Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Christmas in Pinks and Orange

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying Fall.  I'm so happy that it's here after a long hot, humid and dry summer.   Suddenly one day it's fall and ahhhhhh it feels so good.    I'm still quite busy and have not had much time in my craft room or for blogging.

I have more Christmas cards to show.  I worked on these one afternoon when it was over 100 outside and I could not be out.  

I created one large 'non traditional' background and then cut it down to create easy, flat cards.   I used various stamps in the background and die cuts.  I've showed a couple of these cards in a previous post, but have grouped the flat designs below.    These cards are easier for mailing vs the dimensional designs with flowers.








Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,
Shirley

Friday, September 16, 2016

Christmas in Pink, Blue & Purple

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.     My life has been quite busy and I haven't been able to spend much time blogging or visiting blog but showing a few designs that I created back in July.  




The background is Distress inks, snowflake stamps (hard to see in photo) and silver Frantage sprinkled and heated for texture.

Dies:  Sizzix-Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia (a favourite die!) and Holiday Words Script and McGill punch- Designer Pine (branches).


I also made a smaller card and tag using the left over background:


The reindeer die cut is by Memory box and the Holly Flourish by Cheery Lynn.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Dreaming of Christmas

Hello everyone,I hope you are doing well.

I have another Christmas card to show today featuring the beautiful stamp by Chocolate Baroque - Serena, who appears to be dreaming about Christmas.  

I'm not dreaming about Christmas yet, it's a beautiful late summer day, much cooler which makes me feel more energetic.    Unfortunately it's going to get hot again over the next week.



I coloured Serena with Distress inks (on my craft sheet using brush & water) and Prisma pencils.  I also added highlights with a white pen.   The die cuts are Poinsettias (coloured with inks and over painted with clear Wink of Stella)and frame by Spellbinder.

 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Live Laugh Love

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the weekend.   It's still hot here but the nights are more comfortable.  I'm so looking forward to Fall and cooler weather, it's my favorite time of year and after a record breaking hot summer, it will be even more welcomed.

I have a card to show today using whimsical stamps that I love, designed by by Marja for Kico Stamps.


The background was created using Distress Inks and stencils.   The whimsical faces from KiCo's Diverse Stamp Plate 73 were painted with Distress Paints, cut out and attached.  I drew the bodies first using a pigment pen.   Live Laugh Love is a freebie from the Craft Stamper magazine that I cut after stamping.

Thanks for stopping by,
Shirley

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Wedding Card with Tattered Flowers

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend.

I have a non-traditional wedding card to show today that I created for my sister and new brother-in-law who just exchanged vows this weekend in an intimate ceremony.    They like the Caribbean Sea and spending time down south (in warm climate) so I decided to use favourite colours that remind me of tropical places.


The background is Distress Inks along with stenciling using inks, paint and a Tim Holtz heart stencil.   The die cut heart is from Heartfelt Creations and the heart sprays from Impression Obsession.  The Tattered flowers are from Tim Holtz as well.   The back words are from the Chapel Road - Synonyms stamp set.



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Christmas in Greens

Hello everyone, I hope you are have a great weekend.

I had more time to create Christmas cards while it's extremely hot and dry here.  These are a little more traditional using greens.    


The background is various colours of Distress Ink along with the stenciling and stamping.  'Christmas' is from a Tim Holtz stencil, I used some gel gloss and added glitter.  

Dies:
  •   Tattered Poinsettias by Tim Holtz (I love this set)
  •   Star Flourish by Creative Expressions
  •   Ornate 'snowflake' design is by Heartfelt Creations - from the Arianna Lace set to which I added glue and glitter


Below is a smaller card that started with the same background but with different stamping and embossing.



Dies:
  • Tim Holtz's Tattered Poinsettia
  • 'Greeting' is by Tim Holtz from the Holiday Words Script thinlits se
  • Pine branch is a punch by McGill - Designer Pine

Thanks for stopping by,
Shirley

Monday, August 08, 2016

Christmas in Pink and Blue

Hello everyone, I have more Christmas cards to show.  These are my pink and blue batch :)

I started by creating one large background using Distress Inks on my craft mat spritzed with water and glimmermist.  I cut the large sheet into four pieces and added the poinsettias using a Tim Holtz stencil.    The stamps are all by Chocolate Baroque.

And here are the other three that are very similar.   While I don't mind spending time on one card, these are quicker to create.  They are also flat to make it easier (and less expensive) for mailing.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

Monday, August 01, 2016

Christmas in Pinks and Purple

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

It's been so hot during the afternoons that it's much more comfortable to be inside with air conditioning and  playing in my craft room.  It may be a bit strange to make Christmas cards during summer, but I have fun getting an early start. 
 

I created a large background and so I had enough for a couple of smaller cards (below).   I used Dylusions sprays and Glimmermist in the background along with some stamping.  The lovely star flourish is by Creative Expressions and the Poinsettias (coloured with Distress Inks, spritzed with water and molded) are Tim Holtz's -Tattered Poinsettia.


And below is a couple of smaller cards (and flatter for mailing) using the same background.  The little stars and bows are by Memory Box.





Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,
Shirley