Sunday, November 8, 2015

Playing in Challenges

I found some challenges to play in today that worked out wonderfully.  Why you ask? Well, we had a garage sale on Saturday, and I put out all my cards [can you say 700+!!] for $1.  Yep, I had a major blow out sale.  My problem is, I sold a lot of my Christmas cards.  What was I thinking?  Now, I have to make more so I have some to mail~

I started with SIP Challenge #21; CAS Christmas and AZ Scrapbooking; one layer Christmas.

I sponged my ornament, and the mc is from Hero Arts Holiday Sayings.

I went on to play in CAS(E) This Sketch #148.

Spellbinders Create a Flake die, with Hero Arts Holiday Saying again.

And lastly, I joined in Happy Little Stampers 2 challenges; NEW Mixed Media; tag, and their Christmas Challenge; also a tag, Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas; media tag, and lastly, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge; a Thank You.

 
I used a couple of Tim Holtz dies for the tag, and the deer.  My background stamping is from STAMPloration's Mixed Media Grunge, and Cupcake Inspiration #335; tags. Edited to add in Loll's 12 Day Tag Challenge too!

So.much.fun.  Thanks challenges~


Thanks for stopping by~

36 comments:

Ruth said...

Oh blimey - wish I'd been at that yard sale! I'd have bought a whole bundle! Love Your first card with the purple bauble - it's such a beautiful colour. Thanks for the tip about vellum tape - I need to do some research as to where I can get it in the UK. XX

Lynette said...

Great cards - and tag. Love the first one especially. Oh my goodness - $1 for your cards?? What a steal!!! I just donated over 175 for our church to sell. They raised the price to $2 finally, so hopefully those will sell, too.

~amy~ said...

You must have a great supply of holiday cards...these are all fabulous.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

All these are great but the first one was really a WOW!

cm said...

I can imagine a lot of people where dancing with glee in bringing home your beautiful cards! You are sooooo rocking the tags, my friend! Love the beautiful ornament of the first, the pretty snowflake of the second, and the beautiful forest scene of the third! Remember: Tag You're It and this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenges would love to see you over there, too (hint, hint *grin*)
hugs~c

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful cards and tags. Wow! That was a lot of cards to sell. I never have that many on hand as I am always sending them out to people. That reminds me....need more postage stamps. LOL

nancy littrell said...

All 3 of your challenge cards/tag are Stunning Vicki. You are a master of colors my friend. TFS

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, Vicki, more that 700 cards ...unbelievable!!!!! But surely the people who bought them were very happy with what they got for $1!!!! (...and now you've got some extra money to buy more stamps!!!!) I have taken some of my cards to a lovely gift shop on Friday (only 30!!!) - they are going to sell it, and I've also dropped some at two pharmacies (not many, but I'm happy with what I got for it!!!) I'm also considering having a stall at our local Farmers' Market during December, but haven't made up my mind about that, yet. The ones that I've got left at the moment (which isn't that many) I'll probably give to my char to sell at her church.
I LOVE your fantastic ornament on the first card - I don't know how you do your sponging so perfectly - I tried again last week with my CTS card to do neat sponging, but no luck - in the end I gave up on my original idea and made something else with easier sponging!!!! The gold sentiment with the brilliant purple ornament looks wonderful!!!!
Your second card is just as beautiful!!! Love the chevrons on the diagonal and the snowflake is so lovely!!!! Stunning CAS look!!!
The tag is simply stunning!!! Really like the bg with the gold glitter strip and the label maker sentiment!!!
Have a great Sunday!!!!

Sharon Underwood said...

Oh, wow, I don't think I'd ever have the nerve to sell that many of my cards! Way to go! Love your pretty purple ornament! All of your cards are just incredible. I love to come & visit your site to see what you've come up with next!

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... you sold your cards for $1 ... what a great deal for everyone that bought some! :)

LOVE that purple ornament ... the colour is gorgeous ... and perfect with just the stamped sentiment. Perfectly CAS. And your orange tag card with the gold snowflake is so pretty.

The tag is AWESOME. So much going on ... and I LOVE your colour combo (your signature blue and green!). So pretty with the gold deer. Beautiful design, my friend. Thanks so much for sharing your tag with my Twelve Tags of Christmas event. xx

Nancy Stislow said...

Your tag is awesome, Vicki! I just love the deer in gold, such a fresh and creative idea! What a terrific background you created for him too!

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful cards Vicki! Your one layered ornament looks stunning!! Thanks for playing with us at a2z!!

Maggie Mata said...

I'm grovin' on the deep purple ornament! Love the way you added darker tones to the outside to make the color blend and jump out. LOVE IT! Thank you for playing with us at the Stamp Ink Paper challenge this week.

maria f. said...

700? Get out!
I LOVE that deer tag. The BG is uber cool and you cannot go wrong with a deer die cut, especially not if it's gold!

Leigh Penner said...

Wow! What fabulous cards and tags!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, these are all fabulous Vicki! Your first with the regal purple ornament is awesome!!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

jenn shurkus said...

wow! your colors on all your cards are SO vibrant! beautiful :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gorgeous!

Kylie said...

Vicki, all sensational creations. I LOVE your tag. The colours are amazing and the deer just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Tanja said...

love the foiled deer - thanks for sharing your project at Cupcake Inspirations - Hugs, Tanja

Team Clark said...

Gorgeous cards, and the tag background is amazing! Love the golden reindeer!

Arlene said...

Your cards are beautiful. The one layer ornament card is absolutely stunning. Terrific color on the ornament.

So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.

Niki G said...

Vicki! So glad you joined a2z's one layer challenge with your gorgeously done purple ornament. Simple and elegant and just all around sweet!

Monica Maier said...

Wow Vicky! These are all gorgeous, I really love the one layer ornament!!! Thanks for joining us at a2z.

ThePurplePlace said...

I am In LOVE with your "Purple" Ornament card! WOW!! It is calling my name...thanks so much for sharing it over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog! You've been busy and every card is wonderful !! :)

Deepti said...

700+ cards sold!!! I am coming there to join u in the next garage sale :) love ur fabulous creations as always !!

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous work, Vicki! I love that purple ornament--the coloring is perfection! And your tags are so pretty! Great take on this week's sketch!

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Dawn Turley said...

WOWZER Vicki. All your cards and tags are fabulous. Thanks for entering into our challenge at A2Z. Your purple ornament is stunning.

honeybeelane said...

Wow, Vicki! I love that tag! Great colors, love the ink blending. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers 1rst Mixed Media Challenge this month. Melissa - DT

Chark said...

couldn't love the ornament more--it's lovely! thanks for playing along with us at a2z!

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with a2z Scrapbooking!

Andrea La Vigne said...

I saw your first card at a2z Scrapbooking's challenge, and had to come take a closer look. That ornament is AMAZING!!! Love the color, and the sponging is perfection. Love your other card & your tag as well!
Andrea
Andrea's Paper Antics

Carol said...

Super makes Shirley. Thanks for joining us at the HLS Mixed Media Challenge this month. Carol DT x

Suchi said...

1$ per card..that's a steal deal! I MUST say, seeing your cards, people are bound to buy those beauties..congratulations for your success and may you get many as such! :)
All you creations on today's post are awesome...specially loved the reindeer tag..so adorable and artsy! :)
Suchi xx

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