Friday, November 13, 2015

Fireside or Window?

I created these cards last week for a Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge but failed to get it entered on time.  I still wanted to get this posted because it is one of the cards I'm offering at my Christmas Cards class next week.  

I couldn't decide if I liked the kitty better at the fireside or the window so everyone at the class can choose which they would rather make. The fireplace image was stamped on Cajun Craze cardstock.  When cutting it out I shortened the fireplace by a couple bricks because I didn't want to hang stockings from the mantle and I didn't want there to be a big empty area above the fire.  

Here is the Sweet Sunday Sketch sketch I used...

And here are my cards.... 

STAMPS: Festive Fireplace, Happy Scenes, More Merry Messages
INK: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler
PAPER: Old Olive, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Vellum, Acetate Sheets, Merry Moments Simply Scrapping kit
OTHER: Festive Fireside Framelits, Hearth and Home Thinlits, White Gel Pen, Dazzling Diamonds

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Vintage Sled

I wanted to play with my new sled die again and thought it would be fun to try a vintage look.  I remember a few years ago the Stampin' Up! catalog and overall look was very "vintagy". Vintage is not my normal style so I had to look back and get some inspiration on Pinterest with a search for the retired Deck the Halls Designer series paper.....and BAM!  There it was, tons of vintage inspiration!  I thought the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches lends it's self perfectly for my attempt at vintage. 

STAMPS: Petite Pairs
INK: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
PAPER: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Deck the Halls DSP
OTHER: Ovals Collection Framelits, Holiday Frame EF, 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Victoria Crochet Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Dies by Dave-Sled Die, Basic Pearls, Silver Dazzle Marker

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sleds for Mojo Monday

Just a quick post to get this card entered in the Mojo Monday challenge found HERE. This is a quick and easy card and will be one of the options in my Christmas card buffet class on November 22.  My new sled dies worked perfectly for the vertical element in Julee Tilman's fabulous sketch!

STAMPS: Festive Fireplace, Happy Scenes
INK: Cherry Cobbler, Cucumber Crush
PAPER: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla or Whisper White, Gumball Green Core'dinations, Gold Foil Paper, Be of Good Cheer or Season of Style DSP
ORHER: Dies by Dave- Dave's Sled, Festive Fireside Framelits, Gold or Silver Dazzle Marker, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen