Friday, November 19, 2010

Belles n Whistles Snow Time!


I have been having so much fun playing with the Belles n Whistles Snowbabies collection! Today I have a card to share with you using Peek-a-boo. Doesn't Little Miss Belle look like she is up to some mischeif! After I colored my image with copics, I painted over the snowman with stickles - so it's really very sparkly in person. The frame is the Snowflake frame from Spellbinders - and really set this card off.

Challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday: Sketch
Creative Inspirations: Winter/Christmas
Pollycraft: Glittery Christmas
Stamp with Fun: Square
Wild Orchid: Blue Christmas
Flourishes: Just Do it- Christmas
Spoon Full of Sugar: Distressing
ABC - "H" Holidays
Delightful Challenges: Baby it's Cold outside
Simon Says: Sparkle
Pixie Cottage: Ribbons and Bows
Colour Create: Robin's Egg blue, Seafoam Green, Cream
Paper Play: Let it Snow
Crafty Calendar: Winter Snowflakes
Stampin for the Weekend: Winter
Mark's Finest Papers: Snowflakes
Caardvarks: Holiday and Diecuts
Crazy 4 Challenges: Christmas
Sweet Stampin: Snowflakes
Stamp and Create: Tis the Season

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FSC12 Flower Soft Celebrations Blog Hop

Ready to Celebrate?

This week’s Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge (FSC12) – Celebrations!

Flower Soft will be sponsoring the JustRite Challenge later this week. Look for the challenge on the JustRite blog on Friday!

This week we’ll be giving away TWO prize packages! One prize package will be given away on the blog hop and another will be chosen among people who make a card using Flower Soft and post it in the Splitcoast Gallery using the keyword FSC12. Both prize winners will be chosen and announced on the Flower Soft blog on November 26th. The winner of the Splitcoast Gallery challenge will have their card featured on the Flower Soft Blog on November 26th!!!

If you didn’t start at the beginning of the hop please go to the beginning at the Flower Soft Blog.

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be a prize winner chosen randomly among the blogs. The prizes (one set for Splitcoast players and one set for the blog hop!)


I made an elegant card using the Wedding Nested Sentiments from JustRite Stampers. I made a rolled flower using a Cuttlebug quilling die and added some of the luscious Gold Flower Soft to the center. My DP is from Teresa Collins (it was just perfect for this card!)



Want even more inspiration? Do you like video tutorials? Make sure and visit Flower Soft TV!

****Next on the hop is:

Dina Kowal

Challenges:
CPS: Sketch
Stamp with Fun: Square
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes

Heartfelt Creations Christmas Cardinal


I have a simple and elegant card to share with you today using some of my Heartfelt Creations stamps. The BG paper that I used, was perfect to mimic the pine needles.



HCPC 3350 Large Cardinal Pine Bough
HCPC 3335 Elegant Snowflake Medallions
HCD 705 Holly Ornament Die Cut

Stamp the large Cardinal with Pine Bough onto Cryogen white paper. Cut using the Nestabilities Grand Labels 4. Color with copics. Use Pine Needles Distress ink to edge all of the paper. Add a few highlights on the pine needles using Ultrafine Flower Soft in pine. Stamp, emboss and cut "petals" for a small snowflake using the Elegant Snowflake Medallions and Holly Ornament Die Cut. Place the assembled snowflake over a ribbon bow.

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog every Wednesday to see the incredible inspiration! Also, next week will be our big Black Friday promotion - with the last release of the year. I promise, you will not want to miss it!

Challenges:

Creative Inspirations: Christmas
ABC- "H" Holidays
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar: Winter Snowflakes
Totally Gorjuss: Traditional Christmas Colors
Basic Grey: Things with wings
Mark's Finest Papers: Snowflakes
Caardvarks: Holiday and diecuts
Sweet Stampin: Snowflakes
Stamp and Create: Tis the Season
Kaboodle Doodles: recipe challenge
Lexi's: Traditional Christmas colors
Spoon Full of Sugar - distressing
Flourishes: Just do it - Christmas cards

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Anything Goes!


Hi! Are you ready for an easy peasy challenge at the Beary Scrap? How about anything goes? Since I have gotten a jump on my Christmas cards, I thought perhaps I might should get going on some Thank You cards as well! For my DP, I used some bright and poppy papers from MME Alphabet Soup (Girls). I thought it would be great with Brother and Sister from Magnolia. I cut the flowers out using my Cricut (Elegant Cakes Cartridge).

Challenges:
Cricut Circle: Color challenge + Thank you
Just Magnolia: sketch
7 Kids College Fund: Thankful
YNS: yellow and nesties
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes
Incy Wincy: Rock On
Stamp With Fun: Square

Monday, November 15, 2010

Time to wrap some presents!


Well, I wish that I could say that I had all of my Christmas shopping done and I was really ready to start wrapping - but that would be far from the truth! I haven't even bought the first present and really don't have any ideas on what I want to get people! But, for those of you who are more prepared than I am - your challenge at Karen's Doodles this week is to make a gift box.

I made my box using my Cricut and the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge. I combined several of Karen's images using Photoshop Elements 9 before printing them out on Cryogen white paper. You will recognize Santa Waving, but I also used the soon to be released Stone Fireplace, 2 stockings and the Candle centerpiece all from the Christmas Stockings set. It is so much fun being able to create a scene. The paper is Basic Grey's new Christmas line - Jovial. I added Polar White Flower Soft to all of the fur trim on Santa's coat and the stocking.

There are some really fun tutorials to make boxes, so now is a great time to try something new. Check all of the DT's fabulous inspiration to see what they came up with!

Challenges:
Creative Inspirations: Christmas
ABC - "H" Holidays
Lili of the Valley - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday: Anything goes
Stamp Something: Digi day
Totally Gorjuss: Traditional Christmas Colors
Crazy 4 Challenges: Christmas
Bunny Zoe's : Christmas, but not a card
Stamp and Create: Tis the Season