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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry & Bright

Another Christmas card to share. This one had mailing in mind so I kept it pretty flat. Just a few layers :) I used this week's Sweet Stop Sketch #138. I'm also entering this in Paper Sundaes Challenge #99 - Anything Christmas and Paper Variety's Challenge - Anything Goes.

Stamps: Stampin Up Merry & Type
Paper: Stampin Up Merry Moments dp, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla cs
Ink: Stampin Up Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stamping Up Dazzling Diamonds, Label Punch

Friday, December 09, 2011

'Tis the Season to Sparkle

Hi there - Christmas is fast approaching and I am now doubling up on my cards. This was a card I really had fun with. I finally got myself some Stampin Up's Iridescent Ice and wanted to heat emboss it with this Christmas tree stamp from CTMH's Holiday Wishes stamp set. I was feeling inspired by the song 'Oh Christmas Tree' and I am entering it in The Paper Variety's FALALALALA Challenge this week. I am also entering this in Sparkle Creations Christmas Cards Challenge - One Layer.

Something new I tried this time was spritzing the seam binding ribbon with water and crunching it up in a ball and letting it dry. Love how that turned out.

Stamps: CTMH Holiday Wishes
Ink: Stampin Up Night of Navy
Paper: Stampin Up Night of Navy cs
Accessories: Stampin Up Iridescent Ice, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Eyelet Border punch

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

For A 'Friend' ......

Hi - quick post of card my daughter asked me to make for 'a friend' at school. I tried to keep it non frilly as the 'friend' is a boy she has gone to school with for a few years.

I used this weeks Deconstructed Sketch No. 29.

The deer is a digital image from the Hero Arts Children's Christmas set. I thought he was soooo cute. The paper is Echo Park's Wintertime and those adorable little gems are Red Swirl Skittles from Your Next Stamp.

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Fired Brick
accessories: Glossy Accents, Sakura Black Gloss pen, YNS Red Swirl Skittles, Inksentials Enamel Accents White and Black, MS punch, ribbon from stash

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


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

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Cute Christmas - Tags

I just wanted to share a tag project with you. These were designed by Andrea Walford for her 12 Weeks of Christmas last year. They are what convinced me to get the Candy Cane cs and A Cute Christmas stamp set from Stampin Up. I made two sets of the tags, they were so much fun and gave me so many ideas. I loved using the Dazzling Diamonds and Craft Whisper White ink. The snowman and candy canes were coloured using the craft ink and a q-tip.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Cute Christmas

Hi - I've been wanting to use this Candy Cane paper from Stampin Up since last Christmas and I finally got around to making a quick card. I recently picked up these rub-ons from the same line and decided to use them instead of stamping. The challenge over at Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenge was a recipe: 2 designer papers, ribbon and a bird. Now you see why I used the rub-on!! I also used this week's Sweet Stop Sketch #131. And because this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we were asked to use PINK as well.

Paper: Stampin Up Real Red and Pretty in Pink cs, Stampin Up Candy Cane dp
Stamp: Stampin Up A Cute Christmas
Ink: Stampin Up Real Red
Accessories: Stampin Up Candy Cane rub-ons, Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons, Clear Trim Tinsel, Dazzling Diamonds, Real Red marker, ribbon from stash, circle and scallop circle nestabilities

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow

Hi there - I guess it wasn't enough to make 4 projects at my Stampin Up class today, I had to come home and make another!! I have wanted to use Stamping Bella's Glideabella since last winter and I always imagined it on a card for my daughter's friend who takes figure skating lessons. So here it is. I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch #7.

I'm also entering this at Stamping Bella's Bellarific Friday which is to use stripes this week.

I used Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses and coloured with copic markers to match the dp. These snowflakes matched so well, they are Stampin Up's Little Felt Flurries. I added a touch of sparkle with Chrystal Stickles and some shimmer to her hat with some White Opal Liquid Pearls.

Stamps: Stamping Bella's Glideabella, Amy R's Winter Sentiments
Paper: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, kraft cs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Jet Black Stazon, Stampin Up Ruby Red (edging on inside white cs), copics
Accessories: Stampin Up Little Felt Flurries, Stampin Up scallop border punch, Basic Grey brads, Chrystal Stickles, White Opal Liquid Pearls
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