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Wrappers and Ornaments

I made these quick Candy cane wrappers for my Son’s class.   I wanted 24  of them for Friday’s Christmas party. The challenge on SCS  tonight was to make quick last minute gifts, so this is it! I got the idea for these wrappers from Paper Craft Planet.  They were so easy to make! I also made these ornaments inspired by one I saw on my SBS sister Bridgett’s blog.  You can see a simple video for these by Chicn’Scratch here. I am almost ready for Christmas! Yeah!! I just have to wrap, wrap  wrap now!  Oh, and go grocery shopping, so we’ll have some yummy food over the holiday. I’m so glad you stopped by, and thank you for all your kind comments!! You are fabulous!! Have a great day!!

Clearly Christmas

I am hosting the Crafty Creations Challenge again this week, and the theme is “Holiday Wishes” .  I had this card made and ready for my dt card a while ago, and boy was it hard to keep from posting it early! .  I have always admired the acetate cards I’ve seen made by other stampers, but I had not tried one for myself until now.  I think it is such a unique look for a card, and for Christmas, it just has that extra special feel to it! It is a standard 4 1/4 by 5 1/2″ size cut from clear cardstock that I purchased from Flourishes. It is perfectly clear, has a very nice weight and thickness to it, and is easy to fold. I scored it first with my Scor Pal to get a nice crisp fold. The flourish from Inkadinkado is stamped in white Staz-On, on the backside of the face of the card.  I then positioned my Peel Off’s outline stickers and adhered them, to the front of the card. …

A Winter Wonder and a Winner!

If you haven’t already heard about the new Paper Craft Planet site then wake up and smell the coffee!!!  O.k, well that is what I finally did a couple of days ago when I came across yet another blogger telling me about this new site for us crafters!!  I decided to go have a peek and joined right away when I did!  I love the layout, and features of this place! It has a lot of fun features and I’m just weaving my way around; but I think fans of Facebook and yahoo groups, will love it! It combines a lot of great elements from these types of chat/forum sites and kicks it up a notch for crafters (in my opinion)!  Let me know what you think when you get there, you can invite me as your friend! 🙂 Some of my favourite stamp companies are already calling it home and you can join their groups as well, for challenges and updates! The card I made today is for Paper Craft Planet’s Sketch Challenge.  I …

Charmed I’m Sure!

Our second SBS18 ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap was the theme “Charmed I’m Sure”.  We were to use at least two charms on our ATCs. I used these two little pewter charms as accents against a silhouette stamped background. I started with a lilac coloured textured cardstock and to get those random lines across it, I smooshed my ink pad on a piece of acetate, then swiped the cardstock over it.  The raised textured parts picked up the ink and gave it this streaked grid background.  I then stamped my Pocket Silhuettes stamp  twice before reinking it to get the “ghost” silhouettes and the darker silhouettes.  This was then mounted on a green Asian print background.  I really like the soft colours and how the bg turned out.  I might have to experiment with this background technique, with different cardstock textures, to see how they pick up the ink.  Maybe different ink surfaces too… hmmm.   Let me know what you think! 🙂 I wanted to thank Els, and Steph for this amazing blog award too! …

Urban Prairie Thank You!

Colorful isn’t it?  That’s what it’s all about! Color!!  There was a fun challenge on SCS on Tuesday daring us to use Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss and Pixie Pink.  I wasn’t sure if these colors would work for me, but that is what a challenge is all about.  Do you know I’ve only recently started to use brighter colors?  I love color, but I usually go with more muted tones.  This time, I embraced it whole heartedly and made the colors the focus of the piece. What do you think?  Should I use more of these brighter colors? I love bold bright colors when other stampers use them, but I tend to shy away from them.   But, I guess that is what is great about challenges, it really draws you out of your comfort zone and forces you to be a little more adventurous. I stamped this adorable chubby bird from Inkadinkado Birds Galore set on Urban prairie basic Grey dp and cut it out. I popped him up on 3D dots just above …

Celebrating a Passion!

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve not posted in the last couple of days but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy making cards!  I had a very busy weekend, as I have a friend visiting for the week, which I’m super happy about because I have not seen her in quite a while.  Plus she is pregnant with her first baby!! I couldn’t be more excited for her!! I really didn’t think I would have time to  participate in any World Card Making Day challenges, but I should have known better, since this IS a passion!!  I MADE time!! 😉 I made this card for the Limited Supply Challenge on SCS.  We could not use any patterned papers, or pastels. I had this fabulous stamped image from a friend, and decided she would look stylish in black and white with a hit of color.  So, I colored in the butterfly with glitter gel writers and added the ribbon “shawl”.  Isn’t she chic?  The sea foam colored paper is actually quite shimmery, but it is so hard …

Fall is all about colour!

Fall is in the air!.   We had a very nice warm day, but as soon as the sun sets, that chill sets in.   I made this fall colors inspired card for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I used the brayer technique here and some sponging too for the tree shadows, and the hills. I brayered the sky in the top 1/3 of the card first, then stamped the trees and swirly leaves in the foreground. Then, I used the Really rust ink and brayered it on the bottom 2/3 of the card.  Using my sponge and Chocolate Chip ink, I sponged on the shadows for the trees. Using the edge of the sponge I made the hills in the background. I  took some guidance from Michelle Zindorf’s magnificent tutorials on her blog.  She shares her inspired designs and helps us learn how to do it ourselves; now that to me is the true spirit of the stamping community!  Oh, and she makes it look sooo easy!! I love this tree stamp from Flourishes! It’s …