Santa Pants...

Good morning everyone!  Well I have to tell  you, I turned on our house furnace this morning.  I woke up and our house had cooled overnight to16C (60F) and -4C (24F) outside.  Almost time to bring out the mittens!!!

Also, this is my last post until October - I am leaving tomorrow and won't be visiting my craft room for 2 1/2 weeks!  I hope I don't suffer too much withdrawal!!!  Though who am I kidding - I will be poolside, relaxing,  and sipping pina coladas, I will try not miss home too much!

(Now, of course, I have the Pina Colada song in my head)

Today I have a quick card to share with you all - I thought it would be appropriate for a male, as I have used no obvious "pretty things."
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; DCWV papers; Recollections cardstock; Rectangle Nestie;  Copics;  Martha Stewart White Flock;  wooden buttons;  red floss.

I made Santa Pants for the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - the F word (floss, for the fellas, flock)
digital tuesday - celebrate any season
Bearly Mine Challenges - button it up!
Card Positioning System - use Tami's sketch:

Please enjoy your Wednesday and I hope to see all your smiling faces when I return in October!

Stay crafty.  Deanne :)

Oh wait:  here are the New Releases from StampFairy - aren't they just ADORABLE!!!


Meet the Birthday Girl...

Good morning all.  I hope the weekend was good to you.  I felt I got a lot accomplished, it almost felt like a long weekend, almost.

Today's DT Challenge: The continued theme at StampFairy Challenge is a sketch!  You have one more week to get in your entries.

I used a recent New Release:  Birthday Kids {found here}:
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; ATD papers; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Oval, Scalloped Oval, Circle, and Beaded Circle Nesties;  Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Martha Stewart Onyx glitter;  Recollections gems;  hemp twine.

I made the Birthday Girl for the following challenges:
Di's Digi Challenge - anything goes
Clearly iStamp - pattern papers
Card Making Mamas - go digital

StampFairy sketch:

Thanks for visiting me today.  Stay crafty.
Deanne :)


The Bobbleheads:

What another scorcher out there!  Today reached 31C (88F) and of course today we needed to do some yard work.  It felt a whole lot hotter in that blazing sun, let me tell you.  Good thing for lots of iced water - probably the most satisfying thing ever!

To cool things off - I made two cutie Christmas cards:

Card Ingredients:
Bugaboo digis; DCWV papers;  Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen;  Martha Stewart Mica tinsel glitter;  Fiskars Threading Water border punch;  Dress It Up buttons;  red floss.
I made this set of cards for the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - Let's Get Punchy 
Some Odd Girl - stitching 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - use sketch #118-49:

Please enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Stay crafty.
Deanne :)


Shimmer Gingy:

Good morning all!  What a week weather wise, I think it's been the hottest week all Summer.  Yesterday it got up to 34C ( 93F) which is pretty hot for September.  Personally, I am waiting for the snow - yes, I am crazy.

With all this snow talk I think it is appropriate to share a Christmas card!  You will now see me go into full on Christmas cards since I realized I am leaving next week until October (sneaks up on a person!)

Gingy is full of shimmer (hence the reflection in the photo).  Doesn't he look good enough to eat?? I "aged" the lace from white to creamy with inks - I am quite happy with the result.  I wish I would have thought of this 6 months ago when I needed creamy colored lace :)

Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; My Mind's Eye papers; Recollections shimmer cardstock; Labels Nine Nesties;  Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Martha Stewart Crystal Glitter;  CraftSmart Chocolate Brown and Gold inks;  Celebrate It ribbon;  Dress It Up button;  Creatology lace;  twine

I made Gingy for the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - song inspiration: "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies
Do You Stack Up - texture
Crafts and Me Challenge - buttons and bows
Christmas Card Challenges - Chocolate, Cream, and Cranberry
Crafty Ribbons - Festive Cheer in September
CASE Study Challenge - CASE this gorgeous card from Julie Lacey:

Have a wonderful, wonderful Friday and weekend!  Stay crafty.
Deanne :)


Birthday Flowers:

Good morning - I hope you all are enjoying your Thursday so far.  It's Friday tomorrow, and that makes me happy :)

I did something different this time around with the card I am sharing with you today.  I call it "simple" yet this "simple" card took me two hours to do.  Leave it to me to make simple hard!!!

