Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Flower Soft and those last minute Christmas cards!

Are you feeling the pressure of the holidays? Don't loose the true meaning of the season! If you are stressed because you still have Christmas cards to make, we want to show you really quick cards this week at Flower Soft. I used this pre-printed topper from the Moments in Time Christmas Spirit pack. This card was finished in 5 minutes! I just added a little Polar White Flower Soft for my snow, punched a border and added a little sparkly ribbon and Prima holly - and it was done! If you needed to make a bunch, you could do this assembly line in no time flat! Please be sure to take a look at the other members of the DT to get some last minute ideas.

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Holiday Greetings
Wild Orchid: Old Fashioned Christmas
Spoon Full of Sugar: Christmas Card
Mark's Finest Papers: red and green

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Have Wednesday's become your favorite day? You know, the day that the designer's at Heartfelt Creations show all of the fabulous projects that they've been working on? I love it! I am always so inspired by all of the incredible projects that are shared. If you have missed it, every Wednesday, we not only give you a ton of eye candy, but also directions, so if you would like to CASE our cards, you can!

I love how elegant this card turned out - and I think it would be a great card for anyone!

Here are the details:

HCPC 3320 Vintage Word Background
HCPC 3301 Hydrangea/Posy Branch
HCD 708 Decorative Window Scene Die
HCD 701Posy Patch Die
HCPC 3303Posy Patch Flowers
Gold Gala Glitz

I made my background paper using the Vintage Words stamp - and stamping on Kraft cardstock using Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap, and then flicking it with some droplets of water to age it. I also distressed the edges of the paper . I stamped part of the Posy branch using Versamark ink and embossed in gold. Then I glued my Fancy Window Scene frame around the image. I stamped and cut Posy Patch flowers to match up with the background stamp, and pop-dotted some of them to create different heights on the flowers. I used gold lame Smooch around one of my background papers to highlight the edge, and also around some of the Dusty Attic Chipboard scallop.


Thanks for looking!

Challenges:
CardPatterns: Sketch
PaperPlay: monochromatic
Sweet Stampin - Make your own background paper
Joan's Garden: Heartfelt Creations Stamps
Sketchy Colors: brown and cream

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Heartfelt Creations WOW card

I will admit it - I am the world's worst about putting sentiments on or in my cards - I really just forget. So, when I saw the sketch at Charisma Cardz this week, and the extra challenge to use only a sentiment, I thought it was time to step up. I have to say, I am really pleased with the results. I love this verse that is from Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3321 - Believe. I used a vine embossing folder behind the verse, and love how that relates.

Be sure to drop by in the morning for another card featuring Heartfelt Creations.

Challenges:
Charisma Cardz: sketch/ sentiment only
Joan's Garden: Heartfelt Creations
Flourishes: Winter White Challenge
Stampin Sisters in Christ: White with a splash of red

The Beary Scrap's December Sketch Challenge



We have started another sketch challenge over at the Beary Scrap - and this is my first go at it. It is such a versatile sketch, I'm sure I will be using it again. I got to play with some of the new goodies in the store for this card - Bo Bunny's Midnight Frost and Magnolia "MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS" Tilda with Fir Tree.

I cut my snowflakes out using Spellbinders and embellished them with a little bling. For my Tilda, I colored her with copics, added stickles to her coat, puff paint for her fur, and ultra fine Flower Soft in Pine over the tree. I love how this created lots of dimension.

I hope you will get a chance to play along with us!

Challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday: Blue Christmas
Wild Orchid: Old Fashioned Christmas
Alota: Snowflakes
7 Kids: Non traditional Christmas Colors
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Holiday Greeting

Monday, December 6, 2010

Belles n Whistles - Sparkly Christmas


It's time for a new challenge at the Belles n Whistles Challenge Blog and the lovely Lynda has chosen a sparkly, glittery, blingy Christmas - Yay! How much fun! My card really sparkles much more in person - the paper is glittery, the Prima flowers are glittery and of course, I added stickles to my sweet Star of Bethlehem image. This was my favorite Christmas stamp last year, and I waited too long to order it - and it sold out! I had to wait until this year to add her to my collection. So, don't make my mistake, grab yours today.

Have you been playing along with our Advent Blog event? We have so many cool things planned this month - and we are giving goodies away everyday! We are also holding a Christmas Ornament contest and would love for you to play along! There will be 3 prizes awarded - the first prize is a $25 gift certificate! So don't forget to make a BnW ornament!

Challenges:
Simon Says: sketch