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Sunday, November 30, 2014

My Besties 1-Day Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to the My Besties Christmas Blog Hop! 

Are you ready for some fun and special Christmas eye candy? Each person on the list below has some wonderful inspiration for you to create some Christmas cards!

Our Grand Prize is:  
One winner will receive a Bottlecap Sheet download, Gift Tag downlad, 3D Sheet download and 5 Digi Stamps of choice.

You will need to leave comments on all of the blog hop participants from the list shown on at the bottom of this post. You have until Monday, Dec. 3 to leave your comments.

You have arrived on my Blog. I am  Antoinette a MyBesties UK Design Team Member...to see more about My Besties UK Challenges click here.

If you are hopping along you should have come from Engelchen Hobby.   


My Christmas card featuring My Besties  Image450 is found here
My Card Recipe:
IMG450/My Besties digital image
Spectrum Noir - to color
Anna Griffin Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart - Glitter
Pink/White twine
Snowflakes by Impression Obession
Here is a new My Besties digital Release called 'Winter Jolie' you are seeing fresh today and I get to share with you on this card I designed. It is available HERE ready for purchase. 


Time to Hop to the next blog to see some great Christmas inspiration.. You will be going to Valou Allard's blog click here.  

If you get lost along the way..Here is the line up: 
Be sure to leave a comment  so your name will go into the drawing. You have until Monday, December 3rd.


Thank you for hopping with us!! 

My Besties Uk - Anything Goes + Stars


Hello Fellow Crafters,

It is my fun opportunity to share the new Bi-Weekly Challenge details so you can join in the fun over at My Besties UK. It begins today, Monday, December 1, 2014 - Sunday, December 14th. 
THEME: Anything Goes  and Stars
There are some fabulous My Besties digital images that will be your prize. I invite you to visit the main My Besties UK Challenge Blog for more details and check out the lovely creations by our Design Team.

Here is my card designed to include stars as I feature one of the digital adorable My Bestie Boys IMG211.
My Card Recipe
Digital Image: My Bestie Boys-IMG211
Spellbinders Shapebilities- Stars
Design Paper- Bassill
Spectrum Noir and white gel pen
Cuttlebug Machine - Embossing Folder/Stitches
Martha Stewart- Star Edge handpunch
Sentiment- rubber stamp stash(unfortunately I did not save brand)
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Here is the inside of my card.
My Besties Boy Digital Image211
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Scrapbook Blessing #35 - Anything Goes Mini
The Paper Player #224 - Tic Tac Toe(Star, Embossing(dry) and white(shirt,socks and use of white gel pen)
Di's Digi Designs - Creations for Kids( Kid Birthday Card)
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Don't forget to come visit My Besties UK and join in the fun. Remember you can enter up to 3 times with a My Besties image or once without.

Until next time...Wishing you all things Merry and Bright. Big Texas Hugs

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Snuggling Santa - My Besties UK

Hello Fellow Crafters,



Today is Fun Sunday in the way I get to share with you a sweet My Besties digital image I colored along with my fellow My Besties UK Design Team. 

I invite you to go by the My Besties UK Blog and check out how we all designed our cards using the same 'Snuggling Santa' digital image. 



If you leave a comment you will be eligible to win this sweet digital image. How much fun is that.

Come on visit--My Besties UK Challenge Blog.

Here is my fun with the My Besties/Snuggling Santa.
Until next time...Wishing you all things Merry and Bright

