Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunny Challenge #69

Once again I have been asked to be guest designer for Sunny Challenges. This week is just a sketch challenge which you can make as simple or complicated as you like. Make sure you head over to Sunny challenges and check out the sketch and the inspiration of the design team.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Snow swirled
Card: lucky limeade, primrose petal and very vanilla
Ink: primrose petal
Accessories: polka dot embossing folder, candlelight specialty dsp, riding hood red taffeta ribbon, gold glitter glue

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Colour Challenge

I was a bit worried that the colours from Nicole's Festive Friday would look a bit dull together so I added a bit of sparkle with iridescent ice embossing powder. For some reason this shows up so much more sparkly in the photo than in real life. The other thing I noticed is the different colour effects you get with different colour background cardstock.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Snow swirled (not sure how I will survive if this set ever retires!) and Flowering flourishes
Card: Midnight muse,  baja breeze, basic grey and whisper white
Ink: midnight muse and versamark
Accessories: iridescent ice embossing powder and holiday framelits (star)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holiday Mini Challenge

Sunny challenges have included a sketch and the instruction to use products from the Holiday mini. As I bought all my Christmas supplies this year from the mini and had quite an assortment to choose from! You can't tell from the photo, but the middle panel of dsp is actually flocked onto clear acetate.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Joyous Celebration
Card: real red, gumball green core'dination, shimmery white
Ink: versamark and primrose petal
Accessories" lacy brocade embossing folder, clear embossing powder, candlelight specialty dsp, gumball green ribbon and postage stamp punch

Music for Christmas

The challenge this week at Just Add Ink is to add music! I have had the Music notes wheel for a while now, but rarely use it. I just never think to use the wheels when making anything so they sit in the drawer gathering dust until a challenge like this comes along to remind me how easy they are to use and great for doing backgrounds.

Stamp: Music notes wheel, Snow Swirled
Card: Cherry cobbler, soft suede and very vanilla
Ink: Soft suede, versamark
Accessories: Cherry cobbler tulle, gold embossing powder, naturals buttons and decorative label punch

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Inspiration Challenge

I normally avoid inspiration challenges as being too difficult for me. But this one from Nicole is so easy for Christmas that I had no problem coming up with something. My kids instantly recognised the stripes as being a candy cane and hubby likes this card best of all. I think because it is so much simpler ( no ribbon!) than the others, lol.

Project Recipe
Stamps Curly cute
Card: Shimmery white and real red
Ink: Real red
Accessories: Dazzling details silver sparkle and ornament punch

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Shakin' Christmas

The ladies at Sunny Challenges decided on a shaker card for this week's challenge. This is my first shaker card and although a bit fiddly not really that difficult. Unfortunately it hasn't photographed very well and you miss out on the scent of the vanilla embossing powder!

Project Recipe
Stamps: Snow swirled and Perfect punches
Card: Early espresso, primrose petals and very vanilla
Ink: versamark and primrose petals
Accessories: labels collection framelit, scallop circle punch, 13/8" circle punch, riding hood red taffeta ribbon, vanilla embossing folder, candlelight Christmas specialty dsp and chunky glitter (retired pink and white)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Again with Christmas

This week  Nicole's Festive Friday challenge is to use the Simply Scored tool. I decided to use it to create a card of a different shape called a 'centre step' card. I have covered the tree with crystal effects and then sprinkled with dazzling diamonds glitter to be all sparkly. I am not sure if it photographs to be able to see it.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Joyous celebration
Card: Primrose petals, gumball green and whisper white
Ink: primrose petals and gumball green
Accessories: holiday frame embossing folder, gumball green stitched ribbon, self adhesive pearls, crystal effects, dazzling diamonds glitter, snow festival DSP and wide oval punch

JAI Sketch Challenge

 I haven't been feeling well the last few days and I am hoping that being in my craft room will help. It has been awhile since I have done a challenge from Just Add Ink, but I really liked the sketch this week, so thought I would give it a go.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Snow swirled and Joyous Celebration
Card: Island indigo, silver accent card and whisper white
Ink: versamark and island indigo
Accessories: silver mini brads, silver embossing powder, lacy brocade embossing folder, 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches and white organza ribbon