Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Wine Bottle Tag

Hi Dreamers!
How are you today?  Things are pretty good here.  Very chilly and starting to really feel like winter and the holiday season.  So, to warm us all up, I have created a Holiday tag for a bottle of cheer.

You can make this tag quite quickly.  You could use Christmas Decorative paper instead of  the background that I made.  My  background is made with Spray inks and a Crafters Workshop Template.

To Make the tag:
  • From Cream CS cut a piece 3 1/2" x 8"
  • Score at 5" and again at 7"
  • Punch or cut the circle in the 2" section.  (I used a Spellbinders die to cut my circle.  My punch would not reach far enough to punch the circle in the center.)

  • Stamp the Holiday Dress Form (Unity Stamps) on cream CS or a scrap of the Background. 
  • Layer with red CS
  • Add to tag with dimensionals

  • Gather the ribbon (May Arts) with hand stitches
  • Glue the gathered ribbon to the tag and cover edge with trim (May Arts)
  • Cut letters from Ephemera and add to tag.
How fun is this??!!  I am going to make up several of these to have on hand for Holiday Gift giving.  Some elves would be cute too.  Or, reindeer.    The possibilities are endless!   Hope you are inspired to make a few.  

And, how about some Challenges just for the fun of it!!
365 Cards: day 273 any card you like
Crimbo Crackers: Christmas
Moving along With the Times: use 3 elements beginning with the same letter---the letter H: holiday stamp, the word Holiday, and I punched a "hole".
S J Paper Crafts: Christmas + alphas
Crafts 4 Eternity: Christmas
Fussy and Fancy: Christmas

I have lots planned for the month of December.  I have so many projects I had to make  a posting schedule again.  LOL.  I don't want to forget something.  So, according to the schedule, tomorrow, you can see a Christmas framed picture with Stampsmith stamps!  AND, a card called "Angel Faces" with Paper Artsy stamps (available in the USA from Blockheads)!!  OHHH.  I am sure you will enjoy them!  LOL.  See you then!  Love  ya.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Angel Ornaments with Character Construction

Hi Dreamers!
How is your week going?  I am having a great week with lots of creative time!  I  made some pretty Angel Ornaments this weekend with  stamps from the Vintage Christmas set by Character Construction.  Won't they look great on the tree?!

The bases of the ornaments were cut with Spellbinders- Labels four and Labels Eighteen from a dark cherry CS.  The Angels from Set # 4  were stamped on some backgrounds that I made with Distress reinkers and Metallic stains.  See the instructions for the backgrounds here.  Stamp the Angels with Black Soot Distress Ink and distress with Forest Moss DI.

On this tag, I tied a bow in satin ribbon and layered it with a piece of white tulle.  Paper roses were added.

On the second ornament, I added a sheer red ribbon, the tulle and a scrap of lace.  Buttons and stars were added for embellishments.  Isn't this angel just too sweet!??

So that the back looked nice too, I added a die cut piece of gold glittery DP.

Challenges for my Angel Ornaments:

Hooked on Craft challenges: Christmas
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything goes
Craft room door: anything goes
Simon Says stamp: anything goes
Creative Moments: anything goes + buttons and bows
Decorate to Celebrate: Holiday Party decoration--Christmas Party tree ornaments

I will keep all the Christmas craft ideas coming until the big day!  Oh, I have lots and lots of good things to share with you!  See you tomorrow for more Christmas Cheer!  Love ya.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Glamorous Christmas card with The Stampsmith

Hi Dreamers!
Count down to Christmas!!  I will be sharing lots of Christmas cards over the next few weeks.  I hope I can inspire you to make a few Christmas cards.  It really is so fun!  You don't have to have traditional Christmas stamps to make Christmas cards.  On today's card, I used a glam girl stamp called "Bling" from The Stampsmith.

Stamp the image with black dye ink on glossy white CS.  Layer onto gray CS. 

The trees and sentiment are stickers that I had in my stash.  I added some Holiday DP and instant Christmas card!  Add a red/green ribbon and some rhinestones to complete.  Very Jolly.

And, why not a few challenges for my glamorous Christmas card.

