Monday, December 28, 2015

Hearts, Snowflakes and Santa...Reverse Confetti #31~December Sketch for You to Try

Hello!

Oh, how I hope that everyone had a most Merry Christmas!  We most certainly did, even though it was bittersweet in this being the first Christmas without my Pa; we know he was with us in spirit, helping us to arrive safely and in time to take my mom to Christmas Eve mass.  Of course, any and all time with family, especially my mom, niece and nephew - is priceless!  We played with Mr. C's cool new Hot Wheels track (the loop-de-loop one), washed Ms. T's Barbie's fancy pink car at the 'car wash stand' (after decorating it, of course), made Lego cars, created Perler beads flowers, butterflies and hearts, coloured stained glass images, watched my brother make shrink art (apparently he has a crafty-streak in him as well!), coloured ginormous pictures of Frozen characters with new markers, painted with new water-colour pencils...and that was just the first hour *grin*.  Fun, frolic, festivity...and we enjoyed every. single. moment (except the coming home part, which happened yesterday...pouting!).

Today, I decided it was high time that my Reverse Confetti products received some attention, and what better 'starting point' in giving them a trial run than with the inspiration drawn from Reverse Confetti #31~December Sketch for You to Try


I'm making my debut with this challenge so please...be kind *grin*  The DT cards are ever so pretty, which is sometimes a tad daunting, but...I gave the sketch a go....and another go...and yet another.  I "think" the first two have all the sketch elements present, whereas the third...well, it's a kinda-sorta 'close' attempt.  The Santa *had* to play...





Aside from a  couple of banner dies, everything is Reverse Confetti...and guess what?  I still have more for another play date....

Given the wild weather happening in various parts  of the world, my hope is that wherever you may be, you and your loved ones are safe! Sending prayers....

Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brightens my day.






16 comments:

  1. Glad you made it home safe & sound, Carol. Christmas was the 6th anniversary of my dad's death & I know what you mean about the sadness of not having your dad there. So glad you could be with your family & especially your mom. Fabulous cards--I especially love the Valentine!

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  2. Happy to hear you had such a special Christmas, Carol ... and that you were watched over in your travels! A delicious trio of sweet cards ... lovely layering on all three! Hugs, Anita :)

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  3. These are ALL wonderful...three cards...you go!

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  4. Reading about your really warmed my heart, Carol! How fun and special it was. You are very blessed. I completely understand missing your dad, but you are oh so right, that his loving spirit was right there with you. Your cards look amazing! You definitely are challenge ready! Good to know that Santa has a bit more time to play as well. :) Thank you so very much for sharing! Hugs!

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  5. So pleased you had a good Xmas. And now play time with your RC goodies. These all look amazing to me, great takes on the sketch x

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  6. Poof....just like that....the holidays are over! Sounds like you had a swell time with your family. The two little folks are at the perfect age for the 'magical fun' of Christmas! Love the bold bits of black :)

    Looking at these pretties, I'd say you are definitely back into the 'crafting groove'. Sweet creations, sweet colors, SWEET leafy wreath (?).

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  7. So glad you pulled out your supplies, 'cause this is one awesome threesome! My favorite is the little Santa - it just stole my heart! And you are preparing for Valentine's Day - smart Lady! Your little Masterpiece arrived in my mailbox today :)))) What a FUN card - I want to kiss that snowman.... THANK you so much, my friend!

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  8. Oh your cards are all so wonderful Carol! You did a beautiful job on each and every one of these! I love them all, but the one with the little Santa stole my heart! So glad you are playing along with the RC challenge this month! Happy new year my friend! ((Hugs))

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  9. Gorgeous cards Miss Carol! They are so stinkin' sweet. So happy to hear you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year!

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  10. Sounds like you had a fabulous Christmas, Carole. My Dad passed away 10 years ago and I still remember our first Christmas without him. The memories live on. Your cards are lovely, my friend ... as always! Wishing you an amazing 2016.
    hugs Asha

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  11. Your Christmas sounds splendid and I'm so glad you made it home safely. Love your cards! Happy New Year!

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  12. Lovely trio of cards. I sooo want that wreath die!!

    Can imagine how tough it was to have Christmas without your dad this year ((hugs)). Glad you were surrounded by family and you all had a good time. My daughter loves using shrink wrap and has made some great earrings etc. with it. Watching it in the over is the best :) Wishing you a blessed 2016 ((hugs)) and hopefully our paths can cross sooner than later!

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  13. I LOVE how you played with your new RC goodies! You did a fabulous job on the sketch, too...and I have to say, I think your Santa is perfect for the challenge! I have some of their dies on my wishlist, and now I can't wait to get them and play along!

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  14. Wow!! So many lovely designs here using the same sketch!! Love you've used them in many different ways here! :) Glad you had a great Christmas!! Wishing you a stunning New Year in 2016!! HUGS

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  15. Except for Santa it looks like you've turned your card making to Valentines, Carol. They look wonderful. Can you believe I don't own one RC stamp or die?

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  16. Your Christmas sounded very fun. Love your beautiful trio of Reverse Confetti cards. I think I need some more of their stamps and dies.

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