Hello folks. How's it goin' for you today? Pretty good on my end. Yesterday wasn't all that hunky dorrie so it was good to come home and do some coloring and designing. I'm getting into the Christmas mood. Well... the Christmas card mood. OK, I know... stop 'talking' and start showing. Will do! Here's the pair I think is so sweet...
This is Stampavie's adorable image called Bear and Robin. I'd seen this soooo much last year and finally purchased it at the very end of the season. I didn't get to use it last year, but finally... I worked it up. Sooo FUN!! The funny thing is, I was working on the bear last night and was so frustrated as nothing was looking like I wanted it to. Instead of getting more and more unhappy, I put it down for the night and would try again the next day (today). Well, lo and behold!!! It looked pretty darned good to me! I really need to keep that in mind. It may not be as bad as I think. Waslk away and come back to it later. Does this happen to any of you too???
This was the first time I've used my BG jovial paper pad. I decided to go the red and black route as I just love plaids, especially these red and black plaids. Doesn't it just look like a great pair of flannel jammies?? I really ended up liking this card except it still feels like it's missing something. I don't know what so I'm not touchin' it!!
I used MS snowflake punches, then glittered them up and added a red button to each. Now those little snowflakes around the sentiment are just some little dimensional stickers. They came as white flakes with blue centers. I used my copic marker (R27) to change them to red. I'd heard about doing this, but had never tried it myself. I've got to say this is sooooo kewl!!! Makes me happy!! I paper pieced teddy's little muffler. Oh and I didn't do so well keeping the VersaMagic chalk ink of my little birdie. She's a mess in these pictures, but please know I have now gone over all stamped lines with a Zig black pen. Looks much better ! : )
I was able to work this card into several challenges for this week so better get started on that list!
Sketch Saturday - the SKETCH
Little Red Wagon - use the color red
Charisma Cardz - with love at Christmas
Stampin' B's - an animal in a die cut
Alphabet Challenge - B is for bird
Wags 'n Whiskers - sisters or friendship
Allsorts - twas the night before Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - create a square card
Crafty Calendar - Christmas snowflakes
StampARTic - Christmas with glitter
Christmas Card Challenge - photo inspiration
Paper Sundaes - let it snow
Pile it on - Christmas featuring animals
Whoopsi Daisy - it's Christmas
A Spoonful of Sugar - snow/snowflakes
ABC Christmas Challenge - winter wonderland
Drunken Stampers - punch me
The Burtonesque Dolls - anything goes
Whew!! How's that for a 'couple of' challenges?? Thanks for dropping by today and come back soon.
Stamps: Stampavie bear and robin, SU warm words
Paper: BG jovial
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Supplies: Nesties, MS snowflake punches, dimensional stickers (little snowflakes), glitter, BG buttons, black rhinestones, VersaMagic chalk ink - wheat
Techniques: Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ gamsol, sponging, paper piecing