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Sisterhood of Crafters

Hello crafty friends.  Today is the day where the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Blog starts a new challenge for the month.  Today’s challenge is to use dies.  Here is my card – my first Christmas card of the season.

I love this quilt die, but I have to admit it is a bit of a bear to work with.  I am only using part of the die – there are many smaller pieces surrounding the main star pattern, as well as a outline where you place all the pieces.  Like a jigsaw puzzle…which I was never really fond of!

The beautiful red paper is an old pattern called Lush from My Minds Eye.  The patterned paper is a velvet flock and is absolutely gorgeous.  I’ve hoarded my stash for years and make a couple of Christmas cards with it each year.  I only have a few sheets left of this and it will be hard when it is all used up!

This card will go to my older sister, who makes beautiful quilts.  This is about as close as I will get to making one!!

Hop on over to the Sisterhood of Crafters Blog and take a look at what the other designers have made and enter your own creation.  All the details can be found HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tropical Christmas

It’s the eve of Christmas Eve – and I hope all my crafty friends are doing well.  I was able to finish and mail all my holiday cards out in time this year – something that did not happen last year!  I hope I can start the new year by doing Christmas cards each month to avoid the rush at year end.

Here is my tropical Christmas card – I love this image!

The image is a digital stamp that I got from From The Heart Digital Stamps and is perfect for this Floridian!  I printed it on Copic X-Press it paper and colored it with copics. An embossed background and minimal embellishments are all that was needed.  I know I will use this stamp again – maybe make a nighttime scene.

So – Merry Christmas to all of you!  I hope you have a wonderful and peaceful holiday!

Bottle Brush Tree

Hello again crafty friends!   I hope things are going well for you as we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving Day here in the USA.  It’s still pleasantly warm here in Florida (although the mornings have been chilly) …it looks like it will be in the 70’s for today and tomorrow.

Today my Christmas cards are taking a more traditional route.  How do you like bottle brush trees for decorations?  I love the nostalgic look of them.  I don’t think they’ve ever gone out of  style.  I have two cards using the same stamp – just different color schemes.  This first is done in wintery whites and cool blues with some pops of red.  I love these colors for Christmas.

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The tag was cut with a silhouette – which made it easy to do both the main piece the blue mat.  The cardstock and patterned paper were purchased as a pack at Michaels so everything coordinates!  The snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch.  THe image is from a Power Poppy set and was colored with copics.

There pops of sparkle on the ornaments and snowflake.  I used a sakura starburst gel pen for this.  Here are some close ups of the sparkle.

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The second card uses papers from another holiday pack from Michaels and has a warm flannel/lodge feel.  Colored with traditional reds and greens with pops of gold sparkle – it will make you want to light that yule log!

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I have more cards to show but will probably not get to them until after the Thanksgiving holiday.  I wish all of you well!

Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas by the beach

Hello again crafty friends!  Today I have another tropical type Christmas card to show you.

blue-beach-wreath

The wreath can be used for any occasion and since I live in Florida it is perfect for me to use for Christmas.  I made two versions of the same card.  The one above used tradition blues, pale pinks and neutral browns along with some pops of red to bring a little Christmas color into it.  You can’t tell from the photo, but some of the shells have little pops of glitter on them.  The image was colored with copics.

The second version has more red to tie into the holiday season and uses kraft cardstock to add a balance against the red.  The image is from Flourishes.

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Thanks for stopping by – there are more holiday cards to show – hopefully I can get them posted before the Thanksgiving  activities take hold!

 

Tis the season

I’ve used this stamp before but never in a Christmas card .   Using non traditional stamps for holiday cards are a great way to get full use out iof them and is a nice change from the usual holiday images.

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The stamp is from Stampendous and I’ve had it for many years.  it was colored with copics .   the sentiment was computer generated .

I’ll be sharing more of my holiday cards over the next week so be sure to stop by.