Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hello! Thank you for joining me, Corina, here on the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog. For this post, I wanted to share with you a special Ornament that I have hanging on my Christmas tree.

The steps I used to create these Ornaments are very simple. I used the embossing dauber to apply a layer of embossing ink on top of the Snowflake and Happy Holiday sentiment. I coated the Snowflake with Gold tinsel embossing powder and the Happy Holidays sentiment with blue tinsel embossing powder. Heat set all three pieces and let cool. I used glossy accents to attached the Happy Holiday sentiment. For a finishing touch I added rhinestones and gold thread to hang.

Chipboard Designs Used:

Wood Words Of Christmas-Joy

I hope you will play along in the monthly challenge over on the Southern Ridge Trading CompanyEach month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the SRTC online store $20 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING! 

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Live, Laugh & Create!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Happy New Year

I hope that had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family, making tons of memories. There are only three days left to add your project to our "Christmas Words" Monthly Challenge. To learn about all of the details and how to enter your piece, you can head here.  For all of you that have already submitted, we have loved seeing all of the projects.  Now lets get down to business, it's my last post of the 2015 year and I thought what better way to end the year then by a Happy New Year card. 

Supplies Used: SRTC - Snowflake Wreath (large) & 10mm White Flowers, Emerald Creek - Happy New Year Stamp & Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder, Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts - Gold Delicata & Sponge Dauber, Zig Writer - Wink of Stella: Gold Glitter, Rhinestones - Clear, Bazzill Cardstock - White & Black, Crafter's Companion - Ultra Smooth Cardstock, Ranger - Heat Tool

To get the beautiful shimmer on the Snowflake Wreath - Large, I took a sponge dauber and applied Gold Delicata over the entire snowflake wreath. The snowflake wreath looked great once it was covered in Gold Delicata, but I wanted to add even more sparkle to it.  To add the extra sparkle, I covered the entire wreath with Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder and then dried it with a heat tool.  Once it was embossed, I added the clear rhinestones randomly around the entire wreath. The  finishing touch on my wreath, were the white flowers that I added Wink of Stella - Gold Glitter to the edges and then placed them around the wreath. To get the Happy New Year saying, apply Gold Delicata to the Happy New Year stamp and stamp onto Ultra Smooth Cardstock. Trim it down and adhere to an 1/8" larger piece of black cardstock. The saying will be adhered to the middle of the wreath around the swirls and snowflakes.

Here's my card with all of the pieces together:

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out my piece on the blog today. From all of us at Southern Ridge Trading Company, we would like to thank you for your continued support throughout this year, we truly appreciate each and everyone of you and we can't wait for 2016! 
Happy New Year!!

See you in the New Year,

Saturday, December 26, 2015


Hello everyone, today, on the 2nd Christmas Day, I'll show you Snowman soup :)  

 I have mixed cocoa powder and a bit of cinnamon in a bottle. I filled Mini Marshmallow's In a Clearcup and decorated the Clearcup. The papers that I have used are from Maja Design. In addition, I used the beautiful chipboards of Southern Ridge.

On the stiff tape for the bottle I glued a reindeer Chipboard, which I embossed white in multiple layers.

The Clear cups was embellished with this sweet snowflakes. First, I have embossed them white and then used some Stickles Star Dust.

I have made the text 'Snowman Soup' with my Dymo Labeler and stuck it on the top .

Thanks a lot for stopping by today. Hope you'll enjoy your christmas day



Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Last Post of the Year!

That sounds so strange, last post of the year!  Giggle, well not last post ever just on SRTC in 2015.  I will be back in January, on with my card!   Christmas Words is the challenge at SRTC and I chose Jingle All The Way from the SRTC shop!

I used white card stock from Close To My Heart and designer paper from my stash.  I embossed the chipboard with Pearl embossing powder from Close To My Heart and added white flocking to 2 of the snowflakes.  I used white liquid applique on the smallest snowflake, brown for the sleigh and blue, white, green liquid applique for the bell.  I added some gems, pom poms, and bling from my stash.  I used Memory box dies to cut out the pine branches and the dangly boarder.  There you have it.  Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

A Winter's Sparkle

You know when you just can't decide what elements to use because you love them all?
Well this past week at PPC&F we teamed up with one of our sponsors, East Wind, with this
gorgeous image, White Witch.
I didn't make her into a card but then it hit me...
Snowflake background
So I carefully cut a portion (I use every piece :D) to use as a border from SRTC Pattern Snowflake
I'm so glad I waited becuase these snowflake are gorgeous.

