Thursday, December 22, 2011

Joy to the World

Hello - this could very well be the last Christmas card I make for 2011. I needed one more card and so I made this one this evening. I may have to make one more but I won't need that until New Year's as I won't be seeing that person until then so it gives me lots of time. This card was made with Magnolia Tilda with Teddy Bear. I used paper that I had in my paper drawer (not sure which company they are from). The poinsetta's are made from my Marianne poinsetta die (I love this die cut - it is so much fun making these flowers). The swirl is also a Marianne die. The bench is one of my older Magnolia stamps. I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the bottom and a piece of gold ribbon. All the coloring is with my copic markers. I have put a Big Shot machine on my Christmas list and i have been throwing lots of hints to my hubby - I will see if he picks up on my hints - lol!! Well off to bed for me it is really late. 4 more sleeps till Christmas (actually only 3 for us as we celebrate on Christmas Eve) hard to believe it is almost here and we may not have a white Christmas where we live as there in no snow in the forecast for the next few days and only mild winter weather. I hope you have a great day and Merry Christmas in case I don't post again till then. May your Christmas be filled with joy, peace and creating special memories with your families.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Magnolia-licious Star Challenge

Hello - My weekend was not as productive as I had hoped - with working during the week - it seems that there are just too many errands to do on the weekends and with Christmas only one week away it seems my errand list has more than doubled. I did manage to get a couple of cards made and I was checking out the Magnolia-licious blog and the challenge this time is to use as many stars as possible on a card. I used my new Marianne die cut that has lots of stars as well as my new Tilda stamp. I again used the Bo Bunny - Winter Collection paper (which I absolutely love). The sentiment is by Whimsy. I added some lace and jewels to finish off. I colored with my copic markers and paper pieced her coat and hat. I actually was happy how it turned out. I guess this year I will have to buy a couple of cards to finish off my Christmas list as I just won't have the time to get many more cards made before Christmas. I am definately going to start my Christmas card making much sooner for next year. Well time to head off to bed - I am sad that the weekend is over - weekends go way too fast for my liking. Have a great Monday - thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Hello - Well this is the largest card I have ever made but in order to get the two Magnolia images on the card it needed to be large. I purchased these 2 Magnolia stamps in November and this was the first time either was inked up. I just fell in love with this Tilda and knew that she would go well with the Christmas house scene. The paper is all from Bo Bunny - Snowfake Collection. I absolutely love turquoise and browns together so when I saw this paper I knew it would have to come home with me. I used my copic markers to color and this was so much fun as I love to color and there was lots to color. I added some lace to the backqround, a sizzix die for the corner and a Marianne swirl die as well as some prima flowers. I am not sure how well it shows on the picture but I added lots of sparkle to the snow areas. Tilda is popped up a bit to give it a more 3 dimentional look. The sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and have a wonderful Tuesday evening! Try and keep warm - it is quite chilly outside.

Bye for now
Your stamping friend, Debbie

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Country Snowman

Hello - It was a very emotional weekend as it was my grandmother's funeral - although it was so nice to see so many family members that I haven't seen in some time. I had a bit of time on Sunday evening to spend in my craft room but my brain was just not being cooperative in the creative department so I found this "old" stamp from Hero Arts that I have had for years and thought it would be an easy one to do - no creative thinking just lots of coloring and that was perfect for me last night. I have made this card in the past coloring with my Tombow markers but it was fun to color with my copics. The image is the card so I just layered with some paper and that pretty much finished off the card. I hope to get in the creative mode this week as I still have a few cards to make and send out - yikes - can't believe how fast December is passing by! Have a great week - bye for now.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Monday, December 5, 2011

Baby Card

Hello - my niece is expecting a baby next weekend and our family all pitched in to buy a new stroller for the baby. I was asked to make the card to go with the gift. It was hard to switch from Christmas mode to Baby mode but I did manage. It actually felt good to create this evening as it has been an emotional day with my Grandmother just passing away. This card is made with a Penny Black stamp. I used nestability dies for the two background circles. The sentiment is from some designer paper. The swirls are a Marianne die cut. I added some pearls and flowers and some faux stitching to finish off. I used my copic markers to color the cute hedgehog. Thanks for stopping by to visit. Have a great day!

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Whimsy Snowman

Hello - I was not able to get much crafting done this weekend as planned. My Grandmother was not doing well and we had to travel to see her (she passed away last night so I am grateful that we did go and see her on the weekend). I did manage to get this one card made though. It is a Whimsy stamp - I thought this snowman was very cute. I am not sure of the name of the paper I used - it all came from a paper pad set but I am not sure which one. I used my round scallop nestability for the background. I added 3 little white pom-poms for the snowballs. I guess the colors are non-traditional Christmas colors as well but I like the color combination. I hope you have a great week - it will be a difficult one for myself but I am hoping to spend some time in my craft room as that is a healing place for me. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Your stamping friend,

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pretty in Pink Tilda

Hello everyone - I am very happy today as it is Friday and I don't work weekends! I am hoping to spend much time in my craft room this weekend working on Christmas cards - I so love being in my craft room and creating - it soothes the soul (for me anyways). This is a new Tilda I just bought at our local scrapbooking store. The background trees are also Magnolia - I think I bought that stamp last year. The smaller snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch and the larger one if from a cricut die. I used the diamonds from the larger snowflake to make the tree ornaments. The oval she is standing on is a Stamping Up punch and the 2 gift boxes are die cuts from my quikutz. I added some lace on the side and added a few jewels and pearls as well. I am not sure which company the sentiment is from. This is a change for me - using such soft colors - I usually use more bright and contrasting colors but I like the soft look too - I am entering this in the 7 Kids College Challenge (non traditional Christmas colors). Thanks for stopping by for a visit and hope you have a crafty weekend - I am certainly going to try!

Bye for now
Your stamping friend, Debbie