Christmas Cuddle

Uh oh!! I’m late in sharing my second inspiration card for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge!! Was running around yesterday and then there were some lengthy holiday phone calls, and it totally slipped my mind!! Anyway, it’s shortly after 5am, so I’ll pretend it’s still yesterday, lol. Our challenge theme this month is Happy Christmas/Happy Birthday/Just Because, so it pretty much covers almost anything. I used the sweet image, Christmas Cuddle for my card, and colored it with Copics.

I went through my scraps, and was happy to find a number of them to create the card layers with. After getting everything assembled, with a pretty gold twinge wrapped around the card for some sparkle, I die cut and assembled the poinsettia. No sentiment on the outside of this card, all the festive greetings were written inside 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafty Creations – #416 December ATG

Creative Knockouts – #381 ATG

Crafty Calendar – December Christmas Theme

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #148 ATG

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – #393 ATG with Snippets Big Holiday Challenge

Toy Shop

Good morning! Well, less than a week until Christmas, and it will be a very different one for so many. This card features a sweet image from Aurora Wings. I colored Santa’s Little Helper up with my Copics, then cut it out with a stitched die and inked the edges.

Then, I got stumped!! Lol! After trying out about a million different papers and layouts, I finally settled on this. I tucked a couple die cut trees to peek out from behind the image, then cut the border piece. Before attaching the border, I stamped and embossed the sentiment. I still wasn’t happy with how things looked, so inlaid some of the gift pieces, and added some gold and silver accents to the other parts of the gifts, and the dotted part of the border.

Be sure to check out Mitzi’s new images and coloring books at the Etsy Shop and at Aurorawings.com!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge – #182 Christmas/Winter

Cute Card Thursday – #665 ATG

Crafty Gals Corner – #214 Tis the Season

Coloring in Scrapland – December Christmas or ATG

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – December ATG with Patterned Paper

Scottie Love

Hi there 🙂 This is a special card, made especially for one of my sisters. She’s always had a love of Scottie dogs, so I’m constantly on the lookout for Scottie images for her cards. This one is from Fred She Said, and is colored with Copics. I fussy cut him out, so he could perch in the die cut sentiment circle, then placed this on and embossed and sanded piece.

What other print would I use as a base for a Scottie than plaid??? This pretty blue was pard of a plaid paper pad that I found at Michael’s. I finished the card off with some twine and a snowflake charm, and some silver embellishments to match up with the sentiment and matting.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creative Knockouts – #381 ATG

Cute Card Thursday – #665 ATG

As You Like It – Favorite Person to Create For? I can’t say if it’s definitely family or friend, as there’s those people in each group that are among my favorites. Why? Because I love to create for those that I can super personalize a card for….and this sister is one of those people!

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #45 ATG with a Critter

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – December ATG with Patterned Paper

Sweet Christmas

Hey there! I hope everyone is well on their way to being ready for the holidays, and are still finding time to relax and enjoy the meaning of the season <3 This is the card that I made for my bestie this year, featuring an oh so sweet image from Di’s Digi Stamps. I colored up Christmas Cupcake Mice with my Copics, then partially fussy cut it out.

For the base, I cut out a window with a square die, then attached an embossed piece of acetate to it. I dotted the rest with a white Posca pen, as it looked too “blah” without. I printed part of the sentiment on my computer, then cut it with a banner die. I layered another die cut over this to complete the sentiment. Finally, I attached the image, to complete the card.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Your Scrapbook Place – December ATG

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2050 ATG

Di’s Digi Challenge – Winter Holidays Challenge

Allsorts Challenge – Week 602 It’s Got To Be Christmas

Through the Craft Room Door – December 1st ATG

Cardinals

Hello there 🙂 Christmas is fast approaching, and I know that in many parts of the world, the celebrations will be so different this year!!!! I hope that you all find as much joy in the season as you can. Our challenge at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group this month is with the theme of Happy Christmas/Happy Birthday/Just For You/Just Because. Keeping it fairly open, as people are so busy at this time of year! I used the beautiful grayscale image, Cardinal, for this Christmas card. I colored it with my Copics, then matted it with mirror card.

