Thursday, 5 November 2009

StampTV CSS Challenge Hop........





Welcome to our first Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Blog Hop!

Jessica Fick, the Design Team Coordinator for GinaK Designs has issued a challenge to all of the past and present team CSS team members to make a Christmas card with one of these sketches:




Hello! I'm so glad you've joined in on this hop.
I've made two cards using both of Jessica's sketch layouts.
The first features the spring of holly from the Stamp TV Kit - Holiday Cheer .
Stamped onto GKD Pure Luxury layering weight in pure white, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copic markers. Nestabilities dies were used to cut the circles and scalloped circle.
My base card is American Crafts - Rouge. Next a layer of GKD Pure Luxury layering weight in pure white. The DP is Basic Grey from the Wassail paper pad and this was shaped using a Fiskars border punch.
The scalloped circle was cut from some red glittered card. The red and white ribbon came next followed by the plain green circle which was attached with thin foam tabs. The stamped and coloured image was finally attached with more foam .
I've lined this card and stamped a sentiment and corner holly detail both from Theresa Momber's set Very Merry Christmas.


The first card was 'Traditional' my second card is a little more fun.


The Stamp used here is from Carolyn King for GKD and called 'Warm Winter Wishes'. I've used this little snowman on a couple of my Christmas cards this year he's quite versatile! I'd hoped for some sunshine to show the glitter on this card but sadly it's a dull day here!
I stamped him using Memento Tuxedo Black onto GKD PL layering weight in pure white and coloured with Copics. The heart was stamped twice, coloured and 'Joy' from the same set was stamped using a stamp-a-ma-jig to position . I've added some falling snow and snow beneath the snowman using Martha Stewart clear glitter..... I'm getting better with the glitter thing...... still end up with plenty on the floor! The cut out heart was added now using fine foam tabs.

The base card is PL heavy base weight in pure white. Followed by a layer of Baja Breeze then Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses dp. The corners were punched out and pearls added.
Nestabilities dies were used for both the image and the scalloped circle which was cut from baja breeze.

For this card I used dp in place of ribbon and both sides were punched with a Fiskars border punch. The stamped image was attached using thick foam tabs.

The sentiment from Theresa Momber's set 'Very Merry Christmas' was stamped onto pure white card with Baja Breeze ink, cut to size and the corners punched . To complete the sketch I've punched two snow flakes and added the clear gems. Both these elements were attached to the card with more foam tabs.

One sketch two quite different designs which one would you pick?

I hope you'll take some time and visit the girls blogs....... they are a talented group I'm sure you'll be inspired by their work. If you don't manage them all you can always check the link over at StampTV.Thanks for dropping by, hope you'll come by tomorrow when I have a very cute little girls card to share..........


We know you're going to LOVE what everyone has designed for us tonight!

First, here are the links for GinaK's Current CSS Team Members:

Deb Felts
Diana S. Queen
Karen Knegten
Melissa Cash
Sharri Seffens
Sue VanDeVusse

and the links for all of the past CSS Design Team members participating:


Brenda Turner,
Carla Suto,
Carolina Buchting,
Charlene Merrick,
Dawn Lusk,
DeeMarie Kelemen,
Geri Utterback ,
Giovanna Smith,
Janice Melton,
JenMarie Taylor,
Jennie Harper,
Joy Hadden,
Kay Simmons,
Linda Payne,
Lori McAree,
Melisa Waldorf,
Pam Imholz,
Selma Stevenson,
Shannon Bracken,
Shelly Wilson,
Sue Walsh,
Tina Gilliland

Some of GinaK's Senior Design Team Members and Illustrators wanted to get in on the fun tonight too:
Gina K
Asela Hopkins
Carolyn King
Cindy Lawrence
Jessica Fick
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger

along with Nina Brackett's Guest Designer: Lisa Hjulberg

All of these gorgeous cards from the entire team will be added to the StampTV gallery throughout the next few days with the tag cssjf1 (which stands for center stage spotlight jessica fick 1)

These sketches are also our sketch challenge for this week, so be sure to check out all the information in the discussion in our Challenge group over on StampTV Thursday morning. We'd love to see your cards with the sketch too!



