Trendy Trees!

Double D Challenges: Trees

Using Taylored Expressions Trendy Tree Farm background stamp, stencil and die to make today’s card and sharing it with the Double D Challenge with a theme of Trees.

This was such a fun set with which to make cards. The sentiment is also a Taylored Expressions’ Joyful Season stamp and die combo. Love the combination of stamps, dies and stencils.

The sentiment was layered on a vellum die cut circle. A few little stars for some of the trees completes this card.

Double D Inspiration Board

Most of the leaves in our neighborhood have passed their peak and fallen to the ground. We only have leaf collection for another two weeks so hopefully they will all drop in time for those collections. There was a hint of snow this morning just enough to add a little glisten to our newly “painted” zoysia grass. LOL….our new Thanksgiving tradition will be painting the straw like zoysia grass with green lawn paint. It keeps hubby happy and that’s all that matters.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Putting the finishing touches on my Christmas cards and hoping to mail no later than December 1st. Take card and be safe.

Deer, trees, and snow

I created a fun card that will work for several challenges.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/animal-themed-holiday/
https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2021/11/trees.html
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/11/162-cute-christmas.html
http://www.global-design-project.com/2021/11/global-design-project-319-theme.html

First challenge is Mod Squad with the animal themed holiday. I made this deer to have a red nose like Rudolph. This is definitely a Christmas themed card with the lights and red nose. I didn’t have a suitable Merry Christmas that would really fit, so I went with the greetings from the stamp set. This stamp set is Snow Wonderful by Your Next Stamp.

Second Challenge is Double D with trees. This evergreen tree was blended with a stencil from Newton’s Nook, called Evergreen. I cut a small portion of the trees out to use on this card.

The Third challenge is Make My Monday Challenge with Cute Christmas. I think this image with the girl and her reindeer are cute. It was fun to color.

The Fourth challenge is Global Design Project with Christmas. This card will be mailed for Christmas.

The snowflake background was created with a die from The Stamps of Life. I used and glitter cardstock placed on a blue background. Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops were added to the snowflakes, the tree, the lights, the reindeer nose, and the greeting.

This was fun card to create. I was thrilled to find several challenges to share this with. Thanks for looking and reading this long post.

Love and laughter

I had an idea for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge, so quickly I began stamping.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2021/11/challenge-446-colours.html

I used the stamp set Forever Greenery by Stampin’Up. I placed a mask in the center with Mint tape from Scrapbook dot com. It worked well for the mask as it came off easily. I did have to use a brush to remove a bit of embossing powder before heat setting. The greenery is stamped in Mossy Meadow. Some of the images were stamped off, so they were stamped with second generation stamping, giving the greenery a few different tones of color. I used Polished Pink for the small dots. This is the perfect anniversary card and there are a couple family anniversaries coming, so it will go out soon.

Autumn gnome

While all of the supplies were out, I created an Autumn gnome for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Gnome

The acorns are from The Stamps of Life. I found this patterned paper in my stash.

Foxy Skater

Gina K Designs November 2021 Monthly Mix Challenge

Focusing on Christmas cards, I am playing along with the November Monthly Mix Challenge hosted by Donna at Gina K Designs to include critters on your card project. I received 1 of 3 Christmas lists from our grandchildren and one request was an animal painting project with either a llama or a fox. I knew I had this really cute skater fox from Gina’s Christmas Wishes stamp set. After coloring and die cutting foxy, I added some falling snow, mounted foxy on some die cut circles and a plaid strip. Sentiment is Gina’s Star Struck stamp set from the Joyful Holiday kit.

Fun challenge. Thanks for hosting Donna. Have a great day and be safe.

Free Parking

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge – November Anything Halloween

The November Anything Halloween challenge with the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge was almost a stumper for me!!! The mood board has a broom theme seen here:

and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it until I found this large witch broom from Hampton Art Graphic 45 in my stash. I made my wall inking white pigment ink on gray cardstock using Picket Fence Studios English Brick Wall Stencil. After fussy cutting my broom and adding a spider web to my wall it still seemed incomplete. Off to Pinterest for ideas and I found this little sign that I resized and printed “Witches Welcome – Free Broom Parking” I think that is just what my card needed for this this challenge.

Always fun to play along with the Two Old Bats.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Have a great day and be safe.

gnome christmas card

I made a card with Falliday Fest and Splitcoast Stampers where the challenge is to place a gnome on the card for a holiday. I chose Christmas and made a punch art gnome.

Punch Art Christmas Gnome

I used paper from Celebrate Christmas with Echo Park for the background and greeting. The greeting is from a set from The Stamps of Life, snowglobe2stamp. I used punches to create the gnome. The feet are punched with SU Perennial Flower punch, the body with an SU Ornament punch, the nose with a 5/8 inch circle punch, and the beard with a leaf die from a hibiscus set, and the hat is a Spellbinders triangle die. I had a snowflake eyelet in my stash which worked for the hat decoration. The snowflake in the background is from a Cherry Lynn die. I had snowflake embellishment to add.

I had fun creating this. I found the directions from Dawn Olchefske on a Pinterest post.

Christmas penguins

I have been coloring penguins for the Gina K Designs challenge using critters on your card. The current challenge at Just Us Girls is a mini Slimline card, so I will add this card to that challenge.

https://ginakdesigns.com/2021/11/02/november-2021-monthly-mix-challenge/?v=7516fd43adaa http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/11/just-us-girls-610-trend-week.html

I used the set Tis the Sea-Sun stamp set for the penguins and greeting. The inside reads Christmas. I made a mini-slimline card. I saw this idea on Pinterest from the blog hop posted when this was introduced in 2017, I think. Clair Brennan used this paper and paper pieced her penguins, so I followed her idea. They are fun critters to color and create a card with, but difficult to photograph when all we are having is gloomy days. The patterned paper is quite shiny, so I kept getting a glare. I think this is acceptable to post. It was fun to create. I am adding this to Just Us Girls Tend Week – mini Slimline cards.

Merry Gnome!

AAA Cards Game #202 – Sketch + Optional Gnome

Getting this card in slightly under the wire with the challenge over at AAA Cards which is a sketch challenge with an optional twist to add a Gnome. How could I not play along? Today’s card uses an older red rubber stamp set “Season’s Greetings” from Gina K Designs which was stamped in white pigment ink then heat embossed with white embossing powder. My gnome twist is SimonSaysStamps’ lil gnome die. I did have a bunch of bodies cut out from the past so only need to cut a beard, nose and base and assemble together. Since I had action wobblers on my desk from some Thanksgiving cards for my grandkids, I decided to give Lil Gnome a little wobbling action.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Have a great day and be safe.