Saturday, 27 November 2010

Christmas Card Challenge Blog

Have a look HERE for detail to a great giveaway!   I think it's a great idea, especially since I've only done two Christmas cards so far  : )    I'm hoping it will help me get better organized for next Christmas...

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Another Christmas Card

Have a look HERE to find out how I made this card.    How are your Christmas cards coming along?    Do you make them all the same, or do you make them all different?     I usually make them all different, but seeing as how I'm running out of time, I may just stick with one design & just change a few embellishments...

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

A Little Bird Told Me...

...that Nicole, owner of CRAFT QUEEN, has a little surprise in store for her blog readers.    Make sure you have a look HERE.
Cards using the new Darkroom Door Love Birds set of stamps, lace, and double-sided ribbon, the pp used for the "make a wish" card is HERE, all available from CRAFT QUEEN

Inkurable Arch # 22

The theme for INKURABLE STAMPERS' Gothic Arch #22 is mythical creatures, and there's so many creatures to choose from, but I decided to create an arch with one of my favourites, a mermaid, as the main feature.   The actual mermaid image is a PSX stamp and  the image was given to me by my good friend LYN a couple of years ago(!) in a swap we both took part in (Thanks Lyn)   Luckily for me, she included 3 images...I used one as my base, and a second one as my main image, which I coloured in with wc pencils and KG, then cut out the mermaid and fish, and used ds foam tape to add more dimention.    I've also used a cb frame from CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS, which I dry-embossed with a TH folder, then painted with acrylic paints, adding some KG. to the grooves.   This was all added to my arch, which was made by painting a sheet of canvas(stuck to some stiff card) with some Twinkling H2Os, trimmed with deco scissors, and hand-sewn with beads.   The sentiment is from THIS DARKROOM DOOR set.    Only two more arches left!    Don't forget this is an ongoing challenge, and you have until the end of the year to take part, for more details visit the Flickr gallery HERE.    Now I'm off to upload  : )    Thanks for your visit, and don't forget to CREATE.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Christmas Card(s)...

My first Christmas card for the year...and it's also my entry to this month's shabby chic theme over at INKURABLE STAMPERS.    I wanted to do all of my Christmas cards at once, but as it's always the case, real life has other plans for me LOL, but at least I got to try out a technique which I don't think I've ever tried before.    Can you tell what it is?     Kiss stamping!    I wanted to use THIS Darkroom Door set of stamps, but I wanted to get a different look, so I thought I'd try out the deer image combined with THIS b'ground stamp, some white cs, and some Brilliance ink (coffee bean) and I'm very happy with how it turned out : )
I also used some white bias binding (dyed with some GM), some KG (on the antlers and the string) cotton string, and a TH Alterations die.    Now I just have to work out a quick way to make a few more of them...

Saturday, 6 November 2010

November Already!!!!

 It's November, and here are some photos of this month's CARD KIT from CRAFT QUEEN.
As always, NICOLE has put together a great kit to play with, complete with a cute set of stamps from Studio G by Hampton Arts.        There's more photos HERE.    Thanks for visiting : )