Thursday, December 1, 2011

LOTS of winter fun!

Thanks for visiting my blog! This will be my last entry until the end of April. I'll be travelling to South America and western Canada for several months...getting adventurous in my dotage .

I decided to use several challenges to create some of my Christmas cards this week. What FUN!

The Simon Says and the Fab and Funky challenges...anything goes...so I'm entering all these cards!

The Dreamweaver challenge is to use silver and turquoise...what a lovely combination! I used the same snowflake stencil (LL399) twice. For the first card, I used Glossy White embossing paste, then sprinkled glitter over the paste while it was still wet. The stamped sentiment is an old Anna Griffin design from Plaid.



I loved how the snowflake embossed on foiled cardstock! This sentiment stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms...so sadly now out of business. The current Alphabet Challenge is "vibrant." Hope this qualifies!


Hope you'll consider playing along with the Dream it Up challenge too. You can find it here!

Over at Impression Obsession, the challenge is "something we drink."

You can play along, and be entered into the competition to win a $25 credit to the Impression Obsession shop! Click here for all the details. For this first card, I used a Cricut image of wine glasses over a stamped background with the Cover a Card Medallion stamp CC032, stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. The sentiment stamp is from one of the newly released clear sets All I Want for Christmas CL 304.

The Crazy Amigo challenge is...PARTY!


This card uses the Martini Tree F2352, paired with diecut pieces from Spellbinders and Sizzix. The Sisterhood challenge is polka dots, and the Charisma Cards challenge is seeing spots. The challenge over at Our Creative Corner is...Christmas trees! Here's a different one!


This one uses the Marshmallow Mug stamp (E6755) paired with a sentiment stamp from one of the newly released clear sets All I Want for Christmas CL 304.


This last Impression Obsession card uses a bottle with a wreath along with a sentiment stamp from the set CL282 The Miracle of Christmas.


Over at Art Journey, the challenge is...you guessed it...winter! Here are several cards for that challenge. Art Journey is Louise's company in the Netherlands, and they've recently translated their website into English for easier exploring. Their stamps are particularly suited to altered art, which is how many stampers use them.

Isn't this a BEAUTIFUL stamp!? It's from the Gorgeous Kids set. The Creative Card Crew challenge is...monochromatic!

This holly stamp is from the Christmas set.

This one uses a stamp from the Christmas set too. Lovely 'eh?

Thanks SO MUCH for visiting today! Wishing you times of happiness, doing what you love to do, and spending time with people you love.

22 comments:

Patti J said...

Wowee....look at you go - you are a cardmaking machine!!! These are all gorgeous, and I'm so glad to not have to pick a favorite...whew!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

all your cards are beautiful. I love them all.
Linda

Louise said...

Wow, great cards Deborah! I, of course, am partial to the Dreamweaver cards (I used the same stencil!), but they are all wonderful!

Pam Hornschu said...

Boy, have you been busy! Love your entire lot of cards! Apparently, you and I thought alike for the DW challenge. Gotta love those snowflakes!

Kristi said...

that is a lot of cards and the Dreamweaver are my favs!! GREt job

Liz Martin said...

So many pretties to look at. Love them all.

Wendy said...

Such beautiful cards...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Rosie said...

Wow, wonderful Christmas cards

happyglitzygirl said...

What a feast for the eyes, they are all gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Hillie said...

The cards are great! All of them!

Annes Art said...

Great cards!!

Willy said...

What a wonderful set of Christmas cards, Deborah!

Katie said...

Love that marshmallow mug stamp and the card you made with it! Great job on all of your cards, you really have the ability to create (it takes me forever!) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh! Look at all those cards Deborah and they're all gorgeous!!! I totally LOVE the stacked Martinis and the Snowman cup!!! So sweet

Hugs

Vicki

Tonje said...

Wow, that was quite a high number of fantastic cards! I love the snowflake cards, I'll have to try and emboss with it too.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Deborah....These are ALL soooo lovely! You ...Pam.... and Louise are running on the same track! And you soo busy too. Thanks for all these beauties.
L

Sija said...

Beautiful cards Deborah!

Shanna Shands said...

Beautiful job on the cards!. Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew Challenge.

Anne Marie said...

Wow Doborah! All of your cards are gorgeous! So much beautiful detail! I especially love that cute, little martini tree. How fun is that?! What a fun take on the challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week! :)

Shar said...

Great collection of cards! Fabulous designs!

Rein said...

Beautiful cards Deborah!

Laura Drahozal said...

Very nice job! I especially like that second card down--the one with the embossed metallic blue and the pearls!