Sunday, December 27, 2009

Layered Garden Fairies

I did these quick Garden Fairy cards this morning.  I had cut out and layered the fairies yesterday but put the cards together today. I had the background paper left from a Garden Fairy kit I had gotten eariler this year.  I did a closeup of the layers below.  I love the butterfly wings.

There are only snow fairies here at this time of the year! Wish it was warm enough for Garden Faires.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Winner of the Blog Candy

Sorry I didn't annouce the winner of the blog candy yesterday but I have the name today. I put the names of all the followers, people who made comments and people who said they told someone else about the candy on pieces of paper and had one of my sons pull the name. The winner of that beautiful paper from Paper Temptress is Della Warr! Congrats Della!! Would you send a note to my personal email where you would like the paper send. My email is

I just posted another card on the Paper Temptress Blog. Please have a look!


Saturday, December 19, 2009

More hÄnglar & stÄnglar Christmas

I can hardly believe the amount of Christmas cards I have done this year and I still wish I had more to give away.  I almost wish I hadn't sold so many at work. These are more hÄnglar & stÄnglar images from my friend in Sweden. I think I like these even more than Magnolia but both are wonderful.  These were both colored with copics and other markers.

The word Joy was cut with my Slice. I used a background stamp from I Brake for Stamps for the print on the word Joy. The flower is created with a punch from Stampin Up.  I love these little flowers.

Well, after tomorrow, I am done with Christmas cards for this year. I will have to spend my time wrapping.
Merry Christmas

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Christmas cards never end (LOL)

I am still pushing out Christmas cards. Here are a couple of my favorites from the last day or too. I have a big pad of Mind's Eye Glitter Christmas paper so I am trying to use it on all the Christmas cards.  Coloring is markers and colored pencils.  Just a couple more days to get all my Christmas cards done!

Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Cards Keep Coming

Here is another adorable girl from hÄnglar & stÄnglar.  I am rushing to get cards done in time for Christmas. I have lots of Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar because I got images from a friend and have been coloring at work and while I was in the hotel on a business trip. This is colored almost totally with markers. Only her shoes were done with colored pencils. The lace punch is from Martha Stewart.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

More Christmas

Here are more Christmas cards I did. I did most of the coloring while on a business trip this last week.  Thanks to Annika for sharing the lovely images.  The coloring was done with markers and colored penciles.

The embossing folders I used with these top two cards was done with embossing folders that are exclussive from O My Crafts.

THis one, I cut the snowflake with my Slice and then put it though my Cuttlebug in an embossing folder.

There are not a lot of details here because I am just to busy! LOL. Hope everyine is having fun getting ready for Christmas

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Blog Candy!!!!

Okay, I didn't quite make it by midnight Saturday...and I won't show you the card I worked so long and hard on least not yet!  But I will offer the wonderful blog candy Patricia from Paper Temptress has provided!  She has provided a Silver Lustre Package . It is beautiful stuff.  My biggest problem using it is that I hate to cover it up with anything else! 

You can enter for a chance at this wonderful candy in three ways. 
1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me what you think you would use this lovely paper for.
2. Spread the news by telling another group, posting it on your blog, or telling a friend. Tell me in your comments how you spread the word and I will enter you in the drawing another time
3. You can become a follower of my blog.

So you can have up to three chances of winning.  I will draw a winner randomly on Christmas Day, Dec 25th.  Won't that be a great Christmas present if you win!

I am excited to be a great designer for Paper Temptress this month. I hope you will come by Paper Temptress Community and see my design.  It has bee posted here!

Leave a comment so you can have a chance at the blog candy!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

GIft to You

Here is a little "GIft to You". Magnolia stamps are so cute!!  The layers behind her are cut out with Nestibilities. I colored her with colored her clothes and gift with colored pencils. Her face and hair were done with copics. I alway blend my colored pencils with odorless mineral spirits (OMS) using a stub.

I hope you are having a lovely holiday season. Please be sure to come back later today for an anouncement about blog candy provided by Paper Temptress.

More hÄnglar & stÄnglar and Magnolia

I am still busy getting cards done for the craft show at work on Friday. What I don't sell, may be coming to you! LOL

These two cards are done with stamps from hÄnglar & stÄnglar and Magnolia.

I just couldn't coverage up the music on "Musical Christmas"  The paper itself was beautiful. It is more sparkle-ly than the picture show. That is always the case. The stamp is from Magnolia. I colored her with colored penciles adn copics, using OMS to blend the colored pencils.

I called this card "Jumping for Joy" The stamp is from hÄnglar & stÄnglar Isn't she adorable! I colored her with Copic, Sharpie and Bic markers except for her hair. I didn't have the right markers so I used colored pencils.

Be on watch later today because some amazing Blog candy is going to be offered right here thanks to Paper Temptress.

Friday, December 4, 2009

hÄnglar & stÄnglar Christmas

I colored the image during my lunch hour yesterday and put this card together this morning. The girl stamp is by hÄnglar & stÄnglar. The small word/tag stamp is from a Fa La La set by Making Memories. The background paper is by Mind's Eye.

I colored with colored pencils and blended with OMS. I used Copics for the skin and hair. I also used nestibilities to cut some of the background pieces.

Merry Chritmas

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Snowy Stampscape

Earily this morning, before work, I made this card. It is a Stampscape style card. Some of the stamps are from Stampscape. Some are from other companies. I used a stamp pad I got from Tuesday Morning and a brayer to do the background.  After I did the stamping in black and green, I used a gel pen. to add the snow.  I did two of these.

When I trimmed the orignal picture to make the card, I had this piece of paper left with these two trees. They were too pretty to throw away so I designed this card so I could use them.  The papers I used for my stampscape images is from Paper Temptress.  It is the unltra glossy cardstock and I have to say I love working with it.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Same cards...or not!

I got an amazing group of stamps from I Brake for Stamps today.  They were a grab bag I got. These are cards I made with one of the stamps tonight.   Both cards are made with the same words and stamps.
The words were created by my daughter. The card above was colored with colored penciles and OMS. The background is enbossed with my cuttlebug.

The second one is the same stamp and words. This time I painted the image with a pearlized paint. It is far more shiny than the picture shows. Then it was distressed. I also stamped over the colored image with my crackle paint stamp from I Brake for Stamps. The borders are metalic copper paper.

So there you have two cards that are almost alike and nothing alike at the same time!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Snowy Trees

Here is another quick Christmas card. The embossing folder is from Oh My Crafts. The punch for the top border is from Stampin Up. The snow is broken up styrofoam.  The string is glittery but as usual, the photo doesn't show it.

Embossed Wreath

I did this wreath with an embossing folder I got from Oh My Crafts.  The folder is one of the exculsive folders that they offer.  I haven't quick figured out what the best way to use it is. In this case, I sanded it after I embossed it. It was the paper feeling wonderful but I wasn't satisfied with the look.  Next I cut it out. Then I embossed paper in red and yellow.  Then I cut out those parts out and layered them on the wreath. I will still be trying some other things. Only a couple thousand more cards to get done!

Quick Christmas Card

A friend needed 40 Christmas cards and asked me to help. I knew we needed to have a very simple card in order to get this done. My friend has a large family and even after the older 3 kids went to school, we still has two adorable little girls let at home.  Sothis is the basic card we did. Inside there is a white sheet of cardstock to write on.  She stamped Merry Christmas on her cards. We got those 40 cards done in about an hour.
The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.