Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Lantern

Here is a lantern I've made  using a template at Peppercus Designs, along with the digital stamp of the owl
I've designed it for the Fairytale Challenge blog. The lantern is quite large actually and a great piece to put together. I've used Garden Green card stock, and the paper is from the woodland walk I had fun putting this together. Go and check out what the other ladies have done for our Pimp it up challenge. The notebook was another project I made using the same owl, but this time he's sitting on a branch with some stockings. I will use it for all my Christmas lists that I have: Shows, Orders, Gifts etc.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Vintage Christmas

It's a Vintage Christmas Challenge at Holly Jolly this week. It is our last challenge until January 8, 2013. Thanks to all who have followed us and entered our challenge. Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013, hoping you have time to do lots of crafting. For my card I've used a few new things including the stamp which is from the Winter Memories by Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs. The paper was retired last year. The embossing folder is the Snow Flurry die, and was embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing powder. Thanks for looking
Merry Christmas from my house to yours.
Cindy van Oorschot

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Come and Get It Challenges and a Happy New Year. This is the last challenge for us until next year, so that the members can spend the holidays with their family and friends. We will be back in January. We are also looking for a Guest Designer or two so go on over to the blog, and check out the requirements there. We are also sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps, This is a card I made using one of their stamps. I love the little brats. they are so sweet, It's not the greatest pic, as it's hard to see the glitter on the wings and such. but it is there.
Thanks for looking
I will enter it into the following challenges as well
Cards Galore- Christmas
Digi Galore- Christmas
The Pretty little ribbon- Christmas ( must use ribbon)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Crafting For All Seasons

Here's a jolly little elf, that's sitting in a pocket. I'm happy to announce this is my first card as a member of the Crafting for all Season's Design Team, which I was honored to have been asked to join. Thanks Bianca and Carol. Anyway over there this week we have a challenge for green, red and glitter. This is a card I designed using one of the images from the sponsor Bugaboo Stamps. Thanks for looking

I will also enter this into the following challenges
Anything goes Challenge- Traditional colors Christmas
Clear it out- Christmas- Old designer paper,
Deep Ocean Challenge  Christmas
 Oldie But a Goodie Challenge  use a sponsors image
Use it on Tuesdays- Christmas/Hanukkah  Designer paper

Christmas Decoration

Hi Oh Christmas Tree is the challenge for this time around at Fairy Tale Challenges. The idea is to make either a decoration for the tree or for your wall. I've gone with a simple version of the Stampin Up ornament this time. I stamped and  cut out the ornaments with the framelits then put together, and used the snowflurry die for the center along with a button and pearl. The first one is using Marina Mist and the second on is using Not Quite Navy, the snowflakes are made with the glimmer paper in silver, as well as a blue glimmer paper I found, and the marina mist paper.
 Thanks for looking
Will also enter into the following challenges:
Emerald Faeries Christmas
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Hanging Ornaments

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Metallic Challenge

Over at Holly Jolly this week we have a new challenge for you and that is to show off the metallic colors on your Christmas cards. So whether it be gold, silver, pewter, copper, whatever you wish. For my card I've used brushed gold card stock along with gold embossing powder, and champagne glass glitter too, so lots of the metallic things happening on my card. I've also used Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black. The stamp set is Come to Bethlehem and the music notes wheel is the background along with the sentiment stamp from Come to Bethlehem For the ribbon and bow I've used the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, and to finish off the card, is a basic rhinestone on the star.
Thanks for looking
Will also enter this into the following challenges
DreamValleyChallenges   Christmas
Pan Pastel: Song/Carol - O' Come let us adore him
The Ribbon Girls- Christmas

