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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Challenge #71 - Alphabet Soup

Here in the USA the schoolchildren are dragging themselves back to the classroom and getting back into the swing of reading, writing, and arithmetic.

In honor of their noble efforts,

your challenge this week is to use letters!

(you know, the A L P H A B E T)
Jana here: I made a couple of cards this time around. I have been up to my eyeballs making inchies lately, so a card was a nice change. They are a much bigger canvas on which to work. I am currently working on some Halloween inchies, so I switched it up a bit and made a Halloween Card. It's very simple, but I like it.
I also got a head start on my Christmas cards. I pulled my Christmas craft bin out and found this wonderful little stamp set that I got either last year or the year before. And the papers are leftover from an album I made last year.
The only thing new on here is the little pearl bling in the center of the snowflakes.
This doesn't say Merry Christmas, not because I don't say it, but rather because this card will likely not go out until January. I usually write out cards and they get put aside. I usually find them in January. Sooooo, this year I decided to head myself off at the pass, and just make them fit the season. IF by some miracle they actually get out in the mail before Christmas, I'll write MERRY CHRISTMAS on the inside of the card. Or stamp it.


Rosemary here - I made two cards for this challenge, but I had so much fun, I have a feeling that I'm going back into the crafty lair for some more stamping and cardmaking.

First up is a Christmas card using a Hero Arts set that I've had but have only used sporadically. I'm definitely a person who sees a demo and thinks - Oh, I can do that and I can do this and blah blah blah and yes, add that to my cart and some of that and so on. Then I get home and hmmmm....and I become woefully craft-challenged. (SIGH) Yeah, it's like that!

But I finally got a little whoosh of creativity and ta-da!! (for more details head on over to my Fortress

My second card is pretty nifty, if I say so myself, and puts a letter front and center.

I stamped and colored an antique map image and added a little relief map-ish touch (which looks better in person - don't you hate when people write that because it's like - hey, it looks fine but now you're making me question your ability.....)

I have always wanted to do this since being inspired by a Rubber Stamper magazine cover project (again, sigh sigh, how I miss that magazine but that's for another time)

Anyway, I used a brand new stamp "A" and embossed it (as I did the map image too) and then punched it out and antiqued it. Some layering on cardstock and again ta-da!



Join us in the LETTER fun this week and add your project to the BLOG HOP below...


Joynana said...

Great challenge, the DT rock. I hope this fits it has words...

Amrita said...

I fell in love with the antique map with the arrow through A. Mind if I borrow it for a while.

Maria Matter said...

what a fun challenge and fabby DT cards! great job everyone...always inspirational!

Electra said...

Have I told you I love love love your new "do"? It's got "Jana" all over it. But I'm willing to fight Amrita for your map Rosemary.
and I think I can take here. tee hee

Ruthie said...

Eeeee - been sooooo long since I played along! Just knew what I wanted to do - took me 10 mins! Ooooo - or should I say it took me hours???? Nope - it looks like it only took 10 mins so I cant fib!