Sunday, November 28, 2010

Magic in the Snow or Is it in the Air?

I made this card for several challenges including There's Magic in the Air where Nilla brings us this weeks challenge to use the colors Red & Cream. I used a sketch shown to the right from a "new to me" challenge Blog Craft Your Passion. I used a digital image from Paper Cupcakes called Sweet Trouble. I printed this on an Cream CS and colored with Copics in reds and creams and sponged the edges with Memento Rhubarb Stalk. Used Dotted Pattern paper from Basic Grey Oliver  and a second pattern from Basic Grey Jovial for the sentiment and accent strip. Both papers being red and cream.  Used Cream card base same as the image CS. Used brads that I colored with red Copic to match red in the card, a rhinestone on the dog's cape, and ribbon on the tag with the sentiment from GKD "Fanciful Tags". Added some Frosted Lace stickles to the dog's hat, the ground for snow, and snowflakes in the sky. Can you see that it is snowing?

Paper Cupcakes: Magical Monday Challenge- use red and cream.
Craft Your Passion: Sketch #33
Cards for Men: Christmas card for a man. Trouble has some Christmas candy canes for my man.
Critter Sketch: Food...Christmas candy is a food???
Kaboodle Doodles: Recipe-1 solid paper, 2 pattern papers, 3 embellishments. Detailed of use above.
ABC Christmas: X is for Xmas.
Crafty Craz: Christmas is the theme.
One Stop Crafts: Theme is Christmas Cuties. Isn't Trouble cute in his cape?
Digital Tuesday: Theme is "Let it snow".  There really is snow falling in my sky.
Simon Says Stamp: Theme is "Let it snow".
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Presents for a Winter Birthday

 I was trying something different with this card....just playing around...still undecided if I really like. I stamped the Lotv Bear with Presents  image with Versamark on Glossy White CS and then heat embossed with Clear EP.  I colored with copics and markers. I sponged the backgound of image with Memeneto Summer Sky ink and then sponged with Brilliance Platinum Planet. Added Frosted Lace stickles to cap and dabbed some on for snowflakes.
Cut image  with Nesties. I used a blue card base (from stash)  and embossed front with Cuttlebug EF Snowflakes and swiped with the Brilliance Platinum Planet pad. Finished with a GKD sentiment stamped and embossed on a Ribbon Tag cut with Spellbinders die with a hint of ribbon.
I used sketch 194 from Card Positioning Systems shown lower right.
CPS Sketch 194
Just Cute Bears Challenge: Winter Birthday
Alphabet Challenge: E is for embossing.
CPS 194

Simon Says: Let it snow.

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Slider Birthday Card for Nephew

Card front when folded

Back of card

Card opened showing bear as he slides to the bottom of the escalator

My great nephew celebrates his third birthday on November 30th.  One of his favorite things to do is to ride escalators ...he loves to go to the stores and just ride up and down.  So I thought what a fun card if I could make an escalator card with some movement. I came up with this slider card that has a little bear carrying birthday balloons and he moves up and down the escalator with a pull of the ribbon. Wished I had made a photo of the bear at the top of the card but I have 3 photos to show the finished card.

Just Cute Bears Challenges: Winter birthday...this is for a winter birthday but does not have any winter elements?

Digi Image: Cuthbert Bear from Pollycraft ...printed copy in reverse and edited to be the back of bear.
Escalator printed from image on internet...also did a reverse copy so that I had a front and back. Attached front and back together leaving opening for slider. Made slit along rail for my slider to go in.
Copics used on bear image and added Glossy Accents to balloon.
Text printed on computer.

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Blessings for Thanksgiving

Time to think about Thanksgiving dinner preparation this morning, but first I want to post my entry for Joan's Garden Challenge.  She wants us to 1. Create a Thanks giving card.   2. Use something Fallish such as Leaves, Pumpkins or Indian Corn (if you don't have a stamp use a leaf from your tree.  3. The color Green. 4. Some kind of swirl or vine.
I used this pumpkin stamp from an unknown source which already has a vine and leaves but added more vine cut with a sizzix die. Colored the image with Copics and matted on a circle of green. Embossed the background mat with swirl design. Added Sentiment of "Blessings" and ribbon to finish.

