Sunday, December 11, 2011

I May Have Lost My Mind, Days 7, 8, and 9

I figured out how to do this without clogging up everyones newsfeed. Just do one post for all 3 cards. Learning! So, Day 7 at Bugaboo Stamps 12 days of Christmas challenge was a photo challenge.
Here's the little trick, Bugaboo doesn't have any swan images. I'm pretty literal when it comes to photo challenges so that threw me. Anyways I picked a penguin (both birds) and followed the color scheme. Also used my evergreen background paper, the same as Day 1, kind of a nice tie in. Printed my sentiment and birdies right onto the background paper. Printed out my image and colored and paper pieced him. Added some faux stitching around both to complete Day 7.
My lessons learned: I am so glad to see the end of these birds!!! Things were getting kind of squishy trying to fit everything on one page. I made a mistake trying to have some continuity amongst all 12 cards because by Day 7 that can be rather limiting...and squishy.
I would like to share my card at:
Creative Craft Challenges stitching, closes Dec. 20th

Day 8 at Bugaboo Stamps 12 days of Christmas challenge was milk and cookies. I picked the gingerbread man in the measuring cup because I figured he was a good match with my just add milk sentiment. Printed my sentiments out on the gingham background paper. I think gingham just has country kitchen written all over it. Well actually my gingham has the 8th day of Christmas verse written all over it, but I digress ;o) I used the print and cut feature on my Silhouette for my image. Then I paper pieced his hat and apron. Colored the rest with my Zig markers. I printed the measuring cup out on vellum, cut it out, ran it through my Xyron and placed that on top. Love the way it turned out!
My lessons learned: I need to buy a light brown marker. The only one I had has poor gingerbread man looking a little overbaked.
I would like to share my card at:
digistamps4joy no animals, closes Dec. 27th.

Day 9 at Bugaboo Stamps was for a feminine card. I picked this little Christmas girl because her dress reminded me of the Irish step dance dresses, perfect for 9 ladies dancing. Used my Silhouette print and cut again. I colored her using my EK Success pencil crayons. I used the purple, pink, teal and lime green colors that are the "in" non-traditional Christmas colors right now, and they do look really sharp together. I added 2 Imaginisce flowers and a snowflake brad. Background paper from the Martha Stewart playful pink paper pad.
My lessons learned: I really need to put small(er) flowers on my Christmas list. I like using flowers on things but most of mine are too big, especially for card making. I have so many decorative brads just screaming to become flower centers, but I really need some smaller flowers.

I would like to share my card at:
For Your Inspiration photo, closes Dec. 14th,
The Stamping Boutique no tradtional Christmas colors, closes Dec. 18th


Jodie Mackrell said...

Love all of these cards! they are wonderful! thanks for playing our 12 days of Christmas challenge at catch the bug!

Carly said...

Super cute photo at top of your page!

Lovely card too ..

Thankyou so much for sharing your project with us at Creative Craft Challenges - Stitching Challenge.

xoxxoxo Carly

StephC said...

Cute cards! The images are just darling. Thanks for sharing with us at FYI!

dstandard said...

Such cute cards! Love the images - thanks for playing at FYI!

Julia said...

Beautiful card, and your colors are great. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs, Julia-DT

Miranda said...

gorgeous cards Barb, love them all
thanks for joining our challenge

Michelle said...

What cute cards! I love the idea of using the 12 days of Christmas. :-) Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Tammy Miller said...

Loving thee projects! We're so happy you joined us At Catch The Bug "12 Days of Christmas" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a cute card! Thanks for joining in at FYI!

Debby said...

Really great cards. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

Jen Leeflang said...

How cute are these!!!???Thanks so much for joining us on our "12 Days of Christmas challenges" at Catch the Bug.
luv n huggz
Jen Leeflang

dragonllew said...

Great card love the cute image thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge
Jenny x

Star said...

Fabulous cards!! Thank you for playing along with us at Digistamps 4 Joy. Happy Holidays!

xx Star

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for entering your beautifully executed creation in our Digistamps 4 Joy "Merry Christmas - no animals" challenge.
luv n huggz
Jen Leeflang