Corrosive Challenge: Anything goes
Dream Valley: non traditional Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu: celebrate with sparkle
Allsorts: bling--the stamp is called Bling and I added bling.
ABC Challenges: anything goes
Cards For Men: Christmas

Tomorrow, I will be back with a quick gift idea.  Just a little something to tuck in a stocking or hostess gift.  So, see you then!!  Love ya.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Dreamy Madonna Christmas Card with Paper Artsy

Hi Dreamers!
I am back again today with a dreamy Christmas card!  I used non-traditional colors and the mind blowing stamps designed by Lynne Perrella-Paper Artsy.  The Paper  Artsy Stamps are available in the USA at Blockheads Paper Arts!  I used markers and stains to make the background for my card.

 size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Materials need to make the background and the card:
Stamps: Babushka Balloon Paper Artsy from Blockheads Paper Arts
Black Soot Distress Ink Pad
Weathered Wood and Tumbled Glass Distress Markers-Ranger
Summer Sky and Pear Tart Memento Markers
Stains: Brushed Pewter Distress Stain
White, Cream, and Aqua
Green Ribbon

Click here for instructions on making the Background Paper.

  • Make background following Tutorial.  Instead of using the reinkers, scribble the Distress Markers onto the craft sheet. 
  • Add a bit of water.
  • Proceed per tutorial instructions.
  • When background is dry stamp the buildings with Black Soot ink

  • Stamp the Madonna on a separate piece of White CS and cut out.
  • Color the halo with the Memento Markers.
  • Run a Metallic pen around the edges of the halo.
  • Glue Madonna to background
  • Make slits in this piece at the halo edges.  Feed the ribbon through the slits
  • Add this piece to a Aqua Card base
  • Add rhinestones

How about a few fun Challenges for my Dreamy Madonna Christmas Card?!!
Bloggers Challenge: Christmas
Sparkles Forum Christmas: Contemporary color Combo
Allsorts: bling
One Stop Craft Challenge: vintage Christmas
Sugar Creek Hollow:vintage Christmas

Have a super weekend!  Love ya.

Christmas Whimsy with Paper Artsy Stamps

Hello Dreamers!

Back after a few days off to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Had a nice  dinner and quality time with my family.  Back and ready to rock in the Christmas season with this fun, whimsical card made with Lynne Perrella Paper Artsy stamps available in the USA from Blockheads Paper Arts.

 Size: 4 1/2 x 7 1/2"

Materials need to make the background and the card:
Stamps: Babushka Balloon Paper Artsy from Blockheads Paper Arts
Jet Black Stazon
Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss Distress Ink Re-inkers
Black Soot Distress Ink Pad
Stains: Antique Bronze Distress Stain
White Glossy, Black, and Green
Green Ribbon, Black Lace, Gold Rick Rack, Green Rhinestones
Craft Sheet

To make the Background Paper, see my Tutorial here.

After the background paper is dry:
  • Stamp the Believe Balloon with Stazon ink.
  • Layer onto black CS and a Green card base.

  • Cut a length of the Green ribbon in half lengthwise and glue to the right side of the card leaving an open space between the ribbon halves.
  • Add a scrap of black lace over the ribbon covering the open space.  I split the ribbon because I felt the original width was too narrow for the card design.
  • Glue a piece of gold rick rack over the lace.
  • Add the rhinestones
  • Tie the green ribbon into a bow and glue to the top of the balloon.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and have lots of time to be creative and make some fun projects.  Love  ya.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Dreamers!
To all my lovely family, friends,  followers, and anyone else who is just stopping by today,


Love ya.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WOYWW 181---Making a few Christmas Cards

Hi Dreamers!
Happy Wednesday!  And, Wednesday in Blog land means it is time for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday hosted by Julia on her blog, Stamping Ground.  Here is your chance to take a sneak peek at workdesks all over the world.  Ain't the world wide web great!?  On my desk, I am working on some more Christmas cards.  The samples here are made with Character Construction stamps.

I will post the finished projects on the weekend.  In the USA, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday and most people also have Friday off.  So, a nice holiday weekend here.   Have to run to the grocery store this morning to pick up a few things for dinner tomorrow.  My brother is hosting and doing most of the cooking.  I will be bringing a green veg, rolls, and homemade pecan pie.  So, I better get going.  Hope you enjoy taking a peek at all the workdesks.  Happy WOYWW!!  Love ya.

PS: Julia, there are three pairs of scissors here too.  We need that many.  LOL

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Madonna With Paper Artsy

Hi Dreamers,
Back again, just could not stay away.  Had to share this pretty Christmas card with you that I made with Paper Artsy Stamps available in the USA from Blockhead Stamps!

