Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting

Monday, December 26, 2016

A lovely day

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas yesterday spent with family & friends.
Mark, Anna and the boys came down to spend the day.  We are so blessed to have such a wonderful family.  We shared lots of laughs, ate lots (way too much!) and just had  a good time. 

So that was yesterday, and today is also a special day, it's my BIRTHDAY!! woohoo!! My plan today is just to do nothing, and so far that is about all I have done.  I have checked out my Feedly posts and and a lot of other blogs.  Maybe I'll get working on some cards today and this week, since I'm off until Jan 2, then back to work on the 3rd,  my sale basket at work is completely empty! It's kind of nice to start the new year with a fresh selection.

I had made this card for one of my orders back in Nov, and just realized I never posted it.
I was inspired by a card that Cindy Lawrence did using this same image.  What led to this was I had already printed the digi image and I had cut it out, and I was looking for some kind of layout and I came across Cindy's card here.

Here is what I came up with:

I used copics to colour the image, and I never kept track as I was in a rushe to get this order done and delivered. I used Justrite Stitched A2 Banners and Rectagles to cut the image and the kraft c/s.  The fish tails for the other two pieces where cut using MFT fish tale dies.

I added some twine across the top and some enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your day.  Safe travels if you are out and about.


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Santa's Elf & pictures

A week today is Christmas, I can't believe it's here already. I am still working on some cards, unfortunately I won't get them all done this year. 

For my card today, I'm using a stamp set is from MFT called Santa's Elves.  I fell in love with these images when it was released last year but never had a chance to use them yet. 

This little guy was fast to colour.  I used copics and did my magic!  I then used a square nestabilites to cut him out and then layered it onto some red then white card stock. I was going to layer it onto my white card base but it just seemed to plain.  Then I thought how about some splatter?  I pulled out some distress inks- (barn door, festive berries, peeled paint, and mowed lawn), squished some onto an acrylic block, added some water, and then splattered with a paint brush.

I then stamped the sentiment - which comes in the set, using black versafine and my misti.  I added some glitter to the ball, and white dots on his cheek using a white gel pen.

Yesterday, we went to my Sister's house to celebrate Christmas with our families. Arlene had her place decorated so beautiful.  Here are some pictures I would love to share.

she had the dinning room done in pinks - so, so pretty

the front staircase was also decorated

close up of the teapot

I took a few pictures of the kids, here are my favourites

Mark & Anna

 Mark & James


And then of course the family dog - Teddy (my sister's dog), he is such a good doggy.  As you can see he is all dressed up waiting to go outside - check out his little boots!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Santa's speedy delivery

Hello everyone, are you still with me? Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Long days at work, lots of overtime due to year end which doesn't leave much time for card making. Basically I have run out of steam, and on top of that I feel like I have lost my mojo! I forced myself the other night to get a couple of images coloured up, maybe then the mojo will come back and I can finish my Christmas cards.  I'm so far behind in those, not sure if I'm going to send out cards to everyone, but I'll try.

One of the images I coloured up is Stamping Bella's - Santa's speedy delivery.

I coloured with prismacolour pencils and blended out with gamsol.  I used a square spellbinders nestability to cut him out.  I then placed the image in my Misti to stamp the  sentiment.  Sentiment is from Penny Black - holiday snippets.

All the papers were used from my scrap basket, so not sure of the designer of these.  I used MFT's stitched scallop basic edge for the green dp. Gold ribbon was added then added Santa on top. I added some white fun flock to Santa's coat and pompom and used a white gel pen to add a couple of dots to his cheek.   Next I added  some Stamping Bella - glitter dots.  Emily doesn't carry these anymore, but I have a whole collection in a variety of colours.

That does it for this post.  Time for bed - 5am comes early.  Thanks for stopping by, see you soon,


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Better together

Hello everyone.  I know I really should be sharing Christmas cards, but when you have lots of birthday's coming up and a few  birthday card orders you need to slip them in between making  Christmas cards when you can.

I received my new PTI order, so pulled out "better together' stamp set and created this.

For my card base I used PTI - noted scalloped A2 die vertical. Love how this cuts both front and back at the same time.  I just ran it back and forth a couple of times because of the thickness of the paper, but it cuts beautifully. I sponged some PTI aqua mist along the edges of the scallops.

White frame was cut using  the same scalloped A2 die but one of the inner dies of the set, love the detailed piercing on this.

For my image, I stamped the large flower from 'better together'  using versamark ink and then heat set it using white embossing powder. I tore a piece of heavy PTI polka dot vellum and laid this on the bottom half of the embossed image making sure it tucked inside the white frame area.  I also embossed one of the flowers from the same set and used a couple of copic colours to colour, then used the matching die to cut it out.

I added pop dots behind the frame and popped it up over the vellum and image. Next I tucked the single flower down in the left corner.  To finish off I added a silk ribbon bow, pink enamel dot on the single flower and some PTI rain drops.

I don't have a lot of Christmas cards to share right now, because some of my orders are requesting the same cards I made last year (which I have already posted).  I'm on my last card order, so hopefully in a few days I will be able to create something 'new' to share in the line of Christmas cards. Stay tuned!

I know everyone is busy at this time of year, so just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you taking the time to stop by for a visit. See you soon,