Saturday, 22 October 2016

Christmas Plaid

Yay, not only did I get a chance to add to my Christmas card stash today, but I was stoked to see the plaid challenge over at Merry Monday! I am also playing along with The Challenge to join in on their Christmas inspiration.
I added some Wink of Stella to the bottom half to make some sparkly snow, too!
And here's another version I made with a couple of different colours:
Paper - Perfectly Plaid for Fall (Lawn Fawn); Colonial White cardstock (CTMH);
Ink - Lagoon, Slate, Poppy, Desert Sand (CTMH); Stamps - Holiday Magic (CTMH); Christmas in the Air (Verve);
Dies - Snowflake Thin Cuts (CTMH); Stitched Rectangles (Memory Box).

Sunday, 16 October 2016

it's Wine o'clock

One more card from the weekend that I just finished up tonight. I just got some more Tombow markers recently and I was excited to have something to use them for! I used the inspiration pic from Inspired By All The Little Things in addition to the sketch from the Fusion Card Challenge. I had an image in mind that contained pumpkins and I knew I wanted to include some stitching on my card, too. Here is what I came up with!
Paper - Sangria paper collection (CTMH); Distressed Watercolour paper (Tim Holtz);
Stamps - Harvest TF (Ai), Free Spirits (Paper Smooches); Embossing Powder - Princess Gold (CTMH);
Markers - Tombow; Dies - Stitched Circles (SSS); Wonky Stitch Squares (MFT);
Embellishments - Gold Sequins (CTMH).

Uptown Christmas

I'm loving our Close To My Heart PML cards that are included in our paper collections and how quickly you can whip up a cute card or two using them! I chose this card to play along with the "uptown" theme over at Heart2Heart.
Paper - City Sidewalks paper collection (CTMH); 
Embellishments - Ruby twine (CTMH); Gumdrops (YNS).

The PML cards can be used either way, too!

I also created two other cards using the PML cards from the Oh Deer! paper collection:


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Merry & Bright

More time for Christmas cards today with my good friend (and crafting companion) Natasha! I used Freshly Made Sketches and a created a resist for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Paper - Oh Deer! paper collection; Gold glitter paper; Juniper cardstock (CTMH); 
Distressed Watercolour paper (Tim Holtz); Ink - Slate, Juniper, Glacier, Desert Sand (CTMH);
Stamps - Frosted Card Making Workshop (CTMH); Winter Wonderland (Mama Elephant);
Embellishments - Clear Sparkles, Slate twine (CTMH).

Monday, 10 October 2016

Vintage Christmas

Hooray for days off! Today I went into my craft room and set to work to create a retro/vintage Christmas card to play along with the Merry Monday Challenge. I pulled out this fun set from Papertrey Ink and set to work with my plaids again :). Can you tell I love them? I also got a special package from Toronto last week filled with some fun goodies to add to my cards - thanks Auntie Karen!
Paper - Perfectly Plaid for Fall (Lawn Fawn); Ink - Lagoon, Poppy, Goldfish, Olive, Cocoa (CTMH);
Stamps - City Scene, City Scene Christmas Sentiments (PTI); Die - Wonky Stitch Squares (MFT);
Embellishments - Gumdrops (YNS).

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Good Cheer

I just had to make another card today and decided it should be one to add to my Christmas stash. I used the Inspired By All The Small Things inspiration photo and set to work using more of my new plaid paper. Not super Christmas-y but I think it could still work at that time of year!
Paper - Perfectly Plaid for Fall (Lawn Fawn); Dark Chocolate cardstock (SSS); Distressed Watercolour paper (Tim Holtz);
Ink - Desert Sand, Champagne, White Daisy (CTMH); Stamps - Coffee Helps (Verve); 
Dies - Cup 4 All Seasons, Flourished Tag (Verve); 
Embellishments - Black Metallic Baker's Twine (CTMH); Wink of Stella pen.

And here's a close-up of my cup. I continue to try and work on my watercolour to make things look more realistic and not one solid colour :)

Happy World Card Making Day!

Well I decided to splurge the other week and get the Simon Says Stamp Kit of the Month for October and it finally came in the mail the other day! I couldn't wait to bust it open and play in my craft room today. Those plaids just melt my heart! Here is a card I came up with for my father-in-law's birthday this month using the Freshly Made Sketches layout. I am also linking up with the "Anything Goes" challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and the colour inspiration over at colourQ.
Paper - Perfectly Plaid (Lawn Fawn); Dark Chocolate cardstock (SSS); White Daisy cardstock (CTMH);
Ink - Tangelo Orange, Paradise Teal (Ranger Archival Ink); Stamps - Simply Amazing (Verve); 
Die - Amazing Adjectives (Verve); Embellishments - Twine; Acorn sticker (Little B).