Materials need to make the background and the card:
Stamps: Babushka Balloon Paper Artsy from Blockheads Paper Arts
Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet  Distress Ink Re-inkers
Black Soot Distress Ink Pad
Stains: Tarnished Brass Distress Stain
White and Pink
Red Sheer Ribbon
Pink Tulle
Craft Sheet

  • Follow the instructions to make the background on my Tutorial here.
  • When the background is dry, stamp the Madonna with Black Soot ink.
  • Trim the background

  • Wrap a piece of the Red Sheer ribbon around the stamped piece and tie it in a bow.
  • Wrap a piece of Pink Tulle around the bow knot and tie in a single knot
  • Layer onto a Pink card base.

On the inside, I stamped a Christmas sentiment.  Who says you can't have a pink Christmas card?  Not me!

I would like to enter my Pink Madonna in the following challenges:
365 Cards: Day 264  Ravishing Ribbons
Loves Rubber Stamps: fun with ribbon
Through the craft room door: Anything goes

 Hope you are having a great week!  Tomorrow, I will be back with some mini cards for the last day of the Blockheads CAS Challenge.   Love ya.

CAS All Occasion Card Set With Blockheads

Hi dreamers!
How is everything?  Busy as a bee here.  Working on Christmas cards, making some cards to sell, getting ready for Thanksgiving, etc...  Today, I have a set of All Occasion cards to share with you.  I made the cards as a gift set.  I think I will make the folded card holder that DT Trisha made for my gift set.  I used Blockhead Stamps for each card.

Card size: 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches


Materials List:
Blockhead Stamps:
Inspired By Nature
Verses-Feel Better
Grape Jelly and Rhubarb Stalk - Memento
Cardinal Versa Color
Peachy Pink CS

A nice little treat for someone to get in their Christmas stocking.  The Blockheads CAS Challenge is still more day to make your project and link up.    Hope you are having a great day!  Love ya.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Shimmery Christmas Cards with Character Constructions

Hello Dreamers,
I am continuing the Christmas theme here on in Dreamland.  I hope you are getting lots of ideas for your own Christmas cards.  My little basket of cards is getting fuller, but I still have a ways to go.  I have two cards today that feature stamps from Character Construction's Vintage Christmas Set #1.   One in blue and one in Green/Gold.

  • The cards are made with some of my handmade background papers.  See how I make the backgrounds here.
  • To make this card follow the tutorial and add the inks: Broken China reinker and Brushed Pewter Stain (Ranger) onto the craft sheet. 

  • When the background is dry, stamp the image with Black Soot Distress Ink. 
  • Color dress with a red watercolor crayon.  
  •  Add some glitter glue for even more shimmer.   
  • Tie a bow in a piece of snowflake ribbon to finish off the card.  

  • The second card color uses Shabby Shutters Distress ink reinker and Tarnished Brass Metallic Stain (both Ranger).   
  • When dry, stamp with Black Soot ink.

  • Add some color with a  red watercolor crayon to the peace on earth label.  
  • Embellish with Red rhinestones, red sheer ribbon, and gold ribbon.  

I am hoping that you can see the shimmer of the Metallic Stain in this photo. (Click on the photo for a larger image.)

See my Christmas Tea Party Place Card using this same stamp here.

I am entering my Shimmery Christmas cards in the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy: blue
365 Cards: day 260 Gold
Robyn's Fetish: Vintage
Sir stampalot: Christmas
Victorine Stamps: Christmas

Check back tomorrow for a set of CAS All Occasion cards and a pretty pink Christmas Card.  Hope you are having a great day.  Love ya.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hark the Sweetest Angels Sing

Hi Dreamers!
I am back today with some Christmas Cheer.  Today's card is made with one of the stamps from The Stampsmith's full sheet  called "Thank Heaven for Little Girls #1".  This image is so adorable and makes great Christmas cards.

I stamped this photo stamp with black dye ink on glossy white CS.  It was layered with red and black CS.  the card base is made from dark green CS and layered with a piece of Holiday DP from K & Company.

I stamped a Christmas Sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly with red ink, cut into a banner shape, and added to the card front with dimensionals.    A bow tied  in  pretty ribbon  finishes off the card.   Isn't this stamp so, so, so sweet??!  Well, another card for my Christmas basket.  This card will be sent out to a friend.
Hope you are having a great day and enjoying your travels around Blogland.  So happy you  stopped by to say hi!  Love ya.

