Sunday, December 4, 2011

Another Weekend Passes

Well, it's Sunday again. I hate how quickly the weekends pass...especially when you're sick.  I've been taking DayQuil and NyQuil all weekend and have really been out of it.  Didn't get any Christmas shopping done...but...I did go to a 13 hour crop yesterday and was able to create some cards!  I also made some new friends, which is always fun.  =D

Here's the first card I created.



This adorable image is a freebie over at Stamp Fairy.  His name is Oscar...isn't he cute?!?  He was colored with Copic markers, and the snow was outlined with Stickles.  The paper is from DCWV and Stampin' Up.  Gems and gem snowflakes are from my stash.  The paper snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch. Sentiment from Stampin' Up. The sketch for the front is from Stamp Fairy.

Challenges:
Daisy Doodles: Christmas
Bee Crafty: Christmas

Here's the second card I made.


I just had to use my new Crafts & Me image again...I just love it so much!  She was colored with Copics, and Stickles were added to the wings.  The image was popped up to give dimension, and also to fit over the pearls.  =D Papers are from DCWV and Stampin' Up.  Sentiment by Hero Arts.  The purple gems are from my stash.  The pink pearl swirls are from Prima. They were originally white, but I colored them with my pink Copic marker to make them match.

Challenges: 
Crafts & Me: Pearls and Swirls
Craft Your Passion: 'Tis the Season
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog: Christmas
The Emerald Faerie Garden: Non-traditional Christmas Colors
Bee Crafty: Christmas

Ok, here's another!

These two images are from Crafty Sentiments.  Cute, no?  They were colored with Copics, then Stickles were added.  The star chains and star on the tree were colored with a Stardust pen.  You can't really see it, but the bear and present are popped up to add some dimension. The papers are from Stampin' Up and DCWV.  Ribbon is from my stash.  The color inspiration came from this week's challenge at The Pink Elephant (TPE 127).


Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: 1 Ribbon, 2 Images, 3 Papers
The Pink Elephant: #127, Photo Inspiration
Bee Crafty: Christmas

Ok, this is the final card...



This distressed card was created using a stamp from Tim Holtz.  I've always loved this image of Santa...I call it the Holly King. It was colored and all papers were edged with Distress Inks, and of course stickles were added to the holly.  Papers are from Tim Holtz.  Front sentiment is from Inkadinkado, inside sentiment is from  Hero Arts.  Ribbon and lace are from my stash.  The lace was originally white, but I colored it with Distress Ink.  This is supposed to be a manly card.  I know it has a ribbon and some Stickles, but it's still manly, right? I'd give it to a guy.  If you disagree, please feel free to remove me from the masculine challenges.  =D

Chalenges:
Southern Girls: Ribbon Madness
There's Magic in the Air: Vintage or Shabby Chic Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown: Masculine Holiday Card
Cards for Men: Fancy Fold
Cute Card Thursday: It's Just a Number
Sweet Stamps: Gate Fold
Fab 'n' Funky: Anything Goes

Fooled ya!  I've got one more!  Really, though, it's an ATC....so it's not really a card, which means I was technically telling the truth.  =D


This image is from the Wax Fruit Company. I colored the background of the image with a black Uniball pen, then outlined all of the petals and the outside of the ATC with Stickles.  You can't really see it, but the image is popped up off the card.  Paper is from Teresa Collins.

Challenges:
ATCs With Attitude: Flowers
Wicked Wednesday ATC: Black and White

Thanks for stopping by!  We'll see you again soon!  I think it's time to take more DayQuil and take a nap.  =D

39 comments:

Carla S. said...

All of your cards are gorgeous, Starla! Great designs on all of them! Love all the sparkle! Sorry you aren't feeling great - hope you feel better soon. I just started feeling crummy today - hope it passes!

Doreen said...

You have been busy, gorgeous all of them.Thanks for sharing with us at Craft your passion this week.xxx

Gerda said...

Wow, you are a busy bee!!! Love your stampfairy card, it looks soooo cool and snowy - simply adorable!!

Thanks for playing with us at Stampfairy Challenge.

Hugs, Gerda

Jenn Borjeson said...

WOW Star, you've been busy! And sick?!? I sure hope you are feeling better, my friend. Cass is not feeling so great, either. :( Thanks so much for joining us at Wicked Wednesdays! :)

Benzi said...

Super cards! Sorry you're sick...be well soon. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

You've been a busy girl, thanks for joining our 1st challenge, your sparkly flower is pretty. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Sharon Basel said...

