Thursday, December 14, 2017

Merry Christmas Coffee Sled!

Hello, friends!  I have lots of Christmas cards to share in the coming days, but I wanted to share this card before time runs out at the Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

I used two digital images for my card, with a sentiment from Desert Diva (Hannelie) under a sled full of gifts and coffee cups from STAMPlorations.  The die cut holly is from Pretty Pink Posh (an early birthday gift to myself!).


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

(1)  2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


(2)  Merry Monday #269 (Color Challenge) -- I used red and two shades of green in the photo inspiration.


(3)  Muse Christmas Visions #90 where any holiday card can be linked up!


(4) STAMPlorations December CAS Card Challenge where "Anything CAS Goes" (I did not use the optional color twist) as well as the Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge.


(5) HLS December Anything Goes with Dies Challenge (I used holly dies, a banner die, and a scalloped border die).


Thanks for stopping by today...I'll be back soon with more Christmas cards!
Take care,
Judy

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CASology #279: GRAY

Hello, friends!  I'm back today with my card for the new cue at CASology.


I guess with the recent snow we had here in New Jersey, I had gray skies on my mind.  I decided to make a scene by masking a hill and moon and then inking the gray sky with distress inks.  I then removed the masks, inked the moon with Antique Linen distress ink, and stamped the trees in the same distress ink as the sky.  Finally, I splattered some snow with watered down ivory acrylic paint.  The lamp post die cut was adhered, and the sentiment from Hero Arts was stamped in red for a pop of color.  The card base is also gray to compliment the scene.


I'm also linking this card up to two challenges:

(1) The current Muse: Christmas Visions #90, where any holiday card can be linked up!

(2) The Happy Little Stampers December Anything Goes with Dies Challenge -- I used two dies on my card (the lamp post and the wonky stitched rectangle).


I can't wait to see how you interpret the GRAY cue card this week!  Be sure to link up your card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this week...be sure to check out their blogs, too!

Guest Designer: Mary B.

Thanks for visiting,
Judy

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017 - Sending Hugs

Hello, friends!  I'm stopping by today with my second card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! 

I made this card using a sweet digi image from Kitty Bee Designs called Coffee or Tea Please Panda.  This card is on its way to Hetty Sanders as my way of saying thank you for all her hard work in organizing a monthly coffee-lovers card exchange through our Facebook group!  I'm raising my cup to you, Hetty!

I printed this cute panda, die cut, and colored.  The card base uses the Tim Holtz coffee cup embossing folder and a sentiment from Hero Arts. Easy peasy!


I'm also entering this card into the current challenge at Kitty Bee Designs #109: Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Christmas.  I didn't use the optional twist this time around.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Judy

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

Hello, friends!  Today is the first day of the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I had to play along!  I haven't missed a Coffee Lovers Blog Hop yet, and my streak continues. Thank you to Amy Tsuruta and all the lovely ladies who help to keep these hops running...I do appreciate all your hard work.


I made this card using a favorite image from Neat and Tangled called "Warm Wishes."  I stamped it in black on white card stock, then dry embossed a snowflake frame around it. I paper-pieced the mug using a holiday patterned paper.  After matting it on black card stock, I adhered it to a patterned card base.


I am also entering this card into these challenges:

(1) Little Tangles Challenge #87: Gift Giving -- this card is going to a coffee-loving family member with a Dunkin Donuts gift card inside!

(2) Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #271: Anything Goes!


(3) CAS Mix Up Card Challenge: December Challenge -- I used stamping, dry embossing, and paper-piecing.


OK, that does it for me today!
Thanks for stopping by!
Judy

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CASology #277: ROUND

Hello, friends!  Tuesday has arrived, and so has a new cue at CASology.


This week our sponsor, Kitty Bee Designs, shared some digi images with the Design Team and I decided to play with the round snowball in the Snow Penguin image!  I accentuated the "round" theme by dry embossing a stitched circle and inking inside it around the penguin.  I also filled in the snowball with Stickles for some shimmer!



I can't wait to see how you interpret the ROUND cue card this week!  Be sure to link up your card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this week...be sure to check out their blogs, too!

Guest Designer: Darnell

Our Sponsor This Week: 
Kitty Bee Designs

Thanks for visiting,
Judy

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Fusion: Red Christmas

Hello, friends!  I'm stopping in to share my card for the current Fusion "Red Christmas" challenge using the photo as my inspiration. (I liked the red poinsettia and the border around the plate as well as the gold accents in the background.)


I knew I wanted to play along when I saw the beautiful CAS card by design team member Michelle Lupton.  For my card, I dry embossed the wonky stitched rectangles in the center of my card panel, then masked the center off after stamping the sentiment.  I repeatedly stamped the poinsettias around the border of the card base, then spritzed with Perfect Pearls mist and added gold Stickles to the floral centers.  Finally, I removed the mask and die cut the card panel and mounted on a white card base.   

Supplies:
Stamps: Jane's Doodles (Vintage Christmas),  Hero Arts (Joy to All)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Adirondack (Red Pepper), distress inks (Shabby Shutters)
Other: Perfect Pearls mist (Heirloom Gold), gold Stickles


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Take good care,
Judy

Just Add Ink #387

Helo, everyone!  Just stopping by to share a card I'm entering into the current Just Add Ink #387: Colour challenge using these colors:


I made a one-layer card by stamping a border of poinsettias in red (and re-stamping without inking for the lighter ones), adding the sentiment in the center, then splattering green ink all over the card.  The gold Stickles were a final accent for some sparkle.

Supplies:
Stamps: Jane's Doodles (Vintage Christmas),  Hero Arts (Joy to All)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Adirondack (Red Pepper), distress inks (Shabby Shutters)
Other: Gold Stickles


I hope everyone here is the U.S. had a wonderful Thanksgiving...I am thankful for your visits and all of your support all year long!

Have a great day,
Judy