Wednesday, December 4, 2019

My True Love Gave to Me...

Hey there crafty friends...

Wow, it's time for our first December challenge over at the Double D Challenge Blog!  We are celebrating the "Twelve Days of Christmas" and have a fun, two part challenge for you.  I think we all know the beloved "Twelve Days of Christmas" song from days gone by.  It brings back memories of traveling with my parents and siblings while singing this song repeatedly!
Your challenge is to be inspired by the mood board for the first six days....
Twelve Days of Christmas
1st Day Partridge In a Pear Tree
2nd Day Two Turtle Doves
3rd Day Three French Hens
4th Day Four Calling Birds
5th Day Five Golden Rings
6th Day Six Geese A Laying
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Impression Obsession Doves
Here's my inspiration...I used a few of the days on my card!

"My true love gave to me..."

This 6" square card has lots of layers, dimension and texture using several different holiday paper collections.  I used strips of paper to make a "package" design and embellished with a gold foil doily and numerous tags.  A few fussy cut flowers and holly are tucked in around the different tags. 

From my stash...
Colorbox Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan
CTMH Ivory Cardstock
Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas and Winter Wonderland Collections
Other: Gold foil doily

Challenges entered:
Stop by the Double D Blog and play along with our "Twelve Days of Christmas, Part 1" Challenge! 
Thanks for stopping by today...hope to see you back again soon.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Cut It Up...Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Hey there Blogger friends...

It's Cut It Up time again!  This late November challenge takes us right into the month of December with a deadline of December 11th.  The theme for challenge #188 is "Tic Tac Toe" and our sponsor is Stinkin' Cute Paper Piecings
Thank you to our sponsor!
Check out the board below, choose 3 in a row to inspire your project and don't forget a die cut!  Stinkin' Cute is offering up a great prize that you won't want to miss. 
Here's my inspiration using the far right, vertical column...Button, Border/Banner and Design Paper. 

"Sew Beautiful"

I made this little gift box for one of our granddaughter's Christmas gifts.  She has recently started sewing classes and these Gingers Sewing images from Stinkin' Cute Paper Piecing were perfect!  They are Christmas colors and follow the sewing theme of the gift that will be inside.

I adhered the sentiment, "Sew Beautiful", on the front side of the box.  I wanted to make it red or white, but I didn't have the right size in my stash!

From my stash...
Core'dinations Cardstock
Jesse James Candy Buttons
Karen Foster Twine
LYB Patterned Paper
Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch
Memory Box Ribbon Candy Border
Stinkin' Cute Paper Piecings Gingers Sewing
Thicker Rock A Bye Alphas

Stop by the Cut it Up Challenge Blog and play along with our current challenge.
Visit my other teamies for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by...
Hope to see you here again soon!


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Double D...Vintage Is My Christmas Style

Hi to my crafty friends....

Wow, time is flying by and the holidays are upon us.  We are in the Christmas mode already at the Double D and would like to know about your Christmas style...traditional, modern, elegant, all white, vintage.  Whatever it is, we want to see it on your project. 
Our new challenge theme is, "What's Your Christmas Style"?

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Here's my holiday style...Vintage in non-traditional colors.


This 6 x 6 single layer (that's a real challenge for me!) card uses a panel from a Stamperia vintage paper collection in pink and turquoise colors.  I love the serene setting of the softly falling snow. 
I couldn't help myself and had to add a little texture since there was no dimension!  I used micro beads for a few of the flower centers along with a shimmer pen and flocking for the snow.

The panels in this paper collection make for relatively easy construction of elegant cards.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
CTMH Bashful and Clear Shimmer Brush
Martha Stewart Micro Beads
Stamperia Pink Christmas Collection

Challenges entered:
{PIN}spirational Challenge #252 - Photo/Vintage Ornaments and colors/12-2

Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog and play along.
Visit my other Double D Teamies for more Christmas inspiration...

