Showing posts with label Jingle Belles Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jingle Belles Challenge. Show all posts

Friday, September 7, 2018

All is Calm

I have a really CAS card to share today - one I used a beautiful new stamp on!
You kind of have to look twice to see that it's a bunny wapped in the arms of a fox.  I saw a card somewhere using this beautiful stamp "You Give Me Warmth".  I wrote down the company and looked it up.  It is from Lesia Zgharda Stamps in the Ukraine and she has some beautiful stamps!  The prices and postage are quite reasonable too, it just takes a couple more weeks to arrive than when ordering closer to home! 

I stamped both the image and sentiment in Honey Nut Ink and layered it on a slightly larger panel of Honey Nut cardstock.

I used the Sketch from AAA cards this month for my design:

Also linking to:
Jingle Belles - Peace on Earth
my image evokes peace - the fox laying with the rabbit

 Another card for the Christmas box!

Stamps:You Give Me Warmth - Lesia Zgharda Stamps, Silent Night - PTI
Paper:  White, Honey Nut - PTI
Ink: Honey Nut - PTI

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Gingerbread Snowflake Package

It's really time to get the final Christmas cards done so I'm not stressed doing all the other preparations for the wonderful family holidays coming up!  To that end -  I have a sweet little Christmas card to share.  
I made the bow with the small bow die from Lil Inker Designs.  The greenery was cut with Holiday Greens die from Alterations. I wrapped Stone twine around the 'package' and looped it through the snowflake cookie.
I die cut the snowflake out of kraft card and then sponged it with Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom ink to make it look like a gingerbread cookie tag on this lovely 'present'. 
My card design was inspired by today's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  The inspiration was Angela's Christmas Pinterest board - and this was what caught my eye:
 So how did I do??
 My background is a piece of digi paper from Stamplorations called Splash of Grunge. (no longer available)
I'm also linking my card to Jingle Belles Challenge - Holiday Foods and Drinks 
(gingerbread cookie)
Stamps: Crazy Talk - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Kraft, Stone - PTI, green - Distress Cordinations, Splotchy Grunge Digi DP - Stamplorations
Paper Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Dies - Create a Snowflake/Nestabilities, Holiday Greens/Alteratioins, Bow Die Small/Lil Inker Designs, foam dots, stone twine - the Twinery, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Make Art for Christmas

I have another Christmas Card to share today - using lots of Wendy Vecchi products.
Here are a few photos of how I made my background panel using a technique Wendy taught at a class I took with her about a year ago.  I put some drops of WV Archival Cornflower Blue and Tiger Lily reinkers along with a splash of Rubbing Alcohol onto my craft mat.  I swirled them together with a pallet knife.
Then I dragged the Ranger Specialty paper panel through the mix - letting it drip down the panel - adding more Rubbing Alcohol until I got the look I wanted.  I made all these pieces using my little puddle!
I stamped the frame from Holiday Art and the lace stamp from Beauty of Art onto the panel with WV Archival Watering Can Ink.  I stamped Ornate Dots Background in Tree Branch.  I used WV Black Embossing Paste with the Merry Christmas stencil from SASI For the Holidays.
I stamped the tree from Holiday Art in Fern Green and Script Background stamp in Watering Can onto a piece of Newsprint that I had adhered to a sheet of Clearly for Art Modeling Film.  I fussy cut the tree and hit it with my heat tool so it would bend a little (the Clearly for Art will soften when heated).  I made the stars by embossing a piece of white card stock with WV Tree Branch Embossing powder and cutting them with the star die from  Tim Holtz Thinlit Shape Strips.
I embossed the Mat Minis Flower Pot with WV Red Geranium embossing powder and adhered it and the tree to the panel with foam dots.
I'm linking my card to:
Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Challenge  -  New Product Inspiration from Wendy's blog
here is what inspired my card
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Festive Tree or greenery
Jingle Belles - Shopping our Jingly Stash
use at least one supply that is a year old
The re-inkers, Ornate Dots background and lace stamp I used on my background are more than a year old.
(same as Jingle Belles above!)

