Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Christmas 2015 #24

Here is another card with the ornament DP (Paper Studio).  This time I realized I could create an ornament with this Labels 1 die - I dry embossed the green layer, and added a twine tie.  The back panel is embossed with a LifeStyle Crafts folder.  The image is by Unity.
Sketch:        http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Song - O Christmas Tree:    http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Any, with a die cut:              http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/
Ornament:    http://classycardsnsuch.blogspot.com/
Tree:             http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/

Christmas 2015 #23

This is a departure from most of the Christmas cards I have made this year - I wanted to do the "ornament" challenge - I hope the paper counts, as I have no ornament stamps or dies! This paper is by Paper Studio.  Also used:  stamp by Rubber Stampede; shiny ribbon; embossing folder by LifeStyle Crafts; Nile green and shimmery champagne cs.
Sketch:              http://yournextstamp.com/blog/category/challenge/
Ornament:        http://classycardsnsuch.blogspot.com/
Focal sentiment   http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
Colors:              :http://drsdesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/%E2%97%8B%20Challenges
"Joy to the world" (carol):   http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Any:      http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/

Masculine in fall colors

This is for a retired pastor - the papers in a collection called "Faith", by Paper Studio, were perfect - and used several of the colors inspired by DRS.  The stamp is unlabelled.  I dusted off the Asterisk dies by Cuttlebug - as I recall, one of my first purchases from them.  I tend to forget about this set, but this one works as a bit of trim when flowers do not seem right - as in a masculine card.
Sketch:               http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
In with the old:    http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2015/11/lawnscaping-challenge-in-with-old.html  (limit of 4 chalenges)

Colors:                http://drsdesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/%E2%97%8B%20Challenges  
Any:                     http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-11-19T00:00:00-06:00&max-results=1
I used the card by Monika (below) for inspiration - though with the embossing folder (Quick Cutz) I could not figure out how to space the trees as I wanted.   I used a sentiment by Unity for repetition.  (If you have seen other cards on my blog, you know that I really struggle with CAS cards, and this is certainly no exception!)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sympathy (for a friend)

Image by Our Daily Brread; Sympathy embossing folder by Darice; embossing on narrow panel by LifeStyle Crafts; white with grey cs; white ribbon - I used lots of scrap pieces (from my stash) for the smaller layers.
Sketch (week #1):  http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/
White with grey:   http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
Scraps:                   http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/
Any:                       http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-11-18T06:00:00-07:00&max-results=2

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Christmas 2015 #22

The sentiment is Unity; Cuttlebug lattice die, CB snowflake embossing; Celebrate It ribbon, shiny gems, Cheery Lynn branches; Spellbinder Labels dies

Sketch:        https://joannamunster.com/2015/11/15/ibsic-100/  :
Christmas:   http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com.au/
Monochromatic: http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/
Not a square       http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/ 
Any:                    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/11/dlart-november-linky-challenge.html

Christmas 2015 #21

I thought I had nearly enough cards completed (I only send hand made cards to a few family members) - but we had a bazaar at church on Saturday, and several of the Christmas cards sold!  So I am back at it!  I had been using shimmery cream and green, but there is not much green cs left.  Also, I wanted to use this shimmery silver, and I was not happy with the green and silver - decided I like the dark grey instead - especially with the silhouette.  The red ribbon adds a bit of holiday color.  The sentiment is computer generated, and the image Stampendous.  I added silver half pearls in addition to the ribbon - and some clear glitter to the snowflakes.
 Note:  The CRAFT challenge is for a Christmas present  - these are the gifts of the Magi to the best Christmas present of all, the Christ child.
Sketch:                    http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/
Ribbon and pearls:  http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.ca/ 
Christmas:               http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/  
Any with glitter:    http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.com/
Any:                        http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Saturday, November 21, 2015

60th Anniversary - diamonds, gold and silver

(Sorry, my computer does not seem to like the silvery cs or the ribbon...it should not look quite so grey and splotchy!)
Diamonds are for the 60th - well, I used some crystal looking gems!  I also wanted to use silver and gold - the cs is shimmery silver, and the ribbon is gold and silver.  The die cut strip is Cuttlebug; the bg is by Darice.  I found this image on line while checking to make sure about the diamonds - decided it was what I wanted for this card.
Sketch #12:           https://joannamunster.com/2015/11/15/ibsic-100/
Silver and gold:     http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.ca/search/label/challenges
 Emboss:                http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/
Any:                       http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/

