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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

Happy Birthday Pops

I made this card for my Dad for his birthday this month. I decided to try and use all Stampin Up products. I liked this because it seemed to come together a bit quicker for me as there was no paper to choose or colouring which meant a nice quick card. I just matched some cardstock and ink and voila!!

All products Stampin Up :) (except for inside sentiment)

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sanded (background stamp), Amy R's Birthday Sentiments
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Scallop Edge Border punch

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Eerie Trick or Treat Bella

Hello!! Finally back with something new, some halloween cards!! I had so much fun with these, I had to make two. I have this habit of stamping and colouring my images in rough first so I can try out colours and I use plain old white cardstock and then when I'm happy I stamp on Bella's Best paper and colour with the copics. Well, this time, I like the rough copy just as much so I used her too and doubled up on the cards!! Can you tell which one was the rough and which one was the good copy?

I used Basic Grey's Eerie paper and skull brads and I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Skeleton Scroll and brushed on some black ink on the orange card stock and some whisper white ink on the black cardstock to highlight the embossing. Bella has some Paprika Stickles on her costume and I used a glittery bat and web for a little more embellishment. The Thriller stamp set from CTMH ties in nicely with the Eerie paper too I though so I used the skull image and one of the sentiments on the insides. Quite happy with how they turned out!!

I used this week's sketch from Stamping Bella's Bellerific Fridays

and I'm also entering this in the Crafty Calendar Challenge which is 'Spooky' this month.

Stamps: Stamping Bella's Trickortreatabella, CTMH Thriller
Paper: Basic Grey Eerie, Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Whisper White, copics
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Skeleton Scroll, Basic Grey Eerie brads, Paprika Stickles, bat and web from stash

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thank You

Today I wanted to try something different. We like to do preserves in the fall and usually do dill pickles, but this year we got together with another couple and made salsa and bread and butter pickles....mmmmmm!! They turned out so good!! So part of our thank you to them will be a nice bottle of wine and here is the tag that will go on it.

I used some Crumb Cake cs and Sweet Pea dp from Stampin Up. I inked the edges of all the papers with Creamy Caramel. The stamp set is Hero Arts What's Cooking. I also used my new eyelet border punch from Stampin Up.

Paper: Stampin UP Sweet Pea dp and Crumb Cake cs
stamps: Hero Arts What's Cooking, Bo Bunny Merry Christmas
Ink: Brilliance Coffee Bean, Stampin Up Creamy Caramel
Accessories: ribbon from stash, Stampin UP Jumbo Eyelet, twine, Stampin UP Eyelet Border Punch, Bazzilbasics Rubon (sentiment)

Monday, October 03, 2011

World Card Making Day

I want to share some cards I made on World Card Making Day. I spent the day at Dat's for a christmas card workshop which highlighted Kraftin Kimmie's Stocking Miles and Hero Arts Holiday Sayings stamps. I enjoyed it so much. I now have six cards to add to my stash since we had supplies to make two of each card. I loved that we used the same stamp and made very different cards with different textures of cardstock and several techniques including embossing, colouring with copics and creating unique shades of colours and different styles of cards. A couple of the cards also used some design elements from the new CTMH Cricut cartridge, which I can't wait to get my hands on! Now if only I had a Cricut!! But, Christmas is coming.........Now to decide who gets which card..........

Saturday, October 01, 2011

You Are Truly Amazing

I needed another card for a friend and co-worker who's husband has just been diagnosed with a form of brain cancer called glioblastoma. They are a young family, with two daughters, one born just a few months ago and I want her to know I'm thinking of her and I'm so amazed by her strength and positive outlook! And I am sending her all my positive thoughts as well!!

I've had this one sheet of paper from October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker line for quite some time and it just fitted perfectly with the cheeriness of this card. It made my colouring the image pretty easy too as I just stuck with the same colours. I used Stamping Bella's Little Peep's Heart and coloured her with copics and paper peiced the heart with the backside of the background paper on the card. I added a tiny CTMH Sparkle to her hair and Diamond Stickles to the ruffles on the heart which were coloured with copics.

Paper: October Afternoon Modern Homemaker dp, Stampin Up Very Vanilla cs
Stamps: Stamping Bella Little Peep's Heart, Hero Arts Thinking of You
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, copics
Accessories: Stampin Up So Saffron ribbon, CTMH Sparkles, Diamond Stickles

I'm entering this in Stamping Bella's Bellarific Friday's Fall Colour Challenge and Paper Sundae's Challenge #88 Anything Goes.

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