Friday, November 22, 2013
Sometimes the simple sketches are the most fun to do. I even had got to use my cuttlebug to cut out the snowflakes and eight black stars.
Freshly Made Sketches - #113
Creative Knockouts - #12 snowflakes
DRS - #97 star spangled Christmas - create using either red, white and blue and/or use stars
Casual Fridays - #121 create with 8
Here is the sketch.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The ornaments was a challenge. I started out with markers to color directly on the stamp. But that didn't work. So I stamped the image in a light brown distress ink, and used the markers to color over. Didn't like the way it looked so I tried to color over to do some shading. Worked on some of the colors but not so much on others. Then I took a contrast color and working each individual ornament at a time, reinked the stamp and stamped over the ornament. I was finally happy.
I must get on making my gift tags. I've started rapping presents because I have nowhere to hide them. But I have to remember what each one is because I have no tags to put on them.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I have two cards to show today. This cute snow globe was colored with watercolor pencils. A big of crystal stickles was add to the snow on the trees and roof. I sketch came from Catch the Bug #146.
Here is the sketch.
Monday, November 18, 2013
I love this sketch it was so much fun to do. I tore the decorative paper before adding on my string. Placing my stamped image in the centre. I added perfect pearls to the dots around the outside of the stamp.
Deconstructed - #127
DRS designs - #96 rip/torn
taking a break for the night
I have two cards to post today, because I couldn't get the use of the computer yesterday. Seems it was a Star Wars day for both daughter and hubbie.
This is a simple card. Stamped and them I restamped a few times onto decorative paper. Cutting out the trees. Also adding some stickles onto them, and some for the snow hills.
Christmas Card Challenges - #50 Sketch (last week)
Crafty Cardmakers - #104 Paper Piece
Creative Knockouts - #11 Sparkle
CSAYL - #42 - Stripes
Freshly Made Sketches - #112
Whimsy Inspires - #65 - anything goes
I have another card for later, it still has to be scanned. Now off to the craft table for more creating before the family arrives home.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
It is great to get away but always nice to be back home. Hoping to get some cards posted, but to come home to no internet. And a busy end to the week. Here we are Saturday and I finally have time to sit at the computer and post a card.
Christmas Cards All Year Round-November Challenge - Winter Wonderland
CHNC challenge extra for November
With one card drying, and ideas for more. I'm back to the craft table for the afternoon.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Tomorrow we were to head to the city to our nieces for a family day. But last night we received a phone call that her father-in-law had passed away. I wanted to make a simple one layer card to go in the mail, so this is what I came up with. It's the first time I used my cutting die for embossing. The first attempt with white ink didn't go so good, so I just stamped over it with versa mark and white embossed.
Tomorrow with be spent getting the house in order and packing. Hubbie and the kids are on their own for a few days while I'm off in Ottawa with my auntie for Remembrance Day.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
What a great day it's been. After sending everyone out the door this morning, I sat down at my tablet and went through card blogs for inspiration, and challenge sites to see what's new. All raring and ready to go I hit my craft area. OK it took me a bit to get started because I had to get rid of the clutter so I had some room to work. Then it was a leisurely day of watching NCIS reruns while working on my card. Hoping to get a couple more cards completed tonight.
I have a lot of work to do in the next two weeks. A couple weeks ago I tried to sign up for the craft sale I do every November. But I was too late all the tables were gone. I was put on a waiting list. Thinking that I wouldn't be going this year I haven't been working that hard. Yesterday I got a phone call telling me they have added 13 more tables. When will I learn not to leave things till the last minute.
Here is the sketch.
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #231
Christmas Card Challenges #49-dimensions
Saturday, November 2, 2013
My card tonight is a simple one. Trying to ease back in gradually. The image is a 3D image, I rather enjoy putting them together. The three pearls on the right were colored with a gold Sharpie to match the gold trim around the image. I keep a stash of white pearls now, that way you can color them to match.