Wednesday, December 12, 2018

CCEE1850 - Honoring Gingerbread

Hi Everyone,

Here is the last challenge for 2018, as we will be taking a little time to concentrate on family and friends during the holidays. Of course we will be back on the 3rd January to start another year for fun challenges, hope to see you here too!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support of our challenges every week, we love that you play along with us.


Wishing you all a Merry and Safe Christmas and New Year.

Now onto our challenge for this week .....

Apparently the 8th December was Gingerbread Decorating Day and yesterday 12th December was Gingerbread House Day. So for our challenge this week create a card or project that is a Gingerbread theme.



Now let's see what our Design Team created for this week's challenge.Check HERE.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CAS Game #130 - Three of something


I did this card for the AAA challenge this week that can be found on their website HERE. The challenge was to be a CAS card with three things. I picked this image with the three kings. I used versamark ink and gold embossing powder. Then I added a jewel in the center of the star. I needed another card, so this quick and easy one fit my time frame this morning too.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

TLC720 and Allsorts 479



I don't do mass production in card making very often. But this is a set that will be a thank you gift for a hostess of a Christmas party that I was invited to. I stenciled the picket fence distress oxide inks onto the kraft card base. I made this for the Allsorts challenge that can be found HERE  using Christmas flowers, and for the SCS Technique Lover's Challenge that make cards suitable for mass production.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

CCEE1849 - Elf antics

Hi Crafty Friends, 

It's Frances here and I am your challenge hostess for December.

Elf Antics - One of the traditions I love to do at Christmas has to do with Elf of the Shelf. I know some people love them and some people hate them … I am in the love category :) For our challenge this week include an elf on your card.

Let's see what our Design Team created for our challenge this week. Check it here.

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, and I know how excited children can get about Christmas and for the most part warning children that Santa's elves are helping Santa make his list did motivate better behavior for the most part.  Now I really could not have used plan B in my classroom, but let it represent the more unpleasant of the consequences of their behavior. As a child, a swat or the belt was the only plan of improving behavior when I grew up, so we have come a long way. I just hope people see this as humorous and not harsh. We did survive in those days, because our mother's bark was much more severe than her bite. 


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

CTS299 Be Jolly


Today I had a chance to visit some of the weekly challenges going on and found this one from CAS(E) this sketch #299. You can find it here

I designed the card on a one layered base and made the card that opened the size of the striped panel. 
Challenges are a great way to gain inspiration and new ideas and for these last group of Christmas cards I need, I can use all the help I can get. 
Happy Holidays to all of you who come to visit here at my blog. 

Monday, December 3, 2018

MOJO Monday 504



I am still making a few more Christmas cards, and so I used this MOJO Monday Challenge sketch #504 to design this card.  I used my die cuts for the circles and the holly, Since I have been pulling all my rubber off the wood, I have not been doing too good a job on keeping up with where the stamp comes from. I am not in the business of selling anyone's stamps, I simply like creating with mine, no matter how old or how long I have had it. My Christmas stamps I reuse year after year. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018


Well, I hope my little pig will qualify as a critter for the Mod Squad challenge this week. She is from Deep Red, and I have had such fun with her this week over on Splitcoaststampers as a part of the unfolding tale of the festival going on in Whykickanoocow, Australia as part of the MMTPT challenge over there on Tuesdays.  My little pig was a little jealous of all the attention cows seem to get in that town so she entered the Miss WhyKickanoocow, to represent the hog population of the town. Unfortunately, she lost the pageant's grand prize, but as fate would have it, her fashion tips for the holidays book called, "How to be in Hog Heaven for the Holidays.," made the best seller list.  This is a page from book. LOL The sentiment is a stamp from Unity.

I plan to use this tip myself, seeing I actually needed it for Thanksgiving.  Have a happy holiday season!!