December 24, 2009

I love the almost vintage look about this card, I stamped it in Versafine Sepia then added glitter on edges of the whole image so that it sparkled as if a new skiff of snow had fallen on it.

The pointsettas were embossed with Metallic Medley, I also embossed the tips of the brads to give them a sugar coated look.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Stampin'Up! - Sleigh Bells Ring, misc pointsetta, Cornish Heritage Farms - Christmastide, Spellbinders - Double ended tags, misc ribbon.

December 23, 2009

This is a Christmas card that I made for my son's music teacher, I loved the music notes and the glitter on the designer paper.

Supplies: Cream and Blue cardstock, Bo Bunny's Glitter Series, Martha Stewart- Snowflake punch, Making Memories Snowflake Charm, Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fancy Tags, misc silver brad.

December 22, 2009

I made this card for a Baby's first Christmas for a little boy.

Supplies: Cream and blue cardstock, Designer Paper - Bo Bunny, Sunshine Design - Mittens, Martha Stewart - Snowflake Punch, Recollections - Pearls.

December 21, 2009

I saw these Dazzles on a PaperWishes Demo and wanted to give them a try, I used the Stackable Pointsetta on a burgundy suede and plaid designer paper. The suede designer papers are so touchable, almost like a thin velvet.

I used a green suede designer paper for the leaves. Then finished it off with Christmas Greetings Dazzle to finish.

The inside shows a dazzle just put on plaid designer paper.

Supplies: Supplies: Cream cardstock, Designer paper burgundy and green suede - Hot off the press and Misc plaid, Hot off the Press Stackable Pointsetta and Christmas Greetings Dazzles, Recollections - Gems.

December 17, 2009

I found this stamp hiding in my stash and wanted to see what I could make with it. After it was created I thought I might try my hand at entering it into a card contest at a local stamp store.. I won second place :). I am pretty happy with myself.

Supplies: Cream and green cardstock, Designer papers: Kaisercraft - Winter Wonderland Silent Night, Inkadinkado – A Light for the Holidays, Cornish Heritage Farms - Wishing you Christmas Cheer,Martha Stewart – branch punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities – Labels Four, Kaisercraft- Pearls, atyouSpica – Glitter markers, Gelly Roll – Clear star.

December 15, 2009

I thought this would be a cute card for our friends that have children, I had fun making it. I used the Paper Shapers Snowflake Border Punch along the edge.

I used the Spellbinders Nestabilites Small Classic Inverted Scalloped Square.

Supplies: Cream and blue cardstock, Close to my Heart – Snow Friends, Inkadinkado – Seasons Greetings ,White perfect puff, misc Let it snow ribbon, misc foam snowflake, brad and metallic snowflake, Midnights stars embossing powder.

December 12, 2009

Gold and green, this is the third and last in this Christmas set. I could not find any green velvet ribbon for this card so I made the change to gold. Gold shimmer cardstock and a gold shimmery ribbon.

The 'Holiday Cheer' seemed a better fit for this card as well. I love Stickles :)

Supplies: Cream, gold and green cardstock, Penny Black - Fantasy, Cornish Heritage Farms- Vintage Christmas, misc pointsetta stamp, gold shimmery ribbon, Stickles, Ranger Antiquities Christmas Tree and Queens Gold embossing powder.

December 11, 2009

Blue Christmas :). This is the blue version of the card I posted yesterday, I probably should have posted all three colours together but I like giving them thier own little spot-light time.

I did not realize the extent of my Stickles collection until I started to make these cards, I used about 4 different colours of blue then a silver and white.

Again, I love that little pointsetta stamp, it looks good in all the colours. I think I found it in a dollar store one day for less then a dollar.

Supplies: Cream, silver and blue cardstock, Penny Black - Fantasy, Cornish Heritage Farms- Vintage Christmas, misc pointsetta stamp, blue velvet ribbon, Stickles, misc Midnight Stars embossing powder, silver embossing powder.

December 9, 2009

There are only a small number of times during the year that I mass produce cards, Easter, Halloween and then Christmas and even then some detail of the card may change, ribbon, brads, gems something small.

Not so much for the Christmas cards, this card is one of my favourites, so much so that I made it in three different colours. I used 6 different colours of stickles for all those dots.

The pointsetta is embossed with Ranger Embossing Tinsel in red so that it sparkles like the Stickles. I love this little stamp, so much that I have used it on about 4 cards this year. I embossed the flower then cut it out and popped it up with foam.

