Check out this nativity card. The stamp is Kraftin Kimmie, coloured with copics. I just found out that I won 4 more stamps in the Canadian Scrapbooker's December giveaway. What fun! more Kimmie stamps to colour.
This card is similar to one that I have done before. Clara is a favourite of mine. I added a pin, buttons and a bit of ribbon to enter into the Kratin' Kimmie challenge this week. I have had this pin in my stash so it seemed like the perfect time to use it during the Pin it Down Challenge kraftinkimmiestamps challenge-103 pin-it-down
This Christmas card goes out to Craig and Anne to welcome them home for the holidays. This is also a MoManning image coloured with copics. It is just the beginning of Novemeber and already the Christmas commericals are on TV and Christmas music is playing in the stores. Tis the season to make cards.
This guy is another Mo Manning image that I coloured and sparkled. The paper is a shiny foil from the Recollectons Jingle Bell paper pad that doesn't scan to well. The ribbon is also filled with sparkles.
This is the Christmas card that Molly will be sending out this year. It is a Mo Manning image coloured in copics and sparkled with Diamond Stickles. The background paper is a glittered MME - Sweet Dreams. The bow is a double bow that I tied with the Bowdabra, love that bowdabra!
I picked up my StampinUp order today and wanted to play in the 411 challenge. I used the sketch from the challenge and created the folded trees from Connie's website. The trees are made from the Frostwood Lodge designer paper. The sentiment is from the curly cute set.
I am entering into the following challenge: Stamping411
I paper pieced Raymond the Golfer to play along in the Krafty Kimmie challenge this week. I made up the image in a post it note holder. The holder was a make and take at last years Kimmie Krafty Day. I am so looking forward to this years krafty day on October 16th. The paper is from Basic Grey - Oxford.
I am trying my hand at vintage christmas cards. I attended a class by Bev and CASED this card. The stamps are Crafty Secrets and the paper by Bo Bunny- Father Christmas. The letters are wooden tags that I picked up at Michaels and decorated with snowflake buttons. I have distressed the image with vintage paper Distress Ink.
Happy Anniversay Laurie and Craig. I told Laurie that I made the card but as usual for me, it didn't get sent. Thank goodness cards can be posted online. This stamp is Penny Black hedgehog kisses that Laurie and I picked up on our latest shopping trip.
This image is Tree Fairy by Kraftin Kimmie stamps. The challenge this week is a "Blast from the Past". We are challenged to use the first stamp purchased from Kraftin Kimmie. Although she may not have been my first stamp she is definately one of my favourites. The beautiful butterfly and the leaf scroll are dies cut from Cherry Lyn designs. The butterfly is actually two pieces with the dark purple wings lifted off the page. I found that the dies punch much easier once my wonderful husband brought me home a metal plate that I run through the cuttlebug with the dies. I added additional flora bling and of course highlights with stickles.
This is my second entry in the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge. It was a bit of a challenge getting the images. Apparently I am one of those that entered my blog address where my email address should be or my address has my blog in it or something like that....anyway I was pleased to get the second set of images. I chose Jens Digi stamp to create a bookmark.
It is amazing how my children keep getting older yet I don't. This Mo Manning image seemed perfect to celebrate. I used the layout over at Paper Sundaes. The paper and buttons is from the Basic Grey Oxford collection.
Happy Birthday Linda! Wow it seems like yesterday, the kids are all growing up so fast.
This stamp is KraftinKimmie- Lisette and I used Michele's amazing sketch over on the KraftinKimmie challenge blog. The papers are from Basic Grey's Indie Bloom. I added some pearls and stickles to give the cards a glittery look. I learned from Susanna Dean that all cards look better with Stickles.
These hedgehogs are Penny Black - For You stamp. It seems whenever the boys "need" a birthday card they choose the hedgehogs so I thought I would make a couple to have on hand. The papers are Basic Grey - hello luscious 6X6 pad. I love the paper in these pads. The images are smaller, just perfect for cards. The fence is a Martha Stewart punch and the flowers were a gift that I have had in my "stash". I sponged around the edges with Distressing Ink so that it would show up against the white card.
Happy Birthday Miriam. This image if from My Favourite Things - Birthday Girl. I love the size of the cupcake that she is holding. I am sure it is chocolate. The crochet flower reminded me of the sun. August birthdays are lucky to have such nice weather.
I made this card to wish Joshua a happy birthday. His day is next week and he is turning 11. It has been a while since my boys were 11 so I will have to try to figure out what an 11 year old would like. The cute little mice are a Kraftin Kimmie stamp from Steven Leary called Birthday Friends. I did one in grey and one in brown to show how different the friends are. I distressed the paper (My Mind's Eye - Simply Delightful) with the Tim Holtz distress tool and then inked the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink to make it stand out a bit. I picked up the rosette at Michael's to add a finishing touch.
This image is Bernadette from Kraftin Kimmie. The sketch I used is from Tara over at the Kraftin Kimmie blog. What I want to know is how Tara managed to make a card without flowers? I hardly recognized Tara's card. The pink and lime green are not traditional Christmas colours but I think that they highlight this cute little bunny.
This little cutie is from Lili of the Valley. The background papers are from Imaginisece - Cottage Christmas. I love the colours in this 6x6 paper pad and tend to not use them so that I don't use them up. The embelishment is from K Company - Christmas Cheer grand adhesions.
My guys have gone golfing for the weekend so Molly and I are getting lots of crafting time to finish up the Christmas in July cards.
