Tuesday, November 21, 2017

#tttc024 & SUO Challenge #188 Christmas in the Making

 I was inspired by two challenges today. 
And a Challenge I have not ever played along with before.
                                                  SUO Challenges
SUO Challenge #188~Celebrate Winter Holidays
So with this card I used Stampin Up's Christmas in the making.   For the tic tac toe challenge I chose the left column down.  My angled approach is the embossed background,  I posted two pictures because you can see the shadow much better on the bottom card.  The Die cut is the squares that hold the sentiment which also is my "greeting"    I fussy cut out the Little Lady mailing her Christmas cards after I colored her with markers, water colored pencils and my aqua brush.  I then made a pile of snow for her to stand on, and so I have glitter absolutely everywhere now.  I thought what better way to "celebrate the winter Holidays" then by sending greeting cards.  Because after all we are stampers and that's what we do.  Oh one little oops on the card.. I don't know if I should tell ya, because after you see it.  I promise it will stick out like a sore thumb.  
I forgot to add snow around the mailbox post.  UGH!!!!    And being the clock is ticking and I'm running short on time for the one challenge I'll submit it any ways.  See how noticeable it is now that I told you.
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Monday, November 20, 2017


 First up : We have a new blog follower that joined the family. Image result for minion thank you
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 Onto the card.  This one I made for the challenge at:
I used my Merry Mice from stampin up to create this card.  I had to stamp the image and then after coloring there was quite a bit of fussy cutting,  but I wanted to make sure each little mouse had his own square.  I put the sentiment below the squares as to not take away from the cute images.     I also embossed the background and added a bit of silver twine to give it some sparkle, which I followed through with the silver foil paper behind the sentiment. How ironic that after working on my mouse card today, I look out my living room window to see this gorgeous hawk looking in at me.. perhaps he saw my mice, and got a little hungry. 😉 
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

FUSION - Grateful~Wondrous Wreath & SCS

  I needed to make a thank you card for my parents, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to  also play along with Fusion Card Challenge
    I used both the sketch and the photo for my inspiration for this particular card.  I pulled out my wondrous wreath image from stampin up.   It it a 3 step process but it turned out fabulous.  I really like the fall colors, with the hint of gold washi tape which accented the gold pearl in the middle of the bow.    I also embossed the bottom half of the card with leaves. Being that's it my SCS(Scripture Card Sunday)  I wanted to make sure to add a verse, so I put it on the inside of the card.  
Well I'm off to make more wedding invites.  I can't wait to show you all how they have turned out.  I even had to change my cutting blade because of all the trimming and such.  I think they are so pretty.   Make sure to stop back in the next few days, and I should have them posted.
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

#tgifc134 ~Painted Harvest

 I made this card for my son's girlfriend, so she could give it to her mom for thanksgiving.  I used my stampin up set called painted harvest.  I found this little charm in my stash and thought it was lovely for the card.  I put it on a brown piece of elastic like twine so she can clip it off and add it to a bracelet or necklace.  I think it might be a lily flower which symbolizes  humility and devotion. (I looked it up)  I tried to take a super close up so we could see it better.  I'm going to submit this card to the challenge at: TGIF Challenges
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Friday, November 17, 2017

FMS313~Holly Berry Happiness & Seasonal Bells

 I LOVE making Christmas cards.  This one I made for the challenge at: 
I used stampin up's Holly Berry Happiness for the ivy leaves and bow  (the best little bow ever). Along with Seasonal bells.  I love the song silver bells. So I decided to emboss them with a silver sparkle. I  took a picture with the flash so you can see how they really shine.
The top picture is so dark it makes the background paper almost look like it's black, but it's a deep sparkle green which can be seen much better in the bottom picture.  
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#GDP113 & PCC268 Painted Harvest Birthday

Well this is an interesting card.  My gosh I don't know what I was thinking.  Perhaps "bouquet"  You know how they stick green fillers in there, well that's what I did here by adding the pine.    I wanted to play with this new to me stamp set  called Painted Harvest.   So I  thought why not give it a try with these two challenges. 
I tried using the pool party for the petals on the flower, but it didn't "pop" in color so I used it in the center instead.  I Never would have thought of  using Cherry cobbler as a color for the flower but it's not to shabby, and sort of "fall" like.   I probably should have made a Christmas card with these colors, I do my best work with Christmas for some reason.  That lovely scroll image is an older stamp set from close to my heart.  I love to use it when I need a narrow  border image. It stamps nicely in any color.   The sentiment is long script from Lawn Fawn.   
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Challenge #249 - Sketch~ Alpaca

 Well, I started off the day again with a couple different cards.  This one here I made for the challenge at: CAS Colours & Sketches
I wish I had a cute die to make those lovely wavy lines, but atlas I do not.  So I had to improvise a bit.  I hope my straight lines are not to sharp for the challenge.  I knew I was going to stamp this adorable little alpaca, so I wanted to stick with something that would represent sweaters/scarves, hence the middle image.  I tried stamping it 3x but it was a bit to much, so I brought in the washi tape... It worked swell for keeping it simple.  I colored in Mr. A and the little heart, and I stamped the sentiments.  I think it's so funny.  "Alpaca my Scarf"  Indeed you should here in WI.  
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