Sunday, November 1, 2009

Moving on to Christmas!

Hi ladies.  I hope everyone had a safe and fun weekend.  I got busy designing some Christmas Cards for some challenges.  I have 3 more almost completed for other activities coming up this week.  Impression Obsession is doing their DT blog hop on Thursday (I will have to post mine on tuesday).  There is a StampTV Blog Hop on Thursday I'm participating in and I will be posting my weekly FCD project saturday.  I created Christmas Cards for all of these!  I can't wait to share them with you and I hope you have started yours, if not, then maybe you will be inspired to get started this week!
 I'm going to start out just listing the challenges and photo.  I will post details at the bottom.  So here we go!
 "Oohlala" wanted to see a Victorian Christmas Card for Challenge #39
 "Ready Set Stamp" had a long list of "ingredients" required for Challenge #8 : Christmas, use colors lilac, black, & silver, snowflakes, a 2" x 4", & crackle.

Victorian Angel Card

Inspirational Card Sketches (icsketches) - I used sketch #40
Cooking it up with Katie Challenge #4 required the following recipe :
Christmas, sparkle, and a border!

The Magic of Christmas

I found all of these challenges through "The Daily Dare" Challenge Blog.
Deb Felts is so awesome to keep up with all of this and provide this service for us!
Thanks Deb!

Project Details
Victorian Christmas Card
I think this is the first time I've done a non-traditional color Christmas card.  I really like how it turned out!  Using the 2"x 4" panel  made it a little trickier for me, I ended up with an over all card size of 6 1/4" x 4 1/4".  I had a lot of fun using UTEE to create the crackle!
Stamp Set : Inkadinkado
Paper : Vellum snowflake paper by Making Memories, purple and silver glitter paper not labeled (I picked it up at Joann's this past week), black shiney cardstock not labeled (I found it in my stash).
Ribbon: I found the really cool snowflake garland at a local stamp store - A Small Cleverness.  It's made by May Arts.  The purple sheer ribbon was purchased a local craft store.
Embellishments : Purple floral is by offray (I found it in the ribbon dept. at Joanns)
Border Punch : Martha Stewart
Title : rub-on by ""

The Magic of Christmas
I decided I wanted to "get warmed up" for the StampTV Center Stage DT Blog Hop on Thursday, so I used a couple of images from "The Magic of Christmas".   I will be posting another card using this set on  Thursday.  Isn't this a beautiful stamp set!

I started with the gold blingy paper by K&Company.  I loved all the Christmas sentiments on it.  The sketched used a circle.  But never be afraid to think out of the box and substitute a different shape for a sketch.  I used one of my Spellbinders Labels Sets.  I love Spellbinders!

Stamp Set : GinaK Designs
Paper : K&Company and EK Success (gold and red)
Ribbon : unknown
Ribbon Charm : unknown
Border Punch : EK Success
Gold Stickles


Anne said...

Hi Melisa
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La this time. Your design is absolutely stunning. Hope you will take part again soon. Hugs x

Willy said...

Your RSS card is fabulous!

Wendi said...

Oh Wow I love your cards the angel is gorgeous I have so enjoyed looking at your blog thank you so much for joining us at Ooh La la
Wendi x

Isabelle Norris said...

This is lovely !!! thanks for playing with us at RSS.

Debs said...

Some gorgeus cards, love what you've done with Dawns sketch, thanks for joining usat ics this week.

Debs said...

Some gorgeus cards, love what you've done with Dawns sketch, thanks for joining usat ics this week.

Katie said...

A beautiful selection of cards!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie!

Jenny said...

Wow, you are truly, truly amazing! Love your ideas. Thanks for being so generous in sharing them.

nefertiti said...

very beautiful card!!!!bravo!

Michele said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!! I love the effect of the crackle. Thanks for playing along at ICS!

Dawn♥ said...

Both cards are fabulous and very lovely. Please go check out the ICS Challenge Blog. We have something for you there. :)


Darlene said...

FANTASTIC creations my dear!! Can you believe we are already working on Christmas, YIKES!!!

Shirley said...

They are both just so creatively beautiful, Melisa!! Gorgeous!

penny4thoughts said...

I love the feel of your victorian card - simply elegant!

carole said...

Weldone for the RSS card, very beautifull.

Barb said...

That victorian angel card is simply beautiful, girl! LOVE IT!

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