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Friday, November 8, 2013

Beccy's Place: Poinsettia Snowman


Woo-hoo it's finally Friday!  I couldn't believe it, when I woke up this morning there was snow on the ground.  Fluffy...white...snow!  I don't know why this is so surprising to me after living in Michigan all my life.  I think by noon it will all be gone.  Speaking of snow, I won this awesome snowman digi set from Beccy's Place challenge last month.  I love snowmen, but don't care to be outside in the cold and snow to make one.  :-) 

Beccy's Place Snowman set
Isn't this a fun set!  Great for all those Christmas cards.  She even includes sentiments, so no trying to come up with the right thing to say.  I love all of them, but the snowman looking up with the birdie on his nose is my fav.  However, I used the lovely Poinsettia snowman for my card below.

Poinsettia Snowman

Using a 6x6 red cardbase, layer on some bashful blue cardstock and dp.  The snowflake frame was designed by me using...yes my Cameo.  {Hi my name is Candy and I am addicted to my Cameo.}  The poinsettia was also created using the Cameo.  I used red cardstock and polka-dot dp for the flower and glitter cardstock for the leaf.  The snowman was colored using Copic markers and cut out using the Wonky rectangle diecut from Spellbinders.  The card was finished off with snow effects, glassy gel, Stickles, white gel pen and glitter gem beads.

You can pick this set up (or individual images) from Beccy's Place store and then link it up to her challenge

Thank you for looking and commenting!

Show it off Sunday (not a challenge but a showcase)
Beccy's Place Challenge

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Create with TLC: Birds


Happy Wednesday to you.  I hope your week is moving productively along.  Mine has been very very busy.  I have been doing some late Spring cleaning only to discover that I am a paper hoarder.  I have a TON of paper and have been going through the stacks (literally stacks) to organize and take inventory of it all.  I am hoping to sell a lot of it, because it is overtaking my house.  I teach cardmaking classes so I would buy paper in bulk and I guess I didn't realize how much I have accumulated over the years.  Wowza!  I am checking in to using my Etsy store, but since it isn't "handmade" by me I wonder if I can sell it there.  Hmmm??  I will investigate.

In the meantime, I would like to share a card I made using a beautiful (in my humble opinion) image that I received from Create with TLC's Ocotber Club.  If you have never joined one of the clubs, you should because Paulette packs them with all kinds of awesome goodies.  She has a mini club going on right now.  Check it out here.

Here's my card using the beautiful birds...

Beautiful Birds

I kept this card really simple.  I layered on dp onto a 6x6 cardbase.  I used my MS lace punch to cut a strip and tucked that under a frame I created using my Cameo.  I mounted the image (pre-colored) on the frame and added Stickles to the tail to add some sparkle.  I finished the card off by added some pearls in the corner.  Very simple, but lovely I think.

I will link this up to this week's Show it off Sunday link over on the Create with TLC blog.  I would love to see your work there.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

The Paper Players:  Wildlife

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities in cardmaking.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Create with TLC: Falling Leaves


I hope your Friday is moving steadily.  The wind is howling and it's overcast here in Michigan.  I felt bad for all the little tricker-treaters yesterday because it was windy and rainy.  However, I doubt that it stopped the little ankle-biters from collecting their goodies. :-)

I am back to share another creation made using the Barely There promo set from Create with TLC.  I used the Falling Leaves image along with a sentiment from last year from Create with TLC.

Heres' my creation...

Falling Leaves
This card has a 6x6 cardstock base in eggshell white, layered with a burgundy textured cardstock and a 1/2 sheet of dp from SU.  The sentiment and image were matted on green cardstock, using Spellbinder's dies to cut the the shapes.  The image and sentiment were colored using Microsoft Word (you can see the tutorial in the lastest edition of the Through the Craftroom Door magazine).  The card was finished off with some raffata ribbon, glossy glaze and Stickles.

I will add this card to the Show it Off Sunday lineup over on the TLC blog.

Thank you for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention