Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ccee1749 Christmas carol

Welcome to this weeks challenge. At this silly time of the year do you find yourself singing or humming to a song that you have heard. For our challenge this week, take your inspiration from any Christmas Carol.

Music is definitely one of my favorite parts about the season. Since I didn't see that anyone made a card to represent the first ones who provided music on that glorious night we celebrate, I decided to hunt down one of my favorite angel stamps to make this card. I used ivory paper, embossed the card base, and then cut the gold pieces used out of some design paper scraps left by my paper cutter.  I colored the image with soft colors of copic markers. I added a few pearls as a simple embellishment. 

Hope you choice to join in on the fun this week by loading a card over on the cceestampers blogsite 
and add ccee1749 as your keyword. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Zentangled Christmas tree

I found this interesting challenge over at Unstampables Challenge this week on Paper Playful's blogsite. I love to zentangle and haven't had time to do much over the last month or so, and this seemed like a perfect day to just stop and do it for this challenge. It was fun to take part in a new challenge to me, and take a break from the traditional styles of cards that have been consuming my time. Hope you take a little time to just break free from your usual routines, and have a little fun with something. 

You can find the Unstampables Challenge HERE.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas and Sparkle - Rubbernecker challenge #23

I have a son who played a tuba so when I found this tuba from Rubbernecker, I just had to have it. I decided I would make it Christmas-like and sparkly for this challenge and put in yet one more card for the challenge uploads. I tried using silver metallic pens for coloring it, but ended up just using some of my gray copic markers.  You can see the details of the challenge and the entries HERE.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CCEE1748 Wedding or baby card

Hi....Joanne here with the last challenge for it is.......

As the last of our celebratory month, I would like you
to make a baby card OR a wedding
card......your choice.

If you have lots of time, you could make both...

I decided to make a wedding card. I used an irredicent cardstock for the cardbase. I embossed it, diecut a cross from Spellbinder, stamped azaleas with a Power Poppy set, and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

CCEE1747 our Christmas stash

Hi....Joanne here with our third challenge for the month.  Here is my challenge for the week.....

This week we are going to make a card for our holiday stash.  You can make a Christmas card, a New Year’s card, or a winter card…..whichever you think you need the most for your stash.

I love using red for Christmas and I took that stash suggestion literally. I found some Christmas things that I probably bought after Christmas last year on sale to use for this year. So, in my stash I found a Poinsettia embossing folder that was still in it's package I found for $1.99. So instead of using it in the usual embossing manner, I inked the inside with candy apple red distress ink and spritzed it with some water and then stamped it onto my white paper. Then I got out my old faithful Poinsettia die from Spellbinders, and then my Joy I got a couple of summers ago at a Scrapbook convention out at the Woodlands.  The strip of red design paper I got in an after Christmas sale at Hobby Lobby. So there you have it, piece by piece and from the old stashes I have around in my stamproom. My last year's resolution is to deplete that stash as much as I can this year. I gave it my all to do so, but I still have too much stash so I will continue that personal challenge. At least one or more things on every card I make this year much come from the what I already have piles of paper and embellishments. 

Join us this week and load your card over on SCS with our keyword:CCEE1747 or link onto the link over on the CCEEstampers Blog HERE.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Rubberneck Christmas and sparkle challenge #23

This stamp from Rubbernecker was one of the choices I made recently when I won second place on the challenge a few months ago. I used oxide distress ink first, then I used platinum momento and put gold embossing powder on the second layer. I stamped red berries and then added red rhinestones just to add a little more sparkle. I found this red and white striped ribbon in my stash, so used it for my bow. The gold trim is acutually sticker strips. This is Rubberneckers' final challenge for the year, so you might want to check it out here.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Just Us Girls challenge #420

This week's Just Us Girls' challenge is color week and the colors are gold, brown, and aqua. You can find their challenge here.:
 Fot my card, I used some retired Stampin' Up stamps, some fabulous design paper from a tablet I have stashed away, and those fabulous Oxide distress inks. Here's what I created:

I also used two glittery gold snowflakes as accent behind the flowers.