Thanksgiving Finale

Stampendous Pilgrim Chicks
Denami Designs Gobbler

Cards for the grand kids. I made two of the Denami Designs turkey for the girls and the pilgrim chick for our grandson. GKD Designer Paper and Cardstock. Sentiments from the dollar bins. I’m going to have to start looking for those adorable online images that Gerry always finds. Thanks for looking.

StampTV November “Let It Snow” Challenge

Stamp TV November Monthly Mix Challenge

Playing along with the StampTV November Monthly Mix Challenge “Let It Snow” and CASE-ing Kristina Werner’s Day 6 Holiday Card Series 2019. My stamps were GKD’s: Winter Cheer, Holiday Season, Snow One Like You, Season’s Greetings, Holiday Hospitality. I used my Silhouette cut files for all of these snowmen…no fussy cutting. Cut out snowflakes using SSS Sensational Snowflakes die on glitter paper and used the Newton’s Nook Hills and Grass stencil for my snow banks. Added some gems and sequins for my shaker card. Not always a fan of shaker cards but this came together nicely.

Red and White cards for Mod Squad Challenge

I have been working on red and white cards the last couple of days. All three were posted to Mod Squad from Split Coast Stampers.

This card uses Summer Blooms and A Wish for You, from 2014. The paper is Cherry Cobbler from Stampin Up and Layering Weight White from Gina K Designs. The ink is Cherry Red from GKD.

Red and White Butterfly

This next card uses the sets Merry & Bright (2017) and Christmas Wishes (2014), both Gina K Designs. The cardstock used is Red Hot and Layering Weight White both GKD.

Red and White Ornaments

The last card entered in the challenge uses a Snowflake Background die from The Stamps of Life. The greeting is stamped with the Winter Cheer set, from Gina K Designs, in Red Hot ink. The red cardstock used is also Red Hot.

Red and White Snowflakes

I placed the dates on the stamps as I was including these in a challenge on Split Coast called USEIT2019. The intent is to use items from our stash that have been there for a long time. I forget this challenge is there, and have been reminded lately. All three cards used mostly older product that has been in my stash for quite some time. The snowflake background is new. I added a bit of sparkle to those flakes using the Crafter’s Companion Clear Sparkle pen.

Red and White Challenge

ModSquad Challenge Red and White — That’s It Challenge

My entry into the ModSquad Challenge “Red and White — That’s It” challenge uses stamps from GKD Sentimental Sentiments StampTV Kit, Season’s Greetings, Cherry Red and pure white cardstock, versamark, fine detail white embossing powder, Sakura white gelly roll pen. Stamped and heat embossed the branches and ornament on cherry red cardstock, stamped the Christmas sentiment and die cut the outline three times mounting for a little dimension, the other sentiments were from the same stamp set. I challenged myself to add the little * and dots with the gelly roll pen…whew it worked.

Neutral Fall Challenge

Double D Challenges: Neutral Fall Challenge

My focus on the Neutral Fall Challenge Mood Board was on whites, grays, sunflower and white pumpkins…..none that photograph very well. I used the GKD Autumn Splendor StampTV Kit, clear and white fine detail embossing powder, versamark ink, Memento London Fog and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks and Impressions Obsession die. I think it looks better IRL but since I made it decided to enter into the Double D Challenge anyway. I don’t think neutrals are my thing.

Thanks for looking.

Black Magic with Festive Frame

This card was entered in the Mod Squad Challenge, Sentiment Only challenge. It was linked from Split Coast Stampers and was selected to be a top-3 winner. Those always surprise me and this was a rushed coloring job.

Mod Squad Top-3 http://modsquadchallenge.com/winner-sentiment-says-it-all/

This card was stamped with Festive Frame by Gina K Designs, embossed in Ranger Gold powder, colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I did use a Sharpie Metallic Gold marker for the frame outline. The black paper is Stampin’Up and the card base is Wild Wisteria from My Favorite Things.

November 2019

Autumn Leaves

Cuttlebug Mania – Autumn Colors

The challenge at Cuttlebug Mania is to use Autumn colors. (Nuts – I was too late). I used a stencil called Welcome Fall by Echo Park, sponged with Distress Oxides – Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple and Squeezed Lemonade. The large maple leaf is a retired die by Spellbinders sponged with the same Distress Oxides plus Carved Pumpkin and Barn Door. The small leaves with matching die and sentiment are from Beautiful Autumn by Sunny Studio. The sentiment from the same set is stamped in Rusty Hinge. I’m also entering this the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge and Simon’s Work It Wednesday.

Blue Christmas in 10

As You See It #212 Color Me Quickly – Blue

This took me a little over 7 minutes. When first got the Poinsettia background by Simon Says Stamp,  I stamped and embossed a bunch of backgrounds to use for Christmas cards. This was stamped Ocean Mist embossed with silver. I trimmed the 6” square panel using a die from Matting Basics B by Spellbinders. The card base is Blue Denim trimmed 4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5½”. I just happened to have a scrap that was the right size for the sentiment from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says and used MISTI to get it centered. That was also embossed in silver and mounted with foam tape for dimension. Since I still had a couple of minutes to spare, I cut an Ivory panel for the inside, stamped with a sentiment from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 in Denim Blue.

CAS Colours & Sketches #345

CAS Colours & Sketches #345 – Double

Since October had five Tuesdays, there was a double challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches – follow the color pallet of Bashful Blue, Sweet Sugar Plum and Dapper Denim and a given sketch. I made a lot of panels with the Poinsettia Background by Simon Says. This one is embossed in silver on Bubblegum Pink, cut down to a 3½” square.  I used a seal from the Holiday Seals by The Stamping Village stamped on Powder Blue, embossed in silver, die cut with a Spellbinders circle die. The “flag” is Blue Denim. JOY is from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says, embossed in silver.