Thursday, November 29, 2012

Merry Christmas

Here is a Christmas card for these challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches
Color Throwdown

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Lagoon, Avonlea Green, Ruby
Stamps: Snowflakes, Christmas Love
Ink: Ruby, Lagoon
Other: Gem from P&P WOTG

Father Christmas

I was so excited to get to make another Christmas Card today. This one is inspired by 4 challenges:

Inspired By
Deconstructed Sketch
The Play Date Cafe
CASE Study

I was inspired by the santa and the candy cane in this picture.

This CASE Study card by Angeline Yong inspired me to use Baker's Twine.
Deconstructed Sketch No. 79

Materials used:
Paper: Colonial White and Black Cardstock, sheet music paper from my stash
Stamps: Father Christmas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (not CTMH)
Markers: Cranberry Set, Taffy, Blush Set
Other: Bohemian Assortment, Harvest Baker's Twine, Gems from P&P WOTG

Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Wishes

This card has unusual colors, but I think I managed to tie them together. This is for 2 challenges:
ColourQ and FreshlyMadeSketches.


Materials used:
B&Ts: Hooligans
Cardstock: white (not CTMH)
Stamps: Holiday Wishes
Ink: Cranberry, Gypsy, Lagoon
Other: Cranberry grosgrain Ribbon, Honey Mini Medley Accents


Here's an interesting card I made. It's a little different style for me, but I love the outcome. I didn't have any angel stamps, so I found one on vintage printables dot com. The challenge at Our Creative Corner is ABC: Angels, Buttons, and Chipboard. I used a chipboard frame decorated with buttons. I used the sketch at the Sweet Stop. The colors are from the Color Throwdown. I'm also entering this into the challenge at Crazy4Challenges - put a bow on it.

Materials used:
B&Ts: Hooligans, Wonderland, Lucy
Cardstock: White Daisy, Avonlea Green
Image: from (not CTMH)
Other: Chipboard Frame, Green Button Assortment, Colonial White Waxy Flax, White Daisy grosgrain Ribbon

I love shimmer too

Here is a card for 3 challenges:
Dynamic Duos
Retro Sketches
Less is More - add glitz/glitter

I really like how this one turned out!

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Outdoor Denim
Stamps: Universal Backgrounds, A Very Merry Christmas
Ink: Outdoor Denim
Other: Blue Ribbon Collection, Silver Shimmer Trim, Bliss level 2 Assortment, Designer shimmer brads, silver Glitz Glitter Gel

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Manger card for RIC

I was inspired by the Runway Inspired Challenge to make this card. I know you're probably thinking "how can this card be inspired by those dresses?" Well, let me tell you. At first, I was drawn to the cross on the back of the second dress, and I was thinking I'd just make a black sillhouette of a cross. But I really wanted it to be a Christmas card and I wanted Jesus to be prominent, so I made a black sillhouette of a manger scene - still Jesus. I really liked the splotches of red, yellow and blue on the dresses too, so I decided to tie those in with the yellow star and the blue and red words. So there you have it.

Here is the inspiration photo:

Materials used:
White Card
Stamps: Glory to God
Ink: Black, Holiday Red, Sunny Yellow, Moonstruck

Place Cards

I haven't posted in a few days. My Thanksgiving was so exhausting that I've been vegging for 3 days straight! I made some cards yesterday, but didn't feel blogging them. But I made these place cards on Thanksgiving day. Even though it made me run a little late, I'm so glad I made them. They added just the right touch, and it was less awkward than telling our guests where they needed to sit!

These are for the CASE study challenge:

Here is the CASE study card by Angeline Yong:

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White
Stamps: Roxie WOTG, Classmate Alphabet
Inks: Chocolate, Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta

Monday, November 19, 2012

I love glitter

Here is another Christmas card. I've been making a lot lately. This one is for Merry Monday, Heart2Heart, and the Shabby Tea Room.

This card is so sparkly with glitter, but you can't tell in the photo. :( I wish I knew how to photograph so the glitter would show up more! The challenge at the Shabby Tea Room was a tic-tac-toe.

I did stitching, embossing and glitter and ribbon. Hmm... I think I didn't look closely enough before, because that does not make a row! I guess I could add some buttons or gems and it would work. I wonder if I'll be penalized if I don't. I guess I'll find out. Anyway, I thought the row was glitter, ribbon, and embossing. I wanted to do stitching, but I took my stitch stamp and embossed it around the edges with my Cranberry embossing powder. That way it would count as embossing, but still look like stitching. :) Here is the inspiration photo:

I saw that ice skate, and remembered a sticker I had from a couple years ago. I think it works perfectly.

Here is the Merry Monday sketch:

Heart2Heart has a Christmas theme this week.

