Sunday, February 27, 2011

Challenge #8

The Bah! Humbug! challenges are up to week 8, and this week's challenge is "things that fly". My entry is an angel stamped onto white cardstock using Inkadinkado's rubber angel stamp. I added some stickles to her halo, as well as to some of the stars and flowers. (doesn't show up too well in the pic, though.) The sentiment is also from Inkadinkado (clear stamp Christmas set) and has a few dots of stickles for sparkle. Gold shimmer card and black swirl card mats are scraps from my stash, as is the gold ribbon.

Thank you for taking a look! As always, I look forward to next week's challenge.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Challenge #7

This week on Bah! Humbug! we were challenged to use a CD or DVD in our Christmas design. I went ahead and decorated an old CD to use as a tree decoration. Hope you like it.

The front of this tree decoration is painted (free-hand) using Copic pens. I then glued a scrap of snowflake paper to the back of the disk. Next, a cut-out of a winter scene was added to the front of the CD, in the center, and stickles were added to three of the snowflakes on the back of the CD. Finally, a small hole was punched using a Crop-a-dile, and I added the ribbon. Thanks for looking at this week's challenge entry!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Challenge #6

The Bah! Humbug! challenge for this week is doilies. Well, I haven't used doilies in many years so off to the store I went in search of them. (They weren't hard to the baking section) As you will see from looking at my card, I only used a couple of pieces as corner accents.

I used an Inkadinkado clear stamp from the Ornate Christmas set for the sentiment, glittered with Martha Stewart's gold glitter. I then added white doilies to two corners and mounted it on gold shimmer paper. All was put on a red card base. Very simple, but I'm quite pleased with the results. I hope you like it, too.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Challenge #5

It's hard to believe we're in the second month of Bah! Humbug! challenges. (I am totally addicted) This week's challenge is to use buttons and bows. I've had more free time this week, so I made two cards. Here's the first:

The snowman is from Inkadinkado's Ornate Christmas clear stamp set. I tried my hand at coloring it in with Copic markers (harder than I thought - will have to work on keeping within the lines). The orange nose is penciled in using watercolor pencils and there are black stickle dots for eyes. After cutting out, it is matted on light blue paper embossed with Sizzix textures plates kit #5 - snowflakes. Buttons and satin ribbon are from the local fabric shop. I then used a darker blue mat and set it all on textured white cardstock. Here's a view of the inside:

My next card starts with the Inkadinkado Christmas Reindeer wood stamp. I switched to Anna Griffin watercolor pencils for this one, added a red satin bow around his neck and used stickles for snow. It is mounted on black shimmer paper then red card stock. Small white buttons were from my sewing box. I tied red bakers twine in each one before sticking to the card.

I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed making them!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Second Entry

Challenge # 4: An Oldie but a Goldie!

Well, I made my second challenge card and I quite like it. It's very simple and easy (which was just what I needed). I hope it's enJOYed! (Get it?)

Oh, and everything for the card was from a Brenda Pinnick Christmas kit that I've had for so long (2007) and not really used it, even though it's one of my favorite kits.

I used foam squares to adhere the "joy" part of the die-cut. Here's a close-up, and hopefully you can see the dimension and also the glitter on the light blue snowflakes.

P.S. I am still working on the first two challenges, but it's slower than expected since I'm still not well. I'm still having so much fun, though!

Challenge #4

This card is for the Bah! Humbug! challenge #4, oldies but goldies. I made a very simple card, using plain and patterned paper that has been tucked away for years. Not sure where it came from. I added a couple of brads, an old rub-on sentiment from MM and some stickles to two of the stars (the ones on red backgrounds in the upper section of the card - doesn't show up very well in this picture, though).

I'm looking forward to the next challenge, and I should have more time to spend on it. Seeing all the beautiful cards made by the Bah! Humbug! DT and challenge participants is very inspiring!