Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Good afternoon blogland.  Quick post before the rush to get ready for the New Year.  And clean out the shed to make room for the new tractor.  Our Kubota arrived just a short time ago.  Now the John Deere gets moved outside with a tarp over it till the new owner picks it up.  Because this one bigger, we must rearrange stuff stored in there to get it in out of the weather.  Looks like hubbie may be using it tomorrow too, we are getting some snow here today. 

Tonight will be our usual, just us and the kids.  Chinese dinner, maybe a movie, a bit of family time. I'll try to make it till midnight.  Most of the week I've been in bed before. 

My card today is my first attempt of a card like this.  I embossed cardstock with the snowflake pattern, cutting a circle in it.  The snowflake is cut out with the silhouette and held in place with gold thread.  I then used to foam dimensions to centre to the front of the card.  Gold outline stickers were used for the sentiment. 

Scribbles - #12 shades of white
DRS Designs - #102 frosted flakes
Unstampables - #30 Christmas

I hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe New Years.

dee ;o)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Trees All Abling

Evening everyone.  I have finally made it to the computer.  First the kid beat me to it, and then we started ripping apart the ceiling and had to unplug the internet.  We have been storing a few bails of insulation in our coverall where the lawn tractor is stored.  Our new tractor is coming tomorrow so the insulation has to go to make room for the bigger tractor.  So up went the plastic to keep part of the basement clean, and down came the drywall on the ceiling.  There is always complications when doing home reno's and it takes you longer than expected.  Part the plastic to get through and plug the computers back in for the evening. Must hurry now, hubbie just logged into his computer.  Daughter is in the shower then she will be down to kick me off.  So nice to see the father daughter bonding over a game of Star Wars. 

This card really came together for me.  The sketch was so great to work with.  My tree was fun to do.  Started with a new stamp that I got for Christmas.  The garland I used glossy accents then sprinkled with glitter.  The ornaments are metal jewels from my I-rock.  I stamped the tree onto the oval cut out my tree and glued it on.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - #238
Simon Says - Bling it on
Creative Knockouts - #17 anything goes 

Here is the sketch.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Happy Belated Merry Christmas

I would like to start by wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.  With the rush of the season, internet problems, and the kids on the computer, it's sometimes hard to find the time to sit down and post.  I hope Santa found everyone, and you have been enjoying the holidays with friends and family.  This is the first time in along time that I have been home and not working.  So nice. 

I would like to share with you this card that I made for my aunt.  A week ago she fell down her basement stairs and cracked her shoulder blade.  My poor cousin has had to do everything for her, including the baking that she didn't have done.  Poor Annette doesn't bake, but with aunties suporvision she managed to complete everything in time for Christmas Day.

I started with white cardstock and embossed the flowers with clear embossing powder.  I then inked with distress inks, wiping off the flowers when finished.  I spritzed some water on and added a pearl to the middle of the flower.  I mounted onto another white cardstock and then onto the card base using foam dimensions. 

Santa brought me a set of pens for my silhouette, so I'm off now to download the free patterns that came with them.  It will be a silhouette afternoon. 

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Snowball Anyone

Good evening blogland.  My how time flies.  It's been a week since I was last on.  I'm not working these days, but seem to fill my day. 

This past Sunday my son and I went to watch the Baysville Santa Claus Parade.  Baysville is a little town not far from us.  Their parade is so small it goes around town twice. 

I managed to get all my Christmas cards written out yesterday.  Ready for the mail.  And baking is started.  Today was a snow day.  No buses running. There was so much snow that fell last night it was up to the bumper on the truck.  Even hubbie had to call in.

Last week I spent a day playing with my Silhouette.  Haven't done much on it, and really need to learn all the gadgets on it.  But I did manage to do some cutting and got a few cards put together.  I even managed to find a couple of challenges that apply.

Simon Says Stamp - Let it snow
Crafty Cardmakers - #106 - winter fun

happy shoveling

dee ;o)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Easy Peasy Cards

Good morning peeps.  Quick post this morning to show you a couple of quick cards.  When you don't have a lot of time or want something simple.  I found a sheet of paper by BoBunny with 12 images, all in nice little rectangle shapes.  I just cut out around shape, added some stickles and mounted onto a card, adding strips of decorative paper.  Ta Da your done. 

Here is another.

I am able to enter these into Crafty Card Makers this week.  There challenge is clean and simple.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Enjoying the Santa Claus Parade

Evening everyone.  Hope you have enjoyed your weekend.  Happy Thanksgiving to all my American blog friends.  I know I'm late, but I took a week off.  Now that it's December I can start decorating.  This weekend we put up the lights on the house.  This week the Christmas tree will go up.  Now that I'm home and have time, the kids have asked that we decorate the whole house.  Usually I'm busy working and only the basement where the tree is gets the decorations.  The upstairs is usually pretty bare. 

Here are a couple tags that I finished last week.  My son is bugging me to make tags. Our family supply is depleted and I have gifts wrapped.  It's killing him that he doesn't know which ones are his. 

Son and I  enjoyed the local Santa Claus Parade today.  It turned out to be a not too bad day.  It's always been just me and the kids at the parade. This year with the daughter in grade nine, she has decided that it's boring and wouldn't join us. 

Off to color her hair.  Blue is the choice of color.  She has dark hair, so we'll see how dark it comes out without bleaching it first.

happy coloring

dee ;o)