Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Red, Glitter and Ornaments

It's a bingo Challenge over at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge this week. I've decided to use the first row of Red, Glitter and Ornaments as my choice for a card. The Colors are Real Red and White. the Ornaments are stamped from the Delightful Decorations set, with exception of the plain one which is punched from the red glitter paper. The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs set, stamped directly on the card. The Snow Flurry embossing folder was used on the card as well. You will see some spots on there that is gold glow shimmer mist and there is also some vanilla sprayed on it as well. So in real life it is really shimmery and shinny. Thanks for Looking
I'd like to enter this also into the following challenges:
52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown- Glitter
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge- Lets get inky

Monday, June 25, 2012

Merry Monday Guest Designer Spot

Hi Everyone, I was asked by Lesley from the Merry Monday Challenge, if I would like to be Guest Designer, so I said sure, why not huh, after all getting a number of Christmas Cards done early is a great thing. Anyway this is the card I did for the sketch. The colors are Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink and Early Espresso. The stamp sets used are the retired Serene Snowflakes, and Many Merry Messages. The die is also the retired Northern Frost die. The paper is the brand new Floral District.
Thanks for Looking

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hostess Choice: 123 Recipe Challenge

Its a recipe challenge over at Come and Get It this week, as I'm the hostess I got to choose the challenge, so I decided to do a recipe challenge, I've asked for the following on your card. 3 brads/buttons, 2 designer papers, and one ribbon. This is my card for the challenge. The stamp set is Field Flowers, the designer paper is from the sweet shop set from the occasions mini, the brads are the in color brads and so is the ribbon.
The colors used on this card are Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Very Vanilla. Go over to Come and Get It Challenges and Check out the other ladies cards, visit their blogs and give them some love.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Cardinal Christmas returns

 Hi Everyone, Here is my card to go with the sketch above for the Merry Monday Challenge. The stamp set is retired A Cardinal Christmas, but I love it so it is still in my stamp room. Also I used the sentiment from Petite Pairs. The paper is from the new Be of Good Cheer set, and the ribbon is the 3/8 taffeta ribbon in very vanilla which is also retired , and I also used Crystal Effects on the berrries, and the perfect polka dots embossing folder. The colors used are Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Old Olive, More Mustard, and Soft Suede.  Thanks for looking

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Punches and Dies for Holly Jolly

Over at Holly Jolly this week we have a easy challenge, use punches/dies on your card, and of course it must be Christmas. So come on over and play along. I've used a couple of circle dies, and used a square punch to make the glitter banner.
I will also enter this into the following challenges:
Hooked on Crafts: Glitter
Stamp and Create: Bold and bright
Corrosive Challenges: Feeling Punchy
Great Impressions: Die Cuts and Punches

Monday, June 18, 2012

Black and Pink, Wow,

Over at the Dynamic Duo's they have this color combo, and it is wonderful, really like it. This is my second card for the challenge. Thanks for looking

In my Thoughts

This is my card made for the Dynamic Duo Challenge this week, I brought out the retired Bliss set and all the elements except the greeting is from that. The greeting is from the Word Play set. the ribbon is also retired  from Stampin Up. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Merry Monday

A quick post, just to show you the card I did using the Merry Monday Sketch this week. A quick and simple card, the paper is brand new from the catalogue the mittens are retired felt from last year. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs.
Thanks for looking.

Sketch Challenge at Come and Get It.

