December 17, 2009

Pointsettia Shaker Christmas Card

Here is one of my first requested Christmas Cards I was asked to make, the only request was "Make me a Christmas card". I usually like some kind of idea but this one had to come totally from my head.
And I think it came out pretty good.
The stamp is by Chelsea "Winter Girl" from her Girlee Girl line. Link is on the right side bar.
She was colored with Copics I added glitter and then 3D Glaze to all of her so the glitter and snowflakes inside the Shaker card wouldn't take the glitter on her off.
The frame was cut with Spellbinders and layered to make it a shaker card. I used 3M foam tape to make the thickness. Around the frame I glued and added Flowersoft to hide the tape. Inside of the shaker card is chunky glitter and I punched out small snowflakes with a Martha Stewart boarder punch. The small pointsettias are from Flora Doodles. The pretty background paper is from Carol Wilson. The larger pointsettia is just a flower I had and Im not sure what brand. The greens are the branch punch from Martha Stewart.

The inside of the card also has Carol Wilson paper and the tag was made with Spellbinders along with another Flora Doodles pointsettia to match the front. And no card is complete without some bling. The tag was stamped with a clear stamp from Inkadinkado from there Holiday Filigree Collection.
I like to make nice big cards 6 X 7 and it is so hard to find an envelope to fit this size card so I had to make a box to fit it. This also works great so your card dosn't get flatened in a regular envelope. My cards are also nice and thick and the box is perfect to fit it.
I made the box with a box maker by Aleene's I have had this for so long I don't even know if they make them anymore. But Im sure there is something like it out there if not.
I made the box match the card which is a nice added extra to the set.
The pointsettia is from Petaloo and I added ribbon to hold the cover on. I had to come up with an idea to hold it on so on the bottom of the box the ribbon is glued on.
I didn't want to tie it because it's not always easy to make a good bow so I put on velcro disc on the back side of my flower brads I made and I also added extra glue to the disc that were on the box so they won't come off that easy.
And she fits all nice and safe tucked in side her matching box.
Got questions or comments on any part of this just leave me a comment.

December 6, 2009

Some new Tear Bears

Here are some new tear bears that I made using my patterns from Beary Scraps. I just love how they came out.

Im having so much fun I don't know what's next.

November 27, 2009

"Winter Wonderland" a Polar Bear Christmas

"Winter Wonderland" a Polar Bear Christmas scrapbook page layout 

 Bears were made using patterns by PPBL.
Tree was made using

November 7, 2009

CLP Sketch Challenge #8

This weeks CLP Challenge #8

This sketch out of 5,6,7,& 8 is my favorite so far.

This was a very fun and pretty sketch challenge.
The stamp is one of Chelsea's "Winter Girl" from her Gurlee Girl Collection.
She was colored with Copics and there is lots of extras on her. I added as much as I think I could to her, she has been 3D glazed over all of her, she has stickles, flowersoft & glitter.

I have flowers and button snow flakes and lots of bling on her.

For a change I didn't do to much to the inside of the card I though the paper inside was so pretty I didn't want to take away from it, it is from Bobunny.
Want to know more about Chelsea's CLP Challenges or her stamps you can check them out HERE

October 28, 2009

This weeks Victoria Case Challenge #22
It was a color challenge using the colors Dark Brown, Red, and Ivory.
I used "Taylor" for this weeks image.
I colored her with Copics and added sparkles to her shirt and 3D glaze to her hat.

Want to know more about Victoria Case Challenges click HERE

October 24, 2009

This weeks CLP Challenge #7
I think that this card is one of my best so far. I really enjoyed making this card.
The stamp if from The Pixie Cottage "Lilly's Purse" by Melissa Buchanan
She was colored with Copics, 3D diamond glaze on her nose and she was stickled

I added flowers and lace. The color theme of the card was based on the lace I had bought I thought it was really  pretty.

A side view of the card to show the 3D. Lilly was attached with foam tape to make her pop.

The inside of the card has flowers byJolee's and diamonds are from Martha Stewart.
To see Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge Blog click HERE

October 20, 2009

Victoria Case Challenge #21

This weeks Victoria Case Challenge #21
I had a lot of fun doing this challenge this week even tho I was really short on time but I wanted to get something in.

I used "Tara" I think she is just the cutest fairy. I colored her with Copics.

I add bees as embelishments, button brads in the center of the flowers.
I took another picture during the daylight and it shows the colors better.
Hearts are from K&C
Want to know more about Victoria Case's Challenges click HERE

Inside of card.

October 17, 2009

The Pixie Cottage's First Blog Challenge

Here is my first blog challenge for The Pixie Cottage.
The stamp is "Alisa in Wonderland" by Alisa Ramirez.
She was colored by many Copic markers.
I also added flower soft to the grass, and sparkles and diamond glaze to the pond.
The butterflies were made using Spellbinders dies. With added bling.
The "Dream" was by K&C
Want to see more from The Pixie Cottage Blog click HERE

The inside of the card was left blank for personal notes.

October 11, 2009

CLP #6 Challange

For this weeks CLP #6 Challenge I made a Christmas card.
I used a Tim Holtz Stamp and colored it with Copics.
I used one of Martha Stewart's punches, and misc papers & brads.
I buy so many items on clearance and store them out of the packages its hard to know what brands some of the items are.

The inside of the card was kept simple and blank for personalization or notes.

Again it was another fun card to make.

October 10, 2009

VS Stamp Challenge #20

I just found out I made top 3 with this card. I am so excited. Thanks so much Victoria.

I am having so much fun with the Blog challenges I did another one. This one is from Victoria Case's Challenge Blog.
This weeks challenge was a "simple" color challenge Black & White with a splash of one other color. (Skin tones and hair not included).
The stamp is "Aud" she is from the Hearts & Hugs collection and exclusive stamp for SCACD, and was colored with Copics using all gray tones.

October 9, 2009

CLP Sketch Challenge #5

Here is my next CLP Challenge card, and also my first shaker card.
Card was made with: Stamp by Victoria Case from her Hearts & Hugs Collection exclusive stamp for SCAD "Autumn".
Stamp was colored with Copics and the leaves were coated with some 3D Diamond Glaze.
Most papers by BoBunny including the flowers & brads.
Martha Stewart punch around the page punch and leaf punch for inside of card.

October 1, 2009

Inside of my CLP challenge card.

September 30, 2009

Picture of my very first CLP.

This is my very first of any kind of Sketch Challenge and I had fun making it. The colors I choose were all from the flower. The stamp "Ballerina Fairy" is a new stamp by The Pixie Cottage and the designer was Alisa Ramirez and you can get them from Michelle's Scrapbooking & More the link is at the bottom of my blog. I colored her with copics. I used spellbinders to cut her out, and inked around her for added color.