Tuesday, June 28, 2022

M is for Music

 This card for ABC Christmas Challenge came together so nicely and I really love how it turned out.  I always say I never know what is going to come forth from my hands when i begin creating a card.  M is for Music.  I used a sentiment with the word Music in it.  Stamped on a postage style die cut.  I stamped the manger image in black and  blended some blue ink over it. I fussy cut out the baby in the manger and laid it over an already stamped image.  Added some glitter gel pen in silver for the aura and barely colored the face in Prisma.  A touch of gray prisma outlines the babe in the manger.   I think I will make a few more like this and use up the rest of that designer paper I've had hanging around for twenty years.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

L is for Little


ABC Christmas Challenge is such a great place to play along and get your holiday cards made all through the year.   This month L is for little.  I used a small image and also a very small sentiment.  Small trees adorn the patterned paper on the bottom.  I've always admired designers who can blend two different kinds of patterned paper together and bonus points if they come from two different packs.   I quite like the way this turned out.  I used a gold gel pen to trace over the pierced line the scalloped die made.  It's my way of doing faux stitching. 

Friday, June 3, 2022



J is for Joke at the ABC CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE isn't this little froggy from Unity stamps (Cuttlebug Frog) the cutest little guy?  He should be saying HOPPY holidays.  Keeping it simple so he stands out.  I used the partial die cutting technique to let his feet hang off the die cut. 

Thursday, June 2, 2022


 K is for Kraft over at ABC CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE BLOG I used a kraft base, cut out a layer and stamped with Ranger wood plank stamp. It's adhered leaving 1/8th inch edge all around.  The image is Stampendous.  It is stamped and then cut out leaving just a tiny border around the frame.  I liked the over hang of the branches.  Colored with prisma pencils I enjoyed the finished look.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, May 1, 2022


 ABC CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE "I" is for inky.  I used distress ink in fired brick mixed with a bit of tea dye to stencil my bricks with MFT stencil.  Then used some off brand stamps I bought at a rummage sale.  Lesson learned.  They didn't stamp very well but I am keeping this card.  Someone will appreciate it even if i think it is less than stellar by a long shot.  I embossed the stamped images and sponged around the edges, added a bit of splatter and I have a Christmas card mess that would remind you of Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation.  The whole movie was a mess but the intentions of the main character were good.  LOL.  Thanks for stopping by. 



 ABC CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE "H"  is for HO HO HO. I had fun making this card.  I didn't have any stamps with HO HO HO on them.  I could hardly believe that.  Well, maybe I do have one hiding somewhere.  I decided to cut and piece together HO from the word HELLO.  I used some very old My Favorite Things sentiment dies.  I used prismas for coloring and added real fur to the hat for fun.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, March 31, 2022

ABC Christmas Card Challenge "G"


G is for Glitter.  I used Ranger self adhesive glitter paper to cut out these sweet bells from Stampin Up.  (retired)  Fancy little bows top them off and a sentiment from Taylored Expressions complete this fun card.  I had heard that this was THE best glitter paper to use.....uhm.....you wouldn't believe the time I had getting those little pieces of holly leaves out of there.  I wasn't so impressed.  LOL  we all learn. 

ABC Christmas card challenge G is for Glitter. 

ABC Christmas Challenge "F"

F is for Fussy and Fancy.  I decided to to Fussy Cut this charming little elf with her fancy wrapped packages.  I added strips of gold to give a little more Fancy.  

ABC Christmas Card challenge is always great for kick off ideas.  I like getting my holiday cards done before the busy holiday season gets here and then I can focus on other things. 

ABC Challenge "E"

E is for Embossing.  I used a Tim Holtz Ranger embossing folder on Coredinations paper and sanded it a bit to allow the core color to come through and pop the letters a bit.  An old Prickley Pear stamp and die made for a fun hanging element.  

Thanks to ABC Christmas Challenge for the suggestions and hosting our creations. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022


 What's easier than die cuts.  This clean and simple card is for the ABC Christmas Challenge.  I used all die cuts added a couple of rhinestone gems and it's done.  C is for CAS


D is for distressed.  It looks like I missed the linkzy date but that's okay.  I used my distress tool on the one and distress ink on the other and the background sentiment paper letters look rather distressed on the mouse one.