Sunday, September 19, 2021

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #54 - Funny Ho, Ho!


This week at Christmas Kickstart, we are creating FUNNY Christmas cards.  I used the too funny Tim Holtz' Snarky Cats set.  The image is Copic-colored and adhered to the kraft card base atop a section of scrap papers.

Enjoy.

Inspired By... IB187 Hello Holidays


This week at Inspired By... we are saying hello to the holidays with a photo inspiration. I focused on the wreath and the word NOEL.  My card base is Memory Box.  The layered die cut sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.  The wreath is from Concord & 9th Joyful Noel (the "noel" I had first intended for the card!), and embellished with gold dots.  A small flag was added reinforcing the sentiment with words from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas.  The final touch was a few wood veneer stars.

Enjoy.

Jingle Belles Tree Skirt Tic-Tac-Toe


This week at Jingle Belles, we are working with a Tic Tac Toe grid.  I played the middle column: BLING, DIE CUTS, TREES, as well as the bottom row: GLITTER, TREES, GOLD.  I really like how this card turned out.  I started with Memory Box's Snowy Tree, die cut from white wood grain cardstock and backed with vellum.  On each "bough", I added Stickles crystal glitter.  The card base is Dark Gold Stardream cardstock, embossed with Alexandra Renke's Snowfall embossing folder.  The "ground" is glossy white cardstock simply die cut with some "hills". The tree was foam mounted.  A Tim Holtz crystal star was added, as well as a few accent pearls.  The white embossed sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas.

Enjoy.

Seize the Birthday # 223 -- Faux or Real Stitching


The topping this week at Seize the Birthday is Faux or Real Stitching.  I took the challenge seriously.  I created a layered card, each layer featuring different faux stitching.  Along each paper edge are the dies from Poppystamps Tailored Stitches.  Essentials by Ellen Stitches Cover Plate was used on the top layer of the card.  My Favorite Things birthday sentiment was die cut, layered and adhered to the top layer.  The final touch was a few pink gemstones.

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FUSION - Peach Birthday


This week at FUSION, we have a photo inspiration featuring the color PEACH and birthdays.  A while back I made a conscious decision to purchase peach paper at Michael's.  I felt the color peach always caught me off guard because it seems to be the one color I never have in my craft room. For this card, I used my peach paper purchase as a card base.  I die cut a number of blossom outlines from gold Stardream, arranged and adhered to the card base.  The die is from Paper Roses. I based the design loosely on this week's sketch.  I wrapped vellum around the card base and adhered a birthday die cut from My Favorite Things.  The final touch was a few gems.

Enjoy.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Shopping Our Stash #454 - Back to the Books & Retro Rubber #167 | Let's Get Sketchy!


I have combined this week's Shopping Our Stash challenge focused on BOOKS with Retro Rubber's SKETCH challenge.  Retro Rubber's sketch features a scalloped left hand edge (die cut on my card with My Favorite Things Scalloped Stitched Borders), a central panel (on my card the panel is a removable bookmark) and a central circular focal point.  My central image is My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Bookworm (year unknown).  She has been stamped, Copic-colored, fussy cut and mounted on a green background circle.  A small stamped sentiment from Mama Elephant Good Reads (2018) is foam mounted on the image.  Foam tape was added to the bottom and sides of the mounted image to create a channel for the bookmark.  The image was adhered to the card base layered with scalloped Memory Box paper.  The bookmark was die cut using the 2" My Favorite Things Vertical Stitched Stripe.  The stamped bookmark sentiment is Taylored Expressions Mark Your Spot (2016).  A small piece of May Arts ribbon was tied to the top of the bookmark.

Enjoy.

Color Throwdown #660 & The Male Room #154 - Nature's Bounty


This week at Color Throwdown, we are working with the COLORS; navy, blue, green and orange.  I am also submitting this card to The Male Room whose theme this week is Nature's Bounty.  I am in the process of getting a bunch of Thanksgiving cards ready so I used My Favorite Things Fall Friends for this card.  On the actual stamp, PI is sitting on a pumpkin but since I wanted a bit more dimension, I Copic-colored PI and fussy cut just her.  The die cut pumpkins are from Memory Box' Stitched Pumpkins.  The white embossed sentiment is from Poppystamps Falling for You.  The image and sentiment are mounted/stamped on a green card base; the card base stenciled in a complimentary green (Heffy Doodle Falling Leaves Stencil).

Enjoy.