Sunday, December 17, 2017

PCC272: Sketch Challenge~Christmas SCS

Well I got my SCS done.  I  didn't think it would happen, but PTL here it is.    I won't go into to much detail about it, just that I struggled cutting out the manger and then got glue everywhere,  big surprise for me.. NO.. I'm a bit of a messy stamper apparently.  Anyways  I really liked the finished look.  Even the twine tied around the card.  Because the bow turned out.  Whoohoo.  
I am going to submit to my card to the challenge: 
I thought I would add a picture of the little visitor on my deck today.  The squirrels have been super busy lately.
Sorry such a  short  post this evening.  Very tired out.
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Challenge #47 Anything Goes + Christmas

 I really do love making Christmas cards.  So with this Christmas card I used Stampin Up's Christmas in the making and Lawn Fawn's Christmas dreams.  There was an extreme amount of coloring on this little card, and with my blurry eyes today it was getting a bit frustrating.  However, I pressed on and then had to fussy cut out all the images.  The fun part was placing them all just perfectly around the fireplace.  Gosh I think the two sets worked lovely together to create this picture perfect moment.     I also added clear wink of stella to the star, ornaments, presents, stockings, ribbon and the fire.  Hence the second picture, I hope you can see the sparkle glitter a bit better in it.
I'm going to submit this card to the challenge at:
Ch# 47 Anything Goes + Christmas
Optional: Sparkle
Update on mom:  She is home from the hospital, and had a rough night.  I called her this afternoon, but her sugar dropped and she was trying to bring it back up.. so very shaky, and weak and couldn't talk long.  Thank you for your continued prayers.

*Also, I'll be working on my SCS card soon and will post that later today.🎄
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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Challenge 36 & #tttc028 ~ Merry Christmas from Mr. & Mrs. Santa Clause

 Oh gosh how cute is this Christmas Card from Mr. & Mrs. Santa Clause? At least that's what I'm pretending as I made this card.  It was like it was their"Christmas Picture Card"     That they would send to all the elves in the workshop.    
So ya all know I love snow globes, hence  I brought out the die cut for this adorable one.  Then I used my avery elle for Santa and the Mrs.  The holly berry/leaves and sentiment are from lawn fawn.   After coloring the images I fussy cut out Mr & Mrs. and the Holley berries too.   I might go back and add a bit of  clear wink of stella to santa's hat and coat trim.   I used silver foil in the snow globe for a metallic scene backdrop  I thought it would work lovely with the silver sparkle paper.  I punched out a few snow flakes to add in the globe, and then used my white pen to make little stitch marks around the globe.  I also die cut a little patch of snow for the bottom.  I tell ya I am new at using these dies and I tend to always place them upside down.  So it took a few tries to get just the right amount of snow for them to stand on. 
 I think it turned out cute.   
I'm going to submit this card to the following challenges:
I chose the middle row down.  Holiday, Die Cut, and Metallic.
The theme is "SANTA"
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I have to add.  I personally like the look of Clause with the "e"  not sure if it's the correct way to spell it, but you my dear followers know, I'm not one with great grammar.  So  I just added it because it looked finished to me.  haha.  Sorry if it's wrong.
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Friday, December 15, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #433~Brightly Lit Christmas

I was gone most of the day.  I went to see my mom in the hospital.   We waited and waited for her to come back to the room, but it never happened, so they let us go in one at a time to dialysis to say a few quick words.  Mom is not doing very well at all.   Between the heart attack and the stints they put in, and the dialysis, her little body is very frail and we just ask that you would pray.  Thank you.  
 So when I got home I knew after I stretched out my back and legs that  I would want to spend a little time on my card making.  It is a great form of therapy for me. 
  I made this card for the challenge at: 
I used the Brightly lit Christmas set from stamping up for the images in this card.    I sponged the background with navy blue, and yellow for the lamp glow.  I fussy cut out the wreath, bow and presents after stamping them and added a few bold red brads to the wreath and the corners of the card. 
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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sketch #242 Add a Little Glitz

This card has a short story:   I wanted to use washi tape on a card today, so I found this challenge about "sparkle"  and wanted to play along so I started with that lovely silver shiny wahi tape, well after reading the rules to that blog challenge I realized I had went overboard with embellishments, but I didn't want to waste my washi tape so I looked for another challenge to play along with:
  
It was perfect!!  And the washi tape looks like nice foil wrapping paper for the gift I stamped.   I colored it in and then cut it out.  and of course pasted it down without a layer so I had to rip it back up carefully to add a layer or two.. then re paste.   I love how real the bow looks.  My Grandma would too.  In fact this year I got her a little magnet bow for Christmas. She always saved the ribbon bow. Since we were kids every gift we always  received we knew to give the bows back to grandma.
The one I bought for her is red. I hope she will like it, and that it sticks to her fridge.  They are for the top of candles.  So I might have to add some extra magnets to it.


 I'm also adding another picture of my squirrel friends.   This one is busy feasting on corn with a flurry of snow swirling around him.

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CAS Game #105 - Sparkle~Add a Little Glitz



Gosh it's been an awfully stress-filled week so far. If you follow my blog you know I had two very important dates this week.  AT least that's over, and now we wait. (again)  But waiting in prayer.   Then my mom had a heart attack so she had to have stints put in on Monday, and slow go 24 hour dialysis.  So my nerves were too stressed to even stamp.  My go to for  comfort and escape was not working.. But folks I think I have calmed a bit and now ready to start stamping again.. so Up first is this card that I made for the challenge at: AAA Cards
I used the Add a Little Glitz stampin up set for the star and sentiment.   I embossed them in a sparkly silver.  I also used silver sparkle paper underneath the white card stock.  SO it's just one big sparkly card.  I actually like how simple it is, and with just enough bling to make you look twice.  
I added a picture of my squirrels behaving themselves for a change.  Imagine that, they are sharing the corn board table. 
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