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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Yes, It is Another Christmas Card

Here it is, New Year's Eve and I still had a Christmas card to make for this year. I am horribly behind so thankfully I wasn't scheduled to see the recipients of this card until New Year's Day anyway. They are also VERY understanding family members which is lucky for me.
On to the card. 365 Cards - Day 300 was Super Sketchy Sunday and Pam had another wonderful sketch for us to work with. The very talented Design Team had some awesome creations from this sketch for us to look at, so be sure you pop over there and check them all out. The Simon Says Stamp Challenge going on right now is "Anything Goes" so this card will also be entered in that challenge. They too have a very talented Design Team and you really need to visit them to see all of their creations as well.
Here is Pam's sketch for this week:

When making my card, I decided to rotate the sketch and turn it on its side. Instead of buttons I used the faux stamps. Here is what I came up with:

I had a lot of fun with this sketch and will probably use it again.

Recipe: paper, cardstock & "stamps" - Hot Off the Press; ribbon for bow - Sheer Creations; satin ribbon - my stash; poinsettia - Prima; rhinestones - Studio 18; sentiment tag - Michaels

Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Best Wishes Card

I needed to make a birthday card for a friend in our coffee club at River Heights apartment building so I chose a challenge from 365 Cards - Day 303. Kim had us flashback to Day 80 where we had to "take some stamped, handwritten, computer generated, etc. (whatever method you can think of) letters and cut them out individually as part of your sentiment." I chose to cut out the sentiment "Best Wishes" from some paper and attach the letters individually. I will also enter this card in the Simon Says Stamp "Anything Goes" Challenge.

Here is my card:
Recipe: papers, tags, cardstock & sentiment - Hot Off the Press; fibers - EK Success


Stamped Background

I decided I would work on another challenge today. This is from 365 Cards - Day 305. Jennifer decided that we would Flashback to Day 148 - Background Challenge. For this, we had to stamp a sentiment all over the background paper of our card. I'm not too sure, but by adding the tags with words on them, I may have messed this challenge up a bit. Oh well, I am sharing it with you and entering it anyway. I will of course be entering it into the Simon Says "Anything Goes" Challenge too :)
Here is my card:
Recipe: paper & tags - Hot Off the Press; ink - CTMH; stamped sentiments - CTMH "Say it in Style" stamp set; rhinestones - from my stash.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy 28th Birthday Son

Well, my first born turned 28 years old yesterday so "Boy Oh Boy" do I feel old right now. How fitting that this is the title of the challenge from the 365 Cards blog that I chose to work with. All this week, 365 Cards is holding Flashback challenges from this past year. I chose Challenge Day 302 - Flashback Day 33 "Boy Oh Boy" The challenge was to create a masculine card with a touch of pink. Since I love to combine challenges, I will be entering this card into this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes and I chose to use this month's card sketch by Lucy Chesna from MSW.

Here is Lucy's sketch:

Here is the card I made:

My touch of pink is pink vellum that I matted the leaf and half circle embellishments with.

Recipe: papers, cardstock & vellum - Hot Off the Press; sentiment - CTMH "Say it in Style" stamp set; ink - CTMH; fibers from my stash.

I hope you enjoyed my cards. Thanks for stopping by to visit.


Baby's 1st Christmas

Today, I would like to share the card I made for my Grandson for his 1st Christmas. This card fits into a couple of challenges this month. At My Sketch World, Tante Kathe gave us a challenge on Dec. 1st to create a holiday card using music paper and Pile It On said we had to "Bling It Up". This card did fit into the Simon Says Sketch - Anything Goes challenge at the beginning of December but I didn't get it made in time for that one :(

However, since the current challenge at Simon Says is currently another Anything Goes, I can enter it for their current challenge :)

Here is my take on these challenges:

Recipe: cardstock and papers - HOTP; image - CTMH "Snow Friends" stamp set; sentiment - CTMH "Say It In Style" stamp set; ink and watercolour pencils - CTMH; bling and glitter - from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, December 26, 2011

"Ms Holiday Cheer"

Whew....what a whirlwind these past couple of days have been! I never did get back on here Christmas Eve to post this card but I still want to share it with you. Both Simon Says Stamp and Pam at 365 Cards brought us another fabulous challenge this past week, Day 297 - White Space. I was also able to enter this card in Barb's Non-Traditional Colour Challenge at My Sketch World where the challenge is to create a Christmas card using non-traditional colours. Although there is a wee bit of green (trees HAVE to be green), my main colours are pink, black & white. The bling I used combined with Barb's challenge also makes this card eligible for this month's challenge over at Pile It On
Here is the sketch Pam gave us to go with this challenge:

Here is the Bingo Card we had to pick a row from that Simon Says Stamp gave us to work with: the challenge was to pick a row on the bingo card and use those elements on your creation. The row can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal.

