City Crafter Challenge # 242 Christmas Color Challenge

Hi Friends!  This is my second post for today . For the Paper Sweeties post, go here.  Today a new challenge is up at City Crafter and Ros is our wonderful hostess and has chosen the theme:
 
Theme :  Christmas Colour Challenge (create a card, tag or project using ONLY the 3 colors, MUST use all the 3 colors in the palette, but can also use neutral such as white, cream or kraft)




 For my card I used a Stamp set from Stampin up called Holiday Home. It's a fun stamp set with lots of accessories to dress up a home for the holidays! , The globe is a die from PTI.
 
 
The fabulous Darnell is our Guest Designer this week! Yay Darnell!!
 
Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT :-)
Have a great day ! Char
 

Paper Sweeties December Release Rewind!

Hi Friends! Well it's been a fun release and today we are sharing the new release from Paper Sweeties  mixed with an older set! So today I made a card using Abigail and Emma , a set from last month called  Holly Days the new set called Snow Time , an older set called Let it Snow



 
 
Thanks for visiting! Hugs, Char

Paper Sweeties December Release Party!

Hi Friends!! Today is release day at Paper Sweeties!! For my card I used Snow Days Stamp set and Snow days sweet cuts!

 
 

I'll be back tomorrow for the paper Sweeties Release Rewind!
 
Hugs, Char
 

Paper Sweeties December Release Countdown!

Hi Friends! It's day 2 of Paper Sweeties Sneak Peeks! Today I'm showing off the set called Snow Time!

 
 
What's New /These sets will be available tomorrow!
I'll be back tomorrow for Day 3 of Sneak Peeks :-)
 
Hugs, Char
 

Paper Sweeties December Release Sneak Peeks!

Hi Friends! It's time again for the December Release of Paper Sweeties!!! I just LOVE this month's release!! I had a blast creating with it!!!
 

My card is made with Snow Time stamps and dies! I  added some embossing paste to the background. water colored everything and then added some snow and glitter to sparkle it up :-)


Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
 
 
Snow Time
Deck The Halls

Sweet Cuts - Snow Time
Sweet Cuts - Deck The Halls

I'll be back tomorrow for more sneak Peeks :-)

Hugs, Char
 

Happy Birthday

Hi Friends! I hope your having a wonderful day! Just poppin in to share a card that I made using RubberSoul stamps. I love their sentiments! In keeping with this color scheme that I'm on a kick with,  I decided to take a break for a minute from Christmas cards and make a birthday card for a dear friend! My friends name is Teresa and we've been friends for 47 years....diaper age lol! She's a terrific person whom I love dearly :-)
 
 
The embossing folder comes from Tim Holtz called Beaded Garland and you can find it here , the balloons are from Simon Says and that's about it!
 
Thanks for visiting :-) Tomorrow's Friday yay!!!!!! Hugs, Char

City Crafter Challenge Week 241 ~ Glittering in Snowflakes

Hi Friends! Its time for a new challenge at City Crafter!! This week Kirsty is our Hostess and she has chosen the theme:


Theme: Glittering Snowflakes (create a project with glittered snowflakes)
 
 
 
 

 I started by cutting out the snowflake with my Cameo, then I ran it Thur my Zyron to transfer the sticky and then added glitter. I also used the Cameo to cut my reindeer. The sentiment is from Precious Remembrance


 
Our Guest designer this week is Mariken winner of week 236!
 
Be sure to visit City Crafter to see the awesome creations from the DT :-)
Thanks for visiting me and have a great week! Hugs, Char

Visions of Sugar Plums Winner

Hi Friends!! Thanks so much for joining in our Visions of Sugar Plums blog hop! It was so much fun!
 
The winner is Carol from  La Crosse!! Congrats Carol! Please E-mail me with your address so I can get your prize out to you!!
 
Have a wonderful weekend!! Char

Visions of Sugar Plums Day 5

Hi Friends! Today is the last day of Visions of Sugar Plums and I have enjoyed it so much! Thank You Lori for inviting me this year!


