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Thursday, November 27, 2014


Thought I'd share another card I make to add to my pile . The stamp is one of the LaBlanche stamps that I picked up a few years ago . I stamped it on glossy c/s with Versafine ink and colored with Copic markers then sponged around the image with Iced spruce DI. Red stickles were added to the holly berries . Other supplies used were :
Pattern Paper by Basic Grey, Spellbinders Floral Ovals,and Hero Arts stamp and die framelits snowman #657781.

Going to enter this in the following challenges:
Inspiration Journal Nov. Challenge Happy Holidays

Crafty Mess Challenge 1 AG

Love to Create Color Inspiration

Simon Says Wed. Challenge--AG

Hope everyone is having a great day and thanks for stopping by .

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Silver and White

I've been stuck on white cards this week or so and here's another one I made recently using my new pine needle die I got from Impression Obsession   just love how easy and clean they cut . Other supplies used : TH's Poinsettia die, Sizzix Winter Botancial EP , Cheery Lynn Design Holly Branch die and Merry Christmas die. Silver paper and glitter paper from Dollarama. I added Viva pen silver to the center of the poinsettia and TH clear glitter to the embossed flower.

I'm entering this in the following challenges

Sugar Creek Hollow #100 Christmas with a Twist

All Sorts Challenge-No Designer Paper

Word Art Wed. #159-AG

Die R Us Challenge #14 --Christmas

Love to Create Challenge -- Make it for Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Merry Christmas by Stampsmith

I picked up this stamp at the Cutting Garden last year and didn't get a chance to use it . Today I pulled it out and created this card with it . I love working with the Stampsmith photo stamps .  got all my tips for a great stamper Kim Prince many years ago . The image was stamped with Ancient Page Archival ink on glossy cardstock . The trick is to let the stamp sit and relax before removing it this gives the ink time to adhere to the glossy c/s. I then trimmed and framed it with TH's ornamental frame . I ran the background paper through TH snowflake embossing folder and then sanded lightly to highlight the snowflakes a bit. Memory Box Frostyville border was used for the bottom of the card.

Dies R Us- #14 Christmas AG
Crafting by Design Nov. AG
Love to Create
A Crafty Mess

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by .

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Burlap wreath card

It's been way too long since I've posted anything here on my blog so today I thought I'd share one of my Christmas cards that I made over the weekend . I love wreaths made with burlap so I wanted to try one using the Tim Holtz BigZ die . I used Mod Podge to adhere the burlap to craft cardstock to give it some firmness and prevent the burlap from fraying . I used Spellbinders classic circle to cut the circle which I them used the reversed side of the paper for the background behind the wreath. Other dies used to complete my card were Tim Holtz's mini pine trees  and Cheery Lynn Design Merry Christmas die . I added star dust stickles to the tree branches and Viva Pearl Pen Red on the wreath for berries.

Party Time Tuesday #189 Anything Goes

Inspiration Journal Nov. Challenge

A Crafty Mess Challenge #1

52(Christmas)Card Throwdown

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