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Friday, October 24, 2014

Merry Monday's Non Traditional Christmas Colours

 Pink and Grey and White...non traditional, but festive still, don't you think?
I started with a sheet of teeny grid journal paper from a SU journal.  I love these little books!
I gathered some tiny scale plaid with cream,aqua and pink from a 6 X 6 paper pad, but it was a loose sheet and I don't remember what company...sorry.  I cut narrow strips from the plaid.
I die cut 3 different snowflakes in 3 different colours from 3 different companies!  MS, Memory Box and Simon Says stamp, from the Stamptember release.  These were arranged atop a small Lil Inkers stitched mat and to the mat, I added the merry christmas die cut (another SSS Stamptember release) that I cut from the same textured silver cs that one of the snowflakes is cut from.  So here it is, finished and ready to offer up for the above challenges...
links here Merry Monday #131 and SSS Anything Goes 
Have a great week-end!

a Merry vellum Christmas card

Vellum...what can I say.  I love this medium and I am so happy that it is "popular" again!
I chose to create 8 of these cards for a craft fair that I will be at in a couple of weeks.  I have been crafting a lot, just not taken time to post on the blog.  
so...I used a SU Poinsettia EF on some cut vellum panels that were die cut with the Lil Inkers stitched mats.  I also cut some red panels with the dies.  The little tree is SU and I stamped in Lucky Limeade on white and then stamped the red ornament balls in Versamark and added Ranger rich red EP and heat set, then cut out.  I die cut a PTI merry die in the Lucky Limeade and with the other elements, arranged on the smaller mat.  I adhered to the small panel and added a few little specs of tape runner on the mat edges and layered onto the medium red panel.  This was then layered onto another card front sized Poinsettia embossed vellum front and finally added to a white card.  The little poinsettia gem was added as the tree topper star and finishes my card :)
I am offering this up for the Addicted to CAS Vellum challenge and the ever popular SSS Anything Goes
 Thanks for taking the time to visit and I hope that you have a great day!
Hugs, Chriss

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

And now for something completely different!

 Can you read this title and NOT think of the Monty Python series?!  Lots to love in that era of comedy.
As you can see, this is a sunglasses may be required post.  Neon not me.  Tags, not too often.  No inks, but I had some flash cards left behind from the childrens' school supplies.  Here is my try using neon colours.
I die cut the Holiday Frames snowflake window exclusive to the SSS Stamptember release out of three of the neon colours.  They were placed on a micro grid panel paper sheet that I cut to size and layered over a tag I made with kraft card stock.  I inlaid the main piece of the surround from the snowflake in another neon colour and did the same with the center star.  The merry christmas sentiment is from the SSS Deco Trees, from the SSS Stamptember release also, was die cut also and gently glued down.  I had a small merry and bright stamp in my stash (PTI) that was just the right size and I cut off the merry and inked up the "& bright".  A linen twine bow and extra linen twine are threaded 'thru the hole attaching to a bag or other gift.  I am linking this tag up to the SSS Flicker challenge here.
This next neon card was made for the Merry Monday card challenge and, you guessed it, the challenge is to use neon colours for a Christmas card.  Here it is, a merry die cut from PTI, a Deco trees die from SSS and I added some neon orange circles to the tree and side of the panels.  The last finishing touch was a neon yellow star that I cut out with a punch...

Pretty shocking...right!

Thanks for taking time for a visit.
It is safe for you to remove sunglasses now.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Silver Snowflake Holiday

Hi there!
It seems like a while since I have been able to create and post...but it's only three days...
When I saw the Muse card created by Vicki this week, I knew that I wanted to try my hand.  I was inspired with the use of the black card stock and gold, but used an almost navy colour and Starlite Silver ink from Tsukineko.  The snowflakes are a combination of SU and PTI.  I also used silver foil for the PTI Holiday die cut.  I cut another Holiday from a coaster mat to give a nice sturdy layer for the silver foil to sit atop.  The white layer that the sentiment is sitting on is a sparkly CS from SU that I think is no longer available, but I have some sheets in my stash that have been released from hoarding :)
I had to take this photo outside to day.  The interior shots were showing up a strange colour.  Thanks for taking a peek today...

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall celebration time

Happy Friday! 
I am taking time out today during my daughter's visit (she had a friend's wedding rehearsal and lunch to go to)
to create a card for the current challenges over at Time Out  SSS "finishing touch" and One Layer Simplicity Challenge.
I knew that I wanted to include the optional apple "twist" for the Time Out challenge and I wanted to also keep my card to one layer.  Oh, I do miss apple picking...
                                    I started by stamping the SU
bucket and water coloured with a TH Distressed Wood DI and then stamped my apples and water coloured them also with TH Picked Raspberry and Firebrick red.  The grass is from PTI's Garden Variety set.  All of the stamps that I had for Autumn birthdays were too large in scale for the card, so I decided to use this older SU sentiment as I like the
font for this card.  Sticking to my one layer only idea, I used a Memory Box die to cut a cloud and set that aside after outlining the edge with a SU marker.  I then decided that I wanted some rays of sunlight and happy blue sky to be shining down on the bucket scene.  My attempt at rays is not a good one...but it is a hand made card...right ;)  I sponged the yellow and blue inks using Washi Tape for my borders.  After the spongeing, I inlaid my cloud.  Thinking it might need one more little finishing touch, and I will submit to the SSS Monday challenge "finishing touch", I added another water coloured apple on the grass beside the bucket that I fussy cut from several other clusters of apples that I stamped and WC for future use.  This may not qualify any more for the OLS challenge...oh dear, should have left well alone :)
Have a great Friday!  hugs, chriss

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Work it Wednesday with SSS

I am back with this yummy colour inspiration from SSS for the Work it Wednesday September challenge.  Such warm and rich this fall palette!
I used the Mosaic heart stencil again from SSS, so many uses and the colour combos are infinite!
 I added a little sparkling copper birch leaf sticker and the Thank You sentiment finishes it off and I will be submitting for the Monday challenge Finishing Touch over at SSS.  I have made several of these to keep on hand for the stash :)

Card Concept Colour Inspiration and a finishing sentiment

This little black kitty got frightened when a crow landed on the pumpkin and then was amazed!  I stenciled the cat from a Gourmet Rubber Stamps stencil, purchased from SSS a few weeks ago.  I also outlined her with a thin black marker and added a sparkling eye with an Atyou Spica pen.  The pumpkin is MS punched and the black crow sticker is one I had in my stash.  The panel that the pumpkin is perched on is a My Favorite Things Loopy Flower die.  I found this cool and easy way to use it for something else than the intended use!  It is so cute when you slip in a few ghosts ;)
I finished off the card with the tiny "you amaze me" stamp
I am submitting this card for the Card Concept Colour Challenge #20.
My card is a Clean and Layered.  I am also submitting to SSS Monday challenge
"Finishing Touch", the little sentiment.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee inspired Success

Happy International Coffee Day!
I am a coffee lover, I admit it :)  I start my day with an Italian Lavazza around 6:00am and then a couple more during the day...
I wanted to join in on the fun that Chaitali is hosting over at Cuts, Crops & Creativity here, in honour of this day.  I used a PTI coffee cup that I stamped randomly in chocolate brown and then over-stamped in a polka dot pattern using SU Blue Lagoon ink.  The awesome sentiment is from Verve's older and fabulous coffee set Delightful and Delicious.  I added a little punched red textured heart to the fussy cut coffee cup.  Hope you have had your cuppa today!
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