Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #322 ~ Happy New Year

Hello there.  Thanks for dropping by for my last post of 2015 and it happens to be a Wednesday so it is a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Hostessing today is Donna and her challenge is HAPPY NEW YEAR.  I found this a challenge as I don't usually make anything for New Year's so I got out my stamp collection and began to look through to see if something would work.

I used this stamp called "Girls Night Out" by Your Next Stamp, colouring the ladies up with my Copics.  I used black and white with a pop of red to give it an elegant look.  Lots of silver and bling create the finishing touches.  The sentiment  on the inside is made up of a stamp set by JUSTWORDZ.  And, viola, a New Year's Project.


A close up of the image:

Be sure to check out what all of the other talented design team girls have created and link up your project at Little Red Wagon.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Your Next Stamp ~ Sketch and Color Challenge #29 (I used the sketch)
Crafty Sentiments Designs ~ New Year's Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door ~ Always Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #92 ~ Always Anything Goes

To all my friends and followers, I wish you all the best for 2016.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Happy Me!!!

Well, technically, it is Happy Anniversary to us (my hubby and I) but I just liked this title better.  We have been married for 12 years today.  It was a bright, sunny day and the temperature was not cold as I recall being able to get a few pictures outside.  There were about 21 of us who enjoyed the ceremony and reception dinner at the Doctor's House in Kleinberg.  December and Christmas have always been my favourite time of year so that is why the timing.

This is the card I made for my hubby today.  It features an image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps called "Sending All My Love" coloured up with my Copic markers.  Sentiments are from Pointer Scrapbooking and Michael's $1.50 bin.  Patterned paper is BoBunny Altitude.  I wanted something completely different from Christmas colours :)


A close up of the image:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp ~ Sketch and Colour Challenge #29 (I used the sketch)
2 Crafty Girls ` Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps ~ Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by.  I will be back with my last post for 2015 on Wednesday.  Until then, continue to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends.  Hope you have some time to get crafty.

Friday, December 25, 2015

PDE Linky Party ~ Always Anything Goes!!!

Good Morning!


Now that I got that out of the way we have a new challenge today (yes, even on Christmas, you have all week to join) at PDE Linky Party.  And it is always Anything Goes so grab your new crafty supplies (or ones you have had forever) and make us a project to link up.

This was not what I had originally wanted to post for today but alas, it was one of the cards finished before the deadline so this is the one you see.  I coloured this cat stamp up with my Copics for my hubby.  He wants a cat so badly and I don't and it makes him grumpy just like this kitty.


A close up of the image:

To all my family and friends, please have a wonderful day and remember the true reason we celebrate this season ~ the birth of our Saviour.  Thanks for your support and comments this year in my small part of the crafting community.

And join us at PDE Linky Party this week.  You know you wanna.  :)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #321 ~ Sparkle and Shine

Good Morning!!  Wow, I can hardly believe it is only two days until Christmas.  The month of December has just flown by.  I am ready for some time away from work to relax with my family.

Today starts a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this challenge is Brenda and she wants us to "SPARKLE AND SHINE" ~ use glitter, foil, gems, etc.~ great for Christmas projects.

These little tags were made with the tag maker punch from Creative Memories.  I used a set of stamps from JUSTWORDZ to stamp the to, from and Merry Christmas and embossed with silver embossing powder.  The snowflakes were a Martha Stewart punch of one glittery and one metallic paper.  A clear gem in the center is the finishing touch.  It was hard to get all of the sparkle and shine in a photograph but they are pretty glittery in real life.

So, why not check out what the other girlfriends have made and then join us so we can see how you SPARKLE AND SHINE.

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #320 ~ Let's Get Sketchy

Hello friends and fellow crafters.  It's time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  This week our hostess is Jan and her challenge is "LET"S GET SKETCHY" ~ we are to use the following sketch for our cards.

I enjoy using sketches and will often go in search of them on Pinterest as a starting point so this was a fun challenge for me.  This card is for my oldest grandson for Christmas.  You may have seen a theme in my challenge posts for Little Red Wagon for the past three weeks ~ all three were the cards I sent my grandchildren.  All three used images from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  This little guy is from the Christmas Cheer set coloured with my Copic markers. His onesie is paper pieced.  Patterned paper is from Craft Smith Holiday Basics.  Christmas bling is from my stash.


and a close up of the image:

Come on over to Little Red Wagon and see the take on this sketch from the other girlfriends and then give it a try of your own.  Looking forward to seeing some great takes on it.

I would like to enter this into the Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday Challenge.

Have a good day!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #319 ~ Snow Much Fun!!!

Hey everyone!  Well,  Christmas is getting closer every day.  Are you ready?  I actually am almost there, just have a few more special cards to make.  Because I didn't buy anything new this year some people may end up with "recycled" images (that is, the same image I used for them before) but if I colour it differently and use different patterned paper it will look different, right?  Anyhow, you did not come to hear my Christmas tales.

Today begins a new challenge at Little Red Wagon and Joanne/Jan are our hostesses.  Their challenge for us is "SNOW MUCH FUN" ~ they want to see snow on your projects.

I guess you could say I kinda cheated for this one but my paper and embellishments are snow related even if the image is not.  This card is for my newest grandson as it is his first Christmas.  The image is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps called "Christmas Cheer" coloured with my Copics. I used BoBunny Altitude for the patterned paper, a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and some ribbon for the embellishments and Spellbinders Nestabilities to frame him.


And a slightly blurry close up of the image 
(I took the pictures and sent the cards off before I checked them):

Why not think cold and snow this week (even if there is none where you are like here as our temperatures are extremely mild for this time of year) and head on over to Little Red Wagon to see what the other girlfriends have made for inspiration.  Then link up a snow project of your own.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #318 ~ Traditional Christmas Colours

Good morning.  Welcome once again (as I say EVERY week because it is the only time I seem to be posting) to Wednesday and a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Today it is my turn to hostess and my challenge for you all is entitled "TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLOURS".  I want to see traditional Christmas colours for you, even if that means something different than what most people immediately think of.

So I caved myself and used red, green and white but my "go to" colours around the house are green, burgundy and gold.  They have been that way for a long time and who knows, I may change it up next year if I get around to redecorating the living room like I want to.  Anyhow, I digress.......

My card features a stamp from a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set called "Joyful Holiday".  I just think she is so cute with her reindeer antlers sporting those decorations.  I coloured her up with my Copic markers and used red, white and green card stock from Recollections, patterned paper from my stash (and so old I have no idea where I got it from) and some red and green bling.  A cute card for my granddaughter.


and a close up of Lulu with her antlers:

So, grab a beverage of your choice, head on over to Little Red Wagon and be sure to check out what all of the other girlfriends have done for my challenge.  Then head to your craft space and create a project of your own featuring TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLOURS (for you).  Be sure to link it up.  I promise to visit each and every one.

Have a great day!!!