Sep 022014

Sometimes the crafting is put on hold, and that’s what happened this summer.  Besides moving (again), I learned to surf!!  What FUN (the surfing.. not the moving)!!

Now I’m getting back to crafting and starting on some Christmas card designs.  Here’s one that is playing along in today’s color challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.


The ornament image is from the new Stampin’ Up Holiday Mini Catalog.  I’ve colored it with Copics.


This card is also playing along in a new challenge on Tracy’s blog called the Monday Mood Board.  Just love the colors and the black and white and gray leafy images in the Monday Mood Board Challenge #2.

This second card uses a new (to me) stencil from Simon Says Stamp.


Gotta have a little glitter here and there!


So glad that I’m finally getting going on some Christmas cards.  Have a long way to go, but at least it’s a start.

Surfin’ granny hangin’ 10!
Happy Crafting!

Card 1:

Stamps: SU “Christmas Bauble”; Flourishes “Sleigh Ride”

Papers: PTI Select White and Berry Sorbet

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Basic Black; Copics:

Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Washi; Rhinestone

Card 2:

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Stamps “Festive Foliage”; Flourishes “Sleigh Ride”

Papers: PTI Select White and Pinefeather

Inks: SU Chocolate Chip, Handsome Hunter and Basic Black

Accessories: Simon Says Stamp “Ornament on a String” Stencil; We R Memory Keepers Washi; Stickles “Xmas Red”; Tim Holtz Paper Piercing Tool; SU Piercing Template “Essentials”; Red Elastic Cord

13 Responses to “Ornaments”

  1. Great you started your Christmas cards! I did work on mine already, but also, gave all of them away as presents….
    I love the one with the cones, guess I need to get them, they are since some time one my list!

    Well done for your surfing – you look good on the surfboard!

  2. Fabulous inspired card! Beautiful colored ornament~ LOOK AT YOU GO you surfer girl you!

  3. What gorgeous cards! And I love how you’re working ahead already. I haven’t even started my holiday cards. So glad you could join in on my Monday Mood Board challenge!!

  4. Gorgeous cards!! I love the shading on the first ornament, and the stencil is super cool!
    Also- whoa! Surfing! You brave woman you! 🙂

  5. WB Susan, you’ve been missed, but have clearly taken time for yourself in learning to surf, and hi-fives for that! I don’t envy you moving so soon after your earlier move, but life happens 🙂 Your cards are a beautiful kick-off for the Christmas card season – NJ!

  6. Gosh, you’ve been busy, and learning to surf! I am impressed, bet it was scary at first, and then lots of fun. That should be some fantastic exercise too. Don’t envy you the moving part of the summer, however. Love both of these cards. That ornament is so pretty, and I’m over the moon with card #2. I love the pine cone design. Both of these cards are just beautiful, and now you have 2 more for your Christmas stash. Glad you are having time to get back to crafting. Hugs & TFS

  7. Both cards are gorgeous and so are you on the surfboard. Way to go, Susan!

    You did an amazing job on the coloring of the ornament on the first card. The stenciled background combined with your stamping looks fabulous!

  8. How cool that you learned to surf!!
    Love your cards the coloring on the first is terrific on that ornament, just beautiful, the frame you stamped around the stencil is so pretty, love that idea!

  9. Rainy Day Sufing!!!! lol Way to go Susan. Love the Christmas cards. Glad to see you’re back into stamping again, but the surfing is awesome too.

  10. Beautiful! Love the soft look with the stencil on that 2nd card. Just beautiful!

  11. Well, look at you! Surfing AND making beautiful cards! Bet you were a hit at the beach! Gorgeous Christmas cards, Susan!

  12. Surfing sounds like such a fun activity! And your cards are simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for the pictures. 🙂

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