Saturday, August 25, 2012

3 Cards and a Template Winner!

First - I'm happy to announce the winning comment on my Creations by AR blog post - Old McBarn

The winner of the template for either Old McBarn or Old McBarn Card is: Jill Norwood!

Jill Norwood said...
Incredible barn box and card! Wonderful templates and I love the distressing and the rooster! :)
Jill -  please e-mail Adela at  creationsbyar at sbcblobal dot net with your choice!

I have a rather sad weekend in store -  I will be attending 3 funerals of people from my church - with one bright spot - we are also having a baby shower for our minister and his wife in the midst of this!    I won't be getting much stamping done.  So I'm posting 3 cards today from challenges over on Split Coast last week.

I made this card for the My Favorite Things Sketch #86. I used stamps from 2 Pure Innocence sets - the girl with her wagon and the sentiment are from A Cart Full of Friends and the dog is from Tree Swing.
I paper pieced her dress and masked the wagon so the dog was sitting inside it.  My papers are from the Stella Rose Paper Pad by My Minds Eye. I used the MFT Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass die for the border along the bottom.  You'll find this MFT sketch challenge here in the SCS forums.

Here's my card for Judy's Technique Lovers challenge - No Stamps!
I saw this design in my 'just arrived' Oriental Trading Company catalog - they sell a kit to make 25 cards - theirs are 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 but I made mine 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".

The white 'fur' is a glittery white paper by DCWV.  I made the gold buckle out of a piece of gold cardboard that was on the bottom of the box of a little gourmet cake from Finales (A dessert restaurant in Boston). I cut a square and punched out the middle with a square punch.  The cute tag by Making Memories says 'Santa Claus is Coming' - I added a sticky gold pearl to the hole at the top and adhered it to the card with foam tape.

Here's my card for last week's Queen for the Day challenge - Mary Alice (ladybug91743) was our queen.
Pine trees are one of my favorite trees for winter woods scenes - so I was immediately inspired by her A Winter's Night card.  I used greens instead of blues, different trees and I added rhinestone ornaments to one tree instead of masking a moon.  The trees and sentiment are from Rubbernecker.

And now I have two more Christmas cards to add to my pile!

Well -  I hope you are doing something more fun than I am this weekend!

I'm Pulling for You!
Stamps: MFT - A Cart Full of Friends, Tree Swing
Paper: white, true black - PTI, tempting turquoise - SU, DP Stella Rose/My Minds Eye
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics: E00, E33, E37, E53, W6, RV29, R02, rhinestones - Kaiser, foam tape, Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass - MFT, flower die - PTI, circle punches. 

Santa's Coat
Stamps: none!
Paper: Pure Poppy, True Black - PTI, Solid Glitter White - DCWV, gold cardboard (recycled packaging)
Ink: none
Accessories: foam tape, ScorTape, Tag - Sweets, St. Nick - Making Memories, square punch - Creative Memories

Christmas Pines
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, 3 tree Group Stamp Oasis,
Paper: White, Pinefeather - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy, New Sprout & Bamboo Leaves, Ranger Distress Iced Spruce, Bundled Sage
Accessories: rhinestones - Kaiser


Pauline said...

Three fab cards Julia, I love that santa's belt card!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, great cards.

Riet said...

So beautiful cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Joan Ervin said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of all your church friends, Julia...I'm glad the baby shower helped to lift everyones spirits!!! Your cards are all fabulous, as always...your little PI girl is adorable, the Santa card is adorable, and what an elegant tree design!!!!!

maryr917 said...

3 really cute cards Julia-I love all the pi girls-the tree card for the qftd challenge is my fave-looks like it was a sad but happy (in one sense) of a week-end Julia

Jill Norwood said...

Julia - thanks for the email to let me know that I won the wonderful template! I am so sorry to hear of your losses at church...blessings to everyone involved!

Your cards are so lovely! I like the flower that you offset from the sentiment on the MFT stamped card. And my son and I both love the Christmas cards - especially the one that looks like Santa's coat! So fun!

Take care!

Ellen said...

Sorry to hear of your loss Julia! I`ll send prayers. Your cards are superb as always! Love the PI card especially!