Copics used:
Skin: E04,11,00,000,0000, 90, R20
Hair: E77,74,70, Y11
Dress: B39,26,24,21
Corset: E5,3,00
Stella Wink in Clear on wand
Silver Spica on necklace chain
blue spica in flower center and necklace gem.
Silver and Blue metallic embossing powder used on snowflakes
Don't forget our monthly challenge. This month is Christmas Words. Pop your in here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Words - Let it Snow

By this time in December, I really want snow. But only for Christmas! LOL! I am a fair weather girl, but nothing beats waking up to a winter wonderland on Christmas morning...

My second submission for this months Christmas words challenge is SNOW.... as in Let it Snow! ;) So what else could I use but snowflakes & lots of them?

Karen's large Snowflake Wreath was the perfect starting point for this project. I also used pieces from Snowflakes 712Snowflakes 713, and Snowflakes 714. And since I LOVE her wooden Small Marked Reindeer, I used another one of them from my DT package.

All of the wooden and chipboard pieces were then sprayed with a good layer of Heidi Swapp's Gold Colour Shine. Once they were dry, I started assembling the wreath, adding some greenery from Tim Holtz's Holiday Greens dies, some berries that were punched out of red paper and some bling to spruce up the middle of the snowflakes. I used a Memory Box die & cut out the Let It Snow title from the centre of the die. 

I put everything on a black mat, then matted it all on a super glittery gold paper. I think it just pops and will be a centre piece on my Christmas mantle this year.

Thanks for looking! We appreciate the support we've had at SRTC over the past year! Merry Christmas and a very safe & prosperous New Year to you all! Cheers -- Melissa :)

Monday, December 14, 2015

"Merry Christmas" Vintage Card

Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was full of crafty projects. It's my turn back on the blog today with a vintage Merry Christmas card. Just a reminder that there are still 17 days to participate in our Monthly Challenge featuring Christmas Words. Head here to see all of the details on how to enter and add your project. 

Supplies Used: SRTC - Merry Christmas Greetings Pack, Leafy Frame and Assorted Flowers. Emerald Creek - Onyx Frost Embossing Powder. Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts - VersaMark. Maja Designs - 6x6 "Home for the Holidays". Bazzill Cardstock - Brown Cardstock. Ranger - Ground Espresso Distress Ink and Blending Tool.

The chipboard pieces that I used on my card are the Merry Christmas Greetings Pack and Leafy Frame. To start, I separated the Merry Christmas word with scissors so that I could place the "Merry" at the top of the card and "Christmas" at the bottom of the card. For the words and the leafy frame, I went overtop of them with Ground Espresso Distress Ink. Once I was happy with the coverage of the ink, I covered the words and leafy frame lightly with VersaMark. Once the VersaMark is on the chipboard pieces, I sprinkled over Onyx Frost embossing powder from Emerald Creek and embossed it with a heat tool. Below are pictures of how the chipboard pieces look once embossed. To finish off my leafy frame, I added the old fashioned santa picture to the frame and then added an assortment of flowers to the top right and bottom left hand corners of the frame.

Here is my card with all of the elements put together

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my vintage Merry Christmas card. Stay tuned for some more fabulous projects from our design team this week. We would love to see your project for our monthly challenge. 

Until Next Time!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thinking of you at christmas | Christmas Card

Hey everyone, I'm glad that you drop by again. Today I'll show you a Christmas card.  

The stamp I bought a few years ago on the Stempelmekka and used them for the first time now .... I colored the cute guy with the star with my Distress Ink's and Sennelier watercolors. It fits perfectly to the circle of stars Chipboard Piece from Southern Ridge.

First I primed the clipboard in white, then embossed it with white embossing powder, afterwards I've used gold embossing powder and finally Frantage ShabbyWhite.

Have a nice day and enjoy the sun :)


Monday, December 7, 2015

Giveaway on Kit and Clowder's Facebook Page

ADVENT CALENDAR - *WIN* $20 Southern Ridge Trading Company(Chipboard) Gift Card for one lucky winner! To win, like this post and let us know in the comments what is your favourite category of chipboard over at the SRTC store (click the shop button to view the categories)!
Head over to the Kit and Clowder Facebook page to enter.

*We'd really appreciate it if you'd help to share this post to spread the word about our christmas fun! kiki emoticon

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas Words Challenge!

Wow how time flies, here we are in December already and Christmas is fast approaching!  I chose to do a card using Christmas words as my Focus, Merry Christmas!  I hope you join in on the fun and enter a project to the SRTC Challenge!  Most importantly, have fun!!!!

