Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Verve Sketch and Inspiration Challenge





I made this card for the Verve November Sketch 2 and the Inspiration Challenge


I also used the Verve Beyond Measure for the Second November sketch, as well as the Inspiration Challenge, this nativity is so adorable!  I added lots of texture with embossing folders, as well as some sponging.

Blessings,
DJ


Verve November Sketch




I'm participating in the November Verve sketch.






For the first November sketch I chose the three kings and star from the Verve Beyond Measure stamp set.  I sponged a holly die and added large glitter for a sparkly effect.


Blessings,
DJ

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bear it








I converted the sketch to a square, my favorite card shape, and added the adorable bear from the MFT BB Polar Bear Pals stamp set.  I started with a large stitched square made with the Blueprints 8 Die-namics, stamped with a MFT Background stamp.   The snowy strip was made with vellum paper and stamped with white pigment ink.  I cut out snowflakes from the Let it Snowflake Die-namics and the Pierced Fancy Flourish Die-namics out of water color paper and sponged them with die ink then added lots of chunky glitter.  The white accent dots were made with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White.

Blessings,
DJ


Friday, November 4, 2016

Snowman and Friend

I'm playing along in the My Favorite Things Sketch 305.



I created a snowy scene on a MFT Double Stitched Oval Stax Die-namics in Kraft after stamping the piece with the MFT Gingham Background stamp. The snowman and friend are from the Cooler With You Card Kit.  The greeting is from the BB Santa's Elves set on a tag from the Blueprints 21 Die-namics. Other Die-namics used are Stitched Scallop Edges, Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax, and Blueprints 8,  Birch Trees.  The holly is by Cottage Cutz.

Blessings,
DJ



ODBD Color Challenge

Our Daily Bread Designs has a pretty color challenge this month.

I ended up using all of the colors, but you can use as few as 3 if you like.


I heat embossed the ODBD Baby Jesus and colored him with SU markers.  The image is mounted on the Filigree Frames Dies.  I had lots of fun making the poinsettias using the Peaceful Poinsettia Dies, adding some distressing and chunky glitter.  The foliage was made with the Lovely Leaves Dies.

Blessings,
DJ

Saturday, October 29, 2016

My Favorite Challenges

I'm playing in a couple My Favorite Things challenges today.
The first is this week's sketch 304.


Today I got a chance to play with the new MFT Cooler With You Card Kit, it has so many cute images!  The background was stamped with the Garden Flourish BG and I used the Double Stitched Oval Stax Die-namics to cut out by snowy scene.  The snow was created with the Snowfall -Horizontal Die-namics, the hills with Card Kit, and the birch is from the Birch Tree Die-namics.  The snowflake accent was made with the Let it Snowflake, Vintage Buttons, and a drop of Nuvo Gloss White.  The greeting is from the Cool Day set on a tag from Blueprints 18

The second challenge is a color challenge.





The large panel was cut out with the stitched square from the Blueprints 8 Die-namics and stamped with the Lined Up Dots BG.  The center circle was cut out with the Zig Zag Stitched Oval Stax, and the scene was made with Snowfall -Horizontal Die-namics, Snow-Capped Mountains, Winter Trees, and Stitched Whimsical Waves. I added a flower made with Modern Blooms stamp set, Deer Friend Die-namics, and Leafy Greenery.  The image and greeting are from the Deer Friends set.

Blessings!
DJ

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Deer Wishes

Here are the colors for the My Favorite Things color challenge





I loved using these colors for a Christmas card!

My Favorite Things Stamps: Deer Friends,  Gingham BG, Stretched Chevron BG
MFT Die-namics: Deer Friends, Birch Trees, Snow Capped Mountains, Blueprints 8, Blueprints 20, Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames
Other: Copic markers, water color, foam tape, twine

Blessings, 
DJ