Saturday, December 10, 2016

2016 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

It's back!  The 2016 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop is underway... and I was able to get a card made tonight using the wonderful new digi set from Verve Stamps - I really adore this sentiment!
Patterned papers are Christmas Delivery, Carta Bella; Cardstock is White Daisy & New England Ivy from Close To My Heart; Snowflakes are Art Impressions; Stitched Square STAX die is My Favorite Things.

Plaid Snowman Mini Shakers

I've been on a major roll for the last few weeks, managing to get quite a few Christmas cards made up!  Here are four cute snowmen cards using the Snowman Mini Shaker from Art Impressions, and my favourite Lawn Fawn Christmas plaids:



Friday, December 9, 2016

Mojo Monday #477

I know you've seen this gal on my blog several times... but she just doesn't get old?!  I've used one of my all time favourite Art Impressions stamp sets - Reindeer Games for this week's Mojo Monday sketch.
Patterned papers are Christmas Delivery by Carta Bella; Cardstock is Olive, Black & White Daisy by Close To My Heart; Stamps are Reindeer Games by Art Impressions; Copic Markers; Inks are Tuxedo Black by Memento & Onyx Black by Versafine.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Shake a Little

The Art Impressions design team are all sharing projects made with the 2016 non-holiday shakers (you've seen the cute Halloween & Christmas ones already!), so today I have a 3-dimensional card using Rock & Roll Mini Shaker (Sku #4795):
 This set is designed to go with the Mini Action Wobbles - and one is included with the set!  I first stamped the base image on my cardstock, and then stamped just the upper body & leg, which is a separate stamp, and there is a die to cut it out.  Then I mounted the die cut onto a Mini Action Wobble and attached it onto the base image so that she wiggles and shakes on her rollerskates!  There are two sentiments: "It's your Birthday!" and "Rock & Roll" which I stamped on the inside of the card.  **Also included in the set are the three small star dies and the "Zooom!" word die!  I love these - the perfect finishing touches.  I cut out a cloud die, added the zooom & a star, then popped it up on a pop dot behind her skate.
 Head on over the Ai blog to see what the rest of the team has created, and while you're there, you can link up your project with our latest challenge which is "Shake a Little" we want to see your cards with movement!
Copics used:  E37, E34, E31, E18, E07, E02, B95, B93, B91, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, R59, R35, R32, R30, C5, C3, C1, B0000

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

More Creative Scrapbooker

I was fortunate to have four cards published in the current Winter edition of Creative Scrapbooker magazine.  The first two were in yesterday's post, and the others are shown below.  Both of these were from Art Impressions Southwest Christmas set - such great images!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dairy Christmas & Some Publications!

 The Art Impressions holiday stamp sets are outstanding this year!  I think Dairy Christmas (Sku #4789) is my favourite... here are a couple of cards that are featured in the Winter edition of Creative Scrapbooker magazine:
 I love the cow!!  He is quick and easy to colour, too!  I fussy cut him and popped him & the sentiment up with pop dots, and added some sparkles and glitter trim for some bling. Here's another quick-colour card!  I love the little egg six-pack!
 And here is a coordinating card featuring images from Merriest Christmas (Sku #4790).  I decided to have the snowmen on the inside of the card, and used the Window Die (Sku #4619) on the outside, so that you could peek in to see them.  I fussy cut around the image, keeping a bit of a snow bank at the bottom for them to sit on, then mounted them on a square of patterned paper.  I made sure they were centered behind where the window opening would be.

 Copics used: B07, 05, 02, 00, 000, 0000, 97, 95, 93, 91, C7, 5, 3, 1, 00, R32, 30, Y23, YR16, 15, E43, 41.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Quick & Easy Christmas

Even though I haven't been posting too often lately, I have been creating!  I have a new job, and have quite a few new coworkers who have been very helpful and encouraging to me - so I wanted to make a stack of Christmas cards to give out this year.  I had some old CTMH Evensong papers in my craft room (anyone remember these??), and I used Verve's Poinsettia Christmas and Merry & Bright for the sentiment.  I got 15 of the floral cards done, and 4 of the checked background cards made - so I'm feeling pretty productive right now!



Patterned papers are Evensong; Cardstock is Colonial White, Garnet & New England Ivy - all Close To My Heart; Stamp sets are Poinsettia Christmas & Merry and Bright by Verve; Spellbinders die; La La Land Crafts Poinsettia die; Copic Markers; Inks are Versafine Onyx Black & Tuxedo Black by Memento.

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