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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lots of Green and Red

Good morning everyone!!! I hope you are having a great weekend!!! My daughter Holly and I went to Waco yesterday to attend a Buffet Class at the Crop-Paper-Scissors Scrapbook Shop. We made the cutest mini album...I will have pictures for you tomorrow!!   We came home with stained fingers and glitter everywhere but we sure did have fun!!!!  We are going again next month to make another  album....it fits into the cutest little picnic basket...I can't wait!!! Anyway....

I made this card for Friday's Free 4 All challenge on Splitcoast...the challenge was to to give up those scissors and let something else do the cutting. You could use dies, punches, Cricut or other  machine cut details but no scissor cutting.  Since I only have a Cuttlebug, I used it to cut out the doily and rick rack die cuts and used a Martha Stewart punch for the Santa.......to finish it off, I used a button and The Twinery twine.


I made this card for the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge to use circles. The  Rubbernecker's Round Ornament #550 and the  Happy Birthday Circle #565-20 stamps were both inked up with the Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor ink pad, cutout, and the sentiment with a Garden Green doily was popped up on foam dots. The Twinery Peapod Green twine and a button are the finishing touches.

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Card Crafter's Circle - monochromatic
2. Craft Punked - birthday/celebration
3. 4 Crafty Chicks - monochromatic
4. Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - go green

Thanks for visiting ...I hope you have a great Sunday!!!

18 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

Two gorgeous cards Joan. the Christmas one made me smile, that santa is lovely, and I love the stamp on the second and the twine.
Kevin xx

Anne Temple said...

That Santa is so cute and I love the bright green of the second one. Both are gorgeous!

Sasha said...

Two fantastic cards, Joan. Love the traditional Christmas look of your first one with your cute Santa. But my favourite is your second one which looks very elegant and beautifully stamped x

Kathy and Lucky said...

Sounds like you had a great time in Waco, it isn't crafting if you don't have stained hands and glitter everywhere. What great cards these are, love the Xmas one with the doily background and love how you did the colors on the second one, beautiful stuff.

Tammy said...

Absolutely adorable Christmas card, love, love the rickrack paper trim! Your second card is gorgeous, love the colors!

jimlynn said...

Both are just wonderful Joan! Love the little Santa and all that red and green. Great cards!
Lynn

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

The Christmas card caught me by surprise, a very pleasant one that is! Your Santa is so cute and the card made me smile!

The green birthday card is clever with the shades of green ink...very nice!

Linda Palmer said...

Both cards are awesome. Love them both but especially love the Christmas card. Beautiful job!

Denise Marzec said...

Great cards, Joan! I especially love that birthday card...the colors are so pretty!

Carole of Brum said...

What a clever challenge idea, Joan. Your Santa card is very jolly, and your second card looks fab, the 3 different sized circles look great in your design.

Looking forward to seeing your photos tomorrow! CoB

Shirley said...

Cute Christmas card! I have been seeing many Christmas cards around, I really need to get started myself!
Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week!

Wendy said...

Two gorgeous cards Joan...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Dawn Easton said...

Your Santa card is adorable!!! He's a cutie for sure!!!
Love the colours on your second card!!! So pretty!

Annette said...

wow that Christmas card is so awesome...what a fun design...love it...

the birthday card is stunning...love that stamped image in the background...love it

Ellen said...

Fun cards Joan! that paper is awesome on the santa card and love the gradient of color on the second! Fabulous!!!

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Joan,
Thanks for playing in our Monochromatic challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. I really like how graduated your greens on this card and even had green twine,fabulous!!! I also like your Christmas Card !!!
Hugs
Trish Munro
http://trishandtreasure.blogspot.com/
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

CraftyNess said...

I like the clean and simple style of your card - it looks great :) thanks for joining Craft Punked this week x

Paula said...

Gorgeous card, love the design and colour! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :)