Thursday, December 8, 2011

TKT #56 Winners!!!

Mornin' hens! Well, it's been a looooong night! I told you I'd be up late trying to pick my TOP CHICK PICKS!! You hens are SO AMAZING and it keeps getting harder and harder to pick my favorites. *sigh* I LOVED all the entries and after many hours of mulling over them, here are this week's TOP CHICK PICKS!!

CONGRATULATIONS! Jan, Linda, Tammy and Tracy!
You are four KRAFTY CHICKS!!

WOWZERS! Aren't they amazing? I'm so envious of you hens. When I grow up I wanna make purty cards like YOU!! Tee-hee! You can click on the thumbnails above and be taken directly to each winner's blog where you can view the whole card and get all the details too! Be sure to leave 'em a {{{hen hug}}} while your there, k? Thank you all for playing along this week. Have a GREAT Thursday! {{{hen hugs}}}

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Mornin' hens! Are you hens as pooped as me? I don't know about you, but Christmas always seems to sneak up on me! Why is that? Well it certainly isn't like I don't know the date, but I have to say, once Halloween passes, it's like POOF! - Christmas!! Well, if this sounds familiar, I bet your Christmas cards never seem to turn out the way you'd planned, right? Yup, that's me! I have all these great ideas and then I'm so pressed for time, I can't do the cards the way I wanted. Are you hens all nodding' your heads? Ok then, The Spotted Chick comes to the rescue!!!
Here's a little card I made in mass quantities. Now, I'll be the first to tell you, I usually hate to mass produce cards, but for this time of year, it's the ONLY way to go!! LOL! So here's how to make this little cutie! First, cut your SU Real Red cardstock in 8.5 x 4.25 and then score and fold them in half to make a 4.25 square. Using your largest scalloped Nestie, cut through both pieces of the folded card stock making sure you leave 2 scallops partially outside of the die on the fold line. This will allow the two scalloped circles to remain attached. Then cut 4 smaller regular circles from your Nesties in alternating SU Very Vanilla, Real Red and some Christmas DP. I actually decided to emboss the smallest circle to add a little texture behind Santa's face. I cut multiple Santa heads from white, SU Real Red and some flesh colored card stock and then added some shading to each with my Copics. I added some shimmer to the white with some sheer shimmer spritz. Once dry, I assembled all the Santa heads.

Once you have all your pieces cut, it's time to put the whole card together. First, glue the cream circle to the front. Now take some ribbon and fold it in half to make a hanging loop. Glue it down on top of the cream circle and continue adding the remaining circles on top. Lastly, add Santa with a few dimensionals and add a bow at the base of the ribbon. That's it! Honestly, once you get all the pieces cut, the assembly process goes rather fast. I printed a bunch of the greetings for the inside and cut them out with the same circle Nestie I used for the front. Ok, well I hope this helps you with some of your own Christmas cards and of course that PINCH for time!
Don't forget, you still have today and tomorrow to enter my That's Krafty Thursday challenge. Have you seen all the fabulous entries???? I see another LOOOOONG night in my future!! Tee-hee! Have a Tee-rific Tuesday!! {{{hen hugs}}}

Santa - Sizzix Winter Set #3; Copics; CS - SU Real Red, Very Vanilla, and Neenah Classic Crest White; Nestabilities; Ribbon - SU; Signo UniBall White Pen; DP - Collage Press - Peppermint Twist; Quickutz Embossing Folder