I may have gone a little over the top trimming the tree on today's card...the tree is a Marianne Designs die cut...and it's smothered with tinsel from Papermania and some adhesive gems. The sentiment is one of my favourites....it's from the 'Bubble Tree' set by Woodware.
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I've used an adorable image from Bugaboo Stamps called 'Winter Birds - Scarf', which I coloured using watercolour pencils...adding some sparkle to the snow with some Stickles. I added a Penny Black sentiment, and my 'X' is some crossed twine (from the Ribbon Girls).
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I've used an adorable Lili of the Valley stamp on my card called 'Igloo for Two'...which I coloured using watercolour pencils. I decided to make a white on white card...not done one in a while...and used a couple of 'Snowflake' embossing folders (Cuttlebug & Sizzix) for the background. I glittered around the edges of everything using Glamour Dust, then added some glittered snowflakes (cut using Marianne Designs and Cuttlebug dies).
I've used a rather neglected stamp on today's card...it's called 'Doggy Pile' by Whipper Snapper...I love how squishy they look! For the background, I embossed Core'dinations card using my Crafts Too 'Bone & Paw Print' embossing folder.
I've made a couple of simple thank you cards, using up some scraps of BasicGrey papers (from the 'Sugared' and 'Marjolaine' pads). I inked the edges using 'Old Paper' Distress Ink, then added faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen, then matted the strips on to a piece of white card...edges also inked with 'Old Paper'...before stamping a sentiment (from the 'Sending Sunshine' set by Simon Says Stamp), and adding some co-ordinating twine (by Dovecraft) and a few adhesive pearls.
I've used an image from Fred She Said called 'Emma Hugger Snowman', which I coloured using watercolour pencils. The papers are from the 'North Country' pad by Prima...I distressed the edges a little, then added faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. I used Marianne Designs and Cuttlebug dies to cut the snowflakes, adding little pearls in their centres.
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Another Christmas card for you today...and not my usual colours or 'cute' style. I used stamps from the 'A Bright Tomorrow' set by Penny Black, heat embossing them in 'Black Sparkle' embossing powder. I kept the card really simple, just matting the panel on to black card, and adding a few adhesive pearls.
I've decorated a little gift bag this week, using a die cut image from Lili of the Valley, and paper from the 'I Believe' pad by My Mind's Eye. I distressed the edges a little, then used my ribbon slot punch to make holes so that I could tie the top of the bag together using some stripey ribbon from Hobbycraft.
I'm also entering this bag into the following challenges:
Another day...another Christmas card...this time using a Lili of the Valley die cut image. I combined it with papers from the 'I Believe' pad by My Mind's Eye...adding some faux stitching around the edges using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is also by Lili of the Valley, the snowflake is a Marianne Designs die, the twine is by Dovecraft, and the button is from my stash.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...well it will do on my blog this week, as I have something Christmassy for you every day! Today I have a little CAS card using the Lili of the Valley 'Snowman' stamp. The twine is from the Ribbon Girls, and the little jingle bell is from Hobbycraft.
I had a little play with my stash this afternoon...got some DT stuff done, and also made this Christmas card...using 'Little Star' by Lili of the Valley. The papers are from the 'Maddison' pad by Penny Black...I distressed the edges, then added faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The sentiment stamp is also by Lili of the Valley, and the Card Candi is from Craftwork Cards.
I've used one of the fab templates from our sponsor Creations by AR, called 'Brownie Box'. I printed it on to paper from the 'Believe' pad by My Mnd's Eye, and used a wide piece of satin ribbon to tie it together. I made a simple matching card using the same paper and a sentiment stamp by Paper Make-Up.
I alwaya wrap all of my presents in brown paper...and just use ribbons to 'pretty' them up...but to make this a little bit more special, I've watermark stamped some snowflakes all over it (snowflake stamps are by Papermania). I used a digi stamp from the Stamping Boutique called 'Holly Berry' to decorate a tag to go with it...printing it out on a couple of scraps of patterned paper (from the 'Believe' & 'Countdown to Christmas' pads by My Mind's Eye)...the sentiment stamp is by Paper Make-Up. I used some plain brown string to tie up the parcel, then attaced the tag using some bright red seambinding ribbon from the Ribbon Girls.
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I've gone about as 'un-Christmassy' as possible with my card...and have made a birthday card using bold, bright colours and a cute (and very summery!) image from Bugaboo Stamps called 'Summer Butterfly Bear - Ice Cream'...he was a freebie a couple of summers ago. The papers are all from the '72 & Sunny' pad by We R Memory Keepers...I added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen...and the sentiment is from the 'Cupcakes' set by Hero Arts.
I'm also entering this card into the follwing challenges:
Today's card is for this week's Less Is More's 'Houses' challenge. I used a little house stamp from OneFour Zero...stamping it repeatedly across the bottom of my card to make a row of houses. I only coloured one of the houses...just adding a little grey shading to the others. The sentiment is also from OneFour Zero.
I've had a bit of a thing about watercolour stamped flowers this week...and have used another of my favourites on today's card...it's 'Agapanthus Clusters' by Stampendous...stamped in 'Faded Jeans' and 'Forest Moss' Distress Inks. I inked around the edges of everthing using 'Old Paper'...then embossed the background using my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' and 'D'Vine Swirls' folders. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Just for You' set by Hobby Art.
Now....if you visited my blog earlier in the week, you may be thinking that these cards look a little familiar...you haven't seen them before, but they are very similar to a couple I made this week using a different Hero Arts flower stamp. I realised that I needed to make some more 'girly' birthday cards...and as the other ones were so quick to make, I thought I'd make some more, this time using my 'Blooming Meadows' stamp...and a different sentiment (this one's from the 'Wonderful' set by Penny Black)...for a little variation, I made it in three colourways: