Monday, December 30, 2013


I noticed several sites already  have their New Year challenges up so I cut this card  with my  silhouette.  After cutting it I wish I had  cut the design out of the  sparkly paper  but oh well there's always next time!  CASual Friday and Cut it Up as well as C.R.A.F.T  are ready to move to the New Year! There is also a 10 min craft dash at

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Gingerbread House

I've taken some time off  from card making because I was so busy  for the Holidays.  Tonight  I noticed I only had a couple hours to get the Little Tangles Seguin challenge done.  I have been wanting to use this gingerbread house embossing folder for a while and  hadn't gotten around to it.  Tonight I did! it  didn't  turn out quite like I  had planned but  that  happens when I get rushed.  I decorated the roof with green sequins and made the candy  lollipops out of red sequins.  Candy hearts for the door and window and some plastic candy canes to finish  it off.  I will work on it some more tomorrow  but it will hafta do for  now. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Winter is for the Birds

I'm not  quite ready to put my  Christmas card materials away  yet!  I had so much fun making my  Christmas cards but didn't get to make all that I wanted to do.  So I'm  thankful that there are a few Christmas  Challenges I can work on.  This one isn't  exactly Christmas  but  more Winter  but I like it.  I got this  digital at From the Heart.  It is the December monthly  challenge.  I'm running behind on this and  wanted to make sure I got it done. Catch the Bug's Challenge this week is favorite Christmas Song. my song is Frosty the Snowman! Tuesday Throwdown has a  What Christmas means challenge.  Snow  sorta  fits because here in the  South we dream of a white Christmas  Because we never get  snow!  Parade Your Crafts has a Christmas/Winter Challenge. Party Time Tuesday has an anything goes challenge and Repeat Impressions has a Last Minute  Card or Tag.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Happy Holidays

I had one more package to wrap when I dug this plain  blue box out of my wrapping  bin.  With a  couple strips of ribbon and  a few  snow flakes I  cut with my  silhouette I managed to change it to a rather festive box.  Then a quick Happy  Holidays then I'm done.  I thought it might fit  nicely in the  My Craftspot's Wrap it up Challenge!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Gingerbread Kids

I'm slowing down in this  Christmas  rush  to get  cards made.  I'm so caught up in other things  that I need to do I don't  have much play time so I've  quit with the challenges and am only  doing  the ones I really want to do! I have fun with them  all  but just don't have the time right now.  But I will be back after the  New Year.  This  card  is for Imagine that.   I  like their designs and want to keep up so I can  continue to get their freebie each month.  Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Snowman Box

I have 17 Guests  coming for Christmas  Lunch so  I want to make these  cute little  boxes to fill with  cookies and candy for  each one to take with them.  I will use them for the Silhouette Challenges 3d Challenge, the CardzTv Christmas treat Challenge and the  Silhouette Online Shape Challenge. Craft spot also has  a Neighbor Gifts Challenge.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Catch the Bug

I'm trying hard to catch up with the Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos Challenge. This is component number  6. I've been so busy  I've had no time to get them all done.  Apparently my creativity isn't working real well today because I haven't been happy  with anything I've posted today!  Maybe I should take a break and try again later.

Ugly Sweater

The Fourth Component of the Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos  Challenge is "Ugly Sweaters".  We all have  a few of these  hanging in our closets.  I made this from a Silhouette Online design and made it into a sweater shaped card.  Then added some  bling to it. 


The  third component in the Holiday Chaos Challenge at Catch the  Bug is Tuesday, December 3 - Cozy Up By The Fire 
Pick your FAVORITE way to unwind during the holidays:
Cocoa & Holiday Music
Fuzzy Blanket & a Fire
Egg Nog & a Holiday Movie
Christmas Treats & a Glass of Milk
Take a Nap

Cocoa & Holiday Music - Use the Color Chocolate & Something Silver
Fuzzy Blanket & a Fire - Use Texture and at LEAST 3 layers
Egg Nog & a Holiday Movie - Use the color cream & a Funny sentiment
Christmas Treats & a Glass of Milk - Non-Traditional Christmas Colors & BLING
Take a Nap - Keep it Simple - Use ONLY Cardstock

I didn't  have much time to really put into this card today so I  chose Take A Nap ( which is more what I'd like to be doing right now)  and  Keep it  Simple.  Simple is not  what I do well. But it it s anyway!

