Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Another Digi Stamps 4 Joy

Hey there!
I had fun with the first card I created with these little tags, so I created another one, this time for the dog club I belong to.  Check out Digi Stamps 4 Joy for their monthly challenges.
Simple was the name of the game here.  I printed the tag at 4x6" and coloured the tree and present with Stampin' Up markers and Zig Luna metallic pens.  The dog stamp is one in my stash.  I then covered the background with red watercolour.  Michaels plaid washi tape was used in place of my usual ribbon and then I added a snowflake metal charm at the top.  The greeting is an old one from my stash.

Have fun creating!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge

Hi All!

I've been happily creating Christmas cards for my mom and ourselves.  I saw this challenge on Digi Stamps 4 Joy for November and an idea came to mind for it, so here we go!

The monthly image must be used for each month's challenge, so I emailed and received the images a few days ago.
I started by colouring in the Tree image after printing it about 4x6".  I traced the tag onto paper from a pad in my stash then fussy cut the tree and present from the original tag and adhered it in the same spot.  I printed the snowflake tag EXTREMELY small and added it to the present.  A coloured acetate layer was added to the top.  I tied it all together with some Santa ribbon from last year's present!  The 5x6.5" card was covered with lightbulb patterned paper from my stash, then another piece of ribbon from that gift.  Added the tag and voila!  Done card!

Monday, November 10, 2014

New Work

Hello! 
Long time no chat!
And that is my fault...
We got back from our trip and had to deal with a lost package that included some personal items that were one of a kind.  It took all my energy and ambition to get it resolved. 

As most will receive this on November 11, I offer this tribute to our fallen citizens:


So now I'm back to playing!
I needed to complete an Advent Swap lately with the craft group I am a member of and thought I'd show you my contribution.  Each year we are given a number and we are to create 26 ATCs with that number and place them in an envelope only with our number.  So starting December 1st we have a creative Advent envelope to open each day.  This year I have #24.  In the past when I had #4 for example I would chose an image with 4 of something, but this year I went the easy way out. 
I chose and older Poinsettia image from Magenta and hand coloured the stamp with my SU! markers, huffed on it then stamped it onto the mustard ATC.  The greeting is by Our Daily Bread.  I created the envelope with the Envelope Maker by We R Memory Keepers.  SUPER fun tool!  I do not remember who makes the number stamp.  If you look carefully, you can see the 24 I coloured with my black marker after I inked the stamp in red :)

Keep Stamping!