Sunday, November 29, 2015

Reindeer cards - Blitzen

Here is another of my reindeer cards to go with the letters. I found this image on the internet searching reindeer.

I used My Mind's Eye 'Winter Wonderland' collection of papers, along with a little bling.
I added a small paper envelope for the letter inside.

I used the current sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 blog, #71:

Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting :)

Christmas Kisses

I am loving all the cute Project 100 Snowmen from From the Heart Stamps! This one is called 'Blowing Kisses'.

I made this card into a gate fold card, using papers from Echo Park.

The snowflake embellishment holds the card closed, 
using the main image to tuck behind it.

I used this week's sketch #128 from their blog:

I rotated the sketch and used my favorite blue as the twist!

Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Cute Card Thursday - Fairies and Angels

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Fairies and Angels'.
As always, we welcome your own interpretation.

I actually used a normal stamp for this project - not a digi! My mum sent me some stamps by Molly Blooms - super cute! This angel was in the collection. 

I used Simple Stories 'Handmade Holiday' 6x6 paper pad - stamping the image a number of times on different patterned papers. I then, painstakingly, cut out and paper pieced the angel. It took a long time and was very fiddly, but I am pleased with the end result. I used some stickers from the collection, along with some bling a twine.

We are sponsored this week by Di's Digi Stamps, a great prize as always! 
Hope you can join us! See you there!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pot Pourri & Candles Gift Set

My favorite color at Christmas time is definitely red! It just shouts out Christmas. I am making neighbor gifts this year, as we have just bought our own house and are getting to know our new neighborhood.

I love candles and pot pour at Christmas, so I decided this would be a perfect gift. Here is the finished version:

The super cute gift tag was made using 'Santa's Winking Star' from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps.
I love the frame around the image as it makes for a perfect gift tag.

I used an old jam jar and filled it with some Christmas red pot pour. I cut and frayed the burlap, and then used my hot glue gun to fix it to the candles and jar.

I covered the edge of the jar lid with twine, again using my glue gun to ensure good adhesion. I made a rosette to place on the lid of the jar - super easy! Cut a strip of paper, score it at every 1/2" and fold it forwards and backwards. Glue the ends together and flatten down - voila! A small sticker placed in the centre just covers the middle.

I purchased the red decoration from the floral department in Michaels. I pulled it all apart and made smaller arrangements to decorate the gifts. Some patterned paper from Teresa Collins, and some twine finished the decorations off.

Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting :)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Reindeer Cards - Vixen

Another of my reindeer cards uses another image I found on the internet. I used my Silhouette software to flip the image. The colors of the scarves are the girls favorites colors!
The papers are from Carta Bella's 'Merry and Bright' collection. The sentiment was found on Desert Diva's blog. The blue stitching added some texture and finished of the card nicely!

I added an envelope inside the card for the letter, and decorated with papers and embellishments from the collection.

I am entering this card into the challenge over on the Crafting By Designs blog - Times 3.

Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting :)

Reindeer cards - Donner

 For those of you who remember back to last year, I was involved in a 'Reindeer Scheme' for sick children in the UK. I wasn't organized enough to get this done in time this year and posted to the UK, so I decided to make the cards and letters for a friend of mine who has 3 young girls.

I used an image I found on the internet , along with papers from Kaisercraft's 'Holly jolly' Collection.

 I printed out the sentiment directly onto the patterned paper, inked the edge of the papers with black ink and added a little red bling.

I made a pocket inside for the letter to sit in, along with some of the stickers from the collection and stick on alpha's for the name.

I used this week's sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - #75:

I rotated the sketch to fit my image better.

Thanks for looking! 
Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Cute Card Thursday - Light it Up

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Light it Up'.
As always, we welcome your own interpretation.

I found this cute image on the internet.

I added some simple coloring and decided to make the image the focus of the card. 
I love CAS cards.

I made my own sentiment on the Silhouette Designer package, and used black textured cardstock to highlight the image.

We are sponsored this week by Whimsy, a great prize as always! 
Hope you can join us! See you there!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)