Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Time for a Valentine Card

 I made this card a few days ago for the sketch (shown below) challenge at Sweet Sunday. I used pattern papers and embellishments from the DIY Shop Collection from Crate Paper with an Ivory card base and red cardstock layers. The stamps are from Flourishes Heart Lines set and were stamped with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink.  Other supplies used were Nesties Oval and Scallop Dies, Cuttlebug EF Windowpane, and rhinestone heart stickers.  Used Antique Linen Distress ink for sponging.
Challenges:
Sweet Sunday: Sketch #200
Simon Says: Bling it on. Used rhinestone hearts.
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge: Anything goes.   Only 3 links allowed.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Cheery Lynn Challenge

This week  the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is the theme of Thank You and to use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs Die.  On my card, I have used Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Die, Butterfly and Angel Wings Small #2 dies, and some dies from Build a Flower #1 and #2.  I used the negative from a flourish die cut from White Cardstock that I layered over green cardstock which is the also the card base.  I cut the butterfly from yellow cardstock and used a coral cardstock for the angel wings. The flowers were made with 3 different dies and attached with foam dots to the stem. I used a yellow pattern paper from My Mind's Eye (hard to see)  for the flowers.  I cut the word Thanks with a Silhouette file using my new Cameo. The white  layer was embossed with Cuttlebug EF Polka Dots. 
 
 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, December 30, 2013

Winter Cardinal


Second Post today!  Hello!  I wanted to share this card that I made that was inspired by the beautiful Cardinals feeding at our feeders this winter.  I will add this to cards saved for next Christmas   I am using some new products.....the Pine Branch was cut with an Impression Obsession die that I received for Christmas from my friend, Rita.  I teamed it up with a new Darice embossing folder Pine branches to create the front of this card.  I inked the branches with Brilliance Platinum Planet ink and Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I cut a window with Nesties Oval Die to frame the Cardinal image that I stamped with the  Rich Cocoa ink and colored with pencils.  I attached the image on a red cardstock layer and then to the inside.  The bird stamp is from Pixie Cottage and the maker of the sentiment stamped inside is unknown.
Challenges:
Craft Your Passion: Theme is Something New...used new die cut and embossing folder
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Share any Christmas Card
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Theme is "A little bird told me"
Charisma Cardz: Anything goes

Thanks to Rita for this beautiful die. I will be using it often. I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

I Got A Cameo From Santa

Hello! Sorry I have not been posting much lately. I have been too busy creating to stop and post on my blog.  I guess I was a good girl this year because Santa brought me a Silhouette Cameo with a lot of extras this Christmas.   And what fun it is to play and learn with the Cameo....I had no idea how easy it is to use and all the many things that it can do.  I love that you can store files to use on the computer and not have to have storage area for them like Cricut cartridges.  I hope to show you some of my projects over the next few days.  Take a look at this:



  I made this lace cube box with a tent top using one piece of cardstock and a Silhouette file and the Cameo.  I placed a battery tea light inside ...left top open so I can turn light on and then tie close with a ribbon.  I will be back again today with another post of some cards that I have made for challenges.

I hope everyone enjoyed Christmas with your family and friends. What new Crafting items did you receive? I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!


 
Wishing a Merry Christmas to all!
Best wishes for the New Year!
 
I wish everyone a Blessed Christmas with your family and friends. 
 May your holidays be filled with love, peace, and joy. 
May the New Year bring a year full of health and
happiness for you and your loved ones.
 
                                                                                         Happy Holidays,
                                                                                                          Theresa

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Nativity Scene


As Christmas quickly approaches, I am posting this card that I made with Heartfelt Christmas Collection using a scene of animals at the Nativity scene. For this card I used a card base of Blue, embossed with Cuttlebug EF Argyle, and added rhinestone for the star. The sentiment on the front is from Mark's Finest Papers  and the inside is stamped with a sentiment from Heartfelt Creations.  Inks are Memento and die cut is Nesties Blossom Die.

