Friday, September 23, 2011

Fill Your Christmas Stocking

On Splitcoaststampers, the new QFTD #79 is Liz aka lazylizard. I cased this card of hers. I was wanting to use this Sizzix stocking die that I bought last year and never managed to use. I used a K&CO border and a Cuttlebug embossing folder called snowflakes. No coloring on this card. The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers and is a stamp set called Christmas Postage Due.

Southern Girls Challenge #28-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Dies to Die For-Use punches or dies
Shopping Our Stash-No Coloring Allowed
Anything Goes Challenge Blog-#50-Anything Goes at Anything Goes
jingle belles - holiday card that captures suzy snowflake (my snowflake embossing folder)
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Christmas Postage Due
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Sizzix die-Christmas ornament, light, and stocking, K&CO Elizabeth Brownd adhesive stickers, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, Flower Soft gold braid, peppermint sticks from scrapbook store (no name)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

You're Special

I meant to spend the day organizing my craft room but I landed here instead. Do you ever go to your craft room to put things away and suddenly you're making a card? How does that happen? :-)

Mark's Finest Papers, Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #73 is to do a one layer card. I am using a
MFP  stamp set called Just Dandy. This is one of the many sentiments included in the set.

My embossing folder is a Sizzix  called Birds and Wreath Set. The folder is turned upside down to accommodate my one layer and I like it either way.  I added a butterfly brad after removing the prongs that stick through and then popped on...didn't want them showing on the inside.

More wonderful challenges:
Less is More #33-Anything CAS
Truly Scrumptious Challenge Blog-#66-Clean and Simple
Shopping Our Stash-No Coloring Allowed
House of Gilli-embossing challenge

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Merry & Bright

Vicky Gould asked the Stampin' B's Design Team to make a card using at least two Spellbinder dies. Yikes! I may be in trouble as I used two but they are the same die. I didn't mean for that to happen but as the card went along, it had to happen...not good planning, I suppose. No challenge police....please.
There are no rules on this challenge so I feel fairly safe. :-)

I sometimes like to do non traditional colors on my Christmas cards. I wanted to use this stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers called Snowman Country and used only the tree, which I gold embossed. My dies are Spellbinders deckle nesties. I really like the designer paper which my sister gave me. It is My Mind's Eye-Lost & Found Christmas (pad)...which gave it a vintage look, therefore, the distressing.  Rest of recipe is below.

Hope you'll get out your dies and join us.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Snowman Country-sentiment is the dp
Paper: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, PTI vintage cream
Accessories: Recollections floral embellishment, Spellbinders deckle nestabilitie, red gemstones, VersaMark Dazzle, Stamp 'n Stuff jeweled gold embossing powder, Offray-Galena metallic ribbon

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Fall-Tuesday Throwdown #67

It's Tuesday again and we have another fun challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. The theme is Fall. I wanted to do this pretty image called Autumn  that Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps  provided the design team. I decided to do something a little different and paper piece my pumpkins with brown and white dotted paper. I colored the leaves and stems and added a flourish vine. I cut a Spellbinders Labels 14 to put my image on and used designer paper from a K&CO Ghostly Greetings die cut mat pad (green). The polka dotted paper came from a scrapbook store and has no name. I computer generated my sentiment and die cut with a Spellbinders nested pennant die cut.
We sure hope to see you playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.  You may win some wonderful digi stamps. Check it out!

Stamps: Digital image by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Autumn)
Paper: PTI vintage cream, Stampin'Up! Soft Suede, K&CO Ghostly Greetings
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 14 die cut, Spellbinders nested pennants die cut, Cheery Lynne Designs vine flourish die, gold gemstones, Copics