My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Rose - Fred She Said



Another Christmas Card made with the fabulous pre-colored Christmas Rose image from Fred She Said. I just love her colored images, especially when I'm in a hurry to make things and don't want to take the time to color it myself. 

The roses are actually layered three times, which you can't tell in the picture. 

Challenges for this Card:
Just Inspirational - Frame it.
Card Mania - Use a Digi
Bearly Mine - Christmas Cards
Christmas Cards All Year Round - No dp
Crafty Hazelnut - Anything Christmas

Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Candle and Rose - Fred She Said



Here's another Christmas card for you. This one uses a pre-colored Christmas Rose and Candle from Fred She Said.

I made another Easel Card. They are very addicting. Especially when you don't want to make your focal image smaller and still want to add a sentiment. However, taking a really good picture isn't that easy.

The rose is actually layered twice on top of the original. 

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up, which was stamped and heat embossed.

Challenges for this Card:
Card Mania - Use a DigiP
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything with a bow
Dream Valley - Anything
Love to Create - Christmas
Melonheadz friends - Add a sentiment
Not Just Cards - Anything
Perfectly Rustic - Embossing
Stamp and Create - Ribbon and Bows

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Cardinal - Fred She Said




My card today is a Christmas Card using the pre-colored images from Fred She Said called Christmas Cardinal. I added dots of Liquid Applique when the snow dotsw are on the image and then covered with Fine Prisma Glitter for just a little added sparkle.

When I was designing this card, I was going to put the sentiment below the image, but I didn't want the pretty dry embossed Holly to be covered. So I decided to make an Easel Card instead.  

The sentiment is from an old retired stamp set from Close to my Heart and the Red Enamel Hearts and some new embellishments for CTMH also.

This card worked perfectly for using up some of my scraps of cardstock and ribbon.

Challenges for this card:
Bearly Mine - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - No DP
Crafters Companion - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut - Christmas
Die Cut Diva's - Any Holiday
Live and Love Crafts - Favorite Christmas Colors
Mema's Crafts - Anything