Sunday, December 30, 2018

Baggage Allowance Exceeded (FDA Annabel Haines)


Most beds sleep up to six cats. Ten cats without the owner. ~Stephen Baker

Good morning!
Today I am excited to share with you a card I made using an image called "Baggage Allowance Exceeded" from our upcoming Featured Digi Artist Annabel Haines of Knitty Kitty Digis 



Isn't this the cutest image? I can't help but grin every time I look at it and am thinking my next attempt will be paper piecing. Those kitty'swould be adorable in different prints! 


For my card, I decided to color my kitty’s to look like Siamese Cats (will as best I could – LOL)



More information on this card and the image can be found in the January-February 2019 issue of Through the Craft room Door scheduled for released on January 7th

Challenge Blog: http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/


Make sure you check out Annabels Etsy Store “Eekers” and other social media sites!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KnittyKittyDigis/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knittykittydigis/
Etsy Shop: http://eekers.etsy.com
Personal Blog: http://cartwaycards.blogspot.com/

Thanks fo stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara




Let's start the new year right ...


Be at War with your Vices, at Peace with your Neighbors, and let every New-Year find you a better Man. ~Quoted in Benjamin Franklin's 1755 Poor Richard's Almanack, December [Thanks, Quote Investigator! —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

Good morning!
A new Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge is in process at The Outlawz Challenges. Each week we will give you a theme based on a song or a rhyme along with a bit of the lyrics/lines with which to take inspiration from to create a card/project! You can also look on-line to get more information about the Song/Rhyme.

Our sponsor this month is our very own Anne Fenton with a prize of 3 pre-selected digital stamps


This week’s inspiration comes from a rhyme/song selected by Me:
One minute to midnight
One minute to go
One minute to say good-bye
Before we say hello
Let's start the new year right
Twelve o'clock tonight
When they dim the light
Let's begin
Kissing the old year out
Kissing the new year in
Let's watch the old year die
With a fond good-bye
And our hopes as high
As a kite
How can our love go wrong if
We start the new year right?
Let's watch the old year die
With a fond good-bye
And our hopes as high
As a kite
How can our love go wrong if
We start the new year right?
Songwriters: Irving Berlin
  
Here’s my 5 x 7 card


Supplies
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Happy New Year sentiment from Wordsworth
  • Ink from Stampin Up and Close to My Heart
  • Rhinestones from my stash
  • Stamps & Sentiment from Close to My Heart “Fireworks Fun”

So, remember to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Thank you ...


When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things — not the great occasions — give off the greatest glow of happiness. ~Bob Hope 

Good morning and Merry Christmas!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week Through the Craft Room Door with a one year subscription to the magazine which includes access to back issues, videos and more!

I made my card during a Fun Stampers Journey play date with some friends. I really like that this card looks very fancy but was sooo easy to make!


All of the items used to make this card are from Fun Stampers Journey with the exception of the sentiment. In the process of taking this card out of my travel bag I ripped the original sentiment so replaced it with a die cut one I had in my die stash.

Come play along with us!
(Hugs) Cara

For unto us a Child is Born!


And, so, Christmas comes to bless us! Comes to teach us how to find the joy of giving happiness and the joy of being kind. ~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "There Will Always Be a Christmas" (1940s)


From My Family to Yours!
Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Healthy, Wealthy & Happy New Year!
(Hugs) Cara

Santa Giraffe


One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly." ~ (1919-), American writer, producer, humorist. ~ Andy Rooney

Good Morning and Merry Christmas! 
Hard to believe this will be the last color challenge of 2018 at The Outlawz Challenges

Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is The Paper Shelter and this week we have a really fun inspirational board from Laurian!

For my card I am using a fun TPS image which comes from a set called Giraffes on Holiday


Here's the Sketch




Here’s the Board!


Supplies:
  • Pre-colored Image from “Giraffes on Holiday”” from The Paper Shelter printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White cardstock
  • Card stock from Stampin Up! and American Crafts
  • Glitter glue from Studio G
  • Ink from Scrapbook.com
  • Sentiment unknown
  • Sketch: Cas(E) This Sketch CTS7
  • Stampin Up! Scallop edge punch

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Jingle Bells ...


Very gay they were with snow and sleigh-bells, holly-boughs, and garlands, below, and Christmas sunshine in the winter sky above. All faces shone, all voices had a cheery ring, and everybody stepped briskly on errands of good-will. ~Louisa May Alcott, "Seamstress," Work: A Story of Experience, 1873

Good morning!
A new Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge is in process at The Outlawz Challenges. Each week we will give you a theme based on a song or a rhyme along with a bit of the lyrics/lines with which to take inspiration from to create a card/project! You can also look on-line to get more information about the Song/Rhyme.

