Saturday, December 27, 2014

Yuletide Carol

I know, Christmas was a couple of days ago; but we'll be celebrating through the 1st over here!  I'm sure many families need multiple days to fully enjoy the holiday with family and friends!  I have to say I'm glad we start celebrating on Christmas Day and continue on through early January.  That gives me time to play longer with my holiday papers and stamps!
This card is the actually the gift card holder on page 55 of the Artiste Cartridge Handbook.  The poinsettia is from SVG cuts.  All the paper and gem is from the Yuletide Carol Workshop on the Go.  

I further embellished with some lace left over guessed it, Katie's wedding -  (I'm going to have that stuff around for years!) - and some gold raffia.  

I have to say, the Yuletide Carol papers and the Christmas Post Stamp set are definitely my favorite CTMH has ever done for the holidays!  I am loving this combo!  

My little poinsettia is off to Color My Heart for the last color challenge of the year!  

If you are in love with this paper, you can find it at KatiesCorner!  There are lots of other beautiful papers, embellishments, and great offers there!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happy Winter Solstice!

It's a lovely Sunday here, full of sunshine; but I think we may have some snow on the way in the forecast.  Winter is so wonderful when I can stay inside by the fire drinking white hot chocolate topped with whipped cream -- yum.  However, with winter comes lots of extra work in the barn:  carrying buckets of water to troughs, cleaning stalls all the time, and carting the hay out to the pastures.  Just thinking about it makes me want to grab a hot cup of coffee/cocoa!

This card is made from scraps of all retired papers from CTMH.  I believe they are Forever, Skylark, and last year's Christmas papers.  There is also a retired button, silver shimmer trim,  jingle bells and ribbon from Katie's wedding!

The snowflakes are cut from Art Philosophy and the sentiment is from CTMH Blessings of Peace stamp set.

These little snowflakes are flying off to:

Heart 2 Heart:  Use Lagoon, Silver, and Black
613 Avenue Create:  Use a snowflake/Winter Solstice
Pile it On:  Anything Goes Holiday Christmas

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Candy Cane Bear!

The CTMH stamp of the month for November had this cute little bear and candy cane in it!  I couldn't resist adding some shimmer trim and snowflakes for a card for my grand girl!

The tickets are from the stamp set included in the Yuletide Workshop on the Go.  I really like the ticket trend!  These coordinate with the ticket cuts from Artbooking.  I believe the stamp and snowflake cuts were also from Artbooking.

Quick post today, hope everyone is moving along quickly with their last minute holiday preparations!

This little guy is going off to the Candy Cane challenge at Curtain Call!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Victorian Country Christmas

This is definitely a mash-up of my favorites:  country and Victorian.  I was inspired by the stamp set Christmas Post from CTMH.  It has to be my favorite of all my Christmas stamps right now.  I can't stop making cards with it!

I started with 3 shades of blue:  Sky, Crystal Blue and Twilight.  I stamped the pads directly on my mat, sprayed them with some alcohol, swirled the colors together and dropped the Champagne CS on it.  Then using the Twilight ink, I stamped the trees and house scened in the background.

I stamped the Post Card in Slate and the horse (an old stamp from who knows where?).  Merry Christmas was stamped in Archival Black.

The swirl embossing was done with a Cuttlebug folder on Outdoor Denim CS.  I then went over it in Slate.

Embellishments topped it off -- a little Victorian lace and pearls with some country burlap and a tulle bow.

You can find this amazing stamp over at KatiesCorner.


Take Heart Ideas:  Anything Goes Use CTMH
Pile it On:  Anything Goes Christmas
Sentimental Sundays:  Anything Goes

Monday, December 15, 2014

Inside the Window at Christmas

It seems there is something magical about windows at Christmas.  It seems there is something so inviting about them whether you are in the city looking at the lovely displays or driving in the country seeing the warm glow radiating from within homes and barns.  There's something about being out at dusk and seeing the lights of the tree through the window.  It's just so,,,,,,,well, it's simply family, love, joy,,,,,,Christmas!  

I started with the window cut from Christmas.  I cut the window shape from Colonial White CS.  I then used a stencil cut from Artbooking and stenciled the bricks with texture paste.  I glued together my other window pieces and glued them to the front of the card.  I adhered acetate alternative on the inside of the window.  

