Friday, December 8, 2017

Time Out challenge #98



Time Out has a fabulous photo for their "Home Sweet Home" challenge #98 ...

I couldn't resist it ... twice!

These were perfect for our family's Christmas stockings since we don't have a fireplace! https://www.etsy.com/listing/244801883/christmas-stocking-holders-set-of-4:

You'll have to forgive me for my seriously silly sense of humor this time.  I'm not usually political, nor am I against hunting to put food on the table, but this guy?  He just wanted to be heard...

" . . . and your rifles empty!  Merry Moose-mas!"

Now, just to let you know that I was truly inspired by the photo and not having a rant ...


As I've already posted my Christmas cards, these are just going into cold storage for next year - score!

=]  Michele

Supplies: 
card 1:  The Cat's Pajamas deer; Avery Elle sentiment, and stockings,  Copic colored; a gorgeous wood-grain paper from a friend.
card 2:  Ellen Hutson stag die; and various snowflakes... and real wood paper from the same fantastic friend xoxo




29 comments:

SugarGem said...

Oh my gosh these are beyond cute.

lostinpaper said...

Hilarious Michele! These are both fabulous takes on the inspiration and cold storage sounds like you are already started for next year, you go GF!

Birgit said...

Two amazingly cute cards Michele! The first one cracked me up! Way to get a jump on next year... Over achiever! 😆

Joyce said...

These are both fantastic. Perfect interpretation of the cue photo. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Barb Ghig said...

You've already posted your cards? Oh, I am soooooooo behind! I really love your Christmas stockings, Michele...and hanging from those fun antlers, makes this the perfect card...Awesome sentiment, too! I also love how you created your 2nd card! The dark woodgrain panels look amazing with the snowflakes and white Stag...WOW!

Lynn said...

Love both of your cards! So very fun Michele!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Lisa Elton said...

I can see you smiling while making this fun filled card!! I think I might have heard you giggle too!! Seriously cute, love the inside sentiment!! The second...spot on and the winner in my book!!

sandie said...

Oh I love how you made this so close to our photo, you got it all in there! And with humour too!! You are an inspiration girl!! Thanks for joining us at Time Out xx

sandie said...

I so missed the second card....I am going crazy!! Another one totally inspired by our photo...love it when I see this, makes hunting for those photos worth while and knowing they inspired you to start next year’s card, makes me happy. Thanks for joining Time Out Challenges x

Susi K. said...

I can see why the photo so inspires you - great colours & possibilities with this challenge. You've done an amazing job with it, natch! If I had to pick a fave, it would be your 2nd wonderful creation, but your 1st one is so FUN.

Anita in France said...

Hahaha ... what a riot, Michele ... so much fun ... those sweet stockings dangling from the antlers are fantastic ... clever and humourous as ever! Those real wood panels (went in for a close look!) are fantastic ... love that you've added the pops of colour as well as the crisp white! Yay for starting next year's cards ... I'm still going on this year's!! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Jeanne said...

Okay, first off, I have to say I'm so envious that you are starting on NEXT year's Christmas cards. Happy for you to be so on the ball! Secondly, that first card is beyond adorable. I adore every detail about it, especially your sense of humor. So cute. The second card is lovely and wonderful for a recipient who is into hunting and mounting their prize. I actually know a family for whom this would be a perfect holiday card. They came to mind immediately. Beautiful work. Thanks for the giggle, too.

Kristie Goulet said...

I absolutely LOVE these cards, Michele!! The first one is so funny and the second one just warms my heart! Go YOU for starting on next year's Christmas cards. I am doing the same thing! Why not, right?!!! ♥♥♥

cm said...

Much to applaud and smile over here: your two fabulous cards (the first is a riot!); the completion of your messages-and-mailing mission (nary a one sent from me yet! EEK!); the start of next year's stash (I really ought to make Christmas cards year round). Weekend at mom's: off to watch Ms. T's dance lessons, then to West Edmonton Mall, where the kids, my husband and brother will enjoy the waterpark while my sister-in-law and I will window shop, chat and sip coffee!
Hugs~c

Bobby said...

There is such contrast in the photo inspiration and you managed to capture it all, Michele. The first card is so whimsical and captures your sense of humor. The second card is rustic with a touch of merry. Fantastic job on both.

TaeEun said...

Wow! You are a diligent crafter, Michele! I'm so behind... I love both of your interpretations but must say I love the one with humor more :)! The inside sentiment sounds great!

Gerrina said...

A clever and so funny card your first! Great how you used the colours! And Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT not once, but twice!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

these are both fabulous! That first one makes me laugh out loud and that second is elegant!

TK said...

Your cards are just darling, MIchelle! Love those cutesy stockings!!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Always love your sense of humor, Michele! The first one is so funny and cute! The second one - great design and color combo! The way you used the real wood paper panels is fantastic! Hideko xx

Karren said...

That first card is hilarious - only you could come up with this card :) And your second card is just gorgeous! I love every thing about it.

Eliz Stewart said...

Brilliant interpretation!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I just love both of these cards. I'm so with you on the first one! And you have worked wonders with that twine. What a fantastic idea!!!! The second is so simple and so wonderful. Your fantastic friend is truly wonderful for sharing those crafty treasures. Your cards are always a joy to see. Enjoy the season, and thanks so much for sharing these wonderful creations at Time Out!!!

Nonni said...

Two brilliant cards, I especially love the second one, it reflects our photo perfectly! Very fun, contemporary design, the colors look very crisp and beautiful. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Sharron said...

Both are so very wonderful! The antlers with stockings design is so much fun--bright and cheery, and sure to bring a smile! Love the little wood panels with the perfectly placed snowflakes.

Cat Craig said...

Fantastic cards....I am so in love with that nose.

sandie said...

Congrats on winning Time Out Challenges, see our blog for how to redeem your prize and be our GD X

Birte - CardArtStudio.com said...

Congrats on your deserved win! It really is a beautiful card! They both are.

Kelly S. said...

That first card is just about the cutest ever, and your second is brilliant, Michele!