Saturday, November 26, 2011

Joyeux Noel!

I did manage to get in my studio last night and get another card made.  I bought this "Eiffel Noel" stamp by stampendous a couple of weeks ago.  I really like this stamp and was looking forward to using it with some vintage style papers.

I stamped the image on a cosmo cricket patterned paper from a couple of years ago.  I wanted to add a little bit of colour so I used copic markers R20 & YG93  on the poinsettias and used a glaze pen on the berries.  I used another poinsettia stamp and some pumice stone distress ink to add a little detail to the edges.  I used another piece of cosmo cricket paper for the background and edged both pieces with vintage photo distress ink.  The rhinestones are from kaiser craft.
OK I managed to get my second post up before the end of the day Saturday so all is well LOL.  I'll be back with another post in a few days!  Thanks for stopping by and until next time, happy crafting everyone!!!


Friday, November 25, 2011

More Holiday Cheer!

Wow! Where has this week gone?  It's already Friday and I haven't had a chance to do any crafting this week. Fortunately I made this card last week end and have it ready to post.

While I had this stamp and die set out last week I cut out a bunch of reindeer and trees.  I used up scraps of Kaiser, Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket papers for the tree's and reindeer sweaters.  I couldn't resist making another one of these snow scene cards.  I coloured the reindeer in with copic E25 and paper pieced the sweater.  I stamped the greeting with Tim Holtz distress ink broken china.  The background paper is from Basic Grey.  I popped the reindeer up with 3d dots and edged the trees with cloud white versa magic ink.
Well I guess I better get in my craft room now if I am going to be able to have another project ready to post for tomorrow.  Have a great night everyone!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Season's Greetings!

So a couple of years ago I bought a Christmas card kit and never made the cards LOL!!!  I was cleaning and digging through all my Christmas card stuff the other day and found it!  The circles came pre-stamped and ready to go, the only problem is that the design of the cards were 4" x 4".  Fortunately I had a couple of extra sheets of the patterned paper so I could make them 4" x 5 1/2".  In the kit they had just layered the patterned paper on white card stock.  I decided to add a layer of burgundy card stock and make the base a soft green.  In the picture the green I used to colour the stripes on the his scarf and hat looks quite dark but it actually matches up to the paper nicely.  I used copics to colour him in (N1, N3, BG70, BG0000, YG93 & YR00) and I used a clear stardust pen on the snowflakes.  I believe the stamps for this card are from Inkadinkado and the patterned paper is from the Kaiser "winter wonderland" line.  I edged the everything with aged mahogany distress ink.

So my little challenge to myself is going well.  Three weeks - 6 posts & 6 new projects.  I hope to be able to keep this up for the next couple of months.  I'm off to prep for a class I'm teaching on Monday.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone. I'll have another project ready to post in a couple of days, until then happy crafting everyone!!!!


Friday, November 18, 2011

A Merry Christmas to All!

Here is another quick & easy Christmas card.  I love enhancing these pictures with all kinds of embellishments. For this one I used a lot of gold foil, diamond stickles, glaze pen and glitter pens.  It is really hard to capture it all when you take the picture.

The image is from the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium line and the patterned paper behind it is from the Bo Bunny midnight frost collection.  I distressed the edges of the image and used versa magic night sky on the edges and I used brilliance galaxy gold ink on the edges of the bo bunny paper. I coloured the rhinestones with copic marker B97.
Well it's late and I have to work in the morning so that's it for tonight.  I'll be back tomorrow night with post 2 for this week.  Have a great weekend everyone.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Merry Christmas

Down to the wire....but I managed to get my second post up for the week before midnight.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute.  I've had a very busy week and haven't had a whole lot of time to craft, but I did manage to get this card finished tonight.

I used Webster's Pages "waiting for Santa" line for this card.  I cut the flowers from one side of a patterned paper.  I then covered the image with versa mark and then clear detail embossing powder and heat set it and attached with 3d dots.  The greeting stamp is from Stampin' Up and I stamped it with aged mahogany distress ink. Other inks used are antique linen distress ink, sage & red brick versa magic ink. I coloured the rhinestones with copic R89.
Well that's it for tonight, I must go clean up my studio before bed I have to work in the morning.  Have a great Sunday everyone and until next time, Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Holiday Cheer!

I couldn't resist this Holiday Cheer stamp & die set (sizzix & hero arts) that came in last week at Scrap Arts.  It is just too cute!!!  I think I want the Snowman Joy set as well.  I love that these dies have the cut edge on the very inside edge so that you know exactly where you are cutting.  I'm not sure what to do about that white edge you get around your image.  Leave it white or colour it in.  

Well for now I decided to leave it white.  Here is my first card I made using the set and I used 4 different patterned papers as well.  They are all from basic grey, the trees are from figgy pudding line, the snow is from the bittersweet line and the blue background and sweater are from the eskimo kisses line.  I thought it would be fun to paper piece the sweater to help tie it all together.  I stamped the reindeer with memento rich cocoa ink and coloured him with a copic marker E25.  I edge the trees with versa magic cloud white and the snow with versa magic aspen mist.  I stamped the greeting with peeled paint distress ink and popped the reindeer up with 3d dots.  
Also I totally forgot to put my November schedule up so I am going to do that now.  I'll even try and put December's schedule up too if I get the chance.  I will be back in a couple of days with another project to add for my challenge and maybe a couple of other things as well.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. Also on Friday don't forget to take the time to honour all the wonderful men & women of the armed forces who are no longer with us.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Another Quick & Easy Christmas Card

Here is post number 2 for this far so good.  While I had all the Graphic 45 and Cosmo Cricket paper out I decided to make some more quick and easy Christmas cards.  I'm not sure what year these papers are from but I can tell you the name of the paper.  The Cosmo Cricket paper is from the Oh Joy line, I think this is from about 3 years ago (about time I used some of it up LOL).  The Graphic 45 paper is from the Christmas Past Collection and called Victorian Greetings.  I think that one is from last year.  

I added some gold foil to some of the branches, fence, decor and house trim. To enhance the apples on the tree and in the basket I covered them with a glaze using a sakura clear glaze pen.  I then added diamond stickles to the snow.  I found the green background patterned paper needed a little more detail so I used a swirl stamp and peeled paint distress ink to add some detail to the edges.  The greeting was stamp is from Stampin' Up and was stamped using aged mahogany distress ink.  I popped the greeting up with 3d dots and coloured the rhinestones with copic marker YG93.

Well I better go try and clean up the mess I made in my studio. I hope to have another project ready for Monday.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

First post of my challenge

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween.  I didn't do much, Peter & I took a walk through a local garden that was all decked out for Halloween and I made pumpkin cookies for the first time and was really pleased with how they turned was Peter LOL!!!

Anyway on to my challenge from the last post.  I need to post a completed project that uses some patterned paper twice a week.  I took a look at all the Christmas paper I have and realized I really need to use some of it up.  It was impossible to take a picture to show just how much I have but I tried.
I found several sheets of paper that have different Christmas images on them that make a perfect quick and easy Christmas card.  For this card I used a image from a Graphic 45 paper and used some Cosmo Cricket paper for the background.  I even used a small strip of patterned paper to decorate the inside of the card.
It is really hard to tell in the picture but I added some details to the image.  I used a glue pen to add some gold foil accents to the stars, hat and tree branches and I used frosted lace stickles to his beard, hat trim and snowy areas. I coloured the 3 rhinestones using copic marker YR21.
It is really hard to get a good picture of the details but it looks really nice in person.  Well I'm heading back into my studio now and try to get a few more cards made tonight.  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting everyone!