Doily and Bow Fun


Hello Fellow Crafters,

It is a new Month and time to start our new Monthly Challenge over at Meet at the Scrappers Corner. The THEME this November Month is Anything Goes + use a Doily and a Bow. Please go by the Blog and see all the Winners for October's Challenge.  Also we have some new Winner categories and some fun inspiration by the Design Team. I can't wait to visit your Blogs and see what you create. I am a girlie girl so I love doilies and bows. Don't forget you must feature a My Besties image with a stamp, digi or 3D Decoupage.
My Besties Image697 -   Designed by Sherri Ann Baldy
Here is my card to tickle your creativity. I love hats and I use to wear them all the time. So I chose to showcase  this beautiful My Besties IMG697. I used a Top Dog Doily and my bow is made with one of Anna Griffins new bow dies.
Card Recipe:
Image: My Besties IMG697
Colored with: Spectrum Noir
Design Paper: K & Company, DCWV
Dies: Spellbinders, Top Dog Dies(doily), Anna Griffin(bow)
Sentiment: Inkadinkado
Fancy Edge Trim: Embossing folder and matching die by Anna Griffin
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I love making easel cards. It give me more area to decorate. As you can tell I am not a clean and simple card maker. But that does not mean I don't love them. I just don't have the touch. As I say that it makes me think of when people say they have a heavy foot when they drive...so guess I have a heavy hand. When choosing my design paper I loved this particular sheet of flowers so I thought I would have fun cutting them out with my scissors and making them 3D.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Sister Act #81 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #156 - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
The Crafters Cafe #88- Things with Wings- (dragonfly & butterfly)
Brown Sugar #118 - Anything Goes
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Don't forget to come by and join the November Monthly Challenge THEME: Anything Goes plus add a Doily & Bow featuring a My Besties stamp, digi or 3D Deco. Can't wait to see what you create.

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out.  Be Blessed, Be Safe and Big Texas Hugs,

Monday, November 24, 2014

Bells, Baubles and Beads on A Cone

3D digital Image-Winter Wonderland skater/ My Besties - Designed by Sherri Ann Baldy

Hello Fellow Crafters,
Today I have the fun of sharing with you this adorable  Shabby Chic Decorative Laced-up Cone hanger. First I must share and say I got the idea from a talented, fabulous and gracious crafter Bibiana who shares her lovely how-to crafts on her Blog-Stamping with Bibiana. She had created a Victorian style cone.  What is so fabulous about gracious Crafters that share their How-to's is you can tweak to your creative touch. Bibiana does give you the instructions I am adding a few suggestions on mine for those that want a little more detailed measurements to go by. It was a fun paper project not very hard.

I chose to make this Shabby Chic Decorative Laced-up Cone to showcase this precious 3 D Decoupage -My Besties/Winter WonderLand Skater  which is pre-colored digital image I had won on one of my entries into My Besties 3D Decoupage Challenge.  And guess what...I am going to enter this one too...since they inspired and tickled me to create something using Bells, Baubles and Beads. I invite you to go visit their Challenge Blog their Design Team creations are always amazing.

 These would be great for birthday party cones or just for a special someone.

Items Needed to make your own Decorative Cone:
- two 6x6 cardstock Design Papers
- ruler, scissors, hole punch, tape, glue
- ribbon or string or rope or tulle, or hemp( whatever you choose to use as handle)
- Embellishments of your choice

My Card Recipe:
3D Decoupage Image: My Besties/Winter Wonderland Skater
Design Paper: Bassill
Embellishments- Hobby Lobby/Feather, baubles, beads, bells, pearl spray
Ribbons and Lace my stash
Paper Ruffle-Petaloo
Aleene's Tacky Glue, Clear tape

Here are some pictures of how I started. Forgive me for not taking pictures of where I made markings to make sure I punched holes for proper spacing.







-Choose a 6x6 Design Paper with the side you want showing outside if you happen to use double-side DP like I did
-Choose 1 corner/2sides of it glue down your decorative edge
-Place/Tape handle on the Top side of the decorative edge
-Place/Tape decorative item you want to hang on bottom of Cone.











- Add a  1 1/2 inch strip of cardstock to each side where you are going to punch hole to lace your ribbon/string on for strength
-Choose your Design Paper to show from the inside to glue down.

The inside measurement of the new square to be covered is now 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
- Measure 1/2 inch in to start punching holes
- Punch holes in 1 inch increments

This 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Square will cover the handle strings and bottom decoration and will make your Cone sturdy.

Get you a clap/big clip ready...to clip top ends together for lacing.






Once you have smoothed down and let all the adhesives dry start to mold your Cone with your hands to make the ends curve into each other. You can't see the holes I punch very easily with my design paper but they are their. I embroider so to make it easier for me I used 2 needles to thread my ribbon downward.

Here is my completed Shabby Chic Decorative Cone.


