Sunday, November 7, 2010

Christmas is a Comin'

Well We are into November already! I can not believe we are so close to Christmas although, being Canadian, I am thinking of Remembrance day and proudly wearing my poppy. OK so For Christmas Cards All Year Round, November Challenge was to have a Tree and ribbon on the Card. This first Card actually also goes under the challenges for Crafty Creations (Fables and Fairy Tales), Simon Says (All White), Flutter By Wednesday(Anything goes)and any of these cards can got for the Stampman Challenge:). I thought of the Snow Queen. I decided to try to imagine what happened to the Snow Queen (OK Fairy) after the boy she liked and took for herself, left her for his best friend...who happens to be a girl. She almost made him forget his past life and iced his heart but his little girlfriend warmed his heart once more and he left with her. All that the Snow queen has are his tears that became ice droplets. So I placed her in the forest (all white of course) that I embossed with Sno Sparkle. I stamped her in silver and coloured her in with tombow markers and then I used ribbon aroundthe edges and finished it off with Svoroski crystals (how does one spell that name). That little boy was a true heartbreaker:)
This is Michael's Favourite. I used Alcohol inks for the background and then is used a bow for the centre(I HATE trying to tie a ^*%$ bow. I can never get it perfect like so many can-this was after a half hour-do not look at the centre and I kind of glued it in place. No those contraptions to help make a bow do not work with me either..I still screw it up..I just wish I could buy an instant bow. I lack the gift). I had christmas tree stickers and embossed the saying in gold and finished it off with crystals.

This Christmas funky tree also works for Christmas Stamper (Purple and silver). I used my cuddle bug for the background on silver paper. I had purple cardstock and a sticker for the tree. I coloured the tree with twinkling H2O's. The small ribbon is in purple that I glued around the purple cardstock

The 4 th tree in the series is a sticker that I coloured red and used stickles (yellow and green). I had some cardstock with trees on them ( won that actually last year from Christmas Card all Year Round-thank you again!) and I used ribbon to highlight everything.

My last card, I used a dark red, light green and a sparkly white cardstock. I had this pop up image for the bottom part to make it look like the tree and ornament bounced right out of it. They are also stickers that I stuck on a basic white cardstock that I coloured with tombow markers. I (YUP I did )made 2 small bows that I placed on top of the tree and ornament and then I used gold sticker for borders. Take care everyone.


  1. It is really a great vision! By the way, you can add one more Snow Queen to your collection — illustrations by award-winning artist Vladyslav Yerko. Link:

  2. Wow!! These are all really amazing! I love how different each is!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  3. You have been so busy - it's hard to pick a favorite....but if I had to, I'd go with Michael's favorite, too! These are beautiful!

  4. You're so creative!

    Great to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia

  5. Five fabulous cards. Love your Snow Queen, your stamping and embossing is fantastic and your colouring of the beautiful image awesome.

    So glad you could join us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
    hugs Heather x

  6. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR.

  7. A great entry for The Stampman Challenge this week
    Thanks for joining in the Christmas countdown.
    x Michelle