Sunday, December 21, 2014

Oh Holy Night

Welcome to Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge #63. 

This week our challenge is "Oh Holy Night"!




We are taking a Christmas break to enjoy the "real"
reason for the season.  All of us at Classy Cards 'n Such
want to wish you all a "Very Merry Christmas" and thank you
for all the support you have given us.
We will be back on December 28th with a new challenge.
Blessings from Beverly, Millicent, Debbie and the entire Design Team!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Calling Santa

Well here we are just seven days or so away from "The Big Day"!!!
And what better time then now to "Call Santa" and make sure he knows
just what you want...lol!!!


That is where my card comes in to play today.....
A wonderful vintage image from Crafty Secrets Vintage Santa digital stamp set!!
Who do you suppose Santa is talking to on the other end of the phone...
could it be YOU telling him to bring more "papercrafts"!!

I especially LOVE vintage Santa images and this one
has that "old" look of a "real" Santa (of course Santa is real)!!!

For this card, I simply printed it in black ink, colored with a few Copics
and highlighted with lots of glitter....
nothing better in my book then vintage and glitter!!


The background paper is from the Crafty Secrets Retro Christmas CD
I added a bow and jingle bell and I have a card all ready to send out!!

Take a peek at the Crafty Secrets blog.
There are always new DT inspiration pieces and good tutorials to tempt you with!!

entering the following challenges:
As You Like It.... Favorite Christmas Image & why..LOVE the vintage look
and
DL.Art .... Santa Claus
and
Word Art Wednesday .... Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ready For Santa

Here is my card posted for our 
using the inspiration photo below!


Hello Classy friends!!!
Diane with you today with my last Christmas card
for "Classy Cards 'n Such" this year!
Sounds funny hearing that doesn't it and rather hard to believe
another year has almost come to an end!

But, at least today I can share a fun Christmas card!
I could of kept adding and adding to this card, but had to stop somewhere..lol!


I made a 5" square card and wanted a "wallpaper" look for my background,
so I chose paper from KaiserCraft On This Day 6 1/2" paper pad.
I love how this particular piece resembles wallpaper!

The fireplace was cut using the Classic Brick Fireplace from PoppyStamps.
Before I removed the die cut I used a few TH Distress Inks on the brick and mantel.
There are a few options for the fireplace inserts.
Because I didn't want poor Mr. Claus to get burned, I opted for the Fireplace Logs.
I backed the fireplace with a piece of black card stock to resemble the soot usually
seen in a real fireplace.

The adorable tiny stockings are Tiny Stockings by Memory Box.
The Christmas tree is the largest one from  Impression Obsession Fir Trees.
I added sequins to act as Christmas balls.
Did you know you can cut your own sequins using My Favorite Things Sequin Die?
This die cuts four sizes, I use it all the time.
The perfect material to use for the sequins is the Iris Sampler pack of Shimmer Sheetz.

We would love for you to join in our challenges with us.
There is always a wonderful prize available if we have enough entrants.
Hope to see your project there!!!

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday .... Anything Goes
and
Crafty Creations .... Something to "Die" For
and
Little Red Wagon .... Anything Christmas
and
Tuesday Throwdown .... Christmas

Monday, December 15, 2014

Shabby Chic Holiday at The Shabby Tea Room

You can find my "Dies R Us" post HERE

Good Morning!!
Today brings us to the last challenge for the year at "The Shabby Tea Room"
and our challenge theme is "Shabby Chic Holiday" 
and using the inspiration photo below!!



I chose the cutest and easiest "Ornament Box" from our sponsor


and
A beautiful "Christmas Baubles" tag from


The box was very easy to construct.....the paper I used is from Crafty Secrets
I added a silver foil for the top of the ornament and decorated it with a bow and beads.




The Christmas Bauble I added glitter to the image and  a circle of glittery gems!


Wouldn't it be fun to receive a gift in this?


Head on over to "The Shabby Tea Room" and see what our guest designer and
the other "Shabby Girls" have to inspire you...
I have to say they are stunning!!
Hope to see you there!!!!

Entering the following favorite challenges:
613 Avenue Create .... Anything Goes/Optional Gift Packaging
and
Dragonfly Dreams .... Vintage
and
Sugar Creek Hollow ... Not a Card
and
Winter Wonderland  .... Christmas Presents

Winter Scene

Today is my last post at Dies Us Us  challenge blog for this year.....
Seems funny to be saying that....
But, I will be back "next year" with more creativeness.....

