Friday, December 9, 2022

The Flower Challenge #75 -- CHRISTMAS

The challenge theme for The Flower Challenge for December is CHRISTMAS.
And it's a short month, too, because of the busy holiday season. 

 Here's my card, using a traditional Christmastime plant--the poinsettia.

I assembled a Pretty Pink Posh poinsettia and spattered it with white paint.
A piece of gray and white gingham was adhered to a card base, cut at an angle
for a bit of interest. I stamped the sentiment at an angle, then adhered
the poinsettia to the card. Done!

Off to enter this or I'll have missed another challenge deadline!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge -- SNOWMAN

I've become a fan of Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenges because I'm using coffee themed
stamps and dies that I've accumulated over the years. And I'm a fan of creator Amy Tsuruta
who I've had the pleasure of meeting when she came down to Honolulu years ago.

Here is this month's theme -- SNOWMAN/SNOWMEN.


And here's my card.

MFT's Snow Buddy reminded me of a juggling snowman which is what I made him do--
happily juggle some coffee mugs. Empty, of course!

I stamped the sentiment, then ran the panel through a snowflake embossing folder.
I colored the pieces of the snowman then assembled him on the panel. Four mugs
were cut and colored and adhered above the snowman.

 This card turned out differently from what I originally had in mind but I'm pleased
with my juggling Snow Buddy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Final Fusion Card Challenge -- Christmas Chalkboard

I'm sure I wasn't the only one who was saddened to hear that another card challenge is
closing their doors. Fusion Card Challenge was the brainchild of Lesley Croghan and 
Jackie Rockwell and I liked the concept of playing with either the sketch or photo, or both. 

I didn't play as often as I could, but here are some of my cards from past challenges.

Here's the graphic for the last challenge--Christmas Chalkboard.

I played with the sketch and used inspiration from the photo. 

I cheated and used some Catherine Pooler patterned paper which had the perfect
chalkboard design. It's not Christmasy but I found a holiday sentiment from Hero Arts
that hopefully pulled it all together.

Thank you, Fusion Card Challenge, for the years of inspiration from the DT and 
participants and know that you will be missed 💗

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Edited to add: My card was chosen as the winner for the last challenge! Honored to be
the Zen Master and display this badge.