Color Throwdown-Red, Pink, Bright Median Blue, White-CTD605
Sparkles Monthly-Red, White & Blue
I am back to work but had such a fun time and could create some cards in the process. There was another challenge that I missed to create 2 seasons on one card so I thought of Summer and Winter when rain turns to snow and how I wish for snow. Yeah, yell at me all you want but I prefer that over this dreaded heat. I tried out my perfect pearls on the blue cardstock and it didn't turn out half bad. The stamp is pretty and the pearl dust adheres well to the versamark stamp. I cut it out in squares using red and the blue and placed it on the nice white card stock. I took sticker pieces, marking them up in blue and putting them down to show rain. I had some snowflake stickers followed by the 2 border stickers that I coloured in blue and red. I finished it off with some small gems.
Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge-used the middle row-Blue, Square,Flower tttc075
Crafty Creations- Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge- Add Some Sparkle
This was a quick card for a birthday. I had used the embossing folder at a session I took a couple of years back and never used it until today. I took a blue inkpad and gently swept the color over the raised areas to colour the flowers in blue. I took my exacto knife and cut out the centre. I had used alcohol inks in blues, one being a pearl to create the background and glued it in place with just the centre and outer edges showing. I had a remnant piece of purple and blue colour bursts that I tried on paper and placed the flower sticker over top and cut it out and placed that on the centre. I took my lovely stickles and placed that around the borders. For a final touch I used diamond crystals for the flower centres.
CCAYR-Use Fall/Autumn Colours
Christmas Craft Creations-Xmas Characters
Santa is always a bit of a character isn't he? He breaks into you home through the dirtiest way possible and leaves presents but does demand cookies and milk. I wonder if he wouldn't mind some Baileys in that milk because he must get cold swooshing through the sky in an open sleigh. I used green and orange cardstock for the background. I had this Santa stamp for a while but never used it until now. I stamped him in apricot brown and coloured him in using the distress inks with water. I edged the sides (after using a die cut to create the shape) with different coloured distress inks to give that distress look. The poinsettia and leaves were cut using the sizzex and a punch. I glued that in place with a green gem for the centre.
Christmas Card Throwdown-Sketch Challenge
Simon Says-Your Favourite Tool(stickles)
Stamping Sensations- Make It Masculine
These are the reindeer that didn't make the cut-Rex, Gottlob, Beatrice and Gaylord. After stamping these 4, I used a shotglass to circle and cut them out. I coloured them with my gismo pencils and set them aside. I had fun using distress inks to create a terra cotta look and placed it in a holly embossing folder and put it through my cuddlebug to get that design. I cut out the black shimmer paper and glued all in place trying to emulate the design from Christmas Card Throwdown. I coloured the stickers in red, orange and brown to try to create a similar colour and placed this on the card. All done! This colour combo was actually for Color Throwdown from last week but I missed the deadline which is typical of me. I love stickles and gems and you see them often on my cards.
Have a great day everyone!
Those are gorgeous cards.ReplyDelete
It's nice seeing Christmas cards. Last Christmas seems like a lifetime away. We had no idea what was coming.ReplyDelete
I've been wishing you a merry Christmas for the past six months, and I will do it again today. I hope you get your wish and a freak August snowstorm races through your part of Canada. :)
I like your cards, dear friend! My favorite it the first one, 'Tis the Season, with its pretty green, pink and blue color scheme. On card number three, I'm surprised Santa isn't wearing a COVID mask! :)
Enjoy the rest of your day, dear friend BB, and I'll see you tamale!
I just love your cards! They are all so unique and pretty.ReplyDelete
Stay safe. Be healthy.
Gorgeous cards, as usual. I like the one with the old-fashioned Santa best.ReplyDelete
How hot is it where you are? I love the summer and dread winter. Move to Winnipeg, where we have six-eight months of snow!
More very cool cards, Birgit. The reindeers card is my favorite. I love that you used shot glasses to make perfect circles. Now I know what to do with a couple of glasses. I'm sure Santa would appreciate a shot of Bailey's with his cookie. Burp.ReplyDelete
Oh you are good making holiday cards in this hot summer weather. Nice job!ReplyDelete
Cool cards!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!ReplyDelete
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper
Those are really neat!ReplyDelete
I think my favorite is the 2nd card. You certainly have a different way of looking at Santa...ReplyDelete
I love the Santa and the reindeer cards. You make lovely cards, Birgit.ReplyDelete
An unusual design with the four fun Reindeer, many thanks for joining in with our 'Masculine' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card with the delicately colored embossed floral background and vibrant large flower as the main image and I love the use of stickles for glittery borders! Thanks so much for joining us at the Tic Tac Toe challenge this week!ReplyDelete
wow you have been busy creating...absolutely lovely cards Birgit....love the embossing...take care xxxReplyDelete
Fantastic card! Thanks for playing with sketch at 52cctReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your fun reindeer card with us at Stamping Sensations!ReplyDelete
I love the second one with the blue flowers best.ReplyDelete
What gorgeous cards Birgit, all so beautifully designed and coloured, Kate xReplyDelete
You are on a creative roll! Lovely take on the throwdown colors and am so glad you were able to join us this week!ReplyDelete
Wow, look at all these magnificent cards! I feel so bad that I haven't visited in an age, Birgit. Without subscribing, I don't get notice in my inbox and I lose out on too much. These are all superb and I love the schparkle, especially on the card you sent over to The Flower Challenge. Thank you! (I think there is a FACE challenge over at Inkspiration for your Santa baby card!) Take care and stay safe! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
I love the mix of techniques and the final product looks like glass - it's stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge!ReplyDelete
Rachelle - DT : )
Lovely selection of cards. Please note that to be eligible for our prize, or to be our winner or honourable mention, you should include our challenge graphic in your blog post. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DTReplyDelete
So many unique and beautiful cards and love the vintage feel. So glad you joined us for our Christmas Characters Challenge at CCC! (Remember to add our Challenge Graphic to your post to be eligible for our winner or honorable mention.ReplyDelete
Love the vintage look! Carol - CCC DTReplyDelete
Wonderful creations, Birgit! Your blue card has plenty of sparkle and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.ReplyDelete
Such a great selection of cards xReplyDelete
hugs sally x
Great vintage Santa design.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.