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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Joy Snowflakes

Here is a card I made for several different challenges.  They are:

1) Papertake Weekly Challenge - the theme was white and required that white be a major component of the card

2) Shopping Our Stash Challenge # 81 - The theme was "Sentimentally Yours" which required that a sentiment be the focus of the card.  And the item from my stash is the digital stamp that I used.  I have had it for over a year and hadn't had a chance to use it yet.  Unfortunately, I didn't make a note of where I got the digital stamp, so I can't give a shout-out to the designer.  Sorry about that!  Also, this is the first time that I used my snowflake embossing folder.  So I used two items I have had in my stash for a while.

3) Dutch Dare Challenge # 195 - The theme was "Snowflakes"

4) Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 147 - this is a sketch challenge and here is the sketch 

5) Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge # 138 - the theme was "Snow" in any form.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Happy New Year!

I made this card for the Crafty Catz Challenge # 163 - the theme was "New Beginnings"

I used half of a cork to make the cork for the card..

Edgy Tree

Here is a card I have made for two challenges.  I want to describe how I made the tree on the left hand side of the card.  I took the paper I was using as background paper and cut the shape of half of the tree out from the left hand side.  Then I glued the background paper to the card stock.  Then, using a craft knife, with the card folded, I very carefully cut around the shape of the the aperture on the background paper.  So then when I opened it up I had a full tree.  I thought it was a really fun technique and I think I will use it again.

Anyway,  here are the challenges I am using this card for:
1) Charismas Cardz Challenge # 49 - the theme was "Christmas Makes"
2) Simon Says Challenge - What is your favorite tool, stamp or project.  Well, I have to say that my favorite tool is probably always going to be my quilling tool.  While I love using multiple techniques, it is the quilling to which I always go back.

Have a Crackin' Good Time

I couldn't resist making a card with a Christmas Cracker when I saw the theme for the Moving Along with the Times Challenge which was "Christmas Crackers"  So here are my snowman and santa pulling (or maybe having a fight over?!) a Christmas Cracker.  I am also using this card for the Crafts and Me Challenge # 114 with a theme of "Why So Blue?" which means that no blues are allowed.

I hope you think it is cute, too.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

To a Deer Friend

Here's a card I made for a friend and for the One Stop Craft Challenge # 208 - the theme was a Christmas card for a friend.

I used a template of a reindeer and paper pieced it.  I added a wiggly eye to give the reindeer more dimension.  Then I used foam letters for the sentiment.

The Snowball Fight

Here is the card I created for the following challenges: 

1)Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 146 - for the Boys.
2) Perfect Sentiments Challenge # 59 - Anything Christmas with a Sentiment

Simple Symmetry

This was a fun card to make.  I used a handmade template of a Christmas tree and used a craft knife to carefully cut around half of the tree.  Then I backed each cutout with background paper.  You can't really see in this picture, but the background papers do have a very subtle pattern on them.  Then I quilled a ton of tiny tight coils to make up the sentiment.  Finally I added the stars.  I kept the colours simple as the actual design is a bit busy with all the quilling.

I am using this card for these challenges:
1) Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 246 - Red and Green theme
2) Speedy the Fox and Friends Challenge # 137 - Red and Green Theme


I made this card by using a template that I had for the reindeer.  I copied the outline and then filled it in with quilled shapes, which is kind of a speciality of mine.  Then I added the reins from gold ribbon and also the stars.

I am using this for two challenges:
1) Dutch Dare Card Challenge # 194 - Non traditional colours.  I love using blue for Christmas cards.  I don't know why but I think it's fun to use non-traditional colours.
2) Cupcake Craft Challenge # 95 - Merry Christmas

Victorian Scrap Card

Quite a long time ago I bought a set of Victoria Scraps to be used to make cards.  Most of the cards I made with the scraps were done before I began making cards seriously so I don't have any photos of them.  But this was the one scrap I had left.

So I attached the scrap and then stamped the sentiment and quilled some poinsettias.

I hope you like it.  I am using it for the following challenges:
1) Charismas Cards Challenge # 68 - Christmas Theme
2) Moving Along with the Times - Clean and Simple
3) Fab 'N Funky Challenge # 151 - Vintage

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Hi everyone, Another week has come and gone and here is a new card for two challenges

1) Crafts and Me Challenge- Anything Goes plus and optional ornament.  In this card, the large snowflake you see hanging from the cutout can be removed and used as an ornament.

