Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Quilt Christmas Cards

 

These are my four "Scrap" themed cards for the November Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoast.  I have set of five dies.  I used one of them for the February theme of quilts.  I save all my pieces of scrap paper so it''s nice to finally be able to use them for something!

 
 
 
 

 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Holly Christmas Cards

 

These are my final three Holly themed cards for the Splitcoast Christmas Card Challenge for  the month of October.  I'm getting there.  Only eight cards to go and I will have completd the entire year's challenge.  I still have to complete the November Scraps challenge and the May Fun Fold Challenge.  I will get that fun folds done.  I'm leaving it for last because I'm still dreading it even with lots of suggestion, which I thank everyone for.

This card uses an image from Power Poppy that I have always loved.  It is colored with Copic markers.  The paper is a new Christmas paper from Stampin' Up.



This card is also from Power Poppy with paper from Stampin' Up.  It is colored with Copic markers and I have used lots of Stickles on it.



My final card for this challenge uses an image from Lily of the Valley.  I colored this with Luminance pencils.  I am not very pleased with how this one turned out.  I made it in the smallest card format, A2.  I have so much difficulty coloring that size card because my vision is really not good anymore.  Especially doing fine detail.  I usually wear very powerful readers, but on this size card they don't help a whole lot.  Arthritis in my hands also makes coloring on this size card difficult.  Oh well, getting old really stinks!

Monday, September 20, 2021

Some More Christmas!

 

I'm getting there on my Splitcoast Stampers Christmas Card Challenge.  The card above is for the October challenge with the theme of Holly.  Three more to go for October.  This image is by Power Poppy and is colored with Copic markers.



This image is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  Isn't she just the cutest little munchkin?  I colored this one with Copics.  I'm giving my pencils a little rest!  This is my final card for the August theme of Warm Greetings.  Another month done!

 
Finally, an non-Christmas card.  I saw this done somewhere on the internet and had to try it.  Nothing but a die and some Stampn' Up paper.  Easy peasy.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Lots of Christmas Cards

 

 

 I have lots of Christmas cards completed.  I worked on them for a while and finally got a bunch done.  I already had more than enough cards for this year.  Every year I join Splitcoast Stampers Christmas Card Challenge.  I have never actually completed a year.  Each month they have a theme to follow.  I am majorly avoiding the theme of Fun Fold cards.  I will get to them last.  I hate making shaped cards.  Anyways, first up is a series of cards for the September challenge, which is sweaters.  I have committed to four a month.  I have one already completed and posted.  Here are the next three.  This one uses an image by Mo's Digital Pencil.  I colored the image with Copics and Polychromos pencils.


This is another Mo's image wearing an ugly (matter of opinion) Christmas sweater.  This image is colored with Copics.  The paper is from a new Stampin' Up paper pack.

This is the last for the sweater category.  It is an image from Dr, Digi that is wearing a very poorly made ugly Christmas sweater.  He is colored with Copic markers.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.

 


This card is from a new Stampin' Up set.  I embossed the design on the cookies and added plastic decorations.  I am using this for the Warm Greetings, August Challenge.

 


 

This card wasn't for any challenge.  I had watched a tutorial on Stampin' Up on how to do it.  I watercolored the background.  Then, over a stencil,  I used Mr. Clean sponge wipes to  erase some of the paint.  I wasn't very thrilled with the results, but I thought I might need an extra card sometime.  So here it is.

Next up will be two more Warm Greetings cards, four Holly cards. and four Scraps cards.  I bought some new quilt dies so they will be useful for that category.  Then the dreaded Fun Folds, which are anything but fun for me.


Monday, September 13, 2021

Through the Snow

 

This is an adorable image by Lili of the Valley.  The sentiment circle is also by them.  I wanted this to have an old fashioned feel so I finished the edges with chalks.  Unfortunately, I did not have the shade of brown I wanted.  The background paper is tan with lighter tan snowflakes on it.  It did not photograph well.  The image is colored with Copic markers.  My next couple of cards will be of sweaters for the Splitcoast Christmas challenge.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Gem of a Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Coloring Goes

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas

Krafty Chicks - Christmas





Friday, September 10, 2021

Decorating the Tree

 

Every year I make sure I make at least one pink Christmas card.  I just love pink cards.  This image is by Lili of the Valley on Etsy.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  Her dress id spotted with a white ink pen.  I didn't have any Christmas paper in pink so I used a different paper.  I think it goes, anyways.  I used Stampin' Up dies for the pine boughs.  The sentiment is also by Lili of the Valley.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Color Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Coloring Goes

Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas

The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes



Thursday, September 9, 2021

Jingle Balls

 

This is a stamp that I have had for a couple years.  I absolutely love it.  I have always loved funny Christmas cards.  I think I will do a few more even though I'm currently dong cards for 2022.  This stamp is by Whipper Snapper.  I have tried coloring it in a couple different years, but was never happy with the results.  It always ended up n the circular file.  I kinda like this attempt.  The image is colored with Copics and the paper is from a very old paper pad I have and the front cover of the pad is missing, but I think it was  October Afternoon.




Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Santa



This is a image I got for free somewhere many, may years ago.  I finally decided to color it since I am in Christmas mode.  I usually don't make cards this size, A4.  I decided to start scaling some down because the postage for the larger cards is so expensive.  This image was colored with Copic markers.  The paper is a new Christmas paper from Stampin' Up.  A 12x12 pack of Christmas designs was free during their Sale-a-Bration, with purchase.


 

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Prescious Moments Nativity

 

I love this Precious Moments Nativity scene.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I don't recall who the paper is from, but it is my absolute favorite paper to use on Christmas cards, it has blue and pink snowflakes on th back..  I used to have about ten sheets.  Now I am down to one and it is not produced any longer.  So disappointing!  

The nativity set that I own is actually a Precious Moments Nativity.  I spent years and years when I was much younger collecting the pieces.  I ended up having just about a full set., probably at least thirty pieces.  In 1990 after we moved to AZ I had a beautiful fireplace with a very large mantel.  That became the home every Christmas for my nativity set.  Probably, around the third of fourth year we lived here we had a mischievous little cat called Missy.  One night after I put the set up on the mantel, I was in the kitchen and starting hearing the sound of ceramics breaking.  I got there in time to see Missy walking along the mantel pushing the pieces off, one by one, onto the brick hearth below.  She broke Mary, two of the three wise men, one of the three camels  and a couple other pieces. In order to replace them I had to buy full sets if a one piece broke out of a set.  That was the last straw for Missy, who had always had an interest in breaking glass.  The next day she was gone.  I feel bad about it now, but that nativity set meant a lot to me.  I eventually replaced all the missing pieces.  Funny, now I no longer use it.  It just isn't my style, anymore.  Besides, we still have cats.

 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts - Anything Christmas Goes

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas 

Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes


Thursday, September 2, 2021

Power Poppy Christmas

 

Both images today are from Power Poppy. The images are colored with Copic markers.  I used a 110 cardstock for the Christmas village.  I was hoping the markers wouldn't bleed through, but they did so I had to line the inside of the card.  I was in the mood for a little Christmas.  I already have enough cards done for the next year and a half.  No challenges today.



 
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