Saturday, April 16, 2011

Catching up on Christmas cards :)

have to play catch up now as last week i thought i knew more than my doctor! i felt so good about not wanting to smoke i thought "i don't need to keep spending money on my chantix" wrong!!! let me just say that i would have traded my cutie pie Q for a cigarette if the chance came up! so now i am back on them and back to making cards :)

jingle belles # 15 was a recipe.
the ingredients are:
1 - as white as a ghost
2 - a present
3 - a bow or knot
4 - a touch of traditional Christmas colours

CHNC  # 15 going around in circles
use at least one circle on our Christmas card

su whisper white card stock, present image from simple doodles, twine from may arts, misc pearls and button, ms tag punch, basic grey jovial paper, cb embossing folders and nestie circles.
 I used sketch # 72 from Skipping Stones Designs

jingle belles # 16 "diecuts" i used my spellbinders
Our challenge to you is:
Create a Christmas card to die (cut) for! This week we're featuring *DIECUTS* in our cards. They can be store bought, mechanically made (a la cuttlebug), electronically generated (think cricut or spellbinders), or... if you're feeling ambitious... all of the above?!

Betty Bee's Buzz: "cross pollinating" with jingle belles :)

CHNC # 16 "sing song" 
use the song "Away in a Manger" to inspire your Christmas card
ETA**oops! i read it wrong, use any Christmas song to inspire your card. Hazel used Away in a Manger!! **

Crop Stop # 15 "Vintage finished" and as a bonus use a spellbinders product.
i think my paper looks "vintage" and i used spellbinders ovals, scalloped ovals, and some corner dies.  
**too bad i don't have a key to Gloria's house so i could go play with all her SB items. lol

su early espresso card stock, memory box mistletoe, stamps are from su, spellbinders ovals and corners, sewing, brown pearls.

I used sketch # 111 from Card Patterns

27 comments:

June Houck said...

Yay for you, Rose! You worked your die cut JB card into the CP sketch perfectly :) I love Nina's sketches!

I love that SU ink you used; it is a yummy color.

I am glad you are back on your cantix and back to making cards. You are almost to day 56! Woot woot :)

Vicki said...

Great card, Rose! I love the stamp that you used. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!

Maria Matter said...

oh these are beautiful Rose! LOVE that white on white card!!!
hugs & blessings!

~amy~ said...

almost to day 56 sista...stay strong...

woo hooo...you've been one busy chickie...loving all your fabbie cards!

SmilynStef said...

Love your holiday designs ... way to go incorporating all of those prompts in your cards ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

Noelle said...

These are so cute! Love all the white on the first one:)

lisa said...

Beautiful. I love them both. (I have to make up last week's, too! lol! I was kinda out of jo... mojo, that is!) I love the different embossing patterns on the white card. Excellent.

Lynn's Place said...

Holidays help make a vintage look...great job...tfs

Kiehn said...

i love making christmas cards...beautiful cards rose

Tina

Hazel said...

Both cards are super, Rose - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenges - you must be building up a nice pile of Christmas cards. Hope to see you again next time. x

Barb's Boys said...

Love that white on white! Thanks for playing with the Stamp Tramps this week.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Terrific cards - congrats on doing a FABULOUS job with quitting smoking as well! That's awesome!

Wendy said...

Hey Rose, great job with all the challenges!! Thanks so much for playing along with Skipping Stones Design!! I hope you have a super weekend!

CropStop said...

Thank you for sharing this delightful project with us on the CropStop Challenge, and best wishes with the cigarette issue. It will be worth it in the end.

lauren bergold said...

oooooooh OOOOOOOOH! *TWO* gorgeous cards this week AND they combine multiple challenges with sketches?!?! you are THE QUEEN of clever multi-taskin' missus! *LOVING* your "ghost" card...that is just the perfect sketch to use and i adore the tons and tons of textural white! your diecut card is also fabulous, i love those stamps and the pretttttttty soft (almost fabric-looking) papers you have used! BRILLIANT work all round!!! :) :) :)


(ps re chantix: WOW!!! i really would've thought you'd be "safe" from cravings after TWO MONTHS as well!!! holy moly! so awesome that you're still smoke-free however, you are ROCKIN' the willpower and determination!)

TesaB said...

Beautiful cards, Rose!!! Love them! Sorry to hear about the troubles, but I'm happy you came over it!!! You are doing GREAT!!!! YAY!!!!

Jingle said...

Very cute cards! Thanks for playing along with us over at SSD!

Kandi Phillips said...

These are fabulous, love both cards! Love the papers you used! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Wow!! Seriously...you worked a LOT of sketches & challenges into two AMAAAAZING cards! There's a lot of beautiful detail on both cards and you should be very proud of them.

Gorgeous work! As usual. :)

Good luck with the non-smoking and the Chantix. xo

Marie B. said...

Hi Rose! Great cards! I like both of them alot! :)

whoistracy said...

What great cards Rose! Love that you're getting a head-start on your holiday card making. Glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

Judy Ford said...

great use of several prompts! Love the colors and the stamp! You should like up with Betty Bee's Buzz too!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Ok, love that White Christmas card...so beautiful! Love the white background so much!

Hey - watch your mail.....that's all I'm sayin'.....

~Michelle~ said...

fun cards! Thanks for sharing them with us! Thanks for playing the Crop Stop Challenge! :)

Scrapaddict said...

Love this!

Ruth said...

These are beautiful cards! Love them.
Ruth

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I was wondering where you were.. and then I see all these amazing posts that I have somehow over looked..