Friday, November 25, 2022

The Flower Challenge #74 -- Add Embellishments

Hello, hello! I'm back with a card for The Flower Challenge #74 to add embellishments.

my embellishment of choice--sequins.

I started with navy card stock and cut two panels using Reverse Wonky Rectangles then 
the front piece was embossed with a bit of snowfall. All the floral pieces were die cut with
white card stock and colored then assembled on the front panel between hand cut snow drifts.
I adhered the PTI sentiment and iridescent sequins then joined the panels together 
with a hinge. I added another embellishment--glitter--but it was difficult to photograph.
Trust me, it's there on the top layer of snow.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Edited to add: Oops! I thought I had more time to enter but I see that the linky is closed.
I guess I shouldn't have done so much Black Friday shopping! 😜

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #11 -- HOLLY

Here is my card.

I inked a Lil' Inker Designs mug in red ink then colored and added a bit of holly.
A strip of Catherine Pooler patterned paper was adhered to a card base then topped off 
with the mug and greenery. I added some red enamel dots as holly berries and stamped

I'm also linking up this card to the 2022 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop since
the card has all that holly.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Edited to add: My CCCC card was chosen as a Top Pick! So honored! This means I will be 
guesting with them come January. Thanks so much, Amy, and to Kathy who made the pick!

Monday, November 14, 2022

2022 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Joining the latest season of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with a slimline card.

Sadly, Lil' Inkers has closed up its shop but I loved their coffee mugs and sentiments so much
that I decided to use them. I'm sure they were Super Sponsors at some point.

The mugs were cut from white card stock and the sentiments were white embossed on them.
I inked them in autumnal colors from Concord & 9th. They were adhered to a slimline panel, 
then finished off with brown enamel dots.

Huge thanks to Amy and her helpers for putting together another fantastic hop!

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Inspired by GNOMES

I'm joining the newest Inspired by Challenge because of the challenge theme: GNOMES.

Gnomes. You either love 'em or not. They were so trendy last Christmas and I believe 
I bought every gnome die that Simon Says Stamp came out with. 
Here's my simple card. I was going to use Laurel's sketch but was too lazy to cut up
the patterned paper. 

I embossed a panel with woodgrain planks, adhered the paper and popped up the
gnome.The (retired) PTI sentiment was cut three times from white card stock and 
adhered together to form a thicker sentiment.

The card was finished off with some iridescent sequins. Off to link up this card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Color Throwdown Featured Stamper -- CTD717

I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that my card was the random winner over
at Color Throwdown Challenge. And as the Featured Stamper, I was invited to guest 
for Challenge 717.

 The color palette is mustard, pink, and green. 

Truthfully I was a little worried but then I remembered I didn't open or use some goodies
from Concord & 9th and used them for the very first time.

The alphas were cut from white card stock and the flowers and leaves were cut from
colored card stock and a bit of color was added so they wouldn't look so flat.

I inlaid the pieces into the alphas and adhered them to a quilted card base. I'm not sure
if you can see it well but teeny tiny green gemstones were added to some leaves. I 
finished off the card with the secondary sentiment.
It's such a happy card with the springtime colors--even though we're headed into fall.
Or is it winter? No seasonal changes here in the islands so I'm always clueless.
Thanks to Color Throwdown Challenge for the invitation as the Featured Stamper.
Hop on over to the blog and see how the rest of the design team featured the colors
and play along if you can.