Sunday, December 10, 2017

Holiday Cards

Welcome to my Sunday evening wrap up.  I've been working on holiday cards this weekend.

First up is a card inspired by the photo at Retro Rubber #77 and I am using Dashing stamps that are 1 year old by Avery Elle.  The card is paper pieced using Lawn Fawn papers.

I am also entering this card at AAA #105 and Addicted to CAS #123 who both have Sparkle as the challenge this week.  It is a little hard to see in the photo, but the star atop the tree is coated with WOS and the ornaments are gold glitter.

My next card uses the colors at Color Throwdown #472 and is also for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Gift It.

I got some new snowflake dies, and made 3 cards playing around with those dies and some new sentiment dies.

I was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #250 for my first card.  I die cut the snowflakes, and then inlaid them back into the card.  I do not recommend this technique for such an intricate die, as it was kind of a pain, although I do like how it came out.

Next up is a card using the same sketch, but embossing the snowflake into the card front.  Much easier, but a more subtle affect.

Here is a close up of the embossing...

I am entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #271: Anything Goes and CAS on Friday #122: Christmas.

I used the larger snowflake die to create a white on white texture for my last card, which I am entering at Simon Says Monday Icy Inspiration Challenge.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Happy Chanukah

Chanukah is almost upon us, and I needed 6 Chanukah cards.  I decided to challenge myself to make them all with CAS-ual Friday's 8 Happy Nights stamp set.  And, happy coincidence, the challenge at CFC 188 is Winter Blues, a perfect choice for Chanukah cards. 

I made this card by stamping the dreidel in Delicata Silver onto 3 different shades of blue paper, fussy cutting the dreidels and hanging them from a line, creating a festive Chanukah banner.

I used 2 of the little stars in the stamp set to create flames for the candles on the menorah, stamped on a die cut rectangle and framed in blue with PTI Infinity Frames.

I stamped and white heat embossed the words to the dreidel song along the left edge of the card, and created a stamped background with tumbling dreidels stamped in various Altenew blue inks.  The sentiment is also white heat embossed.

This next card was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #249.  I challenged myself to use the tiny little row of dreidels and repeatedly stamped it at the bottom of the card.  I fussy cut 2 dreidels that were white heat embossed and then added texture to the card front.

For my next card, I clear embossed my stamp, and then sponged over the stamped area, adding some sequins and also distress inking the edges.

And, last up is that fun word menorah again.

Cards done...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CASology Week #278: Stormy

Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is

I broke out my embossing past and favorite sled and created a snow storm along with the perfect hill for sledding.  I haven't always lived in San Diego, and when I was growing up in New York, I had the best sledding hill right in my back yard.  Snow day, anyone?  This card brings me back a little--shivering as I think about it.

Now it's your turn.  How does STORMY  inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.

Joyce (that's me)

Our Guest Designer is Anita B.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Leaping Reindeer

Please do not tell me to stop it already with the leaping reindeer.  I'm sorry, but I just can't stop.  Here, I've got those reindeer leaping over some mountains.  I think these are the Sierras, and these reindeer are headed to Tahoe for some skiing.

I am entering this card at AAA Cards #104: Christmas and CAS on Friday #122: Christmas.

I am entering this next card at PTI Make it Monday #305: Love of Layers and Muse Christmas Vision 90: Any holiday card.

Last up today is another reindeer.  I am entering this card at Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Time Out #97...Reminder...Thanks Ever So Much

There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is inspired by words.

I stamped the butterfly from PTI Ever So Much and then water colored it.  I stamped the sentiment on vellum and stuck it dead center on my card.

Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Izzy, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  STAMPlorations is our sponsor for this challenge.  Details for the prize are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.

This challenge will run another week.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Guest Designer...Color Throwdown #471...Big Wish

Hello.  I am so happy to be a Guest Designer this week at Color Throwdown.  I was very lucky to get these beautiful colors to create with.

I cut some leaves from PTI Turning a New Leaf out of grey card stock and swiped them with Delicata Gold ink.  My card base is white and sentiment is black.  That is how I used these colors.

I hope you will play along with me and the team from Color Throwdown this week.

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CASology Week #277: Round...Celebrate the Season

Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is ROUND.

I remembered I had these Scene It dies from PTI that were meant to be used to create a circle, so I decided to make a holiday card with a round focal point.

Now it's your turn.  How does ROUND inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.

Joyce (that's me)

We are sponsored this week by  Kitty Bee Designs.

Our Guest Designer is Darnell.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

PTI November 2017 Blog Hop

I'm playing along at the PTI November Blog Hop, where my card is inspired by this photo.

Lots to look at on this beautiful Thanksgiving table, but you know what immediately caught my eye....the wine, of course.

I am also linking up at Retro Rubber #76: Anything Goes (my stamps are from 2014), Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Food or Drink, and Addicted to Stamps and More #269: Clean and Simple.

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