Friday, January 20, 2012

Challenge Swap that was left behind :(

In all of my cleaning and reorganizing of my purple palace,
I ran across my envelopes from a challenge swap that I fell way
behind on, and I thought some needed some attention.
Lucky for me, two of them were for Christmas cards.
That means that I finished numbers 5 & 6 for my monthly
Christmas card challenge. Yay! :)
Then I also dug into a few more of them.
Non-traditional Purple Christmas Card
This is a challenge swap creation.
I received the DP, the image, the sentiment,
the ribbon, and the beads in the swap.
I cut the DP into rectangles and added them to
a pale lavender paper, and onto a white card base.
I used the Creative Memories wavy blade on my new cutter
to cut out the tree image. I used the SU punch for the sentiment,
then sponged the edges with pale plum ink.
Then I added the beads to the sentiment and the tree.
I tied the ribbon into a bow, then curled the ends
with my heat tool.
Non-traditional Guava Christmas Card

This is another challenge swap creation.
I received the image, the guava ribbon, the DP, and the beads,
and the challenge was a non-traditional colored Christmas card.
I added always artichoke cardstock, embossed with a cuttlebug folder,
and used the SU scallop border punch across the bottom edge.
I colored the image with SU markers, and sponged the edges with always artichoke ink.
I then used the Creative Memories cutting system for ovals on the image,
as well as the groovy guava layer behind it.
I also added some gold stickles.
I stamped the sentiment from the SU Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set,
using SU always artichoke and groovy guava ink, punched it
out with the large oval punch, and sponged the edges with groovy guava ink.

Challenge Christmas Thank You
This is another card I created from a challenge swap.
I received the DP, the scallop punch, and the sentiment.
I added wild wasabi cardstock, and used
SU's distressing tool on the edges of it, as well as the sentiment.
Razzle Rose Red Quack Me Up
This card uses another challenge swap.
I received the image, the black cardstock base, the white, cardstock,
the DP, the rose red and black ribbons,
and the rich razzleberry cardstock that I embossed
with the swiss dot cuttlebug embossing folder.
I added the rose red cardstock punched out with the SU scallop circle punch,
and the dots and faux stitches done with SU's rich razzleberry marker.
Denim Genuine Birthday
This is also from a challenge swap that I didn't have completed.
I received all of the papers and images, and added my own
soft suede cardstock base, linen thread, red and blue
star brads, and the Happy Birthday sentiment
from SU Birthday Greetings stamp set,
which I embossed with a copper embossing powder.

Bright Birthday Giraffe

This card is a gate fold.
The large turquoise rectangle is only
adhered to the left half, and it opens and
leaves the right side still folded.
the inside flap
This is from another challenge swap. I received most of the
supplies, including the image, the DP, and the
turquoise and orange ribbons.
I added some of my own goodies, including the solid cardstocks,
celery and eggplant ribbons, and a 3-D birthday decoration.
I colored the image in with SU markers,
and sponged the edges with tempting turquoise.
I embossed the front flaps with the swiss dot cuttlebug folder.
I punched the sentiment out and layered it with
SU circle punches, and then onto the SU scallop circle punch.
I also sponged the top layer with tempting turquoise ink
and added dots all the way around.


Kelly said...

Wow girl, you've been busy! And I'm so happy. Pretty cards as always. Love the non-traditional Christmas. I knew purple would make it in there somewhere hehe.

Soni B said...

wow good for you...I love the wavy cut for the tree, I am sure I would have hand cut it, duh !

and all of these turned out great... I am still not big on non traditional Christmas colors, but I like what you did...

Krista Quick said...

Thanks! I loved how they turned out!