Archive for December 21, 2014

Christmas Baking Part 4 – Easel Card

For my fourth and final card of the gingerbread series, I made an easel card. I used the Ginger and Cup Stamp from Whimsey Doodle. I printed him on both dark kraft and white card stock. I coloured the mug with Copics, cut it out, them layered it on the kraft. I used stickles for the “icing” and fussy cut the little Ginny out. Next I cut a 5.5 x 5.5 card. I layered a new Christmas patterned paper by Kaiser that looks like a floured wooden counter top. I scored a diagonal fold and attached the cookie. I decorated the inside of the card with the same paper, and added some hand coloured cookies from Tremendous Treats: Christmas Stamp Set by PI.  To hold the card open, I used 2 gingerbread brads. The sentiment is from SSS.

easel ginny

easel ginny1

easel ginny3


I entered this card into the following challenges:

Hiding in My Craftroom – #179 Freestyle

A Girl who Likes to Craft – Christmas

Seema Crafts - Christmas December Challenge

Paper Sweeties – December Inspiration #26 – ‘Happy Holidays’

Christmas Baking Part 3 – Shaped Card

For my third gingerbread card of the series, I printed Ginger and Cup by Whimsy Doodle, 6 inches high, so I could make the stamp the card. I coloured the little gingerbread fellow with Copics, and added icing with a Viva Pearl White pen. I cut him out, then traced around him on white card stock I cut the second shape. I added a score line about an inched down, glue it to the front, and had a hinged cards.


cutout2I entered this card in the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity R#207 Hot Chocolate

If you give a Crafter a Cookie – Gingergread

Jingle Belles Rock – Anything Goes

Christmas Cards All Year Around – Anything but Square/Rectangle

ABC Challenge – Z is for Zany


Christmas Baking Part 1

The challenge over at, If you give a Crafter a Cookie was to design a card based on a plate of gingerbread men  (or to be politically correct, gingerbread figures). I have a couple of digi and rubber stamps so I decided to play with them all and ended up with 5 different cards. Each one is different so I did a 4 part Christmas Baking series.

For my first card I used a little elf eating a cookie called Little Elf’s Cookie by Melijens Designs. The Tray of cookies is by Hero Arts, and the sentiment by SSS. I coloured the stamps with Copics, and added glitter to the cookies and elf’s fur trim. I layered the card.

elf and cookies


I entered my card into the following challenges:

If you give a Crafter a Cookie (gingerbread)

Little Tangles – Challenge 51: bling bling!  (glittered cookies)

Words 2 Scrap By Challenge #12: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

AAA Card Challenge – Plaid

Fairytale Stampers Challenge #49 – Anything Goes


Back by popular demand, Challenge #49 at Fairytale Stampers is Anything Goes. This challenge is sponsored by A Day for Daisies, one of my favorite Digi Stamp companies, so for my final card I chose their stamp - Painting A Rose. I coloured the images using distress inks and a waterbrush, then accented around the whole image with BG0000 Copic marker. The sentiment is from MFT.


Please join us. The challenge runs from December 21-January 10, 2015. I look forward to seeing your wonderful works at Fairytale Stampers.

 ADDED NOTE: This will be my last card as a Guest Designer with Fairytale Stampers as my term is up. I would like to thank everyone on the Design Team for allowing me to join in for the past four months. I had a blast!


The Glory of Christmas – Challenge 49 – Anything Goes


The last challenge for The Glory of Christmas 2014 is Anything Goes (as long as it is Christmas). By the time this card posts, Christmas will be almost over, and we can start making cards for 2015! It is never to early to start! LOL.

Feet! You have got to love these feet. I used a stamp from Bugaboo called appropriately – Season’s Greeting Feet. I coloured the image with Copics and added clear wink of stella and stickles. I also die cut two snowflakes, Mary Ann and Funky, from SSS.

This challenge will run three weeks, so you have until 10 January 2015. I look forward to seeing everyone’s entries. For more details, check out The Glory of Christmas Blog at

feet and snowflake