Friday, December 25, 2015

A Day for Daisies - Showcase

Merry Christmas to you and your family.  We are showcasing Tammy's new angel images at ADFD this week - and what a better time than at Christmas?

My card features an image called Sparkle Angels.  After coloring them, I looked up angel quotes and found one that went perfectly with the image!  The paper colors are from this week's Splitcoast Color Challenge and the sketch is #217 from Freshly Made Sketches.

You still have another week for the add pearls challenge at the ADFD blog.  I hope you'll play along with us.

Challenges Entered:
Freshly Made Sketches #217/
Shopping Our Stash #302/- Something precious (gold glitter paper)
Crafty Gals #51/- AG

Monday, December 21, 2015

Vacation Fun!

Today is the first day of my winter break and I've had the day to myself.  I spent some time in my craft room - just playing!  It's the first time I haven't worked on a card for a DT challenge and made one for fun.  It was a great feeling.  I was inspired by two of today's challenges at Splitcoast Stampers.  The CAS challenge this week is snowmen and the technique challenge is to use a bow.  I combined both for my card.

Over the weekend, I mass-produced a bunch of holiday thank you cards for gifts from the kids at my school.  I mistakenly stamped a thank you border upside down and tried a snowflake embossing folder, but it didn't work with the other elements on the thank you cards, so I used pushed the paper to the side to be used another time.  That's where I started with today's card.  I went to my stamps and found this little snowman from Inky Antics.  It's several years old!  From there, I used my Lil' Inker stitched circle dies and made a frame.  I added the bow, and viola! a new style of thank you card!

Here's the original card I created using Mama Elephant's Sentimental Borders and Blogging Buddies stamp sets and a notebook paper embossing folder from Darice.  It was a super-quick card to assemble multiple copies of.

Challenges Entered:
Cards in Envy/ - Let it Snow!
Less Is More #255 & 256 /- Homespun
Little Patch of Crafty Friends #24/ - AG
613 Avenue Create #155/ - AG
Pile It On #98/ - AG

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #391

Simon Says Stamp is the sponsor for our Sketch Saturday challenge this week.  That $25.00 prize could have your name on it, but you have to play to win!!

My card uses one of Stacy Yacula's adorable snowmen from Purple Onions Designs. Who can resist this face?  He makes me feel happy just looking at him! I paper-pieced the scarf, twigs, and nose.  I had scraps of glitter paper on my desk from snowflake die cuts and decided to add them to the bottom of the snowman.

Time making cards is the perfect way for me to relax and centered myself during this busy time of the year.  I'll be in there lots this weekend between visits from the grandkids and wrapping presents.

Check out the DT's cards here.  Hope we inspire you to play along with Deb's sketch!

Challenges Entered:
Little Red Wagon #319 /- Snow Much Fun
Crafting By Designs - December AG Challenge
Cute Card Thursday #403/ - Add some glitter
4 Crafty Chicks #276/ - Non-traditional Christmas colors
Crafty Catz #305 /- Sparkle and Shine
Penny's Paper Challenge Blog #257 /- AG

Friday, December 11, 2015

A Day for Daisies - December Club Kit Images

How cute is this sweet little Christmas bunny?  Tammy has new December images in the store right now.   This bunny, cute penguins, and skunks sporting mistletoe!  Check out what the DT did with them here and then pop over to the ADFD store to take one home for yourself!!  There's one more week in our Modern Christmas challenge.  I hope you play along.

Challenges Entered:
Little Red Wagon #319/ - Snow Much Fun
Shopping Our Stash #230 /- UFOs (Love the challenge!! Mine two are the red circle frame and the top bg paper that I made for an Online Card Class.)
Inky Chicks #60 - Merry Christmas
Cute Card Thursday #403/ - Add some glitter

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Creative Knockouts #119 - Winter Wonderland

All Dressed Up is sponsoring our Winter Wonderland themed challenge this week.  This is one of their super-cute images called Christmas Post.   My grandkids used to be in love with the movie, "Bolt" so I patterned my cat after the sassy cat, Boots from the movie.  Thanks to the folks at Sweet Sunday Sketch for the card layout idea.

Join the Creative Knockouts DT and play along with us this week!

Challenges Entered:
Sweet Sunday Sketch/  - #298
Little Red Wagon #319/ - Snow Much Fun
Inky Chicks #60 - Merry Christmas
Crafting By Designs - Here Come the Holidays

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #390

A Day for Daisies is our sponsor for Sketch Saturday.  I've used an old favorite of mine called Wild Star Nymph.  I fell in love with her eyes! The "joy" die cut is from Hero Arts.

We are having a Design Team call and looking for a few new members to join us in 2016.  Read about it on the blog and then come and play along with us Niki's sketch this week.  The DT has some great inspiration for you here.

Challenges Entered:
Through the Craft Room Door 12/1-7th/ - AG
Creative Inspirations #338/ - AG
Crafty Gals Corner #48 /- AG
Crafter's Cafe #138/ - Use a die or die cut
Cute Card Thursday #402/ - Festive Colors
Little Miss Muffet #126 - AG
Inkspiration Challenge #97/ - Flake

Friday, December 4, 2015

A Day for Daisies - Challenge #136 - Modern Christmas/Photo Inspiration

Our new ADFD challenge is a photo inspiration challenge; the theme is Modern Christmas.  I took the idea of graphic black prints for my card.  The image is called Penguin Snowman and it can be yours if you pop over to the ADFD Shop.  There are so many other fun winter images to choose from, so you may end up with more than one of Tammy's sweet images in your cart!

Check out the other DT cards here and then play along with us.  You have two weeks to get your card posted in the gallery!

Challenges Entered:
Through the Craft Room Door 12/1-7 /- AG
Craft Your Passion #290 /- AG
Cards In Envy/ - Extra Layers
Tuesday Throwdown #272/ - Cute and Cuddly
Inky Chicks #60 - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps & More #173/ - Holiday