Saturday, November 28, 2009

Silent Night Tilda

Today I have a card using Silent Night Tilda, she is just so cute!  I used the current sketch from Just Magnolia for the layout.  One more Christmas card down, still quite a few to go!  Is everyone else already done?  Is your tree up?  I feel so far behind!





The flowers on the tree are a very pale green that doesn't show up in the photos :(

Here is a close up:



I am entering this into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia:  Sketch Challenge
Roses on Paper:  Sweet (because this Tilda looks very sweet to me!)
Magnolia Down Under:  Christmas card
Colour Create:  Green, Red & White
Papertake Challenge:  Anything Christmas
Charisma Cardz:  Anything Christmas
Pile it On:  Flowers & Flourishes
Pollycraft:  Christmas
Whimsy:  Christmas
Ildi Co Challenge #5:  Song Inspiration Challenge- I was inspired by the song Silent Night- apart from the fact that this is the name of the stamp, this image also evokes images of peace and calm to me.
Creative Card Crew:  Favorite Things- used my most favorite thing of all, Tilda!!
Papercutz:  Anything goes!
Everybody-Art-Challenge:  Christmas
Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge:  Favorite thing from their store:  Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper pack

Yes, I decided to enter this card into as many challenges I could find... it was my own personal challenge!  LOL

Materials used:
Stamp:  Magnolia- Silent Night Tilda
Ink:  Memento
Paper:  Basic Grey
Flowers- Prima
Medium- Prismacolours with OMS

Friday, November 27, 2009

Winter Songbird

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

Today I have a Christmas card using Clara from Kraftin' Kimmies.



I used some new lace from my recent shopping trip with my friend Shana.  If you haven't checked out her blog, you should!  I used mini pearls for her buttons, they are one of my favorite embellishments.

A close-up:




Materials:
Stamp:  Clara from Kraftin Kimmies
Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Medium:  prismacolors with OMS

I am entering this into a bunch of challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmies:  Merry Christmas, Happy Winter
Sketch & Stash:  Sketch challenge
Papertake challenge:  Anything Christmas
Pollycraft Challenge:  Christmas
Doodle Palace:  Pink Christmas
Charisma Cardz:  Anything Christmas
Creative Card Crew Challenge:  Favorite Things

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Whimsical Wednesday #12

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a great day!  One month until Christmas, yikes!!  I really need to finish my cards.

Today I tackled the new challenge over at Whimsical Wednesdays, the Diedrich Dare #12.  It's a sketch by Jack.  I decided to make it into a long skinny card.



I used this wonderful Tilda image, gifted on me from a great friend from her amazing stash of images.  The photo isn't the best... the shiny paper at the bottom throws it off a bit, unfortunately.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Whimsical Wednesdays Diedrich Dare #12
Pollycraft challenge:  Christmas
Colour Create:  Green, red & White
Papertake Challenge:  Christmas
Magnolia Down Under:  Christmas

Materials used:
Stamp:  Magnolia- Tilda with Hood
Paper:  DP- SEI, CS- PTI
misc:  Ribbon (unknown), Punch- Martha Stewart
Ink- Memento
Medium:  Prismacolors with OMS, various markers

Monday, November 23, 2009

Motivet challenge #2

Tonight I have a card based on the current sketch challenge over at Motivet Stamps.  I love their stamps, they are just so cute!  Here is my card:



I'm really happy with this card, it has a ton of texture and dimension.  Unfortunately, the glitter does not show up in these photos.  If you click on them, you can see them larger, and then some of the glitter is visible.  The package bows, candle holders, star, and the ribbons in her hair are all covered in stickles.  The ribbon is SU and the 2 types of lace are from a recent craft fair, I'm not sure what brand.  The lace inside the frame is the baseboard :D  The frame is raised with foam.  You can see some of the dimension in this close-up:



I just love this big sis telling her little brother not to peek!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Motivet challenge #2
Pollycraft challenge:  Christmas
Whimsy Stamps:  Christmas
Color Throwdown:  Chocolate, olive, cream and red
Paperplay Challenges:  Read all about it
Creative Inspirations:  Sparkle

Materials used:
Paper:  Making Memories, MME, cardstock- SU chocolate chip
misc:  Prima poinsettia, SU ribbon, lace- unknown
Medium:  Prismacolors with OMS

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

I have a winner!  I numbered all entrants in the order they entered, eliminating the double posts, and drew a name using Randomizer.org.  It selected...

#12, Rosalee!!  

Rosalee, you can use the contact me link on the side of my blog to send me your info and I will get this in the mail.  Please contact me by the end of the week, or I will redraw next Saturday.

Thanks to everyone who entered!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

PMS Blog Hop!

Today at Paper Makeup there is a Friends of Paper Makeup blog hop!  I am so excited to share my card with all of you.







