Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sparkling Wintry Sensations

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle "Sparkling Wintry Sensations" blog hop!  If you hopped here by way of the very talented Karin, then you're in the right spot.  If you'd like to start from the beginning and become eligible for SIX great prizes, then click here
I have a few cards for your viewing enjoyment so grab that cup of peppermint cocoa and  enjoy the show.


Here is a beautiful Menorah with  the candles lit with Raspberry Soda and Lemonade Glitter. The Menorah is embossed with Black Detail  Embossing Powder and backed with  rich  silver mirror card stock. Since I used mirror card stock it is hard to photograph but in person it is rich and elegant.  To create this card  I used the Swirl Menorah and Happy Chanukah  from the Jewish Stamp Set #388.  I  used 8 different colors of Semi-Transparent Glitter glitter for the 8 day festival of light. Detailed instructions for this card are here.


My next card  I continued with the Chanukah Theme and  made a card with the  dreidel , a four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side. It is used during Chanukah to play a popular children's game that involves spinning the dreidel and betting on which Hebrew letter will be showing when the dreidel stops spinning. The Dreidel, Star of David and Sentiment can be found on the Jewish Stamp Set #388. I kept this card simple using  mostly the colors of the Israeli Flag, Blue for the water and White for the sky with Silver  and Gold Detail Embossing Powder and Golden Sparkle Embossing Powder.  I used an embossing folder for the back ground and  Spellbinders Octagons along with Ribbon Tag Trio. Detailed instructions for this card are here.

If you have visited my blog in previous blog hops you know I like a little humor.  Oy Vey , woe is me. I thought  I was headed to the South Pole where the penguins are instead  I  hit shore at North Beach ??? For this creation I used the Knit Hat Pengie  and the Sun and Palm Tree from Stamp Set 158 Tropical  with a little bit of  Hit The Beach Embossing Powder and Poolside Embossing Powder and finish it off with Sparkle Embossing Powder. Detailed instructions for this card are here.

You have to love those frogs, Moonlight Serenade here and he is singing.   He is so into it that his lily pad has ice and snow on it. He borrowed his  Santa hat from Santa Chimney. He is framed with Spellbinders Labels 13 and the sentiment is computer generated then cut with Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio. Instructions on how to put this card together are here.
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53 comments:

simplysandylee said...

Wow Linda, you were a busy elf! Santa is happy with you. And what a great variety of cards. Can't choose just one that I like best. But I am a fan of your humor! Keep up the great work.

Karin said...

What a wonderful assortment of cards! I love the darling penguin on the island, so sweet and creative to make a little scene! Great embossing on everything too :)

Donna Ellis said...

As usual, Linda, I am charmed by the diversity of cards on your blog. The elegance of your Menorah Card with details in the glitter shading, the beauty of the Dreidel Card in classic colors, but my favorite is the OY VEY global warming card! LOL Always can expect irony and humor on your blog, and I look forward to it every time! :-) The serenading frog is a MAN, right? A woman would certainly notice the changes in weather and take appropriate steps LOL Thanks for the treat of your cards!

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are all awesome! From the singing frog and roasting penguin to the beautiful embossed metallic swirls. Love all of them!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Judy Rozema said...

I always love seeing what you create, Linda, as it's always a treat! I love the way you did the menorah with the different colors of glitter! That is my favorite, but they are all so sensational!

creativearts said...

Awesome cards and great selection!

Susan said...

You are very talented and diverse. I love all of your cards. Such detail and attention given to each one.

Barbara Bruder said...

You're cards are so wonderful. But that frog card made me chuckle!! All of your cards are great.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Super collection of cards, Linda! Love all the sparkle and shine on the first two and the fun images on the other two. Wonderful cards and something for everyone!

Kim said...

I love the sparkle and shine on this one. The layout and creativity is awesome!

Anonymous said...

I love your cards.
Nancy

Julie Z said...

Great collection! Love the elegance and shine on the first two. Third one is just too funny. Love the layout and big beautiful bow on the third. Really nice group.

Anonymous said...

Hee hee! Yep, loving the comical ones especially - that frog is just toadally rocking! Loved how you incorporated the different sets in the last two, and how you used the Jewish set. Great job! Shona

Karen Howard said...

Loved all the detail in all of your cards. I especially like the metallic look in the first card. Well done!

Peg Klitch said...

Linda, what a pleasure to see Chanukah cards. But I must admit the frog card is a hoot and my fave! Thanks for sharing. Peg K.

Dawn said...

Great cards. I absolutely LOVE the frog with the Santa hat!

Helen said...

