Monday, February 25, 2013

"10 Months till Christmas Blog Hop"

Welcome back to our monthly hop. By now most of you are probably regular hoppers on our fun monthly hop but if not here is a little about us. My very great friend and her BFF decided last year that they were tired of the Christmas card scramble every year to get their Christmas cards completed and sent out in time. They decided to challenge themselves to create 2 cards/projects every month leading up to the big day to keep the Christmas card scramble at bay. Along the way we have grown to a group of very talented ladies, we get together on the 25th of each month to participate in a fun Christmas blog hop. We have kept our talented group to a great size to make each hop a fun and enjoyable, We have enough talented ladies for you to all hop around and to get some great crafty ideas but not to many to take you hours to complete :). Great things come in small doses. A list will be provided at the end of my post to help incase you get lost along the way.

This year we are challenging our selves to make two cards/projects that follow a given theme for the month. This month it was Red, White + 1 other colour.

If you arrived here from Mary's Blog you are in the right place. If you came across my blog or just stopping by and would like to start at the beginning please head over to my great friend Shari's blog :).

Here are my two Cards that I have to share with all of you this month.

1st Card - Red, White + Green

Supplies Used

- Magnolia - Dancing with the stars tilda
- Spellbinders - Labels 10 + 11
- Class Act - Sentiment
-Versa Mark - Champange 
- Zing Embossing powder
- Embossing Heat Gun
- EK Trim Punch
- Versa Magic - Red Magic
- Recollections - Glitter Adhesive Dots
- Recollections - Rhinestones
- Color Box Chalk - Deep Green

Copic Colours Used

-E11, E01, E00, E000, E0000
-E42, E41,E40, 
-E79, E59,E57

2nd Card - Red, White + Green

Supplies Used 

- Sassy Cheryl digi - Snowman and her special gift
- Spellbinders - Labels 11
- Lace & Celebrate it ribbon
- Kaiser craft - Christmas sentiment
- Color Box Chalk - Lipstick Red
- Versa Magic - Red Magic

Copic Colours Used

- C1, B0000
- YR18, YR16, YR12
- E37, E34
- R39,R37,R35 , R 29,R27, R24
-G29,G28,G07, YG67, YG63,YG61

Hope you have enjoyed my cards and maybe found some inspiration along the way. Please make sure to hop along to all the ladies blogs and leave some love :). Until next time, Happy crafting.

Blog hop order:

1.) Shari:
2.) Heather:
3.) Mary: 
4.) Sara: 
5.) Kerry:
6.) Tara: 
7.) Sally: 
8.) Guest Designer Janis:

I would like to enter my Tilda card in The Ribbon Girl Blog's Magnolia Only Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, February 23, 2013

XOX My Valentine XOX

This is a rare post for me I haven't posted a card other then our monthly hop posts since I started my blog, Time seems to be my enemy and my good friend Shari keeps getting at me to start posting my card up on here to show you all ( lovingly I must include ) . So I wanted to share my card I made for my Valentine :) like most men he liked the card but wasn't as enthusiastic about it like I was :). Don't get me wrong he likes and suports my new hobby as it keeps me happy and when I am happy life is better.... for him ;).

Here is my card I made for my Valentine...

Supplies Used 

-Stampavie - Tina Wenke
-Cadstock Bundle - Pastels
-Dreamcatcher - First Edition paper 
- Select Card Stock
-Autum Leaves - Love with a Flourish 
- Cheery Lynn Designs - Exotic Butterfly Small #2 Die
- Crafts - Beautiful Sentiment - Ali B Designs 
- Color Box Chalk - Pink Pastel 
- Color Box Pigment - Razzberry 
-Versa Magic - Perfect Plumeria
- Dragonfly brads that i got from a friend of a friend.

Copic colours used
- W9 W7,W5,W3
Close up

Inside before all the lovey dove stuff that I wrote in it.

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges 

- One Crazy Stamper's - Febuary LOVE Challenge 
- Forever Friends - February Challenge
- Sincerely Yours Creations - Challenge # 1 Valentine/Love
- Totally Paper Crafts - Challenge #155 - Hope for Spring