Sunday, November 29, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020
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!!
Thursday, November 26, 2020
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
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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.
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!
It's Turkey Week here in the United States
Sunday, November 22, 2020
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.
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
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
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
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.
Wednesday, November 11, 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 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. :-)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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!
Sunday, November 8, 2020
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.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
I am delighted to share that I've been invited to be the Guest Designer over at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog for the months of November and January. (As an aside, can 2021 even come fast enough? Seriously. I'm so over 2020.)
If you follow me here and on Instagram you know that I've been a loyal participant for quite some time. Birthday cards are what I send out the most and their challenge certainly helps keep me well stocked.
If you're not familiar with their challenges the only real rule is that you create a birthday card however they always add a "topping" which is basically a prompt for the challenge. The topping for this fortnight is 1, 2, 3.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Shannon is taking the reins as hostess for November at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge blog and she's starting out the month with a fall inspired color trio.
Stay safe and healthy my friends!
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