Friday, December 6, 2013

White Poinsettia and a Cute Photo

Rain, rain, go away. Two days of rain makes me a bit depressed. Then again, it is nice on these dark days to light a candle with a nice Christmas scent and turn on the Christmas tree lights.

My card fits several challenges today. It is to honor the Queen for the Day  #193 on Splitcoaststampers.  It is Gail aka GailNM. Gail made the most gorgeous card and I would really love to make a gingham poinsettia as she did here. I just need the perfect papers.

I didn't use Gail's sketch, just used a poinsettia as she did. I don't know the name of the embossing folder or metallic cardstock. My sis gave it to me. I sanded the red cardstock and it brought out some of the white.
I stamped some dots on the poinsettia after embossing the blooms  with some frosty embossing ink (which is showing) , added some gemstones and it was finished.

My card also fits The Corrosive Challenge Blog-Happy Holidays
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenges-Month long Christmas theme
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Make your own background-Mine has been embossed on metallic cardstock and sanded to bring out white areas
Korttikarkuri-Let's Get Inky: Stamp a Happy Christmas

I've never shown any photos of my sweet grandchildren on my blog. My daughter-in-law sent me this one last night. It was made last Saturday while we were visiting them over the Thanksgiving holidays and I got permission from them to put it on my blog. It was made somewhere on a bridge.  He's such a cutie and sweetie. Wouldn't I think so? :-)  Look which photo I made larger...the card or this one. Ha

Stamps-Stamps by Judith/dots
Paper-PTI white cardstock, unknown red metallic cardstock, green scraps
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Sizzix Tim Holtz tattered poinsettia die, red gemstone, VersaMark Dazzle watermark stamp pad/Frost

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Favorite Snowman

I returned from my Thanksgiving trip and had so much to do when I returned that I have not been crafting until I found time to make a card with my favorite snowman....ever.  My sister gave me this snowman stamp several years ago and I love it to pieces.
 I'll get around to my blog pals today and leave some comments. I probably won't go back and try to catch up, though, but will get to see the pretty things you've been making while I was away.
I masked off the snowman image and sponged around it. The image is colored with Copics and I've added some sparkle (which can't be seen), and added snowflakes with watercolor paint. The trim around the hat is Liquid Applique.
I wanted to make a card for the QFTD192 on Splitcoaststampers. It is Beverly aka ruby-heartedmom
and this is what I wanted to case....a snowman. It is nothing like hers but it is celebrating snowmen. :-)
 Stampin' Royalty has a challenge (#205) this week that is to incorporate snowflakes. Mine aren't stamped, punched, or die cut but added with watercolor paint.
Inky Impressions Challenge Blog-#137--- Winter or Snow---They want to see chilly images, perhaps a few snowflakes, or people dressed for the cold.
Stamps-Rubber Cottage/Let it Snow
Paper-Stampin'Up! cherry cobbler (hmmm...looks real red here), Georgia Pacific white cs
Ink-Memento Paris Dusk and Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Copics, Gelly Roll/clear star, Liquid Applique, Winsor & Newton Chinese white watercolor paint