Monday, 1 June 2015

OLS17 (Round & Round) & MCV4: Wonderful Christmas


I've got two cards to share today. The first is for this month's One-Layer Simplicity Challenge (I'm hosting) where the challenge is 'Round and Round', meaning to use two circles (no more, no less) somewhere in your design.

For this card, I used a Simon Says Stamp stem/leaves stamped in New Leaf. I used Simon Says Stamp "Lots of Dots" to create my flower in Wild Orchid and Grape Soda. And I finished it with one of my all time favourite sentiments from Inkadinkado. Head over and check out the challenge - I hope you'll play along!



My second card is my take on this week's Muse: Christmas Visions challenge, where Guest Designer Tracey gave us this inspiration:


I focused on the snow drifts, colourful trees, snow in the sky and the placement of the sentiment.

I used MFT's Campy Tree Line die cut twice and coloured with copics. The snow was created using Neat & Tangled's Falling Flakes in W+9 Fairy Dust ink and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Wonderful Wreath.

The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday morning at 8 am EDT. At that time you can vote for your 3 favourite 'stars' until 8 am on Thursday. Voting results will be posted on Thursday at noon.

14 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

LOVE the circle flower and happy Christmas trees Ardyth.

sandie said...

Love the circle in a circle flower, such a wonderfully CAS design....thinking cap on!

Lynn said...

Two fabulous cards!

lostinpaper said...

Both cards are wonderful Ardyth, I especially love that funky flower! ps hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Geri said...

'THANKS' has me so in awe of your incredible talent! This is stunning...and my new #1 Fav Ardyth card!

Your Christmas card is so festively fun with the red & green tress! Love the deep snow banks!

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Happy Dance said...

Love that 'Thanks' card. The sentiment is the perfect size and font. But that flower...very cool. Made me smile this morning. Love this one. And your take on Tracey's card is sweet. Nice little snowflakes, and I love the red and green trees. This one is just Fun! Love it. Have a great week my friend. Miss you. Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth what is not to love about both of these awesome cards. The thank you card is CAS perfection and your brightly coloured trees for MCV--LOVE!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Two great cards, Ardy! I really love the stark perfection of your floral thank you card and the wheels are turning turning about your very challenging challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

aden muir said...

Beautiful CAS card as always I hope I find time to join in this month. Happiest of birthdays to you!!

Lisa said...

Love that you made a flower from the two allowed circles!! Your colorful trees are cute too. Another fun pair Ardyth!

Bobby said...

I love that funky flower, Ardyth. What a great idea.

Anita in France said...

What a fun and festive Christmas tree scene, Ardyth ... and goodness, how gorgeous is that flower ... such CAS perfection! Looking forward to get my head round this challenge! Bisous, Anita :)

Jen W. said...

Love the cool mod look of your flower and your take on Tracey's card is so sweet!