Christmas Countdown:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

2 Months Till Christmas Hop!!

Did you know that it is only 2 Months Till Christmas!  Yup I said it, only 61 DAYS TO GO!!!  Are you excited? Have you started making your Christmas Cards yet? How about your shopping?  Have you started?  Well I have already made 28 cards and have a bunch of shopping already completed for the big day!  Please don't hate me, it is only because I am sooooo excited about Christmas and can't wait for it to arrive!  Looking so forward to decorating, wrapping, driving around to look at all the lights and handing out my cards to friends and family.

If you are following today's hop you should have arrived here from the wonderful Kerry's Blog, but if you happend to pop in to see what I was up to, and want to start at the beginning of our fun Christmas hop then head over to my friend Mary's Blog. 

Each person in the hop will have two Christmas/Winter projects to share with you today, and we have some very talented ladies so I am sure you will be inspired and you won't want to miss seeing what they have made for you this month!

Today I have two Snowmen cards to show to you and I also have some Christmas Candy to offer you so be sure to read through the entire post to find out how you could win!

Here is my first card I have for you to see using Whipper Snappers "Snow is Overrated!".....
* 4x5.5 Card & Envelope
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Copic Markers (colours used lited below)
* Image:  Whipper Snapper, Snow is Overrated
* Memento Inks:  Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa
* Patterned Paper:  BoBunny 6x6 Paper Pad, Snowfall Collection
* Brown Cardstock: 6x6 Nature Pack fromlocal $ Store
* Sentiment: Hot off the Press Inc., Mittens
* 3 Tone Blue Twine
* Brown Button:  My Favorite Things Buttons, Hot Fudge
* Snowflake Button: Michaels
* Versa Mark Chalk Ink: Night Sky (for around sentiment)
* ColorBox Chalk: Chestnut Roan (for around image, patterned paper and card)
* Fairy Dust Glitter (for bell, snow, snowman and on patterned paper)
* Glue Dots

Here is a close up of the image to show you the Copic colours used.....
* SKIS:  E33, E31, E30
* BELL:  C1
* SNOWMAN & SNOW: BG000, BG0000
* CARROT:  YR14, YR12
* BROWNS:  E29, E27, E25, E23
* BLUES:  B99,B97, B95, B93

So what do you think so far?  Isn't that little snowman just the cutest!!!!  Well don't go anywhere yet, as I have another card to show you using Kraftin' Kimmie's "Frosty Winter Friends" Snowman!.....

* 4x5.5 Card & Envelope
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Copic Markers (colours used lited below)
* Image & Sentiment:  Kraftin' Kimmie's, Frosty Winter Friends
* Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black
* Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey 6x6 Paper Pad, Aspen Frost
* Red & White Cardstock: Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Packs
* Candy Cane Twine
* Creative Memeories Snowflake Punch
* Your Next Stamp, Red Swirl "Glittered Skittles"
* ColorBox Chalk:  Lipstick Red
* Glue Dots
* 3D Pop Dots

Here is a close up of the image to show you the Copic colours used as well as the Red Swirl Glittered Skittle!.....
* BIRDS:  R59, R46, Y19
* SNOWMAN: B000, B0000, 0
* JACKET:  YG67,YG63, YG61 + G28 (trim) + R59, R24 (buttons)
* SCARF:  R59, R49, R24 + G28
* MITTENS:  R59, R49, R24
* BOOTS:  E79,E77, E74, R46, R24
* LEGS: E37,E33
* CARROT: YR18, YR16, YR14

Well that is my 2 projects for you today.  If you are following the Christmas Hop you will be heading over to the talented Tara's blog after me =)  I have included a list of the Hop order below for you in case you get lost along the way.

I hope that you enjoyed my cards today and maybe I inspired you to get started or continue working on some Christmas cards of your own..... 

As promised, here is the Christmas Candy I am offering this month on the hop.  It is a brand new/still in package  Kraftin' Kimmie's, Frosty Winter Friends stamp & sentiment that I used on my second card in today's post.

All you need to do for your chance to win this Christmas Candy is to;
1.)  Leave a comment on this post
2.)  Put a picture of my candy on your sidebar linking back to this post.
You do not have to be a follower, but if you like my blog and my cards, I would love to have you as a crafty friend!

I will post the winner of this Christmas Candy on my November 12th post, so that the winner may receive the prize in time to make some Christmas Cards of their own =)

* Christmas Crafting - Buttons & Twine (Ends OCtober 31st)
* Shopping Our Stash Challenge #74-Out of a Jar or Use a Jar , My Glitter on my first card is out of a jar! (Ends October 29th)

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope to see you again soon!

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Krafty Day with Kraftin' Kimmie

Today I am in London, Ontario at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Krafty Day Event!  This is the second Krafty Day that I have attended and I have gotten to know Kimmie a little bit, so I thought that I would make her a card to thank her for hosting this amazing event...

I used yet another Kraftin' Kimmie Lulu stamp for this adorable card as well as I used Kimmie's favorite colour - Purple....
* Image & Sentiment: Kraftin' Kimmie, Lulu and Friends
* Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
* 4.5x5 Card & Envelope
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Copic Markers (colours used listed below)
* Papers:  First Edition Paper 6x6 Pad, Dreamcatcher
* My Favorite Things Die-Namics: Upsy-Daisy & File Tab
* Purple Flower Button from my local $ Store
* ColorBox Chalk: Pink Pastel
* Glossy Accents
* Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
* Glue Dots
Here is a close up of the beautiful My Favorite Things Upsy-Daisy.....
Here is a close up of the sweet Lulu to show you the Copic colours used.....
* SKIN:  E11, E00, E000
* HAIR:  E35, E31, YR20
* EYES:  B14
* PURPLES:  V17, V15, V12
* PINKS:  R56, R85, R83, R81
* TEDDY BEAR:  E42, E41, E40, 0
* GROUND:  E40, E43, E42, E41

I hope that you enjoyed this card today, and I hope to have some photo's to show you from the event in the next few days =)

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Monday, October 8, 2012

You Are Too Sweet To Be Scary!

Look at me, two posts in two days!  Holy crap huh, LOL!  If you missed yeterday's post of the card I made for my friend's new home scroll down after this post to check it out! =)

Today I would like to show you a special card that I made for my wonderful friend Karen.  Karen was such a sweetie to invite me to Thanksgiving Dinner on the Holiday Monday, and I wanted to show her how much I appreciated her including me in her Family Thanksgiving dinner by making this adorable card for her.  Karen just loves Halloween and Ladybugs, so when I first saw this image I knew I had to make her a card using it.
 I know what you are thinking, yes it is another Lulu image, but come on, isn't she soooo adorable?
Here is a picture of the inside of the card.....
* Image & Outside Sentiment:  Kraftin' Kimmie, Halloween Lulu Set
* Memento Ink:  Tuxedo Black & Ladybug
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Copic Markers (colours used listed below)
* 4x5.5 Card & Envelope
* Patterned Paper:  Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pad, Yours Truly
* Red Embossed Polka Dot & Black Cardstock: from my scraps
* Glossy Accents (on the hair bobbles & antenas)
* Stickles: Black Diamond (spots on ladybug outfit)
* Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter Pen - Orange Star (for handle on the pumpkin)
* Sakura Clear Glaze Pen (on the pumpkin & the eyes)
* I*Rock Tool and Black Gems (x5)
* Fiskers Boarder Punch Treading Waters
* Thank You Sentiment:  My Favorite Things, All Occasion Sentiments
* 3D Pop Dots
Here is a close up of Ladybug Lulu to show you the Copic colours used.....
* SKIN:  E11, E00, E000
* HAIR:  E49, E59, E25, E21
* EYES:  E23
* BLACKS:  100,C9, C7, C5
* REDS:  R59, R39, R37, R35
* PUMPKIN:  YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12 + Y18 (for the eyes & mouth)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
* Heck of a Challenge - Spooktacular (Ends October 31st)
* The Crafty Bloggers Network, Challenge #4 - Anything Goes (Ends October 31st)
* Crafting For All Seasons, Challenge #37 - Costumes / Dress up (Ends October 15th)
* My Sheri Crafts - Challenge #95, Its PickingTime (Include a Pumpkin or Apple) (Ends October 12th)

I hope that you enjoyed today's card and will come back again soon. I would love to hear from you if you have time, your comments always brighten my day =)

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy New Home!

I just want to start off by saying "Happy Thanksgiving" to all my Canadian Blogger Friends!  I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Last weekend my BFF Heather and her hubs moved to their new apartment.  My hubs and I went to checkout their new home this past Friday, and I made Heather and her hubs this card to mark this special occasion....
* Image:  Kraftin' Kimmie, Springtime Lulu
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
* Copic Markers (colours used listed below)
* 5x6.5 Kraft Card & Envelope
* Patterned Paper:  First Edition 6x6 Paper Pad, New Leaf
* Green Cardstock:  Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Pack
* Brown Rick-Rack Ribbon from Local $ Store
* Glossy Accents

Here is a close up of the gorgeous Lulu image to show you the Copic colours used.....
* SKIN:  E11, E00, E000
* HAIR:  YR24, Y26, Y23
* EYES:  TG63
* SOCKS & DRESS:  G24, G21, G40, E42, E41, E40
* SHOES:  E42, E41, E40
* GROUND:  YG63, YG61, G21, G40
* BIRD:  YG24 + Glossy Accents
* BIRDHOUSE:  E47, E44, E43, E42, BG72, 0
I am absolutely in LOVE with all of the Lulu images that Kraftin Kimmie sells - I have them ALL!  She is the most adorable image and so much fun to play with.  I am working on a few other posts with this cutie that you will see soon =)
I would like to enter this card in to Kraftin' Kimmie's Anniversary Challenge #2 - Anything Goes Challenge (Ends October 8th). 
You should head on over the the Kraftin Kimmie challenge blog to see all the challenges that she is offering for her 3rd Anniversary Party, and you could be a lucky winner of some of her amazing stamps. Also head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie store as she has MANY sales on right now for this special occasion.
Also entering this card into the following Challenges:
(Ends October 18th)
* Cupcake Inspirations, Challenge #81 -Photo Inspiration - I used the colours in the photo as my inspiration!
(Ends October 13th)
I hope that you enjoyed today's post and I will see you soon with another Lulu cardlater this week :)
Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

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