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tag Your It

Over at Come and Get It this week we have a challenge that involves tags, you are to make a tag or make some with a tag. Great time to get the tags done for your gifts. Thanks to Shell for our challenge.
For my card I used the Lacy Brocade embossing folder on the Soft Suede for the background. The tag itself is one of those large postal tags, I used the music wheel with versamark on it first and embossed it with gold embossing powder, then I used distress inks to color it, doing an emboss resist technique. I then stamped on the Noel greeting from the Greetings of the Season stamp set, then I used the framelit dies to cut out a couple of ornaments, and used bakers twine for the bows and the string on them. The branches at the top were done with a MS punch. The final thing I made was a bow using the scalloped tulle ribbon in Cherry Cobbler, and adhered it to the bow.
Thanks for looking

I will also enter this into the following challenges
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge- Christmas
Little Miss Muffet - Tags or Gifts
Paper Play Challenges: Christmas is Coming
Sisterhood of Crafters: Embossing
Deep Ocean Challenge- Christmas
Anything Goes: Tags

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Bingo

It's Christmas Bingo time at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, Pick a row and create a card with it. We are sponsored this week and you can win some free digital stamps from our sponsor. Anyway I'm using one of their images called Reindeer Pocket, it's he cute. I've colored him with a combination of inks and pencils. I've glittered the bells and his nose On the bingo grid I've got two lines, Reindeer, free and ribbon or, Red Free and glitter, anyway I've also used the Stella Sketch to make my card. Thanks for looking

Also entering my card into the following challenges
Catch the bug- Stella Sketch
Card's Galore - Christmas

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Blue Christmas for Come and Get It

Over at Come and Get It this week we have a color challenge for you, the colors are midnight muse, bashful blue and whisper white. I've chosen to do my card using the Christmas Lodge set, along with the Petite Pairs for the greeting. I have all sorts of layers. the first of course is the whisper white, followed by midnight muse, then I have a layer of bashful blue, yeah it looks darker, but that is because I used the versa mark ink and then the irredescent ice embossing powder over top after I had embossed it with the Snow Flurry Embossing folder. I then cut out two ovals one in white one in midnight muse slightly larger, and on the whisper white, I used a bit of sponging with the bashful blue, hard to see in the pic, but it's there, I stamped the Christmas Lodge onto whisper white, then cut it out, and put on dimensionals after I glittered all the snow. the sentiment is stamped on the white layer, then I added a bow using the midnight muse ribbon, and some snowflakes from my stash and to finish it all off I added some silver glimmer paper on the edges, cut out with the edgelit die. It really looks pretty in person, as it is very sparkly
Thanks for looking
I will also enter into the following challenges
2 Sisters: Christmas Sparkle
Drunken Stamper: fire and ice
Speedy Fox and Friends: Christmas with no red or green

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I'll Have a Blue ( and Pink) Christmas Without You...

Hi Everyone, It's Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge again here for another week, and were having a Blue and Pink Christmas. So come and join us won't you.
My card was made using the Scentsational Christmas set, a great set, that comes with the dies, and only here for a limited time, so get  yours today. The card is made using Marina Mist and Melon Mambo, what a bright and cheerful combination if I do so say myself. Have a great week and see ya soon,
I will also enter it into the following challenges
Mojo Monday- Sketch
Addicted to Stamps: Christmas time

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy Hanukkah

Hi Everyone, well this is my second post for the day, if you wish to see my card for Come and Get It challenges, just look at the last post before this one, This card is one of 6 that I have to make for someone for Hanukkah I've used the Jewish Celebrations set to do it, which you can find in the Holiday Mini Catalogue, I have also used, some beautiful glimmer paper, and I've stamped the image twice, first on the midnight muse, and embossed with silver, then on the white and stamped with midnight muse, cut out the Star of David, and popped it up on dimensional. Thanks for looking
Will enter this into the following challenges:

