Sunday, September 19, 2010

TWO Challenge cards

I know, it's been forever since I've posted.  I have a good excuse though, I've been riding in the Badlands with my daughter the past 2 weekends.  It was so much fun.  So this weekend I stole a few minutes in my stamp room between loads of laundry, grocery shopping, watching football and cooking.  Oh and IT SNOWED here on Friday so I guess it made me think of Christmas. 

This is for the Crazy for you Challenge which was a sketch and the card is my interpretation.  I used a Snowman stamp from Whiff of Joy, some crocheted lace, DP paper from an old Christmas pad I got at Hobby Lobby.  I stamped the image in Black Memento, colored a little with Copics and then used some Rock Candy stickles on parts.  The little tree is a coffee shop sipper cover I saved.  They sure have some cute ones at times.  The snowflakes are from Hobby Lobby mini-ornaments and a snowflake garland.  Sorry the colors are off, I should have taken the picture earlier when it wasn't so dark.  

I also combined the Our Creative Corner sketch along with the Just Us Girls (JUGS) color challenge of Green, Red, Black and neutral Below

Again, sorry for the bad colors.  I embossed the wreath from Lindy's Stamp Gang in gold detail powder on Water color paper and colored with Twinkling H2O's.  Cut it out with the round nestie and layered it on the Blossom in green.  Again the DP is from the old Hobby Lobby pad.  The white card base is 'cuttlebugged' (is that a word)  with an old ornament Christmas folder.  The greeting is stamped in black on a piece of label nestie sponged with green Distress ink stuck under the 2nd layer.  I put a row of 3 pearls on that layer too.  Then the last step is the organdy green ribbon.

TWO Christmas cards down....a few more to go.  LOL

Stop back tomorrow, I actually have some more cards to share!  Fall this time though.  I love making fall cards...perhaps I should send them out instead of Christmas cards.....what do you think?


Andrea M said...

Both cards are absolutely lovely but I love the wreath card! I love how the wreath is embossed in gold and colored! The sheer green ribbon is soooo pretty :) Great job! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week! We appreciate your support :)

Stampin' Pam said...

Fabulous cards - the snowman is adorable and the wreath is stunning. Can I come ride horses with you??! Miss that a lot. Been to the badlands and it's just an amazing part of our country. nothing else like it. Thanks for coloring with JUGS this week - we appreciate your support and participation.

Kathryn B said...

They are both beautiful! I love the embossing on the wreath and the coloring is amazing! The design paper behind the image gives your card such a soft look along with the fab bow! Great job with the color challenge!

Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Wendy J. said...

Lovely cards, Betty! I haven't even thought of Christmas cards yet...I need to get started! Great job on the sketch challenge. Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner!