Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Still hanging around!

I am still hanging around in blog land....just have not had time to post any pics lately. I finished up my craft fair on the weekend, but had a genius idea about one of my items.

I have been making felt hair accessories and will post how my scrapbook supplies continue to collide with all of the crafts I do.

So hang on for a few more days.....and I'll see you soon!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just thought I would pop in from creating items for my upcoming Craft Fair this Saturday, to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING
to all of my U.S. friends.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Holiday

Yes, I would like another holiday.....but in the meantime I can stamp with, "A Holiday"! This is the 4th and final card from my Red and Green card workshop.

The plaid paper is from the Believe paper pack. The tag is made with Kraft cardstock and I prestamped each of them with the music image from Universal Backgrounds. I also precut the corners and punched the holes for the gals.

The holly leaves are cut in Sweet Leaf cardstock, from Art Philosophy and stamped in Topiary ink. For the berries, I punched 1" circles from Tulip cardstock and we rolled them like you would roll dough for buns. We stuck the holly leaves together, then added a small pool of Liquid Glass and stuck the berries down. Once the Liquid Glass was set up we added Stardust Glitz to the berries.

The sentiment was stamped in Topiary and the entire tag is strung with White Hemp, overtop of Cranberry grosgrain ribbon.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: A Holiday
Paper: Believe
Cardstock: White Daisy; Kraft; Topiary; Sweet Leaf; Tulip
Ink: Topiary; Desert Sand
Embellishments: White Hemp; Stardust Glitz; Liquid Glass
Tools: Art Philosophy



Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas ornaments of Holiday Cheer

This is the third card in my recent Red and Green card workshop. I thought it would be fun to use non-holiday paper to complete it.

I used the Juniper side of paper from Typeset for the bottom. The top colour is Vineyard Berry. All of the components are on a Cocoa mat. The bulbs are from the new stamp set, Holiday Cheer. They are stamped in Creme Brulee; Vineyard Berry; and Juniper, which are the colours used in the Typeset paper package.

We added a Kraft border and some Sparkles to each ornament. I also dug out some retired Vineyard Berry grosgrain ribbon, to finish the card.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Holiday Cheer
Paper: Typeset
Cardstock: Cocoa; Colonial White; Vineyard Berry
Ink: Creme Brulee; Vineyard Berry; Juniper
Embellishments: Kraft Borders; Sparkles; retired Vineyard Berry grosgrain ribbon


Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Red and Green #2

This is the second card made at my Red and Green card workshop, this past Sunday. While the girls wanted no sharing in my head cold germs....they were happy to share time in making these cards.

First, we started with Roxie patterned paper. We added black; Desert Sand and Colonial White cardstock before adding some retired red velvet ribbon. The reindeer image is stamped in Chocolate and is from the "I Believe" stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Tulip ink and is from the same stamp set.

The main piece is cut with our Art Philosophy cartridge from Colonial White and the mat is from Tulip cardstock. We've added Red Glitz to the reindeer's nose and snowflakes.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: I Believe
Paper: Roxie
Cardstock: Colonial White; Desert Sand; Black; Tulip
Ink: Chocolate; Tulip
Embellishments: Red Glitz; Sparkles; retired velvet ribbon
Tools: Art Philosophy; Corner/Scallop maker


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Let the Red and Green begin!

This is the first card in my recent Shades of Red and Green workshop. Gals made 4 each of 4 cards.

This card started with patterned paper from Believe. All of the other images came from Winter Joy, which is a very sweet silhouette stamp set.

The ice skater was stamped in Sky and the sentiment in Topiary. I stamped the winter fun border in Sweet Leaf ink on Sweet Leaf cardstock.

We finished up with a scallop border and some red Sparkles. There is also a wee bit of Glitz on the skater's ear muff.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Winter Joy
Paper: Believe
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf; Sky; Colonial White
Ink: Sky; Topiary; Sweet Leaf
Embellishments: Red Sparkles
Tools: Art Philosophy


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The final Shade of Blue card

This is the final card gals created at my Shades of Blue workshop. They created 4 each of the 4 cards I have recently posted.

This card was inspired by Vicki Wizniuk and is the second time I have recreated it. This time the images are from Wonderland's Workshop On The Go stamp set.

The mittens and sentiment were stamped in Pacifica ink, to go with the patterned paper from Magnifique. The snowflake was stamped in the background with Crystal Blue and we added some Silver Glitz to the centres.

The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 and the shape is added hanging over the folded edge enough to extend the card's length to 5 1/2. We finished off the card with Chocolate grosgrain ribbon and Chocolate Waxy Flax tied through a button from our Blue Assortment.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Wonderland Workshop On The Go
Paper: Magnifique
Cardstock: Colonial White; Dutch Blue
Ink: Pacifica; Crystal Blue
Embellishments: Chocolate grosgrain ribbon & Waxy Flax; Blue Button; Silver Glitz
Tools: Art Philosophy


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Let them make snow!

Okay, so it is paper crafting snow........but we get so little snow here in Victoria, I needed to let my gals create some!

