Wednesday, November 29, 2023

CRAFT Challenge #700 - Christmas


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us in a new challenge, Christmas.  It's the perfect way to get those last minute cards completed before the big day.  If you are already ready, what a great head start on next year.

Our Sponsor this week is -

I had the pleasure of using an image provided by our sponsor.  I just fell in love with this sweet little digi!  I colored it up with Copic markers and added a little embossing powder snow.  Another for my stash!

I do hope you will find some time this week to join us over at the CRAFT Challenge blog.  Check it out for inspiration and to see what prizes are offered.

Thanks so much for stopping by and to those of you who take the time to leave comments.  I know time is so very valuable and I do appreciate you!


As You Like It Challenge #272 - Favorite Christmas Critter

It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share your favorite Person to Create for at Christmas.  For a chance to win our prize or top-3 spot, your project needs to show what you like to create and who it is for, and you need to tell us why you've made your choice.  That way, we can all appreciate why it's your favourite.  

My favorite  Christmas "person" to create for at Christmas is our puppy, Koa! He is a new member of our family, and I loved crocheting this Christmas fuzzy lei for him. I canʻt say he is particularly excited about it, but I love that he looks so cute and festive. He will look great in our family pic.

This week our sponsor is:

We would love for you to head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, check out the prize that's up for grabs and take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by!  


PS - Here is a series of puppy pics that my daughter captioned.

School Picture

Whatʻs going on here?  I want to play.

I want to chew this lei up!  Please get it off me.


PS- I got my wires crossed with the last challenge.  Not sure whether to blame it on so much going on or that I am losing my marbles.  Thanks for bearing with me.

LRW #733 - Bohemian Rhapsody - combine 3 or more elements

These Wednesdays just keep rolling in faster and faster, so it's time for new Little Red Wagon challenge.  Sweet Kate is our hostess this week and she is continuing to get inspiration from Queen, specifically Bohemian Rapsody.  I do love this song!  She wants to see 3 or more elements combined on your project this week.

I made this card for another challenge and ended up no using it, so I was so glad it meets Kate's challenge.  As you can see, I used a Sweet 'N Sassy stamps image colored with Prismacolor pencils.  It is layered on die cut panels and glitter cardstock Silhouette cut snowflakes.  You can even see a bit of the Stickles I added to the cup and of course there are those lovely sequins.  Hopefully that will meet expectations.

We would love it if you join us this week. Just head on over to Little Red Wagon and link up. While you're there, be sure to check out the wonderful projects the other Girlfriends have created.


Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The Cat's Pajamas 12 Days of Crafting - Day 6

12 Days of Crafting


I'm back today with day 6 of the TCP 12 days of Crafting.  I don't know about you, but I find myself scrambling around every year to help my husband find little gifts to give his surfing friends.  Rather than waiting this year, we decided coffee gift cards would work well and I've already started making holders for them.  I have included simple instructions for creating the gift card holder at the end.


Gnomie Gift Card Holders


I thought the little Tree Cup Gnome and Gingerbread Latte Gnome Digistamps would be perfect to decorate them.  The gnomes were printed, cut and colored with Prismacolor pencils and adhered to the frame on a bellyband closure.  


Gift Card Holder


I ended up embellishing the sentiments from Christmas Eve SVG/Digi with snowflakes.  2 gift card holders down, 10 to go!  


Inside Gift Card Holder


By the way, Christmas Eve SVG/Digi is available as a free download until December 4 and the Black Friday Sale is still going strong!


Black Friday Sale


We hope to see you for Day 7 tomorrow!  



Gift Card Holder -

This is a pretty rough tutorial, but hopefully it will get the job done if you want to try it.  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave in comments or email me.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 27, 2023

The Cat's Pajamas 12 Days of Crafting - Day 5

12 Days of Crafting


I hope youʻve been following along with the 12 days of Crafting featuring makes from the TCP design team. I'm here for day 5, sharing some fun gift tags I have created. 

Vintage Holiday Ticket Tags

I knew exactly where to start in adding to my gift tag stash. To make these fun tags, I just printed a bunch of tickets from Vintage Holiday Tickets in different sizes. Some of them were cut electronically and some were fussy cut using punches and a scoring tool. A bit of inking was done to the edges to vintage them up a bit more. Eyelets were added along with a bit of twine and I considered these finished. Easy right?
Give a Little Christmas Gift Tags

I couldnʻt stop there though. There are so many cute images in the November release that I just had to use some on these tags. The Gingerbread digis went so well with the bakery tickets, it was meant to be.

Whisk You A Merry Christmas Christmas Gift Tags
I sized the images on the smaller side, printed and cut with the Silhouette and some fussy cutting. They were colored with Prismacolor pencils and bits of Nuvo drops and Stickles were placed here and there. The images were then glued to the tickets and are all ready for using or giving.

Here are the digis I have used today -
Vintage Holiday Tickets SVG/Digistamps
Whisk You a Merry Christmas SVG/Digistamps
Give A Little Digistamp 
Christmas Eve SVG/Digi

If you want to make these, or any other digis your own, now is the time. We have a Black Friday sale going on over at the TCP Store, 30% off thru December 4!

Black Friday Sale


Be sure to check in again tomorrow to see what day 6 holds!

Thanks for checking in!





Wednesday, November 22, 2023

CRAFT Challenge #699 - Christmas Present


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in the challenge Christmas Present.  Anything that fits in with either subject (the choice is yours), qualifies for entering into this challenge. Please be sure to tell us how you feel it fits in with this subject.

Our Sponsor this week is -

I created a card featuring some lovely presents that was kindly provided by our sponsor.  I chose to use the pre-colored image, There’s a Penguin in My Cocoa.  This made for a quick and simple card creation.

We sure hope to see you over at the CRAFT Challenge blog this week!


Little Red Wagon #732 - Letʻs Eat!

Itʻs Thanksgiving in the US this week, so my mind is on eating for sure.  Because of that,  as hostess this week, I am challenging you to create something that features food, any kind of morsels you can eat will do the trick.  Keep in mind, it doesnʻt have to be a card to join in on the fun.  We love seeing ATGs, journal pages, bookmarks, tags...the field is wide open.

Hereʻs the card I created for my sonʻs birthday -


It features one of this favorites, a hamburger!  The image is no longer available, but was one of Faith Skrdlaʻs fun images.  I colored it up with Prismacolor pencils.

I do hope youʻll have a chance to join us this week.  If you are short on inspiration, be sure to check out the Girlfriends.  They are sure to inspire you1  Just link up your creation below. Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who are celebrating!



CRAFT Challenge #700 - Christmas

  It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us in a new challenge, Christmas.  It's the perfect way to...

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