Friday, November 12, 2010

Turning on the Twinkle-Challenges

I made my sparkly card toay from several challenges. Today on Splitcoaststampers is a Queen for the Day challenge. The newly crowned Queen is irishgreensue. I cased this card of hers. I tried to keep the sketch and changed the image and moved the sentiment.
I am also entering my card into these challenges:
Tip Top Tuesday #9-Use an image/sentiment
Crafts & Me Challenges #17-Glitter
Crafty Purple frog Challenge-Sparkle
Anything Goes Challenge Blog #23-the letter 'B' ( Mine is Bow and Ball/ornament)

Wishing everyone a fun, safe, and happy weekend!!!!

Stamps: Northwoods Rubber Stamp, Inc. - Michele's Ornament and Holly (F1918), Printworks Collection-Turn on the Twinkle
Paper: Stampin'Up! Perfect Plum, PTI white cardstock, Canson watercolor paper
Ink: SU Perfect Plum, StazOn jet black
Accessories: Tombow Markers, watercolor brush, Spellbinders Classic Scallop-square-lg, sheer sparkly ribbon, blue gemstones, stickles in Xmas Red, purple, and waterfall (blue)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Wintry Cold Snap

Stampin B's Design Team hostess this week is Vicki Dutcher and she challenged us to make a 'Home' card.
I didn't have a stamp suitable for this challenge so I used a digital image from Stamp-n-doodle. I watercolored the barn, house, and moon. Then, for a wintry, icy look, I sprinkled Twinklets diamond dust and dazzling diamonds in the snow, trees, and on some of the rooftops. I thought this image called for a country ribbon and I placed a pretty brad in the center.
We would love for you to join us this week.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:
One Stitch At a Time challenge #38-Winter Wonderland
The One Stop Craft Challenge Blog #105-Embossing

Stamp-Digital image called Cold Snap from Stamp-n-doodle
Paper: Stampin'Up! Real Red, PTI white cardstock, Gray cardstock from Hobby Lobby, Canson watercolor paper
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Twinklets Diamond Dust from FloraCraft, Holiday Inspiration ribbon from Jo-Ann Stores, Tombow markers and watercolor brush, Tim Coffey Studio18 epoxy stickers

Nightmare on Challenge Street

OMG, what a morning..all because I decided to do a challenge. Actually, I had planned to make no cards today and get some things done in my know, cleaning, laundry, etc. I noticed this morning as I was commenting on some blogs, a couple of my friends had entered and won at colourQ Challenge Blog so I thought I would just take a peek at their challenge. Big mistake!!! I knew I didn't have time but I noticed Arielle was from Alabama. Geez, this must be a sign that I should do the challenge as I am from Alabama, too. LOL Any excuse. So, I take off for the craft room all smiles, get my card made, all the while thinking I didn't want to use Taken With Teal. But, it turned out that I liked it. Then, I took my photos and went to colourQ's challenge blog and thought my computer colors must be off because everyone's Teal was looking Artichoke.
Wham! That is when I noticed I had used the colors from last week's challenge. Just shoot me! I head back to the craft room (not smiling this time), made the card again still using the Very Vanilla from last week's challenge, even after printing out a picture of the colors I was supposed to use. Once more, I had to tear that apart and use Kraft and White.
But, the good thing is, I could still use my cut out images. What a plus!!! I now have my card finished...AGAIN. I am uploading and hoping it is correctly colored. For more aggravation, I didn't have Early Espresso and swapped for Chocolate Chip. Also, I subbed Cajun Craze for Peach Parfait. I stamped the leaves and sentiment in Chocolate Chip.  I slipped my pumpkins, gourds, and acorns inside the pocket I made and they are held by dimensionals.   Would you say I had a bad morning??????? O.K., I didn't cry but wanted to. BOO HOO!

Stamps: Stampin'Up! Autumn Harvest and Falling Leaves
Paper: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folder (brick wall), twine Martha Stewart pumpkin punch
for stem on my sentiment. I punched the sentiment with my pumpkin punch, then cut around the sentinent leaving only the stem as it didn't fit too well. I think it still looks pumpkin-ish.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pine Needles and Cones- Challenges

I love this pine needle and cones stamp set. I used it a bit back for a masculine card and it was just perfect.
I wanted my needles and cones to have any icy look of winter so I added Dazzling Diamonds for the sparkle.
In my opinion, Christmas needs lots of glitter. I punched the bows and snowflake with a Martha Stewart punch. The snowflake is a punch and stamp. I stamped three times and layered for dimension, then added the glitter.
I used the sketch from Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #22 for my card. This was a lot of fun deciding what to do and seeing what others do with this sketch.

I am also entering my card into these challenges:
Sir Stampalot Challenge for November-Christmas Traditions
Craft Your Passion #31 - Double Anything- I doubled my nesties (one on top of other)
Paper Sundaes #43-Let it Snow (snowflake)

Stamps: Hero Arts-Needles and Cones
Hot Off the Press-Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper: Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler, PTI white cardstock, dp is from Provo Craft & Novelty
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Bamboo Leaves, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders circle nestabilitie, Martha Stewart polar stamp and punch, Martha Stewart bow punch, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, dimensionals
Technique: Out of the Box with the brown pinecone stem

Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Frame - 3 challenges

While rummaging through my Christmas scrapbook drawer this morning, I found this beautiful frame from a Carol Wilson Fine Arts, Inc. scrapbbook kit. I don't scrapbook since I started making cards and thought this would make a pretty Christmas card. I stamped a Christmas tree on a seperate sheet of cardstock and attached with tape to the back side of the frame. I really would like more of these.

I'm entering my cards into these challenges:
Speedy Friends at Mark's Finest Papers blog-Use piercing
CCEE1044-Winter Scene
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge, challenge #3- Make a Christmas card or creation

Stamps: A Muse Artstamps-Snowladen Tree (I see no snow??)
Stampabilities-Merry Little Christmas
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Deja View 4 Leaf Magic
Ink: Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke
Accessories: Carol Wilson Scrapbook Kit for frame, Darico self-stick gems, Offray ribbon, piercing template from Angel's Landing