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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Favorite Five Creations of 2013

Hiya everyone, today marks the last day of the year 2013! Are you excited? I just can't believe how fast this has come to an end but I'm looking forward to tomorrow, the first day of 2014!!!


Debby asked us to showcase our favorite five of this year 2013 and here goes







I would like to wish every single one of you a Happy New Year 2014!!!







Sunday, December 29, 2013

SBC Challenge #9 - Anything goes



Good morning everybody! Christmas has come and gone so quickly, now the New Year is near in a couple of days! I feel like the days are going way more quickly than normal...

Welcome to another challenge from The Scrapbook Blessings Club (SBC). Today's challenge is Anything goes and we dare you to do anything using one of our previous techniques.

Our sponsor this week is:

Stamp and Create is giving away a $20.00 gift certificate for the winner of this new challenge.

Stamp and Create is an online store based in the US with shipping worldwide. We offer free shipping on orders over $55 within the US. We carry a wide variety of stamp companies including: MagnoliaSaturated CanaryWild Rose StudioHigh Hopes Rubber StampsMake it CraftyWags 'n Whiskers and many more. Plus we also carry paper packsribbon, and embellishments. We currently have many Christmas designs on Clearance at a great price. 

Here is what I have made, a wine bottle tag! I used Ladybug from Lacy Sunshine and colored with my prisma pencils. It was cut with the spellbinder floral die and matted with some red cardstock. The background was done using the letterpress technique and used the embossed side with memento plum ink. The tag was finished using some ribbon from my stash!




Looking for more inspiration? Check out my teamies for their projects. Good luck!

Challenges:


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Xmas & Thank You to our sponsors

It's Christmas Eve here and Creative Fingers Challenge wants to say a BIG thank you for our sponsors who have given their images generously for the past year.

I chose to whip up some cards for Milk Coffee and Birdie Brown and here they are:




I'm entering the above card in these Challenges:


and for this one, I went with Sketch and Stash sketch



For this card, I'm going with these challenges:
 Doodle Pantry - Any digi goes
Kaboodles - Xmas
Parade Your Paper Crafts - Xmas
Paper Makeup Stamps - AG
Anonymous Stamps - AG
Artistic Inspirations Challenge - AG
Crafting from the heart - AG


So thank you again to our wonderful sponsors and have a wonderful Xmas!!!












Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hobbycutz Challenge 30 - Christmas Special


Hello and welcome to another fab challenge for HobbyCutz. This challenge will run up till Jan 11 and you can enter up to 5 times. This will also be our last challenge for this year so we can enjoy some time with our families.

The image is from DigiStamps4Joy and I colored it with my prisma pencils. I embossed the background with my Xmas CF and matted the image. The ribbon is from my stash and I finished this with some pearls and green stickles.


Close up of the stickles

Here is what my fellow team members did. Please leave them some love. Thank you.

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Bling it
Aud Sentiments - Christmas
Cards Galore - Christmas
Just For Fun - Christmas
Milk Coffee - Christmas





Friday, December 20, 2013

Creative Fingers #16 Anything goes with Stamping Chef

Hello and welcome to another challenge from


This week our sponsor is


and this is what I created:


The image was colored with my prisma pencils and then cut with a circle spellbinders die, from which I matted with another spellbinder die. I did the out of the box technique for my image, the tutorial you can get it here.


I added some bling on her hair clips shown here.


Here's the inside of the card:



The sketch is from I {heart} Sketch047


Please leave my teamates some love for their creations here.

Challenges:

Oozak - Something Old, Something new (Old - digi, New - button)
Simon Says Stamp - Bling It
Sparkle n Creative - AG w/bling






Sunday, December 15, 2013

SBC Challenge #8 Card with Tag

Good morning everyone and Happy Sunday. I hope that you've been having fun shopping for Xmas.


This week's challenge over at SBC, we had to create a card with a tag on it. We were graciously given  some Kenny K digis to play with and my choice was Ice Skate Kate. I chose her because my daughter loves skating and I thought of her when coloring this. 

The image was colored with my prisma pencils where I turned it into a tag. Design paper is from Studio Calico and Yes, I love that paper pad! The border was made with a Martha Stewart punch. Sentiment is from the Big Holiday Wishes stamp set (Another of my fave)

Please come and play at SBC since our sponsor, Kenny K, is giving away 3 digis and you know, how awesome his digis are...Just saying...

Challenges:
Dream Valley - Xmas
Kenny K - Merry Xmas
Song Birds - Xmas
Pennys Challenge - Feminine with a sentiment
Pile It on - P is for Pearls

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sassy Studio Monthly Progressive Challenge

Good evening everyone and I'm almost at the end of the night for posting this. This week went by so fast that I wasn't able to keep up with all I had to do.

