Two for Tuesday


I got a bit busy yesterday afternoon and forgot to post here on my blog, so today I have two cards for you.  The first one is my interpretation of the Retro Sketches Challenge this week.  I've been wanting to hang stockings from this clothesline since I got it and this sketch provided me with the perfect opportunity! 



Next up is this weeks card for Nathan.  You can read about Nathan and his story here


My card design was inspired by another of Cristina Kowalczyk's cards in the Holiday Cards & More issue of PaperCrafts Magazine.  You can see her card on page 56.  I started with Cristina's general layout.  I loved the simplicity of her card, with the image in the upper third and the sentiment directly below it.   I decided to add a bit more to my card being that it was for a little boy, I thought it would be more appealing to him with some glitter and plaid paper :)

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Heart of Christmas Card
Stamps:  Heartfelt Mix, Pretty Patches:  Christmas & Apple, Christmas Wishes, Folk Art Flurries (WPlus9 Design Studio)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade (SU!)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Festival of Prints dsp (SU!)
Accessories:  Stocking Prints die (PTI), Linen Thread (SU!), Rhinestone & Jingle bell

Warm Wishes Card
Stamps:  Winter Penguin (PTI), Christmas Wishes & Winter Wishes (WPlus9 Design Studio)
Ink:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, dsp (SU!)
Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds, Blender Pen & Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine (SU!), Double Sided Tape

14 comments:

Mum of 4 said...

Hi Mo! Love your hanging stockings! Super cute and you already know I love your card for Nathan! They both are excellent cards!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of your cards are fantastic Maureen. I am in love with those stockings!

Sara I. said...

Absolutely precious! Love the jingle bells on the stocking and gorgeous plaid with the penguin! xx

Lea L. said...

Such sweet cards! Love your use of all the fab WPlus9 goodies on the first one!

Chantal said...

Magnifique!
J'adore la 1ère.
Bises.
Chantal

Kara said...

beautiful!! love the stocking card!

Lynn said...

You know I'm absolutely loving all your Christmas inspiration...which I lived close to you so we could make our cards together! :)

Michelle said...

Maureen, I love your beautiful cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL card!! I LOVE your take on the challenge!! LOVE the stockings and the BEAUTIFUL sentiment!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

cindylouwho said...

This stocking card is my fave, I have had that die for a year now and haven't used it, you have inspired me to get it out and create....thank you! I love your color combos also!

Laurie said...

Darling card! The patterns you chose for the stocking are so fun! Thanks for playing along at Retro Sketches!

Heather North said...

Can I be on your Christmas card list? I love your darling little stocking card! <3

Dawn said...

I'm with Lynn, I would love to craft with you Maureen! Both of these are just too cute. :)

Patricia said...

congrats to you Maureen...

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