Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas Tree

I purchased this die at the end of last year in a sale I believe and I didn't realize until using it this year that it doesn't cut the tree all the way out that it cuts it into the paper, so now I had to rethink how to use it all together and this is what I came up with.  Lot's of glitter paper going on here.  I made two of each color which I was able to get all done for my Nieces and Nephews and their families, and had one left over for a friend :)







Memory Box - Sparkling Tree Tile die
Spellbinders - A2 mating basics A and Holiday sentiments dies
Anna Griffin -- Christmas Scrapbook paper pad
Paper Studio -- Glittered cardstock

We had some time last Saturday to just enjoy this time of year by going down to the Christmas Market downtown in our town and it was a very nice mild evening with hardly any wind (finally) and enjoy walking through the Christmas stalls they have from other countries selling their goodies.  I bought a glass hummingbird, I am not sure what country it was from and my hubby bought a Christmas tree from Ukraine that opens up to reveal first a Santa, then a penguin and then a very tiny Christmas tree, we have always seen the dolls that do that but not a tree.

I hope you are able to have some relaxing fun time too.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and visit during this busy time of year.

Connie

Friday, December 15, 2017

Tag cards

I told myself if I bought new things for Christmas this year I needed to use some things that I already had in my supplies.  Today I am using tags that came in a set of Basic Grey paper.


DaisyD - paper and tag
Spellbinders -- Holiday sentiment die
Washi tape -- trees
EK Success - flower punch
/Stickles -- Champagne
Brad


Daisy D - Tag
Spellbinders - Holiday sentiments die
Washi tape

 This last one reminded me of a Christmas tree, so I added little ornaments to it cut from glitter paper.

Basic Grey- Tag
Maxine Designs - tree ornaments dies
Hot off the press - Cardmakers Christmas clear and frosted overlays (sentiment)

I am hoping these make it by Christmas and I still have to make 4 birthday cards by the end of December, oh my.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by at this busy time of year :)

Connie

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sibling Christmas

These cards didn't go as planned but when your in crunch time I guess you just go with it.... I saw this kit at Barnes and Nobles It had pretty stamps and a idea magazine, and a lot of pretty Thomas Kinkade pictures to use on Christmas cards, and this was the day that B&N was having 30% off all their magazines so I jumped on it.

I stamped out 3 of the images I liked the most in the stamp set and started coloring all 3 at the same time, I thought I would do batches of 3 at a time coloring, hoping it would go faster that way, and I only had room on my desk for 3 at a time, well as you can see, I tried 3 different greens that I had for the background and was never happy with any of them.  Using the snow on the one card I just wasn't sure about it so I used glitter on the other two, it took me 2 days of my cardmaking time to get these 3 done, at this rate it was going to take me forever.




Joanna Sheen & Thomas Kinkade kit, stamps, colored w/markers
Spellbinders- Classic square,A2 matting basics A and Back to basics tags dies
Anna Griffin -- Christmas scrapbook paper
Hero Arts- CL 722 sentiment stamp set
Brads
Ribbon

Next I tried just embossing the image onto patterned paper and I really liked the look of that, so that is what I did for all my siblings. I had 3 sheets of the Jingle Bell paper, so they went to my Brothers


Joanna Sheen & Thomas Kinkade kit, stamps, embossed w/gold powder
Bo Bunny- Father Christmas collection paper
HOTP- Thin line Border dazzles
Marianne Design- Christmas tree ornaments (bells)
Nuvo Mousse- Indian gold on bells

The Last two went to my sisters.



Joanna Sheen & Thomas Kinkade kit, stamps, embossed w/gold powder
My Mind's eye - Lost & Found Christmas paper
Sheer Ribbon

Which do you like better, I liked the embossing much better myself.

Hope you are enjoying a nice week, thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Connie

Monday, December 11, 2017

Daisy Chain

I just think this little stamp is too cute, my great niece just turned 5 and she is a little red head so you know I had to color the little girl with red hair :)


After coloring the stamp I thought it needed a little extra something so I got out my little flower punch and added a few more daisy's along the top of the circle.  I am hoping this isn't too busy but I think kids like that any how :)

Stampavie -- Daisy Chain stamp, colored w/markers
Teresa Collins- He said she said paper
Martha Stewart - border punch
EK Success - Flower punch
Stickles- yellow

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedules to stop by, Have a wonderful week,

Connie

Friday, December 8, 2017

Flower with fern

I am once again using a flower image from my daily coloring calendar.  I colored it with markers then added it to cardstock, those coloring pages are quite thin, and fussy cut it out so I could give it a little lift.  The fern and branch die were done by first applying distress inks to white cardstock with my sponge applicator and then cutting out with the dies.



Flower- daily calendar coloring image, colored w/markers
papertrey ink- hodge podge papers
Martha Stewart - border punch
Spellbinders - Foliage die (fern)
Sizzix -- Branch w/leaves die
Stampendous -- Birthday Assortment sentiment stamp
Distress Inks -- Forest Moss, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend!!

Connie