08 December 2017

Mari Ko Creations 1st December Release

Have you checked out Mari's new releases in her Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreationsbyMariK. You will find all the new images have a red SALE ticket on them, so grab them before the price changes, they are 25% off at the moment.  There is a new release every two weeks, so be quick to get a bargain on these ones. For my inspiration, I have used Roly Poly Penguin https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/561357050/roly-poly-penguin-digital-stamp-300-dpi?ref=shop_home_active_6. My first photo shows how you can merge Mari's stamhttps://www.etsy.com/au/listing/558306736/roly-poly-elves-digital-stamp-300-dpi?ref=shop_home_active_10ps so readily to create your own scene.  For my Christmas scene, I have chosen Roly Poly Elves https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/558306736/roly-poly-elves-digital-stamp-300-dpi?ref=shop_home_active_10 and Fox and his Christmas tree
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/555191412/fox-and-his-christmas-tree-digital-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_17.  It is so easy to make some last minute clean and simple Christmas cards from Mari's images so check out her Etsy shop now.  If you haven't joined her Facegroup Page yet, here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/109728339790268/. We would love to see you join our little group, there is always something happening, Mari makes sure of that!!

Ericraft Stamps "Santa and Kangaroo"

You could not get a more Aussie digital stamp for Christmas cards than Ericraft Stamps "Santa and Kangaroo".  This image is on sale at the moment at the Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/564115629/digital-stamp-santa-and-kangaroo-jpeg?ref=shop_home_active_2 and you can create such a clean and simple card with it, to tackle those last minute cards you forgot about.  While you are in the Etsy shop check out the other Christmas digis Erica has for sale.  She has 4 elf designs which are fantastic and 3 more Aussie Christmas scenes to choose from, so if you want a true Aussie Christmas digi, not a snowman, or snow falling, be sure to go o the Etsy shop now, especially before Santa and Kangaroo put their price up!

01 December 2017

Createful Heart Digis & Design Challenge #7/Blog Hop 2017

Hello and welcome to my blog! I want to share with you the first ever Createful Heart Digis & Design Blog Hop November 30th-December 13th, 2017!  I am so glad you decided to drop in! I hope you will not only join in the Blog Hop (DT listing below), but you will enter our current Challenge #7.  Just post your entries at the Createful Heart Digis & Design Challenge Blog!  The theme for this challenge/blog hop is CHRISTMAS.

Each challenge as an Overall Winner and Top 3, but wait, there is more! There's a Blog Hop Door Prize Winner! The winner will receive a 20% coupon towards any digi purchase of $10 or more in the Createful Heart's Etsy Store. In order to win, here are some simple rules to follow to be eligible for the Blog Hop Door Prize:

1.  You MUST leave a comment on each of the Design Team's blog, including
     the Createful Heart Blog.
2.  You MUST be a follower of the Createful Heart Blog.
3.  Winner will be announced on the next Challenge, #8 and also on our 
     Facebook Group page
4.  If you are a winner, please contact Mary Smith, owner/creator

The date of this Blog Hop will run for the duration of the current Challenge, 30th November through to 13th December 2017.  Now here is the list of our Design Team Members for you to "hop over to"!

Mary Smith - Owner/Creator of Createful Heart Digis & Design
Jeanie Ellis
Kimberly Pate
Judy Markowitz
Gail Hutchinson - YOU ARE HERE
Geneva Ellis
Jana Forrest


Now let me show you what I created for the Challenge #7 Blog Hop!

For the Christmas themed card, I have chosen Hettie Hedgehog's Christmas List. I decided to go with a square card to give myself plenty of room to decorate.  I began with a white shimmer card and used some papers from the Kaisercraft Mint Wishes 6 1/2" Paper Pad to build up the layers.  I die-cut the brown doily (don't ask me the brand of die, I have so many...). I coloured Mary's image with Copics to match the colours in the paper pad, added some flowers and a flair from my stash and of course, my go-to chipboard from Make It Crafty. Christmas is coloured with a Copic and the frame is embossed with  Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby white embossing enamel and Wink of Stella to finish.  I have put an insert in the card in case my recipient would like to re-gift the card  I have used washi tape (gold with stars) so it can be easily removed and the sentiment is from good-old Google.

Well, I hope you are enjoying our Challenge #7/Blog Hop 2017 celebrating Christmas and be sure to get to "hopping" and leaving a comment on each DT's blog, as well as getting your Christmas card entered into the challenge.  Have fun!

29 November 2017

28 November 2017

From the Heart Stamps - Birdbrain

Oh how I miss you Faith and your talent.  I love your Birdbrain images and will never tire of using the ones I have.  I am going to enter this one in Festive Fridays in the Outlawz Challenges.  This is Jingle Bell Birdbrain.  I hope you are still creating in that big craftroom in heaven.  Miss you so much. I might even submit this in the Monday Greetings section too in memory of you, Faith Skrdla, a special talent.

The Outlawz Progressive Challenge - November 2017

This month's free image from The Outlawz Progressive Challenge is an image from Shell Becker, a DT member. Thank you for this beautiful digi.  I am adding it to the Outlawz Progressive Challenge folders right now!