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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Christmas cards on Halloween night

So far this year, we're up to six trick or treaters- up two from last year. We've officially set a record. 
Still working on getting cards made for the craft sales.

 This one was done by running a copper sheet through my cuttlebug with a Christmas tree folder. Can't really see it in this photo, but the sentiment says Season's Greetings on the bottom right.

 I love snowglobes. This one was made by stamping the snowman and colouring him in with Copic markers. Then, I cut out a circle from a sheet of acetate. I cut a small piece of silver glitter paper for the base and attached this really cute ribbon. The acetate is held in place with the snowflake brads.

 This card is probably my favourite out of this set. The snowflakes (Stampin' Up) were stamped in white on navy cardstock. The circle and scalloped circle were cut out with the Cricut. I coloured the bead with Copic and attached the circles on top of the ribbon.
I bought the brad on this card in the States last summer. I really liked them and had no idea what I was going to do with them. It nicely filled the white space on this card. The flourish at the top is Stampin' Up's Baroque Motifs) which was stamped in red and then glammed up with red embossing powder. The stamp is from the $1.50 bin at Michael's.

That's it for now... thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Little bits of paper and some glue

Over at Splitcoast Stamper this week, there was a  rummage and scavenging challenge. It's the first time I have played for a challenge, and am pretty pleased with how the cards turned out. I still have some Christmas paper to play with- that'll be tomorrow's fun, I think.
I realized I didn't have any baby or wedding cards for the upcoming craft sales. Not sure if I'll need them, but better to have them.






I love these cards. Gold, browns, whites and off-white. I rubbed some different shades of brown and sepia inks on some of the cards to give them a vintage look. I hope that they are a hit at the craft sales.

Tonight, I made Christmas tags- I bagged them in groups of 15, and let me tell you- there was a lot of holepunching, ribbon tying and cutting. I have ordered some Stampin Up tag stamps. I can't wait until they get here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Last of the oldies

I wanted to get these cards uploaded before I get started on more- I have many ideas and I am running out of time before the craft show- about three weeks until the first one.


This idea is from my friend Mona. We took a trip to Stonewall to Scrapyard. I love that store, and when were were looking around, we came across the shiny red cardstock. It's lovely as a backdrop under with the snowflakes stamped onto acetate. So pretty and sparkly.


This is another of my Stampin' Up sets. I love the colour combination on this one- rusty reds and browns are really pretty together. 


This idea also came from Splitcoast Stampers- it's from Lovely as a Tree, which was stamped like pine boughs and glammed up with an ornament cut out on the Cricut in sparkly gold paper. Puts me in the Christmas mood, and with rumors of snow over the next couple of days, it's time to start thinking about the holiday season.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Time flies!

I cannot believe how fast the summer went.
I haven't been doing a lot of playing with paper, but I have had a few ideas, and I have been getting ready for a couple of craft sales I'll be doing over the next few weeks. 


Here's a small sample of some of the things I've gotten ready- the rest will be coming in the next two weeks or so. I hope to update my blog more often... that's the pipedream, anyway.

Thanks for looking. 


This is done on shimmery green cardstock with the trees stamped and embossed to make them look like they have snow on them. The stamp is Stampin' Up's Lovely as a Tree.


This card is very basic.  The sentiment inside is 'Congratulations'. It's made with designer paper, ribbon and sparkly brads. 


I love the way this one turned out. It's done with a Cuttlebug folder on white then I took different coloured inks and smooshed them all over the card to colour it. The sentiment says 'Chase your dreams you may catch one.'

The inspiration for this card came from Splitcoast Stampers- The card panels are cut from a lighter cardstock. The sentiment in the corner is Merry Christmas. It's so nice when the card in your head translates onto paper the way you wanted it to.


I borrowed this stamp from my good friend. I really love him. There are three small brads on the snowflake. The red cardstock is embossed with Cuttlebug folders. The red and white layered together make this card pop. 

Another card inspired by Splitcoast Stampers. The white of Santa's jacket is embossed paper. The sentiment inside says 'Dear Santa, I can explain."

This card is really elegant. I love the simplicity of it.

Obviously not a card, but I had to take a picture of my helper cat. He's a very good assistant.

The colour combination on this card is really pretty- the designer paper in the back is cool blues and burgundy. The snowflakes are a punch, with a little bit of bling for good measure. 
I really like these colours together- dark red, craft paper and white- so classic and elegant. Added a little bit of bling to dress it up.