Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mod Squad - What a Flake

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to host over at the Mod Squad Challenge. I have entitled the challenge "WHAT A FLAKE!!!" You guessed it, you are to use a snowflake somewhere on your creation.
 
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 Here's my card:
I decided to use black card stock and make my own patterned paper by stamping the snowflakes all over the panel and then white heat embossing them. I think they really pop against the black. I chose to use that pale blue with the black, I think it's just a beautiful color combination.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx Card Stock
Bazill Icy Mint Card Stock
Stash Silver Glitter Card Stock
GKD Cold Snap Patterned Paper
GKD Christmas Joy Snowflake Stamps
GKD Let it Snow Stamp for Greeting
GKD White Embossing Powder
SU Layering Ovals Dies
Stash Gems
Stash Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize! I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments.
Hugs~

~judy~

Double D - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Dear Ones~
This time over at the Double D Challenge Blog IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!!! We are to use red and white with maybe just a pop of green. Here is our beautiful Mood Board for inspiration:

 Here's my card:
I have to say I'm in love with this card. Those wonderful jingle bells are a stamp set from Sunny Studio called Holiday Style. It is a multi-stamp image and I think it looks so real. After I stamped the bells in the appropriate colors, I stamped them again with Versamark and clear heat embossed them. That beautiful snowflake edging is from the Stampin' Up Thinlits die set called Swirly Snowflake. I added those cute little green bows that I die cut from the Stampin' Up die set called Balloon Pop Up Thinlits.  I think the thing that really makes this card pop is the red and white. LOVE those colors together, especially for Christmas.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Red Hot and White Card Stock
SU Swirly Snowflake Thinlits Dies
Cheery Lynn Allison's Ribbons Die
Sunny Studio Holiday Style Stamp
GKD Red Hot Ink
SU Cherry Cobbler and Real Red Ink
HOTP Christmas Collection for Greeting
SU Balloon Pop Up Thinlits for Green Bows
Stash Gems
I invite you to come on over to the Double D Blog to see what our other designers have created. And you could win this awesome prize if you play along. Just in time for your Christmas cards!

Christmas is fast upon us and I'm sure you are all in a flurry of activity with holiday baking and card making. Always so much fun, I love crafting at holiday time. Thanks for stopping by,  I always appreciate your sweet comments!!

Hugs~
~judy~

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Just Us Girls #421 - Photo Week


Dear Ones~
This time it's PHOTO WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Vicki has chosen this wonderful mood board for our inspiration.
 

Here's my card:
I love these colors, especially for Christmas. I was drawn to the Nordic tags, because I have a couple of stamp sets that are spot on for this look. I stamped the background with a GKD stamp set by Claire Brennan called Nordic Winter. It was so much fun to pick the different images and stamp them in red and turquoise. Then I stamped and cut the label and did some more stamping on that with the Nordic Winter set and the GKD Fabulous Holiday Label Set. I love how this turned out.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Red Hot, Turquoise Sea and White Card Stock
GKD Turquoise Sea and Red Hot Ink
GKD Nordic Winter Stamp Set
GKD Fabulous Holiday Label Stamp Set
GKD Fabulous Rose Frame Stamp Set
GKD Fabulous Label Die
Marker's Mart Die of the Month for Ribbon
Stash Gems

With this post, my tenure with Just Us Girls is at an end. I am stepping down from the Design Team. It has been a great pleasure to be in the company of such talented artists, however life is getting complicated and I just need to step back. My most heartfelt thanks to the JUGS Design Team for inviting me to be a part - it was such an honor. I will continue to visit JUGS regularly, I will NOT be a stranger.

Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that our November Guest Designer Trina and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as one of our 2 Guest Designers for the month of January!!   Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~











Monday, November 20, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration - Fabulous Bauble

Dear Ones~
Today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I have a beautiful Christmas bauble for you to create using the Memory Box Emma Ornament Die.
This is how I made the card: 

I started, as always, by preparing the layers for my card base. Here I used Papertrey Ink's Hawaiian Shores card stock, some gold card stock by Gina K Designs, and some patterned paper from the DCWV Summer Dream Stack.


Next I cut out all my elements with gold foil and Hawaiian Shores card stock. I ended up not using those beautiful Impression Obsession snowflakes on my card, but I will include a link below so you can find them in the Dies R Us Store.

