Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Birthday Wreath

Two posts in one week??? Now that is unusual for me. I am tired because I still have a cold but I decided to though it out.

I made a birthday card for one of my sisters and I hope I get it in the mail soon. She would be so surprised to receive it before her birthday. I am always late.

My sisters are not scrappers or cardmakers and definitely are not into Magnolias or hAnglars. I decided to make a simple card and I still goofed it up...grrr.

The papers are digital from 'My Time Made Easy'. I stamped the PTI wreath with some little flowers and dots from the set called "Wreath for all Seasons".  The text that I stamped on some of the papers is from another PTI set called "Background Basics - Text Style" and the little flourish is from Pink Paisley, sponged with Ripe Avocado. The edges of the papers are 'dirtied' with some PTI Chamomille ink.

For the outside and inside label I again used my new favorite die, the Mat Stack 4. The German sentiment is from WOJ and so are the little heart flourishes.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great Wednesday. ... only a few more days until another weekend...yeah!!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Whiff of Joy Christmas Gnome

Happy Sunday to you. I have had a cold for 8 days now and haven't done much crafting. I currently have 4 christmas cards in different stages of completion. One "major" birthday card in the works and several to go. October is a busy month for birthday cards for me.

I managed to finish this little card with 'Wee and Drum' from Whiff of Joy today. I colored the gnome with Copics on the new Copic paper and cut it with an oval SB nestability.The DP is digital paper from Lili of the Valley. I didn't remember which one of my stamp sets had holly leaves, so I drew them myself and added some jewels from my stash. The ribbon and christmas tree charm is also from my stash. The sentiment is from PTI.

On the inside I used the same DP from LOTV and the sentiment is from a new PTI set called Inside & Out: Holiday. I made the label with the PTI Mat Stack 4. I love all those gentle curves. The sentiment set has some beautiful holiday quotes and I just had to have it.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lili of the Valley Angel Christmas

Hello everybody!!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

I finally got away from doing my genealogy research and made a Christmas card today. I love this little image from LOTV and couldn't wait to finally ink it up. The designer paper is also from LOTV and it is from their line of digital Christmas paper. I colored the image with Copics and used Diamond Stickles for the wings and the stars. I used the 2 largest ovals from Spellbinders Classic Ovals to cut out the image and the matting. The ribbon and jewels are from my stash and the little star embellishment is from a friend in Germany. Vielen Dank an eine wunderbare Kuenstlerin in Hessen....***smile***. I bet she is at Stempelmekka in Hagen today.

I kept the inside quite simple, just used the same DP and cut the label with a PTI die and the saying is from a PTI set called Silent Night. The snowflake is from my stash.

I also took a close up of the image. It looks like I used watercolors but when you look at the card it isn't as "blotchy". Before I got into card making I dabbled in water colors and I still like that unstructered look.
Thank you all for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments. I appreciate it so very much.....