Sunday, December 30, 2012

Wall Hanging

This is my last post for 2012.  It is a wall hanging using an image from Gecko Galz.  She is framed with a lacey diecut from Cheery Lynn Designs.  It is called French Flair Doilly.  This the first time I have used it and I like the way it framed my image  The background of the hanging is made with Clear Tar Gel, detress re-inker from  Tim Holtz, a stencil and acrylic paint and a napkin.  I haven't done very many wall hanging so this is still an experiment for me.
I made the wall hanging for Cheery Lynn Designs' challenge "Lace or Faux Lace".

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Snow and Snowflakes

Well, we are forcast to have snow the day after Christmas.  It isn't the same as a White Christmas, but I'll take it.  We don't get much measureable snow in Tennessee.  I just love  to watch it fall; I'm like a little kid when it comes to snow.

This card uses Sketch 1 from 2011 from Christmas Challenges with Sketches.  I used numerous snow designer papers.  Also in the layering is a die from Cheery Lynn Designs called Mexican Tile.  This diecut can be used for so many things.  I think it is perfect for a snow theme as it is like a snowflake, so lacey.   In a couple of the corners are dies from Corners F from CLD.  The theme for the CLD this week is Happy Holidays with Layering.   Highlighting the card are a couple of snowflakes from Spellbinders.   These were cut from glitter paper.  The image in the middle is a couple of stamps from Stampin' Up.  It is colored with Copic markers and the glittery snow is Stickles.
The third challenge for this card is Our Daily Bread Designs' Snow and Snowflakes challenge, the theme for my card.  I did not have any of their winter-type stamps so I used the word Blessings from their Christmas Blessings stamp. 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

ABC-Anything But a Card

Just Some Lines is having their second week of ABC-Anything But a Card Challenge.  Won't you come over and join?  There is a freebie posted also. 

For my sample I made a little gift card holder using the Just Some Lines Reindeer image.

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Little Bag of Goodies

Just Some Lines is having an ABC (Anything But a Card) challenge.  So I made a little bag of goodies  The M&Ms are in a small cellophane bag and I made a cover for it.

There is a freebie there for you to use if you wish, so drop on by.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Tiny Baby is Born

When I saw this digital at Create with TLC, I knew I had to have it. Even though the image is a square, I think it works well on a circle diecut.  I printed it directly on the cardstock.  I used the sketch found in this week's challenge at Christmas Challenges wih Sketches.
The base card is 6 x 6 and the dark designer paper is actually a print of holly and berries.  The goldish=green pattern "paper" is really a piece of walpaper that was the perfect color to blend with the beige scalloped circle.  The strip on the right needed to have a folded corner.  Therefore I cut a triangle of the dark designer paper and added it to the folded walpaper making it look like it is doouble-sided.
My "Merry Christmas" sentiment is on a matted oval.  As a final touch, I added silver ornate stickers on some of the corners and a couple of strips of silver to hold the pieces together.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Noel Challenge

This card is for Our Daily Bread Designs' word challenge of "Noel".  Here are my word ingredients.
N is for "New" as this is a new ODBD stamp.  I recently ordered it and I haven't had a chance to use it before.  O is for "Odd" as this is an odd earring being used for the center of my flower. I do not  have a match for it.    E is for "Embellishment" .  I used some sticker flourishes as an embellishment to the card.  L is for "Lace"  The entire background of the card has been covered in old lace.  The scan doesn't show it, but the card is reaally delicate looking..

 If you have a chance, join in the challenge.  But hurry as there is only a little time left ato enter this Shinning Light Challenge.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Greetings in Layers

Here is another greeting card for the Christmas season.  This one has a number of layers.  I used  two Stampin' Up images into one on ther top circle.  I was able to use a number of designer paper scraps.  The corners are enhanced with Cheery Lynn Designs corner dies.  This card uses beige and red tones instead of the traditional red and green.

I am entering this in Christmas Challenges with Sketches and Cheery Lynn Designs' "Tis the Season" challenge.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Another Christmas Greeting

I mentioned in my previous post that I was posting a series of Christmas cards for my visitors and followers.  This is the second one.

This one is being entered in Cheery Lynn Designs' challenge "Happy Holidays".  When I think of that phrase,  I immediately think of the commercial aspect of Christmas.  However, this card was created for "Happy Holidays" as we all should be happy for the real reason for the season.  And the holidays is a time of celebration.  So let's celebrate the birth of Christ.

This is a 6 x 6 card. I am beginning to enjoy making these square cards as they give you a little more space to work on.   I first embossed the background of the card with snowflakes by using an embossing folder.  Next I cut a Cheery Lynn Mexican Tile and Doilly diecut  On the circle made with a Spellbinders die I placed my Nativity image from Stampin' Up,  In the corner I decided to use black for my Cheery Lynn flourish to enhance the black in the image.  I adjusted the flourish a little to fit the area I had.  For just a touch of glitz I put a very small flower out of glitter cardstock on the flourish.  The flower  was made with one of the embellishment dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Greetings

 I am posting a series of Clhristmas Greetings cards for the season and they are for you, my followers and visitors to my blog  who have been so sweet as to leave me encouraging comments about my cards and other projects.  I hope you find one that you really like.
This card starts with a white embossed background.  On top of that I placed a doilly from Cheery Lynn Designs in red.  The white scolloped circle is a die cut from Spellbinders.  Down the left side is a strip of green glitter cardstock.  Below the dies is a faux ribbon made from striped designer paper with the red, green and white colors. 
I used a Our Daily Bread Designs greeting in the white circle.  To finish off the card, I used flowers and leaves made from Cheeery Lynn's Build-a-Flower.  Even though it doesn't really show, I added glitter to the flowers and leaves to go with the green glitter cardstock as most Christmas cards have glitter or shimmer.
I am entering this in  Our Daily Bread Designs'  ODBDSLC133 followiong a sketch and Card Crafters Circle's Challenge 52 "December Celebrations".

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mid-Challenge at Just Some Lines

I have made a card for Just Some Lines' midway Winter Wonderland challenge.  It is a card with a smaller front than the back.  The front has a lattice background that I made using a Martha Strwart punch..  The snowman spinning image was put on a mat of an ornament cut with a Spellbinders.  It laps over the over panel.   I thought the spinning image was perfect for the spinning ornament.  The image was colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is computer generatored.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winter Wonderland

It is December and the gals at Just Some Lines are thinking about Winter Wonderland,  Thus they are hosting this as their theme for the challenge the next two weeks.  You will have to drop by and use your favorite Just Some Lines digi and enter the challenge.
The card below is my inspiration for the challenge.  I hope you like.  I am also entering this in Christmas Challenges with Sketches' Challenge Sketch# 52 this week.  After following the sketch, I embellished with white glitter snowflakes made with Spellbinders dies.