Poinsettia Card

A2 size card using kraft paper that i embossed with the Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots folder.

The poinsettia is a stamp from Gina K. Designs A Year of Flowers.  I stamped the flower on red cardstock and the leaves on green cardstock and then bleached the images.  I added gold Stickles to the center of the flower.

The sentiment is a stamp from Reflections.

Challenge:

Just Us Girls Challenge #466 – Trend Week – Bleach on Card

Poinsettia Card

A2 size card designed and cut with the Cricut and Design Space.

The poinsettia is a stamp from Gina K. Designs A Year Of Flowers that I stamped on kraft cardstock and bleached the image.  I then colored the bleached image with copic markers.

Window #M40D3B from Christmas cardridge

Flourish is Frame #M3A5C7 from Cindy Loo

I used Martha Stewarts pine branch punch and gold Stickles for the center of the poinsettia.

Challenge:

Just Us Girls Challenge #466 – Trend Week – Bleach on Card

Rudy the Reindeer

Designed and cut with Cricut and Design Space

The tag measures 5″ x 3″ and is the tag image #M321EB from Winter Frolic

The reindeer is #M3832B from Create A Critter

Embellished with pom pom nose, bells and ribbon.  I added a wobbler to the back of the reindeer.

Challenges:

Inspired by a Challenge – Pom Pom Delight

Moving Along with the Times #84 – Winter Animals

Get Creative Challenge #75 – Anything but a Card

Avenue 613 Challenge #215 – Anything Goes Christmas/Winter

Hot Cocoa Gift Tag

Gift card cut and designed with Cricut and Design Space.

Tag measures 5″ x 2.5″ and is image #M8EEE889 from Very Merry Tags

Dandelion font used and is printed with the Cricut.

Mug is “Cocoa” #M31821 from Savory.

Candy Cane Heart #M8AE0FSE from Every Day is a Holiday.

Challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #428 – Holiday Treats

Time Out Challenges #122 – Photo Inspiration

Allsorts Challenge #493 – Poppies and/or the Color Red

Get Creative Challenge #75 – Anything but a Card

Avenue 613 Challenge #215 – Anything Goes/Christmas/Winter

 

 

Gingerbread Girl

This cute little gingerbread girl is an A2 size card made with Cricut and Design Space.  I welded the gingerbread image to create the card base.  I used the “splash” image to cut the pony tails and hand cut the hair.

Gingerbread girl is MRSCLS #M41DF4 from Paper Dolls Dress Up

Pony tails are Splash #M38E4B from Create A Critter

Face is stamped using the faces from Peechy Keen stamps

I used white lining paint for the icing.

Challenges:

TGIF Challenge #184 – Color Challenge

Crafting by designs – Get Ready for Christmas

Watercooler Wednesday #194 – Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks #427 – Christmas

 

 

Merry & Bright

A2 size card using Cricut and Design Space.  I used the print then cut feature for this card.

Card base is “Card” #M402BC from Pop Up Neighborhood

Christmas Lights #M6EE03C9 from Christmas in July

Merry & Bright #M849ADAE from County Christmas

Challenges:

Crafting by designs  – Get Ready for Christmas

Watercooler Wednesday #194 – Anything Goes

CAS(e) This Sketch #296

Cards in Envy – Favorite Holiday

4 Crafty Chicks #427 – Christmas

 

Happy Christmas

An A2 size card using Cricut and Design Space with the following cuts:

The card base is “Card” #M402BC from Pop Up Neighborhood

Happy Christmas Sentiment is “Happy Christmas” #M3E8B8 from Phrases

Wreath is “Christmas Wreath” #M409AD34 from Season to Sparkle.  I removed the paper bow from the cut and added a real red bow.

I used a Martha Stewart punch to cut the pine branches and red Stickles for the berries.

Challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketches #477

Craft Dee Bowz November Challenge

4 Crafty Chicks #427 – Christmas

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #194 – Anything Goes

Crafting by Designs – Get Ready for Christmas

Cut It Up #160 – Clean and Simple

 

 

 

 

Penguin Wine Bottle Tag

I love making these wine tags…they are a great alternative to the traditional wine gift bag.  Using the Cricut and Design Space I cut out the tag, penguin and sentiment and attached all the pieces together.

Door tag: #M3362E from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More

Penquin: is an uploaded image that I purchased

Sentiment: #M316B8 from Wild Card

Challenges:

Alphabet Challenge is P is for Penguin

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #193 is All About Holidays

Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #376 is Any Holiday

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #426 is Black, White and One other Color (I chose yellow)

Christmas Candy Jars

Christmas Candy Jar – These jars are handmade so each one will vary slightly.