The cream paper is shimmery and I gave the flowers a once-over with Smooch Spritz to give them some sparkle too.

Card Ingredients:
K&Co papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Martha Stewart paper flowers;  Smooch Vanilla Spritz;  Recollections pearls.

I made this birthday card for the following challenges:
Crazy Amigos - sewing
Birthday Sundaes - anything goes birthday
Sketchbook Saturday - Chupa's FABulous sketch:
Enjoy your day and stay crafty.
Deanne :)


Duty Rooster:

Good morning all - back to the work grind today.  This Summer sure has flown by quickly - I can't believe I am on holidays in a couple of weeks.  We've been planning this trip for months and in a blink of an eye, it's just around the corner. C-R-A-Z-Y!

I have a very masculine card to share with you all today.  I don't think I can do more manly than this little guy!

Card Ingredients:
Clear Dollar Stamps digi;  My Mind's Eye papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Dress It Up buttons.

I made the Duty Rooster for the following challenges:
Happileigh Challenge - use fall colors (orange, yellow, brown)
Stampin' Sisters - subdued colors
Paper Creations Ink - distressed or vintage
Heart Song Inspirations - distressing or use paint
Paper Sundaes - sketch:
Have a wonderful Tuesday.  Stay crafty.
Deanne :)


Traditional Gingerbaby:

Good morning Holiday Monday (or as Labour Day as we know it)!!  Oh how I live for these long weekends, I really do!  The weather has been beautiful, just perfect to putz around outside and inside!  
Oh and by the way:  THANK YOU Blogger for changing your interface!  Life is so much easier for me now.

Today's DT Challenge: The new theme at StampFairy Challenge is a sketch!

I did it!  I made a traditional colored Christmas card (though you will notice I threw in some pink) :)

I used Gingerbabies CandyCanes {found here}:
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; Recollections papers; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Label Eight, Circle, and Beaded Circle Nesties;  Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Dress It Up buttons; red floss.

I made Gingerbaby for the following challenges:
Cupcake Crafts - patchwork
Our Daily Bread - stripes or dots
For Fun Challenges - Christmas in August
Raise the Bar - paper piece 
Crafter's Companion - Christmas Wishes

StampFairy sketch:

Have a wonderful Monday! Stay crafty.
Deanne :)


Cowboy Piggy in Brown:

Good morning Long Weekend!!!! It's now official - Summer is over. Don't worry, I am not complaining - I LOVE Fall, Winter, Christmas.... you get the point.

I have a Cowboy Piggy card to share with you - he is one of my favorite lil guys. I think it's his cute, round tummy that puts a smile on my face every time I look at him. Or maybe it's that big cutie smile he gives!

Cowboy Piggy in Brown
Card Ingredients:
digi; Recollections papers; American Crafts and Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Oval Nestie; Dress It Up buttons; blue floss.

I made Cowboy Piggy for the following challenges:
Crafty Purple Frog - birthdays
Paper and Such - farm animals
Cards for Men - G is for... Giddy-up!!!!
Simon Says - blog hop and anything goes
Deconstructed Sketch - No 17:

And check out StampFairy's New Release & Freebie: Barry Halloween:
I think Barry is the cutest ghost ever!!

I do hope you have a lovely long weekend (if you get one) and I will see you back here next week. Stay crafty.
Deanne :)


Toby Polka Dots:

I have a quick post to share with you all today - I must get myself ready and out the door here right away... But can you believe it is September??? I LOVE this time of year: it will soon bring on the snow and Christmas!!!

I used a more simple design today with more red and green - eeeeek, by the time I get to a Christmas card, I won't want to use these colors ;)

Toby Polka Dot
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; Recollections papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Dress It Up buttons; red floss.

I made Toby for the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Your Next Stamp Challenge - song inspiration: Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Bikini
(I CAN'T get it out of my head!!!)

Do You Stack Up - Friendly Critters
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Peachy Keen Stamps - buttons and sketch 59:

(Love this sketch!)

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday.
Stay Crafty.
Deanne :)