Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Little Christmas Angel!

Hi Everyone!  Here's a cutie share for you today! This is a picture of my niece when she was about 3 years old. She was in a little ballet concert and I found this darling shot in my Mom's picture box. Isn't she a doll? She's all grown up now and still a doll!

I couldn't resist making Christmas cards for her Mom and Dad and for her too...she was so surprised and her Mom cried and her Dad had a definite tear in his eye!  Aww.......!

I used Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and layered it with Deck the Halls DSP.  Then I layered the picture on Cherry Cobbler and punched gold cardstock with the Ribbon Punch.  Then I added Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon and our Chunky Gold Glass Glitter for her halo.  It's so sweet in real life!
I can't believe it's nearly Christmas!!  I've still got wrapping to do, I'd like to do some baking, I finally finished my cards tonight....a bit late but they're made with love!  I have my family and friends conditioned...they know I'm always a teeny bit year I plan to surprise them (and myself) and get my cards made early!!  Gotta run....take care!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vintage Christmas Tags

Hi again!

Here's a quick little share today...some Christmas tags for you. These are made with the Two Tags Die with Crumb Cake Cardstock.  On the folded tag I used a tiny piece of Deck the Halls DSP and on the Scallop tag, I ran the music wheel for the background  and the stamps are from Winter Post Stamp set.  On both tags I sponged the edges, added Victoria Crocheted ribbon, snowflakes from Northern Frost Die Cut, buttons and ribbons from my stash.

On the next tags I used a Bigz Sizzix Tag Die and cut them out of cardboard.  Then I stamped the Christmas Collage background stamp in Bravo Burgundy and sponged the edges...I took the picture before I added some heavy burlap twine for the tie.  I used Old Olive Satin ribbon for one tag and Rich Razzleberry for the other one.

I stamped the bells and painted them with my inks and blender pen and the other one I used a snowflake from the Northern Frost Decorative Strip die and added a rhinestone to the center.  Quick, easy and fun!

Hope you like todays share!  Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

From Our House to Yours!

This card was a make and take at one of Alison's meetings....isn't it pretty? I'm in her second level downline and I love to go to her meetings {g} She always has great make and takes and her meetings are so friendly...I also love the new techniques and samples that Alison shares too!

I added the little sentiment on the top of the card, it's a retired sentiment...sorry...I can't think of what set this is from!  

The colours are Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla, the Designer paper is Deck the Halls.  The stamp set is Contempo Christmas and the flower is punched with the 5 petal punch (twice) and spritzed with water, then crumpled and when it's dry, you just need to add an antique brad. 

The embossed layer is done with the Petals a Plenty Embossing folder, the centres of the flowers are painted with the Gold Smooch Accent's a bit hard to see in the picture, but if you click on it, it will make it larger (!) and the border is punched with the Scallop edge border punch. 

So pretty!

Thanks for stopping by ~ Judy

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Christmas Wish

Here's another Christmas card share...I have lots more to show you too!

There are a lot of great tutorials on this technique, even some videos, but Patty Bennett has a great tutorial here.  For my card I made my own template from the DSP cardboard, instead of using the wooden frame as shown on Patty's tutorial.   I cut circles, lined them up and adhered them together to make my background, so that when I put the cardstock and embossing folder through my Big Shot (this technique works great with the Cuttlebug too), it left a lovely space in the centre. 

I punched out an ornament in Pretty in Pink and also ran it through the same embossing folder, Finial this folder!  Then I ran my 2 way glue pen over the raised embossing on the ornament and added Dazzling Diamonds.  The sentiment is from the set Home for Christmas.

To finish it I added a knot bow with our White Tafetta Ribbon (this makes the best bows!) and drew a light pencil line fromt the top of the ornament to the top edge of the card.  The ferns are from a Martha punch.

Hope you like it....thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy December! It's time to look for Fairy Dust!

Hi Everyone!   Happy December!

This is my last calendar share for the year, I've had so much fun with this little calender. The picture isn't the greatest, it so pretty in real life!  The papers and images are from Crafty Secrets, the Christmas tree is from my stash and so is the little metal piece that says 'Magic'  I love this calendar so much I'm going to update it with the new 2011 calendar, so I can use it all over again.

December is always such a busy month, but it's always been a fun filled month too.  When my kids were small, my daughter was just a baby and my son was about 3 years old, and he was being a little mischief (that's my nice term for misbehaving!) I told him that he'd better be good because Santa's Fairy's were watching him.  He...being a practical little boy, told me that there were no such things as fairys..I was so surprised because when my Mom told me the fairies were watching me...well....I just believed it!

And so it of our most precious family traditions!

I wanted my son to believe in the magic of Christmas and Fairies and so when he went to bed that night, I sprinked some gold glitter beside his bed as well as his sisters.  In the morning, I said....Look at this!  It's fairy dust!  He bent over and really examined it and then gathered it up in a little kleenex to show his Dad. 

But first he wanted to know how the dust got there.  I said it fell from the fairies shoes as they landed by his and his sisters bedside.  Every night I'd find a different spot to sprinkle the dust, I don't know who was more excited, him or me!  On Christmas eve, I sprinkled it over the stockings and all the presents, and of course on Santa's dish of cookies. 

Eventually, as he grew up, he took over the all important job of sprinkling Fairy Dust for his sister and then as she grew up, they would both sprinkle it for me and their Dad.  What could be more special than that!

December is magic, pure and simple.  Traditions are made from the most ordinary things, they make us smile and bring wonderful memories!  And the bonus was that I had the best behaved children in December..LOL! ... so be good this month, you never know when Santa's fairies are watching you!

I hope you have a wonderful month, filled with all of your favourite things and some of your own fairy dust!  Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me.