Stamps:  Holiday Art, Script Background, Ornate Dots Background, Stamp It Stencil It For the Holidays - Wendy Vecchi Stampers Anonymous.
Paper:  Ranger Specialty Paper, Newsprint Paper - Wendy Vecchi Stampers Anonymous, Art Parts Clearly for Art - Stampers Anonymous.
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Re-inkers Tiger Lily and Cornflower Blue, Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Tree Branch, Fern Green, Watering Can, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste, Thinlit Shape Strips - Tim Holtz, foam dots, Rubbing Alcohol, Craft Mat, Heat Tool, Mat Minis Flower Pots.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Peace on Earth

Here I am with another Christmas Card to share -  I only need about 40 Christmas cards in December and I'm pretty close to having that many made already!   I punched several different sized circles out of  red and lime green glitter card stock from Michaels.  I die cut the deer from Starry Christmas by MFT out of Brushed Silver Cardstock from SU and then white embossed it using the coordinating deer stamp from the Starry Christmas stamp set by MFT. The Peace on Earth is from the same stamp set.  I layered them all onto a panel I die cut with my Stitched Mat Rectangle from Lil' Inker Designs.
Here's a close up of the deer showing the silver with white embossing a little better.
I'm linking my Christmas card to 3 challenges:
Festive Friday -  I was inspired by the red ball ornaments on the tray, the green tree and the prancing silver reindeer on the tree.
Jingle Belles -  Theme Peace -  the deer flying through the galaxy evokes a feeling of Peace for me on this card!

Stamps:  Starry Christmas - My Favorite Things
Paper:  White - PTI, Glitter Card Stock -Michaels, Brushed Silver - Stampin'Up
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Versamark
Accessories:  foam tape, white embossing powder, heat tool, circle punches - EK Success, reindeer die - Starry Christmas set - My Favorite Things, Stitched Mat Rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Monochromatic Muse Sketch

I've just finished a card for 3 lovely challenges:

Jingle Belles - Use only neutral colors

CAS(E) this sketch
 and a new challenge I just found  - Muse Challenge
where we are to be inspired by this card:
And here are the three challenges all rolled up into my one card!   I used tans for my neutrals - Vintage Cream Cardstock with Frayed Burlap and Old Paper Distress for inks.  I made my background with an Aspen Tree Stencil that I sponged with the Old Paper Ink.  The window die is the Small Madison Window that I popped up over the background with foam dots and I punched the sentiment with the Modern Label punch by SU.
 The Muse challenge ends tomorrow so I'm going to hurry up and post this so I can link it up  - don't want to miss it like my project on yesterday's post!!

ETA:   I'm also entering this into the Little Red Wagon challenge I just found - to use a window!

Thanks so much for stopping by -  have a great weekend everyone!!

Stamps:  Merry Christmas from Nordic Winter - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Old Paper and Frayed Burlap
Accessories:  Small Madison Window Die - Poppy Stamps, foam dots, Aspen Tree Stencil - The Crafters Workshop, modern label punch - SU

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sticky and Sweet

Today I have a bunch of Christmas cards I made for the latest Jingle Belles challenge -  Stick-y Sweet - to create a holiday card with at least one sticker.

Well ........  I made them over the weekend -  but had a busy beginning of the week and didn't get them posted in time to enter the challenge! Somehow I was thinking I had plenty of time but the deadline was yesterday! - whoops!  So...... anyway...... here they are!
 For the sticker requirement I used these fun layered paper stickers from K & Company that I actually won from the Jingle Belle ladies last January in a big package of goodies seen below.  (See the package of stickers in the middle left?)
So - first I stamped a flourish from Waltzingmouse on my card base - then I placed the sticker over the flourish - placing each one a little differently to please my eye.  The stickers come with a large version and a small version -  here are the ornaments:
and here are the bows with holly
the poinsettia sticker came in only one size but I still made two cards to make an even 6 cards for my stash!
So - I made some pretty little cards (4 1/4" x 4 1/4")  using a simple flourish stamp, a sticker and a sentiment!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Flourishes-Scallops and Dots, Sentiment from  Nutcracker Sweet
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Memento Cottage Ivy, Ranger Distress Festive Berries
Accessories:  Layered Accents Visions of Christmas - K & Company

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

H20 for Christmas

So the newest Jingle Belles challenge is Ho Ho H20 -  use a water related image.   I looked in my Christmas stamp drawer and found this cutie hedgehog from Penny Black  -  happily skating across the pond to deliver his little package!

I made the background with acrylic paint and bubble wrap.  I spread some paint on my non-stick mat then pressed a piece of the bubble wrap into the paint - then pressed the bubble wrap onto a white card stock panel.   I embossed the image in black and then colored him with Copics.

Stamps: Penny Black - Christmas Critters
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: bubble wrap, acrylic paint - Martha Stewart, Copics N2, W2, R20, E00, R29

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Scandinavian Christmas

Well, yes, I have a Christmas card to share today (!)  I'm participating in several year long Christmas challenges so I'll have plenty of cards when December rolls around.  And so that also means - you will be seeing a few Christmas cards on my blog each month!
This card was inspired by the inspiration picture over at this weeks Jingle Belles Challenge -  a box of lovely Scandinavian Christmas Ornaments.  I was inspired by the heart shapes, the red and white, the silver in the metallic heart and the Scandinavian or Nordic designs!
and my sketch is from the Waltzingmouse Christmas Challenge for January held in the Playroom of the WMS Forum.  Here's the sketch:

For my card I used, appropriately enough, stamps from the Nordic Winter set by Waltzingmouse.  I stamped the background stamp on a white panel, cut it with a Nestability heart die and sponged the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I made the banner with Brushed Silver card stock from SU and a Ribbon Banner die from Spellbinders.  The smaller heart is a Marvy Uchida punch and the Good Jul is also from the Nordic Winter set. (it looks like this set is out of stock at the moment - you can also check out Claire's Nordic Spring)

And there you go -  a fairly clean and simple Christmas card.  I didn't layer anything up with foam dots to keep it flat for easy mailing that wouldn't require extra postage!

Kent and I will be couch potatoes Sunday afternoon and evening -  watching the two football games.  We live in Patriot's country so we're excited that they will be playing in one of the games!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps:  Nordic Winter - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy - PTI, Brushed Silver - Stampin'Up
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories:  Heart Nestabilities, ribbon banner Spellbinders, heart punch - Marvy Uchida

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Is it Still Christmas????

Yeah -  didn't we just finish with Christmas??  What's a Christmas card doing here on my new post????
WELL -  I've decided to join in on a couple of Christmas challenges so I'll have all my cards made by the time Christmas rolls around again this year!

My creative stamping friend, Stephanie and her friend Lauren, run a fun blog called Jingle Belles - a monthly Christmas Card challenge blog - and the January Challenge is to use some new stuff.  I used some new inks - Memento Espresso Truffle and Grape Jelly.  The dark paper and berries on the wreath on my card are really a dark purple - I think my camera made them look more navy than purple  :(  

And I'm also joining in with the Monthly Christmas Challenges on Split Coast.  The January challenge is to use non-traditional colors -  I think Purple and Espresso fit that bill!!  I'm going to make 4 cards each month with this challenge. So I'll have more than enough to send out come December!
I bought this Papertrey Stamp set, Wreath for All Seasons,  quite some time ago - and never got it inky so I was glad to get the opportunity to get it out and use it.  They stamp beautifully!

Three goals I have for Christmas cards are to make them CAS and flat -  so I can make multiples easily and don't need extra postage, and, of course, they also need to look very impressive!!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Wreath for All Seasons
Paper: Vintage Cfream, Royal Velvet - PTI
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Grape Jelly