This is my card for Sassy Studio Designs, the monthly progressive challenge and it's sad that Paper Craft Planet will be closing its doors by the end of the month. I went with Mojo Monday sketch. 



Challenges:

Loves RubberStamps - Anything goes Xmas
Crafty Boots - Xmas
A little bit Crafty- Xmas Cheer
Heck of a Challenge - Colorful Xmas





SBC's Secret Santa Blog Hop




Merry Christmas to you all from the SBC Design Team. We are so excited because Santa is taking a mini- break in the preparations for his annual Christmas Eve debut.  He came by for a visit and hopped over to each of the Design Team's blogs.  The good news is that he said none of us are on the naughty list!  And, he did leave some presents just for you, our followers.  Its a secret though! We don't know which blogs have the presents, but I do know he picked two of us, yeah!!!  All you have to do is follow us here at the club, hop over at each blog, leave a comment for the girls and follow all the blogs.

Can you believe I don't own a SINGLE Santa stamp so of course, I panicked. Luckily, I remembered I had a Santa cut file from Miss Kate Cuttables. 


 The background was done by sponging the snowflake stencil  with white pigment ink and I masked the middle of my card. I stamped the bow and heart in red pigment ink and added the tiny white sequins that came with the December SSS kit. The sentiment comes from the SSS Big Holiday wishes stamp set that was included in the kit.


Here is a close up of the Santa that I layered.


So your next stop is CINDY'S Blog and by the way there is ... 11 days left till Christmas!



Here is the entire line up for you to follow:






Hope you have a Blessed Christmas and thanks for stopping by,

SBC Design Team

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Snow
Fab n Funky - Snowflakes



Thursday, December 12, 2013

Happy Birthday and Merry Kissmas

Happy Thursday everybody and it's a chilly one out there! It's currently -12 outside and with the wind chill, I dare not even say it! 

Today, I played with one of the SVG Cutting Files for their Birthday Challenge. Mind you, this wasn't easy for me since I don't play with my cricut often but I made it... I used the Party Hat Kitty Slide Card and went with a Birthday/ Xmas theme since somebody's birthday falls on Xmas day!!! Talk about a double party for that sweet little girl!


Here's the inside and sentiments are from the Simon Says Stamp Big Holiday Wishes and Happy Birthday Sets.


Challenges:

SVG Cutting Files - Birthday 
Simon Says Stamp - Snow (On the papers)
Whimsy Inspires - Party Time

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Warm Holiday Wishes


Happy Wednesday and it's freezing in here! The temperature with the wind chill is around -11C and yesterday, it was even colder where my daughter got sick!

The image, Cozy Star, was colored with prisma pencils and cut with spellbinders squares. While in the die, I added some yellow pigment ink and matted with some black cardstock. Designer papers are from Studio Calico and Recollections. Some ribbon from my stash and snowflakes from a Fiskars punch were added as embellishments. I popped the image with some dimensionals and my sketch is from  i {Heart} sketch046. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Dec Kit.


Challenge:

Meljen Designs - Christmas Tags
VSC Challenge - Holiday 
Raisin Boat - Christmas
Get Inky Challenge - Christmas
Cuttlebug Mania - Christmas (Cuttlebug Dots EF)
Top Tip Tuesday - Snowflakes
Aud Sentiments - Xmas tag + DT Call





Sunday, December 8, 2013

Merry Christmas



 Hi everyone, this is my third post today and I promise it's the last lol. I will be quick here since I need to get dinner ready. The image, Candy Anneke, is From The Heart Stamps and it was given as a freebie if you participated in last month's progressive challenge. It was colored with prisma pencils and papers are from Studio Calico Winter wonterland.


Challenges:




Merry Xmas





Hello everyone, it's my second post for today. It's contest week over at Mojo Monday and I wanted to have this card in it. The image is from Whimsie Doodles, Gingerbread Man, which was a freebie a couple of weeks back.

I went with a simple card where I stamped some snowflakes in red pigment ink and made my own background.

The sketch comes from Mojo Monday 322.



Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Make your own background
Whimsie Doodles - Holidays
Corrosive Challenge - Xmas
The Ribbon Girl - Ho HO Ho Xmas
Sparkles Forum - Xmas feasts and treats


HobbyCutz Challenge #28 - Make a Christmas Decoration

Hello, hello everyone, it's Sunday!!! Are you still sleeping in? 

This week's challenge for Hobbycutz is to make a Xmas Decoration! I took the liberty of using my "not-so-used" Cricut and used the "Tags, Bags and Boxes 2" Cartridge to make this! 

