Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last Christmas Card



Happy Wednesday everyone and Happy New Year's Eve! :) Today I'm sharing my last Christmas card. It's time to move on to some new themes and holidays :)

For my card today, I used another High Hopes image. I love this image, the expressions on Santa and Rudolph are just adorable :) I inked the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped it onto PTI cardstock. I colored it with copics and added Stickles to Santa's fur coat. The "snow" is a product I discovered at Michael's called "Snow Writer." I found it on clearance with the Christmas decorations so I bought 4 bottles :)

Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Always Artichoke. I layered Bravo Burgundy on top of that followed by my design paper from K & Co. I then mounted my image panel onto SU cardstock with dimensionals and then adhered that to the card base with dimensionals. The sentiment is also from High Hopes and I stamped it onto the image panel. For some finishing touches, I added ribbon from M's, Primas, and a Martha Stewart pearl.

In some enabling news, Marti at Pez-A-Doodle Designs is having a sale on Inkadinkado stamps so be sure to check that out. Also, Marti will be coming out with something new very soon and I can't wait to show them to you. Stay tuned for that! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'd love to hear what you think of my card. I'll be back tomorrow with a new project. I wish you all a wonderful, safe, happy, and healthy New Year.

Lots of Love and Hugs,
Christine :)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Gingerbread Dreams



Happy Tuesday everyone :) I have another Christmas card for ya today that I haven't had a chance until now to post. I'll have one more Christmas card for you tomorrow and then I'll be back with new projects on Thursday.

I first stamped the gingerbread image from High Hopes onto PTI cardstock and colored it in with copics. I then cut it and the scalloped ovals out with my oval nestabilities. Next, I created my card base which measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 out of SU's Bravo Burgundy. I layered Always Artichoke on top of that followed by my design paper from Basic Grey's Wassail collection. I then adhered my ovals to the card base using dimensionals. I used my tag trio to cut out the sentiment tag and then stamped the sentiment, which is also from High Hopes. For some finishing touches, I added a Prima flower and pearls.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)
Hugs, Christine

Monday, December 29, 2008

Peace



Hello everyone and a very belated Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all :) Wow, I never meant to take this much time away from my blog! The last few weeks have been crazy busy for me, but now that the holidays are behind us, I should be back full time :) I didn't get a chance to share some of my Christmas cards here so I thought I'd take the next few days to show a few of them.

The manger image is from High Hopes. I stamped it onto PTI cardstock and colored it in with copics. I next created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Chocolate Chip. I layered GP white cardstock on top of that followed by SU's Night of Navy, followed by my design paper from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. I then mounted my image onto Night of Navy followed by GP white cardstock using dimensionals. I then mounted the image panel onto the card base with dimensionals. The sentiment is also from High Hopes. For a finishing touch, I added blue Primas and a blue Making Memories glitter brad to the card base.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Joy



Hi everyone and Happy Monday :) I hope your week is off to a great start. For my card today, I inked up my new Christmas tree from Whiff of Joy stamps and my new Tilda stamp from Magnolia. I first stamped the tree with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto PTI white cardstock and colored it with copics. I added Gold Liquid Pearls to the garland around the tree. I also used my gold and red Copic Atyou Glitter pens to add sparkle to the red ribbons and the candles on the tree. It's hard to tell from the picture, but these copic glitter pens really add tons of shine.

Next, I stamped Tilda onto PTI cardstock, colored her with copics, and cut her out. I used my red copic atyou glitter pen on the garland in her hands. I next created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Always Artichoke. I layered Bravo Burgundy on top of that followed by my design paper from K & Co. I then mounted my tree image onto my SU cardstock and mounted the layers to each other and to the card base using dimensionals. I then adhered Tilda to the image using dimensionals. For finishing touches, I added ribbon from Michael's and the "Joy" embellishment, which is from K & Co.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back as soon as I can with another project (it's crazy around here right now with Christmas only 10 days away!! :):):)).

Hugs, Christine

Friday, December 12, 2008

Hope



Hi everyone and Happy Friday! :) I'm so sorry for the lack of postings this week. I've been super busy with work and I'm still fighting this never-ending sinus infection too. I was able to get into the craft room last night and I'm so happy to share this card with you today. This card uses a Rubber Romance stamp called Jane, available at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This image was created in support of breast cancer awareness. For every Jane stamp Susana sells, she will donate $1 toward breast cancer research. This is such a beautiful stamp and such a wonderful cause. My Great Aunt, who was really like a second mother, had breast cancer and I lost my mother over 3 years ago to ovarian cancer so this image has a very special meaning to me.

