Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

Here's my card for this week's Sweet Stop sketch SSS128 found here. They're doing a blast from the past and using an older sketch for the challenge. I used a blast from the past from my stash by using wild wasabi and purely pomegranate cardstock. The image is by all night media, stamped in wasabi ink and touched up with a Tombow marker for the trunk. I dotted the tree using a matching Tombow marker and also did some faux stitching. The sentiment is from SNSS Christmas tags, and I used the same marker to add the dots. A few mini brads finished this simple card for my Christmas stash.
This is for the SC353 sketch challenge found here. This color combination still works for me and probably always will. I used a sizzix ef for the background, and a G studio stamp for the sentiment. All I had to do was add some ribbon, a bow, and a heart brad and this card was done in a flash!
Ok, the SUN is actually making an appearance in PA today, so I'm going to go out and run some errands. Have a great Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

14 comments:

Wendy said...

Well, can I just say that I love both of your cards today, Miss Carol...but the 2nd one really touches my heart!! I love the embossing and ribbons but LOVE the sentiment!!!! Awesome job on both!!
And now that I am permanetly back in PA, I hope we can soon meet up over at L&L for another day of stamping! :)

Elise said...

These ARE loveeeeely! (Honestly, your use of texture always astounds me!) THESE are fabulous! So glad you are getting treated to some sun today, as WE are getting some too! {We've had a bizarre early "November" thing going on - I'm totally confused by the weather!} One good thing about stange/winter weather - it makes for goooooood crafting! Enjoy your day! xoxo!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Both of your cards are beautiful. I love both of the ef in your first card. Probably my two favorites. Purley Pomegranate is also one of my favorite colors. I like the dots along with your sentiment. Your second card is simple and elegant all at the same time. Love that ribbon and the ef. Terrific sentiment.

jimlynn said...

Love all the embossing on these great cards! Both are just gorgeous. I'm thinking I need to look for the hearts embossing folder too. So pretty.
Lynn

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy. I {heart} the textures! So. so pretty! Oh, so pretty Christina. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week. :o)

Marlene said...

Oh my gosh, woman. My mojo has taken a hike. May I borrow some of yours, because CLEARLY, you've got it all! These are gorgeous!

Janice M said...

Great cards Carol!! I soooo want the embossing folder on the 2nd card!! LOL

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Two beautiful holiday cards Carol!! I just love the texture!! The heart embossing folder is too fun and beautiful!! Great colors and designs!!

Benzi said...

Sun? Great for you, and I don't blame you for getting out. Have fun.

Love that beautiful Christmas card and you know I love the other one...isn't that a great sketch? Fun and easy.

Diane Jaquay said...

Love both of these, Carol! The stitching you did around the tree frames it beautifully, such a great, homespun touch! And I love the embossed hearts on the 2nd card (you're always introducing me to embossing folders I think I "must have" lol!) Love the sentiment, just perfect, and the red, black and white color combo!

JD said...

Both are great cards, Carol. I consider you to be the embossing Queen! Smile.

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are wonderful, but that HEART one captured MY heart....fab desing and fab embossing

Shelby Goolsby said...

These are both lovely!! Such pretty embossing and ribbon choices. Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop.

Shannon White said...

So Pretty Pretty Miss Carol! Love both of these! Love the embossing! I think I might need to hunt down the EF with the all the hearts! So Darling! 8-) Wonderful sentiments too and I love the stitching you did around your Lovely Christmas tree! 8-) So glad you could join us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)