Saturday, October 30, 2010

2 Different Poinsettia Cards

This card is my absolute favourite so far this year. I got the idea to make the poinsettia from my lss where I bought the stamp. I embossed the image on green, and then ivory cs using gold EB powder, cut each one out and layered them with 3D squares. I added a little gold and red glitter as well. The border is the MS scroll punch set. The ivory bg is embossed with the poinsettia and clear EB powder. It doesn't show up well in the picture but adds to the texture of the card.
I made this poinsettia the same way only using silver EB powder. I also embossed some scrolls with clear EB powder for this bg. It shows up a little better in this pic. Sentiment is embossed with silver EB powder.

I have several more cards coming, but still need to take pictures of them, so stay tuned or check back in over the next week or so. Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate all the comments. They are very encouraging!

4 Different Christmas Tree Cards

Here are some more Christmas cards, posted all at once to save time.SU Lovely as a Tree with sparkly EB powder. Sentiment is by Heidi Grace, and flower punch is McGill. Flowers are embossed to look more like poinsettias. CB swiss dots folder was also used for the background, and MS scroll border punch was used to highlight the image.
SU Patterned Pines embossed with sparkly silver EB powder. Sentiment is by Inkadinkado and is embossed with silver EB powder.
Same as above. Unfortunately silver on silver doesn't show up as well in a photo.
I used my versamark pen and sparkly silver EB powder to make the border. Studio G image is embossed with sparkly silver EB powder on Bazzill shiny green cs and then cut out and glued on.

6 Different Christmas Cards

I thought I'd just post a bunch of cards at once to save some time. For this card I made my own poinsettias by embossing star-shaped flowers I punched out (by McGill). Leaves are thanks to MS. PP is by Making Memories, FA LA LA set.
I used pp scraps for this one so I don't know what company they are from. The image is Lovely as a Tree by SU and is stamped in pale green ink and covered with white glitter.
I made the poinsettias using a flower die from CB. The silver border is shiny cs from Bazzill and adds some extra texture, but unfortunately that isn't so visible in a photo.
Dollar store image, Agean silver sparkly EB powder, and shiny cs from Bazzill and voila! A clean and simple Christmas card. The stocking rectangles are raised off the page with 3D foam squares.
JOY is covered with Diamon Glaze for some extra texture. Branches are covered with Agean silver sparkly EB powder. Sentiment is embossed with silver EB powder. The border is silver mirror cs for some extra glam.
To make this card I used a small stamp from my Lovely as a Tree SU set to stamp inside a masked oval. I added some glitter and that's it...easy as pie!

Snowflakes Everywhere

I made my own pp using 3 different snowflake stamps - one is SU, the other two are just dollar store stamps. I combined 3 colours as well - Colourbox Pheasant Gold and silver, and Agean silver sparkly EB powder for some texture. The snowflakes accenting the image are covered with silver glitter.

Christmas Joy

This card starts off another big bunch of Christmas cards that I've made and need to post. I've got about 20 of them on their way, each one different.

I used the sparkling Agean silver EB powder on the branch image, and plain silver embossing on the sentiment. The silver border is a shiny cs by Bazzill. TFL

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Snowman in the Window

This card was made using my new Studio G stamps that I got from a good friend. I think I'm going to probably be using these a lot as they are so cute and easy to work with. It doesn't show up well in the picture, but I added some clear glitter to the snow and the hat on the snowman. The snowman, by the way, is stamped on the inside. This is my first window card and I'm not too sure if it's something I will try again. Maybe...who knows! I'm not quite sure I know the best way to do it. I might have to look around and find an easier way. I just seemed to find it hard to line it all up well.

Snowflake Trio

Can you tell this card took no time at all to make? I used my Judikins Aegean silver EB powder (for sparkle of course) and my SU snowflake stamp and voila! A clean and simple card. The sentiment is an Inkadinkado stamp and is embossed with silver EB powder to match. It doesn't get any easier than that!

Christmas Snowflake

And again with the sparkles! The SU snowflake (from Patterned Pines set) was stamped with Versamark and then embossed with Judikins Aegean Silver EB powder. I love this stuff! The border was stamped with my MS scroll set, and the poinsettia was made using two CB flowers glued together. Pearls of course are one of my favourite embellies! The CB swiss dots folder makes a perfect snowy background don't you think?

Snow, Snow, Snow!

These stamps were a rak I got from a wonderful online friend recently. I just had to start using them on my Christmas cards right away. I used my glue pen and some silver glitter to highlight the snow, and added the rhinestones to match. TFL!

Vintage Christmas

For this card I got completely away from the glitter and the trees and decided to use up some of the pp I have in my stash. This is called Poinsettia Stripe and is from Making Memories FA La La collection. I've had some wonderful vintage looking embellishments that I got from the dollar store that I've been wanting to use as well. I thought this tree went perfect with this pp. The stamp set is Heidi Grace, and everything is inked with tea stain distress ink. TFL!

Silver Tree

Ok, so I tried the tree idea again only changing the colours around. I think I like this one better, but it still needs improvement. The green is a little blah for me. I like the colour scheme, but think that maybe I should have used some shiny cs instead.

Poinsettia Trio

For this Christmas card I stamped my SU Lovely As A Tree with Versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder. Then using my glue pen I added glitter for some extra snowy sparkle. I stamped it on vellum, but unfortunately the look isn't quite what I was hoping for. I think next time I would use a shiny white cs. My MS scroll border punch set came in handy to give the edges some flare. The poinsettias were made using two CB flowers glued together. The MS leaf punch was used as well.