Dynamic Duos- Midnight Muse and Silver
Eclectic Ellapu- Celebration with Sparkle

More Than One Fold

Over at Come and Get It this week I'm the hostess of the challenge, and I've challenged everyone to make a card or project with more than one fold, could be an easel card, a joy fold card, which is what I did or any other type of project that has more than one fold. We have a sponsor this week and I've used one of the sponsor's images. Go check out the blog to see what the other designers have done, and you may win something from our sponsor.
Thanks for looking
Will enter into the following blogs as well
Glitter and Sparkle - Ribbon or lace
Pile it on- Anything but a Christmas Card
Crazy 4 Challenges - Put a bow on it

Friday, November 23, 2012

Fairy Tale Challenges

Hi Everyone, Cindy here with my first post for the Fairy Tale Challenges. The theme for this challenge is Christmas cupcakes/muffins. Oh so much fun. For my card I've used a whimsical image of lights in a cupcake. I have used dazzling details for the lights and the stars on the cupcake how sparkly. The colors are pacific point and real red and I used markers of gumball green and daffodil delight to color the image.
Thanks for looking
I'll also enter into the following challenges
Try it on Tuesday: Christmas Sparkle
 Creative Craft Challenge: Middle row

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

3 R's Challenge For Holly Jolly

Hi Everyone, that time again to play with the Holly Jolly Elves over on the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, this week Meighan has set the challenge to use at least threee things that begin with the Letter R, on your project. Such as Red, Ribbon, Reindeer, Rhinestones, etc. You get the idea. Anyway for my card I'm using a new stamp from the Easy Events set that I have It's a mistle toe, which I've used gumball green, and red rhinestones to make it, then used the triple blossom punch, which is retired to make the decorative edge around the Circle. I then used some cherry cobbler paper from the regals stack along with some gumball green that is embossed with the lacey brocade embossing folder. used some stitched ribbon to finish off the card. Thanks for looking

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sketch for Come and Get It


This is my card for the Come and Get it Challenge this week which we have a sketch I decided that I liked the idea of the sketch and decided to use some new paper I picked up when visiting in Iowa in October. I also used some foam embellished snowflakes that are all glittery. The tags are punched with one retired punch and one current punch. The ribbon is  the pool party seam binding ribbon, which I just love. the borders were punched from white glitter paper using an old snowflake punch I have. Thanks for looking, have a great weekend, I'm away visiting friends and family, but will be back in time for my post at Holly Jolly. Oh some news too. I've been asked to be guest designer at the fairy tale challenge blog. Go check it out and check it out on Friday for the my first post

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Inspired by a Carol

Here is my card for the challenge at Holly Jolly this week, Inspired by a carol. We are sponsored this week so using a sponsor's image, and the carol is Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. thanks for looking

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Flourishes and Swirls

This week at Come and Get It were asking to see swirls or flourishes on your creations. I brought out my new stamp set called Flowering Flourishes, as well as the Papillion Potpourri set, and also for the sentiment I used Teeny Tiny Wishes. For the color combo I went to the Color Coach, which under River Rock the sweet set combo is River Rock, Not Quite Navy and Tangerine Tango. I used the boho blossom punch and the papillion punch for the larger butterfly and flowers. I've added some pearls to finish off the card. The butterflies were stamped with stazon and water colored with Tangerine Tango and Not Quite Navy inks the bodies are done with River Rock. Thanks for looking. Hope you will join us at Come and Get It Challenges.
I will also enter it into the following challenges
Hotshot Craft Challenge- Butterflies
Kaboodle Doodle - Anything goes

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Autumn Wreath

Hi Everyone, well this is what I've been working on the last couple of days. It has over 100 die cut leaves on it,  some champagne glimmer paper, 7 flowers, and some swirls and Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle too. Thanks for looking

I will enter it into the following challenges.
Jellypark Challenges - back to nature
Inspire me Fridays- Anything goes
One Stop Crafts - Anything goes
Pixie Dust Studio- Fall Colors

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

3-2-1 Challenge for Holly Jolly

For Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge this week we are sponsored, and I have used the Sponsor's image to make my card. I'm still trying to use up some of the older supplies I have on hand, so used some paper from last year at Christmas. It's great paper, and you can get it digitally if you really like it. The challenge was 3 embellishments, which I used brads, 2 designer papers, and one image, greeting is ok too. So this is what I came up with very simple but still pretty.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pretty in Pink

