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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Birthday blessings

Hi all.  It's been a while since I last posted.  I'm knee deep in Christmas card orders as well as working + overtime, which isn't leaving a lot of time to do much of anything else.  With that being said, I needed some 'me' time, so last night my daughter Karen and I went to see the Vienna Boys Choir in town.  Phenomenal!!!  These boys range from age 10 - 14 and wow! could they sing. It was very entertaining and well worth the night out.

 I'm sharing a card I made a month or so ago.  Quite simple, yet pretty.

Not a lot of explanation needed on this one.  Not sure of the name of the paper used, it was in my scrap bin.  Dies used - spellbinders - oval, foral oval, Memory box - chloe stem.  Sentiment is from Verve stamped in Black Versafine.

Finished it off with some pearls, ribbon and some flowers.
A quick card and a great way to use some of your scraps.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.  It's a cold one here in SW Ontario.   -7C with the windchill it feels like -17C.
BRRRRRRRR........ keep warm! We did not receive the snow, just the cold air and wind.  East of us in London & Toronto received the snow (and personally they can have it!).

See you again soon,

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Reindeer Games

Hi - hope everyone had a good week.  Today I was up around 6 - I can never sleep in on weekends, so I went for my 1/2 hour walk, came home, had some cereal, then was going to work on some cards, but I had that guilt feeling nagging at me.  It is a very mild day for us today, and we have tons of leaves that needed to be raked and bagged.
So out I went, I bagged 13 bags - and I tell you I can hardly bend over (sucks to be getting old!)  I have a bad sciatica as it is, and this didn't help. But glad the leaves are off the lawn, because it's suppose to rain tomorrow and some snow coming next week.

After colouring up  the card in my previous post - Santa's helper, I knew I had to buy another one of these hilarious
images from Art Impressions.  

This one is called Reindeer Games - what a hoot!

I stamped her on some white c/s using memento black ink.  I shaded around her with prismacolour pencils then coloured her with copics. I used the smallest die of the grand nestabilities die to cut her out then sponged some antique lined around while the die was in place.

Designer paper is from MME called 12 days of Christmas.  I also used some washi tape that I had laying on my work table to make a couple of fish tale strips, then added a snowflake cut from kraft. Snowflake die is from Impression Obsession.

To finish off,  I added a bella dot in the center of the snowflake, some glossy accents to her glasses and a bit of glitter to her earrings and the snowflake.

Okay, off to work on some more cards, see you soon.
Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Santa's Helper

A quick post for today.  I'm back with another holiday card to share with you.  I have had this stamp for a few months now, and finally just got around to colouring it up.

Today's image features a stamp from Art Impressions called Santa's Helper,

So what do you think, isn't she a hoot?  I coloured her up using copics and shading around her with prismacolour pencils.  Sentiment is from PTI.  I added some white flock to her hat trim and pom pom, also added some Tim Holtz distress glitter - clear rock candy to the ground area.

Hope you enjoyed my card today, love to hear what you think.  Enjoy your day, see you again real soon,


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christmas Chickadee

I'm back today to share another Christmas card with you.  I'm on a roll!

I purchased this set from SU last year and never had a chance to use it.  So I made sure I dug it out to use this year.  This set is called Beautiful Season. The image was coloured using copics.

After I cut out the image I left the die in place and sponged some versamagic Aloe Vera around the image. I added some crystal glitter ritz to the berries to give them a bit of sparkle.
Finished off with some red seam binding ribbon which was held in place with a basic grey brad.  I have a jar filled with these brads and never seem to use them - to be honest I forgot I even had them!

Dies used - spellbinder labels 28 & decorative labels 28.  Card measures 6.25 x 4.5

Thanks for stopping by, and have yourself a wonderful day.


Friday, November 1, 2013

A Red Door

Hi, I'm back today to share another Christmas Card.  Although this idea didn't come to me naturally, I was inspired by Debbie's card over at Paper Pickle.  She is also teaching a class using this card (well her version) so be sure to give the Paper Pickle a call to get signed up, you will not be disappointed.

Okay so here is my version:

Supplies used:

Memory Box Die - grand Madison door, bow from hanging snowflake
Sentiment - PTI - tree trimming trio
Cardstock - white 110lb (from Marco's papers), SU - cherry cobbler,  Gold shimmer paper (bow)
Martha Stewart - leafy punch
gold flat head brad
Ink - Tim Holtz - frayed burlap distress ink for around the panels, Black Versafine
Sizzix - brick embossing folder
Spellbinder - enchanted labels 28 - for the sentiment 

I also made a similar card using a dark grey door and a red wreath, but I forgot to take a picture of it before I sold it.

Well, that's it for me, heading off to work early, we are back into overtime again.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and thanks for stopping in today.  I have another awesome Christmas card to share in my next post, till next time....