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December 15, 2010

Meljen's Designs Challenge # 37

This week at the Meljen's Designs challenge, the theme is Red, Green, and Gold.  This is my entry for their challenge.

I used the image Frosty Face which is a freebie and is available on the website.  The sentiment is another freebie.  I colored Frosty with alcohol markers (some Copic, some not.) Coloring something that is supposed to be black is not as easy as you would think, but I am happy with the way it turned out.  I used gold paper to mat the images.  Instead of using traditional red and green, I used Bravo Burgandy and Always Artichoke cardstock from Stampin' Up.  I embossed the Always Artichoke with my Cuttlebug using the Snow Dots folder.  I am not sure how I ever lived without a Cuttlebug!!  I used a QuicKutz die to make the gold border around the sentiment.  A little gold ribbon and some gold brads from my stash and the card is finished.

December 14, 2010

DeNami Design Product Challenge #5

The challenge at DeNami Design this time is to use punches on your project.

I hadn't gotten around to designing a Christmas card for this year, so I thought I had better get to it. 

Keeping the theme of punches in mind, I chose my border punch from Fiskars.  I really don't have very many border punches to choose from.  Maybe Santa will take care of that for me. (It is hard to see in the picture, but it is just to the left of the sentiment and is the opening of the card.)  I used the DeNami Design Medium Curly Christmas Tree and the Upright Holiday Cheer sentiment.  I did a bit of distressing with Sahara Sand ink from Stampin' Up on both to soften them up a bit.  I used DeNami Design Sparklets Glitter on the star and the garland of the tree.  It is so easy to do with the Quickie Glue Pen!  I used Lemon Sorbet on the star and Blue Ice on the garland.  I cut the scalloped oval with my Cricut using the Lacy Labels cartridge.  It actually started life as a circle.  I embossed the front of the card using my Cuttlebug and the Swiss Dots folder.  A little ribbon from my stash and I finally have a Christmas card.  Now to finish the rest of them!!

December 7, 2010

Meljen's Designs Challenge #36

This week's challenge at Meljen's Designs is to make a card based on this sketch created by DT member Lauretta:

I have had an idea for a card rolling around in my head, and this sketch was a great layout to use.  I made the card below for my hubby.  He isn't much into embellishments or girlie things, so I had to restrain myself from adding too much.  The striped cardstock actually has glitter in the red stripes.  I hope he won't notice!!

All of the images are from Meljen's Designs.  I used the I Heart You Badge as the main image and added metal heart embellishments.  I colored it using Copic markers.  The hearts are a freebie called Stitched Country Heart and can be found on the website.  The sentiment is also from a freebie called Honey Bunches, but I cut the word "bunches" off and used it alone. 

Thanks for looking!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"

December 1, 2010

Meljen's Designs Challenge #35

This is my entry for the Meljen's Designs challenge this week.  The theme is Buttons and Bows.  I used the image called Raggy Puppy and paper pieced it.  I am really pushing it to get this submitted on time!! 

I used my Lacy Labels cartridge and cut the circle with my Cricut.  I used the Pinking Hearts border punch from Stampin' Up to make the border.  The paper was in a pack I bought ages ago.  I am not sure if I am going to add a sentiment or not. 

Thanks for looking!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Button and ribbon from my stash