Thursday, January 1, 2009

SCS New Year's Eve Party

While I wasn't able to get most of these done in the time frame allowed, I still had fun with the challenges on SCS yesterday. And even though I didn't get them all done, here's what I did get done. You can find all the challenges here!

The first challenge, SCSNYE01, was to create a friendship themed card with some sort of food on it. Here's what I came up with~

card size: 4 1/2 x 6
Nay , TAC GWP-retired
paper: Georgia Pacific,
Dovecraft Retro Floral, cardstock from my stash
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black , Palette Iris
others: copics, prismacolors, OMS, sizzlit photo corner die

The second challenge I worked on was SCSNYE02, Remembering the past. The challenge was to use a retired SU set and use 3 layers or less and no bumpy or lumpy embellishments. Since I only own 2 SU sets and the one I just got off ebay since it's retired, it was an easy choice what to use, LOL! I also used this week's SCS sketch, SC209.
I noticed as I was making this card that I must be in the holiday spirit still, notice the colors? It looks black, but it's really a dark green. LOL! I also just realized I failed at the no lumpy embellishments. Oh well, I tried. LOL!

card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
stamps: SU Living Large,
paper: Georgia Pacific, Basic Grey Figgy
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Jardin Moss
others: copics, prismacolors, OMS, small buttons from my stash, ribbon, Christmas Red Stickles, stardust pen

The next challenge, SCSNYE03, was one right up my alley. All embellishments must be either shimmery, glittery or sparkly. I thought a Twinkle Fairy sounded appropriate for this challenge. I also tried my brand new Shimmerz! Love it! Seriously, if you haven't tried it, run to Susana's store and order some!!

card size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
stamps: Stamping Bella Twinkle Fairy, TAC Be-retired,
paper: Georgia Pacific, Basic Grey Sultry, cardstock from my stash
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Belle Rose,
others: copics, prismacolors, OMS,
Pink Poinsettia Shimmerz, Angel Wings Shimmerz, White Lightning Glitter Dots, Silver Geo Shaped Sparkler Stickers

The last challenge I completed was SCSNYE10, make a card in honor of a friend. I feel so truly blessed to have so many awesome friends online and "in real life" that this was a truly easy challenge. I have a few friends that I want to send special cards to so this will get a start to those.
I used a SCS Bella Forum sketch, BSC54.
card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
stamps: Stamping Bella Best Friends Forevah, TAC Sweet Memories~retired~on inside
paper: TAC ultrasmooth white cardstock,
Dovecraft Glamour Prints, cardstock from my stash
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Lavender Sachet
others: copics, prismacolors, souflee' pen,
Turquoise Copic Glitter Pen, bella embellishments
Happy New Year!! Any new year goals? I really don't set any anymore as I always felt like a failure when I didn't complete them. But I am going to strive to continue to improve my card making skills, hopefully find some local stampers to get together with and try to keep up and possibly increase the number of RAK's I send out. Basically this year I just want to keep busy as Sam is deployed again for the 3rd time in May.
Best of luck and wishes to you all!!

Which do you prefer.... several different posts or one long one like this?


Anki said...

Wonderful cards my friend. Hope you had a great New Years Eve and are not too tired today - does not look like it though - with all the new cards that you've been able to make. Kram - Anki

the whimsical butterfly said...

Wow you put me to SHAME last night LOL! I only got one card done ha ha ha...altho I did host a challenge, but MUCH preferred to chit chat which is what I do best LOL!

That's a good q abt long posts v. shorter ones. I think I tend to like shorter more b/c they showcase each work and each work is truly, a work of art, you know? But, when you have more than one thing to show off it totally makes sense to combine? I dunno...either way, your stuff is awesome, Danni! happy new year!!!

Anna said...

These are so cute! I love the shimmery bella card! So blingy! All the cards look great! Good job getting so many done! And your Melanie looks great too!

Tina said...

They are all just great. I love the bellas, it's my fave.

Tammi said...

Wow, how do you whip all of these out, wish I could do that, lol! All your cards are fabulous, I especially love the beenchanted card, so shimmery and very pretty!

Sparkle said...

What fun cards! I love the first one with the chocolates!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Wow, you were a busy girl! Love that twinkle fairy--might have to add some of those images to my wish list! Great job on them all!


Becky in East Tennessee said...

I love how you always FINISH the inside of the cards. That looks soooo fantastic! I love them all. I cant pick just one!

Christi said...

Wow girl!! You rocked the NYE challenges!! I prefer one card per post but only because I can really focus on your creations. Happy New Year Danni!!!

christie said...

Danni, I just now had time to hop on over to your blog - and wow, I've been missing out! I love these creations, they are beautiful!

Annie said...

wow you must have been working fast! it takes me all day to just make one card, but then my excuse is my colouring takes ages! when it's more likely the hours trying to match up papers and decide on a layout! hugs, annie x

Heather said...

Oh My Word Danni where do I begin???

I love love love the colors you chose on the Bella card and the Friend ship card!!! The DSP's are soooo pretty!!!

I love my shimmerz I have 20 colors now and I use it on almost every card!!!

They just add so much Ta Da to everything!!!

The Red Valentines card has a wonderful Layout and I like all the Layers and the Stamp is very cute too!!! I really like the red and black!!!

The Fairy Card. Ooooohhhhhhh ssssooooooo cute!!! Love the Blingz!!! You will get addicted to the Shimmerz I promise!!

Thanks for sharing, now I have missed so many cards the last few days I have a lot to look at on your blog!!!


Ann Kranitz said...

Boy Girlie, you have been busy...GREAT Cards!!! Your coloring is amazing and usually I dont like a long post but your cards are such a pleasure to look at that it does not make a difference.

Susan said...

Gosh, you were busy! Love them all, especially that Twinkle Fairy! She's one of my favorites! Love the insides also. As for the posts, I've been saving mine up, but this year, I'm going to the one or two cards an entry. If I have more, I'm just going to post 5 entries in one day!

marsha said...

Danni, you sure have been busy! I love all your cards but my favorite is the Twinkle Fairy, must be something about fairies for me, LOL! I love all your posts - short or long.

Christine Riley said...

Wow Danni, these are all amazing! Love the colors you chose, they are all wonderful.
Hugs, Christine :)

Cassie said...

there was a time limit??? ack!?!? I got about 4 done but still haven't photographed them.

1. so cute! i love your coloring on this one!

2. perfect layout! i love that image that you picked.

3. this is my favorite one - even though I love them all!! i love the decorative paper that you used in strips and the fairy is wonderful!! i have some of those bella fairies too and will have to copy that trick of the shimmer stuff on their skirts. Is the shimmer you used pink in color or did you color it pink and then paint a clear/white shimmer over it?

4. also cute - this is so whimsical and fun!

And either is fine for me. I just love visiting you!

Susana M said...

Hi Danni,
I love the brightness and fun of Nay :o) I so totally get the friendship between a girl and her chocolate...SO much I had to get some from See's candy today :o)
I am digging the faerys as well love their cuteness. Your layouts rock and BTW You are the Queen of inside of the cards love the finishing touch!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana M

Lynn said...

Wonderful cards Danni! I love the Shimmerz you used and all the fun colors and papers!

Michelle said...

Danni - These cards are awesome. Love the sketches and the paper! The be enchanted and best friends are my FAVORITE! I feel for you about Sam deploying in May and hope that I can keep you busy!! Maybe you can even come visit me so we can play in person!!! I like the individual posts instead of the long ones just cause I like to commment on each card and I seem to make more sense commenting after the card rather than after 4 cards - heck you probably don't even understand me now :)


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