Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas card

Hi everyone!

The kids and I are finally on Christmas break...Not much homeschooling going to happen these next 2 weeks so I'm hoping to get some crafting time in! I'm here to share another Christmas card. I'm entering it in several challenges. The first is the "bling it on" challenge at the Simon Says Stamp! Wednesday challenge blog. The second is the sweetest thing site that provided the sketch for today's card. Last, but certainly not least, is the Word Art Wednesday site that has an "anything goes" challenge (they have that challenge every week so it's fun to play along when you can.) Below you'll find my card and the sketch.
Isn't this a great sketch! I immediately saw an ornament hanging in the center of the card. All papers were from the Holiday Pack from DCWV. I used a die from Spellbinders for the ornament. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and I heat embossed it in silver. And I'm not sure where the fiber is from--it was hanging out on my craft desk so I used it. I added a ton of small gems to the ornament to fancy it up a bit and then some different gems on the little banner at the top. The sketch made the card super easy to make...but I love the colors on it.

There's still time to play along in all these challenges. Have a great Sunday!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Lawnscaping's Winter Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!

Today I get to participate in a very fun blog hop with the Lawnscaping crew! Today's hop is all about celebrating winter. There are A LOT of us participating today but MAKE SURE YOU COMMENT ON EACH BLOG because there's A TON OF PRIZES up for grabs! You should have arrived from Ann Tomaschik's blog. However, if you've gotten lost along the way or want to start from the beginning, head over to the Lawnscaping site and the complete list is there.

Without further ado, here's my card:
I chose to use Lawn Fawn's Winter Sparrows stamp and die set. This is a really cute set--and the dies made it soooo easy to cut out the little birds. I knew I wanted to make a winter scene. I also knew I wanted to make a shaped card so I used the spellbinders label 8 die to make the card base. I started out by stamping a snowflake several times with white pigment ink and then clear embossing it. Then I inked the front panel and the embossing resisted the ink. Although you can't see it very much in the picture, I also spritzed some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to add some shine to the sky. Up close you can even see where the spritz activated the distress ink and you can see a few water spots. I die cut two branches and added some snow with the picket fence distress marker. Then, I stamped all the birds and die cut them out and adhered them with dimensional adhesive. I kept the coloring pretty simple and used the inktense watercolor pencils to color in the clothing. I stamped and cut out the greeting and added some baker's twine to the banner and the card was done.

For your next stop, you are going to visit Lenny's blog! I'm sure she came up with something lovely for the hop.

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Meowy Christmas!

Hi all!

I know, it's been awhile. Sigh. Hoping to craft some this weekend..but will definitely have something fun for you on Friday since I'm participating in the Lawn Fawn blog hop! :)

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Newton's Nook Design site. They have some cute stamps and they had a sketch challenge that I was dying to play along with. I'm also playing along with V's Sweet Ideas blog where the challenge was to make a holiday-themed card. Without further ado, here's my card:
I started out with papers from DCWV's Holiday Stack. I decided to stamp the sentiment on the banner. I then used some watercolor paper and stamped the main image (Newton's Nook). I colored in the image with distress markers. The little Santa hat is also from the stamp set and I stamped it on red cardstock and used liquid pearls to add some white to the hat. I added the outline to the spellbinders label with my distress marker, too. Loved the sketch and the kitty was also fun to color.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you stop by on Friday!