Friday, March 1, 2013

Merry and bright

Happy Friday and Happy March 1st!!  I can't believe 2 months of 2013 have already gone by.  Time sure flies when you're having fun.  Since it's Friday, it's time for another challenge from Christmas Stampin All Year Long and we have a gorgeous inspiration photo for you today.  Here it is:
Pinned Image
I went with the color scheme (except I don't quite have that exact stunning shade of blue) and the red scallops.  Our sponsor this week is Emma Canning and she has generously donated 2 images of choice to  . . . THREE lucky winners.  Now doesn't that make you want to play along?  I used the image All Lit Up.  I think I have 4 or 5 of Emma's images and they are all stunning.  They are so stylish and chic and really fun to color.  Head on over to the CSAYL blog to find out all the details and see what the other DT members have come up with.  I think we have all gotten to use different images, so you will have some serious eye-candy to look at.
Updated to add a second card:
So, I had a little mix up with this challenge.  I had to make my card before we had actually gotten the images from Emma Canning, so I used an image I already had for my first card at the beginning of the post.  Then I received the image I was supposed to use, and I had time, so I made a second card.  As I was adhering everything together, I realized that this challenge from CSAYL is to make a card using that gorgeous inspiration photo up top there and this card wasn't even close!!  Oh well, too late now.  This card does have blue (just the wrong shade!) and little hints of red accents and some white so if you really stretch it . . . maybe . . . probably not.

See the cute little rhinestones I added to embellish the image?  There is a red one in the brunette's hair, maybe a little jeweled hair pin, and a blue one on the cowl neck of the black haired girl's sweater, kind of like a brooch.  I thought they were a fun little detail.

Card 1:
JUGS #177--inspiration photo (I've been a little loose in my translation, but the first thing that caught my eye was the pattern on that blue napkin.  The patterned paper on my base layer reminds me of it.)
Sweet Stop Sketches #199--sketch
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra--any Christmas Card

Stamps: Emma Canning "All Lit Up" digi; Verve "Merry and Bright" sentiment
Papers: Basic Grey
Punches/dies: SU! scalloped border punch; spellbinders Labels one die and circles, large

Card 2:
Timeless Tuesday #209--All that glitters  (lots of glitter on those snowflakes)
Delightful Challenges--3's a charm (use three of anything--I have 3 snowflakes, and three clear rhinestones)
Christmas Challenges (with sketches) #62--sketch with the added challenge of bling or glitter

Stamps: Emma Canning "Christmas Carols" digi; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment
Papers: DCWV Christmas pack and cardstock
Punches/dies: Martha Stewart snowflake punch; spellbinders ovals and scalloped ovals, large


Fabiola said...

super jolies toutes les deux, j'aime beaucoup les petites pierres qui embellissent tes deux jeunes filles, c'est la petite touche..., biz

Hazel said...

I love both cards - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for March - hope to see you again soon. x

Patricia Chalas said...

both card are lovely thanks for all the hard work you do! Im so honor to have you on the DT. Thanks!

Debby Kuster said...

two lovely cards,
great digi stamps
and love the colors you used

hugs Debby

Jenny said...

Mir gefallen beide Karten sehr gut. Liebe Grüße Jenny

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh I really like both these cards they are super. Thanks for playing on Delightful Challenges this week, Hazelxo

Renata said...

Lovely card you made! Very different in these colors, I love it! Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at CCWS.

Petra said...

wouw!Very nice stamp and those glitters are awesome!!

Mieke said...

What a lovely card you made!!!!
Thank for joying CCWS.

XX Mieke

chrissy xx said...

Oh MY! Two Gorgeous card..
LOve the colours of them both Heather.
LOve the images too.

Allison Cope said...

Two super cute cards! Great job on the challenge this week Heather! Thanks for playing along with our "All That Glitters" challenge this week at Flourishes!

Denise Marzec said...

Sweet cards! Thanks for joining us at the FTTC. :)