31 December 2009

Joy

Oh joy, here it is. The tenth and final card in my 2009 Christmas card cache. I hope you've enjoyed them and picked up a few ideas for your own cards, if not for this year, then next.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Stamp - Darkroom Door (stars)
Ink - Distress peeled paint
Paper - Daisy D's, Bo Bunny Press, Crate Paper
Card - Bazzill, Canson
Embellishments - MAMBI sticker, Kaisercraft rhinestone, Pebbles Inc. alphabet sticker, ribbon, large gold flower, buttons, beaded wire
Other - sewing needle and embroidery thread, glitter glue, sandpaper, decorative scissors




29 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone... thanks for bearing with me as I upload my better-late-than-never Christmas cards! This is card number nine in the series. The tenth and final card will go up tomorrow.

Or Thursday.

Definitely before 2010. Hehehehehe. 'Till next time!

Ink - Distress vintage photo
Paper - Creative Imaginations
Card - Bazzill, Canson
Embellishments - MAMBI sticker, ATC Collection pad, beaded wire, ribbon, lace, large gold flower, buttons
Other - sewing needle and embroidery thread, glitter glue, sandpaper, decorative scissors



28 December 2009

Rudolph

Here's another belated Christmas card! I have a birthday part to get ready for (why-oh-why are there so many birthdays between the Christmas/New Year break?!) but I'll be back tomorrow with the final two cards in the collection.

Stamp - Darkroom Door (stars)
Ink - Distress peeled paint
Paper - Chatterbox, S.E.I, Wild Asparagus
Card - Bazzill, Canson
Embellishments - MAMBI sticker, Melissa Francis clip art, Kaisercraft rhinestone, Pebbles Inc. alphabet sticker, ribbon, large gold flower, miniature light bulb, buttons
Other - sewing needle, embroidery thread, glitter glue, sandpaper, decorative scissors




26 December 2009

Give

Well here it is, Boxing Day, and I'm uploading another Christmas card. Crazy huh?! Truth be told - time got away from me the past couple of weeks, so I'll be sharing the rest of my whimsical Christmas cards in the lead up to New Years. Oh well. You can store these ideas away for next Christmas :-)

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Ink - Distress vintage photo
Paper - Darkroom Door, Basic Grey, Bo Bunny Press
Card - Bazzill, Canson
Embellishments - MAMBI sticker, Apple Beads jelly tile, ribbon, large gold flower, buttons, beaded wire
Other - sewing needle, embroidery thread, glitter glue, sandpaper, decorative scissors




19 December 2009

Peaceful

Boy am I glad I made my Christmas cards well in advance this year because the last few weeks have been so crazy-busy I can't remember the last time I sat down and inked a stamp, let alone made a card! So here's the next design in my whimsy set. It's another angel, because they're so adorable I couldn't resist :-)

Ink - Distress vintage photo
Paper - Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye
Card - Bazzill, Canson
Embellishments - MAMBI sticker, chipboard sentiment, ribbon, large gold flower, buttons, rhinestone star
Other - sewing needle, embroidery thread, glitter glue, sandpaper, decorative scissors




13 December 2009

Winter Wonderland

I made this set of tags last week, thinking I needed a few extra Christmas cards just in case LOL. Again, it's odd using winter images in the heat of summer! But what I like best about this pair is the little snowflake embellishment in the corner of each tag. They're from a Christmas garland I picked up at the post-Christmas sales several years ago. All I did was cut them up, cover them with iridescent silver glitter and stick a rhinestone in the centre. Sooooo easy but incredibly effective :-)

Paper - K&Company, Basic Grey, Stampington & Company, stitched imported paper
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Melissa Francis clip art, ATC Collection pad, Kaiser rhinestones, silver snowflakes, ribbon, glitter glue
Other - sandpaper, hole punch




12 December 2009

Crowning Glory

The new issue of Stampers' Sampler (December/January 2010) arrived in my mailbox this week and to say I was excited is a massive understatement, LOL. I submitted a tag for the beadazzled challenge and it made it into the mag. Here it is below - top right-hand corner of the page.

Stamp - Catslife Press (art doll)
Ink - Distress black soot
Paper - Sassafras Lass
Card - Bazzill
Embellishemnts - glass beads, ribbon
Other - stapler and black staples

09 December 2009

Treasure

A quick break in transmission! Here's a card I put together for a birthday this week. I went for a blue/brown/gold theme with this card; it's quite an elegant combination, I think. I hope. Hehehehehe. This is actually the first time I've used this Dream Impressions stamp. It's one in a set of eight. I *really* must remember to use it more often :-)

Stamps - Dream Impressions (vintage lady), Collections (text)
Ink - Distress black soot
Paper - American Crafts, gold shimmer
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Prima flower, gold brads, mesh, buttons
Other - coloured pencils



03 December 2009

Discover

I have another Christmas card for you! This one features the cutest little snowman; he's just so precious with his twig hands and top hat. Although I have to say it does feel a little strange using winter images in the middle of summer (well, not quite, but it was in the high 30s when I was making it!)

