Thursday, December 8, 2016

Peaceful Snowman

Hello! Snow is on the way so I was inspired to build a Snowman with paper.  I stamped his head with an old Heartfelt Creations stamp, colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I cut rest of his body with Nesties circle and oval dies.  His arms were cut freehand from Brown CS scraps.  I assembled him on a White CS panel embossed with Darice Snowflakes EF and added some shine with Perfect Pearls and Sakura Stardust glitter pen to the snowflakes.  Added a strip of Pattern Paper scrap, stamped the GKD sentiment with Memento Red Ink, and attached to a Red Card Base.
Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge: #77 Sketch shown below
Retro Rubber Challenge: Challenge #rrcb53 Merry Christmas Color Challenge. Used red, green, and white with silver glitter which does not show in photo. Have had the Snowman stamp since 2014.
Inspired By All the Little Things: Challenge #35. I was inspired to use a snowman on my card by the Photo and Silke's inspiration.
The Paper Players: Challenge PP324 Nance's Theme Challenge is Snowflakes.
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #233 Holiday.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tree of Angels

Hello!  I have 2 versions of the same card but used white background on one and red on another one.  I stamped the tree and sentiment from GKD Joyful Holiday set and heat embossed with Gold EP.  I decorated the tree with Gold Metallic Angels cut with Memory Box A Choir of Angels die from Gold Metallic CS.  I used white card base on each and used Pilot Gold Metallic marker to edge both images.
Just Us Girls Challenge: Word Week #372 Christmas Tree
Outside the Box Memory Box Challenge: Challenge #19 Marvelous Metallics.  Love the little angels cut with Memory Box Die.
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Gold or Silver (and Why) I have always favored gold over silver.  I think gold has a warmness and shine that I love.  And gold with red is such a rich combo.
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C365 - using the word ‘STAR’ – incorporate something starting with each of the letters in the word. Sentiment for S, Tree for T, Angels for A, Red for R.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #310 Vintage or Anything Goes for Christmas.
AAA Cards: CAS Game #79 Christmas
Addicted to Stamps: #137 Christmas
CAS on Sunday: #97 Christmas

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Poinsettia for Christmas

Hello!  I am running behind with posting some cards for challenges this week.  This is a card that I made for Stamp TV's Mix It Up Monday color challenge -use Blue, Red, and Green.  I decided to make a Christmas card and used a sketch from Saturday Sketch Challenge. I stamped a GKD Poinsettia  from Joyful Holiday on white CS and colored with Red, Green and Blue Copics then cut with an Oval Die.  I used a red card base, a mat of blue CS that I embossed with a Creative Die Poinsettia die that was a magazine giveaway.  I added a green CS banner with some plaid ribbon before attaching the image and finished with a layered poinsettia cut with the die used for the embossing.  I used a ribbon that has all the colors needed for the challenge.  This turned out a bit different from most of my cards...think it was the use of blue with red and green.  I thought the poinsettia stamp and die was a good combo.

Other Challenges:
Sketch Saturday: #441 Shown below.
Fab 'n'  Funky Challenges: #329 Christmas
The House That Built Stamps: WIW Anything Goes. Running out of time so will enter this card even though I did  not use Repeat Impressions stamps.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, December 2, 2016

Dresden Plate Christmas Cards

Where did November go??? It's December already!  Today I am sharing Christmas cards that I made for Mother (96 years young)  to send out for the holiday.  Since she is a talented quilt maker,  I chose a Dresden Plate design for her cards using a variety of Christmas Pattern Papers and Red and Green Cardstocks.  I stamped each card with an Annabelle stamp and Memento red ink.  I printed an inside verse on the White card base before assembling the cards. I cut all the "pattern pieces" using my Cameo and a Silhouette file (Snapdragon Snippets) and a scallop circle die(Center).  I embossed the designs with EF's. Photos below show individual cards.

Challenges to enter:
Double D Challenges: Traditional Christmas Colors Red, Green, and White
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva Challenge: Layer It or Layers.  Pattern design has layers.

These cards were truly a work of love as are all Mother's lovely quilts.  I am sharing a picture of a Baby Quilt that she made using a Dresden Plate design with quilt scraps for her youngest great-granddaughter. 

