Monday, September 15, 2014

CQC #258 for HOME

Happy, happy Monday!
I didn't get much time in the craft room to create over the week-end, but did do some more organizing...almost there!  I have been enjoying the cooler weather that we had and was also gathering for a community garage sale next happy to get into the garage and do some sorting there too!
Onto today's card that I made this morning.  I saw a few challenges that I really wanted to make this card for and happy that I did not overstep any deadlines.  You can see at the end of the post what they are.  I started off with a Heidi Swapp stencil and sponged the four colours that the current Colour Q #258 challenge is requesting.  The little house from SU Holiday Home and it's matching die is coloured with the same inks and a water brush.  I stamped a PTI sentiment and a trio of hearts from the Love Lives Here Holiday set into the open heart and atop the chimney with SU Blackberry Bliss. The large love die is a SSS exclusive from a love you big die and that was cut from Hello Honey CS.
Just for fun...Everything on this card except the PTI loopy border die is a NBUS item:)
I have already reached my maximum for entries, so not to count as an entry :))
Here is the recap of challenges that I am entering this card for...

Try a technique
I sponged ink with a stencil and water coloured my house.

Have a wonderful start to your week!

Catherine Pooler Housewarming Party!


  1. Love this! That sponged background is fabulous and those little hearts coming out of the chimney are the perfect touch!! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!

  2. So sweet, Chriss ... lovely, soft sponged background and such cute wee heart 'smoke' coming from the chimney! Anita :)

    I'm guessing you know, but just in case you don't ... I saw your name twice recently over at SSS as a goodie winner ... yay!

  3. This is just too adorable as a new home card, Chriss! I love ALL of your sweet design features and think it is perfect for these challenges!! Thank you for linking again with my NBUS Challenge just for fur!! Hmm, no, that can't be right. Hugs, Darnell

  4. I love the heart smoke coming out of your chimney. Perfect card for Catherine Pooler's housewarming party.

  5. So cute! The hearts coming out of the chimney are great! Perfect card for Catherine Pooler's housewarming party!

  6. LOVE this!! It's a sunning card Chriss ... everything about it is beautiful!!

  7. You did such an amazing job on this card! I love the blending you were able to do with those yummy Sherbert-like colors. Gorgeous color palette! I was also really impressed when I read your post and saw that you used so many holiday stamps to make this card, yet it doesn't have a holiday feel at all. You inspired me to take a second look at my holiday stamps and see how they could do double-duty for everyday cards, too. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing this with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. You definitely rocked the stamping techniques!


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