Friday, October 15, 2010

Christmas and Halloween

Happy Friday!

Boy these short weeks always overwhelm me! It's nice to have the extra day off, but I spend the rest of the week playing catch up. Hope you've had a good week. I'm looking forward to the weekend for sure!

Today is new challenge day over at Just Magnolia and Stamp Something. And I've chosen to make some seasonal cards for these challenges.

First up is my card for Just Magnolia. This week our challenge is a sketch by the talented Dawny P! It's a great sketch to work with so I hope you will give it a try too. Don't forget you also need to add a Magnolia image in there too.

I used Dawny's sketch for a holiday card with these pretty BG Jovial papers and some stitching and distressing on the edges. The image is the new Brother and Sister stamp and it has been colored with Copics and then cut out and popped up on foam tape. The circle behind the image has been embossed with a poinsettia folder from SU for the Big Shot. I've embellished with lace, ribbon, a charm, some flowers, and brads. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps' Handmade Letter Seals.

This card also fits at:
7 Kids Challenge: Flowers and Layers
ABC Challenge: F is for Flowers
Simon Says: Recipe
Spoon Full of Sugar: Winter Wonderland
Die Cut Creams Christmas: Recipe

Next up is my card for the challenge at Stamp Something this week. Keeping with the season, we would like to see your Halloween Somethings. This week we have Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts as our sponsor!

I've used a sweet Meljen's Designs digital stamp called Ghost Cutie! He reminds me of those fun ghost lollipops we used to make for Halloween with Tootsie Roll Pops! Did you ever make those?

I colored the image and then framed with Oval Nesties. The papers are BG Eerie with SU card stock. I've kept this card pretty simple and only embellished with ribbons and sticky gems.

This card also fits over at:
Polka Doodles: Something Spooky

Be sure to check out the Whimsy Digital Team blog hop today at Noon EST starting over at the Whimsy Inspirations Blog! Lots of new digital images now available and just released today! Happy hopping!

Thanks for stopping on by today! Hope you have a great Friday and a fabulous weekend!


Rach said...

gorgeous cards Denise, love the distressing that you have added to the first one, and the stitching.. xx

cheryl said...

oh wow just adore this gosh an amazing creation,hugs cheryl xx

Erin... said...

too funny, thole lollipops with the tissue on top I used to think they were the greatest!!! two fabby cards too, but I just can't stop thinking about tootsie pops now!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

Lisa Summerhays said...

Beautiful! Love both of them. Love all the little details on your Magnolia card. Thanks for playing along at 7 Kids!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous cards Denise :-) Tilda is gorgeous as always and the ghost is just sooo cute !! :-)

Lols x x x

thanks for helping me out :-) ,, my comp is back to normal now ,,, all fixed :-) x

Riet said...

So beautiful cards,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

mycardz said...

Wow, both cards are sooo gorgeous! I especially love your first Magnolia one - this is one of my favorite images and you've brought them to life! Very pretty card. Glad you could join us a 7 Kids College Fund!

Ellibelle said...

These are both so cute! Absolutely love the cute ghost image, my son made those popsicle ghosts in kindergarten. Too cute.

Heidi said...

Beautiful cards! I love the flowers.Thanks for playing along with the ABC F is for flowers challenge.

Lisa said...

Hey Girlie...these are so pretty! You always make such beautiful things:) Thanks for joining us at 7Kids Challenge!

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cami said...

Both cards are so cute! I love how you colored Tilda and Edwin and the layout is very pretty with the lovely poinsettias! Hugs, Cami

Heather said...

Hi Denise, two fabulous cards. Love Tilda & Edwin, such a gorgeous image and your poinsettias and lace are scrumptious.

Thanks so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

What an adorable ghost and love the pom poms!

Manuela said...

Super sweet cards! ♥

Thanks for joining us at Flowers and Layers challenge this week at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog. ^_^


Julie said...

Your card is just beautiful! Lovely coloring. Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!


FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

Tip Top said...

Great spooky card! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Jenny said...

Super spooky card! Love the ribbon detail. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Polka Doodles.

BondGirl said...

hehe i love that image. Thanks for joining in the Polkadoodles challenge