Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My last three Christmas Cards

I hope you and your family had a great Christmas holiday, and I wish you love and happiness in the coming New Year!

These are the last 3 Christmas cards I made. Since they were for my family, I didn't post them or they would see them before Christmas. I used PPDU and a little Christmas Cheeri.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Friday Sketchs 32

This was my first time entering the challenge at Friday Sketches. Who could resist this great sketch. Made another snowman......I've got a theme going!

Last minute Christmas cards!

Here are some "quicky" cards I put together last night.......most of them came out okay.

Sketch Saturday 29

Frantically trying to finish my Christmas cards. Great sketch at Sketch Saturday provided inspiration. Used Christmas cheer and some great new paper (can't remember the name) and metallic cardstock.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Dash Away All! - Red Green Gold Challenge

I'm learning to color....and I love High Hopes Stamps. This picture was the largest undertaking I've tried. I used watercolor pencils and dimensional paint. And Rudolph gets a red nose because I always give Rudolph a pompon nose!


Received some new Scenic Route paper - Garland- and had to use it! Ornaments are Christmas Cheer- cut 3 times each - everything else is from the Scenic Route package. Cut the ornaments with gold metallic cardstock, olive and rose cardstock. Ornaments are Christmas Cheer.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #11 Flower Power

The challenge this week was to use a flower on your card. I didn't have a stamp with a flower and although high stamps are my favorite, I didn't use any stamp at all. I made a poinsettia out of SYI with Cricut, ink, and a little glitter. Paper is Daisy D's and the sentiment is a rub-on. Tied all together with a raffia bow!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Joy to the World - Sketch Saturday 28 and Cute Card Thursday - punches

Just a cute little "happy card" using the great sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge 28. I had to reverse the little accent dots to get everything to fit. The penguins are Zooballoo, the paper is the Snowy Day collection (I keep using it!), and the tree is made with the MS branch punch with a double MS snowflake punch for the star. The sentiment is computer generated. Hopefully, this card will bring a little joy to someone!

Contemporary Noel

This card was inspired by the talented Jeannie Phillips (a She used the MS branch punch to make a wreath for the "O" in Noel. I used some contemporary pinks and bright greens for mine. WM (where else?) ribbon DCWV paper and embellishments from all over!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cupcake Craft Challenge 17

This week's cupcake challenge was a great sketch. I had not made the PPDU Santa and was really wanting to try him so he and Rudolph became the focus of this card. They are cut at 3 inches and embellished with gel pins, glitter, and dimensional paint. Rudolph got a jewel nose. The paper is DCWV and KI Memories and ribbon is Wal-Mart. Stamps for the sentiment are Doodlebug.

All That Scraps Challenge ATS DT Challenge #29 And Cute Card Thursday Challenge 39

I love it when one card fits two challenges. For All That Scraps, the requirements were to use aqua, royal blue, and chocolate brown. I used a really cute digi-stamp download from them called Winter Bear. The design is colored with markers (my first attempt with this........), chalk and gel pens. And glitter.....have to use some glitter. I used the Doodleharms scalloped heart, DCWV paper, a rub on for the sentiment, and some dimensional glittery snowflakes.

For Cute Card Thursday, the requirement was hearts. The bear is trimmed in hearts...and well, the rest is self-explanatory.

Fun challenges....both of them!

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar #28 Thank You Snow Much

This week's challenge was to create a thank you card. I needed one anyway so this challenge was high on my priority list. I used some of that Snowy Day paper.....(my goal is a dozen cards from it by the end of the week). The stamp is a High Hopes design colored with watercolors and a little glitter. The snowglobe is from Christmas cheer with glitter and metallic pen. The mirrored snowflakes are Favorite Findings and I printed out the sentiment.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

This card is for Sketch Saturday's Challenge #27. Great sketch....and great for patterned paper (which is my very favorite thing!)

Santa is from Christmas Cheer....cut 2 times at 3" and once on shadow. I added some "sparkle to his beard" Tag is from CC too.

Paper is DCWV and Brenda Walton for KI memories....silver metallic as well.

Stamp is doodlebug...Karen Foster brad....Wal-Mart ribbon.

I like the color combo on this card a lot!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Lilac Challenge

Cute Card Thursday had an open challenge to use lilac this week. I love the color! Since I need to make Christmas cards, this is the result. Used DCWV Christmas stack paper with some lilac, purple metallic, and grey metallic cardstock. The ribbon is from Wal-Mart (where else is there?), and the snowman is a die cut from Christmas Cheer. I stamped his face using Peachy Keen's winter assortment and his buttons are from a $1 assortment at Joann Fabrics. I used chalk and ink to finish him. The snowflakces are the MS punch, and pop dots were used behind the snowman and each snowflake.

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar #27

A vintage inspired card for A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #27. The challenge provided a really great sketch to use. I used a High Hopes Stamp, colored with watercolor pencil and some glitter embellishment. The paper used is from the Daisy D's Paisley Sugarplum collection, and I added some die cuts from the same pack. The ribbon is from the $1 bin at Joann's.

By the way, Cupcake Craft Challenge has a vintage theme from this week's challenge. If I run out of time, I'm going to "multi-task" this card.