Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Have a Meowy Christmas

Hello Peeps!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far!  I have another vintage Christmas card to share with another image from Nicecrane Designs' Kittens and Puppies on Christmas digital image pack.  These images are simply adorable, and although I do have a soft spot for everything feline, this cute kitty would be hard to resist regardless!  The images are already coloured, so it makes for easy, quick and beautiful cards.

Image - Kittens and Puppies on Christmas from Nicecrane Designs.  I added a little glitter to the berries using a clear atyou Spica pen (Copic).
Paper - white Bazzill and DP is from Close to my Heart.  Edges were distressed and inked with antique linen and pumice stone DI's.
Stamps - flourish from Tim Holtz Urban Chic set stamped with pumice stone
Other - red rhinestones from stash, the beautiful clear faceted button is from Stampin' Up (LOVE these!), the poinsettia was made using the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die, holly is a cut file from My Scrap Chick, and branches are a punch from McGill.

I would like to enter this card in these fun challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky - make your own flowers
Card Crafter's Circle - Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp and Show - no rules
Divas by Design - anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - cats and dogs

Thanks for stopping in and for taking the time to leave a comment.  I love reading them and visiting you back!  I still have a bit of catching up to do, but I will promise I will get to all of your blogs shortly:)



Monday, July 16, 2012

Christmas in July

Hello everyone!

First, I want to send out a big welcome and thank you to my new followers!  I'm very glad to have you on my crafting journey!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful and creative summer so far!  It has been a while since my last post and I have no idea where the days have gone.  Summer has that effect, doesn't it!?  I have lots of catching up to do and (finally) a card to share.  
This adorable image was a gift from Ignacio at Nicecrane Designs and is part of a beautiful set of vintage images called Kittens and Puppies on Christmas.  Thank you Ignacio; I just love these images to bits!  They are super quick and easy to work with too, since they are already coloured.  Just print them on some card and your good to go!

I created my first ever shaker card, which was surprisingly simple to do.  I made the frame using SCAL2 by welding various shapes together and I love how it turned out.  The acetate was recycled from some packaging - the clear sheets that cling stamps are sandwiched between.  Since I've started putting my clings in binders, I have a lot of these kicking around.  The paper is from Best Creations (Merry Christmas pad).  I used a McGill punch for the branches, the holly is from My Scrap Chick and the corner is a die from Nellie Snellen.  The little jingly bells were died red with Adirondack ink and the frame was filled with some coarse glitter.  A little tule and my first Christmas card of the year is complete!

I would like to enter this card in the following fun challenges:

Sweet Stamps challenge - Victorian (vintage) Christmas
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Recycle (the acetate was from packaging)
Creatalicious Challenge - Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas

Thanks for taking a peek and for taking the time to leave a comment!  Have a wonderful week!