Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Christmas Inspiration...

I know, I know, I know...it's February, but there are a few challenges that are inspiring me for Christmas this week.  First up is the One-Layer Wednesday Challenge.  It's been several weeks since I've played along with this challenge.   The challenge for this week:  make a holiday card using red and green inks...on one layer.  Here is my attempt:
 Ingredients:  Ink:  SU Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler; Stamps:  Stampin' Up and Verve

My next Christmas card is for the combined challenge this week at Play Date Cafe and CASE Study.  I decided to keep my card very, very simple and once again pulled out some of my favorite Verve stamps.  The card may be too simple for my taste...but I'm not sure.  I think I may have liked it without the bow and possibly a few rhinestones around the sentiment.  Not sure...you'll have to tell me honestly what you think!  I know it's only February, but it is nice to get a few cards tucked away in the Christmas card stash!
Ingredients:  Verve Stamps; SU Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black Ink; SU Pear Pizazz Ribbon

19 comments:

  1. The first card is great for mailing and the second card I like. I honestly don't think you need to change anything. You've got the images pointing towards your sentiment, which is a really neat idea. But its your card and you've got to do what you like!

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  2. I really need to play that one-layer Wednesdays challenge - it is so me. Anyway, I like both of your cards. I think the second one is great, I love those twigs. If you really wanted to add something (though you don't need it), perhaps a few rhinestones under or around the sentiment?

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  3. Eeek! Christmas already?! LOL!
    Keep that second card as it is! I love the way you've done your ribbon. I think if you're not feeling the love for it later then maybe a bit of bling will make you love it more but I honestly love it as it is!
    Oooh and thank you so much for joining us over on CASE study too!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  4. Fabulous Christmas card! It's beautiful, Lynn! And I love the way you simplified the PDC and CASE study inspiration card! I would leave it as is!

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  5. Oohhh, both of these are fabulous, Lynn! These are simplicity at its best. I really love your ribbon treatment on the second card.

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  6. So, so beautiful! Love the simplicity of your cards. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe :)

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  7. I really love these Lynn, such fresh, simple designs!!

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  8. Two lovely cards made in readiness for Christmas 2011 - YIKES, it'll soon be here the way this year is already going!!!

    Kathyk

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  10. What I meant to say, without the spelling error (arg) is that your cards are beautifully executed CAS designs. I have a very hard time with CAS but you have seemed to have mastered it perfectly! And I love me some Verve too...it looks great on your cards! Thanks for joining us at our special "Combined Grind" challenge with both The Play Date Cafe and CASE Study!

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  11. oh, I love them both, especially the last one with the frame and ribbon :) Don't you just love that Verve set? Okay, you've got my card done, onto some others!! LOL Are you making Christmas cards so I don't feel bad in the cold while you are sunning in Florida? LOL...hope you had fun, but I'm still going to kill you, little Miss Flipflops!! LOL ;) hugs :)

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  12. I think both are brilliant. The OLW41 card is super - I do like foliage for the CAS look. And the PDCC/CASE card is fab - and the ribbon is perfect!

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  13. Very pretty cards. I love how you've run the ribbon through the centre, what a great idea! Thanks for joining in with our combined grind over that the Play Date Cafe with CASE Study!

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  14. Lynn, I like both of your cards! And I see nothing wrong with making Christmas cards ANY time of year...then you'll be stocked up when the holiday rolls around! THanks for playing with us at the Cafe. :)

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  15. Oh mygoodness, Lynn, these are gorgeous!! I love the second one... such a fun layout! Thank you so much for joining us at CASE Study for a "combined grind" challenge!

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  16. Lynn these are gorgeous!!!! I love what you did with that second one. So glad you could join us at CASE Study Challenge this week! :)

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  17. Love them both! The kraft paper on the second really catches my eye!

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  18. Both cards are fabulous! The OLW card is so clean, with its one rounded corner (perfect!). The second one works so very well with the ribbon tying the whole design together!

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