I colored Jane with my copics and added pink stickles to her necklace, earring, and bracelet. I next created my card base (which measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2) out of SU's Regal Rose. I layered Chocolate Chip on top of that followed by my designer paper by K&Co. I then mounted my image onto my SU cardstock and used my SU ticket corner punch on all corners. I added pearls to every corner and adhered my image to the card base with dimensionals. The sentiment is computer generated and I used my circle nestabilities to cut it out. The ribbon is from Michael's.

I hope you like the card. I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Reach for the Stars



Happy Tuesday everyone :) Hope your week is off to a great start. I just love these fairies available at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. They stamp beautifully and are so much fun to color in. I stamped Nadine onto PTI cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her in with copics. I added White Opal Liquid Pearl to her wings. Next, I used my circle nestabilities to cut out a circle. I then painted Gold Liquid Pearl over the surface of the circle to make it look like the moon.

Next, I created my card base (which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2) out of SU's Chocolate Chip. I layered Elegant Eggpalnt on top of that followed by Night of Navy, followed by my design paper from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. I then used my scalloped circle nesties to cut out the scalloped circles and attached them to each other and to the card base with dimensionals. I added stars (from Michael's) to the "moon" and then adhered the fairy with dimensionals. I pooped the big star with dimensionals as well. I stamped the sentiment onto my SU cardstock and adhered with dimesionals. For a finishing touch, I added blue Primas to the card.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thank you so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with a Christmas project (I really am procrastinating, must get back to some Christmas projects) :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

For the Love of Shoes



Happy Monday everyone :) Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. My card today features one of the sassy Rubber Romance ladies available at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This one is called Vivian. I just love her (and of course, I love her shoes) :):) I stamped the image onto PTI cardstock and colored it with copics. I then cut it out and sponged around the image with Versamagic Perfect Plumeria ink. I then created my card base (which measures 5x7) out of SU's Basic Black. I layered Regal Rose on top of that followed by my design paper by Amanda Blu. I then mounted my image onto Basic Black with dimensionals followed by Rose Red and mounted the entire image panel to the card base using dimensionals. I used SU's ticket corner punch on all corners and added pearls to each corner.

The singe shoe is a stamp from Susana's very own line of stamps, seen here. Susana's stamps are so fun and really compliment the Rubber Romance ladies well. I stamped the shoe, colored it in with copics, and used my nesties to cut it and the scalloped circles out. I added a bow from Michael's as well. For a finishing touch, I added black Primas with pearl centers to the card.

In other exciting Rubber Romance news, check out Susana's Home Page for some awesome web candy. Robin Ireland, the owner/designer of Rubber Romance stamps, has graciously autographed one of her stamps and has created a card to showcase that stamp. Susana is giving this, as well as some other goodies, away. Check out Susana's home page for all the details on entering. Suzanne Dean is also offering another Rubber Romance stamp, autographed by the designer, on her blog. See her blog for more details on how to enter.

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you enjoy the card and make sure to enter for the fabulous prizes. I'll be back here tomorrow with another project.

Hugs, Christine :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tulip Faery



Hi everyone and Happy Sunday :) Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I have another fairy card for you today. This one is called Tulip Fairy and I think she is just gorgeous. Check out her along with several other gorgeous fairy stamps at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. These images stamp beautifully and are a dream to color in. Susana can even mount them for you on cling foam for only $.50 (and believe me, this makes stamping with an acrylic block so much easier) :)

I first stamped the fairy onto PTI cardstock and then I colored her in with copics. I added Baby Blue Stickles to her wings and Diamond Stickles to the tulips. I then used my circle nestability die to cut the image out. I next created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Brocade Blue. I layered Rose Red on top of that followed by So Saffron, followed by my designer paper from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. I used my scalloped circle nestabilities to cut out the scalloped circles and then mounted them to each other and to the card base with dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I added Primas and a Martha Stewart pearl to the card. I thought this would make a nice "Just Saying Hi" card for a friend of mine.

What do you think? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project.

Hugs, Christine :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Let it Snow



Hello everyone and happy Saturday :) Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. I think winter is finally here (it's brrrrr freezing here today) so I decided to make a wintry card in honor of the cold weather. I stamped skating Tilda from Magnolia Stamps with Memento black ink onto PTI white cardstock and colored her in with copics. I added some glitter from my Sakura glitter pen to her wings. Next, I created my card base, which measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Brocade Blue. I layered So Saffron on top of that followed by Always Artichoke, followed by my design paper from Basic Grey's Wassail Christmas collection. I used my new oval nesties to cut out the oval and scalloped ovals. I ran the white oval (which is white PTI cardstock) through the cuttlebug using the snowflake embossing folder. I then adhered Tilda with dimensioanls and layered the ovals to each other and to the card base with dimensionals (I love the extra pop dimensionals give) :). The ribbon is from Michael's in the Christmas ribbon aisle. Finally, the sentiment is a $1 Studio G clear stamp.

It's a pretty simple card, but I'm pleased with the way it turned out. I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with another project.

Hugs, Christine :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Happily Ever After



Happy Friday everyone! :) I'm so sorry I didn't get around to posting yesterday. I actually had this card finished and ready to go yesterday, but with it getting dark so much earlier now, I wasn't able to get a good picture.

My card for today is two challenges in one :) It is my submission for this week's challenge over at High Hopes. Our challenge this week was "Metal Madness." I also used the sketch from this week's sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday.

I first stamped the stone wall(from High Hopes) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto PTI white cardstock and colored it in with copics. I masked the wall and stamped the castle (also from High Hopes) in the background and colored it in with copics. I then cut the image out using my new Labels 1 nesties. I then stamped the princess and the knight, colored them with copics, and cut them out. I added glitter to the princess using my Sakura Glitter pen. I also used a Gold Geo Shaped Sparkler Sticker in the big diamond on the princess's crown. These Sparklers are awesome, the picture doesn't do them justice. They really sparkle in real life.

Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Regal Rose. I layered So Saffron on top of that followed by Always Artichoke. My design paper is from Debbie Mumm's baby girl stack, which I found at JoAnn's. I then cut another label with my nesties out of SU's So Saffron and mounted that onto the card base with dimensionals. I adhered my castle scene on top of that with dimensionals. I then adhered the princess and the knight to the scene with dimensionals. I added a ribbon (from M's) and tied metal charms (lock and key, as in, you hold the key to my heart :) ) from Memory Makers in the ribbon. I also added Primas and a large metal brad from Deja Views. Finally, I stamped my sentiment, which I got from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design onto So Saffron, mounted it onto my other SU cardstock, and adhered it with dimensionals to the card base.

Phew, sorry for the long post! :) I hope you like the card. I made it for a dear friend who just got engaged. I hope she likes it :) I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More Exciting News! :)

Hi everyone,

I have more exciting news to share with you today. Susana over at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design has asked me to be a Guest Designer for her store!!! I'm so excited to work with Susana and all the members of the DT and the Guest DT, all these ladies are fabulous! Susana's store is wonderful! She carries the fairies I've been making lately, as well as tons of other wonderful stamps and products. I'm so honored, thank you so much Susana for this opportunity.

I hope to be back today (if not today, definitely tomorrow morning) with another project for you. Hope you are all having a wonderful day. Make sure to check out Susana's aweseome store. I'll be back soon.

Big Hugs, Christine :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Reach for the Stars



Happy Tuesday everyone :) I have another card today using an adorable fairy image from the Faerie Song Art Stamps Collection available at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This particular image is called Kyra. I inked her up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped her onto PTI white cardstock. I colored her in with copics and, of course, added Stickles :) I then sponged around the image using Versamagic Aegean Blue ink. I added stars, which I found at Michael's, and Silver Geo Shaped Sparklers.

Next, I created my card base, which measures 5x7, out of SU's Night of Navy cardstock. I layered So Saffron on top of that followed by Rose Red, followed by my design paper from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. I used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners and added Martha Stewart pearls. I also added a blue ribbon from M's dollar bin. Finally, I mounted my image onto the card base using dimensionals. I stamped my sentiment, which says Reach for the Stars on the inside of the card.

I also wanted to thank my wonderful blogging friend Marsha. She gave me another award for my blog (see a few posts below for the award). I again pass this on to all my blogging friends and readers, you all rock! :) Thank you so much Marsha for this award. Be sure to check out Marsha's blog, she is incredibly talented.

Well, that's it from me today. I'd love to hear what you think of my card. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow.
Hugs, Christine :)
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