Monday, November 20, 2017

Let it Snow!!!

Hi everyone ~
There's nothing like a few fun challenges to get that mojo flowing, so I am back to share a tag and two cards that I created over the past few days ~

First up is a tag for the MUSE Christmas Visions Challenge #89 for a Christmas or winter themed tag in collaboration with Tracey’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 15. I am also entering this tag into Loll’s 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge - Day 12.


For this tag, I used Distress Inks with the smooshing technique for the background, Copic markers for the house and trees, heat embossing, acrylic paint (splatters) and die cutting.

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This week's Cue Card at CASology is 'Sharp'...I think the antlers on the Stag look quite sharp, so I hope it works for the Cue ~



My sweet blog friend Sarah Gray,  created this beautiful Stag stencil, and when I saw how she recently used it on several cards, I decided to purchase it through her Folksy Shop. I used Pumice Stone distress ink for the Stag and Versafine and clear embossing powder for the sentiment. I will be using this card as a thank you for Christmas gifts, so I added the jingle bells and twine from my stash.

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My last card is for 2 challenges: Muse Card Club #242 and this week our Muse is Ardyth, who created this beautiful Christmas card to inspire us ~


And, my card ~


I focused on Ardyth’s:
- Die Cut Tree
- Color Combo

I am also entering this card into the Happy Little Stampers November Challenge for the theme 'Anything Goes with Dies’
 I used SSS White Glimmery cardstock and I added small sparkly sequins to some of the tree branches.






So, that's it for me! Have a great week ahead ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,








28 comments:

TK said...

Such a sweet tag, Barb! Love your coloring, and great scene! Then there's that beautiful stag! Oh my... Top it all off with that perfectly delicate tree -- superb, each and every one!

lostinpaper said...

Gorgeous tag scene Barb, and the deer is pure elegance but it's that sweet die cut flourishy tree that has my heart!

Ardyth said...

Fantastic set of cards, Barb! Love the delicate tree - so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

Marianne said...

A wonderful array of creations, Barb. Love them all, but I think the tag is my favourite. Such a perfect little scene.

Beverly S. said...

Lots of pretty creations....I especially love your Let It Snow tag...Just SO pretty!

Jen W. said...

A trio of beauties, Barb! I love that sweet snowy scene you created on the tag - adorable! Your stag is perfectly inked and the jingle bells and twirly twine are awesome! Finally I love that delicate tree die you used for Muse! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

foleysfriend said...

Very clever interpretation of Ardyth's Muse card. I love how you incorporated elements of Ardyth's card and gave them a little twist.

Lindsey said...

So much to look at in this post! I love the whimsy of the trees and house (red door!) on your tag. I like how the jingle bells add a touch of festive spirit to your thank you card without being in-your-face Christmas. :D And an elegant take on Ardyth's Muse card! Thanks for joining the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event!

Joyce said...

Well, you were super busy this weekend. I love your first tag. It has such a sweet and homey feel. Your CASology card sure embodies the word sharp--I can just imagine being pricked by those sharp antlers, and your card for Muse is simply stunning! Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

3 Classy cards! Love your soft stag with the bells. A CAS beauty! So happy you could join in the fun at CASology this week.

Anna Uhras said...

Three fantastic cards Barb!!! Love them all!! And I especially love the antler card, so classy and beautiful!! Perfectly CAS!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology! Anna xo

Betty Keefe said...

great job covering all those challenges, Barb - three wonderful cards that all look like winners - especially love the gray and white on the middle card - so elegant!

Loll said...

Hi Barb. Looks like you've had lots of time to get inky lately ... awesome! :) Love the sweet tag. Bright and fun colours and adore the jingle bells on the ribbon. Your cards are wonderful. Thanks for joining my tag event! xx

Sarah Gray said...

Yay, how great to see the stag stencil on your card, Barb :) Your design is so elegant - I love the soft colours and the beautiful bell embellishment. Your inky tag is a beauty too and I love the stunning Christmas tree on your last card!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, what a fabulous set of cards and tags! The stag stencil is fabulous, and I love the embellishment you used! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week...I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Darnell said...

Your cards and post are like a wonderful tutorial, Barb! I always learn so much just from following along with how your pretty little head thinks and your pretty little fingers create! I love them all, but that deer through the stencil is the most winningest to me! Love the brilliant flow of the twine with the jingle bells!! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!! Hugs, Darnell

jintyoo7 said...

Looks like your mojo is in full force Barb!! Fantastic tag, and the "deer" card - not only beautiful but very clever use of the cue word :-)

Dawn Turley said...

So pretty tags and cards Barb. Happy that the mojo is flowing too.

Birgit said...

I love your snowy tag, it´s so beautiful! And your cards are brilliant too, especially the deer card.

Anita in France said...

A trio of loveliness, Barb ... such a sweet snowy scene on your tag, cool and stylish stencilled stag (love those jingle bells!), and a wonderfully delicate Christmas tree ... it's gorgeous against the grey! Hugs, Anita :)

maria f. said...

I'm in love with your tag, Barb. Your coloring is perfect. Can't even imagine how you did that with Copics.

Ardyth said...

I'm back to comment on your tag this time - love the scene and the dimension you created on the trees! Thanks for joining us at MCV, Barb!

cm said...

I believe your missing mojo has made a comeback - and with renewed vim and vigour! How delightful your tag's wintry wonderland scene and the house has a red door! ACK!! LOVE!! Your Stag stenciling is spot-on perfect! Incredibly handsome, especially with the addition of the bell and twine. As for your flourish tree: delicate and dazzling! A fabulous translation of Ardyth's card! Trio of WOW, my friend!
Hugs~c

Cat Craig said...

Barb,
what a lovely selection of projects. YOur tag is outstanding, the coloring is fabulous those trees look 3-d. I agree that your stag is sharp and makes a wonderful addition to the challenge. And lastly your delicate tree makes a wonderful interpretation for muse. Happy Thanksgiving.

Macimbalo said...

Such pretty creations! I really love the design! Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ATG with Dies November Challenge!

Karren said...

What a collection of gorgeous cards, Barb! The dimension you've created on your tag is amazing and I just adore the CAS beauty with the stag's head. And the die-cut tree against the soft gray background looks stunning.

Bobby said...

I thought about getting that stag stencil and now I wish I had, Barb. He looks wonderful and I love the bells at his neck. Your little tag is lovely and so is the white lacy Christmas tree.

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous cards Barb, love your snowy Muse tag