Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Card Concept: Christmas Greetings


Welcome! It's officially Christmas Time! And the Card Concept has a new challenge 
for you, 

Christmas Greetings!
...this merry front door, complete with Christmas colors! Lots of inspiration here.

I was inspired by the colors, the red door, and one of my favorite symbols of the 
season, a wreath. 

All my die cuts are from The Greetery's new release for November, and I'm so 
thankful for every one!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The Card Concept: Christmas Trees

Hi and Merry Christmas! The Card Concept has a new challenge for you, and once
again with the brilliant idea of giving you the choice:

Lovely and warm fall themed card or

Cool, contemporary colors for a holiday card.

My inspiration for you comes from a card I saw Norine Boyes do, with a tree from

She placed droplets of reinker onto a stamping block, sprayed the block, and created 
her own paper. After die cutting the image or tree, she added paste to simulate snow. 
The process was a blast! and I love the result of the greens blended with spaces. of

Hope you're inspired today, and choose one of our inspiration photos for your card.
Have a wonder week!


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Flower Challenge #74 Reminder


It's reminder time at the Flower Challenge, where the theme this month is:  
Add Embellishments.

I created a card using the same poinsettia from Tim Holtz that I used at the 
beginning of the month, only this time in traditional reds.

So many embellishments to choose from. I used glitter on the stamens, a few 
sequins, and mica spray on the petals and  leaves.

Play along at The Flower Challenge blog. 

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Peace Bells

I've been so inspired by all the beautiful cards in the Greetery's Lookbook, just had to 
create! Betsy did one similar with the sparkle background, and Michelle recently used
the Jumbo Bell on her card. 

It's almost impossible to capture the sheen on this card, metallics and glitter paper,
stickles and frosted snow, tiny rhinestones and copper embossed sentiment.

This one lets you know the holidays are here!

Love this time of year!
Blessings to you and yours... and may our God's peace rest on you!


Friday, November 4, 2022

The Flower Challenge #74 Add Embellishments


Welcome and time to get excited... there's a new challenge at The Flower Challenge.
Add Embellishments. 

The card I did to inspire you uses a Tim Holtz poinsettia and sentiment from Sizzix.

A few festive beads for embellishment, and a sprinkling of glitter.
Hope. you can play. along. We love. seeing all your beautiful creations!
Remember to make a flower/flowers your main subject, and use your favorite

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The Card Concept Pumpkin Party


Hello Fall!  And welcome to a new Challenge at The Card Concept: Pumpkin Party.

Lots of inspiration in our photo to choose from, including color swatches.

My card features the pumpkins and the colors too. 

I added gold and some coppery splatters to my Clean and Layered card, and popped
up the small pumpkin with foam.

Hope you get a chance to play along!