49 comments:

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Sue!

Jessica said...

Sue, what a couple of beautiful cards!! I LOVE them both so much!

Thank you so much for hopping with us tonight!! I'm tickled to be 'working' with you again!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Sue how very cute are these both!!! LOVE the DP you used on both cards!!! That is a great DP for the ribbon.

JenMarie said...

These are GREAT Sue!!

Selma said...

Love both these cards Sue. I really like the colors you chose to use with the snowman.

Denise said...

What beautiful cards! Both are stunning!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards Sue!! Love the sketches you've been given to play with and your colouring is amazing!!!

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards Sue!

Neesey said...

Great cards. Love them both.

JessicaK said...

Beautiful duo. I really like the color combo with the snowmen (and the non-snowy background :D)

craftieodamae said...

Beautiful cards Sue!!! You do such gorgeous work!

Melanie said...

love the one with Cammie's especially!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Great job on this sketch! I love both of your cards.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Both cards are fantastic, Sue. Great use of color and embellishments.

Marsha said...

Both cards are so nice.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Two great cards, Sue! Great choice of DP with your beautiful holly branch and the snowman is adorable!

asela said...

Love them!

catdidit said...

Both of these are such stunners Sue! I really love that snowman though, the coloring and the pearls, all of the details are just perfect!

Dawn said...

g'day Sue!! lol.. your cards are fabulous! I do love that snowman one though!!

Kathy H said...

Super cute!

redwasher1 said...

Sue, your cards are super gorgeous!!

Patti said...

Very pretty Sue! I love all your dimension on your cards!

Deb said...

Sue, these are both so wonderful! Your coloring has such depth and dimension! I love the elegance of the holly, and the whimsy of the snowman! Fantastic!

Lori said...

Both cards are great Sue!!

joy said...

Both cards are stunning, but I really really really like the holly one because the dp you used is perfect!!!

Janice M said...

Great cards Sue!! Love all the details on the snowman card!

Payne Holler Cards said...

both are beautiful! love that snowman!!! looking at your details! and the color combos...love the dp too!!! whew!

Jenny McGee said...

Sue, both cards are lovely.

Theresa Momber said...

Fabulous card, Sue! Wonderful coloring!

Teri said...

Both of these are fantastic. Love them both!

Lynne Phelps said...

Charming cards! Great job.

Sharri Seffens said...

Sue, both cards are awesome! I love the papers and your coloring is beautiful!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!!!

Natalie said...

Beautiful cards!! Like the border on the first, very elegant! So much detail to each card, very very nice!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi sue! :) what great cards! the first one is beautiful! and I love the snowman. The DP is perfect!

Jennie said...

These cards are beautiful Sue! Love the holly one and the matching dp and your snowman is just precious! I love that BG dp, isn't it just the cutest and it fits your snowman card perfectly :o)

Stampin' Pam said...

Love these Sue - beautiful. I love the holly image and your coloring - and now I know how to color it - I was having a hard time figuring out what was a leaf, what was a ribbon etc. LOL The snowman card is "snow cute" with that plaid BD. Adorable.

shelly w said...

Nice cards!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Sue!! I really love the snowman, but have I have a "thing" for snowmen. LOL

Sue D said...

Both cards are great--I really like the joy heart on the snowman.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, Sue! Wonderful designer paper choices!

Carolyn King said...

Sue...these are fabulous. The holly card is stunning and the snowman card is one of my favs---you rocked that set! Awesome!

Andrea said...

I love both cards Sue! Even though we don't have snow for Christmas I have a soft spot for snowmen - he's gorgeous!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful holly and I love the glitter! Adorable snowman and I love the non-traditional colors!

Lisa T said...

Adorable cards! Love them. :)

Shannon said...

Beautiful cards! Love the edging on the first one.

CraftieConnie said...

Adorable Christmas cards, Sue! As always perfect to the last detail!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Both are truly wonderful! I love that holly image, and snowmen are among my faves!

Carolina said...

Delightful cards Sue!