Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge 95- Snowman with a Die Cut

I love love love snowman and Sassy Cheryl has some GREAT snowman digis.  If you haven't seen them, you've got to check them out. What a great challenge!  Who doesn't love a snowman.

I used the Sizzix snowflake embossing folder for the background.  The large snowflake die cut is from the Winter Lace Cricut cartridge.  I colored and cut out this great Sassy Cheryl digi called "Flat Bottom Snowman" with my copics.  I know the snowflake is red and my husband says he's never seen a red snowflake but I wanted the snowflake to match the scarf. For all you crafters and card makers out there I know you'll get it.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - Show off your corners

Well Christmas is almost here and I still have a long list of things to do.  I love the holiday season, there's always so much to do with decorating, shopping, baking, wrapping and crafting and they usually happen in that order.  My paper crafting and card making seems to get the last few minutes of my available time.  I took a few minutes to play in the Hoedown this week, I didn't receive the free digi since I didn't play last week but I have a good collection of Hambo stamps & digis to choose from.  Staying with the winter theme I used one of the stamps from their Winter release called Snowman Sled. The challenge this week is to create a project that shows off our corners. 

I started to cut the corners to show the snowflakes and ended up almost removing the corners to show off the embossed snowflakes.  The background was created using the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink-faded jeans.  I then applied Stampendous Boss Gloss and hologram embossing powder and heated it.  The stamps are from the Stampin' Up set - Thanks snow much and the white swirl was created with the Die-namic die called elegant scrollwork.  The Hambo stamp Snowman Sled was colored with my Copics markers and then dazzling diamonds added to the swirls. Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - Dry Embossing

This week's Hambo Hoedown challenge is to incorporate dry embossing on your project. We received a really cute snowball fight digi for playing last week, but I'm having all kinds of computer trouble this week.  So frustrating..... So I decided to use a great Rubber Image from Hambo Stamps called Christmas Window.  The background of bricks were dry embossed using a Tim Holtz/Sizzix embossing folder and then I swiped a white ink pad over the embossing to make the texture stand out more.

I colored the Christmas Window with COPICS markers and then cut it out and attached to the brick background. I stamped the icicle stamp, added dazzling diamond stickles, cut them out and glued them to the top of the window.  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.