Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happy Hot Chocolate Day




http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/12/2017-winter-coffee-lovers-blog-hop-2/Day 5 A.M. - Winter Coffee Lovers Blog-Hop

This is one of the images I colored while attending a Copic Card Class here in Phoenix. Nothing like Hot Chocolate or Coffee with cinnamon or peppermint sticks when the snow is flying and gingerbread cookies baking in the oven. 


Back in the 1960's, my coffee breaks consisted of hot chocolate and pastry while others enjoyed their morning coffee.  In my mid twenties I thought it was time I changed over to coffee and be a grown-up...thus now a coffee lover.  


Attention:  COFFEE LOVERS - Your project may fit into one of our challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party - check out the random draw prizes at the end of month HERE and invite some friends. 

Also sent to the following Challenges:

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #256
  Anything Goes or Anything Christmas 

https://tictactoechallenge.com/tttc027-featured-designer-teresa-dewitt-pierce/TicTacToe Challenge #027 
Using Elements 
Ribbon, Patterned Paper and Coffee or Tea












Products Used:
Design Paper
     Doodlebug Design Inc "Sugarplums"
Cardstock
     CTMH Cocoa and White Daisy
Stamps
     Unknown - Had some printed Sentiments in Stash
Pens/Inks
     Copic alcohol-based pens - Variety of Colors
     CTMH Inks Cocoa
Other
     Thin Foam Sheet



Monday, December 11, 2017

Your Kindness Warms My Heart - AHSC #242

Used the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #242 for this Winter Coffee Lovers BlogHop using three of the elements of the TicTacToe Challenge 027 "Heat Embossing, Coffee or Tea, and Other.  






Attention:  COFFEE LOVERS - Your project may fit into one of our challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party - check out the random draw prizes at the end of month HERE and invite some friends.




Other Challenges:  
I'm Design Team Member of both these month challenges so unable to submit entries to the ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party" nor the Heart2Heart "Critters Christmas", but stop by and take a look at these challenges.  Color Dare has random draw prizes at the end of the month.  


Products Used: 
Design Paper  
     Authentique "Collection Christmas"
Cardstock 
     CTMH Ruby and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Little Acres Designs "Coffee House Mouse" 
     
Pens / Inks
     Variety of Shin-Han and Copic alcohol-based pens
     Versa Mark  
Other 
     Foam Sheet 
     Ranger Embossing Powder "Princess Gold" 




Warm Christmas Wishes - H2H Dec Week #2

H2H "Christmas Critters" using the CTMH "Beary Christmas" Design Papers. The reindeer was stamped with black ink, colored using water-color pens and water brush, die cut oval stitched panels, adhered background design paper with thin foam sheet beneath both panels.  Liquid glass was added to reindeer's nose, hoofs, button and the ornaments on his antlers.



To make the holidays even more festive, Heart 2 Heart is partnering with Color My Heart Color Dare's "December Holiday Linky Party". Simply check out Color Dare's two challenges to determine whether your project would qualify and could be entered. You are not limited to the number of projects you enter. 




The inside of the card was stamped along the side border with a string of Christmas Tree Lights and a photo showing the detail of the reindeer water-coloring and liquid glass dimension.  




Also sent to the following Challenges:  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Beary Christmas 
Cardstock 
     Cranberry and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     CC Designs "RB1132 Raindeer Games"
     B1483 Season's Greetings  
Dies 
     Cottage Cutz #CCB-070 Nested Wacky Stitched Ovals
Pencils/Inks 
     Cranberry and Black Inks
     Watercolor Pencils - Basic Colors 
     Watercolor Pen 
Other
     Liquid Glass 
     Dollar Store - Thin Foam Sheets 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Warm Wishes

Used an Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for this Christmas Card using the elements "Ribbon (Banner), patterned paper and Coffee or Tea" from TicTacToe Challenge #027.  Love this design paper from Authentique, it reminds me of a warm and cozy sweater or blanket.  Popped up some panels to make it appear more dimensional and knit.  A ribbon banner was added and using my knowledge of a lettering class (some time ago) decided to pick up my special pen and lettered in my sentiment ... a little rusty, but it was fun.  



Day  3 A.M. - Winter Coffee Lovers BlogHop  

 


Attention:  COFFEE LOVERS - Your project may fit into one of our challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party - check out the random draw prizes at the end of month HERE and invite your friends.

I'm Design Team Member of both these month challenges so unable to submit entries to the ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party" nor the Heart2Heart "Silver and Gold"; however, stop by and take a look at these challenges and submit your project.  


Also submitted to the following Challenges:  



Products Used: 
Design Paper  
     Authentique "Wintery"
     CTMH Bashful Glitter Sheet 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Bashful, Pewter and White Daisy 
Dies
     Taylored Expressions TE834 Stacked Coffee Mugs
     Banner - Spellbinders "Hipstter 1" Coffee cup
Pens / Inks 
     Variety of Shin-Han and Copic alcohol-based pens
     TomBow Black Pen for Personalized Lettering Sentiment 
Other 
     Thin Foam Sheet 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Mugs and Kisses



While going through my stash I came across this adorable teddy bear and thought how cute would he look surrounded by polka dots, a theme at The Outlawz.  Amy provided me with the link below and posted on Facebook...and Sonya, the artist, had used polka dots also.  So, all I can say, keep your prints, who knows you may use them a couple years later. 



Attention:  COFFEE LOVERS - Your project may fit into one of our challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party - check out the random draw prizes at the end of month HERE and invite some friends. 



Also submitted to the following Challenges:
The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday "Polka Dots"


Products Used:
Design Papers 
     Doodlebug Design "Sugarplums"
Cardstock 
     CTMH Cranberry and White Daisy
Digital 
     SonjaK, Digi Print in my Stash - Freebie Download
Inks
     Variable Colors Shin-Han and Copic alcohol-based pens
Other  
     Foam Sheet 

















Java Great Day


Day 1 A.M. Winter Coffee Lovers BlogHop Brentwood is one of my favorite Coffee Blog Critters and can be purchased at Jessica Lynn Originals along with many other digital and clear stamps available.  Brentwood enjoys all seasons and holidays and frequently seen at the BlogHop with different attire.  

Attention:  COFFEE LOVERS - Your project may fit into one of our challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party - check out the random draw prizes at the end of month HERE and invite some friends. 

Also submitted to the following challenges:    

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #351 "Winter Time"

Products Used:
Design Papers 
     Authentique #CLC014 "Classic Christmas" 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Ruby and White Daisy
Digital 
     Jessica Lynn Originals "Brentwood" 
Dies 
     Stamplorations "Java Great Day"
Inks
     Variable Colors Shin-Han and Copic alcohol-based pens
Other  
     Foam Sheet 








December Holiday Linky Party - Color Dare #273 Non-Traditional

My project for this Challenge is another Christmas Card using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #351 "Winter Time" 



Welcome to a special Color My Heart Color Dare month long challenge! We are challenging you to use Non-Traditional colors to create.

#273 Non-Traditional Color Challenge
Your Choice of 1 (Monochromatic),
or 2-3 Colors (NO Reds or Greens)
White and/or your choice of one Neutral
with Optional Gold and/or Silver
CD #273 Click Here to Go to Linkup

To make the holidays even more festive, we are partnering with the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog!  Simply combine our Non-Traditional Color Challenge above, working in critters or silver and gold and you can enter either of the H2H Theme Challenges "Christmas Critters" or "Silver & Gold" ... how fun is that.  Enter at either blog to share some holiday cheer. Two entries with the same card give you the possibility of more random prize chances.

If you have stopped by mine and all DT member blogs to see how we made these projects and left a comment you can earn an additional chance for random draws. AND, if you follow all DT member Blogs you can earn another chance.  Click here to see the random draw prizes. 