When I was blogging I stopped at the Little Red Wagon site and found that the challenge this week is Music Notes. Music cards are my favourite to make. I coloured up this little Creeper from Greeting Farm a while back when my sister needed cards for the music teacher but I haven't gotten around to posting until now. The flower embellishment is from Basic Grey.
I am still working on Christmas cards. This is Christmas Clara by KraftinKimmie. I coloured her with copics then decided to paper piece her dress so that the colour would match the background paper. I have finished the inside with the sentiment that comes with Clara.
I have started my Christmas in July collection of cards. I find if I start Christmas cards this month, then October doesn't seem as hectic. I have used the High Hopes Rubber Stamp "Best for Him". The sketch is from Deconstruction Sketch Number 9.
This stamp is Bably Bubble Bath, a Steven Leary stamp from KraftinKimmie. The bubbles were coloured with copics (BG0000, B00, C00) then covered with Glossy Accents. The picture doesn't show very well but it does look like a puddle of water on the floor.
This is a Penny Black stamp that I have had in my stash. I am reorganizing and finding favourites that I haven't stamped in a while. The sketch that I followed is from Sketch and Stash. I added gems and a touch of sparkle.
These hedgies are partying with the colours of the rainbow. I chose this Martha Stewart glitter paper for the bright colours. The Penny Black stamp is "For You" seemed perfect with the Party sentiment. I used the sketch from Cute Card Thursday.
This little puppy walking reminds of Molly. She loves to walk, in fact she is pestering me now to take her out. This stamp - Gone Fishin' a Crissy Armstrong image from Kraftin Kimmie has been in my stash for a while but I enjoyed colouring it. The papers I used were from the Basic Grey - Marjolaine paper pad and from My minds eye. The piece of lace was from Recollections.
The sketch I followed is from Sketch Saturday, I would love to win all those Polycraft digi images.
The challenge over at Totally Papercraft is fruity. I thought that Oliva from Krafty Kimmie fit in perfect with the challenge. Her dress is paper pieced with Basic Grey Sweet Threads, highlighted with a touch of copic marker. The fruit accents are from Jolie.
I am having fun inking up and colouring this image from the Creeper Crew from Greeting Farm. I used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday. The papers are from Mine Minds Eye for the boys. Can you tell that I love colouring red heads but this time I gave him a cool streak of colour. I thought I would send this card out to Ian who is busy studying in Kingston for the summer.
I needed to make a thank you card so I inked up the Chippin Sparrow by Stacy Stamps. I coloured with copics and used sweet threads paper by Basic Grey. I added beads to the centers of the flowers.
The sketch is from Stamp with Fun #112 from Lisa.
The challenge over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz is "WOW" white on white with a coloured image. This image reminds me of Eric loving life rocking on stage. The background light and stars are embossed with dots, although it is difficult to see in the picture. The banner is from the musical notes embossing folder.
Happy Birthday Duane!! The May birthdays continue, celebrating this special day.
I stamped Henri from Kraftin Kimmie. The image is coloured with copics and mounted on paper from My minds eye. Notice the text stamped on the background paper was added so that I can participate in this weeks challenge over at Krafin Kimmie. The sketch is from Card Posititoning Systems that Kimmie is sponsoring this week.
These are the cards that I made at Krista's class at Scrappin Great Deals in London last Saturday. Krista is an amazing teacher and I would recommend her class to anyone who wants to learn how to perfect their colouring with copics. I will be colouring these images again!
I picked up this stamp when I was in London for a class on Saturday. It is a Magenta stamp coloured with copics that I mounted on My Mind's Eye papers. I used the sketch on the Magenta blog so that I could enter the May challenge. Le style magenta sketch#20 -May
My sister needed a baby card for a friend so I pulled out this cute little Penny Black stamp and chose neutral colours (because she failed to mention if she wanted a baby boy or baby girl card). The sketch is from Claire over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp. A big shout out to the Feline Playful site that I go to for inspiration.
Here's a look at the card that I made from my mom for Mother's Day. My mom is thrilled that the we are finally getting some warm sunny weather so that she can get out in the garden. Her seeds are starting to sprout and she will be out planting them in a few weeks. These are the Mo Manning digital images that I am sure were made just for my mom.
This image is Courageous Carl. I won him over at the challenge over at Sunday's with Crissy and couldn't wait to colour him.
I have used the sketch from the archives in the Sketch and Stash from Challenge35 back in May 2010.
Whenever I go to the Sketch and Stash challenge website from my favourites I always go to this image.
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I have been waiting until today to upload this card for Turner's birthday. We wish him a very Happy Birthday. The card was made with my favourite My Minds Eye papers and the Hero Art Big Candle stamp. The candles were stamped on co-ordinating paper and the flames were covered in glitter.
This weeks challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie is to make it frilly. I pulled out Webster Pages Designer trim and Isabelle fairy. The background paper is Basic Grey green at heart.
The sketch is from Sketch n Stash archives
I am starting to prepare for the many May celebrations in my family. I coloured this Kenny K image - Uptown Angel for my niece. The papers are from My Mind's Eye - Delightful collection (my current favourite). The flowers are from Michael's Recollection collection.
Friends of ours are moving so I made this card to welcome them to their new neighbourhood. The stamp is the Stampin'UP jumbo roller which is so much fun to use. I had rows of houses covering my desk while I was playing with the stamp. The paper is from My Minds Eye - Delightful collection. The fence is a MS punch that I had been looking for and finally picked up. The cute little cars are buttons that I have had in my stash for a while.
I made this card for my sister-in-law and her husband who are celebrating their 20 anniversary today. When I saw this couple I thought it would be a reminder of how happy they will be as they grow together. Happy Anniversary and many more!