Friday, November 19, 2010

Thankful and White

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

It's been another busy week, but I did manage to make a couple of cards for Just Magnolia and Stamp Something this week. I was sad to miss out last week, so I made sure to take a break this week and get some crafting done. Looking forward to a relaxing weekend too and hoping to craft a bit more!

Our challenge at Stamp Something this week is "thankful somethings" in honor of the upcoming US Thanksgiving holiday next week. We are also running this challenge for 2 weeks, so you have plenty of time to enter. The prize this week is a $20 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!

For my card I have used a bunch of Whimsy Stamps products, starting with the new Holiday Folly papers created by Ann and Crissy. They are beautiful and perfect for holiday/winter creations. I stitched the edges on the sewing machine and then sprayed with Glimmer Mist and added some Stickles dots too. The image is N'ice Friends illustrated by Crissy from our winter collection last year. I've colored with Copics and then highlighted with some Twinklets (thanks Erin!). I embellished this card with beautiful snowflakes created with our new Whimsy Shapeology Die Winter's Jewel 1, created by Crissy. I love how intricate and delicate this snowflake is. I cut them from white card stock and then covered with Star Dust stickles (which you can buy at Simon Says). The ticket was cut with our new Shapeology Ticket Die and the blank ticket from the Holiday Ticket Set and "thank you" from Oval Snippets.

This card also fits challenges at:
Allsorts - sketch
Fab 'n' Funky - forgotten stamp or digi
Paper Pretties - thank you
Simon Says Stamp - sparkle
Stampin' Royalty - patterned paper
Caardvarks - holiday cards using die cuts
Creative Card Crew  - give thanks

Next up is my card for the new JM challenge and this week we want to see lots of White with only one other color. You can color your image with other colors, but please limit your papers and embellishments to only white and one other color. And be sure to use a Magnolia image to qualify for the prize this week.

I went with a red and white combo and used SU whisper white card stock which was embossed with the snowflakes folder and Big Shot. Then I added some polka dot paper from my Bo Bunny stash. The holiday wish list BG is from Whimsy Stamps. I've stitched all the paper edges and then used some nesties to frame my image. The image was colored with copics and highlighted with stickles. I've embellished with snowflakes, gems, and ribbon.

This card fits at:
ABC Challenge - holidays
Creative Cottage - for someone special at Christmas
Anything Goes - Let it Snow
Flourishes - Christmas
Critter Sketch - texture
Little Paper Shop - die cuts
Paper Playtime - use something you love (polka dot ribbon, snowflake embossing folder)

Thanks so much for stopping by this Friday. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 


Crystal said...

WOOOWEEE Denise these are BEAUTIFUL!!!! You really made these images shine sweetie!

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet cards Denise.

Anneke said...

Hi Denise!
What a beautiful cards,
so lovely the snowcard :)
Love the pink touch!!
Hugs Anneke

Anonymous said...

Denise, your creations are so gorgeous lady!! I love the sparkly snowflakes and of course the snowman is as sweet as can be!!

The mag card is so sweet as well!! I love the touches of red everywhere!! Brilliant design sweetie!! Hope your weekend is a good one!!HUGS

Kathy said...

Gorgeous creations Denise!!! I sure love your added details!! They are always so pretty and perfect!!! Both these images are darling as well!
Hope you have a lovely week-end!

Lori said...

OMG Denise those snowflakes are tdf and the papers, gorgeous, I got mine yesterday and have already tried them. Love your card!

Chrissy said...

Another blog added to my favourites.
Another card that I have sat and stared at ..seems forever. BEAUTIFUL...The red and white just stunning. Now Ive left my comment I'm off to stare some more.

sue said...

wow 2 beautiful cards thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Judi said...

FANTASTIC cards Denise, love 'em both.


Judi x

Tracey said...

These are both gorgeous cards Denise!! I love them!! xx

Ellibelle said...

These are both gorgeous. Love that cute snowman! Fabulous sketches you used and I just love how you used a wishlist on the magnolia card. Super cute!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Denise :-) both of them are stunning !! I LOVE the snowflakes ,, so delicate ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Shirley N said...

Both cards are beautiful Denise!

Shirley N said...

Both cards are beautiful Denise!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic cards. Love them both, but definetly love the bling on the first one. Thanks for adding patterned paper this week and playing along with Stamping Royalty.

Mephisto said...

fab cards hun!
Thanks for joining in the SimonSaysChallenge.


Kerry said...

Gorgeous Xmas card. I love the soft pastel colours used for your first card, so cute!

Thanks for joining us at "anything goes" this week.

Love Kerry xxx

Riet said...

What a wonderful cards Denise,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.x

Suzanne said...

Two gorgeous cards, Denise. Love them both. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week x

Becky said...

What gorgeous Christmas Cards!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage and good luck!
Becky xx

Ange McKay, North Shore Stamper said...

too cute! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week! I love that Snowman!

Jo Nevill said...

Fantastic card !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo x

marsha said...

Wow! This is just OTT gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will come back and play again next week!

Colleen said...

Both cards are beautiful and I love the embossing and the stitching! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!