I hope I tickled you into giving this a try. I am once again so grateful for Bibiana tickling my creativity.
Here is another picture where I placed this precious paper project on my tree...here she is. As you can see the baubles and feathered decorative piece on my Cone are used throughout my Christmas tree decorated with love.
I would like to enter this paper project into the following Challenges:
My Besties 3D #21 - Bells, Baubles and Beads
My Besties Dutch - Anything Goes Winter(Used My Besties/Winter Wonderland Skater)
Scrapbook Blessings #34 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore/November - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More/November - Anything Goes
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Until next time...I wish and your happy holidays and Merry Christmas. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Big Texas Hugs,

Friday, November 21, 2014

My Besties UK Mid-way Challenge Reminder

Hello Fellow Crafters...
Sending out a friendly reminder to tickle you into entering your cards into My Besties UK bi-weekly challenge. THEME: Anything Goes and Curls.  They can be any kind of curls...curls on waves, curls on flourishes. Use your imagination but...be sure to give us details to qualify. You can enter up to 3 My Besties cards or once without. You have until Sunday, November 30th.   Come on by the My Besties UK Blog to check out all the pretties the Design Team came up with.

Here is my card using the adorable Miss Frizzy Lizzy a My Besties digital image.
Digital Image:Miss Frizzy Lizzy--Designed by Sherri Baldy

Card Recipe:
Digital Image: Miss Frizzy Lizzy/My Besties
Designer Paper: MME
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval, CherryLynn Designs/Pretty Pretty Bow
Embellishments: Flowers/K & Co., Martha Stewart foam clay frame
Embossing: Anna Griffin Folder and Edge die
Colored with: Spectrum Noir
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I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
A Crafty Mess #1 - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Something Old(Flowers 1 1/2 years old)
Sister Act Challenge #84 - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Lots of Embellishments
Crafters Cafe #91 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - Get Ready for Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #159 - Anything Goes
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Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie sends happy thoughts as you create happy heart memories.  Be Blessed. Be Safe. Big Texas Hugs


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bottlecap FUN

Digital Bottlecap Image: Pink Polka Dots --Designed by Sherri Baldy

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Sharing my fun playing with these precious new digital pre-colored My Besties Bottlecap images. I just love them. This one is called 'Pink Polka Dots' which you can find  several new Bottlecap images and more in the Scrapbook Stamp Society Shop.

This is how they come...all you have to do is load and print. They will print in 1 inch size diameter...so all you have to do is punch them out. I happen to have a 1 inch circle punch and it works beautifully. My bottlecaps I purchased during a halfprice sale at Hobby Lobby. I have had them for several years not liking the thickness of them as original bottlecaps until I saw they were sold flattened.  Well, I had all the others a package of 50 and was not going to buy more. I happen to be going through Pinterest and found this fabulous Youtube video that shared how to flatten them with a Cuttlebug machine...so I was a happy girl because I have a Cuttlebug.  Here is the video for you that want to flatten your own bottlecaps the easy way. I must share...I had even tried flattening them with a hammer...and yes I totally destroyed them.
Card Recipe:
Digital Image: Pink Polka Dots/My Besties
Ribbons/Lace - Hobby Lobby Stash
Dies: Die-namites - Doilies, Cherry Lynn Designs-Pretty Pretty Bows
Senitment: Penny Black
Embossing Folder: Sizzix/hearts
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Digital Pre-colored Image: Pink Polka Dots/My Besties

I would like to take this time to personal invite you to come visit and join the current November Monthly Challenge over at Meet at the Scrappers Corner--THEME: Doily and Bow.  We would love to come visit your Blog and creative entries.
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
My Besties France  - Bottlecaps My Besties
Word Art Wednesday #159 - Anyhting Goes


Until next time my Fellow Crafters....I send you happy thoughts, Jesus Blessings and may you and yours be surrounded by angels of protection and health.  Shabby Chic Grannie



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

3D Sweet and Simple

Hello Fellow Crafters,
3D pre-colored digital image - Christmas Peppermint  Designed by Sherri Baldy/My Besties

Sharing this precious 3D-Pre-colored digital image called 'Christmas Peppermint'. I made it for my Daughter in Law who was sharing with me the story of the Elf on a Shelf story. So I made her a girlee version one.  This one was created and designed by the talented Sherri Baldy who designs those wonderful My Besties images.  And right now you can get this cutie 'Christmas Peppermint'  3D image for 50% off right now. She is currently at a discount for $3.00 and with the 50% Discount code:YOURSPECIAL50 you can get her for $1.50 HERE.  I don't know how long the SALE will be going on so go by and get you a few.

Everything right now in Sherri Baldy's Etsy Shop is at a Super Sale.
Enjoy your visit to the Etsy Store.

