Tuesday, December 31, 2013

An Early Valentine Card

Since I am dragging myself from the bed to the couch and back again, I decided to try and focus on something besides how miserable I feel. So I colored this SC  image. Plus, my sweet friend Elaine sent me this lovely paper and I am torn between hoarding it and using every single piece as it is so lovely! Thanks! Elaine...I love it! My paper lace is from IO. I will probably used this for a valentine card but who knows it would be a great birthday card also. My last card for the year 2013....looking forward to 2014. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: (Not really sure this is a real song...but it fits for New Years!)
 May tomorrow be a perfect day
May you find love and laughter along the way
May God keep you in His tender care
Till He brings us together again
May the sunshine deep within your heart
When sorrows bring sadness and tears would start
May the memory of the love we share
Reassure you that someday, somewhere
We’ll walk hand in hand, the time is very near
The moments we long for are almost here
I’ll be with you, you’ll be with me
Together we’ll love once again
“Good night everybody” Happy New Year!

A Birthday Card For A Guy!

I don't know about you but I have a hard time with cards for men. They are either to girly or to baby. It is just hard for me to think 'guy'. LOL! Do any of you struggle with this problem? I made a few futile attempts at a birthday card for an older man in our church and I finally settled on this. I am still not happy with it but it will have to do as I am out of time and nothing new is leaping out of my brain. At least he will know that I remembered his birthday. LOL! The image is a Stampin Up one that I have had several years. I did add some extra grass at the bottom to fill in my oval. But I just noticed that I didn't fill in the top of the oval. 
I hope you all will stay safe tonight and enjoy the blessings the new year brings. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Winter Birthday Card

The Chapman household is enjoying the aftermath of Christmas and the flu. Our sweet little grandson was sick Christmas Day and now the rest of the family is dropping like flies. So, not too much happening here. I look around and see all the decorations that need to be taken down and stored away and think, 'maybe tomorrow!' Right now the couch and a warm blanket are my comfort zone. This is a card that I started before Christmas and was intended to be a Christmas card, but I will admit I have a few that I didn't get finished and so I am trying to convert them to birthday cards. I love this cute little Magnolia and the pink and green is one of my favorite color combinations. I used a Memory box die for the topper and sprinkled some glitter on it for a bit of shine. I used Spica pen on my snowflakes and then liquid pearls for the centers. I loved the effect. A LOTV sentiment circle finishes off this fun card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Friday, December 27, 2013

A Winter Chill

A closer look.
 A look at the snow.
I made this card for a sweet lady at church who's birthday is January 1st! Happy Birthday Frieda! I have always loved coloring this sweet image from "Wee Stamps" I thought she made a lovely Birthday card. I used my new Spellbinder Icicle die. It made a nice little topper on this card. I colored my image with Copics and then added Glitter to the wings. I used a touch of Spica pen on her diamonds on the sweater and her leg warmers. Liquid glass added shine to the berries and puffy paint made the snow on the branch. I  love the lavender and turquoise combination! How about you? 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: This Is Amazing Grace
This is amazing grace
This is unfailing love
That You would take my place
That You would bear my cross
You would lay down Your life
That I would be set free
Jesus, I sing for
All that You've done for me

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Twas the Night Before Christmas

A closer look

A pretty bauble on the snowflakes

 LOTV Sentiment

My husband pointed out to me how much I like Christmas lights and 'shiny things'. I have to admit it is true as I have as many Christmas lights as I can find room for in our house and all kinds of 'shiny, glittery, Christmas items as our little house will hold. (If I could leave Christmas up all year long I would not mind it. So, when Christmas Eve is here I am always a bit sad as I know the shiny, glitter, things along with the pretty Christmas lights will soon be tucked away for another year. Much to my husbands relief! LOL! So, I made this little card to share with each of you. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and that you will each enjoy your family, friends and those you love this year.
 For my sweet friend Amanda, I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Please know you are loved and as difficult as this Christmas is for you better ones will come  with  the blessings of wonderful memories of your dad. He is singing with the angels and free of pain and all the frailties our bodies go through.I was thinking of you in particular when I made this card. Like this Precious Moment image we still have to go on with life and the daily chores even when we are hurting. But, the same God who blankets our world with the beautiful snowflakes also provides for us all our needs. Also, He provides those little friends (see that cute little bird) to encourage us. 
Merry Christmas to all....
The Angels Cried (Alan Jackson)

They came from near
They came from far
Following a distant star
To where he lay.
Not being sure of what it meant
But knowing it was Heaven sent
They made there way.
And the creatures gathered 'round
And didn't make a sound
And the Angels cried.
The angels knew what was to come
The reason god has sent his son from up above
It filled their hearts with joy to see
And knowing of his destiny
Came tears of love.
And the creatures gathered 'round
And didn't make a sound
And the Angels cried.
I've often thought about that night
And wondered if they realized that star so bright
Was sent to tell all of the land the son of god
Would soon become the son of man
And the creatures gathered 'round
And didn't make a sound
And the Angels cried.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Blog Hop Winner!