Monday, December 9, 2013


Last week  I won a challenge at Little Miss  Muffet Stamps.  I use a lot of her digitals.  At that time I was asked if I  would be interested in being a  guest designer for December.  Of course I was honored to be asked and had to say  YES!  Here is  the card I came up with.  I love  this little image of Issie.  I used the Sketch Saturday challenge as a starting place for my card.

Blue Snowman

I was a little  rushed to get my What if Wednesday sketch done!  I found this  cute snowman head on my desk and had wondered where to place him.  When I saw the sketch I knew I had  found him a  home.  Then  coincidentally He  will fit in my GlitternSparkle Blue Challenge.  I will also use  him in the Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos as the 7th Component which is anything goes.

Bears Christmas Tree

As part of the Catch the  Bug Holiday Chaos Challenge I am  using this  card as  the  fifth component . My favorite  Holiday Treat is Fruit cake  so what better choice than that?  I also intend to use it for the QKRstampede red/white and green challenge, The  CASual Friday Out on a  Lib Challenge, Creative Cutting Christmas Card Challenge, because I used  my silhouette to  print and cut the image and  to layer my  tree although it is hard to see in this  picture and Repeat Impressions Christmas Tree Challenge and Clear it Out's anything goes Challenge.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Silver Snowflake Card

The  challenge at Craftspot this week is Sparkle and Shine.  I really like this  snow flake swing card.  I used a paper with  metallic sparkles on it and it looks really good.  I  plan to  also enter it in the 2 Creative Chicks  Christmas Challenge, the C.r.a.f.t challenges Christmas Challenge, and  the Clear it Out anything  Goes Challenge. Also Partytime Tuesday's Anything Christmas Goes

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Gingerbread Men

The  Sketch Saturday  design this week was real easy  so I chose to  use this dancing  Gingerbread men. Sometimes  simple says  just enough!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Blue Goose

I 've  had this  goose  laying on my  desk for a while.  I  printed her  bigger than I really wanted  but thought I'd eventually  find a place to use her.  I really hate  throwing things away after  I go to the trouble to print them. Today  she found her home in  the I {heart} Sketches Challenge.  I  had to modify the sketch  just a bit because she was so big but I think  it will work. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cocoa Bear

Sorry folks but my camera  has a mind of its own.  My pictures are coming out as well as I would like  them to.  I will work on that later and see if I can fix it.  But in the mean  time I needed to complete the challenge for C.r.a.f.t Challenges.  I love this  little  bear and his  cocoa. I wasn't  quite sure how to get the metal involved but  decided to  just hang the  charm that and make it work~.

Harvest Snowman

This week's challenge at Meljen Design is Giving Thanks.  I wasn't  quite sure what to do but  saw this  cute back ground in the silhouette store and decided to give it a try.  I loved this Harvest Snowman from Meljen but  never used him during Thanksgiving  so now was my chance.  Cut it Up also has a Giving Thanks Challenge.  Parade Your Crafts also slipped in one more Thanksgiving Challenge

Monday, December 2, 2013

santa topper rocker

For the Craft Spot 's  challenge this  week is a Santa Card.  This  was  originally meant to be atreat bag topper but I modified him a bit and made a rocker card  out of him.
Tomorrow when I  finish the rest of  them I will texture his  beard and mustache.  I will also use this in the Crafty Catz Here Comes  Santa Challenge.

snowman topper rocker

This  cute little  snow man was meant to be a treat bag topper but I thought he looked  cute as rocker card  instead.  I will be entering him in the Clear it Out anything with Snow goes and the 2 Creative Chicks Winter Challenge.

Deacon Elf

Catch the  Bug is  doing a  daily challenge.  Today's was a  sketch so I used this cute little elf.  I will also used for the QKR stampede Christmas Challenge and the Creative Cutting  Christmas Card Challenge, the 2 Creative Chicks Christmas Challenge and  The  Party Time Tuesday anything goes Challenge.

Christmas Tree Tags

I needed some  Tags for some  already purchased  gifts so I made  10 of these Christmas tress tags.  they  really are easy.  I will use them for the Catch the Bug's Holiday Chaos Celebration Day  2