Monday, December 21, 2015

Challenge # 204 Metallics

Happy Holidays dear friends!!! Martha Lucia here this week to share with you a metallic challenge! In this opportunity you can use any kind or type of metallic think: inks, papers, colors, embellishments, embossing powders, ribbons or any other thing that you identify as metallic.

For example, I used metallic paper for the base of my card in dark brown color and silver embossing powder to melt the stamp Presents that I used on top of my card. Also, I used Encore Metallic Silver Ink to stamp my sentiment, World of Reality at the bottom. 1, 2, 3 different metallic products in only one project!

I have used a metallic background sheet and silver foiled accents.

I decided to show you two Christmas cards using the beautiful Darkroom Door "Brushed Christmas Vol. 2" and the twig stamp from the "Dear Santa Vol. 2" set. The Sentiment is from the "Brushed Christmas Vol. 1" set. Both ornaments are embossed wit Pewter Powder.


I used some metallic sequins to add some sparkle to this card. 

For this challenge, I used Bronze embossing powder to stamp the floral stamp and sentiment. I then watercolored the flower inside the embossed stamp.

Share with us your metallic project and enjoy the season with this shiny touch!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

It's Christmas Time - Highlights

Wow! There were such fabulous projects entered for this week's challenge. Being so close to Christmas, it was great to see so many people still hard at work crafting! Here are this week's highlights...

The white on white with just a titch of blue really made this card so elegant!

These ornaments are adorable and a really great way to use up those Christmas DP scraps!

The coloring on this image is fabulous as well as how it matched the DP almost perfectly

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Challenge #202 - Stamping - Highlights

As always, there were so many fabulous entries this week! I can see that a lot of people are busy making their Christmas cards! It was lovely to see them all as well as some non-Christmas related projects too! Here are a few highlights!

Marilyn did an amazing job with this image and I just love the papers she paired with it!

This card by Tanja definitely warmed my heart when I saw it!

This card by Birgit is definitely a masterpiece. So delicate and well done!

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Thank you to everyone who played along this week! Please scroll down to see Challenge #203 - Christmas! We hope to see all your lovely creations!

Challenge #203 - It's Christmas Time

Hello Everyone

Shirley here with a timely challenge, since Christmas is almost on our doorstep once again!  Where does the time go but? Seriously I am sure it was only Christmas time a couple of months ago!!  I wanted to keep my challenge very simple this month as it is such a busy time for everyone.  So "Christmas" is the theme and all you need to do is create something using that theme.  Whether it be a card, a layout or something off the page!

I have choosen to make an OTP project this challenge and have created a quick & rather simple little Christmas angel using a magnolia stamp, two different doilies (one store brought the other a Cheery Lynn die), some Stampin' Up inks and some bling!  Hope you like her.

 Here is my idea for tagging Christmas Gifts that are sooo big regular tags get lost
 (and using up old stash at the same time!!)

A Stencil for the background and then just lots of layers with Tim Holtz dies :)

It was hard for me to decide what to do for this challenge - tags, a Christmas layout, more Christmas cards. In the end, my need for more Christmas cards won out!


I had tons of cards to make this year and this is one design I used.

Now don't forget to link up below so we can all see your gorgeous creations too.  Have fun and happy creating! 



Monday, December 7, 2015

Challenge #202 - Stamping

Hi everyone! Amanda here with this week's challenge!
There are so many options for stamping now and stamps can really add 
something special to a card or layout or any other project! I find at this time of year I am constantly using stamps, especially sentiments, for Christmas cards.


I used a variety of stamps for my Christmas Card.
The cat is from Katzelkraft, the tree, the stars and the woodgrain background are Darkroom Door stamps, the Music Sheet is made by Rubber Dance Stamps, the bow tie and the sentiment stickers are from Tim Holtz.  

Martha Lucia
stamping with Versamark and gold embossing powder for a photo frame. I used Dreams stamp from Neat & Tangled.


For this challenge, I stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Black Ultra thick embossing powder to make it really pop against the patterned papers,

Show us your stamped projects!