Tuesday, December 9, 2014

12 days of Christmas Tags. . . .

with a feminine twist is the current challenge over in The Classroom at Ellen Hutson.  I decided to do my version of the tag that Dawn from Wplus9 created for Day #8:

Here is my tag:

The gold stripes were easy to do using some sparkly tape that I bought for $1 at the Dollar Store.  I hand cut my own tags  The snowflake die is from Impression Obsession and was cut from some gold foil paper.  The Merry die is from Wplus9 and was cut from DCWV silver glitter paper. 

I have enjoyed seeing this year's tags on Ellen's blog; the designers are just full of creativity!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

a masculine card. . . .

for a friend's birthday:

This is an older stamp from Rubber Monger.  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and added some red Stickles for berries.  The edges of the  Spellbinders Nestabilities circle die were inked with distress ink.  I also sponged some of the ink through the new Simon Says Stamp tiny dots stencil for some interest.  Translucent embossing paste was used through the same stencil to create the white layer of this card.  A happy birthday sentiment was added to the inside of the card.

I am sending this to the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr group Challenge #7 which is to use stencils.

Have a great day!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

November CCC. . . .

a monthly card exchange hosted by Deborah Nolan.  Here is the sketch provided by Deborah, which I followed somewhat loosely.

and here is the card I sent to Karen in California:

this is one of my most favorite dies from Memory Box and I find myself using it a lot.  The background was stamped with a leaf image and I cut extra little leaves from a second die cut to place under the tree with a bit of glitter on them and the tree. 
If you have never joined in the fun of Deborah's card exchange, visit her blog to find out more about it. 
Thanks for visiting; I always enjoy your comments. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

a sketch challenge. . . .

running currently at Stamplorations:

Here is my card:

I used snowflake dies from Impression Obsession and more DCWV glitter paper to cut them.  The sentiment is from Wplus9.  Added some glittery flat dots to the center of the snowflakes and a thin border on each side of the panel.  Sorry for the poor photo; it is very overcast today. 

Also sending this to Simon Says Stamp anything goes challenge and Just Us Girls wild card challenge.

Enjoy your week!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

more merriment. . . .

with this cute stamp set from Wplus9.  The string of lights look so much like the old fashioned ones we used years ago.  My dad loved blue lights (must be where I got my love of blue) and would patiently take all of the other colors out of the multi-colored strings and add nothing but blue bulbs.  His trees were always beautiful works of art!!

I colored the lights with Tombow markers and added wink of Stella to them.  The Wplus9 Merry die was cut from DCWV glitter paper and adhered to the vellum strip.  A few tiny gems were sprinkled about for some interest. 

I am sending this card to Simon Says Stamp:  ANYTHING GOES.

Thanks for visiting and, to all of my USA friends, Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

a thankful card. . . .

made for one of my blogger friends:

This stamp is from Flourishes and was colored with Prismacolor pencils. The Spellbinders nestie die is so pretty when used as a frame.  A few gems were added and wink of Stella applied to the ribbon and berries.  The sentiment is on the inside of this card.

Playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of Thanks/Thanksgiving.  Perhaps this won't qualify since the sentiment is not showing on the outside.  I'll let the powers that be decide.  :)

Have a great day!

Friday, November 21, 2014

another Christmas card. . . .

which may be my "main" card to send out this year.  I usually make about 30 cards that are all the same and then about 20 more in a variety of designs. 

This die is from Memory Box.  The glitter paper is DCWV and the sequins/gems are from Michael's.  The sentiment is Wplus9 and was gold embossed.  A Pilot gold metallic pen was used to edge the panel, and, of course, a few sequins and tiny gems were added.

Entering this in the Festive Friday challenge.  I love their inspiration photo and thought my candles could represent the candles in the fireplace:

Thanks for stopping by.

edit:  also entering:

Die Cut Divas "holiday-any holiday" challenge.