Sunday, December 9, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches #366, Color Throwdown #522, Mojo Monday #506 and Paper Players #422

Happy Sunday everyone!! I am sure you are all busy getting things done for the upcoming holiday season as I am. I finished decorating yesterday and need to wrap today for my daughter. It is so much easier to shop for her when she is not around!!

Today am popping in to show you two cards I created for some challenges. Yes, I am still making Christmas cards-and have yet to send ANY out. That is on my list for this week.

My first card is for Freshly Made Sketches #366. I knew what I wanted to do with the background the minute I saw it.

I originally wanted to do the stitching in ribbon but did not have the color I needed. I chose to use the gray twine so I could join in the Color Throwdown #522 Challenge. Rarely do I do more then one challenge at a time!!

In place of the tree, I added some holly from a PTI stamp set. I also added a sentiment strip because my card needed a little more. The sentiment is from MFT's "Snow Globe Sentiment" set. I am hoping that I am not breaking the rules by adding the strip.

Again, the colors were inspired by the swatch from the Color Throwdown.

I like how this turned out and am saving the sketch to do some non Christmas card with.

For my next card, I was inspired by the Paper Players Color Challenge #422 and Mojo Mondays sketch #506.

Instead of making a square card like the Mojo Monday sketch, I decided to shrink it down and use it as the decorative panel on my card. I LOVE the look of square cards but rarely send them.

I added yellow as my color of choice. The flowers and stems are from Altenew. I know the flowers are not poinsettias but they kind of reminded me of them so I decided to use them as such.

The sentiment is from Mama Elephant "Jingle Greetings" stamp set.

That is all for me today. Now I am off to wrap and then make some Whoopie Pies for a co-worker's birthday. The work never ends, does it?

Have a FABULOUS afternoon!!