Monday, December 26, 2016

Holiday Thank Yous

Happy Boxing Day!  It's Amy here with a look at some of my holiday thank you cards.  I never tire of coffee, so I decided to make them latte cards:

These are square 4.25 x 4.25 inches cards.  The coffee cup is from Concord & 9th's Let's Chat!  It's been stamped with Versafine Onyx and watercolored with Zig Clean Color Markers.  The sentiment is from SugarPea Designs, Espresso Yourself.

With the help of my Mini MISTI I was able to whip up 6 of the same design.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Monday, December 19, 2016

SNOW place like home

Hello friends.  Katie here!

How many days till Christmas?  T-minus 6 days and counting!  Can you believe it!?!?

Typically we go to visit family during the holidays but we are unable to travel this year.  But, no matter, what place you call home, this card is for you.

This card features the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud dies, they help to make the perfect backdrop with this Good Tidings Collection DP from American Crafts.  I love the stitched edge and the colorful snowflakes falling. I inked up the Lawn Fawn Snow Cool stamp set  while using my Hero Arts Intense Black.  I also had some extra images from a few Pretty Pink Posh sets that made the perfect accents, like the bucket and igloo.  I colored it all us using my Copics and added the fun sentiment to remind me of home.

While you are here, you might as well join this month's challenge...  you can find it here!

Thanks for visiting and whatever you celebrate have a wonderful holiday season! ~Katie

Friday, December 16, 2016

Challenge #6 Winners & More Inspiration

A couple of days late for announcing the Challenge #6 winners--let's blame it on crazy holiday preparations! The entries were all amazing and it was really hard to narrow down our top 3.  Really hard!

The winner is #1 Claire Broadwater! Congratulations, Claire! We loved the woodgrain and bold plaid in this fun masculine card!

The honorable mentions were amazing too. Congratulations in order of entry to #12 Cris G and #14 Karin Akesdotter! Everyone, please grab a badge from the top tab if you like.

There's still plenty of time to join in our current challenge #7 which runs through December 31. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Be Merry

Hi it's Lenae here from SugarGem! Bringing a little Christmas  inspiration to you! I used the THD Challenge #7 inspiration photo for my inspiration today. 
Thank you for stopping by a day taking look. 

I'm also entering this in the Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop  hope you can join in with all the fun there too! 


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Vintage Holiday Card with Concord and 9th

Toni with you today with a bit of a glammy, shabby, vintagey card for you.  It all started out with an experiment with the Delicata Golden Glitz and Concord and 9th Stripe Builder set. Oh, yes! Next stamping the Concord and 9th O Christmas Tree bottle brush tree in gold--shows up better than I thought it would. Yay! I had used Ranger watercolor paper which distresses very nicely along the edge. But, then I was stuck for a while before I decided to color the seam binding with the Delicata--matchy, matchy. The sentiment really balances things out in that ultra deep Versafine Onyx Black.  A bit more detail on my personal blog, Frankie Helps Craft, if you're interested.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Jingle all the way to the WCLBH!

We are so happy to be a super sponsor for the Winter Coffee Blog Hop!

There are all kinds of awesome prizes to be won!  You have a full week to join in the festivities.

Here is one of the cards I created:
    Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Blending Tool; Versafine Black; VeraMark; 
White embossing powder; Copics and you can't see it but Wink of Stella on the ice.

It's time to grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage, mine is a peppermint white mocha and start hopping!  Be sure to stop back by here during the week to see what the design team creates!

Wishing you happy hopping and a very merry Christmas season!


*I completely for got to tell you we are running a sale during the hop!  10% off your order by using code 2016WCLBH*

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Heart Desires Challenge 7

Welcome to The Heart Desires Challenge #7!  You'll find that we've changed things up a bit and hope you like the new us!  Feel free to take whatever inspiration you like from the graphic--retro, bottle brush trees, vehicles, tulle, the colors, foil, Bambi or whatever else you spy.

Check out how the DT and challenge guest designer, Bobby (thanks for joining us, Bobby!) were inspired before joining in. Fabulous eye candy awaits!  Have fun!



Please read the rules below before you enter. We can't wait to see what your heart desired!

  • Challenges will run from the first Wednesday to the last day of each month.  This challenge ends Dec 31.
  • Enter up to 3 times and combine with no more than 5 challenges, including ours. 
  • Include the inspiration pic as well as a link to the challenge in your post. 
  • The challenge winner will be invited to be a future guest designer. 
  • Most importantly, have fun!!!!