Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sorry for the lack of posts.  A stomach virus has invaded my house, no fun!  So I am very late with my DT card for Paper Sundaes this week, where our challenge is to show us your Beautiful Bows.


As soon as my latest MFT order arrived, I just had to ink up this adorable Pure Innocence Christmas Caroler.  The tab die is also MFT.


Christmas just calls for glitter and bling, so I've used Dazzling Diamonds glitter on her boot tops and candle, and gems in the corners.


My first instinct was to paper piece her dress, but it just didn't look right with everything else, so at the last minute I whipped out my copics, and I think it looks better this way :)  The lighting here is just so bad at this time of year, so my photos really don't do justice to the shading.

Card and Scrap - Traditional Christmas Colours
Bearly Mine - All My Favorite Things (two of my fav things - Pure Innocence, traditional Christmas colours)

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're Canadian if...

 You have worn shorts and a parka at the same time.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Candy Cane Kisses


Well, after our lovely little snow storm the other day and another one today, I am definitely in the mood for Christmas!  I loved the MFT sketch last week, and managed to find a bit of time to play along. It took me forever to get half decent photos though... at this time of year in our house, we get no direct sunlight inside!


This was the best I could do, after trying at various times of day and different lighting combos.  That little sliver of light in the background is about as much direct light as we get, seriously!

By carefully cutting, I managed to use just one sheet of 6x6 paper from my 'My Mind's Eye' 12 Days of Christmas paper pack. The card base is 6.25 x 4.75, so that I could cut my double sided paper into one 6 x 4.5 panel, and then cut the scrap into 2 .75 x 4.5 panels for the cross pieces. I had one tiny scrap left, about an inch square! :)


I've paired up MFT's A La Mode Candy Cane Kisses with two of their die-namics, Prima Donna Petals, and their new Wonky Scallop border.  

Challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge - die cuts, gems & ribbon
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas Traditions (every year Santa brings our kids a Candy Cane :)
Card and Scrap - Traditional Christmas Colours
By The Cute & Girly - Christmas Girls

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
     Christine
You know you're Canadian if...

 You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing ‘u’s from labor, honor, and color.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Oh the weather outside is frightful...


But it's all sunshine and flowers in here!  It really is amazing though, what a beautiful fall we've had this year, so I can't complain.  Any fall that the kids can trick or treat without a snowsuit is a good fall :)

Maybe that is why my thoughts turned today to sunshine, flowers and spring? :)  And what better image to turn to, than this adorable Itty Bitty Betty Holding Flowers, from our sponsor this week at Paper Sundaes, Pink Cat Studio.

I've kept the design very clean and simple.  This paper is from Echo Park's Dots and Stripes line.  The sentiment is from MFT's Framed Greetings Stamp and Die set.


Challenges:
Card Positioning Systems - sketch
Card Makin' Mamas - Be Thankful
iCopic - Thankful
Charisma Cardz - Cutesy
Beary Sweet Challenge - Your Beary Best
Creative Card Crew - Thankful

I hope you can come and join us this week at Paper Sundaes, our challenge is easy peasy, just use a digi stamp!

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're Canadian if...

 You know what it means to be 'on the pogey'.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Back from our trip, where did Monday go?

Somehow I ended up a day behind!  When I was creating this card last night, I thought that today was Monday, so I had lots of time to get this card uploaded.  It only occurred to me this morning that today was Tuesday; I want my missing day back!  lol


I just loved the sketch this week at MFT, with it being square, and straight panels, it was just my style.  I've used this MFT Pure Innocence, Being Cute Is What I Do.  In my mind, she can have either short or long sleeves.  Since it's pretty cool here now, I thought long sleeves was more appropriate.  :)  The sentiment is from MFT's More Essential Sentiments.


I've also used two MFT die-namics... the large scallop, and the Ticket Tab, which I won in a wonderful blog candy from Michele!  It was waiting here for me on Monday when we got home.

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Buttons
All That Scraps' Wednesday's challenge - anything goes
Paper Play - Button Up
Beary Sweet Challenge - Your Beary Best
Touch Twin Challenge - colour inspiration

Now I am off to unpack!  Hopefully I can find more time to create this week.  The kids are off school for fall break, but they still have practice to keep us busy.  My new designation should be official_chauffeur, instead of blankiefinder!

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're Canadian if...

 You know how to pronounce and spell Saskatchewan without blinking.
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