This was cut at 4" for both the layer and the base at REAL size dial. The pink layer was embossed with the Cuttlebug dots embossing folder and glued. The image, Catching a Snowflake,  is from our sponsor for this week, Limited Run Stamps. 

The image was colored with Prisma colored pencils and I added some Clear Stickles for the snowflakes. This can also be used for a tag should you decide not to go for a Xmas decoration...

To finish, I added some Xmas ribbon. 


Need more inspirations? Check out what the team members did here :-)

Challenges:

One Crazy Stamper - Dec/Winter Challenge 
Holly Jolly Xmas - Xmas Challenge
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything but a card



Friday, December 6, 2013

Creative Fingers Challenge #14 - Easel Cards

Hi and welcome to this week's challenge for the



This week we are sponsored by 

http://www.beccysplace.com

Theme is Easel Cards.

I used my Cricut to cut the base of a flower twice at 5", embossed the bottom with a Cuttlebug Domino folder and the white panel was also cut at 5". The image was colored with prisma colored pencils, cut with spellbinders dies and matted on light blue cardstock. Some stickles and pearls (previously colored with copic marker) were added to the image. Sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Dec kit.



Side view




Challenges:

Joanna Sheen  - Make it Sparkle (Glitter)
Creative Inspirations - Merry Xmas
Cards Galore - Christmas
Delightful Sketches - You're a gem
Creatalicious Challenge - Xmas



PS.: I just wanted to add this,

A new webstore, called Sunflowerfield, is open!!! 

It's a store that offers 'Cozy Home Products and Crafters' Essentials', products of the famous brands that guarantee the best quality!
The webstore is located in Finland, that means that people from Finland can choose different shipping options and they ship worldwide!!! For all the countries outside EU there is a regular 24%  VAT discount!!!

Sunflowerfield will be releasing a range of their own digital stamps and papers at the beginning of December.

http://sunflowerfield.valmiskauppa.fi/ 


They are hosting a blog candy to celebrate all that and they offer a free gift for all who enter!
 http://vanjascraftyden.blogspot.com/











Thursday, December 5, 2013

Day11- Honeybearz Designs 12 Days of Christmas Annual Blog Hop



Welcome to the Honeybearz Designs 12 Days of Christmas Annual Blog Hop. This will be a 12 day blog hop, from November 25th through December 6th.  Each day we will have projects for you that are Christmas themed in some way.  If you hopped over from Theresa, then you are in the right place. However if you are just starting here, you can start at the beginning of this hop with Lisa at Honeybearz Designs

Along with wonderful Christmas projects, designs and inspiration, there is a wonderful list of participating sponsors through out the hop. You can find the list of Sponsors at Honeybearz Designs.  Please leave a comment at each blog to be eligible for the awesome giveaways.
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The Scrapbook Club is excited to be a part of the hop this year. We will be sharing with you a wonderful technique for making your Christmas Cards this year along with 12 video tutorials for you, one for each day showcasing a card technique.  Let's get started!


Here at SBC, we will be doing One Sheet Wonder Cards for this hop.  You can find the template that we will be using HERE to make the 12 different cards using the same design paper. 


Tip: Go with a simple die cut especially if it`s your first time cutting like me!

Recipe: Christmas Stocking from Miss Kate Cuttables, Kraft, blue and pink cardstock, DCWV Christmas dp, flower from Prisma, pearls and ribbon from stash


Challenges:

One Crazy Stamper - Dec/ Winter Challenge
Holly Jolly Xmas - Xmas
Paper Take Weekly - AG
Ribbon Carousel - AG with twine, ribbon etc
Top Tip Tuesday - Use Kraft



Sunday, December 1, 2013

SBC - Challenge #7 - Letterpress


Happy Sunday everyone! How is it going so far? For my family, not so much since we all have been sick this past week...My kids first and now, my turn. I do hope that hubby does not get it.

The challenge for this week is Letterpress where you will use a Cuttlebug folder or any folder that will give some impression with some ink. I used a Paisley folder with some Memento ink and here is what I came up with. Our sponsor this week is A Day For Daisies where you will receive some moolah!!!

The letterpress technique is very easy where you can use the emboss or deboss side with your ink. I went with the emboss one. My image was colored with prismacolored pencils and then matted with black cardstock. The banner was fussy cut from a Unity stamp and the word L-O-V-E was added with a white gel pen. The card was finished with some flower punch and a white resin flower.


Here is a close up of my image.


We hope that you will come and play with us as you run the chance of winning over at A Day For Daisies. Please do visit my teamies and leave them some love here.


Challenges:

2 Sisters - AG
One Stitch at a time - Use a digi
Addicted to stamps - Embossing