Uh oh!! I’m late in sharing my second inspiration card for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge!! Was running around yesterday and then there were some lengthy holiday phone calls, and it totally slipped my mind!! Anyway, it’s shortly after 5am, so I’ll pretend it’s still yesterday, lol. Our challenge theme this month is Happy Christmas/Happy Birthday/Just Because, so it pretty much covers almost anything. I used the sweet image, Christmas Cuddle for my card, and colored it with Copics.
I went through my scraps, and was happy to find a number of them to create the card layers with. After getting everything assembled, with a pretty gold twinge wrapped around the card for some sparkle, I die cut and assembled the poinsettia. No sentiment on the outside of this card, all the festive greetings were written inside 🙂
Then, I got stumped!! Lol! After trying out about a million different papers and layouts, I finally settled on this. I tucked a couple die cut trees to peek out from behind the image, then cut the border piece. Before attaching the border, I stamped and embossed the sentiment. I still wasn’t happy with how things looked, so inlaid some of the gift pieces, and added some gold and silver accents to the other parts of the gifts, and the dotted part of the border.
Hi there 🙂 This is a special card, made especially for one of my sisters. She’s always had a love of Scottie dogs, so I’m constantly on the lookout for Scottie images for her cards. This one is from Fred She Said, and is colored with Copics. I fussy cut him out, so he could perch in the die cut sentiment circle, then placed this on and embossed and sanded piece.
What other print would I use as a base for a Scottie than plaid??? This pretty blue was pard of a plaid paper pad that I found at Michael’s. I finished the card off with some twine and a snowflake charm, and some silver embellishments to match up with the sentiment and matting.
As You Like It – Favorite Person to Create For? I can’t say if it’s definitely family or friend, as there’s those people in each group that are among my favorites. Why? Because I love to create for those that I can super personalize a card for….and this sister is one of those people!
Hey there! I hope everyone is well on their way to being ready for the holidays, and are still finding time to relax and enjoy the meaning of the season <3 This is the card that I made for my bestie this year, featuring an oh so sweet image from Di’s Digi Stamps. I colored up Christmas Cupcake Mice with my Copics, then partially fussy cut it out.
For the base, I cut out a window with a square die, then attached an embossed piece of acetate to it. I dotted the rest with a white Posca pen, as it looked too “blah” without. I printed part of the sentiment on my computer, then cut it with a banner die. I layered another die cut over this to complete the sentiment. Finally, I attached the image, to complete the card.
Hello there 🙂 Christmas is fast approaching, and I know that in many parts of the world, the celebrations will be so different this year!!!! I hope that you all find as much joy in the season as you can. Our challenge at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group this month is with the theme of Happy Christmas/Happy Birthday/Just For You/Just Because. Keeping it fairly open, as people are so busy at this time of year! I used the beautiful grayscale image, Cardinal, for this Christmas card. I colored it with my Copics, then matted it with mirror card.
With such a beautiful image, I wanted to keep the design fairly simple. After layering the image on some gray card stock, I added a strip of this gorgeous trim (dollar store SCORE!). A die cut sentiment and a small scattering of adhesive rhinestones finish the card off.
Hi there! I’m soooo late sharing my inspiration card for the Aurora Wings Facebook challenge. As in…the November challenge has ended….I’m so out of it!! However, on the bright side, it’s the perfect situation for any of you that keep track of time like I do, that we welcome old and new projects, so if you missed out on one, you can enter in the next one! I used the oh, so festive Candy Cane Fairy (here on Etsy) for my card. I colored her up in traditional Christmas colors, using my Copics, a white Posca pen, and some silver glitter on her wings.
After cutting a frame with a die from The Ton, I layered her on a striped background paper. I added a die cut sentiment and candy canes (can’t remember where these dies came from for the life of me!) To tie in with the silver on her wings, I added a silver bow, baubles and a strip of mirror card on the sentiment.
Hi there 🙂 I’m sharing my inspiration card for Creative Fingers today. All of our challenges are ATG, and this time, Angelique is sponsoring with this lovely stamp set:
I used the steampunk bell image, from Make It Crafty, a store that has sadly shut down 🙁 I colored the image with my Copics, then fussy cut it out and placed it on a die cut circle.
I embossed the background with a steampunk themed folder, then smudged some ink over it, to give it a bit of a grungy look. I die cut the sentiment, and some holly leaves, and inked them up a bit before gluing them down. The “berries” are some metal gear embellishments, and a few brads.
Hi there 🙂 It’s hard to believe how fast November is flying by!! This is my last inspiration card of the month for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge. Our theme this month is Remembrance/Thanksgiving/Thinking of You. However the DT was put to the task of using pink and/or blue for their projects this week. I used the beautiful Poppy Glamour for this card, and colored her up with my Copics.
After managing to get her framed up with a pretty oval diecut, I layered her with pieces of coordinating papers that were a magazine freebie years ago. The sentiment was die cut and then I added some pearl embellishments, including some teeny tiny ones on her bracelet and blouse. Although this isn’t a color palette that I normally use, I love the delicate look of it!
Hello 🙂 I’m sharing my second inspiration card for this month’s Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge. Our theme this month is Remembrance/Thanksgiving/Thinking of You. I used the greyscale image, Spring, for this sympathy card. I colored it up with my Copics and matted it with black.
I fiddled around with a few different layouts and ideas, but they seemed too fussy for a sympathy card. I kept it very simple by printing off a sentiment on the background and adding a black mat to match the one on the image.