Friday, November 20, 2015

Inspired background

I attempted a background I saw demonstrated on a video - using pens and a spray bottle.  I am not sure where my sprayer is right now, so I tried an aqua pen - which did not work at all.  As you can see, the result is sharper lines than I anticipated - but I decided to go with what I had.  I used washi tape in similar colors for the strips.  The stamp is Stampabilities, and the embossing is Woven by LifeStyle crafts.  My original inspiration was the silhouette look.
Sketch:        https://joannamunster.com/2015/11/15/ibsic-100/
Inspiration:  http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/
Emboss:       http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/
Any:              http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/

Another humorous card

I have been working on a series of cards requested by a friend.  This is for an anniversary - the verse is inside.  I found the image in my stash of images I have previously colored - I forget the source.  I used washi tape for the bottom strip (actually, that is on the inside of the card) and the narrow strip behind the image.
Sketch:                http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Shades of blue:   http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
Any:                     http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Granny in a swing

This is such a fun Pre-colored  Dearie Dolls image!  The DP is Paper Studio.
Sketch:   http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
DP:         http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Relaxing birthday

This is one of the images from a Pop=up set by Art Impressions - I added a bit more color with chalk pencils.  I used DpP by Colorbok, and a bit of Washi tape.
Sketch:             http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Pattern paper:   http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas 2015 #20

Supplies:  Unity sentiment (from "Lying in a Manger");  LifeStyle Crafts embossed tree; Cuttlbug Snowflakes; Cleo metallic red and green ribbon; Pizazz Aplenty half pearls; corner rounder;  green cs; shimmery cream cs by Recollections
Sketch:        http://www.theunitystampco-challenge.blogspot.com/
Christmas:   http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/
Silent night:  http://inkychicks.blogspot.co.uk/
Christmas tree:                            http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/ 
Ribbon & Pearls (Christmas):   http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.ca/ 
Inspiration (tree):                        http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/ 
Christmas w/ red & green:         http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Paper pieced Agnes

I have had Agnes (Art Impressions) for a long time, and have used it a lot, but it has been totally neglected for a year or two - time to dust her off!  I used some scraps for paper piecing and to make the matching panels.  The flower was also in a neglected jar of miscellaneous floral pieces.  I colored with Prismas and a couple of metallic gel pens.
Sketch:        http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.nl/
Girls only:          http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
In with the old:   http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/

Dearie Doll Christmas

My Christmas cards  have a spiritual theme, but I could not resist this Dearie Dolls image - so I made a card to send to our granddaughter - you see her included in my photo at the right.  (She is in her first year at the Air Force Academy - she is fortunate to be able to go home from time to time, but she misses her cat!)  This will be unsigned so she can send it to a friend.   I used the Dearie Dolls image (thank you for sharing your talent, Mary Ellen).  Where are you in CO?  The image is new, but the DP has been in my stash for a long time - have no idea of the origin!
Sketch:      http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/
Critter:      http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/
Be merry:  http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/2015/11/challenge-172-be-merry-plus-new-2015.html
Any:           http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/  
In with the old (DP):  http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/
Inspiration (oh, my - what happened to that tree???)   

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Black and white sympathy

What did I do before embossing folders?  I used 3 here - With Sympathy - Darice; one by LifeStyle that reminds me of mountains; CB Victoria.  To add the bow - I cut tiny notches in the edge of the image.  I have been wanting to use this new image (part of a prize - thank you!) by Our Daily Bread (Mountain range).  I did not think I could make it work with the sketch, but thanks to lovely inspiration cards, especially one by Chris Olson, I realized I could turn the sketch.  Still had to adjust it a bit...
When I selected this stamp, I had  not thought of using it for a sympathy card.  What do you think?
Sketch:    http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
Bingo -  left column (embossing, ribbon, fav. color - here it is color scheme):  
Embossing:  http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/
Whites:     http://liastampz.blogspot.com/
N for new:  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Any:         http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/11/dlart-november-linky-challenge.html

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Christmas 2015 #18

I keep thinking it is time to get more serious about Christmas cards - but I think I am not too far behind.  Both of these stamps were yard sale finds - the sentiment says Ann-ticipation and the pine sprigs are Hero Arts.  I  used a bit of a large Nellie Snellen folder for the lamp, and the bg is Cuttlebug Snowflakes.
Sketch:          http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/
Christmas:     http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/
 Any:             http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/       

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

My inbox is filling up with Black Friday previews, a sure sign that Thanksgiving is approaching - I prefer to concentrate on gratitude for the blessings that fill our lives
.I used a part of the Sizzix embossing folder, and highlighted with chalk.  The papers from from a DCWV stack - the larger panel includes leaves.  The tab is a bit of Washi tape.
Sketch:                       http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Thanksgiving/fall:     http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/
Leaves:                       http://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.com/ 
Any:                           http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/