Thursday, January 17, 2019

IB55 Warm Winter Wishes

Hi everyone!  Happy Thursday!  Time for another warm, cozy Inspired By challenge!  I usually love making Christmas cards at any time of the year, but for some reason, I have not been very inspired since 2019 rolled around!  I had to give myself a kickstart to get in the spirit with this card!!:

And here is Laurel's prompt; warm and cozy for sure:

My DSPs are all retired from SU; the darker blue one actually had white flowers, but I brayered them with some Soft Suede ink to give them a more distressed apperance!  The sentiment was heat embossed in white ink and embossing powder, and the little coffee cup was stamped in Memento Black, Night of Navy and Soft Suede, then I added some coloring with a Bronze Blend:

I stamped the horizontal panel with the Buffalo Check stamp in Night of Navy, and I embossed the background with the Cable Knit embossing folder.And here's the inside:

All other sentiments and images are from Close to My Heart, and I used the Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch for this week:


If you've not ever played along with the Inspired By challenge, I encourage you to give it a try!  Can't wait to see your creation!

I recently joined the Spellbinder Die of the Month club, and got a cute little paper doll-style die that I thought Cassidy would like:

Most of the pieces are small and fiddly, but she did a great job; true to her tomboy-style (regardless of the Mardi Gras beads she is wearing!!!), she chose to create a boy with neutral clothes....although I am not too sure about those shoes, LOL!  To each her own, right?!  She added the buttons, pocket and fingers herself!!!

Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Buffalo Check, Love with All the Trimmings (Close to My Heart), Just Treats (CTMH)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Delightful Daisy DSP, Warmth & Cheer DSP (both ret)
 Ink Craft White, Memento Black, Soft Suede, Night of Navy
Accessories Braided Linen Trim, Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Ovals Framelits, SU Blends, Brayer, Embossing Buddy, Sponge Dauber, Cable Knit Embossing Folder, Stamparatus, Heat Tool


Ruth Ann V. said...

Warm is what feel when I see your card!
I like the "cable stitch" embossing, the blues, and the distressed greeting and warm hot chocolate. That is perfect for a warm wish!
Cassidy boy is done well. Maybe he has his basket ball sneakers on. Ruth Ann

Danni Reid said...

Your card is so beautiful!!

Kampin' Karen said...

What a great non-traditional Christmas card. I like what you did with the brayer. Cassidy did a marvelous job and maybe those shoes will transport him to Kansas ;-)

Debbie said...

Love your warm and cozy card!! Your papers are awesome, and I absolutely love that cable knit embossing!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Jan Clothier said...

What perfect textures! The cable-knit and the warm rug that is evoked by the check - fabulous design choices. As for the dies - I used to LOVE playing with paper dolls. Fancy being able to make your own - Cassidy must love it!

Lisa Elton said...

I like all of your cozy layers and your pretty sentiment oval, this is wonderful! Cassidy did a great job on her paper doll, he's cute!

Linda Callahan said...

A comfy cozy card! So cute! Hope you don’t get too much snow this weekend! 20 inches predicted for us!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Such a beautiful card! So cozy and perfect for the challenge!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Oh I love the warmth of the colors in this winter card!

Thanks for Joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Hugs ~ LJ / TMS Design Team

Patti said...

Oh LeAnne I'm so jealous that you get to craft with your granddaughter!!! Mine lives hours away so our crafty times are few and far between. I LOVE everything about your card, you pulled off both challenges amazingly perfect. I'm really glad you created with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Melissa Craig said...

Gorgeous card! That is such a warming Christmas card - I love the colors. That is also a gorgeous little gal you have crafting with you. I love the Spellbinders die club, I didn't take this one because I am not into Valentine's Day - but it's so cool that you're sharing this love with your granddaughter. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Andrea W said...

Very warm and cozy! Your papers and textures capture the inspiration photo perfectly. So glad you played along with my favorite sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

lisa808 said...

The cable knit and flannel are definitely warm and cozy! Love the white-embossed sentiment.

So great that Cassidy is interested in crafting.