Sunday, December 8, 2019

Some Challenge Cards

Hey everyone!! Happy Sunday!!

Just popping in with a couple of cards for some challenges. I have been busy making cards for relaxation and not blogging lately. Just too tired to do both.

My first card is for the Inspired By challenge.


I was inspired by multiple things on the image below. I combined the deer, the greenery, the hoop, a tree...I think you get the picture!!


I used Hello Bluebird's "Frosty Friends" images for the tree and the deer, and some presents I had stamped for something else that I am not sure where they are from.


The embossing folder is a Richard Garay folder I had from last year. The greenery is from Simon Says Stamp.


I adore how this card came out!!! However, I think the deer is a bit dark. I will use different colors next time I color him in.


I used a bit of Nuvo Glitter drops over a bunch of areas on this card. This has become my new favorite thing to use!!

I am also going to enter this into Just Us Girls Challenge #516-Anything Goes and this weeks Time Out Challenges#150-Merry and Cheerful.

 

My second card I created for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #414.


I kind of flipped it? Instead of the element strip at the bottom, substituting a little spray of pine cones and branches. I always hesitate when I do things like this because I don't know if I am supposed to go by the LETTER of the law or what inspires me?


I decided to use some of my Christmas pattern paper that I have TONS of in my stash, though this from this year and is Prima "Christmas in the Country" collection.


I combined and Echo Park die cut with the MFT sentiment. That sentiment looks wonky close up but IRL if it even!!


The pine cones, branches and leaves are from Stampin Up!! I coated the pine cones and branches with Nuvo "White Blizzard" glitter drops for some shine.


I really like how this card came out as it was kind of out of the box for me.

On another note, yesterday we decided to give our dog a bath and groom him a bit. We are trying to save money on going to the groomers, which is good. The clippers and Dremel have already paid for themselves after just two cuts at home!! However, it did take both Chris AND I to do it. Zack did not like the cutting part, though doesn't mind the bath or the blow dry.


I am pretty happy with how it came out, actually. Better than our last attempt!! However, our kitchen floor was COVERED with hair, as was I. I think I will be finding it for days-though we did use a huge sheet to try to contain the mess on the floor.

Well, that is all from me today. I thank you for stopping by and I will be back with a post tomorrow to with some more Christmas cards!!!

Have a FABULOUS day!!


8 comments:

Cindy Beach said...

Beautiful cards, Nora! The first one caught my eye at Time Out. Love those adorable images mounted as a wreath. All are beautifully done!

laurie said...

Fun cards! I love that wreath,so cute with the reindeer!

Lisa Elton said...

A double does of country cute Nora!!

sandie said...

super cards-love the Time Out card-so much detail, like how you followed through on the EF to the twigs and the arrangement of all elements work so well. The deer doesn't look too dark to me-looks perfect! Thanks for joining Time Out

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Well Zack is adorable! Very photogenic! Great cards too. Your wreath is darling. And being a nature lover, I love the wood look card. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Anita in France said...

Lovely layering and composition on both cards, Nora ... that first one with the little reindeer is just so cute (as is your little dog!)! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

C├ęcile RIBON said...

Don't worry, Nora! At Freshly Made Sketches, we love seeing some creative takes on our sketches. By the way, you were fabously inspired by Karren's ketch! I love your card with this gorgeous woodgrain background. Thanks so much for sharing at Freshly Made Sketches.

Ina G said...

Gorgeous cards Nora. Love your wreath card with all it's elements and that beautiful ribbon. Lovely background for your pine cone card. Thanks for sharing at JUGS.