Friday, November 15, 2013

Snowman Mitten

I love my snowman mitten die that was given to me last year by a sweet friend. It also includes a pretty snowflake which  was too large for this card but will be used a lot. I think this mitten would make a really cute tag, too. My sentiment set is also from her and I've used it sooooo much. Thanks, ET.

I thought I would stamp this adorable snowman on my mitten and place the sentiment on the thumb.
The ribbon is part of the die set. I masked and sponged around the snowman so he would pop a bit. He is colored with Copics.

I have had this piece of corrugated board on my craft table for a loooooong time. It was in a package and card I received from another wonderful blogging pal of mine. I knew I would use it someday and after seeing crafters use it on their cards, I decided this was the day I would use it. I smeared Liquitex Modeling Paste on my card for a snowy look. What a fun card to make. Then I added a few snowflakes.

I will be entering my card into these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Got Ink? I used an ink pad. What an easy challenge. You should check it out.
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Snow & Ice-Use blue or cold colors and include ice/snow or both. Besides the snow around the snowman, my snow is the modeling paste on the corrugated board.
Addicted to Stamps#69-use your favorite punches and dies
Shopping Our Stash #27-Use something already out on your desk-Mine is the corrugated board

My card also is for QFTD190 on Splitcoaststampers. The Queen is Susie Nelson and I was inspired by this card to do a card with a snowman. It doesn't take much for me to use a snowman. :-)

This is it for me this week. My little munchkins and their parents are visiting this weekend. Yea!

Stamps-Inkadinkado/98370-DD, Hot off the Press/Christmas Words
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Baa Breeze and Real Red  Corrugated paper board
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Sea Breeze
Accessories-Copics, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Impression Obsession DIE 025-ZZ, Liquitex modeling paste

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Snowflake Swirl

Does it look as if something is on my card on the bottom left or is it my eyesight? Anyway, there isn't. It is white as snow. I guess it is the lighting and I didn't notice before I posted. Why did I bring attention to that? Duh!

This card covers a couple of challenges on Splitcoaststampers  QFTD189 and Color Challenge #452. Dara is the queen for the day and I cased this card of hers. She used a swirly image so I decided to get out my snowflake swirl. She had flowers and I used snowflakes and place them differently.

 For the color challenge, there were five colors we could choose from or use three from the group:
 island indigo
bermuda bay
coastal cabana
smoky slate
pool party 
The only one I had was Bermuda Bay and I used Tempting Turquoise ink. The gray I used for Smoky Slate was an unknown Core-dinations paper. If you don't have the correct Stampin'Up! colors, you can substitute with something close, which is what I did. The gray areas were colored with Copics.

I'm entering my card into the Muse #43 challenge...first time for me to join them and it looks like a really fun challenge. Therese Calvird has an inspiration photo for us to use and it is full of pretty snowflakes cascading and that is just what I have.

That's it for me. I have to do a little housework.....what fun....NOT. I'll light a candle (Pumpkin Spice Pie) and make things smell yummy so that'll help some. Ha
Have a great day.

Stamps-Stampabilities/Handwritten Merry Christmas, Inkadinkado/Snowflakes set
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Bermuda Bay,  unknown Core-dinations gray, scrap light gray for snowflakes
Ink-Stampin'Up! Tempting Turquoise
Accessories-blue gemstone, Copics

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

That Star

O.K., I'll explain the photo right away. I was just playing around with my photo software and decided it would be fun to do a Polaroid style. I won't be doing many of these but it made me happy to do one. :-)

I have received this wonderful image from stiz2003 on Splitcoaststampers and was really wanting to use it. She sent it so that I could re-size if I wanted. She said it is an Impression Obsession stamp. I decided I would loosely case her card shown here. She does the most beautiful work and I think she loves snowmen as almost as much as I do.

I did re-size the image, colored, masked off and did some sponging, leaving it so it looked as if the star was shining down.. I then added my trees. The star is punched and I added falling snow.  My recipe is below.

My card is entered into the Jingle Belles challenge where they want cards based on favorite holiday traditions. When our children were young, on Christmas Eve night my husband always read Luke Chapter 2 about the birth of Jesus. It was a special time for our family. In that chapter,  it says there were shepherds watching their flock by night and the glory of the Lord shone about them. I think that is the light I made in my card. My snowman is seeing that same wondrous light.

I want to enter the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge where they want to see trees on your card.

I will enter another card into the challenge at Korttikarkuri-Let's Get Inky-Stamp a happy Christmas

The Splitcoaststampers Fan Club Monthly Theme Christmas challenge for October was an inspiration photo that included trees so I entered there.

Stamps-Hot off the Press/Christmas Words set, image from stiz2003 (IO), Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Scenic Selections (trees)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Night of Navy cardstock
Ink-Memento Night of Navy and Gray Flannel
Accessories-Winsor & Newton Chinese white watercolor paint (for falling snow), Copics, Tim Holtz ink blending tool, EK Success edger punch/starry sky (for star)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Anniversary Hearts

Congratulations to Addicted to CAS as they celebrate their first anniversary. For their challenge this week it is only fitting that their code word is ANNIVERSARY.
 I stamped my flower pot and the stems by masking. The little hearts growing on the stems are the negatives from a Martha Stewart heart punch.

I colored the pot with Copics, made a mat, added a sentiment and it is finished.

I also want to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge-Keep it clean and simple

Stamps-Stamps by Judith (flower pot and green stems), Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps-retired Happy Pansies (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! cherry cobbler
Ink-Memento Bamboo Leaves, Potter's Clay, and Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Copics, Martha Stewart heart punch