Friday, February 7, 2014

Hi everyone ~
I have 2 cards to share today. For my first card, I used the sketch from this week’s challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch by Joni Andaya, and the inspiration photo for this week’s Festive Friday Challenge. I used glitter paper to reflect all the sparkle and shine in the silver and gold ornaments in the photo.





Here is a close up of the sparkle in the snowflake:



 My 2nd card is also for 3 challenges: 
- CASology. Our Cue Card is “And", so I chose my stencil with an ampersand to provide a focal point for my card. I was really inspired by the 'Uber Talented' Kimberly Weiner, who created an ombre effect with her ampersand.
-My 2nd entry for the challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ For the Code Word 'Love'.  
- Addicted to Stamps and More ~ Anything Goes




Well, that's it for me...I hope everyone is having a great day! 
Thank you so much for stopping by ~ 
Barb
Festive Friday Challenge


Sending Christmas Cheer:
Stamps: MFT - Cheerful Christmas Greetings
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Bazzill - Icy Mint; Recollections - Silver Glitter Paper; DCWV - Gold Foiled Cardstock
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - Silver
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Eliza Snowflake; Poppy Stamps - Delicate Chain
Gem: Prima - Gold

Forever & Always:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Exclusive - Forever and Always
Ink:  Versafine - Smokey Gray; Tim Holtz - Peacock Feathers; Hero Arts - Soft Pool
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White; MFT - Blu Raspberry
Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop - And So On (6x6)
Die: Mama Elephant - Femme Frames; Lil’ Inkers - Flip Flop Die (heart)
Enamel Dots: My Mind’s Eye

27 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

Barb, you ROCK!!!! Loving this post, hey, what a shout out, awe shucks, ?!!! Love your ampersand, so soft and lovely Barb!!!! I just love your glittery Festive Friday snowflake card!!! I love the little bitty glitter heart, pure bliss!!!

So lovely perusing your wonderful creations!!!

Thanks for joining us, love your style and creativity!!

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful cards Barb. The first one is so simple but so effective looking. And love the shading on the & on the second.

joy said...

Wonderful cards today, Barb! That glittery snowflake is just gorgeous and I like your shaded ampersand! Good luck in the challenges.

Marybeth said...

Both card are beautiful! Love that sparkly snowflake!

Deepti said...

Beautiful cards, I love that pool color on ur second card :) so glad you joined the fun at Fusion !!

Lin said...

This is so lovely, Barb! Snowflakes continue to be a favorite motif for me, and sparkly ones are even more special!

Betty said...

beautiful snowflake card - both cards so pretty!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, so pretty!

KayM said...

Wow!! These are both class acts!! The first one is just ooozing with classiness and sophistication and the second one is just lovely with the big ampersand! Beautiful work Barb!!

Laura B. said...

that ampersand is gorrrrrgeous!!!!

Jean said...

Both are gorgeous - especially like the ombre ampersand.

Michelle Lupton said...

That ampersand card is gorgeous, Barb! Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful cards Barb, the ampersand is lovely with its gradient. and I love glittery snowflakes.

Loll Thompson said...

Two fabulous cards Barb. Loll xx

sandie said...

Fan card Barb and I just love the mix of enamel dots in the second card, I love doing this at the moment. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS and ATSM

jintyoo7 said...

Two very wonderful cards, Barb - LOVE the big ampersand :)

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! Love that snowflake!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, your cards are both amazing! That sparkly snowflake looks like it fell from heaven! And your sponged ampersand? AWESOME! I love that you used a non-traditional color for a "love" card...brilliant! So glad to have you playing along with us at CASology this week!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh my goodness - you've been busy. I love the sparkle and shimmer of that snowflake. I adore the ombre effect on the ampersand too! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Jen W. said...

These are both gorgeous, Barb! That snowflake is so fabulously sparkly and I love your ombré ampersand! Thanks for playing along with CASology and CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Heather said...

Both fabulous cards - your love card is gorgeous - wonderful colour scheme and I love the sentiment and huge & !!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
hugs
Heather xx

Nora N. said...

Both card are stunning!! The first card is simple but I love the sparkle. The second card is vibrant and I love the large ampersand!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Beautiful snowflake! I love this die cut with glitter added to it. Thank you so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

Virginia L. said...

Wow...I am so impressed with your silver and gold creation! That one is amazing! Love your 2nd card, too! FAB!

Kailash said...

Really pretty cards Barb, love the second with the ombré effect and the gorgeous font in the sentiment:-)

Geri said...

These are so different, but both SO pretty!!! Love what you did with our Festive Friday inspiration...the snowflake 9and the whole card) looks beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us!

lostinpaper said...

Aren't you good, Christmas cards already... ooh I'm jealous and maybe already behind lol...
Love that big '&' too, such a perfectly balanced design, especially with the little heart!