The row I chose is: Ribbon/Twine, Gems and Sparkle/Glitter. For full details on this challenge, go to Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Lets Play Bingo.

At first, I wasn't too sure how this would turn out but when I was done, I totally loved my card. Here is what I came up with:
Recipe: cardstock - Recollections; stamps - "Ms Holiday Cheer" stamp set from CTMH; ink and water colour pencils - CTMH; pink stickles - Ranger; pink ribbon and gems - from my stash.

I hope you have enjoyed my card & thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Embossed Christmas Card


I have a couple of cards I want to share with you today. The first one is from a challenge at 365 Cards, Day 294 - ABC's & 123's. Our challenge was to use a combination of alphabet and number stickers on our card. The beautiful example that day was brought to us by the talented Annie Ling; be sure you check out her blog.

Here is my card entry for this challenge:

I enjoyed making this card so much, I made 2 of them. I just love blue and silver together at Christmas!

Recipe: blue cardstock - Paperabilities; silver cardstock - Creative Memories; patterned paper - DCWV; image - Stampin' Up "Snow Swirled" stamp set; silver embossing powder - CTMH; ribbon - Offray; letter & number stickers - Stickopotamus by EK Success.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Be sure to check out all of the talented card makers at 365 Cards. See you later ;)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Simon Says "A Sketch"

Over at the Simon Says Stamp blog, the challenge this week was to create a card using the sketch pictured below. I really like this sketch and despite the fact that I had planned to do a VERY different take on this, I will definitely use this sketch again. Be sure and drop into the Simon Says blog and have a look at DT examples and send them some love on their personal Blogs.

Here is my attempt at this sketch:

Recipe: paper & tags - Hot Off The Press; ink - CTMH; flowers - Prima; ribbon - unknown; card base - from my stashl

Well, I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Easter Layout

Just thought I would share this layout with you. I love the stamp set I used because the bunnies are so cute. The pages are in page protectors and there is journalling on the left hand page but it is hidden behind the chipboard butterfly.

This picture shows the butterfly is swivelled to reveal the journalling. The layout is from the "Magic" book sold by Close To My Heart. I love using the "Magic" book for layouts because this book is filled with dozens of ideas for interactive scrapbook pages.

All of the items used on these 2 pages are from Close To My Heart. Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Blossom With Bling

I have been wanting to try out my new punch from Stampin' Up and one of this week's challenges at 365 Cards gave me the perfect opportunity to do just that. And with my love of glitter, rhinestones, etc., I was also able to work this week's challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenge blog into this card too :)

365 Cards Day 289 - Pretty Petals challenged us to create a large flower on a card using petals we created ourselves. At Cupcake Craft, Cupcake 172.....Don't Look at the Light was a challenge to use anything that sparkles, shines, glimmers, gleams, glitters, etc on our card.

Here is my take on these 2 challenges:

Recipe: cardstock - Recollections, patterned paper - Hot Off the Press, ink - CTMH, sentiment - My Stamp Box "Everyday Lines", corner punch - Paper Shapers, burnished velvet technique - Be Creative Tape Sheet & Glitter Ritz in Lilac Pink, Extra Lg Blossom Punch - Stampin' Up, rhinestones - Imaginisce.

I attempted to give the flower some dimension by curling each petal before attaching it to the card front. I really enjoyed making the flower and this card.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

365 Cards Day 279 - Super Sketchy Sunday

This week I decided to give one of the challenges from 365 Days a whirl. When I browsed their daily challenges, I loved this sketch the moment I saw it. Since it was my dear hubby's birthday, it also gave me a chance to try out this stamp.

Here is my take on Pam's sketch:


Patterned paper, button, leather 'ribbon', embellishments and caption - BoBunny's "Et Cetera" line which is the December monthly kit at Created With Paper

White cardstock is from my stash
Ink and watercolour pencils - Close To My Heart

My husband really liked this card. Thanks for stopping by today :)