Saturday, December 14, 2013

Altered Christmas Ornament

I'm supposed to be in Franklin and Nashville, TN today for some Christmas events. We were going with our son, dil, and little ones but my DIL went to the emergency care this morning with a fever and discovered she had the flu. Hubby and I have had flu shots but we left their house as fast as we could. We sure don't want to be sick and didn't know the strain she had or really which strains our flu shot covered. I know the flu vaccine is designed for whatever virus is expected this year but I'm taking no chances. So, the trip is off for this year. That does give me more time for what I need to do at home, though.

Getting to my post, I bought this chipboard ornament at Hobby Lobby and thought I would alter it. Yes, I went with black and white again and used some red/green, too. The paper is unknown and the sentiment and bough are from Inspired by Stamping/Elegant Christmas set. I colored with Copics.
My seam binding is Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler. I added a Martha Stewart punched snowflake and a red rhinestone. The tinsel is around the sides.

I'll enter this in the Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery challenge for December.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Let it Snow...they want to see snowflakes, snowfall, snowmen, etc. Well, I have one snowflake on my project so I'm sending it over there.

That's it for me for now. I may do 1-2 more Christmas cards but I really don't think I have time.

Have a wonderful weekend. I have just a bit of shopping left to do and plenty of baking, candy making, and a dinner to plan.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Round, Fat Snowman

I need just a few more Christmas cards and I had not yet used this fun, round snowman this year. It's is another one I really like. The card is really prettier in real life. I used a digi image (recipe below) and ran it off twice, cut out both and popped one on the other giving it a 3 D effect. I used a snowflake embossing folder and snowflake paper.
A challenge I'm doing this week was introduced to me by Crafting Cathy (where she is a step sister for November and December. It is  The Sisterhood of Crafters. The theme is ALL THAT GLITTERS. They want to see some Christmas Sparkle--rhinestones, glitter, or Stickles. I have the red rhinestones and Dazzling Diamonds on my snowman.

Here is a closer view:

I hope you like the black and white for Christmas. I like it but wouldn't do a lot of my cards with it. I had a paper pack with it and the matching paper for the strip and thought I should use it.

Another of my favorite challenges is Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-The challenge this week is LET IT snowflakes, snowmen, snowfall....that's the idea...

Digi Darla's Challenges-#92-want to see a snowman or Santa on your entry this week. Well, I'm all about a snowman. Wish I had time to do another card and use one of Darla's images.

I've found a new (for me) challenge, A Creative Romance and would love to join in with my card.
The theme is Sparkle at Christmas.

Stamps-JustInklined/digital stamp/Fat Snowman, Recollection (sentiment) no name on stamp
Paper-PTI white cardstock, MME paper pad/Christmas
Ink-Memento Tuxedo  Black
Accessories-red rhinestones, Copics, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Glue pen, snowflake embossing folder