Tuesday, November 24, 2009

PPA 17 Sketch Challenge

Greetings! This week as soon as I saw the skectch by Margaret Moody, I knew I wanted to do a frosty window scene, but it took me all week to get down to business! What I did here was to punch squares using my SU square punch out of black cardstock, then I layered acetate behind the "window." I stamped the tree image from SU's "Old Fashioned Christmas" onto white, added some glittery stickles to dress it up and sponged yellow around the tree as if the inside room was warm and full of light. I adhered my designer paper to the black card base and then applied the tree image with the window over it popped up on dimensionals. For the icicles, I used the lace-edged SU punch with white and silvery paper. The sentiment is from "To You and Yours." I wish the pictures would turn out better...it looks much nicer in person. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Soft Snowman for Crafty Creations Challenge #41

Hello! This was such a fun card to make...I always have fun when there is glitter involved! The DSP inspired me to go soft on the winter colors. Usually I wouldn't think of using light pink, but somehow it all works together. Thanks for looking! Head over to Crafty Creations to see more great inspiration! Crafty Creations
Materials used: SU Big on Christmas Set, SU snow flurries and chipboard snowflakes,white Signo gel pen and pink rhinestone brad.

CPS Card Sketch 142

Hello! I was inspired this week to join in on a few challenges. This one is for the CPS 142 Card Sketch sponsored by My Favorite Things. The look on this card was achieved by using some retired SU Raspberry Tart paper, a Martha Stewert snowflake punch, and the Dasher image available from SU. Paper is folded at right to give off an accordian ribbon look and gold stickles are added all over. Have a glittery day! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 16, 2009

PPA 16 Christmas Cheer!

Greetings! This week at PPA, there is a THEME Challenge: Christmas Cheer. I have been making a few new things for my stamp classes, and last week the candy bag (at left) was a big hit. It is very easy to do as well! To make one, simply cut real red cardstock 8 1/2 x 3 1/2. Score at about 3 3/4 and 4 3/4. Punch a 1 3/4 circle on one side, coming from the top. Insert 4 candies (Here I used Palmers Cookies and Cream patties) into an SU small cellophane bag. Next, cut a 4" x 3 1/2" piece of Merry Moments DSP, fold in half and use stapler to attach all together at the top. Decorate as desired. Thanks for looking. Check out the Paper Pals site for more info....there is blog candy this week!
Materials: Merry Moments DSP, Organza Ribbon, Season of Joy tree stamp, Ornament punch, Tags sizzix die, Basic black paper, real red paper, vanilla paper, Holiday Best sentiment, Delightful Decorations, Scallop punch, circle punch.

Friday, November 6, 2009

PPA 15 Color Challenge

Hello! This week at Pals Paper Arts a color challenge has been issued. Click on the link to see some great ideas for inspiration. I modeled this card off of the one Carrie Fitch did this week. I loved her use of white space and the Patterned Pines set. Click on the link at left to see all the great ideas! This card was definitely a challenge. I don't ever use gray because it's not as crisp as black, but it adds a subtle elegance here, I think. For my card I embossed the white background with Texture Plates II. The trees have some dazzling diamonds on them and are set over some old Ski Slope DSP. The "Merry Christmas" comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. Love this set! It has everything!

Have a great day!

Monday, November 2, 2009

IN THE PINK............ PPA14

Hello! This week the PPA challenge to use PINK as a show of support to fight against breast cancer. This is a card that shows some pink love! To make it, I embossed the top layer of blush blossom with a texture plate, then added a piece of old SU wedding DSP to the bottom. I used the Matchbox Messages rectangle to frame the cake from the Fairy Tale Wedding set. I stamped the cake again onto the DSP and cut out; it is also popped up on dimensionals. The "Best Wishes" sentiment is from Oval All. There are some pink stickles and Dazzling Diamonds to jazz it all up. Background is Soft Suede. Enjoy!