Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends who are celebrating today.  And, happy Thursday to everyone else!  I am so grateful for the friendships I have made out in blogland.

Today I am posting a batch of holiday cards, inspired by various challenges.  I somehow left all my holiday crafting until the last moment, so I've been a whirling dervish of craftiness.

First up is a card inspired by this cute card by my friend Kim at Muse #243.

Kim's Inspiration Card

I was inspired by Kim's use of patterned paper, the window and her cute critters.  I am also entering this card at Retro Rubber #76: Anything Goes.  The penguin stamps are either from last Christmas or the year before.

Next up is a holiday card inspired by several challenges.

I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #314, the Food and Drink challenge at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, and am also entering at Christmas Card Challenges #26: Candy Cane.

CAS Colours and Sketches #250 has a color challenge and is also celebrating their birthday--happy birthday!!  I have used their colors for another holiday card.

I am also entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #269: Clean and Simple.

I broke out some festive washi tape for CAS on Friday #121: Washi Tape.  And, since I had to tear the Washi, I am also entering this card at Simon Says Monday Challenge: Tear it Up.

Last up today is a pair of cards inspired by the Paper Players #371: Warm and Cozy.  

I made two versions, because I could not decide if the tree should be in front or behind the reindeer. I am thinking I like the one best with the tree behind.

OK, that's it for me.  Off to eat some turkey. 

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CASology Week #276: Cheer

Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is CHEER.

I made a card using a bunch of wine bottle die cuts to create some texture and then a simple layered and shimmery "Cheers" sentiment die cut.  I will stamp something on the inside when I get ready to use this card--I'm thinking it will either be a birthday card or perhaps a card to celebrate a special achievement.

Now it's your turn.  How does CHEER inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

I am also entering this card at AAA Cards #103.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.

Joyce (that's me)
Melissa (sitting this one out)

We are sponsored this week by  STAMPlorations.

Our Guest Designer is Nicole.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

My Crafty Weekend

Sit down and grab a cup of tea.  I had a super crafty weekend, and now I am going to get everything posted before I head out for the afternoon.

First up is my CASE of this gorgeous card by Ardyth for MUSE #242.

Ardyth's Inspiration Card

I normally try to replicate the card when I CASE, but this time I tried to do something different.  I was inspired by the white and grey color scheme and the Christmas theme, and tried to be inspired in a different approach.

Next up is another jumping reindeer card for Just Add Ink #386: Just Add "R" challenge.  I am also entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #268: Holiday.  You can see my first jumping reindeer card here.

My next card is for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Furry Friends and The Male Room #73: Paper Piecing.  I colored the cat and dogs with Copics and paper pieced their hat, scarf and antlers.

My next card is inspired by the challenge at Inkspirational #148: Christmas card using only neutral colors.

Less is More #355 challenges us to CASE a really cute card.  Here is the card to CASE.

Inspirational Card

I was inspired by the design of the card and the cute and colored holiday focal point.

My next card is inspired by the challenge at Cupcake Inspirations #432 and also by this card by Michelle during the PTI release.

And, a second, slightly different version.

This card was inspired by the colors at this week's Color Throwdown #469.

Ok, last one.  Thanks for sticking around.

I am entering this birthday card at Seize the Birthday where the optional topping is Circles, Simon Says Monday challenge: It's a Stitch Up, and AAA Cards #103: Celebrate.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

My Crafty Week

I made a card for PTI Create Along with Us, and it was inspired by this card by Lizzie.  Lizzie's card had reindeer leaping over the tops of houses, and I have santa's reindeer flying over the mountains.  I cannot wait until my reindeer stamps arrive so I can make them fly over things.

I am also entering this card at Just Add Ink #386:  Just Add "R" (reindeer).

My next card is inspired by the sketch at CAS Colours And Sketches #249, and uses those same mountains as the card above, only I did not use the matching dies.

Another sketch inspired my next card and it is from Freshly Made Sketches #313.   I am also linking this card up at Addicted to Stamps and More #268: Holiday.

Last up is a card with a wreath and a bow, and it is inspired by the challenge at Addicted to CAS #124: Bows and the wreath in the photo inspiration at Fusion.

That's it for me today.  I am hoping to crank out some more holiday cards this weekend, so I'll be back on Sunday.  In the meantime, I hope to get out into blogland and pay some visits.

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