Thursday, July 31, 2014

"Christmas in July" Challenge from The Greeting Farm Blog

I've always considered myself more of a scrapbooker and only made cards when the occasion warranted it.  However, the thought of making layouts seems very daunting when you've been away from it all for a while.

Then a friend started me on making cards as a way to ease myself back into crafting.  A couple of months ago, my friend introduced me to The Greeting Farm stamps and I instantly fell in love with these adorable images.  Since I bought a few stamps, my friend thought I should be introduced to Copics next and there goes all my spending money for the next 5 years!

So I've been you-tubing, and reading all the ins and outs of Copic colouring.  I've been practicing like crazy and thought I would try participating into the Christmas in July challenge that The Greeting Farm has on their blog.

Here is my attempt with Holiday Anya:

Since I gave her red hair, I didn't want to go with the traditional red and green as I wanted her to stand out.  So I thought I would give her a more "frosty/icy" look by giving her a blue dress with light grey fur.  In keeping with the theme, I decided to go with a icy/wintery seasonal theme.

 I've used Stickles to give the holly berries some sparkle, and a dab of silver Stickles for her clasp so that she has a bit of bling!
 I looked through my stash and found some Queen & Co felt fusion ribbon so cut out these felt snowflakes to the card.  To add some dimension and sparkle, I've used a wee bit of Stickles here as well.

Now that I've done one...I must start on my Christmas cards.  It's never too early!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Some Old Layouts

I've decided to separate my projects from my personal life in terms of a blog.  My non-crafty friends weren't really interested in reading about my projects but wanted to see what the family was up to, and vice-versa.

So I've decided to upload some of my older projects here.  As mentioned, I've taken several years hiatus due to a career change and a house move.  I've finally been able to settle down a bit and play, so hopefully you'll see some newer projects from me soon.

Made with Making Memories paper, Bazzill card stock, Autumn Leaves clear stamps
Scenic Route chipboard letters, Versa Ink and Zig pens.

Made with Sweet Water paper, Bazzill card stock, Sizzix font die cuts and the Coluzzle.

Made with Piggy Tales paper, chipboard letters unknown, Fontwerks stamp, Versa Ink and Zig pen.

Made with Piggy Tales paper, sheer ribbon (dollar store), American Crafts Thickers and rubons (unknown).

Made with Distinctly Me mesh, Prima flowers, Making Memories brads, Versa Ink, Distinctly Me Cork label holder, sheer ribbon (dollar store), Sizzix font.