Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas challenge

Christmas Sparkle Challenge at Creative Romance
Stamp: Wee Stamps
Flocking: Martha Stewart (swan)
Stickles: Ranger Industries: Waterfall, Crystal
Glitter: Martha Stewart: Sugar Cube
Colouring: Spectrum Noir
TN2, FS1, FS6
CR8, CR10, GB3
Snow and Ground
TB1, TB2, TB3, BGR1
Coat, Boots, Gloves, Earmuffs
DG2, DG3, DR1, CR11
Holly and Berries
DG2, DG3, JG6, DR1, CR11
TN2, TN3, TN4, TN5
DG2, DG3, DR1
Decorative Cardstock: Falala Collection: Making Memories
                                     Merry & Bright Collection: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics & Core'diantions
Rhinestones: Misc
Poinsettia: Darice
Brad: Misc.
Christmas: Doodlebug

Saturday, December 28, 2013

First cards.

I am just amazed at the beauty of the Spectrum Noir markers.  I have purchased the light and pastel 24 pack sets and I currently have 8 of the 12 6 pack sets.  There are 2 more 6 pack sets en route to my home and will be here later next week.  So I have taken the 96 colours that I have and begun to create... The following cards are the end results of my careful colouring... 

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Taking my card making a step further...

I have been eyeing the Copic brand markers for card making for over a year.  I have about 6 of them but at 6.00 each the collection is out of my price range, and for a newbie in stamp colouring with markers I didn't see a reason to spend the money.  Well I have seen the Specteum Noir 6 pack sets at my local Pat Catans for about 10.00 a pack.  There are 168 total colours and the sets of 6 basic colours is all one really needs to get started.  Well today I bought 8 sets and brought them home to play with... WOW!! I love love love colouring with them.  Mind you now I am nowhere near being good, but they make it easy to colour with and actually make me somewhat look good.  So tonight after sorting, cataloging, etc I sat down at my craft table and started to play.  Let me tell you... They are a joy to work with and even my attempts look rather good.  
This was my first real attempt after I practiced hair colouring shades etc.
This was my second attempt.  The colours are just gorgeous.  Tomorrow I am going to get a couple of the 24 ok sets that they have to fill in some of the colour shade gaps.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Cards 2013

I've been so far behind on my cards.  Lacking the creative magic I normally have this time of year does not help.  I did manage to get two cards creates today. That gives me a total of 4 done I think.  

Monday, December 9, 2013

Ho Ho Ho!

Just a few Christmas cards that I have finished so far. I am a bit behind as I have had a lot on my plate and really not enough creative spark either.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Get Well

A close friend of the family was hit by a car Tuesday night while riding home on his bike.  He is just 16 and fighting for his life.  Made this card to take to the family to stick in his hospital room.