Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last minute Christmas cards

  Another batch of last minute Christmas cards done today - I got out some of my favorite Christmas stamps from Flourishes (still sad they are no longer in business but at least I managed to get all my favorite sets)
  I also got out some watercolors and some thin watercolor paper and painted them up - not as happy with the thin watercolor paper but it will mail better.
  I stamped with memento black  ink and also used an embossing folder for the 'Merry Christmas'.
   It did take a bit of time to do the watercoloring (as I did about 27 total in this batch) but after that the card was very simple and nice and flat for mailing.
   Well my pups are bugging me for their walk and my son gets in today about lunchtime so I had better get my rear in gear so to speak :) My daughter will get here on Saturday so it will be a fun weekend!!!
   Take Care

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Simple Christmas cards - Shepard boy

  Another batch of quick and easy Christmas cards for you - I almost have all mine close....
  I used an image from Sweet Pea Stamps called 'Little Shepard' from Aurora Wings and colored him with prismacolor pencils.
  On the first one I had printed him up a bit smaller than the rest and layered him to an embossed background of snowflakes. I edged both panels with a  metallic gold pen and added some gold corner stickers.
  For the rest of the cards I layered them to th base cardstock that was embossed with 'Merry Christmas' and I added touches of glitter.
  All for now - tons of projects both in and out of the craft room to do and today I am getting a massage - I hae had a gift certificate in my billfold for over a year so I decided it was high time I used it. I have never had a massage before (professionally anyhow - my DH does a wonderful back massage :)
  Take Care

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Simple Christmas cards - gift girl

  Well I am down to the last minute again this year trying to finish off my Christmas cards - one of these years I might be done earlier :)
  Here are some simple cards done with an image from Sweet Pea Stamps called 'Christmas Angel' by Karen Middleton.
  I colored her several different ways with prismacolor pencils, cut her out with a Spellbinders die and edged the panel with gold metallic pen.
  I layered her to the base cardstock that I embossed with a folder that say Merry Christmas. I added a bit of glitter in spots on the embossing.
  Tons of stuff lined up for today - Christmas cards and other craft projects, some house cleaning and a hair cut (long time over due for a hair cut - now if I could only decide what to do with my mop!!)
   Have a great day!!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

'Gift of Love' Christmas Art swap

    Today on Facebook the 'Gift of Love' artist exchange goes live and there is a ton of great artwork!!! We exchanged gifts but most of us also made gifts to give away too - there will be random drawings for all our giveaways :)
   You need to go check it out - there is a ton of beautiful stuff!!!
   I made up a couple tangled pieces - the first is a vase and the second is a small jar.
  I covered the glass with white spray paint and then used a superfine black sharpie to do the tangles. I did use some workable fixative to seal it just a bit and then added some gold trim with a metallic gold pen :)
  I really liked doing these and will be doing more in the fucture :)
  To enter to win the small jar follow the link below to the giveaway link on Facebook and leave a comment - I will draw a winner the first week of January so check back then either here or the FB page.

Facebook Links -
Welcome to the Gift of Love Christmas/Holiday Art/Craft show !
Please read carefully...
This album…
contains artworks, originals, prints and other crafts donated graciously by our artists for giveaways to all fans alike !! To enter for the giveaways please comment/share to enter the giveaways of your choice -  you can enter on all the giveaways , each artist will announce winner(s) of their giveaway(s) on the first week of January 2015 ! Good... Luck ! Merry Christmas , Happy New Year.

This album…
contains artworks created by the artists participating for the Gift of Love Aceo art swap show,created to be swapped with the artists, these original artworks are not giveaways ,but a lot of artists are offering prints for sale of the artworks they created , if you are interested please comment on each artwork in the album, please take time to view each and every artwork, comment and share if you like to support your favorite artist(s)
All these artworks and giveaways were created with love and joy and we hope you enjoy the show , feel free to share it and let people know for the Gift of Love,
thank you so much , Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday season to everyone.
   All for today - Take Care

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sweet Pea Stamps - Christmas with a non-Christmas image - hop

Welcome to the Sweet Pea Stamps blog hop. Each of our wonderful designers have come up with creative ways to use a non-Christmas themed image to create a Christmas themed project! We hope to inspire you to work out of the box for each and every holiday with images you might not consider when crafting.

Please visit each of our talented team members'... blogs and leave a little love - a comment on every hop post will enter you into a drawing for a $20 gift code to the Sweet Pea Stamps store! As an added bit of fun share the hop on Facebook tagging Sweet Pea Stamps for a chance for a $10 gift code to the Sweet Pea Stamps store! Winners will be chosen around the first of next week.
   Christmas card making is in full swing in my craft room - had a few more done up early than I did last year but still have a few to go :)
  The Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team crew decided to have one more blog hop this year and hopefully this will inspire some ideas for Christmas cards for you too!!!
  We decided to challenge ourselves by using a non-Christmas image to make a Christmas card or project.
  I used 'Pearl' by Julia Burgess of Sweet Pea Stamps and colored her with prismacolor pencils.
I thought the bubbles looked like Christmas ornaments and colored them red and green - got a bit too much glitter on them I guess as they don't show as bright of red and green as I thought they would - but then again  - Can you really have too much glitter? :)
  All for me today - Take Care

P.S.  I drew the winner of my blog candy from our last Sweet Pea Stamps DT blog hop a couple days ago and have not heard back from her yet - I left a note on her blog. So I am looking for  Erika Horvathova - please email me or leave me a comment with your email in it and I will get your goodies on the way :)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sweet Pea Christmas Ornaments

   A quick post today so I can get another hour or so in the craft room before my pre-work nap :)
  I colored up a few of this image from Sweet Pea Stamps called 'Little Shepard' from Aurora Wings with copic markers.
  Then I cut it out with a circle die and backed the image with some glitter paper. I had to roll it up to get it inside the ornament which is round in width but flattened so its only about an inch and 1/2 thick. I added some small clear beads and that was it.
  I think they turned out really cute!!!
  I have some more in the works with other SPS images and another type of ornament that I am going to try tracing the image onto and coloring with pencils - we will see how it turns out :)
  Okay dokay - off to the craft room I go :)
   Take Care

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving - Sweet Pea Stampers challenge

  Well we have warmed back up a bit here in NW Florida - temps in the 50/60's in stead of 20's which is nice :)
   I had a hard time choosing a Thanksgiving image and ended up with this sweet Indian girl - I have had the image printed up for quite awhile and hadn't gotten around to coloring her yet :)
  I colored her with prismacolor pencils and then added some fall leaf stickers and accents in blues and browns.
  Join us and you could win some Sweet Pea Stamps images!!!!!
  All for today - was on call for work last night so today is a chance to finish up some errands/chores that I didn't manage to get done the last couple days :) - off I go...
   Take Care