Thursday, September 16, 2010

Driving By - with Christmas Greetings!

Good morning Stamping Friends! I've got two cards to share that I made for challenges over at Split Coast.

Anne Ryan runs the Queen for the Day challenges in the forums but this week she had to travel unexpectedly and so 'the girls' decided we would honor Anne herself this week. I chose to CASE her cute little thank you card

I used different stamps, different papers and colors, and made mine a 'hi' card - I stamped the sentiment right on the DP and it's not too visible on this picture - but it is clear IRL! It says "driving by saying hi!" My stamps are from the just released set called Half Pint Heroes by Waltzingmouse.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Half Pint Heroes
Paper: white, Text Style Green Boutique - PTI, black - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: copics: E51, R20, Y13, Y17, YG17, YG11, BG10, 100, foam dimensionals, ribbon - Sharon's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

My second card was made for the Featured Stamper challenge. I didn't have to go far to be inspired by Die Cut Diva's gallery. I stopped right at the first card Merry and Bright ! I liked the colors on the kraft card.

I used different stamps and tied a ribbon instead of putting an image on the corner. My stamps are from two just released Waltzingmouse stamp sets - Musical Backgrounds and Teeny Trees. I stamped the musical background on a 3"x3" piece of cardstock, cut it into 1 1/2" squares, sponged the edges and spritzed with water, VERY lightly!

ETA: Reminders: we're having a Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz over in the WMS forum tomorrow (9/17)- check it out here!

and on Saturday (9/18) is the weekly Waltzingmouse Sketch - check that out here!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Musical Backgrounds, Teeny Trees (sentiment)
Paper: White, Kraft - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress: Spun Sugar, Vintage Photo
Accessories: wrinkled seam binding - http://www.prairiebirdboutique.etsy.com/ , sponge applicator - Ranger Inkssentials

16 comments:

Crystal said...

These are FANTASTIC Julia,,,,eeek that first image is just tooooooo cute!!! Great cards girl!!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Now, isn't that little car and driver just the cutest and perfect for a Queen!!! Your coloring is beautiful, too, and I love the gorgeous Anne Ryan bow!!!! Your second card is soo elegant...what a pretty Christmas card, Julia!!!! I better get busy on my QFTD card....I'm just a few days late but who's counting...LOL!!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Julia,

What a perfect ribbon and bow on your first card, I'm very impressed!! Looks awesome!
and that second card is one of the prettiest christmas cards I saw, so very pretty! Love the squares and the wrinkled riboon and that sentiment is just so pretty!

Hugs, Wendy

Sue W said...

Lovely cards Julia! That little car is gorgeous though.....can't wait for my copy to arrive.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Hi Julia! Both of your cards are fabulous. I love your take on Anne's card. You even incorporated Anne's famous trademark (gorgeous ribbon) into this fun card. And your Christmas creation is such a fabulous CAS design. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you have a great weekend.

jdmommy said...

Fabulous cards, of course! I love that lettle person driving the green convertible...what a cute face. Just makes me smile!! The Christmas card is so lovely..the music bg and the bow.......just lovely!!

maryr917 said...

twoo great cards julia-my fave is your card honoring anne ryan-cute image and the striped ribbon is fabo
thanks for sharing the pictures of your beach walk-

Alice Wertz said...

wonderful cards. love the ribbons you used!

Kathy Martin said...

Fun cards! Love your wide ribbon tie! :)

Lisa Lara said...

Adorable Case Julia. I love the car image. Soooooo cute. And the ribbon is perfect on your FS card.

Francie G. said...

The little guy in the car is just too cute, Julia! Love the colors and the fabulous bow! Love the Christmas card!

Monique said...

Great cards Julia!!! Love the little guy and the big beautiful bow.. I ordered the music background stamp it is fabulous!!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Julia! The top card is super cute! Great paper and ribbon combo, too!

The Christmas card is beautiful in its simplicity! Beautiful!

Peggy said...

The first card is super CUTE and I love that bow! The second is a lovely holiday card and the scrunchy bow is a perfect addition!

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Julia,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Julia. Love, love, love the music notes! :o)