Monday, June 9, 2014

Teddy Bear Christmas

This is the second card I made today. Keep scrolling down for the first one or click HERE.

I really love the way the water-colouring on the teddy bear came out. I've always struggled with the water colour technique but I  love the effect so much that I keep on trying to get it right. This is pretty darn close and my best so far, I think.

Oh, I guess I got a little ahead of myself. That's how excited I am about how it turned out.

Challenges I played along with for this card: 4 Crafty Chicks (Christmas theme), Merry Monday (add a Santa hat), and Sweet Sunday Sketch:
Now you see why I was all excited about the bear. Ain't he just too cute, with his Santa hat on.
 
The stamp set is called Button Bear from so long ago it is mounted on foam squares, so before clear blocks were used, even before wood blocks. The designer paper is also retired from the Ski Slope pack.

That's all for today folks! I am going to stay in the craft space a wee bit longer but not to play. I am going to prep for my Crafty Inkettes United group for next Tuesday and actually be ahead for once (ok maybe it happened a time or two more but not lately), that rarely happens.

Hopefully it stops raining long enough so I can get outside today too, even if it's just for 1/2 an hour.

Christmas Lodge

Rainy day in Alberta this morning, so I thought I'd camp out in my craft space. As Monday is one of my days off, I figured why not play the morning away, at least.

Also as it is Monday, Mojo Monday's sketch challenge comes out today. I even combined it with the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge themed:
 
"CHRISTMAS"
 
 
 Here's what I came up with. This card pretty much fell into place quite easily. It is a mixture of retired and current Stampin' Up! products.
 
 
Used the Christmas Lodge and Many More Messages stamp sets. The designer paper is from last year's Season of Style paper pack as well as an older one from 2008 called Ski Slope. Colours used: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.
 
 
Hope you like it and play along too!!



Thursday, June 5, 2014

Snow Day in June

Hello there, crafty peeps. Can't believe 2 weeks have gone by since I've made time to play and blog. Garden is coming along nicely though, and there is always a chore or two to do daily that keeps us busy.

I got to play along with 3 different challenges today and made it a 3-in-1 card. Gotta love those!!!  While on a Facebook this morning, there was Lori's weekly post from over at 4 Crafty Chicks. It reminded me that I hadn't played in a while and this theme was easy: Christmas.

Went trolling through my challenge bookmarks and found my sketch over at Mojo Monday. You can always count on their challenge to get the creative juices flowing.


All that's missing now is my colour scheme. Found that on Splitcoaststampers. This week's colours are not traditional Christmas colours. Wasn't sure if I could pull it off. Of course I did!!! You can't see it very well from the pic but I even added a bit of sparkle with Dazzling Details on snowman and flake.

 
So what do you think??