Thursday, November 29, 2012

Delightful Challenges "Festively Floral"

 

Thank you to all who participated in last week's Delightfully Red & Green challenge!
 
 We have a wonderful Sponsor this week

This week I chose to use the Poinsettia image.  I love this poinsettia.  I printed it out twice to make if fuller and then after coloring it with Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils I fancy cut it out.
I altered a matchbox to use in making my card.  It was a little tricky because the matchboxes are made out of a thinner cardboard than I would have used if I were to just make a box.  So, sometimes on the ends it was hard to measure up the designer paper.  But I made the adjustments and it turned out rather nice.  After coloring my poinsettia I attached the top image to the bottom and added some white pearls for the centers.  All of the flower got some "Starburst Stickles" added to it.  
This is a "Christmas Tag Gift Box" and I am going to give these to a couple of my crafting buddies for Christmas.  Each box has 4 tags in it and on each tag I printed out the same Poinsettia Image, only smaller.  I also printed the sentiment "With Love At Christmas" on the front of the tags. On the back side of the tag I stamped each with a "To: and From:" stamp. I thought you would like to see the project with the bottom slid opened.  I used a Spellbinders Die to cut my tags.  They fit nicely right in the matchbox.  Actually you could use this gift box for any kind of treat or candy or anything...lol
My Card Recipe:
Image - Poinsettia Set - Digital Delights by LoubyLou'
Sentiment - "Love at Christmas" - Christmas Sentiment Set - Digital Delights by LoubyLou
Dies - Spellbinders - "Labels Seventeen" - Hobby Lobby
Dies - "Pine Branches B146" - Cheery Lynn Designs
Everything Else - My Stash
 
I am entering my creation in the following Challenges:
I want to thank everyone for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you in some way with my Gift Box and Tags.  Please be sure and join us at Delightful Challenges for our "Festively Floral" Challenge. Until next time...
Sassy Raggedy aka Joann
 
 

Monday, November 26, 2012

"Non-Traditional Holiday Colors" with Love to Create Challenges

Hi everyone! Once again it's time for a new challenge at Love to Create Challenges....But first we want to thank all of you who joined us this past week for our "Give Thanks" Challenge.  We had so many wonderful entries.  We also would like to thank our wonderful Guest Designer from last week, Debra Pate.

This week our theme is "Non-Traditional Holiday Colors"

Our wonderful Sponsor is:
MelJen's Desings




 For me this was kinda a hard challenge....I kept wanting to use some red in my card, lol. But I got through it and decided to use sage green and pinks. 
The image is a "Freebie" from MelJen's on Facebook just this past week!  Hope you all got it....It is called "Harvest Snowman" and when I saw it I knew this was what I was going to use for this challenge.  
I started my card with a Scallop White Card Base. I used two different designer papers and a creme colored doily.The image is colored with Copics.  I used a Spellbinders Circle Die to cut the image out and then matted it on pink designer paper cut with a Scallop Die.  I added a Merry Christmas Sentiment along with some fancy corner dies.  I punched the snowflakes out in pink and sage green designer papers and added a star flourish.  The last step was to add the pearls and I was done.
The stamp on the upper half of my card is a rubber stamp from Stampabilities. I added more punched snowflakes to both halves of the inside.

My Card Recipe:
Image - "Harvest Snowman" - MelJen's Designs
Sentiment - #13806 - Merry Christmas - QKR Stampede
Rubber Stamp Sentiment - Stampabilities - "Very Merry Tree" - Hobby Lobby
Dies - Spellbinders - "Circle & Scallop Circle" - Hobby Lobby
Corner Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs - "B162 Lace Corner Deco B" - Joan's Gardens
Punch - Martha Stewart - "Snowflake" - Hobby Lobby
Flourish - Nellie Snellen - "Star Swirl SD 001" - EBay
Everything Else - My Stash

I am entering my card in the following Challenges:
Be sure and stop by Love to Create Challenges and enter your creations in our Challenge.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead and thanks for dropping by today.

Sassy Raggedy aka Joann


"Let the Holiday Fun Begin" with Eureka Stamps

Hi everyone, time again this week for a new Challenge over at the Eureka Stamps Challenges!  This is Challenge #16 for us and we would like to thank all of you who joined us last week for our "For The Kids" Challenge.  We also would like to thank Karen Letchworth for her lovely card as our Guest Designer.

Our theme this week is "Let The Holiday Fun Begin"

For my card I am using an adorable image called "Wrapped Up Kitty and Puppy". I also added a cute sentiment "Fa La La La".....These little "critters" got all tangled up in the ribbon!
 I used Copics and Prisma Pencils to color my image.  I started with a white card base and added two designer papers on the front and the inside of my card. I inked the edges of my image and sentiment with "Barn Door" Tim Holtz Distressing Ink. 
I added some silver jewels to the corner dies and then some snowflakes. I tied my red bow and added a "jingle bell" to the bow with some red and white baker's twine. 
On the inside I added a personal message area and another sentiment on the top half of my card.  The sentiment reads, "What if Christmas, he thought, Doesn't come from a store?  What if Christmas, perhaps,
means a little bit more?"  Dr. Seuss  I added the corner dies as on the front of the card also. 
My Card Recipe:
Image - #17802 - "Wrapped Up Kitty and Puppy" - Eureka Stamps
Sentiment - #17706 - "Fa La La La" - Eureka Stamps
Dies - Spellbinders - "Label Seventeen" & "Mega Ovals" - Hobby Lobby
Corner Dies - "Shapeology Corner Die Set" - Whimsy Stamps
Everything Else - My Stash

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will enter your wonderful creations in our "Let The Holiday Fun Begin" Challenge.  Also, our Guest Designer Positions are now Monthly terms.  If you are interested please add GDT after your name and I will be in touch with you soon.

Sassy Raggedy aka Joann

Friday, November 23, 2012

QKR Stampede Challenge #15

First, we would like to thank all of you who joined us last week. The entries were fantastic. And we hope you all will join us again this week for our new Challenge.

Our Theme this week is "Christmas Decorations or Home Decor"

For my card I chose to make some Christmas Tags for my presents...
 I used two wonderful images from QKR Stampede for my tags. They were made out of scraps from my stash and so easy to make. I colored both with Copics and Prisma Pencils.  Both images were cut using Spellbinders Dies and I also cut designer paper for the back side of the tags as well.  One the back I stamped a "To and From" stamp.  I love the images and they are just adorable.

Card Recipe:
Image - "Candy Cane Santa-#21305" - QKR Stampede
Image - "Special Delivery-#13812" - QKR Stampede
Stamp - "To and From" - Stampabilities - Hobby Lobby
Dies - Spellbinders - Circle, Scallop Circle, Ovals - Hobby Lobby
Everything Else - My Stash

I am entering my tags in the following Challenges:
 I hope you will play along with our Challenge this week over at QKR Stampede Challenges. We would love to have you join us. So remember to enter your "Christmas Decorations/Home Decor" creations this week.    Thanks for stopping by today and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Sassy Raggedy aka Joann

Thursday, November 22, 2012

"Red and Green" at Delightful Challenges

 

Thank you to all who participated in last week's "Thankful" challenge!
 
I would also like to say a "Happy Thanksgiving" to all of my Sassy American Friends...
 
We have for you a fun new challenge this week
we would love to see 
RED and GREEN
 
We have a wonderful Sponsor this week:
 
What a fun Challenge this is going to be. I am using "Candy Cane Jingles" and "Candy Cane Frames Set".
I started my card with a scalloped card base and added some red and green designer papers. Colored my Candy Cane Frame and little Candy Cane Jingles with Copics and Prisma Pencils.  I then inked the edges with Memento Ink in Pear Tart and using double-sided adhesive tape I placed it in the center of my frame. 
I added my homemade flowers on top of a large snowflake.  Next were the corner dies and to finish it off I added small little snowflakes to the corners of the dies and the centers of the flowers.
I used the wonderful "Candy Cane Sign Post" for the inside of my card on the personal message area.  The sign post says "Candy Factory"...And I added a wonderful sentiment "With Love at Christmas" which is from the "A Touch of Christmas Sentiment Set".

Card Recipe:
Images - "Candy Cane Jingles", "Candy Cane Frames", "Candy Cane Sign Post" - Digital Delights by LoubyLou
Sentiment - "Touch of Christmas Sentiment Set" - Digital Delights by LoubyLou
Dies - Spellbinders - "Circle and Scallop Dies" - Hobby Lobby
Flower Die - Marianne Designs - "LR0142" - Mariann Designs
Snowflake Die - Sizzlits - "Snowflake Set" - Joann's Fabrics
Corner Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs - "B162 Lace Corner Deco B" - Joans Gardens
Everything Else - My Stash

I am entering my card in the following Challenges:
I want to thank everyone for stopping by today and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My family has all been blessed this year even though it has been a hard year for us.  I hope you will get your creative juices flowing again after all that Turkey and join us at Delightful Challenges for our Red and Green Challenge. Until next time...
Sassy Raggedy aka Joann






Monday, November 19, 2012

"Candy Canes and Peppermints"

Hi everyone....Today I have the honor of being the "Monday Hostess" at Digital Delights".  So I decided to show you the paper mache' box I altered using images by Wendy Hall at Digital Delights by LoubyLou. What fun I had doing this.

