Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hallowe'en is creeping up on us.

I made these cards for a fundraiser, and wouldn't you know it none of them sold! 

I took a bunch of my cards to the weekly Couchsurfing meeting at Tranzac on Brunswick to sell to other CSers.  All the money collected would go to the Food Bank.  Other people brought along non perishable food items, Anf taught salsa for a donation and Joanne did Henna tattoos.  I asked for a minimum donation of $2 and ended up with $77.  I was happy with that.  It made my stock of cards lower which means I can make many more!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

It's beginning to look a bit like.......

Christmas!

I made a list of things to do over the summer, and I have completed almost every task I set out.  One of the things I didn't get to was to start my Christmas cards.  So this morning I got up and had an idea of what I wanted to do.  Here are a few that I came up with.



I think I like the hot chocolate one the best with the snowman a close second.

The hot chocolate takes a bit of time as I have to use markers, then stamp 3 times and cut out the cup and heart from patterned paper. The stamp is Hot Chocolate from Imaginisce Snag 'em Stamps.

The snowman is all cut out by my Cricut machine using the Winter Woodlands cartridge, but again the time in setting up the paper, and gluing it altogether, not to mention the 2 embossing plates, D'vine swirl and Swiss dots from Cuttlebug.

The snowflake one was to try to come up with nontraditional  colours for winter/Christmas.  It is okay, but not a card that I will repeat. The snowflake is also from the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge.

I used the same sentiment in all three, from a stamp set I won early this year from Debbie at Country Heart and Home.  I added Stickles to all the cards too, just to bling them up a bit.

New Stamp Set

I get a stamp set once a month from Stephanie Barnard who is in the States.  I love her sets, and what makes her very special to me, is that she only charges $1.50 for postage and packaging.  I have wanted stamps from other companies in the US, but they charge more than the actually set, so I don't usually bother buying anything from south of the border.  Except for the lovely and versatile stamps from The Stamps of Life.

Here are a few cards I put together using her August stamp set.

































































The September set has just been sent out, and I am looking forward to playing with that one as it is a Hallowe'en set.  Then kids at school will love it, I'm sure.