Tuesday, December 14, 2010

365 Cards - Day 290 - Touchy Feely

Aloha and welcome to another wonderfully wintry day at 365 Cards! Well, as Gloria likes to remind me neither of us really experience wintry weather where we live but I still like to make cards in that theme! It's about as close to the cold white stuff as I want to get! :) Anyway, today's challenge is to use texture in three ways, either wet or dry embossing, glitter or flocking, and fabric or lace (you pick one from each group to meet this challenge). Well, I didn't have any fabric or lace that I liked with this card so I used a "lace" border punch for that element along with my dry embossing (the snowflake panel that I wiped platinum ink over) and the flower soft for the snow. Since I "cheated" a bit, I also added some extra texture through glittery stickles for the snow and the big faux brads (look like snowballs to me!), that sliver cord in the middle of the lace, the glitter paper behind the image (can you see it? It shows just a little) and then that fabulous starburst/snowflake mirror brad! Whew! This was a fun card to make and I got to use another fabulous image from Faith at Delightful Inspiration/Designed2Delight (it's this week's freebie if you played last week. If not, get it in her store and play along to get next week's image for free!). Here's a picture of the inside:
And here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Alota Rubber Stamps - snowflakes
2. Alphabet Challenge Blog - G for glitter
3. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - winter wonderland with lots of glitter and sparkle
5. Cupcake Inspirations - inspiration picture
7. Digi Doodle Shop's Best - animals/insects
8. digital tuesday challenge - sparkling Christmas + digi
9. Double Delight Challenges - anything goes + D2D image
10. fun with shapes and more  - scalloped
11. Gingersnap Creations - polar animals
12. iCopic color challenge - color challenge (light and dark blue, white)
13. Our Creative Corner - sketch
14. Paper Romance Challenges - heavy metal: I'm counting that big brad as my metal
15. Raise The Bar - "SNOW" (Silver, No ribbon, One designer paper, Wording )
16. S2G - Holidays + lots of sparkle
17. Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday - monochromatic
18. Stampin' Royalty - Winter holidays
19. The Pink Elephant -  winter wonderland
20. Totally Gorjuss - snow

Lastly but not least, I also wanted to wish Faith at Designed2Delight a fabulous birthday (it's this Wednesday)!!! Hau'oli La Hanau (Happy birthday), Faith!! Here's a card I made for her using one her fabulous images, Cardinal and Winterberry! (Find it here in her store!)
I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. Added a bit of stickles for the snow on the berries and sponged a blue sky with ink. It might be hard to see but I used the 5x7 snowflake embossing folder for the background and I used a corner embossing folder with snowflakes on the inside (couldn't get a good picture of that!). Here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Bee Crafty - DOWNLOADS - winter themed card but not a Christmas card + digi
2. Critter Sketch Challenge Blog  - no patterned paper
3. Frosted Designs - ribbon
4. Hand Stamped Sentiments - snowflakes
6. Mami Doodles: Digital Stamps - anything goes
8. Order of the Opus Gluei  - share anything you have made
9. Papertake Weekly Challenge - Christmas birthdays
10. Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - let it snow (white and non-traditional colors): well, it's a non-traditional color combo!
11. Sketches by Carly - sketch
12. Stamp Something - digi day
13. Stamps R Us - anything goes
14. The Crafty Pad - embossing
15. Wags ‘n Whiskers - snowflakes

Thanks for sticking it out for this long post! This will probably be my last long post for awhile as my parents are coming for a visit starting Friday! YEAH! I should have my 365 Cards post for the next few weeks but likely no others. Hope everyone has a happy, safe and warm holiday season!

Mele Kalikimaka and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!),


* Shaz * said...

Beautiful cards thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge.

~ Sophia ~ said...

Both cards are beautiful Kim!
But my favorite has to be the one with the polarbear. Soo gorgeous!

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! <3

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi , WOW both your cards are super. I love them both. Mmm snow you are more than welcome to come and take some of ours here in Scotland!!! Brrr Thanks for joining in on OSAAT this week Hazelxoxo


The Polar Bear card is perfect for many areas on the mainland and what a lovely card it is! Such bling and perfectly placed for a wintery scene, I may have to 'accidently' pack some of those embellishments when I leave your paradise...hmmmm, something to think about!

