Sunday, December 18, 2011

Simple Christmas Card 02

This is my second card for Joan's Simple card
Very simple: basic card stock covered with x 6 x 6 holly leaf paper from Cosmo Cricket and a picture from graphic 45 Christmas pad, gem stones for corners, and some ribbon.

Simple Christmas 01

Hello All,
This has been a really busy time for me having a couple of family set backs that is taking all my energy doesn't help creating so Joan's simple was a blessing so I did a couple of cards this is the first;

Black card stock covered with paper from the 6x6  "My Minds Eye" Christmas pad"Lost & Found Christmas" with ribbon tied around and a snowman punched out.
 inside a sentiment from two different stamps, Inky Antics and Inkadinkado with the cut out from the front of the card from a hand punch (?) I have had a while. The sentiments were embossed with Ranger.
This view to show how card was put together.

Have a great Safe and Happy Holiday - one and all!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas card challenge

Hello All,
I have been so busy and yet I wanted to share this challenge card for Joans with you,

The card is 5-1/5 x 6 layered -I frayed the edges and used faded jeans distress ink-the design is
Tim Holtz Holiday Greenery Die cut but I made the pine cone with yes glue and pear punches, the
Holly and berries are real from my yard. The sentiment is from Just Rite "Christmas Trimmings CL02180

 The inside  is Tim Holtz circle pop up with a wreath and bell cut from Just Rite"Christmas Trimmings" as well they are embossed with Ranger Green, white, blue powders and berries are red sepia glitter pens.
The Noel is embossed with several colors of sparkle and sprinkle embossing powders, Marquis Orange, Dust storm, Teddy Brown, spring willow the rubber stamp is Auntie Arts Embossing Arts
Sentiment is from the Just Rite Christmas Trimmings as well. You can't really see it but each corner has a small Holly embossed in the Spring willow.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Hello All, I have made another tag  I love making tags - Yes this is another Tim Holtz but I was on a roll - will try something different today maybe -
This is Tim's dies and I used distressed inks to make the card, it really fun so if you don't know how this is what I did, I stamped my work mat with three different ink pads, stormy sky, faded jeans,concord grape,
spritzed with water and swirled my card through it, dried it, and repeated a couple of times for deeper color, and more coverage, remember to dry after each application. Then I flicked larger drops of water on the card, patted dry with towel and heat gun dried. Snowman was cut from Tim's grunge board painted with white crackle paint and let air dry, extra arms, hat, eye and nose from Tim's grunge board extras, distressed with black soot -hat, and vintage photo-arms, spicy orange nose and Holly for the hat. I used red rhinestones for berries. Tim's snow receipt for the snow (love it).

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tag 2

Hello all,
As long as I had the time I created another tag -  I love doing distress inks on cards again with TH distressing inks this time I added green to the mix and stamped with back ground snow flakes in the white dabber paint, then covered with a little "Rock Candy" stickles - If you haven't used this make sure to get some it is totally awesome. Tree is made using the TH flower dies and I punched a large gold star and added the Rock Candy. I know the color of the tree isn't real Christmas colors but I was looking for a different effect. Personally I love the tag can leave the tree. LOL


OK here goes I have been working on Tags one for Joans challenge and of course to use on packages at Christmas.
 A Tim Holtz Christmas card - I loved making this card - yes it took a long time but I loved doing it.

 This is a Tim Holtz Christmas Tag with a twist to it - The cabin and tree are Tim's Die cuts the tree is painted with white crackle paint, and covered with Tim's receipt for snow(Diamond Dust, Utee white and clear embossing powder and glossy accents. Cabin was built from grunge board using cotton for smoke, white
 snow dabber, and distressed inks, windows have mulberry paper. Fence is made from same materials. Wreath is a 6" piece of fake pine limb with a red ribbon. The tag it is mounted on was distressed with several different blue distressed inks, dried and splashed with water droplets and patted dry, stamped with snow flakes (Tim's) ribbon added and there you have it.

Tag 1

As promised a couple of posts to catch up -
Yes, I  have done another shadow box - this is a Christmas Present so "Shhhh"

Just in case you hadn't noticed it is a Harley Davidson -think she will like it - yes it for a female!

December 1st

Hello All,

    I can't believe it is December and I haven't posted anything - I have been very busy creating but didn't post pics yet - I will get better at this and start looking this evening as I will be posting several items the next few days, starting tonight. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are looking forward to Christmas!