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Nov 30, 2020

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas - 2 Challenge Cards

 Welcome!  Well the Thanksgiving Holiday is behind us here in the US and now we are gearing up for Christmas.

So for today I am joining 2 different challenges with 2 different cards.

Here is the card that I created for that challenge.  I choose,
Patterned Paper, Die Cut and Embossing for my tic-tac-toe choices.  Followed by my card for TGIFC Challenge #292

Details: Card stock: Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White (SU) and a piece of textured Green card stock purchased at JoAnn's.
Patterned Holly/Berry Paper purchased at Hobby Lobby.
Holly Embossing Folder - Sizzix
Pines and Holly Die Set - Newton's Nook
Nestabilitie Circle Dies
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Blender Pen & Real Red, Shaded Spruce ink pads
Washi Tape
White Gel Pen - Marvy
 TGIFC#292 - Magical Christmas

For this card I kept the same tic-tac-toe format as the previous card because it was just fun to do.
Details: Card stock: Pacific Point, Real Red,  Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla and Whisper White  (SU)
Snowflake Embossing Folder - Which I used the "debossed" side
Designer Paper, Retired SU
Snowflake Stamp and Sentiment: Inkadinkado (Christmas Characters).
Circle Dies, Tag Die
Memento Tuxedo Black ink & Pacific Point
Colored Pencils, Glitter, Baker's Twine.
Now back to stamping more Christmas cards.  Hope you enjoyed these.

Nov 23, 2020

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Non Traditional Colors and more NBUS stuff

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Today I'm sharing a couple of cards that I made.  Both of them feature a brand new (to me) Snowflake Die set that I recently bought.

 They are both going into the challenges above. Well NBUS you can only submit one card per link and since I've already posted the first card for that I'll just go with the 2nd one as a bonus card.

The NBUS #20 Challenge. 

and the CAS Christmas - Non-traditional Colors challenge. 


Up first:

 Details: Card Stock: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White.
Designer Paper - Paper Studio and a piece of Shiny Gold card (source unknown).
Stamp: Peaceful Wishes from (Artful Inkables)
Ink: Versamark
Snowflake Die: Momenta
Other: Gold Gem brad (retired SU)
Foam Mounting tape. - This card came together so smoothly and I love it. 
Next up is a card that I (CASE'd - Copy and Steal Everything) from THIS CARD by Amy K.

Thanks Amy for the inspiration

Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise (retired SU) Pool Party (almost type poop party), Blushing Bride and Whisper White.
Snowflake designer paper Imagination Project - I've had this in my stash for years and have never used it.
Stamp Sentiment - Hero Arts
Snowflake Dies - Momenta
Circle Dies - Nestabilities.








Nov 22, 2020

NBUS#20 and a Non-Traditional Christmas Card


Today's card is showcasing a brand new set,

 Joy Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts).

So I'm entering this for NBUS #20

I've been wanting a set with a Word Die and this one is so neat.

Here is my card.  I also based this off a previous

Mojo Monday Sketch #549

I wanted to do some non-traditional colors so here is what I came up with.


 Details: Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride (SU) Textured Turquoise (Retired SU) Textured Garden Green (Retired SU) and Designer Paper (source unknown) I've had it in my stash forever.

Stamp Set & Die (Hero Arts)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black 

Punch: Scallop Trim Border Punch (Retired SU)

Nestabilite Circle Dies

Other: Glitter & Quickie Glue Pen & a Red Gem for the dot on the J.

Nov 18, 2020

Paper Players #517 - Hooray for the Holidays


Joining in on the fun today for the Paper Players Challenge 517 - Hooray for the Holidays.
Here is what I have created for this challenge.
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla and Real Red (SU)
Stamp: Noel from (Many Merry Messages - retired SU)
Ink - Real Red - SU
Designer Paper, Source Unknown
Poinsettia Stencil - Paper Roses
Border Punch - retired SU
Other: Red Sequins.

Nov 17, 2020

Fusion - Thankful Challenge

Today's card is for the current Fusion - Thankful challenge

This week I decided to only go with the sketch since I am trying to get Christmas cards made.
Here is what I created:

 I used an old Verve stamp set, Weary World (sadly Verve is no longer in business).  This set was last used HERE and HERE if you want to take a look at those cards.

Details on this card:
Stamp Set - Weary World - Verve Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock: Shaded Spruce & Whisper White (SU)
Other: Glitter (Art Institute)
Prisma Color Pencils,
Red Sprinkle Dots (Annabelle Stamps - retired)
Embossing Folder: (SU - Not sure of the name but I think this one is also retired).
Foam Mounting Tape
Designer Paper - Tis The Season (SU)

Nov 12, 2020

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Today I'm posting a Christmas Card!
I'm using the current Freshly Made Sketch #461 
And the colors from the current Paper Players challenge #516
Here is my card:

 Also submitting to NBUS #20  because I've used some brand new stuff.

Details - I'm using my new SU set, For Unto Us, new designer paper, SU Tis The Season & the Holly Die ( which I can't remember where I got it but I've never used it before.)
  Edited to add:  The die are from a set by Newton's Nook called, Pines and Holly Die Set.
Card Stock: Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White (SU) and a piece of Brushed Silver (retired SU) 

Other: Nestabilitie Circle Dies, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Sterling Silver Embossing Powder, Red Glitter (Art Institute) and Foam mounting tape.

Nov 2, 2020

Fusion Autumn Challenge

 Hello and Welcome.
It's time for another Fusion Challenge but before I get to the challenge I am excited to announce that my card for the Fusion Purple Night challenge was chosen as:

You can see that card HERE
So this time the current challenge is: Autumn and the inspiration board/sketch is below:
So again I decided to do both the sketch and take inspiration from the photo.  Here is what I came up with.

 I liked the sketch a lot and took inspiration from the colors in the photo.  I started with a card base of Pumpkin Pie and added 2 different Designer Paper patterns.  Both of which were from DCWV.

I added the middle strip on a piece of Basic Black card stock.  The Cornucopia is from Cornish Heritage Farms (sadly they went out of business a few years ago).  I colored the image with Prisma Pencils and fussy cut it.  I used Very Vanilla Card Stock and Memento London Fog ink to stamp the image.  The Sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  - To tie in the inspiration theme I added some Baker's Twine (inspired by the sweater in the photo).  I mounted the image on Die Cut ovals and added some black pearls to complete the card.

I may not be posting for awhile since I am scheduled to have Cataract surgery tomorrow on both eyes and will need some healing time but I hope to be able to visit blogs and possibly comment in a few days.