Thursday, November 5, 2009

Holiday Card and Ornament

Good Morning!

Happy Thursday to you all. Hope your week is going well. It's getting colder and colder here, so we've been inside most of the week. Perfect stamping weather although I've been so busy I haven't had much time for fun things!

I did squeeze in some time last night, after the kids went to bed, to stamp and make a couple things. First is a card I made and fit to some challenges. It's been a while since I've participated in the challenges, it was nice!

I have lots of new Whimsy Stamps rubber so I wanted to ink up one of them. This is Whimsy Winter Raccoons! I've colored with copics and added some chunky and sparkly glitter for snowy accents. This stamp works for the Scene challenge at Stamp with Fun.

I went with all blues and whites for my paper colors and used some pretty SU! snowflake printed paper. This fits the Blue Christmas challenge at Cute Daisy May. I also used my lace border punch to create some faux lace accents. These are scalloped shaped and fit the so many scallops challenge at My Time to Craft.

I've embellished this card with gel pen faux stitching, a felt snowflake with gem center, and then some sticky gem swirls for added bling. The added touches of silvery bling help to fit the Blue White and Silver color challenge at Colour Create.

Next I have a holiday ornament to share with you. Our assignment for design work this week at Paper Maniac was to continue with create ideas for holiday decor.

I created this ornament to put my kids pictures on and give to the grandparents this year as keepsakes. I haven't added the photos yet, but will do that after we take some holiday shots of the kids.

I used my Labels Nesties and some Eskimo Kiss paper from BasicGrey. Each frame is a coordinating piece of paper and cardstock glued to another coordinating cardstock and paper piece. I've punched eyelets in the top and bottom on the top piece and only in the top on the bottom piece. Then I used silver thread to hang them together. I embellished with pearls and some satin ribbon.

Thanks for dropping by today! I hope to have some time to visit each of you later today too. Sorry I haven't been by all week, there just aren't enough hours in the day lately!

Have a great day, happy stamping! :)

23 comments:

Linnie said...

beautiful work i am loving both pieces.
thankyou for coming out to play with cdm
linniex

Debbie said...

Both projects are gorgeous Denise Love your hanging gift Idea,Hugs Debbie x

Lil Sis said...

Two great projects - love the card the borders are lovely and that image is just way to cute.
Thanks for playing at CDM this week.
Beccy x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Denise-Lynn, what an adorable card. Love the cute scene and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

made by fifi said...

fab creations - love the image on the card - thanks for joining in MTTC challenge this week x

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Deb said...

fabulous card, love the blues for the holidays, the snowflake is so pretty! Gorgeous ornament too! hugs debx

Patti said...

This is really cute, Denise. great idea. I love new ways to use my nesties.

Chrissie said...

Lovely things.Thank you so much for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week.

tanjaak said...

Lovely work you have done, those raccoons are so cute. Thanks for joining the Stamp with Fun challenge, hope to see you in the next one aswell.

hugs, Tanja

Kellie Winnell said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Stamp with Fun. Hope to see you back again next challenge. xx

Hugs, Kel

Mina said...

fabulous card and ornament Denise...I love the idea of putting the children photos on...their grandparents will love it
Mina xxx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Such a gorgeous card Denise!! I love the punched border in the background like that!! Your ornament idea is very cool!! TFS !HUGS

Nilla said...

Adorable creations, love them! Thanks for joining us at SWF! Hugs Nilla

scrappyjan said...

Denise what a Fabulous card and I love your ornament..
Thanks for joining us at Colour Create.
hugs, janiel

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card and ornament, Denise.
Adorable image, fabulous details. Thanks for joining us for the Colour Create Challenge.

Karen x

Tracy said...

I was looking on the Magnolia monthly challenge and your fantastic card caught my eye. Just had to pop over here and have a look, and instantly become a follower. Your creations are so gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing more creations like the one above, and how cute is that!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Justine said...

These are both wonderful, absolutely love that image on your top project, all the sparkle is perfect also

Dena said...

Okay! I must say...Drop dead gorgeous card!!! Love the layering with the MS punch. Such a pretty touch. I'm so glad you joined CC this week. Your work is fabulous! Hugs, Dena

Lesley said...

Lovely projects, thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Daniele said...

a gorgeous card thanks for joining us at MTTC Hugs x

Scrappymax said...

These are super creations. Thank you for playing this week at CDM.
Max x

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love the soft blues and whites on your cute raccoon card, Denise! And the layers of lace look spectacular! I love those cute mischief causing critters! So cute! The ornament is also sweet and elegant!