Saturday, November 18, 2017

25 Tags of Christmas - Day 18

Avery Elle is Day 18's sponsor ... time for another pun-y Christmas card from me... please don't be offended - I have the utmost respect for the most Blessed of all Holidays!


No... that sentiment isn't part of the Avery Elle set I used - it's all mine - and it's just something I love to do!

You have been creating tons of beautiful Tags... we can't wait to see your Avery Elle tags!

=]  Michele

Supplies:  Avery Elle: NO Way! & Laurels - sadly no longer available.  and MFT Wonky Rectangle for the tag base. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #313

Freshly Made Sketches' host is Karren Johnson... and it drew me in like ... like ... well.  a big ol' piece of chocolate cake - how's that?
Karren gnomes how much I admire her Copic skills - thought I'd put my own to task:

Inside:  you Gnome me so well!

That's it for today ... sorry about the plethora of posts ... that trouble with Blogger really messed with my schedule this week!  TGIF!

I'll see you tomorrow for Day 18 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

=]  Michele

First, and Second Helpings

Happy to have enough of those gorgeous blooms I created during Bobby's visit to make more than one card ... think it's okay to serve up Second Helpings to The Flower Challenge's CAS #14?  We'll see!

Roses, and Hellebores... aren't they the perfect pair? These are from Wplus9, and Dawn has a wonderfully helpful video sharing her way of using the MISTI with layering stamps... you'll find it here.  This is the second card I created with them:

CAS is often described as having "lots of white space" but I think this soft grey is a beautiful stand-in!

Speaking of WHITE ... here is another little goodie that Bobby brought along... this darling little Christmas Tree die from Concord & 9th ... fa la la fabulous!  and on its way to Inspired By all the Little Things #72... Laura Jane's white Christmas tree was my inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by ... always makes me...
=]  Michele

Thursday, November 16, 2017

CAS[E] this Sketch #248

Chrissy Larson has 20/20 vision for Sketch design, don't you think... let me show you what she's gifted us for the next TWO weeks!  Yes, it is a two week long challenge so we can gather together with our families to give thanks!

I have another little new-to-me Penny Black stamp ... she wanted to play cards with us today:

Please don't even start to give me credit for my water coloring, I must tell you that the Penny Black folks give us very beautiful graphics on their packaging - I simply followed their lead, the best I could.  I started with Zigs, came in with a bit of Fossilized Amber Oxide ink for the bauble, with a splash of Gansai Tambi gold mixed in.  Finished her off with a sprinkling of Stickles! 

Voila!  Another Christmas card done:  check!

It's time I invite you to the CAS[E] this Sketch blog -   BUT I really want to say how grateful I am for all of you that visit, comment - making this journey with me... thank you - I wouldn't, couldn't do it without your support! 

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

=]  Michele

Penny Black:  "Angel Swing"
Wplus9 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles for the panel cuts
Pale Rose Bazzill card stock from E.H.

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 16

Ellen Hutson, LLC is our sponsor today ... need I remind you how much I love this company?  didn't think so  =]

I might have to buy someone a bottle of bubbly for this one!

Can a tag be masculine?  I totally think this is, and a bit sexy!
and that ribbon?  just one of those tucked into
every order shipped!
This black and white theme just kept recreating itself on my craft table:
That 'Holiday Cheer' sentiment comes from another fave
from E.H.: Advent
Small on size, but big on beautiful is what I think about a black and white design - a bit of Delicata Gold didn't hurt, either!
I hope you enjoyed my little foray into Tag-ing with Ellen Hutson ... I'm off to see what Ellen's team gifted us with... will you join me? 

I can't wait to see what little wonders you add to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags gallery!
=]  Michele

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Flower Challenge - CAS

Since CAS is my go-to style, why has it taken a reminder to get a card over to The Flower Challenge's CAS challenge? 

Well, I had just the card today - a perfect fit... well.  at least I think it does!

Hope they do, too!

=]  Michele

Supplies from Bobby's stash:  Wplus9 Hellebore, and Rose Builder sets, and a tag from C&9th; my own Last Leaf ink, a few DOX inks, and the perfect slip of vellum, and dash of enamel dots!

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 15

Whether I like it or not, Winter will soon be coming our way... how do you feel about SNOW?  I'm good with it, if I don't have to shovel too much at one time... or if I can create it on a card - Tracey is inviting us to do just that today as we join her at Muse: Christmas Visions - challenge 89!  Theme: Snow!

Here is my idea of a little snow-bunny-fun!  Do I ever wish you were here to help him make a snow-angel with his little wobbler-action!

If you visit me on Instagram, you can see that action - Bobby was my hand-double! 

Now we cannot wait to see what you'll do with the Snow-themed challenge.  Don't forget to:  
  • follow the rules - here AND link to MCV!
  • fix that 'no-reply blogger' issue - I feel so badly when I cannot say thank you for visiting with a click of the mouse!
  • and, most importantly make those tags, peeps!!!  there are such fantastic prizes!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

=]  Michele

Supplies:  The Cat's Pajamas - Got Snow?  Reverse Confetti Tag Me TooNuvo Glimmer Paste