Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cheery Lynn Guest Designer, Non traditional Christmas colors

I'm honored to be the guest designer on Cheery Lynn today.  The theme is non-traditional Christmas colors and I love that!!  I started this 6x6 card with the scalloped French Flair, then added a layer of embossed paper with the silver French Flair.  I used the new lacey tree and made 3 of them so I could attach them for a 3-D look.  The corners are holly leaves from the new holly leaf strip and I love this leaf, there are three sizes on the strip.  I added some pearl snowflakes to finish this card.  This second card uses the same lacey tree and back plate.The panel behind the tree is scalloped cove rectangle.   The top border is lace light deco border and I used some glitter glue to decorate it.  I topped the tree with the beautiful bow from the ornamental wreath set.   The corners are the gorgeous holly corners.
Be sure to check out the gorgeous creations on Cheery Lynn. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Last week as guest designer, Flourishes gold or silver

This is my last week as guest designer for Flourishes. It has been such an honor and fun this month.  The challenge this week is to use gold or silver on your card.  I made two cards for this challenge, this first one is using their gorgeous poinsettia and pine stamp. I colored it with copics and cut it out and layered it on the gold Marianne die cut using gold mirror card.  The background paper is metallic from my stash and added a bow and some bling.
This second card is also gold mirror card even if it does look like copper in the picture. This adorable skate stamp is from the snow day set and I stamped and embossed it in gold and added a spellbinders die and some bling.  Be sure to check out the gorgeous creations by all of the design team and join in the fun, you may win something!!!!
Allison Cope
Amanda Havon
Broni Holcombe
Cindy Haffner
Denise Marzec

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Winter holiday, Our daily bread design

The challenge on Our Daily Bread Design is winter holiday.  I chose this beautiful new set Baby Jesus and colored it with copics.  The die is a Spellbinders die with a Marianne die behind it. I used some paper from my stash with peel off corners and a Martha Stewart punch for the ferns. Hop over to ODBD and play along, you may win some free stamps!!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Shining light challenge, winter holiday

The challenge at Our Daily Bread Design is winter holiday.  I chose this gorgeous cardinal ornament from the ornament bundle.  Colored it with copics and sponged some tea dye distressed ink with a gold edge.  I used some paper from my stash and gold holographic peel off borders.  I made the pretty corners using Cheery Lynn's new holly leaf border and added some dots of red glitter glue for the berries.  Be sure to check out the gallery and see the gorgeous cards made with these beautiful sets.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Casing Kitty's winter scene

After seeing this wonderful winter scene on Kitty's Blog I decided to try and case it.  I know it doesn't show in the picture but the trees are glittered with holographic glitter and they really look cool.   The trees are from Sutter and mountains and buck are from Stampscapes.  I used the copics and airbrush to color this, it was about a 30 min card.  Size is 5x7. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Flourishes Happy Week, guest designer

Check out all the gorgeous cards on Flourishes this week, It's a Happy week challenge.  For this card I used their gorgeous trimmed with love stamp set and colored it with copic markers.  I added sparkle with glitter glue and glitter.  I used spellbinders dies on this card and a Martha Stewart snowflake punch.   For this next card I used some paper from my stash and added a holographic border, the beautiful poinsettia is from the poinsettia and pine stamp set.  I gold embossed it on white paper and added a touch of color and cut it out.  The die cut is from Marianne dies and some beautiful silk red ribbon.  Be sure to check out all the design team creations this week, I know you will love them. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tag you're it, Cheery Lynn Designs

Tag you're it is the challenge at Cheery Lynn this week.  I used their beautiful scalloped inverted cove rectangle dies to make this card.  Holly corner was added and some red gems.  The saying is mounted on a sentiment #2.   I added a pretty triple bow with a gold gem to finish the card.

