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.
click below for:

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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

holiday, die cut, and metallic



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

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

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

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 12/15



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

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:

Image may contain: text 

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:

Saturday, December 9, 2017

North Pole Blog Hop


No automatic alt text available.


Welcome to

The North Pole

Blog Hop



To the North Pole I'd like to go,

Over fields of ice and snow;

To see Santa dear,



Mrs. Claus and the elves would be
Waiting there for you and me;
Where they make the toys so busily!

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this hop! If you need to start at the beginning head over to Shannon's blog.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented elves.
We have an awesome sponsor for this month!

No automatic alt text available.
One lucky winner will win a gift certificate
Be sure to check out the shop online HERE
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 12/13/17 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
In his wonderful reindeer sleigh,
Santa would whisk us all away;
Flying merrily,

Non stop to the NORTH POLE!!

I created several cards with my Cricut for today's hop.  I recently had a free 72 hour membership to Cricut Access.   I used A Quilted Christmas for many of these cuts.  I found so many images on that cart, I might have to have it!

First is Santa and Mrs. Claus, I used an American Craft 6x6 paper pad with some Stampin Up card stock and ribbon.  I used several specialty papers for the cuts.






There was a couple of options for Santa and Mrs. Claus, for her I chose the more ornate cut.  I just loved the details of the sleeves and apron.  Santa and the elves fancier versions just weren't worth the extra effort, but I just loved this Mrs. Claus.



Next I made some elves!


Ingredients:
Cricut A Quilted Christmas and Jolly Holidays cart
American Craft Merry Mint & Traditional Christmas 6x6 paper pads
misc papers and card stock
Stampin Up punches, ribbon and sentiment
Momenta sentiment stamp
American Craft red pigment ink
Judikins clear embossing powder
lots of pop dots, all my characters are popped up


Next head on over to Santa's workshop to visit with Sandy's blog!



Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Don't forget to join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #65
I'm So Fancy (OUR LAST Challenge)
due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, December 30th, 2017
Pacific Time