Friday, December 2, 2022

Just Add Ink 632

I made this card for the Just Use Ink Challenge. 

I am using tree and sparkle as my two choices.  The die is from Sizzix and I used a 3-D eembossing  folder for the background. I added gemstones for the sparkle. 


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Color Throwdown Challenge #721


This is for the Color Throwdown  challenge this week. The image is a Power Poppy digital and I used copic markers to color the image. The background is done with Pine distress oxide ink. I stamped a few partial pine needles onto the smashed background. I did a little gold gilding to it as well.  You can find the details for the challenge here:

CCEE2247 Favorite Christmas card

                                                          Hi Crafty Friends

It is Maryann back again this month for the challenges, since it is so close to Christmas now is the time to build up your card stash.

                          Create a Favorite Christmas Card, any style that you like.

                                 Now let's see what the designer team have created.

I used a Sizzix die and a sentiment from Sweet and Sassy Stamps. The background was a pre-made card with the gold foiling already on it. 

As a Christian, my favorite cards are always ones that tell of the reason for the season....the birth of Jesus Christ. The sentiment says, "Star of Wonder, Star of night, Guide us to thy perfect light." 

May His peace and His love shine in your hearts this Christmas season and help bring His joy to the world. 

Little Red Wagon challenge #682

The theme for the Little Red Wagon challenge is glitz, glitter, gleam, glow. I tried to go for it all. This has gold foiling on the background paper, golden snow flakes and a glimmering rhinestone in the center.  You can find the details for this challenge here:


Monday, November 28, 2022

CCEE2246 Seaside Holiday

 Hi Crafty Friends

Maryann here again with the last challenge for this month, thanks to all who played along with the challenges this month.

Whatever the season it is great to get away, celebrate the day with a seaside holiday. Use the seaside for inspiration for your card today.

 Now let's see the what the design team have created.

                                           Maryann Einam

Sorry to be late as I was gone for the week of Thanksgiving. Here is my card a little late.

I used a Stampin Up set. The sentiment is handwritten.  I used distress oxide inks. 

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Tic Tac Toe #188


I did this card for the Tic Tac Toe challenge #188.

 I used the third row down: any shape, wreath, gold foil  It is so fun finding these great challenges to motivate my Christmas card making. I love making each of my cards different as you can check out for yourself here on my blog. I have been posting many over the past few weeks.. 

The image dies are from Tim Holtz (Sizzix), the background stamp is from Rubbernnecker. I cannot remember the source for the JOY sentiment. The glow from the street light is from distress oxide yellow ink.  

Friday, November 18, 2022

Beyond the Blue Challenge #74

 I love quick and easy and I love white and gold, so I did this card for the Free4All challenge on Splitcoaststampers, and for the Beyond the Blue challenge this week \to use gold. You can find the details of the Beyond the Blue challenge here:

I used white paper for the base, design paper for the background, washi tapes and a die for the design, and a holly sticker as an embellishment. A quick and easy card.