Thursday, 29 January 2015

Two Cards - Two Challenges

The first is a Christmas card I am going to be so organised for this years big day (I hope!)


The snowflakes are stamped with Hero Arts Shadow Inks and the snowflakes stamps are from a Hero Arts set also.  I masked the panel with masking tape before I did the stamping then removed it and stamped the Penny Black hedgehog on the top then added the sentiment.  The black stamping is Versafine embossed with clear powder.  I then added lots of glitter for sparkle and a black wobbly line top and bottom of the  snowflake panel for definition.

Rudolph Day January is the challenge I want to enter this card into - its being run this year by Scrappymo - thank you!

This next card is for a challenge called Bright and Happy..


The flowers are just one part of a fabulous set by HobbyArt called Floral Sketches.  They are stamped in Black Versafine, embossed with clear powder and coloured with Distress Inks.  I then added clear Wink of Stella to the petals and Stickles to the centres.  The flowers are stamped on shapes cut out using a Spellbinders die and I added little white dots for interest on the background.

I would like to enter this into the HobbyArt Bright and Happy Challenge.

Please visit both of these blogs - you will find lots of inspiration there!

Thank you so much for visiting me - I appreciate it so very much!  Take care.  Christine xxx

17 comments:

Sue said...

Awww so pretty Chris huggles Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

This is such an adorable image and you have made a great card design with it.

Thank you for taking part in my first Rudolph Days challenge of 2015.

JD/ Jill said...

Two nicely done cards...like the colors on the second...I'm ready for spring (it's snowing again where I live..smile)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Christine you have made two gorgeous cards. Such a pretty flower stamp and love how you did the design. I love your hedgie card - utterly adorable! Susan x

chrissies said...

Bother great cards and well done or being so organised with your Christmas Card

Love Chrissie

SARN said...

Love both of these cards Chris. Each one is perfect for their respective challenge.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

MaryH said...

Chris, Thanks for joining in with 2015's first Rudy day...Love each of these cards. I'm partial to this PB hedgie, and he's delightful with that festive border strip that he's perched upon. A perfect CAS card. Love the florals of #2...very colorful. Will be joining as your newest follower, and hope you'll have time to pop over to visit me sometime too. TFS & Happy wkend.

Redanne said...

Wow, you really are organised this year, I love the sweet image on your beautiful Christmas card. I also love the pretty flowers on your second card. Two very beautiful cards! Hugs, Anne xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

You go girl!! I love both of these, Christine!! I made a note about the challenges ~ thank you!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

I mean the second challenge ... of course, I know Rudolph Day already!!

Jacee said...

Two lovely cards, perfect CAS, you are so organised, keep promising myself I'll make xmas cards all year through but never seem to get to it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Anita in France said...

Such an adorable skating hedgehog, Chris ... love him against all that fabulous white space! Stunning blooms ... just the perfect amount of shimmer and shine! Anita :)

Jackie said...

A delightful Christmas card, Chris. You will be so well prepared for next year if you keep this up.
The second card is so striking and beautiful.
Jx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like your Christmas card with the faux layered panel (it looks layered on the photo). Good luck being ready for the big day (is anyone, ever?). Love the fun and funky floral card, the bright colored flowers matched with the dark background.

alexandra s.m. said...

Two beautiful cards Chris!
Thank You~

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Both creations are beautiful, I love specially the christmas card.
Big hugs Anja

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful cards Chris!
Darling snowflake card and how smart and happy you must be to have this first Christmas card done! The florals are striking on the second card!