Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Lantern

Here is a lantern I've made  using a template at Peppercus Designs, along with the digital stamp of the owl
I've designed it for the Fairytale Challenge blog. The lantern is quite large actually and a great piece to put together. I've used Garden Green card stock, and the paper is from the woodland walk I had fun putting this together. Go and check out what the other ladies have done for our Pimp it up challenge. The notebook was another project I made using the same owl, but this time he's sitting on a branch with some stockings. I will use it for all my Christmas lists that I have: Shows, Orders, Gifts etc.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Vintage Christmas

It's a Vintage Christmas Challenge at Holly Jolly this week. It is our last challenge until January 8, 2013. Thanks to all who have followed us and entered our challenge. Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013, hoping you have time to do lots of crafting. For my card I've used a few new things including the stamp which is from the Winter Memories by Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs. The paper was retired last year. The embossing folder is the Snow Flurry die, and was embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing powder. Thanks for looking
Merry Christmas from my house to yours.
Cindy van Oorschot

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Come and Get It Challenges and a Happy New Year. This is the last challenge for us until next year, so that the members can spend the holidays with their family and friends. We will be back in January. We are also looking for a Guest Designer or two so go on over to the blog, and check out the requirements there. We are also sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps, This is a card I made using one of their stamps. I love the little brats. they are so sweet, It's not the greatest pic, as it's hard to see the glitter on the wings and such. but it is there.
Thanks for looking
I will enter it into the following challenges as well
Cards Galore- Christmas
Digi Galore- Christmas
The Pretty little ribbon- Christmas ( must use ribbon)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Crafting For All Seasons

Here's a jolly little elf, that's sitting in a pocket. I'm happy to announce this is my first card as a member of the Crafting for all Season's Design Team, which I was honored to have been asked to join. Thanks Bianca and Carol. Anyway over there this week we have a challenge for green, red and glitter. This is a card I designed using one of the images from the sponsor Bugaboo Stamps. Thanks for looking

I will also enter this into the following challenges
Anything goes Challenge- Traditional colors Christmas
Clear it out- Christmas- Old designer paper,
Deep Ocean Challenge  Christmas
 Oldie But a Goodie Challenge  use a sponsors image
Use it on Tuesdays- Christmas/Hanukkah  Designer paper

Christmas Decoration

Hi Oh Christmas Tree is the challenge for this time around at Fairy Tale Challenges. The idea is to make either a decoration for the tree or for your wall. I've gone with a simple version of the Stampin Up ornament this time. I stamped and  cut out the ornaments with the framelits then put together, and used the snowflurry die for the center along with a button and pearl. The first one is using Marina Mist and the second on is using Not Quite Navy, the snowflakes are made with the glimmer paper in silver, as well as a blue glimmer paper I found, and the marina mist paper.
 Thanks for looking
Will also enter into the following challenges:
Emerald Faeries Christmas
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Hanging Ornaments

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Metallic Challenge

Over at Holly Jolly this week we have a new challenge for you and that is to show off the metallic colors on your Christmas cards. So whether it be gold, silver, pewter, copper, whatever you wish. For my card I've used brushed gold card stock along with gold embossing powder, and champagne glass glitter too, so lots of the metallic things happening on my card. I've also used Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black. The stamp set is Come to Bethlehem and the music notes wheel is the background along with the sentiment stamp from Come to Bethlehem For the ribbon and bow I've used the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, and to finish off the card, is a basic rhinestone on the star.
Thanks for looking
Will also enter this into the following challenges
DreamValleyChallenges   Christmas
Pan Pastel: Song/Carol - O' Come let us adore him
The Ribbon Girls- Christmas

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tag Your It

Over at Come and Get It this week we have a challenge that involves tags, you are to make a tag or make some with a tag. Great time to get the tags done for your gifts. Thanks to Shell for our challenge.
For my card I used the Lacy Brocade embossing folder on the Soft Suede for the background. The tag itself is one of those large postal tags, I used the music wheel with versamark on it first and embossed it with gold embossing powder, then I used distress inks to color it, doing an emboss resist technique. I then stamped on the Noel greeting from the Greetings of the Season stamp set, then I used the framelit dies to cut out a couple of ornaments, and used bakers twine for the bows and the string on them. The branches at the top were done with a MS punch. The final thing I made was a bow using the scalloped tulle ribbon in Cherry Cobbler, and adhered it to the bow.
Thanks for looking

I will also enter this into the following challenges
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge- Christmas
Little Miss Muffet - Tags or Gifts
Paper Play Challenges: Christmas is Coming
Sisterhood of Crafters: Embossing
Deep Ocean Challenge- Christmas
Anything Goes: Tags

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Bingo

It's Christmas Bingo time at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, Pick a row and create a card with it. We are sponsored this week and you can win some free digital stamps from our sponsor. Anyway I'm using one of their images called Reindeer Pocket, it's he cute. I've colored him with a combination of inks and pencils. I've glittered the bells and his nose On the bingo grid I've got two lines, Reindeer, free and ribbon or, Red Free and glitter, anyway I've also used the Stella Sketch to make my card. Thanks for looking

Also entering my card into the following challenges
Catch the bug- Stella Sketch
Card's Galore - Christmas

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Blue Christmas for Come and Get It

Over at Come and Get It this week we have a color challenge for you, the colors are midnight muse, bashful blue and whisper white. I've chosen to do my card using the Christmas Lodge set, along with the Petite Pairs for the greeting. I have all sorts of layers. the first of course is the whisper white, followed by midnight muse, then I have a layer of bashful blue, yeah it looks darker, but that is because I used the versa mark ink and then the irredescent ice embossing powder over top after I had embossed it with the Snow Flurry Embossing folder. I then cut out two ovals one in white one in midnight muse slightly larger, and on the whisper white, I used a bit of sponging with the bashful blue, hard to see in the pic, but it's there, I stamped the Christmas Lodge onto whisper white, then cut it out, and put on dimensionals after I glittered all the snow. the sentiment is stamped on the white layer, then I added a bow using the midnight muse ribbon, and some snowflakes from my stash and to finish it all off I added some silver glimmer paper on the edges, cut out with the edgelit die. It really looks pretty in person, as it is very sparkly
Thanks for looking
I will also enter into the following challenges
2 Sisters: Christmas Sparkle
Drunken Stamper: fire and ice
Speedy Fox and Friends: Christmas with no red or green