Sunday, December 21, 2014

One for Dad


I made a card for "dad" that will be going into my next OWH box early next year. I used a MFP stamp set to create this one, along with some dsp from a DCWV "naturals" paper pad. I stamped the clock image on some coordinating plain dsp, and embossed the entire thing with clear ep after adding a touch of color with Copics. The tiny mini brad in the center added just the right touch. The foiled dsp was hard to photograph, but I liked the graphic design that had a masculine feel. I added the sentiment on a die-cut ticket from SNSS and for the final touch, I added some tiny stars from my little jar of negative die cuts that came from a SSS border die.

I'm entering this over at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #242 which is to "round those corners."
I'm also sharing it over at the Snippets Playground 2-week challenge #156 & 157" - must use snippets.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Sunday!

Carol

Saturday, December 20, 2014

a Wintry Love Card


The Mod Squad challenge this week is to make your own background paper. I used the GinaK Stately Flowers 6 stamp set, and gold embossed the pinecones on the soft stone cardstock, adding tiny red birds done with a SNSS silhouette stamp set. For the main image, I used the large image from Stately Flowers 6 and embossed it in gold as well, adding a little color with Copics to make it stand out from the background. I dotted everything with liquid applique to look like snow, added a red die-cut bird, a tiny black gemstone for the eye, and lastly a little red bow. The sentiment is also from Stately Flowers 6.

Thanks for stopping by on this very busy weekend and have a wonderful day!

Carol

Friday, December 19, 2014

Masculine Valentine


Here's my entry for this week's Friday FWF. I made a masculine Valentine using a Unity image that was stamped and heat-embossed in silver. I colored one of the hearts to match the pacific point card stock base, and added a silver-embossed, diamond-plate embossed vertical panel to add that masculine touch. The three matching silver hearts were done with an owl punch from SU! Click the photo to see the detail work in the main image. It says "my heart belongs to you."

Have yourself a great Friday!

Carol

Thursday, December 18, 2014

White on White


In sharp contrast to the bright red card I posted yesterday, I'm sharing a white on white card that uses 2 die-cut images from Memory Box; the leaping deer and the winterland tree. The lower portion of the card was done with a Lawn Fawn stitched hillside border, while the sentiment is from SU! I added a red nose with a dab of red smooch, and a tiny eye with a black marker to the deer, and added some Geo sparkler stickers to the tree in assorted colors to add some sparkle.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - use this photo for winter inspiration....

the Scrapy Land challenge #8 - holiday theme using any die ScrapyLand sells
(I used the two memory box dies listed above)


Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a wonderful day!

Carol


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Red Alert!

How's this for a really red card?! lol The SOS#181 challenge is "Red Alert" which means to use red as your main color. I used a die from PTI that spells out the word "love" and added a die cut word "you" from SSS. The speech bubble was a mistake I made while using my cricut. I was trying to make something else and punched the wrong key and wound up with a whole page of these bubbles. I actually like the way the arrow points down to the word "you" now that I step back and look at the whole card! CAS, quick & easy......my kind of card :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week ahead!

Carol

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

OWH Sketch 244


Here's my card for the OWH sketch #244 challenge. I used a SSS stamp set for the sentiment(s) and an old smiley face stamp to indicate the "smile." All papers are from SU! and the embossed background was done with a Cape Cod ef from Cricut. Those little hexagon accents are negatives from a SSS border die. I dare anyone not to smile when they see this card :)

I'm also entering this into the Snippets Playground #155.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day today!

Carol

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Cardinal


Today I have a Christmas card made with a Deedee's digi Christmas Cardinal pre-colored image. For quick cards, these colored images make such classy and quick cards. I just printed out the image along with one of the sentiments in the set, and did a little piercing around the edges and corners. I matted it with red, and put it on a piece of dark green dsp for contrast. The pinecones were covered in gold stickles and I added some little red gemstones along with a piece of red & gold sheer ribbon.

This one is going over to the 52 {Christmas} Card challenge which is being sponsored by Deedee's digis. If you play along by choosing any previous challenge in 2014, you might be the lucky winner of a generous prize package from Deedee's Digis. For my card I used the sketch challenge from July, 2014. You can review all the previous challenges by using the tabs at the top of their blog.

On another note, Deedee's December progressive challenge is ongoing, so click here for details on how you can get in on the challenge and receive a free digi each month!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful start to the new week!

Carol

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Warm Wishes


I made this card a while ago and never posted it, so today I'll enter it into the Words2ScrapBy #12 challenge, which is "Eat, drink, and be merry." The printed image was given to me, and I don't know who makes it, but I love all the hearts on the cup. I added some embossed hearts and polka dot ribbon in shades of pink & cocoa brown. The little pink & brown hearts were done with a SNSS die and a SU! owl punch. The cork panel has been in my stash forever, and the tiny scallops were done with an EK punch. In this cold snap we've had lately, I've been drinking lots of hot cocoa and it does make me feel better too :)

Warm wishes to you, and I hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend! Thanks as always for stopping by :)

Carol

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Bling it On!


I have a quick and simple Christmas card today that includes a silver heat-embossed CTMH snowflake image, a silver sentiment sticker, and some red bling in 2 different sizes. It was all done on a Navy card base and may have been one of the quickest cards I've ever put together!. I'm entering this over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to "Bling it on."

Here are a couple more cards done in the same colors.....


This one was enhanced with snow "drops" embossed in silver and I added an oval piece of sparkly bling to the center.


and here's the final card, done with clear bling, and some added embossed silver "snow" done with a stick stamp from Judith. All bling is from Pizzazz Aplenty and I found the stickers at a stamp expo this past summer for a whole dollar!

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great weekend!!

Carol




Friday, December 12, 2014

Rudolph Knows Santa!


I've been having fun making these little Rudolph faces for cards and tags, so I made one for the Unity FWF challenge today. I started with an old manila folder and cut it into pieces for tags. I embossed this one with a Sizzix ef, and sponged on vintage photo ink. I added a piece of ribbon, a couple snippets of dsp, and then Rudolph - cut from a SU! owl punch with googly eyes, and a big red shiny nose done with cardstock and glossy accents. I hand-drew the mouth with a brown marker. The antlers were done with a Quickutz easter chick die, and the sentiment is by Unity. I doubled this tag up with another tag on the back to make it sturdy and sent it to the grands to hang on their tree after signing and dating the back.

Christmas is sneaking up on us full speed now, so I'm thankful most everything I wanted to do is done.............well almost :) I still have some shopping to do :)

Have a wonderful day and thanks for popping in!!

Carol