Saturday, December 10, 2016

Color pooling with crochet

 Hello there! Welcome, I'm sharing a cool blanket with you today.  One of the crochet groups I'm in is for those of us who are addicted to the color pooling effect using varigated yarn and a stitch called the moss stitch.  The plaid pattern on the edges of this blanket uses this technique.  I fell in love with this color pallet and then saw this blanket that another lady had made. So I created my version of it and I think it so so cool!  It's very different from what you normally see, I think that's why I like it so much.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Monstrously Happy Christmas

 I made this card for Emily.  She is a big Monster High fan and really likes Draculaura.  When I first saw this image, it was the first thing I thought of.  So I colored it in Draculaura's colors and made the girl look like Emily.
I hope she likes it.

This is from Simply B stamps, called Rio Trimming the Tree

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Llama Christmas


How fun is this set?  I got this for free because I linked up my angel card last month.
I had to immediately play when I saw this set.
Join the Facebook group here
 For my first card, I used the birthday phrase inside.
Look at that sweet face!!


 I have actually used this phrase before so I thought it would be a cute thank you card.


 Finally, I made an ornament.  The paper is still pretty curled, I'm sure with the Florida humidity, it won't stay that way long.
 I love the Fleece Navidad, cracked me up!
I added some sqequins to the bottom for some extra color and a pretty bow on the top with a sequin snowflake and a resin heart with a snowflake in the center.
I'm adding this to the current challenge at Imagine That.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Poinsettia Snowman

 Simple and pretty I think.  I picked out the papers then added the colors to the snowman to match.
I've had these stickers for a long time, I thought they would be pretty with this and they match the background paper a bit.

This is the image for the progressive challenge at Outlaws

I am also entering this in The Challenge at Connie Can Crop, Baby it's cold outside

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas lights kitty

 This was a recent freebie at Gerda Steiner's designs.
I think she's super cute!
I kept the card simple so the image shines the most.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Penguins

Design Team

Today I'm sharing a really fun (if I say so myself) card.
I am really thrilled with this one.
I had my cameo cut all the pieces out for me and arranged them in a fun scene creating an easel card.


I added lots of glitter and used glitter paper for the background.
I also used a could of sequin snowflakes I've been hoarding (er, saving).

I used the candy cane and one of the gifts for the easel stop inside.

I'm adding this to the pick a theme challenge at 52 card throwdown
I'm using the landscape theme


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas gift tags


I missed my post yesterday for the new challenge so I wanted to share with you the challenge for this week.

The theme is Gift Tags

I chose 2 images, one from Eureka and one from QKR

digi16903 Snowflake


I used a simple tag shape I have in my SIL program.
 I also used a cute snowman from Miss Kate for a couple of tags.

I hate missing my posts, so I wanted to get them made and posted soon after so you still have time to participate.  Click the badge at the top and head over to post your own tags.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Angel

I've got a Christmas card for you today.
This is a really pretty stamp from Imagine That.  I used the pre colored image and added some glitter using my gel pen.

The background paper is from Decosse's Dynamite



I'm adding her to the Through the Craftroom door link up

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Beeing Creative

 So, I'm sharing a scrapbook page today.  I finally got to my Creative Kuts files, this is one from August.  I'm way behind due to the computer crashing on me.
These bear bees are super cute!
 This will be a perfect lay out for photos of Emily crafting.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Snowflake owl

I decided I wanted a Christmas owl, so I pulled out a couple of my DCWV paper stacks and pulled together some cool patterns.
I think I will put him on the top of my Christmas tree.


I was moving him around my room looking for a better place to photograph him and decided my lamp was a cool spot.  I love how the light shines on the wall. 
This is where he's hanging out until my tree gets put up.


I like the pop of red on his wings.  I decided to not ink the edges on this one, I think it's more crisp looking, like fresh snow.

I also left out the vellum in his eyes.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Gingerbread advent

 I really love this piece.  It amazes me how cool crochet pieces can be.  I love when they work out.
This was a fun one.  Emily wanted to sew the pockets on since she knows how now, so it was a joint effort making this.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Angel Christmas



Today I'm sharing a card using a Eureka image.
The theme this week is Angels.  This is one of my favorite images.
I used some cute paper to create the background to look like a present.



Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy fall

Design Team

Hey there, I am sharing a card using this month's free image for the challenge.
I used my colored pencils to color him.


I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Crochet Nativity

I'm thrilled with this piece, I say that a lot don't I?
I surprise myself a lot with how great my projects turn out.
This was a "crochet along" each day was a new piece to make.
The original pattern was made using thin yarn or thread and a really small hook, I'm not good working that small so I used regular yarn that I had in my stash and a little smaller of a hook than I normally use so they came out as a good size, Josheph is around 6 inches tall.



You can find the patterns here at Whistle and Ivy

Monday, November 21, 2016

Dreamy owl

Do you have any crafting buddies who hamper your creativity?  Every once in a while my sweetie Anna needs to be with me.  She has gotten too big to hang out on my desk while I work though.



This is from the Give Thanks set from Dreaming Tree.  I won this one when it came out and I was so happy!! This owl is super amazing!! I just love him so much!

I've made 2 so far.  One with plain paper and this one with decorative paper.  This is the Enchanted stack from DCWV, I had it for several years and do not have many sheets left now but I love it and I think it worked perfectly for this project.

 I am a big fan of paisley prints and the face panel and the green wing panel have them on it.
I really love the many layers of the wings.
 Look at that face! I used regular vellum for his eyes and a piece of paper with gold embossing for his beak and the hanger piece.

Here's where he goes from cool to WOW.  I used a candle from The Dollar Tree that is color changing.


Here is my first owl I made.  I used some gold foil as Leo suggested and kept the colors fairly muted.
This is another stack from DCWV and I have to admit it wasn't easy to work with.  No liquid glue will hold the paper so I used hot glue.
I used yellow acetate for his eyes which looks pretty cool.



He doesn't glow quite as much since this paper is more dense and is solid core with the color going all the way through.

Check Dreaming Tree out, there are new Christmas tree ornaments now.  So many great ideas!