I love velvet ribbon, I wish I had it in every colour ever made, well maybe not that dramatic but I love it and I think it looks so pretty on this card. I finished this card by embossing Christmas Greetings in silver embossing powder.

Supplies: Cream, silver and red cardstock, Penny Black - Fantasy, Cornish Heritage Farms- Vintage Christmas, misc pointsetta stamp, red velvet ribbon, Stickles, Ranger Embossing Tinsel, silver embossing powder.

December 6, 2009

Two Birthdays, two cards. Happy Birthday to my brothers Bill and Barry. These cards are a little different from what I normally make. I took a class a month ago that was all about using Ranger Ink products. Tim Holtz products are all about distressed and grunge looks, this is my interpretation. All's I know is I needed to use clocks (not sure where my head was at) but I just had to purchase more stamps :)

Supplies (Brown Card): Cream and brown cardstock, Designer paper – Creative Imaginations Daily Press, Stamps - Recollections – About Time and Kelly Panacci Time Flies, Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Game Spinners, misc button and embossing floss.

Supplies (Green Card): Cream and Green cardstock, Designer paper – Creative Imaginations Daily Press, Stamps - Recollections – About Time and Kelly Panacci Time Flies, Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Game Spinners, misc button. brads and embossing floss.

I hope you both have a wonderful Birthday.

December 5, 2009

I love this card and it was so fun to make. I brought this stamp last year and have looked at it so many times but a card just did not call to me. Paired with Kaisercraft Winter wonderland - Let it snow paper I had a surge of craftiness.

I started with using my Spellbinder Nestabilites Labels seven and stamped the Figure skates (Sunshine Designs). I coloured the skates with a white opaque pen from Inkssentials. Then used my Spica glitter markers for the treats and clear glitter marker for the skate blades.

The burgundy back ground and layer are made with this beautiful suede paper from Paperwishes, it is like velvet on paper. I used this same paper to punch out the snowflake, the silver snowflake is punched out of silver metallic paper.

I finished the details with light turquoise pearls from the Recollections Autumn package.

I have a number of friends who have baby's that will celebrate their first Christmas this year, so these cards have Baby's First Christmas stamped inside.

Supplies: Cream cardstock, Designer paper burgundy suede - Hot off the press and Kaisercraft - Winter Wonderland, Sunshine Design figure skates, Martha Stewart - Snowflake Punch, Recollections - Pearls.

December 3, 2009

A quick masculine thank you card. I added some slight glitter marker to parts of the sepia stamped image.

This card was a nice departure from the Christmas cards I have been focused on.

Supplies: Cream and light brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Hot off the Press, Close to my heart - Beautiful Things and Thank you, Dress it up - Tiny Wilderness, misc rickrack ribbon.

November 30, 2009

The signs of Christmas are everywhere. I am not sure if I feel ready yet, then again I have a few days left to ponder and put a plan into action.
We mailed off the first of our parcels yesterday... sis thats you. Every year my Stampin' Up! consultant let us go to her house and make a choice of about 6 cards for a small very small fee for each.. this one $1 each I should have made more then 5 me thinks.

Supplies: All Stampin Up supplies with the exception of ribbon which is from the Dollar store. Stampsets: Serene Snowflakes

November 23, 2009

No peeking, these cards are mailed and I hope they have been received before anyone see that they are blogged :). This photo is horrible, ever the critic I am . Why you say, because it makes my little dobs of Stickles look like globs and the little border of glitter does not show and it is all twinkly. Same with the embossed pink layer at base level. Oh well, in real life and not digital it is very pretty if I do say so myself. I started this card when I was not feeling very creative so when it all came together I was happy with it.

I coloured the fairy’s dress with my Spica markers to make it all glittery, I used the clear Spica to outline on the embossed layer. Add some gems and voila.

I am in Christmas card mode as well, I should be done this week. Fingers crossed, I will post them once they are in the mail.

Supplies: Cream and pink cardstock, Designer paper – DCWV Nana’s Nursery Baby Girl, A Muse Stamps – Fairy Princess and Make a wish, Prima Sprites pink flowers, misc ribbon and gem embellishments, Stickles, Cuttlebug – Victoria Embossing folder.

November 12, 2009

I think this is the last card I want to show from my last Stampin' Up! workshop. We uses a mask and different colours of ink with a brayer to get the night sky effect.

Supplies: All Supplies - Stampin' Up!

November 11, 2009

Wear a poppy, visit a local cenotaph, attend a service or a the very least a minute of silence. Remember our solders.

