Sunday, October 7, 2012

Holiday Cardmaking

This is the theme for the October Hero Arts contest, they also have some nice sketches to try out which is what I did.

I decided to try the bottom left sketch. I did use a bit of latitude, I suppose that is what sketches are about right. I just had it in my mind to play with blue and pink.

Paper: notecard (HA); Neenah; designer paper (Jillibean Soup: Christmas Eve Chowder)
Ink: Tumbled Glass & Antique Linene Distress ink; Bubblegum mid-tone chalk ink (HA)
Stamps: Hero Arts (CG461; CG324; CL343)
Other: Clear Embossing powder; dimensional squares; corner chomper

Not complicated.  I simply stamped the two background stamps in Bubblegum ink and trimmed the panel to size.  They are adhered to the designer paper with some dimensional squares.  I also added some Antique Linen around all the edges to soften the white a bit.  The sentiment is heat embossed.

I know, it's not such an exciting card, but beggars of mojo cannot be choosers, right now I am accepting any creativeness that enters my mind and fingers in the hope that my imagination will follow suite eventually!

Yesterday, during WCMD, I had my Mom, my sister and her two friends crafting at my house.  It was a nice time had by all.  I am so proud of my Mom for wanting to make her own Christmas tags, she has never crafted in her life!

I did manage to make a kind of scrappling tag card with some bits lying on the table whilst everyone else was playing.  I used a birdie from Skipping Stones Design.

I hope you all had a great WCMD yesterday and perhaps even continued into today!  (Lisa, I missed you yesterday!)


Moz said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! Love your card and I'm in love with the Bubblegum ink and the turquoise - EP or ink?
Your scraplet is stunning!

Barb said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your WCMD with family and friends, Bren! Looks like your mom made some wonderful tags! Love your two pink panels against the stripes, and that little tag is adorable! Sending hugs! :)

Lisa said...

Looks like a good time had by all! Seriously wish I could have been there!! I could use some inspiration right now- and a good drink AND a sit down with you.
So fun to see your mom having a good time crafting!!
Love the unique Xmas colors on you card :) and that birdie on the tag is beautiful !
Wish me luck- tues. is our appt. xxxx miss u girl

Judy1223 said...

Super card, Brenda! How cool to have shared WCMD with your mom and friends...tell her I think her tag is great! Great take on the HA sketch...I find that one the hardest but you ROCKED it!

Martha said...

Hi, Brenda! What a FUN post! Your Christmas card is SO pretty in those colors. AND...OH MY...OH MY...your "tag card" is simply FABULOUS and PRECIOUS! The bird is SO adorable, and the torn edge on the music piece is PERFECT. I LOVE it!

What a precious photo of your dear mom. It looks like she was very productive...look at all those darling tags. SO FUN!

It's so good to see you are now in your new home. I wish I could have been there crafting with you all. It looks like everyone is having lots of fun and being productive. Thanks for sharing the fun photos.

Sending you BIG HUGS! ♥

Dawn said...

it is a lovely card Brenda. And isn't it fun to craft with your Mum. I always do when my Mum visits me once a year. I really like your little bird tag.

Lisa said...

Pretty card Brenda! Sounds and looks like you had a fun crafty day! Love you scrappling tag, the music and little bird work so well together!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Looks like you had a wonderful WCMD, Brenda! I love your pink and blue Christmas card - great take on the sketch!

alexandra s.m. said...

Lovely post Brenda!
Congrats to your Mom!!
She looks so happy!
Love your tag <3

Elizabeth Allan said...

How fun to have a crafting day with family! Brenda you sketch card is packed full of great color and your birdie tag stole my heart!

Trinh said...

Cute card! Love the unexpected pink for a Cristmas card. So awesome you could craft with your family.

Jacqueline said...

So sorry I haven't been around Brenda.... I do so love that gorgeous little tag, gorgeously creative!! Glad you could share your creativity with your family too!
Hope you are hanging in there dear friend!