Sunday, November 30, 2014



Let me's a cow...which translates to meat and milk...which translates to "EAT"...

Thing is, how do you get past this sweet wee bovine ending up as dinner? Well, you add hearts and a 'tender' sentiment and right before your very eyes, the card morphs into a cute little love card!

"Bossy" is also headed to Paper Smooches "Anything Goes" Challenge

Paper Smooches Chubby Chums, Versamark Ink and CTMH white paper. The punched hearts were glossed up with Liquid Glass. 

The faux stitching was drawn with a fab new pen that Anita discovered at one of the craft stores we visited during our crating holiday. It is a PIGMA MICRON .005 (Archival Ink). No smearing, no blobbing, love it!

That's it...easy peasy!  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Card Concept Challenge #24 AND 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Here are the details for my 25 Days of Christmas Tags posts.
Ask if you have any questions.  Remember we are using the Snowman challenge for this,  :)

Thank you Miss Lesley for creating the most awesome graphic for the event...

November is fast approaching. Thank you for all of the tags that I have already received.  They are truly amazing. So that I can get my posts ready please get your tag photos to me two days prior to when you are posting.  Please label them as your name and if you are part of a group post the name of your group after your own name.  

Please send them to

Your post:  November 26th, please have your tag photos to me by the 24th 

1. Posts go live at 6 am EST on your designated day
2. Please include the 25 Days of Christmas Tags graphic
3. Link your post to my blog
4. You can let your readers know that there are prizes to be won (you can name them or direct them to my post for details) from:
• Reverse Confetti
• Clearly Besotted
• CAS-ual Fridays
• Neat and Tangled
• Paper Smooches
• Lawn Fawn
5. I am asking that each of you offer a chance to win from commenters on your blog post. If you send me your winners on November 27th I will put their names into the prize draw that I will be doing on the 28th

Thank you all very much for participating this year. I am so excited and humbled that I have so many talented crafters playing along with me.

2014-11-28 Edited to add:
"Ruby N" ... you're the lucky lady who wins an extra entry into Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags! Tracey will be making her prize draws this Monday! Good luck Ruby!

This week's challenge is double the fun as our dear, sweet and super talented friend Tracey McNeely has invited the CCC design team to join in some Christmas tag fun! 

If you are in need of some inspiration & ideas, then search no further than "25 Days of Christmas Tags". Your Christmas Tag Idea Folder will be overflowing!

You're invited to create a snowman themed tag OR a snowman themed card with a tag on it.

And yes, there are prizes!!! I will randomly select one name from comments left here that will earn you an additional entry on the goodies over at Tracey's blog. Check out all the details & goodies up for grams by clicking on Tracey's link above!

I've created a sweet little snowman tag that was quick to whip up using a Silhouette cut file. This tag could easily be reproduced using circle & oval punches (the oval for the hat brim).

I must admit that I struggled with the 'clean & graphic' part of this challenge and have concluded that snowman just don't do CAG all that well!  I think they need snowflakes, twine & bits of bling to create the "holly and jolly".  

I'm also thinking that I may have stretched CAG a bit with this wee dude! 

Wishing you happy crafty days full of holiday card & tag making!

 Happy crafting :)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Time Out Challenge #19 and Tree-mendous Tree Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

It's feels great to be back in my craft room....especially when the daytime temps are plummeting to a balmy -26 to -28C! Ca-razy cold for this time of year! 

I'm so excited to finally find time to play along with another 'new to me challenge'...Time Out ChallengesThis week's challenge is a theme with a twist:  Embossing with the optional twist of sparkle. The TOC design team have treated us to a visual feast of inspiration! 

2014-12-01 ETA: I've also just discovered the Tree-mendous Trees Challenge happening over at the Moxie Fab World, so this card will be headed in that direction as well.

My card features dry embossing (the stitched lines in the snow banks - thanks Bev) and is sporting a fair bit of bling as well! The die/stamp set is from Hampton Arts. 

The images were stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Kim introduced me to this amazing ink at our recent BABES crafting holiday (and generously gave me the new ink pad that she brought with her). I don't know how I ever stamped without it! I've also used some of the lovely linen paper courtesy of Anita.

Happy crafting!

Friday, November 21, 2014


Hey there crafty friends! I'm popping in with a quick post to share two fun Christmas gift tags for the current and new-to-me Tag You're It! Challenge 11 that features a stunning tag created by Maureen Merritt for our inspiration:

The snowman is a Silhouette file cut from decadent textured white card stock (thanks Babe Anita) and spruced up with a bit of twine and some pretty red and green dots (thanks Babe Darnell). The close-up photo shows his cool "bewinkled" hat and scarf.

Thanks for stopping by :)

TAG YOU'RE IT! Challenge #11

My second tag that I am posting will also be entered in the the current and new-to-me Tag You're It! Challenge 11 that features this stunning tag created by Maureen Merritt:

My tag features a Penny Black stamp that I'm sure we're all familiar with. I created the mat and cutout area using the Silhouette trace feature. It is so cool - you can create a mat for any image! This wee fellow is colored with Copics and "bewinkled" with Wink of Stella. 

Happy crafting!