If you came from the right place, you should have started from the Paper Makeup blog.  If not, you should head back there and start from the beginning :)









Your next stop on the hop is Dawn Barrett and if you get lost along the hop here is a list of all the participants:


Jan Farnworth


Card details:
Stamp:  Ashlie by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper:  Crate Paper
Medium:  Prismacolors & OMS


Thanks for stopping by!!


It's been such a crazy morning I forgot to post the challenges I am entering this under:


Flutter By Wednesday: Fairies, angels, butterflies
Mojo Monday: sketch challenge

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Magnolia gift set

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a great day!

Today I have a project to share that I made for a DT application.  Now that the call is over, I can share it with you!





The metal center on the flower is from the Dollar Store, gotta love that!  :)  The pins I found at a local scrapbook store.



The inside of the card has a scalloped edge to parallel the 2 scalloped edges on the front.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Candle:
Whimsy Stamps:  Not a card
Stamping B's challenge:  Anything but a card
Crafty Angels:  Anything but a card
Pollycrafts:  No Cards Allowed!
Danni's Dream Crafts:  Flutter By Wednesday #84
Diecuts R Us:  Girly project
Cute Daisy May:  Add some texture

Materials:
Images:  Magnolia Butterfly Tilda, Butterfly accessory stamp
Paper:  Crate Paper
Misc:  Pearls, ribbon, metal brad, silk flower, pins
Ink:  Memento
Medium:  Sharpies, Copic, Prismacolors & OMS

Have a great day!

Christine

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Motivet's first challenge!

This week, Motivet has their first challenge on their blog.  This gave me an excuse to break out one of my new stamps and make another Christmas card.



I used some fantastic papers by Webster's Pages, I love their paper!!  I hated to cut into it, but went to the store and bought replacement sheets already!  Ha ha!  All of the papers are distressed with Holtz distress inks on the edges.

You can't really see the sentiment on the metal embellishment in this photo, so I took a close-up.  The metal tag is attached with embroidery thread.



The metal sentiment is from my stash from 3 years ago, I've been hoarding a full set of them and finally broke them open for this project!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Motivet:  Sketch challenge
Charisma Cardz:  Merry & Bright
Secret Crafter:  4 Seasons
Creative Card Crew:  Strings Attached
Lil red wagon:  Distress it up

Materials:
Stamp:  Motivet- Children riding Kick-sled
Paper:  Webster's Pages
Metal Sentiment:  Charmed, I'm sure
Ribbon- unknown
Medium:  Prismacolors & OMS

I hope everyone is having a great week!  I hope you come back tomorrow!

Christine

PS, don't forget to enter my blog candy, link in my sidebar.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tilda with Presents


Hi everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Ours was very busy but fun.  Unfortunately, it didn't include any crafting time!

Today I have another Christmas card.  One more down, a bunch to go!  I used another adorable Tilda stamp, Tilda with Presents.



I used some of the new Christmas Paper by Crate Paper, I love this line!  I also parted with some of my metal tree charms.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Roses on Paper:  Christmas Card
Danni's Dream Crafts:  Flutter By Wednesday #83
Secret Crafter Saturday: 4 Seasons
Charisma Cardz: Merry & Bright

Materials
Stamp:  Magnolia- Tilda with Presents
Paper:  Crate Paper
Misc:  Metal Tree embellies, ribbon, foil netting
Medium:  Prismacolors, Koh-i-Noor, and OMS

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Woodland Santa

Good Morning everyone!  Today I have a non-traditional Christmas card, inspired by the Non-traditional Christmas challenge over at the Stamp Shoppe challenge blog.  They have a monthly Magnolia based challenge.  For this card, I used an older Magnolia image, Santa With Tree.



I used some brand new My Mind's Eye papers that I found at the store tonight!  I love having new paper to play with.

I am entering this card into a bunch of challenges:
Stamp Shoppe: non-traditional Christmas
Just Magnolia:  sketch challenge
Etsy Inspired challenge:  inspired by this item
Crafty Ann's:  Celebration challenge
Roses on Paper:  Christmas Card
The Diedrich Dare:  Photo inspiration
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge:  Four Seasons

Phew!  I think I hit enough challenges on this one, that is a record for me!

Materials:
Stamp:  Magnolia- Santa with Tree
Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Papertrey Ink CS
Misc:  Lace, Ribbon, Snowflake charms, pearls all from the 'stash'
ink:  Memento
Medium:  Prismacolours with OMS

I hope everyone has a great day!  Don't forget to enter my blog candy, link is in my sidebar.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Just a quick post

Just a quick post to thank Loz for the blog award!

I have a few projects on the go right now, hopefully I will have one of them posted tonight.

