Sunday, September 26, 2010

Are you ready for Christmas? Mojo Monday157 and CSAYL65

Do you enjoy doing card sketch challenges?  How about themed challenges?  Today I’m sharing the cards I made for the Mojo Monday 157 Sketch Challenge, and the Christmas Stamping All Year Long Inspiration challenge.  Hope you’ll play along too!

First in the lineup, MOJO157… a fun sketch that had me wanting to put bells on my card (but I didn’t…)


And here’s my card featuring the  A  Wish For Peace Stamp Set as the focal image…


Of course “A Wish for Peace” is a Christmas themed stamp set… but here I’ve added a few extra element:  En Francais, Medallion, and Kind Thanks Stamp sets along with diecut leaves, timeless trim, Basic Jewel Rhinestones, and brad layered button.  A little rearranged from the original MOJO157 sketch… but all the elements are still there!

Christmas Stampin All Year Long’s CSAYL challenge used a photo for inspiration:1AchallengeCSYAL65

The photo had so many wonderful holiday elements… a beautiful tree, stockings overflowing, and a nativity…. Here’s my card:


LOL… it appears that SANTA has left the building (the stockings have already been stuffed… )  I love the new tiny oval punch from the Holiday Mini Catalog… if you blinked you may have missed it.. I’m looking forward to all the items SU will come out with to coordinate with this adorable punch :)  The crest on Santa’s suit was punched with the tiny oval punch after stamping the image from Tags Till Christmas Stamp set.  His suit is embossed with polka dots EF, and the Northern Flurry EF was used for the “fur” on his suit.  This was one of the cards we made in last weekend’s Red Christmas Themed Card Camp!  His belt is of course crimped… and those Antique Brads… perfect for his belt, don’t you think?

The supplies for these very simple cards are really very basic… I hesitate to list them… but you have asked, so I will!

MOJO157 Stamps & Supplies used:

Stamps:  Medallion, En Francais, Thank You Kindly, A Wish For Peace

Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake

Classic Inks:  Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Versamark, Crumb Cake

Sizzix Big Shot Machine and Accessories:  Timeless Trim Bigz XL Die, Little Leaves Sizzlet

Other Accessories:  Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool, Candy Lane Big Bold Buttons, 5/8” Neutrals Brads, Mini Glue Dots, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, Sponge Dauber

Christmas Stamping All Year Long CSAYL65 Stamping Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Tags Till Christmas

Cardstock:  Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Basic Black

Big Shot Machine and Accessories:  Northern Flurry and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Accessories:  Neutrals Brads, Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool, Paper Crimper, Antique Brads, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Write Markers, Small Oval Punch

Hope you enjoyed today’s card shares… I’ve got two simple cards for you tomorrow, hope you’ll stop by and say hi!






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Patti said...

That Santa suit is so cute. Will have to CASE that!

Paola said...

Clever interpretation for the challenge. Great card, lots of fun. TFS.

Michele said...

super cute santa card!