CAS Retro Note Card Set Part Two

Hi Dreamers!
Here I am back today as promised with part two of my CAS Retro Note Card set!  The cards were made for the November Blockheads Challenge.  Which is still make  a CAS card and link it up!  Check out  all  the details on my post here.   Here is a second look at  the group photo.

Materials List:
Blockhead stamps:
Retro Shapes
 Verses - Retro
Ink: Stream Adirondack Ranger
White and Teal Cardstock

Note: Allowing for the finickiness of my camera and its reaction to light...all the cards are made with White CS and Stream ink.

Wouldn't these be great for your Cocktail party invites!??!!  And, since they are CAS, they would go together very quickly.

Super fun images!!  And, I love how great they look stamped in Stream ink and with the teal CS---very fifties.  Love this set for CAS cards.   It is the ginchiest!!

So, let me check my schedule and see what will be posted tomorrow.  Yes, I had to make a schedule.  I had a lot of things made and I thought it would just be easier to write it all down.  The schedule is working great. Oh, looking at the schedule, I will be back later with a Stampsmith Christmas card.  And, for tomorrow,  Character Construction Christmas cards!!  That does sound good!  See you then!  Love ya.

CAS Retro Note Card Set Part One

Hello Dreamers!
How is your weekend going??  Well, I hope.  Today, I want to share my retro/fifties Note Card set.  This is a set of cards I made for the Blockheads November CAS Challenge.  The challenge is currently open and you have plenty of time of make a CAS card.  See all  the details on my post here.  Here is a photo of all the cards--Eight in total.  I will feature four of the cards today and the other four tomorrow.

Materials List:
Blockhead stamps:
Retro Shapes
 Verses - Retro
Ink: Stream Adirondack Ranger
White and Teal Cardstock

Allowing for the finickiness of my camera and its reaction to light...all the cards are made with White CS and Stream ink.

Don't you just love these fun sentiments??!!!  This is a great Note card set that I will use a gift for someone.
Stayed tuned tomorrow for part two of my Retro Note Card Set.  Have a great weekend!  Love ya.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Owl Friendship Card

Hi Dreamers,
How about some Thanksgiving inspiration?  I made this really cute Owl Thanksgiving card for my friend.  We both have a partiality for  Owl stamps and  paper.  So, I know she will like this!

This cute owl is from a set by Mark's Finest/Heinrich.  I colored it with Copic markers.  The decorative papers are from K & Company.   The Owl/Friendship sentiment is from Impression Obsession.

The fence die cut is from My Favorite Things.  I added some orange rhinestones and a pretty bow to finish off the card.  On the inside, I added more of the DP and stamped a Mark's Finest sentiment .

How about a few thankful challenges!!

Mark's Finest: add a fence
Simon Says Stamp: Thanksgiving
Die Cuttin Divas: die cut/orange, yellow, and brown
Loves Rubber stamps: thanksgiving
Party Time Tuesdays: Thanksgiving
Lollipop Crafts: Thanksgiving
Pile It on: Thanksgiving
Card Makin Mamas: Thanksgiving

Well, it is Friday and the start of the weekend.  Tomorrow, I have a set of CAS cards made with Blockheads Stamps.  The cards have a fifties/retro feel.  Check back for that.  Have a great Friday!  Love ya.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gold Christmas Angel

Hi Dreamers!
Welcome to Dreamland!  And, look at this dreamy Christmas card.  I choose  shades of yellowy creams--from soft yellow to goldy yellow for a monochromatic look.  This card was made  for the Flourishes Be Progressive Challenge. I thought the challenge seemed like a really fun idea.  Each day another element was added.

  1. Sketch
  2. Monochromatic
  3. Decorative Papers
  4. Bling
Here is my take on the Challenge:

The stamp is Alleluia Angel from Flourishes.  The Music DP is from Websters Pages, the floral from Anna Griffin.  I distressed the second layer of the scallop circle and the dry embossed floral DP with Frayed Burlap Distress ink.

Added some bling with Gold Stickles and a big gold bow.  

I am going to make several more of this design to add to my Christmas card basket.   I may down size them to make them easier to mail.  I will be back tomorrow with a Thanksgiving Card.  See you then.  Love ya.