Thursday, November 26, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I've been having a lot of fun making Christmas cards in the past few weeks. Thought I'd play along with a couple of the sketch sites too. They are always a great way to get some inspiration.

My first card is for 2 Sketches 4 You. The cards and ideas over there are out of this world. Every week Kazan, Laura and the design team come up with amazing ideas for the sketches. This week Kazan has created a simply stunning card for this sketch. Mine is like a distant cousin to hers!!

This gorgeous paper is from K&Co. Brenda Walton's Evergreen paper pack. I got it a few weeks ago with an M's coupon and I have to say it's the best pack of paper I've bought in a long time. I'm systematically going through it, I think I'm up to 30 cards so far and have barely made a dent in the pack. You'll be seeing more of this paper soon. The poinsettia and leaves are from Prima.

This card is for Mojo Monday. I do a lot of envious lurking over there! The cards that they make are just so gorgeous. As I'm not much of a stamper, I hope they don't mind that I've created a card without a stitch of stamping on it. The image here is from the K&Co. Evergreen paper pack, the snowflake paper is from Sei and the music paper is form Cosmo Cricket.

The rest of the cards are made using a pack of 3 D sticker ornaments from K & Co. that I've had for a few years. They finally came together with the new pack of K&Co. paper and I just love the

I looked at these stickers in my stash often, but somehow never found a way to use them. Sometimes it's worth hanging on to things for a while...don't you think?
Thanks for dropping by...Ivanka

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas Cards

Funny, but right after Halloween, it's starts to feel like Christmas is around the corner. I guess that's because it is. It'll come before I know it!

We had another card day in my studio this past week and got some Christmas cards made.

This card base is from Making Memories and the image is from Tuscan Rose vintage image CD. Super easy card and so cute.

This is using up some Basic Grey from last year. Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and a Fluffles stamp embossed in gold.

The gold paper is from K&Co. and the Poinsettia is from Martha Stewart. Don't know who makes the brown snowflake paper, I've had it for a few years.
Hope your cards are underway, I'm off to make a few more. Thanks for stopping by.