Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Chrissy's challenge for this week is to make a Celebration card which I combined with the PCP color challenge using Kiwi, Choc. Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel & Naturals Ivory or Vanilla. Sounds more like a dessert, doesn't it?I also made it to fit a challenge on SCS New Year's Eve Party.
Have you joined Chrissy's Belli Challenge yet? You can see what fun this is by visiting her blog www.chrissyd723.blogspot.com or join the group on PCP. You'll be glad you did!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Chris' challenge this week gave us the freedom to choose from past Belli Challenges. My card uses #8(flowers), #9(glitter), #18(paper piercing), #23(dsp), #26(felt), #29(scallops) and #31(bling). See Chrissy's Belli Challenges on her blog www.chrissyd723.blogspot.com or her group on PCP.
My card also was made for 2 color challenges on PCP, the sketch challenge and SCS's Obscure Holidays. National Chocolate Day on Dec. 28th! Sounds like a great holiday to me, yummy dark chocolates filled with creams! The stamp set is Chocoholic designed by Korin Sutherland SweetnSassy Stamps.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
The challenge this week is to use wrapping paper instead of dsp. I chose the paper I wrapped Ellie's gift in and went with a mostly pink card...her favorite color. Rachelle Anne Miller stamp from SnS stamp store, cs and markers SU, scallop scissors, Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch, Stickles and white gel pen.
Thanks for looking!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
If you haven't been to visit Chrissyd's wonderful blog, you are missing a lot! She has reached the 60,000 visitors mark and continues to add to the total visits to her blog. You will find her to be friendly, caring and a wealth of information, so take a look. It's Creating with Chrissy and she has some super blog candy to give away. www.chrissyd723.blogspot.com and you can find the link in my favorite blogs.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Chrissy's challenge this week is to use any of kind of wrapping paper on your card. Check out her blog for these weekly challenges that anyone can participate in. www.chrissyd723.blogspot.com They are posted on Wednesday's and there is usually a prize drawing.
I chose a paper that I used to wrap gifts for my mother and my aunt several years ago and always thought it so soft and pretty. I made a thank you card, trimmed in sheer pink ribbon, pink rhinestones and sponged with blush and metallic gold. I also used paper left from the design made on the Big Shot as a frame.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I made this card at an SU stamp camp on Sunday on plain white cs. When the DT Monday challenge came in from SnSS to make a distressed or vintage look card, I took Sahara Sand ink and sponged it all over the card to give it a vintage look, then pulled the edges across the ink pad. I really like the finished look better than the white.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
These are a few of the Christmas cards my granddaughter Rebecca,15, made this afternoon. She had never done this before and I am really impressed with her designs. We had a good time working and sharing together, just like when she was a little girl when we spent so much time doing things together.
I have set up an album of her cards in my gallery on SCS.
Please take a look and leave some encouraging comments for her. Thanks!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I am getting so behind in doing challenges, but managed to make a card for SNSS DT challenge this week which is to use Christmas paper on the card. I had originally hoped to combine it with PCP's sketch challenge but had to tweek it too much so that it won't qualify. Card stock and paper are SU, I used the Christmas Rub-ons, scallop punch, CM circle maker and a rhinestone in the snowflake center.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I missed several days for this challenge, I'm back with Day 10 which called for making a card featuring a boy. I decided to use SNSS Forgetful Sam holding his letter to Santa. Sentiment, paper and ink SU, buttons are from Oriental Trading. Will try to get watercolor paper so that my color blending will look better.
Friday, December 5, 2008
This week's challenge is using cracked glass. I had only done this once before and it was in a class last Spring. Here is what I came up with. All materials are SU. except for the CM Silver Shimmer paper. After I cracked the 'glass' I sponged silver ink on the image and wiped it off, but decided not to apply it to the poinsettia. I'm not happy with the cracking lines but like the glossy finish. You can find Chrissy's challenge on her blog Creating with Chrissy
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I attempted to make a card with 5 gold rings for today's challenge. I used white cs with the red, but now wish I had used only the red with the gold ink. Thanks for looking. SU stamps, cs and cord, Encore Gold Metallic ink, Gold Stickles.
Monday, December 1, 2008
My card Songbird Birthday is for today's challenge to use birds and/or 'calling' My birds are singing to each other. I chose shades of blue, striped dsp and white for my card. Paper, ink and ribbon are SU. Also used Dew Drops and Martha Stewart floral edge punch.
Posting this morning because we lost power last night right after I posted this on PCP. The challenge was to use a chicken, rooster or owl, none of which I had. I borrowed from DD and decided to combine this with Ashley Bowen's color challenge 11/29 and Kim Burmeister's sketch 11/29.