Saturday, October 30, 2010

A little box

It is almost November and I am heavy into working on my Christmas cards and behind on making two birthday cards.
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.

I lined the boxes with some more Websters and attached little pearls for handles. After I had taking the pictures I realized that the handles are coming loose...... grrrrrr. Some adjustments are in order. I also attached pearls to the bottom for feet.

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

Tilda all in Pink

I decided to make a pink card for all those wonderful ladies that are fighting this awful disease called breast cancer. Last week it hit home again. Last Wednesday I found out that a business acquaintance has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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


Hello, it's me again. I was actually able to start and finish a card yesterday and also work on two more cards but who knows when they will be finished. I have had this gorgeous PTI set called 'Fall Elegance' since last year and I finally got a chance to ink it up. I have more stamps and stamp sets that never have seen ink than the ones I actually have used.
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.

On the inside I also used images from the "Fall Elegance" set and stamped everything with PTI ink Summer Sunrise and Ripe Avocado. Since it was overcast yesterday I thought I would take the pictures outside but the cream CS looked so white and I took a picture of the outside of the card again inside, which shows the colors better.

I hope you like my little creation. Thanks for dropping by and thanks so much for your lovely comments.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Easel Card

Hello Everybody and I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday. It is overcast here in Northern Nevada and we suppose to get rain and real cool temperatures this coming week. It is almost Halloween and it seems that this is the time when the it is really getting to be Autumn.

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.

The base is cut from Bazzill cardstock and the DP is from K@ Co. I colored the little hAnglar witch with Copics and attached her with pop dots. I stamped a few little stars and colored them in with some green and orange Stickles. On the inside I used some flowers that I received from my dear friend Gloria. Thank you so much Gloria, they work perfect for this card. The sentiment and frame are from the PTI set called 'Just the Ticket' and cut with the PTI ticket die.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you all have a terrific weekend.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

White Christmas

Happy Sunday to Everybody!!!
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.

On the inside I used Spellbinders Label (can't remember the number, because I never labeled the case) and the sentiment is again from PTI. The little felt snowflake is also a Spellbinders die.

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

Hubby's Birthday Card

I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday afternoon. It is raining here in Northern Nevada and it has been since yesterday late afternoon. What a welcome site. We get so little rain that I truly enjoy it. Last week we still had 94 degrees = 35 Celsius but the coming week will be cold and autumn will begin.

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.