Friday, November 6, 2009

Some Christmas Cards

Happy Friday to you!

Hope you had a great week. I know I'm looking forward to the weekend for sure! This has been one busy week that I'm happy to see coming to an end. And with no big plans for the weekend, I'm hoping to squeeze in some craft time and relaxation!

Today I have two cards to share, both for new challenges. I went with some new holiday papers and images on both to get a start on my Christmas card list for this season.

Our challenge at Stamp Something this week is "Recipe for Love Somethings" and we have a set recipe and also have a special request. The challenge is to use 1 ribbon, 2 papers, and 3 embellishments on your card. Your embellishments can be 3 of 1 kind or a multiple amount of 3 different embellishments. And our special request is that you make your card not only to enter our challenge, but also to send to Jaimie Cates, as part of our Spread the Love card drive.

Our sponsor at Stamp Something this week is Mo's Digital Pencil and the design team was able to make their projects using some of Mo's fabulous images. I've used Noelle Bearing Gifts for my card.

I paired this image with some pretty Wassail holiday printed papers from BasicGrey. I love the vintage feel and the perfect Christmas colors of these papers. My layout is from Mojo Monday, which I've rotated. Then I've distressed the edges and embellished with brads, spacers, and felt snowflakes along with glitter and flocking for some texture.

Our challenge for you this week at Just Magnolia is to use a Magnolia image of course and do distressing on your project. There is a great tutorial to show you some fun ways to distress your projects as well. I LOVE to distress personally. I think it's the texture that makes me fond of the look. So have fun and rip it up this week!

I ordered some Magnolias with Erin last week and this one was suppose to be a different stamp! I have no idea of this one's name as I was sent the wrong stamp. I have to say though, that I'm kind of happy they sent the wrong one, as I do really like this one! She's been colored with Copics and the highlighted with a white gel pen.

The layout for this card is from this week's Everybody Art Challenge. And again I've used more Wassail papers and red and green cardstock. I embellished with flowers, spacers and rose centers, and some ribbon a heart charm and a heart piece of chipboard. The sentiment is from SU!'s Short and Sweet set.

Thanks for popping on by today! Be sure to drop by Stamp Something and Just Magnolia to check out my design team mates projects, they always have beautiful eye candy to share! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy stamping. :)


Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Too sweet! Girl I don't know how you keep up with yourself LOL!

Mina said...

gorgeous lush cards Denise...I love that Mo's image shes amazing to colour isnt she and your Magnolia is perfect for the challenge, fantastic distressing
Mina xxx

Erin... said...

These are both awesome!!!!!!!! I love that magnolia what a fun mix up!!!! Love the papers adn all the gorgeous embellies on both!!! BEAUTIFUL my dear!!

Anonymous said...

HI Denise!! LOVE your creations hun!! You've done a beautiful job with Mo's image and I always love coming to see your Magnolia creations!! HUGS

CraftyC said...

Your cards are gorgeous as always Denise, hope you are well!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh two fabulous cards Denise!
I love your sweet images and such pretty colours and detail!
kim x

Vitahus said...

Denise this is really beautiful..
Both cards are Totally Gorgeous!!it looks soooo festive. :)
hugs conni

Martine said...

Two absoloutley beautiful cards hunni, the papers embellies and images are all perfect and your colouring is fab :) :)



Shelly said...

Hi Denise! I love both your cards, the colours are just gorgeous and bright! Great image you got from Mo, and love the "wrong" Magnolia! You done a fab job with the distressing!
Hugs Shelly :)

Debbie said...

Two Beautiful cards Denise,Love the colours,Hugs Debbie x

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Denise! love your coloring!!!!
Blessings, Maria

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Both cards are fabulously adorable!

Rach said...

fabulous cards hun, gorgeous colouring and details as always.. love the snowflake detail on the first card.. xxx

Crissy Armstrong said...

Your Christmas cards are so gorgeous, Denise! I love the images you used too. I'm a big fan of Magnolia and Mo too! Hope you are having that relaxing weekend you want and need! xo

Kevin Renz said...

Beautiful card Denise!

BA said...

this is fabulous!! love your flowers and embellis
xoxo BA

Anonymous said...

wonderful cards !! thanks for joining in our challenge .
hugs tina46

Lisa H. said...

ack!these are both too stinkin' adorable. LOVE em! I'm running behind this week with comments, but glad I came back to see this beauty!