At any rate, here are some cards and the challenges they match. Go easy on me as I was zonked on cold meds most of the time!
This card is for the Our Creative Corner/Stamps and Smiles sketch challenge that was actually due yesterday. (SASSC44). I did not get my photo taken until this morning, so it's too late for the challenge. However, I wanted to show this adorable KLM Digital Designs image! Kathryn sent this too me as my "welcome to the team" goodie when she announced that I made the DT.
This was my second try at coloring this image. I used colored pencils the first time and did not care for it, so I switched to markers. It's still not that great, but...I was sick of trying. I ended up using some liquid applique on Santa's fur trim. I found three tubes of that stuff in my stash! (Why? Seriously. I have an issue with hoarding!)
I really think I need some better coloring tools. If anyone from Copic or Prismacolor is out there reading this...I am happy to use any free product you care to send me! (Do you think they got the hint???) The paper is K&Company. I punched the snowflakes out of a sparkly bit and added the tiny pearls. The sentiment is SU. I also did some faux stitching with a red glitter pen.
This next card is for the Practical Scrappers Friday Sketch. I think they really mean for us to use these sketches for scrapbooking, but I have no page layouts in me right now. So I flipped the sketch and made a card instead. I used this cute Stamps and Smiles digi that I won in their blog hop last week!
I don't know who makes the word paper I used. It's got a pearl shine to it. The strip of red is Doodlebug.
This next card is for the 365 Cards Day 290 - Tuesday Trio. (Bet you thought I was not playing along this week!) The trio we were to use was: button, blossom, chipboard. I used this super cute (and FREE) image from Simple Doodles. I colored him with markers and added some picket fence Stickles to his hat.
My blossom is from a stem of flowers I got at the craft store. I love the vintage feel of it. The button is Buttons Galore, and the chipboard sentiment is from Making Memories. It's more of a "file folder" thickness, but...good enough for government work!
This challenge also fits the Pile it On challenge #28, which was to use chipboard. I want you to notice my Labels Nestie frame around the snowman. See how thin the mat is? Well, I learned here how to do that! It took me some trial and error since I use a Big Shot, but I finally got it. However, I forgot to write down what "sandwich" I used so now have to trial and error all over again! Drat!
Ok, this is a tag, not a card. This is for 365 Cards Day 291 - Card Recipe. We were supposed to use: 1 gift tag, 1 ribbon, 8 jewels or pearls, 1 sentiment (stamped or not), 1 piece of printed paper, and 2 buttons. That's it. No other stamping! No other embellies!
Are you loving those buttons?! Those are my SPECIAL Australian buttons! My cyber pal Jessica sent them to me for a Christmas gift! All the way from Down Under! How sweet is that! (I also got a little pkg from my other cyber pal, Michele all the way from snowy Canada! My dh asked me, "How do you know all these people and why are they sending you stuff?!")
I added the pearls to this yummy pink velvet trim! Doesn't that look amazing together?!
Last card! This one is for today at 365 Cards - Day 292- Ad Inspired. Amy gave us a marvy add showing lots of Christmas stockings. And since I also wanted to enter this card in a few other challenges...this is what I came up with.
I used Basic Grey Eskimo kisses paper, from a 6x6 pad that I got at CropStop. I did some begging to get Haylie Jo to sock the paper pads. She hates when I whine and cry, so she ordered the paper! The stocking is a naked chipboard piece from Cosmo Cricket. A few years ago, I decided I needed 2 full sets of those chipboard pieces. (Again, why?!)
I added some tiny pearls to the top of the stocking. The sentiment is Papertrey Ink. The border punch is Martha Stewart. That's Martha's bakers twine on the stocking. But I forget where I got the white twill.This card also matches these challenges:
Our Creative Corner - Holiday
Pile it On - #28 chipboard
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - bling
It's now 9:36am and I already need a big ole nap! Send me some "feel better" prayers as I have a lot to do! Thanks for stopping by. I love all your comments!!