For Come and Get It this week we are sponsored by Fred She Said, and I've used a pin pricking flourish made by Tracey, and Used, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette for my card. The flower is made using Pink Pirouette scalloped circle punch and then sponged Rose Red ink onto the tips, and spritzed it with vanilla smooch spritz. The pearls are from my stash, and the greeting is from Petite Pairs. I've used the top note die along with the scalloped circle, scalloped oval and large oval punches on the card.
Thanks for looking
I will also enter this into the following challenges

Lady Anne Challenges- Sentimental Friday
Crafty Catz Challenge- Add Texture
Fairy Tale Challenge- Monochrome with Dies and Punches
Lady Bug Crafts Challenge: Monochrome

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

For this week at Holly Jolly our hostess Judy has asked for Christmas Trees to be the focal Image. so I've used the tree from the Scentsational season. The designer paper is retired Holly Jolly Holiday I believe or something like that, but you could use anything that has polkadots to replicate it, in fact the polkadot parade paper, or the regular prints from Stampin' Up has polka dots that you could use, I just used some other small bits of scraps for the banners, and the button is from the Regal Collection of Button's Thanks for looking

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sketch Time at Come and Get It

 Hi Everyone, It's Sketch time at Come and Get It Challenges. Shell has given us the sketch this time around and I've decided to use the Christmas Lodge set for my card, and I've also used the Brushed Gold, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler card stock. The lodge was stamped with stazon ink and then the snow was colored using my gel pen. The brushed gold was embossed using the argyle embossing folder. The Paper is the retired Mocha Morning. The little bow is a fork bow made with the 3/8 inch early espresso taffeta ribbon, which is also retired, but I guess I could have used the crumb cake one, but need to get rid of the retired stuff. TThanks for looking

I will also enter into the following challenges
Crafty Ann  - Christmas
Do You Stack Up  - Embossing

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus is coming to Town at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. Yeah the jolly old elf himself, so come on and show us your Santa projects. This week I decided to do a punch art Santa, and put him on a box. Yeah cute little gift box with a bright red ribbon and a nice tag to go along with it.  I got the punch art instructions from another demo Angie. Here is the link on how to make the box and the punch art Santa. really easy project. Thanks for looking
I will also enter this into the following challenges:
Winter  Wonderland- Anything but a card
Christmas Stamping All Year Long- Traditional Colors
Jingle Belles: Creature Feature: Featuring Santa
ABC Christmas Challenge- Up to You
Sparkles: Traditional
Funkie Junkie Christmas Challenge- Santa on the tag

Monday, October 22, 2012

It's Begining to look like Xmas

For the Friday Mashup this week your supposed to make a Christmas Project with some sparkle.
For mine this is my version of the ornament on the front cover of the Stampin Up Holiday Mini Catalogue. I've used Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler, didn't add the linen thread. and the tulle is from stash, which is a vanilla color. I love the way it turned out. I'm here in Iowa this week and Julie and I each made one of them. Great fun. The second picture is of Julie beside her ornament. I've had a great time here in Iowa, and will be heading home tomorrow afternoon.
Thanks for looking
Also entering into the following blog
Christmas Stamping All Year Long- Traditional
Winter Wonderland- Anything but a Card

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween at Come and Get It

For this challenge at Come and Get it we have a sponsor, and I'm using a sponsors image. All the rest of the card is card stock, in pumpkin pie, and basic black, the designer paper is retired and the little do dads in the corners are nail heads. Thanks for looking. Now go on over to the blog and check out the rest of the design team member's cards and enter to win.
Thanks for looking
I will also enter this into the following challenges
Crafty Mess: Halloween
Challenge up your Life: Halloween
My Sheri CRAFTS: Halloween

