Monday, December 30, 2013

Favourites from 2013

Debby has asked us to show our favourite creations for 2013

These are the ones I chose which all seem to be of females, even though I did make quite a few cards for males during the year.

These are mine:  

Image and sentiment from TLC

Misteri image from Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Jen Lee

Image from Sassy Studio Designs

Image from Stamp & Doodle

Image from  Mo's Digital Pencil.

Wishing everyone the very best for 2014 !

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Trees

This is probably my last post before the New Year.  Two more Christmas Cards:  these were based on a sketch in the back of the Scrapbook and Cards Magazine.  I used my Tim Holtz Tree Die and used various coloured cardstock to cut them out.  I used different cardstock for the background of each card. I added different chipboard stickers to the right side of each card.  I made several more, but only took pictures of two.

Wishing all A Happy New Year - 2014 is not far away!

I am entering the first card in the following challenges.

Christmas Card Challenges                        Christmas or Holiday card

Crafts and Me Inspiration                           Anything Goes

One Crazy Stamper                                    Winter  Holiday

Snowy Postcard

I made a few of these cards to send last minute,  using different inks when I stamped The Snowy Postcard scene from Stampendous.  I used a variety of DP layers behind the stamped one.  Then I added the Diecut embellishments to the right side of each one. These were in my stash but not in the right envelope, so don't know what company they were from.

I am going to enter the last card with the girl on the sled in the following challenges:

Christmas at Sweet Stamping                       Let It Snow

Christmas Cards All Year Round                 Christmas Card

City Crafter                                                 Child

Crafting by Design                                        Wrap it Up

Crafting By Design                                        New       Postcard stamp/on sale just before Xmas.

Christmas Post

Well, after lots of company and a wonderful Christmas, I am finally going to add the last of my Christmas Cards to my blog.  We were so lucky that we did not lose power over the holidays as many of my friends did who live in the surrounding area.

I used a Lilli of the Valley stamp for this card - two youngsters posting a card.  I cut the ovals with my Colluzle, added a die cut from Sizzex down the side.  The cardstock and DP are from my stash.  The images are colored with Copics.  I added some flower soft to her muff and the bottom of her coat.  Now, with his unkempt looking hair, and the way I colored him, I think he looks like he came out in his pj's and bath robe!  But I do still like the card. 

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge      Any Christmas card

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra     Christmas card

Challenges 4 Everybody #36                            Anything Goes

Pink Gem Challenge #109                               Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Angel on High

I decided to use an interesting sketch from MoJo Monday for this card.  My interpretation is just a smidge different than the sketch!
I stamped and heat embossed the image which is from Inkadinkadoo.  The sentiment is a digital image from TLC.  I had to pop the main part of the card up as the twine I used under it was quite thick.  Some cardstock and DP and it was finished.

This is the sketch I used:

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Mojo Monday            Sketch as above

Challenges 4 Everybody    Anything Goes

Kaboodle Doodles             Non traditional Christmas Colours

Lady Bug Crafts                 Christmas / Winter

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Decorating for Christmas

Well Christmas is getting closer and closer and I am still making cards - good thing most of them will be hand delivered.

For this card I have used a Christmas tree ornament stamp from Inkadinkadoo which I heat embossed.  I also heat embossed the sentiment stamp from Stamping up.  Used a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder for the background and a silver die cut from K&Company.

And a close up of the ornaments!

I based my card on a really neat sketch from Feeling Sketchy
I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Feeling Sketchy              Using above sketch

52 Christmas card Throwdown  Anything Goes

Pink Gem Challenge                  Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge      For a special someone

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra for December   Christmas Card