At Come and Get It this week we have a sketch challenge, a simple sketch by Leslie, I think it has numerous possibilities, and have done a couple of cards with it already. The first card was using an image from our sponsor. I paper pieced the little guy's outfit and then used the same paper in the background. A simple but cute card, I also used the Tiny Little Bits set from Stamping up for the stars in the background.
The color combination is So Saffron and Concord Crush.
Thanks for looking
I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges.
Friday Mashup- Paper Piecing
Annabelle's Stamps- Paper Piecing

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Put a Song in Your Heart for Holly Jolly

Julie is the hostess at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge this week and she's asked for caroler/ or carolers, it can be people, animals or whatever. I decided to make a 3d card for this challenge. I have this little girl in a number of colors for Christmas. She's so cute, I used my Music Wheel from Stampin Up to make the background paper, stamped in Marina Mist. I used Night of Navy and Marina Mist card stock and the sentiment is from the Cardinal Christmas set, which is now retired. Actually the ribbon is now retired too. I really will miss the 5/8 satin ribbon. Oh well lots of new goodies coming my way soon. Anyway thanks for looking
I will also enter it into the following challenges
Jingle Belle's Wanting to see music on the card.
Winter Wonderland- the color of the candles was my inspiration.
Christmas Stamping All Year Long- Anything Goes.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Pretty Pastels

Here is my card for the Come and Get It Challenge this week. Julie has picked this pretty pastel pallet for us to work with. I decided on using the Bordering on Romance and Sincere Salutations (retired).
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A simple Christmas

This is a card I've made for the ABC Christmas Challenge, which is Keep it Simple. I've used the retired set Peaceful Season. The base is Always artichoke, I stamped the greeting in Ridinghood Red, I punched the scalloped border with the scalloped border punch, the holly and berries colored with markers, then stamped twice, I then used Cherry Cobbler dazzling details to perk up the berries and tied on a piece of the 3/2 in  taffeta ribbon.Thanks for looking

I'd also like to enter this into the
Winter Wonderland Challenge : Holly

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Trifold Cards for Holly Jolly

Hi Everyone, Judy's choice on challenge this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, and she's chosen a tri-fold card. I've done the Cami's tri-fold which I got the instructions for it at Splitcoast Stampers. Great site for some interesting tutorials. Anyway here is my card. The image is from our sponsor, which I water colored with aqua brush and inks. The card stock and ribbon are Cherry Cobbler, and the designer paper is the new one out of the years catalogue called Be of Good Cheer.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Mother and Child

This is a card I made today. The sewing is done with Guitermann's silk thread and metalic gold thread. I've done a number of embroidered cards in the past, they take time, but it's worth the end result. The greeting on the card is simple, to let the embroidery shine. Thanks for looking. I'll enter this card into the Merry Monday Challenge.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Flower Pot Card for Come and Get It

Hi Everyone, Shell is the hostess at Come and Get It this week, and she has a really simple challenge for us this week. We are to have flowers and butterflies on our cards. I decided I would make a Flower Pot Card this time around, it's been a while since I've done one of them.  I have used Cajun Craze for the flower pot and the base of the inside card. For the flowers I've punched some of the fancy flowers out of Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight, I also made the other petals using my sizzix and cutting them using the fun flowers die. I used the centers from that die as well and then I used a couple of buttons and a brad to finish of the flowers. The little card is naturals white and the saying is from curvy verses and then I used the beautiful wings embosslit to make the butterflies out of poppy parade as well and added them on. The leaves were made with the blossom builder punch. I ran the Cajun Craze base through with the square lattice folder just to the base part, and i punched the top with the scalloped border punch and then added the ribbon with the 5/8's daffodil delight ribbon that I've got in my stash.
Thanks for looking. I will also enter this card into the following challenges.
-Crafty Calendar Challenge Flowers in Bloom
Crazy 4 Challenges- add some butterflies
Crafty Ann's Challenge flowers and butterflies
Hot Shot Craft Blog- die cuts


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Elements of Style

 Here is my card for the Dynamic Duo's Challenge this week. Love the fun bright colors they chose. I decided to use the great set Elements of Style, for my card. the only thing that might not be seen too well on the photo is the bird is 3D, as I cut out the bird fully the first time and the second time with the wing and body only and popped it on top of the first one and then popped the bird up on the card. Thanks for looking.
I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges
Crafty Catz: Buttons and Bows
Stempelsonne - Birds
Paper Play- 2 of something