Friday, October 4, 2013

Crafty Afternoon

I had a little time this afternoon with no commitments so I decided to blow off doing the laundry and indulge myself in a little creative therapy.  I'm not sure where my days go.  I thought I would have so much more time since all of my kids are in school this year but I think the hours speed up while they are away!  Anyway, back to doing challenges!
I'm really quite proud of this card.  I combined three challenges into one and I really like the outcome.
Stamps: Morning Meadow
Paper: Smokey Slate, Riding Hood Red, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Sweater Weather DSP, Eastern Elegance DSP, and another SU DSP from Valentines a few years ago
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, More Mustard, Garden Green
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Pansy Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
 Challenge Links:
ABC47 '3 or more Pattern Papers'
You can create any card using at least 3 (or more) pattern papers/ designer series paper.

 Next, I moved on to some Christmas cards.  Gathering ideas for some upcoming Stamp Camps!  Sometimes simple is beautiful and that's what I think of this card.
Stamps: More Merry Messages
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Flurry Die (I was so sad this retired!), Elegant Lines EF
 Challenge Links:

 And last but not least, this cute little square card!  I just got the Merry Little Christmas set two days ago so this seemed like the perfect card to use it on.
Stamps: Merry Little Christmas, Warmth and Wonder
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Versamark, Silver Encore
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Accessories: Pool Party EP, Clear EP, 1 1/4" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Basic Jewel Rhinestones
Challenge Links:

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  1. Beautiful cards!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at TMS!!

  2. A very nice card, Denise! Thank you for using our sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  3. Some really gorgeous cards there Denise! I too was gutted about the snowflake die :(
    Thanks for joining in at CAS this week :)
    Lizy xx

  4. These are all beautiful card! I love the striped embossing to go along with your snowflake card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  5. Absolutely love your floral creation using the throwdown colors! I'm also happy to hear you live near my hometown of Hartville! I have relatives in North Canton as well. Small world!

  6. You have three great cards here! I especially like your CAS snowflake card. I think you've convinced me that I should get that embossing folder! :) Thanks for sharing your work with us at CAS - Colours and Sketches.

  7. Your cards are all sooo pretty! I love the one your made for our challenge with the pretty flower image and wonderful mix of pattern papers! Thanks for playing along with us over at ABC Challenges!

  8. Beautiful cards! I love the sweet flowered branch on the Color Throwdown card! Thanks for joining us, my NE Ohio stamping sister! :)

  9. Wonderful cards! I love your snowflake with that little pop of sparkle! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  10. Love the snowflake card - the striped background is a perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  11. All these are beautiful cards! Great job with the colour combo! Love that glitter border o your sentiment and your beautiful snowflake. Thanks for playing along with our colour challenge at CC&S

    Louise xx