Funny Snowmen

christmas card in teal with snowman and season's greetings sentiment with three printed paper banners
i’ve had these basic grey papers for quite some time, but i just couldn’t come up with an idea to use what i call the goofy snowmen. thanks to stephanie’s sketch at the jingle belles, this card came together very quickly and i finally cut into some of my stash of papers. i stamped the penny black snowman, sponged the edge with distress ink and used a sentiment from the same clear set. i think i’ll have to make some more cards with this layout. thanks for popping by.

Basic Shapes

christmas card in blue, green and white with white and blue poinsettia and glitter
i made this shaped card for my dad; i’m very lucky not to be constrained by the stereotypical masculine cards because the men that i create for like anything i make, including items with ribbon and glitter on them. i’m submitting this to the anything goes theme at the basic grey challenge, the shaped card theme at marianne’s design divas and the shaped theme at christmas cards all year ’round. thanks for popping by and thank you to linda duke for the inspiration.

Poinsettia Card For Papercraft Cafe

christmas card in red and green with red poinsettia and merry christmas circular sentiment
when i started designing my october DT card for papercraft cafe, my local stamp store, i thought that this new penny black winter magic stamp set was perfect for those 3″ x 3″ cards i love to make, but then i found the tuesday morning sketches blog. this little stamp can be the focal point of any size card; and, because of the sentiment, it still looks ok if you accidentally photograph the card upside down. (not shown, lol) i stamped the poinsettia twice on watercolour paper and just sponged with distress inks, cut some of the leaves away and layered it. thanks for popping by.

Another Early Christmas Make

christmas card with three hedgies running along carrying a string of jingle bells on and red and brown plaid background with red card stock and gold bow
this is my second DT card for this month’s Penny Black and More Challenge to create an early christmas project. i coloured the best day ever image with distress ink pads, sponged the edges and added stickles. i swiped an ink pad over the embossed panel, which ended up being a bit uneven, but i think it adds to the distressed style. one more card done; how about you – have you started making your christmas cards? if not, come and play!

i’m also playing along with these challenges:
cute card thursday christmas in september
sparkle creations – animal prints
christmas crafting! – traditional christmas colours
pin and tack – anything goes
bunny zoes – distressing

thanks for popping by.

Love Bouquet

one mice giving another a bouquet of heart flowers
this week’s penny black saturday challenge is a fun idea of DT member BETHto choose 4 items from a buffet; so many choices! in the end, i chose 3 gems, ribbon, patterned paper and three flowers. the image is watercoloured and i added stickles to the flowers and covered the leaves with glossy accents.

i’m also entering this in the january challenge at penny black at allsorts – All you need is Love and the splitcoaststampers‘ fan club monthly theme – Love Is In The Air. thanks for popping by.