Thursday, December 8, 2016

Victorian Christmas 3D decoupage card – #4


Here's another installment in the Victorian Christmas Stash Stratagem 2016 series, made with pieces from Papermania's Victorian Christmas Angels mini-decoupage kit, dressed up with my own paper and trimmings.


Paper is Paper Studio's Antiquity paper pack and Toga's Baroque bloc.


Embellishments are a gold glitter sticker border and pearls. You can click on the accompanying numbers #1, #2, or #3, to see other earlier entries in the series.

Supply List
Paper – Kraft cardstock, cardsotck, Papermania Victorian Christmas Angels mini-decoupage kit, The Paper Studio Antiquity paper pack, Toga Baroque bloc,
Dies – Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments – gold sticker border, pearls

I'm linking up with: Addicted to Stamps & More #223 – Holiday, Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes Christmas. Crafting by Designs – Here Come the Holidays, and Unicorn Challenge #16 – Add Some Glitter.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Swinging Snowman – Swinging by to wish you a Merry Christmas!


Let's take a break from the Victorian look, shall we? This card features From the Heart's Swinging Snowman digital stamp. That's rather a risque name for a stamp, don't you think? Conjuring up images of wild, lascivious, partying snowmen. Or have I just been making too many Victorian Christmas cards and now my mind has gone into sweetness overload? Probably the later.


I was pleased with how the image matched the paper, which is an off brand I picked up in the sale bin at my grocery store. We don't have squat around here in the way of craft shops, but by golly, the grocery store rocks! Like the paper I used on this masculine Gibson Bear birthday card.


The paper bow was made with Elizabeth Craft Designs Four Bows die. The sentiment comes with the digital stamp.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital stamp – From the Heart Swinging Snowman
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Die – Die-namics oval stax, Artemio scalloped oval, Elizabeth Craft Designs Four Bows die
Embellishments – button, thread

I'm linking up with: Cards und More #173 – Oooh sooo cold!, Create and Makes #6 – Anything Goes/optional use red, gold and green, and Holly Jolly Christmas Card Challenge #86 – Create a Christmas Card,

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Victorian Christmas card #3


Welcome to the next installment in the continuing saga Christmas Stash Stratagem 2016. The Mini-decoupage Victorian Christmas - Girl topper on this Christmas card isn't from the same exact paper pack as the #1 and #2 cards, posted earlier, but it is from the same retired Papermania Victorian Christmas line, so I've decided to include it in the sequence.


I cut the mini-decoupage topper back a bit so I could layer it with my dies. The paper comes from Papermania's A5 Victorian Christmas Paper Pack.


The greenery surrounding the snowflakes is part of  the Cottage Cutz Elegant Christmas Bell die. I've only used the bells cut once, but I sure like the greenery.

Supply List
Paper – Kraft, cardstock, Papermania Mini-decoupage Victorian Christmas - Girl and A5 Victorian Christmas Paper Pack
Dies – Die-namics rectangle stax, Cottage Cutz Elegant Christmas Bell die
Embellishments – wooden snowflakes, buttons, thread

I'm linking up with: Christmas Card Challenges #51 – Anything Goes Christmas, Come and Get It Challenges Christmas Challenge, Dragonfly Dreams Dec. – Christmas, Glitter 'n' Sparkle #217 – Traditional Christmas Colour, and The Paper Players #324 – Snowflakes.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Digital Delights by Louby Loo December release – Santa Across the Miles


Here's my first project as a Design Team member for Digital Delights by Louby Lou. This card features the Santa Across the Miles stamp and sentiment from the December release.


The paper, too, is Digital Delights – the Ho Ho Ho paper pack – also part of the December Release.


It's such a cute image I've kept embellishments to a minimum with just tiny buttons and thread. Click on over to the Digital Delights Blog to see what the other designers are up to today.

Supply List
Paper – kraft card blank, cardstock, Digital Delights Ho Ho Ho paper pack
Digital Stamp – Digital Delights Santa Across the Miles
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments – buttons, thread

I'm linking up with: Time Out Challenges #71 – Christmas, Through the Purple Haze #114 – Winter/Christmas Colors, Perfectly Created Chaos #7 – Christmas Anything Goes, Moving Along with the Times #34 – Anything Goes with Christmas, Creative Knockouts #170 – Festive Fun, Crafting with an Attitude #22 – Anything Goes, and Craft Rocket Challenges #29 – Winter Time.

Papermania Victorian Christmas A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack – card #2


In the continuing saga Christmas Stash Stragem 2016, please find this latest entry; another card made with ingredients from Papermania's Victorian Christmas A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack (retired, but if you hunt around you can find it).


To see the first in the series, click on #1.


The paper is from the pack except for the little bit of vintage sheet music.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Papermania Victorian Christmas A4 Ultimate Die-cute & Paper Pack, sheet music
Embellishments – ribbon, buttons, thread

I'm linking up with: Sweet Stampin' Christmas 9 Nov. – Anything (Christmas) Goes, Crafty Creations #329 – Christmas, Fab 'n' Funky #329 – Christmas, The Crafty Addicts #29 – Anything Goes/option Christmas paper, and Crafty Gals Corner #100 – Anything Goes.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Papermania Victorian Christmas A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack – card #1



I bought this Papermania Victorian Christmas A4 Ultimate Die-cute & Paper Pack (retired, but still available online) a couple of years ago at my favorite outlet shop and am just now getting around to actually creating with it. So far this year I've made three cards and counting. Trying to think what to title the accompanying blog posts is proving problematic. I mean if I put 'Victorian Girl with Muff' what will show up next to it in search engines, hey? Therefore, I've decided to just number them and be done with it. So in case you're wondering, 'What's with the numbers?' That's why.


