Thursday, December 13, 2012

Handmade CAS CTMH Christmas Card

Well, I hope that you are not in the same boat I am.  I've been so busy working on everything else, that I realized this morning that my own personal Christmas Cards are not done.  AHHHHH...  There is the perfect challenge going on right now over at Crafting By Designs blog....Create a Clean and Simple (CAS) Holiday card.  Perfect!

This little card worked up very quickly.  The sentiment is from Close To My Heart's set called "Christmas Love" and the pattern paper is from Pear and Partridge.  I grabbed one of my Martha Stewart punches, wrapped a little bakers twine, added just a touch of Glitz Glitter Gel for bling and the card was done!

Don't forget to check out Crafting By Designs.  It is a brand new Challenge Blog and we need your help to get the site rolling.  Now, it is off to work for me.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Handmade Snowman Card

I told you in my last post that Crafting By Designs, one of my favorite crafting sites, has changed the format to a blog.  This is going to be so easy for everyone to share in the great challenges.  Anyway, speaking of challenges, the very first challenge is posted and it is an inspiration challenge.  The challenge is to make a card that features a Snowman...or as Doris our leader calls it...a snowman, snow woman or snow person.  heeheehee

To complete this challenge, I dug out some retired Close To My Heart products I had.  The paper and stamp sets are from last Christmas and the ribbon is from ???  But, I can tell you that the color is a retired color called Heavenly Blue.

I've got some fun things packed into this little card...a Snowman colored with my Copics and popped up on a Cuttlebug embossed mat, inside snow flourishes and some Prisma Glitter.  When ever I get stuck on what design to use for I can, I grab my new CTMH "Make It From The Heart" sketch book.  This sketch is in that book and I am pleased with the way it turned out.  What do you think?

Crafting By Designs is going to be a great resource when it gets up and fully running.  We need your help...there is another challenge also posted so why don't you hop over there and grab some inspiration for your Holiday Cards.  For Now, Happy Crafting!