Have you read about the great giveaway coming to Joan's Gardens?
 On December 2nd Joan's Gardens will be announcing a very exciting challenge with an AMAZING PRIZE PACKAGE you won't want to miss out on. The value of this prize package is $284.86.   Plus, there will be 3 additional chances to win other prizes. Check it out here. She is also having a great sales event going on now.

Joan's Garden
Speedy the Cat's Challenges: Have a circle on your card
For Fun Challenge: Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays: Thankful card plus sentiment....Giving Blessings as a Thanks.
Stamp Something:  Something with Thanks
Fab n Funky Challenges: Going with the flow.

Stamp: Pumpkin Unkown, GKD Sentiment
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Copics: YR0,02,18, YG 63, 67
Papers: K&CO Pattern, Green CS from Stash, GKD Ivory CS
Sizzix Die: Branch with Leaves
Spellbinders Ribbon Tags
Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls
Nesties Circles
Ribbon: Jo-ann's Stores

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the holiday!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hanukkah Card

Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 1 which will soon be here. Need to get my cards ready to mail. I cased this card from from one that we received last year that was made by my friend, Rita. In fact, I borrowed the Studio G stamp, Ranger embossing powder, and Cuttlebug folder from her.  I changed it a bit. Mostly I did not cut out the Menorah like she did. I stamped the Menorah with SU Ballet Blue ink on white CS, used a Versamark pen to ink the areas to emboss,  and then embossed with Ranger Embossing Pearls in silver. Love this EP. Colored candle flames with markers.  Click on photo to see better. I cut the image with Nesties Oval and matted on navy CS cut with Nesties Scallop Oval.  I placed this on a white mat embossed with the Cuttlebug folder and edged with silver using a Pilot Marker. Attached this to a card base of Navy. Did not make for any particular challenge but found one to enter.

 Challenge: Simon Says Stamp Challenge-use heat embossing for sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Blue Christmas

 I made this Christmas card in Blue and White with embossed snowflakes and using Sketch CPS 193.
Challenges to enter:
Card Positioning Systems: CPS 193 shown to the right
Wild Orchid: Theme Is Blue Christmas
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge: Geri wants us to have a circle in our card.
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Christmas without Red and Green
Critter Sketch: Use texture. Embossed snowflakes.
The Beary Scrap Challenge: Anything goes.
Paper Play Challenge: Let it snow.
Crazy 4 Challenge: Have circles on a card.
Circles are in the embossing, circle rhinestones, and blue circle mat.

Stamp: Creative Clear Stamps
Ink: Memento Summer Sky
Paper: Bazzill Blue CS, White and Glossy White CS from stash
Nesties Circle and Rectangle dies
EK Success Corner punch
Fiskars Texture Plate Snowflakes
Ribbon, Rhinestones and Flowers from stash 

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Merry Moose-mas

 I combined the challenge for There's Magic in the Air and a sketch challenge from Lord Have Mercy and came up with this card. Pat P at TMITA challenged us to use glitter, ribbon and make a Christmas card. I used Paper Cupcakes image, Merry Moose-mas, which I colored with copics, added glitter to his hat, scarf, and star, and cut out with Nesties. Added glitter to the trees and stripes but does not show on photo. Paper with Trees is embossed for texture.

TMITA: Read above
Lord Have Mercy: Sketch TC100, their 100th sketch but my first one to use  from this blog.
Christmas Cards All Year Round: Trees with Ribbon
Critter Sketch: Use texture
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Anything Goes

Stamp: Paper Cupcake Digi "Merry Moose-mas"
Copics: E25,31,33,34, R59, BG 72,75
Paper: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Patterns, White CS
Sakura Glitter Pen and Gold Glitter Jelli-pen
Cuttlebug EF Swiss Dots
Nesties Ovals
Spellbinders Label 4

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pop Up Christmas Tree

The challenge at One Stop Craft challenge is to make a Pop Up card. I came across this idea on someone's  blog a few days ago but cannot find where I saved the link. So if you know who you are, let me know.
Added this note after posting: Found the location of where I saw this card idea - The Pixie Cottage Tutorial by Sharon which is here. Thanks for the idea.
I did find these similar directions here  to check out after I made this card.
 Used nesties circle to make guidelines for cutting, scoring, and cut out design on white card stock and folded to form the tree. I colored with copics and trimmed with sequins. Added a star at the top of tree and some swirls in the corners.  This was then attached to the inside of green cardstock which is the front. Used stamps from Creative Clear Stamps on front (Embossed with gold EP)  and verse inside.