 Challenges to enter:
The Glory of Christmas: Theme is Jesus.
Simon Says: Bling it on. Rhinestone and Clearstar Pen used for bling and sparkle.(Hard to see in photo)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Anything Christmas

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Another Winter Scene


 Today I am sharing a Tri-shutter card that I have made for the monthly challenge at Craft A Scene. I am showing 3 views of the card...the card completely opened at the top, a view partly opened, and a view completely closed for placing in the envelope.  This was not a quick card and took a lot of time planning how to scale and size the digis that I used before printing them.  The digis that I used are from Digi Doodles that is no longer in business but I love the 2 snow scenes that I used. I used "Snow Scene" for the center of the card and for the two panels on each side I used parts that I cropped from "Winter Snow Bird".   I am showing the 2 digis below.  After printing the images, I colored with Copics and added white stickles for snow and crystal stickles for the water stream. I also used a Darice EF Clouds in the sky that I also sponged with Memento Summer Sky ink.   I was able to do the images on the first try (how lucky was that?) using Photoshop Elements for sizing the images to match the panels that I needed to create the Tri-Shutter card.  It took time to color and add the stickles but I was very pleased with the results. I used Bazzill blue cardstock for the card base. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle and is from MFP's Greeting of the Season Stamp set.

In addition to the Craft A Scene's Winter theme challenge using a Tri- Shutter card, I am entering these challenges:
Oldie But a Goodie: Winter... the digis and stamp are over 6 months old.
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Goes for Christmas
Alphabet Challenge: W is for Whatever You Wish: My card includes a wish for "Peace On Earth"



I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Snowflakes are Falling

 
Second Post today! This card was inspired by a challenge to use Vellum and Snow.  It turned out to be a Clean and Simple card.  I began by cutting out some snowflakes in Blue Vellum with a Sizzix die and then embossed each snowflake.  I then scored some lines and embossed white cardstock with Snowflakes using a Darice EF  ....this became the card base.  I simply attached the snowflakes with glue dots and added a strip of Blue Cardstock that I stamped with a Flourishes Stamp "Let It Snow" with Versamark and heat embossed with White EP. All done!
Challenges:
Timeless Tuesday #251: Use Vellum






I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

It's Been Snowing A Lot

 
Hello! I know I've been missing in action for a few days on my blog.  Today I decided I needed to take time and post a card for some challenges.  This card is a winter scene using the Winter Postcard stamp from Stampendous but I trimmed off the postcard part and just used the snowy scene.  I also added more trees to the left and right of the original scene and some deer grazing on the snow covered lawn using some small stamps from Mark's Finest Papers.  Also added a flock of birds in the sky with a black marker.  After stamping the scene on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I colored with pencils and then added white stickles to the snowy areas and a crystal stickles to the Holly leaves. Placed some red rhinestones on the leaves for sparkle. Also added more snow to the trees with a white glaze pen. I used a Red CS Mat cut with oval nesties to showcase the scene and added it to an embossed green Card Base ...I angled the oval a bit on the card just because I liked it that way.  The embossing on the card base was done with Darice Snowflake EF and  inked with Brilliance Moonlight White ink.  I think this card captures the snowy wintery weather that we have been experiencing in Ohio.
This card was mainly inspired by the challenge at Craft a Scene to make a card with a winter scene but I did not use the option of making a Tri-shutter card...may do one later.

Challenges:
Craft a Scene: Winter Scene
The Glory of Christmas: Theme is snow. I used the inside to add my Christmas greeting.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Whatever is urgent to make. I felt I needed to use this stamp for another card.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for Christmas
Simon Says Wednesday: Bling it on! Sparkle in my stickles and rhinestones
Paper Pretties: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

It's hard to believe Christmas is almost here! I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Winter is Here


 
Winter is definitely here!   I have been busy making calendars, creating a photo book of quilts made by my Mother, making cards, and decorating for Christmas.  I also spent some time spending a $100 GC that I won from Joan's Gardens...how fun was that!  I thought today would be a good day to post a snowy scene.  This is a card that I made with Heartfelt Creations Christmas Collections using one of the panels and adding an oval frame with nesties die, some embossing with CB Snowflakes EF, and some sparkle with Clearstar pen and Stickles.  I used a navy card base. Sentiment is from Annabelle Stamps.
 