With such a beautiful image, I wanted to keep the design fairly simple. After layering the image on some gray card stock, I added a strip of this gorgeous trim (dollar store SCORE!). A die cut sentiment and a small scattering of adhesive rhinestones finish the card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creative Knockouts – #380 ATG

Cute Card Thursday – #664 ATG

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #45 ATG with a Critter

Crafty Creations – #416 December ATG

Crafts Galore Encore – #82 December ATG

Special Thanks

Hi there! This post is a bit late, because my blog server went all glitchy and I had to get my personal IT guy (my son) to sort it out! Every year, the Creative Fingers challenge blog does a special post to thank our sponsors throughout the year. It’s that time now, and I wanted to do a special thank you to our very own Angelique….who has so generously sponsored many of our challenges this year. I’m also proud to call her a dear friend <3 Earlier this year, I was shocked to receive a parcel of all kinds of amazing crafty goodies from her, so, for this card, I used one of the stamps from that package 🙂 I colored it with Copics, then added a stamped thank you sentiment.

I cut the image out with a gorgeous frame die, and layered it on a pale mauve for contrast.

I hope you can join us for this special challenge, and join us in thanking all of our wonderful sponsors…theres also some fabulous blog candy up for grabs, courtesy of Angelique and Hilde!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 50 ATG

Aud Sentiments – #265 ATG with a Sentiment

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #486 Year End Mega Challenge ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of December 1

Candy Cane Fairy

Hi there! I’m soooo late sharing my inspiration card for the Aurora Wings Facebook challenge. As in…the November challenge has ended….I’m so out of it!! However, on the bright side, it’s the perfect situation for any of you that keep track of time like I do, that we welcome old and new projects, so if you missed out on one, you can enter in the next one! I used the oh, so festive Candy Cane Fairy (here on Etsy) for my card. I colored her up in traditional Christmas colors, using my Copics, a white Posca pen, and some silver glitter on her wings.

After cutting a frame with a die from The Ton, I layered her on a striped background paper. I added a die cut sentiment and candy canes (can’t remember where these dies came from for the life of me!) To tie in with the silver on her wings, I added a silver bow, baubles and a strip of mirror card on the sentiment.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creative Craft Cottage – #135 Christmas/Winter

Cut It Up Challenge – #214 Christmas

The Fairy and the Unicorn – November ATG with a Fantasy Creature

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #518 Anything Christmas with optional Things With Wings

Winter Wonderland – Festive Things With Wings

Steampunk Bells

Hi there 🙂 I’m sharing my inspiration card for Creative Fingers today. All of our challenges are ATG, and this time, Angelique is sponsoring with this lovely stamp set:

I used the steampunk bell image, from Make It Crafty, a store that has sadly shut down 🙁 I colored the image with my Copics, then fussy cut it out and placed it on a die cut circle.

I embossed the background with a steampunk themed folder, then smudged some ink over it, to give it a bit of a grungy look. I die cut the sentiment, and some holly leaves, and inked them up a bit before gluing them down. The “berries” are some metal gear embellishments, and a few brads.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #485 ATG

Simon Wednesday Challenge – ATG

Papercraft Challenges – #64 Self Made Background

Aud Sentiments Challenge – #265 ATG and a Sentiment

The Corrosive Challenge – #11 ATG

Delicate Thoughts

Hi there 🙂 It’s hard to believe how fast November is flying by!! This is my last inspiration card of the month for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge. Our theme this month is Remembrance/Thanksgiving/Thinking of You. However the DT was put to the task of using pink and/or blue for their projects this week. I used the beautiful Poppy Glamour for this card, and colored her up with my Copics.

After managing to get her framed up with a pretty oval diecut, I layered her with pieces of coordinating papers that were a magazine freebie years ago. The sentiment was die cut and then I added some pearl embellishments, including some teeny tiny ones on her bracelet and blouse. Although this isn’t a color palette that I normally use, I love the delicate look of it!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – #391 ATG with Snippets

Creative Moments – #203 ATG

Cute Card Thursday – #661 Sentimental

A Gem of a Challenge – Week 24 ATG

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – November ATG with Patterned Paper

Memories

Hello 🙂 I’m sharing my second inspiration card for this month’s Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge. Our theme this month is Remembrance/Thanksgiving/Thinking of You. I used the greyscale image, Spring, for this sympathy card. I colored it up with my Copics and matted it with black.

I fiddled around with a few different layouts and ideas, but they seemed too fussy for a sympathy card. I kept it very simple by printing off a sentiment on the background and adding a black mat to match the one on the image.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #44 ATG with a Critter

Classic Design Challenge – #11 November ATG

Crafty Calendar Challenge – November ATG

Simon Monday Challenge – Remembrance/Thinking of You

DL Art – November ATG Linky Challenge