Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

Wow! One month till Christmas!!! This month's inspiration photo, over at Papertrey Ink, really intrigued me! I love the white and silver with the blues and greens!

Blog Hop Inspiration

And here's what I came up with. I used Postmarks: Holiday, and the sentiment is from O Tannebaum, both Papertrey Ink stamp sets. I heat embossed the center tree in silver, and used Distress Inks, as well as some PTI inks, to "paint" the other two trees. The center panel is matted onto a piece of Tropical Teal cardstock and some silver stars finsh it off. Love these colours together, and can't wait to see all the cards today, using them!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Make it Monday #229: Fabric Strip Christmas Trees

Melissa showed us how to make these Christmas Trees, (seen here). She used hers on a card, but I made them into ornaments for my granddaughters. I used cinnamon sticks for the trunks, and some fabric I had on hand. I like the bells for ornaments, but I'm not sure the red gems added anything good to them... But they're on now, and I am NOT going to redo these! Doing these fussy bows and knots is difficult! My hat goes off to Melissa, who does all of these things to perfection!

PTI: paper for tag, and the heart stamp

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Sharing Handmade Kindness: Challenge 1

Jennifer McGuire is hosting a series of challenges, shown here. This week's challenge is to make something homemade for a friends or family. I've made two cards for my granddaughters. My 3 yr-old granddaughter requested a card with balloons, and my 9 yr.-old granddaughter has a fishtank, so that card will be for her.