Our sponsor this month is our very own Anne Fenton with a prize of 3 pre-selected digital stamps


This week’s inspiration comes from a rhyme/song selected by Vickie:
[Chorus]
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

Here is my card


Supplies
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from my Stash
  • Jingle Bell dies from CC Designs
  • Rhinestones from Want 2 Scrap
  • Sentiment die for Sizzix “Holiday Words”
  • Silver cardstock from my stash
  • Sketch: Papercraftstar (Kim Duran)

So, remember to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Friday, December 21, 2018

Ugly Sweater Cards ...


Christmas is coming; it is almost here!
With Santa and presents, good will and cheer!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Christmas" (1940s)

Today I am sharing a couple of Christmas cards I made using a freebie images from Betty Roberts of Simply Betty Stamping!

Image and sentiment for both cards are from Betty and were printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock are based on My Favorite Things Sketches.

5 x 7 Card #1

Supplies
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper “Christmas Cheer” from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • ProMarkers
  • Rhinestones from my Stash
Sketch MFTWSC49



5 x 7 card #2
This card is for the Ugly Sweater card challenge she has in process on her Facebook Page SBS Friends. The sweater and leggings are paper-pieced.

Supplies
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Circle Punch from Marvy
  • Design Paper from The Paper Studio, Touched by a Butterfly and my Stash
  • Fern punch from Martha Stewart
  • Glitter glue from Studio G
  • Glitter paper from The Paper Studio (Red) and Stampin Up! (White)
  • Gold pearl (for earring) from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Knitted Pattern embossing folder from Richard Garay
  • ProMarkers
  • Snowflake Punch unknown
  • Wood Snowflake from Target $1 bin

Sketch MFTWSC177

 Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Nicest Thoughts

Golden threads of imagination will always be found woven into the fabric of a human life, and it affords one of the sweetest pastimes to old age to sit down and slowly unravel them, recalling the hours when first they were spun. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone, 1882

Good morning!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is MMedel Illustrations with a prize of 3 images

For my card I am using a cute image called Dreamy Fox. I used the image twice, resizing and flipping one to create this cute pair of foxes.


Supplies (5 x 7 card)
  • Digi Image: Dreamy Foxes by MMedel Illustrations printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock
  • Card candy from my stash
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Memories India Ink
  • Promarkers
  • Sentiment from The Angel Company (Closed)
  • Studio G Glitter Glue


Come play along with us!
(Hugs) Cara


Christmas Turkey?


Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! ~ Charles Dickens

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which is currently running at The Outlawz Challenges.

Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is The Paper Shelter and this week Sharon as chosen a board featuring Green, blue and red.

For my card I am using a TPS image called The Turkeys Ready



  
Here’s the Board!


Supplies:
  • Pre-colored Image “The Turkey’s Ready” from The Paper Shelter printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White cardstock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from Pebbles “olly Jolly”
  • Holly Sticker from EK Success
  • Ink from Scrapbook.com
  • Unity Sentiment from Shakin Things Up

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Monday, December 17, 2018

Let's meet under the Mistletoe ...


Because we need Christmas we had better understand what it is and what it isn't. Gifts, holly, mistletoe, and red-nosed reindeer are fun as traditions, but they are not what Christmas is really all about. Christmas pertains to that glorious moment when the Son of our Father joined his divinity to our imperfect humanity. - Hugh W. Pinnock

Good Evening! 
I finally managed to get a card done using the new Progressive Freebie Challenge from the DigiStamps4Joy Facebook Group

This month our image is this festive cutie called Giraffe Mistletoe! If you wanna play along with the rest of us you can purchase the image HERE for a discounted price to get started!




Supplies (5 x 7 card)
  • Digi Image Giraffe Mistletoe from DigiStamps4Joy printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock
  • Card stock: White for based from The Paper Studio, Teal from American Crafts
  • Design Paper, Red & green cardstock from my stash
  • Digi Design Paper from Touched By a Butterfly
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Rhinestones from my Stash
  • Sentiment from Halo Rubber Stamps (Closed)
  • Snowflake die from Bo Bunny
  • Sparkle Silk from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Staedtler Water Colo Pencils
  • Sketch: Deconstructed Sketch 163


Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

I am entering the following Challenge(s)

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Away in a Manger ...

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it "Christmas" and went to church; the Jews called it "Hanukka" and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say "Merry Christmas!" or "Happy Hanukka!" or (to the atheists) "Look out for the wall!" ~Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's Guide"

Good morning!
A new Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge is in process at The Outlawz Challenges. Each week we will give you a theme based on a song or a rhyme along with a bit of the lyrics/lines with which to take inspiration from to create a card/project! You can also look on-line to get more information about the Song/Rhyme.