Another card in the stash stratagem, and from yet another Ultimate Paper Pack, is this Bellissima Bird Christmas card.


I liked the Christmas-y Victorian girl image on this topper and decided to echo her two white coat buttons with dotted paper (not in the kit, but in my stash). Then, the red and white bells went so well with the paper, I had to add those. And as for the wooden Christmas tree embellishment, I've had these forever and a day, thinking one day I'll use these, and voila – the day has arrived.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Papermania Victorian Christmas A4 Ultimate Die-cute & Paper Pack, patterened paper
Embellishments – ribbon, twine, bells, small wooden Christmas tree

I'm linking up with: Through the Craft Room Door 29 Nov. – 5 Dec. – Anything Goes, Paper Minutes #463 – Romantic Christmas, Holly Jolly Christmas #86 – Christmas card or ABC, A Snowflake's Promise #34 – Anything Goes Christmas, and Deep Ocean Challenge #143 – Santa is Coming to Town.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Festive Finesse elegant Christmas step card


This pretty topper and sentiment come from Joy! Crafts Festive Finesse Luxury Die-cut Set. The base is the Sizzix Baby Dresser die.


I love this step card die, although I have yet to use it as it's originally intended. Another modified version of this step card die was used on this Halloween card.


It's such a pretty image I didn't need to do much to enhance it. The paper comes with the die-cut set and I just added a bit of one of the crinkled paper strips (of which I am so fond), a little ribbon and some buttons.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock,  Joy! Crafts Festive Finesse Luxury Die-cut Set
Dies – Sizzix Baby Dresser die
Embellishments – crinkled paper strip, ribbon, buttons, thread

I'm linking up with: Christmas with the Cuties #1 – Anything Cute and Christmassy Goes, Crazy Challenge #236 – Getting Ready for Christmas, Artistic Inspirations #168 – Anything Goes,  Love to Scrap #90 – Anything Goes, and Crafting from the Heart #138 – Anything Goes.

Monday, November 28, 2016

For You Bellissima topper Christmas tree card


Here is another card made with material from the Papermania Bellissima Ultimate Die-Cut & Paper Pack, used earlier on this Bellissima 3D birds Christmas card. I'm doing my best this year to use up my Christmas stash instead of buying more.


The papers are part of the pack. These packs really are as ulitmate as they claim and are full of papers, toppers, decoupage toppers, tags, sentiments, etc. You can make all sorts of projects with them – besides cards – as this mini-album tutorial shows.


Since it's such a pretty image that fills the center nicely, embellishments are minimal, just a few pearls.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Papermania Bellissima Ultimate Die-Cut & Paper Pack
Dies – Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments – pearls

I'm linking up with: 613 Ave. Create #191 – Anything Goes, Christmas Card Challenges #50 – Anything Goes Christmas, Come and Get It Challenges 27/11 – Baby It's Cold Outside!, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #46 – Anything Goes, and Glitter and Sparkle #216 – Blue and White.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

From the Heart Snowlady and Cardinal digital stamp card


This card features From the Heart's Snowlady and Cardinal digital stamp. It's such a lovely, sweet image, don't you think? And so nice to see a Snowlady for a change. I mean what's with all the Snowmen? Huh? Equal representation for all snow people, I say.


Paper is Kaisercraft Holly Bright, a gift from my crafty friend in Paris – Fanny – at Scrap de Fanny DG. She shared a bunch of Christmas papers from her stash with me a few years back and I'm still using them!


Embellishments are simple with a felt snowflake and pearl.

Supply List
Paper – kraft cardstock, cardstock,  Kaisercraft Holly Bright
Digital stamp – From the Heart Snowlady and Cardinal
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies and punch – Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner stax
Embellishments – felt snowflake,  pearl

I'm linking up with: Moving Along With the Times #34 – Anything Goes with Christmas, Creative Knockouts #169 – 'Tis the Season, Craft Rocket Challenges #29 – Wintertime, As You Like It 17/11 – Favorite Christmas Combo & why (mine is red and green, not original, I know, but nothing says Christmas to me like those two do), and 4 Crafty Chicks # 326 – Winter Wonderland.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! card with Dearie Dolls free cornucopia digital stamp


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the USA. Bon appétit! May you have regained your appetite after the election and enjoy all the goodies. I saved this year's favorite Thanksgiving card for today, featuring a free digital stamp from Mary Ellen Smith's Dearie Dolls – a gorgeous cornucopia. Mary Ellen is such a gifted artist; I appreciate that she so generously shares her talent with us.


This is the second time I've used this stamp and I daresay, I like it even better this time (you can see its first version here).


I used Buffet Script font to create the sentiment.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital Stamp –  Dearie Dolls cornucopia
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics rectangle stax, Toga fence
Embellishments – decorative brads (backs cut off and glued down)

I'm linking up with: Ike's World #77 – Thanksgiving, Star Stamps 24/11 – Show Thanks, Little Miss Muffet #151 – Anything Goes, Crafty Girls Creations #30 – Always Anything Goes, and Aud Sentiments #169 – Anything Goes + a sentiment.
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