Friday, October 27, 2023

Recollections of Christmas


Finally had time  to dive into the Greetery's newest release, 'Recollective Holiday'. 
Betsy has outdone herself, again, with this holiday collection of vintage vibes.

I went with a redwork theme for this card, featuring the fabulous bow set against 
the stenciled Fair Isle background.

Closeup of the bow die  cut with  shimmer paper.

Went overboard with my Greetery order,  and just catching up to 
creating with all the goodies!
Happy holidays, friends!


It's a beautiful October morning in my valley.  Perfect for beginning Christmas cards!
I recently  ordered  some of Tim Holtz' Christmas '23, and  created a card
patterned after Barbara Schiassi's beautiful card during the release. Barbara  used
the Halloween moon and Forest  Shadows trees, and I was smitten!

The bright moon's glow on Santa's sleigh and reindeer is my favorite. 
Looks like he's just taking off on his yearly run...

Another of the Tim Holtz' new release is this Christmas tree, all decked out 
with ornaments. 
It's so hard capturing all the glittery goodness on the embossed background  and tree.
Fun to use my Stickles and glitter paper!

It's hard to see, but I first embossed my sentiment (The Greetery) onto heat resistant
acetate, cut around the image before adding it to my card. 
Both cards are 5"x 7"'s to  fit the larger die cuts.

I'm really loving the Sizzix cardstock with the retro images... lots of vintage 
colors too!

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Reminder #85 'Anything Goes' and 7th Birthday


We're celebrating a birthday over at The Flower Challenge, and our theme
this month is 'Anything Goes'.

A special celebration calls for a special flower, and my card features Altenew's 
very glamorous  'Golden Days.' 

First hotfoiled, then stenciled, with a slight darkening  with pencil, simply done before
adding the  die cut sentiment.

There's still plenty of time to join the  celebration.
The post closes on the  25th. 

Happy 7th Birthday Flower  Challenge!

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

The Flower Challenge #85 7th Birthday Celebration

Hello, and welcome to a celebration of 7 years for The  Flower Challenge!

The party is going on,  folks, and you're invited to join the fun!
Anything goes is the theme, just make a beautiful card, (or 2 or 3) and play along!

My card features a couple of oldies from Flora & Fauna, called: Summer Snail
and Happy Flowers. I love the free freedom of the sketches on these stamps. 
They just make me smile.

My 'Anything Goes' used some dies colored with copics, over a stamped and inked

That sweet little snail is just too cute to squish! 

Play along all month (until the 25th). We  love seeing your fabulous
Also we have some very special new designers, please give  them some love!