I will be making several gate fold cards, including an inside pocket to hold checks and/or certificates. We have made special donations to international relief efforts of Samaritan's Purse - to honor our children and grandkids, so we include that certificate for them. I used "nameless" dies for the sentiment and the nativity. More than one fold: Scor-Pal Christmas: Cuttlebug Mania
The QKR Stampede Challenge #274 is Anything Goes, with the option of non-traditional Christmas colors. I chose black, teal and silver as non-traditional. To me, the silver and teal complemented the snowy, night time look of this church. Both the Snowy Church image and the sentiment are available at the Eureka division through QKR Stampede. I added two strips of glittery metallic silver ribbon (WalMart), and punched stars and a snowflake. The circles are die cuts. This color combo is one I will definitely use again. CHALLENGES ENTERED: Sketch: Verve sketches Winter: Die-cut-divas Inspiration (snowy trees image; teal color): Victorine stamps Any, with Snowflakes: Jo's Scrapshack Any: Crafting by Designs. Inspiration Destination Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
I have settled on using this image for several more cards - getting down to the wire. It is an image I saw on Pinterest, and an old freebie from the blog Beyond the Fringe. I have not had much time to check - I did see a long list of freebies, but I don't think she is doing many currently. I used this dp with dots, and a strip of ribbon. The background uses a cuttlebug snowflake folder. Sketch: Sketch-Tanten Dots: CCC Digi Creations Christmas: Aloha Friday Cards Galore
When I bought this die I thought I had a great item for this year's Christmas cards, but I find it difficult to find a design that works well. But I do keep trying! It does not seem to show in the photo but there is shiny gold paper behind the star at the top of the stable. I used a snow flake embossing folder, and the distressed stripes as well. There is a bit of DP, some burlap looking ribbon, a glittery star, and an unnamed sentiment stamp. Sketch: VLV Sketches Christmas: Pink Gem Challenge Christmas Blog Simon Says Stamp Monday Christmas cards all Year Round Snowflakes: Allsorts Mod Squad Christmas Carol (O Holy Night) Cut it Up Red and white with a pop of green: Dar and Diane
This uses the lovely image The Tolling of the Bells, available here.
The Scribbles Design team is holding a special 5 day challenge. Note the specifics:
is on its way and this time of year, everywhere you go or every radio
you turn on, you can hear the dulcet tones of beautiful Christmas carols
emanating from the speakers around you. As such, this year we want to
celebrate the coming of Christmas with the theme of Christmas Carols.
Each day for the next five days at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog,you'll
be given a task to do related to a Christmas Carol. Complete the task
of the day and have a chance to win a special prize.This event is an extra event in addition to our challenges which will still be taking place during their regular time slots.
Day 2: The Tolling of the Bells
word 'bell' or 'bells' is part of several Christmas carols. Many people
are familiar with the song Jingle Bells, A definite classic during the
holidays. However, there are some other carols both popular and more
obscure where bells are featured. For your chance to win today's image,
email us a list of FIVE Christmas Carols other than Jingle Bells, with
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will be entered into a random draw. One winner will win the image pictured above.
Back to my card. I colored with Twinkling H2o's. Since I started printing digis I have avoided using water based coloring due to the smearing of the ink. I decided to try this, and - no smearing! Has the ink formula changed? At any rate, I like the shiny look for the bell. The bg paper looks brown on my screen, but is actually more of a deep burgundy. I added shiny gold ribbon and a computer generated image. Sketch challenge: Incy Wincy Christmas: Aud Sentiments Any: Classic Design Team World Wide Open Design Team
This week, the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede has the option of creating a Christmas tag. You may enter up to 3 times before 3 p.m,. EST on Thursday for a chance to win some QKR images. There is also a winner for some one using QKR/Eureka images.
I must admit that hubby and I need more gift card holders than tags, but this was fun to make. I used the Spellbinder Labels 1 die. The DP is double sided - great for a tag. I used the Holly image (from the QKR Stampede store) which I colored and fussy cut. Now cutting is not really my thing, but I am pleased with the result - including leaving a bit of white to provide contrast. The sentiment is also from the QKR - Stamp On It store. I added metallic cord for the tie. Challenges: Tag: Tag You're It Tag for a present: C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Spots/stripes: Creative Craft Cottage Red & Green - Christmas: Christmas blog Challenge - Winter Wonderland Any: House That Stamps Built
The theme for the current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is Embossing - wet or dry. Easy Peasy for me - I could use an embossing folder for almost any card I make! This time I selected the swirls (Cuttlebug) to echo one of the designs on the teacups. The best wishes is from a Spellbinders die - and is kind of generic, when I do not know how the card will be used. I added a crinkly embossed ribbon. I kind of decided on red and white as the main colors thinking it could be used around Valentine's Day. You may find details of the Crafter's Cafe challenge here, and the image is available here. Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches Colors: Your Next Stamp Any: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday