Sunday, November 27, 2016

White Christmas

 This is the inspiration photo for the final 2016 challenge at Jingle Belles.  I am personally grateful to Lauren and Stef for these motivating challenges.  They have enabled me to create dozens of Christmas cards and I hardly purchased any new supplies to do so...except for this ring wreath die from Simon Says Stamp:
I was enamored with the (mostly) white Christmas decorations in the inspiration photo.  The sentiment and base layer were cut from a sheet of glitter paper (both also new stash), but all of the buttons, brads, sequins, gems, and flowers are from my stash (most of it seriously old!)

 Nearly a year ago my friend Leslie Hanna and I promised each other that we would participate in all of the Jingle Belles challenges for 2016.  Though I completely forgot to post my card from the last challenge, I did make at least one card for every challenge at Jingle Belles this year.  Cheers, Leslie!
This card uses retired BasicGrey paper, clearance alphabet stamps purchased at Michael's, and the Hero Arts poinsettia layered stamps from the December 2015 Hero Arts card kit.

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Not A Creature Was Stirring challenge

I recently purchased this stamp and die set "Toboggan Together" by Lawn Fawn.  My snowflake paper is a Doodlebug "Santa Express" 6x6 scrap that I toned down with a scrap of vellum.  The white snowflakes are Simon Says Stamp dies.  I am entering my card in the current challenge at Jingle Belles to include a critter (of any, alien, penguin, etc.)

This was fun to make.  I enjoyed playing with my neglected Copic markers!  My inks are by Hero Arts:  poinsettia and strawberry.

Happy Wednesday!