Merry Christmas to all who participated in our fun Blog Hop! The winner from my Blog Comments is Glenda Brooks. Congratulations Glenda and thank you for taking time to comment. Enjoy your winnings.
Glenda you will need to return to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot where you will see a post with the Blog Hop Winners listed,  you must read the post there it explains how you will then be able to claim your prize by clicking on the Contacts Tab (and filling in the page with their choice of image and personal details) on the top bar below the header.Enjoy your fun prize from The Paper Shelter!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Anything Goes

This is a Christmas card I made for my dear friend Amanda. I am sure she will have it by the time this posts. I love this cute image from THE PAPER SHELTER. She must be sitting in a branch on a tree in Idaho because we are brrrrrrr cold! I added some liquid pearls for  little snow flakes and then cut some larger one and added liquid pearls to them also. A bit of Stickles  and iridescent rhinestones finished of my winter card. Amanda...I hope you like blue!  We are also having a three week challenge over at THE PAPER SHELTER. This is your favorite kind...."Anything Goes". So be sure and join in the fun and show us some of your fine talent. Merry Christmas to all.....and take time to remember the Reason for the Season. God bless each of you.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
My Song:
I'll have a Blue Christmas without you
I'll be so blue thinking about you
Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree
Won't be the same dear, if you're not here with me
I'll have a Blue Christmas that's certain
And when that blue heartache starts hurtin'
You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white,
But I'll have a blue, blue Christmas 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Blues, Buttons and Bows!

Can you believe how quickly Christmas is sneaking up on us? I hope each of you are at a point where you can take some time to unwind and play with us at ABC's Challenge. We have a fun one this time...."Blues, Buttons and Bows!" Our wonderful sponsor is The Stamp Fairy. If you have never checked out some of their cute images you are missing out!  I especially love Barry Bear and the cute ornaments on the inside are freebies. They have so many freebies that fit the theme of their images it is always like a bonus! Our letter is "B" for Blues, Buttons & Bows! You can have all types of fun with this one. Be sure and check out the beautiful creations of my team mates! Join us for some fun!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Paper Shelter Blog Hop

A look at my Birthday Card!

A closer look
One more view!
A closer look at the lovely image which can be found here
Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop and this is in celebration of their reaching their 3rd Birthday on December 8th. It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.
The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a  "Special Birthday" theme, which I know is extremely popular!!!! If you have landed here from Eileen then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper ShelterWebsite and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.

From here you will need to hop on over to Lena. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.

Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far. If you should get lost along the way here is a list of all who are participating. 

Shirley - http://nannieflash.blogspot.com/                           
Angela  -  http://mijnhobbyhonk.blogspot.co.uk/               
Suzie -   http://craftinsuzie.blogspot.co.uk/                           
Eileen -     http://starscards.blogspot.co.uk/                            
Patty Sue -  http://patty-inkitup.blogspot.com/    That's Me!!              
Lena - http://lenascrappar.blogspot.co.uk/                              
Gail - http://www.laceylassy.blogspot.com/                                
Rosie - http://rosemaryscreations.blogspot.co.uk/                           
Eva - http://scraprooms.blogspot.co.uk/                                                 
Lorraine - http://lorraines-place.blogspot.co.uk/                  
Merkkari - http://korttikammari.blogspot.co.uk/                
Pat -   http://patkscards.blogspot.co.uk/                            
Joey - http://joeysworldofstuff.blogspot.co.uk/                    
Sheryl - http://marchharecards.blogspot.co.uk/                    

Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Almost Christmas"

Does that title scare you? Not me, I am awaiting a few things to come in the mail and I will be all done with my shopping. Everything is wrapped except what I am waiting for! My title is also our latest challenge at "ABC CHALLENGES". It should put each of us in the mood for some Christmas cheer! I love this beautiful image from "The Paper Shelter" our lovely sponsors! Such a sweet little Christmas Fairy! I used a DP that has been in my scrap box for several years for the background of my card. I believe it and the bottom piece came from the same pad, but it has been far too long for me to remember! The cute little hearts are a die cut from Memory Box. The paper lace is a Tim Holtz die cut. I added some half pearls for some pop of color. The candy canes are buttons and the sentiment is from LOTV. A little Spica pen and white gel pen finished off this fun card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song:  Trisha Yearwood
The city's decorated up for Christmas
All the stores are open late tonight
People hurry through the frozen streets
I take a walk...
Every child has a thousand wishes
Every window has a thousand lights
Every soul has a need for peace
I take a walk...
There's a star that still outshines the night
You can find it if you close your eyes
And see the light
Take a walk through Bethlehem
Come and kneel before the lamb
Good news for every man
Walk through Bethlehem