Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Christmas Tags

Quick post this morning. I am getting ready to head off to school and I am dreading the horrible weather. The winds were strong overnight, and although they have mellowed since, it is still quite windy out there. I'm thankful it is not raining (yet).

I have been working on Christmas tags for the last few weeks (when I can find the time) and here are a few samples of what I have created. (The lighting in my house isn't the greatest for taking pictures at night, and there is no sunshine during this stormy weather - so I apologise for the poor picture quality.) I have made about 25 tags in total so far, but in these designs:

The first two use Hero Arts products for the image (Snow Much Joy, Winking Reindeer), die cut, and sentiment. The third one uses HA sentiment and Penny Black image (the wonder), and the last one uses Wplus9 stamps and die cut (pretty patches: trees).

I tried to work on some more last night, but using kraft for the tags, but I didn't like the results. Hopefully I will get back to make some more later tonight.

Have a good day (and stay safe from the storm, if it is in your area.)

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Play Date Cafe is Celebrating...

its 3rd anniversary!! The challenge ends soon, so check out their blog, here.

I tried to match the colours the best I could. I used my Tim Holtz distress inks. I did a little 'thumping' to combine the two ink colours for the sentiment. I thought it would make a cool effect on the card (give it the look of a flame, like the picture above.)

Everything on the card (except the inks and pencil crayons) is from Hero Arts.
I am also entering my card in the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays - Over the Edge (my large butterfly extends past the edge of the card.)

A Blog Named Hero - CAS card
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Christmas Tags

I was thinking about creating Christmas cards and tags for my church's Christmas Bazaar this year (instead of baking cookies). So I have been playing around with some different types of tags.
The first one uses some patterned paper from Penny Black's Madison 6x6 paper pad. The sentiment is from C.C. Designs Holiday Greetings. The tag die is from Tim Holtz; and I cut the bottom of the tag with a corner of my Spellbinders hexagon die.
My second tag uses a Spellbinders tag die. I used the cute hedgie from 'the wonder' by PB. He is coloured with Copics. 

The third tag uses PB's Tweet Christmas. I coloured it with my Copics and cut it out. I used a little strip of paper, behind the red ornament, to make sure it didn't get pulled off the tag since it was only barely attached to the tree once I cut it out. The background is stamped with an IO Wallpaper stamp in Versa Magic Thatch straw. Not sure if I like how bright the Thatch straw is though...
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With Halloween coming soon, I thought I would make a card using my Penny Black 'mimi halloween' stamp set. I coloured mimi with Copics and then cut her out. The dress is purple, but it's hard to see in my picture - looks more greyish than purple.
The background was created with a mask. I die cut a circle on some printer paper and used both parts as masks. I masked the sky first, so I could create moon. Then I masked the moon so I could use distress inks to create the night sky. I added the 'stars' with a glitter pen. The card shape was cut from Spellbinders postage stamp dies. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Love to Create Challenge Blog: Trick or Treat or Something Sweet  
Papertake WeeklyFRIGHT NIGHT ,,,,,,,, BOO
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Too Cute to Spook!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Koala PJs

Recently, my daughter ordered a pair of pajamas from a company in Korea (through Ebay). We were very surprised when I checked the mail yesterday and it had arrived! I ordered a pair of jeans from Long Tall Sally and it took over a month (and after I sent a friendly 'where are my jeans' reminder email) to get them - and they were shipped from a location 2 hours away! Anyways, she is very excited and couldn't wait to try it on. She let me take a couple pictures of her and said I could post them.


Wednesday, October 03, 2012

New Christmas Stamp and Card

I recently received my prize from Penny Black and I am so excited to use my new stamps! The first one I'm using is Carolling Mice. I just love the adorable mice from PB!

I coloured it with my Copics and die cut 'noel' from Bazzill gold card stock with my MFT die-namics By The Letters.

Moxie Fab World is celebrating World Card Making Week with chances to win some awesome magazines. There are several chances to win, so stop by Moxie Fab World to enter.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!