Friday 21 December 2012

Pagemaps Sketch Challenge & Paperie Monday Mojo challenge

Through all the hustle bustle, I managed to get about a dozen tags today, a dozen cards and ten "reindeer food" jars. I also managed to wrap about 5 or 6 gifts. GO ME!

Because I am still not done all my cards, I participated in a few challenges in the blogosphere... By the way, there are some amazing giveaways and posts going on right now. This particular challenge is another yet amazing sketch by Becky Fleck over atPagemaps.  Honestly, this card sketch is awesome... I did two cards for this sketch!!
Supplies used was all Stampin Up products which includes the Festival of Prints mini paper pad from the Holiday catalog, linen thread, vellum, whisper white paper, cherry cobbler ink, cherry cobbler cardstock, glimmer paper (champagne & cherry cobbler), Merry Mini punch pack (star), quilted cherry cobbler ribbon (retired) and silver mini brads.
Don't forget to check out the pagemaps blog because Becky is showing 12 days of ornaments.  Very awesome!!
In the mean time, I decided to also participate in my local scrapbooking store's challenge, which was to use metal.  This was PERFECT because I had bought a stamp set and punch pack from the SU holiday catalog called "Merry Mini" (I used the star above).  Anyway, I had a vision to created a card by using the mini christmas bulb but I hadn't yet done it.  I sat in my craft room thinking I would go with either jingle bells or a pewter embossing powder... But I remembered the wire I got off the clearance rack and got to work.  It's so EASY to work with this wire... especially if you have wire cutters and pinchers. Once again, these are are super easy yet SUPER fun.  Don't you love them?
Supplies used all Stampin Up: Merry Mini punch pack, Merry Mini stamp set, glimmer paper (cherry cobbler, champagne & silver), wire works (retired), cherry cobbler and whisper white cardstock, Christmas Greetings stamp set and Many Merry messages stamp sets, as well as daffodil delight, gumball green and pacific blue inks.
Heres the wire I was talking about - do you have any in your stash? It has come in handy several times this month with different projects.  On this layout, to adher the wire, I used my wire pinchers to curl the ends and hold it onto the paper.  I then turned it over and just secured it with sticky strip (wonder tape).

And finally, I wasn't super happy with the stamped images so decided to use some crystal effects on the Christmas bulbs. This is the same as glossy accents.  You can tell from the picture below that it really made a big different.  Amazing!!
Well, I have other items to post but the baby is sleeping which means its time for me to sleep.


  1. Very cute! If you get a chance, I'd love to have you share some of your sweet creations with us at Word Art Wednesday. We have ANything Goes challenges every week and would love to have you play along.
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    1. I sure will - thanks Karen! Thanks for stopping by!