Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Frosty nights and warm hearts!

Hi everyone, just a little share tonight, my CAS (Clean and Simple) Christmas card. I have a hard time doing CAS but this one was so easy and I love it!   The picture isn't great...I have a hard time taking photos of my white cards on dark winter days.  The base of the card is Always Artichoke.

The embossed image is a Cuttlebug folder, I painted the rooftops with my Versamark pen and then embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing pretty in real life!  The sentiment is from the super cute stamp set, Merry Winter and the ribbon is Always Artichoke Seam Binding.

The Whisper White sentiment is punched with the 1 1/4" circle and the layer is Always Artichoke punched out witht the 1 3/8" circle.  Then I drew a little pencil line to hang it from.

Simple, cute and oh so easy! 

Thanks for stopping by!  I love your visits and read every comment that you leave me or email to me...thanks so much!

Big hugs ~ Judy

Friday, November 18, 2011

Santa's Sleigh!

Hi everyone!  I just want to say a quick Hi to all my new subscribers and to tell you how thrilled I am to have you visit me on my blog!  Thanks so much, I love having you here!!

Are you all getting ready for Santa to arrive?  I can't believe how fast Christmas is coming...I really need to start making my lists and checking them twice!

This was such a fun card to make, I used my Sizzix 3D Sleigh die and ran it through my Big Shot and then embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder.

To make the sleigh blades, I adhered tin foil to a white cardstock scrap with a glue stick and ran that through my Big shot again, this time only placing the tin foil on the blade part of the die. Then I adhered it to the sleigh...I love how this turned out!

I also punched out the Triple Flower Punch using the same tin foil scrap and cut it in half for the present bows. I used a piece of the punched out tin foil for a backing under the sentiment, but it's hard to see in the picture.  The presents are little pieces from my scrap pile.
I made the sentiment on my computer with a free font I downloaded called Chocolate Box and then punched it out with a 1" circle punch. The snowflake is from Season of Friendship stamped in Whisper White Craft ink.   I lined the edge of the sleigh with Tombow and added Silver Glass pretty!!  The ribbon is Real Red Satin and the cardstock is Black and Real Red.

I hope you like my Santa Sleigh....thanks so much for stopping by to share your time with me!

Hugs ~ Judy

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vintage Skates

Hi everyone!
Ohmigosh...I can't believe that I haven't blogged for so long!!  It's been busy around my house...lots going on and I have lots of things made that I have stacked up to share with you! 

I wanted to share this card with you today...I just love it!  I couldn't sleep one night and lay there thinking about the stocking punch and what I could make with it and I came up with these ice skates...they are just too sweet and I'm thrilled with the way they turned out!!

They are fairly easy to make, but the detailing takes a bit of time, I think it's worth it though!  Here's how I made it:

Cardstock is Pink Pirouette (top layer is embossed with Vintage Wallpaper) and Whisper White, the skate blades are Basic Gray and punched out with the Word Window Punch. The little bits attaching the blade to the skate are just little pieces of Basic Gray I cut.

To make the skates, punch out 2 stockings in Whisper White and 2 stockings in Soft Suede.  I cut the brown stockings off so that I could layer them behind the white skates and they wouldn't show except where I wanted the sole of the boot to show.  I cut a heel from the excess of the brown that I cut away.

I pierced 10 holes up the boot and then threaded white bakers twine in an overhand stitch up the boot.  I  tied a separate piece in a bow and glued that on each boot with Tombow.  The skate is sponged with Close to Cocoa and then I added pencil dots up the skate and around the heel to look like the stitching that I remember on my own old skates.  Then to finish the skate I cut a tiny piece of Victoria Crochet Trim and then cut it lengthwise to add to the top of the skates.

To finish, I added a bow with the Very Vanilla Seam binding, small silver glitter stars and 1/4 inch punch outs to look like snowflakes. The sentiment is from Short and Sweet.

I hope you like my vintage skates!  Thanks for stopping by to share your time with me...I love your visits and your comments!!

Hugs ~ Judy