Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Card

Still having fun playing with new markers. Needed a birthday card and came up with this one using Nursery Bash Set from CTMH. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the background and then added the ribbon.

The ribbon is funny really its a never ending roll of ribbon which Kristy Bee gave me when she closed her stamp store down over here on Granbury. That must be 2 years ago now if not longer and it never runs out. I don't know what I will do when I finally get to the end of it.

Hope you have a great New Years Eve - Stay Safe!


PS - New Catalog tomorrow.........

Monday, December 22, 2008

Ms. Sweetheart - D1345

Sneak Peak of one of the new stamps sets from the Spring 2009 Catalog from CTMH. If you like the Bella Stamps you'll love the series of Ms. stamps that CTMH has added to the catalog. I had fun making the card. I colored using my new copic markers. I took a beginners class at Imprints here in Fort Worth on how to use them because I'd been seeing some great cards using them. I've always had a problem with the look of my marker colored images - lines all over the place. I love the CTMH markers for stamping multiple colored images but I wasn't any good at coloring in with them. Well copic markers are working great for me - I find the way I can shade with them pleasing and effective. Only problem is the cost! I'm hoping that Santa will bring me a few more to add to my collection but they make a serious hole in the pocket so I won't be able to afford to collect them all for a while.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A Merry & Bright Holiday Card Kit

Read an independent review of CTMH's Merry and Bright Holiday Card Kit and see if you agree :- Click here to read

I know when I need something quick or a kit for the kids these are what I chose. I love also that you can take the basic kit and add some layering and glitter and it really takes them up to the next level.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Quick Christmas Gift

I don't know about you but I'm always looking out for a quick gift idea at this time of year. I found a tub of peppermint bark at Costco and just needed a cute way of displaying it. I've had the tin for ages and I bought it to use with Hersey Nuggets but didn't get round to doing it. But same idea here with my peppermint bark. Took minutes to make - the longest time was waiting for the stickle to dry!

The tin can be bought online here - they are the ones with the hinged lid.

I then just made a snug loop of paper to go round and punched out the circles.

Have a great day. I'm off to buy more peppermint bark!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Boy's Birthday Card

I always have problems coming up with cards for Philips friends but I'm fairly happy with this one. I used a masked frame to create the central image which gives the soccer player his clean look. The images comes from the Close To My Heart set called "Best Shot" - Close to My Heart has some great sports sets.

Hopefully the recipient will like the card!