Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Christmas carolers

I am so behind on Christmas cards, but I finally found time to make one. This one features an image of little carolers, which I decided to pair with a  sentiment "spirit of Christmas."  It just seemed a good match. That white strip down the middle is stamped with a sheet music stamp, but I covered up most of it along the way (not good planning).
I went with a very non-traditional Christmas color scheme here, as well, with purple and a bit of tan and gray.  The colors were inspired by the purple challenge mood board from Victorine Original stamps, specifically the coffee photo.

This card is for these challenges:
Catch the Bug -- Stella sketch #513
Victorine Original Stamps #8 - purple
ABC Christmas -- P is for People
Winter Wonderland -- use ribbon
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #346-- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #294 -- anything goes

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Monochromatic flowers

After all the moving and piles of work, I finally got to make something! YAY!
Taking my cue from Double D's "Neutrals with texture" challenge, I went monochromatic here. The central image (that SU stamp everyone seems to have....) is clear embossed on a snippet of tan, then mounted on a snippet of white (both cut with Nesties), with the sentiment (Taylored Expressions) on another snippet. Everything is edged with a brownish distress ink. The panel behind all that is embossed with the Swiss Dot folder. The layered flower embellies are pre-made and from a grab bag of goodies I picked up at some yard sale.

This card is for these challenges:
Double D's -- Neutrals with texture
Die Cut Divas -- anything goes with diecuts
Pixie's Snippet Playground #291 -- use snippets
Word Art Wednesday #294 -- anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday -- anything goes

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Christmas in July



Don't know about you, but it sure doesn't feel like Christmas where I live. But with the new challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie, it's time to get in the Christmas mood. This time, the challenge has two sponsors: Cute as a Button and Limited Runs. So join the fun and get a jump on your Christmas crafting. Just make a project inspired by the cookies:

My card uses a Hampton Arts set I picked up at Michaels for cheap in the after-Christmas clearance. I love the little Santa and matching die. I decided to do repeated stamping of the HO HO HO, and put one in red to really highlight it.

My card is for these challenges
July Rudolph Days -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #343 -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge -- anything Christmas
HLS July Christmas Challenge -- use a die
Die Cut Divas -- Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #292 -- anything goes



Friday, July 14, 2017

Time flies


It's time for another challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie. All you have to do to join the fun is make a project inspired by the cookies. There are lots of ways to go with these fun and colorful cookies.

Two prizes are on offer from our sponsors: Sasayaki Glitter and Melonhead Illustrations. Winners are determined by random draw, so everyone has a chance.
My card features a From the Heart digi image, colored in pencils. The scarf is paper-peiced, but silly me, I used a really subtle print so the effect isn't really dramatic.  The sentiment is from A Muse,with a pearl for the dot on the i.

This card is for these challenges:
Double D -- pastel party
Word Art Wednesday #290 -- anything goes
Ribbon Girl --- July card Challenge

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cookie Challenge #72

Hi! I'm taking a brief respite from all our unpacking/recovery from a house move craziness to let you know a new challenge begins today at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie.  This week, prizes are on offer from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection and Cutting Cafe.  To enter, just make a card inspired by the cookies.

My card features a sweet Elisabeth Bell image.  I paper-pieced her dress using  a snippet of paper from a Martha Stewart pack, and since it's such pretty paper and matches the cookie theme, I used another snippet and a little lace to create a embellishment.  The sentiment is white-embossed.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Pixie's Snippet Playground #287 -- snippets
Word Art Wednesday #288 -- anything goes

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cookie Challenge #71

It's time for another Cookie Challenge, and it looks like we are heading to the beach. All you have to do to participate is make a project inspired by the cookies and link it up on the If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Blog.  There are two chances to win this time: Scribbles Designs and Lemon Shortbread are both offering digis. Winners are selected by random draw.

For my card, I used a cute little surfer girl from Lemon Shortbread. I found some fun beachy patterned paper to go with it.

I'm entering these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments -- summer
Die Cut Divas -- summer fun
Word Art Wednesday # 286 -- anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Non-traditional snowflakes

I love this blue and lavender color combo; I don't think I've used it for a Christmas card before. The busy panel here was made by repeatedly stamping a snowflake image to fill the space, stamping several generations before reinking. It's a technique that was featured on Splitcoast a few weeks ago, and it results in an interesting textured background..

The singular snowflake was inked in purple and clear-embossed.  The snowflakes are from Purple Onion Design.

This card is for these challenges:
Winter Wonderland -- add a snowflake
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #337 -- non-traditional colors
ABC Christmas -- More than 1
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #286 -- anything goes