Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mo's Challenge #57

Hi all, just checking in quick and posting my card for Mo's Challenge #57. The Challenge was to use vellum or acetate. I chose acetate. I have had my granddaugther this week and she was thrilled to be able to help me with this. (Mostly in chosing and placing the embellishments...lol, although she thought she might like to color it too...)  I chose the Christmas Holly Fairy as my image. I tried my hand at the snowglobe card using the instructions from the SCS resource page. I stamped a scenery image from inkadinkadoo on the white part of the globe, colored it with soft colors, glittered it with stickles and let it dry, I then took my copic colored, cut out Holly fairy image and mounted her over the scenic background using mounting tape. I used acetate for the outside of the globe and stamped little snowflakes on the acetate (although it is hard to see this). The base of the globe is SU deck the halls dsp(which I think is so pretty),  mounted on white.I then took a piece of braided pearl ribbon from JoAnns and wove a gold and burgandy ribbon through this. At the top I have used stickles to mimic the snow and attached a bow with a tiny jingle bell in the center. I hope you like my card. Thanks for stopping by.....
Hugs,
Carol

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dueling Darling Card #4















Well here we are again...it's the 15th of the month and once again time to check out the dueling darlings...This month the Diva's received a kit from our very own Barb. This kit was plumb full of wonderful items, we received 4 Horn of Plenty Whipper Snapper images, 3 sentiments, 4 sheets of yummy Basic Grey Indian summer dsp, 4 pieces of ribbon and 1 piece of yummy variegated orange fiber, 5 felt leaves, orange gems, colored buttons, and colored brads... This month I chose the raised frame card to use for my kit (bottom pic) it is hard to see from the picture but the red and brown dsp is raised up with mounting foam. I absolutely fell in love with the red and brown dsp. The minute I opened my kit I just knew I would be using those 2 sheets for sure. I added my own dark umber card stock as the base but everything else was from my kit. As you can see I used 4 of the felt flowers to grace the edges of the frame accented by the dark brown see through buttons. I used some of the variegated fiber to weave through the button holes to give the button a little extra pizzaz...The image was colored with copic markers and then gone over with my spica glitter pens...(I love me my glitter...lol). I used pan pal pastels to color the background of the image (still learning how to play with them as you can see.) On the inside of my card, I used some of the left over red and brown dsp to mount my sentiment. I used the brown brads in the corners to tack down the beautiful fiber that I strung around the sentiment. I really like how this turned out. I still have a lot of my kit left to play with at a later date(the top picture shows how much I have left)...Thanks Barb....Oh....and the second to last thing I will be doing right now....is to let you know what I am thankful for this wonderful season....that would be "my friends", I truly think I would be lost without them. It has been a trying year and my friends have been right by my side...thank you all...







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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mo's Challenge #56



Hi all, it has been awhile since my last post...have been busy, busy, busy around here. I made my granddaughters Halloween costume, a 6x6 baptism/confirmation scrapbook (along with pictures...my first ever full scrapbook...teehee) and had a couple of stamping get togethers between...it has been a bit crazy. I have to say though, that it has been fun. Ok, back to business...this week Mo's challenge is pockets..(I do try to do her challenges as often as possible), I haven't made a lot of pocket cards so I had to go to the resources at SCS to check a few out. I have made a pocket card similar to this but it was a long, long time ago so was grateful for the instructions. I chose Bismarck as my image. I think he is so cute and have a friend who loves dogs, so will probably give this card to her for Christmas. The first inside tag has a PB saying: "to wish you the joy, hope, and wonder of christmas" stamped on it and the second tag is stamped with "merry, merry, merry christmas to you" from the dollar bin by Kolette Hall. One of my dear friends gave me a bunch of small doiles she had from her candy making supplies and I used pan pal chalks to color the doiley that Bismarck is mounted on.


Thanks for stopping by and taking a look...I'm wishing you all a wonderful upcoming week.