Thursday, December 9, 2010

ODBD-SNTODBD23, Flourishes Winter White, A Spoonfull of Sugar, Delightful Challenges

Used the same stamp set for the sentiment as the image above. Placed inside the card.

This may be the last Christmas card I make this season..or maybe not as I love making them so much. I am using a stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs. I love birds and thought this was a beauty.

 I will be sending this to my choir director that leads our community praise and worship choir. It consists of appx. 150-200 voices and sings heavenly music. I don't think he will even mind having the pretty, more feminine bow and brad as he knows what the card signifies.

I decided to do an 'out of the box' technique with this pretty bird as his tail feathers and the branch are so perfect for it. I did the watercoloring of my image with Tombow markers and a watercolor brush, added some glitter to the berries and a pretty ribbon and brad. The die cuts are Shapeabilities listed below in the recipe and I used a Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder.

I am entering this card into four challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs: SNTODBD23-Christmas Cards
Flourishes: The Winter White Challenge-Wash in white was a pop of color  This is my 2nd entry. With the first card, I used a beautiful Flourishes stamp.
A Spoonfull of Sugar: challenge #133-Christmas card
Delightful Challenges: embossing, wet or day

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs-You Will Find Refuge for image and sentiment
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler,Tim Coffey Designer Paper Pad, Canson watercolor paper
Ink: StazOn Saddlebrown
Accessories: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fleur Di Lis and Fancy Tags, Spellbinders Labels Four, Tombow Markers and watercolor brush, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, glue stick, Ribbon Boutique sheer blue ribbon, Say It With Studs by Prima Marketing

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Stampin B's Star Challenge and Blog Award

The Stampin B's Design Team challenge given by NancyRuth this week is to use a star or stars on your card.
I used a Sassy Cheryl's digi called 'Holding the Star Snowman'. I think he is just so cute. I love snowmen so much I am surprised all my winter and Christmas cards aren't made using snowmen.
My card was an easy one. I cut out the star and gloves, embossed, and glittered. Added a ribbon and misc.
blue button. I colored his scarf with Copics and dyed the ribbon with Copics to match.

Stamps: Digi by Sassy Cheryl's-Holding the Star Snowman, Hot Off the Press-Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper: PTI and Georgia-Pacific white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Not Quite Navy, My Mind's Eye-Signature Christmas Holiday Glitter Book
Accessories: Cuttlebug cut and emboss for frame, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, EK Success edge punch-Starry Night (used to punch out small stars on sentiment piece, grosgrain ribbon dyed with Copics, Crystal stickles, VersaMark Dazzle-Frost, glitter embossing powder on large star, Copics for coloring

I am also very excited to receive a blog award from my friend Julie at Julie Makes Cards. Thanks so much!

I get to pass this award to three blogs that inspire me. First, I have to tell you three things about me that make the person I am.

I love to sing and sing in two choirs-church choir and a community praise and worship choir with appx. 150-200 voices
I like to needlepoint and that used to be my main hobby BEFORE card creating came along. I especially love pretty, needlepointed sofa pillows.

I really like going to college football games and was a cheerleader in my younger days. Go Team, Go!!!!

I am passing this blog award on to these three ladies who make beautiful cards and inspire me to do better.
Carol-Chocolate Crafts, and Bears, Oh My!
Carol-Our Little Inspirations
Davi-Alstromeria's Artistry

Pay these ladies a visit and enjoy their beautiful work.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Challenges-Flourishes:The Winter White Challenge, Frosted Designs, The Paper Players

I'm home from a trip to see my son and his family. I couldn't wait to make a Christmas card. Let's see, it's been four days since I've been in the craft room. Too long! It turned very cold while I was away and it puts me in even more of a Christmas mood. It was very cold down south the morning I left to come home (20's overnight). You know I had on my Cuddl Duds.

My son and his wife had built a new house and my hubby and I were very anxious to see it in person. Wow!
It was gorgeous. Plus, we got to see our  grandson. He's not quite two so you know that was a lot of fun. They were decorated for Christmas and it was a very special time.

I  made my card for three challenges:
Flourishes: The Winter White Challenge-Wash your card with white and use a little pop of color
Frosted Designs-Use glitter
The Paper Players-Christmas theme or project

I stamped, embossed, and cut out my ornament. Added a little bow and gemstones, then placed it to hang on
the embossing folder hanger with the other ornaments. Of course, you can see I added plenty of sparkle...wanted this ornament to stand out.

Stamps: Flourishes-All that Glitters
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Accessories: VersaMark Dazzle-Frost, Zing embossing powder -Aqua, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Baubles and Bows, aqua gemstones, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, glue stick, silver stretch cording for bow-Bead Party