Thursday, November 29, 2012

Peppermint Sticks

Vicky is giving her last challenge for this month at CCEE Stampers and it is to lace your ribbon (i.e. through a bracket, a piece of lattice work, or cardstock). The metallic holiday ribbon is some I bought last year and don't think I've ever used. I used a ribbon threader punch on my cardstock and wove the ribbon through. Thanks, Vicky, for your month of wonderful challenges.

The image is one I've had from the time I started stamping and don't think I've ever used, but really like it.  It is colored with Copics. I have a piece of Rowe pottery that reminds me of this so I guess I could use mine for this purpose, too. It would really smell good with pretty fir in it.

I love this tiny dot stamp and just added it around the corners for interest. I glittered the stars, used an embossing folder, added a sentiment. It's finished!

I'm entering my card into the challenge at Simon Say Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

Stamps-Inky Antics P5-4543-3K (no name) bought about 4 yrs. ago, Stamps by Judith (dots), Hot off the Press/Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Ink-Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Accessories-Cuttlebug herringbone embossing folder, Martha Stewart glue pen, Copics, Celebrate It! Holiday metallic ribbon, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Martha Stewart ribbon threader punch

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Thank You

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I received a Christmas gift from someone I won't see again for several months. I knew she wanted me to open it and I did, so now I need a thank you card to send her for the sweet gift.

I've been wanting to make a folded Christmas tree for a while. I'm using the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers shown here. They're really fun to make. I hand cut the trunk of the tree with some
brown cardstock and used stickles on the tree.  The banner for the sentiment was also hand cut.

I started out using the SCS sketch shown here but I kind of didn't stick with it, but maybe resembles it somewhat.

Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Dogwood Blossoms for sentiment
Paper-PTI white cs, MME paper pad/Christmas (double sided and matching papers), gold mirror paper, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler cs
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories- EK Success Starry Night corner punch (used the negatives for the star), Xmas Red Stickles, Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, red rhinestones

Monday, November 26, 2012

Hanging Ornament

I've been away for several days as I travelled out of state for Thanksgiving. I've missed checking out all of your cards and am trying to catch up on commenting. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Now, I guess it is time to get those Christmas cards made.

My card is made for the Queen for the Day 140 on Splitcoaststampers. I cased this beautiful card of Mrs Noofy aka Sue. I love the ice skates. I didn't have her pretty embossing folders so I got out another one, Sizzix Birds & Wreath set embossing folder. I chalked the leaves.

I don't normally make card without stamping but I have had this gorgeous ornament for a long time and wanted to use it. I am sorry to say I don't know the company that made it. The ornament is a 3D sticker.

I added a snowflake to finish it. Oh, and I ended up tearing the bottom because I stamped a sentiment...CROOKED. I rather like the torn bottom, though.

My card was also made for the November Central Theme on Splitcoaststampers-Hang it All
Totally Stampalicious wants to see snow on your card or project. I do have a snowflake...snowing dark blue, at that. :-)

Paper-SU Night of Navy, PTI white cs
K&CO rhinestone
Flower Soft peel off sticker for gold chain
Martha Stewart snowflake punch