Jingle Belles #5…Amy’s Sketch

I loved Amy‘s sketch for the Jingle Belles challenge this week.

Do you know what else I loved? How everyone else turns what looks like the easiest card sketch ever into  these absolutely amazing works of art. Those cards uploaded so far are amazing, and most look far from easy.

Not mine though, oh no. Mine was easy. Easy, even for me. No stamps, no ink, no ribbon. Just 2 pieces of card stock, a piece of DSP and 3 stickers. Easy peasy pudding and pie.

This is a crazy week for me…I’m working a combination of days, evenings and nights at 2 of my 3 jobs, so I basically gave myself 5 minutes to make this card. Originally, I didn’t have the chocolate chip cardstock in between my layers, but I was finding it a little to plain so added that to it. Made it look a touch better I think. I very rarely make a card without stamps, but stickers sure do work in a quick pinch.


Jingle Belles #4…I’m Dreaming of a Green & Pink Christmas

Oh, how happy was this girl when she saw that the prompt for this week’s Jingle Belles challenge was to use green, dark pink and light pink?  And not just any green! Lime green! She was happy, thrilled, beyond ecstatic, actually.

Hmmm….talking in the third person. Must stop that.

When I saw lime green I once again praised the hoarding gods for my inability to get rid of anything craft related because the closest thing I have to lime green is the  retired green galore. I also pulled out the retired pink passion. (Sad story…about a week before SU announced it’s retiring colours I placed an order that included full packs of green galore, only orange, pink passion, lovely lilac and the hideous Kaleidoscope DSP all so that I could use a previously retired spectrum pad. And, yes, I do know I could have returned them all, but I am nothing if not inefficient and never got around to it. And anyways, the cards I made were gorgeous, if I do say so myself. Amongst my favourites actually.)

I was at a community scrap night on Friday so I packed up those colours, the make and takes we were going to do (I prepped for 11 people and only 4 showed up…grrr…but at least now I will have plenty of valentine cards (with no man to give them to, boohoo!) and just for you cards…it’s all good.) and some other things I hoped to actually work on.

Yeah. I made a grand total of 2 cards. I chatted away my night.

I totally CASEd  this sketch from SU’s holiday mini last year. It’s easy (say it with me now, Emma loves easy!) and quite cute for the younger crowd. Even though I used my stamp a mi jig I could not for the life of me  get the hat to sit on that snowman’s head. So we will just pretend that he (actually he’s a she with those pink skates and the scarf and hat) is so excited she is jumping and her hat is coming off. Work for you? Me too. The ribbon is non-SU (from Michael’s I am sure) but I thought it was just about the perfect match.

Jingle Belles #4

Can you believe when I actually make a card on the day the challenge comes out I end up missing the deadline to enter it! Typical me! I wrote this post on Sunday while at work, but did not take the picture until today (Thursday.)  I need to live a life of luxury where I don’t have to work for a living. How do you people who work full time manage to find to craft and actually blog it? I bow down to you! I can not get myself that organized.

Jingle Belles #3… Acrylic Paint

The challenge for week 3 at Jingle Belles was to use acrylic paints. I was a little thrown (are you surprised?) because the only place I ever use acrylic paints in on canvas frames.  I just am not a very imaginative person.  I once again chose a pretty easy card to make. One day I will get adventurous, I swear!

I went through my chipboard drawer and found a few snowflakes. The first one was way too blue for the blues I was using (Marina Mist and Baja Breeze) so I mixed the blue and some white and came up with the snowflake below. After painting, I sprayed some smooch spray but, really, you can’t even tell.

I used Peace on Earth as my sentiment,  a sentiment I normally use with snowflakes. Something about fresh, white snowflakes falling is very peaceful I think. Peaceful until you have 18″   of it on the ground and are feeling a little stir crazy anyway!  I once again pulled out the snowflakes embossing folder…I love this one! I used the last of my long ago retired baja breeze ribbon (I will miss you so much!) and a few pearls in the hopes of making it look just a little more exciting!

Looking forward to seeing what week 4’s challenge is!