Monday, December 19, 2011

Colour Create Challenge #86

Just days away from Christmas now!!  I have been busy making gifts and cards, hanging out with my children, fixing a computer crash and doing it all ignoring a winter cold!  I have made several different Christmas cards this year.  This is one of my favorites.  I had been thinking about this card for several months but put off using the stamp thinking that my skills might grow and I might get a few more tools to really make a nice card. Good THINKING!!  After receiving wonderful birthday gifts from family and friends I did accumulate better tools and I used them for this card!!  The angel is embossed with silver embossing powder.   I have to say it looks better in person but here it is!    I am entering this card in a color challenge to use Blue, Silver and White:  COLOUR CREATE CHALLENGE #86

Paper: GKD Pure luxury,  Recollections Silver "Precious Metals"
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl

Monday, December 12, 2011

PPC45 and Winter Wonderland VSN was my birthday on Saturday.  To celebrate I let my teen and tween have their friends over  with the intention of spending the day in my craft room working on "Winter Wonderland VSN" over at SCS!  I headed out for my free birthday Starbucks Pumpkin Frapp, picked up our friends and I was all set to stamp!!!  In 2 days of stamping....I managed to make .....are you ready????  7 whole cards!!!!  LOL....Between this and that and stumbles here in there ...7 cards out of 17 challenges!!  LOL.

This was the 2nd to last card I stamped...I think I was just getting into the groove by the time these last challenges came out!!!!  Our challenge was to create a winter scene. I followed the link that was listed to Theresa Momber's web page.  Theresa is such a talented artist.  I love viewing her step by step photos!!  If you want to see how I created this card click here for Theresa's blog: Crafting the web

For my tree I used Kitchen Sink Stamps multi stamp.  I stamped the tree once in black using stamp 1 and then using stamp 2, I covered it with white.  That gives my tree the look of snow on it!!!  This set is my first Kitchen Sink Stamp set but I don't think my last!!! 
I thought this would be a great entry for: Playing in Paradise #45

My Recipe:

Stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps "Multi Owl & Autumn Moon, Martha Stewart Clear Christmas Tree Stamps
Paper: GKD Pure luxury
Ink: Momento Tuxedo black, Brilliance Moonlight white, Momento: Summer sky, paris dusk, Danube blue, gray
Accessories: Sakura clear glitter pen

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pastel Card Set

So...I have one "Warm Fuzzy" done but I really need two to go to MN.  Not sure I am going to get them done.  My head is just full of gift ideas.  Now to get them from my head to the work table!!!!

I was inspired this week to make a card set to give away this Christmas.  I actually want to complete quite a few sets but Lee with her "Summertime in November" challenge at StampTV gave me the added push I needed to sit down and CREATE!  If you look hard you might be able to see a little sparkle I added with a clear glitter pen!!

The images are colored with pencils and OMS
The sentiment is from Hero Arts
The stamp is 1.00 stamp from Michaels
Textured cardstock from DCWV
Sakura clear glitter gel pen

National Arizona Day

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