I colored the images "Candy Cane Background" and "Candy Frame". They can all be found in the "Candy Cane Frames Set" along with the sentiment "The Season For The Reason" from "A Touch of Christmas Set" all from Digital Delights.
I won't go into a lot of detail on how I made my creation since you can go to Digital Delights Blog and read the tutorial on how I altered the box.  I will tell you it was so much fun and so easy.  So I hope you will go and have a look.  Here is just another view:
I love all the wonderful new Christmas and Winter Releases at Digital Delights. There is just so much you can do with all Wendy's creations.

I am entering my creation in the following Challenges:
     
Every Monday at the Digital Delights Blog you will find the design team members creating many different tutorials and techniques to show everyone.  So be sure and check in on Monday's to see what the Hostesses come up with. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I love reading your wonderful comments.  Have a nice week everyone. 
Sassy Raggedy aka Joann






"For The Kids" with Eureka Stamps

Hi everyone, time again this week for a new Challenge over at the Eureka Stamps Challenges!  This is Challenge #15 for us and we would like to thank all of you who joined us last week for our "Scripture or Inspirational" Challenge.  We also would like to thank Mandy Sullivan for her lovely card as our Guest Designer.

Our theme this week is "For The Kids"

I decided to make a Christmas Gift Bag using an image from Eureka Stamps called "Christmas Bear". I have made a few of these and plan to fill them with homemade chocolate chip cookies.
 I started with a Kraft small gift bag.  I colored the image with Copics and Prisma Pencils.  I cut out the image with a circle die and then matted it on red cardstock along with red/green plaid Christmas designer paper.  I also cut some corner dies out of the same paper.  I added a bow to match the designer papers and some gems and my bag was complete.

I am entering my bag in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today and we would love to see your wonderful creations using our "For the Kids" theme this week.
Sassy Raggedy aka Joann

Love to Create Challenges "Give Thanks"

Hi everyone! Once again it's time for a new challenge at Love to Create Challenges....But first we want to thank all of you who joined us this past week for our "Fancy Edges" Challenge.  We had so many wonderful entries.  We also would like to thank our wonderful Guest Designer from last week, Jan Hunnicutt. Thank you Jan.

This week our theme is "Give Thanks"

Our wonderful Sponsor is:
Robyn's Fetish
For my inspirational card I chose to use an image called "Basket of Apples".  I combined it with a sentiment of Autumn and Thankfulness.  The sentiment reads, "Apples...Fireplace,,,Autumn...Leaves...Thankfulness...Celebrations...Grateful"
I stayed with fall colors on my card and started with a Kraft card base.  I added some beautiful orange ribbon up one side of the card. I then applied a couple of fabric leaves that I received my a friend of mine. Thank you Kim...
  My image is colored with Copics and I also used Prisma Pencils.  I cut some flowers from a die and added brads in the centers. I cute two corner dies and added chocolate pearls to them. 
I love finishing the insides of my cards but it sure takes a lot longer to complete one.  On the top half I added more fall leaves and another sentiment.  The bottom half is basically the same except I added a personal message area. 
My Card Recipe:
Image - "Basket of Apples" - Robyn's Fetish
Sentiments - TLCreations
Corner Dies - "Shapeology Corner Set" - Whimsy Stamps
Dies - Spellbinders - "Labels Twelve" - Hobby Lobby
Flower Dies - "LR0142" - Marianne Designs
Everything Else - My Stash

I am entering my card in the following Challenges:
Be sure and stop by Love to Create Challenges and enter your "Give Thanks" creations in our Challenge.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead and a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for dropping by today.

Sassy Raggedy aka Joann

Saturday, November 17, 2012

QKR Stampede November Blog Hop


Welcome to QKR Stampede's First Blog Hop
"Santa's Checking His List Twice"

The QKR Stampede Design Team is showcasing a brand new release just in time for the Holidays. This digital image is just one of the many beautiful stamps that you will find in the QKR Stampede Store. Come and join us as we "hop" along from each of our designers as they share their fabulous creations using this new image.

Two mystery DT members will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop post! The winners will each win our featured QKR Stampede digital image.

One Grand Prize Winner will be chosen from the comments left on the very last stop, which is the QKR Stampede Blog.  That person will receive 5 new digital stamps of their choice from the QKR Stampede Store.

The "hop" will run from today through Sunday, November 25th and all winners will be announced at that time on the QKR Stampede Blog.

