Poinsettia Jar

Hi there 🙂 I love poinsettias, but have pets, so don’t dare keep any in my home! Good thing I have my crafting to keep some of these beauties in my life. This gorgeous image is part of the Blessings Poinsettia set from Angie Blom Digital Designs. I colored it up with my Copics, adding a bit of white Posca to give the glass a more realistic effect, then cut it out with an oval die. A quick bit of Distress Inks give a bit of definition to the die cut edge.

I knew I wanted to use the poinsettia print paper that I’ve had in my stash for probably 15 years or more! I found a striped scrap of paper that went well with the other print, and cut it with a large banner die. I layered this on a black scalloped banner die cut, and assembled the card. The sentiment is from an old stamp set, and I cut it out with a smaller oval die, matting it with black as well. This card has such a warm, traditional feel to it.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 50 ATG

A Gem of a Challenge – Week 26 ATG

Most Magical Time of the Year – #15 Anything “Halloween and Christmas” Goes

Creative Knockouts – #511-Time To Be Merry

We Love Stamping – Winter Flowers and/or Foliage

Snowman Fun

Hi there 🙂 It’s been a while since I’ve played with any images from the now closed Bugaboo Stamps. I had an idea for a slimline card design, and the Snowman Blocks were just perfect for my idea. I colored the 3 goofy snowmen up with my Copics, then fussy cut them out. I used a triple window die to cut out the parts they’d be peeking from, and carefully placed the snowmen before adding a snowy background that I’d made with my Posca pen. A quick die cut sentiment was added before placing the whole thing on a green card base.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

The Paper Funday Challenge – #60 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Snowman and/or Birds

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #220 ATG

Crafts Galore Encore – December ATG

The Crafting Challenge – Christmas

Your Scrapbook Place – December ATG


Hi there 🙂 I was wondering what I was going to do for a Christmas card for my kid, then thought of the nickname I’ve had for them since they were a baby…..my Chickadee <3 So, of course I had to go through my stamps and find the perfect image!! I found this pretty digital image in my Sparkle N’ Sprinkle (sadly, another store that has closed) file, and printed it off right away. After coloring the birds, I added a cloudy background with Distress Inks.

I embossed a piece of white card stock with a swirly patterned folder (couldn’t get the true depth of the embossing to show on my pic) and matted it with green. I cut the front of the card base to fit this piece, leaving the back part of the card a bit bigger. I die cut a leafy border, and placed it on the inside part of the back part, so it also bordered the front. After wrapping some twine around the embossed front piece, and popping on a die cut sentiment, I attached the image. I hope my Chickadee loves the card <3

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creative Inspirations – December – Happy Christmas/Happy New Year

The Paper Funday – #60 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Snowman and/or Birds

Crafty Gals Corner – #250 Tis the Season

Passion for Markers – Week 719 Mega Christmas Challenge

Papercraft Challenges – #101 Christmas


Hi there 🙂 I’ve been so busy making cards, baking (112 dozen cookies and bars), and all the other Christmas stuff, that my blogging has slid! Jan’s Digital Stamps has some of the most amazing Christmas images (and any other occasion, of course), and I fell in love with the My Snowmies set as soon as I saw it! I colored this cute trio up with my Copics, then fussy cut them out.

For the background, I got out my snowflake dies, and cut a bunch out of plain white cardstock, and shimmery white cardstock, then glued them to a plain white paper. It gives a cool faux embossed look, with a bit of extra oomph with the shimmery flakes. I die cut a red frame, then popped it on the background with some foam strips, then positioned the snowmen to sit on the bottom. This is one of the few cards I’ve made that has turned out as I’d originally envisioned it, and it’s got to go to someone extra special!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – #702 Christmas, the Last Stretch

Creative Knockouts – #511 Time to be Merry

As You Like It – Final Challenge for 2023 ATG

Creative Inspiration – #9 ATG

Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge – November/December ATG

Peace On Earth

Hi there 🙂 I have a friend that loves angels, and what’s better than one? Three of Aurora Wings adorable Angel Sprites!! All of them can be found in Volume 3 of the Holiday Sprites Coloring Book. I colored up this musical trio with my Copics, then positioned them under a die cut frame. I layered everything over a pale blue stitched piece before attaching it to the card base. I used a darker blue banner cut as a backing for the layered gold and white sentiment. Some coordinating enamel dots and gold baubles finish this card off. Love how this card has super traditional images, but with the cool, non traditional color scheme, it comes off quite modern.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creative Inspirations – November – Contemporary Christmas Colors

Allsorts Challenge – Week 756 ATG with Option of Winter Colors

Crafty Catz – #660 Anything Goes- optional twist Christmas or Winter

Di’s Digi Designs Challenge – Christmas With No Red or Green

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2347 ATG

Teddy Joy

Hi there 🙂 I always make a card for the group at our other office in the province, and try to have a group image of some sort. I was so happy to find this one over at Lili of the Valley, as it has 5 teddies, and there are 5 of us at our office. I colored up the Noel Teds with my Copics, then used a stitched slimline die to cut them out. After matting the image with another stitched die cut in green, I sat back to try and figure out what kind of embellishments would work. I found a small sign die that worked perfectly with a little sentiment stamp. The tiny holly die cut with coordinating berries added a bit more festivity to the card.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #218 ATG

As You Like It Challenge – Favorite Christmas Critter? Bears!! They are so cute, and are suitable for anyone’s Christmas cards <3

Time Out Challenge – #252 Winter/Holidays

Crafty Catz – #660 Anything Goes- optional twist Christmas or Winter

Christmas Craft Creations – Add A Hat

Snowy Barnyard

Hi there 🙂 I felt like doing a card with a bit of a vintage feel to it, so I went back to my farm roots with this image from QKR Stampede (store sold/closed) to start with. I colored up the farmyard with my Copics, then embossed a sprinkling of white for a snowy effect. I took a piece of kraft card, and embossed that as well with the white sprinkles. I found a piece of corrugated cardboard, and brushed over it with some Distress inks, and wrapped some crinkle ribbon around it before layering it over a piece of snowflake printed paper. I assembled this and the image on the kraft base. A die cut snowflake border, a stamped sentiment and another die cut snowflake finished this card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creative Moments – #252 Winter

Passion for Markers – Week 717 Winter

Time Out Challenges – #252 Winter/Holiday

Rabisco Challenge – #51 ATG

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #560 ATG

Snowy Deer

Hi there 🙂 I’m full swing into the Christmas card making, and so far, the mojo hasn’t run out!!! Better keep at ‘er, as it seems to disappear every year!! I fell in love with this Christmas Deer from All Dressed Up Stamps as soon as I saw it. I colored it up with my Copics, then added a snowy effect in the background with the blender pen.

After cutting the image out with a circle die, I found a swirly snow die that framed it beautifully. I cut the snow out twice, and popped up the second of the bigger snowflakes on some foam dots to give some dimension. I used a winter tree folder to emboss the bottom part of the background, separating this area with the blank upper area with a scored line. After attaching the deer and frame, I die cut a sentiment and glued it to the top. A few of the off cut snowflakes from the frame swirl around it. For a finishing touch, some gemstones were added to the centres of the snowflakes, giving a bit of sparkle to the card.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

All Dressed Up Challenge – #146 November ATG with an ADU image

Creative Inspirations – November – Contemporary Christmas Colors

Creative Moments – #252 Winter

Passion for Markers – #717 Winter


Special Birthday

It was recently my kid’s birthday, and one thing they have a true gift for is plants, so I had to incorporate foliage into their card somehow! I’ve seen a number of Diamond Point or Triple Point cards around lately, and decided to give it a go. I’m not a math-y person, and all the angles were a bit intimidating to me! I chose a pretty plant print paper, a simple black and white print, and a pretty green for my main colors – with black matting for a nice contrast. I carefully cut out all the pieces, holding my breath the whole time, and assembled the card base. Success!! I absolutely love how it looks 🙂 I went through my dies to find a sentiment that complimented the card design, and cut it out of silver mirror, and black card stock. I inlaid the lettering in the silver banners with some black off cuts, so it popped. For a finishing touch, I took some 1mm rhinestones, got my glasses on, and carefully placed them on the black birthday word. My kid loved the card, and I was thrilled with the classiness of the finished product!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #218 ATG

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2346 ATG

Papercraft Challenges – #100 Happy Birthday!

Crafts Galore Encore – #117 ATG

Your Scrapbook Place – November ATG

Poinsettia Drama

Hi there 🙂 Every year, my kid asks me to make a poinsettia card for their partner’s parents, as this is the favorite flower. I schmoozed around, and found this absolutely stunningly gorgeous digital image at Alex Syberia Designs. I colored the Christmas Poinsettia from the Vintage Collection up with my Copics, after printing it off full card size. I then lightly sprinkled some gold powder over it and embossed it. I cannot remember what this card style is called…..I die cut the image into 4 rectangles, then matted each piece before stacking them back together. A layered die cut sentiment and a few black embellishments finish this dramatic card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Alex Syberia Designs Inspiration Challenge – November prompt – Christmas

Rabisco Challenge – #51 November ATG

A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge – #11 November ATG

Allsorts Challenge – #755 Christmas Time

Beautiful Blossoms Challenge – #11 ATG with Flowers as main focus with optional mood board inspiration