The Merry Christmas is from Southern Ridge Trading Company and the Snowflakes as well!  I coloured the chipboard with copic markers, G17, G07, Y13, YR23, B18, R89 and E18.  I added stickles, Ruby Slippers, Pewter, Buttercup, Rouge, Diamond and Dark Chocolate and liquid applique for the fluff on the stocking and on the loops around the sentiment.    The paper is Annabelle's Christmas from Wild Rose Studio and the white cardstock is from Close to My Heart.  I used Memory Box Dies for the pine branches and the Corner Flourish Dies are from, I think, either Heartfelt Creations or Memory Box.  I distressed the paper edges with Forest Moss Tim Holtz Distress Ink from Ranger.

Each month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the
 SRTC online store $20 (before tax) retail value

And ... it's a completely RANDOM DRAW!


- Must follow the theme
 - Your item can be a card, mixed media piece or project, whatever you can call "ART".  
- You can use any image, embellishments and any chipboard pieces you like.
- As of now, there is no limit for entries
- Must be a new project
- Can be combined with 10 other challenges
- Please link back to our blog
- Ends December.31st 6pm PST

**If you use product from SRTC, that will count as TWO entries but please make sure we know via your blog post attached via Mr. Linky below or a message below this post!! 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Gift Bag Delight

This month's challenge at SRTC is
This one's in the bag...literally
Using the small "Jingle All the Way"
which is not small at all. :D

I colored the words using my copics: R46, B24, G09 and Gold Leafing pen.
Then I covered the copic portion with clear Stella Wink pen.
I knew I wanted to glitter emboss the snowflakes but then I found a few
snowflake embellishments that fit so I added those as well.
I then thought to add a little 3D action to other parts.
Using Crackle Glossy Accents I puffed up the Sled and Bells,
a Holly button fit perfectly on the bells and
 a little 3D penquin sticker placed on the sled to ride along.
Finally, what's a jingle with no jingle?
I added some little bells tied along with embroidery thread.

I hope to see what you come up with using your Christmas Words.
Remember, you don't have to use SRTC products but you can
Win Some!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

November Challenge Winner

Happy Wednesday.  I'am Design Team Member Katelyn and it's my turn back on the blog to announce November's "Christmas" Challenge Winner. Thank you to everyone who participated this month. The participation was awesome for our November "Christmas" Challenge, we hope that our monthly challenge in December will inspire you to submit. You will find all of the details on how to enter and what the rules are on now on our blog. November's Christmas Challenge Winner is Janis. Who created this fabulous card set: 

Janis please contact me at Thank you to everyone who participated and we can't wait to see what you create in December for our challenge.

Until Next Time!
- Katelyn

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Words - Believe - December Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in last month's monthly challenge. The response was great and we loved seeing all of your creations. This month's challenge will be an easy one as everyone is in the full swing of all things Christmas. Thank you to everyone who entered our challenge last month and stay tuned for the winner in Katelyn's post tomorrow.

This month's will be an easy one because we are focusing on Christmas Words!

Each month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the
 SRTC online store $20 (before tax) retail value

And ... it's a completely RANDOM DRAW!


- Must follow the theme
 - Your item can be a card, mixed media piece or project, whatever you can call "ART".  
- You can use any image, embellishments and any chipboard pieces you like.
- As of now, there is no limit for entries
- Must be a new project
- Can be combined with 10 other challenges
- Please link back to our blog
- Ends December.31st 6pm PST

**If you use product from SRTC, that will count as TWO entries but please make sure we know via your blog post attached via Mr. Linky below or a message below this post!! 

Melissa is sharing a fabulous Christmas word themed project for you, to get this challenge started.


So many words to describe Christmas! And it's hard to narrow it down and pick one to do my first December challenge with... but I chose the word BELIEVE and imagine that, Karen has an amazing wooden piece with just that word!

Because the wood pieces have a beautiful glow to them from the wood burning process that Karen uses, I didn't have to do very much to make this piece any better! I sprayed the piece plus another of the Small Marked Reindeer with the Marshmallow Tattered Angels spray. It just gives a glittery effect over the wood pieces without changing the colour of the wood pieces. I added a couple of rhinestones to accent the deer as well.

I added some bling & Memory Box die cuts over the Bo Bunny patterned paper to complete my 6x6 card.

Quick - easy - beautiful! My mantra!!

I look forward to seeing your Christmas Word creations -- Cheers! Melissa