Thursday, December 29, 2016

Believe in the Miracle of Christmas

Hi all, I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was a very busy one with my mom here from out of town and 10 people for dinner in my little townhouse. But, crowded though it was, we had a great time. We are now looking forward to New Years Eve and the start of a new year. We wish you all a fabulous upcoming year filled with love, laughter and prosperity.

Today starts a new challenge at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge. It is my favorite type of challenge...Anything Goes...and the twist is...Anything Goes! I have the great privilege of being a Guest Designer for this challenge that is being sponsored by PPinkyDolls. If you haven't checked out Chris Hanthi's images you should head over there and do so.

The image that I had to play with is called Cold Days. I just loved this image, the little dog on it reminds me of my own little dog Molly. And it was so much fun to colour and design a card for. I paired my card with a Stampin' Up sentiment that I have. The sentiment on the front of the card is a freebie I got from Crafty Cat 957.

I used dp and cs that I had in my stash. I know that the cs is from Bazzil but not sure about the dp. I cut out the frame for the inside using my Nestibilities Decorative Labels One. The poinsettia flourish is from my Spellbinders Holiday Set. I made the Christmas tree using a tutorial that I found on line here. The card fold is called a Tunnel card, unfortunately I can't find the tutorial for this again.

We hope that you will join us at The Outlawz Challenges for Twisted Thursday. You do have to become a member but no worries, it's free.

Thanks for visiting my blog ~ Charlene

Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Beary Merry Christmas

Hi all, I'm back again with another adorable image. This time my image is from Art by Barb. The image was offered free on Kit and Clowder recently and Art by Barb has an awesome challenge that you can enter it in. You can still get the image on Kit and Clowder and enter the challenge until Dec. 12. If you missed the image as a freebie, you can always pick it up in her online store and while you're there check out all of her other incredible images.

The image is called Bearing Gifts and is just so sweet. I decided to make a gatefold card with it to give to my husband's boss and his wife for Christmas...they loved it.

The base of the card is a celery colour by Bazzil. My Santa dp is something I picked up at my local dollar store and the vine die's and poinsettia's are from my Spellbinders Holiday set. I coloured the image with a combination of my Chameleon Markers and Copic Markers. I added some Star Dust Stickles to the hats and some rhinestones that I had in my stash. The sentiment is by Michelle Perkett Studio.

Thanks for visiting ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:

Crafting With An Attitude: Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Digital Delights: Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze: Challenge #114 - Winter/Christmas Colours
Sweet Stampin: Anything (Christmas) Goes
A Snowflakes Promise: Challenge #34 - Winter Theme
Avenue 613 - Challenge #192 - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Holiday Happiness
Addicted to Stamps - Challenge #137 - Christmas
Angie's Digital Stamps - Challenge #4 - Anything Goes/Optional Twist of Christmas
Lacy Sunshine's Color Your World - Christmas Angel Kisses Anything Goes Nov.20
Come and Get it Challenges - Christmas Challenge