Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Make It Crafty Christmas and Winter Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Make It Crafty Seasonal Blog Hop.  If you've come from Wendy's blog, you are on the right track, but if you want to start at the beginning, jump to Julie's blog!  This time around we will be featuring Christmas and winter creations so let's jump right in!

I don't have a lot of the Christmas and winter sets from the new Idea Book as I have soo many wonderful older sets, but I do have this super cute set of Christmas houses and buildings.  I found a sweet stair step card on Pinterest done with SU stamps and knew right away I wanted to create my own version of it.

I coloured all my buildings with the same neutral colours to give my village a uniform feel and then added a sprinkling of Stickles to the roofs for that snowy look.  You can find templates for stair step cards all over the internet, I used a basic center stair step design for mine.  I used some of the Yuletide Carol paper for the background and some older stamps for the sentiment.  Quick note - make sure you stamp and emboss the sentiment before you glue everything down, as you can see my sentiment is a little blobby!   I love how this turned out, now I just have to decide who's going to get this fab card for Christmas!

Now jump on over to Cyndy's blog to see what Christmas treats she has in store for you!  Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Back from the Dead

Geez, it's been so long I really had to think about how to do this...I'm not really back though, I unfortunately don't have the time and energy any more to keep up my poor bloggy.

However, I've been wanting to play along with the Two Scrapbook friends challenge, I visit their store whenever I'm in Waterloo.  I simplified their sketch a bit, I didn't want to overwhelm my small card.  I did add the 'die cut' for the Crafty challenge though, I actually dug out a center of the page punch and have now remembered why I bought it - it's so pretty!

Paper is Echo Park Bundle of Joy Boy and stamp is a Rachel Anne Miller from Kraftin' Kimmie so i'm playing along with the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge, Spring Colours.