Sunday, November 22, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Post 2

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to my 25 Days of Christmas Tags posts but life has been surprisingly busy here.  If you didn't catch my first post, you can find it here.  Today I'm sharing the tags I created for Days 6-10 of the challenge.  

 

To simply my life, you can find the details on Tracey's blog.  In a nutshell though, each day showcases a different manufacturer.  We, the participants, create a tag or tags inspired by her one of her Design Team examples.  Here are my tags for Days 6-10.  For more details on the folks who inspired me as well as the products I've chosen and, please check me out on IG @juliepeddicord



Day 6



Day 7



Day 8
Love these.  :-)



Day 9



Day 10



At the time of this post Tracey is up to Day 21.  I have tags completed up to Day 20 so I'm doing a pretty good job of keeping up.  As many of you already know, it's so much easier to create than to blog but I'll be back soon with another set.  Promise.  


 Stay safe and healthy my friends!  
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Jules 









 



Thursday, November 19, 2020

Guest Designer - Seize the Birthday #204

 

I hope everyone is having a good week. It's looking very scary out there once again so I'm feeling very fortunate to live in sunny Florida where we can enjoy the outdoors.  I also very grateful to have a home based hobby to keep me busy, safe and out of trouble.

Today I'm here to share my second card as November's Guest Designer over at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog where the prompt this fortnight is Sparkle and Shine.




I have a love/hate relationship with glitz, shine, shimmer and sparkly cards.  I adore the look and I love to make them however my photographs never do them justice.  I'm going to ask you to use your imagination and see this as the bright and beautifully sparkly card that it is in real life.  :-)



I began with HUGS sentiment.  I stamped it out in Versamark ink and then heat embossed it in silver glitter powder. I chose two smaller sentiments that would allow me to position my full sentiment vertically according to size.  These were both stamped in a crisp black pigment ink onto a white card panel.  I ran the panel through my die cutting machine with the swirled cutting plate to create the textured background.  I adhered this panel to metallic silver cardstock (again, so hard to see in the photo) and then again to a 110 lb white card base. It was at this point that I adhered the HUGS using dimensional adhesive.  I finished it off with more sparkle and shine using silver pearls and crystal clear droplets.  I promise it's much prettier in person.  Oh ... and the inside says "because you can never have too many."  I really love that message, especially in today's trying times.  

Supplies:
Papertrey Ink - Big Hugs stamp set
Papertrey Ink - Bold Basics stamp set
Altenew - Dotted Swirl cover plate
MFT - silver cardstock
Nuvo - Silver Moonlight Glitter embossing powder
Ellen Hutson - crystal clear droplets
Studio Katia - foiled silver pearls 

I invite you to visit the Seize the Birthday blog, discover some inspiration, leave a few comments and play along with us.  Many thanks to the design team for inviting me to play along!


Stay safe and healthy my friends!  
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Happy Crafting!

Jules 




Tuesday, November 17, 2020

CAS Colours and Sketches #397

 

Hello Tuesday!  It's time for another color challenge over at the CAS Colours and Sketches blog, hosted again by my teammate Shannon.  She's chosen a beautiful trio of colors for us to ponder and play along with this week.  



For our color challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colors. You may also use neutral colors; however, the challenge colors should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card. We use Stampin' Up color names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colors as closely as possible.






I had some wonderful products from The Greetery that were just waiting to be used.  I chose three ink colors from my collection that closely matched the Stampin Up color hues and created an ink blended checked background using a stencil.  I then stamped and die cut the word Happy along with some greenery, which as you can see, is not green.  My sub sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink onto a strip of black cardstock and then heat embossed in white.  I added my panel to a white 110 lb card base, popping it up with craft foam.  And, as per my usual, I added a few crystal clear droplets to finish off the card.    I am not a plaid/gingham kind of person but I really love how this turned out.  (Seriously though, can anything Betsy Veldman designs ever not be pretty?)

Supplies:
The Greetery - Square Dance stencil set
The Greetery -Blessed Blooms stamp and die set
Ellen Hutson - crystal clear droplets

If you have a spare moment this week we'd love it if you played along.  I look forward to seeing your cards in our gallery!


Stay safe and healthy my friends!  
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Happy Crafting!

Jules 





Saturday, November 14, 2020

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - #173

 

It's been a crazy busy week in my house so I'm gonna get right down to business. Edna and The Sisterhood have a new challenge for you this fortnight.  Our current prompt is 



P is for Penguin  

If I lived in a cold climate I'd totally want one of these penguin onsies.   I wonder if Target makes them?  Seriously.  


On to my card!  Give Edna some ice skates and get ready for a Penguin Party!


Every penguins in my stamp stash is sporting ice skates so I had no choice but to go for it.  I mean really....what could be more fun than ice skating on a cocktail?  (We're pretending this alcohol was stored at -100C or below.  The scientist in me feels the need to make a disclaimer.  Sorry.) 

I created my background using the embossing folder/ink technique I've explained in previous posts.  It's such a fun way to get an entirely new look.  I stamped and (Copic) colored my penguins and cocktails and adhered them to the swirly background.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white onto black cardstock.  I adhered the cut down panel to a turquoise card base and added in a few icy clear droplets.  


Supplies:
Avery Elle - Brrring on the Joy stamp set
MFT - Christmas Cocktails stamp set
MFT - Sassy Pants Holiday Sentiment stamp set
Fun Stampers Journey - Wind and Water embossing folder
Ellen Hutson - clear droplets


Come join the (penguin) party, check out the blog. and while you're there, give my fellow Sisters some love!


Stay safe and healthy my friends!  
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Happy Crafting!

Jules 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter 2020


I've seen so many wonderful cards over the years from a blog group called The Coffee Loving Cardmakers but I've never joined in to play....until now.  They currently have a celebration/contest going on with tons of fabulous prizes up for grabs.  Not gonna lie, winning a prize is always nice however I'm playing because I'm so very inspired by all of the DT creations as well as those from  fellow cardmakers who are playing along. 

 



I did some stash diving and pulled out several things from across the board 
of manufacturers which led to this...


I knew I wanted my bear to be holding a cup of coffee so that's where my initial stash diving started.  After that I was just a matter of choosing my background design.  I created the background panel using the ink/embossing folder technique that I love so much.  It was beautiful but I decided to add another layer of texture by rubbing a Distress Ink pad over the top to soften it up a bit.  I stamped, colored (Copics) and die cut the focal elements and arranged them onto the cut down panel.  I used the same Copic marker to color white cardstock so that my heat embossed sentiment perfectly matched my cup.  I really love this sentiment and my cute little bear so much.  How much you ask?  Well, I love him more than coffee.  :-)


Supplies:
Ellen Hutson - All Inside stamp set (bear)
Ellen Hutson - Voices in my Head Accessories stamp set (coffee cup)
Simon Says Stamp/Neat and Tangled - Hello Pumpkin stamp set (a past Stamptember collaboration - leaves)
MFT - Coffee Break stamp set (sentiment)
Memory Box - Cross Stitched frames
Sizzix-Tim Holtz - Texture Fades embossing folder
Distress Oxides - Gathered Twigs and Antique Linen


If you have a minute or are in need of some mojo you should definitely go check out the entries.  There's so much fabulous inspiration there!


Stay safe and healthy my friends!  
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Happy Crafting!

Jules 





Tuesday, November 10, 2020

CAS Colours and Sketches #396

 

If it's Tuesday (and I think it is) then it's time for another challenge over at the CAS Colours and Sketches blog.  It's a sketch week and here's a fun one by Shannon, our hostess for November.


As with all of our sketches, please feel free to flip and/or rotate to fit your needs.



You all know how I love my sharks so when Avery Elle came out with a shark Christmas themed set I couldn't resist.  And yes, it will be going to my grandson Fin.  :-)



The design is fairly straightforward.  I stamped and colored the image (Copics) and then used a circle die to recreate the sketch design.  I used a red/black buffalo plaid paper scrap along with some black cardstock to create the strips, adhering all of the elements onto a white cardstock panel cut slightly smaller than A2 size.  I finished off the design with the cute sentiment and some glitter stickles on the hat and tree ornaments.  The final step was just adhering it to a 110 lb card base.  

I just love when a card idea comes together quickly!  I do hope you'll play along with us this week!

Supplies:
Avery Elle - Santa Jaws stamp set
scrap patterned paper
Ranger - white glitter Stickles


Stay safe and healthy my friends!  
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Happy Crafting!

Jules 




Sunday, November 8, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Post 1


I look forward to Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenge every year and I would encourage anyone who hasn't tried it to jump right in.  My participation has resulted in many near and dear friendships and I always find so many "new to me" crafters to follow on social media.  I'm so happy 2020 didn't dampen this fun holiday challenge.  

To simply my life, you can find the details on Tracey's blog.  In a nutshell though, each day showcases a different manufacturer.  We, the participants, create a tag or tags inspired by her one of her Design Team examples.  Here are my tags for Days 1-5.  For more details on the folks who inspired me as well as the products I've chosen and, please follow me on IG @juliepeddicord




Day 1



Day 2 



Day 3 (two sets)




Day 4



Day 5


I'm trying to add some diversity to my tags of previous years along with breaking open and using some "virgin" stamp sets.  Days 3 and 5 used such sets.  It was so hard to choose one sentiment and/or image so I made a tag with each of them.   The ironic thing is....I rarely use holiday tags.  I've always color coded my family gifts with different wrapping papers, eliminating the need for tags. But I do love creating them.  There's just something so satisfying in quick little start to finish projects.  Have no fear however.  I share these with my friends so no beautiful tag goes to waste.


 Stay safe and healthy my friends!  
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Happy Crafting!

Jules