Monday, November 28, 2011

Holly Christmas

Hello - I made this card for a special aunt of mine - she always loves and appreciates handmade cards so I always try to make her something special. I just purchased this new Tilda (not sure of her stamp name). I loved this image when I first saw it and then I had to get the Memory Box die called "holly vine" to go with this stamp. I colored her with my copics and used Tim Holtz Bundled Sage for the background. The corner (top left) was a sizzix die as well as the other larger cream corner. The sentiment is a Penny Black stamp. I added some lace, ribbon and flowers to finish off the card. I was happy with how it turned out and will enter it in the latest Magnolia-licious challenge. Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog and for your very kind comments. Have a great day!

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Santa Claus is coming to Town!

Hello everyone - I bought this stamp a couple of years ago and I am not sure which stamp company he is from. I have to admit this was the first time this stamp has seen ink as well. Not even sure what prompted me to choose him - maybe I felt sorry for him that he has not seen any ink - ever. I actually had fun coloring him and putting this card together - I made 4 of them using different background paper (this was my favorite combo. I used copic markers - the darkest red on the coat was R29 and then I used the next few numbers down to get the shading. I added some sparkle to his hat and coat trim. I hope you had a wonderful weekend - back to work for me tomorrow - I am having fun making Christmas cards - lots more still to make - hopefully will have some more regular posts over the next couple of weeks as I get all my cards done.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Birthday Card

Hello - it has been a while since my last post - the days just fly by and I am not sure where they go but sometimes I wish I could get them back. It is my neice's birthday and I made this card (I actually made it some time ago but thought it would be suitable for her birthday). It is a Kanban Stamp but I am not sure of the actual name of it. As I made this card some time ago I do not have the copic marker list but it is colored entirely with copic markers. This was a challenge for me as the dog's body is a huge area to fill. I would like to practice more with technique for doggy fur though. As the image is pretty much the card - I just layered paper and the sentiment is also from the same Kanban set. Thanks for stopping by for a look and if you are from the States - Happy Thanksgiving to you!! Hope your weekend is filled with family, fun and fantastic food!!

Bye for now
Your stamping friend, Debbie

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I wish it could be Christmas everyday!!

Hello everyone - I just purchased this new Penny Black stamp set called "Christmas Every Day" The reason I bought it was mostly because of this adorable Teddy Bear image. I just love him!!! I colored him with Copic markers (I didn't keep track of my numbers - I know it was the E20 markers though) and then using paper from Cottage Christmas Paper Pad (I love those smaller paper pads as they always have great coordinating colors and the print is normally smaller which I love) I paper-pieced his jammies - don't you just love his little fluffy belly sticking out!!!! I think it is so cute!!! Anyways I used my Cricut Christmas Noel cartridge and cut out the window in the background. The paper used was also from the same Cottage Christmas Paper Pad. The image is from the same PB stamp set as well. I used Tim Holtz Vintage photo to distress the edges somewhat and used my new Marianne Design Creatables die cut to cut and emboss the poinsetta flower. At the end I added a couple of copper brads in each corner to add to the rustic type look. I layered cardstock and patterned paper and then added some faux stitching around the edges of main image and sentiment. I am going to enter this in the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week as the theme is Christmas Cards. I actually love how this card turned out and my mind was thinking as I was trying to sleep and I envisioned this card all in blues so I will try and make that as well. Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog I really appreciate that you take time out of your busy day to visit. Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and keep warm - we have snow where we are - way too early for my liking!!

Bye for now
Your Stamping friend, Debbie