Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Card #14

Why 68 cards you ask?  Because I trimmed my list that's why --- I sent almost 90 last year but am slowly coming to my senses!  Good thing I don't have kids at home anymore and don't do Christmas baking or anything else like that or I'd be in a straight-jacket by the 25th!  You've likely recognized the design of this one -- image's different though!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Card #13

Too bad for you that 13 is not a lucky  number --- there will still be 5 to come after this one!  I'm hoping that next year I decide to perhaps make 4 cards or 6 cards a month so I don't have the usual Christmas rush/panic!  I wonder if I'll do it this year.  I'm hesitant to make it a resolution as that is the kiss of death!  I will say that this is my favourite of all the cards I made this year!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Card #12

Apparently I love plaid and the colour red and I'm noticing (here at card #12) that there seems to be a lot of them in my choices this year!  Oh well --- you get what you pay for, and apparently, I've paid for all of this stuff!  I hope people recognize that the little girl is serving a plum pudding --- a festive dessert if there ever was one!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Card #11

'Tis the season I keep trying to tell myself!  I will admit though that colouring these images was a lot of fun, and fairly relaxing -- the first 30 or so anyway!  The only real difficulty was convincing myself that since no 2 people who receive the same card will likely ever meet and compare, that if the design/style was the same, that's okay.  I think this is the only one I used a bow on though!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Card #10 -

I've really got to cut down on the number of cards I send out, I'm sure you'll agree.  But, now that I've been doing it for a few years, the expectation of receiving one is out there -- I wonder what would happen if I just bought cards and sent them out.  My husband would likely try and kill me after spending zillions on craft supplies --- better ditch that idea!  Anyway -- the usual suspects --- LOTV: SU: Copic; Spellbinder ...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Card #9

Half-way there!  If you are still following my blog and haven't dozed off yet, thanks for visiting!  This card is really sweet I think -- LOTV, Copic, SU, I've always loved plaid and the SU paper this year was gorgeous.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Card #8

So, got all your Christmas shopping done yet?  I have (I think) but I won't know for sure until I start wrapping - this weekend!  I started panicking in mid-November until I told myself to get a grip and realize there were still 6 weeks left.
Oh yes, the card --- LOTV, Copic, SU; ....  I really like that glitter paper SU came out with this year -- gave the cards a whole new dimension!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Card #7

AAAHHHHH!! Will it every end -- the answer is yes --- just 11 to go!  I gotta say though that I love the LOTV images, the flower soft effects and those little poinsettias are just too cute!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Card #6

I don't know if this was such a good idea -- I'm having to relive the entire card making experience (that I'm still not over) and now having to think of something different to say each time -- not succeeding very well!
LOTV; SU; Copic, etc. ...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Card #5

If you are getting tired of these, don't look for at least another 13 days because I'm posting one a day - which you've likely figured out by now.  Again, LOTV, Copic, SU paper and sentiment.  Cute little puppy though isn't it!?!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Card #4

Still 14 to go after this one, so don't get too complacent! LOTV again, Copic colouring, again, SU background paper; poinsettia by Petaloo; Spellbinder and flowersoft fake puffy stuff for trim.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Card #3

Surprise - another LOTV image -- for this one I used SU paper and cardstock and sentiment.  I covered the turkey with SU's Crystal Effects -- doesn't show too much in the picture, so you'll have to take my word for it that it makes the turkey look kind of shiny!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Card #2

Again, LOTV was my main inspiration.  I used SU paper and the sentiment is also SU.  Circles cut out using Spellbinder Dies and colour by Copic.  Too bad the picture doesn't really do the card justice because it's really pretty in person!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


I decided to do all of my cards this year using Lily of the Valley's Christmas release.  And since I had 68 cards to make, that meant that I used 17 of their stamps and made 4 each.  I must confess that by the time I had finally finished them all I was sorely lacking in Christmas spirit.  I was even doing the colouring on my breaks and lunch at work.  One of my coworkers suggested I just put the pieces into an envelope and claim it was a do-it-yourself card!  I'm going to do 18 different posts for the cards, and not much chat for each.
This one is LOTV - coloured with Copic markers.  I used some SU paper and cardstock, a poinsettia from Petaloo, and some flowersoft stuff for the hat, snow and trim.  Looks really nice in real life!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Lynn

Our systems officer at work is an avid hockey player, and has been for a number of years.  She is so devoted to hockey she has even coached both her son and her daughter's team.  She played on a ladies team for a number of years that travelled annually to Quebec for a hockey tournament.  Her team name has something to do with the word PINK, hence the pink costuming I chose for the design.  I'm sure she'll really like the card.
Materials:  Digital Image by Kenny Kiernan; DP: stash; Colour by Copic