Year: 2010

Crafty Creations 100th Challenge BLOG HOP!

It’s a Crafty Creations Challenges 100th challenge BLOG HOP and CHALLENGE celebration!! Jump right in and celebrate with us! Stop by  the blogs listed at Crafty Creations Challenge Blog and leave each CCC design team member a friendly comment.  Then finish at Crafty Creations and leave a comment there too! You don’t want to miss any of our DT’s blogs; you will find inspiration and giveaways along the way,(look below for my candy) and we will be giving 3 lucky blog hop participants a prize at the end of the hop, too!! We’ll be back on Jan. 11th with the winners at Crafty Creations Challenge blog! If you have lost your way or would like to start at the beginning just check the list at Crafty Creations beginning with Amy’s blog and ending at Crafty Creations Challenges! If you came from CLAIRE‘s blog then you’re on the right track. YOUR NEXT STOP is Jaime’s blog! Jaime But that’s not all!! TAKE OUR 100TH CHALLENGE too! Our 100th celebration challenge is no ordinary challenge…we’ve spiced …

Angels Sing

Angels are the theme at Crafty Creations today! I had this tiny angel from Cornish Heritage Farms that I wanted to use and I thought it worked well with this tree from Stampin’ Up.   I used an old olive cardstock base and  this vintage style dp from my friend Peggy.  I think it’s by Kaiser kraft.  The pine cone boughs are cut with the cricut and the Joys of the Season cartridge.   There is a dusting of dazzling diamond glitter on the wings of the angel and the boughs of the tree.   I stamped the background trees by inking and stamping off once on a scrap paper, then stamping again my cardstock.  The middle tree is not stamped off so it appears slightly darker than the other two.  All the edges are sponged with  crushed olive Distress Ranger ink. Thanks so much for stopping by!  It’s such a busy time of year; shopping, wrapping, decorating and baking and my boys are getting so very excited for Christmas!  Last night we went to see my …

Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hi everyone! This week at Crafty Creations Bernie has chosen a lovely photo to inspire our designs.   Stop by to see how it might inspire yours, and join us! I paper pieced this dress form from Unity stamps, using some pink and green daisy d’s papers.  I also added some color using my copics.  Then I finished it off with three threaded buttons.  Clean and simple! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day! Deena

Home For the Holidays Tags

I love making tags!  For these I’ve used the Joys of the Season cricut cartridge to weld a little house to the tag base. Then I simply cut the base, cut another house out of  dp (Pink Paislee Father Christmas), stamped, sponged and added baker’s twine for the tie! The tag is 1.75 inches wide and 3 inches tall.  Here’s a pic of all three… I used Memento rich cocoa ink to sponge the edges and stamp the snowflakes.   The sentiments are stamped in broken china Distress Ranger Distress ink, and rich cocoa. Thanks for stopping by!! Deena

Snow Bears

The challenge at Crafty Creations this week is to use a bear image on our projects.  Our sponsor is  a  talented young lady who at only 16, is designing her own images!  She gave us a few of her adorable bear images to play with!  You can find all Purple Panda Designs HERE. I used one of her darling images on my card below, but first I wanted to share my Son’s card. My talented young son drew his own bear image, and we will be sending it out on some of our Christmas cards this year!  He was inspired by a drawing in a wonderful children’s Christmas book by Usborne.     He is always so sweet in telling me how much he likes my cards and that he wants to make cards “as good as mine”.   Well, I know his talents will far out grow mine!  I’m his number 1 fan already, but he sure would appreciate hearing what you think! And here’s my own card for Crafty Creations this week… I added some flocking …


We had our first BIG snowfall in Montreal yesterday, and it’s still coming down today…almost 25 cm so far.   So it’s looking like a white Christmas for us!   The kids were thrilled to see it coming down, and hoped that school would be closed today, but to their disappointment, it was NOT.  Oh well, they only have 2 and a half weeks left before Christmas break! I made another card holder using the cricut .cut file that I made the other day.   I just used different paper and cut out and added the bird and key with the sentiment  “I promise to provide you with security and warmth through the Holidays and forever after.”   Isn’t that a nice sentiment?  I’ve had that paper awhile, but I’m pretty sure that the bird is from Webster’s Pages Christmas dp.   The tea cup dp was given to me by my sweet friend Peggy (The Nutty Cardmaker)!  It’s by daisy d Snowflakes and Holly paper pad. Click HERE for the .cut file. Thanks for stopping by, you know I …

Cup of Cheer Gift Card Holder

GIFT CARD HOLDERS is the theme for this week’s Crafty Creations challenge.  I’ve been down with the flu this past week and drinking lots of  hot comforting mugs of tea with lemon, so perhaps that’s why I used this cup shape  for my gift card holder! I designed the card by welding the cup to it’s flipped image  uisng the Cricut Design Studio and Joys of the Season cartridge.  The holly border is cut into the dp layer, the dp  is adhered to a second layer ( front cup shape) cut from white card stock  for additional stability. These two layers were adhered with double sided tape to the front of the card base to form the pocket for the gift card.  The mistletoe is cut from the same cartridge and I’ve use two little candy cane beads for the berries.  The inside sentiment is from Flourishes Sweets of the Season set. I often give coffee shop gift cards at Christmas, and I think this is a fun way to present them.  I like that …

Vintage Christmas Scene

A vintage scene I made for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS.  Kris’ gallery was full of  sweet cards, but I was inspired by this one HERE. Stamps: Sleigh Bells Ring SU! Paper: Webster’s Pages, red cardstock, kraft cs Ink: memento tuxedo black Accessories: bakers twine, cricut expression, Joys of the Season cartridge, Winter Wonderland cartridge, watercolor pencils Thanks for stopping by! Deena

Cricut Design Studio Santa Hat

I have been playing with the Cricut Design Studio, trying to learn the ins and outs of it.  It allows me to design my cards and projects on my computer, then cut the necessary pieces once I have everything worked out.  I love how this lets me visually create, and it saves me wasting paper because I’m sizing everything on the page exactly as I want it before cutting anything.  No guessing! Love it!!  Besides that, I can save all my templates to simply cut the same pieces another time to easily recreate the card or project as many times as I like…no more writing down (or forgetting to write down) all the different sizes that I cut this and that at! I made this santa hat card for Christmas, using  the Joys of the Season cartridge. I started by welding the hat image together to create a card base.  Then I added the dotted dp layers, the mistletoe branches and the sentiment.   The snowflakes were cut at 1″.    I made the same flipped cuts …

Christmas Peace

Christmas is only a month away!  Are you ready? I was so happy when Amy, our challenge hostess this week, set the challenge for Crafty Creations to Christmas cards!  Crafty Creations is challenging us to make Christmas cards/creations, so take this time to get another card done, and enter it HERE. Blackleaf  Digital Studios is our sponsor! Here’s what I did with one of the lovely images from Blackleaf Studios. I used the color combo challenge colors from SCS ( Chocolate, cherry, crumb cake), added some gold spritz to the printed image, and embellishes with some cricut die cuts from the  Joys of the Season cricut cartridge. The dps is from Kaisercraft’s Dear Santa collection. Challenges: Crafty Creations – Christmas Fantabulous Cricut– Thankful for….peace Thanks for stopping by today!  See you again soon! Deena