Team Darlene

Team Diane

I hope I have inspired you today!
Thanks for stopping by...come back again soon.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hochanda/Tutti Designs Showcase Blog Hop!

Hey there, crafty friends! 
I'm sharing some exciting news today...

Tutti Designs is being showcased today on Hochanda, home of the UK's leading TV channel dedicated to Crafts, Hobbies, and Art.   Air times are 12 noon and 4 PM in the UK and 7 AM and 11 AM, EST here in the U.S.  How awesome is that?  And, as a past Design Team member of Tutti Designs, I was invited to submit projects for the show.  

In honor of this amazing news, we are having a Blog Hop featuring the Design Team members' projects along with the showcased dies from Tutti Designs.  This blog hop starts today and runs through November 29, 2019. 


Below is a list of links to members' blogs.  You can start at the beginning, HERE on the Tutti Designs Blog, or anywhere along the way, but be sure to visit everyone and leave them some love. 

Once again, you are here at Vicki's Blog, He"artful" Validation of Vicki.  Your next stop is Laurie Schmidt.  If you get lost along the way, stop back at the Tutti Designs' Blog to find your place in line!

Here are my design projects using the featured  Heart Dream Catcher #424, Poppy Edge #111, Cat Stained Glass #402 and die cuts.  In addition, I've used the Nesting Cross Stitch Circles,  Nesting Cross Stitch Rectangles, Believe Word Set, Hugs Word Set, Love Word Set and Sympathy Word Set.



First up are cards using the Heart Dream Catcher, a very favorite of mine.  I've inked, embossed, added glitter and dimension to enhance this amazing die cut.  The sentiment, "Believe" is also a Tutti Designs item.  You can add these to your stash HERE.



The Poppy Edge can be used vertically or horizontally.  I used it as a silhouette image on the first card and doubled it as a mat with complimentary color on the second.  The "Sympathy" and "Love" sentiments are Tutti Design products also.  Add them to your stash HERE.


Last up is this beautiful Cat Stained Glass Window die.  I used metallic paper to mimic the soldered frame of a stained glass piece.  The window is matted with a Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangle.  The "Hugs" sentiment is also from Tutti Designs.  Add it to your stash HERE.

From my stash...
Altair Art, Kaisercraft, Mintay PP
Bazzill, Recollections, SEI Cardstock
Fineline Applicator Glue
Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks
Tutti Designs Die Cuts


Heart Dreamcatcher

Poppy Edge

Cat Stained Glass

Thanks for stopping by to share my Tutti Designs Blog Hop inspiration!
Be sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store for all available die cuts in the most recent release along with the full inventory of Tutti Dies.

You'll find more inspiration on our other Tutti Designs sites:


Friday, November 15, 2019

Cut It Up! Festival

Welcome back blogger friends...
Today's card is for Cut It Up!  It's time for the second November Challenge, #187, "Any Festival".   The Cutting Café is sponsoring and offering a great prize.  You'll find the challenge quidelines at the top of the Cut It Up Blog.  Link up your festival inspired project to the Cut It Up Festival Challenge post by November 27, 2019.  Don't forget to use a die cut too.  You could be a prize winner and future guest designer.
Here's my "Festival" inspired card using an image from the Cutting Café!
There are fall festivals everywhere near us this time of year so I made this Mason jar shaker card using the Halloween and Fall in a Jar set from the Cutting Café.  The title "Celebrate" is die cut and adhered vertically down the side of the card.  I used sequins for the shaker elements and tied a bow with complimentary twine around the top of the jar.  A corn button completes the details.
From my stash..
Bazzill Bling Cardstock
Jesse James Dress It Up Button
May Arts Twine
Tutti Designs Celebrate Set Die Cut
Other: Sequins 

Many thanks to our challenge sponsor...The Cutting Café.
Stop by the Cut It Up Challenge Blog and play along with our "Any Festival" Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope to see you here again soon!



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