Our sponsor this month is our very own Anne Fenton with a prize of 3 pre-selected digital stamps


This week’s inspiration comes from a rhyme/song selected by Margaret:
Away in a Manger
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

Here's my 5 x 7 card


Supplies
  • Circle Punches from EK Success
  • Design Paper from PhotoPlay “O come let us adore Him” and “The Star of Bethlehem”
  • Ink from Scrapbook.com
  • Rhinestones from Recollections
  • Stamps from Unity Stamp Co. “A Child is Born”
  • Vellum from EK Success “Pixie Dust”
  • Sketch: My Favorite Things MFTWSC58


So, remember to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara
  

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

She Wolf ...

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. ~ Victor Hugo

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which is currently running at The Outlawz Challenges.

Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is The Paper Shelter and this week we have quite the cheerful board from Jacqui. She as chosen pink and we get top pick 2 colors from the photo. For my square card I am using a TPS image called She Wolf and my two color choices are blue and brown ...

  
  Here’s the Board!


Supplies:
  • Pre-colored Image “Se Wolf” from The Paper Shelter printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White cardstock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper is unknown
  • Fun Stampers Journey die, Spring Blooms
  • Sizzix dies, Classic Circles
  • Stash: Gems


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Here comes Santa Claus


No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood. ~ Francis Pharcellus Church

Good morning!
A new Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge is in process at The Outlawz Challenges. Each week we will give you a theme based on a song or a rhyme along with a bit of the lyrics/lines with which to take inspiration from to create a card/project! You can also look on-line to get more information about the Song/Rhyme.

Our sponsor this month is our very own Anne Fenton with a prize of 3 pre-selected digital stamps

This week’s inspiration comes from a rhyme/song selected by Deb
Here comes Santa Claus
Here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus Lane
Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer
Pullin' on the reins
Bells are ringin', children singin'


Supplies (5 x 7)
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base), American Crafts and Stampin Up!
  • Glitter glue from Studio G
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • Rhinestones from Recollections
  • Santa topper is from a Memory kit called Christmas Cheer
  • Sentiment from Penny Black “Joy & Merriment”
  • Snowflake punches from EK Success and Martha Stewart

So, remember to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Color Red ...

Red is the ultimate cure for sadness. ~ Bill Blass

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which is currently running at The Outlawz Challenges.

Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is The Paper Shelter and this week Ursula has selected a monotone challenge for us in the color red!

For my 5 x 7 card I am using a TPS image called Rose and a Verve Sketch




Here's the Sketch (Okay I messed up a few things, but close enough right?)


Here’s the Board




Supplies:
  • Pre-colored Image “Rose” from The Paper Shelter printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White cardstock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base), Stampin Up! and American Crafts
  • Design Paper from DCWV “Forbidden Floral” and scrap bin
  • Rhinestones from the Dollar store
  • Sizzix dies, Classic Circles
  • Sketch: Verve VLVAPR2011


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem. ~ William Hamilton Gibson

Good morning!
A new Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge is in process at The Outlawz Challenges. Each week we will give you a theme based on a song or a rhyme along with a bit of the lyrics/lines with which to take inspiration from to create a card/project! You can also look on-line to get more information about the Song/Rhyme.

Our sponsor this month is our very own Anne Fenton with a prize of 3 pre-selected digital stamps.

This week’s inspiration comes from a rhyme/song selected by Lynn

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

Just like the ones I used to know

Where the treetops glisten and children listen

To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

Just like the ones I used to know

Where the treetops glisten and children listen

To hear sleigh bells in the snow


I generally struggle with all white cards. I think they look amazing but when I try to make them, I want to start throwing color on them but I do believe I managed to pull this one off. Was so happy with how it turned out I actually made 3 more to add to my Christmas card file.



Supplies (A2 card)
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio
  • Christmas Elegance embossing folder from Embossalicious!
  • Pearls from Recollections
  • Stash: Metal tag, Snowflake sequins
  • White Eyelash trim from a Collage pack
  • White sequin trim from Novtex 

So, remember to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Beach Hut Holiday ...


Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering. ~ A. A. Milne

Hi there! 
Today starts a new monthly challenge on the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog and this month our challenge theme is Celebrations! For my 5 x 7 card, I used Beach Hut Holiday - image no 158 to make a retirement card.


Supplies:
  • Digi Image “Beach Hut Holiday #158” from SheepSki Designs printed on Stampin up! Whisper White card stock.
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Dark Roast Silk from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Diamond Glaze from Judkins
  • Ink from Scrapbook.com
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Repeat Impressions (The inside says: It’s just a pleasant change of direction.)

Now ... You have two ways to play along with SheepSki Designs!

BLOG ... Where you can use any hand colored image for a chance to win 3 images ... BUT, if you use a SheepSki Designs image and are the winner, you get an additional image choice

or

FACEBOOK ... Where you must use a SheepSki Designs Image for a chance to win 3 images

As a bonus, when you are done shopping in the STORE, use this code “skiandrea10” at checkout to receive a 10% discount off your purchase! So, come along and play one or both! Can't wait to see what you create!
(Hugs) Cara