Sunday, December 14, 2014

Angel Wishes

 This is it!  Last card for 2014!  And a very special one too, but I can't divulge too much until I get it sent.   The funny thing is, between August and November I have trouble coming up with ideas and then in December, when I don't really have the time, I have WAYYYYYY too many ideas!  So I will have to do those in January before I forget.

These little angels were done with a cut file from My Scrap Chick and the box is from the Christmas box set from Svgcuts. The box actually had a train in the front and more ornaments, but I left those off to make room for the angels. The back tree is glitter paper but the darker tree is embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Irish Spring embossing powder.  The red ornament is also glitter paper.  The sentiment is Stampin Up Christmas Messages done in Silver Detail embossing powder.  The card folded up is rather large - 7.5" x 8.5" so I'll have to head over to Marco's Papers to find the right envelope.  I haven't figured out how to use my envelope punch board for one that large yet!

 I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown  - Pick a 2014 theme - I picked Angels, of course
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything but a square or rectangle
Kreativeinkauf - Tannenbaum (Christmas Tree)
Crafty Cardmakers and More - Christmas

Thanks for visiting!

Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season!
See you next year!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Midnight Hour Christmas Cards!

Merry Christmas!

Just thought I'd show you my latest (and quickest) cards since this is the weekend for mailing, right?

The card on the left is done with a Great Impressions stamp I borrowed from my good friend Terry.

I embossed it with Sparkle N Sprinkle's White Spark embossing powder and sponged with Memento Summer Sky and Bahama Blue.  The snow is also embossing powder, stamped with a Gorgeous Grunge stamp.
The second card is Stampin Up's Wetlands and Hardwood stamps.  I tried putting a wreath around his neck like I've seen on Pinterest but finally settled for a festive bow. 

Off I go for one more special card and the Christmas mailing!
Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

By the Tide Birthday

 This card was my October all-occasion card - 2 Anniversary, one Sympathy and a birthday!

  I used watercolor paper for the background and brushed on six colors of Twinkling H2O paints and then lightly misted with water again so the colors would run a little. Then I used one of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge for the bubbles and stamped that in Baja Breeze and Tempting Turquoise.  The coral was done in Sparkle N Sprinkles embossing powders - Pink Delight, Mediterranean Star, Ice, and Cappuccino.  The seahorses and shells (two of them are Inkadinkadoo) were done in Cappuccino and lightly colored with colored pencils.  The sentiment strip was cut off the side of the background and the sentiment embossed with Cappuccino Star.
The cardstock is Pool Party and Blush Blossom with an unknown brown.

 Between the Twinkling H2O's and the sparkle embossing powders, this card really shines!
The inside

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Make your own Background
Craft Room Challenge - Make your own Background
Seize the Birthday -Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting!


 Chosen as one of Design Team's Favorites at Artistic Impressions

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Garden Gnome Birthday

 My mother is turning 87 in a few weeks and she just redid her Gnome Garden (lifting concrete blocks and all! - you've seen the Mr. Clean and his grandma commercial - that's my mom!).  So I thought a Garden Gnome birthday card was very appropriate.  The box card is a file from -it's from their summer boxes, the party celebrations box.  The Gnomes are from My Scrap Chick - they have amazing files! I sized the gnomes down a bit so they would fit in the box.

 I just love the little daydreamer at the bottom (that's me!).

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenges -At least one flower
Fun with Shapes and More - Midsummer Night's Dream (elves, fairy tales, love, marriage)
A Creative Romance - In the Garden
Crafty Catz - Birthday

Thanks for looking!


Top Three Winner at Fun with Shapes and More