Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sweet Dreams

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday like myself and my family did. It is always so busy right up to the holidays. I made this card for Moe's Digital pencil challenge 11 an all white card except for the main image. I made it before Christmas but didn't have enough time to download it from my camera and post it until now. I really love these digis because of all the detail they have. It wasn't as easy as I thought to make an all white card. As soon as I decided on a sketch I realized it needed lots of different textures to make it "POP".

This card also fit a few other challenges
If The Shoe Fits challenge #15 -color with your favorite medium, I love Copics so that was perfect for me!
Stamp Something Challenge holiday somethings- anything that reminds you of the holidays. I love the story, The Night Before Christmas and this image reminds me of that story.
Quixotic Challenge #7- the challenge this week was to use lace which I have lots of in my ribbon stash.
Crazy 4 Challenges #17-This was the sketch that I decided to use because of it's simplicity where my card was all white.
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 28-Last minute Christmas card, boy was this last minute! This was a great idea for a challenge!
Lots To Do Challenge week 51-This challenge was a free theme, make whatever you like. This is my first time doing this challenge and they have lots of very creative people participating in it.
Creative Card Crew Challenge 41-Anything goes, I love to create so this is a fun challenge to be part of. This is also a new challenge for me.
Crafty Cardmakers challenge #11-This challenge is all about favorite things, you are to use some of your favorite things of 2009 and tell why they are your favorite things. My favorites from 2009 were my Copics and love all the colors and can't help myself when I buy more of them often. I also love my Embossing folders and punches. Martha Stewart have become my choice of punches this year.
My Time To Craft Challenge 72- Anything Goes, nice and easy challengeafter a hectic but wonderful holiday. A great way to get back into the swing of creating!

These are all wonderful challenges, it's lots of fun looking at all the cards that others have created. Take a minute to check them out.

Stamps: Moe's Digital Stamps
Paper: CTMH Textured CS, Papertrey White
Inks: Copics
Accessories: Nesties, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, MS Branch Punch, Foam Flowers Unknown, Recollections Sticker Pearls, SU Glitter, Michaels Ribbon, JoAnn's Lace

I am so glad to be being back to creating cards again. I hope you have enjoyed seeing this card and I hope to post again later today.

Have a wonderful day,

Monday, December 14, 2009

Best Friends Share Everything

The holidays are always such a busy time. I hate when there is so much to do that I can't seem to find time to sit down and create even a card. My weekend was so busy(lots of fun though) that I made some time to do this card just to put some calm and quiet back into my life.
This digi is a freebie that I got from Mo's Digital Pencil. I love all her images and when I saw the MDP challenge this week, #10, was a non-holiday thank you card I knew this would be perfect!

I also made this card to fit for these challenges
Daring Cardmakers- Going Dotty, polka dots on the card and nothing wintery!
Truly Scrumptious Challenge 22- This week it is a wonderful sketch that worked perfectly with this image.
It was nice to make a card that didn't have to do with snow or the holidays right now. I do have a few more cards that I need to post before the holidays are here but I hope you enjoyed seeing one that was made just because it was fun card!

Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil, Rubber Stamp Tapestry, Wordsworth Stamps
Paper: SU Night of Navy and Old Olive CS, Papertrey White, DP Bo Bunny and CTMH
Inks: Copics, SU Night of Navy, Old Olive
Accessories: Nesties, MS Leaf Punch, Misc. brads and Craft Button, and Michaels Ribbon

Thanks for taking the time to stop by to see my creation during these busy times. I really do appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me.

Have a wonderful day,

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ready For Snow!

It is just starting to snow lightly here. They are saying this area of Massachusetts is going to get 5-6" overnight. We always seem to get the most out of the whole state I guess because we are in the northern part of the state about 10 minutes from the NH border. I hate the stuff unless it is on a card!

I did this card for the Sugar Bowl challenge, challenge 25, Lilian's sketch. You were to use the sketch and also your favorite color. My favorite color is blue and it goes perfectly with these shades of pink and cranberry so this card was a lot of fun to do. I also love this Sugar Nellie winter stamp because she is so fun to color! I put lots of sparkle on it but of course it didn't show up well in the picture. There is no sentiment yet because I'm not sure if it will be a Christmas card yet.

Stamps: Sugar Nellie
Paper: SU Bravo Burgundy CS, Old Olive CS, Bashful Blue CS Papertrey White CS, and DP Basic Grey
Inks: Copics
Accessories: Coluzzle Cutter, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, SU Glitter, Recollections Sticker Pearls, Joanns Ribbon and Pearl String Beads, SU Slot Punch, and Bow Easy

Thanks for stopping by to see what I created for the Sugar Bowl challenge. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me.

Enjoy the weekend,

Thursday, December 3, 2009

An Old Fashioned Christmas

The weather today in Northern Massachusetts was fantastic! The temp outside at school registered at 72 degrees at lunchtime. It is usually around the 30's about this time of year. They are saying snow for Saturday, crazy weather for sure!
I bought this Just Rite Christmas set in the early Fall and stuck it away for use later on. I almost forgot about it until I was digging in my Just Rite storage boxes and found it! I loved the snowmen in this set, but after playing with this sleigh I am really loving it too for a Christmas card. I have a quite a few of these stamps and find them fun to interchange. I colored most of the trim on the sleigh and the holly with my Spica Glitter pens, boy do they sparkle and work were regular glitter would be too much. I tried to capture it in the second picture.

A lot of the challenges this week fit my card so here are the ones I participated in

Pile It On Challenge #26- To use flowers and flourishes, two things I love to use on cards and of course one other current challenge.
Papertake Weekly Challenge Sketch #29- I love this sketch because it lets you do so much with it.
Stamp with Fun Challenge 35- Christmas, this is a new challenge that I found that looks like lots of fun!
Crazy For Challenges week 13-Punch Happy, I used a branch and flourish punch on my card.
Cupcake Craft Challenge 68-Red and green, perfect Christmas card colors.
Cuttlebug Challenge #59&#60-Add glitter and bling, that's lots of fun along with some cuttlebug
on the card.
I hope you check out all these great challenges. I am finding them a lot of fun to do.

Stamps: Just Rite Stamps
Paper: CTMH Textured CS, SU Handsome Hunter CS, Papertrey White, and DP Bo Bunny, Daisy D's
Inks: Copics, Memento Black, and Atyou Spica Glitter Pens
Accessories: Nesties, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, MS Branch Punch, Paper Shaper Flourish Punch, Poinsettia Flowers Unknown, Recollection Sticker Pearls, Michaels Sparkle Ribbon

I hope you have liked what I created. I really appreciate you stopping by today. If you have a minute I would really like to know what you think about my card. Please stop by again.

Enjoy the day,