All your cards are beautiful Starla. I adore that sweet StampFairy card with all it's wonderful sparkle and pretty blue colors. I'll bet it's stunning in real life. Thanks for playing along with us at StampFairy!
Hugs,
Sharon :)

downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely creation and thank you for sharing it with us at the Emerald Garden Faerie
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

Sharon said...

Great Black & White ATC - very classy!!! Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday!!

Jehanne's doodles said...

Wow! Super elegant black and white ATC!!

Bianca said...

Oh wow! You are such a buzy bee! I love all ov your cards! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Tammy said...

Each one is absolutely fabulous! I especially love the Santa card. Hope you feel better soon!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...
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Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love all your creations, especially the one using our freebies!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

WencheP said...

Wonderful card, great image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Janette said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards, love the gatefold christmas one.

Your ATC is stunning, love the glittery flower. Thanks for joining us at ATC's W.A Sarah x

Kim Kelley said...

Dang girl...you have been busy! They are each beautiful, adorable or just plain gorgeous! HUGS

Lau W said...

Oh wow ! so lovely creations ! You know, i love the second very much :-))
The card with bears is very nice too, so sweet !
All is beautiful my friend !
hope you are well !
xxx

Soul Sanctuary said...

The cards are amazing. Realy like the bear. Cheers Mojca

Caro said...

hiya thank you so much for entering our ATC with Attitude blog challenge. your ATC is beautiful, totally gorgeous, well done.
hugsa
caro
xx

Karen said...

WOW Your cards are so wonderful!! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Crafts and Me
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Reflections from Granny said...

Starla, everything is lovely, gosh, you just amaze me getting all these done, each one is so pretty and cute, just keep cranking them out, I love looking.

Hugs, Lori m

Wendy said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Lynn Weber said...

Holy crap girlfriend, you made alot of cards for being sick : ) My brain can't create when I'm sick, just won't work-lol. I'm sorry to hear you were sick all weekend, hope all the medicine has kicked in & you are feeling better : ) All of your new cards are awesome!!!! I think I'm partial to blue-ish polar bear card, I'm a sucker for cute & that cetianly is- I love all the different pps you used to : ) What a great image on the Crafts & me card,you ROCKED the coloring, hell you rocked the whole card- love it!!!! Oh, the little bear card, cute?? Yes!!! Love the brown & greens too. wow- sooo many great details on the vintage santa card, very cool!! great ATC too, it's very classy w/the glitter & big flower paper. I hope you are having a good week...I'm in a funk this morning, but it's slowly going away, must have needed my caffeine : )

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Adorable cards!! You have been busy. Thank you so much for playing along with this weeks Color Inspiration challenge over at The Pink Elephant!!

princesskitten said...

Love that old fashioned Santa

kitten - DYSU team

Lainey said...

Beautiful ATC, thanks for joining us at ATC's With Attitude. xx

Abbie721 said...

Fabulous ATC hun, love it, thank you for joining us for our first challenge this fortnight xx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Starla,
Hey Sister hope you are feeling better...! Your cards are all wonderful! I miss being together at Happileigh...The sketch is up at Critter Sketch now so give it a peek.
Hugs,
Georgia

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh my goodness - you have been busy! I LOVE all the silver accents on your Oscar card! Thanks so much for playing at StampFairy.

Deanne :)

Deb said...

wow all your cards are just amazing!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a fabulous, creative day, Debxx

Reflections from Granny said...

Hi Starla, just stopping in to say hi and I hope your feeling better?

Nothing worse then trying to get ready for the holidays when you're sick. Hugs, Lori m

Electra said...

Wow, you have been busy-I hope you are feeling better by now! Love your ATC, the stickles are perfect!
Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at ATC's with Attitude!

Digidarla said...

Great card design. I love those embellishments. Well done! XXX~DigiDarla www.digidarla.com

martina's kaartjes said...

what a pretty, lovely frosty winter card ! great !
thanks for playing with stampfairy
greetings, martina
x

Annette said...

Wow, you've been busy, it sounds like you had a fab time despite being sick, hope you're feeling better now. Love your bear card. Thanks for joining us at Stampfairy challenge this week. Don't forget we have a new challenge starting on Monday. Annette xx

Tracey Manderson said...

wow you have been busy! All your cards are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faerie Garden, and good luck with the Challenge.
Hugs
Tracey

Mona Eidhammer said...

Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faerie Garden with this gorgeous card. Even though i love all of them. Hugs...Mona