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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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:



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

I have two cards to share for the Blog Hop that I made using each of these sketches (because I couldn't just stop at one!), one with the simpler sketch and the second card with more embellishments added. I think it makes for a nice quick easy card or more detailed one, whichever you prefer. I altered the focal image a bit in each by using a oval instead of a circle... so know that you can tweek it up to fit your interpretation of the sketch (or if you are like me and don't have Circle Nesties yet...) :o)

I used the gingerbread house stamp from the Holiday Cheer Stamp TV Kit and colored it with Copics and heat embossed it with Clear EP. The little snowflakes were embossed with Clear EP as well and then I lightly sponged to make them pop.

Then here is a card using the sketch with more embellishments.....

The images for this card are also from the Holiday Cheer Stamp TV Kit. I added little pearls to the center of the flowers and a bit of ribbon under the sentiment. I am going to keep this short so you can hop, hop, hop!!!

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:

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!

**ADDED BONUS**
Nina Brackett is giving away an extra copy of Melanie's Hip to be Square stamp set to a random commenter from one of the blogs, but no idea which so be sure and leave comments along the hop and it could be YOU! :o)

Special thanks to Jessica for organizing this...she is AMAZING!!! Now I am off to hop myself and see what these creative ladies have to share.....I am giddy with excitement! :o)
Blessings,

57 comments:

Maria Levine said...

Great job Jennie! Love what you did.

craftieodamae said...

OMG, it's after 11pm and I have to get up at 5AM and here I am hopping LOL. gorgeous cards!!!!

Selma said...

Both these cards are beautiful Jennie.

Jessica said...

Oh my word, I ADORE your ovals - they are perfect, Jennie! Thank you so much for using them so everyone COULD see how great they are with this easy sketch!

Your cards are perfect, as always! I LOVE your work, my friend, and am so happy you're back hopping with us again!

Tina Gilliland said...

GREAT job Jennie. LOVE that DP with the gingerbread house!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

they are AWESOME (saying it with a little high pitch sound heeee heee) you stayed true to the sketches and yet they each are so different!love your color combos on each!!! you nailed it!!!!
woooooo hooooooo....so fun to be hoppin with ya BFF!

Janice M said...

Great cards Jennie! I like how you used ovals!!

JenMarie said...

Wonderful creations!!

Denise said...

I am lovin' the cards you created for the hop, Jennie! Beautiful!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous cards Jennie!!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Beautiful Cards both Jennie!

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards Jennie!!

Neesey said...

What great cards....although I'm fond of the Xmas treats myself! These are very inspirational.

joy said...

Sweet gingerbread house! The background you chose is perfect!

Carolina said...

Beautiful cards Jennie - love the color combo of the first...so sweet in every way!

JessicaK said...

Sweet set. The soft tree combo on the strong dp background - lovely.

Natalie said...

Wonderful inspiration, your cards are beautiful!

Dawn said...

LOVE the ovals!! wonderful cards!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love them both. The first one is super cute and I love the trees on the second one

Melanie said...

love the punched element with the dotty DP!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Two wonderful cards, Jennie! I love the gingerbread house with the DP you chose and the trees look so beautiful with the dotted background!

Marsha said...

Both cards are great. Thanks

asela said...

Love both of them!

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome Jennie! I really love that gingerbread house, awesome coloring and love the snowflakes falling!

Susan said...

EWWWWW! Love these! Great job as usual.

Jenny McGee said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous.

naneruth said...

Great cards.

Kathy H said...

Wonderful creations!

Deb said...

Two gorgeous cards, Jennie! I love the paper you paired with each image. One is whimsical and fun, the other beautiful and elegant!

Patti said...

Both cards a very cool Jennie! I love the ginger bread card it so sweet and cute!

redwasher1 said...

Both of your cards are beautiful!!

Lori said...

Great cards Jennie!!!

Melissa Cash said...

Great cards Jennie! I love them both!

Donna said...

pretty cards, Jennie!

Theresa Momber said...

Jennie, these are gorgeous!! WOW!

Lisa T said...

I especially love the first card. That image works so well with the BG paper!

Teri said...

Great cards!

Lynne Phelps said...

As someone who is also lacking circle Nesties, I appreciate your changes to the sketch! Love both cards!

Sharri Seffens said...

Jennie, Both cards are gorgeous!

Pat Jandacek said...

Thanks for sharing your many talents. Your cards are lovely.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Soooo pretty and that is the sweetest little house on that Eskimo Kisses dp!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi jennie! :) these are wonderful!! the DP is perfect with both. Really makes the images stand out. Very nice!

Paige said...

Both of these cards are terrific!

Stampin' Pam said...

Jennie these are both adorable - great DP - lovely job.myespit

shelly w said...

Another great card! Way to go...you Rocked it!!

Sue D said...

Both cards are wonderful!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Jennie, these are fantastic, girl! The first one is just adorable, and love the use of the oval on the second one! :)

Melisa Waldorf said...

Lovely cards Jennie!!

Carolyn King said...

you did an awesome job with this kit...both cards are fabulous and I love the ovals (!)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Your little gingerbread house card is so sweet! And I love your tree card... the airbrushing is awesome!

wordbird said...

Jennie...beautiful cards! A completely adorable one and a beautiful elegant one...you always do such beautiful work,
Jennie!! ;D Diana

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Jennie - these two cards are just adorable...fantastic patterned paper and the perfect images to compliment them. Nicely done!

Stephanie said...

Love both of these!

tlgirl353 said...

Jennie- both are such happy cards! Great job!

Shannon said...

Great tweaking!!! Love both cards.

Michelle Forrest said...

Both of these are wonderful!

shellpole said...

Both are lovely but I lean towards the second one...but then maybe I am in Xmas mode??