Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year's eve!   I can't believe another year is almost done.  I guess I better think up my new year's resolutions, maybe one should be to stop procrastinating LOL!  Well at least I've been able to keep up with my challenge for the past 2 months (2 posts per week, with a new project each time that uses patterned paper).  I now have 3 cards made for my new class and just need to make one more.  I might even get a chance to work on that this afternoon.

Here is the second card for my new class.  The stamps are from Crafty Secrets and the patterned paper is by Melissa Frances.  I stamped the images with walnut stain and pumice stone distress inks.  I used spellbinders large and small labels for the die cut shapes. I edges the pieces with versa magic jumbo java and pixie dust and the rhinestones are from kaiser craft.

We didn't get any snow for Christmas but it has been a little bit chilly.  I think Kit is using my Ottlite for a sun  lamp LOL.  She certainly likes to spread out on my stuff and soak up the heat from the light.  She looks so very relaxed :)
That's it for today, I think I'll try and spend and hour or so in my craft room and then get ready for a nice family get together tonight.  Have a very Happy New Year everyone!!!


Friday, December 30, 2011

New Class for January!!!

I've added a new class to the schedule for January, I'm also bringing back of couple of classes that some new customers have requested.  I will post the new January schedule in a couple of days (just as soon as I get a copy LOL).

Here is the first card from my new class.  These cards will be good for Valentine's Day, anniversary or just because you love someone.  There will be four cards in this class.  The stamps for this card are from Crafty Secrets and Basic Grey.  I used fired brick distress ink and red magic versa magic ink.  I coloured the rhinestones with R89.  I also used the Venus embossing folder from craft concepts for the red card stock and the patterned paper is best creations Sweet Love.  It is from a few years ago.
Well I'll be back tomorrow with my second post of the week.  Have a great night everyone and thanks for visiting my blog.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

I almost forgot to post this tonight and I would have totally messed up my challenge if I did.  Here is my final Christmas project for this year.  It is another gift tag I made this week.  It is nothing fancy but I did use up a fair bit of patterned paper.

The paper is from the Bo Bunny "Midnight Frost" line. I edged the dark blue papers with brilliance starlite silver ink and for the light blue papers I used versa magic night sky ink.  I stamped the snowflakes on the middle piece with broken china and chipped sapphire distress ink.  I cut the shapes out with spellbinders petite scalloped circles and labels one.  I also highlighted some of the snowflakes with a sakura clear stardust pen.
Well that's it for tonight I still have a present I need to finish making and some wrapping to do.  I guess I better get to work LOL.  I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!!!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Winter Solstice!!!

I'm a little late posting this tonight but I got busy wrapping presents, finally!!!  I'm almost done my shopping and I have most of my presents wrapped my tree and decorations are up.  This is good because 2 days ago I only had about half my shopping done, no tree or decorations up and nothing wrapped.  I was starting to panic, but I ended up getting a day off work and managed to get a great deal accomplished.  I even got a chance to get in my craft room and get a couple of tags made.

For the this one I used Spellbinders Labels Two to cut out the shapes.  The paper is from the Bo Bunny "Midnight Frost" line. I edged the dark blue papers with brilliance starlite silver ink and for the light blue papers I used versa magic night sky ink.  I created the snowflake border on the middle piece using distress ink tumbled glass and broken china and 2 different stamps.  I cut out the stars on the cricut using George cartridge and popped 1 up with 3d dots.  I also used a sakura clear stardust pen to highlight the snowflakes I stamped.
Well it's late and I have to work tomorrow so I'm going to try and get some sleep.  I hope everyone had a great winter solstice!!!   Until next time, have a great day and happy crafting.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Winter Wonderland

I didn't get a chance to use the paper I wanted to last night.  Another idea popped into my head and I decided to try it.  This is the card I came up with.
I was digging through all my Christmas patterned paper and found this random sheet of snowflake paper (it reminds me of a frosty winter day).  I'm not even sure what company it is from because the strip at the bottom was cut off.  I edged the pieces and stamped the greeting with versa magic Niagara Mist ink and popped the greeting piece up with 3d dots. I used a Martha Stewart lace edge punch for the decorative edge.  The rhinestones are by Kaiser Craft and the greeting stamp is from Michael's.
Kit has been keeping me good company while I craft but as you can see she likes to sleep on my paper trimmer.  It kind of makes it a little difficult to use LOL.  I think she likes to soak up the heat from my lamp.

