Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The Flower Challenge 2 #86 Black, White and Yellow


Hi Flower fans! If you love to use your flower stamps and dies, the Flower
Challenge is for you!

I used flowers from The Greetery's Wildwood Collection, stamped in yellows.  Opposites
Attract provided my birthday sentiment, and all mounted on a twice cut Cathedral Die.

Hope to see what you do with these colors for the month of November.
Remember, challenge   ends Nov. 25th.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Christmas Sampler


I've been enjoying the stencil sets that came with my Greetery order, and played
with Christmas Sampler done with several color ways.

Redwork is a favorite. I have done quilts in red  and white, and even collected red and
white transferware. Decided to put it on a card, and the sampler was a perfect way to see
if I could keep to all reds. With the exception of the cabin, I came pretty close!

I put the sweet little fir die cuts in the top corners, just to dress the card up a bit. The 
frame is from an old PTI die that cut a much more detailed edge. I only used the 
very outside edge, not wanting to hide any of the sweet detail.

Once I got started with this stencil set, I couldn't stop!

There's a blue one...

One done on some textured Kraft, with white ink for stencil one...

...and one die cut  withAida cloth die, which simulates embroidery cloth.

Betsy included some shaker elements in her release, and they fit perfectly on the
sweet little cabin.

4 Christmas cards to add to my stash, but honestly, still way behind!

Happy Holidays my friends!

Saturday, November 4, 2023

The Flower Challenge #86 Color Black White & Yellow


Welcome to the Flower Challenge. For the month of November, we're challenging
you to use the colors: Black, White and Yellow. 

Not the most traditional Christmas colors, but decided to use Tim Holtz's
Poinsettia die set and create a Christmas card.

I set  my poinsettia on The Greetery's Herringbone Parque Die, and spritzed with
Merry Christmas is cut from  glitter paper, and backed with black

Can't wait to see what you do with this challenge. Definitely a 'challenging' challenge!

Play all month. Challenge closes on the 25th.

Happy Holidays!

The Flower Challenge #86 - Black, White and Yellow

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

A Set of Bright and Merry Christmas Cards


Happy November! It's officially the start of the Holiday season, and I have some
Bright and Merry Christmas cards to share. 

This first one includes the popcorn string and stenciled So Very Merry 

The Bubble Lights Die set had me at the pre-release! And Betsy's fabulous green card
with the mercury glass lights and perfect layout, inspired my case. 
First in hunter green...

Then in scarlet. Such fun  to make, had to do more....

I die cut the background from several glitter and shimmer papers, and went to work
putting my bubble lights above the new Christmas sentiments.

I love the possibilities of color for the bulb! IRL, mine are all clear. 

The bubbling occurs when the light heats the water in the candle. My 'bubbles'
are tiny Nuvo droplets

5 more cards for the holiday stash! 

How's your holiday stash coming along?
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