Saturday, October 30, 2010
Stempeleinmaleins is having their first birthday and they are having a blog hop. After you have checked all the fabulous works the ladies have showcased, you can pick one of their designs and submit it. Tanja, known as Stampin' Piper had shown how to make a little Adventbox as one of her tutorials. I always wanted to try it and one of these days I will also make "the big one", with all the 24 drawers.
I don't have the matchboxes that they sell for crafting and I used regular ones. I found them at Wal-Mart, after a lot of searching....hehehe. I painted the boxes with Distress Crackle Paint Picket Fence and distressed them with Distress Ink Antique Linen. All the papers I used are last years Webster's Pages from the Holiday Collection, cut out with the Spellbinders Label's 8. I made a little 3D Christmas tree, attached a piece of the Webster's Tinsel and a Webster's jewel. The little Christmas sentiment with the wreath is also from one of the pages. I punched it out and matted it to a little scalloped circle. To add another bit of sparkle I attached some little clear jewels from my stash. The little parade of reindeer is one of my stamps, not part of the DP.
Well, that's all for today. Now I have to figure out how to link my post to the Stempeleinmaleins blog.
Thank you all for stopping by to check out my amateurish creations. I am so grateful to be inspired by all of you wonderful ladies.
Happy Halloween to everybody and stay safe.
Monday, October 25, 2010
I like to enter this card in two challenges. At "Just Magnolia" the theme is "Think Pink" and the oh so talented and fantastic lady "Miss Jacque" has chosen a terrific sketch for "Friday Sketchers". I very seldom follow a sketch and I hope this will pass.
The base is made with Bazzill cardstock and the pink papers are digital from MTME. The flowered DP is from last years Basic Grey Wassail. I tried to use different flowers from Magnolia and Prima but nothing seemed to my liking. I checked what else I could use and found these flowers and the little butterfly from Jolee that I have had forever. Voila!!!
I hope you like my little semi-pink card. Thanks you for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful week.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Recently I received a fabulous present from my friend Gloria. She had purchased the Spellbinders "Nested Maple Leaves" twice and I was lucky enough to get the extra set. Thanks so much Gloria, I love them. I had an idea of what I was going to make and I think the sponging with the distress inks turned out pretty good. I added a little bit of Webster's lacy ribbon and the front was done.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I tried my hand for the first time on an easel card and on top of that I didn't even have instructions. My non-technical mind figured something out which created more work for me. Well, I did finish it last night. The light is horrible today and the battery on the camera was going dead. I wish I had the patience to learn about Photoshop so that I could show you better pictures.
I also decided to enter a challenge again, not that I think it is such a great card but oh well.... I will post the card on the Lovely hAnglar Only challenge blog. The current challenge is to make a non square easel card.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you all have a terrific weekend.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Well it is not a totally white Christmas card but I would love to have a white Christmas and I think my white tree warrants the title. I love last years Anna Griffin's Christmas papers and I wish I had stacks of it. The papers are so elegant. The one with the snowflakes is flocked and others are glittered.
I cut the tree with a new die from PTI out of white PTI felt and adhered white buttons also from PTI with a dot of gold stickles. The sentiment is again from PTI cut with another PTI die. Do you think I love their products...hehehe. The ribbon is from my stash.
Since I really loved how the card turned out. I made three because most of the people that receive Christmas cards from me are not Magnolia or hAnglar lovers like us. I am also working on 5 or 6 other Christmas cards and 2 birthday cards. Boy do I wish I didn't have to work for a living. I hope I get more cards done for Christmas this year than last year.
I hope you like my little card and I thank you all for your wonderful comments. It is so much appreciated.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Yesterday was my DH's birthday and I made him a little card. This is as manly as it will get for me. I left off the lace, the bows and other frilly things. He liked it and I think he even would take a Magnolia card from me, because it is handmade.
It is another PTI card and all the papers are from PTI, except the solid orange is Bazzil. The stamp is from the PTI set called "Vintage Picnic". The buttons are also PTI.
On the inside I used the same papers and cut the label with the Mat Stack 4 die. I had punched out leave shapes but they would not show up on the busy papers. So as not to waste them I clued them to the back.
That's all for today. I have to get back to working on my Christmas cards. I hope I'll get one finished today. There are only two months left before my overseas one have to be mailed out.
I like to thank each of you for visiting my little blog and leaving such sweet comments. I appreciate it so very much.... Thank you all.