Monday, December 31, 2018

End of 2018

This Fall the All Dressed Up FB page offered this cute image, named "Girls Christmas Stocking" as a freebie. I love the sweet little stocking that she is holding, but when a friend asked if I could make her a Valentine's card to send to her 4-year old, purse-loving, granddaughter I decided to "extend" the use of this image for that purpose. [A friend introduced me to the concept of extending the use of stamps/digis by adding or changing portions of an image to give them a different theme and/or feeling.] I turned this Christmas image into a Valentines card by simply placing  a 3-D purse sticker on top of the stocking. The little purse actually has an opening that the grandma can fill with a small treat or shiny quarter. Since the little girls favorite things are pink and ballerinas, I used a pink color scheme and made a tutu from a scrap of pink tulle [with hot pink sparkly spots.] The inside sentiment is a digi from Eureka Stamps.
Am entering this card into several challenges including Bugaboo BINGO- middle row: Monochromatic, pearl and lace.  
Entered into: 
All Dressed Up- Anything Goes                                               (
All Dressed Up- Anything Goes- Seasons/Holidays            [FB]
Bugaboo Stamps- BINGO                                                         (
Mod Squad Challenge- Love is in the air                               (
Outlawz Challenges- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes   (

I needed a wedding card and decided to use a colorful Zentangle Champagne bottle that I clipped from a planner a few years ago. [I do so love to upcycle things.] Made a layered background with patterned paper and then attached the champagne bottle  image with gold photo corners.  Stamped "Mr. & Mrs." [image is off wood mount, but I think it' from an old Stampin' Up set] on a small strip of vellum and positioned it on the bottle label. Embossed a Posh Impressions "Best Wishes" sentiment in gold on a strip of vellum. Layered this atop a strip of sage green paper. [Instead of using double stick tape, which will show through the vellum, I cut two slits in the sage green paper and slipped the ends of the Best Wishes vellum into these slits. Taped them down on the backside to secure the vellum in place.]  
Entered into: Wedding Champagne
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Party Time                  (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes     (

I found this sweet image [a freebie] a while ago at TLC Creations and love it because the little girl looks like the daughter of a dear friend. Needed a get well card and decided this image is sure to brighten my sick friends day. The sentiment is a freebie from Desert Diva.  
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge-Get Well Soon                 (
Cute Card Thursday- #562 Anything Goes                               ( 
Word Art Wed Challenge- #366-#367 Anything Goes           (

I just love this cute little Christmas Mouse that was a free gift this month on the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration FB page. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers, did a bit of paper piecing on the ornament, adding a silver foil ornament topper and a bit of sparkly silver gel pen to the ornament hanger. The HoHoHo ribbon was an after Christmas find at JoAnnes last year, and the sentiment is a TLC Creations freebie from the Doing Life Blog 
Entered into: 
Whimsy Inspirations- #110 Anything Goes (FB)                              (
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge #25                                       (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #418 Anything Goes   (
The Paper Shelter- #366 Anything Goes                                             (
Outlawz Challenges- Sat Paper Ala Mode- Warm Winter Wishes  (


  1. Delightful card and love the colours here, thanks for using an All Dressed Up image for our current challenge of ANYTHING GOES using an ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE. Good luck in the final draw.
    [aNNie Design Team Member for All Dressed Up Challenges] ❣️ ADU

  2. Love your card for the Bingo challenge at Catch the Bug. Your coloring is fab!
    Thanks for joining us!
    xxx Margreet DT

  3. Thanks so very much for joining in our December Bingo at Catch the Bug! Love your project! We appreciate your support to our blog! Good Luck! Tammy DT Coordinator

  4. A cute mouse and a great layout.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge

    Helen x

  5. Happy New Year! Thanks so much for joining out last challenge of 2018! Adorable project! We hope you'll join us again tomorrow as our team comes back well rested and full of creativity from our holiday break and join the fun!!

    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator

  6. These are all awesome cards!!! Love them all!!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you again soon!
    We also hope you had amazing holidays!
    x Zoey

  7. Pretty card! Love the colors and the fabric on the skirt. Thanks for joining our challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps, we hope to see you again soon! Pam~DT


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