November 30, 2009

The signs of Christmas are everywhere. I am not sure if I feel ready yet, then again I have a few days left to ponder and put a plan into action.
We mailed off the first of our parcels yesterday... sis thats you. Every year my Stampin' Up! consultant let us go to her house and make a choice of about 6 cards for a small very small fee for each.. this one $1 each I should have made more then 5 me thinks.

Supplies: All Stampin Up supplies with the exception of ribbon which is from the Dollar store. Stampsets: Serene Snowflakes

November 23, 2009

No peeking, these cards are mailed and I hope they have been received before anyone see that they are blogged :). This photo is horrible, ever the critic I am . Why you say, because it makes my little dobs of Stickles look like globs and the little border of glitter does not show and it is all twinkly. Same with the embossed pink layer at base level. Oh well, in real life and not digital it is very pretty if I do say so myself. I started this card when I was not feeling very creative so when it all came together I was happy with it.

I coloured the fairy’s dress with my Spica markers to make it all glittery, I used the clear Spica to outline on the embossed layer. Add some gems and voila.

I am in Christmas card mode as well, I should be done this week. Fingers crossed, I will post them once they are in the mail.

Supplies: Cream and pink cardstock, Designer paper – DCWV Nana’s Nursery Baby Girl, A Muse Stamps – Fairy Princess and Make a wish, Prima Sprites pink flowers, misc ribbon and gem embellishments, Stickles, Cuttlebug – Victoria Embossing folder.

November 12, 2009

I think this is the last card I want to show from my last Stampin' Up! workshop. We uses a mask and different colours of ink with a brayer to get the night sky effect.

Supplies: All Supplies - Stampin' Up!

November 11, 2009

Wear a poppy, visit a local cenotaph, attend a service or a the very least a minute of silence. Remember our solders.

Image by Dalicar

In Flanders Fields - By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)

November 9, 2009

Hello Monday morning. I had a fabulous weekend, it was my Birthday on Friday. I received a ton of wonderful Birthday wishes ☺.It felt like the whole weekend was one big extension of my birthday (the birthday cake fed us for three days).

My husband spoiled me rotten with a large gift certificate to the local stamp store. Lisa Strahl was teaching a class there Friday night so I signed up (Happy Birthday to me ☺). I spent the entire Certificate + some after the class… sigh.. so much for savouring it. My sweet sweet husband also gave me a Michaels gift card. So I brought one of these…
Minus all the embellishments of course. I did not have a space dedicated for my cardmaking but I have been given free reign of our office to pretty much turn it into my very own craft room. So we did a lot of looking for things like storage. It is all coming together.

I did sit down to make a couple of cards on Sunday, but I can't show them for a couple weeks. People who should not might peek. I think I have a few in reserve though that I can post later this week.

My blog is 1 year old now, my sweet sister designed it for me as my Birthday gift last year. Blogger tells me I have about 207 entries and being it is rare for me to post without a card to show means I have posted around 200 cards. I don't remember making that many.

November 4, 2009

When all else fails..use clipart. I don't have any cars in my large stash of stamps so I found a clipart that suited me just fine. One of the owners of the local stamp store told me a while back that when guys look at cards they see solid colors, greys, black, browns and blues. Keep it simple, maybe that is why I seem to pull of masculine card so easy. I am not sure I should trust him though, I have seen him make cards with Pink Flowersoft (I don't think that particular card was for a guy :))

For the inside (sorry no picture) I put two matching layered strips down either side, and put a popped up steering wheel in the middle.

Supplies: Cream and Black cardstock, Designer Paper - Hot of the Press, Car clipart and font - Microsoft office, Doodlebug - Sugar coated brads.

November 3, 2009

Stay with me, I am still riding the Halloween wave. Well actually I am just behind but I am not quite ready to just into Christmas (although I have started my cards).

I love the little fuzzy spider up in the corner, it has the cutest little wire legs and beaded eyes.

Supplies: Cream, green, orange and black cardstock, Designer paper- Recollections Halloween, Penny Black – Scare in the Air, Jolee’s boutique – Spiders web