Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Tag Card #2

Here is another tag card I made using Tim Holtz techniques.

Stamps: Sentiment from PSX, A Beautiful Season (SU!)
Paper: Faith (The Paper Studio)
Accessories: Regal Mini Mask, Ribbon, lace, Liquid Pearls,

I love the effects of blending and masking. I creates such an incredible distressed feel.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Tag Card #1

I have been playing with some new techniques, specifically Tim Holtz techniques. I must admit that I cannot take credit for the design of this tag. I CASE'd the design from Christine's tag.

Stamps:Santa Collage (Rubber Stampede - retired), Snow Swirled (SU!), Sentiment from SU!
Paper: Signature Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Distress Ink, Memento,
Accessories: Festive Greenery, Grunge paper, Gold paint, ribbon

 I took the idea for the tag from Christine and then added my own twist.
 The Festive Greenery is one of my new favorite dies. I used both cardstock and grunge paper to create this spray. I added paint and distress ink to the flower and finished it off with a brad.

I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - A Sketch


This week at Cute Card Thursday, we have a sketch for you to follow. Here is the sketch...

and here is my card...

Accessories:  Festive Greenery, Spellbinders Ribbon Banners, Stickles, Snow Effects, flowers, button, velvet ribbon.

I colored Tilda with Distress Ink.

Snow effects and Stickles adorn the Festive Greenery.

I am entering this card in the following challenges...

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and for those in the US, have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

7 Kids College Fund Challenge - Nontraditional Christmas Colors

Happy Wednesday!

This week at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge , our challenge is to use Non-Traditional Christmas Colors. For my nontraditional colors, I opted for purple and pink.

You can find the following items at 7 Kids College Fund...

 The challenge at Make It Colourful challenged us to color to show light from a lantern or candlelight.

 I used the Holiday Lamppost from the Tim Holtz Collection and used glitter for the light.

I cut grunge paper with the Festive Greenery and the flower from Tattered Florals, both from Tim Holtz. I added some distress paint and distress inks for color and worked with the paper until I had the curls and score lines I wanted. 

I am entering this in the following challenges: 

Thank you for stopping by and for all the lovely messages. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Green and Gray

Happy Thursday!

At Cute Card Thursday this week,our challenge is Green and Gray.

Paper:  O Christmas Tree (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento, Copics
 Accessories: Felt snowflakes, glitter, Corner Flower #2 (Sizzix), lace

I cheated a bit on the background and made it red. However, the coloring of the image was done primarily in greens and grays (cool gray for the outfit and warm gray for the outline of the snow and the stones). This cute Gingerbread House is available at Robin's Fetish.

I added a flourish to the chimney for the "smoke" effect.

There is a lot of glitter on this card. Unfortunately, it does not photograph well. It is really sparkly in person. 
I used the sketch from the I 2 Stamp Challenge.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Reds for Remembrance

Happy Thursday!

This week, many countries are honoring those who have given their lives serving their countries. In the U.S., it is recognized as Veteran's Day. Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day. So this week, our challenge inspiration is Reds For Remembrance. When I first read the challenge, I was not sure what "Reds For Remembrance" meant. So, I went to Google for information. 

I learned from Wikipedia that the Red Remembrance Poppy became a symbol for remembrance day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields." The red poppies bloomed in the fields in Flanders where many soldiers died during WWI.  Such a strong representation of the blood shed during this war.

So we remember and honor those who have served to protect our freedom!

Paper: DCWV
Accessories: Pearls, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Tim Coffey Blossomwood

You may see a scarecrow, but I see Tilda with her arms open wide ready to give a big hug. I colored her with distress ink.  

I had these red poppies and thought they were perfect for Remembrance Day.

I used the sketch from Stamp With Fun...

I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Poppy Field

Thank you to my wonderful friends who leave me comments! I love reading them and appreciate the time spent sharing your thoughts! Hugs to you!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

7 Kids College Fund Picture Challenge

Happy Wednesday!

Today at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge , we have a picture challenge for you. 
Use this picture as your inspiration and let your imagination run wild!

I saw cold, ice, and metal. Here is my card...

You can find the following items at 7 Kids College Fund...

Accessories:  Stickles, Pearls

I used Magnolia Winter Tree turned on its side to create the small forest of trees in the woods.I added snow effects and Stickles to the ground and the trees to emphasize the 3-D effects of the snow.

The sprays are more floral finds. I added a bow and made an acrylic embellishment to top off the bow. I used metallic paper for the background paper to bring out the chilly metal feel of my inspirational picture.

I am entering this card in the following challenges...

Magnolia-licisou Picture Challenge - I was able to draw additional inspiration from this picture.

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Christmas Tilda
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes with optional Pearls and Lace
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas Tag Card

I have been playing around with some new techniques, more specifically Tim Holtz techniques. I must say the tag on this card is not my design but is cased from this tag by Christine.

I put my own spin on the tag, and here is what I came up with...

Stamps: Santa Collage (Rubber Stampede - Retired), Snow Swirled (SU!), Sentiment by PSX
Paper: Signature Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories:  Festive Greenery, Grunge paper, ribbon

I just fell in love with this Santa stamp. I was fortunate enough to find it on Ebay.

The Festive Greenery display is a combination of grunge paper and cardstock with a touch of paint and alcohol ink on the flower.

Thanks for stopping by today!