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Please BE SAFE and Be Blessed.  Big Texas Hugs





Christmas Vintage Style

Hello Fellow Crafters,

The days seem to be passing so fast and I am behind in making my Christmas cards this year. Today I am sharing a vintage style card I made using a retired Sherri Baldy Christmas Vintage image. I just love it and there are other styles you can choose from in the Scrapbook Stamp Society Store.

I displayed this precious image on a card I edged with one of Anna Griffin's new edge dies with matching embossing folder. I also embossed and ink distressed the other side with an Pine branch edge embossing folder. I love the effect embossing folders give paper.
I embellished my card with those beautiful K& Co. poinsettia and pine cone flowers. I bought them a couple years ago at Michael's when they marked their Christmas stuff 75% off. They were a steal and I will have to restock this year when they go on sale again. 

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Big Texas Hugs


Monday, November 17, 2014

My Besties Uk Challenge - Anything Goes + Curls


Hello Fellow Crafters,
I am so happy I get to be a part of this fabulously talented Team and share.

It is time to start My Besties UK new bi-weekly challenge today, Monday, November 17th through Sunday, November 30th.  THEME:Project with Anything Goes or a project with  Curls/anything with curls.

You may enter your My Besties cards up to 3 times or once without. Please go by the My Besties UK Blog and check out the great digi prizes for this challenge along with the great designs and inspiration by the Design Team.



Here is my Anything Goes project with a criss-cross card I made to showcase My Besties digital image IMG443. She is so adorable. I chose her because of all the pretty little curls in her hair. I did something a little different this time when I colored her face. I blended some pink Prismacolor pencil over my Spectrum Noir on her cheeks and on the picture it looks funny but in person they look normally fine. Go figure...
Digital Image: My Besties-IMG443  -  Designed by Sherri Baldy

Since I have learned to make criss-cross cards I love playing with them. There are so many different detailed touches you can give them. Here is a Youtube video made by a gracious crafter "From My Art Lab" who made this great and easy to follow video that shows you how to make a criss-cross card.  I am sure once you will get the foundation of it you will let your creative imagination take you from there.
Digital Image:My Besties  IMG443 - Designed by Sherri Baldy

When I took this picture I forgot to take a picture of the otherside of the Just Because where I added a side pocket to place a tag to be used as a bookmark. But you can see it as I took the picture with it inside, below.
Card Recipe:
Criss-Cross Card
Digital Image: My Besties/IMG443
Design Paper: Martha Stewart
Edge Handpunch-Martha Stewart/Daisy Rings
Embellishments: Charm, Lace from Hobby Lobby , Flowers/The Rubber Buggy
Dies: Spellbinders Shapeabilities-Gold Facets, Nestabilities Labels Thirty-four,
Marianne Designs Creatables-birdhouse & birds
Sentiments: Inkadinkado & Stampabilites
Ranger: liquid pers, Stickles/diamond
Colored Digi with: Spectrum Noir, Prismacolor pencils
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I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Robyn's Fetish Challenge#238 - Anything with Wings
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #158 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society#54 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge#83 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks#220 - Fairies
Milk Coffee Challenge - Hand Color Image
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Don't forget to enter your Anything Goes + Curls card into My Besties UK.

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Big Texas Hugs

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tickle...tickle...Come join the the Fun



Hello Fellow Crafters,

Sharing a Christmas card I made to tickle you to enter your Anything Goes plus Christmas cards into the bi-weekly My Besties UK Challenge going on through Sunday, November 16th.  You can enter your My Besties images up to 3 times and once without.

I love snowmen and this is one of many Sherri Baldy/My Besties has in her Etsy Shop. The one I am featuring today on my card is IMG382.

I wanted to do create a different background for my snowman and it took me awhile to figure out what I was going to do. I had fallen in love with this red checkered design paper. I first started to put my colored snowman on a tag. I laid it all down kept walking away and coming back to look a it and couldn't come up with anything else to put with him since I loved that design paper so much. So it finally hit me...I had a strip of the DP left from cutting the tag out and remembered from previous paper embellishments I have made wrapped box presents so...that is what I did.  I think so hard sometimes I forget to use the simple things. And also chose to use one of my many new Anna Griffin embossing folders for the background called 'Snowfall' and one of her snowflake dies.
Digital Image: IMG382 - Designed by Sherri Baldy/My Besties
I would like to enter my Christmas card into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #285 - Christmas
Crafty Ribbons #106  - Christmas Creation with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges - Happy Holidays
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Snowpeople
The Paper Shelter #182 - Snowflakes
Word Art Wednesday #158 - anything goes
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Don't forget to come by My Besties UK Anything Goes + Christmas Challenge going on now through Sunday, November 16th.

