Monday, August 20, 2012

Sketches, Colors & Challenges

Here's my card for the Dynamic Duos #16 to use River Rock & Black, with a dessert option of using brads. I'm also using the Merry Monday #29 to make a Christmas card using their sketch. The cardstock base and dsp are River Rock, and I embossed the silver snowflake brad with black embossing powder and layered it with 2 cream-colored felt snowflakes. Sentiment is from SU! Swirled Christmas tree.


This was made for the SNSDC67 to use a digital image and 3D flowers. I also used the I Spy Sketches ISSC29 to design the card. The digi image is from OWH and I colored it with Copics. I used some navy card stock, along with dsp's from the MME Moments paper pad. I used 3 paper flowers and a brad for the 3D flower, adding some soft yellow gingham ribbon from my stash.



This card was made for the Sweet Stop SSS172 sketch with a spin to use die cuts or punches. I used a SNSS Cocoa's pumpkin image, and paper pieced with dsp from SU! (r). The border was done with a die from SNSS and the circle was done with SB dies. Sentiment is by SNSS and it's stamped on a more mustard piece of cardstock, adding 3 mini brads for an accent.



That's it for now, but thanks for stopping by!

Carol

22 comments:

Lesley Croghan said...

Such a classy and elegant Christmas card Carol, love that you used the DD colours. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday and Dynamic Duos!
Smiles,
Lesley

JD said...

Wow! 3 great cards! great colors on all of the cards...Nicely done!

Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Carol! There you go again been a busy Crafting Lady! 8-) Love it!! Such Wonderful creations! Love your Soft and Elegant Christmas card and Super take on the sketch for your second card! Such a Pretty image too! And I am Loving your Sweet Cocoa and his Fun paper pieced pumpkin too! Too CUTE! 8-) So glad you could join us at The Sweet Stop! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Good morning, sunshine! I see you have been quite the busy stamper! All three are gorgeous and I wish you great luck in each and every challenge.

p.s. I just told my DD it was time to get more of the felt snowflakes!

Wendy said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Carol! I found those colors from the DD#16 a tad tough to use but I think they are wonderful colors for a holiday card! Love the felt snowflakes and how you embossed the snowflake brad black and your 2 River Rock panels! So pretty & festive!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Cathymac said...

Carol, this fall time Cocoa card is beautiful! LOVE the mosaic like DP in such rich, warm colors and the paper pieced pumpkin! You know how I love black to accent the other colors...very appealing to the eyes! As always, I love to see your creations here at The Sweet Stop!

LeAnne said...

GORGEOUS Merry Monday card, Carol! Just stunning in those neutral colors!

StampTramps said...

Wow, you had a busy Monday! The snowflake card is so elegant, and how do you get such a nice, crisp stamped image on textured paper? Great job! Love the paper pieced pumpkin - so cute!

Benzi said...

Beautiful Christmas card...like the ribbon treatment. I'll say your second card is awesome and such a beautifu way to say 'thank you'. The dsp is great on the last card and that pumpkin is just too cute. Great cards!!!

jimlynn said...

Three more beauties!
Love the first one with the non traditional colors for Christmas. Very pretty.
Second one - LOVE all that gingham!
Third - great paper piecing and of course little Cocoa is adorable.
Lynn

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful cards!! I think the first one is my fav...total elegance!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Carol. Love sweet Cocoa and the paper. At first I thought you used tiny pieces of paper! The die-cut border piece looks great. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week! Also love the 3D flowers on your second card. :o)

Melissa said...

Your snowflake card is so sweet! Love the way the snowflake makes the polka dots stand out! A very nice, clean design!!! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos! :)

Kim S said...

What an amazing set of cards! I love the snowflake you created on the first card. It is lovely and is perfectly backed by the simple colors! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Vickie Z said...

Adorable set of cards! Love the black eyed Susan seed packet style! Thanks for playing at I Spy!

Sue from Oregon said...

You know what? You crank out the "bestest" creations...all so different in style and sentiment. I just made a card like your RRock on my machine...this color combo is so elegant. Your pumpkin card darling-a perfect use for the SU DP! (yes I am hoarding some of that too LOL) And you pretty flower card is so cheery! Things are slowing down this week so I have a few minutes to blog browse now FINALLY!

Makiko Jones said...

All cards are fantastic Carol!! Love the season you created for each card!
Thank you for playing along at the SNS Dig challenge!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Wow Carol, you've been busy. All three are really great. Love your coloring on your daisies and your 'mosaic-like' pumpkin. Thanks for playing along with the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, Carol! I love the elegance and that beautiful snowflake! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful Chrismas card, the snowflake is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous....that Christmas sentiment is beautiful and the color combo is so soft & soothing! Thanks for participating in the Merry Monday challenge this week!

Kim Teasdale said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the flower packet digi! Thanks for playing along with us over at iSpy Sketches!