Sunday, September 23, 2018

Weekend Crafting

Another gift bag to enter into the Simon Says Monday Challenge that requires some kind of "packaging" plus for the current Monday challenge at wecraftcards Forum. I used one of my oldest wood mount stamp set from Stampin Up named "Decorative Grapes to create a gift bag from a large Kraft brown envelope. Made a matching gift tag/card, then tore the edge of the bag and card to make them look a bit more rustic. The final touch was to add a bow made from a strip of paper ribbon that I've had since the early 90's. [It's amazing what you find when you organize, isn't it?]
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge-It's a Wrap                    (
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- It's In the Bag       (

Made another card that features sequins. This one went together pretty quickly, especially because I used a sketch as my guide . I used a sweet image from Gerda Steiner Designs named, appropriately "Cat Holding Sign."  [It is actually a sticker that was on the envelope from a Gerda Steiner recent challenge prize win. I couldn't bear to not give this little cutie another of his nine lives.] Made him center stage by adding bits and pieces of patterned paper, black photo corners and, of course, sequins. Entering the card into several challenges including Sketch Saturday's,  If  You Give a Crafter a Cookie [the cat cookies are my inspiration], CASual Friday and Simon Says Wednesday [both require bling], plus Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.  
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Bling It On        (
CAS-ual Fridays- #207 Use Those Sequins               (
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #103 Kitten              (
Sketch Saturday- Week #53                                      ( 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge          (

Wanted to make a monochromatic card for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge. Decided to go with shades of white and grey. I embossed the snowflakes [with a Darice's Embossing Folder] on white vellum that has a pearly finish [you can't see it in the photo, but it adds an elegant sheen.] There is patterned paper behind the vellum that is light gray with snowflakes.  I created the sentiment on the front of the card and printed it off on white vellum. Once again, it is mounted on the gray snowflake paper. The inside sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Winter Fox set and the snowflakes are from an old Stampin' Up set.
Entered into: 
Cute Card Thursday- #548 Monochrome                                      ( 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #352-3531 Anything Goes    (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #207                          (


  1. I love this sentiment!! Cute little kitty stamp!! Thanks for join our sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday!!

  2. AWE! He's adorable and Love the little rosy cheeks you gave him. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    ♥ Mindy

  3. Lovely snowflake card. Perfect for our Monochrome challenge. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Andrea

  4. Thanks for entering our CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for September and good luck!
    Monica - DT

  5. Cute! Thanks so much for joining us at the CASual Fridays Challenge!

  6. So adorable. Love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at ‘If you give a crafter a cookie’. Jonnece DT

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. Great projects!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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