And Faith's birthday card is such an elegant winter/birthday theme. We are seeing so many Cardinals 'flittin' around our bushes looking for food. Lovely my Kim! See ya soon - weather is looking up for our trip!
Love, SAM aka MOM

Jodie Mackrell said...

very cute card! thanks for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at Catch the bug!

Doreen said...

Stunning cards.Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA.xxx

deesdesigns said...

Borth of your cards are lovely! Beautifully colored and I really like the sentiment treatment for Faith's birthday card.

Your monochromatic card is just hummy!

I'm so glad you were able to join us for our challenge this week at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays!

Cec said...

Both of these are gorgeous. I love the way you highlighted the embossing on the first card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Both of your cards are just gorgeous!! Love your images and details!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!!HUGs

KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Rosemary said...

Hello! Both cards are BEAUTIFUL! I love the polar bear one, it's so elegant and yes, those brads make me think of snowballs! Your cardinal card is magnificant, excellent coloring and again, a classic and beautiful look.

Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei!

Michele said...

Both cards are beautiful! love the ribbon on the second and the embossing on the first one. Thanks for playing the Critter Sketch Challenge this week.

CraftyGirl said...

Wow! both cards are so beautiful! I really, really like the one with the beautiful cardinal. (I have always had a thing for cardinals!) Thanks for taking on the ribbon challenge at Frosted Designs and enjoy your visit with your parents!
barb :)

Tracy said...

Both of your cards are just lovely. I love all those beautiful blues on your polar bear card. Great textures too. Mele Kalikimaka to you too. I've been listening to Christmas music online and they've been playing that song. :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful cards! Love that snowflake on your polar bear card, and the image on your birthday card is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again next week!
hugs, Sharon

Josephine said...

Two lovely cards, but that bird card is gorgeous - fabulous colouring.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this time.

Anonymous said...

Both of your cards are beautiful.Love all the texture on the Polar Bear one and the colouring on the bird is amazing.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Sandra P said...

Lovely card! The silvers and blues are very pretty :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Cammy said...

Great cards! Love the polar bear with all of those fabulous elements! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!

Amy said...

gorgeous winter cards you created!

Julie said...

Such pretty wintry cards. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

Julie said...

What great stuff! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Raise the Bar.

Louise said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love all the layers and textures on the polarbear card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges

Sara said...

Gorgeous! Love all the blue and silver. Thanks for playing along with DDSB!

Kim said...

Spectactular cards! Love them both, especially the coloring on the cardinal! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!
Kim xxx

Rachel Hope said...

Great cards!!! Just Love the adorable Bear! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Lola said...

Just lovely and those brads really DO look like snowballs! Beautiful birthday card - I didn't know you could get the pencils to be so vivid!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. The polar bear card is so whimsical and fun. I love the colors. The cardinal card is stunning. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments. We would appreciate a link to HSS. Thanks!

Tammy Miller said...

This is so sweet, and you colored it beautifully. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our Winter Wonderland Challenge!!! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

dstandard said...

Both your cards are awesome! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

Tracey said...

your cards are gorgeous! both of them! thanks for playing along at the Shoe!!

lesleyworth said...

love your cards! so pretty! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Jana said...

Lovely cards. I especially love all the textures. Thank you for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Kim, love the cardinal card! Wanted to let you know that you were a favorite pick and are being featured at A Crafty Little Place...right now!


Shelly Schmidt said...

Great cards- I really like the cardinal- great sketch and colors. TFS

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card, lovely layout. :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card, lovely layout. :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Manoli Navarro said...

Me encantó la tarjeta en cuanto la ví.
Como has hecho para que todos los elementos queden perfectos??

Es una maravilla.

Tammy Miller said...

This card is so adorable. Wonderful embellish and love how you color the image. Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge. We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Erin Gonzales said...

Thanks so much for taking part in our challenge at HSS this week, your cards are terrific!!! I love the technique that you used with that snowflake embossing folder- I HAVE to try that!!!

Anneke said...

Lovely cards!!
Thanks for joining us at digital tuesday!!
Hugs Anneke

Carly said...

Hi Kim!:)
LUV the simplicity!