Saturday, December 17, 2011

Card-a-Copia: More Winter Wishes

I was commissioned by my mom to make a card for a friend.  I hadn't  yet used this image from Pure Innocence that I've had forever, so  I decided to take it out for a spin.  I used one of my favorite color combinations - light blues and browns.  I especially like the way the boy turned out but like the overall composition as well.  (I am also submitting this for DYSU's "Winter" challenge and The Stamping Boutique's Holiday/Winter challenge, Pollycrafts' Christmas Fun challenge, The Pink Elephant's Snowflake and Sparkle challenge, ABC's F-is-for-Frosty challenge, Digital Tuesday's Winter Wonderland challenge, 4 Crafty Chicks' Christmas (4CCC-68) challenge, Cupcake Craft Challenges' "Don't look at the light" challenge, The Paper Variety's Anything Goes challenge, Aud Sentiment's Winter Holiday Sentiments challenge, and Sweet Stampin's Sparkle and Bling challenge.)

Stamps: A Boy and His Dog (Pure Innocence digital)
Paper:  card base (Georgia Pacific), brown and light blue (Core'dinations), Winter Whispers Dots and Winter Whispers Plaid (BoBunny)
Inks:  Copics, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Misc.:  ribbon (Michaels), snowflakes (Nestabilities), glitter (Stampin' Up!), rhinestones (Joann's), fuzzy mittens (Oriental Trading Company)

I made the matchbook cider holders below for people at work.   No stamping involved just lots of laborious cutting!  I taped the cider packet in at the bottom of the matchbook for easy removal.

These kinds of creations always tear at my heart because I know most of them go straight into the trash can.  Oy!  What's a crafter to do when she can't reclaim them and pull off the "valuables" for re-crafting?

Stamps:  none
Inks:  none
Papers:  green (Core'dinations), Snow Much Fun (Three Bugs in a Rug)
Misc.:  none

And a final thought about the holidays, even though I do not celebrate Christmas.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Card-a-Copia: Winter Solstice cards

It's that time of year.  You know, when people you barely remember from days-gone-by send you seasons's greetings with an accompanying epistle regaling you with tales of faulty gall bladders, kids who survived being stuck in the neighbor's trash can for seven hours during a summer dare, or the new driveway they put in that caused the front yard to cave in. 

Good times.

Well, I attempt to brighten up those holiday letters with a hand-made card.  Here are the first three I have for 2011.  (There may be more to come.  Ya never know when creativity will strike!)

This is my entry for the Ribbon Carousel Challenge RCC31 (Color Our World with Stephanie)

Stamps:  sled digi (Hambo)
Inks:  Copics, silver Prismacolor
Paper:  Happy Holidays (Echo Park), Samantha Walker (Creative Imaginations), Very Vanilla and Kraft (Stampin' Up!), green and brown (Core'dinations)
Misc.: brads (American Crafts), ribbon (Michael's) 

Entering this one in Glitter Geeks "Anything Goes" challenge.

Stamps:  Peas on Earth (Whimsie Doodles)
Inks:  Copics
Paper:  Whirlybird "Best Friends" (My Mind's Eye ), (BoBunny "Whoo-Ligans," green (Core'dinations)
Misc.: Crystal Effects (Stampin' Up!), ribbon (Michael's), green bauble (Michael's)

This is my entry for Designed2Delight's "Let It Snow" challenge.

Stamps:  Penguin (Dilly Beans)
Inks:  Copics
Paper:  Glitzmas "Winter Glitterland (SEI), teal (Core'dinations)
Misc.: brads (American Crafts), Dazzling Diamonds (Stampin' Up!)