2) Simon Says Challenges - Snowflakes - well, I think that one is obvious

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


Here's another card I created for a couple of challenges.  I am still not very expert as using Copic Markers so I am not totally happy with it, but I am getting better, so I guess that is good.

Here are the challenges I am entering:

Sketch and Stash # 102

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

Bear Season

I made this card for just one challenge:  The Pink Elephant Challenge # 177 - Make it Girly.  So this card is all pink!  Can't get much more girly than that.

Frosty Days

Hi all,

Here is another new card for you.  I made this for a few different challenges and it is also for my friend that loves snowmen (all she gets is snowmen things from me and my sister, LOL).

The challenges I am entering this in are:

Crafty Cats Weekly Challenge # 161 - Recycl/Upcycle.  The way I recycled is that I bought this stamp set last year at my church's rummage sale.  It looked like it hadn't even been used and it cost me $3!  What a great deal.

ABC Challenge - Clear it Out.  As I mentioned I have had this stamp for a whole year and hadn't used it.  I also used flock for snow on the body of the snowman, which I am always forgetting I have.

Fab'NFunky Challenges # 150 - Not a Traditional Christmas Card.  This card is not made in traditional colours, which I quite like to do.  I went with the blue because I thought it showed off the colours in the snowman quite well

The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge # 187..  I liked this sketch because it wasn't too busy while still having enough interest.

Perfect Sentiment Challenge  # 58 - Let it Snow which requires you to incorporate snow in your design in some way.  As I said, I used flock to create snow on the snowman

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge  - Snow/Winter Theme

By Lori Designs Challenge  # 35 - Winter Theme

Cristmas but not a Card

This is a different kind of challenge for me.  This is a challenge to make anything but a card.  This is a cross stitch that I did on perforated paper.  It is made in 3 sections and then they are stitched together so you can stand up the card like a diorama.  I am giving it to a friend who loves snowmen for Christmas.

This is being used for the following challenges:
1) Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 145 - Anything Christmasy but a card.
2) Going Grey with Scrap Creations Anything but a card challenge

Monday, 3 December 2012

Dimensional Tree

I love making dimensional cards.  The rolls for this tree and fun to do.  I made this card for the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 80.  This was a photo inspiration and here is that photo

And here is my card:

Bells and Candles

I made this card for the Card Making Mamas Silver or Gold Challenge. 

Santa's Sack

Well this one took a LOT of quilling, but I think it turned out really well.  I am entering this in the Our Creative Corner Challenge - Santa is Coming.  Hope you like it.

Four Poinsettias

And here is my card

The Skating Party

Here is a card I made for the Dutch Dare Card Challenges # 193 - the theme was Winter Wonderland.  I grew up in Alberta and Figure Skated from the time I was 5 until I was 16.  So for me, winter meant skating.  No, I'm not a penguin but I think it still meets the challenge criteria.

Snowflake Flurry

Wow, I am busy posting tonight.  Here is a card I made for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 245 - Snowflakes.  I love using snowflakes. They are easy to quill and available in so many different forms.  Great fun. 

I am also using it for the Speedy the Fox and Friends Challenge # 136 - No red or green

Here's my entry

Paper Angel

Well this was a fun challenge.  I don't think  you realize how often you use the colours of green, gold or red for Christmas cards.  It was fun to come up with a card that didn't use any of those colours.  I decided to go with a clean and simple card for these challenges.  The challenge this week for the Charisma Cardz Challenge # 47 - Christmas with a Twist.- No red Green or Gold.   Here is the link to their site: Charisma Cardz

I am also using it for the Come and Get it Challenge  - Thinking Blue Christmas are You?

This is a technique called Spreuer, for anyone who is not familiar with it.  Generally you use a tool called a Quilling Comb, although it isn't absolutely essential,  It certainly does make it easier, though.

Row of Presents

Here's another card I made.  This is for the Fab 'N Funky Challenge # 149 which is to have 3 of something on a card.  As you can see, I have chosen to have 3 Christmas Presents.  Here is the link for the challenge site: Fab 'N Funky Challenges

Little One

Hi everyone,

I know it's been a long time since I posted anything.  Lots has been happening in my life and I just haven't done any crafting.  But now Christmas is coming up and I have to get going.  So here is my first card for a long time.

I am using this for the Crafts and Me Challenge # 112 - Ribbon or Trim. Here is the link for their site: Crafts and Me Challenges  I made this card for one of my nephews.