Thursday, October 30, 2014

Home for the Holidays - Last Chance!

Hello!  Just a reminder that the October Stamp of the Month is about to retire!  If you haven't gotten it yet, don't wait, after Oct 31st, you will not be able to order it.

Here is another fun card made with the set (I'm pretty sure it was inspired from Pinterest) ...  I have a feeling it's going to be used a lot this season!

Snowhaven paper
S1410 Home for the Holidays
Cranberry ink
Black ink
Silver Shimmer Trim
Art Philosophy

Have an amazing day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Make it Merry

A quick card to pull together today using Artfully Sent and the Make it Merry stamp set!

Artfully Sent
Make it Merry D1617
Cranberry ink
Silver Shimmer Trim
glitz glitter glue

Have a merry day!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Merry Christmas Present


Another Christmas card made with Yuletide Carol paper - just love this stuff!  Inspired from here.

Yuletide Carol paper
black hemp
Glue pen
3D foam tape
Mini Glue dots

Prisma glitter
Art Philosophy

sentiment from Artfully Sent Collection
Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cardinal Christmas Wishes

Decided to play with my colouring today and used a set I love but don't use very often - To You and Yours - as well as a new set, Christmas Post for the sentiment.

Hope you like it!

ShinHan Touch Twin Markers:

  • GY235 Sap Green
  • GY234 Leaf Green
  • YR26 Pastel Peach
  • R11 Carmine
  • BR116 Clay
  • 0 Colorless Blender
  • RP Tender Pink
Silver Shimmer Trim
memento black ink
B1403 To You and Yours
D1610 Christmas Post
Yuletide Carol paper
Cranberry ink

Have an amazing day!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Celebrate Birthday Card

Well it's birthday time around here so thought I'd see what I could do with Artfully Sent ... here it what I ended up with ...

And here is a look at the inside ... on both, I backed the cardstock with Confetti Wishes B&T paper - love how it turned out!

Have an awesome day!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Home for the Holidays Easel Card

Ok spent some more time at her site (love how she keeps it so real!) and here is my version with a few changes ... love love love how easy this was to put together!  I even put on the Christmas music while I was making it - finally maybe getting into the spirit!  More cards to come!  Love this set!

Products Used:
Art Philosophy
Cranberry ink
S1410 Home for the Holidays (October 2014 Stamp of the Month - only available until the 31st!)
Snowhaven Paper Pack
Silver Shimmer Trim
Bonding Memories Glue
3D foam tape
Red cardstock
White cardstock

Have a craft day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I Love these Cards!

After spending some time drooling over her projects on youtube, I decided to try to re-create them ... love the new Artfully Sent cartridge!

Here are my cards ...

Products Used:

Ruby cardstock
Red cardstock
Black cs
Gold cs
D'vine Swirl embossing folder
used Explore and Design Space
Artfully Sent

Art Philosophy (buckle)
Bonding Memories Glue
Cricut Craft Room Basics

Have a fun day!

Monday, October 13, 2014

First Christmas Card of the Season

Whew, now that Thanksgiving is over with, full steam ahead to Christmas ... whoa, back up the truck, already?!  Where'd September and October go?!?   Ok, panic attack over, on to our card for today!

Products Used:

Snowhaven Cardmaking WOTG
Have a stress-free day!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

White Daisy Cardstock and Your Cricut Machine

Just got a note from our head office asking us to spread the word, particularly if you have ordered the Artfully Sent collection where a package of White Daisy cardstock is included but also is good to know in general ...

Thank you for purchasing the Cricut® Artfully Sent collection!
The White Daisy cardstock included as part of this collection makes a great base for the beautiful cards you will be creating using the Cricut® Artfully Sent cartridge from Close To My Heart. If you plan to cut one of our designed card bases or other shapes from the White Daisy cardstock using your Cricut® machine, there are a few things you should be aware of in order to get the best results.

Our White Daisy cardstock is a bright white paper that has been milled, not dyed, which leaves the cardstock more fibrous than our other cardstocks. This can cause the paper to adhere more stubbornly to the Cricut® cutting mats.

When cutting the White Daisy cardstock, we encourage you to:
  • Use a less sticky mat, whether that is a mat that has seen a lot of use or the LightGrip mat available from Cricut®.
  • Change your blade pressure to medium.
  • Double-cut the image using the “repeat last” function.
We know you are going to love using this unique and innovative collection to create and share heartfelt messages with the people who matter most in your life.

If you would like to purchase the Artfully Sent Collection, let me know - send me a note or order online 24/7 at my site.  I've just started playing with it and I love it already!  Watch my blog for some creations soon!

Have an amazing day and hopefully a crafty one!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Card Buffet Card #11 - last one!


Well here is the last of the 11 cards I made for the ladies at the card buffet in September - hope you liked seeing them and maybe next time, you'll want to join us - there's always room at the table!

Butterfly - Artiste
cased from here

Have an amazing day!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Card Buffet Card #10

Hello, did you miss me?! 

Almost there, just one more after this card!  Actually cards, because one of the ladies didn't need a baby card but made it into a young ladies birthday card!  These ladies are so creative, I tell ya!

Art Philosophy - card pieces
Memento Black ink
Hole punch
Pink Polka Dot washi - retired

Have a cute day!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Card Buffet Card #9

Getting there!  Hello and I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Today's card:

C1504 Fall Harvest
D1514 Just a Number (sadly retired)
Honey ink
Autumn Terracotta ink
Barn Red ink
Cocoa ink
Smashdown Technique - wanna learn it?  contact me!
3D Foam Tape
Art Philosophy - banners
Kraft cardstock
Black cardstock
White cardstock

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Need a Break from the Card Buffet Cards?!

You're in luck, today's card is not one of those!  LOL!  Still more to come though!  I love, love, love this stamp set - for a typically rainy Victoria, though not as I'm writing this (it's gorgeous!), it's a must-have set! Card is inspired from the Annual Inspirations catalogue - let me know if you still need your copy!

C1597 Rainy Day
Lagoon Hearts washi
Corner Rounder
Pear cardstock
Scalloped edge border punch
Lagoon ink
3D Foam Tape
Markers:  Y222, YR24, GY234, GY235, R140, R5, B68, B262
Outdoor Denim bakers twine - retired
Liquid Glass

Have an inspiring day!