Thursday, December 1, 2011

Reindeer Christmas

Here's that reindeer card I was talking about in an earlier post. I made this for Christmas last year but had it left over. This was one of 3 designs I gave out but I actually did all of them in these colours.


Stamps: Holiday lineup (Stampin Up)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, and Kraft (Stampin Up)
Papers:  -
Accessories: Red striped grosgrain ribbon (Stampin Up), Stampin up twine, Stampin up circle and scallop circle punches 

Thinking About You

I just wanted to have a break from Christmas cards with this week 4 Viva La Verve sketch. I had this girl stamped and hadn't used her on a card previously and I thought she'd be a perfect match for these papers - yep, you guessed it, they're My Minds Eye! I only lightly watercoloured the image with Stampin Up ink pads and a blender pen. But I used a copic marker on her face. 


Stamps: Betsy Bluebell (Penny Black)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette (Stampin Up)
Cardstock: Rose Red, Very Vanilla & Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Papers: Blush (My Minds Eye)
Accessories: Ranger liquid pearls, doilie (local packaging warehouse), Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Crum Cake seam binding ribbon (Stampin up)

White Christmas

These two cards are probably my favourite Christmas cards I've ever made. I've had the stamp set with that santa face on it for ages, but have never found a good way to use it. I think this is perfect. I liked the card so much I had to try it again with the tree stamp! Didn't go overboard with the liquid pearls this time ;) This is also for Viva La Verve Week 3 sketch. Thanks for looking!


Stamps: Snow Swirled (Stampin Up), Holiday Sentiments (Inkadinkado)
Ink: Early Espresso (Stampin Up)
Papers: Figgy Pudding (Basic Grey)
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Doilie (local packaging warehouse), Whisper White taffeta ribbon (Stampin Up), Spellbinders circle, Stampin up oval punches, Ranger liquid pearls

Elf Christmas

Last year, I did Christmas cards with the reindeer stamp in this set, (which I will post later to show you), but decided to try the elf one. I love Baja Breeze, especially on Christmas cards so glad I could use a bit here! The papers are old, from Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding! This is for Viva La Verve's Week 2 sketch.


Stamps: Holiday Lineup (Stampin Up0
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, and Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke (Stampin Up) 
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and Baja Breeze (Stampin Up)
Papers: Figgy Pudding (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Spellbinders petite scallop circle and circle, Ranger liquid pearls, Whisper White taffeta ribbon (Stampin Up), Oval and scallop oval punches (Stampin Up)

First Christmas Card Of The Year

Hi there! What a crazy last two weeks. Leading up to Christmas there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day! My cards have been pretty low on the priority list unfortunately :( But I have managed to rush the 4 Viva La Verve sketches in the last couple of days. I thought it would be a good opportunity to get a start on my Christmas cards. This is for week 1. I used the My Minds Eye Christmas collection. Probably my favorite Christmas line ever! I just love the non-traditional colours!


Stamps: Merry Christmas (Inkadinkado)
Cardstock: Kraft and Cherry Cobbler (Stampin Up)
Papers: My Minds Eye
Ink: Momento Momento Tuxedo Black, Old Paper (Tim Holtz)
Accessories: Jillibean Soup Twine