Thursday, October 10, 2013

It's Been a While....

I know it's been a while since I last posted.  Thank you for all your visits and the sweet comments you have left for me.  I'm crafting a little more now, but I still struggle with my crafting.  I haven't participated in the Less is More challenge in quite a while, but the theme of this week's challenge caught my eye, so I thought I'd give it a try.  

This is the first card I made for the challenge:  


I designed the "peace" frame in my Silhouette program and then cut it out with my Cameo.  I used a Memory Box die for the house and trees on the hill and then cut a reverse hill with an xacto knife.  I coated both "hills" with glamour dust for a lot of sparkle.  The background was embossed with the "snow" embossing folder.  I don't think it's available anymore.  The star is a Memory Box die that I cut out 4 times and glued together for added dimension.  The frame and the "hills" are on pop dots to give it a little dimension.  After I finished it, I thought perhaps it might not be CAS enough, so I made one more.


For this second card I used my Cameo to cut out two of the ornaments in white card stock, then glued the two layers together over a piece of fishing line to suspend it in the frame.  The background is again the snow embossing folder.  I cut the frame with the Cameo and put it on pop dots so that the ornament is suspended over the snow background.  The sentiment is from PTI and was stamped in silver.  I just cut a notch in each end of the sentiment strip and added it to the card with pop dots.  I coated the ornament with stickles and glamour dust.  It's really "sparkly" in real life!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments and your visits are always appreciated!! Until next time...
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27 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful. Cards Susan....welcome back

Anne

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous holiday cards, Susan! I love all the sparkle and your embossed snow background is perfect on both cards!

I'm so glad you're spending some time in your craft room...I've missed your beautiful creations! Sending you hugs...Barb

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's so lovely to see your name pop up and see a post from you, Susan! Your W-O-W cards have your name written all over them in design and execution! You are a master with using the Silhouette to bring your visions to life!! Big hugs, Darnell

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Both of these are beautiful! I love the serene feeling of the white on white. So great to see you!

Cathy said...

Hi Susan, these cards are stunning, such beautiful sparkly designs. Lovely to see you again :)
Cathy x

snapdragon said...

Really , really nice! They are both beautiful, but I think the first is my fave.
Thanks for sharing!

Kristie Goulet said...

Susan, both of your cards are simply stunning! I love white on white Christmas cards! I've missed seeing your beautiful creations. xo

Michelle said...

Susan, you were in my thoughts last week (while I was pondering zentangles). I hadn't heard the sad news of your husband's passing, and now that I've caught up I wanted to let you know how sorry I am. I'm glad to see you're crafting. I've missed you. Thinking of you. xxx

Sheila in Cyprus said...


WOW! These are stunning cards Susan. I especially like the bauble one.

Love Sheila x

Karen B said...

Two gorgeous cards Susan - particularly love the ornament card, it's so pretty. Lovely to see you back in the world of Blogland.

Hugs.

Karen x

Chrissie said...

it's wonderful to see you back at Less is More Susan, we really missed seeing your wonderful cards.
These are simply superb!I love them both... I would mind having the file you created for your peace frame it's terrific. I have tried doing a word in a frame before but I'm very new to 'Silhouetting' as I've only had my Portrait for a short time.
Super stuff!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Deborah Frings said...

Hi Susan - so nice to see you back. Both these cards are super - I love the sparkle and snowy backgrounds!

Mrs Harry said...

Hi Susan, welcome back. So lovely to 'hear' from you again. And I'm so glad to see you haven't lost your creativity. These cards are just fabulous. I really love the first one, probably because I have all the stuff to copy it :-) I hope you get some comfort and respite from crafting. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. x

Sue said...

Hi Susan, two stunning cards. I love the sparkle on the first and the beautiful ornament on the second.

WhiteRacoon said...

Elegant. Stylish. White on white is always a winning idea! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

wow, stunning cards, love them both!
have a great weekend, Debxx

Meggymay said...

Two beautiful elegant cards. Its good to see you blogging again.
Yvonne

Sandra H said...

"WOW" Susan both are stunning and so Elegant too!! x

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Susan. Both cards are beautiful and elegant. There's something so peaceful with an all-white card. TFS! Loll xx

debby4000 said...

Love them both, they are so beautiful and elegant.
luv
Debby

Faith A said...

WONDERFUL to see you back Susan, AND with such beautiful cards.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful white on white cards Susan-just perfect for the LIM challenge :)Love your designs-and that embossing folder is fabulous!
Take care,hugs,Nessa xx

Sue - said...

Nice to see you crafting again! Both cards are beautiful but the first one is stunning.

Craft-E-Place said...

Beautiful cards - congratulations!
Elaine

GinaA said...

Two totally gorgeous cards, the folder looks brilliant, shame it's no longer available.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ah, Susan, I'm so not surprised to be popping back here to congratulate you on being showcased at LIM for your beautiful card!! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your 'ShowCASe' at Less is More for your GORGEOUS 'Peace' card, Susan! You are so deserving...Hugs to you!

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