Monday, 15 December 2014

Secret Santa

 

Have you ever been to the Make It Crafty site to check out Zoe's amazing digital images? If not you should head over there as soon as you leave here! This little sweetie is called "Floppy"....is he not adorable?!!  This is a card I made for a Secret Santa swap in the MIC facebook group. It travelled from Canada all the way to Sweden. I coloured Floppy with my copic markers & added diamond Stickles to the brim of his hat & cuffs of his sleeves. The DP is Bo Bunny & the lovely die is Memory Box "Beloved Snowflakes". 

Challenges:
Crafty Boots..........Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers..........Christmas
Dream Valley..........Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs..........ATG Christmas
Simon Says Stamp..........ATG
Stamp & Create..........Winter
Without Words..........Christmas.....modern

Monday, 8 December 2014

Baby's 1st Christmas


I made this card for a special little person in our lives....our 7 mth. old  grandson Tristan who was a surprise addition to our family in April.  This adorable image called "I even love the paper" is from Mo's Digital Pencil. When my kids were little they loved playing with the wrapping paper almost as much as the gifts! The candy cane DP is by Teresa Collins & the red sparkly stuff is DCWV from a pad of border papers that I've had forever!  I coloured this sweetie with my copics & added my ever favorite Stickles to his hat

Challenges I am entering:
613 Avenue Create..........ATG
Come & Get It..........Merry Christmas      (31/12)
Scribble & Scrap #33..........ATG      (21/12)
That Craft Place..........Christmas       (21/12)
Craft Hoarders Anonymous #21..........Celebrate the Season     (15/12)
Crafty Boots..........Christmas         (22/12)
Crafty Cardmakers  #129..........Christmas    (29/12)
Fitztown..........Christmas & a digital element (image is digital)       ( 5/1/15)
Get Creative #3..........Christmas       (15/12)
Stamp & Create  Dec. Challenge..........Christmas      (5/1/15)

Monday, 24 November 2014

Country Christmas


This could be a scene from my livingroom window! I live in a cozy little cottage on the lake & can see the lights of the cottages across the water glowing at night. It is especially beautiful in winter with the snow glistening (although it is darn cold!)

I made this card using part of a Stampscapes set called "Lakeside Cabin" (how appropriate!) & the lovely Memory Box window die. I added acetate to the back of the window die cut; used dimensional tape to form a frame on the back; added about 1/2 tsp. of glitter snow inside the frame then stuck my little cabin scene on. Voila....a wintery scene through the window! The pine boughs are Martha Stewart; sentiment is from Beccy's Place & I made that tiny little bow with my own two hands! (actually made 10 of those little bows & there may have been a few bad words uttered in the process!)  I am well on my way to finishing my Christmas cards....about 10 more to go & a few gift card holders. How about you? Almost finished? One month from today is Christmas Eve!

Hugs, Renee

Challenges:
Crafty Calendar..........It's All About Christmas
We Do Doobadoo..........Christmas
Come & Get It..........winter
Scribble & Scrap..........ATG
Stamping Sensations..........Christmas

Monday, 10 November 2014

Going North


I have been busy making Christmas cards these last few weeks & this adorable image by Mo Manning is taking center stage in many of them.....isn't this just the sweetest little image! I love Mo's digis! It is starting to get very cold here....there is actually snow flying today & the temperature is -8C brrr. We have a roaring fire going so I think I will just stay inside & make some more cards!
Although there wasn't much colouring to be done on this I found it hard to do the polar bear. Getting the "white" effect is a challenge for me. The DP is Cozy Christmas from Simple Stories, CS is Bazzill, dies are lacy circles by Spellbinder & pine bough punch by Martha Stewart. The lovely sentiment is part of a set from Beccy's Place.

Challenges:
Stamping Sensations Nov..........Simply Christmas
That Craft Place..........ATG
52 Christmas Card Throwdown..........use red, green & gold
Crafty Calendar..........All About Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Ch..........make it flat
Paper Creator's Crafts #32..........ATG
ShowCASe Your Style..........tic, tac, toe
Treasured Times..........ATG

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Purr--fect Day


Hello crafty friends....I was away this weekend at a crop & I am absolutely exhausted! Didn't realize card making could be so tiring....perhaps it could have been the fact that we stayed up until 2:30am the first night & 1:30 the second night & had a little "sip" of wine both nights....but I'm not sure! Anyway, it was a blast; lots of great food, laughs, new people & even prizes. The main prize was a Silhouette machine but unfortunately I wasn't the winner....did get an awesome Echo Park paper pad & some bling though.
My card today is another tribute to a lovely member of the crafting community who passed away suddenly. The image was created by Mo Manning as a tribute to Amanda & her love of cats. Mo sold the image for only $1 & the proceeds went to an animal shelter near where Amanda lived.  I have coloured Amanda with copics; DP is Paper Pizazz Lavender roses & CS is Bazzill. The pearls are Recollections.
Now, I need to go to bed & catch up on some sleep!

Challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil..........use the Amanda stamp
Crafting at the Weekend..........ATG
Treasured Times..........ATG
Addicted to Stamps..........ATG
Scribble& Scrap..........ATG
That Craft Place..........girls but no pink

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Pretty in Pink


I am so totally in love with this beautiful image "Joy" from Sugar Nellie that I had to colour her again. I may just like this one better than the first one. The sketch I used is Sketch Saturday & hopefully I get this in on time. Last week I used their sketch on my Penguin Party card & missed the deadline to post....silly me! Once again the image is colored with copics. The DP is from my stash of scraps & unfortunately I don't know the company. I have used a flourish die from Memory Box; flower is Spellbinder & the punch is Martha Stewart. The bling in the center of the flower is Recollections.

Challenges:
Sketch Saturday
Crafting from the Heart..........ATG
My Craft Creations..........ATG
Pink Elephant..........Think Pink
Crafty Sentiments..........ATG
Loves Rubber Stamps..........ATG
Addicted to Stamps & More..........ATG
Inspiration Destination..........ATG
Whimsy Stamps..........ATG
Southern Girls..........ATG
Double Click Skittles..........pink

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Penguin Party


It is getting really cold here in my neck of the woods with the occasional snow flurry in the air. Perfect weather for starting my Christmas cards! This adorable image is Penguin Party from Sugar Nellie. I have a soft spot for penguins & this one stole my heart as soon as I saw it. The image is coloured with copics; DP is Fancy Pants; dies are Frostyville Wreath & poinsettia by Memory Box & the "bling" is from the $ store. The wreath is "stickled" to give it some sparkle.

Challenges I am entering:
Christmas Stamping All Year..........snowflakes
Sister Act..........ATG
Winter Wonderland..........red & blue
Crafty Bloggers Network..........Christmas
House of Cards..........use a punch &/or die cut
Love to Create..........2 dies & sparkle
Marker Pop..........ATG
Deep Ocean Challenges #88..........Christmas in October
Holly Jolly Christmas..........ATG Christmas