One Stop Craft Challenge: Pop up design
Christmas Cards All Year Round: November Challenge - Use tree and ribbon on cards.

 Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Mother's Christmas Cards

 I designed this card as the prototype for my Mother's Christmas card that she will mail to family and friends. I will make a box of about 30 of these cards and include mailing labels and stamps so she can sign and  drop in the mail.  Since she is still quilting at age 90, I thought this would be an appropriate design done in red and green. I stamped the quilt and paper pieced with a pattern and colored in the pinwheel design.   Finished the design with red rhinestones and ribbon. The 30 that I make for mailing will not have that detail....using computer printed sentiment on cards. The inside text is shown on the right.

Yes I did find some challenges to enter:
Stamp TV Color Challenge: Red, Green, White....used some brown since Gina's card showed some.
Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays: Get it done - Christmas Cards
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: Christmas Theme with Ribbon
ABC Christmas Challenge: X for Xmas
The ABC Challenge: H for Holidays

Stamps: GKD "Nana's Needlework" by Nina
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Copics: EE55, 25 for Quilt Rack
Memento Markers Lady Bug and Bamboo leaves
Papers: Basic Grey Jovial, GKD CS, Green CS from stash
            Inside printed on White Parchment Paper
Spellbinders Fancy Tags

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bear Hug for a Birthday

 I won this lovely stamp by Wags and Whiskers at Teddy Stampers and decided to make this card which I can entered into several challenges.
I stamped it on white card stock and paper pieced the dress and bow with a dotted pattern which I shaded  with Copics. I colored rest of the stamp with Copics. I stamped and cut the wings in acetate and added sparkle under neath. I do not know if you can see that or not....but it looks good in real life. Following a sketch from Waltzing Mouse, I filled in the corner with paper, added a strip of ribbon and made a flower out of  the dotted paper. Finished with a stick on sentiment.
Waltzing Mouse Sketch: See lower right
Wags & Whiskers: Use acetate, vellum, or tissue.
Teddy Stampers: Birthday Card
Just Cute Bears and Friends: Black and White plus one color.
Basic Grey Challenge: Use something with wings
   Wings on my image and used Olivia Paper
Sentimental Sunday: Theme is Childhood plus a sentiment.
Lollipop Crafts: Do a girlie card.
City Crafter Challenge: Little Children
Copic Creations: Shading your paper pieced pieces.
Bizzy Becs Challenges: Cute and Sweet.

Stamp: Wags &Whiskers "Bear Hug"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Stazon Black (used on acetate for wings)
Copics: C00,03, E00,11,31,33,34,39, R20
Papers: Basic Grey Olivia, GKD PL White and Black, scrap of aqua
Sentiment: Cloud 9 Epoxy Stick on

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Another Window Card

This is my 2nd card for Joan's Gardens Challenge to make a window card.
Go here for the first one that I posted.

Her Challenge:
1. Create a Window card
2. Use Christmas Ornament
3. Some thing Gold
4. Something fuzzy

Inside Card

I used the Spellbinder Blossom Dies for cutting out the window in the front of the red card base.  I then cut the window in the gold mat with a smaller die, embossed the side with Cuttlebug EF Herringbone, stamped the sentiment with Versamark and Red EP,  and attached that to the front. I made the ornament with a GKD Stamp that I also stamped with Versamark and used Gold EP. This was stamped on a scrap of gold wrapping paper that I also embossed with CB Swiss Dots. Punched a hole at top and added fuzzy yarn. Added some red gemstones for sparkle. Attached the fuzzy chenille yarn to the front on the side with a metal brad. Finished inside with a gold embossed sentiment from Creative Clear Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Monday, November 15, 2010

Glitter, Glitter, Everywhere!

