Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tis the Season for Stars!

I got some brandy new stamps in the mail today and so I promptly inked them up!
The stamps are Starry Christmas from My Favorite Things - designed by Mona Pendleton. My design is Freshly Made Sketches.  I used the colors for Dynamic Duos but missed the deadline (!)  The deer is cut with the matching Starry Christmas dienamics die. The sentiments from the set are stamped on Sentiment Strips. They're all popped up on foam dots and then I just added some sequins from Neat and Tangled and sponged the edge of the panel.
This week I had the honor of being inducted into the Wall of Fame over at Addicted to CAS - so I just had to play in the challenge this week - Code Word: Anniversary  as they celebrate their one year anniversary!

So I made an anniversary card - using the Starry Dove and Dienamics die from Starry Christmas that I gold embossed, a Tim Holtz Embossing Strip and a sentiment from Waltzingmouse Fancy Phrases set. My card design is the Cas(e) this sketch.

 Hope to see you back here on the 18th - 21st - I'll be participating in the Waltzingmouse Design Team 4 days of Waltzingmouse Christmas!  You won't want to miss it!

Starry Deer
Stamps:  Starry Christmas - My Favorite Things

Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Memento Toffee Crunch, Ranger Distress Iced Spruce
Accessories:  Dienamics Starry Christmas and Sentiment Strips - My Favorite Things, foam dots, sequins - Neat and Tangled , Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Starry Dove Anniversary
Stamps:  Starry Christmas - My Favorite Things, Happy Foreverness from Fancy Phrases set - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Vintage Cream
Ink:  Versamark, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder, heat gun, Springtime Background and Borders set - Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades, foam dots, Dienamics Starry Christmas dies - My Favorite Things

29 comments:

Patti J said...

These are beautiful, Julia! Thanks for the inspiration!

Joni nina Andaya said...

So Beautiful Julia! Love the tone on tone effect :) Specially the second card is my fave.

Claire said...

Oh these are just so gorgeous Julia...I really have to try white on white, it looks fabulous with the Christmas theme!

sandie said...

these are stunning cards-I love the embossing on your Anniversary card and such a fabulous CAS design. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Your card will also be suitable for the White on White challenge at Inkspirational
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/challenge-43-colour-white-on-white.html

Kylie said...

Hi Julia. Congratulations on joining our list of inductees. Your anniversary card is just stunning. The embossed background is wow and the starry dove is amazing! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome cards! Congrats on the Wall recognition! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

Rosemary said...

stunning set of cards!!

Jingle said...

Oh, wow! These are SO pretty! I really love these!!!

baileyrosy.com said...

Congratulations on joining our list of inductees at ATCAS didn't hurt a bit did it ! Thoroughly deserved ! Thanks for taking part in our Anniversary celebrations with this beautiful card love the embossing both wet and dry.

Marie

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! Your cards are beautiful! So elegant looking! Thank you so much for making everything look so beautiful! Hope you have a great weekend!

Kim Heggins said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! Love the stars...

Ellen said...

These are both really fabulous Julia! Love your take on the FMS! Have a great weekend!

*Vicki* said...

Two beautiful designs Julia! Love the W.O.W. look to them! ;)

~amy~ said...

Lovin' both of your cards Julia...yahoo for new goodies! Congrats on the Wall of Fame! That's so much fun!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous cards Julia! I especially like the Anniversary card.

Karen Haman said...

Both cards are lovely! Love white on white for Christmas!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love this Julia!!!

Bonnie said...

What beautiful cards, Julia! Love those starry images! And the embossing on the anniversary card is perfect! So glad you shared it at ATCAS!

Cathy Weber said...

Congrats Julia on the induction into CAS Wall of Fame...well deserved, especially with these two beautiful cards. I love the embossing behind the die cut on the first one and I am so wishing I had bought that stamp set now that I have seen your beautiful cards.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both beautiful!

Sue from Oregon said...

All I can say is WOWSER!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

hello your cards of today are so pretty, love all those details; my favorite is the second one with that dove! thanks for sharing
hugs bibiana

Betty J. said...

WOW, great take on the sketch. Love your white on white card. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

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Linsey said...

Hi sweet Julia! I saw your card in the CAS(E) this sketch gallery and had to stop by asap :) I miss you and I am happy to be back in the land of the crafty and I'm thrilled to see you're just as fantabulous as ever!!! Thank our lucky stars (hehe) that these new stamps arrived today--what beauties they are! I love both of your gorgeous cards! I cherish the creations you have sent me and have kept them all--you are one of the most kind hearted and thoughtful online friends I've ever known and I thank you for that. You are appreciated and loved--even though I haven't said so or shown it through my actions in a very long time. Hugs dear friend!

Linsey said...

PS- Congrats on your induction into the CAS wall of fame!! Hooray!!! xoxo

Wendy said...

Both cards are gorgeous.

Shirley said...

Thought I could quit looking, but these are adorable and beautiful at the same time!!

Michelle said...

Two amazing cards..... love the look of tone on tone, and the embossing is beautiful!