Monday, November 28, 2011

November Calendar Girl Challenge card(s)

This month our dear Jeanette threw out this challenge for all of us.....

November - Because we post on the 28th, the end of the month... and most of us will be in Christmas mode, since Thanksgiving will be over... how about if we post a Christmas card for our November posting? That should be easy, since we are probably all making a Christmas card or two anyway. I also think it might be fun to post a picture of our workdesk/space with all of its creating clutter... you know, the Christmas cardmaking frenzy in all its messiness....

Well the Christmas card is a done deal...the ideas are set up and ready to cut out and finish......but the picture of the craft room....well....not so much. It truly is a mess and I didn't have time to even attempt to clean it this past week so I am going to refrain from posting one...the other thing is that I am doing cards in my craft room, and my dining room so it is all spread out...sigh....one of these days I will get my act together and get organized....(or one can hope anyway...).

 
Since I have an overabundance of Christmas stamps I am probably going to do these two cards and possibly another so I can use my stamps...This card was made with some dsp I found last year at Archivers, I loved the burgundy and  dark shapes and writing on it the minute I saw it...At one of the conventions I went to I found the Silent Night Stamp which I have stamped in bravo burgundy on white card stock and then mounted onto black. The avocado green Christmas tree is from the SU Christmas Lodge stamp set in the winter mini...the ribbon is black grosgrain trimming the gathered lace I found at JoAnns.

My next card I saw done at Archivers and it was done in blue with no background paper just the white. I decided that the white needed to be mounted on black so that I could use my pretty black glitter paper for the background for this wonderful Christmas scene stamp. I embossed the image with black embossing powder and then mounted it on the glitter paper.....I also purchased the sentiment the same day. I embossed that in black as well.

 
I know that black traditionally isn't a Christmas color but for all of you that know me....you know my love of the black and white combo as well as glitter...It appears I have "Silent Night" as my theme this year as well...(I actually just noticed that...). 

I am wishing all of you a very blessed holiday season...
Thank you for stopping by, please stop by the other calendar girls, I am sure you won't be disappointed with their Christmas card treats...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Some Odd Girl Guest Challenge Card

Today I have a card I plan on submitting to the "Some Odd Girl" guest challenge. I love these images and had fun doing this card. Of course I had to use some glitter as my MO absolutely dictates it...lol... I chose "Winter Mae" as my image for this card. I love her little snow outfit and it just seemed right to use red to color it. The fur around the hood, boots and cape were accented with glitter...to indicate fur, and I used a silver pen on the zipper of her boots to have them pop through a bit...




Doesn't she look like she is having fun? I colored the image with my copic markers and used my pan pal chalks to add a soft background. The dsp is from SU and the red glitter paper that I cut using a sizzex die is also from SU...The base of the card is Umber from Archivers (one of my favorite colors for any season) and the card itself is SU very vanilla...

I hope you like this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mystery Image challenge card....

Hi all, can you believe it.....I am back again this week...The lovely, talented Barb was our host for this swap and she had us make our cards with this ADORABLE Whipper Snapper Snowman image...I loved him the minute I saw him...I colored him and his cute little friend up almost immediately and then the images sat on my desk as life took over...sigh..anyway, I did get the cards done and they are winging their way to Barb as I type...hopefully they will be there tomorrow...

I must say I have been into the weird and wacky colors for the holidays this year...dark browns, kraft, black, white with of course the normal colors mixed in...I love this little pair and used my metallic silver pen to color the bottom anchor and blades of the skates....and of course my trusty glitter to accent the snow on his hat...I also scored some blig at Michaels for really reasonable and thought I should add some more bling to my card...lol....The layout is really simple and I actually like how it turned out...

On the inside I took an old SU snowflake punch and punched in the corner of the white paper. Then I mounted it on the umber base so the brown would show through...I was going to add a friendship saying but decided that the person who receives this card in the swap may have another purpose in mind for the card so chose to leave it off.

I hope that you like my card...stop by and see the other mystery cards...you will see some in my sidebar and some on SCS in the gallery...

Thanks Barb for the fun challenge and swap (although I have been MIA alot....)

Thanks for stopping by.....

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dueling Darlings Challenge---"Holiday Party What Not to Wear"

Here we are again...I must apologize as life has once again completely taken over...I am trying to slow down and post more but that will be a problem for awhile...sigh...BUT I did have to get my card for this months challenge posted. Our lovely hostesses were Kelly and Jeanette and they picked a wonderful theme for us to do....(my favorite show...heehee)...We were to use the "what not to wear" show as a spring board for the kit they sent to each of us...Our image is Lilah from Instyle stamps and as you can plainly see from the front of my card she really isn't too in style...yikes...



Kelly sent the chock full, fun filled, mismatched kit and boy was it fun to work with...I chose to do a Z fold swing card (first time ever and didn't turn out as well as I had hoped) Kelly sent along some green glitter paper and I couldn't wait to use it...unfortunately I used it on the wrong side so you can barely see it behind Lilah...Isn't her outfit adorable...giggle, giggle...(Stacey was appalled by the way...) I used some of the wonderful dsp to make a pleated skirt for Lilah, colored her funky hair with copics and wrapped some twine around the "dahlia" cut out and anchored a button to it for emphasis...the beautiful poinsettia is on the make over side...heehee...

This picture gives more of the effect of the fold...After looking at Lilah, Stacey and Clinton decided enough was enough and had her completely re-done...from her hair to her toes...


Lilah's hair was colored with copics and her sexy black dress and boots were colored with copics and then colored again with black spica pen so that she sparkles and shines as she sashays through the holiday party....as you can see I used as much of the wonderful dsp as I could...I'm not sure if this is exactly what you were looking for with this challenge...but I had fun re-making Lilah...

The second part of the challenge was to post a pic of ourself or someone else in a "Not to wear" outfit...although I surely have enough of them and quite honestly have worn my fair share...I was unable to find a picture...(thankfully....that means I didn't get caught....yet)...

Thank you for stopping by...I hope you liked my card...Please stop by the rest of the DDD blogs...I am certain you will not be disappointed....I can't wait to see the rest of the wonderful creations...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol