Sunday, November 29, 2009

one more today...looking through a window

this is supposed to mimic a view from inside through a window. the wintery trees are stamped on a blue background made by rubbing brillance blue ink on cardstock. embossed the trees and glittered with some diamond dust. the moon was added using a mask and white briliiance ink.....

to make it look like you are seeing the trees through a window, i cut the image into 4 equal parts....making sure to show the "window trim".....pretty cool

even more christmas

this is Dasher...from SU. embossed in gold ....framed in glitter paper using nestibility dies....elegant little guy !

more christmas

love this snowman (penny black)......and i do love non-traditional colors.

i made the snow by rubbing pieces of styrofoam together....diamond dust always sparkles things up too. JOY is from PTI signature christmas set....

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

last one for today

this is a house mouse stamp....colored with copics and cut apart....i put the popped up branches on top, squirted a bit of red squiggle pain for the berries and placed the bears and mice below. i popped up one little mouse and used crystal effects on all the eyes and other bits to add some dimension.

another christmas card....snow globe effect

for this card i used a SU treat cup. mounted the little snowman on blue snowy paper. i made the snow inside using a styrofoam ball cut in half and rubbed together....saw that tip on splitcoast stampers awhile back. the white background is glitter paper embossed with a CB snowflake folder. a bit of sheer and sparkly ribbon completes the frosty look

more christmas cards.....

used a stamp from stampendous that kitty hanging on to the pine bough. the ornies are colored with markers and glazed with crystal effects to give dimension. a bit of diamond dust on the bough, a sheer red bow.....pretty nifty. the background paper is holly imposed on a sheet of christmas music. the rectangle nestie makes a nice place for the kitty to rest....double matted in red and green

saturday challenge

this one was hard ! make a card using 2 papers, 2 stamps, one punch, ribbon and glitter

the glitter on this tree is subtle, hope you can spot it....i used two round punches for the sentiment (both round, hope that counts as one !!). the background is folded and run through a crimper for that unusual texture. learned that from my fav SU demo a few weeks ago. this would make a neat "masculine" card.....those are always tough for me.

cream and chocolate chip cardstock are the papers.....a bit of chocolate ribbon....done.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

ornament challenge

i made this gingie boy for a southernbreezes weekly challenge. i used my sizzix gingerbread boy die with a suede there is a nice fuzzy texture on his body. the frosting is made with white squiggle paint glittered just a tad.

he's OK....but not spectacular, so he is my one and only for this year !!

Friday, November 13, 2009

another christmas card

i used a nestability die cut of an ornament....foil sheets gave some sparkle to the ornaments. backed them with glitter paper...a bit of ribbon and some gold cord finished the front.

inside i used a sentiment from PTI stamped on vellum cardstock also from PTI....set that on a nestability pinked circle and popped it off the page with pop dots.

split negative

saw this nifty technique on gina k's stamp tv. i dont have many chunky stamps (which are perfect for this technique)...but i did find this one. the sentiment is a SU definition set that i cut down to size.....

tricky.....try and figure out how i did this !!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


we had to put our beloved Mugsy down yesterday. he had a virulent cancer that recurred after a major surgery last year. it was a very hard decision.....the timing not the decision itself.... i know he is in a better place, but it is very hard regardless. here he is as a kitten, rescued from a SC humane society shelter and as the curious boy he was. he was funny, smart and loving. we will miss him terribly....many of my screen names were Mugsy, so he will live on in that way. and of course, always in our hearts.

Monday, November 2, 2009

christmas cards 09

these are "step cards".....intended for a photo, but i think the snow men are perfect for it.

christmas cards 09

never too early to start....i have made a few.....i guess folks will get multiple cards again this year !

the first card uses the SU reindeer from this years catty....embossed with gold, sentiment PTI Christmas signatures....

second is a snowman, glittered with diamond dust on a background embossed with a CB snowflake flowers embossing folder...bling makes him special....i made fake snow by rubbing two styrofoam balls together to get "snow dust" and then gluing it on to the card. now that's an inexpensive way to make snow. his scarf is stamped again and then popdotted on to give some dimension

the third is a cute little owl sitting on two branches (judith stamps)...the berries are puff paint dots....a bit of diamond dust for the frost coverings finishes him

christmas gift card holder's challenge this week was to make a gift card holder. i got this idea from Dawn's stamping studio is easy and cute. the gift card will fit in the middle could also put cash or a check or a little note inside as well.

the round sentiment stamp is from tags. ooooh, i love their stamps