http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/07/challenge-26-alcohol-inks-and-optional.html -Alcohol inks and optional Sketch
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com -Open Challenge
OK I missed the 2 challenges for my Christmas blogs(OK,OK they are not MY Christmas blogs but great blogs to visit and see some great cards to make during the whole year. The challenge was at Christmas Stampinall year round and I think I got that a little wrong but I am now into my post and forgot how to get out of my post and save everything without my computer and me blowing up. My very truthful and humble apologies to the wonderful people who do the blogs. Anyway At flutter By Wednesdays it was an open challenge as long as there is always a fairy, butterfly or angel on the card. My angel is a bit victorian and it is a sticker. I tried this cuddlebug that embosses and cuts at the same time and I love it! I just placed stickles around and Voila! I made the card. For the Stampman challenge, one was to use alcohol inks. I used Wild Plum, Stream and pesto for the blueish look. I used the cuddlebug for the black cardstock and the red strip. I added a ribbon and then I used butterscotch and terra cotta for the small area where it says "Merry Christmas". Last week for Christmas Stampin, they wanted people to use an image for inspiration. It had the colours of the turquise blue and the bright green and there were big balls of yarn looking like a wreath so I used the cuddlebug(I am in a frenzy with cuddlebug recently) and I used pastel chalks and coloured in the dots. I cut out the middle and inside the card I stamped the penguin and coloured him in with tombow markers. I also stamped the snowmen, embossed with psychedelic powder and I embossed the wreath in metallic green. The 4th card, I had the snowflake lying around and decided to use lilac cardstock with silver cardstock and then blue. I used silver stickers for the border and stars. The last one I tried to do a homage to the friends in the states since you will be celebrating July 4th. I know...no white but I decided on gold tin foil paper and embossed them with stars which I placed on dark blue cardstock and then the strip of red with "Merry Christmas" and trees and border stickers! I can't believe I finally did some Christmas Cards!