Sunday, December 4, 2016

Snow Fun

Hello creative friends!  It is very cold here in upstate NY.  A fitting day to work on more Christmas cards!  I have a card for the YNS Sketch Challenge 53.  I had to use cute little "Waddles!", and I also used a new die from YNS, "Snowfall Panel."  It will be a holiday favorite of mine for a long time.
YNS sketch...
My card....
Paper:  HA card, Neenah and scraps
Ink:  MFT and Versafine
Stamps:  YNS, "Waddles Snow Fun"
Dies/Punches:  YNS coordinating dies and cover plate, SSS, Lawn Fawn and Martha Stewart punch
Other:  YNS, Gum Drops and Copic markers

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Merry and Bright

I have a card today for the YNS Color Challenge #53.  I am also working on a card for the YNS Sketch Challenge too.  I plan to post it later.  Here is their color inspiration.  Just beautiful!

And here is my card...

I didn't use the pale green and the card base is a pale grey.  So I think using 4 of the 5 colors works.  

Paper:  Inchie Arts and scraps
Ink:  Versafine
Stamps:  YNS Waddles Snow Fun for the sentiment
Dies:  YNS

Saturday, November 19, 2016

'Tis the Season to be Merry

Hello friends!  It is a gorgeous and unusually warm day here in the Hudson Valley.  I am going to the city to celebrate Thanksgiving with my daughter next week, and of course the forecast is for colder weather and possible rain or snow.  I can't catch a break.  I am taking the bus and hopefully it will not be too bad.  I am making cards and playing Christmas music, and getting in the mood for sure.

I have a card today for the current SSS Flickr Challenge #58.  It is all about coloring, and I love to color.  I had to use  my new SSS set, Christmas Toys.  This set has so many adorable images, but this time I controlled my urge to use them all at once.  With images this small, I usually use Prismacolor pencils but I wanted brighter color so I went with Copics. The back ground is a new stamp from SSS, Gingham.  A new favorite of mine!

Paper: Kraft cad from HA, Neenah and Bazzill
Ink:  MFT, SSS and Versafine
Stamps:  SSS, Christmas Toys
Dies:   SSS Christmas Toys coordinating dies, SSS borders and stitched tag
Other:  Lawn Fawn twine and clothespin from Michaels  

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Merry Christmas

Hello creative friends.  I have another card for the Hero Arts Holiday Card Making Challenge.  The background was created with two distress inks and then spritzed with Heidi Swapp white color shine. Next I added the HA Stars Pattern Stencil using mother of pearl Modeler Creme.  I like the wintery result.
Paper:  Neenah
Ink:  Tim Holtz distress ink, Versafine, Mama Elephant, SSS and Delicata Gold Glitz
Stamps:  Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree
Dies:  HA coordinating dies and SSS
Other:  Viva Modellier Creme

Sunday, November 6, 2016


Happy Sunday creative friends.  I have a card for the current Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge.  I used a mix of old and new stamps, and some of my all time HA favorites.  I covered the cloud oval with vellum to make it seem further away.  The layering cardinal is one of my new favorites.
Paper:  HA card, PTI, scraps and vellum
Ink:  Mama Elephant, Versamark, Versafine and SSS
Stamps:  HA Clouds, Designer Woodgrain, and Layering Cardinal
Dies:  HA coordinating dies, Impression Obsession, Nestabilities and SSS
Other:  Lawn Fawn cord and gold embossing powder

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Holiday Tweets

Hello friends.  I have another Christmas card to share today.  I am so behind in making holiday cards.   I need to get busy.  My card is for the YNS Sketch Challenge #50.  I think I need to use any challenge I enter for making holiday cards.
The sketch....

My card....

I used these adorable Word Critters, Winter Birds.  The patterned paper was in my stash and I have no idea what company it is from.  I think I am in love with these Nuvo Crystal Drops.  Perfect for snow.  

Paper:  HA card, Neenah and scraps
Ink:  Versafine and MFT
Stamps:  YNS
Dies:  YNS coordinating dies, MFT and SSS
Other:  Prismacolor pencils and NUVO Crystal Drops

Sunday, October 23, 2016

ODBD October Challenge

Two posts in one day!  Unheard of for me.  I am trying to catch up on making Christmas cards.  I am so far behind, and it will be here before you know it!  My card is for the October ODBD Challenge.  Their theme this month is a color challenge.  I used three of the colors and white. The snow was created with a white Prismacolor pencil and an SSS stencil.  I used an old stencil to create a swish with pencil, and added a few dimensional snowflakes with Nuvo Crystal Drops.  I also added a spritz of Heidi Swapp Color Shine over the entire card.   It is a simple card, but I like the way it turned out.

Paper:  HA card and scraps
Ink:  Versafine and Versamark
Stamps:  ODBD
Dies:  SSS
Other:  Prismacolor pencil, white embossing powder and Color Shine