Now I was finally ready to put it all together. I decided there needed to be something in that top right corner, so I cut a corner element from Cheery Lynn. As I said, I ended up not using the snowflakes, I didn't think there was room. After my card was all together I used Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops to add little dots all over the bauble. It gives it a lot of dimension. The greeting is from the GKD stamp set called Merry Little Christmas.

Here are the dies I used:
Memory Box - Dies - Emma Ornament

Cheery Lynn Designs - Lace Corner Deco E

Cheery Lynn Designs - Mega Flourish Two


Impression Obsession - Dies - Snowflakes

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like these awesome die sets as much as I do!!
And don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 

click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

As always, I adore your kind comments. I so look forward to reading them.
 
~judy~

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Just Us Girls #420 - Color Week

Dear Ones~

This time it's COLOR WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Angie has chosen Turquoise, Gold and Brown.  As always with color challenges, you are to use ONLY the three chosen colors, as well as any neutrals that you need.  Neutrals are white, ivory, kraft, black, brown or gray.

Here's my card:
 I just got a new stamp set by Concord and 9th called Blooms Fill-In. It's a huge background stamp, with smaller stamps to fill in the colors on the flowers. It comes with a companion die set and that's what I used for the white flower in the focal. I used Antique Linen Oxide Ink for the tan background, and then turqoise, brown and gold inks for the flowers. This is a really fun stamp set, so many possibilities. I used metallic gold card stock as a mat, and stamped the little berries in Delicata Gold Ink.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Turquoise Sea, White and Dark Chocolate Card Stock
Stash Mirror Gold Card Stock
Concord and 9th Bloom Fill-In Stamp Set/Dies
Sizzix Ornate Labels Dies
Waffle Flower Year Round Words Die for Greeting
Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink
GKD Turquoise Sea And Dark Chocolate Ink
Delicata Gold Ink
Stash Ribbon

 Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that our November Guest Designer Trina and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as one of 2 Guest Designers for the month of January!!   Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Double D - Here Comes Santa

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D it's HERE COMES SANTA with Team Darlene. Oh boy, the jolly 'ole elf himself! Here is the awesome Mood Board that Darlene has provided for us -

 
HO HO HO!!!!!

Here's my card:
Okay, first of all, I have to fess up that this is not my original design. I found it HERE on Pinterest. It's by Becca over in the UK. Gotta love Pinterest. The Santas are from last year's Stampin' Up holiday line called Cookie Cutter Christmas. I used white Nuvo Crystal Drops for all the fluffy white stuff on them. Super cute. I love fussy cutting the edge of my card, it's so cool I think.
 
 

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx, Red Hot and White Card Stock
Stash Cold Card Stock
DCWV Christmas Plaid Patterned Paper
Stampin' Up Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp
GKD Simple Snowflakes Stamp for Greeting
GKD Gold Embossing Powder
Copic Markers
Stash Pearls

Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what our other designers have created. And you could win this awesome prize if you play along. Just in time for your Christmas cards!
 
 
It's 2 weeks until Thanksgiving, and Christmas is close behind. Are you getting your Christmas cards ready? I think I better get crackin'.  So happy you stopped by - thanks for all your lovely comments.

~judy~




Monday, November 13, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration - Shoot for the Moon

Dear Ones~
This time over at Dies R Us, I have used a funky and fun die from Cheery Lynn called Hippie Heroine. Right up my alley!!! Here's my card:
~Here's how I made it~

I started with my layers for the card base. I used Gina K Designs Wild Orchid, Black Onyx and Ivory Card Stock, and the patterned paper is Stardust Stack by DCWV.

Next I die cut the moon and stars from the Hippy Heroine die set. See below for the other die that comes with this set. She's beautiful!!!!

Finally I stamped and heat embossed the greeting from the GKD stamp set called Inspiration Mosaic with gold embossing powder. Then I was ready to put the card all together. I used some stash gold cord to "hang" the star from the moon. I love how that looks. I did some layering behind the greeting with Black Onyx and some of the patterned paper.

Here is the die set I used:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Dies - Hippie Heroine

Don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

click below for:

Thanks for coming over for a visit. As always, I adore your comments....see ya next time!
~judy~