Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Seasons Greetings

First off I have to say that over the past two weeks I've been a bad blogger. My creating time has been very limited between taking extra time with our youngest child who has been having some discipline issues, getting ready for Halloween and having my DH go away for several days for hunting, creating was pushed to the back burner. I miss blog surfing and seeing what everyone is up to, I love seeing new projects and reading how my on line friends are doing and hope to be back to surfing soon. Even thought my creating time has been limited I've still been trying to stamping a few projects, I'm just not able to share them with you yet until they've been received by the friends they were created for.

In the mean time I've also been trying to work on creating more Christmas cards so I can have them done and ready to send out. Both of these cards use Karen Lockhart stamps and both of the images were colored using Copic markers. The mitten card was created using Beate's Weekend Sketch from this last weekend, this is an excellent sketch I can see using again and again.

On the close up shot of the snowman card (click to enlarge) you can see that I added dazzling diamonds to the falling snowflakes and pom pom on the hat of the snowman and that I cut and embossed the image using my square Nestabilities die. For the back ground on the snowman image I used the Copic marker YR31 Light Reddish Yellow which is suppose to make the image pop. I found this tip two different places, first on I love markers and then again on Michelle's post on her blog Mish Mash and her adorable snowman card (Michelle is one of my amazing on line idols I love her style). I'm hoping the yellow back ground doesn't just look like yellow snow, cause yellow snow is not a good thing, lol.
Supplies: IB Mittens, Snowman, Seasons Greetings - Lockhart stamps, Some designer paper from last year sorry no name, Nestabilities, Copics, Dazzling diamonds, Ribbon, Snowflake punch, Red gems, Scallop edge punch SU, Piercer w/mat, Pop dots. Colors: Real Red, Always Artichoke, Whisper White.
Thanks so much for stopping by!





11 comments:

Dani said...

Sorry you've been busy! Super cute cards!

Tina said...

Good grief Lynn, both of these cards are just fantastic. Love the papers and the images are adorable. Your coloring rocks!

Deb Wood said...

These are absolutely Fabulous!! I loooove these colors and I want to know where that paper is from, it FAB!

Stacy said...

These are fabulous! I understand the lack of time to create. I just haven't felt good lately, so it makes it hard, too... I also have a little independent 17 mo. old.
Fun! :-)

Melissa Sauls said...

Wow.....these cards are just beautiful. The coloring work is amazing. Your work is worth the wait. :)

Kim said...

These cards are ADORABLE! What a cute set they would make.

Susan said...

These are both terrific cards. I love that designer paper. The colors are so bright and cheery.

Danni said...

Hope that your days are brighter! My youngest is in a "stage" as well! So hard!!
Love these cards and love the images!

Laurel said...

Love these, so festive!

carolyn mcdonell said...

great cards - know a lot about thos discipline problems -beleive it or not they and you get thru them. i know it sure didn't feel like it at the time!

Tammi said...

Love the bright colors, scallops, paper piercing...these are so very cute!! Your fall pictures are gorgeous as well! That tree is spectacular! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog. :)