Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Season Starts

It's been a long time since I posted anything.  I have been doing some creating, but life has just got way of sharing it.

These are a few  Christmas cards that I've done recently.

This one is made using all SU supplies.
After stamping the sentiment the Christmas tree is cut using a die. Then I used the wood grain embossing folder for the texture. The hint is to do the embossing last. Using strips of DP I filled in the tree from the back. After attaching the ribbon I matted with  'cherry cobbler' and mounted it all on the green card base.

This card is done with a neat technique that reminds of the days when I did paper tole. (That was a long time ago) The image is stamped with Versamark heat embossed with 'early espresso' embossing powder. I coloured it with markers.  Then I die cut the image out using 3 successive sizes of spellbinders and after removing the centre one I sponged around the second and third pieces with 'baja breeze' before removing them from the dies. The image is then mounted on a larger die cut of 'marina mist' CS with the inner two parts popped up (the centre is on double dots to give extra dimension).  The card base has been stamped with snowflakes using Versamark embossed with clear embossing powder and lightly sponged with 'baja breeze'. The lower detail on the base is a small strip of embossed 'early espresso' CS and a strip of DP.  The sentiment "Warm Winter Wishes" does read properly..it just didn't scan well with the all the pop ups.

This third card is one that I made 8 of for stamp club exchange. Again it doesn't scan very well. I must look into trying to photograph my cards rather than relying on my very old scanner.
The image and sentiment are stamped with 'marina mist' and then die cut with oval spellbinders. The matting piece is a glitter CS from Micheals die cut with scalloped oval spellbinder. The star on the top of the tree is punched from the same silver glitter CS. I didn't have the corresponding size of spellbinder to use as a matting for the sentiment so I used silver Stickles around it.

Well, this is a good start on Christmas, and I've still got a month to go!

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Pretty, Quick & Easy in Pink

Today is my niece's birthday and this is the card I made her. We had a chance for a great visit over lunch today, something her busy schedule doesn't often allow.

I used Sizzex/Hero Arts 'Textured Impression' stamp and embossing set to make this card.  What a wonderful quick and easy way to create.  I stamped with 'spun sugar' Distress Ink on 'whisper white' CS. The label was sponged with the same before removing the die and stamping the sentiment in 'smokey grey' Versafine. Then it was attached to a sheer white ribbon. The embossed piece was popped up on dimensionals onto a 'whisper white' card base.
Cathy shares my love of pink so I'm calling this one pretty, quick and easy in pink.

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Calendar Pages for April and May

With my life being what it has since the middle of March I really haven't had any personally made cards to show you...but that will be changing very soon as I finally have the complete use of both my hands. Yahoo!!!
I will be starting to create any day now.

 What I'm going to share with you today are my calendar pages for April and May.

If you want to see where and get the templates for my calendars they are from Lynette's blog My Stamping Addiction .

For April I used a stamp I've had so long I don't know who makes it. But I do love the way it looks like a cupcake of violets.

The May page is celebrating the wedding anniversary of my friends who I gave this calendar set to. All of the colouring was done with my prismacolor pencils and blending with OMS. Both the sentiments are stamped with the mini set of "Just Words" for PTI.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wonderful Cardmaking Friends!

It's been almost a month now since I had my surgery and now that I can spend a little more time on the computer I wanted share with you all the fabulous cards I received with Birthday and speedy recovery wishes.
from Doreen W.
from Sheila B.

from Barbara B.
Birthday wishes from Doreen W.

by Kris M., we share the same birth date.

from Mary C.

from Mary-Jane

from Saundra H.

birthday wishes from Sheila B.

from Pam P.

Aren't I just that luckiest gal to have all these beautiful wishes that came from all over the world.
They came from England, Australia, U.S. and of course from here in Canada.

Thank you so much to everyone that has made me feel so special this month.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Calendar Page

For March I used some clip art from Microsoft as the image. It gave me a quick and easy start. After sizing and printing the images I mounted it on the calendar page and then used my ScorPal to create the lines of the frame around it. Unfortunately, the score lines don't show very well but they were quite effective in real life.  As a reminder I got the templates for my calendar pages from Lynette's blog "My Stamping Addiction" http://mystampingaddiction.blogspot.com/ She really is such a very talented lady!  If you are at all interested in card making I highly recommend her blog as one to follow.
March is going to be a very busy month for me. I probably am not going to be doing very much creating but I am really hopeful that once I recover from my surgery I will be back of the track for cardmaking fun!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

One day 10 cards #1

This past Saturday M-J and I attended a fun filled day at a friend of mine who's a Stampin Up rep. She had all the prep work done for us and so we just had to spend our day putting 10 fabulous birthday cards together. To top it off she provided us with lunch too. How good is that!!! Boy is this ever a great way to get my stash built up.

This is the first card I'm showing. After embossing the background on creme CS I sponged it with 'early expresso' to  bring out the texture. The bird cage is stamped with the brown and then the bird was stamped. It amazes me how it looks like the bird was done first, but it wasn't. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of  'cherry cobbler'. This matches the sheer ribbon and brad.
I gave this card today to a neighbour.

I'm going to get the rest of the cards scanned and then share them.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February Calendar Page

I know that posting is over a week late, but I've been 'under the weather' with a head cold and just haven't had the energy to do much of anything.

When I made this February Calendar page I was thinking that here in Calgary we would be having our regular winter weather. That usually means that we would be in deep into our winter. This year however, we are having a very dry and  mild winter and in fact we do not have enough snow on the ground to even make a snowball! This image is one that I've had in my collection for quite awhile. I do not actually have the stamp itself. I think it may be one that I used from M-J's collection. I coloured it with my prismacolor pencils and blended with OMS.  As with the majority of my calendar pages the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink "mixed messages" set.
As a reminder I got my templates for my calendar page from Lynette's blog http://mystampingaddiction.blogspot.com/
Now lets see it I can get some cards made this month.

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