14 February 2024

Crafty Gals Corner #252 ~ Add a Heart!

      Hello crafting friends and welcome to our February challenge


Challenge #252 ~ Add a Heart!

 Our sponsors for this challenge are: 
(listed in alphabetical order)


Prize ~ 3 Sets of Digis

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Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

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Using Valentine Gnomes from Last Minute Manda, and a file from Silhouette, I created this Valentine card.


I cut out all the layers of the card and adhered them together.  Next I cut out the gnome digi twice and also adhered the layers together, to add a little dimension.


I was still not too happy with the way it looked, so I created a black shadow for the image. This added to the dimension of the digi and created a little contrast.
I used Glaze markers to colour in the letters. It gives it lovely shiny texture that I could not capture on the photo.  I used Copic markers to colour in the rest of the image. 


On the inside I used a heart from Silhouette, created the sentiment and print and cut it.  Then I adhered it to the red mat layer and called it done 😀

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I would love to you see you play along with us.  You have until noon, CST, on 13 February 2024, to link your project to our challenge.

I wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day.
Crafty hugs,


The Paper Shelter #583 ~ Happy Baby Deer

  Happy Valentine's Day crafting friends and welcome to our newest challenge at the The Paper Shelter


Team A - our challenge this week is Ribbon or Twine

If you one of my followers then you know that my favourite cards to make are Christmas cards, and I use every opportunity I get to make one 😀

So here is my DT project. I chose to use Twine and made this Christmas snow globe with the sweet Happy Baby Deer image as the focal point.


I used a snow globe file from Silhouette. The background is included in this digi set.


I printed the deer onto photo paper, cut it with the Silhouette, and adhered it to the outside of the acetate.  This way, the mixture of sprinkles I used, all from Kat Scrappiness, are able to move around freely inside the globe when you shake it.
The twine I used is from my scraps. It's a beautiful combination of red, white and blue although it doesn't really show up that well when photographed.  I added two tiny little red bells as an added embellishment.


Here is a close up of this cute lil deer.  I used snow texture paste on the outside ring of the snow globe.



The inside sentiment was created, and printed using the Silhouette.

Now it's your turn to come play along with us at The Paper Shelter.  There is a $30 gift certifcate for one lucky winner!  In order to get this prize, you must use a product from The Paper Shelter.  However, if you don't use a product from The Paper Shelter, you still stand a chance of winning 3 digis of your choice. 


I hope you will come join the fun and share your projects with us.   You will find our challenge blog HERE.

Crafty hugs,

31 January 2024

Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round ~ Hearts

Hello and welcome to February's Christmas challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round.


Our challenge this month is Hearts


I saw this cute design on Silhouette and thought it perfect for this Hearts challenge.  And due to my first hearts not welding properly, I ended up with an extra heart that I turned into an extra card, thus my two projects.  This goes to prove that there are no mistakes in crafting, just creative opportunities! 😀


A heart figgy pudding ... what could be better than that?


I welded two hearts together to make this a heart shaped card.
The sentiment was computer generated and printed using the Silhouette.


As I mentioned above, I had one heart left and decided to make a card with it.  I embossed the top layer using the D'vine Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  The mat layers are all made from patterned scraps from my stash.


On the inside I used the same patterned papers and created the sentiment on the Silhouette.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Now it's your turn to make a Christmas project, that falls within our challenge theme, and come play along with us.  You have till the end of the month to link your project to our blog at  Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round.

Crafty hugs,
 

The Paper Shelter #581 ~ Something Beginning with "F"

 Hello friends! Welcome to our challenge at the The Paper Shelter


Team A - our challenge this week is Something beginning with F.
(February, friend, fairy, frog, fantasy, etc)

My something beginning with the letter F  is Frosting 😀 Take a look ...


I used the Romantic Cupcakes pre-coloured image as my focal point on this heart shaped card, which was cut using the Silhouette.


I printed the image a couple of times onto photo paper. Then I fussy cut the center cupcake and pop dotted it on top of the original image, in order to add a little dimension.


The sentiment was generated using the Silhouette.  I added a few little pink hearts for good measure 😀  And that was it, I sealed it with a kiss and a hug and sent it to my mom!

I'd love to invite you to come play along with us at The Paper Shelter.  There is a $30 gift certifcate for one lucky winner!  In order to get this prize, you must use a product from The Paper Shelter.  However, if you don't use a product from The Paper Shelter, you still stand a chance of winning 3 digis of your choice. 


I hope you will come join the fun and share your projects with us.   You will find our challenge blog HERE.

Crafty hugs,



17 January 2024

The Paper Shelter #579 ~ All Things New

   Hello friends! Welcome to our first challenge of the year at the The Paper Shelter


Team A - our challenge this week is All Things New!

With this theme in mind, I created a card to celebrate the New Year!
Using the very sweet Happy Meow Year digi set and a card base from Silhouette, I created this center fold card.


Aren't these two so happy celebrating the New Year? This image always cracks me up 😀


I uploaded the image to Silhouette and got busy making it all fit the way I wanted.  Then I printed it onto photo paper.  I printed a few extra kitties so that I could create layers, adding a little dimension to the card.