I inked the greens cut from Home for the Holidays, Winter Frolic and SVG Cuts.  The little bird is from Art Philosophy.  The tree is decorated with some scrap sequins and it is adhered to a scrap of Ariana paper.  The card front is adhered over the tree with 3-D tape from CTMH.  

The inside is decorated using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and a kitty from A Child's Year.  The sentiment is from CTMH.

Great deals from CTMH this month!  If you have had your eye on the stamp sets, now is the time!  Check out the Deal of the Decade at KatiesCorner!

Off to these challenges:

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge:  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes with opt gift packaging
Pile it On:  Anything Goes/Holidays

Friday, December 5, 2014

No red, No green!

No sun for pics today!  Should've taken the photo yesterday,
but I was taking advantage of the weather and working
in the barn with some other horses!  

Cricut Print and Cut........I remember thinking, 'That's a feature I won't use.'  

Ok, I was wrong!  

I decided to make the cards again for the families in my PATCH by Design program (therapeutic horsemanship) and I fell in love with this image from A Quilted Christmas.  I knew I'd never have time to piece that image for so many cards.  Then I remembered......Print and Cut!  That's the answer!

I chose the filigree card base from A Quilted Christmas, also.  

I selected the horse and changed the colors.  Then I flattened him and attached him to the filigreed card.  Easy!  Yay!!  

On the inside I inked paper with CTMH Sky ink and stamped in CTMH Lagoon and used shimmer trim to attach it.  The sentiment is from the CTMH Christmas Post.  Ribbon and gems are still left over from Katie's wedding!  

Since I chose a blue color palette, I'm sending this handsome guy off to the Beyond Red and Green Challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

Seasonal Expressions I just came out at CTMH!  You can see all the new items at KatiesCorner!  While you're there, check out the Deal of the Decade!  This is a great opportunity to get all those beautiful stamp sets you've been eyeing!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Guest Designer: Lucy

Hi, my name is Lucy.  I am a guest designer today at ScrappyHorses!  I love making crafts and when I come over to Gram's house I like to play with the Cricut!  I am in Kindergarten; I'm 6 years old.  I like to work with sparkly things.  I like to stamp.  That stamp is in pink because I like pink.

My daddy married Miss Katie and she sells CTMH.  We have lots of CTMH paper!  This paper is from Lollydoodle.

This is a tree with a face!  I saw it on the computer and picked it because it was my favorite tree.  It is red and the back is light purple.  I like purple, too.

I sewed it.  Gram helped me with that!  I couldn't reach the thing you step on to make it go.  I did get to push it through.

I found a bag of sequins to decorate the tree.  I got to use the camera to take a picture!  That was fun!  I hope you think it's beautiful.


A few facts:  The tree cut is from Create a Critter 2.  The stamp is from the CTMH Scandinavian Wishes.  Silver Shimmer Trim is also CTMH.  All sequins are from my stash--I think I've had them around for over 20 years!  ........and yes, the sewing was very closely supervised! hahaha  

Katrina (Gram)

This tree is going off to the following challenges for Lucy!

Bitten by the Bug 2 - Christmas tree cut from Cricut
Take Heart Ideas - Anything Goes using at least 1 CTMH product
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Celebrate the season

Victorian Christmas

This has to be my most favorite of the new Christmas Stamps from CTMH.  Christmas Post is so, love, love!  It coordinates beautifully with the Yuletide Carol Collection.  This set also includes an adorable little snowman shown here.  

The background paper comes with the swirls so it was a cut and tape!  The snowflakes were left over from another project.  They were cut from Artbooking.  I inked them, sprayed them with adhesive and glittered!  

That sweet little snow girl was stamped with Colonial White pigment ink and heat embossed in gold. I set the tension on my machine a little loose to get the 'wonky' stitching.  I then inked the edges and distressed them.  

I embellished with some lace and raffia from my stash and some retired gems from CTMH.  The bow is made from color ready seam binding.  I sprayed chocolate and blush reinker/water on my mat and picked it up with the seam binding.  I colored the lace the same way.  

This little lady is taking her tree off to the following challenges:

Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Celebrate the Season
Pile it On - Sprinkle it On (glitter and embossing powder)
Take Heart Ideas - Anything Goes with at least one CTMH product
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes optional calendar twist this month