Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Halloween and Christmas

Hi All!

Happy Wednesday! I was meaning to have the post up earlier but it was ballet day today and things have been busy. I hope you're having a great day!

I have two cards to share, one for Paper Maniac and the other for Doodle Palace! One is a Halloween theme and the other is more Christmassy! So, I've got the holidays covered with this post! LOL!

Our theme and challenge for this week at Paper Maniac is black and white with a pop of color. I decided on orange for my pop of color so that I could make a Halloween card with this super cute image from LaLa Land Crafts, which is available at Paper Maniac.

I used some paper from Making Memories and K and Company with some cardstock from SU!. The sketch is also from our option add on to the challenge at Paper Maniac. The image was colored with Copics and highlighted with white gel pen and some Spica glitter pen accents. I've embellished with ribbon, buttons, and hemp twine. The sentiment is from SU! and I used a word window punch.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Cupcake Craft - Things That Go Bump in the Night
Stamp with Fun - Halloween
My Time to Craft - Halloween Colors
Everybody Art-Challenge - Halloween
Kaboodle Doodles - Spooky

My next card uses a cute new Sledding Penguin from Doodle Palace! This little guy will be available to purchase this week. He's been colored with Copics and then highlighted with white gel pen.

The layout is from Inspirational Card Sketches and I've used some SU! cardstock and Imaginisce papers. I really like these cute designs and that the pages have glitter on them too. I distressed the edges of my papers and then embellished with ribbon, a snowflake charm, and felt snowflakes with rhinestone gems. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and I've framed that with the oval punches and word window punch and then added some brads to hold it in place.

This card also fits the challenges at:
LaLa Land Crafts - Use Sparkle
Digital Tuesday - Things with Wings

Thanks for dropping by today! Hope you have a great afternoon. Happy stamping! :)


Sandy said...

OMG these are awesome.
Really lovely and cute cards. Love them.

Lilacanglia said...

Absolutely SPOOKtacular,
Thanks for joining in at Kaboodles this week,
Love the cards,
DT Kaboodles

Unknown said...

Hi Denise,
These are super fabulous cards. Love the colours on the Halloween card and the image on the Christmas card is just gorgeous.

Dawn xx

marley said...

both of your cards are adorable! thanks for playing at ics this week!

Anonymous said...

I had to LOL at your cute grim reaper there!! :) Too stinkin' cute and love the yummy papers!! I really adore this penguin image...he's sooo sweet!! Awesome creations!! TFS! HUGS

Debs said...

Two great fun cards , just love that penguins face, thanks for joining us at ICS this week.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Denise-Lynn, two gorgeous cards from you today. I love the halloween card - such a cute image and the papers are stunning, especially the black and white one. Love the layout and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Unknown said...

Two super cute cards, Denise! Love the color combo on the Halloween card and love the distress on the xmas one! Thanks so much for playing along at La La Land Crafts!

♥ Doreen ♥ said...

Wonderful card.
Thanks for joining in our challenge.

Unknown said...

I love the horse as the grim reaper - thanks for taking part in the Kaboodle challenge.

Jane Izumi Matsumoto said...

Hi Denise! Halloween Pepper looks awesome on that terrific layout! LOVE the black and white against the orange. The winter card really sparkles with all of the pretty shimmer from the cardstock. I love Imaginisce paper! Thank you for playing along with us at La-La Land Crafts! SO excited to see Irina's stamps on Paper Maniac! xx Jane

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I do so love this little penguin he is going to be one very popular little chappie. I love your card it is displaying him to perfection thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.

Lorraine x

Debbie said...

2 Super cute cards Denise love both of these images,Hugs Debbie x

made by fifi said...

great cards - love the image on the first one - thanks for joining in MTTC challenge x

Mina said...

two great cards, I love them both...stunning colouring as always Denise
Mina xxx

Deb said...

both fantastic cards, love those adorable images! Love the expression on the penguins face! lol, hugs Debx

Angie Cortes said...

Two adorable cards!! Love the colors on the halloween card and that penguin is just too cute!!

Angie Cortes said...

Two adorable cards!! Love the colors on the halloween card and that penguin is just too cute!!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

I was checking out your animal stamps and I'm loving the cats and dogs! such fun!

cats whiskers said...

Hi Denise dear 2 more fabulous cards from you sweetie, just adore them both
Hugs Jacqui x

jo said...

Great cards!! Thanks for playing along at ICS :)

Jo x

Caryn said...

Love both of them Denise - your colours look fab. Thanks for joining in with us at Cupcake Crafts this week.

Caryn xxx

Vicky said...

Thanks for joining us at ICS with such a fab take on the sketch :)x

Donna said...

Fantastic card for our halloween theme this week, such a fab image. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Paul said...

Great use of Pepper in the first and a lovely bit of sparkle in the second and thanks for joining in with our challenge at La La Land.

Liza said...

A gorgeous halloween card. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Anna Zaprzelska said...

Wonderful cards!!!
Thanks for joining in at ICS.
Greetings from Poland,

Lesley said...

Cute cards, lovely images. Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Lora said...

Both cards are fab!
Thanks for joining us Digital Tuesday.
Lora x
p.s I have candy on my blog just now :)

raindropecho said...

Absolutely loving both of these cards! The Halloween on is not scary at all, though :P Thanks for joining our challenge at Kaboodle Doodle this week!
- Ann

Pop's Cards said...

Fantastic card for our challenge theme this week, such a fab image, love the papers too and the second card is really cute :). Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week big hugs pops x

Sue from Oregon said...

What fun! I love that black striped DP too! Thanks for joining us this week at La La Land Crafts...both cards are wonderful!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

AAAWEEEEEEE! I LOVE your little penguin. What a sweet card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at ICS!

wendipooh13 said...

great cards and soo cute, can't pick a fave, they are both amazing!! way to go. great job with the IC sketch this week!!!

Iris said...

Brilliant card with a really cute image.
Thanks for joining us at EAC.


Maria Matter said...

these are fabulous Denise!
what a fun halloween card, great coloring!
love the paper on your penguin card and all the fun elements you've added!
So glad you were able to play along with us at Digital Tue!
blessings, Maria

Maureen said...

Both fab cards! Love the Pepper on the first and all the snowflakes on the second! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Irina Blount said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Love both cards!! Thank you so much for using one of my stamps on your first card!! Love the sparkle on your second card!! And thank you so much for playing along at La-La Land Crafts Challenge!!
:) Irina

Dawn♥ said...

I love both cards. Sweet adorable images on both. Love those snowflakes on the 2nd. Thanks for joining ICS. :)