Monday, August 14, 2017

Another card for Muse Christmas Visions

I loved this wreath card, which is one of the inspiration pieces at Muse Christmas Visions this month.

I stayed pretty true to the design of Cordelia's card.  The wreath is a layered stamp from WPlus9 and the elf is from Gerda Steiner Designs.  

Muse Christmas Visions, Challenge #83

Muse Christmas Visions has a slightly different challenge this month.  They are featuring four different cards from DT member Cornelia Wenoker, and you can choose as many of her cards for inspiration as you wish.  However, if you make four cards, one based on each of her four cards, then you have an extra change to win this month's prize.

Here is the first card that I used for inspiration:

I used the kraft background, the cookie theme and the design with the image in the top left hand corner.  

The striped background is from Catherine Pooler stamps, and is stamped with Lawn Fawn Lobster ink.  The other images are from Flourishes, which isn't around any longer.  The gingerbread man was stamped and embossed in white and the cookies were colored with Copic markers, then I added some clear Wink of Stella over top.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Peace on Earth from Jingle Belles

The current challenge @ Jingle Belles is to create a card using the word peace, a peace sign, or something that conveys a feeling of peace.

I used my Cricut to create this card front, welding the letters and some rectangles to create the diecut front.  Then I stamped the additional sentiment and adhered the card front with foam tape.  The card front is cut from white glitter paper and the backing is blue shimmer paper, so this is very sparkly in real life!

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #10

Here is the current challenge board at Tic Tac Toe Challenges:

I chose the left vertical row:  metallic, anything but a card, and green.  I made a scrapbook page from my son's 1st grade photo, way back in 1987.  There's green patterned paper, and some Tim Holtz metallic stickers plus a gold metallic rub-on.  The patterned paper and stickers are from a couple of older Echo Park lines.  I love this smile on his face - such a happy guy!  

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Happy Little Stampers August Christmas challenge

Happy Little Stampers is hosting an August Christmas card challenge.  The optional twist to the challenge is to use a poinsettia on your project.

For my card, I stamped the poinsettia background with Versamark, then embossed with Ranger gold embossing powder and colored in the flowers and leaves with Distress Oxide inks.  The white space in the background was lightly colored with sepia Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  The sentiment was stamped in burgundy ink on some cream shimmer paper to blend with the background.

Happy Little Stampers has several challenges this month.  Be sure to check them all out!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #9

Here is the board for this week's Tic Tac Toe Challenge:

I used the center vertical row:  sequins, distress inks and stencil

I used a Tim Holtz stencil, and six different colors of the Distress Oxide Inks and used a couple of the same inks on the canvas leaves at the bottom.  I didn't have any Thanksgiving stamps that fit this card, so I used my Cricut to write the sentiment.  A few random drops of gold perfect pearls added just a touch of shimmer.

Friday, August 4, 2017

CAS on Friday - Challenge #113

The new challenge at CAS on Friday is "exotic" - use that theme in some way on your card.  This was the perfect challenge to use one of my Katzelkraft "Les Jungles" stamps.  This stamp set was something I bought because the images just made me smile!

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it in with Copic markers.  I added a computer printed sentiment.  Not sure what I'll put on the inside yet....I'm thinking something along the lines of "this is why moms don't meditate!".