Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Santa Inspired

http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/2013/07/ch30-christmas-trees.html - Christmas Trees
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.ca/2013/07/mim151-with-meljens-designs.html - Anything Goes
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2013/07/challenge-43.html - Clean & Simple
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/2013/07/o-is-for-o-christmas-tree.html - O for O Christmas Tree
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.ca/2013/07/july-challenge.html - Anything to do with Santa
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2013/07/l-for-lace.html - L is for Lace

OK so I realized, quite quickly, that I have no Sleigh which I would love to have plus no elves etc... Anyway I have Santa's carrying presents! I didn't have time to do reindeer but, maybe soon:) I missed the Vintage Christmas so the 2 Santa's come from this troupe too. The Vintage Christmas was from Christmas Cards All Year Round.  The first card I used the cuddle bug and brushed gold on it, layered the card and stamped the old world Santa on glossy white card stock. I placed a nice ribbon around and finished it off with amber crystals. I call it my Byzantine card. I think I spelt Byzantine wrong...oh well.
My second card, I thought of those  vintage cards in the colours often not used now but you see them in the old Victorian cards. I used a shimmery pinkish card stock and stamped the Santa holding a Christmas tree. I coloured it with pastel chalks and then glittered the whole Santa image with that dusting glimmer powder(never sneeze when using this). I surrounded it with lace that I used dye stamps to colour the lace and also used pearls around it for a final effect. This is purely all girl. Oh yeah-I added the punch and a button. There was a Buttons and bows challenge with lace but, true to form, missed it.
The last card is a simple card that I stamped the Christmas tree image in a dark green. I actually used a patterned paper and mounted it on the dark red paper and then the dark green. I added the button and the Merry Christmas and used stickles around the edges.  I think I will do more cards.....:) I don't know about you but I am loving this weather!!! It is not crazy hot, no a/c on and loving the beautiful day

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tulip Birthdays Plus a Manly Birthday Card

http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.ca/2013/07/mim150-with-lotv.html- Anything Goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.ca/2013/07/challenge-231.html - Sparkle
 http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.ca/2013/07/challenge-172-happy-birthday.html -Happy Birthday
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.ca/2013/07/anything-goes-97.html -Anything Goes

I have been gone for quite a while eh? Not sure what happened but I shall blame life and that it takes a while to get the lap top up and going and I find it a pain in the neck so I end up not being on a computer at all when I am not working. Weird in this day and age. Well 3 cards-all birthdays. 2 are for girls and one for a man. The first 2 I coloured with prisma pencils which I love and added cardstock with some shimmer and the 2nd one, I used the cuddlebug and cut out the flower part using a glitter paper which I love.  I added stickles for some added sparkle:) The last card I used the cuddlebug for the bronze thin paper-It is like that paper used to cover the mini chocolate egss-very fine. I embossed a design in sparkle black powder on a deep red paper and added the centre part. I finished it off with some red crystals. The black paper is also shimmery:) Now I am off to Quebec-on the Richelieu river. My hubby's aunt lives right on the river. Take care and have a great week. Did I mention I am now on vacation for 2 weeks----yippee!!!!!!