Do you ever lay in bed and as you're falling asleep ideas for cards pop into your head? This was one of those ideas. Of course it looks somewhat different than what I had in mind, but at least the idea got me started on the creative process!

I stamped the holly along the edge with Judikins aegean silver EB powder. It gives it a nice sparkly look and is my newest and most favourite EB powder at the moment! I used red stickles for the berries, and once everything was dry I cut the edge out by hand. None of the poinsettias I had in my stash seemed to fit or match, so I made this one by hand. The petals were scraps from the centres of some CB flowers I had made, and the leaves were just cut in duplicate by hand. I embossed everything to give it dimension.

Unto Us A Child Is Born

HERE COMES CHRISTMAS!!! I have started making my Christmas cards, and have about 11 made so far that I will be posting over the next few days. I really like the MS corner punch sets that allow you to go all the way around a rectangle or square. This punch set is the scroll set and is one of my favourites. The flowers are Prima, and the background is embossed with my SU poinsettia folder. The star is highlighted with my diamond glitter Gelly Roll pen.

Christmas Penguins

I made this card for my youngest son who just loves penguins. Shhh...don't tell him though as he won't get it for a couple of months yet. The penguins are stamped, then coloured with pencil crayons and gamsol. The white on the hat has white glitter to brighten it up a bit and give it some texture. The penguins are also raised up with 3D foam tape. The lights are coloured with the pencil crayons and gamsol as well, but are finished off with diamond glaze to give them a 3D look. I'm really happy with how that part turned out as it is raised off the page in the shape of a Christmas light and looks pretty good.

Holly Trio

This is just a simple card thanks to my SU Poinsettia EB folder, my MS punch set, and a little Stickles glitter!


I have become quite fond of glitter this year so you will be seeing alot of it on my cards this Christmas season! This card was made using the SU Lovely as a Tree set. I stamped it with Versamark, and then used sticky embossing powder and fine glitter. The edges are sponged with tea stained Ranger Distress ink. The pp was a rak. I decided to keep this one simple without a sentiment as I think the image and colours speak for themselves. I do have a small "Peace on Earth" stamp I may still decide to use in the upper corner.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Anniversary Card to Last for 10 Years!

My friend asked me to make a special anniversary card for her hubby that she could use for the next 10 years! She just filled up a card she has used for the last 10 years, and wanted another one in which she could continue to write special thoughts each year for the next 10 years. I made it with 10 different sections to write in, one for each year. Each section is either stamped or embossed with a CB folder. The flowers are coloured with pencil crayons and gamsol and the centres have white glitter, but unfortunately it isn't too visible in the picture. The background is stamped using Versamark.
Inside - this pic shows 6 of the sections
(The centre bottom embossing says "With Love", but it doesn't show up well in the picture.)
Back - shows four more sections to write in.
(The section on the bottom right is embossed with flowers.)

Birthday Hydrangea

The other day I happened to pick up the Martha Stewart hydrangea punch on sale in Wal-Mart. Of course I had to try it out, and this is what I came up with. I'm loving the textured cs I picked up in the dollar store. The green background cs is a sample of it. The colours are wonderful, and so cheap too! The leaves were cut out by hand and embossed to give them a bit of a 3D appearance. TFL!

A Birthday Wish

I made this for my friend who asked me to make a bunch of cards for her. I had to try out a new CB embossing folder I recently got. I like how clean and simple cards are with these little folders. They are great when you don't have lots of time to work on a card.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wedding Table Set - Placecards and More

A close friend's son got married last month, and I was asked to make some items for the wedding tables. The tables were covered with black and white damask table cloths and had a vase of red flowers in the centre of each one. This is a sample of the placecard I made to match. What's with the fish name you ask? Well, the groom is an avid fisherman, so they decided to give each of the tables a fish name instead of a number. The placecards were pretty time consuming given all the layers on the flowers plus all the layers of the card, and I had to make 128 of them! Thankfully it wasn't a very big wedding reception.
Here is a close-up of of the menu. Sounds like a yummy meal doesn't it?
This picture shows you how many menus I had to make. There are 17 of them there which means lots and lots of layers, especially including the layers on the flowers too!
And of course...a sample of the table number, uhh I mean fish!
This picture shows how I did 17 different fish, each one printed by computer, but painstakingly cut out by hand and then mounted with 3D foam tape. Each card is the same on both sides, so technically I had to do 34 of them altogether.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Monochromatic Thankyou

This is just a simple thank you card that I made for a friend who treated me to a "ladies only" weekend at her family cottage. We had such a wonderful and relaxing time. I found some wonderful textured cs in the dollar store and just loved this colour so I had to use it. The sentiment is embossed in white to stand out over the pink. It's not like me to not put any butterflies or flowers on a card, but this just seemed to be fine without them. Sometimes, simple is nice too!

Monday, October 4, 2010

51 Years, Wow!

My in-laws celebrated their 51st anniversary yesterday, which to me is an amazing feat. We invited them over for dinner as we often do on a Sunday, only this time we used all the good china and silverware and tried to make it a little more special than usual. I made this card for them using the SCS300 sketch challenge. The papers are a real mix - Anna Griffin, MME, K&Co, and even one from the dollar store. I had to try out my new MS combo scroll punch set as well. TFL!