Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I made it by the skin of my teeth! We just got our power back on half an hour ago, and cable and internet soon followed, imagine that! We've been out of power since Monday afternoon, and even with a generator it was NOT fun. The poor kiddies all along the East coast have no Halloween to speak of. Fortunately, my kids are older and don't mind it too much. They've been out of school all week and they're happy about that. 
Fortunately, we escaped from any damage to our home, we're all safe and sound, although our neighbors were not so lucky. They weren't home when a tree fell onto their house, so we can all count our blessings. I'm sure there are thousands of other families who were not that fortunate and are struggling with being displaced from their homes, keeping warm and/or feeding their families. It was a terrible storm, very scary.

I just wanted to pop in and share a Halloween card I had ready a while back to share this morning. I actually have quite a few others, but wasn't able to take pics yet.

This card features stamps from Waltzingmouse, Authentique papers and Memory Box apothecary jar dies.

I hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Li'l Wizard

Good morning friends! I keep wishing that Lili of the Valley would make some Halloween or Autumn themed stamps, imagine how cute they would be!! I know, I know Halloween is not a big thing in the UK, so I have to be content with this adorable little guy dressed up as a wizard, 'Abracadabra'. I'm afraid he couldn't be spooky no matter how hard he tries though, ha ha!

He's colored with Copics, cut out and mounted on this awesome spider web frame from the Silhouette Store (digital die cut).

Papers are from Authentique, and the sentiment seal is Catslife Press.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sweet Gingers

I was so glad to see these little guys from the Gingerbread Joy stamp set show up on the Waltzingmouse blog recently as cut files. I love the look of cut out images, but usually am too lazy to handcut them. Claire was sweet enough to offer the cut files for free here

I stamped the Gingers in vanilla scented embossing powder, then added some shading around their edges with Distress inks. I tied their hands together with baker's twine.

The background paper is from Lili of the Valley's Christmas Kraft paper pad, they have the perfect Ginger cookie colors. A big red/white striped bow finishes it off nicely, don't you think? 

Hope you like them, thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fairy and her Birdy

Good morning all, I've been flat on my back all weekend, a back injury again. I wanted to wait it out and rest it at home to see if it would ease up, but it seems to be getting worse. So, I'm going to visit the Dr. today to see what's going on and maybe get some relief. 

It's been very hard to do any sitting at my craft table for any length of time, so this card was made in little bits and pieces as long as I could stand it. I hate laying around on the couch, I get so restless I feel like I could scream, and with TV just being the absolute pits, I just have to get up and do something despite the pain. 

This little beauty is another fairy from the new release coming out at Lili of the Valley the end of this month.

The vine on the left was cut with my Cameo from a Silhouette Store file, and the tiny flowers are an old punch I had laying around. Sentiment is from Lili of the Valley clear sentiments 26 set. Papers are from LOTV Bonnets and Bowties paper pad collection.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sea Nymph

Good morning all! It's time for a Lili of the Valley fix once more, a new release coming up at the end of October. We've got fairies and mermaids coming up, and you are just going to swoon when you see them all!

I did some fancy paper piecing with the waves in the background, using the beautiful papers from the 'Promises' pad available at LOTV.  I used some wave cut files from the Silhouette Store to cut them out.

I also cut out some sea life shapes using my Silhouette, then Stickled them. The sentiments are also from LOTV, 'Sentiment Tags', and 'Girly Banners'. 

So what do you all think, love the mermaids? I sure do. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Haunted Hills

Hello everyone, how about a Halloween card today? Halloween cards are one of my favorite kinds of cards to make. I don't really give out any :-o  but I love making them all the same. This one is a hodge podge of several different digital and clear products.

The cute witch and her sidekick is from Mo's Digital Pencil (at least it was, I can't seem to find it in her web store anymore!), I think it's called Trick or Treat. I colored them up with Copics.

The papers are digital as well, from Design House Digitals 'Halloween Vintage Findings'. If they look familiar, it might be because I believe there's a paper pad from My Mind's Eye that has these same papers. I freehand cut some rolling hills using different patterns to create the background. I also stamped the haunted house and trees in the BG with a clear stamp set from Inkadinkado, I think. 

And last but not least, the Haunted House ticket is a printable from the Silhouette store. I really wanted coordinating ribbon too, but of course had nothing even close in my stash. So I striped a plain piece of grosgrain with a ruler and Copics. It actually bled a little and I thought I ruined the ribbon, but after tying it into a bow, turns out I LOVE the effect! One of those happy accidents I will be using again in the future, kind of an 'ombré' look to it. 

Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dance Child

Good morning everyone, I finally have another card to share using the new Geisha girl stamps. Creating has been pretty slow lately, took me quite a while to complete this one. Although the mojo seems to be getting ready for winter, I'm going to keep plugging away. I love this hobby and won't give it up!
Anyway, here's Aimi with Lantern.

She's colored with my Copics,  I pulled coordinating colors from the gorgeous peony papers from and older SEI paper pad. I save these papers for those really special cards, that's how much I love them.

I fashioned a little 'folding' paper fan out of some handmade paper I had laying around. I cut the thinnest little slivers of real wood paper to make the handles. It doesn't really fold, I wasn't that ambitious, I just glued it into place. 

The sentiment scroll is from the Geisha Companion Set and Scroll Sentiments

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

'Twas the night before Christmas

Ooops, forgot to post this card last month! I used one of the new Christmas stamps 'Wishing and Waiting'. So cute! 

I used the Kraft and pink color combo again because I liked it so much that last time I tried it. The pretty patterned paper is from LOTV's paper pad, 'Krafty Christmas'. I embossed a pretty snowflake pattern using an impression plate for the pink paper.

The Poinsettia is a Spellbinders die, and I added some pink pom pom trim. The sentiment is from 'Set 33, Christmas Grungy Messages'. 

Have a great day!