Sunday, July 22, 2012

Christmas for Speedy Fox & Friends117, and a Yorkie for PSC41

There's a Christmas card challenge #117 going on over at Speedy Fox & Friends this week, and I've been getting ahead of the game and doing my Christmas cards early this year! I used a TH Sizzix bigz die for this, and added veins to the holly leaves with a stylus, then went over them with holly stickles. The branch was done with a scrap of brown and I added copper stickles in keeping with the sparkly look. The berries were done with a tiny scrap of red card stock, and the sentiment was embossed with gold ep.

And here's my card for the Perfect sentiments PSC41, which has a theme this week of anything goes, plus a sentiment on the front. I see that neon inks are very trendy right now, but I've been playing with my neon Copics for quite a while, so the pink you see on this card was done with that hot neon Copic marker on white cardstock. I made this for my sweet blogging friend Donna who celebrated her birthday earlier this week. She has two precious female Yorkies, which is why I added the pink color to this card. I used really rust for the mat, border and sentiment panel, and cut with squares, scalloped squares, and postage stamp dies from SB, adding a SNSS hearts border die and a SB ribbon tag for the SNSS sentiment. The background was embossed with a SU! fancy fan ef, and the bow was done with the Bow-easy in ivory satin ribbon. I hope you had a great birthday Donna and this little fur-girl says "Woof!" too :)
I may be back later with another card - we shall see how that goes! Thanks for spending a moment of your day with me here, and have a super day!

Carol

15 comments:

Kate said...

Stunning! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Basslady said...

what a fabulous selection of awesome cards!

they are both fantastic!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Good thing you did not leave that die behind...LOL! You will be able to whip out holly by the dozens. The Yorkie is a real sweetheart, and I am sure Donna will adore it! Happy Belated BD, Donna!

Winnie and Patty said...

What a beautiful CAS holly Christmas card! And your little Yorkie is too cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

nwilliams6 said...

Great cards!!! Love the Holly card and that Yorkie is precious! You have been busy - adorable stuff.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, I was so thrilled to receive this gorgeous card from you. You did a tremendous job on this little Yorkie. Thanks You for the card, but more for your wonderful, loving friendship.
Mary Anne, thanks you also for my BD wishes. Very much appreciated.

Pat Garvin said...

Love the dimension. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Shannon White said...

These are both so Pretty Miss Carol! Love the sparkly holly leaves on your first one and your Yorkie image is so Sweet and you sure have colored her up Wonderfully too! Such a Sweetie! 8-)

Hope you had a Super weekend my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

jan spencer said...

love your cards but the Holly card is very elegant.

Benzi said...

That's a wonderful holly die, Carol, and the card is gorgeous. Oh, the Yorkie is just too cute. My son and dil have an adorable Yorkie. The little hearts are a great addition to this sweet card.

Angie said...

What an elegant CAS Christmas card!!!Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends!

Theresa said...

Great Christmas card. Thanks for playing with us at Speedy Fox and Friends this week.

Denise Marzec said...

Great cards! I love that adorable yorkie!

Margaret said...

Awwwww. . . what an adorable little doggie. Fabulous coloring and a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

Elise said...

I simply cannot stop "ooowwing and awwwwwwing" over these outstanding cards! You are making me want to drop EVERYTHING and go git my craft ONNNN! Love you and your FINE, fine show, my dear! Yipeeee!