Sunday, November 20, 2016

House of Card's Challenge: Lots of Layers and/or Colors and a Fusion Card Challenge Card

Happy Sunday!! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!! Mine was busy-some chores and fun mixed in together.

I spent the day yesterday ripping my bedroom closet apart and FINALLY changing my clothes from summer to winter. The weather has been so warm here that I wound up keeping all my 3/4 length sleeves sweaters out. I still have a box in the crawl space to get out too and am not sure where I am going to put the sweaters in there now. I threw out shoes, gave away a HUGE bag of clothes and have a few things that I am taking to consignment. I felt so good after!!

I also went shopping for a tablecloth for my thanksgiving table with no luck. I have an 60" round and with the leaves in the table it is 96" by 60" oval. Do you know how hard it is to get a table cloth for that size? Most table cloths are 60" across, let alone find an oval cloth. Anyway... I think I am going to have to resort to a table runner with placemats and then custom order the table cloth at a later date that I was trying not to have to order.

Today I went for a walk with my neighbor and a Stella and Dot party at a friend's house. I wound up buying something that I was not planning (isn't that how it always is?) I wound up getting the silver Sutton Necklace.

I also had time to do a couple of challenges while I uploaded a years worth of photos to Shutterfly. Yikes!! I created a sympathy card for a friend who lost her mother.

I used a new die by Tonic for the background flowers and the flower is from Altenew "Vintage Roses" set.

I am entering this into the House of Cards Challenge: Lots of Layers and/or Colors. I chose to use the colors in the image they showed.

I know my gray is more blue gray then brown gray but it is what I had. I am going to have to invest in some more brown gray inks I think!!

I am hoping they will accept this card anyway!!

My second card is for the Fusion Card Challenge: Fusion JOY.

I chose to use the sketch and the "Joy" sentiment on the card I created.

I used a My Favorite Things "Winter Wreath" die and the sentiment was die cut out of corrugated kraft card stock using the Wplus9 "Seasonal Sentiments" die.

I added some Nuvo "Bright Gold" crystal drops on the wreath, as well as some "Diamond" Stickles on the snowflake.

The gray Bazzill was from my scrap drawer and I die cut it with the Avery Elle "Wonky Stitches" die.

Well, that is all from me tonight. I hope you have a great week!!


Lisa said...

Your first card is delicate and so pretty Nora!! I'm swooning over your wreath on the Joy card, this is fantastic!!

~amy~ said...

Wow, that necklace is beautiful!
Gorgeous cards...really love that coverplate!

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful them both but your sympathy card is amazing.

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Nora! What a stunning card! That background looks so delicate and the rose is beautiful! The color combo really shines! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful cards, Nora! I love that intricate background on the sympathy card, and the rustic feel from the corrugated JOY!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards!

Joyce said...

Both of your cards are stunning. That sympathy card is really lovely, the cover plate die is so unique. And, your joy card is also so very pretty and festive.

Kim S said...

I was late getting my winter clothes out too!! (I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to switch out wardrobes!) LOVE both cards. The delicate lacy look of the first with the simple rose is a perfect sympathy card. And I love the warm, rustic look of your "joy" card.

Karren said...

Beautiful cards! The background die on the first one is gorgeous and I'm seriously going to have to look it up. Your joy card has such a wonderful warm feel to it. Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.

Michelle said...

Two beautiful cards, Nora. Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

Leslie said...

Love everything about this! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the House of Cards "Lots of Layers and/or Colors" challenge!
Leslie, House of Cards DT
Love To Scrap!

SmilynStef said...

What an elegant sympathy card design ... & I think I just might *need* that wonky stitches die.

Inkyfingers said...

These are so gorgeous Nora!Your sympathy card hits just the right note and the Joy card is such a creative CAS design.

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you created a CAS design with your layers! Thank you for joining our Challenge at the House of Cards.
Ruza's Craft Corner

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous sympathy card and I love how you added texture to your Christmas card by using corrugated kraft cardstock for your clever!

Barb Ghig said...

Two really gorgeous cards, Nora! I love the cover plate with your pretty bloom, and I think your 'gray' works perfectly :)
I also love your corrugated die cut 'Joy' with your charming wreath, too!

Jean said...

Wonderful card - the colors, the textures, the elements you chose.