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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Grace

 Like so many of you, this will probably be the last post of the year. One more week and I'll have three little guys under four out for Christmas Holiday,running about and keeping me on my toes.

This precious angel, colored in copics, comes from Scrapper's Delights. I used an around the page MS punch. the background is embossed using one of the Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland Collection and then chalked. 

Ribbon and embellishments from stash. Flower is homemade using mulberry paper with a paper studio punch




Wings are done with coarse glitter and some MS glitter on the halo
 

Sentiment from Hope, Faith, Love Collection and embossed upon altered nestabilities and glittered around the edge







I'm entering into Scrapper's Delights - Angelic Christmas
                          Sweet Stampin' - Something with Wings
                   Whoopsi Daisy - Sparkle and Shine
                   Divas by Design - Merry Christmas
    Dream Valley - Christmas 
          Hooked on Crafts - Christmas


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Holiday






Thursday, December 8, 2011

Joy


Well I've been working on this one for a while. I wanted to do an easel card but wanted to have a pop-up scene. I had an idea of what I wanted the end result to be but no idea how to accomplish it. Nothing like a challenge...hehe. Then, after I got her done, there was no sunlight to take a good picture to showcase the sparkle in the image. Oh well, I do really like how she turned out

The images are all Whoopsi Daisy. Done with Prismacolor pencils. I used homemade flock from a website (sorry I don't remember which one) for the snow and fur from a pom pom to make the fur on the jacket.  Random trees have pop foam and are covered in coarse glitter.





The sugar berries are from a Christmas pick from Hobby Lobby

Sentment on mirror board, cut with sizzix die and framed with Nestability 


I am entering her into
Addicted to Stamps: Christmas Card
Craft your days away: Buttons or Bows
Creative Card Crew: Tis the Season
The Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday: Lights/Candles
Dream Valley: Sparkle
Hooked on Crafts: Winter Wonderland
The Ribbon Reel: Anything Goes with a Ribbon
Paper Creations Ink: Bling it up
Scrappers Delights: Angelic Christmas /Winter
Simon Says: Christmas montage inspiration
Whoopsi Daisy: Snowflakes



Believe

This beautiful angel is from Sweet Pea stamp's Rachel Anderson collection, called Snow Fae.
Colored in Copics. The snowflakes are outlined in glitter pens and blinged up with rhinestones and crystals.
Corner flower is made from a Paper Studio punch and glittered on the edges with mother of pearl leaves added.
MS around the page punch on the frame and Cuttlebug embossing folder from the Winter Wonderland Collection



The sentiment is from Paper Studio's Faith Hope and Love collection and embossed with Zing
Snowflake, colored to match is blinged up again with rhinestones and a crystal



If you ever wondered if there could be too much glitter...the answer is no. This little lady is glittered, glitter penned and finally sprayed with glitter mist. Ahh, shine on!!

The stamp seemed to come out so lightly but overall, her soft glow comes through. :-)

I am entering her into
Creative Card Crew: Tis the Season
The Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
Dream Valley: Sparkle
Hooked on Crafts: Winter Wonderland
Paper Creations Ink: Bling it Up
Scrappers Delights: Angelic Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy: Snowflake
Simon Says Stamps: Christmas montage inspiration





Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Friday, December 2, 2011

A Day to Remember

Several years ago, my husband bought me a camera for Christmas. The kind that has different lenses and filters. Well, I had no idea what to do with this camera but rather than seem unappreciative, I thought I'd give it a go. During this process, I fell in love with old barns and then old buildings. You know, the kind that have lived their lives and are falling apart. I thought of the histories that they had, the families, the memories. It always makes me appreciate those times. The times when things were simple and families didn't move across the world from each other because they couldn't. When we slowed down and saw the beauty around us.
I came across this image called Nell's Cottage from Beccy's place and you guessed it, fell in love. I wanted to do a Christmas card with it to reflect those simple times and to express what Christmas means to me; celebrating the birth of Jesus: born in a barn, full of love, history and memories. I am so happy with the way it turned out. Happy Holidays to all!




Colored with Prismacolors pencils
embellishment by Jolee
Paper by Paper Studio
Framed using Nestabilities dies
Tag is an altered Nestie
Sentiment by cloud 9- simple thought - memories
Embossing by zing

I am entering into :  Addicted to Stamps Christmas Card
                             Craft your days away Buttons or Bows
                             Creative Card Crew Monochromatic
                             Daisy Doodles Christmas
                             Digital Tuesday Go Green
                             Divas by Design Anything Goes
                             Sparkles Forum Challenge  Vintage Christmas
                             Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes
                             The Ribbon Reel Anything Goes with a Ribbon
                            Sweet Stampin'  Punches and Dies