Friday, October 25, 2013

Live & Love Crafts - Charms

This week we are playing with CHARMS!  It's such a teeny and easy embellishment you can add to any card and there are a TON of choices at LLC.  

I had so much fun with this!!  You're gonna be shocked but I used Maja Design's "It's Christmas Time" papers.  hee hee!  They were actually just perfect for what I wanted to do.  I printed the bingo cards, Halloween flashcard and tickets from my Silhouette and distressed them all.  As much as it killed me to use such pretty lace for a Halloween card, "Empress Alexandra" (it's it gorgeous?!!) it just seemed to fit perfectly.  And a witch without her raven?  Well...ok, it's just a bird but for this card I'm pretending it's a raven.  LOL!  Oh and I found the image on Pinterest.

As you've seen in previous posts, this week we are showcasing some charms from LLC and yes, I did get this one from the store called "Ghost House".  

A smaller Wild Orchid bouquet for me with some Kort and Godt rolled flowers.  I always add a Melissa Frances pearl in the center.  It just seems to finish it off so nicely.

I even managed to sneak a berry in there!  I used my caption maker to type the "SPELL" sentiment, painted the Studio Calico wood banner with some Tim Holtz distress crackle paint and then wrapped it in some dollar store webbing. How do you like the creepy skeleton cameo?  Found that on Ebay but I thought it fit rather nicely into LLC's oval frame pendant.  hee hee 

I know lots of you don't celebrate Halloween but here in Canada we do.  Well...most people do.  I hide.  LOL!!  I have to admit, I'm sure this is the "prettiest" Halloween card I've ever made!!  It's nice to do something different sometimes so I hope you enjoyed this one as much as I did!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Letters to Santa

If this image isn't cute I don't know what is!!  So here I am staring at my card and it looks amazing all lit up with my lights but why is it so hard to get that look transferred online?!!  Here it just shows grey!  So frustrating but I hope you get the picture.  No pun intended...hee hee!!

This image is from LDRS's Candibean line called "Letters to Santa".  I've even used the new papers called "Frigid Fun" also available at LDRS.  They have some really cool blue papers in the collection as well.

Aren't these the cutest little mitts ever?!!!  They are from Southern Ridge Trading Company but pieces I managed to pick up when I was at a crop.  Same with the chipboard snowflakes.  Luv 'em! 

Once again my Wild Orchid Crafts bouquet but aren't you surprised at how small it is?  LOL!  I just really wanted to show off more of these gorgeous papers so I refrained.  hee hee

A little hard to see but I've added some Martha Stewart texture and then while it was still wet, some GlitterRitz glitter as well.  It's sooo pretty IRL!

OH AND I just thought I'd show you my little tag!!  The sentiment is from LDRS called "Frigid Fun" and there are a few more really sweet pieces to that collection too.

Well friends, that's it for me this time!!  
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Crafty Sentiments Christmas Release

Today is Day 3 of previews for new images from Crafty Sentiments called "Angel".  You can see more examples of this new image at Crafty Sentiments inspiration blog as well as images from day one and day two!  They are CUTE and such perfect images for this year's Christmas cards.

This one is decked out with a pine needle border I just got from Memory Box.  Isn't it pretty?  I colored her with my Copics and added some glitter to her wings and under her feet.  

I've added some charming Prima note clips and bark stars available at Live and Love Crafts.  The tag is a Magnolia Doohickey "So Wrapped Lovely" wrapped with some shabby seam binding from LLC.  Yup ok I have lots of supplies from LLC!  My favorite store!!

I doubt you'll even get away from any of my cards without seeing some kind of Wild Orchid Crafts bouquet.  This one has a few more things than just flowers.  I made some pine cones from the Tim Holtz die (that takes patience - lol), the mini Christmas tree is from Fancy Pants and the the cherub is available again at LLC.  :)

This stamp and more will be available for purchase tomorrow but UK time so a little earlier than what time we are up here in Canada.  I'll still be sleeping for awhile yet when this posts.  LOL!

Thank you to Crafty Sentiments for asking me to be a guest designer to help preview their new line of images.  Have a great week all!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Live and Love Crafts - New Maja Papers

OH how I loooove playing with new papers and even while I'm sitting here typing this I want to run back into my craft room and start playing again!!  I didn't realize how many pretties I added to this until I actually did up my "ingredient" list below.  LOL!

As you can see I decorated up a paper bag and started with pink Maja papers and then layered with some jute fabric.  The pretty image is from Pion Design's "Grandma's Attic/Tinted - Bouquet".  I also used a tag from the new papers and added a Tim Holtz clip and Gesso.

The "Timeless" piece is from one of the edges of the paper so I thought I'd add that to my Wild Orchid and Kort & Godt bouquet. 

The butterfly is from some older Pion papers and I'll edit this later when I find out what they are.  Those are so super handy and match a lot of different papers.  I added the Magnolia Doohickey Swirl dies and initially didn't set out to have it look like an extended butterfly but thought it looked pretty neat so left it!!  LOL!  And of course, everything is covered with Gesso.   

Did you get a chance to enter Sandy's "Think Pink" giveaway?  I wish I could enter!!  LOL! 

As always I wish you a happy and creative weekend!!