Well I think I better go wrap some presents and perhaps put up some decorations.  I am so not ready for Christmas this year.  Have a great night everyone and thanks for stopping by.


Friday, December 16, 2011

New Christmas Paper!!!

I just knew I wouldn't be able to get to Christmas without buying more patterned paper LOL. I found a couple of great 6x6 paper pads I just had to have.  I've already started using them so I'm quite happy about that.  I'm going to try and use some paper from the My Mind's Eye pad for tomorrow's card.

For this card I used more paper from the Fancy Pants "Saint Nick" line.  The poinsettia stamp is from Stampin' Up set Bells & Boughs and the Merry Christmas stamp is from the set I bought at Michael's (I lost the package and don't know the name of the set, sorry!).  I cut the tag shape out on the cricut and stamped the greeting with aged mahogany distress ink.  I stamped the poinsettia with black memento ink and then used an aqua brush and distress inks (aged mahogany, shabby shutters & peeled paint) to paint the image.  I coloured the pearls with copic marker R89.  I edged the patterned paper and greeting with versa magic red brick ink.

OK, well I'm off to finish some more Christmas Cards as I am quickly running out of time.  I'll be back tomorrow night with another card!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ho Ho Ho....

...this is cutting it close!!! Here is my second project for the week.  The image stamps are from a Michael's stamp set I bought about a month ago.  I can't find the package and so I'm sorry but I don't know the name of the set.  I used the Santa image a swirl stamp and a snowflake stamp.  I used rusty hinge & antique linen distress inks.  I cut it and mat out with spellbinders large and small labels. The paper is from last year's basic grey Jovial line.  I used copic marker E0000 on Santa's face and the rhinestones are from kaiser craft.  I popped the image up on 3d dots.

Well that's it for tonight and I have a class to teach tomorrow and Monday. Have a great rest of the weekend everyone.


Merry Christmas Snowman!

I'm am so far behind with my Christmas shopping and shipping!!! I finally finished my shopping for my family back east and will be sending it tomorrow.  I still needed to make one more card for my parents.  Here is the last card I needed to make and send.

The paper is from the Fancy Pants "Saint Nick" line.  The snowman was cut out using the cricut doodlecharms cartridge and covered with white fun flock.  I used micro beads for his buttons.  The greeting stamp is from Bombshell and stamped with vintage mahogany.  I popped the snowman up with 3d foam dots and added some rhinestones by kaiser crafts.
Well that's it for tonight, I have to work in the morning.  I will be back with my second post before long LOL!
Have a great weekend everyone.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Phew...That was close!!!

I skipped Christmas shopping tonight so I could get this card made and posted.  I'm fighting off a cold and really didn't feel much like shopping tonight, especially after working all day.  I also had to wait for my husband to be done on the computer in order to post this.

I really wanted to try another card with some different colours for Christmas.  I love the Colourful Christmas line from My Mind's Eye.  I'm not sure what year this is from but it's a couple of years old I think.  The image stamp is a wood mounted stamp by inkadinkado and the greeting stamp is from Stampin' Up.  I stamped the image and cut it out with spellbinders small labels and the mat for it using large labels.  I coloured the image with copic markers (YG25, YR07, E25, BG10 & N1).  I used tangelo Memento ink for the greeting and I edged the image and greeting with versa magic tea leaves.  I coloured the rhinestones with YG25 & YR07.

That's it for tonight, I hope to be back with another card before Friday LOL.  Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Jolly Christmas

What a week this has been,  busy, busy, busy.  So far this week I've only finished one card for my challenge.  I'm going to have to make another when I get home tomorrow night.  Yikes!!! I hope I have time.  

This is another card made with a patterned paper image and altered a bit by me.  I distressed the edges and inked them with versa magic tea leaves.  I enhanced a lot of the image with various techniques gold foil, stardust  pen, clear glaze pen & ice stickles.  I stamped the green card stock with a poinsettia pattern that doesn't show up in the picture.  

I guess that's it for is quite late and I have to work in the morning.  I really hope to have another card to post tomorrow.  Have a great weekend everyone and until next time, happy crafting.