Sunday, October 21, 2012

Merry Monday #37

I have been following this blog for quite some time and have been wanting to play along.  I actually did play along once but did not finish my card in time to enter the challenge.

I really liked this week's sketch so decided to give it a go.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Card stock is from my stash.  I stamped and heat embossed the poinsettias (Verve poinsettia Christmas) with gold embossing powder.  I also heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.  I punched a star out of gold glitter paper.  The ivy border punch is from Martha Stewart.  The design paper is from a 6 x 6 paper pad - Simple Stories "Handmade Holiday".  I love this paper pad and am looking forward to making more cards with the design paper. I'm very pleased with this card and will be sending it to one of my friends in December.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Canada

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

Here are the things that I am most thankful for:

My health, my family, my 3 adorable granddaughters, that I live in a  free country, the 4 seasons especially this time of year with the autumn colours.

What are you most thankful for?
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Red, white & gold Christmas card

I had some time to play this evening so I made another Christmas card.  This card was very easy to make and it took me less than a half hour.  I cased this card and here is a link to the original card:

Here is my version:

I used red card stock instead of Cherry Cobbler and I added a gold ribbon with a white bow.  Other than that, it is basically the same card as Kris's.  I'll have to let her know that I cased it.  I love the Snow Swirled stamp set from Stampin' Up and for this card I am envisioning other colour combos (navy, silver & white & green, gold & white).

Thanks for stopping by!

World Card Making Day

Today is World Card Making Day and I just had to play along.  I created a Birthday card for my Granddaughter Amber who will be 2 on November 2nd.

Here is a cute picture of Amber showing off her new Disney Princess pink glittery shoes:

She loves glitter so I used lots of glitter and glossy accents on her Birthday Card:

Here is the inside of her card:

Card stock is from Bazzill, designer paper from Imaginisce - Hello cupcake 6 x 6 paper pad.  The cupcake on the front of the card is from Sizzix Hero Arts Stamp & Die Cuts - Happy Birthday cupcakes set.  The images and sentiment on the inside of the card is from Recollections.  I added the bright red stars that were punched using a fiskars punch from red glitter paper that I got at Michaels.  I really like this card and I thought the bright primary colours I used will appeal to Amber.

Edited to add that I forgot to post this yesterday but hit save instead of publish!!  DUH!  Having a Sr. moment!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Dynamic Duos #22

Wow!  It's been awhile since I last updated my blog!  Hmm, must do something about that!  I have been making cards but just have not posted them here.  For that matter, I still need to take some pictures of them as well.

I have been following the Dynamic Duos for some time now.    When the challenge this week was to use Cherry Cobbler (which just happens to be my favourite colour of all time) and your choice, I was inspired to create a Christmas card.

Here is the card I made using Cherry Cobbler, white glitter paper, Ribbon from Fabricland which matches the Cherry Cobbler colour, Marianne Ornament die and Garden Green (SU).  The garden green circle I punched fit the ornament die perfectly.  The Marianne Ornament die was a set of 2 - the other die is a star and I can't wait to use the star on a future Christmas card.  The sentiment was heat embossed with gold embossing powder on a piece of beige paper and then cut with my oval scallop punch.  I am very pleased with how this card turned out.  

When my children (who are now 37 & 35 yrs. old - eek, how did that happen?), I used to put an ornament on their Christmas gifts for them to hang on the tree.  They rather liked that tradition and I have also done it for my 3 granddaughters.  I actually cased this card which I found on Pinterest.  

I haven't decided how I will be finishing the inside as yet.  

Thanks for stopping by!