Today's card is made with a Papertrey Ink die, The background is watercolored...seems like It's my favorite thing to do nowadays! I also used my Cameo to cut the snowflakes and sprinkled them with  lots of glitter.


 
Blogs to visit
 

 There are also daily giveaways!. To participate in the shop giveaway's and ChouxChoux Paper Art giveaways, you need to comment on Lori's blog letting her know you want to win.
Lori will add your name into the "hat." You also get your name added for every comment you leave on the participating blogs.
Store Giveaways:
 
Iralamija Shop - one digital set
Moonlighting by Mary - one digital set
Studio Shine Vintage - one digital set
Cameo Shoppe - old clocks circles
Kitty Bee Design - one digital image

We've come to a close for Visions of Sugarplums, I hope you gathered alot of inspiring ideas from the fabulous blogs you visited :-) Come back tomorrow for the winner on my blog :-)
 
 
 
Thanks for all your comments and support :-) You girls are awesome!
Hugs, Char


 
 
 

Visions of sugar plums day 4

Hi Friends! It's day 4 of Visions of sugar plums!! It's been so much fun! Up today is a wall hanging I made for a friend!


 

My friend Maria sent me a prize that I won on her blog and included in the package was a piece of corrugated cardboard. I thought It would make the perfect backdrop for this! I started by trimming it down, adding some Tim Holtz PP to the background, then I dry brushed some white paint over the pp. I cut some snow with Simon Says stitched slopes and hills dies, then added glitter. The snowflakes are Lawn Fawn stitched snowflakes. I glittered them up too. The pine tree is a die from IO. The joy sentiment is a die from PTI called Wet Paint Holiday. The tree is cut with my Cameo and colored with Distress Inks and then glittered. The snowman  is a Tim Holtz die and is cut from Grunge Paper, colored with distress inks and glittered also.
Now I'm sending you to the next stop on the blog hop!
To the fabulous Regina!
 
   Regina
     May      

Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win. I will be drawing a winner on December 6th :-)


 

There are also daily giveaways!. To participate in the shop giveaway's and ChouxChoux Paper Art giveaways, you need to comment on Lori's blog letting her know you want to win.
Lori will add your name into the "hat." You also get your name added for every comment you leave on the participating blogs.
Store Giveaways:
Studio Shine
Kitty Bee Designs
The Cutting Cafe
Come back tomorrow for Day Five of Visions of Sugarplums!

Thanks for all your comments and support :-) You girls are awesome!
Hugs, Char


 

Visions of Sugar Plums Day 3

Hi Friends!! I truly hope you've enjoyed my projects so far :-) Today is another snowman! I first saw this snowman on Lori's blog and HAD to buy it, he is so cute!! I loved coloring him too! I think she's out of it but here's the link to her store
 
 
 
 

I used distressed ink for the background and my favorite snow stencil by Simon Says. For those of you E-mailing me as to where I got the stamps and dies etc.... I'm sorry girls that I'm neglecting to add links of where I got the product. I will be better :-) Those sweet little lights are from PTI. It comes with the shaker tree die.
 
I thought I'd share a receipe that I found to make with the grandkids! These are super cute and I think the grandkids and I will have a blast making them! Mom and Dad won;t be thrilled about the sugar  as they really don't let the girls have much (which is good), but it's once a year right?
 
