Friday, December 7, 2018

Challenge #12 & November's Winner

Welcome to Crafter's Castle Monthly Challenge #12
This challenge is open WORLD WIDE!!!

There is no sponsor this month but there is still a prize for the random winner.  Oh you want to know what the prize is?  Well it will be a won't find out until you win it :)

As always our challenges are ANYTHING GOES
but we like to throw in an OPTION to challenge you and 
this month's OPTION is Christmas ornaments .... whether they are an element of your card or project or an actual handmade ornament.
This is an OPTION for fun and not a requirement.

Please review the CHALLENGE RULES (see tab above)

Here we go....
November's random WINNER of  
OohLaLa Scraps collection of your choice

Please contact Janie at
to claim your prize!!!
And here is a badge for you to proudly display

And the fabulous TOP 3
picked by the design team
(another tough decision as usual)

7. Lisa Walsh
Reindeer Christmas card | MFT Dashing Deer Christmas Shaker card. Video tutorial. Supplies list. Visit the blog | Lisa Walsh - Papercraft Business. #stamping #mftstamps #shakercards #christmascards #papercrafting #papercraftbusiness

19. Amelia B
I hope you proudly display your TOP 3 badge

If you need some inspiration you will find it here...

Janie video

Betz Golden video
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Jeanie video

Unicorn Shaker Birthday Card

My granddaughter's 8th birthday is in a few days and she loves unicorns so I made her this fun shaker card.

The paper, unicorn stamp and dies are from a CTMH set that is no longer available (sorry).  But you are in luck because the Iridescent Glitter Dust spray from Therm O Web is still available and also comes in silver or gold!  It gave the perfect magical sparkle to the unicorn and banner (looks much better in person).  I wish I hadn't been in a hurry to get it in the mail because looking at it now I wish I had added flowers and gems.

Click HERE to find Glitter Dust! 

A few challenges I entered....
Crafty Catz Challenge - #441 Glitter & Shine
Cute Card Thursday - #559 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - December

Thanks for stopping by and...

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Cardmaking With PhotoShop Elements 11

I have been sharing different ways to use digital scrapbooking kits and I finally figure out how to use them with Adobe PhotoShop Elements 11....YAY!!!  And it's so easy!!!

Now I want to share it with you so CLICK HERE to watch my video tutorial.

It's not just about cardmaking or can also COMBINE the two and make PERSONALIZED CHRISTMAS CARDS!!!  Here is a practice one I made for my family.
Of course I made some changes on the card we are going to send.....bigger picture and everyone's names.

 But of course I also made some Christmas cards and Birthday cards and all using the same digital kit.
I added some embellishments to them even though it wasn't neccessary with all the elements and appearance of dimension.

On this last one there are icicles and I added Liquid Glass to them to really make them stand out like they were real.

If you're wondering about this fabulous digital scrapbooking kit that has TONS of papers, elements, clusters, masks, and word's called Winter Rustle and is by D Design.  You can get this at VectoriaDesings shop on Etsy.  Just click HERE and you can get a better look at this kit.

And don't forget to watch my video.....I not only show how to use PhotoShop Elements 11, but I also tell about these cards.

Time for challenges!!!
Hiding In My Craft Room - #381 Christmas Colors
Welcome To Crafty Friends - #98 Christmas
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - #5 Anything Christmas
City Crafter Challenge Blog - #440 Pick Up A Penguin
Try It On Tuesday - Winter Wonderland
The Color Throwdown - #521
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge - #414
Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Use A Critter

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