Challenge:
The Glory of Christmas: Theme is Snow.
 
 
Hope you are staying warm! I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, November 28, 2013

 
Happy Thanksgiving!  Even though we were unable to spend the holiday with family, we have so much for which to be thankful.  The weather changed our plans for driving to Tennessee at the last minute.  I wish my family and friends a happy, healthy, and safe holiday and many blessings on this day of thanks. Enjoy the time with family and friends and great food.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Have a Beary Happy Day

Good Morning!  Today I am sharing a card that I made for What If? Wednesday- Sketch  Challenge N1313 at The House That Stamps Built.  I used Repeat Impressions stamp Bear Hug Stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copics. I used some stickers and cut outs as well as the Pattern Paper from Crate Paper DIY Shop Collection to complete the card with the sketch shown below. The coral card stock used for the base and mat was from my stash of papers. Nestabilities square and scallop square dies were used .  Have a Happy Day!
 
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is almost here?
Where did the month of November vanish so quickly?

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, November 24, 2013

View from the Window on a Snowy Day

Hello!  Looking from the inside out is the theme of this card. My card today is a bit unusual but I had to go a bit out of the box to meet the Challenge at Joan's Gardens this week. Her challenge is to use any colors,  window, trees, and a product from Joan's Gardens. The tricky part was that I have no window dies so I had to make up my window with rectangle dies and to make it look more like a window, I fashioned curtains and a valence with pleated and embossed paper. I wall-papered the room with a floral print paper and used a wood grain print for the floor.  Since the window looks to an outside view I created a winter scene that I stamped in black ink and colored with pencils.  I hope the trees in the scene are enough to cover the required tree element. The Stampendous stamp "Snowy Postcard" is from Joan's Gardens that I recently won. Only a portion of the stamp is shown through the window. My card turned out a bit on the clean and simple style. More details on this challenge at  www.atjoansgardens.com

Other Challenge:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Create a winter scene on your card

Other Supplies:
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Memento Rich Cocoa
Stamp: MFP Sentiment
Papers: MME Happy Day paper pad for floral, Crate Paper DIY Shop collection for woodgrain, White and Pink CS from stash
Cuttlebug EF Argyle
Nesties Rectangle Dies

 I love your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Christmas with Santa

Merry Christmas from Santa!  This jolly old soul is from Meljens Designs and I have used the pre-colored digi with a Meljens Sentiment also.  After printing both digis together, I trimmed and matted them to an embossed blue cs and and a card base of black cs. I added some accents with Glaze pens and Stickles.
Challenges:
Meljens Designs: Theme is Black Out- Use Black CS as Base
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #152 For a Child

Other supplies:
Meljens Digis: Santa's Jolly Smile and Merry Christmas Word Art
Glaze Pens: Red, Blue, Yellow, Green
Papers: Ivory, Blue. and Black CS from stash
Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls
EK Success Corner punch
Stickles

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, November 22, 2013

Happy Penguins


Today I am sharing a card made for a few challenges.  In searching for a Penguin image I came across this image that I had saved from PC Crafters a couple years ago and thought what a fun card this would be.  Sorry the photo is a bit dark.  I printed the image and stamped the sentiment with black ink and snowflakes with blue ink.  I added Frosted Lace and Crystal stickles to the snowflakes and image for sparkle.  I attached to a black mat and a card base of blue cs.
Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown: #174 Snowbirds
Clear It out Challenge: Theme-Anything Goes; Stash-Use snowflakes on your card
 
Supplies:
Stamps:Flourishes Snowflakes, MFP Sentiment 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky
Papers: SU Brillant Blue, GKD Ivory, Black from Stash
 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas Stockings