Here is a close up of the layers I created.  I did the orange cat twice and the grey cat 3 times. 


I kept the inside very simple. This is where I'll wright my personal message.  It was a pretty simple card to put together but I love the way it came out.  The gold mat really adds a festive vibe to the card.

Well, that is it for today dear friends.  But before I go, I'd love to invite you to come play along with us at The Paper Shelter.  There is a $30 gift certifcate for one lucky winner!  In order to get this prize, you must use a product from The Paper Shelter.  However, if you don't use a product from The Paper Shelter, you still stand a chance of winning 3 digis of your choice. 


I hope you will come join the fun and share your projects with us.   You will find our challenge blog HERE.

I'd like to play along at

Crafty hugs,

10 January 2024

Crafty Gals Corner #251 ~ Winter Fun!

     Hello crafting friends and welcome to our first challenge of 2024,
 here at Crafty Gals Corner


Challenge #251 ~ Winter Fun!

 Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are: 
(listed in alphabetical order)

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate
Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-colored images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files.  Have some fun with Fred!

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Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

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I have two projects to share with you today, using the same beautiful digi from Fred She Said, called Winter Chickadee

The first project is a card I made using a file from the Silhouette store. I thought how happy it would make me to see this darling little bird chirping away, sitting on a branch of a tree just outside of my window.


This sweet little bird can be used in lots of different ways, so let me show you the beautiful tags I made using this digi.


I used a tag from Silhouette and resized to fit the bird image without having to trim too much off of it.


I matted it onto cherry red cardstock and stamped the To: and From: on the back.


I ended up making 12 of them.  I think that they came out so cute and festive that I'm going to make a bunch more.  After all, you just can never have too many tags at Christmas time.😀

That is all I have to share with you today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I would love to you see you play along with us.  You have until noon, CST, on 13 February 2024, to link your project to our challenge.

Crafty hugs,

31 December 2023

Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round ~ Snowflakes

   Happy New Year crafting friends! 



Welcome to a brand new year of Christmas crafting at Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round.


Our challenge this month is Snowflakes.


Since my family is still here, visiting for the holidays from overseas, I needed to make a quick and easy card.  At times like these, I tend to pull out my Hunkydory card kits and that is exactly what I did today.  Not exactly a whole kit, but I used one of their little books of images, this one with various scenes with snow.


I used an image from the Little Book of Frosty and Friends and cut it to a square. Then I used a sheet of Petite Plaids and used that to create one of the mats on my card. I thought it match the snowman's jacket perfectly.⛄ I matted the image and the plaid paper onto gold glossy cardstock and then adhered all the layers to a white card base.  To add that little something special, I added a few snowflake sprinkles from Kat Scrappiness.


On the inside I just used a few left over pieces to create a little border for my stamp.

Crafty Materials used to make this card:
Hunkydory's Little Book of  Frosty & Friends
Divity Designs Petite Plaids Paper Pad
Marianne Design Gold Cardstock
Kat Scrappiness White Snowflakes Sprinkles
Paper Inspirations - Christmas Peace Sentiment Stamp
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Recollections 5.5" x 5.5" White Card & Envelope

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Now it's your turn to make a Christmas project, that falls within our challenge theme, and come play along with us.  You have till the end of the month to link your project to our blog at  Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round.

Wishing you all the very best for 2024!
 May it be blessed with all that makes you smile!


20 December 2023

The Paper Shelter ~ Christmas Break Challenge

   Hello friends! Welcome to our 2023 Christmas Break Challenge at the The Paper Shelter


Although this is our last challenge for the year, we do have lots of inspiration for you as both Team A and Team B are participating in this challenge.

   Our theme for this challenge is
~ Anything Goes ~

With it being so close to Christmas and me being up late wrapping gifts while listening to Christmas music, I realised that I was short on tags, so this was the perfect way to showcase this cute little elf in the Christmas Stocking


I used a Silhouette file for the tags.  I uploaded the background that comes in this image set and print and cut the tags.  Then I printed additional elf in the stocking images and used foam squares to adhere them to the tag.  This added beautiful dimension to each tag. I printed the Christmas Stocking images on photo paper. It prints beautifully crisp and bright!


I finished it off by matting it onto red cardstock and adding some twine and a tiny ponsettia.


I also made another slightly different version.  I matted this one on to green cardstock and added twine and a red bow made from organza ribbon.


I ended up making 12 of each.  They were so easy to put together and look really pretty on the gifts.  I forgot to mention that I stamped "To:" and "From:" on the back of each tag to make it easier to address each tag to the different persons.

Our Christmas Break Challenge runs for 4 weeks, and although we are taking a break, there is still a chance to win a prize.  The Paper Shelter offers a $30 gift certifcate for one lucky winner.  In order to get this prize, you must use a product from The Paper Shelter.  However, if you have not used a product from The Paper Shelter, you still stand a chance of winning 3 digis of your choice. 


Team A will be kicking off the New Year when we get back on the 17th of January 2024, so  I will be back sharing a project for our "All Things New" challenge.  Until then take care, stay safe and have a very Merry Christmas! 🎄

Crafty hugs,