Thursday, November 17, 2011

November Friends of WMS Forum Blog Waltz - Christmas!

Today I'm participating in the Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz that is run out of the Playroom in the Waltzingmouse Forum.  Why don't you check it out and join us each month on the 17th day!?  It just takes a few minutes to sign up to be a member of the forum.

The theme for November is 'Christmas'! And I have two cards to share with you today.

My first card was totally inspired by Kelly's trifold WMS sketch challenge card seen here.  I just loved her wonderful layered paper pieced stockings from Sewing Box Christmas.  I used just one stocking on my card, used a sentiment from Twas the Night Before Christmas  and drew a frame around it with my black 01 fine Micron pen.  My card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
This card also doubles as my November WMS Forum Christmas Card Challenge card -  and per the challenge requirements this month - I made 3 of them!
How cute and fun are these?!?!!

and here's my 2nd Christmas card.
 
I made this sweet cardinal using circle and scalloped circle punches.  I first saw it here on SCS.  I used another sentiment from Twas the Night Before Christmas on this card.  The trees are a Sizzix die.  I stamped the snowflakes from Sewing Box Christmas  with Versamark Ink and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over them.
 
Now I'm off to check out all of the Christmas inspiration linked in the forum!  Are you coming?!

Stocking Cards:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - stocking from Sewing Box Christmas, Sentiment from Twas the Night Before Christmas
Paper:  White, TextStyle Bitty Dot Basics - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  bakers twine - The Twinery, foam tape, glue pen, 01 black fine time micron pen.

Cardinal Card: 
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Sentiment from Twas the Night Before Christmas, Snowflake from Sewing Box Christmas
Paper: more mustard, always artichoke, bravo burgandy - SU, Vintage Cream , true black - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Fired Brick, Palette Stamp & Stick Glue Pad
Accessories: pine tree - Sizzix Die, dazzling diamonds - SU, mega rectangle Nestability, circle punches - SU, silver pearls - Michaels, square lattice embossing folder - SU

31 comments:

rudlis said...

Julia, you have such a beautiful cards! I love one stocking on your card :)
Have a great day,
Irena

Kary said...

Hi Julia! Love the stocking card - it's so cute!! Your second card is gorgeous. Great details! Love these!!

Debgem said...

What fab cards. I love the trio of Christmas stockings - simple, clean and gorgeous. Your cardinal bird and Christmas trees is just lovely!

Peggy said...

Darling stocking card! I still need to make more holiday cards and I am so going to case this one! The second card is so pretty!

I'm Renee said...

I LOVE them both!!
I'm so CASE'ing you on both of these beauties too!!
Love that little stocking...
and then the magic of the 2nd one...
just so gorgeous! :)

Kelly S. said...

EEEK, STOP IT! YOUR stockings are adorable, Julia! I love the red, white, and blue theme and how you paired the stockings with the frame and that perfect sentiment! Your second card is so amazing...look at that cardinal! Love the cozy colors and another perfectly-chosen sentiment. WOW! You started my day off with a smile :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Julia! What a wonderful collection of cards! Love the sweet stocking cards and the elegant second one! That Cardinal is beautiful!

~ Ali ~ said...

Fabulous creation I adore your CAS cards. the clean and simple lines are perfect

Ali x

Pauline said...

Gorgeous cards Julia! Love the little stockings and the sentiment is perfect! And fabulous background inking on your second card, beautiful!

Inkyfingers said...

These cards are so different Julia but I love them both!

Jeanne J said...

Gosh Julia - You've got me!! I don't know which card I love more - the clean elegant look to the first one or the color and dimension on the second - that cardinal is out of this world!!! You pulled out all the stops for this one!

Super Jen said...

I didn't think it could be better after I saw the CAS stocking card. LOVE IT! But the cardinal? Get OUT!!! Totally love cardinals to begin with but love this card even more.

cbuswell said...

Oooh, love both of these. The CAS stocking are wonderful. Love your bird and Christmas trees too!

Karen H. said...

Love those stocking cards! They're so bright and cheery!

Annette said...

wow those stocking cards are just so amazing...love them

Craftilicious said...

I just love your trio of stockings - so CAS but so striking!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Holy cow Julia!! These are fabulous!! LOVE how you framed your sweet stockings!! And the colors are exquisite with your charming cardinals and stoic trees!! WOW!!

BethieJ said...

Oh I LOVE both cards..that stocking card is just so CUTE and your 2nd card is LOVELY!!!
Have a GREAT day! Happy Waltzing! :)

Jacqueline Smith said...

What fabulous cards especially the trio of Christmas stockings.

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Oh Julia your American stocking cards are WONDERFUL. I too fell in love with Kelly's card last week - and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you've done here - just wish I had that set NOW. Thanks for fabulous inspiration!

Sharron said...

Both of these are fabulous! Love your red, white & blue stockings. Definitely something to CASE! And I adore the little cardinal and tree--such a sweet card!

Cathy Weber said...

Gosh I love these blog waltzes, I get so much inspiration from them. That paper pieced stocking is so cute with the frame drawn around it and your second card, so creative. I zoomed in really close to see how you made that cute little bird. So pretty. I love them both!

Bumblebee said...

wow, love them both. The CAS one is so simple and sweet, but your second card is so lovely with that sweet bird!

LaurieJ said...

Oh my, Julia! First of all I'm loving the little stockings! So cute. And the cardinal...wow...love it! I'm going to be tucking that one away for future use.

Mara... said...

These are so cute Julia, I love that first set of cards with the stockings!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I love how simple but striking this design is - perfect!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These are so beautiful, Julia! I love the clean design of the stockings with the sentiment in the frame and the rich colors of the cardinal and the tree are great!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Helen said...

Julia, these are both wonderful cards - the stocking is incredibly cute and the stamped frame and sentiment are perfect.

Cammie said...

Fantastic cards! Love the CAS stocking cards. The second card is so striking!

Kim said...

Too cute. Love, love those mittens.