Materials used:
B&Ts: Mistletoe
Cardstock: Cocoa
Stamps: You and Me
Ink: VersaMark
Stickease: Mistletoe
Other: Red Ribbon Collection, Cranberry Embossing Powder, Prisma Glitter

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Just Because

Here is a card for 3 challenges:

Sweet Sunday Sketch
Cr84Fn Color Challenge
Sentimental Sundays - Get Well Wishes


Materials used:
B&Ts: La Belle Vie
Cardstock: Champagne
Stamps: Avonlea Card WOTG, You and Me
Ink: Smokey Plum VersaMark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Shimmer Brads

Black Tie

I made a Christmas card for some challenges, one new one called Black Tie Fridays. I think the gist of it is that you have to use black in your project. Their challenge this week is to make something black and white and use a cut-out. I also took inspiration from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - to use a Scripture verse on your card, and Order of the Opus Gluei - to make something 3-D. I finally had a reason to break out my pop up cards and cut-out words on my new Cricut Artiste cartridge! I gotta tell you, you can make some fabulous things with that cartridge!

Here is the inside:
Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
Stamps: Glory to God!, Chocolate Alphabet - Small
Ink: Cranberry, White Daisy
Other: Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Red Glitz Glitter Gel, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Saturday, November 17, 2012


It took me a while to figure out what to do for these 3 challenges. I wanted to combine them, but just kept coming up blank. But I looked at Less is More, and took my inspiration from the name of the challenge. So I didn't put much on my tag.

Crazy 4 Challenges - make a tag
Our Creative Corner - use the alcohol ink on foil technique
Less is More - use hardware

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Annotations
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (not CTMH)
Alcohol Markers: Ponderosa Pine (light)
Other: Red Glitz Glitter Gel, Cranberry ribbon, Photo Hangar, Aluminum Foil (not CTMH)

Retro Duos

I made a card for RetroSketches and DynamicDuos. I really loved the inspiration this week! Here is my card:
I had fun with this one. I mixed some of my white glitter with my clear embossing powder, not sure what it would do. Then I embossed some snowflakes, each one unique, with the sparkly embossing powder. I didn't think it showed up at first, but it really sparkles in the sunlight. I took this picture in direct sunlight so you could see the snowflakes when you click on the picture. I used my new embossing pen for the first time on the snowman's hat, thinking that it would set clear. But it stayed blue. Luckily it matched, so I didn't make a do-over, but it's not what I intended. Bob Ross would call it a happy accident. I also embossed the sentiment with the sparkly powder.

Materials used:
B&Ts: Wonderland
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy, Twilight
Stamps: Very Merry Christmas, Pair-a-Phrase
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (not CTMH), Twilight, White Daisy
Other: Blending Pen, Embossing Pen, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, White Glitter (not CTMH)

Sweet Stop Christmas Card

Here's a fun card I made for Sweet Stop Sketches:

Materials used:
B&Ts: Roxie, Mistletoe
Cardstock: Tulip, Colonial White
Stamps: A Sip
Ink: Cocoa (appropriate)
Other: Red Glitz Glitter Gel, Mistletoe level 2 assortment

Sweet Treats Birthday Card

Hello. I'd like to share a birthday card I made last night. I hosted a crop, but no one came (my fault - poor planning on my part!). So I made a card and spent the rest of the evening watching Psych with my hubby. ;)

I took inspiration from 3 challenges:
Inspired By
Pals Paper Arts
CAS-ual Fridays

PPA147 Nov 15 2012Materials used:
Cardstock: White, Heavenly Blue, Tulip
Stamps: Piece of Cake
Inks: Cocoa
Markers: Desert Sand (retired), Cranberry Set, Sky set
Other: White Bigger Brad, Red Ribbon collection, Spring Blossom Just Blooms

Day for Daisies Fall Card

I made this card for the color challenges at A Day for Daisies and Frosted Designs. The sketch is from I Spy Sketches.

The color challenges reminded me of Olivia. So I added a bit of Cocoa to mat the elements, and it worked perfectly! Here is the inside:

Here are the challenges:

Frosted Designs

A Day for Daisies

I Spy

Materials used:
B&Ts: Olivia
Cardstock: White, Cocoa
Stamps: Fall Harvest, ADFD digital bird image
Inks: Cocoa, Pear, Sky
Retired Markers: Desert Sand & Cranberry
Current Markers: Honey set, Autumn Terracotta set
Other: Hemp

Deconstructing Play Dates

Here is my card for this week's Deconstructed Sketch and Play Date Cafe challenge:

This is a little card, so I didn't have room for extra frills. Here are the challenges:
Deconstructed Sketch No. 78
Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Blush
Stamps: Snowflakes, Holiday Wishes
Ink: Grey Wool
Other: Juniper ribbons