Friday, November 22, 2013

Twinkle Twinkle

Afternoon everyone.  Boy am I on a role with Christmas cards.  My card today came about by accident.  I had actually picked the pattern on the other side of the paper.  It had penguins on it and was looking to do a card for a child.  I just happened to flip it over and the vision came to me.  I did use the penguins, but I much prefer this one. 

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.

keep warm

dee ;o)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Little Balls All in a Row

Good afternoon all.  Here are two more cards I've cardlifted.  Giving my brain a little break.  The ornaments was from Jill Foster, and the lanterns I believe I've seen a similar one on the Penny Black blog. 

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.

The lanterns were colored with pencil crayons.  This one was a very simple card.  Placing twine to make it look as if they are hanging. 

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. 

happy carding

dee ;o)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Winter Snow Globe

Good afternoon everyone.  All my chores are done in town.  Hubbies been home for lunch and now it's time to create before it gets noisy again.  It's swimming night so I have to take a break this evening for a few hours. 

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.

My second card was cardlifted.  It's such a simple elegant looking.  I don't remember were I saw it so I can't give you a link.

Here is the sketch.

happy crafting

dee ;o)


Monday, November 18, 2013

I'm on a Roll

Good evening everyone.  I'm on a roll here.  Managed to get my card scanned and a few more made between power outages, and family coming home.  Tomorrow morning will be a right off.  I have forgotten to renew my drivers licance.  It must be done tomorrow, so off to town again. 

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

Deconstructed Sketch 127
taking a break for the night

dee ;o)


Three little Christmas Trees

 Good afternoon peeps.  What a windy cold day we are having here in Muskoka.  I had physio today for my foot.  First time since I was done work.  We were hoping that being off my feet a little more it would improve.  But that's not the case.  It's better, but not totally, so we're trying an aggressive approach again.  Going every week.  After two years of pain, something has to work. 

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)
                                                #51 Bling
Crafty Cardmakers - #104 Paper Piece
Creative Knockouts - #11 Sparkle

Second up is this cute little gingerbread man, with his sassy saying from Graphicats.  I love monochromatic cards.  This one just pops at you with all the red.  I'm finally getting into the holiday spirit.  I added some perfect pearls mist to give him a bit of a sparkle. And some fabric paint for his icing, and stickles for his buttons.

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.

happy creating

dee ;o)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Wow, what a week I've had.  It started last Sunday when my aunt and I drove 4 1/2 hours to Ottawa.  Staying at one of the oldest motels there the Chateau Laurier.  It felt like we were staying at a castle, what great elegance.  It was a great few days away without the family.  We went for the Remembrance Day Service on Monday.  But while we were there we got in some shopping, and met up with friends for dinner.

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.

dee ;o)


Friday, November 8, 2013

I hate bad news

Evening everyone. Well we woke to a light dusting of snow this morning.  But most of it was gone by this afternoon.  We finished up the last of the outside chores.  Everything is now put away in the sheds or tarpped to keep the snow off.  We are ready for the snow.  Well at least the yard is, I could do without snow.

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. 

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

It's a jammie day

Afternoon all.  What a sweet sketch I found over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday today.  It has taken me all afternoon but I've done it, and very happy.  My Santa is another 3D image.

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

happy relaxing

dee ;o)  

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Old Time Santa

Good evening everyone.  It was a chilly one here today. Down to -5 tonight. Spent some time outside today gathering up all the summer stuff from around the yard.  Packing it away in the sheds.  It was cool enough that you could see your breath. But soon I will be toasty warm, as we are heading out to the hot tub.  Some adult time, with our little tray of snacks and a bottle of wine.

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.

happy soaking

dee ;o)