Christmas trees Krispie Treat Christmas Trees
 


INGREDIENTS:
  • 6 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 10.5 oz Marshmallows
  • Green Food Coloring
  • 12 Miniature Reese’s Cups
  • 1/3 cup M&M Minis
  • 12 Candy Stars
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 3 tbsp Corn Syrup
DIRECTIONS:
  1. To help in forming the cone shape, take the foam that comes in a waffle cone pack to protect the cones and cut it to make a form to help shape the trees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium to large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  4. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  5. Add enough food coloring to make mixture dark green (it will lighten when cereal is added).
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Add the Rice Krispies cereal and stir until cereal is well coated.
  8. Allow to set about 4 minutes.
  9. Butter a your hands and form mixture into cone shapes.
  10. Place cones onto prepared pan.
  11. Allow to cool and firm up for several hours.
  12. Mix powdered sugar, milk and corn syrup in a bowl until smooth.
  13. Transfer to piping bag or zippered bag to pipe onto cookies.
  14. Pipe like a garland around each tree.
  15. Space M&M minis like ornaments onto the garland.
  16. Pipe a dab of icing on top of tree to act as glue and attach star.
  17. Place a Reese’s upside down on pan. Pipe icing on it and place tree on top.
  18. Allow to set before serving.

Now I'm sending you to the next stop on the blog hop!
 
To the fabulous Lisa!
 
        Char (me)
May 
 


Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win. I will be drawing a winner on December 6th :-)
 
 
There are also daily giveaways!. To participate in the shop giveaway's and ChouxChoux Paper Art giveaways, you need to comment on Lori's blog letting her know you want to win.
 
Lori will add your name into the "hat." You also get your name added for every comment you leave on the participating blogs.
 
 
Store Giveaways:
Studio Shine
Kitty Bee Designs
The Cutting Cafe
 
Come back tomorrow for Day Four of Visions of Sugarplums!
 
Thanks for all your comments and support :-) You girls are awesome!
 
Hugs, Char



Designer's House of Cards Blog Hop

Hi Friends! Note: I have three separate posts for today, I would be so happy if you would scroll down to see the rest :-) Today is the  Day that Designer's House of Cards invited the Paper Sweeties to join in their blog hop! And below is the inspiration picture! I think it's so pretty! Turquoise is my favorite color lately!




Here's my card. I decided a circle card was in order to duplicate the plate. The wreath was cut from silver glitter paper. The deer is from Wplus 9, and the sentiment is from Paper Sweeties. I added some ribbon, striped twine and the rusty bells are from Paper Sweeties!


Below is the blog hop list and I'm sure you will see some wonderful inspiration!!! This hop will run from December 1st at 6:00 AM CST thru December 15th at noon CST. Any card style is welcome ! So I hope you can play along!!
Mynnette Kitchen (HOC owner)
Don't forget to visit HOC to see all the inspiration and wonderful prizes to win! Hugs, Char 

Visions of Sugarplums Day 2!

Hi, welcome to Day 2 of Visions of Sugar Plums Blog Hop!! I'm so glad your here! It's been so much fun seeing all the inspiration!
 
 
 
This background to this little card was cut with my Cameo, The adorable little snowman and the sentiment are from Paper Smooches!

 
And here's another little gift envelope I made for the grandkids :-) snowmen are my absolutely favorite !!
 
 
I'm adding this card to the Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge :-)
 

 
 
 
Blogs on the hop!
 
Char (me)
 
Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win. I will be drawing a winner on December 6th :-)

 
 
There are also daily giveaways!. To participate in the shop giveaway's and ChouxChoux Paper Art giveaways, you need to comment on Lori's blog letting her know you want to win.

Lori will add your name into the "hat." You also get your name added for every comment you leave on the participating blogs.


Store Giveaways:

Studio Shine
Kitty Bee Designs
The Cutting Cafe

 
Come back tomorrow for Day Three of Visions of Sugarplums!

Hugs, Char

City Crafter Challenge #240 A wreath for this Season

Hi Friends! It's the fabulous Stella's turn to host at City Crafter and she has chosen the theme:
 
A Wreath for this Season (create a card or project using a wreath on it. AND add a touch of silver to it, e.g. a piece of tinsel, silver embossing, silver paper or sequins. You can add it to your background, sentiment or on the wreath itself, as long as we could see it)
 
 
I started by stamping the wreath from W plus 9. The deer is from Wplus 9 as well. I added some embossed kraft paper to the bottom. The little scallop is from Pretty Pink posh :-)
 
I'm entering this card into the Stampin Celebration Inspiration :-)


 
This weeks Guest Designer is Kamila ! Here blog is so inspiring!
 
