I thought this sentiment from Jaded Blossom's Java Time set was perfect for this cute image, Java Fox digi from Craftin Desert Divas. I colored the image using Copic markers. Eeeek! I had the dreaded "blop" while coloring but I think I saved it OK LOL. I hate when that happens.
So excited to add another Christmas card to my stash.
Although I'm not really and pink and girly type of gal, CAS is more my style, I love getting out pretty papers and lots of dies. I have spent the past week sorting and reorganizing my stamps and dies so I decided it was time to use more of them as well. I love taking classes from Irina (LaLa Land Crafts) and her class projects gave me inspiration for this card.
Everything was cut using my Gemini Jr. All of dies except "Hello" are La La Land Craft dies. The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion. I cut one layer out of chip board, adhered the top layer and then added Wink of Stella.
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I don't usually make square cards but I loved the center panel which was a page from a 6x6 pad. I popped up the panel and mat on another piece of patterned paper to add a little dimension. I colored the image using Copic markers and cut the clover from the Jaded Blossom St. Pat's die set.
I printed the image and then cut it out using my Scan N Cut2.
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We are definitely dog people! We've had dogs almost our entire married life.
Many of our dogs are or have been hunting dogs but we've also had rescues that we've loved to pieces. We're down to two dogs since our oldest crossed the rainbow bridge within the last year or two - it's always so hard to loose the dogs that have given you unconditional love.
With that in mind, here's my card for the challenge:
To create this card I've used:
Whimsy Stamps - Soul Mutts
Jaded Blossom - Stitched Ovals and Scalloped Ovals, Candy Wrap Dies
Winter Trees. I decided to use Sketch Saturday's sketch for challenge #551 for the layout.
Here's my card -
The patterned paper is Authentique's Alpine Two 2-sided paper. I made a second card using the reverse pieces. I used Jaded Blossom Border Dies 2 for the separation, the sentiment from Crafter's Companion Advent kit, and trees from Impression Obsession. I cut all the die cuts using my Gemini Jr.. Here's the challenge sketch for this week. I just put it on its side.
I just love The Rabbit Hole Design's Caffeinated Kitty and I thought she'd be perfect for this challenge. I also thought the sentiment from La La Land Crafts Hello Lovely Background stamp set would put a snarky smile on your face!
I colored using Copic Markers and cut the image out with the Scan n Cut2. The tag is from the La La Land Crafts tag set. I stamped the mat using LLLC Hello Lovely Background set and stenciled the large mat with LLLC So Many Dots stencil.
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I like the simplicity of this card. I used the cat silhouettes from La La Land Crafts along with the stitched flag die. For the frame I used Jaded Blossom Stitched rectangles, probably my most used die set. The sentiment is from JB's Meow and Forever stamp set and the LOVE die is from a Tim Holtz Sizzix collection. Once again I pulled from the Doodlebug Designs patterned papers.
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I've been listening to the LOVE channel on Sirius radio. They've been playing many songs that take me way back to the groups and singers of my youth - I love listening and it has been great inspiration for this challenge.
Here's my card inspired by Mariah Carey's LOVE TAKES TIME.
The heart border die is from Taylored Expressions, our challenge sponsor. The clock is an unbranded die which I purchased at a local store before it went out of business. The patterned paper is from a Doodlebug Designs 6x6 pack - some of my favorite papers are Doodlebug Designs.
I used the silver metallic paper that comes in the Recollections metallic variety pack.
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Here's my project following the sketch which you will find at the bottom of the post.
The heart die is from Impression Obsession. I bought it to make wedding invitations for my daughter. I die cut 180 of those hearts!!!!
For today's project I placed it on mats cut using Jaded Blossom Stitched and Scalloped Squares. I ran the card base mat through my Gemini Jr. using an Anna Griffin Bow embossing folder. The tiny hearts came out of a La La Land Crafts Banner die. The sentiment is actually from a piece of patterned paper. I rounded the ends after cutting the strip. And finally, just a bit of baker's twine.