Also submitted to the following challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Paper
     Gold and Lagoon Glitter Paper
Cardstock 
     Lagoon and White Daisy 
Stamp
     B1455 Be Jolly
     C1506 Flakey Friends
Die
     Precious Marieke "Glamorous Christmas"
Enhancements
     Gold Glitter Gems
     Sizzix Embossing Folder "Tim Holtz Alterations"
Other
     Ranger Embossing Powder "Princess Gold"
     






Monday, December 4, 2017

A Very Merry Christmas - AHSC #241

This paper is so pretty, and great to use wherever it shows off a good portion of the paper and the simplicity of the AHSC Challenge this week worked well.  In place of the bow I used some holly leaves and berries on a small wreath with a sentiment.  


My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Love to see you at this challenge...you have until Sunday, December 10th to enter your project. 

The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesday, so be sure to stop by to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team and other entrant inspirations for this challenge.

Don't wait for the DT post to create your project...show us up with your artwork and stop by every Monday for new sketches. 





Also submitted to the following Challenges:
The Outlawz - Sunday CAS "Christmas"



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise: 
Design Paper
     Beary Christmas Paperpack and Complements  
Cardstock
     Cranberry and White Daisy
Stamp
     S1210 Very Merry Christmas SOTM
Inks 
     New England Ivy
Dies 
     Peachy Cheap - Exclusive Christmas Countdown Die Set
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 





Merry Christmas - Dec H2H Week #1 "Silver and Gold"

H2H "Silver & Gold" theme was combined with Try Stampin' on Tuesday #350 using the CTMH "Silver and Gold" Design Papers and Glitter Paper.  Die cut some little fawns, layered and adhered with 3D thin foam tape on the smaller squares.  Die cut the sentiment from gold glitter paper (same glitter used for the framing, layered sentiment and adhered on background paper.  The snow dots were filled with liquid glass to appear more dimensional. 

To make the holidays even more festive, Heart 2 Heart is partnering with Color My Heart Color Dare's "December Holiday Linky Party". Simply check out Color Dare's two challenges to determine whether your project would qualify and could be entered. You are not limited to the number of projects you enter.  




Try Stampin' on Tuesday



On the inside bottom border used the deer from one of the design papers and the other photo is a close-up showing the dimension of the fawn and snow. 






CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper
     Silver and Gold
     Silver Glitter Paper
     American Crafts "Gold Glitter Paper"  
Cardstock 
     Daisy White 
Dies 
     Poppy Stamps #1886 "Tiny Fawns"
     Sentiment - Peachy Cheap "Holiday Set" 
Other 
     Gold Glitter Gem 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass 

     

Thursday, November 30, 2017

December Holiday Linky Party - Color Dare 272


Traditional Color Challenge
Use Only Reds & Greens
White and/or Your choice of one Neutral
with Optional Gold and/or Silver

Welcome to a special Color My Heart Color Dare month long challenge! We are challenging you to use your Close to My Heart Reds and Greens to create. If you don't have these Close to My Heart colors yet you may substitute similar colors so you can still join in the fun!  

To make the holidays even more festive, we are partnering with the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog!  Simply combine our Traditional Color Challenge above, working in the "Critters" and you can enter the H2H Theme "Christmas Critters" ... how fun is that.  Enter at both blogs to share some holiday cheer. Two entries with the same card give you the possibility of more random prize chances.

You are unlimited to the number of projects you enter ... the more you enter the more chances for the random draw prizes. Click HERE for additional chances for random draw prizes awarded at the end of the month.

If you have stopped by mine and all DT member blogs to see how we made these projects and left a comment you can earn an additional chance for random draws. AND, if you follow all DT member Blogs you can earn another chance.  Click here to see the random draw prizes. 

Since I didn't use a "Critter" in my project I was unable to enter into the Heart2Heart Challenge...but you will see my Critter Card at H2H later.  

