Saturday, March 2, 2019

Christmas and a Birthday

Good morning and happy Saturday! I've been sick lately, so I stayed home this morning instead of doing my normal workout/shopping that I usually do. I was thrilled to be able to make a couple of cards for the Saturday challenges. I apologize for the fuzzy photos - I'm having trouble with my camera and had to take them with my iPad.

The first card is a CAS birthday card that I am entering into these challenges:

Just us Girls: Birthday
Less is More: Horoscope
Addicted to CAS: Fluffy

I found a fluffy zodiac symbol in my stamp collection in the form of this cute, cuddly lion. I trust in the Creator God, and not in signs from the stars to guide my life, so I'm not at all into horoscopes. But I do like constellations, and lions that God made! Someone small in my life is going to love this card.

First, I stamped the lion on scrap paper and cut it out, then I stamped it onto my base and masked it with the cutout. I dipped my paintbrush into the sunflower ink and then painted the sunburst around the card. My husband says it looks like the lion is breaking through the card!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Sunflower, White Daisy
Stamps: Life's a Jungle, Just To Say Cricut Collection
Ink: Chocolate, Creme Brulee, Sunflower

My second card is a Christmas card for 52CCT and it includes a coffee theme for Crazy 4 Challenges.

I used the sketch from 52 CCT with Snowhaven paper. I pieced together a saying from the Treats of Friendship and Snowhaven cardmaking workshop stamp sets using the masking technique. The Merry Christmas stamp is from the Christmas Love stamp set.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
B&Ts: Snowhaven
Stamps: Treats of Friendship, Snowhaven Cardmaking WOTG, Christmas Love
Ink: Cranberry, Black
Other: Red Shimmer Trim, Red Enamel Gems
ShinHan Touch Twin markers: Carmine, Clay, Barely Beige


  1. I do love a card with humour - your LIM card is fab and your Christmas card is simply super too


  2. Two great cards! Your lion card is very cute and I agree with your husband! Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More.

  3. Your little lion is cute I like that sentiment to thanks for playing in at jugs

  4. That lion is so cute and I love the pun in the sentiment! The monochromatic look is perfect for CAS and I'm happy you left this one embellishment free, this looks perfect as it is! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  5. Two beautiful cards! - What a good idea to serve a cup of coffee for the holidays!
    Thanks for joining us at 52Christmas Card Throwdown.
    Rosi x