I will be adding something to my blog candy since I have more than 10 people signed up for the draw.  Maybe we can get 10 more by the 18th so I can do some more shopping :)

Sign up for my blog candy here:  http://blankiefinder.blogspot.com/2009/10/blog-candy.html

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dreaming of a White Christmas Tag

Good morning!

I just want to recognize all of our troops who are serving overseas on this Remembrance Day!  Thank you for everything you do!

Now on to today's project:  A tag!



I used a stamp from the Cold Nose, Warm Hearts set over at Elzybells.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Artful Inkables:  A tag
Stamp with Sarah Kay:  Anything but a card

I hope everyone has a great day!

Christine

PS- don't forget to enter my blog candy draw!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Posie Easel Card

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a clean and simple easel card.  I used Posie, by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I did the sentiment myself on the computer... I thought it suited Posie's wink to a T!



Here is a close up of the sentiment:
 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie's: faux stitching
Crazy 4 Challenges:  Easel card
Lalaland Crafts Challenge:  Pink
Stamp Something Challenges:  Recipe- 1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
Crafty Ann's Challenge:  Celebration
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge:  Easel card

I hope everyone has a great day!  Don't forget to enter my blog candy!!  And please leave a comment :)

Christine

Friday, November 6, 2009

A card for Jaimie

I made this card for Jaimie, you can read all about it here.  And here is a link to the special blog they set up for it, Spread the Love for Jaimie.




What a worthwhile cause!  I can't imagine what she is going through right now.  I hope that the cards will bring a bit of joy to her at such a horrible time.

For this card I used the color combo challenge at The Play Date Cafe.

The sketch is from the current challenge over at Everybody Art Challenge.

The stamp is from Whipper Snapper.  Papers are PTI.  I used Koh-i-Noor and Prismacolors with OMS for the coloring.

Thanks for visiting!

Christine

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge 23

Two cards in one day!  (well, technically, the earlier one was made last night!)

Over at the Sugar Bowl right now there is a new sketch challenge that just started today.  This is the card I made, using their sketch.



I used the super cute Miss Claus stamp by Sugar Nellie, available at Funky Kits.  The papers are by We R Memory Keepers.  To color the image, I used a combination of Prismacolors and Koh-i-noor pencils with OMS.  The sentiment stamp is from Imaginisce.

Hope everyone has a great night!!

Christine

Surprise!

Hi everyone!  I hope everyone is having a good day!

Today I used another of my new Motivet stamps, Doraline - Surprise!


I followed the current sketch challenge from The Diedrich Dare, though I did accidently omit the ribbon across the middle...  Apparently I shouldn't assemble my card at 1 in the morning!  LOL

Over at Quixotic Paperie, the current challenge is to make a birthday card.  Doraline- Surprise is perfect for that!  She is also great for the Cute & Fuzzy challenge at the Stamp Something challenge blog.

I hope everyone has a great day!

Leave me a comment, I love to hear from my visitors!  And don't forget to enter my blog candy!

*hugs*
Christine

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I love Motivet Stamps!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a good day!

Today I used one of my new Motivet stamps, they are just so cute!  Expect to see a lot of these in the coming days.



The layout is from the current challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges.  The color inspiration is from the current challenge at The Crafty Pad to use red, green, and gold.

One more xmas card down, lots to go!

Materials:
Stamp:  Motivet- Santa in Chimney
Papers:  Bobunny (base), Websters Pages (Gold swirl), Chatterbox (gold mat), MME (green mat)
Misc:  Spellbinders, sentiment- MS Word
Medium:  Prismacolors with OMS, copic shadow.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

You're one in a million!

Wow, this post is going up much later than I had planned, I bet all of you sane people out there have already gone to bed!

Tonight I have an all-purpose card.  I used the current sketch from Card Positioning Systems for the layout, and the current inspiration challenge over at the Etsy Inspired blog, which is so cute!!!


I hope everyone has a good night!  I'm off to play with my new stamps, hopefully I will have a card for you tomorrow with one of them :)

Materials:
Paper:  MME
Stamp:  Branching Out Owlies from Stamping Bella
MediumL  Prismacolors with OMS

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dragonfly Tilda

Hi everyone!  Tonight I have a card made with Dragonfly Tilda.  I used the sketch layout from the Diedrich Dare Sketch Challenge #8.  For the color scheme, I chose my colors from the photo inspiration challenge on the Basic Grey challenge blog.  Here is my card:



The current challenge over at Danni's Dreams is to use a butterfly/angel/fairy on your card.  I hope a dragonfly is close enough!

Here is a close-up:


I hope everyone has a great day!

Materials used:
Stamp- Dragonfly Tilda by Magnolia
Papers- Basic Grey
Ribbon- Offray
misc- snaps (unknown)
Medium- Prismacolors with OMS
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