Monday, September 30, 2013

CHCC Extra October Guest Designer

I am so delighted that Hazel at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra asked me to be her guest designer for October.  This is a monthly challenge and is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  I have chosen two Bugaboo digi images to use for my cards. 
 
 
My first card uses Deacon Christmas-Elf Presents.  I printed him out on X-Press It Blending card and colored him with Copics and Promarkers, then cut him out with Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles. I sponged SU Bashful Blue ink around the edges while it was still in the die. I cut the SU Real Red mat by hand.  The DSP is from Recollections Festivities 6x6 pad.  I embossed the SU Wild Wasabi panel with a Cuttlebug EF and swiped my white ink pad acrossed the raised parts to give it  highlights.  The sentiment is from SU Riveting (retired) stamped in Real Red ink and punched out with a 1-1/4" circle punch. The Real Red mat is cut with MFT Circle Stax die-namics.  The sentiment and image panels are mounted with foam tape. The white card base and mat is Canvas Corp Heavy White Cardstock.
 
 
 For my second card, I am using Ava Christmas-Mistletoe Fairy.  I also printed her on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with Copics and Promarkers.  I cut her out with MFT Pierced Circle Stax Die-namics, sponged SU Bashful Blue ink around the edges and matted her on a Spellbinder's Lacey Circle die-cut from SU Cherry Cobbler CS.  I added some sparkle to the star and around her wings with a Sakura Clear Glitter pen (but it doesn't show up in the photo). The red dotted DSP is from SU Festival of Prints Pad (retired) and the lt. green DSP is by The Paper Studio. The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and punched with SU Word Window punch, and matted on a punched Cherry Cobbler Modern Label.  The 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon is also SU. The mats are SU Cherry Cobbler CS and the base of the card is Canvas Corp. Heavy White Cardstock.
 
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards. 
I would like to thank Hazel again for allowing me to be her Guest Designer for October.  Be sure and stop by her blog and link up your Christmas cards.  Remember it is always "Anything Goes" as long as it is Christmas.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

13 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for being my guest for CHNC challenge extra for October with your delightful cards x

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  2. Both of these are gorgeous, JoAnn! Your coloring is wonderful and each card is unique and special!

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  3. These are both such sweet cards JoAnn. I so love your coloring of each of them & the mats are super. Especially love the circle that looks like it's stitched. Looks like you like your dies as much as I do.
    Janie

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  4. Fabulous Christmas creations, JoAnn! Love them both!

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  5. I am so not surprised that you were chosen JoAnn! These cards are adorable! I love Bugaboo images! You do an excellent job coloring ever so lightly around your images....I can never do that so well! Congrats again!!

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  6. Hi Joann, found your cards & blog over at CHNC, and saw you live in Central Fla. (we're transplanted East Coast Floridians of 42 yrs who retired to SC!). Currently we are visiting our daughter in the Tampa Bay area. It is plenty hot too! Loved your beautiful cards, just became your newest follower & hope you'll find time to visit my blog too (and hopefully see something you enjoy enough to return again!). Congratulations on being a guest designer at Hazel's. That's quite an honor. I'm off to cruise around your blog & see some other goodies. Nice to get to know a fellow Floridian! TFS & Hugs

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  7. JoAnn ~~ Congrats on being GD for OCT!!!
    Your cards are fabulous!! I love the cute characters on both!! xo

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  8. Hi! New follower of your blog. Found you at Mary H.'s blog! Would love for you to visit me sometime! Beautiful creations, each day is cuter than the last! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Congratulations on being Guest designer JoAnn. Both your cards are gorgeous. The colouring on the images is superb and I love the clear traditional Christmas colours.

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  10. CONGRATS, JoAnn! Both images are so CUTE and your coloring is SUPER!

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