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hello!  I was playing with the challenge at Tag You're It! and was inspired by the featured artist Loll Thompson whose tag is shown right.  I used her colors but in a different way and pull the theme of trees and snow into my tag.
Supplies Used: Creative Vision Stamps, White CS and Watercolor Paper, Memento Inks, Green Copic, Versamark, Gold EP, Stickles Frosted Lace, Blue Satin Loop Ribbon.
Other Challenges:
Cute Card: #453 Challenge Tag, Ornament or Bauble
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Christmas Tags
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says O' Christmas Tree
Tuesday Throwdown: TT321 challenge Make a Tag

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Christmas Poinsettias

Hello!  I made this card after watching a video by Melanie  using her Gina K Design stamps Pressed Flowers and A Year of Flowers 2 using a 2 step technique.  The sentiment is from GKD Joyful Holiday.  After photographing the card I decided it needed something else so I added gold sequins from my stash shown in the lower photo.
Other Supplies: White and Red CS; Memento Lady Bug ink, Versafine Onyx Black; Sakura Gold Metallic pen(for flower centers); Black Marker.
Time Out Challenges: #71 Christmas with Optional Twist of Glitter / Shine.
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge It's Your Time to Shine.  The sequins and centers of the flower shine.
Winter Wonderland : Poinsettias or Snow is falling.
CAS on Sunday: #97 Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: #329 Christmas

Which version do you like best? Sequins or no sequins?
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas Ornaments

Hello!  I made this card for the Merry Monday Challenge to use dark blue, light blue and pink on a Christmas card.   I used a Christmas Bauble die from Marianne, an embossing folder ( Ornament, Star and Snowflake) by Darice, a Penny Black Stamp from Wonder Collection set with White, Pink and Blue cardstocks.  Other supplies: Memento Rose Bud ink, Circle Punch and Die, Pink Satin Ribbon from stash.
Other Challenges to enter:
AAA Cards: CAS Game #78 Circles
Addicted to Stamps Challenge#136 Die Cuts and/or Punches.
Simon Monday Challenge: Trio-Tastic Use 3 of something on your project.
Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #396 Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Christmas to Die For. Use die cuts or punches.
Allsorts Challenge: #391 Anything Christmas

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Saturday, November 26, 2016

CAS Christmas

Hello!  I hope everyone in the U.S. had a great Thanksgiving celebration.  I know we enjoyed our Turkey dinner with all the trimmings.  It has been a few days since I posted and I would like to enter this CAS card in a few Christmas challenges.  I simply stamped and embossed a couple of stamps from GKD Joyful Holiday set using Gold EP on a white cardstock panel and inked the edges with Pilot Metallic Gold Marker.  This was placed on a Red CS mat and then a card base of White CS.  I decided to let the great tree design be the star of the card.
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday challenge-make a CAS card that uses ONE Gina K Designs set using ONLY inks that are traditional Christmas colors!
City Crafter Challenge: Week 89 Gold Finger-use Gold.
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Christmas Color Combo....I like the elegant look of red with gold.  There are so many ways to use these colors to create easy and quick cards.
Time Out Challenges: Challenge #71 Christmas with an Optional Twist of Glitter/Shimmer.  Used Gold embossing and metallic pen for shine.
Alphabet Challenge: T for Trees.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Joy Fold Cards

Hello!  I have two Joy Fold Cards today made for 2 different challenges.  The first  is for Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday challenge to make a Thankful Joy Fold card.   I used pattern papers from GKD The Simple Things and Autumn Landscape pads and GKD stamps from Always Autumn set. 
Other supplies: Copic Markers, Memento inks, White CS and another GKD stamp from a mystery bag.

The second Joy Fold Card  has a Christmas theme and uses Red, White, and Gray colors for the challenge at Merry Monday. (Missed deadline) I used a pre-printed panel   from GKD and GKD stamps from Peace and Joy set.  Pattern paper is from Pebbles Welcome Christmas pad and Red and White CS are from stash. Memento Gray Flannel and Rhubarb Stalk inks used for stamping and coloring.

Challenge links:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Thankful Joy Fold card. STV16MON46
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #222 Use Gray, White, and Red OOPS! Missed the deadline.
Simon Monday Challenge: Thanksgiving/Thanks
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper: November Challenge
Fussy and Fancy: 177 Different Fold or Shaped cards.  Joy Fold cards above.
Crafty Catz: Challenge #347 Anything Goes with Optional Twist to use Red\

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, November 18, 2016

Christmas with a Bit of Coral

Hello!  I am back with another post featuring some Christmas cards made with items from Festive Flourishes Luxury Card Kit that came with an issue of Papercraft Inspirations. The card stock and toppers both have foiled accents and colors of coral.  I finished both cards with a sentiment from Annabelle stamped with Versamark and embossed with Gold EP.

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #307 Color: Coral a little bit or a lot.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: November challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: November Challenge
Shopping Our Stash Weekly: Front and Center - use those bits and pieces on your desk that have been laying around, collecting dust.  I have had this kit on my desk and decided to use some of the pieces.
Just Add Ink: #377 Just choose 2 from doily, diecut, designer paper. Used designer papers and diecuts on each of these cards.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa