Sunday, July 15, 2012

Christmas in July

This was made for the Christmas card challenge group I belong to.  It was due by today so I hurried and threw this poor card together real fast.  I used the cute Nativity stamp from High Hopes.  I colored it with copics and highlighted with colored pencils.  The patterned papers are scraps from other Christmas projects.  The lace circle is a nesties die.  I dug deep in my charm stash for the little charm in the center of the bow.  I added a few pearls to accent the scallops some.  I don't know why I thought I could sew around the scallops but probably won't be thinking that way again!  lol  All edges are inked with Chestnut Roan chalks.  The image is popped for added dimension.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  God be with you always.

Challenges I am entering:

Amusing Challenges-Blessings Ink -Christmas

Creative Inspirations- Christmas

2 Sisters- Christmas

Jelly Park- Christmas

Crafty Sentiments- Christmas

Little Red Wagon- Christmas

Crafter's Companion- Ho Ho Ho Christmas

Totally Gorjuss- Christmas

Tauna's card

Today is my niece's birthday and I wanted to make her a card because she is so special to me.  I want to thank my nephew for marrying her all those years ago just so I could be her auntie.  Love you both so much!  Anyway, I thought my new little Tilda stamp holding the flower was too cute so chose her.  I don't make many "girly" cards with blues so decided to try it.  The pp is one sheet double sided so didn't spend too much time trying to match papers.  lol  I used two stamps from Whimsy.....the little banner and the sentiment.  The circle around the sentiment is a nesties die as well as the heart square around the image.  I inked the edges and sewed around them.  The flowers and leaves are from my old stash from forever ago.  lol  As you can see I finished it off with stickles as normal.  lol  Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting.  Hugs and God bless you all.


Willow Sketchie- sketch

Crafty Creations- anything goes

Addicted to Stamps- for someone special

One Stitch At a Time- anything goes

Srampin' Sisters in Christ- add a little sparkle

Fun With Shapes and More- punches or die cuts

Just Magnolia and Hanglar- Bingo I used blue, flowers and glitter

The Crafty Bloggers- anything goes

Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude- anything goes

Stamp N Plus- anything goes

Joyful Stamper- anything goes

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Friend's Birthday card

Okay this card was a challenge from the very start!  lol  I was running out of time so my first challenge was getting it done and mailed (which did not happen on time)!  I knew right off what image I wanted to use because this friend not only loves Magnolia stamps, but adores bears.  I also knew I would use purple as this is her favorite least fav to scrap!  lol  So it started off with another challenge of colors.  I am so not a purple person.  I figured while it seemed this card was a challenge from the very start, I would make it even more and see just how many different embellies I could do on it and still have it not be to ugly.  I mean, after starting with purple, uphill is the only place I could go!  lol  Just teasing all you purple lovers out there.  Anyway, I used copics to colors her.  I found a sketch I liked but knew I would not get it done in time to enter their challenge but used it anyway.  I did use three of my new dies from Whimsy....the little bar thing in the upper left corner, the half circle with the Birthday sentiment, and the little ticket.  The paper lace border and the scalloped oval are Nesties.  I inked all the edges and then sewed. Added lots of flowers and pearls.  The image is popped for added dimension  an well as the ticket.  Topped everything off with some stickles and shimmerz.  I knew she would be surprised I made her a purple card so did not want to post until after she received it.  I was so happy when she said she loved it.....even tho it was late.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  May God bless each of you in a very special way.

Challenges I am entering:

Let's Ink It Up- all girly

Crafts and Me- stitching

Paper Play- birthday

Celebrate the Occasion- birthday

Anything Goes- lavender and lace

Bearly Mine-Pearls and Lace

Scrap Creations- use something bought in the last two Whimsy dies and stamps

Oldie But A Goodie- flower power....old things...papers, flowers, pearls, ribbon

Stamp N Plus- anything goes

Lexi's Creations- for a friend

Simon Says Stamp- layers....not sure but know this card had over 14 layers before I even finished it. lol

Stamp With Fun- favorite stamps.....those would be Magnolia lol

Southern Girls- pearls

The Ribbon Girls- girly card