Welcome to another quick post since I am very close to the challenge closing at CAS-ual Friday.  This card was inspired by the photo shown below. CAS-ual Friday teamed up with Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge to bring us a 2-fer challenge. I selected to use stockings on my card and stamped 4 stockings on white card stock and added a twine and sentiment.
Supplies:
Stamps: Stocking by Alys Paterson Stamps, Sentiment from Flourishes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug, and Green
Paper: Green and White CS all from stash
Twine from Stash
Challenges:
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Challenge to use photo below as inspiration for CAS card


I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Butterfly Card

Hello! I am here to make a very quick post for a challenge at Flutter By Wednesday which is almost closed and 2 more challenges.  I have been trying to use products that I have never used...why have them and not use them?  The Butterfly was cut in Yellow CS with a never used Cheery Lynn Lace Flourish Butterfly Die.  For this CAS card I used a 6" card base of orange CS with a simple srtip of a striped Pattern Paper and embossed the unknown sentiment with Ranger Embossing Pearl Gold Powder.  Then I attached the center of the butterfly to the card.
Challenges:
Flutter By Wednesdays: Open with use of a butterfly or fairy.
Simon Says: Thanks/Thanksgiving.
Less is More: Use designer paper in a CAS way

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Vintage Santa Tags



 Hello!  I have been making more tags and again used images from Magic Moonlight.  These Vintage Santas were from a collage that I downloaded for free.  I used a Flourishes Holly stamp to create a background of gold embossing on GKD red CS.  I layered this on to tags cut in GKD green CS and attached the Santa images edged with Sharpie Gold Paint Pen.  Embellished each of the tags with ribbons, bows and other items from my stash. Love the images of  Santa.
Challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow: Make vintage tags or boxes.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Black and White Again

 
Hello!  Today I have another card for Joan's Gardens challenge to use Black and White Only, use Christmas theme, use a Frame, and use a product sold at Joan's Gardens. See details at www.atjoansgardens.com.  From my first card made for this challenge, I had a negative in black leftover from cutting a Doily with Cheery Lynn's French Pastry die and decided to use it for another card. I cut the edge with a Martha Stewart border punch and attached this to  a white card base. To the center I placed an image from the Heartfelt Creations Christmas Collection that I cut with a SB Circle Die and layered with another circle cut with SB Lacey Circle Die.  The sentiment is from Flourishes and was heat embossed with white EP. I added some sparkle to the stars with Sakura Clear Star Pen. I like the frame that resulted in using the negative. Inside the card, I used a verse cut  from the Heartfelt Creations Christmas Collection. Shown below.
Vendors highlighted in red are sold at Joan's Gardens. 
 

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sweet Moments for Joan


Welcome!  I was lucky enough to have won Joan's Gardens Challenge last week so I am back with an entry to her challenge this week is to use Black and White Only, use Christmas theme, use a Frame, and use a product sold at Joan's Gardens.  See details at www.atjoansgardens.com


I made a clean and simple card using a Cheery Lynn Doily as my frame cut with French Pastry Die. To the center I added a verse stamped with Heartfelt Creations Sweet Memories Stamp and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  This was added to a layer of White Cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug EF Polka Dots trimmed with Black Satin Ribbon. All was attached to a card base of Black Cardstock. Finished with Black Crystals on the design.
Products in red sold at Joan's Gardens.

Other Challenge to enter:
The ABC Challenge: Z is for zebra. Use black and white and/or stripes



I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Too Much Fun


Today I have another fun card made with a Doodle Pantry Digi image and sentiment from the Snowman Pile-up Set that I recently received for playing in their current challenge.  I used a sketch from Sweet Sunday's Challenge to create my card.  I printed the colored digi image of the Snowmen  and cut out with a SB circle die.  I used a yellow card base with a mat of DCWV Striped paper----this really picked up colors in the image... and then a mat of glossy blue CS embossed with Cuttlebug EF Snowflakes. I love how the blue really made the image pop. I added some Frosted Lace and Crystal stickles to the image and did doodles around the edge with a blue gell pen. Added a yellow grosgrain ribbon and printed sentiment from the same digi set. I was pleased with how the colors fit together and the sparkle of the stickles. But do you think these snowmen might have mixed some moonshine in with their snow cones?  They look like they are having way too much fun.
Challenges:
Craft Your Passion: Theme is add some doodling. I'm not a good doodler but I gave it my best try.
Sweet Sunday : Sketch #197
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Elephants Have Big Hearts



