Monday, December 25, 2017

Be Jolly with Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch

Good morning and Merry Christmas! Today is a brand new sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Challenge.  I have one last Cricut card.  I used A Quilted Christmas again for this Christmas Present image.  I added a sentiment stamped and punched with a Stampin Up label punch.




Here is the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Challenge.

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Ingredients:
Misc card stocks and papers
Cricut cart:  A Quilted Christmas
Versacolor Cardinal ink
clear embossing powder

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com/2017/12/chnc-challenge-extra-for-december-2017.html until 12/31x

http://www.dare2bartzy.com/wp/december-challenge-spirit-of-the-season/ until 1/6x

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Alicia

Monday, December 18, 2017

Easy Cricut Cards

If you are a regular follower, you may have noticed most of this years card include a Cricut cut.  II made all of these cuts with a 72 hour free subscription to Cricut Access.  The certificates are included in the square box cartridges.  I have been collecting some new ones for $5-12 lately.  

During that weekend, I made several easy two layer cards.  I was pretty pleased with the entire collection.  Only Mrs. Clause had some frayed cuts.  I believe it was the type of paper.





Another plus of the easy cards is no special postage!  I am a big fan of being able to use a regular stamp.


A Quilted Christmas Cricut Cart
misc papers card stock


I would like to enter these in the following challenges:




Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Santa gift bag

Good morning.  I decided I needed another tiny gift bag for a gift card.  I used A Quilted Christmas Cricut cartridge to create Santa.  He is two layers.  It is hard to determine since I used the same silver shimmer paper for the die cut panel behind him.  


I have an entire pack of 12x12 size embossed holly card stock so what better way to use it up than create holiday gift bags?  This is the first time I have used it...way to plow through my stash.  I also found an almost perfect snippet of red ribbon.  There was only and inch or so left...so *gasp*  I threw it away!  I punched holes in the side of the bag and knotted the ends of the ribbon to hold it in place.



Ingredients:
Cricut A Quilted Christmas
Frantic Stamper Corner cut tag die
Tim Holtz/Sizzix In the bag die
embossed paper, silver shimmer paper, and red card stock
ribbon

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



winner





Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Alicia



Saturday, December 16, 2017

Joy Cricut card

And another Cricut card...I liked this one because it is shaped.  It is hard to tell but I used a fancy brushed white paper and pearl accent that gives this card a real elegant feel.




Ingredients:
Cricut Christmas Cards cartridge
misc papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Friday, December 15, 2017

Winter Tree Stained glass card

Alicia here today playing with Tutti Designs Stained Glass dies.  It was fun to watch my vision slowly come to life as I pieced together the scene.  I used the die to cut several different papers.  The end result is stunning.


I layered the stained glass die on a couple of the same papers cut with Sue Wilson Designs Double Stitched Rectangle dies.  It is not as clear as I would like but the moon is a beautiful silver shimmer paper.  I also used a woodgrain paper for the tree with some copper metallic card stock for the branches where the moonlight shines.





Dies R Us products:


Tutti Designs - Dies - Winter Tree Stained Glass
Tutti Designs Winter Tree Stained Glass
Karen Burniston - Dies - Word Set 3 - Holiday
Karen Burniston word dies



Sue Wilson Designs - Noble Collection - Double Stitched Rectangles
Sue Wilson Designs Double Stitched Rectangle dies

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the DiesR Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

https://tictactoechallenge.com/tttc028-featured-designer-claire-broadwater/ until 12/18x

holiday, die cut, and metallic



https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2017/12/t-for-trees.html until 12/20x

https://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/2017/12/winter-time-with-dies-r-us.html until 12/31x

https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/ltscb-104-winter-wonderland.html until 12/31x

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Quick Quotes Happy Holidays

Good morning Quick Quotes readersAlicia with you today.  I continue to play along with this month's challenge:  Use a die cut..  I have used my electronic cutter to create a simple but elegant pop up card.  This beauty of this cut file is that is includes a written sentiment for which I used a metallic silver pen.  The cut file even included the perfect size envelope which I cut from the background paper for a perfect match!  It was so easy to assemble and I believe anyone would display it proudly. 



