Sunday, December 31, 2017

Gerda Steiner December

I really didn't think that I would find time to do the Gerda Steiner challenge this month.  December is such a BUSY month.  But, here it is the last day of the month and since the hubby and kids are captive to the new TV that Santa brought, I was able to escape to craft.

It's such a cute image and it was definitely nice to work with something other than a Christmas image.

Hey, have a great New 2018!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

SSW2-128 Bugaboo

It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.  Since it's the last challenge of 2017, YOU get to choose the sketch.  I'm using a sketch from the first of March.

We have Jodie from Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor ... one of my very favorite artists.  She is offering our winner 4 free images from her store.  What a great prize!

I'm using the Bugaboo image: Reindeer Christmas Goodies on my card.

Why not join in the fun?!!

Bugaboo Humor Me Wednesday

First of all, I wanted to wish my youngest niece a VERY happy birthday.  She turns 17 today.  Ugh, when did she get so grown-up?!!

And over on the Catch The Bug site, we are celebrating some fun holidays.  You probably didn't know that tomorrow, December 21st, is National Forefather's Day ... but it is.  I made this card to celebrate it.

I'm using the Bugaboo image Stella Birthday Alternative because I think we'd all agree that we'd rather be the weird, old, drool-y Auntie rather than a forefather!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Stella Says Sketch: Be Naughty

I dropped the ball ... here it is Monday and I'm only now posting my card for the SUNDAY Stella Says  Sketch challenge.  Yikes.  I'm blaming the craziness of the Christmas season for my oopie.

It's our last sketch challenge over on the Catch The Bug blog and it's a fun one.

I combined two Bugaboo images to create this card.  I'm using JJ Ornaments and then sentiment for the Stella Christmas image.

I'm pretty excited because I've finished my Christmas cards.  $44 and a trip to the post office later, I can officially say that they are IN THE MAIL!  Woot woot.

I hope that you have time to join in the fun for this last challenge.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

SS 494: Fred She Said

It's the last Sketch Saturday challenge before our Christmas break and it IS quite the challenge!  I decided to change the shape from a circle to a square and went with it.

We are sponsored by Fred She Said this week.  They are providing a $10 GC to use on their site.

Since I still have 9 more Christmas cards to finish ("I think I can, I think I can" finish before the holiday!) I made another Christmas card.

Why don't you join in the fun?

Bugaboo BINGO!!

It's time for another round of Bingo over on the Catch The Bug blog.  This month's bingo board is super challenging!

I chose to go with the bottom row: twine, 2 images merged and blue.

I had never merged images before this month, but it wasn't terribly difficult.  The only thing I didn't notice prior to printing was that two snowflakes were layered on top of each other.  It looks a bit messy but oh well, next time ...

I used Three Penguins and added in Candy Cane Penguin to make a 4 penguin family.  I love the way my card turned out.

Come join the fun.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Chaos: Make it Funny!

It's Day 5 of the Christmas Chaos challenge over on the Catch The Bug blog.  It's Humor Me Wednesday, so we want to see your funny projects.  Take a look at the picture below.  It's only to get you started but you don't necessarily need to use on your project!

For my card I used the Bugaboo image: Stella - Santa Called.  I just love Stella and her sassy attitude.

Why don't you join in the fun!

The Male Room: Masculine Christmas
Double D Challenges: Red White and a pop of  

SSW2-127 DigiStamp Boutique

I'm back again to let you know that we have another fantastic challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.

We have Sally-Ann returning from DigiStamp Boutique as our sponsor.  She will be giving our winner a £10 voucher to her store.  I'm using one of her new images: Stocking Milly.  Isn't she just the sweetest?!!

When I created my card, I didn't realize that I made the wrong shape for the center; it shouldn't have been a fishtail but the inverse.  Oh well, it's close enough!  Sigh.  I guess I need to pay closer attention to the sketch before I get my creative groove on.

It's still a darn cute card.  Why don't you try YOUR hand at the sketch this week!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas Chaos: Stella Says Sketch

It's Sunday and time for a new sketch over on the Catch The Bug blog.  The sketch is a good one so I'm certain to use it again.

My project uses the Bugaboo image: Moose Ornaments ... it's also a "good one!" that I use over and over again.

Playing along with ALL the Chaos Challenges will result in many opportunities to win.  Why don't you join in?!!

And SPEAKING of playing along, I'm joining in the challenges over on the Card Mania site: their theme is Christmas
and the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies site: you must use a critter on your card.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Christmas Chaos: Merry & Bright

Today's challenge over on the Catch The Bug: make something using the theme - Merry and Bright.  My card using one of the new Bugaboo releases: 3 Snowmen.

They sure look like they are having a merry old time.  For the bright, I added the sentiment and some sparkle to the snowflakes.

Come on ... join in the fun and win prizes!!

SS 492: Sasayaki Glitter

It's Saturday and time for another challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.

This week we are sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter.  Our winner will receive 1 digital images from her shop.  I'm using her image: Candy Cane Penguin on my card.

I hope you have time to join in the fun this week.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Chaos: FF


It's December first and almost time for the start of the Christmas Chaos over on the Catch The Bug blog.  This is your chance to catch up (or if you are more organized than I am), finish up your Christmas card stash.  But since today IS also Friday, it's time for a freebie!  You can get yours here.  Get ready to join the fun!

I'm also joining in the fun over on the As You Like It Challenge.  They want to know what your favorite animal is and why.  I DO like reindeer (and was lucky enough to see one IRL while in Alaska with the family).  I guess I like all fur covered animals (I say that specifically because THAT is the rule at our house, the boys can have any pet as long as it has fur -- no spiders, reptiles or birds)  I like reindeer because they signal the start of the Christmas season ... on of my favorite times of the year.

I'm also joining in the Aud Sentiments Challenge blog.  They want to see a card that has Christmas AND a sentiment.  Done and done!