I love making cards with stamps by Flourishes and I made this one for several challenges. For Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC92, Barbara challenged us to use glitter which I do not do often except to use a glitter pen. But for this I brought out the jar of glitter as well as the glitter pen.   Stamped this beautiful Amaryllis and colored it with Copics and a white pen and highlighted with a glitter pen. (Click to enlarge to better see the glitter.)I cut with square nesties and added brads. Attached to a green mat which I glittered. Used Ivory card base and added a green pattern strip edged with glitter which I layered with a sheer ribbon with metallic stripes. The other pattern mat-the plaid-was embossed for texture. I used the layout from a sketch from Papertake Weekly.  Finished with Birthday Sentiment.

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC92:     Use glitter.
Papertake Weekly: Sketch Challenge shown on right.
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge: Recipe 1-2-3
1 solid paper, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments
My 3 embellies are ribbon, brads, and glitter. 
Crafts and Me Challenge: Use glitter. Yes, I am wearing it too.

Stamp: Flourishes Calendar Set 3 by Marcella
            GKD Sentiment-Fanciful Tags by Nina
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Rhubarb Stalk
Copics: R20,22,24 YG95,99
Opaque White Pen
Sakura Glitter Pen
Papers: Basic Grey Jovial-2 Patterns
            GKD PL Ivory CS
Nesties Squares
Cuttlebug EF Herringbone
Ribbon from Stash
Basic Grey Brads
Gary's Glitter - Crystal -like this because it takes on any color

Now I have to go and clean up the glitter that is everywhere.
I may regret having opened that jar!
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Window Card for Joan

At Joan's Gardens this week,  Joan challenged us:
1. Create a Window card (Create an opening on the front of the card to see the image stamped inside.)
2. Use Christmas Ornament - or something similar.
3. Something Gold...Gold CS and gold on bow
4. Something fuzzy....bow of velvet ribbon edged with gold
I created my opening in the window card with Spellbinders Blossom dies and cut the ornament from gold CS using a Cuttlebug die.  First cut the opening on the front of red card base and outlined opening with Pilot Gold Marker pen. Cut Gold CS for front of card, embossed with Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls,  and cut opening with a larger Blossom die than the first. After cutting the ornament, I stamped sentiment with versamark and embossed with red EP. Added ribbon for "hanging" and attached with dimensionals. I think it took longer to get the bow on the front made to my satisfaction than the time for the whole card.
Sentiment and Card stock from GKD.

I have not made many window cards but liked the way this came out. I have another one for Joan that I will be posting later. Started that one but did not like how it was looking but I did go back and finished after some changes. Stay tune for the results.
Other challenges to enter:
Annabelle Stamps Blog: Say it in gold.

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Snowflakes in Gold

It has been raining here today (Sunday) but I have been thinking about snowflakes -the kind that you stamp or make out of paper....not the kind that is cold and melts.
My inspiration for the card came from a challenge at Annabelle Stamps Blog - Say It In Gold- and a card made by one of the DT who is a blogger friend., Sue at A Consuming Passion. Visit her to see her lovely card that I kind of "cased".  Thanks for the inspiration, Sue.
Stamped snowflakes with Versamark and heat embossed with gold EP for a background mat. Placed this on
a gold mat and then on white card base. Sentiment from GKD "Festive Frame" by Melanie stamped and matted in same manner and cut with Spellbinders Labels 4.  Snowflake stamps from GKD " Very Merry Christmas" by Theresa M.  and Creative Clear Stamps. CS from GKD.
Other challenge to enter:
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge: Use a snowflake on your card.
The ABC Challenge: H is for holidays.

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Snowmen and Snowflakes

Limelight Sketch
 I made this card using a sketch from Limelight Papercrafts Challenge which also requires us to focus on patterned paper in the sketch. I chose to use Basic Grey Figgy Pudding patterned paper and white CS that I embossed with Cuttlebug EF Snowflakes. Added some blue organdy ribbon with silver and a Snowflake cut with Sizzix die and covered with Crystal Glitter. Added the sentiment from GKD "Fanciful Tags" by Nina stamped with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink onto BG paper and cut with Spellbinders Label 4. Snowflakes stamped are Creative Clear Stamps.

Entered this also for Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge - have a snowflake on a card.

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

This Moose Likes Purple?

