Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Watercolor Peace & Joy Christmas Card

Here is a watercolor and embossed Christmas card in silver with non traditional colors for the holidays.

Front sentiment:  Wishing you peace and joy this holiday season.

Inside sentiment:  Good tidings and cheer.

I wanted the look of ribbon or streamers in watercolor.  The vellum piece softens the look.

Link Ups:

Unity Stamp Co. {be inspired} Color Challenge 32

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ No Designer Paper

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and Hop ~ Use a Stamp

Runway Inspired Challenge ric#91 Giles

Supplies include:  Unity Stamp Co. Peace & Joy, Let's be Jolly; My Favorite Things Blueprints 15, Sakura Koi watercolor paints and vellum.

Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Gold Embossed Deer Christmas Card

For this Christmas card, the majestic deer needed to shine in gold.

Sentiment:  Merry Christmas

The front was heat embossed in gold with added sequins.  Traditional red poinsettias and green leaves decorate the background.  It has been years since I've torn vellum to accent cards, but it seems to have made a comeback.  I like the way the twine looks with it.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Stamptember Use a Stamp and Blog Hop

Unity Stamp Co. Friends With Flair

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. KOM October 2014 Love & Joy For The Holidays, KOM October 2013 Oh Christmas Tree, Happiest Season of All {grab bag}; Winnie & Walter dies, gold embossing powder, BasicGrey paper, sequins and vellum.

Until next time. Cheers!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Holiday Penguin Family

Here is a penguin family holiday greeting card.
I used the colors of red, black, green and white in this.

Front sentiment:  From our family to yours!

Inside sentiment:  May this season bring peace & joy for all!

I followed the My Creative Time Inspired Sketch Challenge in their Facebook group. 
This little penguin family is a favorite of mine.  The trim was stamped with tiny candy canes for a chalkboard look.
To me, the card and sketch resemble a postage envelope.

Supplies:  My Creative Time stamps and dies from A Day In December, Get Schooled, From Our Family to Yours, Stitched Rectangles Frame Dies & More, Stitched Squares Inside & Out dies; BasicGrey paper and sequins.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Penguin Window Holiday Card

Here is another holiday card with a little penguin in the window.
I think this will bring a smile at Christmas.

Front sentiment:  Don't get your tinsel in a tangle.

Inside sentiment:  This is as MERRY as we get.

This one features penguin and sentiment stamps that came free with a recent Unity order.
Gotta love the ever flowing Unity generosity.

Link Ups:

Unity Stamp Co. Friends with Flair Hop

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ~ Stamp and Die-Cut

Tuesday Throwdown #261 Anything Goes

Supplies includes:  Unity Stamp Co. Tinsel in a Tangle, Everything Comes Full Turn, Naughty is the New Nice; Lil' Inker Designs stitched circle dies, heart and cording.

Have a lovely day.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hello My Pretty Little Friend Wine or Gift Tag

This is one of  the tags I'm making to go with Halloween favors and to tie onto wine bottles.
I get to host bunco in October, so this is just one of the goodies so far.
This measures 4 1/4".

Sentiment:  Hello my pretty little friend.

Fun, isn't it?

Link Ups:

Unity Stamp Co. ~ Itty Bitty Challenge on Facebook Show & Tell Group

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday  Challenge ~ Make It Colorful

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ~ Trio of Colors {purple, green, orange}

Tools include:  Unity Stamp Co. Hello My Pretty Little Friend, Copic markers, Lil' Inker Designs double stitched circle dies.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Holiday Candy Jar in Watercolor

This is the first holiday card by me this year.
Hopefully the first of many.

One of the things I enjoy receiving in the mail at Christmas are cards and photos from family and friends.  I especially like the the surprise of seeing a personal touch, the hand written note, a handmade card or tag.

Link Ups:

Unity Stamp Company Linkup With Friends

Simply Create Too ~ CH #93 It's A Special Occasion

Crafty Cardmakers and More ~ #146 No Patterned Paper

Supplies include:  Unity Stamp Co. KOM October 2013 Oh Christmas Tree and KOM October 2014 Love & Joy for the Holidays; Ranger archival ink, distress markers, water brush, watercolor paper and twine.

Have a lovely day!