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Big Texas Hugs


Friday, November 7, 2014

Tag You're It

Digital Image: Winter Wonderland Reindeer by My Besties/Sherri Baldy
Hello Fellow Crafters,

Featuring a special Christmas tag with a strip of magnet in the back so it can be placed on the refrigerator, I made this in place of a card for one of my older Cousin's who loves animal print.,  The precious digital image is My Besties/Winter Wonderland Reindeer. Available Here

  


My tag as a double purpose. To inspire you to create some of your cards out of the box as you think of the special person or family in your life.  And second to remind you to place your Christmas paper projects in the My Besties UK Challenge going on now through Sunday, November 16th.  The THEME: Anything Goes + Christmas.  You can enter up to 3 times with a My Besties Image or 1 time without. Come join the fun, I can't wait to see what you share and visit you .

Card Recipe:
Digital Image: Winter Wonderland Reindeer/My Besties
Ranger Craft tags - #8 Size
Wire Ribbon- Hobby Lobby
Flowers: K & Company
Design Paper: Anna Griffin/Peyton Collection
Sentiment: Anna Griffin/Christmas
SpellBinders Shapebilities: Fancy Framed Tag Two
Colored with : Spectrum Noir, Derwent pencils

I would like to enter my paper project into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #157 - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Winter Warmers( Hat and muffin hand warmer)
Creative Corner Challenge -  It's Beginning to look alot like Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon #106 - Winter Holiday and Ribbon
Scrapbook Blessings Club #33 - Anything Goes
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Don't forget to come by and visit the My Besties UK Challenge you have until Sunday, Nov, 16th go join in the fun,  THEME: Anything Goes + Christmas.

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Big Texas Hugs


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Enter to Win Brother Scan N Cut Machine

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Sherri Ann Baldy has A Fantastic ~MY-Besties GIVEAWAY Just For You~!!! 

 From our gracious and talented Sherri Ann Baldy.

When you Shop in any of our 3 Shops all through Nov & Dec!!! ~Every single My Besties Order You Make Gets ENTERED TO WIN ~this Brand NEW~
* ~ Brother Scan N Cut Machine !!! ~*
(We will ship this prize worldwide So every order can enter!)
~ Feel Free to Share this post with your Crafty Friends if you like!!! ~
When ever you order Any My-Besties products In Nov and Dec From any of our Shops Listed Here Below You are Automatically Entered to WIN!






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AND!!!!!!!!!! Be sure to Like our FB page, Here:
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To keep up with all the Besties Details for these FUN Crafty Giveaways
"From My Craft Table To Yours"
Happy Crafting My Friend
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Bag it Up...Pretty Please





Hello Fellow Crafters.

Sharing a bag I fancied up. I don't get to go to Michael's Store very often and when the other day just before halloween where they had some craft goodies 70% off. I bought 3 of these beautiful plain weaved bags. I can't think of the material name but they are gorgeous in person.  I knew I would have fun decorating and already had these autumn leaves in my stash from last year.

I bought this sweet adorable My Besties digital image4262 that was a new release in October 2014. I had to get her.


I had fun coloring her with a combination of my Spectrum Noir pens and Derwent pencils. I am featuring her in a new die set I bought by Spellbinders  set - A2 Valiant Honor. I don't know about you but for some reason I have been finding some fabulous prices on certain Spellbinder dies even the Grand Caliburdies have been 50 to 70% off on Amazon...You just have to check on your favorite wishlist ones. I also placed a couple of charms from my stash. The dragonfly I broke the charm loop off and glued it as a pin on my twine bow and the other Joy charm is hanging nicely.


I made this into a gift bag for the Thanksgiving holiday coming up here this month of November.

I would like to enter my craft project into the following challenges:
My Besties Dutch Girls -  anything Goes +Autumn
Anything But a Card #41 - Anything Goes(Gift Bag)
Try it on Tuesday  - Colours of Autumn
Shopping Our Stash #176 - Leaf me Alone!

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Big Texas Hugs,