Thursday, December 15, 2011

CST challenge

Hi Everybody,  Hope your week is going well.
Just 10 short days left until Christmas.  I am almost done.  The house is decorated.  The cards are sent. The shopping for grandkids is done.  Only have to get a few gift cards for my kids.
Since we had a Christmas in July, our Christmas this year will be scaled down a bit.  One of my sons and his family are in Switzerland this year so we celebrated before they left during the summer.

I added a couple cards to the CST challenge this week which was to feature snowmen.

This first card is one I sent to an online friend who has supplied me with scads of card fronts to remake and sell to raise money for our local Relay for Life.  Thanks Sue.

The card measures 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  I started out by stamping the background snowflakes randomly in different shades of blue. Some of these snowflakes are from Stampin up and the rest are from Inkadinkadoo. I put a wide piece of Scor-tape over this and added clear Glitter Ritz glitter and burnished well.  I did the same thing for the little snowman tag and sorry, I don't know who made this stamp.  I then matted everything, added the ribbon and adhered everything together.  And it was done.

The next card is a very simple easel card. 
I put some kraft paper through the Cuttlebug and sponged it with white craft ink from Stampin Up.  I really like the look of this.  The image is one of my all time favorite Christmas stamps.  It is from Penny Black and I have had it forever.
The sentiment was cuttlebugged with a Sizzix embossing folder.  The inside of the card says "Peace" and "Joy".  It is also done in blue and matted with kraft paper.  This card seems a little plain to me, but I was making it for someone who is not the "blingy" type.

I hope you liked my cards today.
Bye for now and have a great weekend.
Theresa in Kitimat


Gail said...

Great cards Theresa!
Love the sparkly one!
The snowmen you've had forever are so cute!

Lynnette said...

Love the cards. Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card it was a nice surprise to get it.
I have been very busy doing cards myself and will soon be making some thank you notes for the families at the NICU unit at the other hospital.
Take care!

Inger said...

These are both so sweet Theresa!!
Wishing you a creative and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

♥ Hugs, Inger

Enfys said...

They are both gorgeous Theresa. Happy crafty new year wishes
Enfys xx