Double Trouble #19

Oh Mother Dear, I sadly fear that I have lost my mittens…will you help me find them? Are you ready for some more trouble with Double Trouble Challenge #19.

Trouble Maker is challenging us to be Warm & Cozy in this cold month of January! When I think Warm & Cozy I think fuzzy & cuddly like a scarf & mittens or a sweet little kitten. When you include mittens or a kitten on your project Twisted Sister will give you an additional chance in our randow draw.

I created this cute Snowgirl all Warm & Cozy in her mittens, scarf & earmuffs that I colored with my Shin Han markers to match the Background Papers. I added some sparkles to the snow flurry at the bottom of the card and a simple white bow to finish it off!

Double Dare has asked us to link up to Creative With Stamps Challenge “Mittens” Challenge. You get an extra entry in our bag of things if you add this optional challenge.

I hope you’ll come have some fun and join up with our bi-weekly challenges at Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge.

Nothing About Christmas

One of my favorite things I love about Close to My Heart is that our papers are so versatile.  Even though the Oh What Fun papers are definitely a Christmas themed paper – only one paper in the packet is actually a Christmas paper (and only one side) all the rest are just beautiful patterns in bright cheery colors.



I paired my card with some black paper and embellishments and even stamped the Candy Cane alphabet in Black which gave this card a totally non-Christmas feel.

The December Stamp of the Month can be added to your qualifying order for just $5, but you need to act fast – once the calendar turns it will be like so many other amazing products in the Holiday Expression and will be gone for good.

Thanks for stopping by…I hope you’ll consider adding the Oh What Fun papers to your collection and use them all year long.

Double Trouble #15

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!

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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.

Sketch This

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.

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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.

Grab A Sweater

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.

 

Oh What Fun!

The Oh What Fun Felt Shapes make the cutest accents on a Christmas Card.  I picked a simple pattern from the Make it From Your Heart Volume 4 and used Mint for my base and the striped B&T from the Oh What Fun Paper Packet.  I then wrapped some Raspberry Bakers Twine around the card to keep things simple.

There are 8 adhesive backed shapes in each collection as you see above I made 5 adorable cards.

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I hope this has given you an idea on how to use these cute felt shapes.