 At There's Magic in the Air, Debbie asked us to use non-traditional Christmas colors and make a Christmas card.  This is my second entry for this challenge since I wanted to enter one with this Paper Cupcakes image "Cozy and Bright". I printed the digi and colored with Copics and used a Sakura Glitter Pen for some shine. I cut the image with a Nesties circle and sponged the edge with Memento Sweet Plum.  Following Melissa's sketch  shown on right, I assembled the card using Bazzill texture papers in purples and scraps of yellow CS. Added some ribbon and purple stones for some bling.  Hope you can read the sentiment which is a rub on in silver glitter. Think these colors are very non-traditional for Christmas.

Tuesday Morning Sketches : Stayed very close to this fun sketch.
Mad for Markers:  Christmas Cards using non-traditional colors
Stamp Something: Digi Day..use anything Digi.

Copics used if you are interested: C00,03, E00,25,33,34,55, V05,12,15,17

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Friday, November 12, 2010

Let it Snow... Only in My Blog

This card was made for challenges with a snowman, a bear, a sketch and Christmas. The sketch that I used is from Card Positioning Systems. Love this layout  with the 3 arches.
Stamped this snowman and bear image with black ink on white and colored with pencils and markers. Paper pieced the band on the top hat with red CS. Used  stickles and glitter pen for some sparkle.

Just Cute Bears & Friends: Challenge is to use Black, White plus 1 other colour....and of course a bear image or a friend. My color of choice is red but added just a touch of green. I just could not make the leaves black or red?
CPS 192: Sketch is shown lower right. Fun sketch.
Scrap-Creations: Make a Christmas card.
Little Red Wagon: Do it in three's. Thought the 3 arches would qualify for this challenge.
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge: Winter Wonderland

Stamps: PSX  "Fuzzy Bear"

CPS 192
             Creative Clear Stamps "Let It Snow"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk
Copics R24, Memento Markers, Sakura Glitter Pen
Papers all from Stash- Black, White, Red
Nesties Circles
White Stickles

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Thank You Card

This Thank You card was made with stamps from Mark's Finest Papers and papers from Basic Grey Max & Whiskers. The 3 buttons were colored with a Copic Marker. I followed the sketch from Basic Grey's Sketch Challenge.

Speedy the Cat's Friends : Use Piercing on your card.
Basic Grey Challenge: Use sketch shown lower right and Basic Grey products. 3 Pattern Papers are from BG.
Little Red Wagon:  Do it in three's - 3 embellishments, papers, stamps whatever you like.  I used 3 buttons, 3 Rows of piercing, and 3 Pattern Papers ( Paper under image is a pattern but does not show very well.)

Stamps: MFP's "Thankful Mums and Pumpkins"
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa,
       Memento Markers-
             Bamboo, Cantaloupe, Tangelo
Copics: YR07
Papers: Basic Grey  3 Patterns Max & Whiskers
             White and Gold CS from Stash
Fiskars Punch
Nesties Circle Die   

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Birthday with Candles!

I made this card for several challenges. This is a Lili of the Valley stamp that I colored with copics and added same glitter. Used some GKD stamps for the sentiment and candles. Guess I need to find someone celebrating their fifth birthday since that is how many candles are on the cake.

Stamp Something Sketch

Lili of the Valley Challenge: Anything goes --you can use any make stamp or digi. I think this is a first for them to open the challenge to all stamps. Check out their blog hop this week. Made this birthday card to enter.
Teddy Stampers Challenge:  Create a birthday card....they are celebrating their first birthday and also doing a blog hop.
Annabelle Stamps: Say it with...Hold a Candle. Had to use other candle stamps for my entry.
Stamp Something:  Sketch challenge shown upper right.
Party Time Photo

Party Time Tuesdays: This weeks challenge is to use the cake in the photo shown as inspiration for a birthday card. Don't forget to include a greeting/sentiment on the front of your card. Used red and white for my cake.
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge:  Theme is Spots and Stripes. Paper has dots and ribbon has stripes.
The Pixie Cottage Challenge: Use 2 colors only is part of their challenge....I did the sketch challenge already and doing 2nd part in this card. Used shades of red and gray...hope the touch of yellow is ok.

Stamps: LOTV "I Baked a Cake"
             GKD "Candles on Cake" by Melanie
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Angel Pink, Rhubarb Stalk, Memento Red Marker
Copics: C0, 003 R20,24, E000
Jelli- pens Gold and Red
Stickles Frosted Lace
Papers: GKD PL White, Basic Grey Oliver-dots
Nesties Circle
Ribbon from Stash

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hannah in the Garden for Joan's Gardens

For this card I used a character stamp from The Pixie Cottage "Spring Time Hannah With Butterflies" by Sandra Hammer. I just love this little girl who is always shown with her back to us.

This week Joan's Gardens, the challenge #22 is to use a character ( preferably Magnolia or Sarah Kay) , some thing that sparkles, Nestie by Spellbinders - New if you have one, and a greeting.
I used the character, Hannah, and for sparkle I used  pattern papers with glitter and a Sukara glitter pen to highlight parts of the image and sentiment. I cut the image and mat with Nesties and used a birthday greeting. I used a sketch from ThePixie Cottage shown on the right.

Joan's Gardens: As detailed above.
The Pixie Cottage: Sketch #44 to the right
Crazy 4 Challenge: Make a square card.
Lollipop Crafts: Create anything birthday related.
Paper Pretties: Embossing

Stamp: The Pixie Cottage "Hannah"
            GKD "Fanciful Tags" by Nina
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Summer Skies
Copics: E00,11,33,34,55 R20, RV21,23,29, Y13,YR24,26
Papers: GKD PL Green and White, DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack Glitter papers
Nesties: Scallop Square, Square, Circle
Spellbinders Fancy Tag and Ribbon Tag
Cuttlebug EF Swiss Dots

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

So Much to be Thankful For

I do love this pumpkins stamp and pumpkins are so much fun to color with Copics. Thought I'd make one more Thanksgiving card. We have so much for which to be Thankful.
Stamp TV Challenge: Changes have been made for STV challenges. This is for a Sketch by Gina K shown below. She is now doing videos to show her challenges. Check here.
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge: Use piercing on a card...not my fave technique but did a little on the corner embellishments. Used the scraps from the punch I did for the sentiment. Waste not!
City Crafters Challenge: Create a Thanksgiving or Thank you card.
Craft Your Passion Challenge: Double anything on your card.. images, buttons, brads, flowers... anything. Doubled corner embellishments.

Stamps: GKD "Signs of Autumn" Pumpkins
              sentiment-Mark's Finest Papers "Mums &  Pumpkins"
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa Potter's Clay
Copics: YR 02,07,12, 14
Papers: GKD PL White and Pumpkin Spice,
            K&Co Pattern
Nesties Oval Dies
Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Cardinal on a Snowy Day

One of the most beautiful sights in the winter is a bright red cardinal sitting in a snow covered tree. That is the scene that I tried to create in this card.

The Pixie Cottage Challenge: Sketch #43 shown lower right.
Simon Says Challenge: Challenge is to make your project all white. The only color to be used should be on any image you decide to use.
Alphabet Challenge Blog: Challenge is B for Birds.
Cards for Men:  Theme is animals...birds are always great for a card for a man.
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Theme is snow/snowflakes.
I have snowflakes in the embossing and snowflake cutouts.
ABC Christmas Challenge: Winter Wonderland

Stamps: The Pixie Cottage "Cardinal" by Artish
              SU "Joy"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves
Copics: R22,24,29 YR07,12, E25,29
Sakura Glitter Pen and Stickles for Snow
Papers: Glossy White and Texture White CS from Stash, GKD PL White
Cuttlebug EF Swiss Dots and Snowflakes
Nesties Circles and Oval Dies
Sizzix Snowflakes Dies
Ribbon from Stash

What is your favorite winter bird?
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Monday, November 8, 2010

Non-Traditional Colors for Christmas.

I am  very traditional when it comes to making Christmas cards but I have steered out of my element in making this non-traditional look for this card. Found a piece of  paper that I had printed using a free digital download from Gina K's Stamp TV.  Just the right size to cut in two parts and use on a mat of GKD PL Brown CS layered on a base card of Oyster Pearl CS. Cut an ornament in Brown from an adhesive backed CS from a DCWV matstack using a Cuttlebug Ornament Die.  Trimmed it with a brown and pink organdy ribbon and some pearls. Easy to attach to the card. Made the sentiment with stamp from GKD "Fanciful Tags" by Nina and used Spellbinders Fancy Tag Die.
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Use the sketch shown to the right. I used bling on ornament instead of at bottom of card and think this is fussy and fancy enough to qualify.
There's Magic in the Air: Debbie challenged us to use non-traditional Christmas colors and make a Christmas card. Will do another one with a Paper Cupcake image but this card fit their challenge.
Stamp TV Challenge: Make holiday with non-tradtional holiday colors.

