Thursday, November 20, 2008

November Cyberstamp

Before I get onto today's post I just want to address a couple of comments from yesterday's Kristina CI....I know that I have been rather vocal about my dislike of Pumpkin Pie in the past and have boycotted a few of Kristina's challenges due to the fact that they contained PP. However, I decided that the frequency with which she uses this colour in her challenges means that I'm going to miss a lot of challenges if I continue to do so....therefore, I bit the bullet and just did it! I am still not enamoured of the colour, but I was actually quite happy with the way that yesterday's card turned out. Secondly, yes Leslie I did cut out all those tiny leaves and berries by hand....and the answer to your unasked question is....yes, I am completely insane :)

Last night Alisa ran another team cyberstamp and the first challenge was to use a STAR on your card or layout. This is what I came up with:Seeing as I was still in need of a couple of Christmas cards I thought this would be a good one. The chipboard star (On Board Accents) is inked up with Ruby Red and then smothered in VersaMark and Heat & stick powder....then madly glittered. The picture doesn't really do it justice, as it's very, very sparkly IRL. I've used some Ruby Red and Old Olive CS, the Gifts Galore wheel in Ruby Red ink, and Happy Everything for the sentiment, which is embossed in white embossing powder.

The second challenge was to make a Pull treat holder, but as the only chocolate at my house is half eaten I have to wait to buy another block before I can make it...maybe two blocks so I don't eat my project before it's finished :)

The third challenge was this gorgeous inspiration piece:
How yummy is that bed....makes you want to just crawl on in with a good book (and maybe some chocolate). Anyway, here's the card I made for it:
I've used Purely Pomegranate, Creamy Caramel and Choc Chip CS, Baroque Motifs stamp set embossed with white, some Cocoa ribbon (Theatre Ribbon Originals), and a couple of flowers from the Pretties kit (one coloured Choc Chip) and a Cocoa button tied with linen thread to finish it. It's kind of hard to be super creative that late at night :)

I also made a couple of other things's one of the most creative days I've had in ages! I made the most glittery, ginormous, amazing Christmas card....but I can't show you yet, because it's for Madonna! I might even just get it in the mail to her later today (all wrapped in bubble wrap to protect it's amazingness) so that I can show you all next week....I am so in love with it, I'm almost tempted to keep it for myself ;)

OK, better go do some more work....I SO can't wait for the holidays! My poor brain is just tired :)

Have a great Thursday,


Catherine said...

both cards are just beautiful, Kristi. ♥ your BIG chipboard star :)

Lydia said...

Look - Beate hates purple and she has come around - I think that it will grow on you!!!

And your card is actually my fave of the challenge cards!! It's gorgeous!!

Carol Dunstan said...

OMG, I love that bedding! Who makes it??? Great cards too, particuarly the second one :D

Nikki Bond said...

Ohhh that does make me want to curl up witha good book....and chocolate! LOL...Love the card you did with the inspiration..GORGEOUS! You really nailed this one! Love your sparkly star of the first one too! {SMILES}

leslie said...

Love all the cards! I should plan a glittery project for my customers so I can actually use all that glitter I have! LOL!

June Houck said...

I want that is divine! Your cherish card is perfect for that inspirational challenge.

I can't wait to see Mad's card :)


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