Hammy has all the time in the world, but alas, I don't, so he kindly found a few challenges that we could quickly manage with simplicious one-layer cards. Making cards can be a practical exercise, it can satisfy our creative needs, or sometimes it can be pure therapy. And, of course, it's always extraspecially fun when there's sparkle involved!
Those silver snowflakes were cut with a NBUS "Let It Snowflakes" die from MFT. The sediment is called "Seasonal Sentiments" and it's also from MFT. And that's it. A QACAS ten-minute Christmas card! Now if I only had lots more of that paper ...
- Addicted to CAS: Sparkle.
- Muse Card Club: Michele Ferguson (use patterned paper).
- Muse: Christmas Visions: Kimberly Wiener (blue, snowflakes, sequints).
- One Layer Christmas Card Challenge: AG with optional twist: Silver.
- One Layer Simplicity Challenge: Weather (Snow).
I recently started dabbling with my Ziggies and I saw where someone ~ I forget who ~ had used Ziggies to color directly to her stamp, spritz, and apply to watercolor paper. I've loved this technique for a long time using my Marvy markers, but I wanted to try it with the Ziggies. Conclusion: I think they worked fine, but if I'm honest, I'd rather save my Ziggie ink for more traditional watercoloring and use my other marker brands for the direct-to-stamp-and-spritz technique.
The sediment is from PTI's "Meadow Greens." After wards, I winked and glazed the wheatheads til they sparkled.
Since Hammy has been so helpful and so patient with the current situation, I gave him a special treat served up on the back of one of my large wooden background stamps!
New Friends Corner
As always, I'm grateful to have five more new friends to introduce to you!
Sandy Mork of Snippity Do Dah. Isn't it interesting that yesterday we had Scrappity Do Da? I hope these two gals find each other through the New Friends Corner! Sandy is brand new to Blogland! She just started in May of this year to share her sensational card art and quilts. I love her cards which usually feature adorable kids (young and old) or cute critters. Her coloring with pencils is fabulous! I hope you will go and welcome Sandy to our amazing community!
Alicia O'Bryant of Golden Goddess Designs. Alicia has been blogging since 2012. She has served on design teams or as a guest designer for challenges, and she also enjoys entering challenges, where she has received well-deserved recognition. In addition to terrific card art, Alicia has wonderful scrapbook layouts to inspire you!
D.Ann C. of D.Ann's Crafting Whims. D.Ann is also a newbie among us. She started blogging this year in March. In addition to her beautifully colored and uniquely designed card art, D.Ann enjoys crocheting and knitting. Not to mention, she is an excellent photographer (especially of flowers) and a jewelry maker! Please stop in and welcome D.Ann to Blogland!
Kelly Deal of Dreaming of Vintage. Kelly has been blogging a couple three times a month since 2010. As you can tell from her blog name, Kelly loves vintage. Her works of art are vibrant and alive. Whether it's 3D projects, ATCs, canvases, tags, or cards, there is a ton of inspiration waiting for you at Kelly's blog!
Jerri Thomas of Bug 'n Me Creations. Jerri has been blogging since 2009! Talk about having experience with this fun hobby and with blogging! Jerri has served or is serving on challenge design teams and she also enjoys participating in challenges. You'll find tons of enjoyment and ideas at Jerri's blog for cards ranging from sweetly romantic to punny and funny!
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