Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Newest Miss Anya Christmas Cards... AND I won at TGF!! Woot woot!

I turned on the computer to download pics. of my most recent Miss Anya Christmas cards to put onto my blog and what a pleasant surprise in my inbox.... an email from The Greeting Farm with the voting for the Sprouts contest and little ol me as the winner of todays question. That sure made my night. I think my hubbie thinks I'm even nuttier after I got so exited by it. I don't own my own Anya yet and I had just used up my last Miss Anya image from my dear friend Mel. I have a wish list of Anya's, and I am dying for more Miss Anya's to be created. So, I get to pick one to be mine!! Woot woot! Ok, now on to the boring bits... or atleast it seems that way after that excitement.

The above picture shows 2 of the 3 cards that I have been working on for the last couple days. I used Cindy Haffner's layout from the TGF blog for one of them and the other layout is from the Caardvarks sketch challenge.

I used a great pp that I picked up at my LSS that was closing down. I wish I grabbed more then one sheet. It's by Carol Wilson Fine Arts - SCP138D. It has all sorts of great xmas sentiments. I loved it had purple with the green and red. I love non traditional xmas colours.

Stamps - Miss Anya - Warmy Winter Girl, Recollections Winter Wishes for the sentiment
Papers - Carol Wilson PP, Elegant eggplant, Real red, 2 S.U. greens, purple Bazzill and my fav copic stamping paper... Neenah White.
Inks - SU craft blk and Copic markers
Accessories - Gem Brads, Basic Grey brads, crystal gems, ribbons, Cuttlebug folder - Snowflakes, snowflake stamp and clear ep.

Thanks for having stopped by! I can't wait to share my new TGF stamp when I get it. Now what one to choose. :o)

Happy stamping!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Changito Cup o Cocoa

Love these little Changito's. I found this one at a LSS closing out sale. I thought he'd be cute for holiday cards. I used the new Bermuda Bay with Pink Pirouhette and another non SU paper that was close to Berm. Bay. Added some pink shimmerz to the Snowflake Cuttlebug embossed pink pirouhette panel of paper. I used copics to colour in the image, added a snowflake with a swarovski crystal that matched the Berm. Bay perfectly. Also, added some matching Bermuda Bay ribbon. It's the only in-colour I bought this year. Like I need anymore paper or pp's. I am trying to challenge myself to use only paper I have on hand for my xmas cards. Can she do it????

I hope you are all busy getting started on your Holiday creations. Fall's first day yesterday. We've been so lucky in Vancouver to be having incredibly hot days. It's amazing! Less time for the grey blues that comes with all the rain and grey sky.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

I Wanna Be Just Like...

Club Anya - I Wanna Be Just Like Contest

This is the card I submitted for a contest over on Club Anya. I just love colouring Anya images. They so need to come out in digital! I've used this pp 3 times now and can't recall the name of it. I love this beachy Anya. My other fav's are the one with the purse and the one in winter boots and handwarmer. Lucky for me my girlfriend Mel shared her images with me. I think it's time I bought myself a few of my own. The flipflop brads are also from Mel from a few yrs ago and thought they'd be perfect with this Anya image on a card. Copic coloured the purple flower to match better and the green one matched perfectly on it's own. I really need to start creating outside the box though... all Anya and all similar layouts/ card size. The sentiment is a stampendous one that I found to go well with this image too.
I finally cleaned out my dungeon. Took hrs and it actually almost looks like a place where you can go and create and relax. It feels good to walk into!
Schools back in and I hope to find time now to make more cards to sell!
Happy back to school to all the parents out there! Singing... It's the most wonderful time of the year.
Well enough of my boring blah!