Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tis the season!

Tis the season...to be busy...fa la la la la la la la la!!

Like so many folks at this time of year, the days are filled with hustle and bustle. I enjoy carving out some quiet "me-time" in my happy room, where the bustle just disappears for a few hours. Don't you LOVE these hobbies of ours!?

Over at Created by Hand, the challenge is to use the theme of meditation or the colour blue. The Moxie Fab World challenge is glitter with glam! The challenge at Creative Card Crew is an open theme. The Crazy Amigo challenge is winter. The Wednesday Stamper challenge is snowflakes. The Alphabet Challenge is G is for glitter. The SSD challenge is monochromatic. I matched stitching and stamping with an easel card ("these are a few of my favourite things, " lol) to create this card, using this beautiful Christmas stamp from Quietfire Design.



The Dream Scheme challenge over at the Dream it Up blog is to use blue and purple. The Lots to Do Challenge is glitz. Please drop by the blog and play in the challenge too! I used glossy blue embossing paste with this background stencil and this greeting and mauve cardstock. Please take a sec to click on the first image for a close-up. I did a little experiment: I mixed clear glitter in with some paste...and I just LOVE the effect! I've used glitter with paste before, but usually I paste first, let it dry, then reposition the stencil, glue, then glitter. This way, my three step process becomes a one step...happy day...will sure be doing THIS again!

I wanted you to see a close-up of this pretty little embellishment pin. I added a crystal and another pearl at the bottom, just to make it a little more festive for my card. I hope you take a few minutes to visit the other designers' blogs, I know you'll be tickled pink to see all their different ways of using Dreamweaver Stencils. You can get there from here...their blogs are all linked on my sidebar on the right.

Over at Impression Obsession, the challenge is "All that glistens is not gold," a challenge to use metallics. I painted this little wooden box with Lumiere metallic paint, then used this beautiful flourish stamp (H5575) with the Top Boss tinted embossing pad and Top Boss Copper Embossing powder. I just love this beautiful sentiment, and I was so pleased when Mitra over at Impression Obsession created a stamp with it. The mix of fonts... simply perfect. If you'd like to play in the Impression Obsession challenge for a chance to win a twenty-five dollar gift certificate in the IO shop, just check here, and be sure to take a little time with your morning cuppa to visit the other designers' blogs for some sumptious eye candy!


Now, have you played in the Etsy Inspired Challenge yet? If not, shuffle on over there! Challenge 118 brought us over to this fabulous Etsy shop, "Tzaddi," where there are the most WONDERFUL pieces of jewelry. Oh-my-oh-my-oh-my! You just HAVE to visit! I used a beautiful peacock pendant, for inspiration


paired with a sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design and a Hero Arts peacock stamp. I used sketch 94 from Card Patterns.



My last card is a recessed window card done for the Tuesday Taggers challenge: "stockings were hung." I used the Hero Arts handwritten Christmas stamp.


Well, that's my week in my happy room! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by during YOUR very busy week! I wish you a delightful week, doing what you love best!

29 comments:

Liz Martin said...

Deborah, your cards are beautiful. There's just no other word for them. Love them all.

Femmy said...

beautiful cards!! love them!

Hermine said...

They all look absolutely great

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, Deborah!

~*~Patty S said...

Fantastic details and bling on your lovely creations Deborah!
Happy December
fa la la
oxo

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

"tis the season to be busy" is an understatement Deborah! LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY!!!!

Kristi said...

All are so pretty. Great Job!

Rosie said...

Very beautiful cards, Deborah

Robyn said...

Deborah- all lovely and the Silent Night is a KNOCKOUT!
thanks so much for sharing with Created Byhand and inspiring us all

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've been very creativ, wonderful pieces of art.

Pam Hornschu said...

Wow. You really outdid yourself. All are beautiful. How long does it take you to do the beaded ones?

Anonymous said...

WOW! I'm impressed every one of these cards is beautiful. You are a busy lady. Have a wonderful holiday.

Lee Kellogg said...

Great work!

Daniela said...

Wow, you have been busy!!! Love them all!

Terrece said...

How do you find the time, especially this time of year. Your work is gorgeous!!

de said...

WOW! Beautiful and amazing work lady! These are all so stunning!


Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Wendy said...

Holy smokes girl!! These are some super cards!! Have a super day,

Trinh said...

Wow, your cards are gorgeous, Deborah! My fave is the first one with the beautiful snowflake.

Louise said...

Lovely cards! Where do you find the time.

SmilynStef said...

I resisted the urge to buy that peacock stamp ... and now I'm regretting that ... gorgeous Etsy Inspired design.

Kandi Phillips said...

Beautifully detailed and gorgeos cards!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW so many beautiful art works, I'm excited.

Riet said...

Lovely cards, with a great eye for detail.

dini said...

Ooh, I love that box! That flourish is so handy.

lena said...

Beautiful cards! The first one must have been very tricky...?

Shirley said...

Updating your album and had to say your cards are wonederful and your box magaical, like Christmas!!

Shar said...

Wow! You've been busy! Love how you incorporated beads into so many of the cards! Beautiful!

nise said...

It's a good thing that you cannot see me when I stop to peruse the beautiful postings here. I gawk and drool. Just love it all! Thank you so much for sharing and happiest of holidays to you.

belindaschneider said...

lovely cards