This is my final post for today!
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Christmas Ornaments on Card

This was a fun card to make for the Card Patterns Sketch Challenge shown to the right. Used pattern paper from Ki Memories that I think I bought at Joann's. Green CS is from by scraps ...perfect match to the green in the paper. Stamped 3 ornaments with GKD " First Christmas" by Asela and cut out to hang. Used Versamark and embossed with gold EP.  Had enough green scrap left to do strip at bottom.  Used EK  punch on corners. Base card is a shiny Oyster Pearl CS of unknown make. Added gold edged red velvet ribbon and gold mesh ribbon from my Christmas ribbon stash. Finished with a Hero Arts Sentiment stamped in gold embossing that picked up sentiment from the pattern paper.
Inspired by Stamp TV Challenge from Theresa Momber to use odd number of  design elements on a card.

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Inspired by a Stamp, a Sketch, and a Photo

 Another Christmas Card for today. Used Basic Grey as base card and layered with a shaped mat edged with gold.  Stamped the tree onto ivory cs and colored with pencils and  markers. Chose colors with a soft, aged feel both in the papers and coloring. Sponged image, mats, and sentiment tag for a vintage and ditressed look. Added some glitter to the center of snowflakes on background paper and to the strings of ornaments. Highlight berries on the tree with red glitter Jelli-pen.
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge: Make it vintage. Did with colors and distress inks.
Oldie But a Goodie: Use distressing (distress inks) and your main image must be stamped and at least 6 months old. Have had this tree stamp over a year and used a lot. First time to enter this challenge.
Scrap Creations: Use your favorite technique which is coloring.
Christmas Card Challenge: Use the photo inspiration as inspiration to use a tree on card.
Stamp TV Sketch Challenge: See on lower right.

Stamp: GKD "Very Merry Christmas" by Theresa
           GKD "Fanciful Tags" by Nina

Stamp Tv Sketch

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Bamboo Leaves
       Tim Holtz Distress Inks Aged Mahogany and Brushed Corduroy
Pencils, Jelli- Pens, Sakura Glitter Pen, Pilot Gold Marker
Papers: Basic Grey Jovial Patterns, GKD PL Ivory CS
Spellbinders Fancy Tags-trimmed to fit design
Nesties Oval
Used Spellbinders Labels to Draw the Edge of Mat

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Twas the Night Before Christmas by the Fireplace

"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house  
Not a  creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there."

Stamp TV Sketch

This poem by Clement C. Moore inspired me to make this card featuring a fireplace with stockings hung. I found this challenge at Allsorts Challenge Blog with a link to the poem and immediately thought of this stamp that I received last  year but had never used. I colored the image with copics, pencils, and  added some stickles and glitter to the stockings and the fire. Assembled the card using a sketch from Stamp TV Challenge.

Challenges to enter:
Allsorts Challenge: Use inspiration from the poem mentioned above.
Going Grey with Scrap Creations:  Pick your favorite technique...mine at the moment is coloring with Copics.
Christmas Card Challenges:  Use the photo of the fireplace as inspiration shown lower right.
Stamp TV Sketch Challenge: Sketch by Vicki shown on right
Stamp and Create Monthly Challenge: Tis the Season

Photo Inspiration

Stamps: GKD "Very Merry Christmas" by Theresa Momber
             GKD " Fanciful Tags" by Nina
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk
       Memento Bamboo Leaves Marker
       Copics, Jelli-pens, and Pilot Gold Marker Pen
Sakura Glitter Pen
Papers: GKD PL White, Basic Grey Jovial Patterns, Green CS from stash
Cuttelbug EF Divine Swirls
Nesties Circle Die and Spellbinders Fancy Tags

Christmas will soon be here...wish I had a fireplace to hang my stockings but Santa always finds them.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.