Saturday, November 30, 2013

Snowman Christmas Part II

Aren't these snow friends the best?  This awesomely cute stamp is available at QKD and is by one of my favorite stamp artists Sandra Caldwell.  For this card I began with white card stock and added layer after layer.  For a total of about 7 layers!  I free cut the brackets in various sizes and they are also layered on the back of the card.  For the punched border, I trimmed it with pinking shears and added faux stitching.  Each of the brackets has a tiny bit of dimensional foam tape under it to keep the depth there. I really love this look for a card.  The rubber stamp is about three inches tall, so this unique card will fit in a standard size card envelope!

Hope your holiday season is off to a wonderful start!

~ Victoria

Thursday, November 28, 2013

365 Cards Thursday Challenge - Love, Peace and Happiness!

Today's challenge at 365 Cards is to design a card that represents Peace Love and Happiness.  I chose the Christmas theme for my card.  I used a photo of the Holy Family, which really for me represents all of those words.  I also used blue, which is peaceful, red for love and happiness.  Can you find the three tiny hearts - another great love symbol!

I wish each of you a joyous Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your family!

~ Victoria

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Red, White, and Brown Christmas!

The theme for challenge #194 "Christmas is Coming" at the Shabby Tea Room is Red, White and Brown.  Here is my interpretation. 
Products used:
  1. White card stock
  2. Bazzill red card stock
  3. Kraft card stock
  4.  Jillibean Soup gingham red paper
  5. Unknown washi tape
  6. Unknown brown and white ribbon
  7. Bird image is from Queen Kat Designs
  8. Sentiment printed on an HP printer using a script font.
Thanks for stopping by!

~ Victoria

Monday, November 25, 2013

365 Cards - Monday Challenge Bloom and Grow

Today's challenge at 365 Cards Blog is to create a card with die cuts - either your own, purchased or a mix.  With a minimum of 4 die cuts!  This card has eight........  Can you find them all?

Have a beautiful day!

~ Victoria

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Shabby Tea Room Challenge

The challenge at the Shabby Tea Room was to create a card with red, cream, gingham and blue for Christmas.  I used an image from Gecko Gals and added embellishments from Lawn Fawn, Wild Orchid Crafts, and unknown lace.  The pattern papers are from Melissa Frances, Jillibean Soup, and My Minds Eye.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

It's Beginning to Look at Lot Like Christmas

It's another cute stamp from Sandra Caldwell!  I simply adore the expression on her stamps!
I colored this uber cute trio with Copic Markers and covered all with the spica glitter.  I think they are adorable!

I created faux chalkboard paper with black Bazzill card stock and a white chalk pencil.  I love the chalk board look without having to invest in a line of chalk board paper.  Call me thrifty!
The card also has Pink Paislee doily rub ons, which I think look remarkably like snowflakes!
The background paper is from Webster's Pages and the sentiment is Tim Holtz holiday words (chat!).

Thanks for stopping by, next Saturday, I will have another card with Sandra's fabulous images and more Christmas cheer!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

~ Victoria

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thanksgiving Greetings

Don't you just love this cute crow from Sandra Caldwell?  He is available as a digital stamp from Queen Kat Designs.  I colored him with a combination of colored pencils, Copic Markers, and Spica pens.  He was fussy cut and mounted on golden Bazzill card stock which was pinked with pinking shears. I also added the purple striped paper which was pinked.  The paper is from Gina K designs.  I mounted the golden card stock on black card stock and faux stitched with a white Signo pen.  The entire front was mounted on a 4 1/4 inch by 5 1/2 inch plain white card stock.  I think he is fun and festive as can be!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Victoria

Monday, November 11, 2013

Blog Hop Winner AND You Lift Me Up Challenge!

Happy Veteran's Day to all who have served, have family who have served or are currently serving in the military at home or abroad.

Today's challenge at 365 cards is entitled You Lift Me Up.  Your card needs to have at least four elements that are lifted significantly above the page.  Here is a side view of mine, to see what we mean.

See how the title is mounted on dimensional tape?  I also added the pearl for additional "lift".  The other elements are from an old Pink Paislee line house of three, Parisian Anthology.  I thought that they just happened to look like snowflakes and would be perfect for this card.  All three "snowflake" elements were adhered with liquid adhesive.

Here is what the card looks like standing up!

I used a white card stock for the base and added a very pale blue paper with snowflakes from MME.  I inked the edges with salty ocean (Ranger) and wisteria (Color Box) inks.  The scalloped edge shape is from Coredination David Tutera card collection.  Hope you enjoy this!

And now for my winner from the blog hop!

Tracey Fehr said...

Pure awesomeness! Love the vintage feel!

Tracey, please e-mail me at drmommyrd at yahoo dot com to claim your RAK.  Be sure to send along your full mailing address!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Looking a Tiny Bit Like Christmas

It's starting to look a little festive at Queen Kat Designs  This is one of my all-time favorite stamps.  There are so many great holiday stamps to choose from right now!  This was stamped on white card stock and colored with Copic markers.  I decided to fussy cut her and add glitter glue for the emphasis on the clouds.  The sentiment,  "Christmas Greetings" is from the Tim Holtz seasonal sentiments booklet.  She was quick and fun to make.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Victoria

Monday, November 4, 2013

365 Cards Monday Challenge!

Today's 365 Card challenge is to create a masculine card with blue as the dominant color.  Here is the sample I came up with.  Hope to see your cards on the blog!

Be sure to stop back on Saturday, when I will have chosen my RAK winner from the 365 Card Blog hop!

~ Victoria

Saturday, November 2, 2013

365 Cards Blog Hop - Rocking Our Style!

Welcome to the 365 Cards Blog Hop!  If you arrived here first, you may want to start at the top of our list, so you don't miss a thing!  Our theme is Free For All: Rock Your Style. Review all the designer's cards AND scraplift your favorite designer's card and post it on the 365 Cards Blog. Of course since it's your style you should use anything of your own that will rock your style.  

Also, you  must visit and leave a comment on all the blogs in order to be eligible to win the prize package. The winner will be drawn at random from all blog hoppers and cards. 

I used the following ingredients:
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper - Glitz and My Mind's Eye
Floss - American Crafts
Die Cuts and Vellum Bag - Fancy Pants
Wood Veneer Circles - Studio Calico
Ink - Prima

My card measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches and has eight layers.  I love the vintage look, so it was inked.  I think the layering also adds to this look!  

Thanks for stopping in on the blog hop!  Be sure to leave a comment  here.  I am also going to give away a small RAK to one commenter on my blog!  You might be my next winner.  AND if you like what you see here and you don't currently follow me, please do sign up to be a follower!

Have a wonderful weekend!  My winner will be announced next Saturday!  

~ Victoria