Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Trigger, Something Cool and Christmas Cactus!

I have three cards to share today!

The first is one that I made for the Tuesday Trigger Challenge - Here's the lovely Trigger inspiration photo:

And here's my card using Waltzingmouse Roses In Bloom

My next card was created for the Split Coast Inspiration Challenge -  Our inspiration was the Daniel Maher Stained Glass Studio.

I was inspired by this piece:
And here is the card I created using Waltzingmouse Free Spirit Boy and Free Spirit Sentiments.

And my last card was made for the Waltzingmouse Forum Christmas Card Challenge for May (I'm a tad late!)  The challenge for May was to use trees on our card -   I used cactus as my trees!  Here are my 3 versions of the same design using Waltzingmouse Way Out West and Compliments of the Season.



Thanks for coming by today!

You Mean Everything to Me:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Roses in Bloom
Paper:  White - PTI, Blue - Coredinations
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue
Accessories:  large scallop die -Martha Stewart, Rhinestone - Kaiser, Tiny Gems - Taylored Expressions, foam tape.

Cool Stained Glass:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Free Sprit Boy, Free Spirit Sentiments

Paper: white, true black - PTI, Green Bazzill Irish eyes
Ink: Ranger Distress - black soot, peeled paint, faded jeans
Accessories: glue dots, scor tape, Tim Holtz Paper Rosette die/Ranger

Christmas Cactus:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Way Out West, Compliments of the Season
Paper:  White, Text Style 2008 Bitty Star Basics - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Ranger Distress Stormy Sky
Accessories:  Tiny gems - Taylored Expressions.


24 comments:

Laurel said...

So much eye candy today!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Those Christmas cards just SCREAM Arizona -- hee hee

Love the Cool card too.

You do awesome work!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Ha ha, christmas cactusses!!! Love that! Great idea!! The one with the flower is such a beauty as well!!! Pretty!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Pauline said...

O wow Julia!! Love the blue inspiration card, it's so pretty! And I just love the second card inspired by the green glass decor, it's just stunning! And , how sweet are your wild west themed xmas cards?? Beautiful in all their colourways!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Shirley said...

Great cards, Julia! What is fun is seeing what anyone playing in the same challenges is doing! Yours are just outstanding too!

Tenia Nelson said...

Pure awesomeness!!! Thanks for sharing your cards today!! Have a great day!!

onecraftymama said...

I hopped over to see your Trigger card - and it's lovely! - but I think my favourite has to be the SCS inspiration card. That stained glass is so neat, and I adore your take on it :)

Ribbon Girls said...

Wow so much creativity! Christmas cactus, genius! And that WMS card is extraordinary!

Cyndie said...

Oh, wow--how do you keep doing it time after time? These are such cool cards,

Janine said...

WOW!! Love those cards today Julia!! Great work!

cbuswell said...

WOW, all fabulous cards! LOVE the blue one with the rose!

Annette said...

Wow amazing cards...love your work.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful collection of cards Julia! Love the big blossom and the "desert themed" Christmas cards :)

Kate W. said...

Caraaazy cooool! I love the stained glass card. It is a work of art!!! You are too darn clever with the cacti! Brilliant idea!!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Gorgeous cards!! I love them ALL!! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog!!

Smilie girl said...

Wow! I love the take on the glass piece. Great colours.
And Christmas cactii is too funny!

Bev J. said...

Love those Christmas cactus cards-neat idea for trees.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lots of eye candy here Julia. Love the pretty MFW card. That blue flower is perfect. :o)

Suzanne C said...

I loved that inspiration photo that Cath shared and your take on it is fabulous!

Cath said...

Hey Julia! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous creations Juia. I especially like the card you created for the SCS inspiration challege. You nailed it!

Joan Ervin said...

Your trigger card is beautiful, Julia, and I love your take on the inspiration stained glass piece but the set of Christmas cards are my faves....perfect for a southern Christmas!!!

Debgem said...

What a brilliant selection of cards - all so very different, all so very stylish! I just love the Free Spirit card (may I borrow that one?). I think the set of three for Christmas are super. And the rose is simply lovely!