Friday, November 29, 2019

25 Days of Tags - Post 3

I hope everyone here in the states had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.  I am currently out of town visiting my parents while the rest of my immediate family is home with working and/or studying. 

I hope not to make this a habit but here is another quick "post and run."  As before, I'm coping the following from my first tag post.  The tags here are for Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Tags 9th Annual Holiday Series.  As of writing, she's currently on Day 24.  Me?  I'm only on Day 19 so I have some scrambling to do once I return home.  For now, here are the details....

To simply my life, you can find details on her 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 follow me on IG @juliepeddicord

Day 11

This one opens up into a slider.  
Of course I had to make some with my grandson Fin in mind.  :-)

More Day 11

Day 12

More Day 12

And yet more Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15

That's it for me folks.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to see you on the crafty side this weekend but if not, I'll be back to posting on Monday.  


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Sisterhood #148

More holiday procraftination today as I play along with The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers once again.  The prompt is "Q is for Quip" and it's just too good for my inner snark to pass up.  I may even try to sneak in another card in a day or two.  (And my Christmas cards may turn out to be New Year's cards.  LOL!)

Here's Edna.

And here is my card. 

And a closer look.

Speaking from experience *blush* I can attest that this sentiment is absolutely, positively true.  Let's just say "Julie don't do tequila anymore" and leave it at that.  Ha!!!

Sentiment - Riley and Company
Margarita - Taylored Expressions
Stripes - MFT Stamps

Thanks for spending time with me during this busy week here in the states.  See ya on the crafty side.....


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Seize the Birthday #179

My tags are not caught up nor are my holiday cards finished but I'm throwing it all to the wind to squeeze in a few of my favorite challenges.  Today's card(s) were created with the current Seize the Birthday challenge in mind.  The toppings this time around are "A Touch of Red." 

I have two cards to share today.  I made the first one with just the tiniest touch of red.

My second card uses the same products but has a bit more red in the color scheme.  I created it for one of my long time girlfriends who celebrated a birthday last Saturday.  She loves gnomes and is currently into a skin care product that contains goat milk.  I incorporated both in her card.

She loved her card.  :-)  

The gnome and goat are from HoneyBee Stamps.  The birthday sentiment is from Altenew.  The scalloped border on card one is from LilInkers.  

Sorry to post and run but those holiday cards and tags aren't gonna make themselves.  LOL!

Thanks all.  See you on the crafty side....


Friday, November 22, 2019

CAS Colour and Sketch #348

I've been missing my weekly challenge fix so last night I shoved aside (literally, SHOVED) my holiday cards and tags and whipped up a few birthday and thank you cards.  Today's featured card is for the CAS Colours and Sketch Blog where the prompt is...

I went through my Copics and found colors to closely match the Stampin' Up inks they use in their challenges.  Keeping it Clean and Simple as per their rules I came up with this....

A closer look.

I really love how it turned out and plan to make more once the holiday crunch is over.  The stamp is from The Stamp Market, one of my favorite newer stamp companies.  The frame is one single stamp so it's easy peasy to create a focal image that looks so much more complicated.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I'm back to work at my holiday cards.   See you on the crafty side ....


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

25 Days of Tags - Post 2

First off, my sincere apologies.  When I mentioned that I might be absent a bit I had no idea it would be for this long.  My computer died last Wednesday and had to be resuscitated by the Geek Squad.  I was so lost.  Far more lost than is probably healthy.  The good news is that it's working like new so I'm back in business. 

On to tags.   I'm copying and pasting from my last tag post....

To simply my life, you can find details on her 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 follow me on IG @juliepeddicord

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10 

Again, for more details please look up me up on Instagram.  Thanks.


The burning question....are my holiday cards done?  Ummmm....that would be a resounding NO!  Eek!  But I'm plugging away at them in between tags.  I'm also hoping to squeeze in another challenge card or two this week along with more tags.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  See you on the crafty side.....


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Inspired By Challenge

I took a wee break from tags and holiday cards yesterday to whip up a very simple card inspired by what else?  The Inspired By Challenge Blog.  The prompt and photo are Blankets. 

It is still in the 80s here in South Florida so definitely not blanket weather yet.  But I loved the colors and texture of these beauties so I had to play along.  Here's my version....

I used a sheet of cream colored Woven Paper from an old DCWV 6x6 paper pack as my card front.  The colors I used for my ink blended background are shown in the photo.  The thanks word was die cut from a kraft colored sheet from the same pack.  The dies and stamps are from The Stamp Market.  The matte dots are from Gina Marie Designs.   This next photo shows the texture a bit better....

Thanks for visiting!  I am headed back to work on my Christmas cards.  Hope to see you on the crafty side...


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

25 Days of Tags - Post 1

As I stated in my previous post, I look forward to Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Tags challenge every year.  I had oogled from afar for many years before jumping in and actually participating.  I think this is my third year and I still love it.

