Saturday, November 28, 2020

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #174


I hope all of my U.S. friends had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday.  We were a table of three this year and while we couldn't all be together physically, we had a nice ping pong of texts throughout the day with my extended family.  I'm very grateful that we are all healthy and happy.  

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and apparently Edna is already thinking ahead to the Christmas holidays.  As you can see, our next prompt is E is for Elves and I'm not entirely sure if she's spying on this little guy or wanting to eat him for dessert.  LOL!!  






Most of my elf images were just too darned cute for snark but I happened upon this little guy that I purchased last year.  


I think he represents the year 2020 quite well.  :-)


I began my card with first stamping, coloring (Copic) and die cutting this little inebriated fellow.  I impressed the background using an embossing folder and then matted it with some candy striped paper which I then adhered to a red card base.  I glued my holiday martini to the center, added a heat embossed sentiment strip and finished the card off with some glitter Stickles.  

I normally do not enter my DT cards into other challenges but because the co-host of Let's Squash It, Jo Avery, happens to one of my fellow Sistahs, I created today's card with both challenges in mind.  Their current challenge is to use a Christmas embossing folder and a stamp. Nailed it!  hahaha!



There's still another day or so left to play in the Let's Squash It challenge if you're interested.  If time is a factor you have two weeks to play along with the Sisterhood.  Dig out those elves, naughty or nice, and check out our blog for loads of DT inspiration.  


Supplies:
Your Next Stamp - Mini Holiday Martini stamp
MFT - Sassy Pants Holiday stamp set
Fun Stampers Journey - embossing folder


Stay safe and healthy my friends!  
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Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!

Jules 







Thursday, November 26, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 3


I'm back to share a few more of my holiday tags.  If you didn't catch my earlier posts you can find them here and here.  Today I'm sharing the tags I created for Days 11-15 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 11-15.  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 11



Day 12



Day 13



Day 14



Day 15



I'm enjoying this series just as much this year as I did my first.  Be sure to stop by in a few days to check out my next set of holiday tags.  xoxoxoxoxo




 Stay safe and healthy my friends!  
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Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!

Jules 









Tuesday, November 24, 2020

CAS Colours and Sketches #398

 

It's Tuesday once again and we have another challenge for you all over at the CAS Colours and Sketches blog.  Today's new challenge is a fun landscape sketch.  



Keep in mind that you can flip and/or rotate the sketch for your card.  




I still had my this stamp set sitting on my desk so I grabbed a different image and made another fun holiday card.



This one was pretty easy to make.  I stamped the five holiday lights vertically, spacing them out as per the sketch.  There is only one string of lights in the set so I did some masking along the top to make them shorter on the sides and longest in the middle.  I stamped, colored and die cut the shark and candy cane which I adhered over the top of the lights, adding the white embossing greeting below.  I love when an idea executes itself perfectly with no fuss.  :-)

Supplies:
Avery Elle - Santa Jaws stamp set

Happy Thanksgiving Week to my US friends.  It's going to be a different holiday for us this year, that's for sure.  If you're like me and unable to spend time with your extended family, crafting is excellent therapy.  Come join us!


Stay safe and healthy my friends!  
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Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!

Jules 




It's Turkey Week here in the United States


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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Happy Crafting!

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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Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

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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Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!

Jules