About Me

I am a new empty nester, and I love to make cards and ATCs. I am always looking for ways to use the product I have, to learn new techniques and ways to do things, and most of all, to have fun with the creating of my art.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Jenny's Giveaway!!

Jenny is having a giveaway for having 700 followers!!! You can click on the picture to the right  or on the title of this post to get linked to her blog. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Tags!!

These are the ATCs/tags that I did for my Patterned Paper as the focal point of the ATC swap (which is due in my hands Dec 31).  I started with some Kraft cardstock, cut to 3 1/2 inches x 5 inches, scored and folded at 2 1/2 inches, to make it ATC sized.  I then took Tea Dye Distress Ink, and stamped the Hero Arts Musical Background stamp on the front of the ATC.  Once that was done, I took the SU ornament punch, and punched out an ornament shape on the left side of the ATC.  I then took my Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses reindeer paper, and cut out 2 inch circles with a reindeer in the centre.  I lined up the reindeer to be in the centre of the ornament, then I taped it down to the inside of the ATC.  I took some white cardstock, cut it to 1 1/2 x 3/4 of an inch, and stamped Peace from Hero Arts Merry Christmas Tree set in Aged Mahogany. I foam mounted that to the front of the ATC.  All that's left for me to do is stamp the To and From on the inside of the ATC.  I did 10 of these.  Very simple to make, and are perfect for gift tags, as well as ATCs.

The Play Date Cafe Challenge 55

This is my take on the PDCC55 challenge.  I started with a Kraft cardstock base and rounded the corners.  I then added a burgundy layer, which had silver web spray on it... I rounded ALL the corners on the paper and cardstock today.  I then added a pale blue panel, which was stamped with the Hero Arts Musical Background stamp in Tumbled Glass.  On the left side of that, I added a piece of bright blue paper with silver snowflakes on it.  I punched out four ornaments, two in red, and two in pink.  I put one of each colour ornament flat against the pale blue panel, then I stamped on the second ornaments, and foam mounted it over the first one.  I also added some silver thread for the ornaments to hang on.  I used a Hero Arts snowflake, and a retired SU saying for the ornaments.
Thanks for looking!! I have more photos to take and upload.. I hope to get on it tomorrow.

Monday, November 8, 2010

PDCC54 and Card Pattern 89 Card

This is my card for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge, which was to use Stucco Orange, Celery Green and White as the main colours on a project.  The pattern on the card is from this week's Card Patterns challenge. For this card, I started with white cardstock for the base.  I used Versamark and stamped a flourish from Quietfire Designs.  Once it dried, I sponged Dried Marigold Distress Ink over top, purposefully leaving some areas whiter than others.  I had been given the orange and white patterned paper, so I made a layer on the now distressed cardstock base.  I added some celery punched cardstock along the bottom 1/3 edge of the card (the punch is Martha Stewart).  I used a 1 1/4 inch circle punch and punched two circles in celery green from patterned paper.  I stamped the flower twice in Dried Marigold ink (flower stamp is Hero Arts), punched it out using a 1 inch circle punch, and foam mounted it to the green patterned paper.  For the main image, I cut celery green patterned paper 1 1/2  wide by 3 1/2 inches long.  I cut the white cardstock 1 1/4 inches wide and 3 1/4 inches long.  I stamped the lady (Digital Princess Designs) in Onyx Black Versafine ink.   I foam mounted the lady on the green patterned paper, and foam mounted the green patterned paper onto the card.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Clean and Simple Christmas Card

This is the Christmas card I really mass produced this year.  I love it.  I had this poinsettia paper that I just didn't know what to do with.... until I purchased Wild Honey Distress Ink.  The colours were so complementary that I HAD to use the paper up somehow.  Well, I had this sketch from some time ago, I used it on another set of Christmas cards, but I like the idea so much I used it here too.  I used some Barely Banana and Cream cardstock for the base ( I quickly realized I would have no Barely Banana left  if  I only used that, so I went with Cream for the base about 1/4 of the way in).  The cream base cardstock is cut landscape style.  I used the poinsettia paper 1 1/2 inches wide and the height of the cardstock.  I taped it down well.  I used Fired Brick Distress Ink to stamp the Merry Christmas (Inkadinkado) on the base cardstock.  I took my Marvy 2 inch circle punch, and punched out the circle on cream cardstock (with the number of cards I made, it was easier and saved on paper to punch out first, then stamp the image on).  I stamped the solid poinsettia in Wild Honey Distress Ink, and went with the outline poinsettia in Fired Brick.  The poinsettia stamps are from SU, but I don't remember which set. I then edged the circle in fired brick, and foam mounted it so that just a bit of the right hand side was over the patterned paper.  I finished the card off by adding three golden gems to the top left hand side.

Christmas Card Challenge November - Cream, Brown and Gold

This month's challenge for making Christmas cards is a colour challenge: use Cream, Brown and Gold on your Christmas cards.  This is my sample.  I actually made a lot of these cards, but most of them are packed in a box to give to a family who has been helping my youngest out in Newfoundland.  I have no idea who makes the stamps, they belong to a friend, but I stamped them in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink on cream cardstock.  I rounded the corners, then layered the tree image on fawn cardstock.  I took the Merry Christmas and mounted that on fawn cardstock rounded the corners, added three gold brads, then mounted that layer on top of the tree layer.  To finish off the card, I used Gold Liquid Pearls and did the ornaments on the tree.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

High Hopes Giveaway!!!

Tanya at  the Obsessed and Crazy Momma blog just got on the High Hopes design team, and to celebrate, she's giving away blog candy!!  Check out her blog HERE for more details :)