Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Thank You

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, Hannukah - whatever you celebrated!  From a very young age my sister and I were taught to make and write our thank you cards for our Christmas gifts on Boxing Day - pretty much immediately or we couldn't play with the gifts!  Sounds harsh, but to this day I keep pretty much to that schedule.  I made these on December 27th so was only a day late. :)

I found an adorable card using Swanky Snowdudes and decided it was perfect to CASE for my thank you cards this year.  I inked up the largest snowman from the set with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured him with copics. 

The sentiment is from Snow Day.  I drew the snow line in with a thin black Sharpie, added some glitter and red bakers twine and he's all set.  A super simple and sweet card.

Wishing you a stamp happy 2012!

**PS:  If you're reading the comments on this card, I'd just like to state for the record - I DID give my sister a Christmas present this year!  Could be the biggest gift I've ever given her....if she wins.  I gave her a Heart and Stroke Lottery Calendar!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

More Frosty Fun

Here's my second version of yesterday's card.

I used the same Frosty Fun image, Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.

The paper is from the same Snow Day Collection by Crate Paper. I changed up the layout a bit, using the Icicle Border die and some ribbon across the bottom.  I loved the snowflake on yesterday's card so did another one for this card using more of my stash of Puff Cloud White felt to make the snowflake and the Let It Snowflake die.  In my hurry to photograph this I forgot to add glitter for her to skate on so you'll have to use your imagination - LOL.  I did add it to the card afterwards and it looks so much prettier with a bit of sparkle!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Frosty Fun

I was asked to make a few cards for some special little girls.  I wanted them to be similar but not exactly the same.  I'll show you one today and one tomorrow - how's that for a teaser? :)

I stamped Frosty Fun from MFT in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.
I copied this layout from a card Joanne B did. I can't find the link to her exact card, but I love her blog - it's one of my favourites!  The paper is Snow Day Collection by Crate Paper. I am trying, slowly but surely, to USE all my stamping stuff - instead of just hoarding it!  I used some Puff Cloud White felt to make my snowflake and the Let It Snowflake die.  Joanne often uses buttons and ties the most perfect teeny tiny little bows so I tried that too!  A skater needs ice, so I added some chunky glitter along the bottom.  Pop by tomorrow for a second version of this card :)


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christal's Christmas card

My co-worker, Christal, is a big fan of my cards and so I knew I had to make a special one for her this year.  When I saw the new Uptown girl "Eve under the mistletoe" I knew this was the image to use.  I think I created a wonderful likeness of Christal with this Bella image.  Not only is Eve's haircut similar to Christals but the dress and especially the shoes are SO Christal - she LOVES shoes!

I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it with copics.  The paper is some retired SU Christmas paper.  Now Christal is always encouraging me to try and match her gorgeous skin tone and I gave it my best shot on this card.  I used E33 for her skin and N8 and 9 for her hair.  I paper pieced her cute little dress and the belt has a couple of coats of black glaze pen with a coat of silver Atyou Spica on the buckle.  I added some liquid applique with glitter on it to the dress trim and red stickles on her shoes and bracelets.  I adore ghost snowflakes (so much so that I hate to use them-just like to look at them!) but this card had to have one.  I added another white snowflake with a silver donut and red bonbon on top to finish it off.  The sentiment is from Holly Girl and the banner is the First Place Award Ribbon.  This card started off as the sketch for December's SFYTT but ended up being a very "loose" interpretation :)

I'm happy to say Christal loved her card - so much so that she asked me to take a photo of her with her card to show you!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Dana!!

My friend Dana is celebrating a birthday today!  She knows I love snowmen and sent me this adorable image recently from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.  It's called Frosty Winter Friends - a perfect friendship card!

I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured him with copics.

I wanted to keep it simple and relatively flat for mailing so just some red, navy and ballet blue cardstock and I ran the white piece through my swiss dots embossing folder.  I finally bit the bullet and bought a set of Atyou Spica pens (yay!) so I used the blue and red pen for some sparkle - LOVE these pens!  The banner is from MFT First Place Award Ribbon and I added two red rhinestones to either end of the sentiment which is included with the stamp.  Then some chunky glitter for the icy puddle he's standing in and he was ready to celebrate with Dana.  I like how he's standing - possibly thinking 'let's get this party started'! :)

Please stop over at Dana's blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday my friend!!!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Kate - MFTWSC49

For this week's MFTWSC49 I needed a birthday card for my sweet cousin in England.  It couldn't be too bulky - Canada Post frowns on that so I kept the embellishments as flat as possible!  I also flipped the sketch to suit the image. 

I stamped I Need Some Face Time in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her with copics.

The rest of the card came together pretty quickly because I used another TE Key Ingredients kit.  I think this one was called Easter and it's from last year.  The pattern paper is Basic Grey Kioshi and the little flowers that match were in the kit.  I'm so happy that the coat of crystal effects I put on the screen shows up nice and shiny!  Now I wish I'd written Happy Birthday on the screen first.  I popped her up and am hoping Canada Post will let this one squeeze by!

Happy Birthday Kate!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Snow Much Fun

Here's another card from the cottage weekend.  This sweet snowman card was designed by Lindsay Anne for us all to make.

I stamped Snow Much Fun from SU in Memento Tuxedo black in and coloured him with - gosh I can't remember if it was pencils and OMS or copics :)  I added tiny dots of glitter around him and some stickles down one side of him - I will admit I got a little carried away with the stickles - you know me and glitter!  He's mounted on a large scallop circle nestie with some paper piercing in each scallop.  Lindsay Anne gave everyone a piece of ribbon to tie across the top but I knew I'd be mailing this one overseas so left that off to save postage!


Friday, December 2, 2011

Bellariffic Friday - Holiday wishes

Yikes, only 3 weeks 'til Christmas so here's another Christmas card to add to my pile.  I guess I'd better spend some time this weekend actually writing and addressing them :)

I stamped one of my most fav Bella images, Snowbunnybella in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and shockingly didn't use any copics!  I used my aquapainter and Bashful Blue ink to get the soft look.  Oh wait, I did use a copic on her face and hair but forgot to take a photo :)

The background is a snowflake embossing folder and I found a bit of pale blue ribbon with snowflakes on it - how perfect!  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the snowflakes and backed them with a ghost snowflake and a big sparkly dot.  Snowbunnybella has some glitter on her cuffs and boots and some tiny twinkles for her buttons.  I sponged around the nestie before removing it to soften all the white edges.

Have a good weekend.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wyatt's buddy

After making yesterday's card I still had bits of the paper out so decided to whip up this cutie.  It's the new PI Holiday Hugs Snowman from MFT.

It's a very simple layout.  The copics are pretty much the same.

Same copics, paper, snowflakes, stickles, pretty much everything.  I think I might be on to something...make a second card immediately from my leftovers!