Christmas cards galore

It’s release day at My Whimsical Little World, and I am so excited to share three new digis with you today!  I was shopping this weekend and was surprised to be surrounded by Christmas music, but with about 5 weeks to go, I have to admit that I am already thinking about the season too!  In fact, I dare say that I now have all my Christmas cards done and ready to go!

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Anyway, I digress!  First up is a fun and bright card, and perhaps one of my favorite of the season!  Called Santa on Skates, this digi is perfect for your Christmas cards and gifts!

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For you traditional spirits, Paola has drawn up a beautiful digi called Nutcracker/   I love the amazing details on this image.

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Finally, this digi is called Holly Jolly Christmas Cupcake.   I hand-lettered the sentiment on the cupcake, but it looks just as great without!  I decided to use a clean and simple design for this card as the Doodlebug paper for the backing was quite graphic and busy.

Oh, speaking of supplies, all of the images were coloured up with Copics to match the Doodlebug paper.  The ribbon is all from May Arts, and all of the sentiments were hand lettered with my handy-dandy Sakura marker.  Paola from My Whimsical Little World is doing a great giveaway right now, so make sure you pop over to the Facebook group to check it out!

So there you have it – a few new Christmas images to get you  through the season!  Tell me – how are your cards coming along (or do you even send any)?

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warm wishes

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Well, the weather took a nasty turn for the COLD the last couple of days here in Calgary, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect!  Today, May Arts is teaming up with one of our partner companies, Core’dinations, for a fun blog hop.  In fact, DT members have been posting amazing projects all week, and we have a few more days to go!

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One of the things I love about Core-dinations Kraft Core is the rustic feel of their papers.  Scuff it, sand it, crinkle it, and you get a fantastic look that reminds me of a winter cabin.  So I thought this hop would be a great chance to team up some Kraft Core papers together with some of the cute 1/2″ Check Stitch  ribbon from May Arts to create some little hot chocolate containers, complete with marshmallows.

Once I got going, I couldn’t help but add a bit of 1″ Eyelet ribbon as well for a bit of contrast and to soften the look of the containers a bit.

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Oh, and to create these little containers, you won;t need any special die cuts or fancy machines.  Grad a little box or bar of soap, cut your cardstock to 6″x9″, adn fold it around like you are wrapping a present, leaving the top flap open to fill and then fold over.  it’s as simple as that!

Hot-Chocolate-singleSo, you need to know that leaving a comment is worth the effort today because both companies are generously giving away product to lucky commenters, including three rolls of ribbon (your choice) and goodies from Core’dinations.  Oh, and make sure you hop on over to see what another Karen has up her sleeve today too!

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Well, I’m ready to curl up in a winter cabin with a good book and a cup of hot chocoalte now, aren’t you?  Thanks for stopping by!

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Favourite Halloween movie anyone?!

kimmie-frontOne of the things I remember most about Halloween as a kids was the Charlie Brown Halloween special about the Great Pumpkin that would show up on tv the Monday before Halloween.  There was something about Linus’s faith in the Great Pumpkin that I always thought was quite something – especially in the face of all the doubters!

kimmie-closeupSo, when I first saw this cute stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie’s “Hey There Punkin'” set, I couldn’t help but think about that movie.  And Lulu, perched behind that pumpkin looks just like she is pondering the great mysteries of the Great Pumpkin this Halloween!

Lulu was coloured up with Copics, and I picked colours to match the cute Doodlebug paper.  For a bit of texture, I also threw some corduroy ribbon on the card from May Arts – somehow corduroy scream fall to me!  The sentiment was hand lettered – a quote from the Great Pumpkin of course!

Well, since it is Wednesday, it is challenge time at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item….you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter over on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog until November 4th at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!

2 and a half more days until Halloween!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Black Cat Challenge

Halloween week continues here at SCS, and today, I have a cute little card to share with you!

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This little cute duo is a new stamp from Tiddy Inks called Couple of Fall Cuties. I thought it would be the prefect image to use for this week’s challenge which is called “Black Cat”  If you haven;t been over to the Tiddly Inks blog today, you really need to check out all the great creations by the design team for this challenge, especially if “cute Halloween” is your “thing” (it is definitely mine).

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I coloured up these cuties with Copics, and while my kitty did turn out more grey than black, let’s just say that she looks good for her age!  The paper is from Doodlebug, and that great ribbon is from May Arts.  Oh, and as has become my tradition, the sentiment was hand lettered.

I hope you will consider joining us for the challenge!  While Black Cat would probably work for a lot of Halloween projects, there are so many cute cat images over in the store that would work for any theme!  We always love seeing you work so link up!

Thanks for stopping by!

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