Noel Tweetings

Hi everyone.  I can’t believe it’s December 1st already!  The crazy busy season has started. So I’m just sneaking in a CAS Christmas card.

 

 

Stamped the bird image with Memento black ink on a scrap of X-Press It paper.  Coloured it with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.

 

 

Die cut the branch (retired Memory Box – thanks Nancy 😉) from brown cardstock.  Die cut Noel twice from white scraps.  Ombré coloured Noel with Copics and added clear glitter.

 

 

Adhered all the pieces onto a white stitched rectangle from my stash.  Placed a snow stencil over the whole panel and applied white embossing paste.  Once the paste dried, mounted the panel with foam adhesives onto a white top folding card base to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Happy holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to:
Winnie & WalterNovember Color Combo challenge with Heather H.
CASE this SketchCTS#249
AAA Cards#104 Christmas
CAS Mix UpDecember Anything Goes (stamping+diecutting+Ombre+stencilling+embossing paste+glitter)
Uniko#44 Christmas
Watercooler WednesdayWWC147  Charlotte’s Anything Goes
CAS-ual FridaysCFC188 Winter Blues
CAS on Friday#122 Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #356

Hello there.  Today starts a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  The recipe this week is Let It Shine. Simply add something shiny, shimmery, sparkly, or anything else you can think of to your cards.  Our sponsor this month is Dies to Die For.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHINY ORNAMENT

 

I was over at Loll’s for a crafty play date and we were re-creating her beautiful ornament shaker card.  I ran out of time, but die cut the necessary pieces to take home.  Instead of a shaker, I simply backed it with an acrylic block stamped piece I had left over.  A frame was dry embossed with a scallop die to give it texture. The sentiment was heat embossed with VersaMark, Sapphire dye ink and clear glitter embossing powder.  Mounted the panel on a white top folding card base with foam adhesives and added a silver bow  to finish.

 

Heading over to:
Addicted to Stamps and More#269 Clean & Simple
Uniko#44 Christmas
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 CAS Challenge Christmas
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Tag

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHINY BALLOONS

 

I needed two birthday cards for two Susans (my teamie Susan had her birthday last Saturday and my other friend Susan’s birthday is today — happy birthday Susan!).  I didn’t want to show favouritism, so I created the same card. 😂  All stamping was done with Memento black ink.  The images were coloured with Copics.  The hooray was die cut from black and silver glitter paper and offset for a shadow effect.  Clear glaze was added to the balloons for dimensions and more shine to finish.

 

Linking this one to:
AAA Cards#103 Celebrate
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday optional topping Monochromatic

 

 

 

My team have made some fabulous cards to inspire you, and you can check them out HERE. Hope you will join us this week.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls #421

 

Hello there.  I’m back with my final post as the November 2017 guest designer for Just Us Girls (JUGS) challenge.  It’s been an honour and these challenges were so much fun.  For photo week, it’s a Christmas theme.

 

 

I was inspired by the tree and the turquoise / red colours.  Here’s my card.

 

 

Stamped the tree on Neenah cardstock with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics.  Stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Masked the tree and hand cut a couple of hill masks then sponged Tempting Turquoise ink to create a wintery scene.  Wiped off excess ink with a tissue.

 

 

Next, it was spritz whith water and dabbed with a paper towel to for a snowy effect.  Quickly dried with a heat tool and added snowflakes with a white gel pen for a more complete winter scene.  Can’t have a Christmas card without some sparkle, so added clear shimmer to the snowy banks.

 

 

Mounted the panel to a white top folding card base. Added clear Crystal Glaze to the ornaments for dimension, and finished by shading the right side of the sentiment with a gray pencil to make it stand out more.

 

 

So that was actually the second version to more closely align with the photo inspiration.  My first version (below) included a bear and of course, there’s no bear in the photo 😂.  I like both versions, but I think the bear just makes it cuter, don’t you think?

 

 

Thank you JUGS team for having me this month.  Be sure to check out their beautiful creations on the JUGS blog HERE.  There are lots of elements in the photo to be inspired by.  Hope you will join us this week.  Love to see what inspired you.  Thank you for stopping by.  Happy holiday crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

Playing over at:
Naughty or Nice#45 Wintery Scene
Mod SquadBuild a Scene
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes 4 Kids
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Tag
Uniko#44 Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #355

Hello there.  We are back to our regular weekly scheduled challenges at Less is More (LIM).  It’s my teammate Susan‘s birthday today — happy birthday Susan! — and for this week, we are CASEing her card.  Our generous sponsor this month is Dies to Die For.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Susan’s card to CASE.

 

 

And this is my card.

 

I was inspired by the elf, stocking, layout and colours.  I have two elf sets, and since Susan used one, I used the other one to create a little fireplace mantel scene.  A scallop rectangle was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  The elf was stamped first with black Memento ink, then masked.  A reverse circle mask was placed around the elf before the stockings were stamped. The stockings were masked, and Ink blending with distress inks was used to add colour around the images within the circle.  The brick was done with a stencil.  Masks were removed and the images were coloured with Copics.  The sentiment was black heat embossed and the scallop panel was mounted with foam adhesives to a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer on the reds finished off the card.

 

Playing over at:
Addicted to Stamps and More – #268 Holiday
Happy Little Stampers – November 2017 CAS Challenge Christmas
Happy Little Stampers – November 2017 Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Tag
Naughty or Nice – #45 Wintery Scene

 

 

 

 

And that does it for me.  Susan’s card is adorable and you can find more fabulous inspirations from my team HERE.  Can’t wait to see your CASEs.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls #420

 

Hi everyone.  I’m back for my third post this month as guest designer for Just Us Girls (JUGS) challenge.  This week is a colour challenge and the colours are turquoise, brown and gold.

 

 

I thought these colours would make a great Christmas card, so here’s my card.

 

 

An A2 piece of Soft Suede cardstock was embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  The bear was stamped with black Memento ink on a scrap of X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating die.  Took a circle diecut from my stash and sponged Tempting Turquoise on the upper part.

 

 

The sentiment was die cut from Soft Suede cardstock and a piece of gold gilding flakes I had from a crafty playdate at Loll’s back in September.  It was my first experience with gilding flakes, and although it’s beautiful, it sure is messy.

 

 

All pieces were mounted onto a white top folding card base and snow was added on the circle image with a white gel pen to finish.

This is such a cool colour combo, so I really hope you will join us this week.  For more inspirations, make sure to head over to the JUGS blog post HERE and check out the wonderful creations by the design team.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking this one to:
STAMPlorationsNovember 2017 Anything CAS optional color twist Brown
STAMPlorationsNever-ending Anything Goes STAMPlorations  (diecut sentiment)
Addicted to Stamps and More#268 Holiday
Dragonfly Dreams Winter
Pixie’s Snippets PlaygroundWeeks 307 & 308 (use snippets)
SSS Wednesday ChallengeFurry Friends