To simply my life, you can find details on her 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

Day 4

Day 5

also Day 5...different inspiration

I always end up with far more tags than I could possibly use so I give them out as gifts.  I have already have message from friends asking for particular tags.  LOL!!!  Makes my heart happy.

Thanks for taking a bit of time out of your day to spend with me.  Hope to see you on the crafty side.......


Monday, November 11, 2019

*GASP* --- A Non-Challenge Card!

The busy time of year is approaching and if you're a card maker you know that it's already here.  My focus for the next several weeks is on holiday cards and tags.  I love to play along with Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags which started this past Monday.  Last year I made sure I had my holiday cards completed before the start of her daily challenge.  This year?  Yeah, didn't happen.  So while I hope to hop in with a few challenges here and there, I probably won't be participating much until mid December. 

Which brings me to today's card. Every year I mass produce one holiday design to mail out to my friends and family members.  I do a single design solely because I would never remember the card/recipient each year and I do not want to blunder and send out the same card two years in a row.  *Gasp*  The Card Maker Faux Pas!  So it's one card design for everyone! 

Because I'm very much behind this year I am forcing myself to go CAS.  (I say this every year but this time is 'fo reals.')  While I like this design below, I didn't love it.  I will use it for some of my local helper bees who help keep my life clean and beautiful.

Stamps by Flora & Fauna

I do have another design that I'm working on now which I love a bit more.  I'm chugging away assembly line fashion, alternating between it and holiday tags.  I need 85 this year so even with CAS, it's gonna take awhile.  If you don't see me here, I'm busy in my craft room.  :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I will be sharing my 25 Days of Tags here in small groups.  Hopefully I'll get the first one posted soon.  See you on the crafty side.....


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Perfectly Clean & Simple #2

You've all figured out by now that I enjoy challenges.  If you're gonna make cards, you may as well play along with friends, right?  Today I'm playing with the folks over at the Perfectly CAS challenge blog.  What I am loving about this challenge is it's length.  They're one month challenges so I can fit them in to my routine without worrying about quick deadlines.  I also love the challenge of using only 1/3 of my card for images/sentiments.  The results are always so...well, clean and simple.

This month's prompt is Birthday.  

Keeping to the challenge rules and prompt, this is my card.  

One can never have too many celebratory wine cards if you ask me.  (Not with my group of friends anyway.  LOL!)  All stamps are from Clearly Besotted.  This could also easily be given to a masculine friend which makes it even more versatile. 

Thanks as always!  Hope to see you on the crafty side.....


Monday, November 4, 2019

CAS(e) This Sketch #346

There's a cute sketch up at the Case This Sketch Challenge Blog where my Blogger/IG friend Michele is a design team member.  Here is the sketch....

Lots of fun possibilities with this one.  I went with a cute little critter from Avery Elle as my focal point.  

I adore this little otter and the sentiments in the set are darling.  I used a really old Polaroid die from Lil Inkers, backed it with vellum, and added my otter friend and his playmates (or are they lunch???) to the front.  I used two strips of designer paper from MFT Stamps to complete the sketch and finished it off with some clay hearts from Studio Katia.  

Thanks for visiting!  Remember, I love you all like no otter.  *wink*  

See you on the crafty side.....


Sunday, November 3, 2019

CAS Colours & Sketch #345

Tuesdays mark the new challenge days at the CAS Colours & Sketch challenge blog where they alternate between just that, colors and sketches.  In month's with an extra Tuesday they make a double challenge where you must combine both a new sketch with a new color palette.   This is the new challenge....

I pulled out the same stamp set that I used in my previous challenge card.  (Which, by the way, was chosen once again as one of their top five.  Thanks ladies!)  With the challenge colors and sketch in mind here's what I created....

You can see in the closeup that the background color agrees more with the challenge color than it first appears.  

To create the background I blended some Catherine Pooler dye ink onto a piece of white Neenah card stock, spritzing it with water to create the texture.  The mouse and her supplies are again from the Doctor's Helpers stamp set from Create A Smile stamps.  The sentiment is from MFT Stamps.  

I hope I'm not in need of this card anytime soon but it will be great to have on hand when the situation arises.  Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog.  Hope to see you on the crafty side....


Friday, November 1, 2019

Favorite Boo

Quickest.  Post.  Ever.

I just wanted to pop in quickly to share the Halloween card that I made for my candy corn loving daughter. 

The background took a LOT of masking but I think it was well worth it.  To create it, I blended dye inks through the candy corn stencil (Simon Says Stamp) and then covered it with Tonic Moonstone Glimmer Paste.  The ghost and web are from Spellbinders, the BOO is another Simon product and the sentiment is from Neat & Tangled.  

My daughter is too old for trick or treating but she loved her card.  I hope everyone had a wonderfully sweet Halloween! 

Thanks for stopping by.  As always, I hope to see you on the crafty side.