Sunday, November 28, 2010

Catch up Post

Catching up with some posting.  With the Thanksgiving holiday (especially cleaning to get ready for guests and painting my son's room over the week), I had to squeeze in time to craft, much less find time to post.

Viva la Verve! November week 4 challenge
Made this one for Viva la Verve! November Week 4 challenge.  
I thought I might be able to work the second inspiration photo into a Christmas card using Basic Grey's Fruitcake line. 
That's the wreath from The Cat's Pajama's Elegant Christmas set, and a sentiment from Verve's Glad Tidings. 
I embossed the red scalloped piece with a holly berry folder from Sizzix. Some twill and red rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty.

MFT's WSC challenge AND Viva la Verve! November week 5 challenge
For the My Favorite Things WSC challenge, "What are you thankful for?"
I am most thankful for my Lord and His sacrifice for us.
I used Verve's VLV sketch this week, along with the Hebrews 11:1 scripture Plain Jane stamp by Verve. And if you look ever so closely to the center, you'll see the cross from the Jeremiah 29:11 set stamped lightly. Papers are Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934.
I used MFT's Decorative Doily Die-namics and a Spellbinders Labels 10 die. Scrunched some black grosgrain on either side of the center panel. Some black rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty finish it off.

StampTV sketch challenge
Made this for the STVSKSP3 sketch challenge over on the StampTV site.
I mixed Nina's Lovely Labels 2 stamp (along with LL1, I use these so much) with a sentiment from the GKD Friends set and popped a lily from Melanie's Year of Flowers set. Paper is Basic Grey. Some shear wired ribbon and rhinestones from K&Co. to finish it off.

Thanks for bearing with me.  I am very thankful to have found a hobby I love so much and that finally lets me get the creative side of me out.  I'm also thankful for the ladies that I've met along the way that share my passion, and the companies that help support it with wonderful inspiration and challenges.


Cindy Haffner said...

Nicole all your cards are GORGEOUS.

Carolyn King said...

wow...these are beautiful. thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog tonight. (I guess it couldn't hurt to do that!)

Your cards are are all lovely. Love the birds, your beautiful sponging.. Great job on them!