Friday, 25 November 2011

Be Jolly

I tried using non traditional Christmas colors for this weeks Mojo Monday  216.  I think it turned out okay!

I used:
Paper from Kaiser Craft Konstrukt collection, along with purple and green card stock and velum paper that was embossed with the Cuttle Bug snowflake pattern. I also used VersaMark on the snowflake stamp from Inkadinkado on the green mat and on the Be Jolly stamp from my CD collection all using . I also used the Creative Memories circle punches.

Last night I also attended a Ladies Evening of card making at the Church. They supplied all the paper, ribbons, brads, scissors, punches, excetera and a lot of food.  I am already looking forward to next time the Church has another night of card making.  Here are the cards I made while I was there.

This one is my favorite!

It was great to get inspiration from the other Ladies Cards, and finding out that I gave inspiration as well. Thanks to all the Ladies from the Church who made last night a fun night out.
Until next time,

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Musical Christmas Card

I was really hoping that this weeks Mojo Monday 215 would have a template so that I could make a Christmas card for the music teacher.......and they did. I love they way this card turned out.

 Here is a close up of the stamp, colored with copics and highlighted with Gelly Roll Clear Star marker.

 I used the Martha Stewart Snow Flake Border and Corner punch, mounting more of the red behind the green and hand cutting around the pattern.  I also used Versa Magic Chalk Ginger Bread ink around the edges

My Supplies:
I used paper from Mambi Sheets Specialty paper pack for the background, red and green card stock for matting, and copics paper. The stamp Ellie Loves Music is from "Your Next Stamp" and the 'Noel" stamp is from my collection in CD cases. For both stamps I used Memento Rich Coco ink.  Copics E00, E02, E33, E47, E37, R35, R37, G03, G05, G07 were used to color little Ellie. I also put on a present from a Recollections Dimensional sticker pack to finish off the corner. Now the only thing I need is an actual gift for the music teacher and I'm set.
Until next time,

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Filled With Love

I picked paper last week for this weeks Mojo Monday 214, so it didn't take me long. I only had to pick the embellishments to finish this card. I usually spend so much time on picking paper after I see the template that it takes me 2 days to make 1 card, and today it only took me the morning!

I used "Merry Christmas" paper from Best creation Inc, the Green stripped paper from The Lodge Stack Paper pack and "Precious Metal" paper from Recollections paper pack.  I also used the Creative Memories "Custom Cutting System". For the Embellishments I used a Parcel tag that I took apart from Jolee's Boutique stamped with a Stampendous stamp "Family season" with Stampin Up "Ruby Red" ink. I colored a Celebrate it ribbon "Sheer Creations" with copics R39.
For next weeks challenge I hope to incorporate something musical for my daughters music teacher.
Until next time,

Friday, 4 November 2011

Happy HollyDays!

I have a question for you all.......
Have you ever seen a Remembrance Day card?
My mom likes to keep in touch with her Dad's (my grandpa's) Army buddy, and she could not find any card to send. I find that very disappointing and was thinking that next year I am going to make some cards to sell and donate the money to the Poppy fund. If any one has any suggestions or ideas, please let me know.  If you want to "steal" my idea....go ahead......just make sure that you are donating any profits in Remembrance of people like my Grandpa, who survived and lived a long any happy life..... for the ones that didn't.....and for the ones who They left behind.
Anyway........Here comes another weekend and I am finally done my Mojo Monday 213 entry. If I keep entering and making new Christmas cards from now until December I will be able to hand out different cards to every one. It has been brought to my attention that I should make a bunch of cards and find a table to rent at a Christmas Bake Bazaar to sell them.  Maybe if I start thinking about that in September I could have enough cards to sell. Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday 213 Challenge.

 I love this paper from Close to my Heart Jingle paper pack, I also used Recollections Precious Metals card stock to matt, and Velum paper to stamp on. I used several different cutting tools: the Creative Memories Custom Cutting System, of course my paper trimmers and 2 different oval paper punches and scissors to hand cut the flower and leaves. I used stamps from my Christmas stuff, all of them purchased from Michael's. All of my clear stamps are in CD cases some of which I didn't label with the name of the stamp set. Live and learn. I also used Versa Magic chalk ink "Red Magic" and Memento Ink "Bamboo Leaves".
Until Next Time,

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Fa La La Christmas Card

This card was to be entered into the Mojo Monday competition 212......but life happened, I also got a cold, and....... enough excuses, I didn't get it uploaded in time for the competition, it seems that nothing is working for me this week, including our computer monitor.  That's okay, I love how this card turned out, and a big THANKS is going to a young lady (you know who you are) who came up with the idea of making it look like a wrapped gift.

I have been trying to make sure that I use different materials for the cards that I have been making. on this card card I used Liquid Applique in white for the fluff on the Santa's hats and grey for the mittens, that is very hard to see in the picture. I also of course used my copics markers, (to many colors to list). Memento Ink with an Art Impressions stamp "Jingle Tots", the cricut and cartridge Very Merry Tags, dew drops and brads that I colored with the copics to match, Celebrate It "Holiday" ribbon, "Moose Mountain Paperdoodles" red paper and the blue and snowflake paper are from Creative Memories paper pack "Primary Christmas"