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Monday, November 29, 2010

... and that's a wrap

The Christmas cards are done for this year. Well, maybe. I bought a new stamp on the weekend, and it may have to be used. I also got a new House Mouse stamp. Colouring fun in my future, I think. 

Here's the last (I think) of the Christmas cards. 

 I bought this paper in the States- Love it- it's gold lettering on a kraft background. I stamped Dasher (Stampin Up) on kraft paper in brown. The sentiment is also Stampin Up.
 This paper was also a US purchase. There were 12 different old fashioned Santas on the page. I cut each one out, added a frame of either green or red paper and put on an antiqued paper. The brown around the edges is a Ranger distress ink (can't remember the shade)

 One of the few non-Christmas cards I've done in a bit. I had the flowers left after another project, and coloured them with light purple ink. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz.
 I LOVE this stamp... it's probably my favourite one. It's from Stampin' Up. The actual stamp is quite a bit bigger, but I can pull different elements to create several possibilities. This one was coloured with Copics, and then rubbed over with tea stain distress ink.

 There's a bit of a theme with these cards- this one is also Stampin' Up. Lovely as a Tree has many possibilities. This one was stamped in rust ink and I used rust coloured card stock to frame it. The image is stamped on a light beige card.

This tree is really pretty- I punched the holes where there's a star on each branch, which allowed the shiny red background show through. The snowflakes were stamped on the background in a light grey.

I've been working on a photo album. I'll post pics of them soon...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Playing with alchohol...

inks, that is. 
It's been a while since I've played with the inks- I got this new stamp set last month, and it has so many possibilities. I've coloured it with the copic markers, but I really love how this turned out. 

Having the flower layered onto the smaller pieces of card first and then onto the background really makes it pop. I can't wait to play with this one some more.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

First craft sale

I did my first craft sale this past weekend (Nov. 21) at Crescentwood Community Centre. The weather was nice and snowy, which I think kept some people away- there was some steady traffic over the day, but the afternoon dropped off a bit. I am pleased with how the display turned out.

 The magnet board was recycled from an old shelf we had and my husband made the frame for it. I am pleased with how it turned out.

I love this stamp from Stampin' Up. I think it was a hit with most people, as well- I sold most of the mint tins.

 I'll have some more photos of some of my cards soon, as well as some other stuff I've been working on.


I just heard about a blog that features items that are handmade in Manitoba- oddly enough, the blog is called Handmade in Manitoba. I wanted to check it out and see what kinds of cool crafts and crafters are featured on it... imagine my surprise when I came across this: my stuff was mentioned! The sale mentioned, Crescentwood, was the first sale I've done this year. It was fairly well attended, even with the snow, and it was a fun show. I've been busy with some creations, and I'll get them up soon.