Made from a 4″ clay pot as the base and 4″ clay saucer for the lid and spray painted. A wooden finial is added to the lid for easy opening. The lid has a gasket seal for a tight fit.

The Santa piece is embellished with snow paint for the white fur and 651 vinyl for the belt and buckle which were made and cut with my Cricut and Design Space.

The Elf piece is embellished using red felt for the bib with little gold bells sewn onto each point.  I used 651 vinyl for the belt and buckle which were made with my Cricut and Design Space.

The Snowman piece is embellished using flannel fabric for the scarf and 651 vinyl and my Cricut and Design Space for the face and buttons.

Measures approximately 9 1/2″ tall (with lid) and 4 1/2″ wide at the widest part (which is the glass bowl).

These jars can be purchased in my Etsy shop.  Choose the option of Santa, Snowman and/or Elf at checkout.

Challenge:

Christmas Crafts All Year Round – October Challenge – Santa, Elf or Fairy

 

Trick or Treat Bags

These are canvas totes that measure 15″ wide and 16 1/2″ long (26″ with the handle drop).  I designed them with Design Space and cut the images using my Cricut.  I used HTV vinyl and a Heat Press for the images which are as follows:

Trick or Treat #M3C47D from Create A Critter 2

Trick or Treat with bats is an uploaded image

Trick or Treat (with purple background) #M3D1DF5 from Creepy Critters.

These bags are available for purchase at my Etsy shop.

Challenge:

Try It On Tuesdays – Trick or Treats – Halloween

Angel Fairy

Handmade Angel Fairy Doll, made from 20 gauge threaded wire, embroidery floss, wood round bead for the head, and silk flowers for the clothing. Other embellishments include beads, glitter, flowers, etc.  Her body is wrapped with skin color embroidery floss.  To curl her hair, I separated the embroidery floss into 4 strands each and then wrapped the embroidery floss around a chopstick, wet them and put them in the oven at 200 degrees for about an hour.  Let them dry and slide them off the chopstick very carefully.  For the dress, I pulled apart several different flowers and then layered the petals I wanted and placed them on the doll.  Her wings are made from the petal of one of the flowers that I cut in half.  I added gold beads around her waistline and used part of one of the flowers for her hat and glitter the center.

The measurements vary depending on the doll. The size ranges from 5″ to 7″ tall depending on the hat and up to 6″ wide, depending on the flower used.

This doll and others are available for purchase at my Etsy Shop.

Challenge:

Christmas Crafts All Year Round – October Challenge – Santa, Elf or Fairy

I made Top Three…

Poinsettia Fairy Doll

Handmade Poinsettia Fairy Doll, made from 20 gauge threaded wire, embroidery floss, wood round bead for the head, and silk flowers for the clothing. Other embellishments include beads, glitter, flowers, etc.  Her body is wrapped with skin color embroidery floss.  To curl her hair, I separated the embroidery floss into 4 strands each and then wrapped the embroidery floss around a chopstick, wet them and put them in the oven at 200 degrees for about an hour.  Let them dry and slide them off the chopstick very carefully.  For the dress, I pulled apart a red flower and a poinsettia and then layered the petals I wanted and placed them on the doll.  Her wings are velvet poinsettia petals.  I added gold glitter to the edges of the velvet petals.

The measurements vary depending on the doll. The size ranges from 5″ to 7″ tall depending on the hat and up to 6″ wide, depending on the flower used.

This doll and others are available for purchase at my Etsy Shop.

Challenge:

Christmas Crafts All Year Round – October Challenge – Santa, Elf or Fairy

Sunflower Fairy Doll

Handmade Sunflower Fairy Doll starts out with 24 gauge fabric covered wire, wooden ball, and embroidery floss.  I used a silk sunflower and other various silk flowers for the dress.  The wings are made with silk leaves.  The hair is made using brown embroidery floss.  I curled her hair by separating the embroidery floss into 6 sets of 4 strands each and twirling 4 strands of  floss around a “chopstick”, spraying them with water and placing them in the oven at 200 degrees for an hour.  The hat is the top of an acorn and embellished using parts of the sunflower.  I added glass beads to the waistline to create the center of the sunflower.

She is approx.  7″ high and 5″ wide.

She and other fairy dolls are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.  The measurements vary depending on the doll. The size ranges from 5″ to 7″ tall depending on the hat and up to 6″ wide, depending on the flower used.  The Fairy Doll comes in a protective clear plastic box suitable for gift giving.

Challenge:

Allsorts Challenge #487 – Autumn Glory

Crafty Gals Corner #175 – Anything Fall Goes

Watercooler Wednesday #190 – Anything Feminine Goes