Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Wishing you Joys of the Season

Well I'm hoping that birds classify as critters as this week I'm playing along with the Theme - Christmas Critters at 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown.  I did a fair bit of fussy cutting with this stamped image - used brown ink to stamp the top half and black on the bottom, then coloured it in with Brushos and Distress Ink and 3D mounted the birds, pie and top of the perch.  I then oval die cut the image and smooched the edges and 3D mounted it on a piece of maroon card.  I matched this as best as I could with the only Plaid paper I have in my stash - of all the  paper and card I have just this  but it worked well with the colours. I had to mount it on a green card as white looked terrible.  I  finished with a die cut 'Christmas' and stamped sentiment with a couple of fussy cut holly sprays.  I am playing with Merry Monday #218 - Nina would like a card using Plaid.  Thanks for taking a peek


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Merry Christmas

Well I decided to make another card for the Jingle Belles challenge - (gah!) Pink Christmas - which is in special memory of one of their dear friends - Leslie who lost her battle with cancer last Dec.  I am a BC survivor and thought it might be special to use this mini pink ribbon stamp I have.  So I stamped them on pink card and fussy cut them.  I stamped the sentiment on the pink front panel and embossed it in white,  then I used a die cut tree from my stash  but as it was a different colour white to the sentiment I decided to emboss it with white EP too.  I attached my tree to the pink panel which I'd mounted on a white layer and then decorated it with my ribbons and a few sequin stars.  I am also posting to Happy Little Stampers October Christmas challenge - Embossing.  Thanks for taking a peek

(gah!) Pink Christmas

All I want for Christmas...

When I saw the Muse: Christmas Vision 66 card by Chriss for our inspiration this week I instantly thought of my little collection of House Mouse stamps and sure enough there was this cute one I could use as my image.  I really liked the clean and simple layout and the pale blue background so this card was not too difficult to put together.  I used leftover Brusho sprinkles on my plastic palette to colour them and then finished off the card with this cool sentiment. Thanks for taking a peek

Friday, 14 October 2016

Friday Smiles

This week seems to have just rushed by in a blur and I don't seem to have done anything significant...
On my Nanny Day Care day with the girls I snapped this pic of Mia...she sees us reading with Sophie and already has her own favourites
I just remembered my tree orchid is also in flower - the softest mauve colour and ran outside ...
I just managed to take the orchid photo and then the sun slipped behind these stormy looking clouds....
well we could wish....no rain here, but we sure need it
But I did find these funnies on FB

So I guess, I do have plenty to smile about this week - sure hope you have too - so pop over to Annies blog and join in the sharing.  Have a fabulous weekend cheers

We wish you a Merry Christmas

I think I remember seeing Christmas cards with this type of santa when I was a kid in the 50s so I suppose my card is more Retro than Vintage - I'm not that old.  I've made my card for the Merry Monday challenge #217.  I found some Designer card with these santas, so I die one and simply attached it to three layers and a green card.  To finish I just stamped the sentiment and 3D mounted the image.  Thanks for taking a peek

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Being together, the best gift of all

I really like the colours for this weeks 52 (Christmas) Card challenge so I decided to use this strip  of leftover designer paper and a sentiment strip from my stash.  I stamped and white embossed the mini gifts on a pale blue card panel to tie in with the sentiment and finished off with a grey die cut 'Christmas'.  A few gems and a snowflake to finish the white card.  Thanks for taking a peek

Merry Christmas

I  love this Christmas bauble, so decided to use a monochrome palette and go with crimson.  I stamped and embossed it in white EP and then liberally wet and sprinkle on some crimson Brushos.  When it was dry and cut it out (as the background looked awful) and decided to mount it on this cardstock that I've had for ages (I picked it up as water damaged stock but loved how the colour was leached out along one side). Then I just finished it with a stamped sentiment, bow and a few gems.
I am posting to Jingles Belles challenge - to make a pink card, and also to Happy Little Stampers October Christmas challenge - use embossing on your card.  Thanks for taking a peek

(gah!) Pink Christmas


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Merry and Bright

This week at Muse:Christmas Vision 65 we are casing a cool card from Kimberley.  I like how the circular blue shape highlighted her cute image - so I chose to case this.  I used a round acrylic stamp block with Distress Ink to achieve my blue background and then sprinkled just a few specks of Brushos on the watery background, sprinkled a few drops of water and then it was dry scattered some white gel pen snow flakes.  I stamped my cardinal onto red card, fussy cut and added some colour dimension with Brushos.  Then for snown I added some white gel pen to him and also to some green die cut foliage.  To finish I stamped on my sentiment and glued on my leaves and 3D mounted the cardinal. Thanks for taking a peek

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