Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A few more treasures

I'll start with the treasure chest seeing it's at the top of the page. I made this cake for my nephew for his 7th birthday. It didn't turn out too bad considering I used Betty Crocker icing. My machine didn't want to make the buttercream, it is old ya know. He loved it so that's all that mattered.
I loved this card so much I had to make more. This time I used Bashful Blue instead of Baja Breeze. And I added some swirls in the bottom snow.

I only made one of these cards, not sure why, but I did. I love the way it turned out though. Kraft is becoming one of my fav colors to use.

This card suffered a small mishap. (but it's okay Irina) It was from one of my card classes but when my A+ student accidentally smudged the sentiment I gave her a fresh base. (which she didn't smudge) But now I had to get creative to cover the oops. It didn't turn out too bad, but now that I look at it again I would move things around. Unfortunately the recipient already has it and I don't think would appreciate me rearranging it now.

Here's another ornament punch card. I love that punch. Hopefully I'll get to play while on holidays and I'll show ya a cool trick with the punch. This one was fast to make and I really like how it turned out. The ornament is on dimensionals, too cool!

Well, if I don't post again before Christmas I wish you all God's richest blessings and a very Merry Christmas. Just don't drink too much eggnog!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Some more Christmas cards

And I'm still working on more.

This one is an interesting color combo, Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac. I used an embossing folder (nonSU) for the swirls and then traced them with the 2 way glue pen and added the diamonds. Soooo cool. Kinda like swirling snow. The snowman is from the Holiday Tag Team set. Still one of my fav's.

This card is also an interesting color choice for Christmas, Kiwi Kiss. I stamped the big Medallion stamp with Kiwi Kiss ink and then stamped again on a smaller piece of WW and punched out the middle with the scallop circle. Covered the scallop circle with glue and added diamonds and a clear brad.
I love love love snowmen, and Flaky Friends is my most favorite set. I wanted a simple card so decided to just use a few colors to color in the snowmen's accessories. I made a mask and sponged a faint oval around the snowmen. The snow under the men has diamonds on it too. Once the card was assembled I sprayed with the frost shimmer paint mixed with alcohol over the entire card.
Another favorite of mine, (really there are sets I don't like ;) ) is this house from To You and Yours. I stamped it in Chocolate Chip and then masked the house and the land beside it. Then sponged the exposed WW with Baja Breeze ink. All the swirls on, under, and over the house have diamonds on them. Yep, was feeling like a glittery gal while making these cards. The first layer of Baja Breeze was stamped with the Paisley background in Baja Breeze ink. Love how this card turned out. It's a square 4.25" size card.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Anyone still out there???

So, internet is back and it wasn't our computers. They had to "change something at their end". Go figure. I'm so done with MTS....(I wish)

Anyway, onto much better things, got a few cards and an advent calender (box) thingie to share. Oh and a cake. The cake didn't turn out anything like I had planned. (Had a very off day that day.) The cake was for my niece who turned 1 yesterday.

The advent box/calender thing I bought last year but ran out of time to decorate so I did it this year, Dec 2nd. Sad I know. Oh well, the boys are excited to open the little drawers everyday. Most of them have treats but I do have a few that say movie night, or game night or look for your treat (as the drawers are VERY small). I used retired Christmas paper from last year. Added a few punched out flowers with brads, ribbons and buttons. (the numbers came with the box)
Here's the cake I made for Shaylin. Not how I planned but like I said, it was an off day. I made the little flowers with royal icing so they are hard and I put them on last. It's just a cherry chip cake mix but that's my sisters favorite and buttercream icing. I was told it tasted really good.
Now onto a few card shares. I won't share them all now so I have something to post in the coming days to hopefully make up for my lack of posting lately.
This one is done with kraft cs and is my favorite this year so far. I made a template with an oval cut out of it to use as a mask. I stamped the snowflakes in WW craft ink then sponged the edge. PeaceLoveJoy is from All Holidays and stamped in Chocolate Chip. Added some buttons tied with linen thread, a strip of Chocolate twill ribbon and a few holes. ;)
It is so pretty IRL. I just loved it.
This next card is made using the ornament punch. Wasn't sure about that punch and now I LOVE IT! The ornaments are stamped in WW craft ink with snowflakes and JOY then heat embossed with Iridescent Ice EP. The ornaments are also on pop dots. Used the petals a plenty embossing folder for the bottom white layer. I honestly have no idea where the gold ribbon is from but suited this card perfectly so I went with it.
My third card to share today is using an oldie but goodie, Lovely as a Tree set. The Merry Christmas is from All Holidays. The tree and sentiment were stamped in Handsome Hunter craft ink and then heat embossed with II. Again, made a mask and stamped then sponged with WW craft ink. I used a jumbo eyelet in the corner and tied some taffeta ribbon through it. I also love this one. (okay, I love them all LOL)
I need to run, UPS just dropped off a few boxes...