Winter White Holiday Wishes

Hello there.  Just popping in quickly to wish you all a merry Christmas.  Hope Santa was good to you and spoiled you rotten.  I know I was… 😁   My card today was created with masking, stamping and heat embossing.


Stamps – Hero Arts Snowy Trees, CAS-ual Fridays Snowy Sayings
Paper — Neenah
Inks – Hero Arts Soft Granite, SU! Real Red
Accessories – SSS Stitched Rectangle dies, SSS Falling Snow stencil, white ep, clear ep




Really short one today.  Have a wonderful Christmas.







Linking to the following challenges:
CAS-ual FridaysCFC189 Dreaming of a White Christmas
A Blog Named HeroDecember Winter Holiday
Watercooler WednesdayWWC150 Masculine Anything Goes
The Male Room#75 Christmas/Winter Wishes and/or December Celebrations








Puppy Stocking

Hi again.  I have more puppy Christmas cards to share.  I love replacing letters in sentiments with cute critters, so I couldn’t resist with the Fluffy Stockings Stamp & Die set from Hero Arts.



The perfect letter J, don’t you think?  Stamped the puppy on Neenah cardstock and on pattern paper with Memento black ink.  Coloured with Copics, including shading on the pattern paper image.  Next, fussy cut the stocking portion from the paper pattern stamped image and paper pieced onto the Neenah stamped image.  Die cut image with the coordinating die.



Die cut Hero Arts Joy from black cardstock and the matching pattern paper to stack for dimension.  Outlined edges with a black marker.  For the background, blended distress inks in matching colours on regular white cardstock.  I got rid of a lot of my colour cardstock this summer since I hardly ever use them and of course, they would have come in handy this time.



Created the snowy background with embossing paste and a Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamps.  Die cut a stitched rounded rectangle from white cardstock and stamped wishing you in black.  Assembled the card onto a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to “joy” to finish.



I wanted the multi-coloured pattern paper to stand out, so I just used Kraft rather then blending a rainbow background.



This was actually my first card I did where I coloured with Copics instead of paper piecing.  I switched to paper piecing thinking it would be quicker.  I was wrong. 😂


And there you have it.  Thank you for visiting.  Happy Holidays!







Playing over at:
MarkerPop – 12 Days of Giveaways/Challenge day 4 Pattern Paper
A Blog Named HeroWinter Holiday
SSS Monday ChallengeChristmas/Winter Holidays
SSS Wednesday ChallengeStitch It






Double Beary Christmas Spinner

Hi there.  Just getting today’s card in under the wire for a challenge.  So it’s a quick one and it’s another Christmas card, but this time it’s an interactive spinner card.



Pair skating was the idea behind my card!. 😉  Stamped the bears and ice from NBUS Lawn Fawn Beary Happy Holidays  on X-Press It paper with black Memento ink, coloured with Copics, then die cut out with the matching NBUS dies.



A white A2 card base was created from Bristol paper. Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass distress inks were blended with a mini blending tool for the background and spritz with water to give a snowy look.  NBUS Infinity Oval dies from Hero Arts were used to die cut the window opening on the card front and to create the frame.



The sentiment from Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree was white heat embossed on black cardstock.  Silver thread was sandwiched between the bears’ paws and skates.  Clear shimmer was added for some sparkle to finish.


And here it is in action.



Linking to the following:
A Blog Named HeroCalling All Critters with Lawn Fawn
Lawn Fawnatics#14 Happy Little Critters
Addicted to Stamps and More#263 Holiday
Send a Smile 4 KidsEarly Holiday Wishes 4 Kids



Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day.









Hello Gorgeous

Hi everyone.  My card today uses two more new stamp sets (Freehand Florals, Hello Gorgeous) that I’ve had for a while now.  My card was based on this inspiration photo.

I was inspired by the polka dots, flowers, gold colour and hello sentiment.  My card would’ve been CAS except for the pattern background.  So I guess it now falls in the classy and elegant category.

So the polka dot background is recycled packing paper from my Studio Katia order.  It’s actually gift wrap tissue paper they used and I felt it was too pretty to toss into recycling.  I adhered the tissue paper to white cardstock, then die cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle die.

I stamped the layering flowers with Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink (retired) and Melon Mambo inks.  They were die cut out with the matching dies, then clear Wink of Stella was added for some shimmer.  The leaves were stamped with gold pigment ink.  The inner vein layer was heat embossed with gold glitter embossing powder for some sparkle.  I made sure the solid image was completely dry before doing that step.

The sentiment was heat embossed with the same gold glitter embossing powder on a Stitch Strip die cut from black cardstock.  The polka dot piece was adhered to a top folding white card base before all elements were assembled. I was tempted to add some shiny gold sequins, but held off because they would have competed with the tissue paper.



I am playing in the following challenges:

The Card Concept – #64 Pretty Things photo inspiration
The Paper Players – Theme #326 Going Green use a recycling item
City Crafters – #344 Blue Monday make a card to cheer someone up
A Blog Named Hero – New to Me


Silver Heartstrings

Hi everyone. With so many enabling sales this past holiday season, it’s no surprise that I have accumulated a lot of new goodies to play with. 😂😂🎉  This year, I resolute to use everything I buy at least once.  I started already with my New Year’s card posted on New Year’s Day where I used the Time Flies stamp set. Today I am using my new Heartstrings dies to create this super CAS card.

I first die cut the string heart twice to stack them for dimension.  I cut one from Silver Foil sheets and the other from a scrap of white cardstock.  I did the same for the little heart, except I die cut three from white cardstock for even more dimension.

I adhered the stacked hearts to an A2 size stitched rectangle white shimmer cardstock panel, offsetting it to the left.  The sentiment was heat embossed with silver glitter embossing powder on a strip of the same white shimmer cardstock.  For dimension again, I backed it on to a slightly larger strip of white shimmer cardstock and then mounted the whole strip with foam tape.

The panel was attached to a top folding white card base and a few clear sequins were added to finish.  With the shimmer cardstock, silver foil and silver glitter embossing, this card is shiny and sparkly IRL.

I didn’t want those silver foil diecut pieces from the heart to go to waste, so I created a second card with them.  I used the negative diecut piece as a guide to place the pieces in the correct position.  And with so many other great sentiments in the Many Everyday Messages stamp set, I decided to use a generic sentiment on this one.




I am entering in the following challenges:

AAA Cards – Game #80 Silver
Less is More – #309 Dimension
A Blog Named Hero – New to Me
Mod Squad – Anything but Christmas
SSS Monday – Start Afresh