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Photo Inspiration Challenge

This week at Holly Jolly it is Meighan's turn to host the challenge, and she has asked us to make a card using the picture as inspiration. I decided to use the idea of the skates, and then pulled some of the color from it and made it vintage as the photo itself is vintage. Thanks for looking.
I will also enter it into the following challenges
Totally Stampalicious- Christmas
Crafty Pad: Distress it

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Razzleberry, Pumpkin and Olive

Here is my card for the color challenge this week at Come and Get It. I have used the falling leaves set for the main focal image, and the petite pairs for the sentiment. Otherwise all else is pretty much retired. Trying to get rid of some of this retired stuff, that have hangin around.
Thanks for looking
I will also enter this into the following challenges
Stempelsonne- Autumn
Challenge up your Life- Fall/Halloween
Sweet Stampin'- Autumn Leaves/trees

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Scrappy Christmas

Hi Everyone, Well it is my turn to host the challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge this week, and I've set the challenge to all to use those scraps of paper you have laying around, or scraps of card stock that your hoarding. It's time to start making some great  holiday cards with them, In fact I've made several of them this year, and I got rid of a lot of the old little pieces of paper laying about. So lets get scrappy over at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pick Three Challenge

This week at Come and Get It we have a Pick Three Challenge. Julie came up with a list of things to pick from, so I chose the color Green, Circles, and Scallops. I have used the new set perfectly preserved and the matching dies to make the card, along with the itty bitty banners. The paper is retired, from last year. The colors on the card are pear pizazz, early espresso, and more mustard. Thanks for looking

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Glitter and Bling

For Holly Jolly this week Paige is the host, and she has chosen for us to use glitter and bling on our projects. Anyone who knows me knows I don't use much of either on any of my cards, so it was a challenge, but I think I pulled it off. I've used the glitter paper from Stampin' Up for the glitter and some rhinestones for the bling. The paper is from the new Festive Designer Series pack. Great deal on this one. The rosette was made using the first edition newsprint designer paper. and the snowflake was made using the retired snow flurries die. I also used the retired Four the Holidays stamp set for the greeting. Thanks for looking
Will also enter this into the following challenges
Created with Love: Christmas
Fashionista: Christmas
Dynamic Duos- Cherry Cobbler and your choice, Very Vanilla and Silver

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sketch time at Come and Get It

 It's my turn to host the challenge this week over at Come and Get It and I've drawn up this sketch, wanting to feature some of the wonderful Sentiments that we have around. I know that this one is retired, but I just love it, so decided to use it along with the retired ruffled ribbon in baja breeze, which goes well with the comfort cafe designer paper. Ok this is the first time I've actually cut from a full sheet of dsp in I don't know how long, been so good about trying to use up all those scraps of paper. So I feel good about using a new sheet this time. Anyway enough of my rambling. Hope you have a great Sunday and come play along with us.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Christmas Tag

For this weeks challenge at Holly Jolly, Judy has challenged us to make Christmas Tags. I'm not one to make a lot of tags, as Christmas is usually a quiet holiday for us, so no need for a lot of them, so never got in the habit of making them, so I guess I will have to start, as I really enjoyed making this one. Thanks for looking

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Anything other than a Card Challenge

Here is my submission for this weeks anything but a card challenge at Come and Get It. I originally made the 4 in 1 box, It's an adorable little box that you could use as a gift for earrings or small candies, or such, then I decided to add a matching box in a bag to go with it.  The darling little girl holding the sign is an image from our sponsor.Thanks for looking.
I will also enter it into the following challenges
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge- Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge- for Kids

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ornaments for Color me Beautiful and Sudsol

I was in a chat tonight for demonstrators at Sudsol and there was a sketch challenge, so I decided to try the sketch and also I paired it with the Color Me Beautiful Color Challenge, which is to use  at least three colors, which I used Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade and Basic Gray. I will also add it to the Cute Card Tuesday Challenge, as it is Christmas in September.  Thanks for looking.