I simply manipulated the score lines and adhered the two layers together.  To kick it up a notch I inked the edges with Bora Bora PowderPuff Chalking Ink and added some gems in the center of the snowflakes.




Quick Quotes Products:


other products:
Cricut Simple Pop Up cards cart
silver pen
gems




Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along with this month's challenge: Use a die cut until 12/25



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hot Cocoa, Quick Quotes and Cricut card

Good morning readers!  I thought I would try my hand at one more card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I used Quick Quotes Winter Bliss papers for the background.  I used various card stock for the cuts.



A close up of my cup:



Ingredients:
Quick Quotes Winter Bliss papers
Cricut Winter Frolic and Merry & Bright
misc papers and card stock
sequins

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/12/2017-winter-coffee-lovers-blog-hop-2/ until 12/15x



http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/12/challenge-105-anything-goes.html until 12/28x

Thanks so much for stopping by!  And don't forget to play along with my challenge on the Quick Quotes blog this month Use a die cut until 12/25.

Alicia

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Warm coffee for you...

I whipped up this entry for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop tonight.  I had the Cricut cut already prepared, it was a matter of selecting some matching papers and embellishments.  I found a lovely snowflake for behind the cup, but it needed a little pop, so I layered a die cut piece of red printed paper.  I punched more snowflakes and die cut the sentiment from the same paper on the cup.


I sprinkled some tiny sequins around the popped up cup for just a little texture.


Ingredients:
Cricut Holly & Ivy
Creative Memories Winter printed paper
Creative Memories snowflake punch
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Snowflake die
Brenda Walton label die
Spellbinders Phrase set two
American Craft Christmas paper
misc card stock
Quick Quotes Bora Bora, Evergreen and Lipstick Powderpuff chalking ink
sequins

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to play along over on the Quick Quotes blog, I am hosting this month's challenge Use a die cut until 12/25.

Alicia

Season's Greetings with Atlantic Hearts Challenge

Good morning! Another Tuesday and another Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch inspiration. I was really going for a clean and simple.  I can never leave it completely clean so my poinsettia is a bit shabby with the inked edges and slight crumple.


Here's this weeks sketch:

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A close up of the poinsettia.



Ingredients:
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Poinsettia die
Noel washi tape
misc card stock
Quick Quotes Slate Powderpuff chalking ink
Stampin Up Snow Swirled sentiment
Colorbox Cardinal ink


Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to play with Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week!
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Monday, December 11, 2017

Oh Joy! Lawn Fawn & Stampin Up

Good morning!  I had a chance to make just a few more Xmas cards over the weekend.  I used the challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas for this CAS card.


I used January's sketch:






It's kind of hard to see in the pictures, but one of the trees was an experiment.  I wanted to create a rose gold embossing powder to match the Recollections washi tape.  I ended up preferring the glitter embossing powder of which the details are still not clear in the above pictures.  


I did want to mention my experiment because it was a lot of fun and I will be more inclined to make my own colors in the future.


Ingredients:
Recollections washi tape
Ranger Gold glitter embossing powder
custom made embossing powder
gold pigment ink
Recollections Vintage Pink embossing powder
Versacolor Petal Pink ink
Lawn Fawn Christmas Winter Big Scripty word stamps and dies
Stampin Up Peaceful Pines stamps and dies


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Thank you so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Frantic Stamper Comfort & Joy

Hello,  Alicia sharing a card of comfort and joy.  I layered several cuts of fresh winter papers with some inked edges and a touch of ribbon.  I thought alternating the two different layered shapes added to the crisp feel.



The details of this set are adorable, unfortunately, this Frantic Stamper set is no longer available but the store has a very similar set listed below it even has little marshmallows!  I also listed a similar Frantic Stamper set.



Dies R Us Products:

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Corner-cut Tags
Frantic Stamper Stitched Corner Cut Tags

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Rounded Rectangles
Frantic Stamper Stitched Rounded Rectangle dies


Frantic Stamper dies
Frantic Stamper dies
Penny Black - Dies - What's In Your Cup
Penny Black What's in your cup

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the DiesR Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
click below for: