Sunday, December 26, 2021

CAAB December Inspiration

Hi there!
It's Judy here with my December inspiration project for
Cute As A Button!

It is a pretty quick and easy card design using

I colored the digi  with Copics and glitter gel pens.
I stamped the sentiment.
My card uses specialty pink and gold card stocks.
I added washi tape to the white background, fussy cut the image and
adhered with foam tape.

I hope you are having a great holiday season and
are looking forward to the New Year!


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Friday, December 24, 2021

From this House to Yours

Happy Christmas Eve!
I sure do hope everyone is doing well and enjoying
the holiday season this year.
For me it seems to have come so quickly.
I'm just not sure where this year has gone?

Anyway, it's time for this week's

 My project was created with Special Wishes Letters/Mail from the Gnome Festive Fun Digital Collection. I colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut. The background was dry embossed and sanded. I used the Woodland Door Die from the Gnome-Azing Christmas Collection. 

Thanks for stopping by and
Merry Christmas!

I'm linking up to:
Colour Crazy Challenge Week 50 - ATG colored
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes
Creative Knockouts - 'Tis the Season
Krafty Chicks Challenge - All Occasions

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Warm Winter Wishes

 Hi there! 
I hope everyone is doing well and 
having a great Holiday Season!

I'm sharing a little winter inspiration today for

I colored this cutie with Copics and fussy cut.
My background paper is resist embossed and I  inked to bring out the snowflakes.
I die cut the border and large snowflake placed behind Charlie.
I hand cut pieces of white card stock and inked the edges to
form a snowbank. The sentiment was stamped.

Check out this digi and the other new products at

We also invite you to join us for our monthly challenges at

And, of course, we would love to see you over in the

I also want to mention, in case you didn't know, that
Digi Doodle has a new product line
Clear stamps, dies, paper packs and stencils are available!
Check it out! 

I'm linking up to:

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Alisaie Elf Maiden

I'm here with another post today to share a card I made using
Alisaie Elf Maiden from Digi Doodle Studios.

She is a new digi created for 
the Advent Calendar of Giveaways at Kit and Clowder!

My card is an easel style.
I colored the stamp with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
The frame was die cut with a die from Crafter's Companion.
I cut the frame with white card stock, colored with Spectrum Noir Markers
and applied glitter glue over the color.
The "Believe" was die cut and the "in the magic of the season" was
printed on the computer.
I added 3 sequin stars.

Be sure and grab your free stamp and
GO SHOPPING!: Get 25% OFF all products in their store here: (Code: HOLIDAYDDS21)

I'm linking up to:
Creative Knockouts - 'Tis the Season
Addicted to Stamps and More - Dies and/or Stencils
613 Avenue Create - ATG / Optional Twist Any Holiday

Gift Card Holder

Hey there! Do you ever give gift cards for gifts? Today I’m sharing what I call a tag gift card holder. I used a couple of Stardream Metallic Card Stocks from CutCardStock. They are the Monthly Specials for this month.

The base is made with a piece of STARDREAM METALLIC SAPPHIRE (BLUE) 105LB 8.5 X 11 CARD STOCK cut to 4 1/4 x 9 inches. Score at 5 1/2 inches along the 9 inch side. Cut a piece of patterned paper to 4 x 5 1/4 inches and a coordinating pattern paper to 4 x 3 1/4 inches. I rounded the corners of the top of the base and the larger patterned paper piece.

Adhere the patterned papers as seen on the photo below. Fold the shorter end of the base up and adhere along the sides to form a pocket.

Cut a tag measuring 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches. Using a patterned paper cut a piece to 3 1/2 x 2 inches and adhere along the bottom and sides of the tag. This forms a pocket to hold the gift card. I rounded the corners of the bottom. Add a piece of ribbon to the top of the tag.

Now that the base and tag are done, it’s time to decorate! 


The penguins beak and feet were cut with the basis white card and colored with a marker.

I die cut a sentiment out of the Sapphire card. The snow banks were created with the Pluto card by hand cutting.

Place your gift card into the pocket of the tag and insert tag into the card base. 

The overall measurements are 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and fit nicely into an A2 envelope.

I hope you like my gift card holder and give it a try. It is easy to adapt and create for any theme and/or occasion.

Be sure and check out the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration.

I'm linking up to:
Die Cut Divas - Winter/Christmas
Critter Crazy Challenge - ATG w/critter
UnstampaBelles Challenges - Most Wonderful Time of Year KIS

Friday, December 10, 2021

DDS Cloud 9 Blog Hop

Hi there!
Welcome to the Cloud 9 Blog Hop for

If you are following along the hop order you should have arrived here from
Isn't her card beautiful?

My card for the hop was created using Nora.

I colored the digi with Copics and fussy cut.
I used a patterned background paper.
The digi is popped with foam tape onto another patterned paper
I turned it upside down and trimmed to give the illusion of a ray of sunshine.
I added die cut hearts, sentiment and border.


To celebrate Digi Doodle Studios "Cloud 9" Digi Stamp Collection, we will be giving away PRIZES the Lucky Winners:

  • ONE $25.00 Gift Card 
  • ONE $15.00 Gift Cards
  • ONE FREE Digi Stamp to THREE Lucky Winners

**Gift Cards only Valid in Digi Doodle Studios**

Here's How to WIN:

Just leave a comment on each of our Designer's Blogs (list below) by 12/16/21 for a chance to win!

**We will choose 5 random winners from the comments left on each Hop Stop and announce the winners on 12/18/21 on the DDS Blog!

Enjoy the inspiration and Good Luck Everyone!

Your next Designer Hop Stop is Meghan Kennihan.


Dina Gerner

Catrin Goodwin

Judy Ellender VanZandt (you are HERE)

Meghan Kennihan

Helen van der Gaag

Patsy Long

Helene Siermans Peterson

Kitty Kit

Fikreta Posavec

Melissa Goodman

Julie Anderson-Thornton

Tania Cordie

Vannessa Hasty

Helen Nile


I'm linking up to:

Gnome Christmas Wishes

Happy Friday!
It's once again, time for a new 

My DT card for this week was created using the Jolly Holly Wishes Stamp Set.
I colored this cute gnome with Copics. The background paper is from the 
Sweet Gingerbread Craft Paper Pack. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set.
Snowflakes were die cut using the Snow Globe Die Set.
I added some pearls for embellishment.

I hope you'll join us this week!

I'm linking up to:
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Merry & Bright at Crafty Gals Corner

Happy Wednesday!
It's time for this month's challenge at

The theme for this challenge is: 

Merry & Bright

Our sponsors for this challenge are: 
(in alphabetical order )

Colour of Love
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Ladies, I received both images - you may choose which one you want to use on your blog post.  
Here is the link to their FB group. It would be nice to enter our projects on the group, but it's not mandatory.

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate
Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-colored images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files.  Have some fun with Fred!

My DT card was created with
Colour of Love

I colored the digi with Prismacolor Pencils.
The background papers are from American Crafts.
I die cut the sentiment with a Crafter's Companion die.
A layered poinsettia sticker and gem Dazzles were added.

Won't you join us this month?
We'd love to see what you create!

I'm linking up to:
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Christmas/Winter/New Year + Sentiment