Using the Tuesday Morning Sketch #431 and combined with the color challenge chose the green design paper from CTMH "Beary Christmas Paper Packet" and my focal point was a corner ornament die, layered, sprayed with Gold color shine and adhered to white daisy cardstock.  Used a Christmas ribbon for the banner and added a sentiment in Gold.  




 

Also submitted to the following challenges



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper
     Beary Christmas
     Red and Green Glitter Paper
Cardstock
     Cranberry, New England Ivy and White Daisy
Stamp 
     C1525 Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Workshop
Inks
     Delicata Golden Glitz Pigment Ink
Die 
     Precious Marieke #PM10100 "Christmas Corner Ornaments"
Embellishments 
     Heidi Swapp Color Shine "Gold"
     Michaels - Christmas bulb ribbon
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Joy - AHSC #240

Since on a roll to complete my Christmas Cards instead of flowers decided to use ornaments in each corner hanging on tree branches.  Also wanted to do a card with non-traditional colors so chose turquoise, pink and silver for the ornaments and adhered to neutral design papers from CTMH "Silver and Gold" paper pack.  My sentiment was "Joy" which was placed on the silver ornament which shows better in the enlarged photo at bottom.   




My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Love to see you at this challenge...you have until Sunday, December 3rd to enter your project. 

The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesday, so be sure to stop by to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team and other entrant inspirations for this challenge.

Don't wait for the DT post to create your project...show us up with your artwork and stop by every Monday for new sketches.


Another ornament and tree branches were added to the inside corner.





Also submitted to the following Challenges
The Outlawz - Festive Friday "Christmas" 
Happy Little Stampers "Anything With Die Cuts"
Happy Little Stampers "Christmas"


Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #267













CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design/Specialty Paper 
     Silver and Gold Design Paper and PML Card 
     Glitter Sheets "Lagoon, Pink and Silver" 
     Gold from Happy Times Gold Stripe Design Sheet
Dies
     Paper Smooches #OCD-087 "Christmas Words" 
     Ultimate Crafts #157693 "Wild Branches & Pinecones" 
     IO Die #487-K "Patchwork Ornaments" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Do Not Open Until Christmas - H2H Nov Wk #4

My concentration has been on Christmas Cards.  At our last Crop we were introduced to Gelli Plate Printing by one of our members.  My background design is one of the Gelli prints made at our Crop (see below for other designs which you may see in future cards).  This background reminded me of ribbon candy which based my decision to use a couple of different stamp sets for more candies, a stocking and gift.  All the images were stamped with versa-mark on different color cardstock, heat embossed with clear embossing powder, fussy-cut and adhered on background with 3D regular and thin foam tape.  Added a gold twine to the gift, and stamped on a sentiment.  




This week's challenge at "Heart 2 Heart "Anything Goes" ... how fun is this.  You must have a card in the making now that you can post in a second challenge...ours.  

You have until the end of the month to create any of the November Challenges to be eligible for recognition as one of the Top 10 "Darlings"... AND if you create a project for each challenge in the month of November you will earn a badge as an H2H Addict for Perfect Attendance.

For additional inspiration on these Challenges hop on by to see what other Design Team members have created and join in the fun. Hope this gives you some inspiration and enthusiasm to link your artwork as a participant ... we look forward to your creativity. 


Other backgrounds done at our Crop using Brayer tool, gelli plate and acrylic paints.  Fun, messy and never a duplicate design.  Click here for You Tube tutorials for a variety of techniques.   Or go directly to GelliArts for their tutorials.   








Also submitted to the following challenges
Merry Monday 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Background - Gelli Plate Printing 
Cardstock 
     Cranberry, Flaxen and Daisy White 
Stamp Sets
     Sentiment - D1177 No Peeking 
     Candy - S1410 Home For the Holidays
     Stocking & Gift - S1610 Yuletide Joy 
Inks
     Black 
Embellishments 
     Michaels - Gold Twine Christmas Ribbon
Other 
     Rangers - Embossing Powder "Clear" 
     Versa-mark Ink
     Glitter Pen