It's a sad day for me, as our challenge leader has decided to close CASE-ing Christmas. I feel like I just started! We do hope you'll come hop along with us one more time, and say goodbye to this wonderful team!
I decided to try a shaker card. I started out by stamping the sentiment, then used a circle to die cut the center. For the shaker part, I sewed a little pocket out of plastic I cut from a page protecter, then filled it with some Flower Soft and a few tiny sequins. Under that I layered some white embossed snowflakes stamped on navy paper. I cut into some of my new papers I got on a shopping trip recently with my card making friends. Some twine tied around the top and a snowflake charm finishes it off. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Good day hoppers! If you're here for the House of Cards December hop you're right on track. You should have come from Em's blog. If you need the complete list just hop on back to House of Cards.
Looking at the picture, I was immediately inspired by the pinks and ribbon in the photo.
My first card uses a Deedee's Digis set: Winter Church. I used the precolored image (love these for when I don't feel like coloring!) and one of the papers that comes with the set. I used one of the sentiments on the inside.
For my next card I was intrigued by the interesting design on the tag, as well as the brown. I'm using Great Impressions stamps: Lace Doily J101 and Vintage Merry Christmas D469
Just a quick note that Great Impressions is having a sale, so now would be a great time to stop by and check out the store! Next up on the hop is Heather!
Sorry I'm a bit late with my card for the Eureka challenge. It's been a busy week and I hadn't fully anticipated the time it would take for my background to dry.
I wanted to try some fun techniques on this one since the sentiment talks about uniqueness. (Eureka's: If God Takes the Time) To make my background, I started out by using distress inks to color some cardstock, let that dry, gave it a few spritzes of glimmer mist, then printed off the Snow Background over it.
Next I added some areas of clear crackle paint around the edges and also smeared on some Stickles. There are also stickles added to the little snowflake accents, and I used metallic silver thread for the sewing.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll swing by Eureka and inspire us all with your creations this week.
Fairytale Stamper: Anything Goes
Pink Gem Challenge: Stitching
Christmas Cards All Year Round: Sparkle and Shine
Country View Challenges: Word Play
Dies R Us: Stitching
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge: Snowflakes
There's a fifth week challenge going on over at House of Cards ...and here's your inspiration:
There are some beautiful colors and patterns in here that would be great for spring cards, but I chose to make a winter card with the blue, white and silver.
I used a couple snowflake images and sentiment from Alley Way Stamps-they are available as free downloads on their site.
I resized both snowflakes to create my own patterned paper for the background-adding stickles to the centers. Then a bit of sewing, some embellishing with sheer ribbon and silver trim, glitter paper, rhinestones, a button, and I used a Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle die. Thanks so much for stopping by...come join the House of Cards challenge as we say goodbye to March and hello to April!
Dragonfly Dreams-Up in the Air
That Craft Place-Buttons
Allsorts-Use those Dies
Completely Christmas-Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas-Going Round in Circles
Sugar Creek Hollow-Make your own Background
Alphabet Challenge- D for Diecuts
Christmas Stampin all Year Long- Diecuts & Ribbon
Stampin with the Dragon- Bling it Up
Crafty Ribbons- Ribbon & Buttons
Little Red Wagon- Bling
Simon Says- Buttons
Welcome to Eureka Challenge #80! We've got some springy colors as well as some beautiful tulips to inspire your creativity this week.
I thought maybe everyone else would be making spring cards, so I decided to do something a bit different. The snowman and sentiment are from Eureka: Snow Man Block and Warm Fuzzies
Our deck finally melted off enough to try a few pictures outside....but believe me this little snowman still felt right at home! I used Flower Soft for the scarf and some glossy accents on the carrot nose, stitching and some Stickles on the snow. Hope your day is warm and fuzzy!
I haven't played along with the Alley Way challenge in quite some time, so I finally decided to join in on this one. I love the pink/grey combo and also used some buttons.
I used an Alley Way freebie and paper pieced the mittens.
I embossed my sentiment in white.
Stamplorations- Stamps & Stitches
Creative Card Crew- Keep it Sweet & Simple
Top Tip Tuesday- Stitching
Splendiforous Creations- 2 or more pattern papers
Di's Digi Designs- Tic Tac Toe (I used digi, sentiment, embossing)
One Stitch at a Time- any digi
Kaboodle Doodles- buttons & twine
Corrosive Challenge- in stitches
Emergency Crafters- Pink or Red
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!