Monday, December 11, 2017

Thinking of You

My card today features part of the new Heartache at Christmas greeting. I paired it with the poinsettia image which was stamped onto white CS, colored with Copics and die cut with a MFT square die. I stamped the Poinsettia image once more and colored only parts of it, fussy cut and popped it up on the original image. The large pink panel was embossed with a Darice folder and layered onto green CS. The greeting was stamped with Archival Jet black ink onto the same green CS, die cut and added under the poinsettia. Some pink gem stones were added to the banner. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the poinsettia petals and some clear Nuvo drops were added to the flower center.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Winter Wonderland

This is for the Christmas Carol Challenge at Dies R Us. I used my newest Spellbinders Die of the Month Dies to create this tall snowman and stamped the sentiment on one of the snow banks.

Since my snowman is so tall, I went with a tall narrow card design. First I sponged some Distress Oxide inks onto water color paper to create the background. After sponging on the inks some water was sprinkled on to create the falling snow. While that dried, all the parts of the snowman were die cut as well as the snow banks. The snow banks were created using Fawn Lawn dies. The greeting, a line from the carol "Winter Wonderland" is from DRS Designs. Once the water color panel dried everything was attached and then placed on the green card base. I really like this tall snowman.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Peace and Joy

My Christmas card today features the new Deco Peace and Joy Greeting. I really like this greeting. It is sized perfectly. It was stamped with VersaMark ink onto the red panel and heat embossed with white EP. The top half of this panel was embossed with a CB Diamond Tree folder. I added the white ribbon to hide the crease line and then decided to add another below the greeting. The Christmas Pine Cone was stamped with Memento Black ink onto white CS, colored with watercolor pencils and die cut with a ODBD stitched oval die. Some clear Wink of Stella was added to the while portions of the pine cone. I rarely use colored pencils, but I do like the look of this. I think I should practice some more with the pencils and use them more often.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are getting all those Christmas cards created!!


Friday, December 1, 2017

In the Meadow!

My card today is for the Winter Wonderland Challenge at Love to Scrap. DRS Designs is also sponsoring this challenge. For Winter Wonderland, I had to go with a snowman scene. Here's my card.

First I stamped the snowflake background image with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white EP and then sponged on distress oxide inks for the sky. I used a Fawn Lawn die to create my snow bank and stamped my greeting with Archival Jet Black ink. The snowman was die cut using a SB die of the month set. Isn't he the cutest?! I think I'll make a few more of these. I really like the way this turned out.

Hope you can find some time to play along with this challenge.


Thursday, November 30, 2017


Hi Everyone. DRS Designs is proudly sponsoring the CRAFT Challenge this week. It's Christmas Presents. When I saw what the challenge was I had to play along and use DRS Designs Lovely Gifts Christmas Greeting along with the Baby Jesus Heart. These are two of my favorite stamps. Here's my card.

I started by stamping the Baby Jesus Heart with Memento Black ink, coloring with Copics and fussy cutting it. I used a Memento Black marker to go around the edges of the heart and a Sakura Gelly Roll pen on the start. Next I stamped the greeting with VersaMark ink onto the blue card base and heat embossed with detailed white EP. I used a SB edge die to cut the darker blue panel and then stamped just the presents from the Christmas Leonard Pig image with VersaMark ink randomly. Three white ribbons were added before attaching it to the card base. The heart is popped up with foam dots. A gift button with added baker's twine and Nuvo clear drops were added for embellies.

Hope you can find some time to join in the challenge!

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Monday, November 27, 2017

good friends

Hi. Can you believe this is the last week of November? Wow, this month has flown by. I'm working hard on getting all of my Christmas cards completed. I usually do several each month so I don't have to rush at the end, but for some reason I just couldn't get into it. So I am rather behind right now. Here's one I created for a friend.

I created the plaid background by stamping the teal CS with the largest piece of the Woven Plaid background image with Archival Jet Black ink. Once that dried I added the small die cut snowflakes along with the trio snowmen that were die cut and glued onto the black panel. The greeting is part of the Good Friends sentiment. I cut it apart so I could stamp just the first part onto black CS, heat embossed with white EP and then die cut the banner. One last snowflake was added to the greeting.

The rest of the greeting was stamped inside the card along with the snowflake background using some TH distress ink.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Merry Christmas to All...

Hi Everyone. My card today features the new Santa with Birds image. I had fun coloring this image and adding some shimmer here and there.

The Santa and birds image was stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics. Some Nuvo Blizzard drops were added to his hat and the fur trim on his coat.  After the drops dried, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the snowy areas. The panel was die cut with a SB die, attached to the red panel and then to the white card base. Some white snowflakes were die cut and added to two of the corners. Red nail heads were added to the centers.

You can barely see, but on the inside the Interlocking Snowflakes Background image was stamped with Real Red ink along the bottom of the card.

So how are you doing with your stash of Christmas cards?  Hope you are further along than me!!

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