional theme - use word Merry. 
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: It's Christmas.
Mod Squad Challenge: Create a Christmas/Winter theme card.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Tenth Day of Christmas

Hello!  I am back with another card in my series of The Twelve Days of Christmas.  This was stamped with the Ten Lords a Leaping from the set called "Twelve Days of Christmas" from Creative Stamping magazine(GWP).  I stamped the frog on white CS, colored with Copics, and fussy cut the image.  I added some stickles to the fur on his cape.  I found an old pattern paper from a pad by Webster's Pages that made the perfect backdrop for the leaping frog. Stamped the sentiments with Memento ink and used GKD Red CS for card base. 
Challenges:
Double D Challenges: Twelve Days of Christmas- Part 2.  Having fun with this challenge. May be back with swans a swimming or maids a milking.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Paper. 



Happy Holidays! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Christmas Poinsettias

Hello! Baby It's COLD outside! About 9 degrees this morning.  I finished the last of my Calendars that I make for gifts and decided to play with some digital images that I bought from The Artsytamper Shop. I made these Christmas tags using a Poinsettia Image, a sentiment, and a border that I cut from one of the pattern papers all in my purchase.  I printed them on white CS, trimmed the tags,  and added a mat of green card stock.  Finished with red satin ribbon and a touch of gold stickles.
Challenges:
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: Challenge 6 Wrapping and /or tags. Not these tags would be perfect for this challenge.
Make My Monday Challenge: #111 Anything Christmas

I also created a Christmas card using the Poinsettia image with one of the digital pattern papers in the set.  Started with a Green Card base, added a layer of textured white CS, the a layer of the pattern paper.  I added the colored poinsettia that I printed on white CS and die cut with a circle die.  I added a mat of green CS also die cut with a circle die before attaching to the card ….used a foam circle to give some dimension to the image.  I stamped a Gina K Design sentiment with Versafine Black Ink to finish the card. 
Challenges:
The 12 Months of Christmas: Challenge #60 Anything Christmas wit Optional Twist Layer It Up. Have 5 layers.
Cut It Up: Challenge 189 Create any kind of Christmas Project that uses a die cut.
Use Your Stuff: Challenge #388 It's Christmas Time.
Shopping Our Stash Weekly: #410 Happy Holidays
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Paper
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: # 468 Anything Christmas -Optional Theme Use Word Merry

Happy Holidays! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Nine "Ladies" Dancing

 Today I am sharing a card that I made continuing with  a Twelve Days of Christmas series that I began some time ago but never completed.  I am picking up with Nine Ladies Dancing from the set called "Twelve Days of Christmas" from Creative Stamping magazine that I got last Christmas. Using masking technique,  I stamped the Dancing Pig 5 times on the front and 4 times on the inside (below)with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the nine ladies with Copics Markers.  That way I covered all Nine Ladies. I decided that the dancing ladies would hold a banner wishing Merry Christmas.  I heat embossed the sentiment from my stash with Gold EP on vellum, fussy cut the words, and strung the banner on  metallic gold thread. I stamped the words beneath the dancers on the front and added a New Year sentiment to the inside.  Finished with a Red card base. 


Challenges:
Double D Challenges: Twelve Days of Christmas Part 2 
Time Out Challenges: #150 Merry and Cheerful
Allsorts Challenge: Week 550 Inspired by a song, Inspired by The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #468 Anything Goes for Christmas - Optional theme Use Word Merry. 
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog: MLCCB #17 Anything Christmas Goes
Make My Monday Challenge: #111 Anything Christmas

Here's a link to the other cards in the series: https://theresastudio.blogspot.com/search/label/Twelve%20Days%20of%20Christmas
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, December 13, 2019

Day One of Christmas

Hello! It has been a few days since I posted a card on my blog.  I am taking time to share this Christmas card made with A Partridge in a Pear Tree. The partridge stamp is from a set called "Twelve Days of Christmas" from Creative Stamping magazine which I have had over a year and the Christmas sentiment stamp I believe is by Flourishes which is several years old. I stamped the Partridge with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP and colored with Copics.  I really like how the images came out.  Used Metallic Gold Cardstock for the card base to keep a very rich feel to the card.
Challenges:
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog: MLCCB #17 December Anything Christmas Goes
The Twelve Months Of Christmas: Challenge #60 Anything Christmas Challenge(WO the twist)
Double D Challenges: Twelve Days of Christmas-Part 1 Days 1-6. 


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Christmas Tags

Hello! I am here with a quick post of some Christmas tags that I made using GKD stamps and dies from Merry & Bright set and a sentiment from Holiday Wreath Builder. Other supplies: Versamark ink, Gold EP, Red EP, Memento red and green inks, White CS, Grass Green CS, Spellbinders Dies, Ribbon.
Challenges:
Monthly Mix Challenge: December Tag You're It
Die Cut Divas: December Challenge Theme Winter/ Christmas Time.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Monday, December 2, 2019

Border of Poinsettias

Hello!  I am sharing a CAS Christmas card that I made with an old GKD stamp from A Year of Borders.  I stamped the poinsettias on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  Added some gold glitter glue to the center of flowers. I heat embossed the sentiment with Gold EP. Attached the panel to a card base of GKD Fresh Asparagus CS.
Challenge:
Perfectly CAS: Challenge #3-Christmas card using one third or less.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa