Peace On Earth

As You See It Challenge #215

The Fill in the Blank challenge at the As You Can See It Challenge #215 Challenge is to fill in the blank ” __________ brings me holiday joy”. To me, Peace, Joy and Celebration of the reason for Christmas brings me joy. Time to rejoice, time to be with family, time to be with friends and to experience Peace in my life.

My card for the challenge does not have a lot of stamping only the sentiment which is from GKD’s Holiday Frame illustrated by Melanie and the PennyBlack Drop Nativity and Gilded Drop dies complete this CAS card. A little bit on coloring on the background layered on some GKD Tranquil Teal cardstock.

Shaped Tag

GKD December MMC

The December challenge over at Gina K. Designs is to create a tag for any occasion. I’m stepping out of the tag shaped box by using a decorative tag shape from SSS Holly & Pine Frame die. I cut the die in glitter paper and then two other times for layering. My image is from GKD’s Holiday Season which was stamped on the Silhouette cut files for this stamp set. I also used a blank cut file glued to the back of the image for the lucky gift box recipient.

So of course since there are three grandchildren, they each need their own gift tag. The bucket hat snowman is from GKD’s Season’s Greetings while the middle colorful snow”girl” was from the Holiday Season stamp set. Here’s hoping that the tags survive gift opening and can be saved as ornaments for next year:)

Non-Traditional = Metallic

Mod Squad Challenge — Non traditional Christmas

Judy’s challenge at the ModSquadChallenge is to create a Christmas card using NO Red or Green the traditional Christmas Colors. So I guess if I can’t go with tradition, I’ll attempt to bring in some shine. Using some metallic, shiny patterned paper cardstock with some lovely snowflakes as my background, I die cut Santa’s sleigh multiple times with the final one using some Tim Holtz black metallic cardstock. After adding a little bit of white bakers twine and a sentiment from SSS, non-traditional it is.

Thanks for looking and 21 days until Christmas!

Day 1 – and a ….

Double D Challenges – Twelve Days of Christmas Part 1 Challenge

Partridge in a Pear Tree….but wait where’s the tree! For my card for the Double D Challenge of Twelve Days of Christmas, I chose Day 1 “Partridge in a Pear Tree” but only after searching through some stamp sets for what I believe is a partridge. My partridge and the sentiment were both from a 2008 The Cat’s Pajamas clearly swanky stamp set. The frame stamped in GKD’s Christmas Pine ink is also a GKD stamp from Christmas Wishes. In lieu of an actual tree, even though you cannot make it out clearly, I did emboss the checked layer of patterned paper with a Darice tree embossing folder and the “golden” pears were found online and fussy cut. The sprig of leaves is a Tim Holtz Sizzix thinlits die that I trimmed down to fit.

Thanks for looking and happy to play along in another fun challenge from Double “D”.

Winter White Snowflakes

Dies R Us Challenge Winter White

When I viewed Johanna’s gorgeous snow globe for the Dies R Us Challenge I decided to play along, too. After all what’s one more Christmas card! The challenge was to design a winter white card with at least 1 metal die. So my card uses White cardstock and some white-ish pearlescent paper from Denami Designs, and SSS white glitter paper. My dies are Memory Box Snowflake JOY die, Cheery Lynn Designs for the other snowflake and Honey Bee’s Believe word die. I think the combination of papers gives some depth to the card. I’m just so surprised that I don’t have any smudges on this winter white creation; however, it’s not in an envelope yet.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Tropical Ornaments

Happy Saturday! The card I created today will be entered into the color challenge at As You See It Challenge #214 Pure Colour Challenge. The colors to be included are: Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green and Pineapple Punch. Here’s what I came up with:

As You See It Challenge – Challenge #214 Pure Colour

I believe the colors listed are SU colors but the closest that I have for those were GKD’s Blue Raspberry cardstock, Bic markers, Memento Dandelion, Distress Oxide Twisted Citron and Blue Raspberry inks for the side panel. The stamps were SU’s Cheerful Christmas and To You & Yours.

I’m making the card list and checking it twice and with the exception of cards for all of the kids, I may be finished…fingers crossed. It’s great to be retired and maybe this year I’ll even make some tags. Pressing my luck!!

Monochromatic Shine

Double D Challenge – What is YOUR Christmas Style

This card will be entered into the Double D Challenge “What is YOUR Christmas style? So today my Christmas card making style is: Monochromatic and Shiny embossing powder. I received a package from SSS and included was the Big & Bold Holiday Ornament Stamp set from Colorado Craft Company. And when they tell you its Big & Bold believe me it is. I blended my white cardstock using Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink. When that dried I stamped with versamark the ornament image a number of times and heat embossed using white embossing powder. Sentiment is from the same stamp set.

And of course I couldn’t stop at one so here are a few others that I made with the same set in different colors.

GKD Cherry Red and Gold Embossed; SSS Midnight Green and white embossing.
GKD Tranquil Teal and silver embossing powder.

Thanks for looking.

Thankful Shaker Cup

ModSquadChallenge Theme: Thanks

Well this was an interesting challenge from the team over at ModSquadChallenge to incorporate the Theme of Thanks or Thankful and make it a shaker but not any kind of shaker but one using an acrylic cup. Sigh none of those little acrylic cups in my stash so I created my own. Not sure if this will be permissible but I used a clear plastic cup that I altered into my shaker….lol…what a day!

Inside my cup is Santa and is reindeer from GKD’s Poster Board Christmas, Sentiment from Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Winter Silhouettes, my background was from a Michael’s craftsmart paper pad, used some green sequins and gem stones for the shaker, created a spellbinder’s frame for the outside and a snowflake to cover some of the print on my “acrylic” cup.

Definitely a hand deliver only card and it’s very top heavy. I do believe I am shaker-ed out!!

CASE-ing Bonnie

CASE-ing Bonnie

Who better to CASE a card idea than our very own Buddie Bonnie! Three different cards and two different but similar dies to attempt to do justice to Bonnie’s original with the die over red gingham. I switched out the gingham for a holiday design and shiny cardstock on the second and third cards. The Bells die is from Creative Expressions but not sure about the poinsettia die (Amazon). The sentiment is from a SU “Come to Bethlehem” stamp set which was stamped with GKD Christmas Pine and layered on an inked background of the same color.

Thanks for looking and thanks for the idea, too, Bonnie.