Hello, friends! This is my first post for today, there's going to be one more coming in a couple of hours, about which I'm especially excited! Make sure you'll check it out too :)
I'm having a day off, as I call it when Chuplet is out with the grandparents. I missed it for a couple of weeks, when the school hols were in, so I've been enjoying the peace of an empty house and some time for myself even more :D
I celebrated the arrival of some new stamping goodies with a couple of cards, got a little wild as you will :) Let me show you what I've got!
Firstly a Holiday card, with the "baby", an adorable "Christmas Reindeer" set from HA. I haven't entered any of their contests yet, so I thought I'd give it a go with this little number.
Supplies: cardstock: Canson (brown), SU! (Old Olive), recycled kraft, American Crafts (black), white; stamps: Hero Arts (Christmas Reindeer); ink: PTI (Fresh Snow), Memento (Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves), Distress Ink (Vintage Photo); Copics; MFT Die-Namics Fresh Cut Grass; sewing machine
This is also my take on the FTL161 sketch - um, quite heavily altered :)
And one more Christmas card, this time with Flourishes Poinsettia & Boxwood stamps, distressed polka dots from Glitz Design and a gorgeous sentiment from Penny Black.
I stamped the dots in VersaMark, and embossed with XTEE (extra thick) embossing powder, for an added texture.
Supplies: cardstock: Canson (red), recycled kraft, American Crafts (deep brown), white; stamps: Flourishes (Poinsettia & Boxwood), Penny Black (Winter Wonders), Glitz Design (Distressing); ink: VersaMark, Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Vintage Photo); Copics; paper piercer; Sprinkles: AnnaBelle Stamps; stitched grosgrain ribbon; XTEE white embossing powder; raffia string
The colours come from CR84FN40 (added a little green...)
The layout was inspired by Julie Koerber's card here. Julie is this week's Featured Stamper on SCS (FS244)
Lastly, I was so happy to ink up this adorable Gorjuss Girl... I also used some more of the grass die-cut from MFT, another new "baby" of mine. Woo hoo!
Supplies: cardstock: Canson (brown), SU! (Old Olive), PTI (Aqua Mist), white; paper: My Mind's Eye (Lime Twist, Six by Six Honey Cake); stamps: Gorjuss (Dropped), Hero Arts; ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Copics; MFT Die-Namics Fresh Cut Grass; PTI cloud die; sewing machine; glitter glue
The sketch this time, comes from Cardabilities challenge #40. As you can see, I treated this one with a big dose of freedom as well :)
The colours are taken from OCC's Fall Color Challenge.
So that's it! For now :) I hope you enjoyed... and I hope to see you again soon! Thanks for all your lovely comments, they're making my days! xxx