Sunday, October 31, 2010

Get Ready for the Holidays!

Even though it's Halloween, I have been busy making cards for the holidays. My SU! monthly club meets next week; and since we won't be meeting in December, we'll be celebrating the holidays. One of the fun things we do every month is a card swap. Out of respect for our demonstrator, we use strictly SU products but it's OK if we use retired products. This is my swap template...only eleven more to go. I cased this card from Iliana Crouse; you can see the original here. While you are there, check out her other creations. If you've not visited her blog, you are in for a real treat. She's a real inspiration for me.!

This card was created for two challenges; Crazy 4 Challenges 61 & FS195. The C4C61 challenge is a sketch challenge hosted by Silke Ledlow. Cheryl is the Featured Stamper this week. She has such a lovely gallery; her copic coloring is awesome. I cased Cheryl's Candy Cane Christmas card. I just love this penguin stamp she used & I've had the same stamp for several years...I think it was one of the first non-SU! stamps I purchased. He's a real cutie, don't you think?

Have a great week! Hugs!

Supplies- Card 1:
All supplies from Stampin' Up
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Heard from the Heart
Paper: Riding Hood Red, White, DSP- Christmas Cocoa (retired)
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: RHR 5/8 striped grosgrain ribbon, red hemp twine, rhinestone jewel accents, ornament punch.

Supplies- Card 2:
Stamps: Penguin (Art Impressions)
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red (SU), White (neenah), DP- Christmas Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Black (Memento), SU Markers- Real Red, Old Olive, Summer Sun.
Accessories: MS snowflake punch, red buttons (target), green button (MME)


{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh Marilyn - these are such great holiday cards. Such fun designs in luscious holiday colors. Well done.

Peggy said...

Super cute holiday cards Marilyn!! I miss the SU get togethers we had when I lived in TN! Have fun!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey sweet friend!!! You have created two absolute beauties!!! Your take on the C4C Sketch is perfect...thank you for joining us!!! Hugs ~S~

Sandy Ang said...

Such fab christmas cards !

Love to see you at my Christmas Card Challenge

Amy Johnson said...

What adorable holiday cards! Love them! Great colors/papers too!

Jillwag said...

Really pretty Christmas Cards Marilyn! I am really starting to like that Christmas ornament punch! The ribbon is perfect for the ornament card!

Joan Ervin said...

I love these beautiful Christmas cards, Marilyn...the colors on the first one are sooo pretty and what a darling penguin image on the second!!!

Judy Rozema said...

What beautiful cards, Marilyn!!

Paige said...

Beautiful cards! I have enjoyed looking at your blog today!