Thursday, September 30, 2010

October SOTM Blog Hop, "Sharing the Magic"

Welcome to the holiday season! Yep, that's right, it is time to showcase Close to my Hearts October Stamp of the Month "Sharing the Magic" with it's cute whimsical Santa, snowman, reindeer, Christmas tree and presents.

If you have come here from Kimberly Smiths Blog, you are on the right track. This is circle hop, so when you are finished here, just click on the link at the bottom of my post and keep on hopping till you eventually will see all the artwork. There are lot's of participants again this month, so grab your favorite beverage and your sketch pad and have fun...

I went traditional with my first card. I used two of the B & T papers from the "Mistletoe" paper pack and the Santa, sentiment and string of Christmas light images from the "Sharing the Magic" SOTM. Liquid applique or Santa's suit and fun flock for his beard, eyebrows and mustache. Watercolor pencils to color and I also used some soft chalks to try and add some "glimmer" from the string of lights. Oh and don't forget the new red bling!





The next card is totally different, but I love how it turned out. I used four of our new colors, Lagoon, Pear, Gypsy and Cotton Candy. I used the "Flurry" dimensional elements, clear embossing on the sentiment from "Sharing the Magic" and several sizes of gems to "pretty" it up a little. I cut out a "peek-a-boo" for the sentiment and stamped it in Lagoon on Pear.




Time to head on over to Tammy's Blog to see some more holiday "Magic"
Should you need anything to get going on your holiday crafting, make sure you give me a call or head to my website for 24/7 shopping in the comfort of PJ's and slippers! Have fun....

19 comments:

Sharli said...

Hi Terrie! I love the liquid applique on your Santa - it really looks like his "fur trim"!! Nice work!

Nancy said...

Beautiful cards Terrie!
Love the unusual colors of the second card.

Cindy Appleman said...

Your cards are unique,love them both!

Sarita said...

Love them both. Nice job!

Kim O'Rear said...

Both cards are beautiful but I love the new colors used for Christmas. Very creative!

Doreen said...

Love your cards... the liquid applique is fantastic for Santa's fur! :)

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

Very cute! Like the foam snowflakes. Cute for a kids class!Hmmmmm, now my wheels are turning!

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

Ooops, should have looked closer! GREAT inking job on the Dimensional Elements! Hehe, had me fooled for a minute (or two)! :)

Shirley said...

great, love them!

Haley D. said...

Very fun!!!

Melissa said...

Love your snowflake card!!

Kathleen said...

Both the cards are gorgeous~! However, I really like the non-traditional colors of the second one!

Wendy Coffman said...

Love the color combo!

Debra said...

Beautiful cards!

Krista Ritskes said...

I love your second card!!! So unique.

retiree3 said...

Love your cards!

Kathi C. said...

Great cards, Terrie! The Santa in the October SOTM is a cutie, and I LOVE the bright snowflake card that showcases the new colors.

Julia Aston said...

Two colorful Christmas cards! love the 'fur' on Santa's suit!

cathy said...

Terrie,
Very cute, I especially like your second card cause it's very un-traditional. Nice.
cathy