It’s Friday and time for another Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge. This week the Design Team is asking you to create with Kraft, New England Ivy, Candy Apple and an option to add Gold.
These colors automatically spoke Christmas to me. Adding Kraft at Christmas is one of my favorite things to do…I guess it goes back to brown paper packages tied up with strings!
I’ve been sorting through retired stamps trying to find the perfect stamp set to make Christmas cards with…although I’ve found lots of stamps that I forgot I had and discovered a have A LOT of wreath stamps. I still haven’t made up my mind for my personal Christmas cards. I guess I better get on it!
I found this Season of Magic wreath and thought it had the perfect combination of elements to use with this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge. My Kraft CS is Neenah 80lb Smooth Desert Storm. I like that this is a lighter Kraft color and the texture of the paper makes a perfect card base. I stamped my wreath in Toffee and added boughs and holly berries in New England Ivy & Candy Apple. I layered the image panel on a piece of NEI cardstock and then finished it off with a few banners which I topped with a bow made from NEI twine. I scattered a few bitty sparkles just to give it a frosty look.
Now it’s your turn…you can head over to the Color My Heart Color Dare and find the rules to enter and join in the fun. While your there make sure you visit the Design Team members pages and let them know that you LOVE their projects.
I hope you’ll take the time to leave me some love as well…as a matter of fact, I’d like to know your favorite Christmas Color Combination I look forward to reading your answers.
This week Trouble Maker challenged us to “Eat, Drink & Be Merry!” I’m not sure what that has to do with the Sweet Treats challenge for Double Trouble #15, but maybe I misunderstood – I was drinking eggnog after-all (hiccup)!
Thank goodness Double Dare found a great mood board at Use Your Stuff Challenge #338 and they were gracious enough to partner up with us on this fun challenge. What will it inspire you to make?
I was inspired to make Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles on top!
My mom and I always baked Christmas cookies together…it was an ALL DAY affair! Sugar Cookies (although my favorite to eat) were my least favorite to make. I have a whole bin of her cutters and my grandma’s rolling pin to help me still get the job done.
I used papers from the Oh What Fun paper packet and added a cute little tag with some layered sugar cookies. I finished it off with lots of Bitty Sparkles and a few big ones too. If my cookies turn out as pretty as these stamped AND fussy cutted cookies, Santa will be sure to slide down my chimney!
I hope you’ll create something sweet and link up to our blog challenge – it’s really easy and if you have any problems at all Trouble Maker can help you out. Remember to include lots of “sprinkles on top” so Twisted Sister can get on the nice list. While you’re getting inspired…take a minute and leave me a comment about your favorite sweet memory from Christmas.
As most of you know I’m a DT Member at Double Trouble Papercrafting challenge. We have the most amazing participants that have introduced me to many fun challenges and stamp companies and digital images. It’s a crazy happy world that I live in!
One of our entrants in Challenge #14, Mary Marsh of The Charmed Life, posted an adorable card and information on Sketch 718 at Split Coast Stampers. She also mentioned how she had struggled a bit with the sketch due to it’s Clean and Simple look.
I love a good sketch – I use pattern books all the time, but it’s always a challenge wondering what the creator is really looking for and if I can put my touch on it, but still have the basic details of the sketch.
I was in card class mode surrounded by Christmas papers when I decided I needed a break from making card kits and had the printout of the sketch on my desk. I decided to skip the stamping and added a die cut snowflake instead of the second circle. I also added some twine and wish I’d got it under my circle, but that circle wouldn’t even think about budging.
I am quite excited that Mary shared this sketch and introduced me to an entire gallery of inspiration. Go check out her blog…she shares some really cute cards.
I don’t know how Christmas Sweaters got such a bad wrap…personally I think this Ugly Sweater stamp set is pretty darn cute!
Do you have a friend that ‘Don’s an ugly Christmas sweater”? This card might be perfect for them. The stamp set would also be fun to use on a scrapbook page about ugly sweaters.
Leave me a comment and let me know if you’ve got any ugly sweaters hanging in your closet.
Well, looks like we all survived our lucky number week and it’s time for more fun!!!
I just found out that I made the Naughty List…seems that November rolls around and I’m always trying to explain to Santa! I’m sure it’s who I hang out with so if you include something that “hangs” – Christmas Lights, Ornament, Stocking, etc in your design your sure to get an extra entry into our drawing for a bag of things and might just make the nice list too!
Double Trouble Challenge #14 has us pairing up with Try Stamping on Tuesday – they have a fun Tic Tac Tuesday challenge that Double Dare has asked us to link up to! Trouble Maker had already asked us to do a holiday card so I killed two birds with one stone.
I chose the diagonal row starting in the upper left hand corner: Green, Trees & Plaid. I liked the combination of black & white plaid with the bright willow green. It had a bit of a modern Christmas twist. I kept my stamping simple using a retired CTMH Stamp of the Month from 2012 a tree branch with an ornament for my “hanging option”
Here’s the Tic Tac Tuesday board…I can’t wait to see what row you choose.
Make sure you pop on over to Double Trouble to see what the heck is going on – we had a Crazy Cousin (Guest Designer) stop by for the month of November and she’s bringing all kinds of goodies with her.
My friend Debi (who was never going to do challenges) has been sharing the posts at Heart 2 Heart and I’ve been inspired to go take a peek at what she’s been up to and of course I decided that I needed to play along!
Since I was in the Coop early this morning and got a few things done that NEEDED done I discovered some extra play time so TWO blog posts in one day.
The Challenge for the week of October 22nd was called Glitter & Glam and since everyone knows that Blings My Thing how could I not play along?! I knew right away that I wanted to use a big snowflake cut from Sugarplum Glitter Paper, I also knew that I wanted to use the barnwood paper from the Seasonal Mixins (such a fun packet of paper). I turned to my trusty Love of Color Guide and found that Mink, Eggplant and Sugarplum would make a delightful color trio. I also had some retired Eggplant shimmer ribbon so it made perfect sense to use it. I sprinkled a few bitty and regular sparkles around the card to add a little more “Glam”.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my card…now I’m off to feed a calf and start the regular chores of my day! BTW it’s 5:30am and I think it’s going to be a long day!
Wow! I don’t think Double Dare & Trouble Maker realized that when it rains in the PNW that Toilet Paper gets sticky…it’s one thing getting framed, but being wrapped up like a mummy was almost unbearable. I’ve finally managed to break free and here I am with our next challenge!
Mathematicians tell us that numbers are the language of the universe. Numerologists go so far as to say that the numbers in your life can define who you are and what you do. With a few simple calculations, you can find the five core numbers that offer insight into your own life.
Since there’s 5 weeks in the month of October Double Trouble has a special one week challenge featuring something, anything & everything (please no Charmin). I’m giving you an optional twist for an extra drawing for our Bag of Things! All you have to do is include a number on your card…die cut, stamped, a pair of dice, playing cards as long as it has a number you’ll get an extra entry. Double Dare is challenging you to link up to one of our previous challenges (let me let you in a little hint – Color My Heart is having a monochromatic green challenge so maybe your lucky number is the color of money!)
I’ve been working on Christmas cards so my lucky number is 25! I actually paper pieced my 25 by die cutting it twice once out of charcoal CS and once out of a cute snowflake b&t found in the Tis the Season paper packet..
I hope you enjoy my twist on this one week special challenge. I look forward to giving you extra votes when you include a number!