On your first 2 cards the colors were great...made it stand out. Your "fun" cards are fun! The first one reminds me of the little penguin that ended up in Australia recently. Your last card .... always time to celebrate. All were neat!

chipielolo said...

Hi Linda, Thank you for the first Hanukah cards of the blog hop! I especially am in owe in front of the first one and the way you built the background to make it look like a mirror. Now, the last one is especially appropriate for us in southern California. Thank you so much for sharing and providing us with those wonderful ideas...

Pat said...

Enjoy your sense of humor. Love the metallic looks of your first card. Great cards.

Ink n' knit up said...

So cute! I love how you threw the tropics into the mix! Hey they have Christmas too, right! :)

Dianne Potter said...

Fantastic cards! The "Oy Vay" Penguin really appealed to my sense of humor... But the "Christmas Frog" is one of my Blog favorites. Thanks you so much.

Lois said...

Your Christmas Frog is the cutest I've seen in a long while. Never thought of using this one at Christmas. Thanks for the inspireition.

Char said...

So glad to have ideas on Jewish Holiday cards. My Dentist is Jewish and I am always at a loss for his card. This is terrific. Your Penguin card is adorable. I love the singing frog. What great cards. Just wonderful.

Patti said...

Love the palm tree.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your humorous cards. Thanks for sharing with us.
Jan Hobbs

Verna Angerhofer said...

What gorgeous holiday cards you created. I am really inspired by your awesome talent.

MrsETaylor said...

Great cards and great diversity in all of them. Thanks for sharing

Joan Petty said...

Wow Linda I am really VERY impressed with your creativity and I love your sense of humour too. Love the Jewish themed cards that represents a great faith with a love of family.
Thank you for sharing.
Joan in the UK

April said...

Wonderful cards! I love the background and shimmer on the first one. I love the frog and penguin too. Great job.

Vidette said...

What a great array of cards you've done. I have enjoyed viewing all of them. I really like the humor of the penguin one.

Anita Braddock said...

Your cards are so cute love all. love love the California beach one. wow you do a great job. thanks for sharing your Beautiful work. thanks for the chance to win.
Anita abbraddock@msn.com

Dee in N.H. said...

What a great variety! Very talented! I love them! Oy vey made me giggle too!

Sharon Hannifin said...

Thanks for the sharing of the Jewish themed cards. My favorite though is the frog!
My spare bathroom is frog themed so you would know I loved that one the most.

Kelly said...

All cards are wonderfully designed! And nice change of pace to see some Jewish themed as well!

Lynne Platt said...

I have never made a card for any of my Jewish friends, because I did not know what was appropriate. Not only are your cards beautiful, but they will serve as a model for my friends this year. It beats Season Greetings. Thank you.

NWFlamingo said...

From elegant to humorous you've got all the bases covered. Love them all!

nancynelson1667@optonline.net said...

Elegant cards

Anonymous said...

The card designs are versatile and will work for many holidays and events. Nice work! Linda Beyer

slbela59 said...

Wow! Great cards and I can see changing a sentiment or embellishment and using for other occasions. thanks so much for sharing.

cosie said...

All so different, but all so inspiring. Thanks for sharing your special gift with us.

Nana Connie said...

Love all the cards, but there is something so clever and whimsical about the penquin by the palm tree and that jumping frog, that I'm still giggling over those two! TFS

jeannette stecik said...

i love the beach xmas card. i will definitely use that one! thanks

Carol N said...

Love all of your cards. Couldn't choose a favorite if I tried. TFS

Joni said...

Great cards. It was fun to see a different take on the cards.

Anonymous said...

wow what a variety chanakuh, snowmen & love frogs also so enjoyed them all

Sandy Rustydoc1@yahoo.com

Cheryl said...

Wonderful collection of cards!



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Kathy Vogel said...

I particularly like your two Chanukah cards. I like the glitter on the menorah & the use of mirror cardstock on the first one, especially.

Beth said...

Excellent cards! I really love how you used the mirror card stock to show off the menorah and dreidel. But I'll be 'borrowing' your penguin/beach card to send to all my poor family who aren't lucky enough to live in Tampa!

Mitzi said...

fantastic...& such a great variety!...but of course coming from FL my favorite is the North Beach card!

Candy Meyers said...

What a nice variety of cards. Great job on them.
Candy Meyers

Mary Strauser said...

You did a wonderful job on all your cards. A very good variety.
I like them all

E. Marie said...

Great Chanukah cards. Love the metallic additions.

Michelle Nist said...

Linda, they are all lovely, but I do so love that frog!! I don't want to think about snow yet..I still need to send you my photos from December. :)