Saturday, February 9, 2013

FFCO1 - Festive Friday Challenge

Morning!!  Small/medium size pats for me.  I managed to play along with Meredith's new I can totally blame her for all the glitter that covers me and my desk.  I guess I can also thank her too since I cleaned up my desk and found my 'made by...' stamp that had been missing since early Christmas.  So, I managed to create two cards using the challenge guidelines.  Both cards are in my wheel-house but are very different from each other stylistically.   

So here goes:

For me, the holidays is all about glitter.  My first card uses my favorite things:  glitter, burnished velvet technique and dies.  The dies area all Memory Box and the impression plate is PTI.  The glitter is Glitter Ritz:  Regal (?Royal) Red and Stardust micro fine glitter.

I hope this close up shows up nicely.  I'm thinking I should probably invest in a proper light box and maybe read my camera's user manual.

This second card was inspired by my friend, Meghan.  She gave me a Christmas card with this concept and I crafted it up just touch.   I love puns.  Do you get it?  I'll give you a second.  Come on you got it.  The card is:  No "L" (noel).  I hope any French speaker who comes across this blog appreciates that I included the two accents.

The embossing folder and circle die cut are Spellbinders.  The background was inked direct-to-paper using Viva Decor Inka Gold products:  Lava Red, Silver, and Platinum.  The letter die cut is Sizzix and cut out of Grunge paper.   Hope the close up gives you a better impression of the colours and the texture of the background. 

Anyways, hope you enjoyed this touch of the holidays.  I'm feeling pretty good.  I'm 200% ahead of where I was last year at this time.  LOL.  I don't know if I can keep up this furious pace.  Phew.

Until next time.  Peace.


  1. Uh, you're WELCOME, and you're welcome again. You know you're happy about the glitter everywhere, and you said yourself that you love it for Christmas. And hey, you found a lost stamp, so I am taking full kudos.

    Your second card is hilarious... and no, I didn't totally get it, but to be fair, I really just read your blurb before properly looking at the card.

    The first one is my favourite - but I am a glitter girl myself, so... ;)

    THANK YOU for playing along. I SO appreciate the support and am SUPER impressed that you made two cards! And I am going to brag about how I've put you 200% ahead of a year ago - it sounds so impressive that way....

  2. Oh, my...GREAT cards!!! The ornaments are something else and they look beautiful in the red and silver!!! And I didn't get the second card...but I'm going to blame it on the fact that I JUST got out of bed!!! Sure made me laugh once I did get it. And...puns aside...the design has some really awesome elements to it! Can't wait to see more, so I hope you'll stick with us!!!

  3. Gorgeous, Sonya!! I love the glitter and who cares that you now have glitter everywhere - it's worth it, damn it! :) And, btw, I am SO proud of your accents too!! You cracked me up!! Actually, I looked at my Noel sentiment from Think Big Faves and thought about using it and added rhinestone accents or Stickle-d ones but decided against it. Still made a few cards for the challenge and have uploaded the poorly photographed ones to my blog.

    So proud of you for creating AND posting on your blog!

    A bientôt!