Image by Dalicar

In Flanders Fields - By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)

November 9, 2009

Hello Monday morning. I had a fabulous weekend, it was my Birthday on Friday. I received a ton of wonderful Birthday wishes ☺.It felt like the whole weekend was one big extension of my birthday (the birthday cake fed us for three days).

My husband spoiled me rotten with a large gift certificate to the local stamp store. Lisa Strahl was teaching a class there Friday night so I signed up (Happy Birthday to me ☺). I spent the entire Certificate + some after the class… sigh.. so much for savouring it. My sweet sweet husband also gave me a Michaels gift card. So I brought one of these…
Minus all the embellishments of course. I did not have a space dedicated for my cardmaking but I have been given free reign of our office to pretty much turn it into my very own craft room. So we did a lot of looking for things like storage. It is all coming together.

I did sit down to make a couple of cards on Sunday, but I can't show them for a couple weeks. People who should not might peek. I think I have a few in reserve though that I can post later this week.

My blog is 1 year old now, my sweet sister designed it for me as my Birthday gift last year. Blogger tells me I have about 207 entries and being it is rare for me to post without a card to show means I have posted around 200 cards. I don't remember making that many.

November 4, 2009

When all else fails..use clipart. I don't have any cars in my large stash of stamps so I found a clipart that suited me just fine. One of the owners of the local stamp store told me a while back that when guys look at cards they see solid colors, greys, black, browns and blues. Keep it simple, maybe that is why I seem to pull of masculine card so easy. I am not sure I should trust him though, I have seen him make cards with Pink Flowersoft (I don't think that particular card was for a guy :))

For the inside (sorry no picture) I put two matching layered strips down either side, and put a popped up steering wheel in the middle.

Supplies: Cream and Black cardstock, Designer Paper - Hot of the Press, Car clipart and font - Microsoft office, Doodlebug - Sugar coated brads.

November 3, 2009

Stay with me, I am still riding the Halloween wave. Well actually I am just behind but I am not quite ready to just into Christmas (although I have started my cards).

I love the little fuzzy spider up in the corner, it has the cutest little wire legs and beaded eyes.

Supplies: Cream, green, orange and black cardstock, Designer paper- Recollections Halloween, Penny Black – Scare in the Air, Jolee’s boutique – Spiders web

October 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Miles.

I love this card, I definitely wanted to make a music themed card for my brother in laws birthday. Little snippets of ideas formed in my head over a week long period till I decided my plan of action.

I don’t have any DP that is a music sheet so I decided to make my own. I printed off a music sheet of Happy Birthday for piano? I could not find one with lyrics attached. I wanted the paper to look aged so I soaked the whole thing in tea, the first time I did that I only soaked it for a short period as I did not want the paper to fall apart. I used my embossing heat tool to dry it to give it a roughed up look. I did not think it was dark enough so the second time around I used a wet tea bag (Thank you Celestial Seasonings Tea – Morning Thunder) and ran it randomly over the paper, this time after it dried it worked perfect. I then sponged the edges with a few shades brown ink to give it a more aged look.

I did not want to take away from my proudly created DP so I left the adornments down to a simple ribbon with a gold filament in it. I had such fun making this card.

Have a Fabulous Birthday Miles!!

Supplies: Cream, tan and brown cardstock, misc free music sheet, Celestial Seasonings Morning Tunder tea bag, Microsoft Office -Music note clipart, misc ribbon

October 30, 2009

This is another card from my last Stampin' Up! gtathering, the technique was using versamark and chalk to make the image different colors. Apparently I am not so good at that. I also am not qualified to cut anything out free hand, even more so when I don't have my own tools.

Halloween tomorrow:) Pancake breakfast at work today... Jeans Day... TGIF.

Supplies: All Supplies Stampin' Up!

October 29, 2009

I made this quick card for an upcoming birthday, I love the dimentional K&Company purses.

Supplies: Cream, green and gray cardstock, Designer Paper-K&Company, K&Company-Amt Butler Faded China Purses, K&Company Ancestry stitched brads, mesh ribbon

October 28, 2009

I love this stamp set, this is a card we made during the last Stampin' Up! workshop I attended.

Supplies: All Supplies Stampin' Up!

October 27, 2009

This was a quick and easy birthday card that was fun to make.

Supplies: Cream, burgundy and green cardstock, Designer paper-Memory Box Sprout, Stampabilites-Happy Birthday 10, Recollections Gemstone Brad, misc ribbon.