Thursday, December 6, 2018

Fusion: Christmas Eve Ride






I have never ever watched a Hallmark Christmas movie......I know that's hard to believe!  I am a diehard fan of the old Classic Christmas movies and also a total Diehard fan - yes I consider that a Christmas movie!  But once in a while I try something new.  I watched The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix this week.  Kurt Russell made me laugh out loud playing a sassy Santa! I made this card after the movie and must have been inspired by the beautiful scenes of Santa and his reindeer flying over big cities. So grab the remote, light the fire, make the cocoa and enjoy!




I love the traditional holiday photo at Fusion this week!  That was definitely my inspiration!  Use the photo or the sketch or both and join us at Fusion!





Festive Friday Has A Christmas/Snowflake Challenge this week.

#festivefridaychallenge, #FF0022, Stampin Up, Christmas, Snowflakes



Stamp, Ink, Paper also has a holiday challenge this week.






Stamp Sets:  Calling All Heroes, Holiday Home, Hero Arts Sentiment
Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne, Distress Oxide
Paper:  Whisper White, Bristol Smooth, Twinkle Twinkle DSP


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Hot Coffee, Hot Cocoa, Hot Tea





This delightful stack of cups reminds me of MacKenzie-Childs tableware so I used my Zig markers to create brightly colored cups.  If you ever get a chance to visit one of their stores or their headquarters in the Finger Lakes here in NY do it!  It is an amazing feast for the eyes and is truly a magical place to visit!  I love their stuff!!!  Ok maybe the Big Guy doesn't quite share my enthusiasm.......






The Coffee Lovers Blog Hops are always amazing too!  Inspiration......fun......and prizes!  So pour a cuppa of whatever you like and enjoy the gallery!




I used the sketch from Fab Friday for my design.





Stamp:  Cups of Joy (Purple Onion Designs), Winter Scripty Sentiments (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne, Zig Markers
Paper:  Bristol Smooth, Whisper White, Under the Mistletoe DSP

That Time of Year.....FMS366






I love the stripes of brightly colored ornaments on this paper!  Definitely puts me in the mood to trim our tree!  Someone I know decorated herself before marching in our local holiday parade this week.  Here's Miss E with her favorite policeman at the end of the parade.  An exciting time of year for sure!






It's an exciting time here at Freshly Made Sketches as well.  We've put out a DT call. If you are interested in joining our team check out information found here before you add your card to the gallery!  





Cecile's delightful sketch is perfect for holiday cards!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!



Global Design Project has a Christmas theme happening this week.





Stamps:  Ornamental Wishes (Newton's Nook) Tree from Hero Arts Nov. 2017 Monthly Kit, 
Paper:  Whisper White, Highland Heather, Really Rainbow Christmas Paper (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Versafine Black, Granny Apple Green

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Stamp Review Crew: Alpine Adventure










The Stamp Review Crew is featuring Alpine Adventure this week.  It's the perfect set for Callahan Christmas cards!  The Big Guy has already been skiing.  Back in the day when we ran a small ski center this is how you you left your skis when you went in the lodge for lunch - just planted in the snow somewhere!  It was a much simpler time back then.  And I admit I may have planted myself in a snowbank more than once.......


If you missed my friend Dawn Tidd's delightful work head back there.......




Otherwise go forward and see what treats Charlet Mallett has in store.....




The Paper Players has a Christmas Challenge this week......



Stamp Set:  Alpine Adventure
Ink:  Soft Suede, Gray Granite, Cherry Cobbler, Versafine Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Farmhouse Greetings DSP, Mellow Moss