Thursday, December 31, 2015

Top 12 plus 1

Hi Everyone,
As 2015 draws to an end I thought I would share some of my Favourite cards of the year. I though 12 was a good number but I couldn't decide so I went with one extra.

                                                                       January 15

                                                                         January 22

                                                                        March 15

                                                                            March 20

                                                                            April 13

                                                                            April 23

As I look back over my selection of cards, I seem to have a bit of a theme 11 of the 13 are construction cards using Elizabeth Craft design products.
I hope everyone has a Happy New Year, I will back next year with some exciting news.


Monday, December 28, 2015

A Parisian Birthday


I had this fabulous DCWV designer paper stack "Tradewinds" on my deck from earlier in the month. I needed some more made cards in my supplies so I decided to remake the Birthday card that I posted on December 13 but this time I went with the brown earth tone paper. I used Paris edges on the front and inside plus the Eiffel Tower and Katie Label all designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.
After die cutting and embossing the Eiffel tower I added liquid pearls to the embossed areas.

Elizabeth Craft Design Dies


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Peace & Joy

I still had the Jolly Holly Robins stamp on my desk for one last Christmas card to share.
It is just inked in one colour with the hero arts verse that is die cut with My Favorite Things fish tails die that was a Christmas gift from a friend.


Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Stencil

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has visited my blog.
Merry Christmas everyone, I hope that you are all having a wonderful day.

Today I am sharing  a stencil card I made for the FGM challenge that I made last month. I get together with a couple of friends for a shopping trip to our favourite store, we then decide on the challenge for the following month depending on our purchases.

To create this background I used a sizzix stencil and applied distress inks to the back with a sponge dauber, then spritz it with water. then laid it onto card to transfer the ink leaving the outline of the stencil.
I used Jolly Holly Robins stamp ( Crafty Individuals) and coloured it with sponges and layered it for the main image. and finished it off with the Merry Christmas die.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Xmas Rudy by Kait

Hi Everyone,
Today I thought I would share with you some Christmas cards that my daughter has made for her friends. Every year since Kait was about 9 years old she has made handmade cards for her friends, starting with simple stamping, then iris folding, to intricate beads and stitching and this year her favourite pop ups.

As you can see her work station is set up on the dining room table, lots of die cut pieces and a simple layout make it possible to make all the cards in one afternoon for someone who is busy working full time leading up to the Christmas season.

Here is Rudy all popped up with his present and on the front is die cut glitter trees and designer paper with a border punch edge.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products
Designed by Karen Burniston
Rudy the Reindeer
Lucy Pop up
Sleigh gift card holder pop up
Marianne design xmas tree 3 LR1076
Martha Stewart border punch.

Have a wonderful Merry Christmas Day

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Happy Birthday Amour

This card I am sharing I have made for my daughter's birthday that is today. Next year she will be off on a working holiday in the UK and no doubt she will include Paris in her trip.

I had this fabulous designer paper with the world map that looked great. I then added Paris edges designed by Karen Burniston and the Quietfire words designed by Suzanne Cannon both for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Kait loves the surprise of cards that pop up inside. I chose to pop up the Eiffel Tower pop stand die. I die cut the Eiffel Tower and embossed it, then highlighted it with blue gel pens with die in place. I used the Katie Label pieces for my sentiments and added another Paris edge.

Elizabeth Craft Design Dies

We are off on a River boat cruise to celebrate.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Time keeps on slipping

Today is the last week of challenges on the CCEE Stampers Blog for 2015. is Joanne's challenge for this week.

Did you know? There are occasional "Leap Seconds" added to the official year. They help to correct minor variations in time. On December 31, 2015, the folks who maintain the official time for the planet, will add an extra second to the day!  To honor this, the challenge for this week is to incorporate time into your card…..a clock, a calendar, a date, a watch, etc.

 For my card I have used the Spiral circle pull card and the Clock and gears die, designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.
I have used acetate for the spiral pull and attached glitter and foil gears so that they look like they are floating when you open the card.

 I found this treasure cay wood mounted  stamp in my supplies and I really liked the sentiment. It is rather a long verse and I wanted to use it on a tag. So I used the largest die out of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags set, but it was still to small. So by just putting my top plate of my sizzix machine on the top part of the die, I cut it out and then moved the die along and did the same with the bottom part of the die, it was then just a matter of extending the side cut lines to join with each other. I then layered the tag on glitter paper and fussy cut it out to create a mat.

Here is a closer look at the whole tag, just a small increase in size but the sentiment fitted perfectly.

Remember CCEE Stampers will be taking a short break from Challenges before returning in the New Year on January 7th.  So at this time we would all like to extend our wishes for a wonderful holiday season.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!!!

Take Care

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Over your head

This is hostess Joanne's challenge on CCEE Stampers blog.

Today is National Roof Over Your Head Day. It is a day to be thankful for those of us who are fortunate enough to have a safe home to live in AND to think about those around the world who do not. To mark this day, our challenge today is to make a card with a house/building of some sort on it.

I am so busy at the moment and running behind with this challenge, it is not exactly what I had planned.
I have Cottage Cutz spring Treehouse metal die with DCWV designer paper.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs.
Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams.
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Frances Byrne
Sabrina Friel
Vicky Gould
Amber Hillman