Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Seasonal Items

Created this little Baby Jesus tag from scraps of paper, ribbon, raffia, white cotton that I tore into strips and the gold lining of an upcycled envelope. After its removed from the gift, it can be hung on the tree as an ornament. So cute! Entering it into a few challenges including Deep Ocean Challenge "Inspired by Song/Movie." This tag represents the song, "Sweet Little Jesus Boy. My favorite version is recorded by Larnelle Harris.
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Christmas Gift Tag      (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
CAS-ual Fridays- Anything But a Card                                    (CAS-ualfridays.blogspot.com)
Deep Ocean Challenge- Inspired by Song/Movie                  (deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au)

My second Gnome card in the Beccy's Place Fifth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge provides another example of "extending" an image. This is my entry for letter "G" so I just had to make slight alterations in one of Beccy's wonderful artwork to create a  Gingerbread eating Gnome!  The original Gnome was smoking a pipe so I had a bit of work to do.
I first positioned three images of the gnome digi on my screen, all the same size. One image I kept intact. The second image I cropped to just include his right hand and arm. The third image I cropped to just include the nose and mustache. I made a second copy of this cropped section and "flipped" it in reverse so that I could layer it over the pipe stem. Colored the separate sections that I'd be using for layering, fussy cut them out and set them aside. Colored the base image, only coloring the edges of the sections that would have a layer on top of them. Hand drew a little gingerbread cutie on a scrap of kraft cardstock. Added a bit of color and set it aside. When it was time to assemble the little guy, I just had to do a little clipping and manipulating of the mustache and the cookie to get them to correctly settle in. I love the result. He looks downright ready to party!
PS Since he looks quite different from the original, I am adding a photo of the watermarked set. It will also allow you to see the great stamps in this set. My hubby especially likes the "Go big or go gnome" sentiment.

Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- November                                          (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes      (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Nov      (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com)
Christmas Cards All Year Round- Candies, Cookies or Gingerbread        (christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk)
Love this Whimsie Doodles image named "Lizzy's Pumpkins." The card base is a variation that I made to a design found here stampladee.com/collapsible-box-card-with-deb-valder The leaf image is from Embossing Arts, stamped with various shades of ink, fussy cut and attached to the card. The sentiment is a free digi from decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Thanks/Thanksgiving             (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Whimsie Doodles Challenge- Anything Goes: Give Thanks      (whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge 189                             (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)

I have more than a dozen old roller stamps from SU that I never used until I found instructions on Pinterest for converting them into border stamps.  Using them with my MISTI it is much easier to get a nice image. The inside greeting says, "Hope your day is as cool as you are."
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter (3 wk)- #318 Card for a Child       (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Winter            (a2zscrapbookingblog.com)  


  1. Love your cute tag and the fabulous gnome card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  2. Your gnome is fabulous. Love this card.

  3. Again, this is great idea. I love how you fussy cut his mustache for depth and to cover his pipe.

  4. I love cards that incorporated a little gift Kathy, and an ornament is a fabulous idea! I love the happy, smiling face you added and the mop of dark hair. The raffia looks great for the hay in His manger and I also like the gold card "halo" you added.
    I'm even more impressed with this gnome Kathy, you really did an amazing job! What a great idea to add the gingerbread man... and much better for his health too. It was certainly a labour of love, but definitely worth the extra effort. Love it!

  5. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR November challenge, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for both of my CHNC challenges. x

  6. Those adorable penguins dressed up with hats and scarfs definitely say Winter!! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at a2z.

  7. Adorable tag! Thanks for playing along with Casual Fridays Anything But A Card challenge.

  8. What an amazing collection of projects! I love how much variety all of these have and they're really a tribute to your diversity of skills. On the Jesus card, I love how you used upcycled materials and incorporated all that great texture. Thank you so much for sharing such a delightful collection with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. Sweet card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

  10. These are all adorable!Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter, good luck! Hugs Susan x

  11. Wonderful cards. Your submission to A2Z is so cute, wonderful birthday card. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  12. Awesome array of projects! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the a2z Scrapbooking Blog's November "Winter" challenge!
    Leslie, a2z DT
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    Love To Scrap!

  13. cute penguins! also love the gnome--thanks for joining in with all your cards at a2z!


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