Monday, December 6, 2010

A Purrr-fect Christmas Meljens Design Chall #36-Again

I am so loving this particular sketch challenge. I just can't seem to get enough of it. I keep finding images that I want to put together. The big question is will I ever be able to turn it the way it was originally posted, horizontal? I keep trying, but....
The Kitty, Sentiment and the Ornaments were Freebies that I picked up somewhere the other day. I feel terrible that I somehow didn't keep track of who did them. Just a wee bit of stickles this time on the ornaments after they were colored, cut out and then POPped up with dimensionals. Thought the ornaments needed a bit of gold cord to 'hang' by. Again with the SPARKLE FLUFF on the hat trim.

Ewe are Loved ~ DPDC #3

I just LOVE these lil sheep (Mother Sheep and Lamb) from 'Doodle Pantry'. Thought this made a cute card for a sweet new baby girl. Can't get enough of BUTTONS and BOWS....As a last minute thought I added a bit of 'STARDUST STICKLES' to their Wool. I really liked how it made them extra Wooly. As always colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol.

Friday, December 3, 2010

MelJens #36 Sketch-Precious Gifts

Yes...a bit of Snow and lots of Cold here in North Platte Ne-BRRRRR-aska, especially for this Southern California Transplant. Crazy, but they say some times it gets too cold to snow, HUH? Winter came later than last year, but I'm still freezing to death even with the heater on...I don't have as much internal insulation as I did last winter, quite a bit less actually (80 lbs. less) but believe me I'm not complaining, just hoping to keep it off during the Holidays, then loose that last 20. I am COLD though, except when I am experiencing the DOUBLE I (Internal Inferno-Hot Flashes). Jeepers, I sure am whiny this morning....
On the bright side....Thoughts of my 5 Girlies (granddaughters) always warm my heart, they are truly precious gifts, long awaited after raising 5 boys. I do LOVE my boys though...Had to tweak this sketch a bit as I did the background of the card and then found my image didn't fit like I wanted it to. Hope this card still meets the Sketch Challenge criteria. Didn't have a template to cut out an oval like the sketch so decided to make the image into a tag. Colored Meljens images 'North Pole Critters' 'Starry Holly' and 'Cozy Mittens' with 'Prismacolors' and 'Gamsol'. Added lots of 'Stickles' glitter here and there and everywhere and also a bit of 'Sparkly Fluff' on bunny's tail, bear's hat and the cuff of the little mittens. Cut out 1/2 of the image for Holly and Mitten to POP up on dimensionals for 3-D effect. I love this particular snowflake punch from 'Martha Stewart'.