Ink - Distress vintage photo
Paper - Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye
Card - Bazzill, Canson
Embellishments - MAMBI sticker, Darkroom Door wordstrip, chipboard corner, ribbon, large gold flower, buttons, rhinestone star, lace
Other - sewing needle, embroidery thread, glitter glue, sandpaper, decorative scissors




20 November 2009

Laugh

The countdown to Christmas continues! Here is card number four in my whimsy collection. Have I mentioned how much fun I had making these cards? I think I might have :-) I was dreading starting them, but also panicked that I hadn't even begun at the same time, ya know? Ah, the joys of Christmas!

Stamp - Darkroom Door (stars)
Ink - Distress peeled paint
Paper - Basic Grey, Webster's Pages, Scrap-Ease
Card - Bazzill, Canson
Embellishments - MAMBI sticker, Kaisercraft rhinestones, Apple Beads jelly tile, beaded wire, ribbon, large gold flower, buttons
Other - sewing needle and embroidery thread, glitter glue, sandpaper, decorative scissors




14 November 2009

Femmes

I was cleaning up my flash drive last night and found these photos. I made this collection of moo cards about six months ago using my favourite Acey Deucy stamps. The stamped images are water coloured and embellished with tiny little treasures from my stash of odds and ends. I wish I still had them but I submitted them to Stampers' Sampler in the US. I remember being sooooo happy with how they turned out! And now that I've found these pics, I can always make another set :-)

Stamps - Acey Deucy, Stamptington & Company
Ink - StazOn jet black
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kaisercraft rhinestones, seed beads, watch parts, brass dragonfly charm
Other - water colour pencils


07 November 2009

Joy

Okay, so here's the third design in my set of ten whimsical Christmas cards. I really must hunt down some more of these fab MAMBI stickers. They're brilliant! In the meantime, I hope you're getting a few ideas for your own cards :-)

Ink - Distress vintage photo
Paper - Foofala, SEI, Webster's Pages
Card - Bazzill, Canson
Embellishments - MAMBI sticker, K&Company epoxy alphabet stickers, ribbon, large gold flower, buttons, chipboard corner, rhinestone star
Other - sewing needle and embroidery thread, glitter glue, sandpaper, decorative scissors




30 October 2009

Journey

I thought a break from Christmas cards might be nice, so here's a card I made for my grandfather's birthday yesterday. I used a couple of simple techniques to 'age' the card in keeping with the clip art I wanted to use. First, I dry-brushed the edges of the paper with white paint; and second, I lightly sanded the black rub-on corners. Simple little things really, but effective nonetheless. And useful too if you've got a few damaged rub-ons in your collection. Don't we all :-)

Paper - Allison Ellis Designs
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Collections vintage postcard, Collections butterfly print, Blue Cardigan clip art, Kasiercraft rub-ons, K&Company sticker, Nostalgiques paperclip, buttons
Other - sandpaper, embroidery thread, white acrylic paint, brush



28 October 2009

Christmas Greetings

Here's another folksy Christmas card to get you - hopefully! - into the spirit of the season. This is the second card in my collection of ten. Gosh I love these MAMBI stickers. I can't believe they languished in a drawer for two years, forgotten and unappreciated. Silly old me :-)

Stamp - Darkroom Door (stars)
Ink - Distress peeled paint
Paper - Basic Grey, Daisy D's, Foofala
Card - Bazzill, Canson
Embellishments - MAMBI sticker, ATC Collection pad, ribbon, lace, large gold flower, buttons
Other - sewing needle, embroidery thread, glitter glue, sandpaper, decorative scissors




22 October 2009

Pretty Poinsettias

I love making tags. Once you've nailed the design, they're quick and easy to make en masse. As you can see from the photos below, I've stamped my tags with a Christmas text stamp from Darkroom Door. It makes such a great background; and the 'dots' between each word are simply dots of glitter glue applied with a toothpick! The fun bit was stitching the flowers, buttons and ribbon to the tags. Not! Ouch, my poor fingers sewing through all those layers lol. Just a little tip, I hid the mess on the backs of the tags with patterned paper; just be sure to select a pattern you can write on :-)

Stamp - Darkroom Door (text)
Ink - Distress peeled paint
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Kaisercraft rhinestones, large gold flowers, buttons, ribbon, lace
Other - sewing needle, embroidery thread, glitter glue, hole punch