Sunday, November 12, 2023

A Few Cards for Some Challenges

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Hey Friends!!

I am just popping in with some cards for some challenges. I have been busy making Christmas cards the past few weekends as I intend to send hand made cards to my Christmas card list.

My first card, I am entering into the Jingle Bells Blog Challenge. The theme was "Hard Candy." 

I used The Stamp Market's Sweet Holiday Wishes Stamps and Dies (retired) to create this card. 

I decided to use pink and green for my card because sometimes I love non-traditional color Christmas colors.

My next two cards were created for this weeks The Paper Players Challenge. It was a color challenge this week-red, green and gold. I also entering it into The Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I used the diagonal for the challenge-gold, metallic, and cream/vanilla.


Here are the cards below:

I used the following dies from Spellbinder's Paper Arts on this card: Christmas Blooms, Parcel and Post Mailbox, Parcel & Post Christmas Decorations and Holiday Blooms

The background was created with an embossing folder by Richard Gary. The sentiments are a combination of stamps, Tagged Elegance from The Greetery and Typed Christmas from Hello Bluebird (one of my all time favorite sets!!.)

My second card is similar than the card above but with a different background and layered die cuts.

I can't tell what card I like best. Can you?

My next card I created for this weeks Just Us Girls Challenge #705 and Challenge #201 from The Card Concept.


The card I created for these two challenges is below:

I was inspired by the colors of the leaves from The Card Concept's badge and used the theme of Thanks for the Just Us Girls Challenge. 

The stamps and paper are retired sets from The Stamp Market. The banner is from Altenew.

Well, that is all from me today. Be sure to pop in tomorrow to see the NEW Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #582!!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!




Lisa Elton said...

You've been busy and the results are wonderful! So happy to spot your little polka dot number in the JUGs gallery!

Carol said...

Gorgeous colors and bold words...this caught my eye in the gallery right away! The little twig and the fine print at the bottom finish this card off perfectly! So happy to have you play along this week at Just Us Girls!

SmilynStef said...

love all of the cards, but especially those poppin' colors on your sweet candy Christmas ... so very glad you joined our Hard Candy Christmas at Jingle Belles.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Nora this is a beautiful collection of cards - I particularly like the red postbox on the dark green background, so impactful! Your postbox is a cornucopia of festive treats! Thanks for joining in with my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week and for acing my TicTacToe board too!

Bobby said...

What a wonderful card display, Nora. I love your decorated mail boxes. The variety of colors on your thanks die go together well. Thanks for sharing that one with us at Just Us Girls.

LeAnne said...

Wow, you've been a busy stamper! I love ALL of your creations! The mail box cards are both works of art! So clever & creative. Your fall card is stunning the bold sentiments and cute little font! Thanks for playing with our color challenge this week at the Players!

lauren bergold said...

Oh what a beautiful use of that cool peppermint stamp set with the PRFECT sentiment and my favorite xmas colors (including PINK!)! So pleased you could join our Jingle Belles fun this fortnight!

Vicky Hayes said...

Three gorgeous cards Nora - but that decorated mailbox is a showstopper! I love the dark textured background and the mailbox really pops against it. Thank you for coming to play at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week! Vicky x

Fran Wing said...

Nora, my favorite one is the red post box on the dark green embossed background - how nice that it is also the one you selected for our challenge at The Paper Players! I love the drama of the bright colors and metallic gold against the dark background. Lovely card - thank you for playing along with us this week.
Xoxo, Fran

Esther Asbury said...

Awesome cards! Love the thanks one you linked up to The Card Concept Challenge this month. Thanks for playing along!