Thursday, June 24, 2010

Not a Blue Christmas Anymore!

This is what Cad thought of the before pics of the cards I had made.  There wasn't anything really wrong with them, but they needed a little umph.  Okay so really he fell asleep and got so startled when I walked by he didn't realize his tongue was still sticking out.  He sat like that long enough for me to grab the camera and snap this pic.  Poor old guy.  Here I'm posting such embarrassing pics of him for the world to see. LOL!
See?  They are nice, but I wanted to try to stretch myself a little and try to use more stuff from my stash.
I added some ribbon I scrunched and now I think the card has a little more presence.
This one is more subtle.  I added faux brown stitching to the blue paper.  There's already some brown Stickles on the reindeer's nose and the card base had been stamped with brown snowflakes.  I also punched up the envie with a fun sentiment.
I went subtle here too.  I used liquid pearls to edge the plaid paper, a brown Tombow marker to dot the scallop edge around the snowman, colored the snowman with some brown Copics, and added some blue Stickles to the buttons.  None of these are major, just some nice details.
This card got all flowered up and the envie got some snowflakes and a lovely sentiment added.  The flowers got blinged with Stickels, buttons, and Dew Drops.

I just though these might be fun to encourage y'all to stretch yourself like I did.  It seemed scary and I didn't want to wreck the cards.  Then I stopped and said to myself "geesh these are cards, it's not like I can't make another one!!!"

I'm adding these to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.  This cupcake was the inspiration piece.  I also added this to Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings, Aly's Sunday Challenge, Bunny Zoe's Crafts, Basic Grey Challenges, Life as Lori, Socialize with Me, and Cooking It Up with Katie.  So how'd I do?


  1. Splendid! Don't often see blue and brown Christmas cards - so they qualify as CRAFTASTIC! :) Love your doggy pic. So cute!!!

  2. Fun Christmas all the little touches you added! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

  3. Super cute cards! Loving the blue and brown combo.
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

  4. It's definitely all about the details ;-) Nice job on the cards and I know that you don't like blue...are you sure ;-)

  5. Wow wonderful collection of gorgeous Christmas cards, Great use of the challenge colours, Thank you for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges :)
    HuGs Kim and the BG Team ♥

  6. Moriah,
    You have me in the mood to do some Christmas cards now! :) Pretty cards!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!
    True :D

  7. Wonderful Christmas cards!! I love the blue & brown color combo! ...thanks for stopping by my blog!

  8. What a gorgeous set of Christmas cards! I really need to get started on mine:) Thank you so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  9. They came out GREAT! Good for you going above and beyond :)
    It makes them that much more special.
    I probably should start on my christmas crads and gifts... You motivated me :)
    Thanks for Socializing with me Monday til Sunday!
    Can't wait to see more from you :)

  10. These are really cute projects, I love the colours! Thanks so much for Cooking it up with Katie!


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