Sunday, January 5, 2014

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
  Those of you who are familiar with my work know that I very rarely make "cutesy" cards.  Not that I don't like them, I just am not that in to creating them myself.  This year I promised I would expand my crafting horizons, so you will see many attempts at creating cute cards. The Optional Twist this week is:  The Sights, Sounds, and Colors of Winter.   My image is from:

 I guess I really am into trying to broaden my scope, because I used a lot of glitter glue on this card and I normally don't use glitter.  This image seemed to cry out for it, though.  I was so happy when I found the little blue glittered flower in my jar of miscellaneous flowers.

The "Lift Tickets" seemed to work here and I thought they worked well with the challenge theme.  I tried four or five different ways of attaching them to the card, but using this flower seemed to give me the best effect.  I used a small flat head brad to attach the tickets and then covered the brad with the flower.  The tops of the tickets are dimensioned and looks kinda cool IRL!

 I have fallen in love with this spellbinder die and was excited to find that it framed my image perfectly!  The white ribbon is from one of my Really Reasonable Ribbon bundles.  I have purchased several of their sale bundles and will purchase more.  I can always find the perfect ribbon for my projects!   My DH, the artist, says that my coloring is improving with each day.  I love my hubby to death, but I also know that he will LIE to protect my feelings.  But I wasn't too disappointed with this.  I will never have great Copic skills, but I will keep trying!   Maybe that is why I don't do cutesy...too much coloring!

I have had these mitten stamps and sentiment for almost two years.  This is my first time using them.  They work well with this project..don't ya think?

Card Stock:  Neenah "Red Pepper" 80# Linen
Designer Papers: Echo Park "Winter Park" by Lori Whitlock
Image: Squigglefly "Hang Ten"
Sentiment and Mittens Stamps:  Unity Stamp Company
Dies: Spellbinders' "Wavy Borders"
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

Challenges Entered:


  1. Chana this is absolutely gorgeous, love the sparkly touches and how did the inside.
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  2. I love it Chana! I think your coloring is spectacular!

  3. fabulous and super cute card Chana.

    gr karin

  4. What a fun and oober cute card Chana. You always do such fab work! Thanks for the opportunity to work with ya! Take care.

  5. Chana - I think your Copic skills are really very good! Your highlights and shadows are well done - and the blending is really smooth - especially on the blue scarf and hat. Copics take a lot of practice - but I so love the result, don't you??!!
    I love the tickets in the corner and I love the elevated ends that make them look "grab-able" LOL!

  6. Chana, I just want to say thank you one more time for the invitation to the team. I am super excited to be creating with you! I really like the image on your card. It makes me smile and reminds me of great times with my brothers when we were kids! That Spellbinders die is awesome. I can see why you like it so much. It gives the background the perfect touch. Praying many blessings over you!
    Melissa M

  7. Happy New Year Redora!! Its been a while since I visit and thought I would pop in. So happy I did your card is beautiful. I love the image used and the fun inside of your carde. AJ-

  8. What a fun card! Love how you used your die cut for the image. I especially like the inside, we don't get to see many of those. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

  9. Really like how you do the outside and inside of your cards so nicely.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  10. Direct to my fav.,,,,,,,absolutely sooo cute, so adorable,,,, wowww, you are rock.

  11. A fantastic card. I love the background and the fabulous image.

    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

  12. Gorgeous card. Really loving those embellies in particular.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck. xx


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