This card is a simpler recreation of my previously posted card. We used Remarkable Wreath to stamp the wreath in Cocoa ink on Kraft paper. The snowflakes were stamped in Crystal Blue and Pacifica ink. The berries were stamped in White Daisy pigment ink, then snow was added with Liquid Applique.

The patterned paper is from Magnifique and we added some Sparkles to complete this card.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Remarkable Wreath; Just For The Holidays; Holiday Trinkets; retired December Word Puzzle
Paper: Magnifique
Cardstock: Sky; Colonial White; Twilight; Dutch Blue; Kraft
Ink: Crystal Blue; Pacifica; Cocoa; White Daisy
Embellishemts: Sparkles
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

Monday, November 14, 2011

More Shades of Blue

This is the second card in my Shades of Blue workshop. I love this playful image from the new, "Winter Joy" stamp set.

We stamped the snowman image in Crystal Blue, then stamped the sentiment in Chocolate. The snowflake images on the background are from Snow Flurries and are stamped in Crystal Blue and Twilight.

I used patterned paper from Wonderland; shapes from Art Philosophy; and added White Hemp and Glitz to finish this card off.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Winter Joy; Snow Flurries
Paper: Wonderland
Cardstock: Grey Flannel; White Daisy; Twilight
Ink: Crystal Blue; Twilight; Chocolate
Embellishments: Glitz; White Hemp
Tools: Art Philosophy


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Shades of Blue Workshop

I am sorry I have not posted in a week or so. My youngest daughter started the week in Emergency with a playground accident. Then I began my decent into sore throat.....laryngitis....coughing.....stuffy head.....blow through 2 boxes a day....cold H-E-double hockey sticks!

Okay, so on with the card! I was inspired by Lisa Stenz to create this card, for my "Shades of Blue" workshop. The patterned paper is from Wonderland; sentiment is from Ice Crystal stamp set; snowflake images are from Snowflakes; and the shapes are cut from Art Philosophy.

The background snowflake image was stamped in Crystal Blue, while the snowflake was stamped over top in Grey Wool. The sentiment was stamped in Twilight and a sparkle was added to the snowflake with some Chocolate grosgrain ribbon.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Snowflakes; Ice Crystals
Paper: Wonderland
Ink: Twilight; Grey Wool; Crystal Blue
Cardstock: Grey Flannel; White Daisy; Crystal Blue
Embellishments: Chocolate grosgrain ribbon; Clear Sparkles
Tools: Art Philosophy




Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wonderland and Remarkable Wreath

OMG, I'm so sorry, this originally posted without my description! Sometimes being able to create a post to edit later can get you......this one and yesterday's did!

This card needed retired December Word Puzzle; Just for the Holidays; and Holiday Trinkets to complete the wreath. I have since recreated the stamped portion with stamp sets current to CTMH's Idea book.

The snowflakes were stamped in Pacifica and Twilight over top of the Cocoa wreath. I stamped the dots in white 4 times before adding Liquid Applique. The patterned paper is from Wonderland; with striped Chocolate ribbon and a button from our new Bling Assortment. The button is tied up with Chocolate Waxy Flax.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Remarkable Wreath; Just For The Holidays; Holiday Trinkets; retired December Word Puzzle
Paper: Wonderland
Cardstock: Sky; Colonial White; Twilight; Chocolate; Kraft; Grey Flannel
Ink: Twilight; Pacifica; Cocoa; White Daisy
Embellishemts: Bling Assortment; Chocolate striped Ribbon; Chocolate Waxy Flax
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge


Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas Love and all of the fixins!

This was the 3rd card each gal made at my weekend, Christmas Love, card class.

First thing each gal did was roll their flowers and secure the bottoms with Liquid Glass. We inked the bird with Twilight Ink and the sentiment in Black. I had not noticed this flourish image on Art Philosophy until cutting the main shapes for each card.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Christmas Love
Paper: Believe
Cardstock: White Daisy; Sweet Leaf; Topiary
Ink: Twilight; Black
Embellishments: Sparkles
Other: Liquid Glass
Tools: Art Philosophy


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

More Christmas Love

Here is the second card gals made at my recent Christmas Love and Believe card class. The gals usually only put one of each design together, so then they can take home pieces to make the rest.

Each of the 3 designs we did could be mixed and matched with different pattern designs of the Believe paper pack. For this image, we inked the sentiment in Black ink then used CTMH markers to colour the holly and berries.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Believe and Jingle Borders
Paper: Believe
Cardstock: White Daisy and Topiary
Ink: Black
Markers: Topiary and Tulip
Embellishments: Cranberry and White Daisy brads; Red Glitz
Tools: Art Philosophy; Corner/scallop maker

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas Love and Art Philosophy

I held a card class this past weekend featuring the stamp set, Christmas Love and the Believe paper pack.

We inked the image in Sweet Leaf, then the sentiment in Black ink. A little Glitz was added to the gift for just a wee bit of sparkle. Each gal made 4 each of this design.

All supplies are Close To My Heart
Stamp: Christmas Love
Paper: Believe
Cardstock: Sky and White Daisy
Ink: Sweet Leaf and Black
Embellishments: White Bigger Brads; Holiday Red grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Art Philosophy