Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #424 ~ Holiday Friends

Good Morning.  We are just getting closer and closer to the end of the year and the holidays so quickly.  We begin a new challenge today at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess is Kate and she wants to see holiday friends or critters on your projects.

This card is fairly CAS and actually came to me in the middle of the night.  It did turn out better than the one in my head :))  Stamp and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp Merry Mouse Set One.  The mouse is coloured with Copics and the big turquoise bow is accented with Glossy Accents.  Plaid paper is Lawn Fawn.  Tag is cut from Your Next Stamp Fishtale and Banner Dies.  Ribbon is from my stash.


You know what to do if you want to join us.  Head to the Little Red Wagon blog, check out the other projects by the amazing girlfriends and link up a holiday critter project of your own.  Can't wait to see.

Have a great Wednesday!!!



Merry and Bright (MCC#47)

Hello there.  Welcome to a brand new challenge at


where the theme is ALWAYS CHRISTMAS, ALL THE TIME.  The option for this week is sparkle.

Stamp and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp Merry Mouse Set One. coloured with Copic markers.  Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Knit Picky.  Gumdrops are also Your Next Stamp.


So head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge blog and link up a Christmas project of your own.  There's not much time to get them finished for this year :)



Friday, December 8, 2017

Special Wedding Wishes

Welcome back.  Today I have a special card that I want to share with you.  It is a custom order for a co-worker whose son was married yesterday actually.  I was honoured to make it for her.  Her son's fiancee's heritage is Chinese and I know they are also having a traditional wedding in China next Spring.  I did a little research and found out that the Chinese wedding colours are red and gold.  I used them as the basis for my card.

Image is Tiddly Inks Forever Yours.  Gold paper is Kaiserkraft.  Mr. and Mrs. sentiment and tag are Stampin' Up Label Love.  Gold stickles and red gum drops are the embellishments.


Congratulations to the newlyweds.

Thanks for coming by once again..  Have a great weekend!!



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #423 ~ Holiday tags/Gift Card Holders

Good morning.  Today starts a  brand new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess today is Sandy and she wants to see holiday tags or gift card holders.  If you still have holiday creations to make, this should help get some done.

I made a set of gift card holders that are also tags.  They were made with the envelope maker by We Are Memory Keepers.  I made a 3" x 3" envelope and only scored three of the sides leaving the flap not scored and punching a hole in the top.  All four penguin images are from various sets of Lawn Fawn stamps.  Patterned paper is also Lawn Fawn.  Sentiments are from a couple of retired Kraftin' Kimmie sets.

Set of Gift Tags: 


With a gift card enclosed:


So you know what to do ~ head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a holiday tag or gift card holder of your own.  And check one more project off of your list.

Thanks for dropping by.  See you soon!!



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #422 ~ Foodie!

EDITED TO ADD: You know you are too busy when it takes 3 days to realize your post didn't go live so let's go back and pretend it is Wednesday, okay?  :)

Hello.  It's Wednesday and a new challenge begins at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Brenda and her theme is FOODIE!  She wants to see anything having to do with food or beverage on your project.

Around the holidays I often give some of my baking as gifts and I made a tag to be attached to it.  Image is Kraftin' Kimmie Let Them Eat Cupcakes coloured with Copics and popped on the tag for some dimension.  Paper is Knit Picky by Lawn Fawn.  Sentiment is an oldie from Michael's $1.50 bins.


Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out all the inspiration and link up a foodie project of your own.

Glad you could drop by.  Have a great day!



Bah Humbug ~ How to Deal with "Those" Friends (MCC #45)

Today starts a new challenge at:


The theme is always ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS with  twist and this week's twist is tags.  

Every one has either that friend or family member who is the bah humbug kinda person about the holidays.  So every year I colour up this stamp, Gruffy Little Gnome, from Whimsy Stamps and put it in my store. It sells well.  I even added hair one year and coloured her with pinks as the customer wanted the stamp for a girlfriend.  Not sure the manufacturer of the patterned paper as it came from one of the many Christmas pads I have, I used it all and forgot to write it down.  Wooden stars from my stash.  Enjoy!!!


Since you are making holiday things anyhow (yep, I know you are), why not head over to The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog and link up one of them.  Can't wait to see!!

Have a great day!!




Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #421 ~ A Sketch

Good morning.  The weeks just keep rolling by closer and closer to the most wonderful (and the busiest) time of the year. It's time for a brand new challenge at Little Red Wagon; our hostess this week is Jan and she has prepared a sketch for you to follow.  You can flip it, rotate it or change the shapes around as long as the basic sketch can be seen in your project.  Here it is:

I actually really enjoy sketches as a starting point.  It takes a lot of the thinking out of the design so you can focus on the image and paper you want to use.

I used a stamp from Kraftin Kimmie called Heavenly Holiday and coloured her up with my Copic markers.  Patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn Knit Picky.  Embellishments from my stash.  I like the traditional colours and feel of this card.


So, you know what you need to do.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from my design team girlfriends, follow the sketch and link up a project of your own.  Looking forward to seeing them all.

Thanks for dropping by.  Keep coming by to see all of the creations I am making at this busy time. And, I have a few surprises and changes coming up in the new year. Can't wait to share!



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #420 ~ Penguins and Polar Bears

Good morning.  It is my turn to hostess at Little Red Wagon and my challenge for you is PENGUINS AND POLAR BEARS ~ I want to see your projects with one or both of these winter cuties.

Here's what I did.  This card uses a number of Lawn Fawn products ~ Here We Go A~Waddling stamp set, Snow Cool stamp set, Stitched Hillside Border dies and Knit Picky 6 x 6 paper pad.  It was fun to make !!


Now it's your turn.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the amazing inspiration from the other girlfriends and then use In Links to link up a penguin/polar bear project of your own.  Remember, it doesn't always have to be a card.  Anything to do with paper crafting will qualify.

Have a great day!!