The image is Christmas Word – Joy which you can purchase here from Bugaboo Digital Stamps. This is one of my favourite Christmas stamps. But I have coloured it in with some Copics – these markers are not new to me but I have never gotten along with them 2018 though is going to be the year that either I become comfortable with them or I am going to have to sell them. I can not have such a huge investment sitting around doing nothing if I’m not going to use them.
The paper I used behind the main image I coloured with simple children’s markers in an Adult colouring book. I have a lot of pages that I have coloured and I have decided that instead of them sitting around gathering dust I am going to use what I can in my card making and other paper crafts. So I get twice the enjoyment out of them – 1st when I am colouring the page and 2nd when I re-purpose them into another project. 😀
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project today. As always before you leave I would like to leave you with this thought:
Tell me what do you get when you make lots of cards that are shorter than your pretty papers? Any ideas (think)
A: Lots of paper strips. I was at a loss as to what to do with all of these until I looked at the CAS(e) this Sketch challenge and found this challenge going at the moment.
So I was able to use up a lot of my strips and since I had all the supplies out I ended up making 2 cards at the same time. This is a photo of one of the creations:
It’s a simple card but I really like it. I think I am going to have to keep this sketch in mind for using up other scraps I have in my stash. Yeah I know I should probably just throw away any scraps – but I don’t like wasting any of my beautiful papers.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation today. And as always before you leave I would like to leave you with this thought:
This is definitely my prayer for the coming year. May the New Year be so much more loving than 2017. Best Wishes to you all.
As you can see by my being back again with another card I decided what I was going to do after my last post. Well actually Lunch happened between these 2 posts. I was having much fun card creating today that I didn’t feel like stopping. I always say “Make while the body allows!” – I have a bad back which prevents me from sitting in the same chair for long periods of time (no matter the type of chair).
I am still working towards the Christmas Cards I need for 2018. I have a stack already which is nice to be in front for once. I won’t have to binge make Christmas cards come November next year ((((Happy Dance))))
So anywho – here is the latest of my creations:
As you can see I made 2 cards using the same sketch – doing this every now and again also helps with building my pile 😀
Both of these cards use papers and toppers from Kaisercraft Christmas Carol 6X6 paper pad. I still have so much Christmas paper left I definitely don’t need to buy any more for awhile. I am sure that it multiplies while you aren’t around using it.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. Before you go I would like to leave you with this parting thought from my favourite hound Snoopy:
This is such a good thing to do. Learn from yesterdays lessons, Live in the present and Look forward to what tomorrow will bring.
May you all have a Happy Crafty Fun Filled kind of Day,
I am enjoying making Christmas cards but I think the main reason I am liking the process is because I am working towards Christmas 2018. So I took the opportunity to join in with the Color Throwdown #473 combination.
And I thought I would try making a Christmas card using not so traditional colours – taking me out of my comfort zone and this is the result.
I had this pink Christmas Tree background and thought it would go well with the challenge. The image is from JustME Digital Designs on Etsy. This adorable Llama can be purchased here. I am having so much fun designing with this image – it’s becoming a firm favourite. The image and the background had some colouring done with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. Please consider leaving a comment and even liking my creation. But before you leave I would like to leave you with this thought:
This is just a good way to live life. I am trying to be more like this through my walk in life.
I am trying to make some cards with a bit of difference for my Christmas Cards. I am actually starting on the 2018 batch of cards now. I finally got enough made for this years bunch so I decided to get a head start on next year. Because I have been reminded this year that what you plan doesn’t always work out – especially long term plans.
Any who onto the card which I’m sure is your main reason for stopping by my little blog today.
Isn’t this such a cute image – well actually we are looking at the merging of 2 images from 2 different companies. We have Cute Dog which is a freebie from All Dressed Up Images and you can get this image here. And the presents stamps came from CC Designs but is now retired.
This card was influenced by 3 different challenges and they are
My most favourite way to start a card – with a sketch. And I love those from the talented designers at Freshly Made Sketches.
then I found
Cute Card Thursday has Festive Colors as their #508 Challenge
So I first combined the images plus the sentiment together and printed them off and coloured it up with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. I fussy cut around the image and matted the whole image onto a square of black paper. I decided to go a more masculine route with this card but it could be sent to a family as well. Using up more of my Christmas papers – these papers I am going to miss when I finish using up the pack. And that was it.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. Please consider liking my post and leaving a comment. But before you leave as always I would like to leave you with this following thought:
As I reflect on what 2017 has bought into my life.
A lot of good has come of it: going to my craft group more often, restarting this blog, surviving my cancer journey and my Son settling into his new school.
Some bad has come as well: the passing of my Mum, my cancer surgery, other health problems
So now I am looking into 2018 and what it may bring my way.
Another Christmas card finished but this time around a very simple understated card. There are some people on my card list that don’t like a lot of fuss or anything. So I tried to go simple and under stated and this is what I came up with.
I am actually quite please with how this turned out and I definitely will not have to pay any access postage on this card.
As with most of my cards this one started out with my searching for a sketch that I would like to use and this sketch from CASe this Sketch
was just the ticket. I could have fun with it and I can see this becoming a favourite of mine. To make this card I used an old Sizzix Christmas Tree Large die to make a stencil and stuck it down to the paper using some painters tape. Then I got out my Peeled Paint Distress Ink and a sponge dauber and using the cut out from making the stencil I sponged the Ink up the tree to give it a little dimension.
Once I had completed this I used a pink sparkle pen to make the tinsel and I found some iridescent circle stickers of various sizes in my stash which I used to represent the baubles. I then used my Cuttlebug to cut from gold paper the words using the Kasiercraft Christmas Word Dies. Once this was adhered and before I put it on the card front I sponged around the edge of the card base using the same Distress Ink I used on the tree and that completed my very simple card.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. And as always I would love to leave you with this thought before you go:
Unfortunately this is me at the moment.
I have so much to accomplish but I have no desire to do what I have too so I am doing what I want to do instead! Anybody else do this?
This time around I bring you a Christmas card with a bit of a difference. You see for people like myself who live in the southern hemisphere – our Christmas is definitely not full of Snow, roaring fireplaces and Cold. We are preparing for Sunny Weather, maybe some Rain and being able to Swim and eat Ice Cream on Christmas Day. So I decided to create a card that reflects my Southern Christmas.
This card was created using an image I had in my stash which I stamped on watercolour paper this time around and got out my little used watercolour pencils. After this was complete I used my Cuttlebug to cut out a circle of white paper to make the tree background and a layer of burgundy red paper using my scalloped die. The reindeer paper is another from my stash of Christmas papers which is thankfully shrinking 🙂
Sometimes I like to make cards like this that reflect what our Christmas will involve. With picnics, swimming and going to the beach being planned for our holidays and of course seeing our family. But of course we will not forget the real reason for this wonderful season – the Birth of our Saviour Jesus.