Friday, December 28, 2012

Emboss Resist

The challenge today was twofold, and involved using a technique I don't often do.  I love the look of emboss resist, but it always makes a mess.

I cased a card of Wanda Cullen's (cullenwr) from SCS, as we were asked to find someone whose birthday was close to our own. Ours are two days apart.

Wanda makes beautiful cards, and I kept her layout, changing only the colors and ef.

Christmas is behind us, New Year's ahead.  The days sure fly by.  Hope you are looking forward to the New Year.  I'm pretty good at remembering the new number for the month of January, but after that I really slip up!

Have a great day, all!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sparkle Background

Back to Winter.  the card, not the weather (yet).  the challenge was to make a card with sparkle, and this is sure it.  I must tell you that the brad in the middle of the flake is white and sparkly.  It was very hard to take the photo today.

My sweet Son-in-law is coming today to pick up all the gifts my DD had delivered here.  YAY!  I get my sunporch back!  He's bringinig two gift cards my DD picked up for me, so that finishes up the shopping for this year.  DOUBLE YAY!

We are having a very low-key Christmas.  I've done none of my Swedish baking or cooking.  My hands are just not up to the task (and confidentially I had no enthusiasm to do it), so it will be regular food.  Some will care, but food is food, and we are all good eaters.

Have a safe and happy holiday.  Much love to you all from our house.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's Spring!

I know it's not Spring, but I am tired of the same old colors.  Also, today is full of sunshine, and it doesn't look like December at all.

This card is for the Sketch Challenge at SCS.  I altered it a bit to accommodate the chevrons...they were supposed to be a strip.

I added some clouds in the bg, and used my brand new nestie labels (and also the new chevrons).  What fun to have new stuff.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CHF16 - Winter

This week I am your Cornish Heritage Farms Challenge hostess.  The theme is Winter.

I used Thomas Kinkade's "Graceland Christmas" (TK - 124T) from CHF.

The image is inked in nave on blue papre, backed with navy.  There's a snowflake with the sentiment on the white ribbon.

Please join us adding your card HERE, and maybe you will win some fabulous stamps!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!  Today I am basking in the beautiful sunshine, although the temperature will not go above 35 degrees today.  Snow tomorrow.  Enjoy what you have today......the moral of the story.

Mom and I made this floral card this morning for the Inspiration Challenge at SCS.  It was quick and easy (we like that!), and will work for just about anything we want to send a card for. (This is my 2nd preposition ending sentence of the morning.  Please don't tell my English teacher son!)

Here's hoping that, in the light of the news from CT, you will find time to hug your children. Love to you all.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

CCEE1250 Santa......

Welcome back to the CCEE Challenge!  This is our last for 2012.  Wow.  Where did the time go?

Our hostess Frances challenged us to make something using Santa, as the theme is "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".

My card uses a Rubbernecker (209-07 Winter Holiday #4 - Santa) image, and I just LOVE his sweet face.

Please join us, linking your card HERE.  Have a wonderful Holiday, and come see us in the New Year!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

An Extra

I made a card yesterday, and was so busy I didn't have time to post.  It was made for the Inspiration Challenge, and I was really pleased with the way it came out.  Feels good to be done with Christmas cards!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

CCEE1249 Favorite New Die

Welcome back to another CCEE Challenge.  This week, Cindy Haffner told us she wanted to see our Favorite New Die.

I had to use the new bird and birdhouse I got from Quikutz.  I think it's just adorable..especially with my old fave, the fence punch, and the Quikutz branch.

The sentiment is only one line from a Rubbernecker sentiment (508 - garden Phrase Set).  I just love that their images are so great, and the sayings are so multi-purpose!

Be sure to join us, and link your card HERE.  We'll see you again next Thursday!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CHF15 - Christmas Box or Bag

Our hostess this week is Frances, who challenged the Cornish Heritage Farms DT to make a Christmas Box or Bag.

I made my box out of Heidi Grace double sided designer paper.  The first picture shows that it REALLY is a box, and the second shows better the view from the top.

The cardinal image is, of course, from CHF (Cardinal 300M- Digi), and it's painted with watercolors.  It's done with a technique called "out of the box", and mounted on a circle atop the box. 

I added some punched greens and flowers, and rolled a rose.  There is a big pearl in the rose, and liquid pearls in the small flowers.

Please join us this week, linking your card HERE, and maybe you will win some imiages!!

See you in two weeks with another challenge!