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Monday, November 30, 2009

Piano Teacher & Just Because

I made a Christmas Card for my daughters piano teacher. I used Musicabella from Stamping Bella. I did some distressing on the edges. I love the red, black, and white colour combination.

I bought this Leanne Ellis Designs-Sugar Nellie Stamps stamp because I love it but really had no reason to use it yet but I couldn't wait to ink it up so I made a Just Because blank card. I decided to do some experimenting with my Copics and inkpads on the background. The colouring leaves a lot to be desired but I still thought it deserved to be a card, so here it is...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Edward - Chill Out

I guess with all the Team Edward and Team Jacob hype for the New Moon release, I had making an Edward card on the brain. I had a colored image that Megan had colored and some paper that just went with it so well so I quickly made up this card. This is the only card I managed to do this week.

Cardmaking will most likely be nonexistent until after Christmas, due to the fact that I still have lots of quilts to finish before Christmas. 

Thanks for Looking!


Friday, November 13, 2009

TGF Friday

Here are some fabulous cards I found on Flckr this week. Enjoy!
Click on the image to go to Flckr and view credits.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Punch Drunk

This is my entry to the Farm Fresh Friday Contest over at The Greeting Farm. Our challenge was to use punches. I think this card got a little crowded but I do like the color combination and the overall Asian feeling to it. I made this card for my niece who did something nice for me, and I think she will love it!

Stamps: Geisha Anya - The Greeting Farm, Lanterns - Hero Arts, Sentiment - Amy Butler
Punches: Border - Martha Stewart, 1 inch square, Nestabilities
Paper: K & Company

Even though the card below was featured on the Club Anya blog for Christmas inspiration, thanks so much Suzi, I decided to change the ribbon on this card from the previous post, as the ribbon going in behind Anya just didn't look right to me. I like it much better now.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lizzy's Scraptastic Day

Yesterday, I spent the day making cards at Lizzy's Scraptastic Day I previously posted about here. It was so much fun, with good company, great food, and awesome giveaways.

I decided to work on some Christmas cards and practice colouring with my Copics and using my new Big Shot.

Here are the cards I made using the Snow Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm. The last one is one I made at home when my sister and niece came over for some card making.

The next 2 cards were a class taught by Carmen Peters who is a Stampin' Up demonstrator. They were so much fun!

The first is an owl card made using several different dies and punches from Stampin' Up. A new technique I hadn't used yet was sponging which we did to distress/emphasize the edges. I think it looks pretty cool.

The next card is a pop up card using Stampin' Up's ornament set on the front and a pop up tree using a Stampin' Up die. My kids think I was very clever but it is just a die designed to make the pop up tree. Actually, I felt like my fingers didn't want to cooperate when I was putting this together.

And I couldn't resist this final shot of all my cards lined up on the fireplace mantel. Enjoy

Update on Megan's Cards

We got together with my sister and niece and made a few cards. This is the card Megan made using the Gingerbell set I won from The Greeting Farm.

Megan is going to two birthday parties. She prefers to buy her friends gift cards and wanted to make cards to hold the gift cards. She came up with this concept herself; however, I did do the stitching. Both cards feature Shopping Miss Anya coloured in black with one feature color. I think Megan did an awesome job on the coloring. She prefers to colour with Faber Art pencil crayons.



The card below is Snow Miss Anya. Megan made this one for this weeks Farm Fresh Friday challenge at The Greeting Farm. The challenge is "Sans Frills". No ribbon or girly embellishments; however, buttons, brads or wire are allowed. Megan coloured this one with Copics and we had no designer paper for the background in the colours she used so we made some using cardstock we had on hand in this shade of green and stamped large purple snowflakes and then embossed using the Snowflake Cuddlebug folder. We had one purple button that matched perfectly so we had to use it in the centre of the snowflake.

Editted: Naughty or Nice card given to Megan's student teacher as a thank you card.