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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Merry Monday on Wednesday & CCCB Christmas!


Good morning!
I made a card yesterday for the Merry Monday challenge #118 blog (another Christmas card in the stash-yay!) and will also be submitting to the City Crafter Challenge Blog where Christmas in July is the theme.
I have a little stash of buttons, so selecting the button for my flower center was the most difficult decision  in creating this card!  
I have been organizing and tidying in the craft room, just 15 minutes a day, and came across a little pile of these Just Rite quilted circles that I had paper pieced.  With my Memory Box stem, Straight Stalks, I decided to layer the small version onto the larger version for my flower stem and have the quilted circle as my flower.  I added this ruby looking glass button with a teeny strand of silk ribbon threaded thru the center.  Easy Peasy.  This simple Christmas card style is not my usual fashion.  I usually have layers and layers, but I do like how this came out.  A sentiment from PTI is a good pairing for this homespun crafty card and I adhered with a little black stitching and left the front bits a little long for another little detail.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Have a great day!
Chriss


Monday, July 21, 2014

Cutting Edge challenge + SSS spots & dots


Hi there, back again today!  I created this card for the Cutting Edge challenge #4 and will also link to the SSS Wednesday Challenge for Spots and Dots.  
Isn't it odd that on some days the Mojo is running wild and others...well, let's just say that the trash receptacle gets a lot of action. 
I received an order of goodies last week while I was away (had to whisk the little box upstairs while darling hubby was pre occupied with other thing) and two of the items that I ordered were these Memory Box Eva Stem and Straight Talk dies that I cut out with chartreuse cs and I layered them.  The little blossoms are a NBUS item too from the same order, also Memory Box.  Teeny little hydrangea blooms, so, so sweet!  I love these new items.  The birthday die cut is PTI and I inlaid into the kraft cs.  I added dots of red and black cs instead of sequins above the sentiment and also black spots to the flower centers, so they are magically not hydrangeas any longer ;)  I think the cs gives a little more of an organic feel.
I created several other kraft and red and black cards for my card stash.  Here is one of them.
Thanks as always for stopping by!  I really     appreciate it!
Chriss

Colour Q #250 (where have I been?) a word and Thanks

Happy Monday!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful week-end!  I returned from a mini vacation in Newport RI and feel rested and full of energy!  It must have been the chowders and lobsters ;)

I have seen a few amazing cards created for the this Colour Q challenge on some of the blogs that I follow and I was inspired to create one too!  This is my first time playing along...where have I been?
My card was a quick one to put together.  I used this scrap of a Basic Gray patterned paper that has the colours and I embossed some swirls onto another BG paper to replicate the swirls in the inspiration piece.  I then simply created my word panel with a Spellbinders sentiment label and I die cut the Memory Box thanks 3 times in black and the turquoise colour.  These were stacked and inlaid into the turquoise panel.  I layered onto a black wavy strip, created with a border punch...remember those?  Another throwback product that I used today are those two brads for that extra pop of colour.  I love the dress in the inspiration piece!
I am also entering this into the Moxie Fab Wonderful Words challenge
and the SSS Work It Wednesday challenge
3 challenges...WooHoo
Thanks for stopping in and I hope that your Monday is marvelous!Chriss

Sunday, July 13, 2014

CAS(e) this Sketch 84

Having some fun today with the latest CAS(e) this Sketch! #84
I wanted some drama for this birthday card for a friend's Fall birthday, so More Mustard and Sage, with a sprinkle of Calypso Coral, all against black! I was inspired by this beautiful card from Coleen Dietrich over on the current Card Concept colour blog.
Love these together!
I used a tiny mosaic EF for the black card front, PTI flowers stamps from Happiness in Bloom and Embroidered Blooms and the matching die.  The sentiment is stamped in true black from the Embroidered Blooms set.  My photo looks a little more orangey than IRL, but the mustard and sage are a favourite combo for me.
Thanks for taking a peek and I hope that you are having a great day!
hugs~Chriss 


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Starting from Scratch!

Happy Saturday!

I created this card for the Simon Says Monday challenge blog where this week's theme is to Start from Scratch.  When I saw May's Christmasy card, I wanted to add to my Christmas card stash and here is what I came up with.  I had this patterned paper from waaay long ago and this became the theme for my cards.  I sponged the edges with Ocean Tides ink and adhered to a vintage cream card base.  The Kraft CS panel was run 'thru a CuttleBug with a pines branch EF.  I stamped this little cutie deer onto the cream CS and stamped and coloured with Copic markers, adding some sparkle to his eyes, cheeks and nose with various Spica pens and also added white spots with a white gel pen.
I used a circle die and cut out, then foam mounted to a Memory Box filagree circle die that was cut from a scrap of Ocean Tides CS.  I stamped the little Merry in the same colour ink onto Kraft and free hand cut a little flag that I inserted in between the circular image and the MB die cut.  To finish off, I added some stamped and die cut snowflakes.  I made a half dozen of these cuties and happy that the Christmas stack is now a little thicker!
Thanks for stopping by for a peek,
Chriss

Friday, July 11, 2014

Summery Wedding hearts

 Happy Friday!  I hope that everyone has had a great week and an even better upcoming weekend!
I needed another wedding card for a modern couple, nothing too formal and created this card.  I will be offering over at a couple of challenges,  and CASual Fridays #133 (because I am using hearts) and my colours fit in for the Card Concept colour challenge.  Yay!
It is a pretty straight forward design.  I cut out a few of the PTI Scribbles dies in Aqua and white.  I also die cut two pairs of hearts and a large PTI ampersand.  The ampersand is stacked for more definition.  The hearts are popped up on dimensional foam and the card front has texture from an embossing folder.
I hope to be back during the weekend with another post as I won't be around next week.  We have a little holiday to take on Goat Island in Newport RI.  We are looking forward to the cooler temps!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Hugs-Chriss

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Merry Monday (on Tuesday) W is for white Simon Says

Happy Tuesday!  Happy Canada Day!
I made a card for the Merry Monday #115 challenge...had to think on this overnight.  White on white with the allowed silver sentiment.  The Simon Says Monday challenge (1st time for me to play) is W is for white!
This is what I came up with. 
I used this adorable old SU Christmas tree and stamped repeatedly with Versamark onto velum then embossed with white EP.  Same for the PTI "flourish" of snowflakes from Snowfall.  I added the Silver Peace die cut and added glue in between the back of the velum and the white card stock front.  I folded either end of the velum around the card stock front like I have seen Anita mention and the card front is popped up with some coaster board.  I like the outcome and have a few more of these embossed tree fronts to put together for a few more cards for the stash-yay!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
                                                                                        hugs-Chriss 

Monday, June 30, 2014

It's a Girl!

A second post for me today...I forgot to link up this little baby girl card for the Card Concept challenge # 13.
I have been spending a few minutes, here and there, trying to reorganize in the craft room.   I have come across lots of leftover pieces of paper and when I saw these two patterned discards, I thought a baby card could be made.  I covered a card front with the larger polka dotted piece of paper and made a top layer for that which is popped up and scalloped at the bottom.  I pulled out an older SU oval sentiment and pram stamp and used PTI Hibiscus Burst for the ink onto a vintage cream CS.  I die cut a Spellbinders Mega Oval to layer under this and I cut out a SU sentiment to use as a little flag.  I added a few sequins to finish it off.  Happy for this challenge as I don't have many baby cards in the stash.
Thanks for taking a peek,
Chriss