Friday, October 29, 2021

Rudolph Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I sure hope the sun is shinning where you are. It is a dark, rain dumping, extremely windy day here. Very raw out. Yesterday was so beautiful, sunny and not warm, but not cool either. Just a hint of crisp in the air. I guess it was the sun that made it feel so nice with temps in the low to mid 60's. 

I took a pause from Christmas gift making to make a card for the Rudolph Challenge. I haven't played in so long, I don't play much in challenges because mostly I forget about them and then they are over. lol I've tried writing down the challenge and date to close, but then forget I wrote it down. Anyone else as bad as me?! No, ok.....even Bret is worried about me. haha. 

Maureen is honoring Kath, a blogger who recently passed away by adding a twist of paper piecing since Kath paper pieced a lot. So if you do paper piecing, she had an extra gift in honor of Kath. I'm not playing for the price, God knows I have enough crafty goodness to last me forever. I love how paper piecing looks, but rarely do it so I thought this was a great time to make a Christmas paper pieced card. As usual, it didn't come out as well as it did in my head, and while I don't love it, I don't hate this card either. But I do have a lot of ink where it doesn't belong! Rudolph's face, on the white part of my card, etc. I think it came from the stamped glittered cardstock, the ink had a hard time drying on it. I should have used Stazon, hindsight! 

So while this card isn't perfect and didn't turn out like I "saw" it in my head, I think it is still cute. So I think this will be a grandchild card. lol They don't notice your mistakes! I also am going to enter this into the Snippets Playground (Ruby's Memory) and NBUS challenges. 

Thank you for stopping by today and visiting with me. Your comments always bring rays of sunshine to my day. If I haven't been by to visit you,  I should be soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Maymay Made It-Santa's Stuck, Again! stamp set NBUS
AliExpress-House Dies NBUS
Dress My Craft-Rectangle dies
Viva Pearl Pen in White
Red Stickles
Cheap Dollar Tree white chalk marker for the "grout" of the chimney

Saturday, October 23, 2021

CAS Christmas Challenge

Hello my friends, it's been a while again. I've been crafty, just not with anything that I can show at the moment. Working on Christmas gifts. Time just seems to fly by me. I can't believe October will be over in a little over a week. 

Skating in for the CAS Christmas Challenge. I think it closes tomorrow! The theme was red and gray, so many beautiful cards in the challenge. Mine was pretty simple...almost probably doesn't even count! I did a print and cut of a beautiful watercolor babyish penguin. Is this little one just not the cutest? It was a digital image from Creative Fabrica. I fell in love with the images so much, so many to chose from too. So here is my little red and gray cas card.

I have been behind on commenting and will never catch up, so just been coming by and trying to do a little commenting. If I haven't gotten to you yet, I should be by soon. Thank you as always, for stopping by my neck of the world and seeing what I'm up too. Your comments always make my days sunny! 

Also entering my card into the NBUS Challenge as my digital image collection is new. 

Card Recipe:
Penguin digital collection from Creative Fabrica
Sentiment is computer generated
Snow is Viva pearl pen
Cricut to cut out my circle