Friday, November 11, 2011

Icy, Snowy Winter

Had to get up, get my card made, and get off to the lab this morning. That is no fun but one of those necessities of life. It really didn't take long so I'm back to crafting.

Today is the Queen for the Day challenge #86 on Splitcoaststampers. I did a case of a fabulous stamper, Karen B Barber. This is her card. She always makes fabulous bows. I didn't try to compete. LOL

I'm using a Gingerloft Digi Stamps image called Winter Trees. I won this digi a while back and have been really wanting to use it. I think it is just beautiful. I made it a Christmas card and stamped a sentiment at the bottom. Use a lot of Star Dust Stickles. Colored the tree green with Copics.

Challenges entered:
Inky Impressions IIC#32-Glitter It Up!!
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog PTTI#41-Bling It On
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Make a Christmas Card for their first Christmas card challenge
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #108- use a digital image

Hope it was o.k. to enter this particular Flourishes challenge with other challenges. I did not see where it said we shouldn't. Hope I didn't overlook it.

Flourishes-The Snowy Delight Challenge -FLLCNOV11-Use glitter, Flower Soft, something to make your card sparkle

Stamps-Gingerloft Digi Stamps-Winter Trees, Hot off the Press-Christmas Words
Paper: PTI white and aqua mist cardstock, silver unknown, dp Christmas Magic by Fancy Pants Designs, Inc.
Ink: Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke
Accessories: Star Dust Stickles, Offray ribbon-Aqua

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fabric card

I think this is only the second fabric card I've made. On Splitcoaststampers yesterday, the ' Try a New Technique' challenge was 'No Stamping Allowed'. What??????? Sounded a bit scary and then I remembered my sis gave me this fabric piece- Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Collection/Cotton Scraps. I think it is just a beautiful piece of fabric...maybe because I'm a bird lover. I added a chipboard frame at the top. I placed it on my ink pad to get a speckled look. I hand cut the pennant and used the Stampin'Up! Modern Label punch for my computer generated sentiment. Add the flower and found out I could make a card without stamping....although, I really wanted to. :-)

I'm entering these challenges:
The Crazy Challenge-#92 Something with wings (of course, my wings are birds)
My Partner in Crafting Crime  #35-use something that is a freebie (My sis gave me the fabric I used)
Allsorts- #128-Anything But a Square

Paper: Stampin'Up! Baja Breeze and Soft Suede, PTI white cs
Ink: Memento Soft Suede (for sponging around sentiment)
Accessories: Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage/Cotton Scraps, Stampin'Up Modern Label punch,
chipboard frame, Recollection floral embellishment

Pot of Christmas Lights

I'm really getting in the Christmas mood and it won't be too long before my Christmas tree goes up. This image from Stitchy Bear, Lite Brite really gets me in the mood for decorating. This week Tuesday Throwdown is giving the challenge to do your favorite color combo. Well, I have a, red, and and brown. Really, I just don't know. But, I do know I love red and green for Christmas.

My sister gave me a magazine called Make Christmas Cards (Christmas 2011 Special Issue). My green dotted and red panels were cut from one of their designs. I liked the shape and cut my papers that way.  No Spellbinders nestabilities this time.The dotted paper also came from that magazine. You know, some magazines include sheets of paper for you to use.

 I glittered my star with Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds and put glossy accents on my pot. The image is colored with Copics. I used a couple of punches for the snowflakes and a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background.

Stamps: Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps-Lite Brite
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Real Red, dp from Make Christmas Cards magazine
Accessories: Martha Stewart Polar Stamp & Punch (large snowflake), Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake (remnants for small snowflakes), Cuttlebug embossing folder-Snowflakes, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Glossy Accents (on pot)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hope Your Holidays Are Happy

This week at MFPSPEEDYTV, the Friends of Speedy TV Challenge 6 is to use ribbon.  I'm making a CAS (clean and simple) card, the kind you can create quickly and still love it. The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company set called Christmas in the Country.  The embossing folder is a Sizzix's Thank You Set #5. The rest of my recipe is below.

Hope you'll get out your ribbon and join us this week.

Stamp: Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company-Christmas in the Country (sentiment only)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Stampin'Up Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, Sizzix Thank You Set #5, button from Jo Ann Stores