 
I'm entering this card into CAS(E) this sketch 101 :-)
 
 
And be sure to visit the talented girls at City Crafter!
 
Hugs, Char

 

Mixed Media Card Challenge #6 Home

Hi friends! Boy three posts for today! Scroll down for the other posts :-) Today is a new challenge up at the Mixed Media card Challenge!! The theme is


I'm also adding this card to CAS(E) this sketch  #101 challenge!


I used the new Ellen Essentials designed by Julie Ebersole, it's such an adorable die set! I water colored the background and glittered up the little village!

I hope you have time to get your hands inky and play along!! Hugs, Char

Vision of Sugar Plums Day 1 Blog Hop

For Paper Sweeties post, go here

Hi Friends! I'm so excited to be joining Lori and the rest of these talented girls on the 4th annual Visions of Sugar Plums 2014! Thanks Lori! If you haven't participated in this blog hop there's lots of inspiration, fun and prizes!! So, each day visit each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win !!



 I made this card using an adorable reindeer from Rubbersoul  I just love him! I colored him in with distress inks. The background is cut with my Cameo, as are the snowflakes.
 
 
A little pillow gift box I made using Papertrey stamps colored with distress inks. 
 
 
Here is a picture of what I will be giving away . I will draw a name of the list of comments on December 6th and post the winner here on my blog.

 (Prize package from me)
 
There are also daily giveaways. To participate in the shop giveways and ChouxChoux Paper Art giveaways, you need to comment on Lori's blog letting her know you want to win.
Lori will add your name into the "hat."  You also get your name added for every comment you leave on the participating blogs.    
 
Store Giveaways:
 
Now I'm sending you to the fabulous Lisa! If you get lost in the hop, see the hop list below.
Make sure you visit each person in the hop to increase your chances of winning one of the following prizes posted above.....Check back with me tomorrow with another fun project.
Char (me)
 
Hugs, Char

Paper Sweeties December Inspiration Challenge #25 - 'Happy Holidays'

Hi Friends!!!  I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving, I did! I had my son, daughter, daughter In law and grand kids! It's time for paper Sweeties Monthly Inspiration Challenge! Isn't that a sweet gingerbread man?


 
For my card I incorporated Debbie's sweet gingerbread man from Ho,Ho,Ho stamp set, and Holly Days
 
 
The next stop on the Inspiration blog hop is the talemted Debbie!

I hope you can play along this month!! Hugs, Char

Miss You Case (e) this sketch #101 Challenge

Hi Friends! Second post for today :-) I made this card from the sketch below.


 
I know , my cards seem to be getting minimal these days.  I'm not sure if it's because I'm pressed for time, or I am beginning to love the CAS look, either way I'm O.K. with doing all kids of styles...whatever strikes me at the time lol I love this stamp set by Mama Elephant, there's so many adorable stamps in the set :-) The wreath is from PTI...

 
I
I'll be busy the next few days cooking and cleaning for Thanksgiving dinner with my family. I hope you have the BEST Thanksgiving and enjoy your family and friends!
 
Hugs, Char

City Crafter Challenge Week # 239 ~ Techniques

Hi Friends! It's my week as hostess at Cit5y Crafter and I've chosen the theme:
techniques. Go ahead and play with some paint,molding paste, stencils,embossing, water coloring....I want to see what your favorite technique is.


For my card I used this adorable sentiment that 's shaped like a tree. It is from a company  called Rubbersoul . They also do custom name and address stamps as well as custom letterpress, I've acquired a few of their stamps and their wonderful!!
 
 
 
I've water colored the background, used embossing paste and a stencil for the snow. The branch is a die cut from IO that I glittered up.
 
Our Guest designer this week is Gerjanne, please stop by and say hi and see her wonderful work!
 
And stop by City Crafter to see the talented DT's creations :-)
 
Hugs, Char
 

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