 I decided to make a "Christmas Gift Bag" for the Blog Hop....Isn't the image just lovely for this time of the year...The image is #24240 and you can find it here!  I purchased some gift bags and matted my image on some designer paper then to the bag. Of course I colored the image with Copics. I added some corners along with some silver gems.  I made a bow and added a silver Christmas bell to the center.  I made 10 of these gift bags and since I have some elderly neighbors I am going to fill them with sausage balls and chex mix and deliver to them all on Christmas morning.

I am entering my gift bag in the following Challenges:
If you have arrived here from the lovely Kristie's blog then you are in the right place. If not, you will need to start at the beginning of the "hop" which is the QKR Stampede Blog.


Thanks for "hopping" along with us, your next stop on the hop is the lovely Ruza's Blog. Be sure and leave a comment at each stop along the blog hop.

Sassy Raggedy aka Joann

Friday, November 16, 2012

"Winter Wonderland" with QKR Challenges


First, we would like to thank all of you who joined us last week. The entries were fantastic. And we hope you all will join us again this week for our new Challenge. We would also like to thank Deanne Clarke-Saunders for being our Guest Designer last week.

Our Theme this week is "Winter Wonderland"

I also want to let all of you know of a "big" change to our Challenges.  Our "Guest Designer" spots are going to a monthly term.  So, you would get to be our Guest Designer for the whole month and you will be able to choose your images for each week of the month to work on.  You will have a month to get your cards finished.  If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer please add GDT after your name on your entry.

Now on to my inspirational card for our Challenge this week:
 Getting that time of the year again....Not here in Northern Alabama yet, thank goodness. I used a wonderful image from QKR Stampede called "Old Lady Snowman".  I colored her with Copics and Prisma Pencils. For my card base I used a shaped card that was sent to me from a dear friend of mine, thank you Kim. 
The snowflakes are falling wherever this snowman is.  I added some snow clouds and yes small and large snowflakes.  My image got some Snow-Tex and Glitter Snow.added to it.
I love the inside of my card. I added a sentiment to the top half along with a snowflake and smaller snowflake inside of it.  The bottom half has the personal message area and a snowflake flourish and more snowflakes.  

My Card Recipe:
Image - "Old Lady Snowman - Digi #23802" - QKR Stampede
Sentiment - "If God - Digi #27302" - Eureka Stamps
Dies - Spellbinders - Grand Nestabilities - "Grand Labels Four" - Hobby Lobby
Dies - Memory Box - "Marshmellow Clouds" - Oozak
Punch - Martha Stewart - "Alpine Snowflake" - Hobby Lobby
Die - Sizzlits - "Snowflake Set" - Joann's Fabrics
Flourish Die - Memory Box - "Frosty Border" - SCACD
Everything Else - My Stash

 I hope you will enter your "Winter Wonderland" cards into our Challenge this week over at QKR Stampede Challenges. We would love to have you join us.   Thanks for stopping by today and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Sassy Raggedy aka Joann


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Love to Create "Fancy Edges"

Hi everyone! Once again it's time for a new challenge at Love to Create Challenges....But first we want to thank all of you who joined us this past week for our "Shades of Autumn" Challenge.  We had so many  wonderful entries.

This week our theme is "Fancy Edges"
We have two wonderful Sponsors joining us this week:

Sassy Studio Designs



















The Digi Garden
Hi everyone and I want to say a big hello to my new followers...So glad to have you join me...I told you yesterday that today I would show you my Sassy Studio Designs card for the challenge this week over at Love to Create Challenges.  So let's get started.....
I started my card using an Ivory colored shaped card that I cut using my Grand Calibur.  The image is called "Frostina".  I also used a Spellbinder die to cut out my image and inked the edges with "Angel Pink" Memento Ink.
I added some snowflake dies along with pearl snowflakes in the center.  The image is colored with Copics.  I also added trio's of small white pearls. I also inked the edges of the snowflakes with the Memento Ink.
On the inside I left it pretty plain just leaving the top half to show the embossing and the bottom half I added the personal message area along with layers of the same designer papers as the front.

My Card Recipe:
Image - "Frostina" - Sassy Studio Designs
Dies - Spellbinders - Grand Nestabilities - "Labels One" - Hobby Lobby
Dies - Spellbinders - "Floral Ovals" - Hobby Lobby
Snowflake Dies - Impression Obession - "Snowflakes" - SCACD
Everything Else - My Stash

I am entering my card in the following Challenges:
 Be sure and stop by Love to Create Challenges and enter your "Fancy Edges" creations in our Challenge. I hope everyone has a wonderful week and thanks for dropping by today.

Sassy Raggedy aka Joann

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