Sunday, November 24, 2013

Corrosive Challenge #188 - Happy Holidays

If you know me, you know I LOVE Christmas, decorations, lights, trees and of course, Christmas music.  I know some people hate how early everything gets started, but I love every minute of it, and was so excited when two different radio stations have started playing all Holiday music.  SCORE!  I find it pretty hard to be in a bad mood with Holiday music on (unless Christmas Shoes comes on, that song should be outlawed, and the people responsible for bringing it to fruition should be severely penalized!!)  

Anyways, since the Holidays are right around the corner whether you are ready or not, the team at the Corrosive Challenge has a new challenge and of course another sponsor for the occasion.  We're all excited to welcome back C.C. Designs (formerly All That Scraps).

Visit the shop to browse through their adorable selection, and keep up to date on C.C. Designs news on the blog!  C.C. Designs has not only generously provided each design team member with an image to use, but they are offering 3 digital images of choice to the winner!

The team is feeling festive so our theme is "Happy Holidays"!  Any winter holiday qualifies, whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Yule, Kwanzaa, or Festivus!

One of my all time favorite Holiday songs is "Baby It's Cold Outside", so it was an easy choice when I found the image of the same name in the shop here.  She is so stinkin' cute!
She is colored with Copics and her coat and hat are paper pieced.  I added some icicle stickles to the fur, because, why not!  Here's a closer look:
I did use a sketch but I can't seem to find it again!  I ADORE the reindeer paper I used, all papers are from a K & Co "Mod Holiday" paper pad.  "Winter Wonderland" sentiment is by Me & My BIG Ideas Soft Spoken Embellishments.  Snowflake border is Tim Holtz "Snow Flurries" On The Edge Die.  Recollections brads and pearls, and Stampin' Up "Blushing Bride" pleated satin ribbon.

That's all folks!  Hope to see lots of Holiday Cheer at The Corrosive Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Gobble Gobble :-)


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Catching Up

I know I've been pretty quiet lately, other than posts for The Corrosive Challenges, but I have actually been making some other cards.  Thought I'd take a minute to actually post a few.  First up was a card for my boss's birthday.  He is a great guy and really tries to take care of all his employees.  He loves music, so I thought Kenny K's Madame Axe was perfect.
She is colored with Copics, and the edges of the image are sponged with Tim Holtz distress ink.  Ribbon and brads are from stash, Rock button is Making Memories "Just Chillin" badge brads, plaid paper is from DCWV Tahiti Beach Stack, and the orange is from K&Co "Edamame" Paper Pad.  Stick gems are Ki, bronze metal accents.  Here's a closer look:
And lastly, the sketch was Sketch was #196 at Sweet Sunday .  (Look familiar?  LOL)

Lucky enough for me, I just saw that the new challenge over at KennyK's Krafty Krew is "Anything Goes", so I am excited to be able to enter a challenge with this one too.
Second on the list was a card for my stepbrother, who lives in California.  Sadly because of the distance we don't get to see each other that often, but I am very excited because he is going to be out in Mass over the Christmas holiday this year, so we'll get to see him and his lovely wife who is from Australia.  I could listen to her talk all day!   

I have a hard time coming up with masculine cards sometimes.  I have had the image for this one for sometime now.  
She is "Showgirl" by Victoria Case.  Those feathers were tricky, let me tell ya!  I decided to just go crazy with polka dots with papers from DCWV Lady Couture paper stack.  

I added some black glitter to the dice she is sitting on, and embellished with me & my BIG ideas "Las Vegas" stickers.  I added glossy accents to her lips, eyes and jewels.  Sketch was and OLD one I still had printed out #53 from Sketches By Carly

So there we go, I haven't been nearly as lazy as it seems!  I may even be back later with a couple more I didn't share yet.  Stay tuned!  

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Corrosive Challege 187 - Fur and Feathers

Can someone please tell me where the year went?  I must have been sleepwalking or something, because I can hardly remember summer, and it seems like LAST holiday season was not that long ago!  Oh well, I do love the holidays, and decorating, and eating turkey and shopping so at least it's not all bad that they have come so quickly. 

It's time for a new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog with a fantastic returning sponsor, Rick St Dennis .  Rick's images are a great mix of unique, fantasy, creepy and some lovely ladies.  Since many of his images feature fur and feathers, that is the goal for this challenge.  Your project must have fur or feathers somewhere on it, or on the image.  The team was luck enough to each be able to choose an image, I wanted to start getting ahead with my Christmas cards, so I chose 2012 Prince of Christmas Santa isn't he just awesome?

Santa is colored with Copics, with lots of stickles added to his jewels, and fine white glitter on the fur on his outfit.  
Papers are from a K & Co Christmas Cheer specialty pad.  Pine cone stickers are Martha Stewart.  Bling and feathers are from my stash.  Sketch is #196 at Sweet Sunday .  I really like this because it's a simple one.
I guess that's about it!  Hope to see lots of entries for the new challenge.  Thanks for stopping by.