Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December is coming REALLY Fast

At Creative Accents we did a Advent Event and 12 crafter's signed up, we each made two sets of 12 packages.. These are to be filled with chocolate and crafty stuff from our stash or the store..

We now have our packages and have little gifts to open from Dec. 1 to the 24..How much fun this is going to be.. I thought I would share a picture with you of the boxes I did and then a picture of all my 24..
  I got days 3 and 15    My day 3 has the poinsettia on the out side, it is held there with a double magnet so that it can be used as a Christmas Ornament..

Now My full set..
So looking forward to opening my first one tomorrow..

Thanks for stopping by..
Take Care

Just Thought to do this Will try and add each day..

Day 1..lovely Burlap stocking with cute gingerbread brads, die and pins.. & candy cane Love it
Day 2  Pyramid box Chocolate, ribbon & monkey brads.. Oh my..
Day 3  my own little box.. Poinsettia on the outside an added and stuff.
Day 4  Pouch filled with some bling, ribbon and Chocolate kisses.. 
Day 5  More bling goodies and nice chocolate  (expected Buttons Marianne HEEHEHEE inside joke)
Day 6  brads, twine, flowers and the cuties little hanger.. If you can't tell I am having fun..
Day 7  lots of lovely bling, ribbon.. Great little pie box.. Well done
Day 8 lovely little env. with lots of flower cut outs and sparklies..

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Trying to get some Christmas stuff done

Just a quick post to share a little of what I have been up to.. So much to do and time is running out fast..

First off is some Snowman Poop..
Need to do a few more but have 10 done so far..

Then I made some mugs for the Snowman Soup..Have 18 done so far..

Still working on cards and have to get busy on my next DT item due next week I believe..

Will leave you all with these and hope you are all busy with your items  be sure to stop back and see what's coming..
New Challenge at Creative Accents
New Sketch from Graphicat

Take Care   See ya all soon..

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Today's Projects..

OK time is getting short and I have to get cards done and a few other projects.. I made tags the other day and loved the way they turned out (scroll down a couple of posts if you want to see)  So today I made some more and worked on making them into cards.. Here is what I came up with..

I silver embossed my images on 2-1/2" by 4" white card stock, the picture doesn't show the back grounds well see close up below..
I used Sizzix's embossing folder on the gray background, Weathered wood (TH) ink on the edges..

Also made another couple of boxes (folders) and used the Gingerbread Men again This stamp is turning into one of my Fav's for this year.. Now just have to bake some cookies to put in them..

Again with these if you want the how to.. scroll down a couple of posts and see what's there.

Thanks for stopping by.. Take Care and Happy Crafting.. Take Care

Have to Play...Crazy 4 Challenges

Been having trouble getting my Christmas cards done this year.. Did all my Mums and a bunch for my Daughter, now having trouble getting my own done.. So this morning decided to see what is on the other blogs and get myself motivated.. Well Crazy 4 Challenges  has a nice little challenge for this week so back to the craft room I went..

The Challenge is Black and White and a Wow color

My picture is not the best Black and White is very hard to photograph by the way..

Black back ground... White embossed music Correction it is a Sizzix's  Folder  with red velvet ribbon and Joy cut with the Silhouette and sprayed with Perfect Pearls Red..

Now I think I will just go and produce a few more of these..
Thanks for coming to visit.. Take Care All

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Working on Christmas Items.

Well I am trying to get in the mood to get a lot of cards done this week end.. So tonight I decided I had to play a bit.. On Hero Arts blog their are some tags which I really really liked and tonight I tried them out..
They are done on plain white card stock cut to 4-1/4" by 2-1/2" with the corners rounded,  then embossed with Silver, the ribbon is from Creative Accents  the Holly branch is a Hero Arts stamp (which they still had one of in the store today) the Happy Holidays is from a Bo Bunny Set that a friend bought for me.. and the house is from a set I got last year.. Both  turned out great..

This third  tag is from a set I bought from Graphicat Designs  last week end at the Craft Fair (Cheri will be at the Craft Fair at Catiline School is week end as well.)  They sure stamp nice Cheri..

Again I have embossed with Detail Silver..and used the ribbon from Creative Accents.. I think I will be going in tomorrow for more if it is not already sold out.. Tara if you read this before I get there will you please save me another couple of yards..

Thanks for stopping by.. Love to hear what you think.. 

Take Care all and be sure to drop by again..

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Playing Around Today

This week end at the Early Christmas Market I picked up one of
Graphicat Stamp Sets   so had to play with it today.. I copied at fold that I saw on
Nicole's Site   (fell in love with the fold to make this cute box..)

Here is the box  I came up with..
Here is a sort of side view
I hope to be able to fill this one and a few more with Ginger Bread Men for some friends and neighbors..

Paper 12x12 Craft Stock  and one 6x6 Christmas sheet (don't remember which pad it came out of)
Stamp Set from  Graphicat  Clear (boy does it stamp nice)
White Embossing powder
TH Crackle Paint Clear (over the gingerbread men and sign)
Twine and Bells from Stash..
I used color pencils to color Gingerbread men before putting on Crackle Paint.

Hope you like it.. Thanks for stopping by..
Take Care

Friday, November 11, 2011

November Graphicat Sketches Challenge Time Again

Cheri over at Graphicat Sketches has done it again  with a fantastic sketch.
So of coarse I just had to do a card. 
You can win some pretty neat and wonderful Digi's if you enter. 

Just head on over to the Challenge Blog  and see what all her Graphic Catz have to show you..

Then you can pop on over to her store and have a look around.. Graphicat Stamps

Now I know most of you  are working away at Christmas stuff and getting a head start on Cards.
I am as well but this sketch gave me an idea to use this image of Cheri's. 
Here is how it turned out.. ( Just love this Saying)

Now let me know what you think.. I have not decided who I am going to send this too, a couple of friends  come to mind.. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back soon..
Take Care

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Challenge time again November Creative Accents Have one for you

Well it is time again for a new Challenge from Creative Accents  this month we are doing a Sketch.. Please scroll down to see the Sketch.. First off is my Christmas card I used Bo Bunny paper (can't remember the name of it and one of the brads that matched) some of the new ribbon in at the store so nice for bows and Knot's..

 Second card is done in fall colors and using again some Bo Bunny paper.. Colored with my Copic's 

And here is the sketch we would like you to use... Please join us and see what prizes you can win.. These cards will be on display at the store so you can stop in and get a different view of them..

Hope you have fun with this.. Thanks for stopping by.. Take Care

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Stamp of the Month..

Another month, another stamp  this month Creative Accents   has chosen  a Hero Arts Re positionable Rubber
called  CG379 Borders..  There is no end of ideas for this one.. 4 border stamps..
I did one card with each stamp so here you go take a look then be sure to stop in the store and see them all yourself's first hand

The card above is a cute little fold I found.. will be great for lots of things.. invitations.. place markers..a neat way to have a write up with a product.

 The Birds... these are from QK's and then stamped with a hero arts flower using  3 TH resit Inks doing a wiggle and walk tech..  love the material looking stamp the birds are sitting on.
 Again the birthday card is using 3 TH Inks and wiggle and walk tech.. using fall colors. (wasn't quite ready to do a Xmas card for this) though I have been working a quite a few.. 
Lastly this Congratulations card  I used silver embossing powder and silver and black paper.. with a little bling  I really do like this many uses for this..

Thanks for stopping by be sure to visit Creative Accents sight and see what they have done with the stamps as well..   Take Care and please stop again.  Love to hear from you... Makes my day..
Take Care All