Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Golden Christmas Card

I created another Christmas card to play along with week 3 (3rd of 4 challenges for November) of Verve's Viva La Verve challenge, which includes a sketch and inspiration:

I used the cream, gold, books (script), and flourishes as inspirations for my card:

Verve's Diva Dare for November challenges you to use vellum.  I've used 3 types of vellum in my card:  The large doily was embossed on gold vellum, the smaller doily on white vellum, and the vertical strip on the left side of the card is a script-patterned piece of vellum.  I also ended up punching out snowflakes from vellum for the centre of the doilies as a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Paper: CTMH Colonial White; Recollections vellum, gold
Stamps: Verve 'Ornamental Christmas'; CTMH 'Simple Memories'             
Ink: CTMH Cocoa
Other:  Cuttlebug; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Versamark; CTMH gold embossing powder, Rosewood embellishment; Recollections gold embellishment, 'Glitter on a Roll'; Martha Stewart snowflake punch; Liquid Pearls

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Viva La Verve Holiday Cheer

I had so much fun with last week's Viva La Verve challenge, that I'm participating again for week 2 (I just may get ambitious enough to play along with all 4!)  I'm still in Christmas card mode and it's no wonder, considering it's been snowing here the last couple of days.  
I again used traditional red & green colours.  I interpreted the circular elements in the sketch as ornaments, using Verve's 'Ornamental Christmas' set for the smaller one, and used a CTMH Poster Tidings stamp for the rectangular panel:

Have a great weekend!

Supplies Used:
Paper: All CTMH
Ink: CTMH Holiday Red, White Daisy
Stamps: Verve 'Ornamental Christmas'; CTMH ' Poster TIdings'; Gelatins 'Sewing Kit'
Other: Versamark, Recollections Snow embossing powder; Cuttlebug; Goose Bumpz Zig Zag embossing folder; Martha Stewart Garnet glitter; Momenta metal embellishments; Fiskars Circle Cutter

Baby Onesie Card

I've always wanted to make a 'baby onesie' card, and I finally got the chance when I heard that my son's teacher had a baby boy.  I CASE'd this card that I came across on Pinterest, and added some more dimension & detail, including a cute embellishment in the pocket :o)

Here's the inside:

Thanks for looking!

Paper: Recollections patterned, white
Other:  Versamark; chalk; Copics; K & Company embellishment; Recollections brads; CTMH clear buttons

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Christmas Ornament Shaker Card

I love the colours that Julee chose for this month's Viva La Verve contest-and her latest cards are just gorgeous!  She inspired me to play along with both the Diva Dare and the Viva La Verve November challenges.  I decided to have a go at making a shaker card.  I was aiming to make a frosted ornament using vellum (the theme for the Diva Dare) using one of the ornaments from Verve's 'Ornamental Christmas' stamp set.  I didn't follow any specific instructions, just sort of winged it, and was happy with how it turned out.  The background and the sentiment were both created using the same stamp set.

As I was browsing some of my favourite challenge blogs, I was happy to see that my card also qualifies for The Paper Players colour challenge this week:

Thanks for stopping by :)

Supplies Used:
Paper: All CTMH; Recollections vellum
Stamps: Verve 'Ornamental Christmas'
Inks: CTMH New England Ivy, Bamboo, Holiday Red
Other: Verve 'Shine Bright' sequins; green & red sequins unknown; Cuttlebug; The Paper Studio Woodgrain embossing folder; Stickles; 3-d foam tape; ribbon & gem unknown