4 Crafty Chicks #378 - Outdoor Winter Activity

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thursday!

Happy Thanksgiving 
if you're in the U.S.!

Hope you have a blessed and yummy holiday!

Today there is a new challenge
at
4 Crafty Chicks!

Lori is our hostess this week.  She wants to see Outdoor winter activities.


So I had to ponder this one myself because as I rummaged around in my stamps, I discovered I'm lacking in the outdoor winter activity section.  HaHaHa

However, I have the new Stamp of Approval collection, Winterhaven, and so I made a card showing Christmas Caroling as my outdoor winter activity.  Hey, it works!
The stamp set is Here We Come A Caroling. Scalloped frame is Pretty Pink Posh.  I used Party Collection Inks by Catherine Pooler for my northern sky.  Hopefully that was evident that I was going for the Northern Lights.  LOL . I sponged around the edges of the sky with Juniper Mist, one of the newest inks from CP's Spa Collection.  I embossed the sentiment to stand out against the sky and added a bit of WOW Wonderlust to the edge of the snow hill and punched a star (Poppy Stamps, I think) out of silver mirror paper.

Be sure and stop by the Hen House and check out the rest of the chicks' projects, including our Guest Designer, Lisa.  And ink up those stamps or cut those dies and play along with us!  

Crafty Chick Blessings!
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4CC #377 Recipe

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Good Morning again!

It's a busy Thursday and it's barely started!

It's time for a new challenge
at 
4 Crafty Chicks!

Tamie is our hostess this week
and 
she has created a Recipe for us ---

4 Crafty Chicks #377 - Recipe: 1 Bow, 2 Colors and 3 Snowflakes

I love card recipes.  Half the work is already done for you in figuring out what to create!

I used snowflake dies from Avery Elle and Taylored Expressins.  The decorative border die is by Pretty Pink Posh and the sentiment die is by Lawn Fawn.  I sponged the background using Catherine Pooler inks, Sweet Sixteen and Mint To Be.  I cut the big snowflake out of the same sponging then bumped it up a little.

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Paper Sweeties November 2017 New Release Rewind!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Good Morning!

Today is Paper Sweeties Release Rewind!

Come check out all the Design Team's last projects using this month's new release.  
All the Release products are now available in the Paper Sweeties shop!

Go shop til you drop!
Hop through the Design Team below to see their amazing projects:
Make sure you check out our monthly challenge going on through November 30th.  Play along with us.  You don't have to use Paper Sweeties products, but we love it when you do!



Paper Sweeties Blessings!


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Paper Sweeties November 2017 New Release Party!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Happy Wednesday!

Today's the day!

Paper Sweeties Release Party!

All new products are now available 
in the
Paper Sweeties Shop!
See what the Design Team has created with the new stamps/dies:
Remember we have our month long Inspirational Challenge going on until November 30th.  Come play along with us and use those darling Paper Sweeties stamps if you have them. We love to see them!
Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Paper Sweeties November 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Good Morning!
It's Sneak Peeks Day
at 
Paper Sweeties!

YAY!

Come check out some sneaks of our new products for November:

For my card I used the new set, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe stamp and sweet cuts along with the small oval die in the Oval Scallop Frame Sweet Cuts for an elegant clean and simple card.  I stamped the holly in Versamark and randomly stamped the background then embossed with white embossing powder.  The sentiment and top holly are embossed with gold.  I topped the holly off with three gold sequins.

Remember we have our month long Inspirational Challenge going on until November 30th.  Come play along with us and use those darling Paper Sweeties stamps if you have them. We love to see them!


Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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4 Crafty Chicks #376 - Give Thanks

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Good Morning Thursday!

It's time for a new challenge 
at
4 Crafty Chicks!

I'm hostess today and I've chosen a "thank you" theme.



Thanksgiving here in the U.S. is just two weeks away!  I could have sworn it was just July and now it's November.  I know the Canadian Thanksgiving was last month and there are a lot of holidays coming up in December and the holidays, whatever you celebrate, are always a good time to be more thankful than usual. 

You could say I have a lot to be thankful for lately.  Yesterday I thought  it was Thursday more than once and I was in a total panic! I didn't have my blog posts done.  So I am thankful it wasn't Thursday yesterday.   I've lost track of time lately and if I wasn't constantly behind I wouldn't know where I was. LOL So guess I'm thankful to at least be somewhere.  I'm also thankful that no matter that it looks like every room in the house has exploded over the past few weeks while we are redecorating/mini-renovating, we have a home.  I'm thankful that even though the materials we ordered ---interior doors, doorknobs, door jams, moulding, crown moulding were a week late, we now have them.  It would have been nice had the jams and baseboards been primed like I thought they would (guess what I'm doing after the holidays), but I am thankful for the local building supply store that built them.  Of course, then the hubs fried our dining room dimmer switch trying to put up a new light. So I am thankful he didn't fry himself in the process as well.  And, I'm thankful at least re-painting of Phase One is done. 

I'm also thankful for my 4 Crafty Chick teammates, being a part of the team and every Crafty Chick challenge!  So here's my card for this week's challenge:

I decided to do some stenciling.  I used the Perfect Vines stencil and dies by Catherine Pooler and a "thanks" die from Lil Inker Designs.  I blended Peeled Paint and Dried Marigold distress inks over the stencil and also used them for the sentiment die.  I added some Glossy Accents to the leaves and finished the card off with some kraft twine.

Make sure to visit the Hen House and see the projects by my teammates' Leanne, Tamie & Lori and our November Guest Designer, Lisa.  Then get crafty and share your own "thanks" project with us in the Inlinkz!

For Following Challenges:

I found inspiration for my card with this week's Muse Challenge in the colors, the leaf background and the layout.  I did kind of a reverse in that I stenciled my background and made my die leaves white.

Crafty Chick Blessings!
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4 Crafty Chicks #375 Sketch

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Good Morning!

It's time for a new challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne is our hostess this week.

She has a fabulous sketch for us!

4 Crafty Chicks #375 - Sketch




I used  the stamp set, Tis The Season, snowflake dies from the Good Stuff stamp/die set and the Joy Wreath die from the last Stamp of Approval Collection, Winterhaven, by Catherine Pooler Designs.  I watercolored the background with distress inks,  stamped the berries with Rocket Red(Catherine Pooler) and sentiments stamped in Night of Navy (Stampin'Up).

Go stop by the Hen House and check out what Leanne, Tamie, and Lori have created and welcome our November Guest Designer, Lisa!


Come play along with us using Leanne's sketch, you could be one of our next Top Chicks!

For Following Challenges:


The Paper Players #368 Tic Tac Toe
(I went across the middle)


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