Thursday, January 1, 2015

Card Quartet

Happy New Year!!  Can you believe it is 2015?  Not only is it the start of a new year, it is the start of a new month and that means it is time for another challenge from Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  As always, it is a month-long Anything Goes challenge.  Our sponsor is the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps.  I used the super cute "Christmas Words--Jesus" image to create this card quartet:
 The challenge from Viva La Verve this month is to use one sheet of 6x6 double-sided to create 4 cards with the sketches and cutting layouts provided in the challenge post.  I had so much fun creating cards for this post that I decided to use the challenge again to create my cards for today.  Since I don't have any double-sided Christmas paper, I actually used 2 sheets of paper and cut both of them into the given measurements.  Then I created EIGHT cards!!  Yep, eight, all in one day!!  That might be a new record for me.  The other four are "thank you" cards and I will be posting them soon.  But enough talking, here are close up pictures of the four different cards:
 I used the same embossing folder, patterned papers, and sentiment (and obviously the image) for all of them, but the different layouts really make them each unique.


 I got a new little kitten a couple months ago, and every time I try to take a photo of my cards, she tries to get in on it.  It makes the photo sessions a bit difficult. : )

Challenges:
Viva La Verve Challenge--one-sheet wonder
Creative Inspirations #294--Christmas/New Year
Divas By Design--anything goes
The Paper Shelter--anything goes
Time Out Challenge #21--Christmas is Love with all the trimmings
Di's Digis--anything winter holiday
The Paper Nest Dolls #25--anything goes
Card Mania Challenge #63--anything goes

Supplies:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Christmas Words--Jesus" digi; Verve "Richly Blessed" sentiment
Dies/embossing folders: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; Darice snowflake embossing folder

16 comments:

Hazel said...

I'm so glad that yyou are staying on the DT. These are lovely, Heather - thanks for the inspiration for our CHNC challenge extra for January. Happy New Year xx

Margaret said...

4 really beautiful cards Heather. I love the one with the cat to reminds me of a lovely tabby we had years ago.
Hugs
Margaret M

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. I love the digi image and sentiment you used, very nice. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Sandie Gough said...

Such a great set of cards and a fab use of paper xx Thank you for joining us over at http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
Sandie (Divas by Design DT)
http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

Donna B. said...

Nice set of Christmas Cards. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are just fabulous! That image is just the sweetest thing ever! Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely set of cards and such a cute photo of your cat! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and I hope you had a lovely Christmas! xxx

Marsha J Reed said...

Great cards, Heather! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ CCC

Rene said...

Wonderful cards! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
Rene :D

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute!

Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digi challenge and I hope you'll pop in to see our new challenge:-)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Heather thank you so much for your welcome to Hazels team I am thrilled to have joined. Heather your cards are fantastic I love that cute image and the wonderful colours and designs, excellent makes.
hugs
lorraine x

Sharon Noble said...

Hiya I love this so pretty. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Nest Doll Challenge Blog I hope to see you again. Happy 2015 may all your wishes come true hugs Sharon Noble (PND (DT) Member) xxxx

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Heather, it's nice to see all of the different designs.
I think your kitten makes a wonderful prop for your photographs.
Thank you for making me feel so welcome on the CHNC DT.
Pauline
x

Brenda B said...

Beautiful cards Heather, I love the added furry prop! Thanks so much for the warm welcome to Hazel's team, I always like joining in with her challenges so it's nice to be on the other side!

Hugs
Brenda

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet set of cards. That image is so precious! Love the color combo. I think I like the first one the best. I am partial to vertical cards.

Sandie Gough said...

So gorgeous xx Thank you for joining us over at http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
Sandie (Divas by Design DT)
http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/