Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Cards

It's been quite a while since I added anything to this blog, but I have been busy making cards! Work has been crazy busy lately and my husband has been away a lot, so I need to take our dog out for a run when I get home. She's lonely and bored being alone all day. Yesterday I came home to find she had chewed up a pair of my shoes. First time since she was a pup. These cards are going in the mail tomorrow so they should make it to Australia in time for Christmas. I just noticed that one of the little rhinestones fell off the first card, so it was replaced but I'm too lazy to retake the photo. I scanned a Christmas carol from one of my music books and printed it off on different papers, then used a Nestie to cut out. The snowflake is cut out on my Cricut, run through the Zyron and then glittered. I also ran a piece of green cardstock through the Zyron, glittered it and then cut out using a Martha Stewart punch. I'm happy with how these turned out!
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ruffles, Moxie Fab World

This card started out as an idea in my head, and truthfully, looked better in my head! The tulle is meant to be the ruffle in the form of ruching. Oh well, I had fun making it!

Paper: PTI

Stamp: PTI

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Textile

Rhinestones from Michaels and tulle from Fabricland

Paper flower chain: Art Chix

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Embellish the Cure with Bling Challenge

I saw the June Bride broach - had to have it - and ordered a few more (again) for Christmas presents! Love them! What a cool building in the photograph. I used PTI cardstock, Martha Stewart flowers and bling and a Fiskars border punch. I used the computer to print Happy Birthday onto the cardstock. This ones going to my mother-in-law for her 89th BD on Nov. 1st.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Christmas cards with sparkle, Flourishes challenge

Indoor photography sure makes it hard to catch little details and glitter, but if the sun comes out later maybe I'll try again. I found these vintage images free to download from sites like the Vintage Moth and Fairy Davis. I wanted to keep these cards fairly simple for mailing to friends in Australia. I really like the rich colors and old-fashioned images. There is a bit of sparkle in the holly berries but it doesn't show.

Supplies: Prism Paper, Glitter Ritz, Perfectly Clear stamps, Spellbinders Label 4, Versamark and Coloriser Gold embossing powder plus a few dollar store gems.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

WCMD Challenge #3, India

This card was a fun one to do and I used two stamps that had never seen ink before! That's another reason I like challenges. You can't tell from the photo but I used Perfect Pearls to add a bit of shimmer on the background paisley stamp and embossed the bottom section in gold. I love the amazing colors of Indian saris. The circle stamp is from Inkadinadoo and the braid and paisley is from Clearly Wordsworth.
Paper: PTI Scarlet Jewel and Hibiscus Burst, not sure about the turquoise.

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WCMD Challenge #4

I bought this stamp on a trip to Australia and New Zealand. I love the Eucalyptus and Puhutakawa leaves and blossoms. I used watercolors and embossed the background paper.
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WCMD Challenge #1 Japan

This card would appear better if photographed rather than scanned, but I don't have my camera handy.
Paper: PTI and DCWV Far East, plus a little bit of paper my daughter brought back from Japan!
Ribbon: PTI
Other: Kimonos Outline Stickers
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy World Card Making Day!

Good morning! Here's a card I made to celebrate World Card Making Day. There's many other things I should be doing right now, but here I am still in my pyjamas making a card! I do have my priorities. I am also making this card for the Embellish challenge; first time I've tried a round card. I had to take a little sliver off the bottom to get it to keep from rolling off the table. The sentiment was printed on the computer. Inside the card reads, "A traveller without observation is a bird without wings" Moslih Eddin Saadi. I'm going to give this to my daughter before she heads out to Berlin, Prague and Vienna at the end of the month. She loves to travel! Have a great day everyone.
Edited: After seeing the tutorial on making circle cards, I made another base and I'm much happier with the result. Thanks for the tutorial!

Paper: PTI
Stamp: PTI Background Text and Modern Division by Postmodern Designs

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #17

Hi there,

I've made this card for the owner of my LSS, She Runs With Scissors. It's Kristy's BD next week and she deserves many cards andAdd Image good wishes! I scanned a page from one of my music books to use and printed it off on cardstock. On the BD card all paper is from PTI as is the sentiment stamp, buttons, ribbon and twine. I used Chai ink to add the Kraft color. Totally unlike me to put the music piece on an angle, but once in a while you to have to get wild and crazy, right! I really like these colors together. Have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More vintage images

Look how cute this little girl is! I made this birthday card for a friend we met through the Canadian Search and Disaster Dog Association. The paper is PTI and Basic Grey.

Vintage Images

I've been having fun making cards and using vintage images from sites such as Fairy Davis and the Vintage Moth (thank you!).
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Christmas gifts

I was trying to come up with some little gift ideas for friends and family that don't cost too much and would be useful. I decided that everybody needs to give a card at some point, so decided to make up a set of 6 cards. (of course I love to make cards so this is a little self-serving!) I wanted some designs that would be suitable to give to a man or a woman and some that will have no sentiment to be used for any occasion. I'll make up a little box to hold them and then I might make some little tags with various sentiments that they could add to the front if they wish. I certainly found that making multiples of the same card was a pretty fast process. I usually try to come with a new card each time I make one specifically for the person I've giving it to so find it slow going at times. I used my Cricut to cut the apples shapes and Spellbinders to cut various mats. Love my Spellbinders! The PTI umbrella card was cased from Dawn McVey.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Raspberry Suite color Challenge #16

I think I've made it before the close; a last minute idea that came about while I was out on the school field throwing bumpers for the dog. Although, I must admit I started out thinking that I would try a masculine card!

I used PTI papers, ribbon and sentiment stamp, a bit of paper from My Mind's Eye and a little piece of lace. I also used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder and Spellbinders die. I found the vintage image online from Fairy Davis http://fairydavis.com/. I was going to add some buttons, but then it covered up the little bit of stitching I did and since this is only the 2nd time I sewed on a card, I wanted it to show!! This card came together fairly quickly especially considering how long I agonized over a Christmas card yesterday......
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

(Embellish Magazine)

I'm looking forward to seeing the first issue of this new idea from Ashley! I've used paper from PTI and SEI. The sentiment is from SEI and the flower shape is by Spellbinders. I used PTI Damask set with Versamark as a background on the brown layer. The twine is from PTI as well. The little star button and tiny rhinestones are from the $ store.
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Moxie Fab World Classy and Elegant

This card is for the "Classy & Elegant" style Christmas card. I used paper from SEI and PTI, the new Poinsettia and Labels One Spellbinders, 2 Martha Stewart leaf punches, PTI satin ribbon, I don't know who made the red organza ribbon. The photo doesn't really show the pretty SEI red paper, it has a nice shimmer to it and the background paper has sparkles too. Better IRL!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Moxie Fab World Stamping Challenge

I was trying for an "Italian" Christmas feel with this card. Noel at the bottom right doesn't show up very well in the photo unfortunately. The stamp is by Sugarloaf I believe. I used watercolors.
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Monday, August 31, 2009

Moxie Fab World Vintage and Shabby Chic

After several years of making cards, I can't say that I have found my style so challenges are a good way to stretch out of my typical card layout. Can't say that shabby chic is really me, yet I really like this type of card when I see them. I did try sewing!
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