Monday, November 9, 2009

Pink Elephant Challenge #40 AND Humble Pie Stamps

For the Pink Elephant Challenge we had to make a card to "give thanks" and for the Humble Pie stamp challenge we were asked to make circle card! I had made this card for our neighbour who graciously gave us some fresh fruit off of their fruit trees!! YUMMMMM ... the image is from "Your Next Stamp" Of course I coloured her with my copics!! I used my spellbinders for the embossed scalloped circle. And the card is cut out using my Cricut!! I love how this card turned out! Thanks for the Challenge!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christmas card for our Child Sponsor

Our family sponsors a child through an organization called Chalice. The little girl we sponsor will get this cute card that I made for her and her family. The image is High Hopes and coloured with my copics. I used a natural fiber paper for the background, and a white ribbon with Merry Christmas along the bottom. I didn't add any other embellishments because I felt that the paper added a lot of texture, and nothing else was needed. I sure hope she likes the card!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas card for our Canadian Troops

Our MPP along with several local radio stations and other establishments, are collecting Christmas cards to send to Canadian troops fighting over in Afghanistan. I thought it was a great idea to send a card, and show our appreciation and support to those who wont be home for the holiday's because they are helping to keep the peace. For this card I used "Mudzie's Gift" image from High Hopes, and he is coloured with my copics (is there anything else!) I used my Crystal Effects to glaze the light bulbs to give them a glassy look. The paper of course is from my stash as was the ribbon. I added clear Dew Drops to the side for some added interest. On the inside of the stamp I used the co-ordinating statement, also from High Hopes, "Just stoppin' in to say" Have a Merry Chrismoose, eh?" It was wonderful to be able to spread a little cheer to those who are away from their family, helping to spread peace, during the Christmas season!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #25 AND Simon Says Stamp

For The Magnolia Down Under Challenge #25 and the Just Magnolia - Simon says stamp monthly challenge (WOO HOO 2 challenges complete in one!!), we were asked to Distress. I made this super cute bookmark for my husband. He is getting back into reading and I thought he needed a cute, yet masculine, homemade bookmark. I distressed the outer edges of the bookmark. The image is Edwin (can't remember the exact title of it sorry), the stack of books are also from Magnolia, of course it was all coloured with my copics! I textured the background with Bermuda Blue (I think that's what it was called) ink from Stampin' Up and my sea sponge. The strip of paper has sparkly blue circles, it was from my stash of course! OH, and I used my 3-d Lacquer for Edwin's eye glasses to give it that glassy look! I added a piece of fiber through a blue eyelet for the top, to try and help keep his place! I think it turned out pretty good! Thanks for looking!!