Friday, November 26, 2010

'Tis the Season

Seems like winter had arrived in Southern Ontario, at least for today. It's cold and windy and there were a few snow flurries this morning. We've been lucky so far, it's been a beautiful fall.

But the cold weather is good for getting in the Christmas spirit. Josh Groban helps too!

My first card today is based on this week's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You.

I used Cuttlebug's dots embossing folder and QuicKutz scallop border die. The felt tree is from Prima, ribbon is from Offray, brad is from One Heart, One Mind (yes, I've had it for a while!) and sentiment sticker is from SRM stickers.

Here I used Cuttlebug's snowflake embossing folder, Nestabilities Label One die cut and my two favorite sticker companies PSX (anther oldie!) and SRM stickers.
Now that I've spent most of the day creating, it's time to hustle and clean up...there's nothing like a deadline!
Happy Friday,

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Card Patterns Christmas Card

Good Morning!

I probably have enough Christmas supplies to last several Christmases. It was kind of a 'soft' decision this year to not purchase too many new Christmas things. I say 'soft' because I know that my willpower is not that strong, so if I had hit upon a store that had new Christmas goodies...I most likely would have succumbed to temptation. Yes...I am weak, I admit it.

But that hasn't happened yet, so I keep pulling out old paper and stickers etc., and that's been working just fine lately!

My card today is based on this week's Card Patterns sketch. I think the paper is Bo Bunny, I used Nestabilities Label One for the die cuts. The wreath is from Sandylion, ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the brad is from American Crafts.

It's been fun using up Christmas supplies...and in return making room for new stuff next year! It's a vicious cycle!

Bye for now...Ivanka

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Joy to the World

Hi there...I am on a cardmaking frenzy. My work schedule is starting to get a little lighter and I've spent any and all free time making cards. It feels amazing!! (Don't ask about the pile of ironing!)

My card today is based on sketch #134 over on the Taylored Expressions blog.

This angel from Inkadinkado is one of my all time favorite Christmas stamps. It's so elegant and just seems to say 'Christmas' whenever I pull it out. I stamped it with ColorBox (Chianti) ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink. All the papers are from my Christmas box, which I've had for a few Christmases now.

Thanks for dropping by...oh and my Moxie Chic Tuesday Trigger card was one of the 5 Trigger Targets in today's post over on Moxie Fab World!!


Monday, November 22, 2010

CPS Christmas card

So it's Oldie Moldie Monday time. That's the day to dig into my supplies and show some love to long forgotten papers and embellishments.

Today's card is based on this week's sketch at CPS.

The paper is from K&Co., the rub on Santa image is from Bo Bunny and the sentiment rub on is from American Crafts. I used the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, Offray ribbon and Hero Arts poinsettia. All have been hiding in my Christmas box for quite some time.

And that's all for me today, short and sweet. I'm off to the dentist, then vollyball practise, then dance class...and none of those events are for me!!

Thanks for stopping by today...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Moxie Chic Christmas

I fell in love with this week's Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World. This is right up my alley...totally elegant and very classy. And since I'm going gung ho on Christmas cards right now, it's a Moxie Chic Christmas kind of day.

Here is the trigger...

And here is my card...

I love this velour paper I found in my Christmas box. I have no idea who the manufacturer is, but I love it. I ran it through my Sizzix Big Kick with the Victoria embossing folder from Cuttlebug and I just love the result. I also used the script embossing folder for the ivory cardstock. The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo, ink is from ColorBox. The tree is embossed with clear embossing powder.

Cath, from Moxie Fab World has been on my mind lately. She's moving clear across the country and in the midst of saying good bye to her home and friends. You can ready about it here.
I even had a dream about her the other night...I was in Utah visiting craft shows and there she was. She came right up to me and said 'hi ivanka'. I know...You'd think I would dream about exotic places like Hawaii or Paris, but I'm dreaming Utah and paper crafting...weird.

Happy Sunday...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

'Tis the Season

Last year during the holidays, we visited one of our local museums and happened upon a great post Christmas sale in their gift shop. I picked up a few sheets of Victorian scrap reliefs, I knew that they would be beautiful on cards. I don't think I've seen scrap reliefs before, if I had I hadn't taken any notice of them. Now I love them... Here is a bit more info on scrap reliefs.

I love this image of a Victorian Santa, it worked beautifully on today's card based on this weeks sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You.

My sheet of scrap reliefs are from Mamelok Press. The paper is unknown, from my Christmas papers. Die cut is Nestabilities Label 8, embossing folder is Polka Dots from Cuttlebug, ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, brad is from American Crafts and sentiment sticker is from SRM Press.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Mojo Monday

It's been a while since I joined in on the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. So here it is...Mojo Monday meets Oldie Moldie Monday!

Actually, my paper today is not that oldie and it's definitely not moldie! The paper and Jolly by Golly element is from Cosmo Crickets Christmas line from last year. The lace, rhinestones and jingle bells have been in my stash for a long, feels good to use them. Embossing folder is from Cuttlebug, Provo Craft.
I'm also linking this card to the Cute Card Thurdsday challenge where the challenge this week is 'anything goes'!
And here we go...the start of another week. Hope you have a good one.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Challenges x 3!

Christmas card season has hit my house. So it was good to come across 3 sketch/challenge sites that seemed to work well to get me going. And since it's Oldie Moldie Monday, it's time to dig into my stash and find some long forgotten papers and embellishments to use.

The first challenge was the Sketch Sunday challenge on 365 Cards.

The papers and tag are from K&Co (Christmas Cheer), embossing folder is Victoria from Cuttlebug.

Here's another card with the same supplies. The ribbon is from Martha Stewart.

The second sketch challenge is from Clean and Simple Stamping....although there is no stamping on this card.

The paper was a gift from my friend Barb last year and has a wonderful shimmery look to it. The snowflakes are foam from a Michael's and the sentiment is really old from Making Memories.

The third challenge sketch is from Card Patterns.

The paper is again from K&Co., the glittered snowflakes are from Toner Crafts (Michael's post Christmas sale last year), sentiment is from SRM stickers.

Here are 2 more cards with the K&Co. paper and embellishments.

So that's it, that is the end of the K&Co Christmas Cheer Mat pad. I used it all up!!!!

Just 3 million pieces of paper left to use up!!

Happy Monday,

Monday, November 1, 2010

Oldie Moldie Monday...finally

Oldie Moldie Monday is finally here. My friend Barb and I started this challenge to get us using older supplies. She's been very good about posting a card each week. Me? Not so much. So although it's a small piece of paper that I used today, it's abut 4 years old and therefore qualifies as my Oldie Moldie Monday card, right??

The challenge at Caardvarks right now is to make a stamped card and finish it inside and out. So here is mine.

The paper and the Holiday Cheer tape are from Stemma. They still have products on their website, but I haven't seen anything new from them for a while, which is too bad as they had some fun paper and embellishments. Stamps are all Penny Black (In a Pear Tree), ink is ColorBox.

Since I used such a small piece of this paper (the card is 4 x 4), I still have 2 full 12 x 12 sheets of it left so...I have a challenge for a couple of you. If this non traditional holiday paper speaks to you, I'll put some in an envelope along with some coordinating embellishments and send it to you. The only thing I ask is that you come back here on another Oldie Moldie Monday and show us what you created with it. If you're interested, leave me a comment and I'll get in touch with you.
We even have a Flickr group set up for our Oldie Moldie cards, please feel free to join us anytime.