Saturday, November 22, 2014

HIMCR #175 - Any Holiday

Hi,  all my crafty friends and family!!!

Here it is Saturday once again
and you know what that means, don't you?

That's right . . . not only is it time for a new challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room, but it is time for an "Any Holiday" theme.  It can be ANY holiday, as long as it's a holiday.  So take time to get caught up on past holidays or get to working on your Christmas cards!!!

The sponsor is Serri Baldy's My Besties!
The giveaway is all 4 Digital images used by our HICMR Design Team!!

For this week's challenge, I chose the girl with an ornament form Sherri Baldy's My Besties . . . I think it's 029?  Since I still had out my gold embossing powder, some of my all-time favorite paper from PaperTemptress and other craftin' supplies, I decided to try something different on the ornament.  I used a glue pen to adhere the embossing powder and then heat embossed it.  Here's how it turned out:

My Besties digi's image from Sherri Baldy
White Crepe (ruche) paper from PaperTemptress
White Leather paper from PaperTemptress
Red Small Column paper from PaperTemptress
"Festive" 6x6 paper pad by Authentique (red/cream stripe)
Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder
"Frosty Lace" Stickles
flowers from BBP (BazzillBasicsPaper)
misc. gems
Squeeze & Roll glue pen by Zig

When I was doing the ornament, I practiced a few times to see if it would work and what worked best.  Here's a few things I leaned and preferred.  One was using a glue pen (actually looks like a ball point pen and is called "Quickie Glue") so I could get those curves of the "snow" just right . . . and while it did do a good job with the curves, I found the glue dried too quick to do the whole ornament at once.  So I got a bigger glue pen - Zig's "Squeeze & Roll".  This pen is a bit bigger and the more you squeeze it, the more glue comes out . . . so by the time I got done putting glue on the whole ornament, the part around the curves was just starting to dry, but not that much because my embossing powder still held.  After figuring what glue pen worked best for me, I then heat embossed it . . . and it left a wonderful texture, just like glittered ornaments at the store.  I then used "Frosty Lace" Stickles for the "snow" . . . and due to the embossing, it was easy to put the Stickles in the curves.  So all-in-all, I was happy with my little "experiment". :)

Remember, you have one week to get your project in to Hiding In My Craft Room in order to be eligible for the weekly prize.  I wonder what holiday you will be working on?  I can't wait to see!!!!

Till the next time I'm up in the night.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps - #122 Make Your Mark
(I tried something different as I usually do - 
used glue instead of ink & embossing powder instead of glitter)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - No patterned paper
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Anything Goes with a Twist
Crafty Sentiments - 2 or more papers
Crazy Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Get ready for Chrisitmas
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up
D.L.Art - Anything Christmas
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Sparkle n Sparkle -Anything Goes using glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking)
STAMPlorations - Stamps & Layers
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Creative M

Such a darling image on a super cute card!
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*


Its a cute image, you did a fab job with it, thanks for joining us at ATSM!

Deborah Frings

Super fun image and lovely colouring. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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Cindy Womack

I love My Besties stamps and you did a fabulous job with this image. I love your card. Thank you for sharing and thank you for joining us this week at TTCRD.
Cindy- DR- TTCRD


What a different way to emboss but it worked out so well and the shading around your image is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at ATSM


really gorgeous
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Cornelia W

How cute and beautifully colored! Thanks for playing with us at ATSM this week!

Ema M

So pretty and festive! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Anne Temple

This is such a sweet Christmas card. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.


Ooo . . . how pretty! I love that clean, crisp layout and the ornament is stunning!! Thanks for playing with CSAYL and CHNCC2.


Stunning card in beautiful colors. Love your design. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle. I hope you'll join with us again next time.
Eret x


Thank you for entering my CHNC challenge extra for November with your lovely crafting – hope to see you again soon. x


Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x


Fabulous card. Thanks for sharing in our November Christmas Challenge at Crafting by Designs. Mo xxx

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