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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

My Christmas cards and letters are in the mail....

I finished  making my Christmas cards and wrote my annual Christmas letter .........
I stamped an image from Tiny Treats Christmas across the top of the letter and added a little colour with some markers. I'm not sure I would do that again. Colouring over 200 little images was a lot of work!!

It always feels so good to get that very big job done!! Some of the cards were made during the year, but the majority of them were done over the last few weeks. I made 15 cards like the ones shown  here , using PTI's Peace Be Still.

The rest of my cards were 'singles' or 'one of a kind', using lots of bits and pieces of paper and embellies in my stash!!   Here's a  'parade' of some of the cards that have not been posted.  I've been busy, but .......  I haven't shown any of these yet.   My blogging skills lag far behind my stamping production..
Hope you enjoy my 2010 cards using a variety of stamps and techniques. I did not list many of the supplies, so if you have questions you can e-mail or leave a comment in the comment section.

Papertrey Ink                               Tiny Treats: Christmas
I used Mat Stack 1 die and the Limitless Layers 
die for the matting of the Tiny Treats image.

I used the Mat Stack 1 die and stamped it with the Tiny Treats mat stamp. 
I also used a red felt mat cut with the Limitless Layers scalloped die.

This card uses the Outlines Alphabet , coloured with Copic markers. I love the little Tiny Treats images all dancing on the letters!! Can you tell where I made a blooper? ( I smudged black ink underneath the letter "m" - after I had finished everything!! So.... liquid applique and stickles to the rescue!!

 I got this stamp set at my LSS - DAT's, last year. I took a Christmas card making class and sent all of those cards out in 2009. These are the ones I made this year and included in my Christmas mailings.
Snowy Short Stacks
 This little elf has liquid applique on his hat and coat.

The 'button' is from a Sizzix die and the turquoise blue snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch.

This little penguin has been 'paper pieced' and liquid applique added to the 
hat and sleeve edges.I also used PTI's Red Poppy Baker's Twine - Love that stuff!!

This card was one of the sketches we used in the card making class. I used left 
over supplies to re-create the sweet little girl in a parka. Lots of glitter on the edges 
of the circle and the patterned paper. I sent these to some of my little grandnieces. 

Polar Bear
 This picture does not do the card justice - I cut out the little bear and popped him up on dimensionals. The background paper has snowflakes in it, so I added another Martha Stewart punched snowflake on top of a solid snowflake punch from Paper Shapers. The scarf is paper pieced with the same background paper.
 Here's another version of the Polar Bear using lots of small snowflake punches 
and Stickles to create glitter in each of the centers. The scarf is paper pieced.

Gifts of the Season
The Stampin'Up embossing folder adds a lot of texture to the 
background.I added gold marker to the center of each poinsettia.

The sentiment panel uses the same Nestabilities label die. The 
small corner image is from the same Gifts of the Season stamp set.

Wandering Words
I created the "moon" by using a circle and sponging the yellow ink and 
then masking and adding the stamped image and then sponging blue sky.

Wandering Words - Version 2

 C.C. Designs
Autumn Emma
 I made this sweet card earlier this year, before I had any copic markers. I used water coloured pencils. It's still one of my favourites. I tried to create a little 'holly' pattern on the hat and sweater using red and green dots and dashes. The background has been dry embossed with the Swiss dot folder and then lots of Stickles were added to really bring them to life. I do love my Stickles!!

If you made it to the end,  thank you for your interest!!   
Have a great day!!


Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Whoa! What an impressive collection of cards! You have been busy. :) My favourite is the one where the TT characters are dancing on the word 'merry' - so clever and fun! Great job on them all.

Terri said...

Great collection. I especially like the first one with the dove! Way to go for getting all your Christmas cards done too.

Melissa said...

SO many beautiful cards!! I LOVE the Merry Christmas one with the tiny treat images, it's adorable!!

Lorraine said...

OMG, what a fantastic card parade! Loved it! I was going to say my fav was the outline alphabet card (nope, never saw any booboos, lol), but gave that up as I scrolled down. Love a lot of them. My fav image is that cute cute reindeer with a coat on. Ack - he is too cute!

Anne B said...

What a stunning line up of cards! particularly like the ones using Peace Be Still and TT and the mat stack. I'm affraid I wasn't so adventurous - only 2 styles this year (and it did get a bit boring). Hmmm, you've got me thinking about what I could do differently next year :)

Kara said...

LOVE your merry card!!

Chris said...

Absolutely adore your Merry card with the dancing TT's! And the penguin is just too cute with his "fur" coat!

I'm so going to case that Merry one for next year!
They all look wonderful! Congrats for getting them all out! (Mine still aren't.)

Monica K. said...

Very pretty cards! What a nice assortment. I especially love the outlined merry card!

Jayne said...

WOW these are all super cute. I LOVE the Merry card!!!!!!!!!