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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Just An Old Fashioned Christmas

Happy Holidays!  Christmas is right around the corner now, and it's been a great holiday season with lots of crafting on my end!  

Here is a tag I made for the GeckoGalz Christmas Tag Extravaganza going on the entire month of December.

For this tag, my image is from the "Just An Old Fashioned Christmas" collage sheet.  The background I used is from the "Sunday Times" mini paper pack.  I cut my background to fit my tag front and edged it with brown Distress Ink.  I stamped snowflakes with the same ink randomly over my background.  I cut out my image and attached it atop the background.  Along the bottom, I attached a piece of vintage lace trim then tied some twine and knotted a wooden snowflake to it.
I attached my sentiment to the top of the tag and tied white and cream satin ribbon through the hole at the top.

A holiday tag in some non-traditional holiday colors which would be good for any holiday occasion!

Happy Holidays to all!!


Sledding Cutie

Happy December to all!  This post features a tag I made for the Geckogalz December Tag Extravaganza with a Christmas or winter theme.

For this tag I used the "Winter Children" collage sheet and selected this little cutie riding a sled in her green coat.  My background is from "Timeless Treasures" paper pack.

I cut my background paper to fit my tag front.  I used gold embossing powder around the edges and heat set it.  I cut out my image and did the edges in the same manner.  Using scalloped scissors I cut a darker green printed background slight larger than my image and affixed the image atop that.  I put some green enamel dot stickers in the corners.  Using gold ink, I stamped snowflakes onto my background paper, then attached my image atop.  I added a "December" sticker to the upper left corner, a gold reindeer to the lower right corner, and tied green satin ribbon at the top and to that attached a gold snowflake.

Hope this inspired you to go and create your own special holiday tags!!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Lost Coast Designs Winter Challenge


Some inspiration for the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity Winter challenge taking
place in December.
This card features the Georges and Louis Stamp which can be found on the Lost Coast Designs website.  I used a background here that I made with  my Gelli plate and some blue and silver paint and some stencils.  I stamped my image and cut it out.  I added some color to Louis's face and gave him a blue hat and leggings.  Last bit was a die cut I had on hand "Stay Warm".
A fun winter card!


Friday, December 1, 2017

Dashing Through the Snow Customer Challenge


This month's customer challenge at GeckoGalz is "Dashing Through the Snow", and I have created some cards for that challenge to share with you.  All these samples will be featured on the GeckoGalz blog on December 20th.  

The first sample is a card made with one of the images from the "Baby It's Cold Out Here" collage sheet set.  After cutting out my image, I layered it with white and gold card stock.  I tied some thin gold twine around the lower portion and tied a gold snowflake to it.  Then I layered that with a coordinating background panel which I edged with gold ink.  The whole piece then is affixed to a white card front.




The second sample is another card using another image from the "Baby It's Cold Out Here" collage sheet set.  For my background I used one of the papers from the Very Vintage Junk Journal Paper Pack.  I cut out my background paper and layered it to a white card front.  Then I cut out my image and layered that with a torn edged red panel.  I attached those at an angle to my card front and attached a gold snowflake to the lower left corner and a piece of decorative tape to the upper right corner.  I attached the sentiment lower right and my card is complete!




My third sample is a card made using an image from the "Winter Time" collage sheet.  I cut out my image and attached it atop a piece of loosely woven fabric.  I tied some white twine around the bottom and knotted a wooden snowflake to it.  My cream card base is layered with a piece of snowflake scrapbook paper and my image is attached directly atop that.




Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Take Ten Magazine, Winter Issue


I was fortunate enough to have four cards featured in the current issue of "Take Ten" magazine.  All four cards feature stamps by Lost Coast Designs!






Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Character Constructions Christmas Tag Swap


Christmas Tag swap, 2017.  Made with stamps created by Catherine Moore for Character Constructions.





Saturday, November 25, 2017

Clean and Simple Peacock


This was made for the Clean and Simple Challenge on the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity for
the month of November.  For this I used the new Terri Peacock stamp.  I stamped the peacock with black ink onto white card stock and used shades of aqua and purple Copic Sketch markers to color it in.  I then layered it with aqua and white panels for a simple but elegant peacock.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Clean and Simple Challenge for Lost Coast Designs


Little Pilgrim Girl for the CAS (Clean and Simple) Challenge on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.




Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Celebrating the Day of the Dead on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity



Sunday, October 22, 2017


Day 22 of the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop: The Raven and the Moon



On the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity thru the end of October!

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Lost Coast Portal to Creativity:  Day 19 of the 31

Days of Halloween Blog Hop


Sunday, October 15, 2017


Day 15 of the 31 Days of Halloween and the "Animals" Challenge - all on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!!


Thursday, October 12, 2017


Days 10 and 11 of the 31 Days of Halloween

Blog Hop at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity





Sunday, October 8, 2017

Such Wickedness!


31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop - Day 7 -

with Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity


Friday, October 6, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017



It's Day 4 of the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!!



Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Paper Traders Steam Punk Pumpkin Tag Swap

October 2017



Saturday, September 30, 2017


Project for the "On the Border" Event at Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity,
September, 2017




Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017