Friday, January 1, 2016

HOC Embossing and/or Color Challenge

Happy New Year!
Hope your holidays have been great and you are
looking forward to what's ahead for 2016!
I know I am!

We have a new challenge starting today at

We are asking you to create a project using
Embossing and/or colors from the inspiration photo. 

I decided to do the embossing and even though we're not
asking you to use the photo as inspiration I did so
for my easel card!

The image I used is called "First Class Post" from

I colored with Spectrum Noir markers,
Punched the borders with  Martha Stewart punches
and used an embossing folder from the Paper Studio.
The butterflies were punched with a Fiskars punch.
The sentiment was stamped and die cut with a stamp
and die from Hot Off the Press.

We hope you'll join us at
We'd love to see what you come up with!

I'm linking  up t:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking a look!


  1. Adorable easel card Judy, just as cute as can be, and like how you used the brick embossing! Donna HOC Teamie

  2. Happy new year Judy. Like howe you have used the embossed background to that cute stamp.

    (✿*‿*) Ma (Merethe)
    Teamie HOC

  3. Thank you for your warm welcome and OMG love your easel card. DLove how you created a "scene".

  4. So cute, love how you used the photo itself as inspiration.

  5. OH my goodness, this is just TOTALLY darling! I LOVE the fun texture and the sweet scene you created! BEAUTIFUL work, friend! HUGS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :) Mynn xx

  6. happy new year judy! oh my goodness, this is adorable!! i love the brick embossing and how you've used a very cute image that looks like the brick in the photo!
    linda HOC teamie

  7. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  8. Super cute! Love, love, love that image! Thanks so much for the warm welcome to the DT - looking forward to lots of fun!

  9. So cute, Thank you for playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  10. Yes, I definitely see the inspiration for your card! Beautiful coloring and the embossing really adds texture! So, so cute!! Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD.

  11. Wowsa! This card is stunning and sweet! Your coloring is amazing! jane hoc dt

  12. I love this sweet image! Wonderful coloring!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  13. Adorable card, Judy! I love your bright colors and that embossed brick wall! Darling! Have a warm and crafty 2016!
    Take Care!

  14. This is super cute!! I love it! The brick wall is awesome and I love how you used the picture as inspiration as well. :)

  15. Adorable!!! The image is cute and love the embossing background. Thanks for the warm welcome to the team :o)

  16. This is great, Judy! Jo x HOC/DT Teamie

  17. Hi Judy! Beautiful and sweet card ... thanks for sharing with us. Cheers! Paula