Monday, October 13, 2014

A card frenzied holiday

I have had an awesome 3rd term break - sorted out some health issues, re-evaluated my personal life and hopefully put a few things in place to get back on track! 

Craft is definitely my down time and I am scheduling it back into my life.  I go to my happy place when I am up to elbows in texture paste and ink so need to make time to play!  I have ordered my Erin Condren Life Planner after reading and viewing Karen Werner's blog and bit the bullet - and I am now PLANNING on adding some dedicated time to crafting.  I created the cards below over the last few weeks and am happy to say I have my 73 Christmas cards ready to mail out!


Cardstock: Bazzil

Paper: My Minds Eye - My Girl
Copics: E00, E002, E35, E37 and YR23
Die: SSS: Spellbinders Circle Stack and Epiphany Banner Punch

A few more Chrissy cards made with my SSS purchases - LOVE the frame and the effect of the texture paste through the stencil with the glitter added!!

Cardstock: Bazzil

Paper: Simple Stories
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Winter Friends
Bling: Kindy Glitz, Glossy Accents and Kaiser Jewels
Copics: E00, E002, 100, R46, E25, E27 and E29
Die: SSS: Simon Says Stamp - Holiday Frames
Texture Paste and Simon Says Stars and Dots 

Needed some boy B'day cards! - made a few of these coloured with copics and then inked up

Cardstock: Bazzil

Paper: My Minds Eye - Lemon Twist
Stamps: Tiddly Inks
Distress Inks Peacock Feather, Shabby Shutter
Copics: E00, E002, 100, R46, YR04, Y17, B24, B26, E35, E37 and YR23
Die: Spellbinders Circle and label Stacks, Taylored Expressions Clouds

While out at the retreat at Country Paper Crafts in Bruce Rock and pulled out my distress pens and had a play and the two cards below were the result.  I used all the fun stuff - texture paste, a gorgeous poppy stamp, water colour paper and lots of inks!  Added it o the Simon Says Wednesday Watercolour Challenge!


Cardstock: Bazzil

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co
Distress Inks Peacock Feather, Worn Lipstick, tea dye
Distress Pens
Art C Stencil with ranger texture paste
I was pretty hooked on the texture past so clouring these cute little Tiddly inks images out came the stencils and paste again - love the effect of white texture paste on craft - it pops!

Cardstock: Bazzil

Stamps: Tiddly Inks
Distress Inks Peacock Feather, Shabby Shutter
Copics: G07, G09, YG23, C3, C5, C, R22, R24, R46
Die: Simin Says Stamp - Merry Christmas and Deco Tree; Die-namics bows
Bling: Kaiser Craft Jewels and Distress Glitter
Stencils: Snow Flakes and SSS Swirls and Dots

This last card (I made a few of these) was super quick and simple - with the idea poached from pinterest!

Cardstock: Bazzil

Paper: My Minds Eye - Follow your Heart
Bling: Kaiser Craft (coloured with copics)
Die: SSS Thanks and Sizzix butterflies

This holidays: 76 Christmas cards, 9 thank you cards, 4 boys Birthday, 2 Baby bump and 6 girls birthday - pretty productive huh!!!

 Thanks for reading my post!

1 comment:

  1. What a bunch of fabulous cards. Thank you so much for playing along in our Use Watercolors Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)


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