Season's Greetings

I love this beautiful paper by DCWV and used it to make this card.  The card is 6x6 and I added some die cuts to finish it.  Mini Fanciful Flourish  Holly leaf strip,  wreath leaf strip,    flourish leaf strip,
sentiment frame #2,   all of these dies are from Cheery Lynn Designs.  the poinsettia flower is from Spellbinders.  I added a peel off gold saying and edged the paper with a gold pen to finish this card.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Our Daily Bread Design gold

The challenge at Daily Bread Design  is to use gold on the card for the challenge.  This gorgeous cardinal image is from ODBD bird ornament collection. I used spellbinders scalloped circles small for this card and a Marianne die behind it. I took the background paper and cut it into 4 squares for the broken challenge on  Stampin Sisters in Christ.  I edged everything in gold and added peel off corners to the Marianne die.  The beautiful gold ferns are a new wreath strip from Cheery Lynn Designs. I punched them from gold mirror card and added a glittered cardinal.

Our Daily Bread Design, using gold or silver

This gorgeous image is from the ODBD bird ornament collection.   The challenge on their blog is to use gold or silver on your creation.  I colored the image with copic markers and spica pens.  Used a gold pen around the image, red layer and the background paper. I added some ribbon and a bow and then I found these gold glittered trees to finish the card.  The background paper is from Graphic 45.  Be sure to hop over to ODBD and join in the fun, you could win some of these gorgeous stamps!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

All Natural, guest designer week two

Week two of my guest designer spot with Flourishes is All Natural and the color scheme picture is below. I used the totally gorgeous Dove and Holly set which has been one of my all time favorite sets for Christmas.  The card is 6x6 square and I used some music paper from my stash for the background, cut a 4 inch square for the image and antiqued it with distressed ink. I colored in the holly and berries with copic makers and added red stickles for the berries.  I sponged some distress ink on the entire card and image for the antique look. The beautiful corners are  holly corners from Cheery Lynn.  I added some red stickles to highlight the berries. 
Be sure to hop over to Flourishes and check out the fabulous creations from the Design Team. 
Allison Cope
Amanda Havon
Broni Holcombe,   Cindy HaffnerDenise Marzec,   Maki Jones       

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Flourishes progressive challenge

The challenge this week at Flourishes is a progressive challenge, the sketch, then monochromatic color, designer paper and gems.   I didn't have time to make 4 separate cards so I combined all the steps in this card.  I started with a 5.5 inch sq card, added some adhesive paper from JoAnn's for the background.  I used Marianne dies for the circles and spellbinders poinsettia and Cheery Lynn leaves. The Poinsettia and pine image was colored with copics and the berries were colored with Spica pen.  I added some silver peel off borders and corners and a bow and dove to finish the card.  Make sure you hop over to Flourishes for a chance to win some of the new release stamps!!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Serendipity Christmas scene

My friend sent me this link for the Serendipity Christmas scene and I thought it was so pretty I ordered the stamp and started my cards. I used a holographic silver mirror card behind the image to set it off and colored the image with copic markers and the airbrush system.  I added the ribbon and snowflakes from my stash to finish card.  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Winter White and Thankful

The challenge at Our Daily Bread Design is Winter White.  I used the beautiful stamp set Grow in Grace.  I started this card with a the French Flair scalloped die from Cheery Lynn on an embossed card stock. Layered it with the scalloped and classic French Flair dies and edged them in gold pen. The leaf flourish and small and medium rose dies are from Cheery Lynn also.  I embossed the saying in gold EP.   Be Sure to Check out the blogs and see all the wonderful DT creations on each of these:
Our Daily Bread Design
Cheery Lynn challenge blog
Crafty Friends
Stampin Sisters in Christ

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Timeless Tuesday Guest Designer

I am so thrilled and honored to be the guest designer for Flourishes this month. From the first time I discovered their stamps I've been hooked on the elegant and gorgeous stamp sets.  The challenge this week is silhouettes and I used this beautiful First Noel set and embossed it in white on black paper.  I added a beautiful carnival border from Cheery Lynn around the card and then some very sparkly silver snowflakes to the corners.  Silver holographic mirror card and the base card is black.  Please check out the Design Teams wonderful creations:
Allison Cope
Amanda Havon
Broni Holcombe
Cindy Haffner
Denise Marzec
Maki Jones