Thursday, December 18, 2014

2014 Cardmaking Favourites!

Welcome to my yearly instalment of my own favourite cards from 2014! The method of choosing these particular cards has no secret...I just liked them. A lot. Hence...favourites. :) 
I will link up the original blog posts for each one. 

Do you have a favourite here? Is there another card I made this year you liked more than the ones I've shown? What about YOUR own favourites that you have created? Link any of the above up if you'd like...just leave the link in my comments section because I'd love to go check it out. 



Thank you ALL for stopping in today and checking out my favourites from 2014. I'll have another post coming soon with some of my cardmaking highlights from the past year. 

Have a FANTASTIC day! 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bring on the Twinkle!

This post is brought to you by the lady who hasn't sat at her craft desk in a week. WAAHHH!!!  The most wonderful time of the year is also the busiest for a lot of us and I just haven't had the time to do some serious cardmaking lately. I really need to remedy that!

After temporarily adhering the snowflake stencil to a white card base, I blended Distress Inks over top, covering the entire card front. Then I stamped my sentiment, a few snowflakes and added some pretty glitter. The final touch was flicking a few splats of water over top. 

I'm linking up to Virginia's View Challenge #10 All Things Distressed and to CASology Week #126 Snow

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cure for the Monday Blues #36

I'm stepping away from my card making comfort zone and sharing a card today that is more involved than I usually attempt. You might look at this card and think...ummm... it's just a bunch of die is that involved? Folks, it's more work than I'm used to. I mean there was lots of die cutting, glueing, embossing AND stamping. Woah. Lol  :)

A lovely pattered paper background was my starting point, then came the die cuts. I have a basket on my desk full of bits and pieces that I haven't used yet and I love digging through it to find treasures that would work perfectly on my current creation. The sentiment was heated embossed with a really cool burgundy and gold powder by Stampendous. Love it! 

I'm linking up to the Cure for the Monday Blues challenge #36. I took the wood grain as my inspiration, as well as the dangling ornaments and tried to incorporate both into my card today. 

Thanks for stopping in today, and I hope your weekend is fabulous! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Silver linings and sunnier days

Our Walt Disney World vacation is over!  We are home, tanned and well rested, and swimming in piles of vacation  I'm taking a break from being a slave to the washing machine and dryer, and playing along today in a few fun challenges.

I made this card by heating crayons with my embossing gun and tilting the cardstock so the melted drips and drops would splatter down like raindrops. A sparkly silver umbrella and some sequin raindrops finish off the look. Hopefully this cute card cheers someone up! 

I'm linking up to two challenges- CASology: Week 125 SILVER and Simon Says Stamp: Bling it On! Thanks for stopping in today and have a good one. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

CFS Feature- Merry Kiss-mas! :)

Smooooooch! Merry Kiss-mas to you all! It's my day to share a project over on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog.  I nearly always forget to make a card for my sweetie to open on Christmas morning so this year I was determined to do one up in advance. It's kind of like the shoemaker's family with no shoes...card makers family never gets cards haha. 

After pulling out some wintery patterned papers to use, I heat embossed the mistletoe image from Merry Kiss-mas, and coloured in the leaves. There isn't much space to colour with those thick embossed lines, so it adds just a perfect little touch of colour.  A silver bow on top, stamped sentiment, and a few sparkly sequins make this card perfect to give to my handsome hubby. Despite the silver blingy nature of the card, it's masculine enough that I won't get an eye roll when he opens it. 
I am SO relieved to finally have a card to give him for once. :)

Thanks for stopping in today friends! 

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