Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Challenge #44 - Anything Goes - Tuesday Alchemy

Hello again my super sweet friends and Happy Happy Tuesday!!  Hope you are doing well - it sure is quiet in blog land.  I helped my sister get all the Christmas packages wrapped and it feels great to have that part behind us.  

Today's Challenge with Tuesday Alchemy is Anything Goes and I decided to shake things up a little bit.  More about my project in a moment because I want to share we have a terrific sponsor this week and the winner will receive their choice of 4 digital images from:
Sassy Studio Designs

Our design team has some great projects to inspire you this week and you can find all their links at Tuesday Alchemy Challenge Blog and the design team links are on the left side of the blog.  They sure would love for you to visit and leave a sweet comment for them.

For this weeks challenge I decided to shake things up a little.  I have been wanting to create things with craft supplies I already have and came across numerous packages of Shabby Chic Clothes pins I found at Michael's quite a while ago.  I also had this pink round container (photo shows only the lid) but wasn't sure what to create.  The lid is about 3.5" in diameter and 1" high.  



Ironically I started playing around with the clothes pins and  attaching them one by one around the lip of the lid.


  



I started laughing because I realized I could create a small container to hold some of my most used crafting tools and keep it on top of my craft table.  I was so excited and it was a super easy project and I love it.  No glue or adhesive was needed and the container is sturdy and steady.  



It took 20 clothes pins to make the container and only had four left over.  I just love when a project just falls into place easily and quickly.  

So my dear friends please join in our challenge this week.  I can't wait to see what you create.  How cool is this??


Have a blessed day!

Hugs and smiles

Laine

Challenge 15 - Twist of Faith

Happy Tuesday my sweet friends - 

It's time for another challenge at Twist of Faith.  This weeks challenge is all about creating a card inspired by your favorite Christmas Carol.  Our sponsor this week is Meljens Designs and she is giving the lucky winner their choice of 4 uncolored images.  



I love her images and I absolutely fell in love with this little snowman.  As soon as I saw this snowman looking up at star in the sky I thought of how peaceful the scene was and it made me think of "Silent Night" which is one of my favorite Christmas Carols.  




I'm not 100% happy with how my card turned out - there are some  details I would like to have done differently.  I want there to be a little less bling in the sky so the background appears a little more peaceful and not so busy.  I am going to make another one and add it to this post a little later today.  I really do love this image and want my final card to really show case how I picture it in my mind. Probably sounds a little crazy but I guess I have crazy thoughts from time to time (silly me).

The DT has some great cards this week and the link to the Twist of Faith Challenge blog is located on the right side of my blog side bar.  I hope you will check out the DT cards and join in the challenge as well.

Time to get busy with my updated card and a little later this morning my second project will post.  

With hugs and smiles

Laine



Monday, December 10, 2012

Challenge 40 - Christmas (Shaped Cards)

Hello my sweet friends -

Hope you are doing well and had a wonderful weekend.  Are you ready for Christmas??

Wow - last week was a tough one.  My sister is finally getting around a little better and I am working on getting back into the swing of things.

This weeks challenge with Tammy's Scrappin Corner is all about Christmas and shaped cards.  Sounds pretty simple doesn't it??  We have two great sponsors:



The design team has put together some fantastic creations this week and you will find all their links on the right side of my side bar.  You will be amazed at what they have created this week and we hope you are inspired as well as eager and ready to join in this weeks challenge as well.

I used a design from QKR Stampede called "Elf riding on a Christmas Tree Bulb" and I think he is adorable.


I wish I had been able to take a better picture - sometimes it looks like the background is gold instead of a green.  I added rhinestones all around the scalloped circle.  I colored him with Copics and added lots of bling.  He looks like he is having a great time to me.  

Sure hope you will join in our challenge this week and can't wait to see what you create.  Here is the link to Tammy's Scrappin Corner.

With hugs and smiles

Laine