Friday, October 18, 2013

Snowflake Shapes

Merry Monday #79 at Always Playing With Paper has a Christmas challenge this week that requires snowflakes and the colors blue, silver/gray, and white.

The new Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers is Susie aka susie australia. I combined the two challenges after finding this card in her gallery to case.

The snowflakes are die cuts (listed below) and I've used Inka Gold Metallic Rub in silver to make two of my snowflakes the silver/gray color. The embossing folder is listed below, also. I bought the folder because I thought it looked like falling snow.

I'm adding my card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge/Christmas/Happy Holiday

Stamps-Kaisercraft Clear Stamps/'Tis the Season Collection
Paper-PTI white cardstock, blue cardstock with no name
Ink-Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Accessories-Spellbinders Poseabilities die-Snowflake Wonder, Sizzix Hero Arts embossing folder/Christmas Words and Dots, sequins

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gourds, Squash, Pumpkins

The Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge this week is GORGEOUS GOURDS. I thought I had seen a blue pumpkin once or twice but decided to check it out. I found out that it is really a Jarrahdale squash or an Australian Blue Pumpkin.

Look at this gorgeous photo Curtain Call gave for inspiration:

I noticed the pillow in the background with the gold, brown, and blue and decided I would paper piece my largest pumpkin. The others are colored with Copics.

I stamped my large pumpkin, then masked it and stamped the leaves going up my card. The other two pumpkins were stamped and cut out so I just stamped part of the leaves there from the same stamp, then popped up my pumpkins.

I'm also entering the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Use a rubber or clear stamp

This is also another card for the Paper Snippet's Playground #94--I used snippets to paper piece my large pumpkin and snippets also on the small pumpkins.

The cue word this week at CAS-ology is PUMPKIN so I'm entering my card there.

Stamps-Inkadinkado/Foliage Trails (leaves) and Autumn Foliage (small pumpkins)-used partial stamps,  Paper Inspirations/Pumpkin (lg pumpkin) Creative Imaginations/Thankful
Paper-Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, PTI vintage cream, MME paper pad/The Sweetest Thing Bluebell
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa and Toffee Crunch

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Sights of Autumn

I guess I've really been in a cardmaking mood for the past week. And, here is another. My hubby put new shelves in my craft room yesterday and I did some organizing. It is much better in there and it somehow made me want to make a card. Ha

The Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers  FS349 today is Tesa aka TesaB. What a  great gallery of cards and I've chosen this one to case. Isn't it beautiful?

As I was straightening my craft room, I found a gorgeous pad of matching Autumn papers that I think my sister must have given me last year. I just had to use them. The leaves and pumpkin are all matching papers to the orange linen. I stamped and paper pieced the pumpkin and stamped and cut out the leaves. That pine cone is not stamped but part of the paper.

I'll head over to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Wk 94 -with my card because I used snippets with my pumpkin and leaves.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Use a rubber or clear stamp-I used stamps for the pumpkin, leaves, and sentiment.

Allsorts -#228-Use your ABC's-Using the alphabet but not including letters in a sentiment. For example: a title or name

Have a wonderful Sunday. It promises to be a beautiful day here.

Stamps-Paper Inspirations/Pumpkin, Inky Antics/Squirrel set/Leaves, Creative Imaginations/Thankful
Paper-PTI vintage cream, SU Chocolate Chip, Me & My Big IDEAS/Kay-Autumn Layered Pad
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-brown pearls