Our challenge this time around is "Anything Goes"
I decided to stay in the "winter/holiday" mode and 
came up with my "Winter Scene".


If you have been watching my blog lately
you will have noticed I have been having fun with the "coloring on vellum" technique!
I think it just gives such a different look 
and I seem to be a bit addicted to it right now...LOL.


I stamped my image from a stamp by Stampendous called "Snowy Postcard"
I love how it looks colored on the vellum!!

I also used some of the wonderful Stampendous "Frantage",
adding a snowy sparkle texture to my card.

I cut my image to fit the Cheery Lynn Designs Polynesian Sails Oval,
letting the holly "overhang" out the oval.

I used Memory Box Deer Trio and added a white glittery ribbon bow to finish.

Head on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog and see what the other "DRU" girls
have to show you, they are an amazing team to work with!!

Entering the following favorite challenges:
Stampendous .... Holiday Happiness
and
Cheery Lynn Designs .... Sparkle and Shine
and
Simon Says Wednesday .... Bling It On
and
Craft A Scene .... Winter Theme
and
Glitter n Sparkle .... Glittery, Sparkly Christmas
and
Stamping Sensations .... Winter Wonderland
and
Cupcake Inspirations .... Winter Wonderland

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Soft and Simple

Here is my post today at Classy Cards 'n Such!
And don't forget to join in our challenge, you can find it HERE

Hello Classy Friends.
Diane with you today sharing my Soft and Simple  card!


This was so easy to make, but I think it has a very clean and elegant look,
and also would make a gorgeous birthday or sympathy card as well.

Using a plain white card stock to build on, I embossed a panel with

The next panel was stamped using Impression Obsession Lavender stamp.
It was very easy to color, by using the marker to stamp technique,
which is, use your markers to color directly on your stamp,
huff on your stamp, then stamp and viola', a beautifully colored image!


I added a sheer ribbon and bow and tiny sequins to finish.

Each layer was popped up using Joy! Foam Pads Small.

Entering the following favorite  challenges:

Word Art Wednesday .... Anything Goes
and
Wonderful Wednesday .... Anything Goes
and
Craft-Dee Bowz .... Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow


Thanks for visiting!!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Wishing You Warm Wishes

So how are you all doing??
Getting ready for the big day?
Feeling pressured or are you enjoying yourself?

I am feeling a bit of both...pressured and enjoying myself!!

Some of my enjoyment comes from being able to sit down a minute
and create a few things, one being this card I made for "Crafty Secrets"!!


Sandy has released some wonderful NEW digital stamp sets....
the hardest part is selecting which one to create with...
so I just printed off about eight new images and you will
see them all in the next 3 weeks!!!

I used the new "Deer Christmas digital stamp set" for this card..
It has 37 beautiful designs to select from!!
I chose the "Holly Wreath".
this picture shows some of the stamps Sandy "inverted"
to give you another idea of how to use them!!


I fussy cut it out, both inside and out after coloring it with my Copic markers.
I also added a lot of "clear star" bling from my Gelly Roll pen
on the holly leaves, bow and berries (hard to see, I know)
but it is there and adds a lot of shine to my wreath!!

Speaking of fussy cutting, I have a crafter kitty "Chloe"
that sits and observes everything I do each and every day..
it is fun having her in here with me, but she is also a bit of a "pain" at times,
as if I drop something it is fair game to her.
Once I made this beautiful Peony, left the room for a minute, only to come back
and finding her destroying it between her fat feet..lol!!


After fussy cutting it out, 
I went back around with my green Copic pen and filled in any white showing.

The doily, and the image itself has been "popped" up for a 3D effect....
I added a few little red birds, some pearls and tied a jingle bell at the bow..
and the card does "jingle" when moved!!

Don't forget we have a monthly linky party challenge you can join in with us....
ALL the players receive a prize..and a GOOD one, too!!

Entering the following favorite challenges:
Brown Sugar .... Red~White~Green
and
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards .... Christmas
and
Jo's Scrap Shack .... Happy Holidays
and
Quick Quotes .... Use Inspiration photo below


and
Aud Sentiment s  .... Using the Bingo chart (Die Cut~Digi~Bling)