Friday, December 12, 2014

Joy and Happiness

 I'm not keeping up very well with visits these days. Are you as stressed and blah as I am? I certainly hope not. I need a lot of pep and cheer as Christmas is my favorite time. Where is my Christmas spirit???? I'm looking for it and maybe it will arrive soon. Goodness, I haven't even made one snowman card this season and they are my favorite.

My card was made for two challenges: The monthly Fan Club Christmas Spirit challenge on Splitcoaststampers and the Sketch Challenge/SC518. The Christmas Spirit challenge is an inspiration picture of a pine cone wreath. You were to be inspired by the pine cones, brown and white, or the wreath.

I stamped the pinecones on Kraft paper using a stamp from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/New Pines. The sentiment is from the same company/Greetings of the Season (retired, I believe). My image on the small top panel is from Prickley Pear/Pinecone. A couple of the pinecones were popped up. I added dots for interest from Stamps by Judith. The panel was sponged with Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink and Stampin'Up! Apricot Appeal.

I added a red grosgrain ribbon from Offray and that finished it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

'Tis the Season

My card was for CAS301, the Clean and simple challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was Lovely as a Tree-add a tree.

This was a very simple card to make. The birds and trees were made with punches and I've used corrugated paper on two of the trees.

Stamps-Stampendous/Tis the Season stamp set (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, DCWV mat stack-corrugate, DCWV-printed corrugate stack
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories-EK Success lg. Christmas tree punch, Martha Stewart bird punch

Monday, December 8, 2014

Country Christmas

Yep, I know it has been a while since I've been here. Life happened and I had other things to deal with. I had my little grandkids over the weekend....just two of them. I will see the other one at Christmas. I didn't get to see all of them as I had planned  when I did my last card. Ugh!

I did make some cards for Splitcoaststampers that I'll be posting ( five of them). I'll do one today and post some more later. 

Isn't that a beautiful bird? I think by now everyone knows I love a bird.  I thought I would just let him perch in the bough. 

This card was for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers/CC507. The colors to use were Stampin'Up! Early Expresso, Garden Green, and Cherry Cobbler. I didn't have all of the colors but listed what I had in the my recipe below. I had to add a bit of yellow for light in my cabin.

Stamps-Mark's Finest Paper & Stamps/Christmas in the Country set (sentiment), Impression Obsession/Winter View (bough), Heartfelt Creations Cardinal Family stamp and matching die, Stampendous/Tis the Season/holly 
Paper- PTI white cs, SU Always Artichoke, The Paper Studio/red and white gingham, DCWV/Corrugate mat stack, unknown yellow 
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories-Frantic Stamper precision die/Tall pine trees, Dazzling Diamonds, Heartfelt Creations die/Cardinal, Impression Obsession/Brickhouse die, Copics