Hope your weekend is going well. We are having a rainy Sunday here in Ohio which is good crafting weather.  I do not do many cards for kids but I recently acquired some digis from Doodle Pantry and am using the already colored  Elephant and Sentiment from With Heart Collection in this card for Digi Sketch Challenge to use Animals and their sketch if you wish.  This is my first  time to enter a card at Digi Sketch.  I pulled out colors from the image for paper colors. Fun and easy card.The Digis are part of  Doodle Pantry's release of 2 new products for a special OWH fundraiser!
Doodle Pantry will be donating about 70% of the profits of each sale of the BUNDLE from Nov 10 thru Nov 30.  Check it out if you would like to support Operations Write Home.
I will be sending this card in my next box sent to OWH.
Supplies:
Digis details above
Papers: White, Green, and Blue CS from stash: Pattern from GKD Pool Side Pad
EF: Cuttlebug Polka Dots and Border
 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Christmas Flip Card

Welcome to my studio!  Recently at a meeting of my stamping club  we made a flip card presented by Cheryl.  She had precut and scored all the parts for  the card with a die specially made for this technique which I believe was from Stampin' Up.  I decided to make this style of card just using  SB circle dies and my Scor-pal instead of spending more money.  (DH will appreciate that?)
After a few trials on copy paper, I worked out the technique successfully and can also use other shape dies to create other designs.  This was not difficult at all and saved me about $20-30 which I spent online this morning.  My finished card is a Christmas card shown partly closed in above photo and  opened in  photo below.  I made this mostly with scraps and leftovers.

Challenges:
Glory of Christmas: Special Card Form
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes

Supplies:
Paper: GKD Red and Ivory CS, Authentique Wonder Collection including die cut on the front
       (Joy to the World)
Stamp: GKD Christmas Verse
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Nesties Circle Dies
Cuttlebug EF Allegro
Scor-pal
Christmas Bell 3D Stick on from Susan Winget
Ribbon from Joann's
Is this a flip or swing card?
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, November 15, 2013

One Layer Cards with Thanks

 I did not plan another post today but the deadline for the Less Is More Week 145 challenge is approaching  and I did want to do a couple of entries for their One Layer Thank You card challenge.
For the first card, I simply used 2 embossing folders, one a floral border and one a small Thanks EF.   I embossed the 2 on White Cardstock and then highlighted  the raised areas with Memento Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves, and Peanut brittle inks.  The EF's were Sizzix for the text and Cuttlebug for the Border.

 
I used a Sizzix EF for this second one layer card by embossing the front of the card of Green Cor'dinations Paper and then sanding to reveal the embossing. Easy Peasy!

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

More Flowers with a Thank You


 Second Post today. This week there have been several challenges for Thank You cards and I am entering this card in some of those challenges. I also entered at Stamp TV in their Mix it Up Monday challenge for De-Stressing. I made this one using a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches and GKD stamps and Papers. I added satin ribbon, seam binding and a self made shrinky dink Sunflower to embellish.
 
Supplies:
Stamps: GKD Signs of Autumn and Fanciful Tags (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
Copics: G21,82, E25,34, Y23, YR00,02,08
Papers: GKD Ivory CS and Sun-kissed Autumn Paper Pad
Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch below with added twist to make Thank you cards
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Thanks / Thanksgiving
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Flowers Galore
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge is Gratitude
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #70: Anything goes with Ribbon


I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thanks a Bunch with Flowers

 
Welcome! This card was made using a sketch from Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge #246  in which we had a choice between 2 sketches shown below. I chose the one on the right in the graphic.  I did something that I do not remember doing before....I chose not to color the stamped image because I thought it looked so good on the layered pattern papers just stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle ink.  I think this looks very contemporary in an elegant way.  I used Flourishes stamps from Dahlias and Zinnias (sentiment). I added a satin ribbon and button from my collection to complete the card.
 
