Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Christmas Wish

Hi again!
Here's another Christmas Card for's a complete case of this card that Christine did. When I saw this card, I absolutely fell in love with it and had the retired DSP to make one like hers. All I did was add a couple of embellishments.  I added some liquid embroidery for snow on the tree and the steps and then added some Iridescent Stickles to it.  I also added some red glitter holly berries and some Dazzling Diamonds to the porch light.
I used my aqua painter and painted the scene with Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray and Close to Cocoa. The wreath and garland are painted Garden Green and the light inside the lantern is So Saffron Ink.  The Snowflakes are non Stampin'Up!....the top one is the same as the bottom one, I just cut it down. 
Stamp set: Home for Christmas, Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Watercolour Paper and retired DSP, Accessories: Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Snowflakes and Rhinestones. 
Hope you like my case!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Waiting for Santa!

Are you ready for some Christmas cards?

I have been having such fun making Christmas cards this year, I can't believe how early I'm getting started!  Usually I'm rushing around like a maniac and am totally late in gettting them mailed! {g}   So here is my first and most favourite card of the Christmas cards I've made so far.


I'm really loving this little Vintage stamp set!  It's called 'Bells and Boughs' and it makes me think of times past, charming, quaint and cozy times. Magical moments waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve, putting out cookies and milk, certainly not forgetting the carrots and oats for the reindeer too...wonderful memories! Fabulous stamp set!!

I found this darling picture of the little girls on Christmas Eve and couldn't resist it!  Isn't it sweet?  I found the clip art picture at The Graphics Fairy blog.  You can find it here

I sponged So Saffron into the inside of the fireplace to give it a bit of a glow.  The background is stamped with my retired Music Background stamp but you could easily get the same effect with the music wheel in the large catalogue.  I tapped it here and there onto Very Vanilla cardstock to give it a vintage look and then sponged it lightly with Close to Cocoa and So Saffron.

I added dots with my Cherry Cobbler marker on the sentiment. The bow is Cherry Cobbler seam binding....I love this ribbon!!  I made a bow using a plastic picnic fork....I will have to put together a picture tutorial for the fork really needs a new name..LOL!!  I don't know who came up with the ingenious idea of using a fork to make perfect bows...but they are perfect...every time!
The colours I used were Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler.  The inks were Close to Cocoa and So Saffron. 
I hope you like this card and come back to see the rest of my Christmas Cards as I post them!  Thanks for stopping by!

Spiderweb Leaves!

Hi Everyone

Just a quick share today, I love to wrap up my orders and include a thank you tag with a little note for my special ladies. Who doesn't love to get a pretty package!

This little tag is really a plain shipping tag, stamped with the Bella Toile Background stamp in Early Espresso and sponged with Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Old Olive. Then I cut out the leaves with the Leaves #2 Bigz Die. To add some interest I ran it through my Bigshot again putting the leaves in the Spiderweb embossing eh?

As a final step, I sponged Early Espresso ink over the 'ribs' and rubbed some gold glitter on top.  Then I tied it to the brown paper bag with a pretty Orange Organza ribbon.

Hope you enjoyed my quick and easy tag!  Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I'm Batty For You!!

Hi everyone!

A quick and fun share for you today... a cute little Halloween Treat Holder!  These are so adorable and so easy to make {g}. 

I saw this idea on Heather Nichols blog ages ago and just loved it and popped the idea right into my idea file!  And guess what it's made with....a file folder!  I actually searched for ages to find Pixie Stix and no luck, it seems we don't have them where I live.  But I have a wonderful friend who sometimes shops in the States and she brought me some! {Thanks Alex!!}

You could also use the seasonal pencils that are sold at the Dollar Stores, you would just need to adjust the size a bit! And you can easily change these little holders up for any occassion, they would be so sweet for Valentines or Christmas...the ideas are endless!  LOL!! 

Note: If you want to make pencil holders then cut right under the tab thingies, about 8 1/4" from bottom fold on file folder...I'm assuming that all file folders are the same size!!

So here's how I made it.  I used a kraft coloured file folder and cut it at these measurements:

Measuring from the bottom fold on the file folder, measure and cut at 7 1/2", cutting through both layers.  This will cut off both of the tabs. Now open up your folder and cut 4" off one side only.  Fold back up.  Now measure and cut treat holders at 2 " wide, you should get 5 little holders per folder.

Then I stiched up each side on my sewing machine.  Use your corner rounder for the top of the treat holder. 

I sponged all the edges with Basic Black, and the stamp sets I used were: Wicked Cool, To/From is from Winter Post, and the spider is from Batty for You.  The ribbon is Rich Razzleberry.  I also stamped and sponged the back of the treat holder. 

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me!  I hope you enjoy this little treat and make some of  your own!



Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy October!

Good Morning!

Can you believe it's October already? Where has the summer gone, in fact I'm wondering where the year has gone!  LOL!  My little LilyBean will be 1 year old this month and she's still so adorable.  She's curled up with her pink blankie by the fireplace after a busy morning of mischief!

October is one of my favourite months... I love the coloured leaves, pumpkin patches, pumpkin pie (yumm!) and gingersnap cookies with a cup of hot tea. I love going to the Cranberry Festival in Fort Langley and getting bags of cranberries, and sharing a bag of cranberry kettle corn.  I love preparing for and having Thanksgiving dinner with our family....turning on the fireplace on cool nights and curling up with a good book.  And I love Halloween!  Of course Halloween!  Who doesn't love Halloween??  LOL!

Here's my October page from my Vintage Calendar.  I only have 2 more to share with you after this month!

All the supplies I used were from Crafty Secrets, except for the ribbon and the little brass photo corners, they are from Stampin'Up!

Thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a wonderful October filled with good things!!