Monday, November 28, 2011

Love......Forever & Always




My hubby asked me to make a wedding card for one of his employees who is leaving this week to get married in Punta Cana. They are a young couple so the one image I do have was very appropriate for them I thought. I used a digital image from The Greeting Farm called Kissy Kissy and I decided to play along with TGF's Farm Fresh Friday's Friday Spy Day - Tag Your It Challenge.

I saw a few cards done this way - using the image in plain black and white with no colouring and wanted to try it. I couldn't use no colour at all though, so I used a couple copics - R21 for the cheeks, R000 for the flowers in her hair, and BG0000 for the ribbon on her dress. I then added some Star Dust Stickles to them and to the lace trim at the bottom of her dress. Just before adding the Stickles I spritzed the image with some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. I hope they like it :)

Paper: Basic Grey Hello Luscious dp
Stamp: The Greeting Farm digi Kissy Kissy, Amy R's Big Words and Handy Additions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Rose Red
Accessories: Basic Grey Hello Luscious Ribbon Doilies, rhinestones from stash, Prima flowers, Stampin Up Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Star Dust Stickles, Stampin Up Jumbo Eyelets, CTMH Juniper Waxy Flax

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Holiday Greetings




Just wanted to share a holiday card and treat holder I made at my last Stampin Up gathering. You can find the original card here on the Happy Yappy Scrapper's blog :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Season's Greetings




Hi again - another Christmas card for the stash!! I love this little polar bear guy (which I won from Paper Sundae's Birthday Celebrations) and I coloured him to match this Fancy Pants Tradition paper and I used my new Taylored Expressions Large Scallop Border Die. Love these dies, might have to get some more :) This card came together real quick!! I followed this week's Sweet Stop Sketch #135



and I'm also entering it in Paper Sundae's Challenge #95 - Digital Images.
Paper: Fancy Pants Tradition dp, Coredinations Raspberry and Harborside textured cs
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio's Polar Bear On Ice Skates (digi), Amy R's Winter Sentiments
Ink: Stampin Up's Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel, copics
Accessories: Taylored Expressions Large Scallop Border Die, Bella Dots, Star Dust Stickles

Monday, November 14, 2011

Merry & Bright


Just wanted to share another one of Andrea Walford's Christmas cards I made from last year's 12 Weeks of Christmas projects. The dp is Stampin Up's Deck the Halls and the stamp is from the Bright Christmas stamp set. I used Log Cabin smooch spritz over the sentiment. I think my favourite part of this card is the cherry cobler button. I love how glossy it is!! I'm hoping to change it up a bit and make a few more of these as a set.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I Will Always Believe





Hi there - I have a Christmas card to share - another for the stash - it's getting close and I'm starting to feel the rush!! I used Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenge #49 which is this sketch:



I was able to play with my new CTMH stamp set called 'I Believe' and the CTMH paperpack is from last season called Mistletoe along with the poinsettia accessory.

Santa and the other images were stamped with Brilliance Archival Graphite black ink - I like using this ink for solid stamps. I hope you can tell from the pictures - I ran my clear Spica Pen along the edges of the kraft cardstock and on all the snowflakes just to add a slight hint of magic :) I'm super happy with how this card turned out!!

I'm also entering this in Paper Sundae's Challenge #94 - Rectangle and Ribbon Carousel's Challenge #28 - Pillow Talk.

Stamps: CTMH I Believe
Paper: CTMH Mistletoe dp and Cranberry cs, kraft cs
Ink: Brilliance Archival Ink Graphite Black, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories: CTMH Mistletoe Accents, clear Atyou Spica pen, Stampin Up 5/8" Victoria Crochet trim

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Thanks {so much}



Hello - just a quick post - I wanted to share a card I made at my last Stampin Up gathering. We made several projects but I wanted to share this one now, before the snow. This card came in handy as a thank you card recently. My daughter participated in a Haunted Cornfield in October which provided her with the volunteer hours she requires for high school, so she gave this card to the owner of the farm.

We used Stampin Up's Spice Cake dp, Pool Party cs and the Gently Falling stamp set. The ribbon is Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon. You can find the original here. I love the texture of this card which was created with the Square Lattice embossing folder.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Wish




Hello there! My niece turned 13 today and I whipped up this card for her. I've been wanting to use The Greeting Farm's Abbey ever since I got her and I think this was the perfect time! I used The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday Spy Day #4 Challenge for my card. I'm also entering this card in All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes, Ribbon Carousel's Anything Goes Challenge and The Spotted Chic's That's Krafty Thursday #55.

I was a bit worried about colouring Abbey since I hadn't used my copics in a while but I'm quite happy with how she turned out. I used a bit of gold Perfect Pearls mixed with some water to spray on the little Tim Holtz Wish ticket for a bit of shimmer and some Crystal stickles on her eyes (to match my niece's sparkly eyes). I also used some Glossy Accents on the bow and the belt buckle.

Stamps: The Greeting Farm's Abbey and Splotchy background, Stampin Up Whimsical Words
Paper: Cosmo Cricket's Pixie Liscious, kraft cs
Ink: Brilliance Archival Ink Graphite Black
Copics: hair - E30, 31, 34, 35, 37; shirt, shoes and bow - R22, 24; Pants - C3, 5, 7; skin - E50, 21, R20
Accessores: Tim Holtz Ideaology Adage Tickets, Twinery Twine, Crystal Stickles, Perfect Pearls, Glossy Accents, brads from stashLink
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