Other Supplies:
Papers: GKD Ivory Cardstock, All Patterns from Webster Pages Park Drive Pad
Dies: Nesties Squares and Flourishes Tag by SB
 
Other challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday: Thanks or Thansgiving
Paper Pretties: Give Thanks
Fussy and Fancy: Cream and Brown 
 
Thanks for all your comments. I love hearing from you.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Grab a Cup for Flourishes Challenge

 
 


 
 I grabbed a cup of coffee this morning and made this card to enter the Flourishes FLLCNOV13 Grab a Cup Challenge to be inspired by this fantastic photo (shown above) as we create something equally warm and inviting.   I chose to be inspired by the colors in the photo and used Flourishes Warm Winter Wishes stamp set. (I used this because I do not have any Flourishes stamps with cups or coffee- but maybe I'll win one?).   My card may not be that warm featuring a snow man but his winter wishes might warm you up.
Supplies:
Flourishes Warm Winter Wishes
Ink: Memento Gray Flannel and Summer Sky
White, Blue, Brown, Dark Chocolate Cardstocks  all from Stash
Assorted Markers, Copics, Pencils
Spellbinders Oval and Blossom Dies
EK Corner Punch
Cuttlebug EF Snowflakes
Frosted Lace Stickles

Playing with Triangles

 
This week at CAS-ology the theme is triangles. My idea was to use 2 equilateral triangles (All 3 sides are the same distance) to create the Star of David to make a Hanukkah Card. I cut the 2 triangles from Gold Metallic CS and stamped one with a very old stamp from Motion Stamps? using versamark and black EP. I selected SU Brillant Blue CS for the card base which I embossed with Cuttlebug EF Wickerweave for some texture. Tip: Instead of using a gold mat for layering I did something I have not done before.  I heat embossed gold EP around the edges using Versamark Pen and ruler to ink the edges. This gave a layered look without additional weight and probably is less expensive. The photo does not capture the real look because the edge is shiny on all 4 sides which  only shows correctly on the top edge.  I simply finished the CAS card by attaching the 2 arranged triangles with pop up dots

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Vintage Christmas with Some Recycle Items


This card came together very quickly since I had the image laying on my work desk just waiting for the right time to use.  The image is from Old Design Shop which is a great source of vintage art.
Most of the items on the card were in my Christmas box of items that I had saved for using on Christmas cards. 
I began with a card base of ivory card stock which I sponged the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The next layer is a pattern paper from Heartfelt Creations that I embossed with Cuttlebug EF Allegro and distressed with a distress tool and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  I added some paper ribbon saved from a gift on this layer and on the side edge of the inside of the card. I also wrapped some recycled twine before attaching to the base. Next I added the image also distressed with a tool and ink.  Attached  a premade ornament stick on and piece of plastic holly pulled from my goodie box for the finishing touches. (I had trimmed the outer edge of the card front so the ribbon on the inside shows.)

Challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow: Anything Vintage Goes
Alphabet Challenge: T is for Twine
Cards For Men: Theme is Merry Christmas....thought this man walking in the snow was perfect for man's card.
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: Use something already on your desk. Had the image and box of saved items on my desk.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Outdoors

Thanks to the Old Design Shop for this great art.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Lots of Gold

 I am back with a second post today.  Sorry, my photo does not show this card too well.  I made this for Annabelle Stamps November challenge with the theme of "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas".  I used stamp sets Stamped for Christmas and Decorated Christmas from Annabelle Stamps as well as her dies for the ornament and border.  Cardstocks used were Gold Metallic and Red from GKD. Versamark and Ranger Gold EP were used for the sentiment and Red EP was used on the ornament.  I finished with a shiny metallic ribbon and bow.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa