4 Crafty Chicks - #429 Snowflakes

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Good morning again!

Lots of posts going on today.


Today there is a new challenge up 
at 

Amy is our hostess 
and 
her theme is ----


So I finally decided to get on board the foiling train. I bought a laminator and foil with some birthday money and thought I would try it out for today's challenge.

I bought a couple holiday colors of foil by Gina K, including this shimmery opal like one.  The first pic at the top of the post is how it looks without light shining on it.  The one right above is with some natural light shining on it to pick up some of the iridescent colors in it.  

I guess I should explain how I did it.  I used the snowflake cover plate from Lil' Inker Designs.  I took a Deco-Foil Black toner sheet cut just a bit larger than the cover plate.  I placed my cover plate on my Big Shot and then the toner sheet, toner side down and ran it through the machine.  Next I placed the cut toner piece on top of an A2 size white cardstock panel, placed the foil, shiny side up on top, placed it all inside a folded typing paper sheet and fed it through my laminator.  Wow, do I love it!

I also foiled the green sentiment.  The shiny white snowflake is die cut from white cardstock x two and then white glitter paper.  I placed a round die cut piece of vellum behind it to help it show up more on top of the foiled background.  I also placed a small circle of vellum under my sentiment.  I really love how it turned out.  So shimmery and fun!

Now go to the Hen House and check out the rest of the Chicks' projects and leave them some blog love.  And come play with us and make some snowflake projects!  


Crafty Chick Blessings!



Paper Sweeties Novemer 2018 Release Party

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Happy Thursday!  
Wow this week flew by!  
And it's already the middle of November!

That also means today 
is 
Paper Sweeties Release Party!

The new sets are now available Paper Sweeties shop.







Here is my project for today using the Merry set.
I used foiling for the sides of the card,the tree and the bow.

Hop through the DT list below and see what all the team has created.  They are some very talented ladies!

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE!)

Tomorrow is our last day of Release Week with our Release Rewind.  So come back and check it out!

Paper Sweeties Blessings!




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Paper Sweeties November 2018 Sneak Peeks

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a party!

It's release week at Paper Sweeties!


Today is Sneak Peeks!

The two new stamp sets are:




Check out what the Design Team has done by hopping through the list below:

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE!)

Come back tomorrow for the Release Party when the new sets will be available in the shop!

For the Following Challenges: 


Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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4 Crafty Chicks #428 - Holiday Treats

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Happy Thursday!

It's time once again for a new challenge over at the Hen House 
with the 4 Crafty Chicks!

I'm your hostess this week.

Lots of holidays are underway all over the globe and many to come in the next two months.  What is a holiday, no matter what it is, without some holiday treats?  That's what the Twist is with this week's challenge ---

Thanksgiving in the U.S. is coming up in two short weeks and so I decided to make my card for it.  Tradition calls for Pumpkin or Pecan pie.  Quite frankly, my family's preference is my easy peasy chocolate pie.  

I was perusing Pinterest to help my mojo and found a cute idea from Stampin' with Tami and gave it a whirl.  I just used a plain and scallop circle dies for my pie.  The top circle I embossed with the Tim Holtz 3D basketweave emboss folder.  I sponged the edges with Versafine ink, Sepia.  I bumped the pie up with dimensional tape on top a silver circle.  

Next I used the Catherine Pooler stencil, Split Chevron, and sponged a background using Twilight and Stone Blue.  I stamped the sentiment (Reverse Confetti) in Icing on the Cake brown.  I had some left over background made from alcohol ink so I punched some leaves out of it.  I added them with a leftover acorn to adhorn my pie.

Now go visit the rest of the Chicks' and check out their projects.  Come play along and show us some sa-weet (or salty) Holiday Treats!  

For Following Challenges:


Sunday Stamps - #191 Fall Whisper



Crafty Chick Blessings!


CAS Christmas - Santa

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Happy Saturday!

Hope you're having a "cool" November weekend!

It's a new month 
and so
it's time for a new challenge
at 
CAS Christmas!

Christine is our hostess this month.

She chose this month's theme to be 
Santa!


Can you believe it's just about seven weeks until Christmas?????

Where did the time go?  
I swear I'm still back in August!  LOL

Anyhoo, it IS November.

So, apparently, I'm even more sparse on Santa stamps than I am on snowmen.  Whaaaat?  How does someone have NO Santa stamps for CHRISTMAS cards?  I'm still pondering that.

I did find an old stamp set that had the word SANTA in it so I used it with a Santa hat and belt.  

Actually, I have some Santa stamped I stamped from a set of Bonnie's that I misplaced and just found a two days after I made this card.  

First on my agenda after Christmas, is re-organizing my craft room more.  I even found Christmas cards from one of Bonnie's card classes LAST fall that I didn't finish. <eye roll>

So look for those Santas later in the month! <wink wink>.  Like I said the stamp here is very old.  I don't even remember the company.  I started by swiping CP Samba ink on some white cardstock for the background and made sure it was dry.  Then, I stamped the sentiment in CP Midnight black and then again with Versamark. Then, I embossed it with clear emboss powder.  I repeated the Versamark and emboss powder a second time.  I was going for a patent leather look.

The hat is a stamp from Catherine Pooler set, Christmas Charms.  I stamped it on watercolor paper and then colored it using CP re-inkers and water brush.  Then added a layer of glitter and other shimmer.

Be sure and stop by the CAS Christmas Card blog and check out the rest of the Team's beautiful CAS Santa cards!  Come play along with us, you have until November 24th!  Remember to keep it CAS!

Card Supplies
STAMPS: Christmas Charms (Catherine Pooler); Sentiment (From Stash).
PAPER: White cardstock (Neenah 110lb Solar White)
INK: Samba, Midnight (Catherine Pooler); Versamark
EXTRAS: Clear emboss powder (WOW); Clear Wink of Stella; Glitter; Stitched square peek-a-boo die (My Favorite Things).

CAS Christmas Blessings!

4 Crafty Chicks #427 Christmas

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Happy November!

It's also Thursday
and time for
a new challenge
at 


Leanne, our fabulous leader, is hostess this week with the twist being Christmas!  Come play along and get some Christmas cards done!



Love how this turned out! I used all Catherine Pooler stamps, dies and inks on my card.  The borders are a set from the last Stamp of Approval, Home for the Holidays.  The deer, bird and sentiment are from last holiday season's Stamp of Approval, Winterhaven.  The inks are the newest inks, Suede Shoes, Samba and Mardi Gras.  

Be sure and stop at the Hen House and see Leanne, Lori, Tangii and Amy's projects.  Leave them some blog lovin' too.  Then get inky and crafty and come play with us! 

Crafty Chick Blessings!




4 Crafty Chicks #426 Black, White + 1 Color

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Happy Thursday!

It's time for a new challenge 
at
4 Crafty Chicks and Lori is our hostess!



I had to try out my new holly cover plate by Catherine Pooler and it looks amazing in white on black with red berries!

Stop by the Hen House and check out my fellow Chickies' projects, so amazing as usual!  Leave them some blog love and then come play with us either with this week's color twist or in our never ending "Anything Goes" challenge.  

Crafty Chick Blessings!



Snowflakes

Thursday, October 25, 2018


Hello Again! 

I have yet more cards to share!  This time two in one post.




For Following Challenges


Sparkling Blessings!

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